Why Sideswipe is HoF material

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  1. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    I could make a long winded argument, but I think his badassery speaks for its self. Also he has a sweet jet pack!
     
  2. TheDemonDzko

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    Hate to ask...but. "What is HOF?"
     
  3. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    Hall of Fame
     
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    ... Erector has a better chance.
     
  5. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    Oh well. I just couldn't let him go un-nominated in any case!
     
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    Sideswipe is (in my opinion) a boring character who does nothing but just fill out the roster. I don't mind him at all, but I see no reason why he should get a place in the Hall of Fame.

    I also don't understand why he and Sunstreaker are so popular.
     
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    Yeah. Sideswipe is just the guy who is... there. He's the less violent (read: less interesting) brother of a psychopathic Autobot, but he never did anything truly memorable, and to be honest I'm surprised he got that many homage toys and reissues even before the Alternators/Classics era.
     
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    Unless we're talking about ARMADA Side Swipe. In that case, I'd say he's a worthy #2 to Erector, the most amazing Transformer of all time.
     
  9. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    "I also don't understand why he and Sunstreaker are so popular."
    Don't try to understand it. Some things just defy convention!
    "Yeah. Sideswipe is just the guy who is... there. He's the less violent (read: less interesting) brother of a psychopathic Autobot, but he never did anything truly memorable, and to be honest I'm surprised he got that many homage toys and reissues even before the Alternators/Classics era."

    It's the jet-pack. Watch the G1 episodes "More than Meets the Eye 1-3", Roll For It","Fire on the Mountain", "City of Steel", "The Revenge of Bruticus" and "Masquerade" for examples of Sideswipe's awesomeness in action. Plus, in addition to a sweet jet-pack, he has sweet Rumbleish pile-drivers for digging and tunneling. He's way more interesting than Sunstreaker.

    "Unless we're talking about ARMADA Side Swipe. In that case, I'd say he's a worthy #2 to Erector, the most amazing Transformer of all time. "

    Any Sideswipe will do. The name alone implies bad-assery of epic proportions.
     
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    What badassery? He never did anything.
     
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    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Forget Sideswipe, I prefer Tigertrack! Even though he isn't an official character.
     
  12. KnightHawkke

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    Jet Judo! But Big Daddy did out Sideswipe Sideswipe.

    I mean come on people in all seriousness, lets see, how is (G1) Sideswipe popular, consider 1984 and we are all youngsters again.
    Lamborghini Altmode, Check
    Bright Red, Check
    Jetpack, Check
    Cool attitude, Check
    Decent looking Botmode, Check...

    How could we ever have been amused by that character when we were youngsters? I just don't understand how...
     
  13. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    He didn't impersonate a Stunticon? Besides, being that badass means he didn't have to DO anything to be awesome. Sideswipe is kind of like the Chuck Norris of Autobots.
     
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    IT's cool that you like the guy and all, but let's face it, there has never been an incarnation of G1 where Sideswipe had a role any more important than "third Autobot from the left."
     
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    Sideswipe pilots the Ark in Exodus (he also boasts he tore off Bruticus's head), and took on Galvatron, Cyclonus, Grindcore and Straxus in IDW. He also euthanized Hunter O'Nion. Major enough for you?
     
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    Once.
    No, you have to do something to be badass to be badass.
     
  17. Kup-is-Dion

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    Hater!
     
  18. Steevy Maximus

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    Yeah, the same situation comes up often in almost ANY collector franchise:
    certain characters are considered "essential" based on nothing more than they were released/promoted during the lines most popular years.

    With Sideswipe, he was the cool red sportscar released in the first wave of toys. The fact he was released in 1984 is probably the biggest thing he's got going for him (that and his Alt mode is visually dynamic and appeals to a large cross section of fans and general consumers).
     
  19. Anguirus

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    I'm not even sure why I like Sideswipe. In fact, I didn't really care about the G1 character at all for awhile. Found myself tracking down the Universe version because I liked the Red Alert version of the mold so much, though.

    He's got a cool combination of powers and he's a good fighter. Oh, and a cool alt mode. That's about it though.
     
  20. KnightHawkke

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    I know right, if you go by the definition that a bot has to be "badass" in every ones eyes then no bot would ever get nominated because everyone has different tastes.
     

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