Why was Shockwave so hyped?

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  1. Transformers991

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    I don't know if somebody already made a thread like this(and if so then my bad) but why was Shockwave so hyped? In most of the interviews about the movie, they always said how cool and deadly Shockwave was, while in the actual movie he was a rather minor character. I want to know why he was so hyped. To trick us that the main baddie was Sentinal? Because he took down a whole building with the driller? What do you guys think?
     
  2. Sso02V

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    Yo.
     
  3. optimegatron

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    I guess so the audience would be tricked into thinking he is the main villain instead of Sentinel, or just because he is a major badass!
     
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    Yeah, I'd go with it being a main baddie mislead too.
     
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    Misinformation campaign.
     
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    You answered your own question: It was a smokescreen to Sentinel's betrayal, Shockwave looked badass, was hyped as one and had the fame of a badass in the Comics, everyone expected HIS villany.

    I must say that it worked pretty well.
     
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    To be fair, the fandom kind of did a big part the misinformation machine's work for it. We got excited, and Shockwave was the height of discussion.
     
  9. Transformers991

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    Really? I thought the site wouldn't let me once I tried to save it. Oh well I'll find a smaller picture. Thanks.
     
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    It was just Bay's misinformation campaign...he was supposed to be the villain but this turned out to be false, he is just a support character. Bay wanted to keep Sentinel as the villain hidden for as long as possible. That's all.
     
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    Simple:

    Media hype.
     
  12. Guiformers

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    I already did a topic like this but it's interresante! I achon they felt that they arranged a different name to say not to spoil the surprise would be a great villain autobot
     
  13. Autovolt 127

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    I wish Shockwave was the oen who made a deal with Sentinel instead of Megatron.

    That way, we would get our David Warner Shockwave and have a more sympathethic Megatron whose struggles to get his army in order.
     
  14. Soulmaster

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    this, and worked really well
    I didn't really like the fact that there wasn't a direct fight between OP and Shockwave, not even a bit, just OP taking his eye out and "you die!", leaving him as a big secondary character
    but oh well, I can't change the movie complaining about it :p 
     
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    Like everyone else said, it was because Shockwave is BA, and to be a coverup for Sentinel.
     
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    Definitely misinformation.
     
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    The worst part I think Shockwave only showed up in 2 scenes and hardly have any line to say, LOL. The first time he met Prime, he didn't fight him in a hand to hand combat. On the second time, Prime killed him.
     
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    It was an amazing cover up. To bad amazon ruined it.
     
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    Word.
     
  20. Guiformers

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    look I've watched the film several movies and I counted how many times it appeared, and he appeared five or six, not two
     

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