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Grimlock: Dumb or Smart?
|07-13-2012, 10:41 AM||#1|
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Grimlock: Dumb or Smart?
Do you like Grimlock, or any other Dinobot for that matter, as an animalistic broken-English robot or as smart as the average Transformer?
It won't make too much a difference, it's still Grimlock leader of the Dinobots. He's awesome no matter what his IQ.
|07-13-2012, 10:44 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2004
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I like not-so-bright Grimlock from the cartoon. To me he has more charm that way.
|07-13-2012, 10:46 AM||#3|
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Grimlock is smart.
Its his intelligence that keeps him on the autobot's side. He has stong opinions and leads with them.
I don't agree with the season 3 characture depiction of the character.
|07-13-2012, 10:50 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2008
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I prefer them less intelligent than the rest, but not monosyllabic.
|07-13-2012, 10:53 AM||#5|
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I don't care for Grimlock, but I'll choose dumb
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|07-13-2012, 10:54 AM||#6|
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I admit that his doofy Cartoon depiction is probably his most iconic and endearing incarnation... however I still prefer him as he is supposed to be. Blunt, stubborn, loud, but still with a certain amount of intelligence and cunning.
For me the best interpretation has been the old Dreamwave approach that managed to accommodate both versions to a degree. Grimlock is smart, but has some kind of programming tic or glitch that messes with his vocal processing... a permanent speech impediment that links him to his cartoon self. Sounding dumb does not necessarily make him dumb.
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|07-13-2012, 10:55 AM||#7|
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I like the dumbness from seasons 1-2 since it adds some charm to them. Season 3 ruined Grimlock, it made him too dumb.
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|07-13-2012, 10:56 AM||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Dumb & destructive. It's the smart ones that lead him to the right playgrounds.
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|07-13-2012, 10:57 AM||#9|
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Dumb Grimmy was fun, but I like the idea that he's strong as fuck, AND intelligent.
|07-13-2012, 11:23 AM||#10|
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Smart. I like his Marvel comics version the most. Pity they felt the need to add his dumb cartoon speech pattern as the title went on.Autobloke in everything but name.