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Old 05-04-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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What happened to the Insecticons?

So when the insecticons were first introduced, they were like really tough. Not even Megatron, who is basically the stronger TF on Earth, was able to take it down easily. But in later episodes, the Autobots are pretty much able to take them down with one shot? Are they suffering from "tough in first episode then weak later episodes" syndrome?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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Pretty much.

Although tomorrow's episode where one partners up with Doc Knock has the potential to change that.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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They just followed the typical TV trope of being weaklings when in groups. It happens in every show.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:52 AM   #5
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I'm assuming they were only temporarily dumbed-down because there was a huge army of them. With the single Insecticon following Knock Out around, we'll probably be back to seeing their true badass nature.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
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Bad writing. It actually made some sense for Unicron's rocklings, considering he has to use his psychic will to control them. One was able to put up a fight for Optimus, but when he makes a bunch, they are taken down much easier.

This though? Just bad writing. Especially considering the one Airachnid was controlling was a scout. They really shouldn't have introduced so large an army if they were just going to become insect flavored Vehicons.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:22 AM   #7
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A mob is much less intelligent than the individuals that comprise it, even in real life. I can't imagine that's any less true when that mob is under some kind of hypnotic thrall.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:25 AM   #8
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The one from Cybertron was a sentry left there to guard. Same with the only active insecticon in the earth hive. They're probably just better overall as individuals.

That and the show trope where things are powerful when first introduced but seem to weaken in time.

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The one from Cybertron was a sentry left there to guard. Same with the only active insecticon in the earth hive. They're probably just better overall as individuals.

That and the show trope where things are powerful when first introduced but seem to weaken in time.
Or they trained the insecticon on cybertron
While the earth ones might have been born there so they dont know how to fight
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:30 AM   #10
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I think it was a mistake in either animation or writing.
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