Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by NiteLite, May 13, 2021.
Which of these faction-swapping Transformers characters are your favorite?
Sideways will always be my favourite.
He was Autobot, Decepticon, and Nemesis Prime all building up to Unicron from as early as the 14th episode.
I voted "other" by choosing
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Clubber in Cyberverse. She seems so damn chipper to be an Autobot.
forgot to add one of the big ones i was thinking of. sorry
Dinobot all the way. For 2nd place I’ll have to say armada wheeljack, because I love those Red hood type characters.
Some other characters I’ll like to add to the list are:
DoTM sentinel prime
Really depends if you count Armada sideways as the same guy as Cybertron Sideways since their origins differ (cyb's from Planet X with SoundWave Armada is a unicron creation) His Japanese name was also Noise Maze. Has a freakin bad ass toy. So off the bat I'm a fan of Noise Maze and wish he'd get a chance to pop up again.
But from the list I kinda feel like only Punch/CounterPunch is my fav character of the ones there that are actually spies I think he explores the concept the best... However Shockwave wins for best toy as he's got 4 distinct modes with a really cleaver transformation for the head.
Skyfire/Jetfire. Is he the OG faction swapper?
Stickers. Works every time.
Second place would be G1 Skyfire...haha...
Doubledealer is probably one of the cooler faction swapping Autobots/Decepticons. While we never seen him much in action, he is pretty much the first mercenary to be introduced to the franchise. I really like his color scheme, and the way he looks. His alt modes are unique, as we don't see alot of missile carriers and his bird mode is charmingly stupid.
Faction swapping isn't really something demonstrated in the franchise, besides a character joining the Autobots/Decepticons permanently. Punch/Counterpunch and Doubledealer need the attention they deserve.
Dinobot and Skyfire are my favorites. Dinobot's character arc through Beast Wars is one of the best in the franchise. Fire in the Sky was an early gem and showed the potential this franchise had.
Dinobot and Animated Shockwave
Dinobot & Blackarachnia.
G1/ROTF Jetfire and BW Dinobot.
I love the intricate bio of Punch/Counterpunch mental state because of the persona he wears between the two factions, I wish we get to see him used and explored more.
Armada Sideways is a good one too, don't quite know how well he was in Cybertron.
Doubledealer is interesting, someone who works as a mercenary for anyone willing to pay.
Isn't Animated Lockdown like that? Although he is a bounty hunter so he doesn't really fight directly towards the other faction.
Sideways for me. With Dinobot at a second
DotM Sentinel never changed sides but he’d be my fifth choice or maybe higher.
Sideways bc of the minicon head gimmick and being just all around cool. Shockwave's cool in having an updated punch counterpunch gimmick and having a cool fictional depiction to boot.
I was going to say Knockout at first, but he was just switching sides to save his own ass. My next pick would be Sentinel Prime, but he technically never changed factions. In conclusion, I'll take the low-hanging fruit and say Sideways. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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