How G1 TFs felt about their respective alt modes

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  1. seali_me

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    - Megatron: "Aaahhh! Those were the good old days back on Cybertron. Didn't have to sneak around in these UGLY-ASS disguises."



    30 sec:

    - Tracks: "I'd rather stay in my STUNNING auto mode..."

    Any others? Please add if you find more. Preferably cartoon but yeah you can add IDW or comic book quotes.
     
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    Ha, that's funny. But I don't think that's what he said.
     
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    Hahahaha I know but what did he say then? The dude is so drunk...

    Pretty sure the writers did it on purpose.
     
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    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    "Ugly Earth disguises"
     
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    Fretburn is correct, but I'd agree that it was probably on purpose.

    Their opinions seemed mixed, to me.

    Some were excited simply to be trying "new things", some seemed to take great pride in the uniqueness of their earth-forms, and some thought earth-vehicles were shit-eating ugly compared to Cybertronian design.
     
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    They where right. Cybertronian designs are much superior to boring earth disguises. Teletraan 1 should have given them their original design when it healed them ;) 
     
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    Booooo! Hiiiiiissss!

    Any other bot loving/hating his earth or cybertronian alt mode? Maybe Hound? Jazz? I can't remember the episode.
     
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    I would guess Hound didnt mind since he loved Earth so much. He was most likely the least excited about returning to Cybertron especially compared to Mirage who couldnt wait. Wheeljack got an upgrade from a minivan to a Lancia while Bumblebee downgraded to a beetle
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    I would imagine the decepticon hate their primitive war based alt modes. The Stunticons don't seem to mind though.


    I would love for the autobots to love their alt modes especially in car modes.
     
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    But then they couldn't be robots in disguise.

    Im thinking alot of them chose their alt mode for a reason. Rachet a medic, was an ambulance. Ultra Magnus Probably wanted to transport other autobots, became a car carrier. I'm sure the Stunticons where happy with thir modes, as well as the protectobots. Long-haul didn't like his dump truck mode.
     
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    The Stunticons were built on Earth, so they have no other altmodes to compare their Earth vehicle forms to.
     
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    Snarl's bio stated that he hated his dinosaur mode.

    I think Sunstreaker probably likes his.

    In the Shockwave spotlight Grimlock seemed to like his.

    The early IDW comics showed Soundwave's tape deck mode was very inconvenient.

    After the war, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Prowl, Starscream and Wheeljack returned to their Cybertronian modes which shows they weren't that attached to their earth modes.

    I'd imagine Prowl sees the benefits in his alt mode.

    Lightspeed wanted to become a spaceship given his fascination with space travel.
     
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    They never where robots in disguise.
    They where fighting out in the open in robotmode all the time.
    A Cybertronian hover-car would be just as pointless a disguise as a giant robot transforming into deformed VW Beetle, and a lot cooler looking at that.
     
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    It's not like the stunts were babies and conditioned to like their alt modes. The personality and consciousness came from vector sigma supposedly the same computer who gave sparks to everyone.

    I think wearing an alt mode is more wearing your name not like clothes.
    If that's the case I have to ask.

    Did the alt modes evolve from everyday factory vehicles/war machines into something else? One of the episodes clearly states these alt modes were disguises.
     
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    In the G1 cartoon episode "City of Steel", Long Haul commented "I didn't join this outfit to be a dump truck!". :lolol 
     
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    Well I think that line was more about the work that he was having to do in that particular episode, than about what his vehicle mode is.

    And for the record, whenever I hear him say that line, it literally sounds to me like the voice actor is just reading the line off the script.