Love him or hate him 4: Prowl

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Love him or hate him: Prowl

  1. Love him

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    65.4%
  2. Hate him

    9 vote(s)
    8.7%
  3. Indifferent

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  1. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Taking a break

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    I'll only speak on his IDW portrayal, since that's the only one I've seen where he's actually gotten some character development.

    I love bad guys, but for some reason, it really pisses me off when they're pretending to be one of the good guys. It isn't from a writing point of view that I hate it. It's from the way you're meant to hate a villain. I hate their ideals. Maybe it's because of their attitude. Instead of being mustache twitching, and enjoyable, they look down they're noses at everyone, and you want to punch them in the face.

    Plus there's the whole Mary Sue thing. Kind of. Prowl spent almost all of pre-DC RID being the only one to get things done, and he killed, or had killed, countless Decepticons. Of course, it turned out not to be true, but the comic spent so long making us believe it was, I find it hard to just forget all about it.

    Honestly, I can't wait for the day Prowl tries to stab the Constructicons in the back, and they hopefully turn around and put a laser bolt in him.

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  2. CommanderDARN

    CommanderDARN Active Member

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    never read the idw books he was meh in g1 i actually cant think of an episode that focused on him usually hes just one of the guys firing poorly at the decepticons
     
  3. AgentAlabama113

    AgentAlabama113 Wily Old Buzzard

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    I love Prowl. G1 was a bit underused, but he was still pretty cool. RID was alright. Animated was quite a good character, with all of his backstory, his dealing with the first time he got the Samurai armor, and then the overall awesomeness of his fighting style. As for IDW, I absolutely love IDW Prowl. He goes to show that no group is completely innocent, and Prowl embodies that perfectly. While I think having him become part of Devastator was an...odd choice, I look forward to seeing what they will do with them in Combiner Wars.
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Is it wrong I actually want IDW Prowl to succeed almost all the time.
     
  5. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We Exist, and We DON'T Want to Date You

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    Not any more than me wanting him to just accept that despite it not being his will he's now part of a family, and they're Constructicons. :lol 

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  6. motorthing

    motorthing Don't blink you might miss.........

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    As the first Autobot I ever got he will always have a special place in my heart/collection (even if some of his Toys have been lacklustre) and I like that IDW have fleshed him out and used him extensively. However I'm not a fan of Prowlestator and would rather they didn't go all the way down this Blurred Lines/anything to get the job done road with him as that NEVER ends well.
     
  7. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    One of my favorites though i can't explain why
     
  8. Beastwarsfan95

    Beastwarsfan95 What to type here?

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    G1 prowl, yes.

    Animated prowl, no.

    IDW prowl, no. The guys worse than the decepticons at times!
     
  9. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Same. Him, Arcee and The Construticons make an awesome team or family in this case. :lol 
     
  10. Smell of fear

    Smell of fear Sorebot

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    But isn't this what makes him interesting?

    I am tired of this clear distinction between good and evil in film and TV. It isn't this black and white in the real world!

    Prowl fights for a good cause, but is willing to do some bad things to get the job done. This mirrors the real world.
     
  11. spiritprime

    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    IDW wise... I don't really like him. He's a prick.
     
  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    IDW Prowl is interesting, but he's hard to follow sometimes. Plans within plans within plans makes me kinda less invested when reading his stuff because a few pages or issues later he's likely to pull out a new stage of his plan that is opposite to what we've been following from him so far.
     
  13. Coffee

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    I picked love him, but I'm a tad bit indifferent now. He's been great in everything other than RID since DooP, and unfortunately RID is where he shows up the most. Barber likes to play with Prowl's "dark side" and make him come off as evil as possible. Seeing him like he is under Roberts pen depicts him as someone who does his job because it's necessary-- Barber makes it look like he enjoys what he does, and that just doesn't add up with how he's been depicted so far. Either way he's a total bastard and I love it.

    On the other hand there's always Animated Prowl, who - despite a rushed character arc in the last season - was a pretty decent character.
     
  14. Ultra saber

    Ultra saber WRECK AND RULE

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    Always liked him, he's a character that should get more attention, especially in the movies
     
  15. Beastwarsfan95

    Beastwarsfan95 What to type here?

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    Perhaps, but IDW Prowl seems to make everyone's lives miserable. What do the Constructicons see in this guy?
     
  16. Nubs

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    Never really cared for Prowl, and ever since movie Barricade arrived on the scene Prowl has been my number two Cop Car Bot. However, I've never disliked him, and his table-flipping in the IDW books is an amusing running gag.
     
  17. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Currently facepalming at your post

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    Prowl was my first Transformer so yeah I've got a soft spot for him. I'm not a big fan of his IDW incarnation but it could be argued that he was a forgettable nobody until they turned him into an asshole.
     
  18. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Yeah Barber Prowl isn't as great as Roberts Prowl.

    It's a shame Roberts isn't doing RID as well or had Prowl in MTMTE...but Prowl on the Lost Light is the like one thing that will never happen which is a pity.
     
  19. Blitz Wing

    Blitz Wing Triple Threat

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    Before IDW, he was just another generic Season 1 Autobot Car. Now he's my second favorite Autobot, it's amazing what a little personality can do for a character.
     
  20. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We Exist, and We DON'T Want to Date You

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    For better or for worse they do! :lol 

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