Most Useless Movie Autobot...?

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  1. Secretcode

    Secretcode Guilty of Cheese Crimes Veteran

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    Ratchet. He couldn't fix Bumblebee's voice box, couldn't fix Jazz, OH BUT HE CAN STICK A DEAD GUY ON THE BACK OF AN ALIVE GUY.
     
  2. Nagaoka

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    Well apparently Jazz went up against Megs as a diversion to let Ratchet and Ironhide get away...or something. So he did do something.



    I dunno, I thought they were all pretty useless except Optimus and Bumblebee and Jetfire. Although...hmm....Bumblebee was pretty much treated like a pet dog throughout the movie and the twins got more screen time than he did.

    The twins didn't really need to be there though they uh...punched a hole in Devastator's cheek and destroyed an Egyptian fresco. I suppose it does count that they did a lot transportation-wise, but at the same time their role should have gone to another bot. The Arcee triplets just hopped around. Jolt sat around in the background until he got to justify his existence for one small scene. Sideswipe did one awesome thing then sat around in the background. Ironhide....Ratchet......something?


    It's like there were so many autobots in this movie there weren't enough things to do for all of them.

    Meanwhile Optimus is jumping around like a madman ripping off Decepticon's faces left and right like there's no tomorrow.
     
  3. zero1

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    Ratchet
     
  4. Revan

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    There was really no need for Ratchet. You'd think he would be able to do ANYTHING for Prime or Jazz. And as much as I hate to say it, because he looks so cool, Jolt. No speeking lines, only on screen for a grand total of what 5 seconds. And that's being generous. Heck, at lest Sideswipe got some action, and spoke. It was, what.............. 3 words, but he spoke.

    No I take that back, Jolt was needed, he was the one who, as Secretcode said. " STICK A DEAD GUY ON THE BACK OF AN ALIVE GUY." Ratchet only watched.
     
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    Is any soldier useless in a battle?
     
  6. Lbsammills51

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    I guess I'd say Ratchet, considering I'd forgotten he was even supposed to be in the film as I was watching it...until he popped up onscreen a couple times and I thought to myself, "Oh yeah, I forgot about him."
     
  7. Starscream NZ

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    Pretty much all the Autobots bar Bumblebee/Prime were pretty much useless in this film.

    Sideswipe/Arcee - barely did anything of note, only really seen in the beginning
    Jolt - Who?
    Skids/Mudflap - Did nothing plot-wise of great significance, useless in battle
    Ironhide - barked orders and pointed guns
    Ratchet - sat around and relaxed most of the movie
    Wheelie - Actually did something by locating Jetfire and assisting to decypher the Cybertronian text
    Jetfire - explained the plot then died. Managed to take down 2 Decepticons though.


    Jetfire turned out to be the third most efficient Autobot. Managed to kill Mixmaster and Scorponok. Bumblebee tied with Ravage/Rampage - but if you include the Kitchen Crew - his tally is the highest. With Prime vs your face coming tops.
     
  8. jostru

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    He didn't even do that... Jolt did that...
     
  9. Mini-Bot

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    The twins.
     
  10. KingGrimlock

    KingGrimlock Assuming Direct Control

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    sheer awesomeness

    and the most useless was the third bike
     
  11. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    Jolt... No characterization :( 
     
  12. ToddJumper

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    I was disappointed, that for a 2 1/2 hour film that they had robots who said nothing at all, its almost like someone did not want to write any dialogue except for off the wall "hurts because its an ass kickin" trying to get kids to laugh at robots who are swearing. Even removed Bumblebees voice again for one less talking robot.

    I felt bad for my son because we had to leave before the movie was over because we both literally got a headache and he was throwing up from nausea.

    I would have cut at least 40 percent of the human / military interaction scenes and given the bots a lot more intelligent dialogue. Jolt looked pretty cool and would have enjoyed seeing more autobot action rather than humans running around underneath Devastator's "scrodom"

    I was very hyped up for this film but came away somewhat disappointed.
     
  13. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    Shaky Camera Syndrom? :eek: 
     
  14. Witwicky Camaro

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    Well he was a Last Minute Addition. They probably didn't have the time to give him any character outside his robot mode.
     
  15. dkrolickm

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    ...It's too bad, he had potential to be the new Bumblebee...
    TF with lightning manipulation? Awesome; Like a transforming tazer you can ride in :) 
     
  16. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    Oy, that would be awesome so long as he doesn't shock me :D .
     
  17. Soulmaster

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    even if I like her, Arcee... (all three)
    the only thing they did in the movie was...
    Purple: one hit Sideways and get shot in final battle
    Blue: shot at Sideways and hide
    Pink: just get shot in final battle
     
  18. Surge

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    Umm, let's see...

    1.) They tried to chase Sideways
    2.) They helped Bumblebee, Sam, Mikaela, Simmons, and Leo find the Primes' tomb
    3.) They cracked the wall while fighting, revealing the Primes' rest place
    4.) Mudflap wounded Devastator while breaking out
    5.) They tried to take Devastator down

    Plus, they were good comic relief.
     
  19. Gordon_4

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    1-And failed miserably to do anything to him.

    2-Something that ANY other pair of Autobots could have done.

    3-Something a scan made by Bumblebee could have revealed.

    4-I don't see Arccee, Ironhide or Sideswipe fighting any less hard to get out of that creature's gaping maw.

    5-Actually this one is fair, you have to have some GAR about you to take on something like Devestator

    Comic relief, well, your miliage may vary on that one. The only comic relief I got was the relief I felt when Bumblebee cracked their heads together to stop them being comical.
     
  20. Schrecken

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    I'd have to agree, at least with Sideswipe and Jolt - I swear I didn't recall either of these characters actually BEING in the movie! I had to think real hard to try and remember them, and where they were in the film and what they did. I don't know if useless is the best word, IMO they were unimpressive and very forgettable. Arcee was kind of pointless, too, but they had a bit more screen time and I do remember seeing them w/o having to think really hard about it.

    The Twins were sometimes funny, sometimes annoying, but probably not totally useless.