Poll: saddest death

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by MachiniPrimus, Jul 10, 2014.

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Which is the saddest death of all time?

  1. AOE Ratchet

    70 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. 1986 Optimus Prime

    98 vote(s)
    58.3%
  1. MachiniPrimus

    MachiniPrimus Well-Known Member

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    With being a Transformers fan you quickly get used to Autobots and Decepticons being blasted apart on a regular basis, but every once in a while you get a death scene that genuinely touches you. What do you think was a sadder death scene, Ratchet being hunted down and killed by Cemetery Wind or Optimus's deathbed scene in the 1986 Transformers film?

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  2. Dragonzzilla

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    1986 Opimus. No contest. That music...
     
  3. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

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    Prime, cause the cartoon franchise was irreparably damaged from his death. There was the real sense that he wasn't coming back until the fan outrage caused Hasbro to bring him back. Ratchet was heartbreaking, but it was a grieving and let's all move on type of death.
     
  4. Ironhide1234

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    Why? WHY? would you present this question?
     
  5. Meta777

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    Optimus. They killed him, they killed the iconic hero of the Transformers along with dozens of other old favourites and replaced his grey carcass with a bunch of new toys. After all his delightful shenanigans in G1, all those times he played basketball and told his friends to stop making jokes at other robot's expense, suddenly he and his friends actually end up dead over the Decepticon's sudden brutality and we get to see his final lamentations before he straight up dies in front of us. Horrifying.

    Ratchet was heartbreaking, but nowhere near the sheer gall of killing off a popular cartoon's all-time hero and completely changing up the series at that point.
     
  6. Smashs

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    Primes.

    I was scarred/scorned for 20 years after that shit.
     
  7. Hotshotprime43

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    Well Optimus death is much more sad but is cheapened but by coming back to life over and over again. Ratchet death is sad because he will stay dead. But Optimus's death destroyed kids in the 80s more then Ratchet did now so Optimus.
     
  8. autobot slapper

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    I chose Ratchet because I grew up with the 07 movie, and I like Ratchet.

    I've seen the G1 film and it's ok, I lost interest after Optimus died...which was sad.

    Optimus died with his friends around him....Ratchet had no one... He was alone, scared, and he was in pain.
     
  9. Meta777

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    To be fair, the movie was the first time he ever died (unless that instance where he killed himself over a video game in the comics came first, but I don't know), and thus came as a legitimate shock; holy shit they actually killed him.

    Nowadays, we're well-aware of how he always dies then comes back, but back then, the fact he actually died, that any of them actually died, was a startling new development and a horrifying one at that.
     
  10. Ironfire1234

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    ratchet because he was betrayed while prime died in battle from wounds. ratchet was pretty much destroyed and didn't reveal optimus' location
     
  11. Smashs

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    Not only 'holy shit they actually killed him', but he didn't come back for a looooooong time.
     
  12. Ironhide1234

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    I choose Ratchet's.

    Ok, Ratchet's was more heart breakingly brutal, you just can't look at his death scene and think, "Ok, moving on".... The way he pleads for his life, declaring who he is then to have an unexpected blow from Lockdown. Just imagine what he was thinking, inside that boat funnel as the helicopters were drawing in!

    Now Optimus Primes was again sad and heartbreaking. There was never really anything like what the death of Ratchet gave us, you know? He wasn't killed by humans, he wasn't betrayed! He fought for a purpose we know would have to come to an end and hell, we knew he was low on Energon so when I was watching it I knew it was coming. Don't attack me with G1-bullets people, I did get emotional when I watched back in 2006.
     
  13. jamspeed

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    Ratchet, he was hunted down and basically tortured. Prime died a hero. I did not cry in the theater in 86, in AOE i was very uncomfortable watching that scene.
     
  14. jaws

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    Ratchet was hunted, ambushed by humans the Autobots swore to protect. Even as he begged for mercy they kept shooting him. I know the final blows were from Lockdown and he is the one who ripped out Ratchet's spark without mercy, a lot worse than OP's death in the '86 movie. Then the cruelty of melting him down for material was sickening.
     
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    After the horrible, brutal death Ratchet endured, he finally accepted it and told Lockdown to fuck off with his last breath. It was really painful to watch.

    G1 Prime was the centerpiece in an opening act of awful deaths, solely because new toys.

    Both were pretty bad. I won't pick one.
     
  16. JoshimusPrime20

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    I definitely remember listening to the soundtrack from the death of optimus prime scene, I was shedding a tear :cry 
     
  17. Galvatron II

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    Optimus. Undeniably. Mainly because people actually give a shit about Optimus Prime. The same can't be sand for the completely characterless Ratchet.
     
  18. Smashs

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    It can in my case. My eyes welled up. But still nowhere near the impact Prime had on my head when I was five.
     
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    I think the 86 movie shocked us all at how they were just killing transformers off left and right. We were prepared for Ratchets death this time around but the way it went down with his leg shot off and him basically begging for his life. ugh both were hard.
     
  20. Leather Elbows

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    Ratchet's death wasn't even that sad. The saddest live action movie moment was Bumblebee's capture in the first movie.