SHOCKWAVE IS AN AUTOBOT!

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  1. Autobot Burnout

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    It's already been established that Shockwave's arm is reused from Optimus Prime, since he's only on screen for like, five seconds. It was effectively a rush job - a well done one - but people are reading WAY too much into effectively a modern animation error.
     
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    It’s pretty clear as to why this wasn’t intentional. All of these robot designs were slapped together last minute and some of the parts of these robots are legit recycled from one another. There really is no deep meaning behind this autobot symbol that IIRC wasn’t even visible in the film. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why it wasn’t intentional.
     
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    Wasn't he just a Senator who worked with Orion Pax? I don't think he was ever an Autobot.
     
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    Common sense?
     
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    You're in the movie forums. That doesn't exist here.
     
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    Can someone find the arm that has the autobot symbol on it?
     
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    It's in the first post of the thread.
     
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    This thread made me realise we are the English teachers of the live action movies.

    Knight: We were suddenly tasked to create a dozen models from scratch in 3 months and the deadline was coming close, so my CGI team started reusing recolored pieces for many characters at once. Given the time constrains and the fact audiences probably won't care about the little nitpicks we have, like how we left Prime's Autobot symbol on Shockwave.

    Us: Shockwave having an Autobot symbol is foreshadowing to a solo film where he duels Optimus Prime on pre-war Cybertron to 80s rock music and rips his arm off to claim as a trophy.
     
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    They're just throwing animation errors in as throwbacks to the OG shows, lol.
     
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    I'm talking about the recycled part!
     
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    Like Avalanche said, it's on the first post of this thread. What exactly is the picture not showing you since you seem to think that an image of the recycled part is somehow not an image of the recycled part?
     
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    WHO IS IT RECYCLED FROM?!
     
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    Did you even read the thread?

    It was at the bottom of the first page, not exactly hard to find.
     
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    All I did was ask a question apparently you shouldn't do that here....I had quickly missed what AppleJacktimus's comment as no one had really brought any attention to that.

    No I have a moral code that I allow everyone to speak their mind and unlike most people you haven't ever been rude or a know it all here on this site towards me.
     
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    It never occurred to you to look through the entire thread first before asking since maybe somebody had asked already? It's only three pages long, it would have taken no more than like, three minutes to check.

    Or, you know, the fact I literally told you it was Optimus Prime's arm already in a previous response, literally FIVE POSTS above you asking for that information on this page we're on right now.
     
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    Or maybe you know I made a common human mistake jesus aech christ
     
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    The term “Autobot” is short for Autonomous Robotic Organisms. Therefore every Cybertronians are technically Autobots before Megatron’s Decepticons.
     
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    No. Gonna have to disagree. Why? 1)Bumblebee (even though there are slight bayverse elements) is not a bayverse film; 2)That term was used ONLY by the Autobots in the 2007 film, specifically when Optimus introduces himself to Sam, after finding out he is the descendant of Archibald Witwicky-Decepticons never called themselves that; 3)That term was only used in bayverse. Also, as stated before, the autobot sigil on Shockwave is a production mistake, comically appropriate since G1 had tons of similar mistakes, LOL!
     
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