Sideswipe's backstory

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by HeroicC300, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. HeroicC300

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    Okay, so due to the Ultimate Guide, MTMTE guidebooks and Fall of Cybertron's toy, we now have a good idea of Sideswipe's past.

    -Was a racer who was too reckless and got washed out
    -Became a con man
    -Found an affinity for ships
    -Became a ship con man
    -During the war, became an accomplished pilot
    -During he exodus, Optimus hand-picked him to pilot the Ark

    Not much in events, but it'd make for a decent episode or two of a show.
     
  2. Rexidus

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    And at his side I always picture Sunstreaker.
     
  3. Autovolt 127

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    Personally I like to think Sideswipe is just a guy who never did anything cool before the war started.

    I mean he barely ever had any real characterization.
     
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    I kinda like that he and Sunstreaker considered becoming Decepticons at one point, as told in Megatron Origins in the comics. They were there for the Gladiator stuff, as well as breaking the chaste system, but not bad at heart.
     
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    And I always thought he was a typical car robot.
     
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    Sideswipe is a specialist for intellectual property theft. He now works as an IP lawyer working for Apple, while Sunstreaker works for Samsung...
     
  7. Kakashi

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    To me, Sideswipe was always just a poor man's Hot Rod. Young, hot-tempered, prone to acting without thinking.. and no real development at all.
     
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    Going by who was released first in both fiction and toys, Hot Rod is a poor man's Sideswipe.

    I could easily picture them both as womanizers, if there were a such thing as robosex.


    Or a manizer, in Dreamwave Sunstreaker's case.