Transformers #9 (2019 -)

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  1. Grimlock528

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    Wait. Sixshot became Daniels uncle?!
     
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    Sixshot was a best boy.
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  3. The Mad Demobot

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    TMNT was no stranger to that either. Remember when they had "What the shell?" At least TF had creative but cheesy car puns.
     
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    I have extremely limited affection for the g1 cartoon but i will be damned if i let someone criticise its utterly dippy and delightful robo curse words. How very dare you.
     
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  5. ProtectronPrime

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    Well, leaking lubricants to you, too.
     
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  6. General Magnus

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    I know it´s not the same timeline but it was weird seing a decepticon threaten freaking Sixshot of all people like that.
     
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    Actually, this is one part that I thought was impressive - very high functioning autistics (Aspergers, etc.) generally aren't immediately identifiable as being autistic and come across exactly like you said - like a weirdo. There's an entire spectrum of autism disorders. Because of my experience with high functioning autistics like this in the past, when I first read Geomotus (without knowing what Ruckley was going for), I wondered about whether they were trying to portray a high functioning autistic transformer (and the mention of "neurodivergent" nailed it for me). That's actually a *way* more nuanced and realistic expression of autism than the "Rain Man" stereotype. There hasn't been a lot that's impressed me about the new series other than
    a) the fact it seems to have stabilized the sales of IDW
    b) the passion and zeal of its defenders on these boards ;) 

    but Geomotus' presentation definitely did for me.
     
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  8. pluto

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    Thats the spark. Got my fuel lines all excited.
     
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    Yeah. I'm fairly acquainted with actual autism/Asperger's (I had an autistic boss once for about a year - talk about an unusual experience) to the point where I at least know not everything is "The Good Doctor" and "Rainman", but I had no idea that autism or something like it could manifest in a way similar to whatever Geomotus is displaying. So kudos to Ruckley in that arena.

    Geomotus is a fine character, but he's not as any more or less developed than anyone else save Cyclonus (and perhaps Prowl just by exposure). Even taking out the autism angle, Geomotus is "the weird one"... and that's about all we got so far out of him. As much as some media pushes it, "autistic" isn't a substitute for character personality.
     
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    Mmm yea. Geomantis needs time to develop as an character but not ne defined as being autistic. I think autism is hard to pinpoint because it manifests so many ways. Some of the forums believe Prowl can be autistic.
     
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    Huh, I made a case in one of the previous threads that this version of Prowl could be interpreted as autistic based on what we've seen of him so far.

    I didn't know others had made similar cases.
     
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    It shows up in some of the fanfiction.
     
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    i know this doesn't have anything to do with issue 9, but a thought just occured to me. does anyone think that bumblebee joining the ascenticons might be a con job. he met with orion earlier in the series and we never found out what the meeting was about, and this was prior to him joining up with the ascenticons. wasnt his original function espianoge? what if he is really keeping tabs on megatron for orion?
     
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    That is a completely plausible development that I believe could definitely happen in this comic. It would make sense, too, and I love Bumblebee’s espionage function being put to good use. It was an aspect of his tech spec that has been criminally underused by all modern incarnations of the character.

    Despite that, I’m not sure if I would prefer it to happen, just because I like the motivations and choices Bumblebee has made, and making these aspects of him a part of him just doing his job then it kind of erases a large part of his development thus far.
     
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    Maybe he took the mission because pax shared his doubts about megatrons growing extremism, like rubbles death could still be part of his motivation. In my mind maybe pax shared concerns that the ascenticons were tied to the rise, maybe bee initially refused but after rubbles death he accepted the mission as a means of finding out the truth. Granted I also feel like it’s gonna come out that elita is a spy as well
     
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    I think you're on to something here. Bumblebee is the Autobot's CHIEF OF INTELLIGENCE in his bio. (Jazz is more like their top black-ops agent) ... what would a top intel agent, i.e. a SPYMASTER, have to do in the process of reaching that point? I 100% think he's going deep cover. Even the Spaghetti Incident leading to his "expulsion" from Security ties into that. Being "expelled" is a great cover story and the persona of a jaded person who's disillusioned with the status quo is a classic backstory of a government infiltrator. Bumblebee has been an Autobot the whole time.
     
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    That would be pretty cool if one of them was a spy, it would also give orion something to actually do after #6 when he talked to codexa about doing something drastic. I'd prefer if it were Elita, since she has a higher rank she'd probably be more involved in whatever the ascenticons are planning.
     
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    I think it would be awesome if they were ALL spies and the Ascenticon movement is just this elaborate stage play put on just to troll Megatron. The series would end at issue 12 with Megatron sitting in a looney bin yelling at "Starscream", who is really just his left hand painted blue and white with construction paper wings on it while Froid pronounces him incurable.
     
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  19. rlmiddleton

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    Reading all the theories I am suddenly finding myself with a distinct aversion to lots of “gotcha” style twist-plot reveals. Like too much chocolate, I feel like it can probably make you feel sick.
     
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    After reading these nine issues I’m starting to wonder if that senator robot Megatron might be part of the Rise? There’s a possibility that he could be a minor villain too in addition to Quake but I’m not sure. At first I didn’t think Megatron could be a villain because he was a respected senator and he even told Orion’s Pax that he didn’t want violence but what if that’s a lie? It would be an A+ move from Brian Ruckley if Megatron turned bad.
     
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