Transformers Character Comparisons

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  1. agent j 15

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    Basic thread idea - we take a Transformers character and think of a character that's equivalent to them. Basically you're talking to someone whose never heard of Transformers and think of the best character we could to describe them. I'll start -

    Optimus and Megatron - Martin Luther King and Malcolm X (bit of a problematic comparison but it works)
    Bumblebee - Phantom Menace Anakin in Clone Wars Anakins body
    Ironhide - Rooster Cogburn without the depression
    Jazz - Denzel Washington in every movie he's ever been in
    Starscream - Dick Cheney but FAAABULOUS
    Skywarp - one of those guys that saw The Dark Knight and based his personality off the Joker
    Bulkhead - who was the big Gargoyle on Gargoyles that shot the cop? Him. That Gargoyle.
    Grimlock - Literally just Doomguy
    Nightbeat - Sherlock but from the shitty Barnabus Wizardcock show
    Hound - Your cool environmental literature professor who was super woke and read Walden and had a farm and shit and didn't follow the lesson plan and had class outside and definitely smoked weed when he was younger and doesn't anymore but still wants to legalize it and fuck I loved that class
    Beachcomber - same as Hound except he still smokes weed but isn't a douche about it
    Bonecrusher - Evil Doomguy

    okay that's all I got guys go crazy
     
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    None of these are perfect matches, but I'll give it a try.

    Grimlock - Hulk, not Bruce Banner
    Megatronus - Sauron
    Unicron - Morgoth
    Galvatron - A more evil version of South Park Mel Gibson.
    Cyclonus - Eric Cartman when he's loyal to Mel Gibson.
    Straxus - A less friendly and cute Lord Farquaad
    Starscream - Prince Charming
    Lockdown - Lee Van Cleef's Angel Eyes
    Devcon - The Man With No Name
     
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    A bit problematic? I would say that is one of the greatest on the statements I’ve heard this year so far

    Perhaps if you make a distinction to which Megatron were speaking of because To compare G1 Megatron to Malcolm would be a serious insult to Malcolm
    And I don’t even see this one

    whos doomguy?
     
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    Well just probelematic in the sense that comparing influential civil rights leaders who found common ground on some serious and complex issues to cartoon characters may not look exactly flattering. However it’s a comparison I’ve heard a lot - they want the same thing, just in different ways.

    Also dude play Doom he’s literally too angry to die
     
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    Optimus Prime: John Wayne in The Cowboys
    Blurr: the Micro Machines guy
     
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    Broadway from Gargoyles and Animated Bulkhead had the same voice actor.

    Rollout - Jack Burton
    Glitch - R2D2
    Whirl - Spike from Buffy
    Kick Off - Maximus Decimus
    Overlord - Comettus
    Springer - Han Solo
    Tech Spec Prowl - Data from Star Trek
     
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    Optimus Prime - Captain America
    Megatron - Magneto (both are anti-villains)
    BW Megatron - Doctor Doom
     
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    You do know that Professor Xavier and Magneto were in fact based on Martian Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X right? That's why that joke was in Dead pool 2 about the X-Men being an outdated allegory to racism in the 1960's because that's actually an accurate description of how the X-Men was created.
     
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    Yes I know I'm just saying if it's outdated for the X-Men it's a little questionable to use it here BUT I digress
     
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    Broadway is the Gargoyle you're thinking of. I could remember each of their names except for his, for some reason.
     
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    Ratchet = Bones McCoy
    Grimlock = Mungo (Blazing Saddles)
     
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    I was just going to point out the voice actor trivia too.
     
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    This is a fairly easy concept to do with TFA characters.

    Bumblebee - Spongebob
    Bulkhead - Patrick
    Starscream - Ice King, I guess, because I can remember very few times Tom Kenny has used Screamer's voice on other baddies
     
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    All based on G1 cartoon versions...

    Hot Rod - any 80's kid that grew up wanting to be Luke Skywalker
    Rodimus Prime - the same "kid" after finding out he was hired to replace a really popular guy that just retired
    Kup - Grampa Simpson
    Arcee - Princess Leia
    Wheeljack - Doc Brown
    Starscream - in his own mind, Machiavelli. In reality, Waylon Smithers
     
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