Transformers with personality traits that were dropped or forgotten

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by TheWarPathGuy, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Primeultra

    Primeultra Well-Known Member

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    Just a correction
    • The characters were NEVER brought over to the US, the toys were.Budiansky's CREATED the characters
     
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    That’s always been a question that I’ve always found hard to answer

    I mean, the toy and comic bios pre-date the cartoon and solely based on what came first it can be said that those are the most original

    But is that the only way to see it?
    Would it be fair to say that the material from the cartoon, which came out soon after and had much more of an impact, is equally original?
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Don't they litter every tfwiki page?
     
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    ugh...talk about truth

    i don't read the captions for fear if my eyes roll back too hard they'll fall out of my head
     
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  5. TheWarPathGuy

    TheWarPathGuy Sorry, I just look very gouda. That was cheesy.

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    Huh...
    What is Skywarp's personality anyway? He is shown to be sneaky.
     
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    Am I the only one here who realized that Superion's limbs never really stood out?
    I don't know if its the color scheme or the personalities or what.

    From what I remember...
    Skydive doesn't really care for flying and would rather be reading. He also doesn't really think much of his skills, despite being the smartest Aerialbot.

    Air Raid is rash, fearless, and somewhat reckless. His only goal is to have fun and that attribute of his personality gets him in trouble. He also loves surprises, especially when they disorient his enemies.

    Slingshot is a loudmouth, a braggart, and a jerk. And he uses that loudmouth braggart jerk personality as a way to cover up his insecurities due to being the smallest and the weakest of the Aerialbots.

    Fireflight is a daydreamer with a good heart, but gets distracted by his surroundings while flying. He's basically like a child.

    Silverbolt does have his fear of heights, but he refuses to bow to it. He also struggles to keep up his tough and fearless exterior of a soldier.

    Alpha Bravo never really got to show his personality (he was one of the additions to Superion during CW), but based on what I've managed to find on him, he always feels like he has something to prove to the other Aerialbots.
     
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    Energon was guilty of many problems but the one thing that irritated more than anything though was how Demolisher was treated after his "return". I actually kind of liked the idea of Demolisher being among the Autobots and trying to fit in to the point where he was actually torn between them and his loyalty to Megatron for a moment. Even after he returned to the Cons, he would still show some thoughtfulness toward the humans up until he his Armada body was destroyed. But afterwards, they just threw all of that good characterization into the garbage when he was resurrected into his Energon body and completely kicking the only shining spot of the Energon cartoon IMO to the curb.
     
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    As a kid this pissed me off. I remembered this dude from the last series and it was cool to see him trying to make good on the crimes of his past, and being nice to humans. But then they threw it all out. This kind of story, where a reformed bad guy goes back to their evil ways, can be done well... but the Energon cartoon squandered it. But is that really a surprise?
     
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    Personally, if they are to go back and redo Energon, I'd like to see them follow Super Link. Super Link actually established new names for all of the characters, and treated them much more differently than Energon did.
     
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    First one that comes to mind is Starscream.
    In G1 he had many sides to him, but it seems the more recent toons forget all that & paint him as just a coward.
     
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    I've noticed that the fact that Broadside gets seasick and is acrophobic has been forgotten.
    It'd be pretty funny to see them incorporate it for once.
     
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    I always wanted a G1 cartooon where the characters were their toy-based selves.
    All that info on the back of the cards and boxes - those were cool personalities and abilities that never got used in the toon or the comics, but I liked those characters.
     
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    Like Trypticon's hypnosis powers or hatred and intelligence,
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    It's interesting that one of the faults people had with the movies was lack of characterization of the Transformers. Yet the cartoon also appears to be a bit guilty of it.
     
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    I'm one of those people who isn't terribly fond of the G1 cartoon. But characters disappeared for no reason in the cartoon with no characterization whatsoever.
    Hauler? One episode appearance.
    Skids? Appeared in a few episodes then disappeared.
    Most of the '84 and '85 cast in general disappeared without cartoon characterization.
     
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    Until the E-Hobby Grapple redeco in 2003, there was no Hauler except in that one scene. I always assumed he was just an early concept for Grapple.

    Skids, yeah you've got a point. He got some good focus in the comic though.
     
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    Seemed to be just the opposite with Sunbow being more black & white while Marvel had shades of grey. The humans accepted the Bots as good too easily on the show, but were always seen as a threat by most in the comic. Marvel also gave the Cons some wins, and the fight for leadership after Prime's death certainly brought out Grimlock's bad side. Bots always prevailed in the cartoon and rarely clashed with each other.
     
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    He was! Hauler was supposed to be in the '84 lineup, but they pulled him out last second. Hauler still made it into the cartoon though, as I believe it had already been animated.
     
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    Not G1 but Waspinator was intended to be a more straightforward Predacon warrior/goon but the writers of BW got more use of him out as a Three Stooges-like moron/chew toy.
     
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    Apparently because Scott McNeill had trouble doing the voice, so they blew him up all the time so he wouldn't have to talk. And then it turned into a running gag in and of itself.
     
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