What rivalries would you like to see in Transformers?

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  1. DerVernichter

    DerVernichter Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for rivalries in fiction, as they are often great vehicles for some nice character development. Oddly, in spite of having so many different iterations, there are lots of potential character rivalries that were never tapped into, even though some of them seem pretty obvious to me.

    Like, wouldn't it be awesome for a more G1 oriented Prowl and Shockwave to develop a kind of respectful rivalry, with them being kindred spirits as 'bots of logic? Or how about a G1esque Ratchet and a Prime oriented Kockout? With both of them having somewhat hedonictic traits, I could totally see them being the two big party animals back in their pre-war years at the medical academy, currently being torn between fond memories and ideological\moral differences?

    How about you guys? Are there any characters you think were meant to have such a relationship? Would their rivalry be comradely or more antagonistic? You can choose anyone from any faction, continuity or media, it's all up to you.

    Have fun!
     
  2. Jetbolt

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    If there was ever a WWII Transformer series, I would love for Hound and Blitzwing to have a bitter rivalry, something that matches Prime and Megatron.

    Would be nice to have Sixshot portray as a slayer of Wreckers, making Springer wanting to avenge the others.
     
  3. HereticalHeresy

    HereticalHeresy Decepticon

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    I always wished we had more rivalries. Like Bulkhead and Lugnut in Animated, or Breakdown and Bulkhead in Prime (which was said, but we didn't get much at all.)

    I'd also want to see more Combiner rivalries, or bigger bots. However, one specific rivalry I'd like to say I wish existed was Ultra Magnus and Starscream, the by-the-book cop, and the backstabbing traitor. They're a sharp contrast.
     
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    I really want more of Bee vs. Barricade.

    It gets real annoying when all you have is Bee jumping up like a kangaroo into the nearest fight.
     
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    Wheeljack vs Shockwave as intellectual rivals.
     
  6. C888

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    I've seen this before in some fanfics and I kinda like the idea of Jazz vs Soundwave. And of course Prowl vs Barricade.
     
  7. HereticalHeresy

    HereticalHeresy Decepticon

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    Actually, if we can go beyond Autobots vs Decepticons, I really want to see the rivalry between Shockwave and Soundwave, like in IDW. I feel like they'd always be at each other's throats, being forced to work together but with different motives for it.
     
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    I want a Whirl and Shockwave rivalry. Admit it...you want one too.
     
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    That'd be awesome.

    I can back that up. :D 
     
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    I want a Grimlock/Scrapper rivalry with to had more Dinobots/Construticons fights. Also had the Seacons/Trainbots as prefect rivalry of Sea Monsters vs Trains.
     
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    Trypticon vs Grimlock
     
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    Red alert vs breakdown.
     
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    Ultra Magnus vs Cyclonus

    It only happened once in the cartoon but I want to see more of it. Saying Ultra Magnus is Galvatron's rival is a little far fetched.
     
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    I would like to have seen a G1 style Sky Lynx have a rivalry with a prime style Predaking

    A sunstreaker and knockout one where they have zoolander style walk off's and drive off's
     
  15. Autovolt 127

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    Prowl vs Barricade.
     
  16. Duskscream

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    Defensor vs Bruticus should eestablished in thenext series as should Superion vs Motor master
     
  17. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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  18. RogueRunner

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    THIS!

    I like the IDW rivalry of soundwave and shockwave as well
     
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    I enjoy rivalries within factions. Ones involving Autobots can especially be interesting. This can be particularly the case if say two Autobots are really fast sports cars or excellent marksmen. "Friendly competition" can be one aspect of it, but also deeper jealousy and resentment towards others make for particularly interesting stories.

    With the Decepticons, I always enjoyed the banter between them where they're constantly insulting each other and such. Of course, the age-old Starscream vs. Megatron is one, but there can be others just as interesting.

    As far as between factions, the sound systems face-off was always fun. I'd like to see more of Prowl vs. Barricade. With tables thrown :) 
     
  20. Muramasa

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    Prime had some pretty decent rivalries such as being BFFs before the war and then ending up on opposite sides. I would like to see that again. Aside from the typical Optimus Prime and Megatron, I would like to see Ironhide develop a rivalry with another Con that is just as old and worn as he is. Maybe with Onslaught.