1. siccoyote

    siccoyote Worst side of the fandom

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    Was anyone bothered that Wheeljack, wasn't very Wheeljack'y'?

    In my mind Wheeljack is a mad scientist who sounds like Columbo and builds stupid robots.

    The guy in prime seemed more like a Springer?
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    It's not that he had a different personality than G1 Wheeljack.

    It's that he had such a tired and generic personality period. "Badass sword guy who talks like a video game protagonist and doesn't play by the rules because he has a troubled past." Fart. I can accept "name slaps" and reimaginings, but not when the change results in utter tripe. Armada Wheeljack was more multi-sided than this joker.
     
  3. UltraAlanMagnus

    UltraAlanMagnus See ya!

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    And the fact he's Like a Cowboy. With an Awesome toy.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    He's not a cowboy. Cowboys ride horses and walk like penguins.

    And his toy is okay. Go-rellah arms with 45 degree elbows really hold it back.
     
  5. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

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    They already explained that Wheeljack is called Wheeljack because the character they wrote down had a little of a greasymonkey/engineer-ish part and Hasbro said DUDE THAT'S TOTALLY WHEELJACK MAKE IT WHEELJACK.

    You can see a bit of that when he is fixing his ship after it gets shot down.
     
  6. ErbFan28

    ErbFan28 Well-Known Member

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    I'm fine with him the way he is
     
  7. UltraAlanMagnus

    UltraAlanMagnus See ya!

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    Ok an Outlaw then. With hours & Hours of energon.
     
  8. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    This was pretty much what I was going to say.

    Plus, it was hilarious when DotM was out and people were crazy hating on that Wheeljack for not being "G1" visually, despite being very much a crazy inventor, and fawning all over Prime Wheeljack just because he looked like the original, even though he doesn't at all act like classic WJ. And no, fixing your ship does not automatically make you like G1 Wheeljack; unless by "fix" you mean "enhance with catapults" and by "enhance with catapults" you mean "explode in your face."

    *(I'm not talking about people with the legitimate "Wheeljack/Que's ugly and didn't have much character time" complaint and genuinely liked Prime Wheeljack more)
     
  9. electronic456

    electronic456 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't matter, I like his rough attitude. Plus at least he can fix his own ship and his G1 Wheeljack like appearance is pretty interesting to me. :D 

    What I like most about him is the way he uses his own grenade.
     
  10. Spin-Out

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    Yeah, I'm not gonna blame the producers of Prime on this when the Binder of Revelation had Jackie as being a Wrecker. Still doesn't mean I have to like him, and hoo boy, I sure don't.

    He's basically a Wolverine knockoff parading around in G1 Wheeljack's skin, and what makes it worse is that Prime was the first time since G1 where an Autobot Wheeljack had a major role. So of COURSE the story bible had to mess everything up :/
     
  11. Digilaut

    Digilaut Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, he's not really Wheeljack at all. Next to being a badass wrecker he was supposed to be more of a greasemonkey kind of guy, but they did a great job not doing anything with that.

    I don't mind new characters with old names, but if you're going so far into giving him a design that mirrors the old one, people can't help but compare. It's easier to give Armada Wheeljack a pass than this one, since that one is purely a nameslap.

    But he looks kinda cool, right?
     
  12. Puck Hockey

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    Fixing a ship is not being Wheeljack-y. It's common sense. What moron would choose to leave his friends to explore the universe alone in his ship and then not know how to repair his ship? Of course he can repair his ship. And it was one shot by a robot smaller than Bumblebee.
     
  13. NemiMonkey

    NemiMonkey Whippin Dem Fungals

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    I kinda stopped caring since characters like Arcee, Screamer, and Breakdown weren't very much like their G1 counterparts. It's kind of like the movies, don't think too much about it or it starts chipping away at you.
     
  14. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out Well-Known Member

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    How is Starscream, who's a cowardly, backstabbing, hilariously-hammy jetformer that just happens to be the best damn character in his show, not like G1 Starscream?
     
  15. shroobmaster

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    He's not mentally ******ed enough to yell MEGATRON I WILL GET YOU AND KILL YOU everyday to his face so I guess he is not G1 by virtue of not being a complete idiot.
     
  16. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    Different continuity, different wheeljack.

    If wheeljack was the same in every continuity imo that'd be boring (i love G1 wheeljack best though)
     
  17. electronic456

    electronic456 Well-Known Member

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    Breakdown has a similar colour scheme to his G1 counterpart.

    Arcee is kinda more related to her movie counterpart than she is towards her G1 counterpart. So scrap the fact that she relates back to her G1 counterpart........

    Scream himself will always be potrayed as treacherous and longing to overthrow Megatron. I don't care about his appearance, I care more about his ability to turn into a jet and his usual personality.
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    You sure told him. :I


    The less Starscream is like G1 the better.
     
  19. Yggdrasil

    Yggdrasil Banned

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    Wheeljack suffers from the same problem all of the Prime Autobots suffer and Autobots in general these days.

    The creators want ALL OF THEM to be supreme, unstoppable 80's clished action movie badasses.

    Which is boring. I like my Autobots in all forms. They are not warriors they were FORCED into being warriors in order to defend their home and that's the aspect the Autobots should be riding on.

    The good guys should never be an unstoppable force like the Autobots are, that's what the villains should be. That way their defeat is much more satisfying.
     
  20. Zhadow

    Zhadow Oh hi there

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    It's Drift who's Wheeljack now.