Which character in the franchise is the most overhyped to you??

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by kaijuguy19, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Dinodigger97

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    Prime Dreadwing. I remember there were months of talk about Dreadwing. Was he going to be a spy? Was he a battle strategist? Was he a dim witted brute? There were so many questions that needed answers about him.


    Want to know what the answer was? Arcee if she was voiced by the Candyman. Then he was killed off for no FUCKIN' reason.
     
  2. Gingerchris

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    Hyperdrive.

    To be honest there's just too many overhyped TF now to list. So many of the main original cast have now been waved about like metal willies so much that to use any of them gets kinda tedious.

    Worse still are modern-used characters in, say, TFP and BayFormers. They can't now just be warriors in a war, they must now all be powerful super-soliders that can kick ass like they get paid per boot to buttock. You don't really get lame characters anymore because they all must be awesome in some way so kids will want to buy them. Even Starscream, although he's often shown as a buffoon, is still wheeled out as getting himself out of scrapes on a regular basis and given an aura that makes him cool.

    If I have to name names though I suppose most versions of Grimlock, Optimus and Bumblebee. You can't fall over those guys without getting a bit of overhype shoved in your face. I would say TFP Arcee too, but she's not so much overhyped as just irritating.
     
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    Bumblebee, whenever I go in the store it's mostly Bumblebee stuff
    Optimus Prime is a close second
     
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    I'd agree here. I still think Dreadwing was the best character at the time, but the writers, or Hasbro, or whoever didn't want him to go beyond MAH BRO IZ DED. Then they stupidly kill him off, because either ZOMG TFP SHOCK DEATH, WE WANT DOOFSCREAM BACK WITH MEGS, or they actually had to pay Tony Todd more than ten dollars for his work.

    Alas, just add him to the waste character/potential list. :[
     
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    They should've paired him with Arcee for a few episodes.

    Dreadwing: "My brother is dead!"
    Arcee: "All my partners are dead!"
    Dreadwing: "My brother is dead!"
    Arcee: "All my partners are dead!"
    Dreadwing: "My brother is dead!"
    Arcee: "All my partners are dead!"
    Dreadwing: "My brother is dead!"
    Arcee: "All my partners are dead!"

    *cut to Arcee and Dreadwing sipping energon in bed together post-powerlinxing*

    Arcee and Dreadwing: "Screw those dead guys."
     
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    :lol 

    If DW actually changed sides, I'm sure they could relate. But nope. SHOCK DEATH EVERYONE
     
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    I just wanted Dreadwing to confront the true murderer of his brother, that cruel yellow car!

    Sigh.
     
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    I think that would've been better than going after Starscream. At least with Starscream, Skyquake is somewhat alive. (Stupid as it sounds).

    Or maybe they could've given him actual development by learning to forgive Bee.
     
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    For fan-hype, it's probably anyone in the G1 cartoon. I enjoy the show enough, and many of them are very well acted, but I don't find the characters feel substantial. They are enjoyable but i don't see them as a work of fine craftsman ship that is so developed and deep and sacred that it's a crime when other series deviate from them.

    As for official hype, it's got to be Bumblebee post-07. In the 07 movie he was fun and a major character, I understood his importance and hype. Since then he's not done anything nearly important enough to justify his top billing. In Prime, for example, he's just... there. I'd rather if he were in the spotlight 24/7 in the show, at least that would justify his case ratios.
     
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    I would like to point out that overhype does not mean hate. Some people seam to mistake the two.

    The entire main cast of Prime
    Any iteration of Bumblebee, Grimlock, Waspinator
    G1 Rodimus
    Grimlock
    Waspinator
     
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    Optimus Prime. The most one-dimensional boring Mary Sue character in any TF series.
     
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    Every single movieverse character. They are either cardboard cutouts or annoying.
    TF: RID Fortress Maximus. He's a disgrace to his G1 and IDW namesakes.
     
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    Hahaha. that's actually the best ship i've seen in a long time. :lol 

    yeah Dreadwing totally didn't do anything. I never understood why he's mad at Optimus Prime more than Bumblebee.
     
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    Everybody in Prime, especially Arcee. I want Marvel Blaster to beat her up, just for her stealing his shtick of moodiness.
     
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    Combiner teams, definitely. Even in the comics it's kind of rare for them to receive any characterization beyond "We turn into a bigger guy!" Only Combiner I care about as a character has to be Swindle because of that.
     
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    This, a million times this.
     
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    I'd agree with this if Primal and Animated Optimus Prime didn't exist.
     
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    The Dinobots. Be it the dimwitted brutes or rouge badass sub-group, I've never really cared for them.
     
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    But the Beast Machines (including Reptron) and Classics (including Hacksaw) ones were awesome.