Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by ErbFan28, Nov 2, 2016.
Which death scene hit you harder emotionally? They both made me cry.
I guess Dinobot, he did make a good speech in the end after all.
Dinobot's because he never got reviled beside the clone's regain he's sense of Honor unlike Unicron Trilogy Starscream.
Starscream has and always will be my favorite Transformer and it all started when I watched Armada on YouTube. While I did feel sad seeing Dinobot die and I LOVED his arc.
I cried at Starscream's death, I don't know why to be honest. I just really liked this version of Starscream, very different from most Screamers. Heck in another thread they asked for your favorite quote from your favorite character, mine was Starscream's finally speech in Cramp before dying.
Heck consider the fact that it was his death that pushed Galvatron, a stubborn Galvatron mind you, into working with Optimus to stop Unicron. Else more like Starscream will die, including Cybertron. It was just more impactful I guess.
But I think Ravage trumped both of them.
What? They died? You spoiled two Television series for me! Thanks a lot!
I honestly fail to see how this is even a question. Armada is a series with cardboard cutouts who had a single developed character who on any other show (except Prime) would've been the worst developed character. When he died, I wondered what the big deal was about, but then again, I didn't care about anyone on that show.
BW had weight and development behind it, though I think Transmutates was the saddest; it was enough that serial killer/sociopath/unhinged/cannibal Rampage was introspective and mournful.
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Dinobot is a classic scene that many can recall. Armada Starscream? I forgot all about his death. Goes to show how unimportant that was.
Dinobot's death was more impactful than Starscream's. Starscream's redemption was more powerful than anything Dinobot II did, though.
I remain unaffected by the deaths of cartoon characters.
They're both tragic but I guess i'd go with Dinobot.
His death was more heroic and noble.
Dinobot didn't move me. as I was watching it in the opening scene I was like well he'll be dead in 20 min.
I feel like, when talking about emotional impact, I should answer based on how I felt as a kid, rather than a logical adult. As a kid, I loved BW, but I never cared for Dinobot, and was unaffected by his death. Meanwhile, I never cared for Armada (although I liked it more then than I do now) but I did like Starscream, and found his death sad.
Dinobot. He had this whole building up to it, with him questioning his fate and if fate was even a thing. His was all about knowing if he would die or not because they were in the past, and the irony that the code of honour he'd followed all the show basically gave him no choice anyway. He had to sacrifice himself because it was in his character. Starscream's death didn't seem like the natural conclusion to his story, it just seemed like he died because it was tragic to do so. It wasn't bad or anything, just not as impactful.
Even ignoring which death scene was handled better, or which character I was more invested in, Dinobot's had a strong arc behind it.
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This. While I enjoyed Starscream's arc more, I voted for Dinobot.
Dinobot. I mean, I like Armada Starscream a lot, but Dinobot is definitely one of the best characters Transformers has ever had to offer. His arc was far more defined, and his death resulted in the development and survival of the entire human race. Overall, though, I think it's mostly just down to the fact that Beast Wars was just a better show with better dialogue.
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I know, i try to remain modest about it.
Really its the result of bingewatching itchy and scratchy for days on end.
IMO Prowl's death in Animated was equally as tragic as Dinobot's.
Deaths like those two piss me off because I know the character could've stayed alive. With Dinobot, I was angry, his death, while epic, was kinda unnecessary I feel, he could've stayed there, even if I was glad when we saw Dinobot II, that was a neat surprise. With Prowl, I couldn't get angry, he had to die, and so it pisses me off even more because I understood and I accepted his demise. But both deaths are incredibly delivered to, in my opinion, the two best Transformers from their respective series.
Personally, even though I felt the death of Starscream in Armada was tragic, due to the character's story and portrayal, Dinobot's death is far more emotionally heavy, to me.
Armada Starscream cuz Armada's what I grew up with.
...and I could never get into Beast Wars
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