Which decepticon would you replace barricade with for the 2007 crew?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Makai Lung, Oct 16, 2019.

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Who would it be?

  1. Sideways

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Swindle

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Shockwave

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. Soundwave

    23 vote(s)
    71.9%
  5. Skywarp

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout A face you can trust! Really!

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    Got a source for that? This legit is the first I'm hearing about Prowl ever having been in contention.
     
  2. Ismaeel Kamal

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    If I had to replace Barricade with someone for the 2007 film, it’d probably be Soundwave. He’d fit the role as being a Decepticon scout rather nicely.

    From TFWiki:

    Prowl (Movie) - Transformers Wiki

    Prowl was originally intended to be in the live action movie as part of the Autobots' original line up,[1] but the writers liked the idea of an evil police car so much that Prowl was cut [2].

    Their sources for this information are:
    1. Transformers Collectors Club Magazine, June 2007
    2. Robert Orci at the Movie forum
    I don’t have the magazine and the website no longer exists, so that’s about as much as I could find out.
     
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  3. DecepticusPrime

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    I suspect that was SUPER early in development even before Arcee consideration since she at least made it to toy stage
     
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  4. AshleyCuadra

    AshleyCuadra Tieria Prime

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    Booooo she’s always a side character and not the main character like in Prime
     
  5. DecepticusPrime

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    Even if she made it into TF1 she wouldnt have been a main charecter and may have been killed instead of Jazz. Who knows
     
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  6. JohnStartop

    JohnStartop There can only be one.

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    When they wrote a character that turned into a music player, he was called Soundwave, but since they decided not to have size-changing, they renamed the character Frenzy, one of Soundwave's G1 sidekicks, and paired him with a made-up character called Barricade. I think it would've made more sense if Barricade were Soundwave instead because he's a spy and the most likely to impersonate a police officer. They really opened a can of worms by making up a separate character because then his fans will always wonder why he's hardly in the other films. In DotM, they have Soundwave replace Barricade as Bumblebee's rival. They wanted to contrast the good Bumblebee and Sam with the evil Soundwave and Dylan, and the good to kill their respective counterparts.
     
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    To be fair, barricade may have been made up, but he went on to be one of the coolest and most iconic charecters of the ENTIRE film franchise and do you know why? He easily had the most merchandise released just during TF1 besides Bumblebee. For example i have a Barricade jacket and backpack, barricade wrapping paper, i had a barricade gift bag. If it had him on it, i bought it. The Barricade MPM is the only MPM I own. If i represent as many other fans as i suspect, creating Barricade was the absolute right move.
     
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  8. Mako Crab

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    Barricade is my favorite movie1 Con.

    Only Soundwave surpasses him in the other movies.
     
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  10. Autovolt 127

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    Nah keep Barricade.

    Honestly the 07 Movie Decepticon roster was great even if very undeveloped as characters...but that's the Bayverse for you.
     
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    Barricade is love. Barricade is life.

    He's the Decepticon Bumblebee. You can't escape his presence.


    His power is so vast, so boundless that he and he alone did transcend the death of the Bayverse.

    Barricade is the new Sideways, except he's better because he needs no Unicron for his eternal existence.
     
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  12. Nathanoraptor

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    Barricade is, in many ways, the main Decepticon antagonist of the first movie. His screentime greatly outweighs that of most the others and he drives (literally and figuratively) much of the plot; he's the link that allows the Decepticons to enter the Sam/Bumblebee story. Take him out of the equation and the film changes significantly.
     
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    sideways and have him be a motorcycle as an armada reference.
     
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    The idea of a Decepticon police car is very cool, so I'd keep Barricade in the movie.
     
  15. Rumblestorm

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    I feel like Barricade is the franchise's Bobba Fett.
    Fan-favorite and recognizable but did absolutely nothing in the movies.
     
  16. ObakaChanTachi

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    So.. every Autobot and Decepticon in the movies to ever exist?
     
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    No because unlike them he got glorified attention.