Why won't Optimus keep his dman face plate on??

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  1. optimusdestruction

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    In the new trailer, (spoilers) when Grimlock is about to attack Optimus, he removes his faceplate? I thought that was supposed to be for "Battle mode"?. Call me picky, but I would much rather see more face plate time with Optimus.
     
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    It get's stuffy in there and what if he sneezes? Optimus doesn't want all that shit splattered on the inside.
     
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    I think he is trying to imitate grimlock...

    like heatwave scaring a bear in the new rescue bots episode
     
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    its open when he screams then it closes before he bitch slaps him
     
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    I also love his face plate, I'd prefer if he spent more time with it than without. Although to me his face is much better in here. As for the Grimlock part, I think he puts it on when he hits him.

    Check my signature, It will keep repeating that part just for you xD
     
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    In that scene, he looks fucking pissed off. "Goddamn dinosaur, you will STOP YOUR BULLSHIT!!"

    I wonder if by then Grimlock has been attacking him and tossing him around. By then Optimus has had enough from everything, and he's definitely not about to take any more shit from Grimlock.

    "You think you're so big and bad, roaring and shit?!?" Basically this is Optimus roaring in frustration, aggression, and to show Grimlock he's not fucking around. Don't we all want to roar on the inside when we're about to take on a huge challenge?

    So in this moment, the faceplate comes off. It's kind of like a samurai removing his armor to fight you properly.
     
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    I've long gotten used to Optimus being able to retract his faceplate and I do prefer that he keeps it on for the duration of a battle. Perhaps it is a way to show Grimlock that he's not backing down. Peter didn't exactly have to strain his vocals giving out that battle cry.
     
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    This. God bless I love logic.
     
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    Could also be that he wants to show Grimlock some dominance, on a more primal, animal-like style. Like dogs baring their teeth.
     
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    I think Bay just hates the faceplate. For whatever reason Optimus takes it off even when it isn't necessary. Before he fights Sentinel he takes down the plate for no reason or when Sentinel was about to kill him. When it's battle time, I want the faceplate on all the time, although I didn't mind when Megatron kicked it off in RotF.
     
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    What is a D-man face plate? No, but seriously, it's so he can emote.
     
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    It's much more intimidating when you are shouting at someone in pure anger. Optimus wanted to show Grimlock that. Battle tactics, you know.
     
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    When people say he removes it for a fair fight, it reminds me of the original Predator, when the Pred takes off his weapons and armor to give Dutch a real fight.
     
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    You're picky.
    Optimus doesn't use his battle mask because he's not in a real battle, apparently Grimlock doesn't stand a chance.
    Also Optimus conveys more emotion onscreen without his mouth plate.
     
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    "Goddamn dinosaur, you will STOP YOUR BULLSHIT!!"
     
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    Personally, I fucking hate the faceplate. It's just boring. Maybe if they use it more thematically, like when Prime is depressed, he keeps the faceplate up all the time like a mask, but otherwise, it just prevents him from emoting properly and looks cheesy.

    But I honestly think that after ALL the bullshit he's dealt with for the past 3 movies, along with the bullshit he'll deal with in this movie, Prime just doesn't give a flying fuck anymore.
     
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    Intimidation.

    Or he DOESN'T want to fight Grimlock, hence his rather non-finishing slap verses an all-out attack. Maybe he's frustrated that Grimlock's so dumb and won't listen to reason, like always?

    I prefer faceplateless Optimus. He just looks cooler.
     
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    Why won't people stop posting the stupidest threads in the movie section?!

    Okay, maybe that's unfair of me.

    Honestly, he managed to express more emotion in that one scene than he has in the entirety of Prime. Which is a good thing! We need more expressive Optimus in these films.