Date: 2017-09-12 12:42 pm (UTC)
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So, since the Robots in Disguise cartoon is still failing to draw my interest in any way, and the only reason I’m even bothering to keep up with it is that I keep waiting for Starscream and Soundwave to show up again (Wheeljack and Knock Out would be awesome too, but at this point hoping that they’ll be back feels a lot like hoping you’ll meet Santa) I’ve been rewatching a bit of Transformers Prime.

Goddamn I love Airachnid. I love her so much I still liked her even after she killed Breakdown, whom I also loved (killing off Breakdown was SUCH a waste, he was awesome).

She gets some of the best villain lines. And the delivery! The lines wouldn’t be half as good without her shamelessly troll voice acting and her body language. Both the voice actress and the animators did a fantastic job.

Context: the hero Arcee sneaked into Airachnid’s ship and found glass tubes full of heads and other body parts of aliens.

Arcee: I got a look at your souvenir case.

Airachnid: You mean my trophies. I collect endangered species. Of course they aren’t really endangered. Until they meet me.


Context: Arcee is going through PTSD because her beloved partners have been brutally murdered one after the other. Airachnid herself cut up Tailgate to pieces. Cliffjumper was stabbed, turned into a zombie, and his corpse was torn in half.

Airachnid: You sure have trouble hanging on to your partners don’t you? We both know what happened to Tailgate. But I recently picked up some Decepticon radio chatter regarding the passing of Cliffjumper. At some point you really have to ask yourself Arcee, is it them or is it me?


Goddamn she is such an evil bastard and she knows it and basks in it :D

It *kills me* that they turned her into a pathetic joke in the Japanese dub.

In the Japanese dub of Prime, Airachnid’s personality is completely different from her US interpretation. In the dub, she is a bubbly, giggling, high-strung chatterbox that is obsessed with collecting the heads of “handsome boys” as trophies rather than endangered creatures. Played up as something of a female Pepe Le Pew, she constantly swoons over Jack, calling him her “hunk,” her “darling,” her “cutie Jack-chan” and various other lovey-dovey remarks as she amorously pursues him (even going so far as to sing love songs to him, mid-chase). When she finally catches Jack near the end of “Predatory”, she even proposes marriage to him. [] Whenever Airachnid fires her webbing, she shouts “Sticky-Sticky Attack!”

FFS
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