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Halfway into [writing] the latest Lost Light and — uh-oh! — it's all getting a little *political*. -- James Roberts

Date: 2017-09-22 03:39 am (UTC)
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I like how the war-universe people- heck, the *elite* of the war universe- are such fighting snobs, and can pretty much walk through the opposition (in small numbers at least). 'Cause it's rebels with no fighting experience, thugs with police training, and... Rodimus, Megatron, Drift, and even Roller was a top cop in his day.

Date: 2017-09-22 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Roller was a cop with super-strength, who before getting dragged into the future had been on the run fighting Sentinel's goons.
He may not have been in the war, but he knows how to throw a punch.

Date: 2017-09-22 01:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Quite. A cop with super-strength and buddie of Optimus Prime *is not the most dangerous person they tried to arrest here* ^^

Date: 2017-09-22 12:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Huh, why isn't Ambus in his Ultra Magnus armor?

Date: 2017-09-22 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
it wouldn't fit through the teleporter tunnel, hell even Megatron barely fit.

Date: 2017-09-22 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
I get that it's to move the plot along, but Megatron assuming the other Functionists will be reasonable is... staggeringly idiotic of him.

Just from Rewind's description alone, it should be clear that if there are any who're reasonable, they're not having much impact.
These guys are clearly evil maniacs whose heads need punching.
(For goodness' sake, they've got giant screens to address the public with. Only villains in have those in sci-fi. How often do good guys use telescreens?)

And it's hard to see Six-of-Twelve mentioning "revelations" without thinking he's about to start blaming bending for everything.

Date: 2017-09-22 08:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
I don't think 'assume' so much as 'open to the possibility'. I mean, they *can* burst out at any time, and while they have Rewind's info, it's historical info. And it's hard to say how the rulers will react to people flat out from another Cybertron.

Heck, even if things go bad, it's often good to have a face to face and confirm it.

Date: 2017-09-22 08:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bj_l
I wonder how quickly IDW will undo Roberts simply brilliant Megaton development when he leaves?

Date: 2017-09-23 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why do we assume that Megs will remain reformed?

Roberts has openly acknowledged Megs' many, many crimes, and called into question whether or not he deserves to be allowed a second chance.

I suspect that, when Roberts leaves, he will simply be a different kind of madman

Date: 2017-09-23 03:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_razorback
Probably because it would be nice to see a 'face'change' for a major character that actually sticks, and isn't just a tool for a few arcs. Megatron has been very good to read though, and I for one would hate to see him get reverted to a 2-dimensional tinman. That said, the Optimus/Megatron conflict has always been a cornerstone of the series. I can see an alternate universe Megatron coming in at some point to stir the pot.

Date: 2017-09-23 04:45 pm (UTC)
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The problem, IMO, is that some characters are simply too far gone to have a convincing change of character.

Megatron is responsible for the deaths of billions. Getaway was a douchebag, but he wasn't wrong about that.

I really don't see how the Transformer series, all of them, can focus on the consequences of their war, while allowing the main instigator to walk away unpunished


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