Transformer Title Fights: Soundwave!
Transformers… more than meets the eye. This, we know. But what happens when the mighty all-spark malfunctions and sends the Michael Bay Monstrosities to wage war against the Autobots and Decepticons of our shared youth? We’ve got a few battles in our back pocket ComicMixers… let’s let em duke it out, shall we?
Round One: Satellite Scoundrel or Baneful Boombox?
We know him collectively as Soundwave. Always loyal. Always awesome. As the Decepticon Comununications Officer, he’s known as the vocoder-voiced master of sonics. Whether he’s deploying his evil tapes-in-diguise (Ravage, Laserbeak, Ratbat, Rumble, just to name a few…) or spying on unsuspecting Autobots in his tape-deck form, he’s always the evil bot in-the-know. A warrior thru and thru, Soundwave is never one to shy away from a fight. And with his shoulder mounted blaster, he’s packing enough punch by himself to lay waste without need for calling in backup. But let’s say he wants to bring a few friends to the party? Well then, Soundwave is the one-man band. His battalion of tape sized Decepticons can take to the skies, or shake the ground. They can hide in plain site, or join their Blue Boss for any fracas that he may take apart in.
Fans clamored that Soundwave didn’t make it into Bay’s movie in the first go-round. Deciding that he’d actually listen to the fans, Michael Bay made sure Soundwave would make it into Transformers: Rise of the Fallen. Given that Bay thought the “size-altering” Transformers of the cartoon was “too detached from reality” (So you can’t buy that they can’t alter their size Michael, but you’ve no problem with high school kids being able to outrun an alien overlord who fought Optimus Prime to a standstill? Just wondering.) Soundwave would be given a new form for the movie. Taking shape as a satellite, Soundwave hovers in Earth’s orbit… perhaps to jam communications? Maybe he’ll be influential in sending more Decepticons down to Earth to free his master Megatron? We’ll have to catch the flick to find out, but in the mean time… we might as well ring the bell!
Who would win in a battle to the end? Would it be the blue-hued tape-deck of doom (with small battalion of smaller-still tapes-of-doom)? Or would it be the Bay-born Satellite of Spite? Only you, the cosmically-conscious ComicMix commenters can conclude! Now cast your votes!