Transformer Title Fight: Devastator!
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 Three: Green and Purple Devastation Vs. The Rainbow Bright Beast
Face it… if it’s a robot, or even robot-like, and from Japan? It can combine with any other robot-like device, if it wills it. Case in point? The mighty Decepticon combiner Devastator! In the cartoon and comics, 6 construction vehicles (after a long day building stuff and whistling at a passing Arcee) formed a mighty bot of devastation. The only issue? Despite being of normal bot intellect in their own robot-modes… the combining somehow stupified Devastator into a veritable Green Hulk. But why? Because my fellow fans… the early combiner technology didn’t have the capability of decision making! All six parts of Devastator had to agree on an action before doing it. So, even with robo-brains… the cartoon version of this mighty bot could beat you up at recess, but would probably need to cheat off of you during class.
Little is known thus far about the Bay-birthed-behemoth. But what we do know is this: the new Devastator is a veritable giant, standing ten stories tall! Coincidently this robotic hulk also wears purple around his midsection. Interesting, no? In explosions-over-exposition land (the Bay of Robots if you will)… Devastator is made (we question this, but wikipedia is helping today…) of 6-10 possible construction bots, all found in the Egyptian desert. When combined, this new bot forms a more “Gorilla-esque” tower of power. Who apparently has a thing for sucking up sand… and Autobots into it’s giant craw. Past this, we can only assume that this combiner will be loyal to Megatron, and do a ton of damage. It will be nice to see Michael Bay actually blow stuff up. He tends to do quiet films, and this fan for one thinks he would do better to let some shrapnel fly in a cloud of fire and ash.
So folks, who wins? Will the first Generation Green Meanie pound the Sand-Sucking Sycophant into submission? Only you, the cosmically-conscious Comic Mix commenters can conclude! Now cast your votes!
… And don’t forget to vote in the previous rounds, for the Buzz-worthy Bumblebee, and then for your favorite Vocoder-voiced-villain, Soundwave!
Did you know Michael Bay made it into the Guiness Book recently for biggest explosion ever filmed with actors present? Not kidding. The Internets are pretty sure the explosion happens during the Egypt battle scene which includes Devastator. It's like I always say, if you've only got one talent, you should strive to be the best at it.Anyway, Devastator, eh? The original combiner. Here's a guy who was the most feared Decepticon ever, until Menasor was created. And then Bruticus. And Predaking and Abominus. All I'm really saying is he ended up being just a really tall Decepticon, which I think is still pretty scary. I think Bay's version is going to turn out to be much of the same, as I'm pretty sure he'll be defeated and that the Autobots will do it without their own giant robot. So he can't be that bad. I think it's a matter of how many Autobots he takes down with him.If the commercials are any indication, he will be entertaining no matter what, as long as he doesn't eat sand the whole time.
I have to go with Original on this one. Mostly due to looking at Bays version, he looks like he crawls around and grunts. While the Original Devastator was simple in mind, he had a gun. Pure and simple. I think alot of people underestimate the power that he has. Marc make's a fair comparison in Devastator being Hulk like in demeanor (and color). But springboarding off that, he's simple enough to do pure damage without thinking about collateral damage. He's supposed to be a force of nature, not caring if it's friend or foe that gets detroyed, as long as IT can destroy. But in a fight between the two beasts, I pick the original. He has a gun, a really really really big gun.
I will take the Bay version just because I can :)
I can't believe I'm doing this but I'm going to pick the new one.I had the combining toy for the original, and I always thought he was awesome (And yes Matt, had a big gun). Something about the new design just looks more bestial and ready to tear someone apart.I hope bay doesn't let me down.
The new one looks like the downs syndrome cousin of Big Daddy from Bioshock. So yeah, I'm going with the original design. (What a shock, huh?)
It seems like a tough fight, but I would go with G1 Devestator, I think it'd be close, the new Devs is badass but I've seen the film so I'm going to go with G1…plus he has a massive gun.
Transformers: The Movie said it all. Devestator was not beaten as a matter of fact, he single handedly took out the Autobots best weapon…The DinoBots….I'm sure in the Bay blow-fest (in more ways than one), Devestator will be defeated.
Without giving anything away, now that I've seen ROTF, G1 Devastator wipes the floor with Bay's behemoth. G1 may be smaller, but he's faster and has ranged weapons (and might, just might, be a skitch smarter, too :P)