Transformer Title Fights: the War of the Witwicky!
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 Four: The BFF Brawl for it all!
Without the backdrop of Earth, would the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons be awesome? Yes. But because it is on our little blue orb in the cosmos, it’s that much cooler. Even cooler than that though, the heroic Autobots befriended one of our very own. Spike Witwicky was a plucky 14 year old hard hat wearing son of oil rig worker Sparkplug. When Sparky’s rig became a set piece for the war between those who were “more than meets the eye” Spike and his dad offered their friendship to the Autobots… to help them acclimate to our hip and trendy world. Optimus and his crew accepted, and soon, Spike was in our living room, capturing our heart. Sure Spike made some mistakes… he unwittingly brought Soundwave into Autobot headquarters. He later got captured and brainwashed… but hey, he was just a kid. To counter point it, he introduced the good guys to the concept of Dinosaurs, as well as provide companionship on the many adventures to Cybertron, Dinobot Island, etc. It was this companionship that most could argue that made Optimus the human-loving leader he is today. And without him, who would Bumblebee quip to? No one, that’s who.
In the movies, Sam Witwicky is this generation’s “Marty McFly” (according to TF 1 writer Roberto Orci). Sporting a crude ‘tude in the first movie, Sam was our POV man, quick with the wits, and quicker with the “run for your life” skill. This skill of course allows Sam, who is a marginally unathletic kid, the superhuman ability to outrun battle-trained transformers in an unending loop of flying debris and explosions. While he doesn’t sport a curly red mop and hardhat, he does sport todays hip equivalent: two tee-shirts on at once, cargo pants, and a bit of the life-giving all spark. Hell of a keychain kid.
So folks, let’s say a rift in celluloid occurs, and these Wikwickys are made to do battle. Sam has the age advantage, but Spike is wearing a hardhat. Sam has the all-spark… but, to make things fair, Spike has his brain placed into that cool Autobot X. That out to make it nice and even right? Only one way to find out… COMMENT!
… And don’t forget to vote in the previous rounds, for the Amalgamated-Assemblage of alloy…Devastator! Or for the Buzz-worthy Bumblebee! Or your favorite Vocoder-voiced-villain, Soundwave!
Shia's a big ol' *&%^& ass!! How can you compare and beat someone who not only wears the bright yellow hard hat, but the shoes to match!! That and the cartoon version was turned into frankenbot at one point in time.While Shia does get Megan Fox, I think in the end the original make out better in life.
Hard hat…You can't beat the yellow hard hat. There's no way around it. Plus he just looks like a badass compared to the other. Yellow hard hat for the win!
I gotta go with Sam on this one. Sam may get beaten around pretty quickly, but if memory serves, Spike even had a transforming suit for a while and still got in trouble a lot.Plus, Spike never got a girl as hot as Megan Fox.
What man takes his 14-year kid on an oil rig? Hello, liability! Hope Sparky's got some good ass insurance. Anywho, while Spike does get points for the yellow hard hat, I have to go with Sam on this. Spike was often in trouble (not that Sam isn't whether it be with his parents, Sector 9 or Decepticons) and who can forget the Transformer porn? (Those in my circle will know what I'm talking about.) It's a hard image to shake. No pun intended. (Or was it?)Shia had some serious crap happen to him while filming…broken hand which had to be written in….almost lost an eye…which puts a better perspective on the character. It makes the danger for Sam all the more real. Sam could die. Cartoons could die, too. In fact, wouldn't Spike die if Bumblebee had suddenly transformed with him still inside? Probably. And no one wants to hear the death screams.
Spike was the kind of 14 year old every foreman wants on his rig. I mean, he wore his oil rig getup everyday even after his job was destroyed. That's dedication.Also, Carlie may not have been as hot as Mikaela, but Spike certainly did get some action back in his day.Overall, Spike is slightly less annoying, so he wins.
Spike, because he's not played by Shia.