The Rev wrote:Aw .. found it in Bludgeopedia.
The technobots that bit it ... Lightspeed and Nosecone. Both died in the battle of Kimia.
Yeah Cattleprod .. that's what I was thinking of, ol' Razorclaw. Certainly appeared to die, but its up to debate. And Brawl at least taken out of action. Seems like an anti Gestalt conspiracy to me.
Just a little plot hole concerning combiner teams. Didn't Arcee slice the spark out of Brawl and Blast Off on Garus-9? I still remember reading that and fuming at the thought of no Bruticus. Then in comic book fashion, hey we're back! I was pleased at their return, but in the same token it lessens the impact that occured during that scene at Garrus-9, because not only was I lamenting the loss of Bruticus, but I was also awestruck in witnessing Arcee's shear socialpathic brutality. Surely it was meant to be fatal. Arcee only does fatal. Doesn't she?
I have to say; it always confuses me when people assume that a Transformers character has been killed off, unless it's explicitly stated. One of the things I loved about the comics as a kid (and still do, in fact) is that you can show these guys receiving ungodly amounts of visible damage but then have them back on their feet a few issues later after receiving repairs.
I remember when Hotrod raided the Decepticon asteroid and people were worried that he'd killed off Razorclaw, Shrapnel, Acid Storm and...was it Bombshell? All we saw was Bombshell, Shrapnel and Acid Storm take a single blaster shot, and later, Starscream stood over Razorclaw's prone body, with some smoke rising from it.
After seeing Starscream get his back blown out in Infiltration, Sunstreaker bombed to oblivion in AHM and Blitzwing reduced to iron filings twice in the early series, I don't tend to assume anybody's dead until it's 110% clear.