Loyalty to one superior or captain is an important factor is a officers duty. As well as the ability to instruct those under his command.
This, Soundwave, understood his role very well and operated at top efficiency. He executed orders without wasting time and was always, as humans say, straight to the point with his words.
Mystery though, is an unfortunate dilemma as it seems, that those around you who are distract by your professionalism and strong work ethics, prie in to your activities and wish to discover what it is your up to, when all it turns out to be is your duty.
Even though his loyalties were strong to leaders you have to wonder at times if he ever plotted to take over. Soundwave was a good leader when he was sent out on missions because most of the time he got his missions done. Soundwave was also one who never bragged about what he done but let his actions speak for him. He was well reserved and only spoke when needed too. Starscream could have learned alot from Soundwave in how to be a better mission leader and let his actions speak louder than his words. Thats why Megatron trusted Soundwave because of the traits that he carried.
Starscream and Soundwave actually seized control of the COns for a time in the UK Marvel stories. I really liked those issues especially the one where S'wave put the blame on the paranoid Wildrider as a scapegoat for the security leak within Megatron's ranks. For me those kind of issues showed the mech he really was.
So as a long-term leader do you all think Soundwave woul've had what it takes. I always saw him like the cylons of battlestar galactica, cold and calulating, he did let his emotions get the better of him and remaining reserved and rational whilst highly intelligent & tactical lead the marks of a very strong leader.
But those are just my thoughts, what do you think?
Let me talk about Soundwave G1 US Cartoon... His popularity was as high as Grimlocks, He looked cooler then most and he had cassettes protecting him and in some cases (Rumble) even sticking up for him "who you calling uncrastimatic "I like Soundwave alot..His cassattes Ravage and Laser Beak were my two favorites.. although in the G1 Cartoon it seemed Laserbeak favored Megatron more , Ravage was always there for Soundwave.
Soundwave was the opposite of Starscream.. A most loyal comrade. In TF: The movie , Soundwave was the only one who helped Megatron after Prime whooped his arse! with Rumble even helping out with his cannon..
I think Soundwave gives the cons credibility without Soundwave the cons might be more unorginized and not get as far as they do in those mad scienetist plans that Megatron cooks up. Soundwave is definately one of my favorite Decepticons..
Soundwave may have picked Megs up after his whooping in the movie but he still stood buy and watched him be kicked off into space. When it came down too it he wanted too preserve himself.
I've always seen Soundwave that way. He may seem increadably loyal but only too the most powerful. You loose that and I dont think he would be on your side.
I'm not sure how good a leader he would have been. He lacks the emotional side that would bond and inspire his troops. It would be ok if they were all emotionless machines but they clearly wernt. I dont think he would think twice about sacrificing anyone.
I dont think anyone saw the REAL Soundwave
Certainaly not in the cartoon I agree but in the copmic I think we did.
Cartoon wise the nail was hit on the head for me with the 'uncharismatic' line in Astrotrain before the in-fighting kicked off. Like Steel said he's hardly an inspirational leader although that never stopped Shockwave I guess.
I guess personally I like the variation and having him as future leader of the Decepticon in the Marvel Comics just seemed right to me. He may not be the single most powerful Con but he's one of the smartest and (i think) potentially cruelest.
All in all Soundwave got things done without hesitation.
Whilst there was not perhaps hesitation I always thought there was alot of careful planning involved. He was no where near as rash as either Megatron or Starscream although not as coldly clinical as Shockwave.
In some ways he might have been a better Decepticon leader, whilst not able to instill the troops with rousing Megatron speeches he was more persoanble than the aloof Shockwave.
I've always been interested to see what he may have looked like had he been reformatted by Unicron or simply upgraded (and no Soundblaster doesnt count cool as he was).
[glow=blue,2,000]So why did this cassettes like him so much and remained loyal? They were so different and in some cases quite vicious.[/glow]
Good point, maybe for the same reasons combiners (gestalts, Relfector) and such hung around togther. Maybe their combined might and use was more beneficial than if seperated. Being smaller Cons the cassettes probably realised it was better to be the sidekicks of the top ranking comms guy and right hand mech of Megs than be cannon fodder.
In the original cartoon, Soundwave's voice was one of the most unique in the show, I was watching More Than Meets The Eye 1 - 3 again the other day, and Soundwave really does show concern for his cassettes when Ravage is close to getting captured by the Autobots. I think he showed a little more favoritisms towards Ravage than the other casettes though.
My favourite was rumble, he had attitude! Plus he kep slapping/pushing Spike in MTMTE, which was never a bad thing!
Hoist: Hmm, I'm guessing nothing to do with Beast Wars or Armada, so either a sequel based in or around the first renegade rp trilogy or War For Cybertron? I'm guessing War For Cybertron!
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