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Ironhide (Japanese: Roadbuster ロードバスター Rōdobasutā) is one of the main Autobots who appeared in the Energon portion of the Unicron Trilogy of Transformers. He is said to be Kicker Jones's closest friend when it came to the Autobots.
Why He's Not The Greatest
Note: This will only focus on his Energon counterpart, since the original Ironhide is memorable and likable.
- The main problem with this Ironhide is that he lacks what other Ironhides have, whom these incarnations’ traits are strong, being courageous, badass, tough war veteran and self-confident.
- He also doesn't even deserve his Japanese name, Roadbuster because that character was again suppose to be strong, courageous, and not only that, but was also part of the Wreckers.
- Ironhide in Transformers: Energon acts like a complete whiny, spoiled brat.
- He is prone to crying and just won't stop.
- He is also way too excited to go to wars.
- He treats his autobot comrades poorly.
- He has the habit of saying the wrong things at the wrong times, for example when he was having a discussion with Demolishor before he gained a Dump Truck body.
- This particular Ironhide gives other Ironhides bad names.
- He only cares about himself and his human companion, Kicker.
- Unlike any other incarnation, he is overly talkative about his life and time with Kicker. He also won't shut up how "pushy" Optimus Prime is.
- He always leads to himself being beaten up by Terrorcons, proof of him being a coward.
- He is rather bland and one-dimensional depending on your view.
- Matt Hill does a poor voicing him, as his voice is just so depressing and annoying, and also makes him sound quite immature and a crybaby in a ludicrous way.
- There are some times where he isn't a crybaby.
- Depending on your view, his Butt-Monkey status can make him somewhat sympathetic since he is frequently rebuked by both his fellow Autobots and Kicker,
- His design, both in vehicle and robot modes, isn't too bad in particular.
- He can be tolerable in the japanese version, but it depends on your point view.
- He did spawn a good action figure based on himself.