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    Ironhide (Transformers: Energon)

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    Ironhide (Unicron trilogy)
    Aw, wow! I can't believe Optimus said that! Just to be mentioned in the same breath as Hot Shot is probably the greatest compliment in the universe. I am the greatest!

    "Oh shut up little boy Ironhide!" ― Phelan Porteous.

    "Your days are numbered now, imposter!" -The real Ironhide's reaction to his flanderization in Transformers: Energon.
    Gender: Male
    Type: Ironhide In Name Only
    Immature Autobot
    The Immature Side of Ironhide
    Age: Immortal
    Species: Cybertronian
    Portrayed by: Mitsuo Iwata
    Matt Hill (English Dub)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Transformers: Energon
    First appearance: Transformers

    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' closest friend when it came to the Autobots.

    While he was a basic yet one of iconic Autobots in the Transformers franchise, this incarnation of Ironhide cannot be said in Transformers: Energon.

    Why He's Not the Greatest at All and Never Will Be

    Note: This will only focus on his Energon counterpart, since the original, and most other versions of Ironhide are memorable and likable.

    1. The main problem with this version of Ironhide is that he lacks what other versions of Ironhide 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 supposed to be strong and courageous; not only that but was also part of the Wreckers.
    2. Ironhide in Transformers: Energon acts like a complete whiny, spoiled brat.
    3. He is prone to crying and just won't stop.
    4. He is also way too excited to go to wars.
    5. He treats his Autobot comrades poorly as if they are either idiots or doing their job which is an example of his jerkish attitude towards them yet he's the one easily being an idiot himself which makes him a hypocrite.
      • He was a complete jerk to Demolishor just for being a Decepticon which implies he is also a racist.
    6. 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.
    7. This particular Ironhide gives other Ironhides bad names.
    8. He only cares about himself and his human companion, Kicker. In other words, he's selfish and a pathetic pawn of Kicker.
    9. He also never disciplines Kicker at all which makes him very irresponsible.
    10. 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.
    11. He always leads to himself being beaten up by Terrorcons, proof of him being a coward.
    12. Depending on the viewers' point of view, he is also a pathetic punching bag. For example, while he did deserve it for his disobedience, this proves how pathetic he is for idiotically allowing himself punched by Optimus Prime.
    13. He is rather bland and one-dimensional depending on your view.
    14. Matt Hill (who was more well known for voicing Ed from Ed Edd n Eddy) was severely miscast as Ironhide and it doesn't work at all. He sounds like nothing like Peter Cullen (as he voiced him in the original Transformers G1 cartoon, and sounded much better) and comes off as bland, depressing and annoying, and also makes him sound quite immature, whiny and a crybaby in not a good way. Also, the original Ironhide has never been a whiny guy.
    15. In Megatron's words, he truly is such heroic nonsense.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. There are some times where he isn't a crybaby.
    2. 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.
    3. He did get punched for his disobedience which he deserves it though it depends on the viewer.
    4. His design, both in vehicle and robot modes, isn't too bad in particular.
    5. He can be tolerable in the Japanese version, but it depends on your point view.
    6. His Japanese voice actor, Mitsuo Iwata did a fine job voicing him.
    7. Sometimes his voice isn't too whiny at times.
    8. His toy version is quite good.
    9. He was a more likable, memorable, and a much better character in all other entries outside Transformers: Energon.



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