|thanekos (thanekos) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-08-18 13:28:00
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Xanatos Gambits: not for amateurs.
illustrating this lesson today is the Decepticon Ramjet, in IDW continuity.
Ramjet first showed up in IDW in the New Avengers/Transformers crossover, as someone not to be trusted who cut and ran when things were going bad.
over in non-crossover continuity, though, he's pretty much just on Earth, spinning his plans (and not having learning one damned thing from what Starscream tried to pull, it seems) and trying to swing Skywarp to his side (because, hey, you can always use a teleporter):
how right you are, teleporting jackass. how right you are.
still, it intrigues him enough that he'll give ramjet twenty-four hours: if his supposedly great, in-motion plans bear some appreciable fruit, then they'll talk.
and so we see ramjet in action, dealing with his pawns:
making his moves:
and finally revealing his beautiful beautiful plan in full:
a plan that relies on the certainty of technological/scientific breakthroughs, everyone else up and willing to fall in line with you, inferior equipment performing as needed, and leaps in logic.
I can't see how this wouldn't fail at all!
luckily for the universe, though, Megatron gets around to tracking Ramjet down, and, well.....
(little bot's one of Ramjet's Constructicon drones, who were building his toys. He skragged two of them in a " Your usefulness has ended " way, and still expected to be able to have some tech he needed on hand when the time came. Yeah.)
and that's why, sometimes, straightforward planning is the best.