Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the Transformers (Generation 1) incarnation of Shockwave, can universally agree that he was useless. In the first episode, he was ordered by Megatron to stay behind on Cybertron and babysit the planet while the Decepticons attempted to defeat the Autobots. Shockwave made sure nothing got too dusty, but did eventually help construct a Space Bridge.
Yahoo! Movies was first to debut this new banner ad for Transformers: Dark of the Moon depicting a significantly more badass Shockwave in the midst of a destroyed cityscape.
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