Metroplex doesn’t share a lot with The Big Lebowski‘s Jesus Quintana — for instance, I’m pretty sure Metroplex isn’t a pederast — but they do have one thing in common, and that’s that like Jesus, Metroplex will fuck you in the ass Saturday, or Wednesday, or any day of the week if you try to mess with him. I mean, it says something when this new Transformers: Fall of Cybertron game trailer features Grimlock throwing Decepticons into the air and then stabbing them with his tail and Optimus Prime straight up beheading a dude, and the most awesome part is still Metroplex stepping on shit. Also, was that the Ark crashlanding on Earth? Holy shit. (Via Seibertron)
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