Sunday, April 5, 2009
Dive-Dive: likeable oddball Guardian submarine
Dive-Dive is fantastic in my humble opinion.From the moment he arrives he's an amiable and crafty character.He can even carry other Gobots while in submarine form which seems a bit puzzling considering he's the same size as Turbo when standing side by side but it's cool anyway.He's also the oddball on Gobotron which does not appear to have water and yet in "Steamer's Defection" Crasher knocks Night Ranger into a body of water which is never explained but it was fun to watch.As anyone who's watched a few episodes of the Gobots knows consistency and continuity were not a priority to the writers or H-B because they don't believe 4-10 year olds notice these things,but some of them do! Anyhoo, Dive-Dive was consistently good in his role as the misfit Guardian along with Flip Top,Blaster,Small Foot,Sparky,and Van Guard he was amongst the clutch of guest starring Guardians who got to be interesting.He was only in three episodes: Depth Charge(which seems to be his 1st appearance),Cold Spell(a real showcase for him), and Fitor to the Finish(just a silent cameo). He made more of an impact in two episodes than other characters did over the entire series.