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This article is about the Revenge of the Fallen Decepticon. For the minion of Unicron from the Unicron Trilogy, see Sideways.
Sideways is a Decepticon from the live-action movie continuity family.
For the last time, I'm not related to this "Barricade" person, whoever he is!

Back on Cybertron, Sideways was a simple courier who avoided combat at all costs. He tried to always remain in the shadow of larger Decepticons, where the Autobots might not notice him. On Earth, he's keeping much the same practice. He teamed up with Demolishor early on, and hopes that if the Autobots find them, the big Decepticon can keep him safe. He's pretty much a coward since he should've transformed when Sideswipe was chasing him. but, who can even defeat Sideswipe, right?

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Revenge of the Fallen film

N.E.S.T. and the Autobots pursue Sideways and Demolishor through Shanghai. While Optimus Prime and Ironhide are busy dealing with Demolishor, Sideways figures that he can escape now that they are sidetracked. Arcee, Skids and Mudflap were sent to stop him but, he was able to elude them by jumping through an apartment. Sideswipe was brought in by Major Lennox to chase him upon his escape from Arcee and the twins. Sideswipe immediately chased him who jumps, shoots him and cuts him in half, killing Sideways. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Video Game

  • Voice Actor: John DiMaggio
Autobot Campaign

Sideways is part of a group of Decepticons sent to Shanghai. Ironhide arrives and fights through all the Decepticons until only Sideways is left. Ironhide fights Sideways in a short battle in which he kills Sideways and blows him off a building. Hey, it's better than being sliced in half.

Note: There is an achievement on PS3s and Xbox 360s if one beats Sideways with Sideswipe, a reference to their supposed rivalry.
Decepticon Campaign

Sideways is dispatched to Shanghai to take out a group of Autobots disrupting Decepticon operations in the area. Later, when Grindor has gone missing, he is sent to find and reactivate him.

No, really. HE WANTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE TRANSFORMERS.
I want to tell you about the Transformers!

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Toys

  • Sideways (Deluxe, 2009)
Deluxe Sideways in coward, uh, i mean robot mode.
Sideways transforms into a Audi R8. His mech-alive gimmick is a saw-cutter on his arm, where a wheel should be. Sideways' windows are tinted purple. His conversion starts by pressing the front grill.
There are two versions of the Sideways toy available. The one pictured, and another version which has a darker silver color, almost gunmetal. This version is believed to be a Chase figure.
This mold was also used to make Dead End.
  • Magna Missile Sideways (Fast Action Battlers, 2009)
  • Sideways (Legends, 2009)



Trivia

  • Just like Bonecrusher or Demolishor, he was used in a lot of movie promotions, but his overall screen time was very short compared to what we might expect. The poor guy didn't get any lines, just the satisfaction of making an old Chinese guy turn around. However, Sideways has a much bigger role in the games. He even survives Shanghai!
  • Of all the Transformers featured in both films, he is possibly the only one who died without putting up much of a fight.
    • Also, of all the Transformers who are killed in both films, Sideways is the only one who dies while in his alt-mode. All of the visible deads were killed while in their robot modes.
  • When Audi was looking to win screen time for one of its cars in the summer films during 2009, Ruben Igielko-Herrlich, a marketing consultant from Propaganda Global Entertainment Marketing, helped the company to find an opportunity in the film Revenge of the Fallen. Ruben talked the staff from the film into finding a role for the Audi R8. Ultimately, an Audi R8 appears in the film as Sideways, the villain. Thus, Sideways became the only car Transformer in the movie whose alternate mode is not manufactured by General Motors.[1]

Reference

  1. Hollywood's Blockbuster Role for Product Placement - BusinessWeek

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This article uses material from the "Sideways (Movie)" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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