Abe Lincoln is now Optimus Prime

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  1. QLRformer

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    So he says a similar line and he's automatically Optimus?
     
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    Oh, wrong board. But it was a line I caught, and couldn't resist posting about.
     
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    Since when did Optimus hunt Vampires?
     
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    Oh good. I thought this was gonna be something serious.

    Abe's gonna take some faces.
     
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    Reminds me of Hazekiah. Oh and another thing. Abe Lincoln uses an axe. Optimus Prime uses an axe.
     
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    Lincoln also freed the slaves, Optimus faught to prevent slavery.

    Holy crap, the more you think about it the more connections become apparant.
     
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    optimus died from getting shot, lincoln died from getting shot.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

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    Jet Optimus had a beard, Lincoln had a beard....

    ...oh my God...
     
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    Optimus believed freedom was the right of all sentient beings.

    Lincoln gave freedom to sentient beings.
     
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    Lincoln got shot from behind, optimus got shot from behind. Both killshots. l:3
     
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    Actually, Infestation. Really really bad that we can make this statement almost true.
     
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    Abe uses and Axe-Shotgun in the trailer.

    Optimus used both an Axe AND a shotgun in DOTM. (Although it was Megatron's shotgun)
     
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    Optimus had a secretary named Lincoln, Lincoln had a secretary named Optimus.
     
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    what the heck!!!
     
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    Yup and yup. I've got a thread ready to go about this and a few other related elements but there's that tricky "no politics" vagueness.

    We're really speaking more about basic grade school history here than actual contemporary politics, as I would be in my thread...so I'm assuming it's fine but don't wish to court further infractions, obviously.

    Sticky wicket.

    Yup, the connection is obvious and clearly suggested. People get so caught up in the "Arise, Atlantis!" reference that they seemingly completely miss the symbolic foreshadowing of the enslavement plot deliberately put forth by Megatron's obliteration and dethroning of Lincoln.

    Glad to see you guys are appreciating the symbolism there as well, it's really quite clever and subtle despite being so in-your-face and plain-as-day in hindsight.

    :) 
     
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    Yes. The TF movies aren't exactly rife with symbolism, but what's there is pretty good.
     
  20. decepticreep312

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    Wait since Abraham Lincoln is now Optimus Prime, does this mean Megatron destroyed Optimus twice when he blew up Lincoln Memorial?
     

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