Airplane Optimus: Would you like it?

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  1. Driskull98

    Driskull98 World's Only Snarler Fan

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    So I was messing around with my Animated Prime and made sort of an airplane mode and this question popped into my head:

    What would you guys think of an Optimus in some future continuity that turned into an airplane?
     
  2. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    I don't think it would bother me too much. As long as it didn't become his alt mode for all series versions after. It would have to retain many of his iconic body design cues though, like chest windows, shoulder pipes, ab grill and so on.
     
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    I probably wouldn't, but what kind of plane are we talking? Jet fighter? Bomber? Airliner?

    If it was an airliner, I don't think I'd get Southwest Airlines out of my head.
     
  5. TheDemonDzko

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    Truk not airplaine!!!
     
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    Inb4 "TRUKK NOT PLANE" :) 

    Edit: Dammit too late.
     
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    Yo dawg, peeps gettin' pissed-off when Optimus rocked out a long-nose trukk rather than dat short-nosed trukk.

    You think a whole different vehicle archetype get away scot-freeWROOOONG.


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    I wouldn't mind if he were a plane :D 
     
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    Besides if he was a plane, he would just show up as Megatron's mini-con in ten twenty years. =O
     
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    are we talking like a commercial plane or a fighter jet?
     
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    This sort of reminds me of how Hasbro was originally going to release Jetfire as the Autobot leader for 1985, but then stayed with Prime/Megs (which explains why Jetfire has a 10 Rank on his Tech Specs).

    I assume that means Shockwave would have gotten propped up as the new Con leader.

    zmog
     
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    That would have sucked for Japan.
     
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    I always kinda wanted to see a few primes with different but fitting alt modes such as a train (as seen in HoS) a jet maybe a race car (it would have to be something beyond epic to work) a tank even.
     
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    Not as his primary alt-mode, no...BUT I wouldn't mind it if it were a Triple-Changer, etc. alt-mode (sort of like Cybertron/GF Optimus' flying vehicle mode, or further back than that Optimal Optimus' alt-modes), where he has the option of transforming into either a truck OR a plane.
     
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    Doesn't appeal to me on the grounds that having a land based alt mode made him the underdog in every vehicular situation. Optimus' appeal was always that he was able to rise above any short comings including a slower, limited vehicular form.
     
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    No
     
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    Sure, assuming by saying plane you mean a red and blue vehicle with six wheels, two large exhaust pipes, a split-by-two windshield and a front grill. i'd love such a thing!
     
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    Could be cool have Megs turn into a Tank too though*role reversal FTW!*.
     
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    I'd like to see it tried once, as I can't really say how I'd feel about it until it actually happens.
     
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    It would be interesting I suppose, if done right. The problem with flying heroes is that they automatically have an advantage over all ground based villains. I typically avoid them for that reason, but if it could be done in a way so that that they could still have an even playing field, without limiting the diversity of cons, then I'm open to the idea.
     
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    Yeah, I wonder if that might be part of why they never went through with it. I don't remember the details now, but I seem to recall something about Jetfire being released as the new Autobot leader in Australia (not on the cartoon, obviously).

    His land-based alt-mode made him the underdog against a handgun? :p 

    Didn't Prime just fly everywhere in Truck mode in Energon/Cybertron anyway?

    Yeah, that might have been a neat alternative in G2... though I love G2 Laser Prime, so I wouldn't want to give that up.

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