AOE Optimus vs Prime Optimus.

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Hotshotprime43, Jul 3, 2014.

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preferred Optimus Prime

  1. Prime Optimus Prime

    11 vote(s)
    15.3%
  2. AOE Optimus Prime

    49 vote(s)
    68.1%
  3. both equally

    11 vote(s)
    15.3%
  4. NONE

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. Hotshotprime43

    Hotshotprime43 Well-Known Member

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    Both of these Optimus's have the voice of the great Peter Cullen but are both controversial among certain fans. Although it seems most people praise AOE Optimus there are still people who whine about him being too violent. Then there his counterpart of Prime Optimus where people complain he to hallow.

    So whats better over the top action hero AOE Optimus with tons of personality and willing to get his hands dirty for the greater good or Prime Optimus which extremely high morals?

    I love both. They both have Peter Cullen and fulfill their role for the universe they are in but AOE Optimus is better. He has a character arc, he kicks ass, rides Grimlock, and has so much personality in the movie. My vote goes towards AOE Optimus.
     
  2. Mechafire

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    AOE Optimus is VASTLY more interesting.
     
  3. MasterZero

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    I see this going well.

    AOE Optimus. I like his look more, his weapons, and I find his lack of faith in humans interesting, and the rebuilding of that faith, a nice arc.
     
  4. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    Depends on if Prime Optimus is Foc prime as well. FOC us the best. I like the other 2 equally
     
  5. Necromaster

    Necromaster FEAR ME MORTALS

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    I'll take "I'LL KILL YOU" over bland "heroic" speech of the day any time.
     
  6. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Definitely AoE. To me, Prime Optimus is close to being the Kristen Stewart of his series. Plus, "I'LL KILL YOU" and "THEY SLAUGHTERED RATCHET?! I'LL TEAR THEM APART" from AoE Optimus makes me like him even more.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    AOE.

    Prime Optimus was so God-damned bland, and I can't believe anyone thought Peter Cullen was "acting" in that show. He was offensively boring, I honestly though at one point he was going to turn out to be a robot decoy or something he was so monotonous.

    AOE however really painted Optimus as tortured, scared, and somewhat unstable by everything he'd been put through. He's very much dominated by his emotions, and wheras the Prime cartoon thought that Optimus never "losing his cool" somehow made him interesting, Optimus losing his cool is probably one of the best things, since it shows that he's, for lack of a better term, human.

    Prime Optimus was more of an offense to the name Optimus than anything AOE Optimus did, because Prime made him a hollow shadow of his former incarnations. A prop, an idol, but nothing substancial. He was embarrassingly one-dimensional. AOE actually gave Optimus something of a character arc, where he reacts with actual emotion and has his views changed, rather than being totally stalwart in a single cause. And for once in the movies, it wasn't fanon filling in the gaps, it was actually shown by the film.
     
  8. Hotshotprime43

    Hotshotprime43 Well-Known Member

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    No because we only evaluating movie Optimus by AOE. So aligned Optimus is only being evaluated by what he does in Prime.
     
  9. bny888

    bny888 バグバイト

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    WFC/FOC for me.
     
  10. Russian fan

    Russian fan Proud Autobot Ally

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    Grimlock have already decided up for all of us:eek: :rolleyes: 
     
  11. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I voted AoE Optimus, though it would be interesting to see how Prime Optimus would react if he went through the same situations AoE Prime did: being betrayed and ambushed by humans, then finding out they've been massacring his friends.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    AOE.

    I'll never get why they made Prime Optimus Prime they way he was.
     
  13. Coffee

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    AOE.

    Cullen's performance in AOE is possibly the best he's done since at least the 86 movie, and I think even that could be up for debate. He was pretty pointlessly violent in the first three films, but here he had an excuse. He was betrayed by the humans who he swore to protect, his Autobots had been hunted down one by one and used to make knockoff products. But even towards the end, we see he has developed into caring for humans once again upon saving and being saved by Cade and his family.

    The most we ever got from Prime Optimus was when he roared really loudly that one time. And that's it, he showed little to no emotion and had the same tone of voice throughout the whole show. What also bothered me was that for whatever reason the other Autobots couldn't function without him, as if the entire show revolved entirely around the great "Optimus Prime". It was kind of sad actually, that it was always, ALWAYS Prime that came jetting back in to save the day.
     
  14. AoE

    AoE MERGE YO POSTS PEOPLE

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    I like the idea of Optimus Prime being interpreted in different ways, so both for me.
     
  15. TFfanatic88

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    Prime OP, because he isn't a murderous asshole like movieverse Optimus is and he has a way better character design. Even Rodimus Prime is a better character than AoE Optimus.
     
  16. SouthtownKid

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    I disagree with both those opinions, although I don't hate TFP Optimus as much as some people in this thread seem to.
     
  17. Puck Hockey

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    "HEERRREEE III AMMMM!!!!"

    AoE Prime for sure.
     
  18. Hotshotprime43

    Hotshotprime43 Well-Known Member

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    Steve says hi
     
  19. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    G1 Optimus. He came back from the dead. He's like a god, man. :D 
     
  20. MasterZero

    MasterZero Taking a Break

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    They ALL came back from the dead at one point or another.
     

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