Autobot Ranks

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Julliant, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Julliant

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    So in the last episode it is revealed 'Prime' IS a rank and not a surname.

    Now it can be inferred that Jazz is second-in-command, because of the movie's influence, the fact that he's been close to that position in G1, and in the last episode, Jazz was the one who stopped Sentinel from overdoing the cleansing of the Autobots. If Sentinel was of a higher rank, he'd probably get Jazz to fish off like he tried on Optimus, but he didn't despite that being typical Sentinel, thus Jazz could be of a higher rank.

    That means the ranks goes as:

    Ultra (Magnus)
    Jazz??
    Prime (Sentinel & Optimus)

    So that brings us to what will happen when Optimus becomes the leader. Maybe Prime (in the reverse role of TFTM86) reluctantly becomes leader and doesn't want to be called 'Ultra' out of modesty, over time the Autobots respect him as the 'Prime'.
     
  2. KA

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    i think jazz is just an officer, like ratchet, so theres no title.
     
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    And...

    Are there other Ultras? Or is Magnus the only one?
    Are there other Primes? Will we see them? If so, who?

    What other ranks could there be? Iron? Hide? Jumper? Bee? Hot? Omega? Supreme?
     
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    I thought it's Ironhide and Bumblebee, as in combined words.

    Okay but seriously though, it's not like people are gonna call Ultra Magus 'Ultra', so I assume that's his rank or something.

    Possibly. I hope they go further in about the rankings, doesn't make sense that the only rank which affects one's name is 'Prime', when it isn't the highest rank at all.
     
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    Julliant - oh, yeah, I was a little facetious with those suggestions...

    But for those with better knowledge of the continuities than I - who are the other Primes?
    (Beyond Rodimus and Nemesis?)

    Have there been other Ultras?
     
  7. Prowl

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    Wheelie
    Ultra Magnus
    Ultra Maul
    Ultra Sidius
    Optimus Prime
    Sentinal Prime (same Rank as Optimus)
    Jazz (possibly the same level as prime, only not an academy flunky)
     
  8. Julliant

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    I know there's Nova Prime, Vector Prime, Alpha Prime, Guardian Prime . Prima and Primon were bearers of the Matrix in G1 according to Teletraan-I.
     
  9. Silent_Magnus

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    If you mean in other continuities.
    There's been an Ultra Trion, which was and alternate universe version of Ultra Magnus in an Alpha Trion role.

    I for one don't think "Ultra" or "Magnus" are ranks,
    and that Ultra Magnus picked that name when he became supreme commander.
     
  10. Primus

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    Didn't Bumblebee say something like , "Now I see why his name is ULTRA"?

    Optimus Magnus as new leader? I'm not sure Optimus would even want to be part of the elite guard.
     
  11. Dolza_Khyron

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    ultra optimus prime? i could see that work, or optimus prime could just decide not to change his name? and just go by optimus prime?
     
  12. Magelite

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    I would say 'Magnus' is the rank, not 'Ultra'.
     
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    don't know, ultra would be a weird name...

    and ultra seems to be what hasbro uses for "bigger" toys. lol...
     
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    There's also Omega Prime in RID.

    As for Sentinel not talking back to Jazz, that doesn't necessarily mean Jazz is of higher rank. It seems Sentinel just likes giving Optimus (and to a lesser degree Optimus' crew) a hard time.
     
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    Ultra Magnus's rank = SUPREME COMMANDER.......isn't it?
     
  16. Primus

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    I thought he was just the leader of the Elite Guard but i'm not sure.
     
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    yup. ultra magnus is the supreme pizza, i mean commander lol :) 

    edit: i'm pretty sure they said at the beginning that he was the autobot supreme commander, as well, didn't they?
     
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    Well, supreme commander for the military forces of the Autobots for sure, but perhaps, there's also a civilitarian line, lead by some Autobot Elders, or even Alpha Trion, wisest mystique of all Cybertronians.
     
  19. Caine

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    Although it's quite amusing to realize that huge-sized ship contains only the supreme commander himself, accompanied by his yes-man and dickhead.
     
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    G1 Optimus wasn't much different.
    He didn't have that many more autobots with him when he left cybertron.
     

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