Beast Wars Sourcebook Dinobot

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by ILoveDinobot, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot That moment when you realize I'm someone's mom

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    17,396
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Likes:
    +1,442
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    I just realized that Dinobot's faction symbol in the Beast Wars Sourcebook is half predacon, half maximal. I don't recall seeing that in any other bio for a Transformer. But I thought that he would have at least earned his right to be called a Maximal. The bio makes it seem like Dinobot's life is in retrospect. So he died a Maximal right?, shouldn't his faction be Maximal?
     
  2. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    2,501
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +30
    He viewed him self to be a predicon warrior for the most part.
     
  3. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Posts:
    12,112
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    East Midlands, UK
    Likes:
    +5,199
    Ebay:
    This seems to be in issue with the bio for the universe toy as well. he was and always shall be a maximal in my eyes, he earned that right through his actions which overshadow any evil he may have considered or done.
     
  4. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Posts:
    9,887
    News Credits:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +50
    Armada Sideways had a half autobot & half Decepticon symbol on his box, but that's besides the point. Dinobot probably viewed himself as a Predacon on a Maximal team. If you're wondering what Dinobot was when he died, just ask Primal.
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot That moment when you realize I'm someone's mom

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    17,396
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Likes:
    +1,442
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Agreed!

    Ah yeah that does make sense. That could be a possibility. I haven't watched Beast Wars in a really long time but I thought at one point he did come to terms that he was a maximal.
     
  6. Buzzer-Bot

    Buzzer-Bot Kamikaze

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Posts:
    576
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Dinobot was formerly a Predacon working for Megatron,but he later joined the Maximals.

    His origin is a Predacon.But I've never seen a BW character's faction symbol with 2 identities.
     
  7. NGW

    NGW Rawr

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Posts:
    8,084
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +698
    Born a Predacon, died a Maximal.

    I guess..
     
  8. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2002
    Posts:
    7,219
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +16
    As Dinobot stated somewhere, his honour is Predacon honour, the honour gained through battle and achieving victory. After all, Dinobot was apparently the only member of Megatron's crew who was openly aware of the true purpose of their mission and its consequences.

    But true enough, his time with the Maximals changed his outlook on life.
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    36,143
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +1,130
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    I guess technically Blackarachnia also falls into this category. Even reformed, she still claimed herself to be a Predacon on the Maximal side.

    Interesting topic. Characters who switch sides, while aware of their origins and they're basically acting for the greater good not agreeing with the principles of the faction they're with.
     
  10. Bass X0

    Bass X0 Captain Commando

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Posts:
    10,589
    News Credits:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    England
    Likes:
    +3,047
    Well, the only other character who switched sides was Blackarachnia.
     
  11. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Posts:
    15,197
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +431
    Marvel comic Carnivac sorta fell into that category. He joined the Autobots (the 'Survivors' team I think) but still kept his Decepticon badge and said he wasn't an Autobot, but still followed some of their ideals. Catilla just went full Autobot, but look where that got him.
     

Share This Page