Big Convoy =/= Big Prime

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  1. grunge

    grunge The TANK

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    the title says it. lio convoy became leo prime. sooo why didnt Big Convoy become Big Prime. im pretty sure the name would be easily enough secured. and if not Big Prime, then how about these:

    Berserk Prime: his nick name of "the 1 man army" should warrent him this along side that he speciallizes in combat, and is loaded to the teeth.

    Grand Prime: more of a play on words, still having same meaning. meaning he is a "Big" one.

    Mammoth Prime: since LEO prime had his beast mode in his name....

    i dunno, i mean if its named "convoy" shouldnt that automatically transfer to "Prime"?
    i think he is Prime worthy, didnt Beast Wars Neo end with him defeating Unicron, and uniting Cybertron in a new era of peace?
     
  2. Pravus Prime

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    Over the years I've thought about this on and off, especially since BWNeo is one of my favorite shows (I enjoyed it more then Car Robots to be honest), but I've never really thought any of the fan names were particularly good. Then again, I'm not all that fond of Leo Prime either. If any I suppose Mammoth or Colossus Prime.

    Beserk Prime doesn't fit at all. While he may be a one-man-army, he's far from a beserker, he's far more about precision then anything else.

    As for being Prime worthy, that's a no brainer. Even Vector Sigma chose him to be Cybertrons champion and later used his physical and emotional template to make Black Big Convoy.
     
  3. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I think Maximus Prime is probably the best option.
     
  4. Feralstorm

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    I kinda like "Mammoth Prime". It may not have a lot of zing, but works on a couple levels of word usage.
     
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    I always thought that this was a great possible translation of the name. Otherwise, Big Convoy is fine, but Big Prime simply feels a bit weird for me.
     
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    i actully like nemesis prime, i know hes not a villian like the usual black convoy repaints but he sorta gives off that antivillian vibe to me
     
  7. grunge

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    i didnt much opf BS neo. i just felt it odd that he didnt get americanised as a Prime since he is a Convoy.
     
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    Big Primal. :( 
     
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    Hasbro, in its period of size-class nomenclatural chaos, wanted to leave the "big" term available to replace the mega, supreme, or leader class names, and it was thought that "big prime" could become too confusing when it was used to describe other prime figures that happened to be big.
     
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    I like Mammoth Prime, but as with Lio Convoy, I'll just call him Big Convoy.
     
  11. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    *shameless fanfic plug*

    In my story, War Dawn Redux, I tried to come up with new names for the Maximal leaders.
    Optimus Primal=Simeus
    Lio Convoy= Leonus
    Big Convoy= Mammothus

    I kind of like the way they sound. Probably could include "Major" or something at the end of their names too.
     
  12. Black Oracle

    Black Oracle Black Convoy's Dark Angel

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    'Mammoth Prime' would probably make for a decent western name, or some other word indicating size, like 'Colossus' or 'Gigantus'.

    Like Pravus, BW Neo is one of my fave series along with Car Robots/RID. I'd have loved to see its fiction and characters brought over by Hasbro somehow. The IDW Beast Wars comics weren't much, but it was cool to see the Japanese BW characters in them!
     
  13. Neo-Bombshell

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    Hmmm what about "Great Prime" or "Colossus Prime"? Big Convoy would be a great character anyway.

    As Black ORacle said, the BW comics were great, they really did their homework getting info about BW japanese characters.
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Mammoth Prime all the way. It's honest and bad-ass sounding.
     
  15. grunge

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    i like Colossus Prime! that would be a great US name for him. but his weapon can still be the Big Cannon.
     
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    im more game for Maximus prime or some other roman name Mammoth seems a bit too simple as does big
     
  17. Murasame

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    Maybe Megalus Prime. Derived from the latin (?) word megalo.
     
  18. CZ Hazard

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    I'll keep the Convoy for Lio and Big, totally works for me.
     
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    how about maximus prime
     
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    Mammoth Prime is the one I'm liking the most so far.

    Colossus Prime or Titan Prime are also appealing.
     

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