Conflict's role in Tranformers/ Possibility of a "peacetime" series

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  1. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    I realize that in order to sell Transformers to kids, you need conflict.

    But does this conflict always need to manifest itself in a civil war?
    I'm getting a bit tired of that concept.

    I would eventually like to see a series set on a "golden age" Cybertron.
    Either on a Cybertron that never had a war, or a Cybertron where the war is over.

    But where would the conflict come from if not war?
    The first idea that comes to mind is some sort of sport.

    Anyone else have some ideas?
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    First thing that came to my mind was Internet forums.
     
  3. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    I keep on wanting to say "gladiators",
    but that's what Bionicle is doing this year.

    Maybe martial arts competitions?
    We already have a a few established schools/styles.
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Last thing I want is for Tranformers to turn into a Dragon Ball clone.
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    In any story, there has to be conflict.
    i think you are asking how would someone be able to tell a TF story without combat or wars.

    and that is simple.

    conflicts can be internalized.
    tell a story about a decepticon (like megatron or galvatron) who only knows war, but has to put the gun down to fight a different enemy: peace and politics.
     
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    Since we have the concept of TFs doing missions to other planets from Beast Wars (and Botanica's crew in Beast Machines), how about a team of TF explorers and they just land somewhere for a while, take on local forms, and then have a few adventures before moving off to another planet? For one that means a constant stream of new character designs and redesigns to base toys off if it was to support a Hasbro toyline. Conflict could then just come from the normal dangers of exploration like the envionment and maybe encounters with dangerous alien natives. Stargate and Star Trek have been doing it for years so I'm sure Transformers could pull it off as well. Set it a few centuries after a Transformers war has finished and have a mixed crew of Autobots and Decepticons for a little internal friction, but not outright war between them. Hey, it could even be a prequel to Beast Wars and have Predacons and Maximals instead.
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing something with a terrorism theme like 24, but with Transformers. There is peace on Cybertron but there is a renegade terrorist group called Decepticons trying to upset the established order.
     
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    Yeah... besides, I hate the Dragonball series.
     
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    Maybe a war against ANOTHER planet?

    I really liked how in Defiance the Decepticons and Autobots interact.
     
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    I kinda like this idea autobots and decepticons vs some greater evil..but not unicron.
     

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