Do You Want This as Canon or Its Own Thing?

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  1. TransRanger

    TransRanger Well-Known Member

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    I keep getting bothered everytime I hear this is the definitive origin story, especially when we saw the origin of Op Prime from his first form of Orion Pax.

    I'm ALL for new iterations and I think that's what made Animated special.

    And I do like canon stories, but I REALLY hate prequel stuff. I hate knowing already how things are going to turn out, versus playing a new Transformer adventure that feels like it's my own.

    Anyone else bugged at all over hearing this is the canon G1 story?
     
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    I believe hasbro refered to this as the start of their new transformers canon. That it's not suppose to be directly linked to the old show, but heavily influenced by it.
     
  3. TransRanger

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    THAT I am all for, but across video game podcasts I keep on hearing, "This is the definitive origin story. THIS is how he became a Prime like you never got to see in the G1 cartoon."

    And I grit my teeth everytime... we DID see it in the G1 cartoon already. >__<
     
  4. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Dude, WFC is the new canon of the TF fics starting from this point: it has nothing to do with any previously established G1 canons.
     
  5. TransRanger

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    Huh.... are you sure?

    Cuz that's not what I've been hearing in the video docs and gaming podcasts.

    I would most definitely like you to be right.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This!
     
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    Why listen to the podcasts when the creators of the game say its the origin story of what happen in the cival war its not the origin story of G1... this is starting everything off fresh.
    people get things confused and they say what they want.

    what i understand from what iheard from the behind the scense and that this is whatwe always wanted to a degree......
     
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    It was declared to be it's own canon, right?

    Besides, the way I see it, WFC was meant to be a composite of all the other Canon's Pre-Earth back stories, and not something to be considered a direct prequel.
     
  9. Mechafire

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    Pretty much.
     
  10. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    It's based a good bit on G1, but it is not G1.

    There are too many version of a "G1" story that nothing will ever simply be "the cannon."
     
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    I don't think this will be connected directly to G1 and I wouldn't feel comfortable with this retconning G1, but I'm looking forward to it anyway! It looks really promising and is the first franchise since decades that really appeals to me 100%!
     
  12. Midnight

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    Since when do non hardcore TF fans know jack shit about this kind of stuff? These people talking are prolly jz born again fans or something. They dont know whats what.

    I wouldnt worry about it too much bro. This is just a new start to a new series. The G1 inspirations are great but that dosnt mean this is a G1 remake or even a retcon.
     
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    This. I find it a constant source of amusement that TF fans of all fanbases panic over what is and isn't canon when - good grief - we had...what? Four of five distinct continuities before TF had even reached the 1990s? (For real. Count them).

    And it still bugs me that people use the terms canon and continuity interchangeably...
     
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    Most important thing is that it is fun.
     
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    It's already it's own thing. Hasbro said so.
     
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    Yes...as the start of newer TF series. It has a hell of a lot of G1 references (obviously), but WfC's Cybertron hardly looks like Cybertron from any other continuity (especialy G1, where everything was blocks with circuitry). It ALSO means that by starting over, Megatron doesn't need to be a gun anymore. I honestly don't care what Megatron turns into as long as it's fitting and he has the huge-ass arm cannon (or something close to it, ala Armada Megatron)
     
  17. TransRanger

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    The more I hear this, the more I'm getting my pre-order ready.

    Quite the weird world we live in that I'm actually looking forward to a Transformer game.

    Thanks for the reassurance... I'm going to watch those vid docs again... cuz I coulda swore I heard them say this was the definitive G1 beginning to the story.

    I would LOVE for them to do their own thing.
     

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