Does TF:A have any original transformers?

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  1. Bottom Out

    Bottom Out Well-Known Member

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    Does TF:A have any original characters or have they introduced a character that we've heard of but never seen in a cartoon before? Or is TF:A all just remakes/knockoffs of transformers from previous generations?

    I'm not talking about the human characters, I'm talking about the actual transforming robots.
     
  2. SCPrime

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    There's Bulkhead (name used before but different character than previous assigned names), Lugnut (again variation of the name (Lugnutz) have been used but not same character), Lockdown. Off the top of my head that's all I can think of.
     
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    oh ok cool, i cant believe i forgot about bulk head though
     
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    Sentinel Prime is almost a new character.

    Previous Sentinel Prime have not done much other than be mentioned and die.
    Plus this Sentinel Prime doesn't have a lot in common with his namesake other than he holds the rank "Prime".
     
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    I think one of the TFA animators mentioned that Hasbro wanted alot of G1 incarnations in Season 1 and 2 but gave them thumbs up for more original characters in Season 3 so I think we will see more original characters.
     
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    Lugnut, Bulkhead, LongArm, Lockdown, Oil Slick and Sentinel are all pretty much 100% original except names.

    Also Eric said that they're pretty much done with all homages in TFA, so we'll probably see alot more originality!
     
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    More all-new characters: do want.
     
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    It's just... alot more satisfying(sp?) when instead of going "WOW AWESOME G1" we go "THAT GUY LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME YEAAAAAAAH!"
     
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    one of the things i loved in beast wars was that they used all new characters and dindt rely on an allready set fan base to sell the show. Its nice to hear animated will get to create some more of thier own characters so they can have thier own legacy
     
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    When you've been around as long as Transformers has, you tend to run out of names and characters without unintentionallycreating a clone of an already made one.

    Technically, all the characters are original, since very few share the exact same personality as their namesake. (And those who are very much like their namesake's core personality, like Starscream for example, are still different enough to avoid being a carbon copy)

    Also, the proper term is "homage", dude.
     
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    Actually the impression was given that season 3 was very G1 homage heavy (Rodimus, Arcee, Beachcomber, Brawn, Cyclonus, Perceptor) while season 4 if it goes ahead would focus more on all new characters since IIRC he said that he was mostly done with working on G1 homage characters and was starting work on all new characters and since the comment was only made within the last few weeks I highly doubt it was in reference to season 3.
     
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    Can we count the Starscream clones? Also are we really getting a season 4?
     
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    Lockdown and female starscream are new name wise and charecters wise.
     
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    Prowl is not more or less Prowl in Name Only?
     
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    Well he got the wings, symbols on his arms, crest, all logical and calm, but still very different.
     
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    Dont forget the female starcream clone...
     
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    the female starscream clone is the best idea, a female seeker should have been made a long time ago.

    I dont call them homages though since i dont buy into the fact that they made so many g1 refrences to please the g1 fans. I believe they only did that to attract ratings since they were worried about what they were bringing to the table
     
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    It's not really about rating considering the OLD FANS are like, less than 15% of TF fans around the world and probably less than 5% of the TFA watchers, it's more like because 90% of the guys behind it are transformers fans, including Derrick Wyatt, the guy who designs all the bots.
     
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    that only makes me believe in the trying to copy g1 rather than pay homages even more, but im not gonna get into it.

    the female seeker is awesome
     
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    Other than designs and Starscream, nothing is really a G1 copy, not to mention Starscream is alot better than the G1 version.

    If just looking like a character is "copying" every character in TF history after G1 is a copy of a copy.
     

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