Favourite characterS from each series?

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    Okay, so I know we've had "who's your favourite TF?" threads before, but I was just thinking of something... out of every TF series, even cartoon-less ones, who are your favourite characters? (as in more than one from each series)

    Even TF series' without shows have bios, tech specs or some other media that gives them some personallities. (I.e., MW had tech specs but no show, etc.)

    So yeah, from each TF series (that you've watched or paid attention to) which are your favourite characters?

    Mine are (from the series' and characters I know):

    From G1:

    Springer. (Laid back, always with the wise-cracks)

    Skywarp. (He was just a funny guy, and he looked cool, too)

    BW:

    Megatron. (Brilliant. Best Megatron ever)

    Waspinator. (A walking punchline. Hilarious)

    Inferno. (Pure win.)

    BM:

    Megatron still. (I liked his sinister edge, but he still believed his way was the right way. He even had morals)

    RID:

    Sky-byte. (his blind-devotion combined with his total retardation made a great combination. Plus he's like one of few bad guys in Transformers to have a happy ending)

    Armada:

    Jetfire. (I'll admit, I mostly liked him because his VA was Scott McNeil, but I did kinda like his 'I'm the best guy in the world, and I can back it up" attitude)

    Movie:

    Starscream. (Okay, so I like him just because he beat the total shit out of Ratchet and Ironhide, though he was a little dense to miss Sam and the cube, though he's like what, five stories tall and three wide? I probably wouldn't have noticed him either)

    Megatron. (Again, beating everyone senseless. I took the power of the life-giving, planet-feuling, God-Allspark cube to stop him, and you just know he's gonna come back eventually)

    Classics:

    Sunstreaker. (I do like his bio)

    Animated:

    Optimus Prime. (First time Optimus has been my favourite character. I love his innocent "let's try something new!" attitude as well as his leadership skills which are getting better and better. He's just had some hiccups when he tried to be the stern, strong, big-boss type leader but really all that got him was trouble)

    Starscream. (I love this dude! He runs around trying to act all tough and "I'M THE LEADER NAO!!!" but fails horribly everytime. Not to mention he seems to have the 'beat seven shades of crap out of everyone' gene that his uncle Movie Starscream had. It's like G1 Starscream if he was effective at more than cracking people up)
     
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    G1
    Grimlock
    Soundwave

    BW
    Waspinator
    Rattrap

    BM
    ???

    RID
    ???

    TFAM
    ???

    TFE
    ???

    Cybertron
    ???

    Movie
    ???

    Animated
    Grimlock
    Soundwave
    Wreck-Gar
     
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    G1: Prowl and Jazz

    BW: Primal, Silverbolt, Rattrap

    BM: Megatron, Jetstorm, Obsidian, Cheetor

    RiD: Scourge, Prowl

    Armada: Blurr, Prime

    Energon: Kicker

    Movie: Jazz, Megatron, Ironhide.

    Animated: Prime, Megatron, Jazz
     
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    G1:
    Optimus Prime - I can't help it and I love Peter Cullen.
    BW:
    Dinobot - I loved him and I hate stupid Code of Hero (I cry like a baby man, its so good).
    BM:
    Megatron - Very sinister.
    RID:
    I never watched RID, but I do like the Scourge toy :) 
    Armada:
    Unicron
    Movie:
    Optimus Prime - Peter Cullen and Flames FTW!!!!
    Barricade- I love the idea of an evil cop car.
    Classics:
    Jetfire - I love his toy.
    Animated:
    Lockdown - Such a bastard, and Lance Henriksen is the man.
     
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    Love stuff like this...


    Gen1:
    Jetfire- My first figure. I was pumped when he was included, sort of, in the cartoon.
    Soundwave- cold, caluculating and all sorts of badass.

    Beastwars:
    This is a hard one. I always liked Cheetor, but think that Rattrap was the best character.
    Inferno- great character, great toy

    Beast Machines:
    Cheetor- he grew up and took over control from hippie prime.
    JetStorm- Amazing deluxe toy. One of the main reasons why I currently collection transformers.

    RID:
    Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus. I think they speak for themselves.
    Scourge- The toy was an exclusive and living in Canada figured I would never get it, but a friend was able to pick one up for me. I have very good memories of that time.

    Armada:
    Jetfire- Great toy, good character, worthy of the name.
    Demolisher- The toy was cool and I thought it had a lot of play value with the minicon.

    Energon: If I had to pick:
    Landmine had a really cool toy
    Sluggslinger was also pretty neat.

    Cybertron:
    Cyberron Defense Scattorshot

    Classics:
    Jetfire (keeping with the trend)

    Alternators:
    Smokescreen- First one and still my fav

    Movie:
    08 Bummblebee- Great mold
    Dropkick- Possibly one of the best molds IMO.


    Animated: So far Bulkhead and Lugnut for toys, but we will see...
     
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    G1 - Optimus Prime, Prowl, Ironhide, Wheeljack.

    BW - Megatron, Rhinox, Rattrap, Dinobot.

    BM - Cheetor, Jetstorm.

    RID - Ultra Magnus, Prowl, X-Brawn, Midnight Express.

    Armadaverse - Blurr, Jetfire, Optimus.

    Live action movie - Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Ratchet (loved the subtle interplay between Ironhide and Ratchet).

    Animated - Ratchet, Prowl, Jazz, Wreck-Gar, Blitzwing, Lugnut.
     
  7. MACRAPTRON

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    Ah, what an interesting thread.

    G1:
    Megatron - the man, period. The best toy ever made (both G1 and MP)
    Thundercracker - best seeker color scheme
    Combaticons - best combiner team ever
    DEBUSTAR - aka Devastator aka Constructicons, classic stuff
    Prowl - transforming police car = WIN
    Tracks - one of the coolest altmodes ever

    HEADMASTERS:
    Apeface and Snapdragon, just because they look cool

    MASTERFORCE:
    Jinrai = Optimus Prime with a coolness multiplying factor of 100
    O-BA-RO-DO - awesomeness. What's not to like about Overlord?

    VICTORY:
    Star Saber and Victory Leo - no need for comments. The BEST, the most AWESOME, ASS-KICKING Autobot duo, EVER. Plus Star Saber is a dick.
    DESUZARASU - My man Dez. He's my second favorite Transformer of all time (the 1st is Megatron)
    RAIOKAIZAAAA!!! Heh. This behemoth deserves a toy design award. He makes me want to throw up over every single AEC toy.

    ZONE:
    Dai Atlas

    G2:
    eh, no.

    BW:
    TigerHawk
    BA

    BM:
    nah. But the show is awesome.

    CAR ROBOTTO:
    the 3 brothers, because of the toys.

    AEC:
    crap.

    ANIMATED:
    Ratchet
    WRECK GAR!!! Man, I watch that episode over and over only for the flies around his head ROFLMAO
    Sari - best human character in a TF show, ever. Her expressions are priceless.

    There's more for sure. Transformers are awesome.
     
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    G1- Gears, don't ask, his episode is my favorite G1 episode.
    "I hate your guts Starscream, but I'll do what you say!"
    BW/BM: Rhinox/Tankor, mostly Tankor because his INNACURATE toy rocked.
    Animes: Never saw any of 'em, but I like Ruination from RID for being my Bruticus "reissue"
    Movie: Starscream... IN THE VIDEOGAME! His voice and the way he moves is just... awesomely awesome in the game.
    Animated: Well it's probably no surprise that Lugnut is a favorite of mine, seriously I don't know what's about him that makes me smile everytime he shows up in the screen.
     
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    Some series I don't really know enough about the characters to form much of an opinion, but I'll do the ones I do know.

    G1 - Plenty, obviously. But I'll pick out a few:
    Huffer: Largely because the little moaner was my first TF, and my first exposure to TFs, and got me hooked.
    Jazz: All the moves and style of James Bond, x100, and he's not a dick.
    Wheeljack: Mad inventor, damn near indestructible, and bloody good fun.
    Soundwave: A mech who knows what he wants, and knows who he needs to play to get it. Mind reading, blackmailing, dirty tricks, and just plain smarm. He so should have had Shockwave's voice in the 'toon.
    Buzzsaw: Vicious, temperamental artist. Gotta love that.
    Skywarp: He looks cool, he can teleport, and he has a wicked sense of humour.
    Thundercracker: Kinda reminds me of me, in a way. I've always read him that he's mainly with the Decepticons because they provide him with the purpose and motivation he needs, and he knows that if he weren't running with them, he probably wouldn't be doing much of anything.

    Beast Wars:
    Megatron
    Dinobot
    Rattrap

    Beast Machines
    Megatron: Managed to take over the whole of Cybertron, essentially 'brainwashing' most of the population. That's badass.
    Tankor: In the series he got what I think was the best storyline, and I think he also got the best toy in the line by far.

    Movie
    Starscream: Purely for the scene where he toys with the other Raptors. Brilliant
    Bonecrusher: Not really evidenced in the movie as he didn't get a personality, but his hatred is funny. Get used to it. :p 
    Frenzy: He may not have got any lines in English, but he was fun to watch.

    Animated
    Optimus Prime: For all Split_Lip's reasoning.
    Bulkhead: He may seem dumb, but he appears to have more going on up top than he's letting on.
     
  10. Silent_Magnus

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    Since G1 seasons 1 & 2 are so different from each other I think I'll separate them.

    G1 Seasons 1&2: Jazz, Blaster, Brawn, Prowl, Thundercracker, Soundwave and his minions.

    Season 3: Ultra Magnus is #1!
    Although I like post-movie Galvatron(web world is one of my favorite S3 epsiodes), Cyclonus and Springer. Sky Lynx might be in there too.

    Beast Wars:
    Primal, Ratrap, Cheetor, Megatron, Tarantulas and Inferno.

    Beast Machines: Mainly Cheetor due to his character evolution.

    Robots in Disguise: Been awhile since I watched it.
    Going to have to go with Ultra Magnus.

    Armada:
    I would say Overload, but he wasn't really a character. In the show at least.
    I guess none of them really stuck out enough for me to have a favorite. Jetfire and Blurr were pretty cool when they were introduced though.

    Galaxy Force(didn't watch Cybertron).
    Backpack(Scattershot), Fangwolf(Snarl), maybe Hop(Jolt).

    Classics(including universe classics 2.0): Sunstreaker and Galvatron's bios seem to stick out in my mind.

    Movie: uh... Maybe Ratchet and Ironhide?

    Animated:
    Ultra Magnus
     
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    G1:

    The entire Decepticon Army.

    Armada:

    Megatron - Hot voice.
    Starscream - Black and silver on blood red armor you can't tell me that not hot AND he could fight with a sword! *drool* (Alexis can die BTW she made him into a sap.)
    Cyclonus - He had a sense of humor similiar to my own.
    Demolishor - He has his moments.

    Movie:

    Blackout - He's a Decepticon and he kills humans. :horse: 
    Scorponok - He's a Decepticon. He's a scorpion drone... and he kills humans.
    Barricade - He's a Decepticon and he kills humans. Has awesome decals too.
    Frenzy - He has adhd just like me! He's a Decepticon. He flips off and kills humans.
    Bonecrusher - He's a Decepticon. He stabs cars, picks them up and throws them across the highway AND kills humans.
    Devestator - He's a Decepticon. He's a tank and he kills humans.
    Starscream - He's a Decepticon. He's an F-22. He's Starscream and... he kills humans.
    Megatron - He's a Decepticon and he kills humans.

    You may have notice a slight pattern in my choice of favorite characters. :stick: 
     
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    I'm familiar enough to comment only on the series below.

    BW Neo; Break, Mach Kick and Guiledart.

    Car Robot; Car Robo Bros, Combatrons. But really I like them all, definitely my most favourite TF cartoon series.

    Armada/Micron Legend; Jetfire and Megatron

    Super Link; Laserwave and Sixshot

    Galaxy Force; Nitro Convoy and Sonic Bomber

    TFTM 07; Ironhide, Blackout and Sam's dad.
     
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    G1: Ratchet, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Springer, Devastator ah and Hound and Bluestreak
    Headmasters (JP): I really like all the autobot designs, but from what i've seen (and remember) of the series I like Wipe.
    Masterforce: Lander, Ginrai
    BW: Tigatron, Dinobot, Rattrap, Rhinox, Megs and Primal are pretty cool too
    BM: Megs, Cheetor
    RiD: don't really remember it so well. Scourge is definitely cool.
    Armada: Scavenger, Starscream
    Superlink: Sprung, Wheeljack (love the voice)
    Galaxy Force: Don't remember, Vector Prime Leo Breaker probably.
    Animated: Ultra Magnus has really cool design but he's a dick, and i really liked Ratchet until a recent episode. I like Prime and Blitzwing.
    Movie: Eh... Ironhide, at least his three lines were pretty funny.
    I think thats all the fiction i've seen
     
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    Huh? Ironhide had tons of lines, about 20 odd.
     
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    G1: Wheeljack
    BW: Depthcharge
    BM: Rattrap
    RiD: Sky-Byte
    Armada: Sideways
    Energon: Shockblast
    Cybertron: Sideways(Noisemaze)
    Movie: Barricade
    Classics: Ultra Magnus
    Animated: Blitzwing
     
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    G1
    (Movie) Galvatron
    The combaticons
    Sky Lynx
    Soundwave
    Wheeljack
    Perceptor

    BW
    Megatron
    Waspinator
    Inferno
    Rattrap
    Dinobot

    BW
    Megatron
    Thrust
    Jetstorm
    Tankor

    RiD
    Sky Byte
    Scourge

    Armada
    None

    Energon
    Megatron

    Cybertron
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Vector Prime
    Sideways

    Movie
    All of them, especially Barricade and Blackout

    Animated
    Again, all...but most noteworthy are Lugnut, Blitzwing and Wreck Gar
     
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    G1 (cartoon): Ratchet, Cliffjumper
    G1 (comic): Megatron, Shockwave, Trypticon
    G2: Jhiaxus, Rook
    Beast Wars: Depth Charge, Rattrap, Inferno, Megatron
    Beast Machines: Megatron, Jetstorm, Obsidian
    Car Robots/RID: SkyByte
    Armada: Thrust, Sideways, Wheeljack
    Energon: Tidal Wave
    Cybertron: Starscream, Vector Prime, Coby
    Classics: Grimlock
    Movie: Bonecrusher
    Animated: Bulkhead, Starscream, Prime, Megatron, Grimlock, Ratchet, Blackarachnia, Lockdown, Blitzwing, Lugnut, Bumblebee
     
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    G1:
    Hound: Always liked him for some reason
    Grimlock: Gotta love the big dumb dino

    BW:
    Rattrap: Sacrastic and just plain rude. (You expected him not to be on here?)
    Waspinator: Comedy Gold

    BM:
    Jetstorm

    RID:
    Skybite
    Junko - Love her misfortune of the bad things always happening to her

    Armada/Energon - NO ONE!

    Cybertron:
    Forget

    Animated:
    Bulkhead - Big lummox with a heart of gold
    Ratchet - Cranky old coot
    Blitzwing - Just plain crazy!

    Ah screw it I love all the animated cast.
     
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    Cool little thread, makes the ol noggin think and reminisce.

    G1: Prowl
    G2 (ie. Season 3) HotRod

    Beast Wars: Cheetor (notice a pattern here)
    Beast Machines: Cheetor
    RID: Prowl (Mach Alter)
    Armada: Hot Shot (So predictable)
    Energon: Tidal Wave
    Cybertron: Hmmmm, probably Vector Prime
    Animated: Probably Prowl

    Prowl is the one Transformer that I can comfortably say has always been my favorite. I was pretty sad when I didn't get Prowl as my title here, when these boards started... But I got the other Nissan sports car :) 

    And on another board I scored Prowl, but it's not as interesting a board as this one.
     
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    g1: Red Alert and Blitzwing

    Rid: Wedge and Octane

    armada: Blurr and Thrust

    energon: rodimus and sixshot

    cybertron: Red Alert and Sideways

    Animated: Jazz and lugnut
     

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