Good base Autobot team for next series?

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  1. Autobot_Wall-E

    Autobot_Wall-E The Musical

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    For the next Transformers series, who would make a good base Autobot team? I know Optimus and some incarnation of Bumblebee will be included, but who else?

    I definitley would want Hound and Cliffjumper.
     
  2. bumblebot98

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    Optimus
    Cliffjumper
    Blurr
    Ironhide
    And Wheeljack.
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    I'd go with:

    Optimus - The leader, natch.
    Ironhide - Older, gruff, tough Autobot, also someone for Prime to confide in. Either the weapons specialist, or a guy who likes doing things "the old fashioned way", i.e. with his fists.
    Bumblebee - Young and feeling as though he has a lot to prove, he takes risks to show he has what it takes, closer to Cheetor than Hot Shot, personality-wise.
    Wheeljack - the device guy, he cooks up inventions and gizmos as the team needs them, he can also double up as a pilot for their ship, or the team medic. I'd be tempted to write him as an eccentric and have him voiced by Billy West, "Good news, everyone! I've built a device that can lock all Cybertronians in their vehicle modes!"
    Chromia - 'Mia to her friends, she's Ironhide's right hand 'bot when it comes to getting the job done quickly and efficiently. She doesn't like Bumblebee much, as she thinks he tries too hard. Although she's cool in a firefight, she's also been known to crack jokes to relieve the tension occasionally.
     
  4. Recall

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    Something far more off beat:

    Hot Rod
    Trailbreaker
    WheelJack
    Sunstreaker
    Hound
     
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    Optimus and Bumblebee-No TF series from here on out will lack these two

    Sunstreaker-The vain 'bot who never wants to get his hands dirty, but has a bad temper and will fight when necessary. Side story about his search for his missing brother Sideswipe

    Wheeljack-Autobot mad scientist. Essentially the same as his G1 counterpart. Makes all sorts of weapons and equipment for his comrades that no one want to use out of fear of misfires and other glitches.

    Hound- The final member of the main crew. Hound is the Autobot tracker. He has had years of special ops training and is a former member of the Autobot equivalent of the green berets. Did some bad stuff earlier in the war and wants to make up for it. He has a personal relationship with one of the 'cons as his actions somehow pushed them out of civilian life and caused them to hold a grudge against all Autobots. Not sure who'd that character would be, yet.
     
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    Optimus - proven leader
    Bumblebee - young inexperienced looks up to Ironhide.
    Ironhide - old fashioned bot shoot first ask questions later
    Tracks - Arrogant and self absorbed, but decepticons beware if you scratch his paint job
    Wheeljack - inventor and medic prefers to work behind the scenes and help his friends
    Hound - lone wolf, tensions between him and Ironhide escalate as hound prefers to keep to himself and avoid fighting whenever necessary.
     
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    Any which fulfills the Five Man Band

    * The Hero — (lead singer) The leader of the group. Can be clean-cut and upstanding, bold and charismatic, serious and driven, or some combination of the three.
    * The Lancer — (lead guitar) The second-in-command, usually a contrast to The Hero. If the Hero is clean-cut and/or uptight, the Lancer is a grizzled Anti Hero or Deadpan Snarker; if the Hero is driven and somewhat amoral, the Lancer is more relaxed and level-headed.
    * The Smart Guy — (keyboardist, bass guitar) The physically weak, but intelligent or clever member. Often nerdy and awkward played for comic relief. Sometimes unconventionally young (early- to mid-teens). Sometimes a trickster and a buddy of the Big Guy. May be the one with all the "street" connections.
    * The Big Guy — (drummer) The strongman of the team. May be dumb. Or mute.
    * The Chick — (vocal effects, tambourine) A peacekeeping role to balance out the other members aggression, bringing them to a nice or at least manageable medium. The Chick is often considered the heart of the group. Not always female, but the role is usually taken by the Token Girl (hence the name). Sometimes referred to as "the useless girl".
     
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    Prime - leader
    Ironhide - 2nd in command, Prime's mentor and a veteran of many wars
    Bumblebee - the youngster, eager to please and while very capable takes on too much
    Hound - the epitomy of a soldier, but also the Spec Ops autobot
    Wheeljack - the inventor and medic of the team
     
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    TV Tropes ftw.
     
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    Hero- Optimus usually and maybe another Prime or Convoy would fit the bill or even Gesalt leaders like Scattorshot, Hot Spot, or Silverbolt. Grimlock could be this, but he'll be in the Big Guy or Lancer position.
    Lancer-Prowl, Ironhide, or Springer
    Smart Guy- Wheeljack, Perceptor, or Ratchet usually.
    Big Guy- Brawn, Roadbuster, Warpath
    Chick- Bumblebee usually, Jazz, Cliffjumper is a more agressive one, Mirage
     
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    I'd go with seven instead of five:

    Optimus, the resourceful leader.
    Ironhide, the quick-tempered muscle.
    Ratchet, the down-home doc.
    Jazz, the streetwise cool dude.
    Bumblebee, the tagalong kid brother.
    Wheeljack, the science nerd.
    Arcee, the level-headed but feisty lone chick of the group.
     
  12. UltraMagnus3786

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    optimus - good ol' g1 style

    bumblebee - young, not quite immature, warrior, like movie 'bee - called "bee" by mirage

    warpath- not the bumbling warpath of g1, but he's a large bot, has seen the horrors of war and gives in to it. he will fight to the end because of what's at stake, and what he's lost

    perceptor (combines wheeljack and ratchet in one). follows orders and is a perfectionist

    sunstreaker- to quote someone above me, he's in the war to find his twin brother sideswipe. a little on the vain side for sure, but dedicated to the autobot cause

    mirage- really an artist - reluctantly fights, butts heads with warpath over what's necessary in war

    punch- autobot spy, mysterious, slightly delusional and afraid of being caught by megatron- has a hard time distinguishing sides in a perpetual war - counterpunch is close to a decepticon, and presents many conflicts -- doesn't believe all decepticons are bad

    blaster- communications expert, all around fun guy, loves earth's music, a bit of comic relief, optimist
     
  13. Chris B

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    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Jazz
    Prowl
    Ironhide
    Ratchet
    Wheeljack
     
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    Optimus Prime-The unit leader.

    Ironhide-The grumpy, triggerhappy Heavy Weapons Guy

    Prowl-The serious, unlikable tactican

    Jazz-The wisecracking cool guy, team spy.

    Ratchet-Team Medic

    Wheeljack- Cheerful engineer, inventor, assistant medic

    Hound-Team tracker/sniper, works alone.

    Arcee-Spy/sniper in training. Youngest bot in Optimus's crew. Energetic, stubborn, etc. (The kid-appeal character. Oddly.)
     
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    Updated my post a little bit.
     
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    Optimus, Ratchet, Ironhide, Jazz and Bee IMO is a really solid choice, not to mention it would help kids connect trhough the movie.
     
  17. jerky123

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    Rodimus Prime(So we can have a main character that isn't OP as leader)-Leader/Realtions with Human's
    Ratchet-Medic
    Wheeljack-Scientist/2nd in Command
    Ironhide-Weapon's Manager/Tactition
    Chromia-Sniper/Ironhide's Assistant
    Hotshot (Replacing BB)-Scout/Infiltration

    Then eventually kill of Ironhide (Chromia takes his place) and add:

    Beachcomber (Based off of ROTF Scoutclass toy DuneRunner)- Relation's with Humans/Wheeljack Assistant
    Brawn- Brute Strength/Chromia's Assistant
     
  18. Lock Cade

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    Hmm...

    Optimus Prime
    Ironhide
    Ratchet
    Jazz
    Prowl
    Bumblebee
    Hound
    Mirage
    Brawn
    Wheeljack
     
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    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Jazz
    Ironhide
    Ratchet

    And then gradually introduce more team members throughout the next few seasons.
     
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    So, almost everyone agrees: Wheeljack for the next series!
     

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