Hercules should be called Hephaestus

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  1. Rexidus

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    I don't completely get calling it Hercules. Hephaestus would be a more appropriate name. Or at least that's my opinion.
     
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    I doubt anyone's gonna be calling it Hercules either
     
  3. Matty

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    Any particular reason you feel this way?
     
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    Because he's the Greek god of construction and forgery, and they're the Constructicons? I don't like the name though, doesn't sound as good as Hercules, and isn't as catchy.
     
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    It's probably because Hercules is more of a recognizable name... even to those that aren't as well-versed in mythology. Either way, it doesn't really matter what TFC designates it. It's still ostensibly Devastator.
     
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    I call it Devastator. I very RARELY call them the 3rd party names. Just like I don't for K.O's
     
  7. Rexidus

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    Yeah as others have said it's because Hercules is the son of Zues known for his great strength and his adventures. Not something that seems to have anything in common with construction.

    Hephaestus is the god of the forge and more appropriate for Construticons.

    Then again Devesator isn't particularly appropriate either. Still, I would have gone Hephaestus for the Not-Devy.
     
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    Was Devastator ever called Hercules in any comics? I know in AHM, people did call him "The Giant".
     
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    How is Devastator not appropriate, or are you pointing out how it shouldn't be called Devastator because it's unofficial?
     
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    Not really, but I'll agree that Hephaestus has always been an awesome sounding name.
     
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    Sounds like a STD:

    Optimus had a 3 way with Elita One and Arcee and got Hephaestus.
     
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    "Heh-pie-stoos."

    Sorry, I prefer Hercules.
     
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    Unfortunately folks aren't too familiar with the names of all the Greek gods... but yes, it'd be more appropriate.

    ^ THIS. Once folks have it... it's Devastator. They just gave it some other name because obviously they can't use the official name.

    LOL
     
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    This lol
     
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    Devastor is what I'm calling him.:) 

    Hephaestus?? I don't even think I can say that.
     
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    Google the pronunciation.
     
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    I don't think the Hephaestus would work as the name for this toy. While Hephaestus was the Greek God of the forge and legendary for his ability to create things, he was actually a physically weak God. He had weak legs and had to be helped around by his automotons. I believe the leg weakness stemmed from his literal fall from Olympus.

    Hercules is the more appropriate moniker. The name evokes strength and an aura of invincibility. Devastator certainly fits that mold, particularly from the 1986 animated movie where he is portrayed as the mightiest of the robots. Yes, I know this is before the other combiners were introduced, etc., but even after that time, the Dreamwave MTMTE anthology acknowledges that Devastator remains one of the most powerful of the robots.
     
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    I see where you're coming from.... but then, despite the fact that he is formed from construction vehicles, Devastator never really did any construction (well, okay, unless you count putting the star on top of Grapple's solar-collector Christmas tree). In fact, quite the opposite, he's pretty much just a big strong goon who is there to trample things and rip them apart. Hence the original, non-trademark-dodging name "Devastator." So, I think they were probably just going with the Hercules = strength angle.

    Doesn't matter what they call him, though.... I'm still not buying the clunky thing with Giant standing up there on the horizon and seducing me with his robotic wiles.
     
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    Agreed. The Constructicons and Devastator are almost Jekyll and Hyde in their polarity. That's one of the reasons I like them as characters.
     
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    And Hephaestus is crippled and deformed. So if this was a ROTF style Devastator then it might fit.
     

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