If someone else became the Prime?

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  1. tomagnus

    tomagnus question the answers

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    Example: If Hot Rod never became Rodimus and Ultra Magnus was man enough to carry the matrix, as intended by Optimus. When He morphed into the Prime would he then be Ultra Magnimus Prime? What if it were someone else?
     
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    Atin Well-Known Member

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    How about Magimus Prime?
     
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    Hoolagrin Wheelie Rules! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Magnus Prime sounds cool. Wheeliemus Preime is cool too. :2c: 
     
  4. tomagnus

    tomagnus question the answers

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    like when hot rod dropped Hot and went to rodimus, Ok. Grimlockus prime..
     
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    Jazzimus Prime? Bumblebeemus Prime? Blastermus Prime? Houndimus Prime? Grimlockimus Prime? Sunstreakermus Prime? Sideswipemus Prime? Ironhidemus Prime?
     
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    I can see Ironhide making a good Prime. He could be Iron Prime. As for Ultra Magnus if he did what he was supposed to do, he could be called Magnus Prime. Personally, I don't think the 'mus ('emus, 'imus, etc...) is important, just the Prime part, though I do like what Animated is doing by having Magnus lead instead of Optimus. It's a nice change imo.
     
  7. tomagnus

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    I think if bumblebee becacame prime he would be a monster truck with a vw beetle shell. and he would prob drive over everyone with his 60 inch tires. severe napoleon complex!!!
     
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    dreadwingg2 G1 since 84

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    You are all forgetting prime was mot Optima or any thing like that before he was chosen. In the cartoon series it was Orion Pax.. something elase in WWI. Some time ago a kitbasher here made a prime from Bumble bee. Used the latin name AU for gold. called him Autimus Prime or some thing

    So Iron Hide could be Ferious Prime, Or Sunstreaker Solimus Prime
     
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    Good call Dwingg2, using latin and also pointing out the well known fact that optimus wasn't always optimus, it wasn't even close...
     
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    Would have been interesting to see characters such as Ironhide and Prowl as Prime.
     
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    Veloxiraptor MoƩ than Meets the Eye

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    We could call Prowl's ascended form "Cop-timus Prime".

    ...Oh god, I'm sorry.
     
  12. tomagnus

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    then we could call blur, focus prime<<<
     
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    :lol 
     
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    :lolol  That's a good one!
     
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    Just a page in, and I already love this thread. :) 

    I think Dreadwingg2 makes an excellent point, that there's a lot more to a Prime's name (or at least there should be) than just adding "-imus" to it. "Rodimus Prime" is such a terrible name to begin with, and set a bad precedent. The name should reflect some quality of character that separates that Prime from others. And yeah, the more Latinate-sounding, the better.

    So your ideas for Ferous Prime and Solimus Prime are great. Blurr could be Velocis Prime, Ratchet could be Mederis Prime (from mederi, to heal), Wheeljack could be Mechanos Prime, etc.

    "Focus Prime" is funny, too. Maybe that could be Perceptor. :) 
     
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    I've said since '86 that TFTM would have been thematically the same and a lot better received if Bumblebee would have had Hot Rod's role in the story. And I still say I want to see a Bumblemus Prime as a VW Microbus.
     
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    I completely agree. Bumblebee should have had Hot Rod's role, and Ironhide should have had Kup's role.

    But then, there are LOTS of things that could have been done better in the movie.
     
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    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    It would be weird...
     
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    Ultra Magnus, if he had the time for it, would have remained Ultra Magnus, the same for other non-Matrix-bearing leaders like God Ginrai and Star Sabre. IMHO, one has to be chosen to be a Prime/Convoy which implies Matrix bearer.

    Great Primus NOOO! I coudn't stand it if Bumblebee had been responsible for Optimus Prime's death. Besides, Bumblebee is too damned smart to get between a battling Optimus and Megatron.
     
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