It's always been a fan's dream of mine to see Transformers: Victory dubbed and localized to be shown on U.S. TV for kids to enjoy. Probably wouldn't happen any time in the near future, but if it was to happen, it's a safe bet that a large number of the names would have to be changed because they either make no sense in English or contain offensive words like "death" and "kill". Here is my list of proposed name changes if this where to happen. Autobots Blacker, Laster and Braver: These would definitely be changed, since they simply make no sense in English. Now, as many of you know the UK recolors/releases of these guys were called Gripper, Flame and Lightspeed. Flame is a bit generic, so let's change that to Flameblast. The others easily make sense. (Gripper, his tires grip the road. I mean, Hubcap was an acceptable name...) New names: Gripper, Flameblast, Lightspeed. Road Caesar: This still kind of makes sense, but it's more than likely to end up as something like Road King. New name: Road King. The Multiforce: Wing, Waver, Dash, Tacker, Mach, Tackle. Of these, "Tacker" is really the only one that doesn't make a lot of sense. "Waver" doesn't really, either, but I could see that staying the same. Change "Tacker" to "Tracker" and then you've got names that work. New name: "Tracker" in place of "Tacker". Landcross: Doesn't make a lot of sense, except for vaguely implying he "crosses land". Slightly modify it to... New name: Landstrider The Rescue Patrol Team: Holi, Pipo, Boater, Fire. They either make no sense, or are totally generic. Fortunately, we have the old U.S. release names from the toys that make perfect sense. New names: Stakeout, Fixit, Seawatch, Red Hot. Ginrai: Now, you can see this coming. Say what you will about who the character is, but no character wearing the skin of the most recognizable Transformer in the world isn't going to be called Optimus Prime in America. New name: Duck and cover from purists, it would be Optimus Prime. Victory Leo: I imagine he'd end up being Victory Prime. New name: Victory Prime. Jan/Jean: Maybe something slight. New name: John. Might need changing: Clipper & Minerva. Well, Clipper is rather generic, so maybe Autobot Clipper. Minerva could work, plus she's not featured much. That might stay the same. Need no changing: Star Saber/Victory Saber, Greatshot, Galaxy Shuttle, Wheeljack, Perceptor. Star Saber and Victory Saber work, and need to modifying. Ditto Greatshot. Galaxy Shuttle is self explanatory and works. And Wheeljack and Perceptor? C'mon, of course they stay the same. Decepticons Deszaras/Deathsaurus: One name makes no sense, and the other makes reference to "death", so that's out. And no, I don't advocate changing him to Megatron, like RiD Megatron, though it wouldn't be out of the question. I think he should remain a separate character with a tweaked name. New name: Destroyas. Breastforce - Leozack, Drillhorn, Jaruga/Jallguar, Gaihawk/Guyhawk, Killbison, Hellbat, Deathcobra: Oh boy. Where to begin. First off, "Breastforce" would never, even happen. It's silly and ridiculous. "Breastplate Force" might work, but it's a mouthful. As for the individual names, keep to a theme. Everyone has animal names in the name, except for Drillhorn. Removing words that make no sense, like "zack", and changing the offensive words like "Hell" and "Death" would leave us with something more like this: New names: Beastforce - Leofang or Lionfang, Drill Rhino, Pantherclaw, Icehawk, Firebison, Hypnobat, Bladecobra. They all have animal names, hence "Beastforce" and they make sense. "Jaruga/Jallguar" was obviously "Jaguar", though the character is actually based on a panther. Each character now has an animal and a type of attack or weapon in their name, and they can fit with what the character actually does. (Gaihawk/Guyhawk's "Ice needle", Hellbat's hypnosis.) The renamed "Dezsaras" would also still be a member of this "Beastforce", even without an animal name. Can't be perfect, I suppose. Leokaiser/Liokaiser: Could probably stay the same, barring a slight change to... New name: Lion Kaiser. The Dinoforce - Goryu, Kakuryu, Gairyu, Yokuryu, Rairyu and Doryu. Obviously they wouldn't fly in an English dub, but why not use the perfectly acceptable names from Monstructor? The shells are different, but the 'bots inside are the same. New names: Birdbrain, Bristleback, Icepick, Scowl, Slog, Wildfly. Blue Bacchus and Black Shadow: I don't see "Bacchus" being used on a U.S. show. Black Shadow is a good name, but both had cool Omni dub names... New names: Crossblades and Thunderwing. Needs no changing: Dino King. Hope you enjoyed my list. I spent a lot of time thinking about this, for some reason!