If you could have named them....

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  1. Autobot_Wall-E

    Autobot_Wall-E The Musical

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    That is, if you could have helped in the creation of the Transformers franchise by naming stuff such as

    - Characters
    - Locations
    - Series

    or others just by how the character looked/sounded like, what names would you give them? You had no previous knowledge of what they ar called now.

    I would name Blurr "Speedy" for obvious reasons :p 
     
  2. Prime Noble

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    Interesting topic. I have a few thoughts on how I'd have done various series.

    I would have given different names to the various Megatrons and Optimuses so they could all integrate easier into one continuity.

    In my own version set in the Marvel G2 world, RID, Energon, BW and the other Megatrons are Viceroys on Cybertronian colonies and the various Autobot groups from each series are freedom fighters, descended from the G1 Autobots, helped and encouraged by G1 Prime, Grimlock and the other G1 bots as they pursue Megatron and the Decepticons who seek to overthrow the Liege Maximo (Movie Fallen) and take control of the vast Cybertronian Empire.

    Anyone else feel that the Liege Maximo and the Fallen could be retconned into the same character? I'm talking moreso about the G1 Fallen from War Within.

    Although, Liege Maximo might have been a good name for Overlord. When I first read G2 and encountered said name, I did suspect that's who Liege Maximo was, especially with Grimlock questioning whether it was a person or place.

    I'd also try and avoid name reuse though I'd imagine it could be difficult.

    In Armada and Beast Machines, I'd have called Cyber City and Cybertropolis, Iacon. It has a touch of class. The other 2 sound like something an 8 year old would come up with.

    I love the idea that Tigatron has pretty much been retconned into the G1 verse so had i forseen that, I'd have made Robotmasters Wingstun, G1 pre-Beast Waspinator. They've shared that mold, had similar colour schemes and Wingstun, to my mind at least, echoes beesting. I think you know what I mean. I would have kept the name Wingstun for his G1/RM incarnation but hinted to his BW persona in his tech specs.

    I'd have called Energon Divebomb, Banzai-tron. No wait, I'd have put the Divebomb mold into Classics in the Banzai-tron colour scheme. Then in the tech specs, hint at a rivalry between him and Jazz who gives him the nick-name Banzai-tron which he hates and it sticks. Given their functions: Jazz - special ops and BT - assassin for hire, it's no stretch that they would encounter each other on occassion.

    I'd have called Machine Wars - G2:Machine Wars with Prowl renamed Double Clutch.

    Energon Tidal Wave would have been an Autobot called Broadside.

    In fact, I've always played around with the idea that Energon could be set after the UK future stories.

    We had Galvatron, Unicron, Rodimus and Ultra Magnus (though for my own reasons, I'd use the Universe repaint of bendy Prime). Each of whom are reformatted versions of the G1 characters. I'd have named Alpha Quintesson after Lord Kledji, the Quintesson leader from Space Pirates.

    I would have had Unicron return and reanimate Scorponok. Then give him the Quintesson built Terrorcon hordes to command and have them attack both the Autobots and Decepticons, thereby giving us a new G1 faction of Transformers. It would also allow time for Unicron to have himself rebuilt by the Quintessons, with whom he had an arrangement.

    Starscream's spark would deal with Unicron for a new body. It would retain ghostly qualities due to the use of unstable Energon.

    Arcee led an elite team of mysterious Energon manipulators called Omni-cons.

    I'd have repainted Slugslinger and Sharkticon as Cyclonus and Scourge.

    In later stories, I'd encompass characters from Armada and Cybertron with Vector Prime returning and leading an Armada with Checkpoint and Ultra Magnus to find the Mini-cons of legend who held the key to defeating Unicron and encountering various forgotten TF colonies such as Velocitron.

    There would also be encounters with the various Nemesis Primes and Logos Prime.

    Thereby, incorporating various concepts and characters from the Unicron Trilogy/Universe into the Marvel G1 futureverse.

    I'd also make Checkpoint and G1 Prowl, one and the same. possibly a Prime.

    In fact, I'd like to imagine a series where Optimus Prime becomes Nemesis Prime and Prowl is reformatted into a Prime based on the Checkpoint toy.
     
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    Nice! Great to see that someone got into it. It is an interesting topic, but I'd go with

    Blurr as Speedy
    Sideswipe as Red
    Wheeljack as Professor - (something robotic)
    Ratchet as Doc
    Soundwave as Cybersound or something

    Lame, I know, but I have a tendency to give things lame names :dunce 
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    You could have also called Wheeljack "Screwloose" instead. Or maybe "Backfire".
     
  5. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    Blaster- Mistro
     
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    I'd have switched Armada Wheeljack and Energon Downshift's names.
     
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    I would avoid using naming characters or groups after specific Earth animals.
     
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    I agree I mean, where did Bumblebef come from when they are ancient aliens? Weird
     
  9. Cast

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    I can only think of one off the top of my head, hot rod while it isn't bad as a name it leads to rodimus prime which I think is the worst name to come out of US G1, it either sounds like he's in porn or drain cleaning not the great autobot leader and killer of unicron.

    So I would have changed it like this:
    Hotrod = Excelerator
    Rodimus Prime = Excelsior Prime
     
  10. shunquan

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    1 of my ideas would be having henkei galvatron be Scourge instead, and then bring in Galaxy force Galvatron to be henkei Galvatron, having this, Scourge (original henkei Galvatron) would then be able to mount on GF Galvatron as an additional cannon.
     

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