Imagine you are to homage your favourite non-TF story in TF One-Shot form…

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  1. AComplicatedBot

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    So here’s a random idea …. Imagine comic executives want to do a series of one-shot What-If Transformers storylines. Imagine that they want you to base the storylines on well-regarded movies and novels. (For example, ‘Throne of Blood’ by Akira Kurosawa is a homage to Macbeth but set in Feudal Japan).

    (Don’t worry they somehow sort out all the approvals with the studios / copyright owners etc You have free-reign to pick your favourite fiction or non-fiction even).


    So what would you do? And it’s a one-shot so you don’t need to make it neatly fit in with the comic or animated universes.


    Here’s my random idea as a starter, (which I wonder if someone else has already thought about … can’t see it though at the moment)

    The Wreckers are dropped into the harshest jungle in Quintessa. Prowl has joined them, saying he is looking for a lost diplomat. They take out some Quintessons easily but it is clear Prowl was after their journal.
    On their journey out they are stalked and taken out one by one. At the end only Springer is left. He suddenly sees there was not just one hunter, and has to face off against the big surprise..

    Welcome … to “Predacon”.

    (Sprinter is Dutch, Roadbuster is Blain with Pathblaster instead of minigun, Whirl is Poncho, etc. I think the Wreckers fit well with the close-knit team in Predator. IDW Roadbuster to me screams Jesse Ventura’s character).
     
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    Let’s say.... hm... oh I don’t know, a brand new Decepticon character (Or take your pick) is known as one of the ‘cons best hackers. He’s got his mind hardwired into Cybertron’s World Wide Web, & spends more time surfing through the net with his mind while his body lays motionless in a lab somewhere. He can crack the toughest security know to bots.

    Until one day the Autobots bomb the lab while this dude is hooked into the web. His body is melted from the extreme fires & explosions & he dies on the table.

    But his mind lives on in the web...

    Driven psychotic by being trapped inside the digital domain, he now takes to hacking into the minds of unsuspecting Autobots while they’re recharging like he’s some kind of computer virus. He torments them with their worst fears & surreal imagery, his melted, distorted features the last reminder that he used to be a real ‘con with a real body.

    Some bots say it’s a living Decepticon virus. But those that have encountered him in their sleep know... it’s A Nightmare in Iacon.
     
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    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    I like that Predator idea :lol 
     
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    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    At the dawn of the Decepticon revolution against the establishment of Cybertron new Decepticon member Triggerhappy is selected to join as escort to a team that will attempt to use experimental space bridge technology to travel to another planet.
    When the experiment is tried something goes wrong and Triggerhappy finds himself on a savage alien planet.
    The planet seems to have had metallic origins but it is a wilderness now.
    Triggerhappy is ambushed by creatures that call themselves Maximals and is taken to their city in the jungle.
    Among his adventures he meets the charismatic Dr Gnashteeth and helps the Maximals rise up against the builders, a small group of Transformers with abilities unrelated to their altmodes.
    At the end of the story Triggerhappy discovers the ruins of Crystal City and realizing what the Decepticon revolt led to he drops to his knees in despair.
     
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    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    The bot in purple fled across the Sea of Rust and Targetmaster Rodimus followed.

    Everything changed when Engex addicted Drift stumbled across a Portal and Targetmaster Rodimus came through. Experience a journey through history, mythology and alternate dimensions of Cybertron in this quest for Shockwave's Tower.
     
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    These are some great ideas! Loving this thread :D 
     
  7. AComplicatedBot

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    Excellent work so far! I'm currently trying to shoe-horn a Steven Seagal movie theme in to something...

    And animated movies are ok too by the way. (Manga, etc...) Just maybe let's not pick the actual TF movies and in turn meta-4th-wall ourselves into oblivion....o_O 
     
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    During The Fallen's betrayal, Prima tries to stop him, only to be sucked into a portal vaporized, all except his spark core. Alchemist Prime, upon seeing this, cries out, "Brother!" before having his right arm and left leg likewise destroyed.
     

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