In fiction, should G1 Ultra Magnus be bigger than G1 Optimus Prime?

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  1. Bass X0

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    I've always seen them about the same size but Ultra Magnus has the white cab within him which is identical to Optimus Prime so I say Ultra Magnus should be bigger because he's an Optimus Prime clone wearing armor.
     
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    Yes he should.
     
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    He should, but the fact that he was never shown as a white Prime wearing armor in the show is why most people don't think of him as one and don't see him as "smaller than he should be".
     
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    As the above ppl have said,technically he should.
     
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    even if you ignore his "white prime" mode, he should be larger because his robot mode uses the cab and trailer.

    motormaster should dwarf prime as well, but... yeah.
     
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    Yea, I never got the toy as a kid but watched the toons so I had no concept of of him as a white prime with armor... Just a space 18 wheeler that transformers to a slightly larger bot than prime... Though, now that I think of it I did used to wonder where the hell the truck cab was in bot mode!!! lol
     
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    Scaling issues in the G1 toon aside. Yes he should be taller. Not by as much as the toys would be though. As one who has both Prime and Magnus toys as a young'un the size difference between the toys would be about the same as Super-con Armada Prime in Super mode compared to just his cap in robots mode.

    In the toon genrenally.
    -Roddy Prime was around the same height as Optimus
    -Magnus proper (IE not counting shoulder towers or horns) was taller than Rodimus
    -In scramble city Optimus only comes up to about Magnus's chin/nose (hard to tell)
     
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    If you start thinking about scale, you're going to bite your fingers off very quickly.

    I read the whole TF wiki page on scale, I realized the show was out of whack but holy cow
     
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    Magnus may be a clone of Prime wearing armor, but he's a non matrix enchanced clone of Prime wearing armor, so he shouldn't be too much bigger than Prime, just a small amount. IMO, of course.
     
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    Mass shifting FTW!!!!!111!!!!!!!1!!!!
     
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    In a show where a micro cassette tape deck becomes a giant robot, I don't think it is out of the question to thinking Magnus shrunk a bit. What I don't get is why didn't the mass shifting bots just become as big as devastator? I mean, if a hand gun can grow to be the size of a giant robot, why not a...gianter robot?
     
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    That's easy. It is because its not a tiny gun growing into a giant robot, its a giant robot shrinking into a tiny gun, and that's completely different! :wink: 
     
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    What's sad is that I'll actually accept that as an explanation.
     
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    In Scramble City he actually was bigger. When you watch Magnus shake Prime's hand at the end you can see that Prime is looking up at him.
     
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    Very good point I'll agree yes ultra magnus is bigger than prime
     
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    scaling in g1 makes me happy. especially when humans are in the scene, or they are inside rooms.
     
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    :)  :)  In addition to the Scramble City, from the Rebirth Episode P2, Prime and Magnus stood side by side as they watched Vector Sigma. From there, Magnus was shown only slightly taller than Prime.

    Yes, in fiction, he should be alot bigger than G1 Prime. But in the toon, I say he should only be slightly taller than Prime. Too bad the TF Ark book didn't show Magnus or any of the movie bots to Prime scale.
     
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    It's Confusing to sclae everyone.They never did do a DLX Cybertron Megatron/Galvatron like they did with Bendy Prime/Dream Convoy.
     
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    Ahhh....Mass shifting works both ways.
     

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