Is Bruticus name adopted from Bruce Lee or Brutus ?

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  1. galvatron1976

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    Hello ,do you think Combaticon Bruticus name come from Bruce Lee and Brutus(from popeye cartoon),i think it name come from Bruce Lee ,what do you think?

    Merry X'mas .

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  2. Rigas

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    Neither I always envisioned it just came from the word "Brute"
     
  3. AMG

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    I think the name Bruticus is derived from the word brute, as in brute force/power/strength.
     
  4. Wollstone

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    I think you're way off.

    It's just Brute with the icus added to make him sound like a gladiator.
     
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    The connection: I cannot see it. Bruticus could not have less in common with Bruce Lee.
     
  6. ThaConqueror

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    Unlikely Brutus, no-way-in-the-HELL Bruce Lee (bigass dumbshit gestalt inspired by martial artist, that makes total sense). I agree with Wollstone on the name etymology.
     
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    The Popeye character you have pictured is "Bluto". Brutus is a character in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, and he betrays his leader, so if there's a comparison to be had, it's there.

    But I think even that's a stretch.
     
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    This.
     
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    Bruticus - dumb, tough giant robot combiner
    Bruce Lee - kickass martial arts fighter who invented his own style of martial art.

    Definately a connection.

    But I agree with the guys above me, they're all good reasons
     
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    Instead of Popeye's brutus, how about the Brutus who conspired to kill Julius Caesar? (Kind of how he was created to overthrow Megatron)

    Edit: Oops, already mentioned.
    Alternate theory: They needed a name that rhymed with "Dudeicus"
     
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  11. grimlock1972

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    Bluto was also called Brutus due to a copyright mix up. So he is okay with that, but there is no connection save by a slight possibility the Shakespearian one you pointed out.
     
  12. Sizzle

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    Is this a real question?
     
  13. KA

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    Bruticus lee :lol 
     
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    Brutus as in the roman senator who was good friends with julius ceaser but killed him along with the other senators not the dam popeye character
     
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    I like to think that Bruticus was named after Brut cologne as part of an ultimately un-realized cross promotion between Hasbro and Fabergé.
     
  16. Rigas

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    Clearly this.

    Switchblade is a genius

    and

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    Starscream named him after Brutus because he admires betraying your commander for power.
     
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    Really, I don't care.

    All I know is now I have visions of Bruce Lee fighting Julius Caesar as a Gladiatior in ancient Rome.

    Sweet.
     
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    Et tu bru'us? Uk uk uk uk uk!
     
  20. Fishdirt

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    That was Chuck Norrie, not Julius Caeser :D :

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