Kup. A new idea for an old bot.

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  1. Hiro Prime

    Hiro Prime Cybertronian Guru Veteran

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    I was thinking about how they could revamp Kup for Animated since we have Blurr, Rodimus Prime, Arcee and Ultra Magnus from the Original movie already. I don't think they can show him like his G1 self since Ratchet is this series grumpy old vetern.

    Then it hit me... what if Kup was Prowl's old Sensei. He could keep his gruff and wise moral stories and work as an ancient Autobot Ninja Master. He could still be alive, or have passed on and left Prowl's training incomplete. He'd have a motto something like, "Don't judge a bot by his fender."

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. General Tekno

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    That's... not a bad idea.
     
  3. Josh

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    indeed

    id be down wit dat
     
  4. Hiro Prime

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    Down enough to show us how he could look in all his Ancient glory?

    *Edit* I'd think he'd have a staff made from two exhaust pipes as his Nija weapon. (if that helps)
     
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  5. justinRODimus

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    haHA! thats a great idea!
     
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    Kup would be great in the role of sensei.
    Always giving advice,
    always telling stories,
    always griping that no one is listening to either.
     
  7. Ezilla82

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    I think thats a cool idea.
     
  8. ad0nis01

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    But isn't that what Ratchet does most of the time? That being said, Kup would be cool to see in TFA.
     
  9. Admiral Thrawn

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    hmm.... i dunno, i think kup could do better as one of ratchet's old "war buddies"
     
  10. Dropshot

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    Kup could be really old, like barely functioning, and yeah, it would be awesome to see him.
     
  11. Mospeada

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    Kup as a Circuit-Su Sensei sounds really cool. I would like to see more G1 characters given the Cyber Ninja twist. It works well enough for iconic characters like Prowl and Jazz, so I'd be cool with Kup being one.
     
  12. Admiral Thrawn

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    hmm... maybe Kup could have been Ratchet's age during the great war, and still be functioning? Maybe Ultra Magnus's chief advisor?
     
  13. chachi

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    I can picture an Animated Kup being the only Autobot to refer to Ratchet as "Kid". He would look even older than Ratchet and treat him the same way Ratchet treats Bumblebee. I think that would be a great dynamic.
     
  14. Harbinger

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    now that sounds great.
     
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    this is a brilliant idea
     
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    Good Idea Mate.
     
  17. Ramrider

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    It is a pretty cool idea.

    I've never actually drawn animated stuff before at all, but I was tempted to give this a crack. I've loosely based it on Cyb mode Prime, since it's so close to Kup's old shape. I daresay he'd upgrade to something different once he comes to Earth, but this is what we know...

    [​IMG]

    Thinking about it, I should have put posts on the sides of the staff (that'd peg into his arms for truck mode), but I forgot. Then he'd be able to use 'em as nightsticks, too...
     
  18. shroobmaster

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    Wait now that you mentioned he looks like CYB Prime, he coould be kind of a Wasp/Ironhide cameo, with a similar body shape because "he won't get a toy anywaaay!".
     
  19. Hiro Prime

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    That looks great, Ramrider. In fact it looks so good, I hate to even make a small critique. But I think you made him look too new. He should look a little more rundown than Ratchet and a lot older. It works just super as him in his prime. (so to speak)
     
  20. Ramrider

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    Ye be totally right - I din't even be thinkin' about that. Tell ye what, when I be gettin' back from town I be havin' a go at revisitin' it, neaten up the drawing and batter up the 'bot. ;) 

    Glad ye like. :D 

    Yarr, that be my thought too; same body, modded head. That be savin' someone a lot of design time... :p 
     
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