Latin Transformers?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Thenames9, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Is it me or are some Transformers Latin based? I mean, some parts of the name has Latin meanings, or is it me trying too hard? :D 

    Fortress Maximus - Maximus in Latin means very big, or huge. Referencing his character
    Ultra Magnus - Magnus also means big, but can mean strong in some contexts
    Optimus Prime - Optimus means excellent or the best.
    Primus - means 'first' in Latin

    Can't think of any more off the spot
     
  2. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Yes.

    End of thread.
     
  3. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    You guessed it! Bob Budiansky definitely seems to have been influenced by Greek/Roman history/mythology, and has even admitted it in interviews such as this one:

    Bob Budiansky in Interrogative Forum

     
  4. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I thought this thread was about BotCon Rapido.
     
  5. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    Did you know that English is also Latin-based? "Prime", "optimum", "maximum", "ultra" and "magnum" are all words used in English too, by the way.
     
  6. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    That's what I thought too. :) 

    zmog
     
  7. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    As we were discussing in another thread, the name Bruticus has some Latin roots - it's a combination of Brute / Brutus and Spartacus.
     
  8. fabexmax

    fabexmax Well-Known Member

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    LMAO! Via EL Rapido!
     

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