MTMTE #40 Discussion

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  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Well-Known Member

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    Is it Grotesque? I thought it was Double Cross.

    I might be biased, Double Cross doesn't get enough screen time.
     
  2. Rewind

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    The moment I saw Rodimus grab UM's name plate I knew he was going to re-arrange the letters. But then I was disappointed with what he came up with. Some better anagrams for Ultra Magnus:

    Natural Smug
    Angular Smut
    Trauma Lungs
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I wouldn't.

    I like having Autobot Megatron around and finally earning his chance at redemption.
     
  4. soundwaverulls

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    I wouldn't mind that being Megatron's fate, as long as it's put off for a while, so we get to spend more time with Megatron before he's written out of the universe.
     
  5. hyruk

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    Oooorrr...
    He wants to learn what happens to terminus
    so he can do something about it

    If he is murdered he will seek revenge
    if he is taken by someone he will search for him
     
  6. Zenstrive

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    Megatron undergoing an Odyssey of self-remaking (physically and psychologically) into the Prime he is destined to be, I would truly read that :) 
     
  7. Thelonicon

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    That would be a Shattered Glass type series worth reading. I'll admit that I haven't seen much SG media, but the little I have seen in the club magazine just made my eyes roll. (It was the TF: The Movie redux of the shuttle scene before encountering Unicron and was 4 pages of pure uninspired fanwank consisting of little more than a character swap with "evil" Autobots in place of the Decepticons.)

    On the other hand the Functionist universe in MTMTE is an interesting place with a reason for Decepticons to exist and to be fighting the good fight for freedom. Given Orion Pax's position as a police officer in the regular past, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to turn him into a Judge Dredd bot styled Optimus.
     
  8. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Of course. If that wouldn't be fleshed out, it would be boring and just casting Megatron away.
     
  9. Aluinashryu

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    I don't think Megs would opt to just vanish into an alternate universe, abandoning the responsibilities that he's so far seemed resolute about fulfilling in THIS universe. That would be a massive disappointment in terms of character and story direction IMO. More likely he wants to save Terminus or something (we also know now that the timeline in this universe can only happen as it's already happened; it's fixed. Megs can't change anything big but he COULD change something smaller if he found out how to time travel again).

    When it comes to the Functionist timeline I guess somehow it might intersect with the story later? Or did Roberts really only intend that glimpse into it to foreshadow stuff about Rung? I really can't tell >_> Who knows if the alternate universes are even accessible AT ALL? Hmm :I
     
  10. GoLion

    GoLion Sé que me estás robando

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    Ooh. I like that. Especially since Terminus abruptly disappeared. That makes me wonder who erased the data pads.
     
  11. WilyMech

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    I think it is more foreshadowing. I mean Rung has an Autobot badge but he does not wear it.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

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    Yes now that would be a worthwhile SG continuity.
     
  13. Russ840

    Russ840 Autobot Targetmaster

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    I would give quite a lot for a hardcover collecting season one in its entirety. Please make this happen IDW
     
  14. hyruk

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    Megatron should atleast have a honorable death
     
  15. Veritas Prime

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    True, but not yet for say about one or two hundred issues later.
     
  16. hyruk

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    Before he dies
    hw should do thevultimate heroic thing
     
  17. Napalm

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    Just realised another thing about the art that I love. When Magnus knocks on for Megs, the close ups, the way the mouths are drawn, it's straight up channelling EJ Su. Coils in necks and all. I really enjoy Cahill's work on this issue.
     
  18. MatrixOfWumbo

    MatrixOfWumbo I see you

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    If Megs is waiting in the Knights for a verdict, what do you think they would rule? Do you think the Knights have been keeping tabs on Cybertron since they left, like through the Metrotitans?
     
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    Wouldn't it be a great twist if it turns out that the Knights are tyrannical monsters and think Megatron had the right idea but was too soft?
    Then he could beat the crap out of them and save the crew.
     
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    I think the probability that the Knights are an enlightened (from our perspective) and benevolent group is hovering somewhere close to 0.

    What is there to do with the story if they are as amazing as everyone hopes? Do they just go back to Cybertron and help fix everything? Well then that would negate the agency of every character we see struggling to succeed in not-RID and Windblade. Even if it was going to coincide with the end of the IDW universe, it would then end up literally a deus ex machina ending. With the gods coming to fix all the mortals problems.

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure Roberts, Barber, and now Stone would like to avoid that kind of thing.
     

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