Optimus Name???

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  1. chaddi_90

    chaddi_90 Prime

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    I don't know if there is thread about this plus i don't know how to search for threads.

    So I was watching old animated episode and one of them was "Autobot camp".
    In this episode you see how every bot gets their name and I was thinking how do you think optimus and sentinal got their name?

    sorry if it is a stupid question
     
  2. NemesisBruticus

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    Optimus was optimistic and sentinel was sentient?
     
  3. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    Rodimus was Rod.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

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    Isn't a Sentinel a guardian or something?


    Optimus was probably an Optimistic guy. "I'm going to get into the Elite guard, for sure!" :3

    lol?
     
  5. Pravus Prime

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    Who's to say you retain your designation constantly throughout your career?

    Perhaps when you reach the rank of Prime or Magnus, you also get a name change?
     
  6. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    :confused:  :lol  Dude I never have any idea what you are saying sometimes.
     
  7. janeDoe001

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    Yeah, for all we know Optimus' name could've been oh I dunno... Orion Pax or something. :-D


    jD001
     
  8. Torque

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    i figure Optimus scored incredibly well on some kind of entrance exam, and was in incredibly good shape when he entered the academy-i mean, just watch his epic poses/landings after he does something, like when he cuffs Screamed in Mission Accomplished, or like when he pulled off the rescue from certain Dinobots in their premiere episode. he does everything optimally. the best.
     
  9. Brutus

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    According to the Dreamwave War Within Series, Optimus Prime was originally named "Optronix" and He was a data analyst.
     
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    Maybe all the other autobots who named new protoforms werent as stupid as sentinal.
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    War Within =/= Animated
     
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    War Within =/= Anything that's not War Within.
     
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    This seems closest to being correct; I'm also thinking of The Arrival #5, where Optimus achieves a higher score on the combat simulator than any other Autobot in history. The implication seems to be that Optimus was actually an incredibly promising young recruit prior to the whole Elita-1 incident, so the idea he got the name out of merit seems to make a lot of sense.

    Sentinel's name probably derives from his knightly powers in some way. Rodimus...eh, hell if I know. Honestly, I never really liked it as a name, even back in the G1 days, for pretty much this reason; it's just "Rod" and "Optimus" mashed together clumsily, and therefore totally fails to mean or convey anything on its own. Really, it was a disappointingly uncreative name for the new Autobot leader, especially since the rest of the new movie characters, like Galvatron and Cyclonus, were named so awesomely...oh well.
     
  14. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    I already made a thread for this. :) 

    You won't get many ideas. But Torque's idea seems to be logical.
     
  15. Lucario Prime

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    I think Rodimus was named that because of his...

    "Rad hot rod alt mode."

    Ugh. I feel dirty.
     
  16. DarthCrusher

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    Rod Flanders, that is.

    If I had to guess, Optimus really wooed the drill sergeant, resulting in a name close to "optimum" (best), and Sentinel was named based on his choice of weaponry.
     

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