Optimus Prime and God Ginrai death

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  1. Wheeljack30

    Wheeljack30 Banned

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    Which death do you people think its more dramatic? Optimus Prime: G1 TF:TM or God Ginrai (TF Victory)? We see both Daniel and Jan cry and being devastated after the loss of the Autobot leader. But my question is not in a fan base decision cause we all going to say Prime TF:TM cause he was our hero but in realisticly which one is more heartbroken?
     
  2. Moonscream

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    Personally I found Ginrai's 'death' unintentionally hilarious. 'Brain transplant' - :lol 

    So I would have to go with TF:TM.

    --Moony
     
  3. FatalT 71

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    While I've never seen God Ginrai's death, I'd have to say TF:TM is probably the iconic death of Optimus Prime.
     
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    the "death" of God Ginrai is way sadder that prime's
     
  5. Wheeljack30

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    Go on youtube and type God Ginrai's death and it show it, its about around 8min to 9 min long
     
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    I was cheering when God Ginrai died...
    So easily, going with 86 movie Prime's death.
     
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    God Ginrai's death was a bit cheesy, but G1 Optimus' death was saddened by the background music. TF:TM wins for me.
     
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    Generation 1 Optimus Prime, no contest. The music made that scene, and Optimus Prime as a character had a lot more impact than Ginrai did. Also Ginrai was cheapened because you were immediately told he'd be reborn as a new Transformer. Prime died and that was it.
     
  9. Chris McFeely

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    Jean absolutely lost his shit when Ginrai died, though, while Daniel just silently cried a bit, so certainly the reactions displayed in-universe seem to favour Ginrai. :) 
     
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    ^Yeah, that's what I was going to say. Watching that, they made it pretty clear the only radon he was dying was so that he would be a new toy.
     
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    Watched it - and yeah, still sticking with Optimus Prime's death in TF:TM.
     
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    I felt almost nothing when God Ginrai "died", after all GG agreed to the experiment that later turned him into Victory Leo that turned the tide for the Autobots/Cybertrons. A more creepy "death" surely but not at all emotional.
     
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    I think that at the moment of each death the TFTM was more poingnant because Optimus was not coming back (okay he did later but at that moment we didn't know.) yet the Ginrai death we know he's coming back. In a different form of course but he's still coming back.
     
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    optimus g1
     
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    Ginrai's death was like Jetfire's in ROTF. It's kind of "what just happened?" followed immediately by "rad new wings and big badass gun for the hero yaaay" and I found it weird and morbid both times it occurred.
     
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    Well, since Ginrai is fixed up almost immediately, I don't think there's even a contest.
     
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    So, we have "Until that day--until all are One" or "Tell me the truth, I'm done for right?" hmm Gotta go with TFTM on this one..
     
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    While I liked the whole plot angle wherein Jean's memories of Ginrai brought Victory Leo's raging beast spirit under control, the rest of the Ginrai passing was a little underwhelming.

    IIRC the upshot was "Wow, Ginrai got banged up pretty bad. He's probably going to die." "That sucks, it'd be a shame to let such a marvelous living weapon go to waste." "Hey Ginner's, you mind if pull the plug and recycle your essence?" "Sure, why not!"

    Plus, the fact that, you know, ACTUAL Ginrai is AFAWK alive and well doing long-hauls on Earth somewhere. This dude was just an uppity Transector who'd been alive as a sperate entity for like 6 months or something by then :lol 

    D/L
     
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    Prime's was the first and done very well given the subject.... Ginrai well given how he got right back up in a new body not much longer after his sudden death after being reintroduced... well its just not the same
     
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    Prime's death is the only one I know. Never bothered with Ginrai. Thus, Prime's death is the more heartbreaking for me.
     

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