Optimus Prime's Fate

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  1. ssjautobot

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    so ive been wondering, what is Optimus Prime's fate at the end of season 4 and inbetween beast wars? does he die of old age, die in battle, or what?

    im sure some form of fiction has depicted how Optimus Prime eventfully ends, if not, discuss your thoughts on how you think he met his end
     
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    I believe he dies for good in Headmasters.
     
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    Might be right or wrong, but didnt Beast Machines give a hint on that. I remember Optimus Primal talking to a Optimus Prime hologram in Iacon. Perhaps what made Prime who he was got downloaded to a computer before his spark faded?
     
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    Preferably a video game. Maybe Test Drive Unlimited :) 
     
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    I remember a while back, when this question was asked, Sol Fury or Kickback, one of them, brought up a story called, "The Last Days of Optimus Prime".

    Now it is pseudo canon, but I'm happy to accept it, as it seems to be a nice, quiet ending for good old Optimus.
     
  6. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime! TFW2005 Supporter

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    You can check out "The Last Days of Optimus Prime" here. Seems like a good ending to Prime's story to me.
     
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    why megatron and not galvatron?
     
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    Optimus is over 4 million years old... why would he ever die of old age or want to? That doesn't make sense to me.
     
  9. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    That was great..and sad :( 
     
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    I like to believe that when Cybertron and Earth cut ties between G1 and BW, Optimus Prime and a handful of Autobots 'retired' there, with a cover story that they died - done to 'stay out of the way' as Cybertron evolved into the Maximal/Predacon era, and to protect their 'second home' from possible Cybertronian threats.

    Fan-ficcy, but it works for me.
     
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    great story. very sad. SO furman ;-)
     
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    check out beast wars 2 he didnt die he down sized
     
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    It's a great story. It provides a very fitting end to Optimus because he got to live out his days and see the peace that he fought so long and hard for.

    To clarify as someone mentioned Headmasters - yes, Optimus would die again in that series, but further into the continuity, he would be reborn once more, this time as Star Convoy. He would then undergo an upgrade or two through Japan's Generation 2 which was ambiguously connected to Generation 1. None of this was chronicled in manga or cartoon form, but just a series of story pages in TV Magazine and toy pack-ins.
     
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    Which is an alternate continuity compared to season 4.

    Also, he later returns again in Battlestars.
     
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    IIRC isn't that a trick played on Primal by Megatron and not actually Optimus Prime at all?

    This is the story I was going to bring up. Canon or not, it's the one that fits best for me. Since there was nothing on screen to say what happened to him (outside of Japan) then I'm happy to go with the J'nwan explanation.

    Of course, Feralstorm's version is quite appealing as well. It basically leaves the door open for Prime to return to Cybertron and save the day one more time...
     
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    There's like 1000 different g1 continuities, so there's really no way to answer this question definitively
     
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    I think Prime and other autobots turned maximals were the maximal council, being the oldest there it seems logical and the tripedicus council of the preds is run by previous cons as they sent ravage, so who knows, I highly doubt Prime ever died, I'd say he continued to live on earth or be upgraded.
     
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    The nice thing about "The Last Days" is how it's lovely and vague enough to work with nearly anything.

    Even the Japanese stuff! Yes, he dies again in "Headmasters", but he comes back in "Battlestars" and goes through a bunch of changes in the Japanese G2 story, and is still known to be alive at the currently-latest-known point of the pre-BW Japanese G1 timeline.
     
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    Whoops! Forgot all about Star Convoy. My bad :lol !
     
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    That's a great piece. Thanks for posting the link.
     

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