[Prime] Ultra Ironside Is The Greatest

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Cavadus, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Cavadus

    Cavadus Well-Known Member

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    Just exclaiming. I started my first watch of Prime a few weeks ago and Ultra Magnus was just introduced. Ultra Magnus is my favorite G1 character and I flippin' love Michael Ironside. This is the perfect combination.

    From now when I read IDW comics Magnus will be using Ironside's voice.

    I'm squealing with delight on the inside. That's all :) 

    EDIT: Also, boo. Was hoping Magnus would have given Megatron a better run for his money than that.
     
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  2. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    I love ironside too and thought his Magnus was great.
     
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    Hope he returns in RID 2015
     
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  4. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    me too !
     
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  5. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    He was good but I think Ironside would fit better as Impactor.
     
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    I was super confused before I remembered that yeah, Magnus was in Prime.
     
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  7. Cavadus

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    Okay, finished season three and the standalone movie and... was Ironside just barely available for this role or something?

    As awesome Ironside was as Magnus it felt like Magnus was a hugely wasted, and almost pointless, character. He gets demolished by Megatron right off the bat (I had been expecting a Dinobot style ass-womping of Megatron by Magnus here) and then in the "movie" he's grievously injured in the first ten minutes and never has another line of dialogue after that.

    What a waste of a character and voice actor. There were few flashes of good ol' Magnus being the field commander he was from G1 but overall, as a Magnus fanboy, I was really let down by Prime's treatment of the character :( 
     
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  8. Lovecraft

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    Welcome to Transformers Prime
     
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    I absolutely loved Michael Ironside as Ultra Magnus in Prime. Say what you will about Prime, but it had a great vocal cast.
     
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    yea, I was hoping Magnus would at least give Megatron a run for his money. But no, if you're not Optimus Prime. You can't do sh*t.
     
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    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    Considering how Megatron was powered by the Dark Energon in his chest, Optimus seems to be the only one capable of standing toe to toe with him.

    Poor Magnus deserved better.
     
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  12. EnergonWaffles

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    lol Megatron even said as much : " Ultra Magnus, you're not Optimus Prime."
    In other words- why'd you even try?
     
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    Yeah he was great. Too bad they decided to have out of action for the entire finale.
     
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    Michael Ironside has such a distinct voice, that I'm always imagining the Ultra Magnus from the comics with that voice. I thought he was a great character, too, even if his time on screen was short.
     
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    He had to the perfect amount of stuffiness to be Magnus, and his speech was just slurred enough sometimes to make him sound old, and he did it without sounding like he was trying too hard.
     
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    Ultra Magnus, along with Wheeljack, ended up being one of my favorite characters in Prime- had a great personality and voice actor, and had a stern get-stuff-done attitude, which was something Prime sorely needed since it spent so much time just going back to the status quo.

    Plus I mean, that fight with Predaking in Evolution, hot dang. I still watch that in awe.
     
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    Yeah...it would really be awesome.
     
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    I think Ironside was great casting too, the writing and handling of the character aside. I definitely hear Ironside as the IDW character (especially as TFP Magnus was just IDW-lite).
     
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    Speaking of Wheeljack, I would love to see more TF characters or just Wheeljack in general just represented in his style.
     
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