Primes Are Bosses

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  1. psj333

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    In Transformers: Animated, a Prime is a name of a rank and not a part of a Transformer character name. Because of that, would you rather consider Optimus, Sentinel, Longarm, and Rodimus as bosses?
     
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    Prime has always been a rank in Transformers. The only difference in Animated is that there are concurrent Primes instead of just one.
     
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    All those Primes are bosses, aren't they? Optimus is in charge of his small group of Autobots, Sentinel shows off that he's the boss of anyone he can, Longarm is head of intelligence gathering (or whatever the position is called), and Rodimus is, from what we've heard, the boss on a ship that takes on Strika and her crew.

    But while they each seem to be the boss of a smaller group, the big Boss is Ultra Magnus, since Magnus is the highest rank.
     
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    Seems to me that Prime just means they have tactical command over a unit.
     
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    prime seems to denote a rank similar to captain or lieutenant, magnus either colonel, major or general and minor seems to be a sgt level rank or some other kind of NCO. and within that, each one seems to have a job like sentinal being deputy to ultra magnus in the elite guard, optimus being in charge of the repair crew and rodimus in charge of what i'm for now calling a commando team. the autobots in this continuity seem to be very well organised in terms of military, like a good corps
     
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    I knew who started this as soon as I looked at the title...

    This sums things up nicely.
     
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    Its funny how you say Magnus is a higher rank than Prime, when in the original G1, Ultra Magnus wasn't anywhere near the highest in rank above Optimus or Rodimus, he lacked the courage and ability, etc. Now in Animated Ultra Magnus seems to be the more Superior one, oh how things have changed haha
     
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    ...did you watch a different G1 than the rest of us?
     
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    I think the real question is, what exactly determines the addage of "Prime"? Leading a group seems to be a main quality, but is there other factors? Sentinel seems to be a Prime in rank, but doesn't seem to lead a specific group.
     
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    you sir are badly mistaken. ultra magnus was second in command. rodimus was some low life ass face teen who stole the matrix from THE CURRENT LEADER ULTRA MAGNUS. magnus wouldnt have been givin the matrix in the first place had he not been the next in command
     
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    Like the Japanese series, who not only had a number of "Convoy"s serving concurrently, but also were governed by a Convoy Council made up of the brightest and most distinguished Convoys (Primes).
     
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    I personally believe the prefix "Ultra" is what gets added. NOT "Magnus".

    Which is why everyone calls him Magnus and not Ultra. In G1 that is.

    Therefore if Optimus Prime were promoted to the level of Supreme Commander he would be called Ultra Optimus.
     
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    In Rise of Safeguard, UM turns to Sentinal and says congrats you have the makings og a great Magnus someday. So if it follows suit he will be Optimus Magnus
     
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    This. And ultra, for the record, is a crap name. You can tell it was before sentinals name choosing days :) 
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the 'Ultra' part was a nickname Animated Magnus earned and eventually he just took it as his name. They do show in Autoboot Camp that names are given somewhat arbitrarily.

    --Moony
     
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    Moony does have a good point there. Also that's a pretty bad system of issuing names. Imagine if it were applied to other series :lol 

    "You're fat, so your name is Wideload," said Optimus to the un-named dump truck guy, and thus the dumptruck known as Wideload was introduced~
     
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    that's it, now i want an Optimus Magnus tf. That name sounds awesome.
     
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    I :lolol 'd out loud SO hard, it hurt.
     
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    The Primes are the slowest and the most powerful leaders
     

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