Question about Marvel G1 comics

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by Koolimus Prime, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Koolimus Prime

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    A while back, in a thread about Movie Optimus's brutality :) horse:)  someone mentioned the Marvel Comics Optimus was much more voilent, and I'd like to see some examples of this.
     
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    He really wasn't.

    Not in the US books at least. No where near the brutality level of Movie Prime. Honestly, Marvel Comic's Prime's biggest characteristic was his deep sense of Guilt. He felt guilty about bringing the war to Earth. Guilty about the environmental damage they cause. Guilty about the death of troops like Skids. Guilty about the fate of Ratchet. Even guilty about killing non-living NPCs in a video game. (Seriously). He was the Prime of Angst and Guilt.

    -ZacWilliam, that and thinking Grimlock would be a great successor were his two biggest unique traits.
     
  3. Ikkstakk

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    Isn't there one issue where Optimus dismembers a giant battle droid? #58, I think. Doesn't he rip its arms out of their sockets and then blow it up?
     
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    ^ Yeah, but it's a droid. Who cares?

    In all seriousness, Comicsverse Optimus Prime was a whiny, angsty, delusional, suicidal pacifist. He's not the greatest or most useful character in the book. However, since he is every inch the super-powered super-smart super-accurate god-robot of his G1 bio, I guess making him mentally unstable was the only way they could keep the Decepticons in play.

    The one time that he really shone and saved the day (using brain, not brawn) was during the Underbase saga. He also was a fairly good leader during the Matrix Quest and the Unicron war, and he managed to redeem the corrupted Creation Matrix just in time to scrag Unicron and save Cybertron.

    For the most part though, he's a character who other characters admire very loudly who does things like blow himself up cause he lost a video game, flip his lid in front of the enemy because he can't figure out why they attacked, storm off in a fit because his troops keep dying, and declare Grimlock the leader of the Autobots for the second time (the first time he used children as bait, refused to fight the Decepticons, and tried to duel Blaster to the death).
     

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