Remake the combiner groups

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  1. Megano

    Megano Well-Known Member

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    So..let's say you would want to helm some sort of show or comic..if you were in charge of making ANY of these and were given the choice to pick a combiner to reimagine..who would you? The question is simple, out of all the combiners, exactly who would you remake? You could add new members to old combiners, think of new characters to replace others.

    My Piranacon group, dubbed "Neptune" is made from: For example.

    -Earth Saga: Neptune-
    1. Overbite - Left leg
    2. Phantom - Right leg
    3. Halfshell - Chest
    4. Terrormander - Left arm
    5. Nautilator - Right arm
    6. Scylla - Head
     
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  2. Agamus

    Agamus Not an Iguana

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    Ooh, I have one for this!

    "Beast Wars VS the Wreckers" - The infamous Autobot wrecking crew find their way through a stray transwarp portal --straight into the BEAST WARS!

    Commandos - Five amnesiac and Predaconized Wreckers

    Combined form - RUINATION
    Torso - Mega Octane Double Barrage/Impactor
    Right Leg - Ro-Tor Rotor/Whirl
    Left Leg - Mo-Vor Liftoff/Topspin
    Right Arm - Armorhide Snowblind/Guzzle
    Left Arm - Rollbar/Ironfist

    [Rollbar gets to keep his name because he has a roll bar made of guns]

    My thought is that, as the Wreckers were pursuing Bludgeon and the Mayhem Attack Squad, they'd be shot down and pulled through a transwarp portal and brought to S2 Beast Era earth. Second-in-command Springer, Broadside, Rack'n'Ruin, Roadbuster, Twintwist, and new recruits Sandstorm and Pyro would form an alliance with the Maximals (after some confusion), but the rest'd end up brainwashed and reformatted by Megatron as they're reactivated from their escape pods, eventually combining into Ruination for the final act.

    Maybe I'd expand the cast by adding the M.A.S on Megatron's side, but it would get a bit busy. Rotorstorm gets booted definitively because it would be too confusing to include him, especially since I think an evil Whirl would be entertaining as hell.
     
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    I would like to see Autobot military group

    Six-member team all triple changers with the ability to be vehicle robot or weapon

    Scattershot: missile transport: torso/head cannon
    Warpath: tank: arm, leg or weapon
    Whirl: helicopter: arm, leg or weapon
    Roadbuster: jeep: arm, leg or weapon
    Jetstorm: fighter jet:arm, leg or weapon
    Seaspray: submersible/hovercraft: arm, leg or weapon

    Their combined form is named MajorForce
     
  4. SG Roadbuster

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    It's always bugged me that the Stunticons were just flashy sports cars, and not the kind of cars you typically seeat stunt shows. I'd fix that.
    Motormaster is now a monster truck
    Deadend l, Wildrider, and Breakdown are now busted to shit demolition derby cars.
    Off-road and Dirtboss added to the team as dirt bikes
    Dragstrip is now one of those drag racers with the massively insane engine.
    They still combine, but into Menasor, but rather MenaSaur. A massive Truckasaurus.
    Motormaster is still the torso, Deadend forms the head, breakdown and Wildrider become legs, drag strip is the tail, Off-road and Dirtboss form puny saurian arms
     
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    The Combaticons I'd keep as ww2 era vintage. With BlastOff being changed into a b52 bomber.

    The Protectobots would get a similar update, as Korean war era combat medics. (Heavy inspiration from MASH).
    Blades, Groove, and First aid are pretty much the same, just better armored and equipped with offroading tires.
    Streetwise is replaced with Rook.
    Hotspot is now a troop transport truck.
    Defensor is no longer a humaoid robot but now a mobile bunker/hospital
     
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  6. Rewind Eject

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    Wow, ST Roadbuster's Menasor just became the definitive Menasor in my mind.
    I really like the more out there combiner designs, so here is my go.

    Devastator: Shaped like the movie version, but with a twist. His insides are an automated factory to forge new decepticon weapons out of the junk he sucks up. Mixmaster still forms the head/neck, scavenger forms the upper chest/shoulders, long haul forms the waist/hips, with four other constructicons for the limbs. Longhaul's dump forms the chest which lowers like a drawbridge so what he constructed can roll out.

    Superion: a western dragon. Each member transforms into a classic airplanes.
    Silverbolt still transforms into a concorde and becomes the head, neck, and spine of the dragon.
    Slingshot transforms into a space shuttle and forms shoulders and bigger wings.
    Skydive transforms into a SR-71 blackbird that gives the dragon a tail and back limb joints.
    Air raid transforms into a A-26 liberator.
    Powerglide still transforms into a A10 warthog.
    Fireflight transforms into a F104 starfighter.
    AlphaBravo transforms into a Sea Knight helicopter.
    They form the limbs. Superion would also serve as a Sky lynx homage and have similar ego problems.
     
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  7. Megano

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    My version of Predaking would be more based around Apex Predators, and other beings who are also predators.



    -Earth Saga: Predaking-
    1. Skullcruncher - Left leg
    2. Tantrum - Right leg
    3. Razorclaw - Chest
    4. Divebomb - Left arm
    5. Feral - Right arm
    6. Rampage - Head
     
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    Battalion Wars II style Combaticons:
    Vortex: Western Frontier Gunship (Right Arm)
    Gunship2.jpg
    Blast Off: Western Frontier Strato Destroyer or Bomber (Left Arm, Wings become Chest)
    StratoDestroyer.jpg
    Onslaught: Western Frontier or Xylvanian Battlestation (Torso)
    Xylvania Battlestation.jpg
    Swindle: Western Frontier Heavy Recon (Right Leg)
    Western Heavy Recon.jpg
    Brawl: Western Frontier Heavy Tank (Left Leg)
    Westernheavytank.jpg

    Combined form would still be Bruticus. But a lot more Clunky.
     
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    Airealbots/Super ion
    Jetfire/jet/legs
    Silverbolt/shuttle/torso
    Alpha Bravo/helicopter/arms

    Stunt icons/Men as or
    Nemesis Prime/big rig truck/torso
    Dragstrip/Indi race car/right arm
    Dirt Boss/Monster Truck/legs
    Ransack/Motorcycle/left arm

    I've always wanted to see some more variety in the teams.
     
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    I've been toying with the idea of an Anime inspired Computron:

    - Nosecone: Dual-cone drill tank. It's completely impractical, unable to create holes for it to drive through, but dang if it doesn't look awesome. Forms Both legs. (Drills form knee pads) His robot mode is inspired by Gurren Laggan.
    - Strafe: Sci-Fi jet that can go from atmospheric to space flight. Has a gerwalk mode, as well as booster packs. Forms an arm. Marcoss/robotech inspired.
    - Lightspeed: A sci-fi super sports car, Mach 3 style. Forms an Arm.
    - Afterburner: A small, sleek motorcycle. Acts as reconnaissance for the team. Forms the combiners head.
    - Scattershot: Essentially a giant flying weapon's platform. Has two modes: one with armor, which can take more damage, but is slower. One without the armor (True form), which is faster, and hits harder, but is exhausting. Forms main body when with armor.

    I know that's really vague, but I have some more detail character-wise in the document in my sig. I didn't copy and Paste that simply because it is nearly three pages long.
     
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    I've also been toying with an idea for a G1 style Magna boss to combat Predaking.

    Also I would love to see a new Optimus Prime combiner that can combine with Ultra Magnus, Jetfire, Overload, Wing Saber, Omega Supreme, and Leobreaker all at the same time. Possibly also Strongarm and Grim lock depending on if they actually show up in the cartoon or not. Basically I just want to make a massive combiner out of every character Optimus has ever combined with. Not sure exactly how that would work with 7-9 different bots combining all at the same time.

    Another idea I had was Nexus Prime. The names of the bots that form him seem to have changed since his initial creation. So I though maybe have him be a ten bot combiner. Torso, arms, and legs could each be split into upper and lower sections. Two bots form the torso, two for each arm with the connection point between them also working as the elbow, two bots for each leg again with the connection points between them acting as knee joints.

    I'm pretty sure the largest combiner team at the moment is RotF Devistator with seven members going by the legends toy. Kinda makes sense to me that the largest most powerful combiner should be Nexus Prime, the first combiner.
     
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    The question that arises in my head is this: Why re-imagine something that is solid as it is and not simply create something entirely new? Why do you want to keep the connection on something that for all intents and purpsoses doesnt exist anymore (since you change its fundamentals) by keeping the name?

    Just curious.
     
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    Dead End would hate that given his vanity. He was basically G1's answer to Prime Knockout.

    Vain, flashy red sports car, hangs out with a guy called Breakdown.

    On topic, I'd have the Combaticons in vehicle scale.

    Blast Off as a huge arm would add to the brute in Bruticus. Think Grendil in Beowulf, all disproportionate.
     
  14. Megano

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    I can answer your question..while I may have atleast two original combiners, some change members because they didn't like the original combiner designs..or tried to use logic to make it actually make sense(A MOTORCYCLE forms a firetruck's leg..), others do it because of their own continuity purposes.
     
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    A very powerful Predaking/Predacons
    Torso- Barbearian (Grizzly Bear)
    Right Arm- Razorclaw (Lion)
    Left Arm- Rampage (Tiger)
    Right Leg- Sky-Byte (Great White Shark)
    Left Leg- Howlinger (Wolf)
    Wing Pack- Divebomb (Bald Eagle)
    Sword- Viper (King Cobra)
    Shield- Shadow Panther (Black Panther/Leopard)

    A very powerful Magmaboss/Maximals
    Torso- Santon (Elephant)
    Right Arm- Thunderhoof (Moose)
    Left Arm- Razorbeast (Razorback)
    Right Leg- Longhorn (Texan Longhorn)
    Left Leg- Rhinox (Rhino)
     
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