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  1. Wheeljack30

    Wheeljack30 Banned

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    What ever happened to Roller when Prime died in TF:TM? and when Prime came back we never saw Roller again. Could it be that he got destroyed?

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  2. Macross7

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    He went on to be a state champ of Roller-derby.
     
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    It was never really revealed. Perhaps when Prime died his trailer (and roller) vanished into thin air like it always did when he transformed.

    I'm not sure how much has ever been delved into the Optimus/Trailer/Roller situation in the fiction. In the FansProject world, Prime's trailer and roller reformatted themselves to form Protector's (Rodimus PRime's) trailer, although this is by no means canon.
     
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    According to Prime's tech spec (the details of which were almost never used in fiction), Prime, Roller, and the Trailer were all components of the same being. When Prime died, Roller was a part of him. When he got resurrected, Roller either did or didn't as well.
     
  5. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    When Prime died, his trailer stayed where it was, with Roller still inside of it. With nobody to control him, he simply stayed there, in stasis lock, until Optimus Prime was revived and his mental link to the trailer and Roller was reconnected.
     
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    i read somewhere that the trailer/roller/optimus prime were all 1 body and when 1 was damaged the pain was felt by all three. so its possible that maybe the trailer and roller died at that time as well.

    however given that they are robots lets think like robots! when a robot dies that body would then be recycled to be used for material. now given that these are super robot lifeforms, while optimus prime WAS preserved as sentiment, its likely his trailer and roller were taboo to use by anyone else, (ultra magnus, huffer, or any other autobot with primes body type [feesable that aside from magnus maybe others with prime's body design as well]) so they very well may have recycled it. however it was back for the return of OP featurette/movie. so either a new 1 was built, OR maybe his body was housed inside his trailer?
     
  7. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    I think after G1 people just figured, why bring back roller when prime no longer has a trailer?

    seriously, prime has not had a trailer ever since G1, with the exception of the crappy energon Prime, and none of his drones even had their own spark.

    I'll miss roller but hey, be greatful he's in the DOTM toyline and he comes with THE ARK.

    sounds to me Roller got a promotion.
     
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    Cobalt Agent My dick kills dinosaurs

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    Roller only appeared twice in the cartoon anyway. Fuck him. :) 
     
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    According to the Marvel extended bio, Optimus can survive with out his trailer or roller, but neither of his components could survive with out him.

    Sorry your incorrect.

    Generation 2 Lazor Optimus Prime had a trailer
    Machine Wars Optimus Prime had a trailer
    Armada Optimus Prime had a trailer
     
  10. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    He turned into Breacher.
    ...
    What? I can have my fanboyish hopes and dreams.
     
  11. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    If not in canon, at least on our shelves... and in our hearts. :D 
     
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    imokaywiththis.jpg
     
  13. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    ^ This made me laugh!

    As for Roller, I always presumed him dead, when Prime died and came back to life when Prime was brought back.
     
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    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    you know as a kid (teen really) I thought that somehow the Autobots were going to use Roller to bring Prime back to life. Because they were connected Roller would infact keep a part of Optimus alive within himself. To me the only way to truely kill off Prime was to kill all three components -which they didn't do in the movie. I was pretty disapointed that Season 3 writers didn't pick up on this idea when they decided to bring Optimus back
     
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    Right after Optimus died Kup took Roller out back and shot him.
     
  16. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    :lolol 
     
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    IDW used this idea though! Check out Escalation.
     
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    In the Japanese continuity when Optimus Prime was reformatted into Star Convoy, Roller was upgraded into tread unit. Also the Powermaster Optimus (God Ginrai) that was released a fex years ago calls the Apex Bomber (Godbomber) a roller drone which i'm sure must mean the little guy.

    Hope this helps :) 
     
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    I always figured that when Prime died, Roller and the Combat Deck "died" too, and came back when he was brought back, since post-resurrection Prime had a trailer when he transformed.

    Also, don't forget that in the IDW comics, Prime survived being killed at Megatron's hands by downloading himself to the Combat Deck, then back to his own body. Kinda like a Cylon.
     
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    Ha, that's funny.

    Interesting. I didn't know that. So Roller didn't have his own "spark" so to speak?

    He made a second appearance? I don't remember that.
     

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