Sentinel, Pre-Prime

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  1. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    I was considering writing a story taking place in the distance past of Cybertron, before Sentinel became Prime, and I started to wonder what a good name for him would be in his civilian state. TFwiki says he was called Sentinel Major, but I wanted something a bit different from that. Can anyone think of some good suggestions for a name?
     
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    DecepticonSpike Member of the Scrappy Doo Fan Club

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    Is your story set in the Movieverse?
     
  3. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out "It's just... Asinine."

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    I'd think "Jerkwad" would fit most versions of Sentinel Prime. Even g1, if you include his IDW portrayal where he's a Senate stooge.
     
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    Maybe his name was just Sentinel, which isn't entirely out of the realm of possibility, remember there are guys called "Devastator" in this franchise.
     
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    Yeah, what's wrong with just plain old Sentinel? I never understood why in most versions Optimus (as an example) get's a whole new name. It seems... dumb. In G1 at least he had the excuse that he was completely rebuilt into a new robot. He didn't just assume a totally new name for no reason other than a promotion.
     
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    You could also pull a War for Cybertron and call him Zeta.
     
  7. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    This will take place in a G1 style universe. Sorry, probably should've mentioned that before.

    I can totally see your point here, yet I still kind of like the idea of a Prime taking on a new name for some unplaceable reason.

    Zeta's not a bad idea either, now that I think about it.
     
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    Really mess with people's heads, and call him Dion.
     
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    anything could do.. i mean optimus's first name was pax orion?
     
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    Try to think about what he'd be before becoming a Prime, what kind of role he would have filled before becomming a Prime and how that would have led to his "upgraded" form being named Sentinel.

    Maybe he was a security agent, or a guard, in which case, maybe a name like Pallisade or Strongbox or Watchword?

    Maybe he was a construction engineer, in which case something like Hightower, Buildup, or Girder?

    Maybe he was a civil servant or a bureaucrat, and could be named something like Quicktalk, Cabinet, or Archive?



    Which is basically latin for "Hunter of Peace". You could also do this, go into greek or latin roots and mythology for a name that would describe the character you want.
     
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    Sunny? X)
     
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    Sigma (Pax?)

    Since in WFC you had Zeta and that is part of the greek alphabet and so is Sigma
     
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    Zeta.
     
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    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    THIS.

    While I do enjoy the Animated idea of "promotions" (Magnus > Prime > Major > Minor), sometimes it's just Occam's Razor; before he was a Prime, Sentinel Prime could've just been Sentinel.
     
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    Sentinel Prime: an asshole in any timeline.
     

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