Sentinel Prime: Red or Gold?

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Sentinel Prime: Red or Gold?

  1. Red

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  2. Gold

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  1. QLRformer

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    Sentinel was going to be colored gold, and was even shown as such in the teaser trailer. Which do you prefer?

    Gold. It strangely suits him better, even though it's completely impractical (a gold vehicle roaming around would be an utter giveaway); the whole shimmering golden aura around him as seen in DOTM concept art presents a very godly atmosphere to him.
     
  2. Meta777

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    I prefer Red, to be honest. I just think it's a nice colour that quite suits him. It may not be as regal as gold, but it fits nicely with his theme and contrasts his heroic image as a fire engine when he reveals his betrayal.
     
  3. Grimlock22

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    red evey thing is better with red
     
  4. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    He looked absolutely phenomenal in the concept art with his gold colouring. As you said, QRLformer, he looked very regal, almost god-like. The shining, shimmering knight. The leader who has returned, ready to lead the charge. But I think it looked better on paper than it would in the film. Or at least, in the film for more than just the teaser shot that we saw. That was cool for the one teaser shot of him, but I just can't see the gold/silver colour working for his entire presence in the entire film. Practically speaking, I much prefer the red. A bright gold and silver Panther firetruck is a little ostentatious when compared to a typical red firetruck. Better on paper than in full visualized 3D form. Overall, definitely going with the red.

    Plus, his red colouring (in addition to his role, personality, window boobs and helmet design) is just another design-cue that helps the audience subconsciously link Optimus and Sentinel together. I often think that in some alternate universe, some other director used this particular Sentinel Prime design as his Optimus design. Splash a little blue on him, establish an overall "medieval" design aesthetic for all of the characters and DotM Sentinel's design would make a b**chin' Optimus, in my opinion.
     
  5. PrimesRule

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    Red is better on him. It makes him look more noticeable and even more intimidating than a bland gold coloring.
     
  6. Cyber-Scream

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    Both. Gold for his Cybertronian form and red for his Earth.
     
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    I can foresee Alpha Trion in a gold coloring however.
     
  8. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Why not both?

    I'd like to see him be gold with red highlights or red with gold.
     
  9. Spiderus Prime

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    Red looks better on Mr.Autobot Traitor than the Goldren "Ultra Magnus" Deco.
     
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    I like red on him.
     
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    red no gold i dont know what ever one i voted lol
     
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    I think he was gold in the trailer so people couldn't guess who he was
     
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    This. I still wish they went with this.
     
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    Which wasn't needed because people already knew Sentinel Prime was in the film and only a robot designed like that would be another Prime or a Prime ancestor.
     
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    This.
     
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    i think they should have went a different direction & made him white,with the trim & chrome being in variations of mostly black,with some purple pin striping........hell someone here repaint a toy like that,cause it sounds bad ass.....but i say neither gold or red,....hell,black him all out except for the red eyes,chrome blade & chrome shield..that would be kool also
     
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    Red, only cause a gold fire truck would look fucked
     
  18. TylerMirage

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    Except for the fact that people only knew Sentinel Prime was in the movie three months after the teaser trailer was released. We had no idea who that mysterious gold 'Bot was in the trailer when it was first released. Guesses ranged anywhere from Unicron to Ultra Magnus to Alpha Trion to Cosmos. :lol 

    Yeah, it was confirmed around early-to-mid February that "Sentinel Prime" was in the movie. And then when images of his figure came out, people made the connections between the figure and the mysterious robot on the moon. But other than that single shot from the teaser, his entire character was basically shrouded in mystery until the film was released. He didn't appear in any of the trailers or TV spots (save for one Chevrolet promotional spot where we see 1.2 seconds of the firetruck mode) and very little was said on his character from the production team. A few quotes here and there from Bay or Nimoy, but that was it.
     
  19. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    red if earth alt mode, gold if cybertronian, but red suits him more as a hero, while gold looks less prime like and more "knight of the ancient cybertronian council before the war"
     
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    Red. Links him with Optimus, fits his character better (As red can represent either good or evil, whereas gold is rarely used for evil except when portraying greed, which was not his flaw.)

    And red is just plain my favorite color anyway.
     

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