Should smokescreen be called hotrod instead of smokescreen/should he be hotrod??

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by optimusb1327, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. LegendAntihero

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    It just ain't true. One of the traits you guys use to relate Smokescreen with Hot Rod is that he's young as if they were both born yesterday. And even if they were, they're not human so they don't have to learn how to walk, and speak to differentiate themselves. There's different kinds of behavior for youth. There's being innocent like Billy Batson and then there's being mischievous like Bart Simpson. I feel Smokescreen is like the latter and Hot Rod was bland in the cartoon. He acted older after becoming Rodimus. His personality was mainly constructed in the comics.
     
  2. Fez Findie

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    Seriously, you just want the same names... no, the same exact characters with the exact same names doin' the exact same things in every series/continuity even if they had already established how different things are? Is that it?

    You go all "OMG not exactly like how my childhood was, I'm scared now D8". You're like all those video game fans complaining about changes to a sequel, whether or not they were warranted... and then would complain if there was no changes. What?

    Smokescreen. Is. Smokescreen. What is so hard about that?

    Seriously, this is why we barely see any obscure names and characters get to make an appearance <_<
     
  3. Asher Tye

    Asher Tye Cassetticon

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    Problem with that is that Sentinel Prime is already taken in continuity I believe. And has too much baggage attached to it in any event. It'd fall under the reasoning of why they chose Bulkhead over Ironhide.
     
  4. Jakest123

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    They probably called Smokescreen by that name because if he was called Hot Rod or Hot Shot his name would be too obvious.
     
  5. Spin-Out

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

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    Nah, I like Hot Rod and all, but I'm just glad there's a character named Smokescreen I actually give a damn about.
     
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    I read somewhere that hasbro no longer has the trademark for "hot rod" so they can't use it. They probably would have if they could...because smoke screen is hot rod...
     
  7. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I wonder if 10 years ago people made threads like should Smokscreen be called Grapple instead of Smokescreen since he's an orange crane.
     
  8. ChaosDonkey

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    Armada?
     
  9. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Yep.
     
  10. PrymeStriker

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    No, they wouldn't have, because Hot Rod already exists. His name is Hot Shot. Smokescreen and Hot Shot are two different guys.
     
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    I'm one of those "Old Guys" but I personally don't think Hotrod and Smokescreen are exactly the same at all... I view them as completely separate characters. Now do I think they would make great friends? Hell ya. =p

    That said... They ARE really similar. But I do not consider them the same and I think their personalities are just differenet enough to be considered a different character archetype.

    Meh!
     
  12. Erland

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    not reading the whole thread but, isn't hotrod dead? Didn't Megatron take his arm?
     
  13. Murasame

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    Since his first appearance Smokescreen seemed to me, like he should actually be Rodimus, but is just a different paintjob and name. I'm cool with it, I like him. But if he were to become Prime in the show, I hope he is not named Rodimus Prime, because that would really be strange. Except if he really is Hot Shot and is under disguise because of some prophetic story of A3.
     
  14. PrymeStriker

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    We don't know what the name of the Prime was in which their arm was stolen by Megatron. Regardless, Hot Shot/Rodimus is not a Prime.
     
  15. bookwormdalek

    bookwormdalek Gotta get a grip

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    Why don't we call him Smoking Rod?
     
  16. Maximo Prime

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    And we have our winner, folks!
     
  18. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    :cool:  YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    Anyway, to answer the question: no.
     
  19. PcPrime23

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    Nah he might become a Prime. So call him Smoking Hot Prime
     
  20. bookwormdalek

    bookwormdalek Gotta get a grip

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    I think it would probably be more along the lines of "Smoking Prime Roddy."
     

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