should've mirage/dino had been named hot rod

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  1. OptimusPrimer25

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    i dont know if this was already done, but in ur honest opinion when the rumor was started, how many of my fellow transformer fans had hoped that the red ferria was hot rod. personally i hoped he was because it would have been neat to see him in the movieverse but as long as he stayed a none prime. i woudnt care if he was like Optimus' student or if he was named rodimus but as long as he didnt take over as PRIME. but what do u guys tink
     
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    I would've liked if he were named Rodimus. DOTM Mirage had no resemblance to any Mirage or Rodimus/Hot Rod, but his vehicle mode and colors were far more suited to Rodimus.
     
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    Wrong. A variant of Diaclone Mirage was originally red, and that was BEFORE Hot Rod even existed. Plus, I'd imagine "Hot Rod" or "Rodimus" should go to a car that has a "Hot Rod" look to it or at least the giant exhaust pipes. The Ferrari also kind of goes with the original G1 Mirage, as that one was supposedly part of Cybertron's elite rich prick society, and I'd imagine a Ferrari would be owned by an elite rich prick.
     
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    Noooooo
     
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    shouldnt....

    ironhide be trailbreaker
    jazz be bluestreak
    barricade be prowl
    blackout be vortex
    rampage be boncrusher and vice versa

    and so on and so forth. the charaters have there names and i wouldnt change it just to see some bot that has been out of the lime light for 20+ years.
     
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    When I first saw the red Ferrari, I thought it was going to be Sunstreaker! :D 
     
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    no.
     
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    I thought it would either be him or Cliffjumper. Then I actually guessed the name Mirage when I heard the 6 letter name rumor. Yay for me! I got it right! :D 
     
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    With some changes I bet you could pull it off.


    C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!
     
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    I think of him as Sunstreaker, he was pretty close to another Italian bot with a sexy alt-mode anyway (well, he was Italian in the second movie). Sunstreaker wouldn't fit though, so I'm fine with Dino. Wouldn't mind Streaker, but I can see the unfortunate implications.

    Rodimus, no. What does Dino have to do with him? He's not a teen bot, and he doesn't even have flames. If anything Bumblebee is a better Hot Rod than him. Every character has at least a little bit to do with their previous incarnations, Dino is nothing like Hot Rod.
     
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    With some changes anyone could be Hot Rod.
     
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    I thought Ferrari just wouldn't allow Dino to be named any Hasbro toy because of the liscenceing agreement with Matel. So we still would have ended up with Dino been Dino unless he was an entirely different car.

    Such a stupid name.

    Did you just say Sideswipe was Italian in ROTF?
     
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    voiced by an Italian-American, good enough for me.
     
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    Oh. I never knew that. I always just heard him as American.
     
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    Agreed. Mirage FTW!


    He was more British than anything in Rotf. Definitely not Italian
     
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    To answer your question:
    HotRod should have been saved for an important character.
    DinoMirage was just a cool background character, as was Mirage in G1

    But over all; Bay doesn't/didn't care who was who. The only transformers in that moive are O.P. B.Bee, Megatron and Sentinel. The rest are sadly things in the background that might get a name thorwn to them.
     
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    Noooooo............ Dino can stay as he is!
     

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