The character of Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Paxtin, Jul 17, 2011.

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What do you think of Optimus?

  1. He's the best version of him, to date.

    11 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. I like him, but he has some flaws.

    43 vote(s)
    41.0%
  3. He's ok. I don't care one way or the other.

    38 vote(s)
    36.2%
  4. I want to like him, but the flaws ruin him for me.

    10 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. He's the worst version of him, to date.

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    I've heard a lot of opinions of Optimus in this series. From him being a return to the G1 character, to him being too boring and lifeless.

    I'm curious what the majority consensus is.
     
  2. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

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    I can't say I like or dislike him, because honestly, there's not enough there to make a judgment call on.
     
  3. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think I could answer that if he were in many more episodes and/or had more action in the episodes he's been in. He's been kept to the background far too much.


    The eps that have focused on him, I have loved his character. He's still the Autobot Hero!
     
  4. Greyley

    Greyley Well-Known Member

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    I picked neutral, because I don't really have a strong opinion one way or the other. He just hasn't had enough screen time or development to know much about him. It's hard to get a grip on what his personality is supposed to be. He does remind me a little of G1 Prime, but toned way way down.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    If he had a character I could probably answer.
     
  6. Megabattimus

    Megabattimus Reborn Comics Fan

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    I like him, but he has some flaws.
     
  7. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    Yeah, it's true he hasn't been in the series as much as other characters lately. But he's been in enough previous episodes I think for people to develop an opinion.
    Rewatch the 5 parter along with the episodes Student and Master, Scrap heap, and Convoy. More then enough to work with.

    I think there has been some flaws to the character,(Mostly in the writing of some dialog.) but overall I find him to be a respectable presentation of the character.
     
  8. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    He is like a robotic version of Ben Stein, he just shows no character at all. Heck at this point an energon fart would be a nice change. I can only hope he gets hit with another log and perhaps he'll come online acting liking Beast Wars Optimus Primal.
     
  9. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

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    He's ok.

    Nothing offensive about him, nothing good either. He's just.... just just.

    Just just just, you get what I mean? Empty to the point it would be a negative vote if his design wasn't awesome.
     
  10. Ssargon

    Ssargon He's... so... wolfy~

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    It's hard to judge. I like him so far, but I'll count limited screentime as a flaw.

    And his face is kind of offputting. I don't mind him not having a G1 mouthplate, it's just... the other things he lacks that are... odd.
     
  11. Team Prime

    Team Prime Gosh, idiots...

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    Hes awesome, end of discussion.
    But I would like him to be in alot more episodes... while Arcee is yet, the only one to be in every episode in the season.
     
  12. Skottech

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    Voted:
    "I like him, but he has some flaws."

    he's fine but IMHO he could use some social skills "Primes don't party"
     
  13. Spunky

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    I'm thinking that Prime will get alot more character development in Season 2. I'm wondering if he's getting a human partner as well to bring out that development.
     
  14. StarryAqua

    StarryAqua Former fandom follower

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    There's a reason people are saying this show should be re-titled Transformers: Arcee.

    Until later, he is just okay.
     
  15. spiritprime

    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    He's an awsome character. Enough said.
     
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    This Optimus Prime is still mostly a blank slate to me.
     
  17. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd say he's okay, I guess.
     
  18. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    He has no real charecter therefore he sucks.

    This has to be the most blandest Optimus Prime since RID. How is it that charecters who don't talk like Soundwave seem to develop better than him, Prime is boring, old and stoic. I don't blame Peter Cullen but i should blame the writers for giving him no real personality.

    I get it that they loved G1 Optimus Prime but even he was imperfect like in More the Meets the eye when he recklessly tried to reach the nemesis on Sideswipe's rocket pack.

    Besides Arcee should lead or Rodimus or Prowl....really anyone could make a better leader than Optimus Prime in this series.
     
  19. Creaky

    Creaky King of Puppies

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    I like what I've seen of him. He seems to retain the badassery of Movie Prime, but has the caring side of G1 Prime. Hopefully he'll get some spotlight at Seasons End.
     
  20. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    He's alright, if showed up more I'd like him more, but theres no possibility for him to have the same level of character growth as animated prime, who is easily my favorite version of Prime.
     

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