The evil Prime/black truck theme

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ruination04, May 28, 2010.

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Which works for you?

  1. Scourge

    15 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. Nemesis Prime

    22 vote(s)
    43.1%
  3. Black Convoy

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
  4. Motormaster

    14 vote(s)
    27.5%
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  1. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I know both characters are similar, but when talking color schemes, personalities, the whole nine yards, which do you prefer overall and why? I'll even throw in Motormaster since he was black and purple as well.
     
  2. Backscatter

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    No SG Prime? To me, he's the most evil.
     
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    You know, I'm surprised that (to my knowledge) no continuity has made a connection between "Nemesis Prime" and "Dead Prime." Since Prime goes monochrome when he dies, it seems like the ideal way to bring in an evil, dark-colored twin. Kill Optimus, rebuild him in a new, better body (Powermaster, maybe?), and then have the old body repaired and re-animated with a new, evil spark (but retaining its dark coloring).

    It would have the benefit of being an evil twin, a creepy possessed Prime, and a Zombie Prime all at once!

    (Oh, and I voted for Motormaster and Nemesis Prime. I'm not really sure Motormaster should be on that list, but I know where you're coming from... and he was set up as a sort of "anti-Prime" a few times, so I guess I buy that. Nemesis Prime... well, as soon as I clicked it I wished I had voted Scourge, just because Scourge has a simply great toy. :p  Ah well.)
     
  4. wildfly

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    Although Scourge was a somewhat interesting character, after Motormaster it became nothing more than an excuse to create a 'new' toy out of an existing mold.

    It's been whored out like the Megatron/Galvatron thing, and what novelty there was in the idea was (imo) long since extinguished.
     
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    Unless SG Prime goes black. And never goes back. . .

    I picked Motormaster, based on G1 personality, storyline, and differences in transformation. We got Onslaught and Silverbolt. I'll take a Motormaster in Generations please since we're not going to get any non-PPC combiner.
     
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    scourge to me was the better name for "evil" prime. and was a pretty damn nice toy too.

    though, i do like the black hybrid colors are pretty cool too, i like the red, and black colors.
     
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    IDW kiiind of did that. They had one of the past primes (Nova Prime) enter the "Dead Universe," an alternate dimension where things turn undead, and can no longer exist in the normal dimension for more than a few days, and when he entered it, he changed his name to Nemesis Prime and his color scheme became darker. He also became enamored with some energy source known as "The Darkness," which was like a negative version of the Matrix.


    As for the question at hand, my favorite version of the evil Prime concept is CR Black Convoy: vehicle mode is completely black but robot mode isn't (unlike most other versions). Plus he has pink windows instead of red, which adds a stranger spin on the concept. But "Black Convoy" is too Japanese (and not very descriptive. His color scheme is his name?), and I never liked the American version of Scourge (Scourge is a Sweep, not an evil Prime!), so I was glad when Hasbro pulled the Nemesis Prime name out of their brain, and I retcon the name for my collection.
     
  8. Ironhide2005

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    Motormaster FTW!
     
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    I voted for Black Convoy. Can never go wrong on a Dark Prime. :thumbs2: 
     
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    Black Convoy, but I call him Nemesis Prime..

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    Wow, the polls tied at six votes per selection: 6666.... :confused2 

    But yeah, I'd rather have a more intimidating name to the face, and Scourge will do the trick for me. The name Nemesis Prime sounds a bit lazy, and Black Convoy doesn't really have an evil ring to it.

    Scourge was also North America's introduction to the black Prime repaint concept.
     
  12. wildfly

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    Also, for a similar theme, see Evil Lincoln from Futurama.

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  13. Optimus Vader

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    I love Nemesis Abe.
     
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    I refer to all of my black Prime repaints as Nemesis Prime, so there's my vote.
     
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    I really don't think motormaster should even be compared. Sure he was a black truck but other than that there's rePly no connection to a prime. I like the name scourge but prefer calling them nemesis prime. I hate the butchered black convoy concept.
     
  16. Feralstorm

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    Motormaster an Scourge were the only ones to get original molds to their name. (Scourge gets the added distinction that Spychanger Optimus Prime was a repaint of him.)

    So I voted for Scourge.
     
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    ...aaand the double post.
     
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    Scourge is too confusing as is with his various iterations.

    Motormaster is always needed, as he's a gestalt leader of like an anti-autobot squad.
    Nemesis Prime is perfect too since a clone of the main powerhouses are a cartoon mandate to counter the fact the good guys always win. So just be blatant with the name like this then. The lone wolf aspect of even being too dark for the decepticons due to how much good is in prime also lends to a better lone wolf aspect to seperate it from the commander squad based motor master.

    The last choice just leave to the japanese market.
     
  19. Ruination04

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    Well, Scourge didn't get an original mold, did he? Other than the spychanger. He was a repaint of G2 Laser Prime and of G2 Hero Prime.
     
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    Nemesis Prime, it's in the name, yo.
     

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