The Return of Optimus Prime

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  1. Quixote_Prime

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    No, not the cartoon.


    I'm talking #80:


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    What is your favorite return of OP, seeing as it is a near bet in most storylines?

    I've always liked #80 since it comes at a crucial moment after the defeat of Unicron and the near defeat of all the Autobots.

    Even if he is in Action Master form.
     
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    I liked his ressurection in Revenge of the Fallen. That was epic.
     
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    My favorite was the episode. I almost pissed myself in 3rd grade I was so excited when I first saw the commerical that he was coming back. I literally couldn't wait for it to air, and it didn't disappoint.
     
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    I've always liked #80 since it comes at a crucial moment after the defeat of Unicron and the near defeat of all the Autobots.

    Especially because he is in Action Master form.
     
  6. doomboy536

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    Dark Awakening, because it stands out as the most grimdark of all of the G1 episodes and forces Hot Rod to grow the fuck up. Not just that, but you know that Optimus shouldn't be back even though you want to, and you spend the whole episode hoping that your childhood hero is going to be okay, but then just as evil Optimus hits his low point, he rediscovers himself and makes a brave sacrifice like only Optimus can. I would've been more than happy with that episode being Optimus' last one, especially with that epic final line.

    "Autobot fleet, return to Cybertron. That is...my final command." BOOOM.

    Little me was crying and cheering at the same time.
     
  7. mirage3456

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    the rotf movie
     
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    Yeah, that's the best cartoon return by far. I still prefer the comic issue #42, but Dark Awakening is my second favorite.
     
  9. Quixote_Prime

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    I have to re-read the Headmaster series but I think the Powermasters in the Marvel run were well done. Especially OP and Darkwind/g and Dreadwing/d. Probably the best use of G1 gimmicks in the fiction. If I remember the rationale for the Headmasters it was basically -- we Autobots are really serious and so I'll rip off my noggin to show you Nebulons how peaceful we are.
     
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    #42

    I always wished that they had done something that wasn't in the toys, and made Goldbug a Powermaster using Kari...
     
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    My favorite return is in the G1 episode where the Decepticons dismantle Prime and put his parts into their security systems and make a robotic alligator out of him, all the while not securing the Matrix for themselves.

    Then Wheeljack gets all the parts and puts Prime back together.

    That was so awesome.
     
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    Although both Actionmaster and Powermaster revives in the comics do indeed come high on my list, I personally like when Optimus finally gets his stolen head restored back on his body in the comics after being a prisoner of Shockwave. Okay, it's not like he was dead and out of the story while unheaded (although nor was he technically when he was on the floppy disc before becoming a Powermaster or shoved into HiQ's noggin before going Actionmaster), but him getting his body back and then laying into the shocked Decepticons was a pretty darn great return.
     
  13. Quixote_Prime

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    Hmm.

    Ya know -- OP was never really dead in the comics, was he?
     
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    It does seem like it, doesn't it? One version of Optimus would be killed but there'd be another version kicking about waiting to be upgraded into the next one. The closest he probably came in the comics was in G2 when he got consumed by The Swarm, but then he was brought back moments after dying so I'm not gonna count it as proper death.
    I'm trying to think of a time when Marvel comics Optimus was properly fully dead for any long meaningful period of time and not actually coming up with anything.
     
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    Even in the UK series he was kicking ass in pocket dimensions.
     
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    My favourite is Primes return in Eugenesis, as it makes Marvel Prime even better, but I'm not sure it counts... Sigh.
     
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    Gonna go with G1 ROOP two parter. Dark Awakening was just a handful of salt rubbed into the wound caused by the movie.
     
  18. TheGruff

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    Animated. Thirty second death FTW!

    But no seriously. I freakin' love #80. It reminds me of (Or ROTF reminds me of it) when he jumps out of the plane in the ROTF Shanghai scene.
     
  19. SouthtownKid

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    I was really, REALLY disappointed to see Optimus return as an Action Master in #80 of the old Marvel comics. It seemed like such a step backwards from being a Powermaster. I would have loved to see him stay as a Powermaster and get the Apex armor. God Ginrai was such a cool toy... Too cool for non-Optimus character to be given.

    I can't really think of a favorite return. I was outright mad when he came back at the end of season 3. But I do always like when he's around in a story. My memory of Marvel #42 is to vague now... I'll have to re-read it.
     
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    1. In the episodes : The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1 & 2

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    2. Powermaster Optimus Prime

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    3. Transformers Prime : I allready know his comeback, not from the dead, will be great !!! Prime isn't Prime anymore at the ending of S1.
     

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