The Triceratops Dinobot

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Torque, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    Due to the fact that the word "Slag" has come up as being an issue, everybody's favorite 3-horned Dinobot has had a bit of an identity crisis. He has stolen Snarl's identity, and it seems now they might be calling him "Slug"

    Which name do you prefer for him? Have a better one? Is he your favorite? Do you like him being their new leader in IDW? Is Guiledart or Triceradon prefered? Just wanted to see where people stand on him (being my favorite Dinobot and all)
     
  2. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    I don't care about him. Slug works as a name, though Slag is better


    He shouldn't have Snarl's name though, that name should belong to the white and blue wolf
     
  3. Foster

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    Thanks IDW for not pussing out. This whole thing makes me wish Spastic was in the DJD.
     
  4. Jetbolt

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    I only call the character by its name, depending on which series the character is in.

    G1 related media, Slag. Animated related media, Snarl. WFC/FoC related media, Slug.
     
  5. tuddymus bee

    tuddymus bee Well-Known Member

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    Slag is my favorite dinobot, so if it seem like it is more g1 related I call him Slag. Being called Slug on the game is not a big deal to me, he will and is always Slag to me no matter what he is called.
     
  6. kaijuguy19

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    I'm calling him Slug myself. It's not the same as the G1 name true but at least he's not stealing Snarl's name either.
     
  7. Ikkstakk

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    I was good with Triceradon until they came up with Slug. Now I like that better. Of course, I still prefer Slag over both of them. Just make sure Snarl is the Stegosaurus.
     
  8. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    Slug makes it sound like he is slow, like sluggish. But I guess it's fine. It is ALMOST like Slag anyway.
     
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    Hasbro and whomever else can call him whatever they want, but it's Slag and will always be Slag to me.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Slug. It's only one vowel away from the real deal plus I picture him slugging it out and hitting Decepticons with a bat.
     
  11. Galvatron Rage

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    Exactly. His name is SLAG.
     
  12. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    I quite like "Slug." 'Bullets' and 'punching people' are appropriate mental images for the character, I'd think. Plus, it still matches the "starts with S" theme the not-Grimlock Dinobots have. And much better than just stealing Snarl's name.

    "Slag" became an overused swear-word in universe. I'd prefer TF names not to be common words they themselves use.
     
  13. ZacWilliam

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    Needs to be one syllable and start with "s" to keep the classic pattern.

    Slug isn't great but I havn't heard a better suggestion yet.


    -ZacWilliam, he'll always be Slag to me though whatever name Hasbro slaps on the box.
     
  14. Ikkstakk

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    Guys like Gears are probably in trouble, then.
     
  15. FanimusMaximus

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    I think it would be better if we called him "Slugger" rather then just "Slug".
     
  16. ZacWilliam

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    No. That's terrible. That's what you call a little boy whose just struck out at little league. It's frequently used as a diminuitive for young boys. Slugger has entirely the wrong connotation.


    -ZacWilliam, "Slam" isn't terrible but I still feel like there's something better out there...
     
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    Slug, because Triceradon etc. are too long, and I like the idea that each Dinobot (minus Grimlock) has a short name that begins with an S.
     
  18. Torque

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    I'd always hoped they would do Stomp.
     
  19. ZacWilliam

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    Someone should compile a list of one syllable S-words that would be good Dinobot names.

    Off the top of my head:

    Slash
    Slam
    Stomp
    Smash
    Sever
    Shade
    Slime
    Scortch
    Scream


    -ZacWilliam, there are a lot of good ones really. At one point I named Grimstone's drones but I forget what now...
     
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    Scorch (guessing you had a typo) is a pretty good one, considering that Slag can breath fire. Only problem is that the other Scorch guy won't have a name.
     

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