Twelve Labors of Optimus Prime...?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Tresob, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Tresob

    Tresob Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2013
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    I was bantering with the Radio Free Cybertron twitterfeed and made the claim that Optimus Prime is the Cybertronian equivalent of Hercules.

    They bounced back asking me that if Optimus was Hercules, then what were his labors?

    Those witty chaps.

    So, good fellows, I thought it might be fun to try to create a list of twelve in-canon labors of Optimus Prime. Feel free to list as many labors as you can think of (and mention the continuity you are working from).

    As a side note, my argument was only based on two points:

    1. Alpha Trion's name sounds a lot like Amphitryon, the name of Hercules's human foster father who raised him after Zeus...well...sired Hercules with Amphitryon's wife Alcmena. (Radio Free Cybertron was tweeting about Alpha Trion being Optimus Prime's "dad.")

    2. Hercules bore the nickname "The Tyrant Tamer." And we all know G1 Megatron's motto.

    Obviously, I don't think any writers were ever intending there to be twelve labors of Optimus Prime (or even that Prime is necessarily Hercules), but I thought it would be a fun experiment.

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