What happened to the REAL original Optimus Prime?

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  1. Jizz

    Jizz Active Member

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    In the Animated series, the long/old timers such as Jazz, Cliffjumpb, Ironhide, Braun.... are around.

    They all treat Ratchet like sh*t it seems, or whatever.

    Ultramagnus is the leader of the autobots.

    What happened to the original Optimus Prime (you know, Orion Pax)? The comrades are there. The latest Optimus Prime is watching video from the 80's cartoon series.

    But no mention of the guy. Anyone know and why?
     
  2. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    It's a different continuity. The show creators have stated as much.

    The 80s cartoon clips were an Easter Egg, not meant to tie the two series together.

    So there is no "original" Optimus in this continuity. There's only the one.
     
  3. Valkysas

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    the optimus prime you see on screen is the "real" optimus prime.

    Transformers Animated is it's own continuity, not connected to any other series. it pays homage to G1 and other series through names and designs, but this is a whole new story.
     
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    It's a video clip of the great war, that character could be named Gungatron for all we know.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    The Optimus Prime we see each episode IS the original Optimus Prime. Animated is not G1, it is not connected to G1, it is not a sequel to G1 IN ANY WAY. It is a stand-alone series. The footage at the beginning of TF&RO was just a throwback to the original cartoon, NOT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY. There is no "original" Optimus Prime, there's the spacebridge repairman that turns into a fire truck. End of story.
     
  6. The Primes

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    Animated is in it's own continuity, thus there is only one Optimus Prime.
     
  7. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Speaking of the 80s intro, it seems they were pretty careful what to show and not. Megatron is visible in robot mode, and seeing as he was the leader in Animated during the Great War, it's safe to say it's supposed to be the same one. Pretty much all characters (Wheeljack, Bumblebee, Thundercracker, Skywarp) are shown in cybertronian vehicle modes or as replacable troops. We know what characters they are from G1, but we should interpret these as random TFs.

    Leaves us with one vital group of characters seen in the history vid, that also makes sense in Animated continuity:
    The Omega Sentinels.

    Bye.
     

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