Which beast mode suits Optimus the best?

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Which beast mode would suit Optimus the best?

  1. Gorilla (BEAST WARS)

    41 vote(s)
    45.6%
  2. Lion (BEAST WARS II)

    34 vote(s)
    37.8%
  3. Elephant (BEAST WARS NEO)

    15 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. QLRformer

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    Which beast mode suits Optimus the best?

    Gorilla (BEAST WARS)
    Lion (BEAST WARS II)
    Elephant (BEAST WARS NEO)

    I’d go for the elephant, because of its novelty. The gorilla is a kaiju homage ( King Kong), and the lion is a Tezuka homage (Kimba the White Lion). There’s nothing really wrong with those modes and they fit him well, but the elephant is somewhat original.
     
  2. GreednGluttony

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    big convoy is a mammoth not an elephant
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Don't like beasts. But I always thought a lion made more sense. Don't know why. Then a mammoth for the sheer size. Not ape.
     
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    Gorilla>Lion>Mammoth

    For some reason Optimus Prime being a Mammoth just makes no sense to me
     
  5. soundwave142

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    I like Leo convoy :3
     
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    I'll always like Lio Convoy's design the best. He's kind of a non-character though. If Optimus Primal had Lio Prime's design initially that woulda just been grand
     
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    Lion seems the obvious choice, but I like the gorilla, for the 'powerful and intelligent' impression given off.
     
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    Lion... But where's the bat?
     
  9. nobleboivin

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    Not really a big optimus fan but I think the Lion mode would be the best choice. Whith a lion you have strength and senses. Not only that a lion is symbolically royalty and kingship. A mammoth on the other hand while big and powerfull would also be slow. A gorilla is the worst of the three. Than too I like lions and I'm not a fan of apes or mammoth's.
     
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    Gorilla.
     
  11. Rexidus

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    Which Optimus are you asking about? Optimus Primal I feel works best as a gorilla. Optimus Prime I feel would work well as a lion.
     
  12. Karhukjnsi

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    Mammoths are essentially a type of elephant, being in the family "Elephantidae", while there are currently only two extant genera: "Elephas" (Asian elephants) and "Loxodonta" (African elephants), Mammuthus (Mammoths) are still pretty much Elephants. "Mastodons", on the other hand, are an entirely different taxonomical family (Mammutidae), and are DEFINITELY not elephants..
     
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    Gorillas have a LOT of strength, considerably higher cognitive functioning (not saying they're "geniuses", though), and are much more aggressive than male lions.
     
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    I like Big Convoy as a design and as a toy (which is why I bought it), but the Japanese Beast shows are pretty dire. So Gorilla is the only one I enjoy in practice.

    And on a nit-picky note: of the choices you listed, only the Gorilla was an Optimus. The other two were Convoys.
     
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    *Ahem*...

    TRUKK, NOT MUNKY!!!
     
  16. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    ^^^^ Must agree. :D 

    But....I did like the look of Big Convoy.
     
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    Munky not Lion or Mammoth.

    Their all cool designs but only one of them is actually Optimus to me.
     
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    Mammoth, not an elephant.

    Also for Primal himself nothing fits better than the gorilla. He was just so perfect. I especially like how active and agile he was. You can't do that with a lion. For just Optimus' in general the mammoth is more fitting. If anything in nature was like a semi, it'd be that.
     
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    Ahem: MUNKY, NOT LION! Yes the gorilla mode looks hidious but I'm going with gorilla seen as Optimus Primal was in my opinion, a great, great character. Properly my second favourite Optimus aside from Animated.
     
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    i like optimus as mammoth in beast wars neo
     

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