Which G1 Episode did Prime come back?

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  1. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I remember he was on a ship that held other important dead Autobots and his tomb was empty.
     
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    Dark Awakening

    *Edit: but that wasn't really Prime. He had been reanimated by the Quintissons as a plot to destroy the Autobots.*
     
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    He REALLY came back in The Return of Optimus Prime, though....



    somehow
     
  4. Don_East

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    Eh, personally I like ROOP better then Dark Awakening. I mean the ending always irked me. What were they thinking? They killed off Optimus Prime and the viewers were saddened that their hero died. Now they brought him as a zombie. Have the grave shuttle that had him and other dead characters get destroyed, preventing any other old character to be ressurected. And have the crap beaten out of him by Hot Rod and "died" in a ship crash. Like that makes the kids any better? Prime did not deserve to go out like that.


    Probably Hot Rod felt saddened by the decaying Optimus & activated some sort of repair system. And for the explosions on the ship, the guy who wrote Crisis On Infinite Earths wrote this, he probably retconned it.
     
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    I like the idea of Zombie Prime, they should make a toy!
     
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    I get what you mean but IMO "Dark Awakening" had a more matured writing and a step in a right direction. As in we see the tragic effects of war.
     
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    And then he dies again if you count the Japanese Headmasters series. He never should have come back anyway in my mind, made the sacrifice in the movie meaningless. At least the Japanese didn't demote Rodimus to grunt like the american version did in season 4.
     
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    Yeah, Hot Rod became a city commander like Ultra Magnus. Granted he got posted at nowheresville, East Milky Way, but a promotion's a promotion.
     
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    Actually, an evil scientist found him in space an tried to revive him, but it wasn't until the quentisson and Sky-Lynx worked on him and afew other bots that he came back. Also the same time BB became Goldbug.
     
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    Japanese seem to like Optimus dying?
    I don't know but I hate Hot Rod because it was his fault that Optimus got shot deadly in his stomach because he couldn't fire at Megatron with holding Hot Rod as a hostage.
    This is reason enough not to have want him in Transformers 2 or 3.
     
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    Well, to be honest with you, who knows what could've happened if hot rod didn't interfere? maybe megs would've just grabbed the gun anyway and be faster on the trigger than prime did. remember, prime is such a noble being. in fact, he should've just shot megs right there (remember kup saying: "finish him off prime, do it now") but no, he stopped when megs is trying to decieve OP by begging for mercy and just aimed the gun at him.
     
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    I been in the process of introducing my little cousin to G1 and when we saw the movie, he screamed to high heaven that it was all Rodimus's fault that Optimus died.

    And when Rodimus got the matrix, he called him a thief and said "that belongs to Optimus, which you killed".
     
  13. Pembroke

    Pembroke Good Skyfire. Good boy!

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    I agree! They should make it look like this!
     
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    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    I love how the eyes look so grossly out of proportion. Kinda loony-toony.
     
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    Pembroke Good Skyfire. Good boy!

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    Ha ha! True. Though I still think it would make an awesome figure. ;) 
     
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    adam-x megazord activate,,

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    hotrod is just a very blaaa character imo, I could do with out him forever.
     
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    Me too, it would be very awesome to see. It's very eerie to see Prime that way and would make an awesome addition to my collection.
     
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    Only thing that annoyed me about the return of optimus prime episode, even as a kid, was that optimus body was beat TO HELL at the end of dark awakening (arm missing etc) and then in the ROOP episode, when they pulled him off the ship, his body was in top notch shape, no arm missing. Could never understand that.
     
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    The 1986 was great because of the death's of several important characters including Prime. It gave the movie a Drama you don't see in regular cartoons.
    Hot Rod did not kill Optimus, Megatron did. I feel Hot Rod is a great character and a complete contrast to Optimus. Optimus always knew what to do and what was right. He had no flaws which made him slightly less interesting as a character to me.
    Hot Rod didn't always know, or do what was right, he made mistakes and it was this imperfection that made him a better character. I'm sorry so many are still upset about Optimus's death 21 years after the fact but the series needed that for it to grow. I enjoy all the characters from the cartoon series, start to end. Even Kup. :) 
     
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    rude awakening.

     
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