Which is considered 'canon' to you?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by NSP, Apr 2, 2010.

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Which is considered 'canon' to you?

Poll closed Jun 1, 2010.
  1. Marvel Comic

    31 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. Sunbow Cartoon

    52 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. Tech Specs

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. Other

    7 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. NSP

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    Which DO YOU prefer as far as Transformers 'canon'? Cartoon or comic? I threw the Tech Specs in there as well...although thats kind of a given. I know the stance is all three are "official"....but which do you lean toward for TF continuity?
     
  2. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    I can't vote. I like both.
     
  3. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    I thought this was a poll thread which you're asking which is better. Needless to say, I'm disappointed.


    It's kinda hard to tell what's canon. The comic and cartoon came out roughly the same time.
     
  4. AMG

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    I've read the comics and watched the show. There are things I enjoyed about both of them. One thing I really loved about the comics was how powerful characters like Shockwave, Megatron and especially Galvatron were. The comics did those bots justice. I enjoyed the show for all the characters.

    As far as what is considered cannon, it depends on who you ask. For me the show holds more weight overall. The G1 movie was based on the cartoon not the comics. Prime's death in the movie was considered his true passing, and is still talked about to this day by fans. Not what happened to him in the comics.

    I know many people enjoyed the comics more, but that's not really the question here. So for me it's the show, for many others it could be the comics.
     
  5. megatronski

    megatronski PURGE THE HERETIC

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    Cartoon all the way.
     
  6. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    The comic.

    While the comic started slow, it got more-or-less better over time, with fantastic stories coming from the UK run like Target: 2006 and Time Wars with memorable characters(actual characters, not "That Guy with the Texas accent" or "those dumb dinosaurs).

    The cartoon, on the other hand, was poorly plotted with 2d characters which got worse over time. The only thing it has going for it is accessibility.

    Seriously, transformers fans need to read more. Most people who choose the cartoon in these threads have never read the original Marvel run.
     
  7. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    The comic. They had actual stories to them where as the cartoon was basically a "plot of the week" type deal. It was mostly just a 20 minute long commercial that didn't focus on story lines, plots or character development, it was just there for kids to watch. The characters in the comics had history, they grew over the issues and plots actually developed. It was all linked in the comic, the only bad thing about the comics, aside from bad artists, was the fact that marvel and marvel uk deviated from each other so drastically at times.


    That being said, I prefer the canon of the comics over the showiness of the toon.
     
  8. NSP

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    Sorry to dissapoint you...lol.
     
  9. NSP

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    Ya, like I said....if you ask this question in the G.I. Joe thread.....close to 9 out of 10 would say the comic is considered 'canon'. I was curious to see how it is in the TF Universe.
    So far....it looks like its about even between the two...
     
  10. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Where's the 'both' option? The official position is that they are both canon.
     
  11. Jochimus

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    What do I consider G1 canon? The Tech Specs on the back of the toys.

    I can't prefer one over the other where the original comic and cartoon are concerned, because as many parts of one that I like, I like as many from the other (my dislikes from each are pretty equal, too). I prefer my Grimlocks to not be stoopid and humans to not be all that welcoming of giant killer robots, but then I'm not averse to chickbots or robot beards either.
     
  12. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Comic. ThereĀ“s transformers actually dying and killing. Violence makes me happy.
     
  13. MACRAPTRON

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    Cartoon. Comics always try to make it serious and fail miserably.
     
  14. doomtron

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    i loved the marvel story lines all the way to the end. cartoon was still awsome though
     
  15. SPLIT LIP

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    Comic. It was, well, good.
     
  16. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    We've gone 25 years with them both being canon, along with nearly dozens of other continuities. Don't see any reason to prioritize now.
     
  17. Acidophilus

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    I consider both canon. I think of it as a multiverse.
     
  18. Omnius

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    I preferred the comic because:

    a) The cartoon was aired sporadically (or in the case of Series 3, not at all) here in the UK, while the comic was regularly available from 1984 to 1992, so it was there with me the whole way through my 'first phase' of TF fandom.

    b) The stories were better, IMO, with long-running story arcs and a sense of continuity - sometihng the cartoon sorely lacked on the rare occasions when I got to see it.

    c) As the toys progressed onto Micromasters, Powermasters, Pretenders, etc, they were featured in the comic, whereas the cartoon ground to a halt with Headmasters/Targetmasters.
     
  19. NSP

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    The purpose of this Thread is for me to find out if people prefer one to the other as far as 'canon'. In the G.I. Joe world....MOST fans will agree that the comic is 'canon'. I was just curious as to what us/you TF fans thought. Interesting points made.
     
  20. Blitz Wing

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    "Canon" is really just a concept that can be viewed differently by anyone.

    There might be kids who grew up in the 2000's that think the Movies or the AEC Trilogy is Canon and that everything before that was just backstory.

    It's all about perspective.
     

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