Which Optimus Prime origin do you like?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Sideswipe80, Aug 2, 2012.

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Which one?

  1. Cop (IDW universe)

    18 vote(s)
    15.1%
  2. Data Clerk (War Within, Prime)

    41 vote(s)
    34.5%
  3. Descendant of the Primes (Movie)

    20 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. Dock worker (G1 cartoon)

    40 vote(s)
    33.6%
  1. Sideswipe80

    Sideswipe80 Well-Known Member

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    And why? I like the idea of him being a cop before a Prime in IDW universe, but yet I also like the data clerk idea from other universes.
     
  2. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Dockworker, because he had to rise from his humble life of complacency to that of a warrior.
     
  3. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    G1 Marvel comics. He just rises through the ranks as far as I remember. Not sure if they ever even actually mentioned what he was before the war. What was his function in the flashbacks to past Cybertron regarding his role in the loss of the Underbase into space? Was he commanding by that time or was it some kind of civilian fact-finding mission to go see Boltax at the temple?
     
  4. LCDR Blindside

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    The incredibly nebulous and ill-defined WFC version. "Zeta's dead, you're our leader oh it also turns out you were a prime all along."
     
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    He was an archevist/librarian who worked at the doc to help pay the bills.
    Megatron took out Sentinel.
    When his sense of justice was activated he moved from forensic law inforcement to being a cop.
    Megatron took out Zeta.
    Matrix choose Optimus and the war begins.
     
  6. Rexidus

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    I like him as the data clerk. That lends him to be an intellectual vs a brute.
     
  7. daitarn red

    daitarn red bionic hero

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    i love optimus prime as dock worker
    arielbots meet orion pax in war dawn ep
     
  8. soundwave142

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    data clerk as orion pax, I have a feeling he was very shy before he met megatronus
     
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    I really like the blue collar aspect of being a dock worker, makes him more of an everyman.
     
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    Dock worker.
     
  11. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    He was considered a cop in the IDW universe!? Pfft. Well I'm unobservant. :lol  But I think they all have their merits. I really like the last descendent of the Primes-thing that Bayformers had (if only they elaborated upon it in the movies :(  ). But the idea of him being a cop is just awesome! A dockworker is mundane, but almost too mundane.

    So yeah, cop or last descendent of the Primes. Or both.
     
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    I'd prefer a mixture of origins. Member of the Prime lineage, his occupation being say, a cop, formerly an archivist. Which is why I'm not voting for any single one.
     
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    "The footage you see here is real. The robots are real. We bring you the worst crimes, the worst criminals, the best officers. I'm Officer Prime. And this is Robo Cops."
     
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    Cop. Data Clerk is so cliche and nonsensical. "Hey, we need an origin for this great but humble warrior, let's give him this really humble ironic origin like a librarian or something. Because librarians can't be warriors! It's ironic! And it totally makes sense that this guy who has all this fighting skill and is fortold as the next great leader of his race would be a mere clerk. Shear brilliance!" Stupid. A cop isn't my ideal origin, but at least it sets up his skills and want for justice and peace more than a pencil pusher. It was nonsense when War Within did it and I can't believe Prime used it.

    I would've gone with being a Prime decendant, but it's not really much of an origin. It explains why he's leader, but not many stories care to tell how he found out.
     
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    I don't LIKE any of them, but my favorite Optimus origin story so far was definetely that bit of Exodus. The book turns mega shit when it gets into WFC part of story (because WFC is mega shit) but I loved that start with young Optimus, Jazz, Alpha Trion yadda yadda.
     
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    I have to go with War Within.

    But the only one I actually dislike is IDW cop. I think that is just about the worst origin they could come up with. If he's already a warrior, it kind of misses the point.
     
  17. toaster

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    Cop. Why ? Because it explains his skills and it's much more fun seeing Orion Pax take down criminals instead of being a clerk.
     
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    Dock worker for me.
     
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    His skills are explained by his reprogramming/reformatting into Optimus Prime. The characters are ROBOTS. It doesn't take that much explanation for gained skills.

    I agree cop into leader is a more natural transition, but that is actually why it doesn't work, imo. Because without the contrast of before/after, there's no point to it.

    Now I get that in the IDW-verse, they try to underplay the importance of the Matrix. But I don't really like that, either.
     
  20. Valkysas

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    None of these. Animated. Just another Prime, an elite guard washout. Develops over time into a genuine hero and surprises everyone by capturing Megatron.
     

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