Who would be up for Optimus not being in the next series

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  1. chazparks

    chazparks Well-Known Member

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    Alright, Transformers without Optimus is like Season 3 of G1 but could a new series work with Optimus reduce to cameo? Starscream and Bumblebee have even taken a few series off.
     
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    I think it would be interesting to have a whole series w/out Optimus (maybe have Optimus in an Animated Ultra Magnus-like role), but it probably won't happen, given how popular and recognizable he is. Another thing that I think would be interesting would be if Optimus wasn't a red and blue truck. He could still be red and blue (and probably should be), but maybe if he was something along the lines of a B-29 Superfortress?
     
  3. AutobotIgnition

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    No offense, but that would kind of be like Star Wars without Lightsabers.
    Just doesn't work ;) 
     
  4. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Optimus = $$$

    of course he will be there, but I for once would like to see Prime as something that does not have wheels or animal.
     
  5. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Kill him in the first episode. Then bring him back to life for the last.
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Would never happen. I'm not saying it wouldn't be interesting. For Hasbro, it would be like X-Men without Wolvie.
     
  7. Lunar_wolf

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    Like many people are saying, they wouldn't do it, Prime is money. I would like a series would a whole bunch of new bots introduced, have it placed in another time period.
     
  8. AutobotIgnition

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    *Thinks of something without wheels that isn't an animal*
    You want Prime to be a toaster? :inquisiti 
     
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    I'd love to see it, or at least put Op in the TFA UM role. Don't see it happening though.
     
  10. Chris McFeely

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    I'd be well up for it happening, but I know it never will.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    I'm up for anything when it comes to Transformers. It could be interesting to see a new leader with a completely new name (not a name that has been used in the past for any other characters) take over as Autobot leader for a new series.

    But Hasbro would never, ever do it. Prime is the Babe Ruth of the franchise.
     
  13. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    could be interesting but as others have said Optimus is $$$$ perhaps in a heavy cameo role where he is see in a message briefly in each episode but isn't the leader on the ground could work, perhaps giving Rodimus Prime a chance to redeem himself for seasons 3&4 and TFTM 1986 but a new character could be good as well, this alll is of course highly unlikely
     
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    This is a good idea! Like with Beast Wars, I was hesitant at first with the unknown characters (except Megatron & Optimus Primal) but they grew on me.
    However, with the subsequent series like Armada and Energon, characters like Hot Shot and Ironhide were annoying to me.
    I'm willing to at least give it a try. LOL
     
  15. Bilbo Boxhead

    Bilbo Boxhead Geewunners GTFO

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    It would be like G1 season 3,I wouldn't have hardly any interest in it
     
  16. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Shall I introduce you guys to the Best autobot leader ever?

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    A series without Prime can survive.
     
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    I'd love to see it, but I cannot see Hasbro dropping one of their big names from the story.

    What would be nice though would be if a series built Prime up as the ultimate leader and hero, the one who supports everyone and looks out for his men, only to have a season where he is out of action. I'm thinking his luck runs out, he stays behind to give the others a chance to escape and he gets captured by the Decepticons. Then the whole season shows the other Autobots pulling it together, dealing with the fact he's not there in their own ways, and somehow managing to carry on without him - then finally rescuing him in the season finale.

    Not exactly killing off Optimus Prime, but it'd give you a great way to characterize a decent sized cast and do a series where Prime is not there - even if it is just one season of a four - five season show. A bit like the second story arc of the old Marvel comic, in fact.
     
  18. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Back then, yes and only in Japan. these day Prime is always goin to be in it..Prime is Prime.
     
  19. unmc2001

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    Optimus Prime is Transformers.
     
  20. MagnusPrimal

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    I'd give it a shot. It would depend greatly on how talented the writers were.
     

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