Who Would YOU Have Picked to be G1's New Prime?

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  1. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    The premise is this:

    It's 1985 and Hasbro is planning their TF movie. They are going to kill Optimus Prime and have an unlikely Autobot assume the new mantle of Prime. Basically everything is the same except Hasbro decides instead of introducing a brand new character in the movie, they are going to use one of the series' existing Autobots.

    So, which G1 Season 1 or Season 2 character would you pick to take Hot Rod's place in TFTM?

    And WHY???

    Please feel free to include their "-imus Prime" name and their new Matrix-amplified altmode if you've spent the last 25 years thinking way too much about this... like I have. :) 
     
  2. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    My choice had always been Bumblebee. He was the main kid relation character, and it probably would have helped smooth the transition to see this little guy step up. And he could've easily run the same character arc Rodimus did in S3.

    Plus a "Bumblemus Prime" that turned into a VW bus would have made a cool toy! :) 
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    So no Hot Rod.

    Then i'd have him be Prowl.

    Prowl is a prick yes but i think with the Matrix he can learn to calm down and start excepting things the way they are.
     
  4. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Dinobot.
     
  5. Rigas

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    This, I want a Bumblebus Prime now!
     
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    i lke the bumblebee idea too, but why not call him Goldion Prime? and why have him go through same crap as rodimus? i mean, different people handle things differently. and why not make him suped up mustang? going from VW to something with a little more horse power?

    Jazz would have been cool pic too. his interest in other cultures and being primes right hand made him obvious choice, Meister Prime. using his jp name for his prime form. not sure on alt mode here since jazz was cool already, unless were cool with idea of him upgrading to a battle ready version on himself, sorta like the DOTM wreckers.

    Grimlock. the matrix would humble him a bit, and change his alt mode to a dragon and he would be Draconis Prime.

    Ironhide. his new alt mode could be a pickup truck with a huge cannon on the back, sorta like something outta mad max. and he could be Titanium Prime.
     
  7. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I could see that. A new Prime that simply won't put up with whining or insubordination or would tell Blurr to just shut up :) 

    Prowlimus Prime could turn into a police van...
     
  8. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    Which one? ;) 
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    The one who plausibly remained on earth after the Beast Wars had concluded. :) 
     
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    Grimlock, the matrix makes him from idiot to genius.

    Then give Grimus Prime a dino style monster truck mode to run over that crazy space canon and his legions of flying tubs.
     
  11. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    "Me Grimlock no bozo, me Prime!"

    Grimlock is a great choice. Season 3 would be like "Grimlock's New Brain" all the time, and that FFOD trip through the Matrix would be hilarious.

    "Why you not eradicate Megatron at first opportunity?"
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Hahah plus, I can only imagine the field day that Galvatron & company would have trying (and ultimately failing) to outsmart him.
     
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    If the cartoon Grimlock had been the brilliant but brutal 'barbarian chieftain' from the comics, I'd have picked him without hesitation. Then the Decepticons would truly know what was what.
     
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    Grimlock or jazz.
     
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    Jazz, Grimlock or Prowl
     
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    Bumblebee would have been cool if he stepped up and became Prime instead of Hot Rod, especially since he was the kid appeal character.

    That or Jazz. Meister Prime does have a nice sound to it.
     
  17. AutobotDefender

    AutobotDefender The Last Prime

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    Ultra Magnus. The Matrix was his anyway.
     
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    grimlock, but Hot rod woke out fine!
     
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    Rodimus would still get the matrix, but would be more of a spiritual leader. Magnus would remain as military commander for most of the war time.

    +-MWG-+
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Spike. Just because it would annoy so many people.

    I would've said Daniel but he was a new character for the movie.

    Seriously though, I don't think any of the season one and two characters would've made worthy successors to Optimus. Maybe the people writing the movie felt that way too and it's why we got an all-new character in Hot Rod to fill that role.
     

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