Why do they call it

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  1. omega knight

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    why do they call it " War within" can someone give me a little background on this line please.
     
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    prime's internal struggles in volume 1
     
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    I always thought it was so they could condense it to WWI. Never really thought about it.
     
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    Just wanted to expand upon this a little. "The War Within" is a reference to the individual Autobots struggling with the concept of war, how they were not programmed with a "fighting instinct". In the comics, it's mostly Optimus we see having this conflict, he doesn't want to lead, but he had leadership thrusted upon him. He becomes a reluctant hero, because there is no other choice.

    As an aside, it would have been interesting, had the series continued, to see other characters having their own "War Within". Thundercracker would have been a good candidate for this kind of focus, maybe Sunstreaker too.
     
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    "WWI" is not correct. "Within" is one word. If anything, the acronym should be TWW. WWI would read "The War With In", and as far as I can tell, no one is at war with "in".
     
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    I don't think I want to be involved in this thread lol.
     
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    Dreamwave failures aside, I think it is really cool how a comic based story can become Cannon for the Generation one characters and that Hasbro Created Toys for these characters...
     
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    hmm, intresting I always thought It was like a virus spread through the autobots , where they all like turned half decipticons or something and struggled to regain control.
     
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    Cannon is something you blast a fortress with.

    Canon is back-story.
     
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    You know what would help correct that idea? Reading. You could read the comics or just a wiki on the subject.
     
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    Wow....a virus? You've never read "The War Within" have you? I recommend it, it's a pretty good story.

    And yeah, the title suggests alot of what happens in the story. Primes struggle within himself as leader, the struggle to find out what your fighting for, and the literal war to find the engine cores that can make Cybertron mobile inside Cybertron.
     
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    Dude every story that is every officially told is canon.

    As long as it is official it is canon.

    Werther it pertains to any of the other stories told is an other question.

    The War Within can fit nicely into the old G1 comics with out much retconing but the same can not be said about the G1 cartoon.

    Does that make any of them any less canon the the other....No.
     
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    excellent point, considering that most Autobots weren't warriors at all; they were dreamers, artists, tinkered with gadgets/inventors, or were just Cybetronian versions of social anthropologists. Even Starscream was a scientist before the wars got out of hand.
    Personally, i'd love to see one of the most dedicated pacifist Autobots revealing the moment he had to decide between raising a blaster or living with the sacrifices his beliefs demand.

    WW was better than i was expecting.
     

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