Why is Optimus Prime iconic?

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  1. Black Oracle

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    Why is it that Optimus Prime's character and image have become the iconic face of Transformers? What makes him so great and memorable? Why does the name 'Optimus Prime' stand out above others?

    Discuss away!
     
  2. newguy

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    Because he's the great leader of the autobots, and can always save the day. Thats all I can think of.
     
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    I'm sure being the wise leader of the good guys in an incredibly popular 80's franchise has nothing to do with it.

    Also his colors might have something to do with it.
    Red, white(grey), and blue are very iconic/popular colors.
    Just look at how popular guys like Mario and Sonic are.
     
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    He is one of the most greatest leaders of all time in any type of fiction hes bold,heroic,selfless,and courageous
     
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    You really don't know?

    :confused: 


    Look at how his character has been since the original series up to now...:eek: 

     
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    that is like asking why hookers get paid to have sex with men.....

    GUH....
     
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    Cause he'll fight for freedom wherever there is trouble...no wait wrong line.


    Cause he has fabulous, secret powers revealed to him the day he held aloft his magic sword...no wrong line again.

    Cause he is a crusader working overtime fighting crime...damn no.

    I dunno know I'm stumped.
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Because he's a badass hero who turns into a truck. There is nothing more awesome than that.
     
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    Why is he not ?!

    Simple, he's human like and he does make mistakes.

    If we take iconic characters as such for who are the most well known I think it would be this.

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    The Ugly:
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    ... and does'nt afraid of anybody? :) 
     
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    and eh is a pretty cool guy. :thumbs2: 
     
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    It's got to be a large part down to Peter Cullen's awesome depiction of Optimus Prime in the original series. Not only was Optimus Prime a great hero, almost superheroic, but he had the voice. That commanding, compassionate yet strong voice that inspired so much heroism whenever you heard him say "Autobots Transform and Roll Out". You should have heard the cheer when he delivered the first lines of the live action movie at the Botcon showing. That was awesome.
     
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    Because he is modeled after the most manly man-y man's man's man of all time. The Duke himself. John Wayne!
     
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    A friend of mine watching G1 for the first time a couple of years ago said "If there's a god, that's what he would sound like."
     
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    He is the man.
     
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    QFT! I was going to say something similar. My father and I are John Wayne fans :D 
     
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    Because he was the awesome leader of the good guys.
     

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