Why Is Optimus So Boring?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Spunky, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Spunky

    Spunky Well-Known Member

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    Ok, season one I could understand. But this is season 2. Can't the writers give him a little personality for once and evolve him beyond just making monotone speeches? It seems like the only time he has any personality is when he's....not Optimus Prime. Give him a human partner. Something. Anything that forces him to have a personality and be a little imperfect?
     
  2. Oberoniss

    Oberoniss DOESN'T-EXIST BABBU

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    Because the voice director and scriptwriters and Jeff Kline are making him boring.
     
  3. Bountyan

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    Because he needs to be the SUPER HEROIC MORAL SPEECH OPTIMUS PRIME WITH NO FLAWS!
     
  4. MPrime10

    MPrime10 Boomsticks.

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    When the stakes aren't so high and humans at so much risk, I highly believe he will find his humor side.
     
  5. Spunky

    Spunky Well-Known Member

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    Nope. That will NEVER happen. Unfortunately. He'll be making epic serious speeches even at Disneyland. In front of Goofy. Probably to Goofy. And Mickey Mouse.
     
  6. walnuts

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    He's seen his planet, his friends and his way of life destroyed in front of his very optics...and he did nothing to stop it.

    He has no 'personality' because the very essence of what makes him who he is is drowned in the screams of fallen Cybertronians that he failed to save.
     
  7. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    He isn't boring, and I'm tired of people saying he is. Remaining a level-headed and strong leader is not boring, it's what he needs to do to properly lead the others.
     
  8. ubertenorman

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    I just realized: He's Superman without Lois Lane, kryptonite, or emotions.
     
  9. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    It's his personality combined wit the voice direction. We know CUllen can give us emotions, we have Orion Pax as evidence. It just seems that Prime's personality itself is a boring (but level-headed and mostly effective) leader.
     
  10. optronix72

    optronix72 Autobot

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    Agreed.
     
  11. Overlord Balder

    Overlord Balder Voices Slugslinger!

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    I agree with RaveXL here, I think the problem is that the show never dwells on Optimus' actual personality and feelings, they just leave him hanging as the team's default leader, we never see what is going on his head, how he feels about the death of his comrades, how he feels about losing the war, how he deals about his battle against his old mentor. We just see him as a random leader.

    Give TFP-Optimus some two episodes of focus [like BB had] and I bet my right hand people will be loving him.
     
  12. TheMrmaster21

    TheMrmaster21 I will swallow your soul.

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    I would not exactly call him boring, but he's a Prime and a leader. The Autobots would have lost a long time ago if he was a party animal or if he wasn't serious all the time.
     
  13. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Maybe he hasn't been taking his happy pills later?
     
  14. rxlthunder

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    Just think of him as a Movie Optimus Prime that can keep his emotions in check.
     
  15. Timothy.R

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    i agree.

    he's been through so much throughout so many years. he's probably lost a ton of bots because of the war. i think he's perfect. he's intelligent, badass when he needs to be, and stern when he needs to be.

    plus, this is the type of prime we had when we were kids.. i think children these days need a hero like prime.
     
  16. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Fixed.:) 
     
  17. updatedude

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    If by "boring" you mean "cool". Then the reason is that he's pretty much the only voice/character on cartoon right now that's able to pull off the "Papa Smurf" (without being a caricature of a wise old Asian guy).

    He fills his role in the group dynamic. And it's kind of necessary, since the 3 warriors are so gung ho or emotional. Otherwise, without Prime to reign them in, the show would just be the 3 young bots going Leroy Jenkins every episode.
     
  18. 0MEGATR0N

    0MEGATR0N Robot/Gladiator

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    because megatron is that much cooler.
     
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    but he's still boring! he is a lifeless character in the show like a plain simple robot!


    Prime talk more damn it! or else ! quiet boring us with ur boring deep talk!
     
  20. Puck Hockey

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    But that's why movie Prime's so fun to watch...

    This is actually a good point. Never thought of it like that.
     

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