Your favorite incarnations of characters

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  1. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    What are your favorite incarnations of main characters in Transformers throughout the ages? Which incarnation of a character is your favorite representation overall? Design, most badass, most interesting, most true to the character, whatever you base it on, I want to know your favorites.

    Is movieverse Bumblebee your favorite? Do you like Beast Wars Megatron better than any other Megatron? Is Animated Prowl your favorite Prowl ever? I'm mainly interested in main characters who have been represented in may continuities.

    Here are some of mine:

    Optimus Prime: movieverse
    Megatron: TFPrime (with DotM Megs being a close second)

    BB: movieverse
    Starscream: G1 (specifically the 86 movie version)
    Soundwave: TFPrime

    Jazz: IDW comics
    Ratchet: TFPrime/IDW comics
    Arcee: IDW comics/TFPrime
    Ironhide: movieverse/G1
    Prowl: IDW comics
    Grimlock: IDW comics, although I have a feeling the new Fall of Cybertron version might be my favorite
    Kup: IDW comics (where he's still crazy)/G1
    Shockwave: IDW comics
    Sentinel Prime: movieverse
    Ultra Magnus: animated
    Ravage: beast wars
    Laserbeak: movieverse
     
  2. Ironhide1706

    Ironhide1706 Elessar Telcontar

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    Optimus Prime: Movieverse, haters gonna hate.
    Megatron: Animated, the most effective and powerful Megatron.
    Ironhide: Movieverse, all the way.
    Starscream: Prime, the perfect Starscream.
    Soundwave: Prime, the perfect Soundwave.
     
  3. SouthtownKid

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    Optimus Prime: G1 cartoon, followed by Animated and then Movieverse

    Megatron: DotM followed by Beast Machines

    Bumblebee: Armada Hot Shot. Yes, my favorite BB is Armada Hot Shot.

    Starscream: Armada

    Soundwave: G1 cartoon

    Ratchet: Animated

    Sentinel Prime: Animated

    Jazz: G1 cartoon for the voice, otherwise, it would have been Animated

    Shockwave: Marvel Comics G1

    Ironhide: NONE :D 

    Thundercracker: IDW comics

    Arcee, aka Elita Seven: Super Link (plus Alternity). Yeah, I went there

    Bulkhead: Animated

    Ravage: Beast Wars

    Cliffjumper: TFP

    Blurr: Animated. Who would have guessed I'd ever like a Blurr? If G1 Blurr had gotten cubed, I would have cheered.

    Pretty much everyone else would be from the G1 cartoon. There are probably a few other favorites from other sources, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.

    Ultra Magnus would almost be Animated, but G1 just edges him out
     
  4. mrgalvaprime

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    In terms of characters that are pretty much variations of the same character throughout continuities these are pretty much my thoughts.
     
  5. TFfanatic88

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    Optimus Prime: Generation 1
    Megatron: Beast Wars
    Bumblebee: War for Cybertron
    Starscream: Prime
    Ratchet: Prime
    Soundwave: Generation 1
    Jetfire: Armada
    Shockwave: Animated
    Arcee: Prime
    Galvatron: Generation 1 (Transformers: The Movie to be exact)
    Ironhide: Generation 1
    Prowl: Animated
    Jazz: Animated
    Sideswipe: War for Cybertron
    Cyclonus: Generation 1
    Scourge: Robots in Disguise
    Hot Shot: Armada
    Bulkhead: Animated
    Sideways: Armada
    Mirage: Generation 1
    Ultra Magnus: Generation 1
     
  6. Honorbound

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    Optimus: RotF/DotM
    Ratchet: Animated
    Bumblebee: not so much a Bumblebee, but BW Cheetor fills the role quite well
    Ironhide: Movieverse
    Megatron: TFPrime
    Soundwave: TFPrime
    Starscream: TFPrime
     
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    Hot Rod = G1
    Starscream = Animated, Prime
    Prowl = Animated
    Optimus Prime = Animated, Movieverse
    Megatron = Beast Wars

    Those are the ones that immediately came to mind.
     
  8. World Prime

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    Thanks for the responses guys! These are interesting to read. I'm happy to see that TFPrime is popular, although IMO movieverse Prime beats TFPrime Prime any day :D  I also love how some people's favorite BBs aren't BB at all!

    Hahaha thanks for reminding me of this! I totally agree.

    Oh, and:

    Ultra Magnus: animated
     
  9. Easterling Capt

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    The G1 incarnations are just simply the best.
     
  10. Oracle_Aesir

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    Maybe you'd get more responses if you gave people specific characters to give their favourite incarnations to
     
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    Ironhide: movieverse
    Bumblebee: movieverse
    Sideswipe: movieverse
    Jazz: G1
    Arcee: TF: Prime
    Grimlock: Furman's
    Rodimus: G1 and IDW's MTMTE ongoing so far
    Cliffjumper: TF: Prime

    Some Autobots.....I'll have to think on the 'Cons.
     
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    Still stuck in your childhood, eh?


    Optimus Prime - Movieverse. Love him or hate him, he got shit done.
    Megatron - He looks so cool in Movieverse but is just so relaxed in Prime.
    Ironhide - Movieverse. Love his design.
    Bumblebee - WFC, I actually don't mind him there.
    Starscream - Armada, G1 or WFC. He's pretty cool and similar in all of those. Autobot SS ftw.
    Soundwave - Prime, he kicks arse.
    Ratchet - Prime or WFC. Doctor of doom!
    Jetfire - WFC, he's pretty cool.
    Jazz - Not a real fan of Jazz. But Movieverse Jazz is pretty cool (obviously...)

    Also a fan of Prime Knockout, WFC Breakdown, Movie Barricade, G1/WFC Rumble and G1 Ultra Magnus. RiD Ultra Magnus is a dick and unrealistic. Shoot your own soldiers, seriously, wtf?
     
  13. TFW10

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    Actually, I have a lot of favorites:

    Megatron = Prime
    Arcee = Prime
    Hot Shot = Armada
    Jazz = Animated
    Blitz. = Animated
    Swindle = Animated
    Optimus = Beast Wars
    Ratchet = Prime
    Soundwave = doesn't matter what incarnations, he's always good

    That's all for now
     
  14. FanimusMaximus

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    Optimus Prime: Umm I'm not really sure...Probably G1
    Megatron: Beast Machines Megatron for sure.
    BB: Pass
    Starscream: G1 easily
    Soundwave: DOTM
    Jazz: Movieverse
    Ratchet: TF Prime maybe
    Arcee: IDW, her craziness is sexy
    Ironhide: Movieverse
    Prowl: RID
    Grimlock: Fall of Cybertron
    Kup: G1 I guess
    Shockwave: Movieverse Comics
    Wheeljack: TFPrime
    Sywarp: WFC
    Thundercracker: WFC
    Devastator: Movieverse, minus the Wreaking Balls
    Jetfire: Movieverse easily
     
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    Too many to go through, but G1 Marvel Ratchet is a favorite of mine (he defeated Megatron 3 times!). Also, I would love for BW Inferno to be a template for all future Infernos. :) 
     
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    Optimus- Movie
    Ironhide- Movie
    Ratchet- Tie between Movie and Prime
    Arcee- Prime
    Sideswipe- Movie, no contest
    Bumblebee- Prime
    Starscream- Tie between Prime and Armada
    Cliffjumper- Prime
    Soundwave- Prime
    Mirage- Movie
    Wheeljack- Movie
    Blurr- Armada
    Breakdown- Prime
    Brawl- Movie
    Thundercracker- WFC
    Skywarp- WFC
    Crankcase- Movie
    Shockwave- Movie Comics
    Hot Shot- Armada
    Bonecrusher- Movie

    I have a feeling my Wheeljack and Arcee choices will attract h- oops, pitchforks and torches at the door.
     
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    My list.

    Autobots and Maximals

    Optimus Prime/Primal - Beast Wars,Animated,and Prime.
    Arcee-Prime,and 2007 Movie design .
    Bumblebee-Movie,WFC and Prime
    Ratchet-Animated,and Prime.
    Ironhide-Movie,WFC and Prime.
    Jazz-Animated.
    Bulkhead-Animated and Prime
    Wheeljack-Prime and Movie
    Grimlock-Marvel,IDW,Animated and FOC
    Ultra Magnus-Animated
    Cliffjumper-Prime
    Rattrap-Beast Wars and Animated
    Sideswipe-Movie
    Mirage/Dino-Movie.
    Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime-G1,and Animated.
    Sentinal Prime/Zeta Prime-WFC,Animated and Movie.
    Prowl-IDW,Animated and Prime.
    Jetfire-Movie,Armada,and WFC
    Red Alert-Armada and Animated.
    Hot Shot-Armada and Animated.
    Elita 1-Animated.
    Omega Supreme-Animated and WFC.


    Decepticons and Predacons.

    Megatron-Beast Wars,Movie,Animated,and Prime.
    Starscream-Armada,Movie,and Prime.
    Soundwave-G1,WFC,Movie,and Prime
    Shockwave-Marvel,IDW,Animated,WFC and Movie.
    Blackout-Movie and Animated
    Barricade-Movie,WFC,and Prime.
    Lugnut-Animated
    Blackarachnia-Beast Wars and Animated.
    Waspinator-Beast Wars and Animated.
    Blitzwing-Animated.
    Galvatron-G1 and IDW
    Flatline-Movie
    Trypticon-WFC
    Swindle-Animated
    Brawl-Movie
    Slipstream-Animated,and WFC
    Breakdown-Prime
    Thrust-Beast Machines and Armada
    Sideways-Armada
    Demolisher-Armada
    Cyclonus-G1 and Animated.
    Ravage-Beast Wars and movie
    Laserbeak-Movie
    Frenzy-Movie
    Scorpanack-Beast Wars and Movie.
    Inferno-Beast Wars
    Rampage-Beast Wars.
    Lockdown-Animated.
     
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    Optimus Prime - G1, Prime, Movies
    Bumblebee - G1
    Ironhide - Movie
    Jazz - G1
    Ratchet - Prime
    Soundwave - Prime
    Starscream - Cybertron, G1, Prime
    Megatron - Prime
    Jetfire - Cybertron
    Bulkhead - Prime
     
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    Optimus Prime - Animated
    Ratchet - Animated
    Bumblebee - Animated
    Rodimus - G1
    Jazz - G1
    Sentinel Prime - Animated
    Bulkhead - Animated
    Ironhide - G1
    Ultra Magnus - G1
    Arcee - Prime
    Jetfire - Armada
    Omega Supreme - Animated

    Megatron - Animated
    Starscream - Prime
    Blitzwing - Animated
    Soundwave - G1
     
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    Optimus - Movies.
    Bumblebee - None. Never liked him much [the movie-BB is more tolerable, though].
    Ironhide - Movies.
    Ratchet - Prime.
    Shockwave - G1 Comics.
    Starscream - Prime.
    Jetfire - Movie.
    Wheelie - Movie.

    Special mention goes to:

    Sentinel Prime - Whose movie-version is the best Anti-Villain this franchise has ever seen.
     

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