Your favorite MTMTE "re-characterized" character?

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  1. RogueRunner

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    In my opinion, one of the things that makes MTMTE a brilliant comic is James Roberts' ability to take lesser-known, obscure, and B & C list characters and bring them to the forefront (think Skids, Trailcutter, Swerve, Whirl, Rewind, Tailgate, etc) through plenty of panel time and character development.

    In addition, he has given us some awesome original characters in this continuity with the likes of Tarn and the DJD, Tyrest, Pharma, Rung, etc.

    He has also taken well-known characters and given them a makeover, either physically or in regards to personality: Fort Max, Cyclonus, Prowl, Star Saber, Overlord, just to name a few.

    So my question to those of you who read MTMTE, who has been your favorite "new version" of an original character in this universe?

    For some reason, Star Saber's appearances resonated most with me (He was a Japanese G1 hero, very similar to Optimus Prime in regards to being a heroic Autobot commander).
    I thought his role as a crusader/ religious fanatic was such an interesting take--giving him an evil spin. He looked so evil, menacing, and powerful the way Milne designed him. We saw how feared he was by the Lost Light members, and appeared to be very powerful in combat by striking down Dai Atlas, taking over as Tyrest's new enforecer of the Tyrest Accord, and having the ability to teleport.

    So who have you been most impressed by, or disappointed with in regards to their "new characterization" ?
     
  2. dj_convoy II

    dj_convoy II Remix!

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    Star Saber is very interesting to me... Skids, certainly. The new take on Cyclonus... Swerve, obviously... Brainstorm, Chromedome (the idea of a surgeon who works on memories is fascinating)...

    Hell, even Rodimus, who I've never particularly cared for in any version... I like his vanity and jealousy. Much more interesting than Season 3 Rodimus Prime.
     
  3. General Magnus

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    Cyclonus, Star Saber, Autobot Megatron, Whirl, Tailgate.
     
  4. Kraken

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    The lot.
     
  5. WilyMech

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    I find them all very interesting. I would say Ratchet and Getaway have been more intriguing. Ultra Magnus develop to some one that force of his own.

    It makes me want to see the newcomers characters. Such as Bluestreak interest in Earth culture. Hound personality to expand upon..
     
  6. Haywired

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    My favorite is Cyclonus. My least favorite is Arcee. Her IDW version is unlikeable even when I remember that all her previous reboots (aside of the TF Prime one) were terribly lacking in characterisation.
     
  7. Chopperface

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    Swerve, Cyclonus and Star Saber.
     
  8. Puck Hockey

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    Skids, Whirl, and Rodimus.

    She's very different from how she was in previous runs. I was surprised reading the first few issues of RiD how she behaved.
     
  9. Necromaster

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  10. spartan 3764

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    Star Saber, I LOVE the accent!

    Like Dino but better!
     
  11. JudgeDeliberata

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    Skids, Star Saber, Whirl
     
  12. power3921

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    Cyclonus and Whirl are probably my favorites.
     
  13. Autovolt 127

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    Swerve, Cyclonus, Whirl, Tailgate, Drift...

    aww screw it.

    Everyone.

    except maybe Star Saber....but that's just because their isn't enough depth to him at the moment.
     
  14. Coeloptera

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    Cyclonus has become an amazing character. Honourable, distant, fearsome, unsure of his place in this new galaxy, he has grown into a steady, dependable, and caring individual without losing one iota of his strength and dignity. His relationship with Tailgate just keeps adding more and more depth.

    Whirl...well, going from "crazy flyer" to what he is now? Loose cannon, cause of Megatron's revelation, empurata victim, former damn watchmaker, and someone who broke loose from his functionalist destiny while ironically enforcing it on other. He's now a death-wish addled, still-crazy, comedically violent mainstay of the cast.

    Rodimus. I never liked Rodimus, and yet, here we are. We can finally really understand why 'bots flock to his banner. He's charismatic, bold, and acts with (outward) total surety of purpose. But he's also deeply conflicted. he does bad things. He deceives, he betrays, and he feels awful for it, but the goal is everything to him, and a noble goal is worth almost any price, even his integrity, and yet he tries so damn hard not to act like that. He's a wonderfully flawed leader.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    Cyclonus, Rodimus, Ratchet and SWERVE!!
     
  16. Kraken

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    Accent? What accent?
     
  17. Digilaut

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    Ultra Magnus is my #1. Swerve. Overlord. Whirl. Ratchet (although that one's 'simply' influenced by his Animated and Prime versions).
     
  18. donaldhuman

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    Star Saber's new personality reminds me a lot of the change of Optimus Primal's character between Beast Wars and Beast Machines. Take a character who is your typical good and justice guy and turn him into an obsessed zealot. Granted that actually make sense this time around because it isn't the same universe.
     
  19. Coffee

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    Can I say all of them?
     
  20. Dragonzzilla

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    It's easier to say which ones I don't like. Rat Trap and Jhiaxus to name two. I don't particularly care for Star Saber.
     

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