Your most essential Transformers

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Oberoniss, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Oberoniss

    Oberoniss DOESN'T-EXIST BABBU

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    Say they're making a new series and a poll's gone up for the fans to pick the bots on both sides. Now, we all know you pretty much gotta have Megatron and Optimus in any Transformers media, otherwise you've got nothing to bring in the casual viewer who only knows those two. But otherwise, if you could pick five Autobots and five Decepticons to support their leaders- who would you pick?
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Autobots
    Optimus
    Bee
    Ironhide
    Ratchet
    Jazz

    Decepticons
    Megatron
    Soundwave
    Starscream
    Blitzwing
    Lugnut
     
  3. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    This.
    Along with:
    Bulkhead (TFP, not TFA)
    Shockwave
    Sideswipe
    Wheeljack
     
  4. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    Autobots:
    Prime
    Ironhide
    Ratchet
    Wheeljack
    Bumblebee
    Jazz
    Sunstreaker

    Decepticons
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Soundwave
    Skywarp
    Astrotrain
    Blitzwing
    Runamuck
    Runabout
     
  5. jackgaughan

    jackgaughan Interner Soldier

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    Autobots
    Optimus
    Arcee
    Ratchet
    Prowl
    Jazz

    Decepticons

    Megatron
    Starscream
    Soundwave
    Trypticon
    Cyclonus
     
  6. fleshling

    fleshling Well-Known Member

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    I've had enough of Megatron and Optimus. I'd be happy if they were gone in the next series. At the very least, they could be relegated to a status that doesn't need a character and is more a force.

    That is the main character could be a regular soldier way down in the ranks and rarely, if ever, interfaces with Optimus/Megatron and their direct reports. That eliminates Jazz, Ironhide, Ratchet, Starscream, Soundwave and Shockwave as main characters, but they cameo from time to time to provide huge character/plot moments.

    Autobots - Maybe a Scout Unit or fireteam or something
    Main Character: Prowl - Infantry
    Bulkhead - Heavy Weapons
    Arcee - Medic
    Wheelie - Double agent for the Decepticons
    Bumblebee - Unit Leader


    Decepticons - Maybe a defensive position initially
    Main Character: Wheelie - Double agent infiltrating the Autobots
    Knockout - Medic
    Lugnut - Heavy weapons
    Frenzy - Scout
    Barricade - Unit Leader, Bumblebee's nemesis
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Oh, dear god, no.
     
  8. The Swordsman

    The Swordsman The REAL hero of Hyrule

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    Autobots
    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Alpha Trion
    Jetfire
    Jazz
    Elita-1
    Cheetor
    Ratchet
    The Wreckers, lead by Impactor and including Wheeljack and Springer, among others.

    Decepticons
    Megatron
    Soundwave
    Laserbeak
    Ravage
    Starscream
    Cyclonus
    Scourge (G1 or RID, whichever)
    Waspinator
    Either The Combaticons, The Stunticons or The Constructicons, but not all three.

    Other
    Primus
    The Fallen/Megatronus Prime
     
  9. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    If it had to be bots and cons, I would go for something new. Megatron, Prime, Bumblebee, and Starscream would be in the first few episodes. Megatron kills Bumblebee and enrages Prime. End result is Megatron kills Prime and the Decepticons kills most of the remaining top Autobot figures (Ironhide, Jazz, Ratchet, Kup, Hot Rod, Prowl.)

    Starscream then tries to kill Megatron at the moment and Megatron kills him on spot. Then he leaves to aid Shockwave on Cybertron and places Soundwave as leader of Earth. Megatron would return later to take over after Grimlock stages an Autobot rebirth.

    Bots:
    Grimlock (Leader, non idiot, normal speech)
    Hound (He needs some media love)
    Warpath
    Skyhammer (DOTM version)
    Hot Shot (Too much bee is a bad thing)

    Cons:
    Soundwave (Leader, Prime like look, talks)
    Jetstorm (Seeker commander)
    Dark Steel (BW Quickstrike nod)
    Inferno
    Thrust (BM nod)
     
  10. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    Autobots
    Optimus Prime
    Ratchet
    Ironhide
    Jazz
    Prowl
    Bumblebee
    Wheeljack
    Tracks

    Decepticons
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Soundwave
    Laserbeak
    Ravage
    Rumble
    Frenzy
    Shockwave
    Thundercracker
    Skywarp
     
  11. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    Autobots:
    Jazz
    Ratchet
    Bumblebee
    Rattrap
    Prowl (Animated ver.)

    Decepticons:
    Blitzwing
    Shockwave
    Lugnut
    Soundwave
    Starscream
     
  12. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Autobots
    Optimus Prime
    Jazz
    Ironhide
    Prowl
    Hound
    Bumblebee
    Ratchet
    Perceptor

    Decepticons
    Megatron
    Soundwave
    Breakdown
    Starscream
    Astrotrain
    Barricade
    Lugnut
    Stunticons and Menasor
     
  13. 13 Primes

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    These Would Be Mine!
    Autobots:
    Optimus Prime! :D 
    Sideswipe
    Bumblebee
    Ironhide
    Ratchet

    Decepticons:
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Soundwave
    Shockwave
    Barricade
     
  14. DPrime

    DPrime Well-Known Member

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    Autobots:
    Bumblebee
    Jazz
    Prowl
    Ironhide
    Ratchet

    Decepticons:
    Starscream
    Soundwave
    Shockwave
    Skywarp
    Thundercracker

    But honestly, the only real "essential" characters are Prime and Megatron - that's been proven time and time again. :) 
     
  15. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Autobots:
    Wheeljack
    Hot Shot
    Ratchet / Red Alert
    Ironhide / Bulkhead / Scattorshot
    Hound

    Decepticons:
    Starscream
    Soundwave
    Demolishor
    Tidal Wave
    Cyclonus
     
  16. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Mine would be

    Autobots:

    Team Cybertron:

    Optimus Prime (TFP version with Primal personalty)
    Arcee (TFP Version)
    Hot Shot (TFA version with Rodimus Prime colors)
    Rattrap (TFA head with body of DOTM Que with BW/Transmetal colors with Mercedes Benz E550 vehicle mode)
    Rhinox (Renamed Onyx with Hummer alt mode like Movie Ratchet)

    Decepticons:

    Team Destron:

    Megatron (TFP version with ROTF helmet in Shadowblade colors)
    Starscream (Movie Version with TFP personalty)
    Soundwave (TFP version with WFC voice)
    Barricade (TFP version)
    Blackout (Movie version)
     
  17. Chromia217

    Chromia217 I luv Mark Hamill

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    Wellllll....

    Autobots (seems to be the pop pics): Ironhide, Optimus, Ratchet, Sideswipe, and Prowl
    Decepticreeps: Megatron, Shockwave, Soundwave, Astrotrain, and Starscream (for humor reasons)
     
  18. Ironhidebot

    Ironhidebot Wrecker

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    I think it'd be interesting to see a series from the view point of an infantry unit, like LSOTW, so, I'd choose:

    Autobots
    -Ironhide (unit leader)
    -Jazz
    -ratchet as a medic
    -a huge character, like roadbuster or bulkead
    -a flying bot, like a reincarnation of wing saber or powerglide

    Decepticon
    -a character with brute power, like thunderwing
    -a combiner team, probably the combaticons
     
  19. Chopperface

    Chopperface Holtzmanned

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    Optimus, Megatron, Ratchet, Starscream as the must haves. Maaaaaybe Bumblebee.
     
  20. Optimus997

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    Autobots: Hound, Prowl, Ironhide, Wheeljack, Jazz. I'd like to see a resurgence with Hound and Wheeljack especially.

    Decepticons: Starscream, Soundwave, Astrotrain, Cyclonus, Overlord.
     

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