|View Poll Results: Should Optimus Prime be serious all the time?|
|No. Transformers also doesn't have the time to dwell on it.||19||50.00%|
|Yes. He needs it to stay sane and connect with his men.||19||50.00%|
|Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll|
Character development for Optimus Prime
|05-10-2012, 08:50 AM||#11|
Join Date: May 2007
Just because He's serious doesn't mean he has poor character development. I think we've gotten to see how prime went from a clerk into the prime he is now and how he stood for right. I think He's gotten some good developement thus far.http://www.wix.com/carllitozway/artworkprime[/url]
|05-10-2012, 09:32 AM||#12|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Pretty much like this.
I almost wanted the scraplets had eaten Vector Sigma before restoring the Key.
|05-10-2012, 09:43 AM||#13|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Then in Crossfire, immediately after saying "we don't kill defenceless enemies," he's ready to blast a defenceless Megatron's head off. In Flying Mind he was ready to use, essentially, a Cybertronian WMD on the entire Earth-based Decepticon force, not even making the distinction between Megatron and his followers that he made in One Shall Fall.
To say that this Optimus Prime is without character development is to ignore what Prime's actually done through the course of the show.
Just because Prime's not an inexperienced putz like he was in Animated doesn't mean he isn't lacking in strong character development in his own way.
I will say this though, Hasbro needs to get off of their "Prime doesn't use contractions" nonsense (see the Toy Feature on the BluRay set). It makes Prime's speech seem more stilted, which is a problem when you're already writing a stoic character.
|05-10-2012, 10:49 AM||#14|
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Not for Optimus Prime only...
I remember Ratchet laughed, and that was stupid.
I do not see any "development" in a way, where all Autobots have a relay baton passing between them.
Arcee: laughs on Wednesday, gets angry on Friday and parties on Sartuday.
Prime: laughs on Friday, gets angry on Sunday and parties on Thursday.
Bumblebee: laughs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and gets angry on Sartuday.
They'd better didn't go off the beaten track of their behaviour, but share some new verges of well- known lines.
And for development episodes: I like, how it was in ATLA: five- minute stories, different for every member or group of members, showing something personal in a few words and actions.
And regarding Prime "only", if there would be an episode "how Optimus Prime gets on with everyone around", I want it to be the same, as how I have mentioned about ATLA: three minutes for Arcee getting on with Miko, two minutes for BulkHead getting on with Bumbleebee and so on.
|05-10-2012, 11:12 AM||#15|
Join Date: Oct 2006
I think when he opted to drive by himself rather than party with his friends when Wheeljack first showed up kind of illustrates a distance he feels from his troops. Megatron may have been the closest thing he had to a real buddy.
|05-10-2012, 11:34 AM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2006
The thing is you can have a 'detached from his men' leader and still give them fuller characterization, see Picard from TNG.
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|05-10-2012, 11:36 AM||#17|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: BC, Canada
News Credits: 8
It's ok if he's serious like Movie Prime, but this Optimus Prime is just boring. Stoic != needs to be boring
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|05-10-2012, 12:28 PM||#18|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Indiana
Collection Count: 50 TFs, 90 non-TF robots
I like him the way he is, but I wouldn't be against a few scenes of him being not so serious.
|05-10-2012, 12:36 PM||#19|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: I only live in obscure places for obscure people like myself
Collection Count: Just a few.
News Credits: 3
I've come to the conclusion that Oppy Poppy is "boring" because he's supposed to be. That's his defining character trait. G1 is a cowboy, Movie is a serious but emotional warrior, and Prime Prime is a stoic hardened by thousands of years of warfare, the deaths of his comrades, and the betrayal of his best friend. Optimus staying emotionally distant from the other characters says more about him than him going epic speech mode and saying THIS IS HOW I AM FEELING for no reason to all of his troops that depend on him as an emotional and moral anchor.
|05-10-2012, 12:37 PM||#20|
Join Date: May 2012
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Collection Count: 1.