Ginrai....Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by DecepticusPrime, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. DecepticusPrime

    DecepticusPrime "Essential" Personnel

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    Ive acquired titans return PM Optimus Prime and have decided to repurpose him as ginrai....naturally. I am looking for a more Americanized name for him, preferably as a prime of some sort for purposes of my head Canon. Ginrai Prime doesn't quite sound right.

    Also while we are at it, looking for some troops to give him from the available generations pool the last few years. Boss(fka gen blurr as per the tfwiki repurpose thread) is a start.
    Any ideas for either or both?
     
  2. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Masterforce Prime
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP My personal sense of scale

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    That's a good one.

    What's wrong with Ginrai though?
     
  4. DecepticusPrime

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    What does ginrai mean? Its okay I was just hoping for a prime also as a means to explain why he looks like optimus . sorta like how sentinel has a primey head
     
  5. kjyl

    kjyl I'm a shark.

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    Genrai is the name of the Japanese guy that uses the transector, so an Americanized version would be a slightly uncommon American name, like say Trevor.

    This is a weird question.
     
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  6. calvin0

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    Ginrai is the name of the guy that driving the trunk. because masterforce involving the driver to combine with the vehicle to transforms into robot mode, so the robot mode became Ginrai as well because it's still the same guy... Optimus Prime isnt really alive in that series so it's not call Convoy.
     
  7. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    I dont think it translates... just a name I think. Just guessing, maybe its Raijin (a lighting god) with the syllables reversed?

    The reason in-universe as to why he looks like Optimus is that he came into the possession of a body meant to be used in resurrecting Optimus, and instead his spirit became bonded with it, eventually developing it into an independent individual cybertronian being.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong and be off-topic, but is the cybertronian that eventually became Ginrai turned to Victory Leo?
     
  9. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Yes.
     
  10. EarthGBilly

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    Based on that, Victorious Prime or even Leonidas Prime.

    I have heard Ginrai defined two ways, based on the spelling. In the original Japanese, it is spelled Jinrai, and means "Thunder," sometimes "Divine Thunder" or "Thunder God." But, Ginrai, as it is spelled, can also mean "Silver Lightning."

    So, based on those:

    Thunderous Prime
    Thorin Prime
    Raiden Prime
    Ramiel Prime
     
  11. flamepanther

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    What I've always wondered is why they Romanize it with a "G" when it would normally be Romanized as "J".
     
  12. calvin0

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    maybe its a mistake cause Gin and Jin sound pretty similar...
     
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    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Or someone might have been familiar with the spelling of the liquor ;) 
     
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    This bugs me, too. Even more now that many online retailers have Super Ginrai listed as "Super Jinrai" on their websites, meaning you now have to search for both spellings.

    Oh well, I guess it's too late to have the official spelling fixed now.
     
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    Isn't the American version of Ginrai Hi-Q?
     
  16. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    Pika Prime.

    :p 
     
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  17. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I like the Victory Prime suggestion. Hell in the Americanized name for Ginrai could be Victor/Vic.
     
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    I call him Apex Prime as he combines with Apex Bomber.
     
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    Smitty.1981 MEGATRON ATTACK

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    Tonitrous Prime
     
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    Same figurine, entirely different character.