How do you view him more: Hot Rod or Rodimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Karhukjnsi, Sep 3, 2011.

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Do you think of Hot Rod or Rodimus Prime more?

  1. Hot Rod - the young Autobot Cavalier

    50.5%
  2. Rodimus Prime - Leader of the Autobot movement

    26.2%
  3. I don't really see a difference/they're the same guy/don't care enough

    23.3%
  1. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    Regardless of which name you hear, you tend to think of one over the other, just as more people think of Optimus Prime instead of Orion Pax.

    Which do you think of more, the turbo-revin' young punk from TFTM, or the leader of the Autobots?

    EDIT: Whoops, I put "chevalier" instead of "cavalier" in the poll, my mistake.
    EDIT2: Thanks Sol!
     
  2. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Veteran

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    I see him as that young and upcoming Autobot.
     
  3. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Hot Rod was comfortable in his own armor plating, confident, care free and fun loving. Rodimus tried very hard to be confident in a position he was never really suited for in the first place.
     
  4. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    Hot Rodimus Prime McBanana Sandwich. In other, less insane words, I don't give two fucks.
     
  5. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    This.
     
  6. Silk Spectre

    Silk Spectre The Evil Queen

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    I think they're the same guy.

    I feel differently about Orion Pax and Optimus Prime, at least with G1. They don't seem at all like the same character - it's like Orion Pax was built into a completely new being.

    But I've always seen Hot Rod and Rodimus as the same, especially given the character's self doubts about his leadership and his expressed desire to be just "Hot Rod" again.
     
  7. meirelle

    meirelle Sea of Shelfwarmers

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    I see him as Hot Rod, mostly. He just seemed more himself as Hot Rod.
     
  8. MechanovaKing

    MechanovaKing Well-Known Member

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    Let like at IDW megatron and galvatron for a sec.
    My transformer geek inside me is screaming that they should be the same guy. But on the other hand this is good; now we get both awesome characters without losing one.

    Wouldn't i be nice if we can have that with HotRod and Rodimus too?
    On that other hand that would also be weird and maybe wrong. But god damn it. I was my cake and then i wantna eat it too.
     
  9. LEADERS_MATRIX

    LEADERS_MATRIX Wisdom of the ages...

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    I love the concept of the chosen one, and so their both the same guy and my fav TF of all time.
     
  10. Greyley

    Greyley Well-Known Member

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    Lots of Rodimus threads lately. :D 

    I tend to think of him more as Hot Rod, just because he shows up in the fiction as Hot Rod way more often than Rodimus Prime. But I love both. He's cool when he's cocky, and he's cool when he's insecure too.
     
  11. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I always thought he was a better more interesting character as Hot Rod.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Hot Rod the chosen hero.

    I always like the upcomming hero leader charecters same way why i like TFA Optimus Prime. Still prefer the name Rodimus anyways.
     
  13. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    He's the same character to me. Getting the Matrix in the movie didn't turn him into a new person, just a new body, or at least that's how it seems to me.

    That said, I prefer his name being Rodimus even when not a Prime.
     
  14. HarryFA1

    HarryFA1 Rank #14

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    Well since i now love the IDW Rodimus (thankyou Ongoing #19-21) i'm going to say Rodimus Prime.
     
  15. Seeker

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    He's the same person either persona.
     
  16. sto_vo_kor_2000

    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    The BlackThorn 3D comics "implied" that Rodimus and Hotrod were 2 different characters.Its a shame then never did more then 3 of those books
     
  17. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    Intresting. I'd like to read those some day (I have one issue but no red/green 3D glasses so I havn't read it).
     
  18. sto_vo_kor_2000

    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    which issue do you have?
     
  19. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 A real stand-up guy

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    I prefered him as Hot Rod.He was more interesting and colorful than that dull, stone-faced Rodimus.Rodimus complained too much if you ask me.
     
  20. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Drawings from Argentina! :D

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    Well. He IS the same guy. XD But i do tend to call him Hot Rod more often than Rodimus.^^