How Would You Handle The PRIME and or CONVOY RANK?

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  1. WishfulThinking

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    I'd just as soon ditch "Convoy" since it's just the Japanese name for "Prime" and serves the same purpose. I also prefer House of Magnus, since it explains why all of these guys share similar body structures. Mind you, I ditch the Orion Pax origin where he's NOT a member of the House of Magnus already...but my headcanon has it that he ditches his trailer/armor and tries to take a pacifist turn (and freedom from the expectations that his House must carry the weight of the Autobot cause) before the matrix gets thrust upon him. He becomes a great leader because his objective is to lead the Autobots out of war and desires peace - and most of all freedom - above all else whereas his forebearers either were concerned more about maintaining the status quo or became bloodthirsty.
     
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    With "Convoy" I thought about how the term was used in the Japanese Beast era shows, as a rank. I do like your idea, however.
     
  3. CyberstormSM

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    I can dig it. I like the way you've written the Matrix, since it still manages to do all that the traditional Matrix of Leadership does, but with a more sci-fi bent to how it works. That's pretty cool.

    I could be wrong, but I seem to remember you describing your version of Optimus as a politician? The way I'm reading it here, it seems to be that the Prime and the Convoys are less politicians and more military leaders, and I'm wondering if you changed it. Regardless, though, I like the idea of using Convoy as a separate rank, and I like how the Convoys after Optimus all tended to resemble him somewhat, explaining Big Convoy, Lio Convoy, and Optimus Primal.

    Overall, it's pretty neat.
     
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    once an autobot pays a monthly fee, they become a Prime and can play a selection of movies at their convenience.
     
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    Prime is the elected leader of Cybertron
     
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    My ideas tend to change over time. Maybe they'll change again in the next few months. Who knows?
     
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    That's such a mood.
     
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  8. greboguru

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    There is only one Prime at any given time. But after of the end of the G1/G2 era (that is, the Beast era and beyond) "Optimus" was made a rank in honor of his memory. The Japanese name "Convoy" denotes that rank.

    ConvoyCouncil1.jpg

    The "Optimus Order" (aka the Convoy Council) includes:

    "The Prime Optimus" (Great Convoy)
    Optimus Leo (Lio Convoy)
    Optimus Major (Big Convoy)
    Optimus Primal
    Optimus Minor
    Optimus Feral (basic bat Optimus)
    Optimus Corax (Crow Convoy)
    Optimus Thunder (Armada Convoy, later Grand Convoy)
    Optimus Fire (Fire Convoy and Galaxy Convoy -- same character, in my head)

    When Optimus Leo becomes the new Great Convoy, he's Leo Prime.

    And of course, 'Convoy' was Optimus Prime's name before he was chosen to be the Matrix bearer.
     
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