I Think I Know What the Red Paint Is

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by BumblebeeFan71, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. BumblebeeFan71

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    Okay so we all know that when Optimus turns evil, he seems to have mysterious red paint on the side of his face. In other promotion images, even Megatron was featured with the red paint on the side of his face and purple optics.

    Just like many others, my thoughts instantly went to Dark Energon due to the purple optics. But I was constantly puzzled about the red paint, wondering why it was on Optimus when he was corrupted and may even corrupt Megatron as well. Then within an instant, a thought struck me when I recalled another red substance.

    What if the red paint we see is in fact the movie version of "The Hate Plague?"

    The Hate Plague was spores that originate from Space and once exposed to a living being made them go mad and try to kill whatever was in their sights.

    This matches up with what we witnessed of Optimus during the trailer. Only side effects missing are that the infected can spread the plague through touch and I doubt would be defeated by pure wisdom. I think this does make sense that the Quintessons infect Optimus with this plague to make him do what he was built to do. This can explain why even Megatron gets infected if the promotional images are anything to go by.

    So what do you guys think, do you think this is the movie version of the hate plague or is it really just Dark Energon?
     
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  2. tonyformer

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    I forgot all about that from G1 lol. You may be on to something there.
     
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  3. daniel 97

    daniel 97 Autobots' second in command

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    Why the purle optics then?
     
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    Probably the movie verse take on it. I'm not 100% sure if the red paint is The Hate Plague, but I did notice the similarities.
     
  5. ChaosDonkey

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    Megatron have red on his right side and prime on his left side of the face
     
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    IMG_4820.PNG Well he definitely looks to be floating around in a 'red' cloud of dust or something out there...
     
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  7. BumblebeeFan71

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    Oh wow, nice catch. I didn't even notice that and I've probably watched the trailer about twelve times now.
     
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    That is actually...a really neat idea.
     
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    interesting, very interesting :) 
     
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    That just happens to be one of the very few G1 episodes I've watched lol. Interesting idea that I could see being a possibility.
     
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    Just so long as they dont go the infected by touch route, then Im game.
     
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    If it does turn out to be the movie version of the Hate Plague, I think the whole "infected by touch" would not be included. Otherwise Bumblebee would have been infected when he got body slammed by Optimus.

    Of course this also could mean it isn't the Hate Plague and just Dark Energon, but it's too early to know for sure.

    Though if I'm right, it seems that the Hate Plague might be spread by the spores coming in contact with wounds seeing that Optimus has a small gash in that area too apparently.
     
  13. Primus Productions

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    This is actually very realistic, It does make tons of sense. Compared of my theory. I was going for Unicron copied Optimus's body type written it in his memory bank. And created an clone of Optimus. Goes to Earth and transfered Sentinel's memories into the clone. Then later Sentinel slowly gains his original form. But again just an theory I had in mind.
     
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    That is indeed a good theory. :)