If MTMTE were to get an animated adaptation, what would change?

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  1. Autovolt 127

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    Serious talk here.

    I've been thinking if MTMTE got an animated adaptation (hopefully not like Combiner Wars), what do you think they would have to change.

    I think a big one would be Nautica being part of the main cast from the beginning, quite possibly more fembots earlier on.

    I also think
    Roller would become Tarn instead of Glitch.

    I'm also unsure if Megatron would even be in this.

    What else would you think would be changed?
     
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    Chromedome and Rewind story arc
     
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    Maybe Cyclonus' backstory.

    something tells me they might try to make him an Ex-Decepticon again.
     
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    So it'd be like the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime in that it's a reinterpretation rather than a straight adaption? I mean Season 2 especially would have to be almost completely rewritten if Megatron isn't included.

    I think the way MTMTE is written would lend itself to a straight adaption well enough as is with no changes (Netflix would probably be the best home for it). Don't forget this is a series where every arc and character is important to the overall story, you take out one thing or change it too much and it's gonna mean taking out or completely reworking something else and so on. With that in mind, as above, how much could you really change about MTMTE before it only superficially resembles it's source material?
     
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    Delete issues 41, 42 and 43.
     
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    Even if you practically did a scene-for-scene adaptation, you'd run into some problems regarding audience awareness. The twist of Shadowplay is pretty much nullified if you don't know who Shockwave is, the surprise reveal at the end of 6 falls flat without familiarity with Overlord, etc. So you'd have to insert some scenes of exposition somewhere, which shouldn't be too hard.

    And then you'd have to incorporate Dark Cybertron into the mix, which would probably benefit from being majorly simplified, but then you'd have to deal with the entire cast of RID...

    I actually think these stories, especially 43, would come off way better as episodes in an animated feature than they did as comic issues. Breather episodes work a lot better when you're not waiting upwards of a month between episodes.
     
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    Yeah. Turn the 3-way fight above Ofsted into a 4-way that includes the Vis Vitalis, and have the Lost Light find Velocity & Thunderclash on the surface in issue 34. Then make Swerve complain on-and-off about pain in his shoulders during the season until they decide to operate on him mid-season. Boom. Filler averted.
     
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    if you think that's all that would change then you have to do some more thinking

    -Rewind and the endura gang is gone
    -fembots? what's that? Arcee? Arcee is not in MTMTE, everyone GONE
    -main chars are Rodimus, Ultra Magnus, Ratchet, Drift etc. instead of being focused on a lot of chars like it is now
    -all the Megatron being a good guy? GONE
    -Minimus? gone
    -we would actually have a plot focused on finding the Knights
     
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    Depends on the age rating really on this one. But i can see it being a lot more downplayed.

    I definitely agree, this would be a better idea.

    I know more would change but this was for starters.

    The last part wouldn't exactly be a bad thing though.
     
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    My issue has little to do with the fact that they are filler issues, my issue is with the writing in those issues.
    Swearth i can just about stomach, but i might just as well watch an episode of Gossip Girl or something instead of those other two issues.
     
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    Swearth was just a really flimsy excuse to show off more holomatter avatars.
     
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    They'd probably tone down some of the violence like Ambulon's bisection
     
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    Depending on how and towards whom it gets markteted.
    If they market this to kids... what am i talking about, this wouldnt even happen if it was supposed to be marketed for kids.
    If they do this they can only market it as a comparable product to... I don't really know any comparable mainline cartoon.
     
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    Minimus has always been Magnus.
     
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    That and throw in references to every sitcom James Roberts likes.
     
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    Id like to think if we get an animated MTMTE we would also get another show for not rid, perhaps mixed with windblade/till all are one just so it any crossover events are saved, *probably forget the recent revolution though
     
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    Let it completely be what Roberts intended without those derailing events. More like season 1 was. And on Netflix would be cool.
     
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    If you get rid of Dark Cybertron (yes please!), then you'd have to find another way to bring Megs onboard.
     
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    If it's to "completely be what Roberts intended," then Megatron wouldn't be there on at all.
     
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    Considering it wasn't DC that caused him to turn, but general fallout from Starscream's rise to power, not much would need to change. Mostly they' just need to incorporate his speeches from DC#10 and 12 into the trial somehow