If not Optimus, who?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by ErickCruz, Oct 1, 2019.

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Who do you want leading the Autobots?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2020.
  1. Rodimus

    34 vote(s)
    35.1%
  2. Ultra Magnus

    19 vote(s)
    19.6%
  3. Bumblebee

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. Springer

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Jazz

    5 vote(s)
    5.2%
  6. Ironhide

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Star Saber

    15 vote(s)
    15.5%
  8. Dai Atlas

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  9. Grimlock

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  10. Other/Create a new character

    16 vote(s)
    16.5%
  1. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Blue=Sarcasm; Purple=Snarkcasm

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    And still not a phenomenal dude.
     
  2. SaberPrime

    SaberPrime System Pride

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    I actually like Rodimus Prime being the successor to Optimus so I went with that one.

    Ultra Magnus
    I never really saw him as a leader. Technically he was the one Optimus actually chose but he didn't really want the job and didn't seem any good at it for the short time he had.

    Bumblebee
    He seemed a little better but again I didn't really see him as Optimus' successor. Mainly because Optimus was a leader to all Autobots while Bumblebee just lead a small group of them. He did OK but he was never on the same level that Optimus was.

    Springer

    Jazz

    Ironhide

    These all seem like rather random options... except maybe Jazz who did seem to be second in command in G1 till Ultra Magnus showed up in the movie.

    Star Saber

    Dai Atlas

    These two I'd be ok with introducing to an American audience under new names but I just don't know enough about them to really care one way or the other.

    Grimlock

    No... just no. He can lead the Dinobots but that's it.

    Other/Create a new character

    This I think has the same appeal as the Japanese series leaders. Those guys would essentially be new characters to am American audience.

    So of the options Rodimus Prime is the only one who really feels like a true replacement to Optimus Prime to me.
     
  3. StrangePlanet

    StrangePlanet G1

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    This may sound crazy, but in my mind, Dai Atlas was the last Autobot leader. I want to see who takes over from him.
     
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  4. Saberblade

    Saberblade Why not?

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    I chose Rodimus, but I'd like to give Metalhawk a shot, he could actually turn into an amazing leader. But his name ooff...Metalus Prime?
     
  5. Override Prime

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    I voted for "other". My choice should be obviousness. *Points at username.*
     
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  6. Mega scream

    Mega scream Tyrannical Freedom Fighter

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    Springerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    He shows many times to be a capable leader and fighter, especially in IDW's run. He's strong, confident and charismatic, not a self-doubting leader(Rodimus), and he's not a rule-following police either(Ultra Magnus). He is really underrated.
     
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  7. Victory Force

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    As a TF weeb, i'll go with Star Saber but agree on the Springer Part. He obviously seems to be the most competent to me
     
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  8. Cavadus

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    Yeah, even though I previously brought up Magnus, Springer does seem to be the next logical successor after Rodimus going strictly by what the original cartoon presented us.

    But, y'know what? Who says it has to be an Autobot? Thunderwing had a connection to the matrix in the old comics.
     
  9. Mega scream

    Mega scream Tyrannical Freedom Fighter

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    Ye but he's kind of insane and too ruthless.
     
  10. Haywired

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    Wheelie should be a voting option too.
     
  11. LockdownTF

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    I never really looked at Ultra Magnus as a true successor to Optimus Prime. Ultra Magnus's job was to basically keep the matrix warm until the next true Prime was chosen. Though having said that I'd still like to have seen him being in charge for longer than half a movie. If not him then Grimlock he's always had a somewhat aggressive leadership.
     
  12. IgnikaMarcus

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  13. Lacimehc

    Lacimehc Tastes like medicine

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  14. ErickCruz

    ErickCruz Well-Known Member

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    Im actually embarrassed and ashamed I didnt think of her, because truth be told I had Arcee as an option but removed her in favor of Ironhide, but Elita-1 makes sense as a legit candidate
     
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  15. Marvelboy1974

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    Rodimus Prime. The chosen one. I have always loved Hotrod!