MP-44 Optimus Prime Discussion/Appreciation Thread

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  1. Cyberbot8460

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    "You, who are without mercy, now plead for it? I thought you were made of sterner stuff."

    "We will kill them all" is certainly more crass, but c'mon. Optimus is no psycho killer, sure...but he's also not a feeble old man who'll just let wrongdoers get away with wrongdoing, especially if said wrongdoing involves invading worlds and killing innocents. You mess with innocent people or Optimus' "family", then he will fuck you up.
     
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    He also said he greatly enjoyed recording RotB and that was right back to "RRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAARGHHHHHHH I'M GONNA KILL EVERYONE" so it depends on the execution for him ig

    I mean, come on:
    "I'm going to take back Scourge's key, and then... take off his head."
    and then there were all those crazed battle cries as he brutally killed Scourge. And, again, Peter enjoyed doing it and has actively talked about how he enjoyed it.
     
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    Cartoon would have ended real quick if he was murder Prime. You kind of forget he was reformatted to be Megatron's counter, you realize it with the attack on Autobot city, where sans Devastator he mows through the Decepticon forces with ease and proceeds to beat the breaks off Megatron.
     
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    "GIVE ME YOUR FA-"

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    That line is full of righteous indignation, not straight up psychopathy. Optimus should take no pleasure in killing. He certainly shouldn’t be chomping at the bit for it. Not my Optimus, at least. Skybound is doing a fantastic job, for example, of demonstrating how I think Optimus should be portrayed.
     
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    I absolutely agree, but Bayverse Optimus was a much more wartorn Optimus. He didn't WANT to kill, but circumstance and war forced him into the role of a killer. He acts like a killer because the Bayverse just keeps screwing him over and forcing him into that role. You don't gotta LIKE it, but he certainly isn't a psychopath. The closest Optimus to a psychopath is Armada Optimus, who explicitly IS a psycho killer who uses a heroic face to hide his inner desire to fight and kill. Skybound Optimus is probably my favorite version of the character: A peaceful man forced into war, who hates what he does, hates having to inflict harm onto others, but feels as if he's forced to do it. A man who hates violence being forced to partake in it, as is the case with most wars. Having finally found a new, peaceful home, he wishes to abandon violence forever, but, like all wars, it keeps rising and forcing him into it.
     
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    G1 Prime chides Megatron for his hypocrisy, but that isn't to say that he was definitely going to be gunning down an unarmed opponent pleading for mercy. Not even Megatron. It's the reason why he didn't blow megs away right then and there. Now when Megs reveals he's still armed and an active threat? All bets are off.
     
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    I lost a little bit of respect for Peter because of that particular line. It shows he care more about money than the character that made his career tbh
     
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    To be fair he was put in a very difficult position. Of course in theory he could have walked out of the recording booth and gave up the paycheque for his principals. But then he wouldn’t get to play the character anymore and the fans would also be very disappointed. And of course he would be giving up the cash. Prime’s gotta eat like everyone else. I don’t know for sure but I highly doubt he was paid that much for the role. Not enough to walk away from a gig. Anyway I think it was good that he at least mentioned afterwards that he was not a fan of the dialogue. I’m sure Bay wasn’t happy about that.
     
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    Bay doesn’t seem to care much about any of the very legitimate criticisms of sexism and racism and just general lack of plot that his films tend to feature.
     
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    Yeah it always amazes how the movies really seem to bring out the “soccer mom” in men more than anything else.
     
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    Exactly! I doubt Prime wouldve just shot Megatron right there, like, if HotRod didnt intervene I bet he wouldve had him surrender instead of just shooting him down
     
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    Have a feeling MP-44S might end up being a sleeper hit due to the deco looking alright as is. Doesn’t hit the toy notes all the way but without stickers, has started to appeal to me more(of course a new head sculpt would’ve instantly increased the appeal).
     
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    Should have picked up some pizza bagels for transformation!
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    Yours seems to hold together better in truck mode than mine. Is your right side door able to stay closed? Have you transformed it yet or is that what it looked like out of the box?
     
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    That's what it looked like out of the box. Just finished transforming him a bit ago.

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    Damn, this toy is good.

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