Should Jazz have became the Autobot leader after Optimus?

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  1. WishfulThinking

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    I prefer the idea (straight up, this is my head-canon) of members of the House of Magnus being selected as Matrix Bearers until "The Chosen One" appears. That includes Delta Magnus, Ultra Magnus, Nova Prime and Optimus Prime. It would also explain why they all share similar robot anatomy - all members of the House of Magnus share that blueprint.

    Jazz is not a member of the House of Magnus so, no, Optimus would not pass the Matrix to him.
     
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    Hot Rod was an EXCELLENT LEADER FOR THE AUTOBOTS!
     
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    Nope. Not starting that again.
     
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    Hmm...thinking back on that comparison, it does seem like Jazz could have potentially wound up similar to Rodimus Prime. However, I think that while Hot Rod had that youthful drive to help him focus on a course of action, Jazz's command experience might make him turn out to be more like Ultra Magnus, more cautious and reserved in action.
     
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    True that, but a leader is not born out of skilled in his field, he has to have other qualities such as been an inspiration, having the will, wisdom and charisma. Qualities that while Jazz has to a degree, he doesnt have them to the level of required to be a leader. Plus If Magnus is uncomfortable each time he assumes command, Jazz would be even worse in that regard.
     
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    Jazz didn’t seem any different from Trailbreaker, Hound, Prowl, or any other Season 1 Diaclone-originated carbot as far as being second in command went. If anything, Ironhide would have been a more logical choice to command if something happened to Optimus.
     
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    I think jazz prowl and ratchet each have skillsets that would make them a good emergency leadership trio.
     
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    Fixed that for you.The Decepticons was all too happy to have HotRod as the leader of the Autobots.
     
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    Jazz is one of my all-time favorite Autobots, but despite that, I just can't see him leading an entire army by himself. I have no problem with him being one of Optimus Prime's top lieutenants or commanding his own sub-unit, but he shouldn't become the faction's head honcho unless he's only doing so temporarily. If Optimus is recovering from a serious injury, or he died yet again and a new Prime has yet to be chosen, then I suppose Jazz could take charge for a bit, but I don't think he should be Prime's permanent successor.

    Personally, I'd prefer Ultra Magnus to be the one to fill that role. The guy is often portrayed as one of the highest-ranking Autobots of all, is sometimes depicted as either Optimus Prime's brother or a close friend, and in at least one universe was Optimus' original choice for a successor, yet he constantly gets shafted in favor of someone else. At least once, I'd like to see him actually live up to his full potential. Make him the new Prime after his friend/brother's death, and have him actually be good at the job, even if he thinks he doesn't deserve it.
     
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    Prowl.
     
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    Anyone playing loud doof-doof music should never be leader.

    Scatman Crothers is dead?! Where’s the spoiler tag?

    Whatever you’re inhaling, stop right this moment. Oh, it’s air...

    Stop throwing up a random name like that.
     
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    I think he'd have had a way bigger role in S3 if The Scatman was around for the job.
     
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    Hmmmm, interesting proposal but I don't find it likely. If any of Optimus's closest aides was to be chosen by the Matrix, I wholeheartedly believe it would be Ironhide. He was always shown at Prime's side, and almost always took command of the Autobots whenever Optimus wasn't around. Also, Iron Prime is just way too good of a potential name lol
     
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    I feel like Prowl and Jazz would have to lead in tandem to balance the other out. Depending on the continuity this could either go fairly smoothly or real bad.
     
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    I always considered Wheeljack second in command, maybe Prowl.
     
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    Agreed, Jazz can perform well under pressure and adapt to challenges as required by his role in Special Ops. I don’t know that he would be a great orator to larger audiences or comfortable in the role of delegating tasks amongst multiple branches of the Autobots. He strikes me as confident with leading a small team in high-risk situations. I haven't picked up on any ambition to become leader of the Autobots.
     
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    PREACH!! #RodimusGang
     
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    Primal best candidate.
    All seriousness though, Jazz is a great candidate, and he totally should have become leader.