The Best G1 (Cartoon) Autobot Leader (Besides Optimus)

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by HarryFA1, Sep 7, 2011.

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Who do you think was (or could have been) the best Autobot Leader in G1

Poll closed Sep 11, 2011.
  1. Beta (From "Forever Is a Long Time Coming")

    1.5%
  2. Ultra Magnus

    36.8%
  3. Rodimus Prime

    30.9%
  4. Fortress Maximus

    5.9%
  5. Star Saber

    22.1%
  6. Dai Atlas

    2.9%
  1. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Rodimus Prime.

    He's seberly under-appreciated except for the fact as soon as Optimus comes back i'm giving up the gig,
     
  2. Jetcracker54

    Jetcracker54 Fire Truck

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    ultra magnus because he is awesome
     
  3. MWG

    MWG Well-Known Member

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    Ultra Magnus. He is literally Galvatron's counterpart in function, and seemed to do quite well when he didn't think all the pressure was on him. He let Optimus and Rodimus take all the credit and responsibility while effectively leading his squads. It was just being stuck as the overall boss of the whole Autobot cause that made him break.

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  4. Saberfrost01

    Saberfrost01 元ロボ ダイユーシャ

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    I voted Star Saber but since you also asked who 'could have been' there should be an 'other' option on the poll.
     
  5. AlexaStar

    AlexaStar Starscream is love

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    I voted Beta, if only because it would be very interesting to have a femme as a Prime.

    Plus, she only appeared in one episode, so she needs more love. ;) 
     
  6. sto_vo_kor_2000

    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    how does Ginrai not count but Beta does?

    she wasnt even the leader
     
  7. ShyGuy

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    Ultra Magnus. He has all of the qualities of a great Autobot leader, his only big drawback is his own inability to recognize it.
     
  8. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Anyone who didn't vote for Star Saber is nuts! He is the best Autobot leader PERIOD.
     
  9. Krymzon Ikon

    Krymzon Ikon New Member

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    I would say Cerebros. He did a pretty good job of leading them in Headmasters.
     
  10. HarryFA1

    HarryFA1 Rank #14

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    I put the "could have been" in there for the case of Magnus, who was only leader for about a day.
     
  11. HarryFA1

    HarryFA1 Rank #14

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    Beta was leader (or part leader, but Trion later became neutral) of the resistance against the Quints. Ginrai was just a human who found a robot suit.
     
  12. Lacimehc

    Lacimehc Tastes like medicine

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    So why wouldn't he count? He was still an Autobot leader. Besides, it wasn't a simple robot suit. Ginrai was a Godmaster and would actually fuse with his transtector.
     
  13. HarryFA1

    HarryFA1 Rank #14

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    Well like i said at the start, i'm only counting supreme commanders. But to tell you the truth maybe Beta wasn't the best choice for this poll.
     
  14. DecepticonSpike

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    I choose Ultra Magnus. All jokes about dealing with something aside, he did try to take on Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge, and the Sweeps all by himself to save the others.
     
  15. Abrogate

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    Neither Beta nor Ultra Magnus were Supreme Commanders, and Ginrai was.

    Supreme Commander - Transformers Wiki
     
  16. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

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    Going by the cartoon, I would have voted Metalhawk, but he isn't listed...


    Ah, Metalhawk wasn't a Supreme Commander...

    Then I'd have to go with Star Saber then.
     
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  17. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm partial to Star Saber.
     
  18. HarryFA1

    HarryFA1 Rank #14

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    Terribly sorry everyone but it appears that i'm an idiot who doesn't check his facts. Carry on.
     
  19. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    In other words, a typical bland and boring Japanese Autobot leader.

    If the Victory Autobots hadn't been portrayed as a stiff military organization who always addressed each other by their rank rather than their name, they might've actually been tolerable. Star Saber really, really needed something to humanize him; even his adoption fo Jan felt nothing more than an excuse to have an obligatory human kid hanging around, their relationship was never given any proper depth.

    Now, Victory manga in the other hand...

    Okay, I'm prioritizing the characters by their level of personality. But if the question is "who is the best because of what they accomplished"...my vote would still fall to Rodimus, but Fortress would still give him a run for this money; the Great War ended with Rodimus Prime's leadership, decepticon activity was reduced to little more than belligerent action under Galvatron's leadership...but Fortress drove Decepticons off earth completely (apart from the Pretenders but those don't count) AND defeated probably the most dangerous Decepticon leader of the G1 animated continuity.
     
  20. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    I say rodimus. I don't think they wrote his season 3 character correctly though. I'm of the opinion that animated prime is a good example of how Rodimus should have been developed as a character.