The future for Smokescreen

Discussion in 'Transformers Earthspark and Cartoon Discussion' started by Lumpy, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Lumpy

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    I'm watching the season finale again, and if the writers do something crazy and awesome, they could keep
    Prime dead and allow Smokescreen to become Rodimus Prime.

    I know that seems strange at first, but think about it. Orion Pax became Optimus Prime. Other than the O and the P, the name changes drastically, so it's hypothetical that this could be a really cool turning point where they can designate a new leader.

    Of course, it's highly improbable, but speculate away.
     
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    No.

    Only death.
     
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    Would be a cool idea just don't change the name to actually Rodimus Prime.
     
  4. moreprimeland

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    Hmmmm...don't get me wrong, I love this version of Smokescreen's character in TFP...but I love TFP Optimus more...natch. :D 

    Not buying that Smoke could be the new Prime..not this way...not so soon. He's too young and has a whole lot left to learn and experience. He can get there, but for me, not just yet.
     
  5. Stardust262

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    Considering a Rodimus already exists in the continuity one way or another, he won't change his name to that. He might take on a similar role later on though, but I think it will be Ratchet leading for most of the season.
     
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    He gets a New Partner.
     
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    I am all for it. While not a new character/name/personality, Smokescreen is one of the few positive points Prime has for me still. Play up that "Chosen One" angle.

    Oh please. Like inconsistency isn't everywhere in the whole "Aligned" continuity mess.
     
  8. Lumpy

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    see, i think changing the name is needed, and then the show could focus back on the "what it means to be a Prime" tagline that was originally pitched. Of course, this is a highly unlikely pipe dream, but man, the possibilities could be so good.
     
  9. Sideswipe80

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    I'm just glad Smokescreen survived.
     
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    ^^ Me too. ^^

    Yeah, Smokes can be the so called "next/new Rodimus Prime" but I don't it would happen in TFP.

    I don't think OP died (or even WJ), he (they) may have injured but not a goner (at least not yet).
     
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    No to Rodimus Prime, I want Smokus Prime instead.
     
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    Smokescreen as the new leader? (god forbid, next Prime) ewww...

    He's too young, doesn't have the experience.

    If anyone was to take OP's place, it'd be Arcee, since she IS his Second In Command, I'm just surprised Prime didn't give Jack the Key again, just as a precaution.

    But Smokescreen in charge?! That's like putting a raw recruit fresh out of boot-camp in charge of a full combat unit with almost not experience. It's just asking for disaster.
     
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    I think at this point Ratchet is 2nd in command. Arcee would be a huge mistake.
     
  14. HoneyPrime

    HoneyPrime ♥♥ Smokescreen ♥♥

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    Me too. :) 

    I can see him becoming the next Prime but not for awhile. He still has much to learn and still quite young. Besides, right now I don't think
    Optimus or Wheeljack are dead
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    And Ratchet may switch sides.

    Leaving Arcee best fit for the job, Primus forbid that idiot Shitsmea- Smokescreen take over.
     
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    I'd like to see Smokescreen become a Prime, but don't call him Rodimus Prime. Just give him a brand new name.
     
  17. Ravenxl7

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    I would definitely support them having Smokescreen become Optimus's heir as the new Prime. I don't think they would, or want them to, call him Rodimus Prime. Though I don't really know what they should call him if this ever actually happens. Smokescreen Prime just sounds...stupid, and I can't think of any S names that would sound good. I also have no idea what he should reformat into...
     
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    Smokus Prime could work and he could turn into a stock car with a battle mode, kind of like the Wreckers from DOTM. Going from normal street racer to battlle ready four wheeler of doom.
     
  19. Bountyan

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    Maybe if there's a time skip. But they've played up the "YOU A ROOKIE AND EVERYONE GONNA LECTURE YOU" shtick so much that it would feel weird for him to just suddenly be a Prime. If they paced it good then maybe.
     
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    All Hail Nemesis Prime