The Underbase

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Thyme, May 19, 2014.

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Would you use the power of the Underbase?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  1. Thyme

    Thyme Disciple of Yun-Harla

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    I was reading some of my old Marvel Generation 1 comics and I came across the Underbase Saga, which made me wonder if I would wield the power of the Underbase? I found myself yelling YES ... no matter the cost, give me it's unholy power!
     
  2. Necromaster

    Necromaster FEAR ME MORTALS

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    You're too late. I already ate it for breakfast.

    Tastes like omnipotent power with a side of dying from a horrible explosion.
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    When I was reminding myself of the Underbase saga for the 30 in 30 retrospectives, I came to a realisation.

    Source of immense power, taking the form of a cube. If Megatron were to possess it, it would allow him to dominate Cybertron and the universe. To protect it from him, Optimus Prime launched it from the temple it was held in into the depths of space. Years later when it was rediscovered, it was destroyed, ending the threat, by forcing it into the very one who coveted its power. But said individual would later return to plague the Autobots once more.

    Sound familiar? The Underbase, at its core, completely prefigures most of the key points of the Allspark from the Michael Bay movies. It's one more way that Budiansky contributed to the development and evolution of the Transformers franchise - though how much of that was consciously applied to the first live action movie and how much was coincidence remains to be seen.


    As for would I use the power. It's a tempting proposition. With that kind of power, I could do something about a lot of what I perceive as wrong in the world. But that kind of power can corrupt - and in my misguided attempts at making things right, would I simply become a much worse problem than the problems I seek to eradicate.

    No, I would not use that power. Or if I did, it would be to redistribute it among every living thing, giving everyone a kick in a good direction. A global wave of hope.
     
  4. QLRformer

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    Yes. But hopefully not for evil, I'd like to make my own Transformers legion/family.
     
  5. Morbo

    Morbo Knowledge Brings Fear

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    The One Ring? The Cosmic Cube? Every other power-themed cosmic MacGuffin? It's kind of a trope.

    Seriously though, since it kind of made Starscream explode in the end, I'm going to have to say no.
     
  6. Thyme

    Thyme Disciple of Yun-Harla

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    Nooooooooooooooooooo
     
  7. Lady Dragoon

    Lady Dragoon FOR THE HORRDEEEE!!!!!!!!

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    No, because I won't be sure that power won't corrupt me.
     
  8. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    No. It brings only madness or death.

    Or both.

    I enjoy being madness and death free.
     
  9. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I'm already pretty evil so I would use its power to dominate you all.

    Now everyone get down on your knees and let me ride you around the room like a horsey.
     
  10. Shortwave

    Shortwave Autobot fembot

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    Meh im already awesome.
     
  11. LegendAntihero

    LegendAntihero Banned

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    No, the power is unstable and made Starscream explode
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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