What other alt-mode could Optimus have other than a Semi

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  1. Nova Maximus

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    So there has been talk about what alt-mode Megatron could have other than yet another grey tank inorder to get that G1 bot design over and over and over again.

    So, seeing as every Transformers series will have an Optimus or Optimus lookalike (that's just a fact) I was wondering what other alt-mode would give Optimus other and just his typical flat or long-nosed truck?

    I'll start with the obvious that he could also be a Fire Truck.
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    A food truck. He feeds the homeless when he isn't fighting bad guys
     
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    Yeah, fire truck is probably my favorite.
     
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    A gorilla, obviously ;) 
    In all seriousness though, I like the idea of Optimus being something like a pickup truck. I also really loved that plane mode that the Titans Return voyager Optimus had. Would love to see an Optimus with a flight based alt-mode that wasn't hampered by being a triple changer.
     
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    The Cybertronian body-frame of my Optimus turned into a wheeled anti-aircraft artillery piece, owing to his origins in the Marvel universe as a ranking member of the Flying Corps (a dark joke among the members of the Corps was that if any of them ever mutinied, Optimus would be the one bringing them down)
     
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    firetruck really was a step up for the cab and trailer design because it actually gave him and the rest of his components (super mode) a reason to exist
     
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    Well…
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    You have no idea how much it pains me that Pick Up Optimus is the Cosmic level one. Especially because it means the same is true of guys who have no business being cars like Starscream.
     
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    I agree that a fire truck is a good alternative for Optimus to turn into.

    Here's two that have crossed my mind, that isn't a fire truck.

    What about a tow truck?
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    Or to divert away from land based vehicles, a fireboat?
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    I feel like the latter would be potentially far more controversial than the whole trukk not monke and movie Optimus truck mode having flames scenarios.
     
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    A fire truck suits Optimus quite well, but I feel that's been done often. Why not other more specialized trucks like a propane or service one? I can see him using the tanker to gather and disperse fuel resources for humans and Autobots. The service truck seems self explanatory.

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    He shouldn't.

    All Transformers should forever turn into the same alternate modes they had back in the 1980s, because the Transformers franchise is eternally frozen in time and fans don't react well to things such as "change" or "progress". Optimus Prime's one and only alternate mode will be a Freightliner WFT-8664T until the end of time.
     
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    I always thought a fire truck was the most appropriate fit. It’s large, it has a blue-collar, selfless-hero vibe, and it’s typically found in one of Optimus’s main colors.

    It’s a tad cliche and obviously been done already in other series, but my ideal G1 Optimus would definitely be a fire truck.
     
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    A fire truck definitely sounds good.
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    Fire trucks are great so long as the series has no plans to introduce Inferno.... unless they also tweak inferno.

    It's actually kinda tough as others have said you want something very "every man" with the versatility and impact.

    Trying to think of something that is not even close to a truck I'd think a coast guard helicopter might be cool as a spin off similar to Live Convoy from GF but with the full prime treatment with a cast that balances that out.
     
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    I had a mostly red ko of Robotmasters Wrecker Hook that looked very like that tow truck.
     
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    Remember when Optimus turned into a bullet train and a dragon that one time...that was cool

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    Awwww, that's actually really sweet. I'm tempted to agree purely on that.
    I think for me, it could go in several directions. To play him up as a hero, firetruck is a natural choice, but part of me wonders if there's something blue collar, nondescript, but not a semi. Maybe he's a car carrier, and UM winds as his younger brother?
     
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