Who's your favorite G1 Autobot??

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  1. Saberblade

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    I am leaving Optimus out of this, since we all know that he is the be-all-end-all of the whole Transformers Universe. I am faced with a little dilemma, within the last 10 years that I got back into liking Transformers, and yet I still don't know who's my favorite G1 Autobot, is it normal? Who's your favorite G1 Autobot and why?
     
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  2. Mako Crab

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    Sideswipe cuz he’s cavalier & cool & has the skills to back up his bluster.
     
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    Its alright if you don't have one. Perhaps you like the cons more? Or perhaps you like different version autobots more?

    I have several aside from the big OP.

    Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. They're cool, they're kick-ass, they've got sexy-gorgeous altmodes. Like no, seriously. I never thought a Lamborghini could be so beautiful until I saw one in person.

    Jazz is cool, fun and friendly. He's the guy everyone would want to hang out with.

    Ratchet-Is gruff and has a good sense of humor. He's caring too in his own ways.
     
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    Nightbeat, he's blue and yellow and a super-robot super-detective. I liked him in MTMTE but Eugenesis really made me a fan of the character.
     
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  5. Saberblade

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    I like both Bots and Cons, and I would like to have a favorite Autobot or Decepticon, and no I like G1
     
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    I thought I was the only one with this dilemma. I flip flop with Optimus to Grimlock and Hot Rod the last ten years of my adult life. But recently it’s been Prowl. As for the cons, I floated between Starscream and Skywarp and Soundwave.
     
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    Probably Hot Rod/Rodimus since he's the only one who got any actual character development.
     
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    Jazz for me. But more like his MTMTE cartoon characterization. I think it was a good representation of a 2nd in command.
     
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    Chareos Needs New Omnibots

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    Mirage. Always has been
     
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    Hotrod followed very closely by Skyfire
     
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    I found that playing the TF: Devastation game helped flesh out some characters, especially Sideswipe, who didn’t get much to actually do in the toon. Dead serious- I think Sideswipe has more dialogue in that one game than he does in the entire toon. His exchange with Teletraan Alpha sums him up in a nutshell- here’s this ancient godlike supercomputer telling him about the future, and he blows it off, sounds annoyed, gives us a quick insight into his relationship with Sunstreaker, is clearly unimpressed by it, and his knee jerk reaction is to rebel against anything that tells him his fate is written.

    And they got all that with one sentence! Of course, Michael Bell’s delivery helped too.

     
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    After Optimus Prime, my next favorite Autobot is Star Saber (from Victory, not IDW).
     
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    A tie between Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime and Prowl.

    I just wish some series would give Prowl his quiet, logical and patient portrayal from his G1 tech specs. With Animated Prowl's fighting skills.

    Honourable mentions:

    Ironhide
    Blurr
    Dreamwave Repugnus
    Dreamwave Sunstreaker
    Swerve
    Whirl
    Ultra Magnus
     
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    Cons forever!:D 

    but if I had to choose an Autobot, I would be between Ratchet and Skyfire (they are not precisely the most famous, but when they are needed, they make a HUGE difference to the whole situation...:cool: )
     
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    Flash. God, what a design. It's so... AUTOBOT.
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    A Lamborghini Diablo in Italian red, a crest on his forehead, hot pink windows and light piping for days along with the front of the car being strewn across his upper torso. It's so iconic.

    For characters that actually HAVE a character though, I'd say Tracks. He's got a sleek look and a stupid obnoxious personality that I can't help but love. Also he got crucified! That's gotta count for something!
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    Ratchet from the Marvel comics for me. He beat Megatron three times!
     
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    Windblade

    Honorable Mentions:
    Jazz
    Blaster
    Ratchet
    Sideswipe
    Jetfire
    Ironhide
     
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    Either or he's got some extreme robot fetishes

    It's actually really hard to pick one cos I love all the G1 transformers so much but if I had to I guess I'd probably choose Jazz just cos he was so cool he stood out visually from the other autobots with his race car colours and he had a great fun personality plus he has built in boom box speakers.
     
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    Warpath, it's in the title.
    Jazz, Tracks, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, and Nightbeat are other faves.
     
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    I can't pick just one, growing up with the original cartoon and comic, there were so many. Blaster, Jazz, Smokescreen, Ratchet, Ironhide, Bumblebee just off the top of my head