Why no Prime after Rodimus?

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  1. Bass X0

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    Rodimus Prime was created in 1986 but we've not seen a successor to him yet. Many Primes have come and gone over the years (more, if you count Convoys too) but these either existed in the continuity before Optimus Prime or alongside Optimus Prime.

    Should Rodimus Prime pass the matrix to a new leader to become the next Prime?
     
  2. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Because kids locked themselves in the closets when Optimus died and Rodimus took over. Hasbro isn't going to let Optimus pass on the matrix like ever again.

    Shame I'd like to see who could succeed Rodimus.
     
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    Because Rodimus ruined for it everyone.

    He was such a dolt, the Matrix declared "NO MORE PRIMES!! :D 
     
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  4. Bass X0

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    then the world turned white and The House of R stood in the new world with Rodimus as its supreme ruler.
     
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    Because Hasbro can't move on.

    Like back in the Beast Era, I really wish there would of been a new Prime at that point. Somebody that could of taken over after Rodimus went offline. Somebody that could had aided Optimus Primal during Beast Machines and kept him from going wacky.

    Sadly, it appears we will only have do read fan stories if we want to see the next generation Prime.
     
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    Does Bumblebee Prime in IDW count?
     
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    if you follow JP continutity ... Rodimus Prime gave the Matrix back to Optimus in the Return of Convoy arc. Then became his Micromaster Partner. So ... Optimus regained it!

    Really though, I'd like to see a new prime as well.
     
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    he's a prime? thought he was just in charge?
     
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    Well don't Lio Convoy and Big Convoy succeed Rodimus? And I suppose Primal Prime as well.
     
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    I'd settle for seeing Rodimus be a good and worthy successor to Optimus for a while. You know, besides in MTMTE.
     
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    Bumblebee is a leader, but not a Prime.
     
  12. Rexidus

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    Rodimus however has identified himself as Rodimus Prime.
     
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    pretty much sums up what i was gonna say. Hasbro would also probably lose a lot of money without Optimus toys. even if BB were to become prime, Hasbro would still be screwing themselves over

    that and TRU would be filled with MP Bumblmus Prime exclusives
     
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    Name recognition. Optimus Prime is a major part of the brand now, so he'll be around always. With Optimus always being around, it limits the line of succession.
     
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    im fairly certain that there have been Matrix bearers since Rodimus, other than Star Convoy i mean. I'm fairly certain that Big Convoy was declared "The one true Beast era Prime"
     
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    Wasn't Star Saber or whomever took Rodimus' place in the japanese universe? I think the US writers plans for the next Prime were scrapped after kids' parents wanted to bring Optimus back. If G1 was like the old testament in the bible, we would see many generations of Primes and Autobots come and go. Asking if there's a Prime after Rodimus is like asking if there's a Batman after Bruce Wayne. There might be an alternate future where there will be a lot of Primes to come after Rodimus but not something canon as we're sticking with Optimus 99% of the time.
     
  17. Rexidus

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    Terry Mcginnis would like to say hi, but you're basically right.
     
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    It's kinda funny how Optimus Prime has been the leader for like millions of years (and that's not even including that time they spent buried under a volcano) and then Rodimus Prime gets to be the leader for all what, two years?

    That's one thing I liked about the old UK Marvel comics, they showed that Rodimus was around for a long, long time after the events of the movie.
     
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    There is only 1 Prime......Optimus Prime :-D
     
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    Rodimus Prime, Sentinel Prime, Vector Prime, Zeta Prime and Nova Prime would like a word with you.
     
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