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Subj: Re: Optimus Prime was not as good a leader as some may think.
Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 at 11:54:25 am EST (Viewed 213 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Optimus Prime was not as good a leader as some may think.
Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 at 10:47:40 am EST (Viewed 229 times)



      In "War Dawn," the Arielbots went back 9 million years to when Orion Pax became Optimus Prime and the war started. Frankly, Cybertronians are almost godlike in their durability and longevity. Their concept of time is vastly different than us mere mortals.

    I would trade my human body for a Cybertronian one in a heartbeat.

I dunno. I doubt energon tastes as great as a pizza.


      As for Prime's leadership, their entire war wasn't really fought like any of our wars. Neither side seemed very committed to killing the other. And this is one of the reasons why everybody was so horrified when Prime died in the movie. Before that, they tended to shoot wildly and when the rare shot connected with the target, it was usually a "flesh" wound. Of course, this was kiddified 80s cartoonland, where every Cobra/GIJoe pilot parachuted to safety, yadayada.

    Still, a game of chess that went on for five million years would be pretty disappointing and frustrating. I mean, come on, win already! But as Superman's Pal has suggested, maybe just not losing was pretty impressive.

Now imagine a chess game where neither side was capturing the opponent's pieces, but instead, just moving around the board. Frustrating, indeed.

I'm not even sure you can call that a chess game.

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