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Subj: Optimus did have a Bucky he just wasnt in the cartoon until Season 3
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 at 09:47:36 pm EST (Viewed 161 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Optimus Prime was not as good a leader as some may think.
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 at 07:55:14 am EST (Viewed 203 times)
and by the time Season 3 was airing, Optimus was dead.
I speak of ULTRA MAGNUS, he's an excellent soldier and tactician and while he does have the ability to be the leader of the Autobots he doesn't want it.
He served as soldier taking orders from Rodimus Prime and also giving Rodimus advice and pep talks now and then whenever Rodimus' resolve would waiver.
When Rodimus lost the matrix and reverted to Hot Rod, Magnus stepped up after Hot Rod ran away and refused to get the matrix back. Rodimus returned at the end and Magnus became second in command again.
Optimus gets restored and Magnus again remains second in command and main soldier.
As an example of Magnus' ability as a soldier and his practicality, in the episode where they had to blow up a planet to keep the Decepticons from getting its energy supply, Magnus and Sandstorm get to the core and Magnus comments how he's never seen anything so beautiful ever the instantly asks to be given the bombs to set.
The problems that fans had with Rodimus Prime
1. He wasn't Optimus. Rodimus was more of a practical leader, while he did inspire the troops it wasn't on the same level as Optimus. he wasn't a cookie cutter/Captain America like Optimus was.
2. Inconsistent portrayal, some episodes he's calm and confident others he's crying like a wimp.
3. He wasn't Optimus. Fans didn't give him a fair chance.
4. All the "traumatized kiddies" whining to their parents about Optimus dying on the movie screen and again at home after the Quintessons reanimated him into Zombie Optimus for an episode. Hasbro caved into the demands of the parent groups and Optimus was restored.
Now in the comics, cartoons and movies ever since if at anytime Optimus appears to perish he will be back.
G1 Marvel comic he perished at least twice and returned
Dreamwave he was damaged by Shockwave and offline for repair but would be back if Dreamwave wasn't embezzled into oblivion
Armada cartoon: Prime is vaporized but later returns
Beast Wars: blown up at the end of Season 1, rebuilt in Season 2, upgraded in Season 3.
Beast Machines: perished at the end of Season 1, brought himself back in Season 2, perished at the end with Megatron to reformat Cybertron
Bayformers movies, these movies were trash but wasn't he briefly dead in the second one?
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