Posts tagged optimus prime
Posts tagged optimus prime
Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and Optimus Prime
>grimlock discussing tactics
Does grimlock even know what this map is
Does he even know what the word ‘tactics’ means
What this??! Battle for ants??
Actually, FoC Grimlock was the only Grimlock characterization I’ve seen (haven’t read IDW, maybe it’s similar there) that I liked. Because he wasn’t there for comic relief, nor was he just stupid. He’d been pulled apart and experimented on. He was a leader and tactician who’d had parts of his processing power TAKEN AWAY. In watching FoC, I really got the sense that he KNEW things. He could REMEMBER how to do the things he wanted to do. He knew he SHOULD be able to think hard and come up with solutions. And sometimes he was obviously so frustrated that he COULDN’T ANYMORE.
IIRC, the idea was that Shockwave swapped out some of his brainpower for more battle prowess/power? So my thought is that he can totally still be a tactician…just not in battle. He can plan like a mofo. But once it’s battletime, he might not be able to remember the plan or follow it, and if something goes wrong (like it always does), he’ll go on pure instinct. Which doesn’t work out so well.
I bet he hates that.
I adore this headcanon, as I loathe the trope of dense-as-rocks Grimlock only slightly less than creepy rapist Megatron. I’ve not watched through FoC, but IDW Grimlock most certainly does have a proper head on his shoulders. He’s arrogant and single-minded and he doesn’t always listen to his team, but he’s far from a fool. I absolutely recommend the comics if you enjoy his character, especially Maximum Dinobots (though apparently liking those issues is considered a sin in some circles). You really get a sense of how much Grimlock cares about his team.
:) You’ll probably like FoC, then. Grimlock spends a lot of his time specifically looking for and rescuing his team. :D The dinobots are so much team, that game can’t even hold ‘em. :D
Clark Kent gets to be super special and have his awesome superpowers. Brilliant. To achieve that narrative feat his whole planet gets blown up just to send him to Earth and our planet’s supervillain count starts increasing at an exponential level just to give him more adversaries to face in order to satisfy the audience
Optimus Prime gets to be the super special Last of the Primes and have awesome Matrix related powers. Brilliant. To achieve that narrative feat, his whole lineage and robot planet’s population/culture gets wiped out of the storytelling just to get him to earth for the sake of emotional poignancy for the audience.
Heck, you could do this for the Rescue Bots too!
oh my god I didn’t even begin to think about the Rescue Bots. Goodbye my heart i’m gone never to return
If I have to think about it, then so too must everyone else…
Well, Fowler and June are adults, who work in the military and in an ER respectively. They’ve both been close to death, maybe even seen community members or close friends expire under their watch. So, I think that while they might be upset to hear of Optimus’ passing, both of them could respect that it was peaceful way to go and probably the best they could have hoped for. Fowler particularly would be very moved, after-all he thinks of Optimus as “a true patriot”, and what’s more noble than sacrificing yourself for the future children of your land?
The kids are harder to speak to. I imagine that Jack, like Fowler, would understand why Optimus did what he did, but there would still be grief. Same with Raf, though he’d cry more openly I think. Miko would probably react violently at first, scream into a pillow/punch a wall, but then calm down, maybe hug Bulkhead a bit, and admit that it really was “a Prime thing to do”.
And as for the Rescue Bots…
I don’t even want to think about it…
So, it’s been held pretty consistently throughout the series that Megatron and Optimus understand the way each other thinks. They’ve been both close enough as friends and enemies long enough at least to predict their individual thoughts and actions (it’s factoring in the rest of the armies they sometimes have trouble with).
And I think it’s also fairly safe to say Megatron knows a thing or two about the containment methods available for the Allspark.
Therefore, in this moment, before Megatron officially dropped all association with the Decepticon cause and resolved to no longer be a tool of oppression… did he know what Optimus had done with the Allspark and thereby what Optimus would soon have to do? Did he know what the ultimate fate of the former librarian would be, and perhaps, did that help inform Megatron’s decision?
Maybe. Something to think about anyways…
All the time and too many to list.
Heh… I had a feeling you’d say that…
Twilight (MLP:FIM) and Optimus (TP). Why? Well they are bookworms. Plus Twi can use the Elements on Prime to give him a smile.
I volunteer to hug Optimus.
I had a feelin’ you’d say that…
They really, really do…
If you really think about it; the last picture Bruce looks..sad? He doesn’t look proud, he doesn’t look smug, he doesn’t even look stoic, he looks more distressed, sad. Like his ability to be hyper-instinctive is painful, something that he almost hates. But he knows he needs it to be do job as Batman properly.
Part of the reason why I like this show is because if you watch Bruce as oppose to Batman carefully you can see how much Batman is taking over and how Bruce is slowly fading away.
Now we just see Batman and Bruce is hardly even there, and if he is it’s usually just a ruse so at least in this show we can see the process of Batman engulfing Bruce.
Being Batman is suffering.
It’s also a nice call back to this line from episode 2
"See anything interesting?"
"Just splashed ink on paper"
"I see crime."
Any show that can take a character we all know so well, and break it down into the parts that we hardly see, always has a place in my heart.
To be fair to Transformers Animated overall, there are other characters I like a great deal besides Optimus. The new take on Ratchet is interesting, I like S1-S2 Sari, Jazz is awesome, Megatron is fascinating from a character analysis standpoint, etc. Mostly the issues I had from TFA came from it focusing on concepts and characters that I didn’t find particularly engaging, and thus taking away precious time from the things/people I did enjoy. But, again, that’s just me. Transformers Animated made a lot of viewers very happy, was entertaining, and inspired a ton of equally awesome people; I’d never want to devalue that.
New Kre-O manga! In today’s chapter, Bumblebee valiantly saves a dog from the evil Dr. Arkeville. \(^o^)/
You can read the previous two parts here.
Also, oh man BB is too cute for words!
【MMD&Aviutl】ウマウマ司令官[720p] Caramelldansen (by ssfpool)
Have a dancing Optimus (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*: ･ﾟ✧