Everything official is canon.Shadowman wrote:So basically, you problem isn't that you don't think the creator's word counts as canon, you think non-canon works count as canon.
While true, their personal beliefs have yet to be published in any official capacity, while the Almanacs and Covenant very much have been.Shadowman wrote:See, the funny thing about the Covenant of Primus and the Allspark Almanac? They can ignore that. Just because the Allspark Almanac says one thing or the Covenant of Primus says another, doesn't mean the writers are suddenly beholden to this.
Plus, in the Covenant's case, both it and the Prime creators were beholden to the Binder of Revelation, meaning that what it says is what they each have to adhere to. What we need to find out is if the Binder states whether Alpha Trion is still alive or not by the time of Prime.
In that continuity's case, the comics work around the movies to make the continuity work with adherence to the films' events. Likewise, the Almanac's adhered to the Animated cartoon, while the Covenant adhered to the Binder of Revelation (which the Prime cartoon also had to adhere to). None of them, however, had to adhere to unpublished words that have yet to exist in any of these fictional realities.Shadowman wrote:Michael Bay ignores all of the extra comics and such for the movies, the same applies here.
Shadowman wrote:Fun fact, if I wrote a book, then gave out some fun facts at a con or something that weren't explicitly stated in the book, then some jackass came along and wrote a book completely contradicting me, I'd likely punch him in the face.
The book can, but not Alpha Trion. He can't read or write in any of the future parts. He only has access to the parts of the past and present. The "Earthfall" chapter is written by him from either his perspective or from the reports of others that he himself has personally cited. Unless he's somehow able to still write about all this while being dead, he'd have to still be alive.Shadowman wrote:He probably could have. He had an entire pre-programmed conversation with Optimus, after all. Oh, and that whole thing about the Covenant of Primus being able to read and alter the future.