PrimeStriker wrote:Okay, there could not be a character in Prime named "Hot Rod" because of:
A) They no longer have the rights to that name
B) Hot Rod is not the name of any character in the Aligned Continuity, 'nor is it possible because of Hot Shot's standing in the continuity.
Okay... Snipping the rest for space.
A) Hasbro never had the rights to the name. The main reason why they dropped it is because they could not copyright the name. However, there was no talks about them calling him (or any other character) "Autobot Hot Rod"... As the addition of "Autobot" and "Decepticon" to a name is how they copyright names that they cannot own.
B) Not true.
Besides the addition of "Autobot" to the name, Hasbro has the right to give the name to a minor character that would never be marketed. Plus, they can use it as a joke or a question towards Hot Shot, as a reference to both the fact he looked like Rodimus in the DS "War for Cybertron - Autobot" game and was named "Rodimus" in the "Bumblebee at Tyger Pax" story.
As for the rest...
A) Hot Shot's profile: "Hot Shot is an Autobot serving under Optimus Prime in the Great War. Young and impetuous, he's always waiting with enthusiasm and confidence for his next mission (so long as he isn't paired with Kup again). Perhaps he's got something to prove, but any leadership qualities he might possess have yet to show themselves. He also shares a special relationship with the Autobot sharpshooter, Arcee."
B) You are not Hasbro, so please do not talk on their behalf. Because in truth, if he is part of the main Transformers: Prime line, it means that he will either be a guest character, a background character, or even a passing reference.
Plus, also, Hasbro tried to claim that Zeta Prime's name is actually Sentinel Zeta Prime at BotCon 2010, when it comes to the continuity errors between the book and game.
C) And finally... Here is an observation: You chose to talk down to somebody you do not know. As in try to sound superior. Yet, you tell me not to do that because it is not okay. Do you know the definition tied to such an act? Because I took it as the character, not the name. And I even gave you a chance to say "I meant the name, not the character" at that point of time.
So yeah... Try to not tell me what to do or how to be when you cannot do that yourself. Because while I do rant a lot about facts and such, I also do not talk down to others like you have to me. And besides, I am trying to see you as a fellow Transformers fan. But with that attitude... I cannot until you... "CALM DOWN AND AUTOBOT ON"!
Besides... The main reason why he is not going to be part of "Team Prime" is because he profile has him sound more like a "Team Magnus" character, Prime. So while I assume he may debut in the Arcee related episode, I am sure we will not see more of him until either the end of season 2 or the start of season 3.