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BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ?

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 1:01PM CST

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Following yesterday's reveal that this year's BotCon theme would involve pirates we have an update from the official BotCon Twitter feed. Pirates will only make up part of this year's theme, which will be Pirates versus a yet to be revealed group. Who will this other mysterious group be? Let the speculation begin.

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Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540029)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 7th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CST
Pirates

VS

Beast Hunters

Seriously, I want my S3 Deluxe Bee & Smokey!!! :evil:
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540031)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 7th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CST
I will reiterate, who they're against might be some kind of Autobot Navy. Think Elite Guard. After all real pirates used to fight imperial navies and stuff
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540033)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on January 7th, 2014 @ 1:07pm CST
Ninjas.

They are the natural enemy of the Pirate.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540037)
Posted by RhA on January 7th, 2014 @ 1:17pm CST
Ninja's.

It is destiny.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540041)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 7th, 2014 @ 1:28pm CST
Aww, but I wanted nothing but pirates. :-(

I really am legitimately interested in the exclusives. :-?
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540044)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 7th, 2014 @ 1:43pm CST
RhA wrote:Ninja's.

It is destiny.


Twitchythe3rd wrote:Ninjas.

They are the natural enemy of the Pirate.


Between the two, my vote goes to ninjas!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540049)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 7th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CST
VS... Space Gangsters...? nah, now they have to do Ninjas, you canĀ“t top Ninjas.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540051)
Posted by Mkall on January 7th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CST
Pirates vs BEAST MACHINES!!!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540057)
Posted by TCWJoe on January 7th, 2014 @ 2:22pm CST
Pirates vs Cowboys

or

Pirates vs Sea Monsters
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540059)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 7th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CST
Pirates vs. Ponies :twisted: :P
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540068)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 7th, 2014 @ 3:10pm CST
vs. Werewolves, on the moon.

Or maybe plants.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540071)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 7th, 2014 @ 3:20pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:vs. Werewolves, on the moon.


:-? ... can the werewolfs be also Ninjas?
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540072)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 7th, 2014 @ 3:23pm CST
Janus Prime wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:vs. Werewolves, on the moon.


:-? ... can the werewolfs be also Ninjas?


Of course. Why wouldn't they be?

By the way, not that it really matters, but I did mention ninjas first. ;)
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540074)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 7th, 2014 @ 3:28pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote: Of course. Why wouldn't they be?

By the way, not that it really matters, but I did mention ninjas first. ;)


Oh wow, did you invented Ninjas?... just kidding. I just remembered the epic battle between Juan Cena and the Invisible Ninja Werewolfs on The Moon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4yidVQsgWI

Spanish anyone?
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540075)
Posted by JazZeke on January 7th, 2014 @ 3:29pm CST
Pirates vs...

Geishas!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540078)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 7th, 2014 @ 3:58pm CST
How nice. Finally a more original theme for a Botcon that I can't attend. However, as long as the exclusives continue to be as available as they've been for the past few years, I'm not stressed about not being able to attend again. Hopefully this is another theme that I continue to like and others begin to hate.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540079)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:10pm CST
Pirates vs. ninja dinosaurs and ninja dragons and a very angry ninja dragon/werewolf and it's army of ninja beast to ninja beast Transformers...ninja.

Ninja, ninja rap. Go ninja, go ninja, GO!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540082)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:17pm CST
Pirates vs. Accountants

Pirates vs. Lawyers
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540084)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:28pm CST
Alright, so we've all agreed that it should be Pirates vs. Ninja-Werewolf-Ponies. Best Botcon ever
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540086)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:35pm CST
Ninja Werewolves, yes. Ponies? No!

Also: Pirates versus Pilates, anyone?
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540089)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:37pm CST
Pirates vs sea monsters actually really solid awesome idea. Zombies would also play out pretty well in deep space. Hmmm
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540090)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:38pm CST
PIRATES!

VS,

ZOMBIE NINJA COWBOYS!!!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540092)
Posted by njb902 on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:45pm CST
Pirates vs a giant floating omnipotent ham and cheese sandwiches with olives on toothpicks for eyes possible drinking a glass of orange juice with a little sword in it.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540093)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CST
I've got it!

Dan vs Pirates!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540094)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 7th, 2014 @ 4:48pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Nina Werewolves, yes. Ponies? No!
You know you want the Mach Kick mold. ;)

Or Battle Unicorn/Magna Stampede. :P
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540096)
Posted by Rated X on January 7th, 2014 @ 5:23pm CST
Pirates vs. the flying spaghetti monster...
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540097)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on January 7th, 2014 @ 5:26pm CST
Pirates VS. ROBOTS!

Oh wait...


Bumblevivisector wrote:vs. Werewolves, on the moon.


We're werewolves on the Moon, we carry a harpoon!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540101)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 7th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CST
Rated X wrote:Pirates vs. the flying spaghetti monster...


ROTFL. Heck YEAH the flying spaghetti monster. \m/ \m/
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540107)
Posted by megatronus on January 7th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CST
Pirates vs. Phillies!

Image
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540110)
Posted by CardbladerDekka on January 7th, 2014 @ 6:16pm CST
More Pirates!!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540126)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 7th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Nina Werewolves, yes. Ponies? No!
You know you want the Mach Kick mold. ;)

Or Battle Unicorn/Magna Stampede. :P


I've seen some astounding TF/Pony mash-ups. I'm am totally on-board with this. Magna Stampede leading a whole contingent of meched-out Pony warriors against evil robot pirates... it doesn't get much better than that!

Screw ninja-werewolves! I was running one of those characters 20+ years ago in a D&D campaign. That's old news to me.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540127)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 7th, 2014 @ 7:34pm CST
pirates vs the elite guard!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540129)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 7th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CST
pirates vs the Orion Syndicate
or vs Plumbers
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540144)
Posted by Caelus on January 7th, 2014 @ 8:48pm CST
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540161)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 7th, 2014 @ 10:16pm CST
T-Macksimus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Nina Werewolves, yes. Ponies? No!
You know you want the Mach Kick mold. ;)

Or Battle Unicorn/Magna Stampede. :P


I've seen some astounding TF/Pony mash-ups. I'm am totally on-board with this. Magna Stampede leading a whole contingent of meched-out Pony warriors against evil robot pirates... it doesn't get much better than that!

Screw ninja-werewolves! I was running one of those characters 20+ years ago in a D&D campaign. That's old news to me.
It actually happens that there has been a post-Beast Machines story that featured an army of Battle Unicorns being led by BM Longhorn as the Maximals' answer to the Vehicons, only with slightly more autonomy and were used to battle a Sharkticon swarm. They served as the best of the best, both as polish intimidating soldiers and as the mighty steeds that were rode into the battle by themselves (think like how Junkions can ride each other). 8)
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540180)
Posted by rockman_fan on January 8th, 2014 @ 1:55am CST
it's ninjas. the whole pirate vs ninja thing is a tale as old as time, plus there's a LOT of good ninja bots.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540195)
Posted by Deathsanras on January 8th, 2014 @ 6:32am CST
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540268)
Posted by njb902 on January 8th, 2014 @ 12:03pm CST
Pirates vs a chest filled with cursed gold coins!
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540310)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 8th, 2014 @ 3:46pm CST
rockman_fan wrote:it's ninjas. the whole pirate vs ninja thing is a tale as old as time, plus there's a LOT of good ninja bots.


Hmm...at 1st I scoffed at the Ninjas being the other group, but now that you said that, it doesn't sound ridiculous. There ARE some good ninjabots, including Sixshot and Drift. But then it means it can't be a clear-cut good vs. evil theme.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540327)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on January 8th, 2014 @ 6:48pm CST
I'm gonna be really disappointed if Hasbro passes up the opportunity to get a redeco of the new Generations Rattrap as a new pirated theme rodent-former named PiRAT
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540335)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 8th, 2014 @ 7:44pm CST
This thread is very entertaining. I like the Pirates Vs. Zombies theme using the Terrorcon Cliffjumper mold. Even though Silas Breakdown and BH Ratchet technically have monocles, that doesn't mean they can't be painted to be eyepatches.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540338)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2014 @ 7:50pm CST
I really hope it isn't zombies. TF: Prime and Infestation have worn me out on those.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540339)
Posted by d_sel1 on January 8th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CST
This ain't going to happen but imagine,

PIRATES
VS

Autobots AND Decepticons!

Basically make this a three faction war with the pirates being a murky in-between group.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540340)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CST
d_sel1 wrote:This ain't going to happen but imagine,

PIRATES
VS

Autobots AND Decepticons!

Basically make this a three faction war with the pirates being a murky in-between group.
Kinda like what's already going on with the Star Seekers in the Aligned Continuity.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540342)
Posted by njb902 on January 8th, 2014 @ 8:01pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:I really hope it isn't zombies. TF: Prime and Infestation have worn me out on those.


I don't think the TFP Terrorcons were zombies, more like revenants.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540343)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2014 @ 8:05pm CST
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really hope it isn't zombies. TF: Prime and Infestation have worn me out on those.


I don't think the TFP Terrorcons were zombies, more like revenants.
...Despite the show actually and canonically calling them "zombies"?
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540344)
Posted by njb902 on January 8th, 2014 @ 8:10pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really hope it isn't zombies. TF: Prime and Infestation have worn me out on those.


I don't think the TFP Terrorcons were zombies, more like revenants.
...Despite the show actually and canonically calling them "zombies"?


I Can call a ham a potato, but that doesn't make it so.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540345)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2014 @ 8:17pm CST
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really hope it isn't zombies. TF: Prime and Infestation have worn me out on those.


I don't think the TFP Terrorcons were zombies, more like revenants.
...Despite the show actually and canonically calling them "zombies"?


I Can call a ham a potato, but that doesn't make it so.
If you wrote a story or starred in a story that had a ham being referred to as a potato, that would be true for said story because you'd be presenting it as a fact for that story's reality. :D

TF: Prime also refers to its zombies as "Terrorcons" despite other TF works defining the term "Terrorcon" quite differently, yet what TF: Prime defines as a "Terrorcon" is true for that show even if other TF works say otherwise.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540350)
Posted by njb902 on January 8th, 2014 @ 8:50pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I really hope it isn't zombies. TF: Prime and Infestation have worn me out on those.


I don't think the TFP Terrorcons were zombies, more like revenants.
...Despite the show actually and canonically calling them "zombies"?


I Can call a ham a potato, but that doesn't make it so.
If you wrote a story or starred in a story that had a ham being referred to as a potato, that would be true for said story because you'd be presenting it as a fact for that story's reality. :D

TF: Prime also refers to its zombies as "Terrorcons" despite other TF works defining the term "Terrorcon" quite differently, yet what TF: Prime defines as a "Terrorcon" is true for that show even if other TF works say otherwise.



I'm thinking more of what zombies actually are, I'm just going with the most well known zombie types here.

1. Corpses reanimated by a bokor that are completely subservient to the baker's will because they lack their own. The Terrorcons might be mindless, but they have their own will to well rip apart anything.

2. The Haitian kind created by a witch doctor through pharmaceutical enslavement. That doesn't really fit them either.

3. And the best kind, the Romero type zombies. Consumed with the need to feed on flesh which in turn causes their infection to spread. Now the original Terrorcons don't fit this definition at all. The Silas type of Terrorcons are more like vampires than zombies, though they do spread the infection.
Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Update: Pirates vs. ? (1540356)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2014 @ 8:56pm CST
What's a "bokor"?

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