Don't know how I didn't see this post:
Melfice_Cyrum wrote:As far as the inconsistencies between the Covenant and the novels, I get the idea the novels are treated like an AU, since a lot of the stuff in Exodus straight up DOESN'T HAPPEN.
Erm, no, it's not that it "doesn't happen", it's just that a lot of it is glossed over due to only being able to fit so much into this book.
Melfice_Cyrum wrote:And while Exiles gets some better treatment, a lot of the events are either only given barest mention, or again, straight up don't happen.
Again, there's only so much that could have been fit into this book, so a lot of it had to be summarized instead of thoroughly elaborated on down to the last minute detail.
Melfice_Cyrum wrote:Having never read the novels and armed with only tfwiki's summary, I admit I'm more biased towards the Covenant in terms of validity.
The Covenant based
its info on many sources, including the novels.
It contradicts the video games and Prime cartoon as well, so does that make the games and show into AUs as well?
Melfice_Cyrum wrote:Also, I feel like I'm one of the only people NOT bothered by how Solus was handled. I mean, I honestly don't see how it's so bad that she was killed. We already knew she'd been killed by Megatronus. That the details are obscured and incorrect was easily chalked up to the Cataclysm scrambling everyone's brains. In fact, I find it amusing that the modern Cybertronians think of The Fallen as this dark, evil character, when he was in fact anything BUT evil.
It's not the simple fact that she was killed, but HOW she was killed, as well as just how she was portrayed overall. She went from being her own character to being reduced to just "The Chick". She was made out to be the love interest of about half of the Primes, all at once, and gradually had any and all traces of her dignity stripped away with each page.
The book itself even openly offends those readers of the female gender by stating that Cybertronians of this continuity have no concept of gender, and that those who are identified as "female" are only done so for the convenience of us humans, because those Cybertronians that we see as female are "different" from the "regular" and "right" kind of Cybertronians (because Solus Prime was "different" from the other 12). Yes, the book strongly suggests that a Cybertronian who is considered a "female" is of an irregular variety to the norm, as though it is "wrong" for a Cybertronian to be female.
And, I repeat from an earlier post, it was a WOMAN who wrote this book.