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Who are the best human characters we have gotten so far?

Postby william-james88 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:02 pm

Hey, doing a bit of research on a topic I actually had very little interest in when it comes to Transformers, humans.

But I understand that they have been a part of Transformers fiction since the begining and they do have a place in it. But I just never cared. I did like Marissa Fairborne in the latest IDW stories but the president of the USA could die and I could not care less (haha, I imagine US government bots taking that line out of context).

So I ask you now, which human characters do you like from the comcis and cartoons of the past and why?
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Re: Who are the best human characters we have gotten so far?

Postby Nacelle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 pm

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I don't hate human companions as much as some others do, but my favorites are the ones from TF Prime. I have read some IDW comics but none of them included Marissa. Still, the ones from infiltration and the it's three or so follow ups were pretty good.
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Re: Who are the best human characters we have gotten so far?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:57 am

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On top of my list are Circuit-breaker, and by extension G.B. Blackrock. Josie Beller was the first human to be profoundly affected by the arrival of the Transformers on Earth. Yes, Buster Witwicky was the first contact, but he subsequently faded from the story, whereas Circuit-breaker was there for the fight against Unicron. Also Circuit-breaker was able to affect the Transformers on more than just a superficial level. She could actually hurt them, and managed to bring some of them down and she even managed to get revenge on Shockwave by taking him out during his fight with Scorponok. G.B. Blackrock was also affected, though was more material than personal, as the attacks by the Decepticons and his subsequent deals with the Autobots mainly affected his businesses. But since he was basically a rip-off of Tony Stark, he could manage it.

On the positive side, if you want to call it that, the first name that comes to mind is Spike Witwicky. Yes, he was in the cartoon, but I'm referring to his comic version. He became irreversibly bonded to the Transformers by becoming Fortress Maximus's head, and he stayed true to the Transformers until the end of the original comic run when he defeated Galvatron (no small feat), and then died a memorable death at the hands of Megatron in G2, and even became a sort of reincarnation of Circuit-breaker in ReGeneration One, thus bringing things full circle for both of those characters.
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Re: Who are the best human characters we have gotten so far?

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 am

Spike and Daniel in The Movie. They represented an acceptable level of human involvement within the story and number of humans overall.

Hunter O'Nion and Verity Carlo in IDWverse, for more or less the same reasons as above.
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Re: Who are the best human characters we have gotten so far?

Postby ScottyP » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 am

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Nacelle wrote:I have read some IDW comics but none of them included Marissa.
Marissa Faireborn was a main human character in IDW from 2013-2018.

Moving on -

Comics wise, Verity is four of the top five answers to this. Ian Noble is the fifth. Donny Finkleberg for honorable mention. He's based on irl person Danny Fingeroth and there's a full circle connection back around to Transformers to be found there if you jump to Darkhawk next.

As far as the cartoons go, Masterforce did an outstanding job here. Almost the entire human cast is interesting and relevant, and the diversity doesn't feel haphazard like it does at times in the Sunbow material. Armada's Alexis is also a standout, to the point where she was effectively retread a couple years later with Lori.

I'm having deja vu now, is this a repeat topic?
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Re: Who are the best human characters we have gotten so far?

Postby Longlive Roddie » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm

I say the ones from Rescue bots are pretty decent.
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Re: Who are the best human characters we have gotten so far?

Postby Nacelle » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:59 am

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ScottyP wrote:
Nacelle wrote:I have read some IDW comics but none of them included Marissa.
Marissa Faireborn was a main human character in IDW from 2013-2018.


I have now read a lot more of the IDW comics (including RiD). The human characters were pretty good for the most part imo.
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