What are G1 Optimus Prime's weaknesses?

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What are G1 Optimus Prime's weaknesses?

Postby Hypercron Unus » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:34 am

In the cartoon (or any ancillary media from the G1 cartoon continuity), what would you say are Prime's weaknesses? I'm just making some character profiles, and Prime is the only one I find too difficult to work on. He isn't detached from his men, isn't prone to bouts of depression, feeling he isn't worthy (like Rodimus), never turns his back on the people, Cybertronian or otherwise, that he has vowed to help. He's a fantastic fighter, but one who would rather do anything than use his martial skill and the list goes ever on and on, heaping more praise on our beloved childhood hero.

So? What are his weaknesses? Any thoughts?

And don't say "he dies a lot". Just because he's a great fighter, doesn't mean he's the BEST fighter. A Decepticon like Megatron was built for fighting!
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Re: What are G1 Optimus Prime's weaknesses?

Postby ScottyP » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:24 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
Damage to Prime, Roller or the trailer is felt by all three components.
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Re: What are G1 Optimus Prime's weaknesses?

Postby Hypercron Unus » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:25 am

Is that ever actually shown? I honestly don't remember. It's not like they used the Combat Deck that much anyway.

Still, thanks for that. Great help.
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Re: What are G1 Optimus Prime's weaknesses?

Postby ScottyP » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
Hypercron Unus wrote:Is that ever actually shown? I honestly don't remember. It's not like they used the Combat Deck that much anyway.

Still, thanks for that. Great help.
Was in the Tech Spec and briefly touched on in the cartoon I think, but it was never a major point outside of maybe an episode or two, been awhile since I watched so could be off on that. Simon Furman used the idea again in Escalation back in 2006/7 for one battle then it was never mentioned again in that continuity either.
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Re: What are G1 Optimus Prime's weaknesses?

Postby sto_vo_kor_2000 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:48 am

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His one and only weakness is a bad guy on his knees begging for mercy
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Re: What are G1 Optimus Prime's weaknesses?

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:23 pm

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sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:His one and only weakness is a bad guy on his knees begging for mercy



AKA Hubris

That is the only real weakness of the G1 cartoon Prime. His arrogance.

The G1 comic Prime however, is practically a poster child for Bipolar Disorder...
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