What exactly is an Autobot Valkyrie?

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What exactly is an Autobot Valkyrie?

Postby Jack Hallows » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:56 pm

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G1 Arcee is described as an Autobot "Valkyrie", but I have never seen a description for what that function actually is. Could someone clear that up for me?
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Re: What exactly is an Autobot Valkyrie?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:18 pm

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In popular culture, the term "Valkyrie" is used to describe any female warrior, armored most of the time. It has it's roots in Viking myth I think. It's somewhat synonymous to "Amazon" of Greek myth.

That function for Arcee stems from her BotCon 2001 toy btw, but since current US toys never list function anymore, that has stuck as her "main" one. Her latest Japanese function is simply "Warrior".
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Re: What exactly is an Autobot Valkyrie?

Postby Jack Hallows » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:57 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:In popular culture, the term "Valkyrie" is used to describe any female warrior, armored most of the time. It has it's roots in Viking myth I think. It's somewhat synonymous to "Amazon" of Greek myth.


You would be correct about the origins. In Norse mythology, Valkyries carried the souls of dead warriors from the battlefield to Valhalla, where they would prepare for Ragnarok. This is why I was so confused and intrigued by Arcee having that function, because she clearly does not function in that manner lol.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That function for Arcee stems from her BotCon 2001 toy btw, but since current US toys never list function anymore, that has stuck as her "main" one. Her latest Japanese function is simply "Warrior".


Awesome. Thank you kindly for the information and clarification 8-)

Seems I'll have to come up with my own meaning for what that term means within the Autobot ranks, other than simply "female warrior" lol. Sheesh, do those people generalize or what?

Also, on a personal note.. when are you coming back to the HMW?? :-D
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Re: What exactly is an Autobot Valkyrie?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:35 pm

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Jack Hallows wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That function for Arcee stems from her BotCon 2001 toy btw, but since current US toys never list function anymore, that has stuck as her "main" one. Her latest Japanese function is simply "Warrior".


Awesome. Thank you kindly for the information and clarification 8-)

Seems I'll have to come up with my own meaning for what that term means within the Autobot ranks, other than simply "female warrior" lol. Sheesh, do those people generalize or what?


The general Wikipedia isn't exactly known for being up-to-date with pop culture. :lol:

Also, on a personal note.. when are you coming back to the HMW?? :-D


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Re: What exactly is an Autobot Valkyrie?

Postby Jack Hallows » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:08 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Jack Hallows wrote:
Also, on a personal note.. when are you coming back to the HMW?? :-D


Never played it so...


oh.. well.. now's as good a time as any to start ;)
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