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Re: Why I'm Happy the IDW Transformers Universe is Ending

Postby Burn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:46 am

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Burn wrote:Megatron's biggest problem is he's only quasi-evil.

Hear me out ... IDW gave him purpose, he was oppressed, he hated the system, so he rose up, in doing so it changed him. He became a leader, but through it all he was fighting for his cause. Others who joined his cause did so because they just liked to kill things, cause havoc, or just had aggressive tendencies. Plus, there were others that were just more "evil".

G1 Cartoon Megatron was evil because he just wanted to rule. So yes, as our newly minted News Crew member brought up, that's kinda flat. His troops were cookie cutter troops.



The first part of your post is something I really latched onto in the comics. I loved the Autocracy story and I really had no idea this is how it went down. I got glimpses here and there as I had seen and read things regarding how the war started and how the differing factions came into being, but that story alone gave me so much more insight and it really made Megatron seem more three dimensional as a character for me but also allowed me to see Prime from a different point of view. I didn't like Prime in that story at all. He seemed like a tool of a corrupt system(well, he actually was).

To your second portion I quoted, the way he was in the cartoons was cool but it was cool as a cartoon concept. Not something my adult brain craves.

This is exactly why I liked IDW and the way they presented the material. It may not be for everyone, but it made the characters feel real. Beyond cartoonish.

The cartoons were there just to sell toys. None of the characters really needed to be fleshed out, they just needed to be featured.

But everything you said I completely agree with. 13 years is a long time and I've probably forgotten a lot of the stories so it's nice to be reminded of things like this.
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Re: Why I'm Happy the IDW Transformers Universe is Ending

Postby Va'al » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:56 am

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We have confirmation that the end is just an end, and there will be a new thing after it: new-idw-transformers-reboot-confirmed-for-2019-t111680.php

Thoughts: is it worth keeping the two conversations running in parallel, or shall we move over there? :-?
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Re: Why I'm Happy the IDW Transformers Universe is Ending

Postby Burn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:59 am

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Both are unique individual topics. One will die eventually.
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Re: Why I'm Happy the IDW Transformers Universe is Ending

Postby Va'al » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:07 am

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Wasn't intending to merge! Just wondering which one to continue this conversation on!
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Re: Why I'm Happy the IDW Transformers Universe is Ending

Postby Burn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:18 am

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Move...merge...whatever. No skin off my nose. >:oP
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Re: Why I'm Happy the IDW Transformers Universe is Ending

Postby Ironhidensh » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:45 am

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What I would like to see is a bit different than other wishes. I understand the burn out on G1 stories, but I would like to see a follow up on a long lost Dreamwave tease/promise.


It was in the cancelled main series, right as Sunstar was getting ready to blow up the ark. As the Autobots evacuate through a "backdoor", we see a familiar set of scavenged blast doors, with familiar markings........ from Beast Wars.





Yeah, I would like to see time travel fallout from the beast wars, maybe even with new Beast Wars stories.
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