IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

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By popular demand, IDW artist Sara Pitre-Durocher has tweeted out her design for the big bad that was there for three panels (but he means so much more) in Transformers: Till All Are One: the big green horned evil himself, Liege Maximo!

Check the image out mirrored below, and compare it to the first look we had at the Loki-esque character in the Covenant of Primus art by Ken Christiansen and the very first appearance in the Marvel G2 comic by Geoff Senior and Sarra Mossoff!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher

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Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876414)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 22nd, 2017 @ 2:51pm CDT
I've always loved Senior's version. Looks beyond a Transformer and more like a god-like being. And actually wouldn't look out of place in the movieverse come to think of it.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876415)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 22nd, 2017 @ 2:54pm CDT
I really like the TAAO version best personally. Something about it just sings awesomeness
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876416)
Posted by Deadput on April 22nd, 2017 @ 2:55pm CDT
Another lazy Loki rip off..."snore!"
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876417)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 22nd, 2017 @ 2:58pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I really like the TAAO version best personally. Something about it just sings awesomeness


Guess we got very different ideas about what awesome is cos I think that's the lamest one. :P
I didn't realise I was in the IDW sub-forum. I only clicked here cos it was on the news bit and I was so happy to see that glorious G2 page for first time in ages. I'll leave ya to it. Bye bye! :D
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876422)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 22nd, 2017 @ 3:23pm CDT
Yeahhh... the Liege's original design is imposing as all hell, and the new one takes away literally everything in favor of Robot Loki for whatever inexplicable reason.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876430)
Posted by MKW Primal on April 22nd, 2017 @ 4:53pm CDT
G2 version looked so Liefeldian. I'am grateful for new design. It looks more smooth.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876433)
Posted by Kurona on April 22nd, 2017 @ 5:00pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Yeahhh... the Liege's original design is imposing as all hell, and the new one takes away literally everything in favor of Robot Loki for whatever inexplicable reason.

For a while now (solidifying around the mid-40s of ex-RiD), IDW's Thirteen seems to have adjusted to matching the Aligned line-up - why that is I'm not sure; was there anything said officially about Hasbro saying they had to? - so more than likely that includes the designs resembling Aligned's versions as well. Hopefully it doesn't also mean IDW's Fallen matches how lame he was in RiD; a demi-god with unlimited telekinesis and he gets beat up by standard prison equipment...

Regardless, if that's the direction they had to go in, I'm glad it was executed well no matter what I might think of the concept (which I'm not entirely sure on myself). Basically the Aligned Maximo but better.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876447)
Posted by Deadput on April 22nd, 2017 @ 5:42pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Yeahhh... the Liege's original design is imposing as all hell, and the new one takes away literally everything in favor of Robot Loki for whatever inexplicable reason.

For a while now (solidifying around the mid-40s of ex-RiD), IDW's Thirteen seems to have adjusted to matching the Aligned line-up - why that is I'm not sure; was there anything said officially about Hasbro saying they had to? - so more than likely that includes the designs resembling Aligned's versions as well. Hopefully it doesn't also mean IDW's Fallen matches how lame he was in RiD; a demi-god with unlimited telekinesis and he gets beat up by standard prison equipment...

Regardless, if that's the direction they had to go in, I'm glad it was executed well no matter what I might think of the concept (which I'm not entirely sure on myself). Basically the Aligned Maximo but better.


Probably because Hasbro doesn't want the effort that went into the failed aligned continuity to go to waste so their going to copy and paste to do whatever they can to salvage the mostly abandoned ideas which will ultimately mess IDW's universe more instead of giving it any benefit mostly.

I do like some of their original ideas though like the Arisen sounds like a cool concept such as a Prime who is literally chill with him constantly making the areas around him freeze and a good counterpart for The Fallen which I'm waiting for it's eventual butchery like IDW's been doing with good ideas lately.

As for the Fallen their probably going to do this...thing
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Instead of the first two more original designs that should make the Fallen unique instead of a direct Megatron rip off and say what you will about movie Fallen but at least his design was original and unique to him as a skinny guy instead of a bulky brute like Megatron.

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I hope they don't give him true telekinesis but maybe magneto styled magnetism or something like Windcharger's abilities but stronger but also not overpowered since he is most likely going to be a villain so he has to either be defeated or give up on evil.

Also make him legitimately bad and not aligned's Anakin/Darth Vader rip off with the whole "I'm evil and angry cause I killed my love!" with maybe some justification to hate the other 13 like they neglected him for something or he wasn't anyone's favorite.

If they had to bring something from aligned for him how about this helmet cause that was pretty bad arse which makes his actual face underwhelming in comparison.
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Maybe Windcharger is the Fallen's grandson or something. :-?
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876500)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on April 22nd, 2017 @ 11:46pm CDT
Have a little faith. These guys have done some pretty great things with characters in the past.
...right?
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876503)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 23rd, 2017 @ 12:02am CDT
I assume Hasbro wants to avoid a repeat of the whole Unicron/Primus/Quintessons/Primacron/naturally-occurring-gears mess from G1, and have an established canon 'epic backstory' going forward. Part of that would be to keep the designs same-ish across the board (Unicron and Optimus don't change all that much, after all). Which is understandable... but the big question here is why they'd disregard the unique design for something that so blatantly apes a far more popular rival franchise. That's kinda counter-intuitive.

Or maybe Mairghread/Sara just wanted to use the handsome version. :lol:


I do appreciate that Sara added in the blue cable things, as well as toning down the Loki-ness. A small change, but you can kinda see him grow into the G2 design maybe one day.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876510)
Posted by Deadput on April 23rd, 2017 @ 12:49am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Or maybe Mairghread/Sara just wanted to use the handsome version. :lol:


These days IDW seem to have the idea that the tumblr fan base is the main audience or at least they pander to them heavily with atrocities like Swerve's world and the whole god damn Conjunx Endura mess.

IDW Tailgate and his suspiciously retconned "female" status and the biggest mistake ever made with Chromedome and Rewind who while they have a great relationship and I enjoy it as well for being a good relationship said relationship opened a can of worms that should of never been opened.

I don't mind that stuff in real life people can do what they want but why do people keep shoving it into a goddamn robot franchise that I use for escapism.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876527)
Posted by Va'al on April 23rd, 2017 @ 3:52am CDT
Deadput wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Or maybe Mairghread/Sara just wanted to use the handsome version. :lol:


These days IDW seem to have the idea that the tumblr fan base is the main audience or at least they pander to them heavily with atrocities like Swerve's world and the whole god damn Conjunx Endura mess.

IDW Tailgate and his suspiciously retconned "female" status and the biggest mistake ever made with Chromedome and Rewind who while they have a great relationship and I enjoy it as well for being a good relationship said relationship opened a can of worms that should of never been opened.

I don't mind that stuff in real life people can do what they want but why do people keep shoving it into a goddamn robot franchise that I use for escapism.


*pat-pat*
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876551)
Posted by Kurona on April 23rd, 2017 @ 7:07am CDT
I know! I'm tired of Hasbro and IDW shoving this stuff down our throats. First we had Sparkstalker and Lightbright, but that was just in the background so I'm willing to let it slide. But now there's hints of it in main characters? Chromia and Ironhide? Brainstorm and Nautica? Arcee and Sideswipe?

I'm tired of them forcing this straight agenda upon me. It just opens up a can of worms that never should have been opened and ruins my immersion and escapism so much.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876557)
Posted by Deadput on April 23rd, 2017 @ 8:18am CDT
Kurona wrote:I know! I'm tired of Hasbro and IDW shoving this stuff down our throats. First we had Sparkstalker and Lightbright, but that was just in the background so I'm willing to let it slide. But now there's hints of it in main characters? Chromia and Ironhide? Brainstorm and Nautica? Arcee and Sideswipe?

I'm tired of them forcing this straight agenda upon me. It just opens up a can of worms that never should have been opened and ruins my immersion and escapism so much.

For the record I'm pretty sure there are more same gender couples in idw transformers.

I dont mind same gender couples in stories but I do mind politics being forced in as well as forced romances both straight and not.

Rewind and Chromedome is a good relationship with good development unlike say Tailgate who is borderline creepy since season 2 of mtmte with the whole Getaway thing especially with Tailgate being a baby in holomatter form which raises possibilities I never wanted to think of also the book is treating him like a female both in the book and outside of it.

I hate tacked on empty romances like in the Bay movies and every action movie these days.

Ironhide and Chromia have always been a pointless couple and from what I read Sideswipe and Arcee seem pointless as well.

Brainstorm and Nautica have good chemistry but I think Nautica is a "genki" chick type which I don't usually like in stories.

Then again I also think romance between robots and most stereotypical fembots to be a dumb idea in the first place.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876561)
Posted by Va'al on April 23rd, 2017 @ 8:44am CDT
No art is apolitical. Not all art is political. Nothing is created in a vacuum.
As for 'escapism' (jesus you people love using this excuse), here's some good wording on it, by Aliette de Brodard.

I just went through the entirety of this thread, for reasons, and I noticed a giant discord in what you were saying at the beginning, Deadput, and what you're saying now.

As Kurona said, and as RevTibe said a while back: if you create a race that is mostly male, you're inevitably going to have mostly same-sex relationships.

I personally see nothing empty in any of the relationships shown in TAAO or any of the other books, except for the bland one between characters I cannot be bothered to find names for in the Redemption one shot. There is nothing forced that I can see in any of these stories either, except for Hasbro corporatism and publishing events. I see most of your opinions are very angry, skimming the surface, and flip around a lot of the time.

Many of us have told you already: learn to step away from stuff that upsets you. Calm down. Come back to the conversation later. Read the piece I linked to above, all of it. Come back later. With the same opinions, with the same thoughts, with the same ideas. No one is saying you can't think or say any of those things. But you're starting to sound more and more like a person I want nothing to do with.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876562)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on April 23rd, 2017 @ 9:09am CDT
I have no problems with this stuff. If anything, it makes it easier for readers to relate to these characters. Who's to say that other alien races out there aren't like the human race we're used to here? That's my opinion, anyway.

I do like that Leige Maximo design. I like it more than both the aligned and G2 versions. I'm not sure that it that similar to Loki, considering a lot of big bad guys tend to have horns as part of their characterization, like Unicron or Menasor.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876563)
Posted by Va'al on April 23rd, 2017 @ 9:19am CDT
Much like Kurona said, I like the artist's take on the original Christiansen design - but it's the latter that I'm not a fan of. So the starting point is 'eh' and on top of the 'eh..' there's an 'oh ok!'. Meaning my overall opinion of the IDW Liege Maximo is 'eh ok'.

I can't shake the feeling that it's Hasbro doing a Marvel, and feeding it to IDW.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876566)
Posted by Kurona on April 23rd, 2017 @ 9:27am CDT
Yeah, I do get the idea of the body-type and the subsequent jump to being Loki-inspired; the whole 'big bad evil dude that's really imposing' thing is already filled by Megatronus, and Liege Maximo's single appearance in G2 basically showed he was manipulating things behind the scenes - so being a trickster makes sense. But they went just a wee bit too far with the whole idea in latching onto something that's popular. They're smart enough to focus on the only good villain from the Marvel movies, I'll give 'em that.

'They' of course meaning the peeps who made the whole Aligned series bible. I wonder if there's anything else interesting in there we'll get to see in IDW other than the Liege Hiddleston.
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876567)
Posted by Va'al on April 23rd, 2017 @ 9:38am CDT
Kurona wrote:Yeah, I do get the idea of the body-type and the subsequent jump to being Loki-inspired; the whole 'big bad evil dude that's really imposing' thing is already filled by Megatronus, and Liege Maximo's single appearance in G2 basically showed he was manipulating things behind the scenes - so being a trickster makes sense. But they went just a wee bit too far with the whole idea in latching onto something that's popular. They're smart enough to focus on the only good villain from the Marvel movies, I'll give 'em that.

'They' of course meaning the peeps who made the whole Aligned series bible. I wonder if there's anything else interesting in there we'll get to see in IDW other than the Liege Hiddleston.


I kinda want to see IDw TF's 'purple bot in the floating chair' now.

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(This was definitely Elita for a couple of issues.)
Re: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Liege Maximo Design by Sara Pitre Durocher (1876609)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 23rd, 2017 @ 1:16pm CDT
I still really like Durocher's design for the Liege, and I think it is the best of the 3. The G2 one isn't my style, and the aligned one was a bit too Loki. this one feels like a better balance, I like the colors, I like the helmet design, and I like that she had other ideas for it before settling on that one. When I saw the different helmet designs I was actually hoping for a TLK Megatron thing with the horns adjusting to facilitate some sort of faceplate (I love faceplates). Her design has basis, but still feels somewhat original, plus I believe those are wheels in the lower legs, so a hint at an alt mode! The colors actually work for me too.

It also helps me in that it looks enough like TLK Megatron that the voyager from that line will serve as my "G1 battle-damaged new-armor Liege Maximo"

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