War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor?

War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 2:20am CDT

Categories: Site Articles, Game News
Posted by: Blurrz   Views: 135,365

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Activision/Step-3 were once again, kind enough to send us five Downloadable Content #2 codes for War For Cybertron. We'll be giving them away in a little contest. Once again, sorry, PS3 owners only! Downloadable Content #2 contains two new characters, Zeta Prime and Dead End, as well as five new maps, three of them for Multiplayer and two of them for Escalation.

Image

How is this contest going to work? In Transformers lore, it hasn't been unusual for Optimus Prime to be felled in battle. With a brand new universe based on War For Cybertron, we're putting you at the drawing board. We're asking you, if Optimus Prime were to die, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? We're looking for a minimum five sentence paragraph, creatively explaining why your one chosen Autobot should be bestowed the rank of Prime. Simply post your paragraph in this thread, and you'll be entered into the contest. We'll be picking the best five responses! The characters eligible in this contest are Autobots that are playable in the game (PS3 version). They are listed below for your own convenience.

:BOT:
Air Raid
Arcee
Bumblebee
Ironhide
Jazz
Jetfire
Ratchet
Scattorshot
Sideswipe
Silverbolt
Warpath

:BOT:

Image


The staff of Seibertron.com is looking forward to reading some interesting responses!

Seibertron.com - The Ultimate Transformers Resource!


News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1126984)
Posted by Captziltoid on September 21st, 2010 @ 2:38am CDT
arcee would be a cool choice. she was the kind of leader in the graphic novel that lead the new autobots to earth between the movies. that was a cool twist. shes my choice. :BOT:
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1126991)
Posted by rezasalleh on September 21st, 2010 @ 3:24am CDT
i vote ironhide. he's got the brawn, the backbone and the battle skills to take cybertron back from the evil decepticons! he may feel more like a soldier but he'll be able to stem the tide till better helps comes for the autobots. you need hard bots for hard times!
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1126995)
Posted by Versace on September 21st, 2010 @ 3:31am CDT
Warpath all the way! With guns, attitude and the determination to bring the fight to the Decepticons,Warpath seems the leader who might actually survive a showdown with Megatron.
Warpath has got the touch! :BOT:
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1126996)
Posted by kuzzy on September 21st, 2010 @ 3:35am CDT
ironhide would make a brilliant next 'prime' he is a solider,just like optimus was when he started off as leader, he knows about how to fight in a war and makes a great role model for all those fellow autobots, sure optimus's death would startle him, but he would also understand that its in war, lives are lost and that one most continue on to victory, no matter the cost
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1126999)
Posted by ReapersRequiem on September 21st, 2010 @ 3:51am CDT
As far as I'm concerned, no one could ever replace Optimus Prime, he's strong, courageous, and is caring for his Autobot brethren and is willing to make the tough decision when he is needed to, all qualities that make an effective leader. Optimus isn't invincible so there's likely to come a time when he dies and someone else will need to take up his spot as leader and among the Autobots, there are plenty of good choices. The one I would appoint leader of the Autobots if Optimus died or was to be put out of commission would definitely be Ironhide. Ironhide is one of the oldest Autobots around and as such, has experienced quite a lot and as we all know, with age comes wisdom, Ironhide is also a skilled warrior and could be somewhat of a mentor to the younger Autobots in the art of combat. Ironhide isn't to confident in his skills as a leader and thinks of himself as more of a soldier but I truly believe, that if given the chance, Ironhide would be an effective leader.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127002)
Posted by Onslaught22 on September 21st, 2010 @ 4:30am CDT
As I peruse the list of eligible contenders, only 3 are truly prominent: Ironhide, Jazz, and Jetfire.

Ironhide would seem the most likely. A highly respected, experienced, war veteran, old world philosophy, and the kind of bot you would share a pint of oil with at maccadams. However, I think Ironhide would think too much with his spark, and not with his logic circuits. A leader has to have a strategy, think critically, and make sacrifices in the name of the greater good, and unfortunately, I believe, he would rather sacrifice himself first.

Then there's Jetfire, the scientist. Much like his counterpart Shockwave he is able to put aside all "feelings" and make critical decisions, ones that will surely lead to victory, but lose morale points, as he sends his plasma-cannon fodder comrades into the field from his perch in Iacon. Sometimes the cold, hard, calculated approach doesn't always get the job done when it comes to a war of attrition, and you need your bots to rally behind you.

That leaves my choice, Jazz. I believe him to be the perfect mix. As Special Ops commander he has the ability to strategize, adapt, innovate, all the while keeping a cool head. He has the respect of his teammates and can throw a wicked party. Plus, wouldn't you love to see what he would look like after he receives his Matrix upgrade!
(some concept art would be greatly appreciated from all you talented folks out there) :grin:
Although I know Jazz Prime souds lame, he makes the best choice, and you all know it :P
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127004)
Posted by griftimus prime on September 21st, 2010 @ 4:53am CDT
Scattorshot because he looks that bad ass and needs a figure badly.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127017)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 21st, 2010 @ 6:43am CDT
Jazzmeister will make an excellent Prime. He's got wit, savvy and excellent battlefield improvisation skills.In G1 lore, he's Optimus' right hand man with Prowl being the trusted of his advisors, so based on Prowl's advise, Optimus ,he'd logically go then to Jazz to carry have him carry them out right(the advise that is)? A great battle field commander/leader would also benefit from an individual who is greatly familiar with a local planets culture and easily adapts to it.
Last but not the least, his name sounds so cool......even back in 1984 :grin:
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127023)
Posted by ShockUzer on September 21st, 2010 @ 7:08am CDT
I would like see ironhide as a leader, but i think that the most capable of them could be Jetfire. However, I choose Warpath, because he got qualities of a leader, he´s young and the one thing he needs is more experience. Also Warpath seems to be strong and he likes the battles, those kind of things can make a good leader during the years (or in this case milleniums). So that´s my choice, Warpath: the perfect leader if he were older.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127024)
Posted by SoundAndShock on September 21st, 2010 @ 7:17am CDT
In my personal opinion, this list is very limited to possible primes if our beloved Optimus took yet another fall, but if I were to chose, i would take the low road and call out a name: Ratchet. Ratchet is veteran, like Ironhide, but has more experience dealing with fellow autobots, whereas Ironhide's main work is with remodeling the headsculpts of decepticons. Ratchet is even who Optimus trusts with his life when we first meet this not-quite-Optimus Prime.

And if i were given a second choice, i would follow Jetfire for his history on and off the field, his knowledge of the battlefield, and his well-mannered spark.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127030)
Posted by starscream1017 on September 21st, 2010 @ 7:36am CDT
in the war for cybertron universe, i think bumblebee would be the best replacement for prime. as soon as the autobot campaign started we first see bumblebee fighting the decepticons. he was there with no back-up taking them on, then prime shows up.
bumblebee went along the entire journey undertaken by prime in the game, from the kaon prison break, to the core of cybertron, to fighting trypticon in the end. he was there. allways wanting to take on the decepticons. he showed alot of heart & courage, throught the game.
plus when the war for cybertron figures came out, it was bumblebee that was launched along with prime. so if prime does die the successor should be bumblebee prime.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127035)
Posted by Neurie on September 21st, 2010 @ 7:49am CDT
Jetfire/Skyfire would be the logical choice.

Jetfire is the best strategist on the list out side of Prime. Yes Jazz is the better covert officer and Ironhide is good at seeing things from a defensive point but over all Jetfire can see the whole picture. With jetfire you have some one big enough to go toe to toe with the larger cons and the maneuverability to get a crossed the battle field unencumbered by terrain.

He would need to have Jazz as a second in command, Ironhide as security chief, Warpath as seige master and Silverbolt as the Ariel commander.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127037)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on September 21st, 2010 @ 7:51am CDT
I vote Air Raid. That guy is always left out and only known to most as a limb for their superion. He might be an intresting character to build on and would lead to fun and whacky missions sometimes.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127051)
Posted by Zomatron on September 21st, 2010 @ 8:34am CDT
If not Ultra Magnus or Rodimus, I would believe Ironhide is the best choice. Being a war veteran has it's advantages, especially knowing the battlefield. He my not sound the best, but Ironhide's experience, wisdom, and tough personality can let him lead armies if he had the chance. Yes, I'm sure some of the others would make a decent Autobot leader. But the more you know from the past, the more you can do for the future. That is why I believe Ironhide is the best choice. :BOT:
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127056)
Posted by Grimlock64 on September 21st, 2010 @ 8:54am CDT
My vote would go towards Silverbolt. Sure, the guy is afraid of heights, but he's the leader of the Aerialbots. He already obviously has some leadership experience, even if it is just leading a band of four other robots instead of the entire Autobot faction. Also, like any robot, he's courageous, which any leader needs. Except when it comes to heights, but we've seen eventually he DOES learn to overcome it, and what kind of leader would he be if he couldn't overcome his own fears? He's also one of the few flying Autobots, so that makes him pretty unique too. Even if it were just a temporary position, I think he'd shine amongst his brethren.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127057)
Posted by phase on September 21st, 2010 @ 8:55am CDT
I say Silverbolt. Despite his fear of heights, he does command the Aerialbots. He also can fly, an advantage for a leader to face Megatron. Silverbolt is very caring for his allies. He is also very patriotic. Go Silverbolt!
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127062)
Posted by joshuamommie on September 21st, 2010 @ 9:16am CDT
Jazz
Jetfire

First off, if we follow the game/book story where the Matrix Doesn't bestow extra strength, power and Knowledge, this is how it owuld go....
First, Bumblebee. He is too young and Inexperienced to be a full fledged Leader.
Arcee would be hard, considering in the G1 story line, she was neither a good fight nor had the potential to lead. Though in the Movie Comics she was a leader, she wasn't a very good one.
When it comes to Air Raid, Warpath, and Sideswipe are all too headstrong and Inexperienced. Leadership under them would cause the Autobot's Destruction.
Since the G1 Scattorshot, was a minor character and Just part of a lightly used combiner, there is the believe that he is just a soldier and a Follower, not a leader.
Silverbolt was a Leader of a team in G1, but was insecure one and wouldn't be able to handle leading an Entire Army.
Ratchet would be a Good Candidate, but would refuse it outright. He has the experience but He's a healer and would never take a position which would include choosing who would live and who died.
Ironhide is another Good Choice, but he's a true Warrior. The Doesn't think in battles, he just fights....that's it.
This leaves Jazz and Jetfire....

So My Choice as Optimus's successor.....is Jazz.
While Jetfire has leadership qualities, strength, experience....Jazz has already been a leader. While Not leading the Whole Army, he is known as Optimus's second in command and has already made High level decisions. While he wouldn't want the title, he is the best choice for a new Prime.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127076)
Posted by Puck on September 21st, 2010 @ 9:52am CDT
In the list you gave, it's really only Ratchet and dare I say, Air Raid.

Ironhide, Jazz, Sideswipe, and Warpath are all great soldiers. They know their role, they're great fighters, they are the ones you turn to to get things done. However, putting them in charge actually takes away one of those assets from the Autobots.

Silverbolt, while not a leader of the Aerialbots in this game, is generally disliked and wouldn't make a great leader with that going against him.

Bumblebee and Scattorshot are decent situational members, but leaders they're not.

Jetfire would have been inspired, but because of his scientist background he may not be the best candidate. Plus given that he was allied at one point in time with Starscream, that could inspire mutiny in the ranks as Autobots could perceive him as a Decepticon sympathizer. Not exactly the thing you wan in your leader.

Which brings us back to Ratchet and Air Raid. Ratchet is universally recognized as an authority right now. While probably not the greatest military mind of the bunch, that could be supported by Jazz and Ironhide prior to a battle's start. Air Raid is a strong warrior, decent leader, and would be interesting if the leader of the Autobots could go toe-to-toe with a Decepticon seeker.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127079)
Posted by Ajad_Prime on September 21st, 2010 @ 9:55am CDT
Once I saw and read the name of the contest I immediately thought Arcee. She is the original female Transformer, she is also most loved I'd say by all her male counterparts. Her examples of leadership have been seen especially in her movie character which semi-translates into her WFC character. Also having a female leader would certainly be interesting as she would have to prove herself and be a bad mamma jamma to keep the guys in check.
Re: War For Cybertron PS3 DLC #2 CONTEST - If Optimus dies, who's the best choice for Autobot successor? (1127092)
Posted by Puck on September 21st, 2010 @ 10:17am CDT
Ajad_Prime wrote:Once I saw and read the name of the contest I immediately thought Arcee. She is the original female Transformer, she is also most loved I'd say by all her male counterparts. Her examples of leadership have been seen especially in her movie character which semi-translates into her WFC character. Also having a female leader would certainly be interesting as she would have to prove herself and be a bad mamma jamma to keep the guys in check.



She's not the original, but she's the most well known. :)

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Blackwing" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 09 Voyager Class Movie 2 Thundercracker" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Barricade MPM-5" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Terrorcon Rippersnapper" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 07 Leader Class Movie 4 Grimlock" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 13 Voyager Class Movie 2 Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Autobot Outback" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Decepticon Vortex(Discontinued by manufacturer)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Air Raid Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Playskool Heroes Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Smokescreen" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #270 - An Ox, a Seagull and a Monster
Twincast / Podcast #270:
"An Ox, a Seagull and a Monster"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "Hasbro Transformers Cyberverse Decepticon Scraplet Figure Lot of 4 New 2018" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Siege BRUNT War For Cybertron Deluxe Class AUTHENTIC HASBRO 2018" on EBAY
Buy "2009 Hasbro Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Decepticon Stalker Scorponok NIB" on EBAY
Buy "Thunderhowl Transformers Cyberverse Adventures Deluxe Class Hasbro 2020 BAF #8" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Cyberverse Action Attackers 1-Step Changer SKY-BYTE Figure Hasbro" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers MPM-4 Optimus Prime - Takara Movie Masterpiece" on EBAY
Buy "GI JOE # 142 MARVEL COMICS November 1993 SNAKE EYES TRANSFORMERS LOW PRINT RUN" on EBAY
Buy "GI JOE # 141 MARVEL COMICS October 1993 SNAKE EYES TRANSFORMERS LOW PRINT RUN" on EBAY