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Old 07-03-2011, 09:47 PM   #31
Optimus_Prime_
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Default Re: Optimus Prime's characterization (Spoilers)

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Originally Posted by The Chibi Kiriyama View Post
That was Megatron's giant shotgun.
I'm talking about the original toy.
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Originally Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 View Post
Thats actually debatable, thou I tend to look at it the way you do, fact is its possible those guys survived, its also possible they were drones.
I don't think it's ever implied they survived, although Transformers frequently have the "I'm a robot get out of jail free card" they can pull when they are "killed". They probably were drones to be sure, but it's about as far as the cartoon could go on killing in a children's show.
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Funny thing is none of those guys were killed
After watching the movie a billion times I've always taken these as "implied non-committal deaths". The Autobots outnumber the Decepticons toy line wise, so when Optimus needed to "kill" some Decepticons they simply showed "deaths" and then didn't commit to them for the sake of the toyline...if that makes sense. Considering Hasbro wasn't discontinuing those Decepticons they couldn't be killed in great number, so they showed a few Decepticons getting shot just to balance the battle a bit.

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