In the cartoons I mean. Whilst Rodimus was busy whining about "being the chosen one", Magnus had a lot more better command grasp. But then if you make a tempestuous hot-head as leader, fun-loving hot rod - it's no wonder he couldn't quite grip the issue of leadership.
After I watched the third season I pretty much think of Magnus as the Autobot leader and Cyclonus as the Decepticons leader. Rodimus and Galvatron were both less then stelar and I personaly couldn't stand either.
I always thought Magnus would have been a better character if he was in charge. With Rodimus as commander, Magnus had no real role. He was pretty much just a super soldier/officer with nothing much too offer. Kup was Rodimus' Obi Wan, leaving Magnus out of the picture and more under Rodimus shadow, being marked as the Autobot who couldn't deal with leadership.
Rodimus should of stayed Hot Rod, rushing into trouble with Kup nagging him along the way. Then the two of them would then find themselves in Magnus' officer, trying to explain what happen so they can justify the reason for getting in trouble in the first place.
Your right Hoist, Magnus just fits the part. And he looks it. He looks like he can tussle with Galvatron, he has the firepower, the armor and the strength. Rodimus seems out of his weight class.
Plus the thing that actually bugs me is, both of them feel a serious lack of confidence in the leadership department role. Why two Autobots with the same insecurity? Let it be Magnus and leave Hot Rod do what he does best; being Hot Rod.
Like Onix said, in season three Magnus was as good as whilst Rodimus continued to "Doubt himself." I've said before I've always prefered the much stronger (In character) comic Magnus, but it's almost in season three he started to get that treatment, that the movie was a stand alone "Indecisive Magnus".
I've read in other forums "What if Rodimus wasn't leader" and who would be in charge. Some say Springer (As per some comic/annual stories). But then i guess it's who the Matrix "Chooses"?
Hoist: Hmm, I'm guessing nothing to do with Beast Wars or Armada, so either a sequel based in or around the first renegade rp trilogy or War For Cybertron? I'm guessing War For Cybertron!
Aug 25, 2021 11:58:46 GMT -5