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Old 2014-02-28, 07:54 PM   #41
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I mentioned which version I meant. I don't care much about OP, but Marvel's Powermaster clone copied from floppy disc, fused with an organic lifeform, disintegrated by Swarm and reassembled again OP is a different thing.
 
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Old 2014-02-28, 08:06 PM   #42
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I'm at work right now so I don't have the actual data in front of me, but a solid majority went for the full thirty. A good number of those seemed to run out of steam for the last five or so though, resulting in a lot of folks either giving up on the explanation side of things entirely or filling their last couple spots with admitted joke characters (no Wildfly votes, though ).
FYI, I was 100% serious when I voted for Roller.
 
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Old 2014-02-28, 08:10 PM   #43
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I found it tricky from the point of view that the more TF media we get - especially G1 - the more likely it is that a character's going to be either done until everyone hates them (Grimlock), get stupid characterisation (Scorponok) or get tethered to an abysmal story (Nightbeat, Sunstreaker).
Really? I actually felt sort of the opposite. As the amount of fiction has grown, I find that characters who ten years ago really would have stood out are now looking like just one among many. There are so many characters in the "interesting but not super-important" category that guys like Nightbeat or Scorponok or Bludgeon, who definitely would have made a list like this in 2002, are lost among a sea of guys like Knock Out, Chromedome, Sentinel Prime, Hot Shot, Vector Prime, etc. Just having a personality isn't enough to make someone a shoe-in for me anymore.

The ones that I rated highest were characters who've had a sustained, enduring focus on them for long stretches of time. Inevitably that led to lots of BW characters and one or two Prime ones because of those shows' narrow casts, alongside old standbys like Prime, Starscream, Soundwave, etc.

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I'm not going to vote for Ratchet in case this gets misconstrued as admitting Infiltration exists.


My vote for Ratchet was mainly due to the Prime version, if that makes you feel better.

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FYI, I was 100% serious when I voted for Roller.
He's actually a character in the comics now, so I'll just pretend you were voting for that.
 
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Old 2014-02-28, 08:20 PM   #44
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He's actually a character in the comics now, so I'll just pretend you were voting for that.
Ugh, that's what Hound told me last night. I was like "Ah, shit."

But... I meant cartoon Roller... c'mon, he was awesome. And INDESTRUCTIBLE!
 

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Old 2014-02-28, 08:37 PM   #45
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And INDESTRUCTIBLE!
So was everyone in the cartoon until the film. At which point Roller becomes a mindless corpse floating in subspace in a huge metal tomb.
 
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Old 2014-02-28, 08:40 PM   #46
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So was everyone in the cartoon until the film. At which point Roller becomes a mindless corpse floating in subspace in a huge metal tomb.
Which is pretty cool, amirite?
 
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Old 2014-02-28, 09:07 PM   #47
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Especially since the mysterious all-Flywheels ballots that we've gotten might skew the results a tad if people don't counterbalance it with votes for proper characters...
Oh shush. It's not like it was ALL Flywheels. It was 29 Flywheelses and Beast Wars Megs.

Alright I did that three times, but at least I sent in a proper one as well.

Which Firecon did I include? I forget.
 
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Old 2014-02-28, 09:39 PM   #48
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Surely any vote for non IDW Roller should automatically be counted as a vote for Optimus Prime as G1 Roller is officially... his penis or something. One third of his mind anyway.
 
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Old 2014-02-28, 09:56 PM   #49
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I still need to submit a vote.
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 01:05 AM   #50
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(no Wildfly votes, though ).
*cough, cough*
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 05:50 AM   #51
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I had a bad headache last night, when I'd planned to finish this - finalizing my order and writing my rationales right now. Hope I can make it in in time (it's still February until I go to sleep, right?)
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 05:55 AM   #52
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Submitted mine a bit ago. I sorta lazied out towards the end (and only made it to 20, since most of my favorites are multiple Starscreams/Optimus's/etc that I lumped together) but I hope I at least made it a fun read.
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 05:56 AM   #53
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Which Firecon did I include? I forget.
You picked the right one, don't you worry.

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*cough, cough*
Really? Good man! I'd shake your hand but you probably live in a different country.

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I had a bad headache last night, when I'd planned to finish this - finalizing my order and writing my rationales right now. Hope I can make it in in time (it's still February until I go to sleep, right?)
I won't shut it down until I get up tomorrow, which probably gives you (and anyone else still thinking of doing it) another ten or twelve hours.
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 06:00 AM   #54
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Thank you, sir - that's a relief to know >Back to plugging away<
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 09:25 AM   #55
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I found it tricky from the point of view that the more TF media we get - especially G1 - the more likely it is that a character's going to be either done until everyone hates them (Grimlock), get stupid characterisation (Scorponok) or get tethered to an abysmal story (Nightbeat, Sunstreaker). I'm not going to vote for Ratchet in case this gets misconstrued as admitting Infiltration exists.
Yeah, a couple of mine (shockwave) would have placed much higher if the stories where they'd been handled badly hadn't started to outweigh the ones where they'd been done good. Generally though I went with "Well, I really do love Prowl enough to forgive the whole Prowlestator thing".

Though you realise your Throtlebots vote will be mainly for that episode of Headmasters where a meteorite makes them jive to death?

Looking back, I was surprised how many of times my reason given was a variation on the character being "Sensible/pragmatic/practical", I voted like a Granddad.
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 02:47 PM   #56
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(no Wildfly votes, though )
Didn't I vote a Wildfly too? Or did I swap it out for a different joke vote?
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 04:12 PM   #57
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That'll be the one that's three words long and still has the massive sig turned on then.
Cute. real cute Cliffjumper.
 
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Old 2014-03-01, 05:15 PM   #58
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If anyone is still looking to fill this out, you've got about half an hour before I shut it down.

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Didn't I vote a Wildfly too? Or did I swap it out for a different joke vote?
No, but you insulted the poor guy in your vote for Misfire or someone.
 
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Old 2014-03-02, 09:01 AM   #59
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No, but you insulted the poor guy in your vote for Misfire or someone.
Totally sounds like what I would do, yeah.
 
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Old 2014-03-03, 04:38 PM   #60
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The results are in, and contain some complete surprises.


And an almost complete absence of Throtlebots.

Watch this space over the next few months...
 
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