Why wasn't Sentinel prime or Magus in the Beast Wars?

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Why wasn't Sentinel prime or Magus in the Beast Wars?

Post by starlord » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:16 pm

They were primes and leaders. Shouldn't they have been looking for rogue predacons and missing maximals?
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Post by Auntie Slag » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:56 pm

Wasn't there a Magus in Star Wars? Or am I thinking of Stacey Keach?
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:34 pm

Nah, Magus was the evil alternate/possible future self of Adam Warlock.

Unless you're talking about the ruler of the alien Technarchy race, who was also called Magus and was the father of Warlock who joined the New Mutants.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:03 pm

Cool. I love coming here and learning new things. Thanks Starlord.:)

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Post by Ryan F » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:27 pm

No idea about Magus, but Sentinel Prime wasn't even a thing back in the 90s when Beast Wars happenned. Correct me if I'm wrong, but his backstory and personality comes from IDW, I think.
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Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:11 pm

Boring real world answer: the show cost a lot to make, so the cast was deliberately small.


...also, we don't know what Autobots survived the end of the Great War and Pax Cybertronia.

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Post by Warcry » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:29 pm

Ryan F wrote:No idea about Magus, but Sentinel Prime wasn't even a thing back in the 90s when Beast Wars happenned. Correct me if I'm wrong, but his backstory and personality comes from IDW, I think.
Before IDW, Sentinel Prime was a name and not much else. We knew from the Marvel comics that he was one of Optimus's predecessors, but I think that's all we knew. Well, that plus the fact he was long dead before Beast Wars happened.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:35 pm

Funnily enough Globequake posited that
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Optimus Primal was actually Ultra Magnus

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