FDrowned wrote:Actually, whilst we're here. Maybe someone can explain exactly how Rhinox was able to resurrect Primal, and why the same couldn't be done for Dinobot
For anyone that's read my TransWarp story, they'll know that that exact event had larger implications and backstory, stretching back to the end of the Great War. If you'll excuse my indulgence, I'll paste it here:
Optimus Primal, in his new Transmetal form, stands in the doorway of a room on board the Axalon. An odd-looking table with arms can be seen in the room. The figures of Rhinox and Rattrap approach.
“They’re impressive new forms”, said Rhinox as he entered the room.
“They’ll certainly take some getting used to”, replied Primal, briefly looking at his new body - his old one currently littering space in a million pieces. “Thank you, old friend”, he said to Rhinox, who simply shook his head at the gratitude. “So, what is it, exactly?” asked Primal, looking at the table.
“You mean besides ugly?” snorted the small Transmetal Maximal.
“Shut up, Rattrap”, Primal replied.
“I don’t know what he called it, but now that you’ve seen what it can do, you understand its danger”, said Rhinox, gathering tools.
“Danger?” questioned Rattrap. “Are you kiddin’? We could bring back anyone! The Beast Wars would be over tomorrow!”
“But if the Predacons got hold of it, they could do the same thing”, said Primal, studying the device.
“Exactly”, said Rhinox, taking a seat at the foot of the table. “Until the tear in Space-Time has healed, feats like this remain possible. The sooner I dismantle it the better.”
“What?!” protested Rattrap.
“Agreed”, said Primal, ignoring Rattrap.
“You just gunna throw away our best hope of endin’ this war anytime soon, huh?” continued Rattrap in his protestation. Optimus and Rhinox simply looked at Rattrap - they didn’t have to say anything. “I know, I know, ‘Shut up, Rattrap’…” he said, rolling his optics as he left the room, carrying on his complaints to himself.
“Who was he?” asked Primal.
“His name was Csirac”, said Rhinox, beginning the disassembly. “He was a Maximal Scientist at the end of the Great War, and a good friend of mine.”
“Well, I owe him my thanks”, said Primal as he left the chamber.
“We all do”, Rhinox said to himself, “more than we know.”
IDW made it pretty clear at BotCon that a return to BW is off the agenda (no pun intended) for them for the moment, and I'd hazard a guess that a BM story would be lumped in the same basket.
But maybe someday down the track, they'll come back and breathe some new life into the old girl again. There are still plenty of stories to tell from that era of TF history.