Often times, afternoon boredom will somehow me to the backwaters of the TFwiki, a massive collection of all knowledge about the Autobots and Decepticons, including my favorite bits: The continuity gaffes and animation errors.  During one such article, I was accidentally linked to a listing of the various deaths of Optimus Prime, reminding me that the guy has a tendency to sacrifice himself ALL THE TIME.  Weirdly, this only makes me more likely to follow him, as the natural expectation is that any dangerous situations will only kill him, and that only for a few episodes, which leads us to today’s Orson-Welles-voiced query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) appreciates what a difficult situation Ultra Magnus was thrust into, but honestly, that guy couldn’t lead a horse to water, asking: What fictional leader would you follow as unquestioningly as I would follow Optimus Prime?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

1 Comment

  1. Malone_hasco on

    Other than Optimus Prime, probably none. Captain America comes pretty close, but you know, he could be Skrull or something.

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