the tao of jaklumen

the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

The Hero’s Journey: The Death of Optimus Prime

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The Hero's Journey: The Abyss

The Hero’s Journey: The Abyss

In this instance, The Abyss (Death of Optimus Prime) triggers the Threshhold/beginning of the Transformation (Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime). The Hero’s Journey is not about Optimus Prime, but about Hot Rod. I think many fans miss this.

From the perspective of the storyline, I think it’s brilliant, but it upset so many young fans so deeply that Optimus was later resurrected. It set the tone, however– portions of the Monomyth were repeated in G1, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and later Transformers series.

Till All Are One

Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

2 thoughts on “The Hero’s Journey: The Death of Optimus Prime

  1. Please continue your heroic journey, sir! : )

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