BeeAre wrote:Ponder the significance of "The Forgotten" as design concepts from Bleedman's perspective. It's an excuse to draw characters who have not been utilized in a long time.
There will be a suitable explanation to satisfy the strangeness of the collection, but that's about as much as I feel is necessary, considering my artist friend's predisposition.
Given that: Protoboy and any other Forgotten demonstrated here absolutely IS subject to Vexus' hierarchical control.
I will make a note of his lust for destruction, to perhaps be showcased a little later on--the more important players in this scene are Vexus and the Tallest.
Nice to get some confirmation from you on this. Thank you for answering!
That being said, I don't think anybody is doubting for a moment that the two prominent figures at play here are the Tallest and Vexus. It's a matter of one of the forces winning out, both losing, or both of them stalling one another before complete destruction.
I think many of us are just intrigued by Vexus's army because, like most of the characters in the comic and Bleedman's works, they originate from somewhere else, so, those of us familiar with that particular character are going to wonder how their canon intertwines with the canon of this comic. A very simple solution would be that Vexus had all these robots reprogrammed to do her bidding, but it makes me wonder if that in itself would go against everything Vexus stands for, considering she's a robot herself. Only time will tell.
On the subject of Protoboy, he's a pretty crafty little guy. He's been blown up and his body destroyed on numerous occasions, but somehow he always returns. If anybody remembers the episode "The Old Switcharobot", he was able to throw out Robotboy's motherboard, then disconnect his own and place it in his brother's body, then utilize all his brother's powers (and facial expressions, for that matter) and then literally threw out his old one. Robotboy's discarded motherboard was able to find the original Protoboy body, connect, and self-repair itself into its new host, which means Protoboy probably could do something similar should his body ever be destroyed. He could just connect to another functioning robot, fix his own body, then re-enter. Although, if his motherboard and accompanying CPU becomes tampered or reprogrammed, just like every robot, he probably could easily be controlled.
Now, I'm just talking, obviously. Optimus Prime, Protoboy, etc. might all just be tools to Vexus and their actual canon personalities/roles will be subverted by her rule in PPGD, which is certainly not a bad thing considering the cameos in their own right are fun in a nostalgic way. It probably would be better for the main story of PPGD to focus on itself than the side stories of all the heroes and villains in the background.