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They Were Soldiers by Oniwanbashu They Were Soldiers by Oniwanbashu
Something I never really had the chance to finish, when I was contemplating on OP, Elita and Megatron before everything went to the dogs.
Well, they were peacekeepers of sorts, and they were close.
Very much so.
Things change I guesss. *Ponders*
Guy with the Beret and the Laugh; Young Owen Pryce
Guy with the wink and the smirk; Young Morgan Trayton
Girl smushed in between them with Morgan's Beret; Elisa/Ylenna (haven't decided between the two) Walden.

*Goes back to musing*
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:iconforta-verity-amity:
Forta-Verity-Amity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Megatron, O Megatron, why art thou so dashing?

Wonderful sketch!
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primenatorgirl217 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing!
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*comes back to beg, as resistance is futile*
Yeah. I'm gonna ask if I can color this too. It'd be the first time I've tried coloring humans, but... I gotta use those lighter colored markers some time!
Please?!?
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:D I'm not going to deny such an honest request am I?
Please, do go ahead.
Good luck with it!.
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a million, pal!
*glee*
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
I love this. I'm kinda addicted to the idea of a friendship between these three my own self...
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Oh wow! They look great. I love the designs you've given them. ]:3
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Tanaigre Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think I like this piece as it is. It could easily be an old, faded, much abused photograph in the pocket of any of the three, something to look at in a quiet moment and contemplate the might-have-beens and what-ifs they've all lost.
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38SouthernAngel89 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007   Writer
I just have to say young Mags is really hot looking. X3 I really can't wait for this story, especially since BBB is Opti's lil' one in it.
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Laughs* He'd take that as a compliment, aye. XDXD
Thank you!
As for the story , well, in due time hopefully. :)
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Conveyus-Prime Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yes, most likely UN Peacekeepers or somesuch kinda international organization. Definitely /not/ US Army, 'cause they'll skin ya alive for wearing an unshaped beret like that (and I've seen that happen before). :giggle:

I also like Elisa, although that seems to've been settled on already. ^^; And I like how you've given Human!Megs some humanity, showing how he wasn't /all/ bad (once upon a time). :)
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Cackles* Ouch! :D UN Peacekeepers they are then...*cackles a bit more on the berets*
Thanks for claryfing that.
I'm glad the name strikes you, as does Human!Megs' somewhat gentler side in a time that passed.
*Bows*
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Conveyus-Prime Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Heehee. :bow: You're quite welcome.

*digs around in her gallery* Where is that pic--? Oh! Here it is: [link] This is what an US Army soldier in uniform looked like as of 2005. The uniforms have changed to grey digital camo by now, but the beret is still the same. :D

And to be honest, my beret isn't quite that well shaped in that pic (although it was brand-new at the time)... <<; ...but the basic shape is still clear, I think. XD;
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DemonHunterJoan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist
Elisa is a better name for her :ohnoes:.
Lovley, really lovley pic :3.
...
...
...
... triangle...?
*get silver sword in head*
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Overwhelming for Elisa, yes. :D *Keeps name*
I thank you. <3
And....
.........
Love Triangle?
.....
.............
*Begins to plot Evil Things* >8D
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DemonHunterJoan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist
...
...
...
... do they sleep together...?
*get steel sword in head*
(kekekekekekekeke, Witcher ownz)
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ROFL. Well.
Owen and Elisa do, or at least Used To.
Morgan and Elisa No. :D
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DemonHunterJoan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist
...but then the war started...! OH THE DRAMA! :ohnoes:
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
BUT DRAMA IS GOOD. XDXD
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DemonHunterJoan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist
But we need more sex/loving (but prefer sex :XD:)! Leik, "make love and more love and a lot of violence! But also more love!" :ohnoes:!
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marabolt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Beautiful, as always. And my vote's on Elisa.
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you m'dear. ;) Elisa it is then. *grins*
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angelus-regina Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Sweet! I'll join the bandwagon in saying I'd love to see more of your universe fleshed out. Your characters ROCK!

Just one question out of idle curiousity. What's the bar across the boys' noses? I've seen you do it in several characters too. Again, just curious! :)
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Laughs* Welcome abroad? :D I'm flattered you think so really.
The bars, well, it's a habit of mine. X3.
Battle strips, face paint (the types fighting men tend to wear), bandages, the likes. ^^; Heheheh....
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angelus-regina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Hey, everyone's entitled to their habits I say! So continue on! Your art is fantastic ANYWAY. :thumbsup: Thanks for the welcome!
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Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
The three names of the humans are actually wordplay of Op. Prime, Megatron and Elita. :P (Yeah, you do know that... :D)
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Laughs* Well done comrade. :D If you realized *all* their human names (Ian Hart anyone?) actually refer to their Mech name . Just cause it was fun. XDXD
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autobotvierge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Elisa is the best bet with her, I think.

And it is just not fair that Morgan looks so damn good. I'm supposed to be scared of Megatron, and now I'm thinking he's cute!

*runs off to snuggle with Jace and Preston*

You must have this thing for Transhumanizing every Cybertronian into a hunk or a babe. No one's complaining, but damn, it's going to be a bit hard to maintain allegiances if the other side looks just as good.

*laughs*

But young Owen was definitely a looker back in the day. And Elisa was such a lovely thing, love the fact that she was an alpha female and had to look for men with something in between their ears in order to keep herself happy.

I'm also intrigued by the MorganxElisa angle. I find it so interesting that Morgan was selfless enough to let Elisa go and be with Owen, and even attempting to nudge the two of them together. It makes him more human, and a lot less like the unemotional monster that most people paint Megatron as.

But as you say, that was back in the day, when all was still right in the world.

As always, lovely work!
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Chuckles* Aye, I'll take that down. :D *Jots*
ROFL oh dear. I'm sorry? Now that you mention it...*pinches his cheeks*
On the hunk/babe thing. I think it's subconcious. D8 I don't even realise how hunk/babe they look like, until the end. Srsly. I phail? XDXD
And well, y'know, that just means you have to look deeper than appearances when joining a faction, since they all look that GQ. *Snickersnorts*

For Elisa, yes, we all need men who have something between their ears, eh? I know I get irked by those who don't. X3
And I'm glad MorganxElisa intrigues you. He was never evil to begin with; No one is. :) Circumstances happen that shape people to be what they are now. ^^ I think any villain has a story to tell, just as the heroes do. *chuckles*

Thank you! ;)
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autobotvierge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
*laughs*

We fans are glad for the most part that you make them into hunks/babes, and with so much variety too. None of them have a uniform look to them at all, like Owen's brand of handsome is rather like Haille's but different, and then Merrick's brand of handsome is totally different from theirs too. It's like that.

And I love it that Morgan didn't start out as evil. It's all too easy to think Megatron did, but since Morgan's human he does have some good in him. And you're right: every villain has a story to tell.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Morgan Trayton. Heh. Nice wordplay there :B
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. Cheesy ain't it? Cheesy good tho'. Actually, all their names are wordplays, so there. :D
I'd give you delicious cake, but I only gots cookies. *hands you cookies*
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emersontung Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yey cookies!
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lonegamer7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I like Elisa, suits her.
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Elisa it is then. ;) Thank you!
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trulyquixotical Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Optimus + Beret = :giggle:
I'm sorry, but that thought just amuses me greatly. :3

Owen and Morgan look so much like brothers here.
...Actually, this picture reminds me of me and my brothers. :heart:
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Laughs* I jus had to put the beret on him really. XDXD *Squished beret-totting Prime*
I'm glad it amuses you. :D
Owen and Morgan were very much like brothers during this time. ;)
They didn't really had anyone else, after all, and Elisa would be klonking their heads together whenever they get their asses into trouble she's forced to drag them out of, which makes them 'her boys' to some extent. Heheh..
Siblings are love really. <3 Treasure them, yes.
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trulyquixotical Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Yes, yes they is. :3
I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.
:heart::heart::heart:
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OKami-hu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, a name for Optimus! *launches to finish the damn third chapter, then stops* I'd vote for Elisa, Ylenna sounds pretty Russian. Unless she has a reason to sound Russian. So, is she with OP? Were together? She died? Divorced? Trying to weasel out a kid on their own from Owen...?
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Laughs* But darlin', I've always called him Owen Pryce before this. :D And Elisa it is. ^^ *notes*
Third chapter? *keeps an eye, two on you*
Well, she was with OP for a period of time. Married. Divoced under mutual circumstances since she realised he could not quite commit to his life with her, not with all this running around.
(She's kinda irked over this, but she understand. Doesn't stop her from being occasionally sarcastic though)
OP still keeps his ring on though (Romantic sap)
And she thought he was absolutely raving mad when he brought back a little blonde bumblebee from his adventure in Eastern Europe.
Since he was hopeless with the little thing at first, she had to help raise the 'Bee. XDXD
Somehow it's mended their relationship a bit, though there's still a wall between 'em.
As for now, she occasionally helps OP, but discreetlt keeps out of serious bussiness. Unless 'Bee is involved. Then OP or whosoever threatens the BabyBee had beter hightail for the hills, cause it'll get ugleh. >3
Anyways, that's just the roughs for stuff. XDXD
*Hands you cookies*
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OKami-hu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeps, but none of the submitted drawings' descripts stated OP's name. Or it was too late in the morning for me to notice. And you still haven't passed the roll-call file. *munches on cookie, though*

Heh, after Traven's visit, Alyssa goes straight to Pryce's house to see the dinos, and I wanted to know if Elisa's around of not. Apparently, she isn't. ^^ (( And let me tell you, I can totally understand her point. ))

Oh, Primus, Alyssa won't be able to resist tending to Prime's head, either... *facepalm* The whole bunch is so seriously messed up. XD
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Snickers* She had her reasons. X3 She's there occasionally, but not all the times.
And aye, they're all a messed up bunch in their heads, if not elsewhere.
But that's what makes them fun, I guess? :D
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firestar0692 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007   Photographer
Really good work for a rough sketch.Were they members of the UN Peacekeeping Forces?Their uniforms kind of look like the ones that UN peacekeepers wear.
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Grins* Thank you. :)
I'm guessing yeah, they must have been probably UN forces or something. *Notes down*
I mean, NATO's not exactly a best next choice...but....*muses*
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firestar0692 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007   Photographer
I know what you mean.*nods*
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InvaderKali Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
I like Elisa, but only 'caseu I can pronounce it. I really like this, they look so close. Also it reminds me a lot of when I was in the ATC.

Anyway, what were the relationships between them. If any besides being peacekeepers? If you don't mind me asking.
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
*Laughs* Elisa it is then. :) *Confirms*

I'm glad you like it, really. You were in the ATC? *listens*
Well, Peacekeepers, Friends. Since The Loner (OP), The Rebel (Megs) and the Alpha Female (Elita) didn't quite fit within the ranks like a glove, they became fast friends. OP became buddies with Megs, since he misses the brotherhood he had with Human!UltraMagnus after they were separated, amd Megs was happy to find someone who didn't take him at face value, and Elita was just happy to find two men with half a brain in her encampment? LOL.
Anyways, both grew to love Elita, though Megs could clearly see she had affections for OP, and saw him as just a very close friend. He didn't take it too hard, believed their friendship was more important, let things move along, nudged OP a little to wake up and smell the coffee. XDXD He never quite stopped lovin' her though.
And OP, he would hear Megs tell him if he don't make his move, Megs would make his move for him, but had always thought of that as a good-natured joke (When it's actually not).
Elita never realy got over the fact that the two have become mortal enemies, often trying to get them to patch their differences (A practice in futility, though OP did try at first). Though she aids OP, she discreetly keeps herself out of any serious bussiness. She and OP = Married, though divorced now (over mutual terms)
So yeaah.......that's about it I think
(Wonders if she's making sense or just rambling)
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InvaderKali Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Lol, half a brain each or between the two of them?

And don't worry you're making total sense. You've put a lot of work into this. Your brain must be buzzing with all the stuff you've come up with.
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Half a brain each, which would make the two of them whole. X3. Which is why back then she was adamant that "you can't have one without the other," when it came to her lovable idiots. :D
I am? eheheheh....sometimes I wish I had a filter for the madness in here, but thank you. :)
*Hugs*
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InvaderKali Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Its a brain-mouth filter I need. Or maybe just a gag. I usually wear headphones when I walk to and from the bus stop. If I forget them I tend to talk to myself. Loudly.

Ah well, what was it the cat said to alice. "Were all mad here" seems to ring true enough.
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