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Re: Unreleased Units

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Originally Posted by Johngee View Post
You've got an interesting hypothesis, but shouldn't the original Hasbro units ( Omnicron Snipers AND Omnicron Repulsors ) have set the precedent for any pattern to be established for Jandar units from Alpha Prime?
Well sure, but also Zetacron, who is official classic Scape as well.

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Originally Posted by Johngee View Post
Any naming conventions implemented by the C3V and/or SoV teams to designate their custom creations are purely a figment of someone's imagination.
It seems to me that the VC designers are following the pattern of Zetacron quite well. I'm just musing about whether or not anyone realized that it's a pattern based on one classic unit and not three.

But waitaminnit ... a new thought just struck me. What if the Jandar Soulborgs have two different naming rules, depending upon the unit type? You could draw the line either in the hero/squad dimension, or in the unique/uncommon/common dimension; for the moment I will assume the former.

What if ...
  • a hero's name is a Greek letter plus "cron," while
  • a squad's name is a short Latin word plus "cron," followed by a "worker" functional term (like Snipers or Repulsors)?
This would fit all the known unit names, and offer reasonable guidance for future designs. There could be 24 possible names for heroes ...
  • Alphacron
  • Betacron
  • Gammacron
  • Deltacron (proposed VC)
  • Epsiloncron
  • Zetacron (canonical classic Heroscape)
  • Etacron
  • Thetacron
  • Iotacron
  • Kappacron
  • Lambdacron
  • Mucron
  • Nucron
  • Xicron
  • Omicroncron (obviously a poor choice for multiple reasons)
  • Picron
  • Rhocron
  • Sigmacron
  • Taucron
  • Upsiloncron
  • Phicron
  • Chicron
  • Psicron
  • Omegacron (released VC)
... and a less defined but still reasonable-sounding pool of names for squads. Just a few examples:
  • Aeternocron _____ers (aeterno = eternal/everlasting/imperishable; perpetual, w/out start/end)
  • Exactacron _____ers (exacta = exact, accurate)
  • Forticron _____ers (forti = strong, powerful, mighty, vigorous, firm, steadfast, courageous, brave, bold)
  • Omnicron Snipers & Repulsors (canonical classic Heroscape; omni = all, each, every, everything, the whole)
  • Optimacron _____ers (optima = good, honest, brave, noble, kind, pleasant, right, useful; valid; healthy)
  • Primacron _____ers (prima = first, foremost/best, chief, principal)
  • Protocron _____ers (proto = first, foremost; best, top; initial; elementary; prime; original)
  • Sempercron _____ers (semper = always)
  • Solacron _____ers (sola = only, single; lonely; alone, having no companion/friend/protector; unique)
  • Ultimacron _____ers (ultima = far; farther; farthest, latest; last; highest, greatest)
Either of those would provide a framework that fits the four names we know about — assuming Deltacron will be a hero (almost certain), unique (likely), or both.


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