Transformers Universe MUX
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The Senate is a pre-war governing body of Cybertron.

This symbol denotes official Senate dealings on documents and also adorns many buildings and members of Senators' personal staff. Basically, if someone has this, then they're better than you. And will act like it.

The Senate was a legislative body of pre-war Cybertron. While the Prime and the Autobot Security Services may have held military and police powers, the Senate created the laws they enforced.

Former Members

Notes

  • On the MUX, the Senate wasn't as universally corrupt or powerful as it was in IDW. It was a long-lasting body that waxed and waned in power, and included members as dastardly, heroic, or both, as any real world institution. Towards the end it was widely distrusted, making it easy for the Decepticons to whip up propaganda against them, but the association of "Senate = All-Powerful Evil" is an untrue oversimplification on the MUX.
  • As Megatron Origin was based on the decline of the Roman Empire, the Senate was most likely based on the Roman Senate. Unlike that Senate, according to Optimus, they're not made up of former magistrates but of the descendants of the Progenitors, i.e. they inherit their seats.
  • Origin presented the Senate as meeting in Kaon, and in the same bloody prison building the Decepticons are in.
  • The thinking by James Roberts is that by Nominus Prime's time, the Primes had become a less powerful force absorbed into the Senate, rather like the British Royal Family.[1] The Senate itself, as partly established in flashback stories, is increasingly factionalised body with groups fighting each other out and shifting their allegiances. (AKA, a senate) [2]
  • Chris Metzen's intention was that nobody knew precisely who killed the old Senate as the Decepticons had suppressed the footage and Starscream wasn't known to be a Decepticon, hence him appearing as a delegate.[3] This was proven even further in Optimus Prime #3 when Soundwave noted that there existed no recorded evidence to prove exactly who was responsible for the Senate's death.

References

This page uses content from Transformers Wiki. The original article was at Senate.

The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Transformers Universe MUX, the text of Transformers Wiki is available under the Creative Commons License.

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