This is because they were never called "Minicons" until the Exodus novel. This is the first time Soundwave's minions are referred to as "Minicons" (which itself is a misspelling of the correct spelling of "Mini-Con").unicron.com: Yeah, Minicons are cool, no doubt. And they're referenced all over in TF-lore. I don't remember Rumble, Frenzy, Laserbeak... eving being called "Mini-cons" but what do I know?!
Have you forgotten about the Hub from Transformers: Generation 2? That's where this name comes from, not the TV channel.unicron.com: ... "The Hub" as one of the other planets colonized by Transformers! And you say I'm a "smooth talker" ...Look at you writing that in! HA!
Good man, because their WFC bodies are exactly what they look like in the Exodus novel.unicron.com: Myself, I envision them as their video game selves, sort of a combination of the G1/Bay looks.
I grin at this not because not because of the chaos you claim would ensue, but because of the fact that no chaos (or at least, very little chaos) would ensue. If the Megatron from Exodus were to be cloned into two Megatrons like you say, it wouldn't have any effect on the established canons of G1 or the Movies because the official standpoint is that the Megatron from the Exodus novel in the Megatron from the Prime cartoon and neither that of G1 or the movies.unicron.com: How about this idea to send the Transformers fandom into a crazed frenzy: How bout you have Shockwave do some "spark splitting experiment" on the Darkened Megatron. Then one of the Megatrons can go chase the Allspark and crash land in the arctic. The other half of Megatron can crash land on Earth on board the Ark with the other Autobots and Decepticons. There, now they're both the "real" Megatron!
The multiverse deal is canon. Official factual canon. There are multiple Megatrons throughout it, each residing in their own worlds in their own universes. G1 Megs, Movie Megs, and WFC/Exodus/Prime Megs are all separate individuals from each other, divided by lightyears of distances between entire clusters of universes. If Exodus Megatron were to be cloned as you say, then there would simply be two Megatrons in the Exodus reality. Simple as that. Neither would "become" G1 Megatron or Movie Megatron, because those two have have their own backstories and histories within their own respective worlds.
No one can blend fanon ideas into canon information and claim to be more factual than official fact. Fanon is simply (no matter how well it does or doesn't work) not canon.
Because they *aren't* Cyber Planet Keys. and even if they were called that, they wouldn't be the same thing as those from the Cybertron cartoon. The two Code Keys have no connection to Primus, and instead are used to open up Teletraan-1 (another misspell; correct: "Teletraan I").Oh yeah! That's someting I wanted to ask you. Another obvious connection that could have been made was instead of calling them Code Key of Justic/honor, why not call them "Cyber Planet Keys!"
BTW, it's "Key of Justice" and "Key of Power" (not "honor").
Also, have you not yet played/experienced the video game yet?
*whistles*unicron.com: Oh, BTW, we should mention, you work on IDW comics! Has there ever been any conversation about making a comic adaptation of Exodus? On the one hand it'd be awesome to get this story in the hands of more fans. On the other, I'm not sure any artist (as good as many of them are) can top my imagination of how I personally envision the characters in these pages...Alright, it's a deal.
Irvine: I'd like to do TF comics for sure. I've talked a bit with IDW about this, and there was a one-shot I wrote included with the War for Cybertron game in some places. The future, as they say, is developing...
I own this comic and it's basically a condensed retelling of chapters 12-15.
Also, stay tuned for my own Exodus-related project in the coming future.