|Alias|| Warrior |
Orion Pax (Original name)
Disciple of Primus
Follower of Primus
The Last Prime
|Rank|| Leader |
|Status||Online (Optimus sacrificed himself to restore Cybertrons' life, but his spark can be seen through the Well of Allsparks as they flew out)|
|First appearance||Transformers: War for Cybertron|
|Voiced by||Peter Cullen|
Optimus Prime is a warrior and the leader of the Autobots. Optimus and his fellow Autobots make up Team Prime. Optimus was known as Orion Pax; a data clerk in Iacon, under the wing of Alpha Trion. Alpha Trion was a mentor to the young Orion Pax and believed in him to become the next Prime. Orion was chosen and became Optimus Prime upon being entrusted with the Matrix of Leadership by Primus himself. Years of war against his old friend Megatronus, a.k.a Megatron, have brought him and his team to Earth. There they fight to survive and put an end to the brutal war once and for all. During their fight against the Decepticons on the planet, Optimus and the other Autobots were subject to many disadvantages, managing to pull through everytime in their mission to stop Megatron's expolitations of Earth's Energon supply.
They were also forced to fight other enemies such as the human terrorist organisation, MECH and Unicron; the chaos bringer himself, who is the Earth's core. Optimus and his team were then forced into a series of treasure hunts to find various ancient Cybertronian relics, from Iacon, that scattered on Earth eons ago. They eventually found the Omega Keys: the sole means of restoring planet Cybertron. Though Optimus destroyed the Omega Lock which was the only hope of restoring their dead world in order to stop Megatron from using their power on Earth.
Shortly after the Autobot's base was destroyed and Optimus was almost killed, but came back in an upgraded form, destroyed the Decepticon fortress, Darkmount, and now fights to stop Megatron's remaining forces and the deadly forces of the Predacons. Eventually after Megatron discovered how to recreate the Omega Lock, Optimus and the team launched a massive assault at the Nemesis and managed to secure. However as Optimus was about to be destroyed by Megatron, Bumblebee used Prime's Star Saber to destroy the con leader. Optimus then used the Omega Lock to restore Cybertron where he and his team (Without Ratchet and additionally Knock Out) currently work to rebuild the planet.
Optimus Prime made Bumblebee warrior before he went on a journey with Wheeljack to retrieve the AllSpark, the source of Cybertronian life only to return to a planet attacked by Unicron and his minions, though Optimus was able to defeat the chaos bringer once and for all by trapping him, the AllSpark and the Matrix within Prime's own spark, but sacrificed himself to restore Cybertron's life. Before leaving, Optimus told his team, family, that they have acted like true Primes even without the Matrix. He asked them to keep fighting the noblist of fights, which Bumblebee responded by telling Optimus that they will keep the peace in his memory. Optimus smiles at them and flies into the core. Team Prime sadly watch their leader leave into the core. Optimus enters inside and opens the Matrix of Leadership. As he enters the core, light shines on him as he closed his eyes. Suddenly Sparks fly from the core into the sky. One red spark shined out (which seemed to be Optimus' spark). It seems Optimus Prime made the ultimate sacrifice to bring Cybertron's life back, but it is greatly implied that Optimus will return.........some day...
Golden Age on Cybertron and the Great War
Orion Pax worked at the Hall of Records under Alpha Trion. Orion frequently read about Cybertron's past and became concerned with the corruption in high places and inequality. He shared these ideas with a gladiator named Megatronus, and the two believed they could rule together. They were great friends in sharing their ideas with eachother and mentoring. Before Megatronus left the arena for the political, he saw fit to change his name.
However, when the two presented their ideas to the High Council they discovered they were quite different. Megatronus, a.k.a Megatron, wanted to use violence as a way of achieving power. But Orion didn't believe in violence as means of achieving justice. Orion explained the ways of leadership, which the sparks and minds of the Council were touched by. The High Council was moved by Orion's words and Orion was made a Prime. Jealous and raged at this, Megatron turned against Orion and the Council. This set the spark in the war and Megatron began destroying Cybertron with his followers. After Megatron dabbled in Dark Energon, Orion went to the core to save it. For his bravery, Orion was given the Matrix of Leadership by Primus himself. Orion became "Optimus Prime." When the war reached a tipping point, Optimus launched the AllSpark to Theta Scorpieye to prevent Megatron from getting his hands on it. When Cybertron eventually went dark, Optimus led the Ark away. After thousands of years, Optimus made his way to Earth with some Autobots at his side.
Return of Megatron
Cliffjumper came under attack by Vehicons after getting a signal of a large amount of energon. Arcee reported the attack to Optimus, who assembled the Autobots and told them to return to base and prepare to GroundBridge. Optimus went with the others to the sight where Cliffjumper was attacked and with the finding of his horn and his life signal going out, the Autobots were able to confirm that he had died. The team held a memorial service for their dead teammate. Optimus told the group that they were the only Autobots that remained on Earth and that they owed it to themselves and the memory of their fallen comrade to survive. A disillusioned Arcee left the Autobots and went alone to continue protecting humans. Ratchet told Optimus that protecting human kind would only result in more casualties. Optimus told him that his opinion was noted as they looked on.
Arcee and Bumblebee were soon spotted by two humans while fighting off Vehicons. After becoming aware of this through their mentioning of it at the base, Optimus instructed Arcee and Bumblebee to retrieve the two. Along the way, they were spotted by a third human, a girl named Miko Nakadai. The two took her back to the base as well. after they arrived, Optimus explained to the three that the Autobots were robotic organisms from the planet Cybertron. He explained that the Decepticons were on Earth with them because their planet was uninhabitable and stated that if Megatron returned then he feared for the worse.
The Decepticons Knock Out and Breakdown arrived on Earth after being summoned by Starscream to tend to the wounded Megatron. Breakdown made his presence known when he attacked Bulkhead and Miko as they searched for the Harvester. After viewing an image of the Harvester, Optimus confirmed the artifact's identity and explained to the humans that the device was capable of draining energon from any source. After Raf questioned if Greek Gods knew Autobots, Optimus told him that the ancients used art of different eras to conceal messages. Optimus told them that the illustration most likely was used to convey where the location of the Harvester was.
Optimus confirmed to Jack that the Harvester would be a dangerous weapon when used by the Decepticons. After the Autobots believed that the Harvester had been destroyed, Rafael showed them a image search result of the Harvester in a muesuem. When Arcee asked him if the Harvester depicted in the image search was the real one, Optimus told them to contact Agent Fowler. Upon learning that Agent Fowler was unavailable, Optimus told the others that without his direct aid, they would have confiscate the Harvester on their own. With their human allies expressing distaste in stealing it, Optimus told them that while he did not wish to violate human law, he knew that once the Decepticons learned of the Harvester's location, they would not hesitate to obtain it by any means necessary. Optimus told them that they would need to act covertly, prompting Jack to tell him that their size and the defenses around the museum would hinder their success.
However, Miko offered herself and the others to aid the Autobots in their recovery of it. While Bulkhead told her that he did not believe that was such a good idea, Optimus stated that it may be their best option and added that the longer they debated, the more time they gave the Decepticons. Optimus arrived at the museum with the other Autobots and after securing his position, was approached by Knock Out. Though he tried to maintain his cover, Breakdown shot a missile at the kids as they tried to get the Harvester. However, Optimus was soon defeated when Knock Out attacked him with his staff. As Optimus laid After being electrocuted, Knock Out lunged at him. Optimus was able to knock him out before collapsing himself. After Bulkhead was able to defeat the Decepticons by himself and destroy the Harvester, Optimus, Arcee and Bumblebee arrived to defend him after he collapsed.
Ratchet began to experiment with Synthetic Energon. In the meantime, the other Autobots learned that more energon was on the move. Optimus concluded that recent activity suggested that the Decepticons had been desperately looking for new energon deposits. Before being able to roll out with the others, Ratchet stressed to Optimus that if one of them came back wounded before lamenting that their energon deposits were nearly depleted. Optimus told him that he understood before departing with the others. Their attempt to retrieve some energon resulted in a chase, with the Autobots following Knock Out and Breakdown and burned fuel while doing so.
Excluding Arcee, the Autobots were left behind when a multitude of missiles fired and caused them to lose chase after boulders hit by the missiles came down and blocked their path. Optimus told Arcee to fall back, reasoning that she was outnumbered. Optimus told Ratchet to lock on to her and prepare an emergency GroundBridge. However, Arcee still would not return and chose to continue driving before being shot down. Ratchet came to her aid and took out the Vehicons. While Breakdown and Knock Out prepared to attack Ratchet, Optimus and the others arrived and shot at the two.
Optimus returned to the base with the other Autobots and upon being told of the Synthetic energon's influence, questioned Ratchet's choice to use it on himself. Arcee defended him and expressed her belief that all the Autobots should try the energon. After the Autobots detected another signal, Optimus told the Autobots to roll out before Bulkhead suggested that the Autobots bring in Ratchet, referring to him as their secret weapon. Optimus told him that the mission was very unlikely to require medical expertise. Ratchet however, told him that he never knew if it would require additional fire power. Optimus and the other Autobots went to the coordinate and soon fought against several Vehicons. While he and the others fought, Ratchet tried to harm a lone Vehicon in exchange for information on where Megatron was. As Ratchet prepared to finish the Vehicon off, Optimus stopped him and questioned what he was doing.
Optimus tried to relay to him that the Autobots were not supposed to harm anyone unless all other resources, but Ratchet had other thoughts and quickly scolded him for having the ideals to not retaliate against Megatron and instead to chase after his crumbs. Optimus told his longtime ally that he would not condone any human casualties, prompting Ratchet to tell him that he seemed to have no trouble endangering theirs and brought up the recent death of Cliffjumper. Optimus told him that he was afraid that his use of Synthetic energon had affected his judgment. After confining him to base, Ratchet began to go through the GroundBridge to base, but instead pushed Bulkhead out of the way and began to drive away.
Ratchet soon made his way to the Decepticons and despite being able to defeat Breakdown rather easily, he fell at the hands of Megatron and realized that he had been a fool as his signal appeared to the Autobots. Optimus rushed with the rest of the Autobots to save him. Encountering enemy fire, Optimus participated in attacking the Vehicons. As they finished with the Vehicons, the Autobots arrived just in time to retrieve their fallen ally. Returning to base, Ratchet stressed that he did not mean to hurt anyone, prompting Optimus to say that he just wanted to help them before telling him that he did nearly loss them a dear friend. Optimus told him that he also had succeeded in getting the Autobots a much needed source of energon.
During this time, an planetary alignment was coming. An ancient prophecy revealed that a world forged from chaos and that the weak shall perish in the shadow of a rising darkness. Optimus began his belief of those who believe the prophecy speaks to them alone. Optimus' team began talking about how Optimus was like Jack before he became a Prime. Agent Fowler called them about Decepticons stealing components to build a second space bridge. Optimus, Bulkhead and Arcee went to fend them off for a while until Megatron arrived. Megatron taunts on Optimus as Bumblebee comes in with Raf, who was badly hurt. Bulkhead restrained Bumblebee from attacking Megatron. Optimus ordered Ratchet to Groundbridge Bumblebee and Raf to base, with Arcee aiding him. Bulkhead and Optimus snuck aboard the Nemesis to get back a component. Optimus ordered Bulkhead to go to base when they got the device, stating that he has something to do. He tells Bulkhead about the conflict between Autobots and Decepticons, then vows to destroy Megatron once and for all. As the planetary alignment gets closer and closer, Optimus storms the warship to find Megatron. Optimus used one of the Vehicon's comm link to call Megatron, to face the Autobot. Soon Optimus joins Megatron at a volcano site and they battle. As the battle gets more intense, Optimus was close to killing Megatron with his sword, but Megatron catches his sword with unusual strength. Megatron overpowers Optimus and moves in to kill Optimus, just like his vision showed him doing. Though Optimus was rescued by Bulkhead, Ratchet and Arcee.
Special Agent Fowler was attacked by a vehicle with a very similar appearance to Optimus. After returning to the Autobot base, Optimus received suspicion from the other Autobots and questioned if something was wrong after they continued to stare at him. Arcee told Optimus that they had been wondering where he had been. Optimus told her and the others that he had been outside of their communication range and tried to reveal that he had been in a subterranean energon deposit as he pulled out the energon before the Autobots began to prepare their blasters. After the Autobots recalled their weapons, Agent Fowler explained to Optimus that he was attacked that night by a vehicle that bore a striking resemblance to him.
After Fowler got off the phone from a report of an attack on the military base by Optimus Prime, the latter and the other Autobots responded to the attack and watched as the impostor retreated before the military came towards them and attacked the four instead, believing that their attacking Optimus Prime and the real Optimus Prime were one and the same and that he had brought reinforcements. After they were attacked, Optimus advised the other Autobots to return to base, stating that they must not inflict human casualties as they began to run away and into the GroundBridge sent by Ratchet for transportation to the Autobot base. Returning to the Autobot base with the others, he discovered from Fowler that the military were under strict protocol to destroy all robots on sight. Despite their human allies's protests, Optimus told them that the command changed nothing and that the impostor clearly poses a great threat to humanity.
With Ratchet, he was able to deduce that MECH had been responsible for the attacks and recalled that they had recently obtained Starscream's T-Cog. After Agent Fowler asked where they would start looking for MECH and related that their base could be anywhere, Optimus told him that while MECH may have learned much about their biology, they still had not learned of their scientology, having his words finished by Ratchet. Agent Fowler questioned Optimus on how he and the others would be able to run around with the military gunning for them. However, Optimus told him that he and the others would maintain vehicular cover until necessary.
During his mission to locate the MECH base, Optimus would soon find himself alone. The other Autobots had all been attacked and defeated against MECH's creation. When encountering the impostor, Optimus told him that the deception ended there before the robot charged at him. Despite his best efforts, Prime began to fall at the hands of the robot. This was due to it's controller, Silas, having been able to incorporate his own moves into fighting Prime. His chances of winning were saved when Agent Fowler distracted Silas from his control center long enough for Optimus to launch a series of counterattacks that ended with Nemesis Prime breaking through the roof of where Silas and the controls were. Fowler had Optimus leave the area before the military arrived. 
After Agent Fowler had tried to convince General Bryce that the body that they have in storage is a clone and Optimus is alive and is still on their side, Fowler called Optimus to come over and reveal to Bryce that he was fine. 
After taking a direct hit by the collapsing base, Optimus was severely injured and was soon to be discovered by the Decepticons before being saved by Smokescreen, who took him to an underground cavern. As Optimus moaned, Smokescreen told him that he was safe now and to reserve his energy. As Smokescreen prepared to embark for Ratchet, Optimus told Smokescreen not to and verbalized his belief that the two had no hope. Though Smokescreen was confused by his wording, he began to stare at his unresponsive leader.
At some point, Optimus asked about the Forge of Solus Prime and Smokescreen reasoned that if Optimus had the Forge, he could fix himself up. However, when Smokescreen retrieved it, Optimus informed him that the Forge had a limited amount of power and that it should be used to repair the Omega Lock. Optimus then stated that it was time for a new leader, and that he believed Smokescreen was him. 
While Smokescreen was hesitating to be the next prime, Optimus told assured him that the decision of the next Prime is made by the Matrix. Similar to his last encounter, Smoke hears the injured Prime asking who stands before him and in his mind his former mentor, Alpha Trion tries to convince Optimus to join with the AllSpark. He hesitates as he says that he is not afraid to join the AllSpark, but he fears who the Matrix of Leadership chooses. However, his lights went out. Consequently, his spark chamber opens and reveals a glowing Matrix of Leadership. Not willing to let Optimus die, Smokescreen places the obtained Forge into his hand and a surge of light brightens the cavern.
New Body and Infiltration
Beginning to lose his life, Optimus fell into a state of unconsciousness while Smokescreen stayed by his side. Though the young Autobot tried to talk to him, Optimus could not hear him as he talked to his former mentor Alpha Trion, whom requested that he join with him in the afterlife. However, Optimus did not have a good feeling about doing so and resisted going while Smokescreen, against Optimus's wishes, used the Forge of Solus Prime to repair his commander, giving him a new body. After being repaired, Prime wasted no time in finding the Autobots, who had invaded, and been captured at Darkmount. He was not immediately recognized by Starscream and Megatron as he flew down and punched the leader.
After hitting Megatron, Optimus got reacquainted with Ultra Magnus and prepared to fight the Decepticons. With his return confirmed, the Autobots and humans began to fight off the Decepticons. Though Megatron tried to attack him, Optimus dusted him off and instead managed to land several hits on him before tossing him into the core of Darkmount's fusion cannons, wounding him severely. After retreating with the Autobots, Miko was impressed by his new form and referred to him as Optimus 2.0, deeming him "rad" after he and the rest of the Autobots were thanked by William Fowler for their assistance in stopping the Decepticons.
After taking refuge at the military by next to Fowler's office, he scanned a experimental, all-terain, expeditionary, fighting vehicle designed by M.A.S.K.. Before scanning, He had thanked Fowler for the new vehicle mode and told him it would most certainly do. He would soon head off to investigate a Insecticon excavation, where he ordered the creatures to abandon it before charging at them after they refused to do so. As the Insecticons launched at him, Optimus retaliated by sending a herd of missiles their way and managed to hit two of them before the remaining Insecticons attacked him with blasters of their own.
After running one over in vehicle mode, he transformed and proceeded to hit one in the chest with his fist. After dragging it through the roof of the tunnel, he allowed it to hit the ground before charging at it and proceeding to shoot the Insecticon in the chest, killing it instantly and allowing him to continue in his quest to stop the remaining Insecticon from proceeding with his finding. After the Insecticon departed, Optimus returned to the military with his findings, the ancient remains of a Predacon. While the Autobots discussed the remain, Optimus stated that it stood to reason that Shockwave had cloned the Predacon from previously finding another Predacon remain. In addition to this theory, Optimus and the other Autobots concluded that Shockwave also had what he required to reaffirm their then-recent finding, prompting Optimus to tell them that they would need to become Beast Hunters.
Later, Optimus overviewed Ratchet while he was examining Synthetic Energon. After allowing Ratchet to continue his work, Agent Fowler told Optimus that satellite surveillance picked up two signs of Decepticon activity. Optimus stated that the Autobots would have to divide their resources, ordering Ultra Magnus to lead the Wreckers to a coordinate before the latter asked him what a kilt was, following Fowler's suggestion to wear one. Optimus told him that Agent Fowler could at times be oblique and said that he found it best to nod and mobilize. After Ultra Magnus made it known to Optimus that he knew there were many emotions tied to the Forge of Solus Prime, Optimus said that it was no time to stand on ceremony.
Optimus soon departed with Bumblebee and Smokescreen from the base via GroundBridge.
After transforming, Optimus told the two that he would search a quadrant for the remain before flying off. During his flight, he tailed Shockwave and fired at him after being attacked by the Decepticon. Despite trying to aid Bumblebee and Smokescreen, Optimus was struck by Laserbeak, whom shocked him, thus preventing him from aiding the two. As he moved in to get the Predacon remain, Soundwave GroundBridged it away from him and into the hands of Megatron. 
Omega Lock 2.0
When the Decepticons stopped registering activity Prime concluded that they had enough fossils to clone the army. He also noticed the rest of the Team seemed off put by Ultra Magnus. He gave his old friend advice that the command style the Elite Guard was used to would not work on Team Prime. When Energon was detected the Autobots Ground Bridged and killed all the Vehicons. Optimus had the Wreckers search the mine. He allowed an enthusiastic Smokescreen to accompany them. As the last of the Energon was transported to base, Smokescreen and Bulkhead exited the mine only for an explosion to happen. Flying in to find Magnus and Wheeljack he saved them from being killed by the Predacon, that had found its robot mode. Outflying it, he transported his men through a Bridge to base just before a burst of fire caught them. He was however, too late to save Magnus' hand and the Forge of Solus Prime.
The Decepticons then began stealing human technology. Optimus knew this meant they were building something. After failing to stop one theft Optimus shot down Soundwave in a rage. Optimus tried to interrogate him, but all Soundwave did was play a remix of his voice. When Ratchet suggested dissecting Soundwave, the Decepticon erased his drives completely. Optimus later led a team to the Arctic to stop a theft, while leaving Smokescreen and Bulkhead to guard Soundwave. Ratchet told Optimus, Megatron might want to rebuild the Omega Lock. Optimus said they could not allow Megatron to rebuild the Lock as he would cyberform Earth. Optimus found himself engaging the Predacon so that his team could prevent the theft.
Optimus fought well and learned the Predacon's name was Predaking. However, Predaking got the upper hand and prepared to kill him. However, Megatron called him away. When Prime came to he saw Predaking had made off with the necessary component. He then learned Ratchet had been captured by Decepticons. Wheeljack suggested he was taken for the Synth-En formula. Optimus added that Synthetic Energon could be necessary for the Omega Lock.
Optimus followed Chip to try and find the Nemesis and rescue Ratchet. He found himself engaging Starscream's armada who had detected Laserbeak's transponder. After killing the Vehicons, Starscream destroyed Chip. Furious at losing his chance to rescue his friend, Optimus tried to kill Starscream only for the air commander to escape. He later heard Ratchet and the news that the Omega Lock was rebuilt. While the rest GroundBridged, Optimus flew to space to confront Megatron.
Optimus discovered that the Dark Star Saber had survived the previous battle as Megatron used it to destroy his jet pack. Optimus made his way to the Omega Lock and tried to shoot Shockwave when the device was ready to launch. Megatron, then found him and threw his to lower part of the Lock for their final battle, kicking Prime's minigun off the Lock in the process. The two engaged with Optimus managing to punch the Dark Star Saber from Megatron. Both leaders then saw Bumblebee was leaping towards them with the Star Saber. Desperate, Megatron shot Bumblebee dead to prevent Optimus from destroying the Lock again. Furious, Optimus decked Megatron and moved to kill him. Megatron used the Dark Star Saber to send Optimus off the Lock and moved to kill him. He was saved by a resurrected Bumblebee who used the Star Saber to kill Megatron. Optimus had the ship move to Cybertron and informed his team Megatron was dead. After restoring Cybertron, Optimus said goodbye to his Earth friends and Ratchet (who was staying to help Unit: E). After one last look at Earth, Optimus walked through the Space Bridge after his team to a Cybertron that would finally accept him as the Prime that would lead them to a new age.
His first act was to promote Bumblebee from scout to warrior in honor of killing Megatron. His next act was to retrieve the AllSpark. He used Ultra Magnus' Ship for the journey and Wheeljack as a pilot. The two traveled to Theta Scorpieye. Optimus used his jetpack to navigate the asteroids so as to not risk damaging the ship and there only ride home. He barely escaped being destroyed by a plasma storm while retrieving the AllSpark. While on the return trip, they were informed that Unicron had taken over Megatron's corpse and was trying to destroy Cybertron, but were unable to respond due to damaged communication systems. When Optimus arrived he immediately clashed against Unicron, who was glad for another sparring chance. He tried to draw out Megatron, but Unicron was firmly in control. While his men distracted Unicron he devised a plan to defeat the Chaos Bringer. He emptied the AllSpark from its vessel and inserted it into the Matrix. When Unicron seized the vessel his own Anti-Spark was sucked in. Optimus then witnessed Megatron reject any notions of conquest and fly off to parts unknown. Optimus later informed his team, and Knock Out, that the AllSpark was one with the Matrix and thus one with him and to allow Cybertron to live he had to merge with Primus. His last words were for the Autobots to continue exactly what they were doing and that despite that there would be no more Primes, they were all worthy of the title. Optimus flew into the core accepting his fate. His mind survived and gave last words of comfort to the Autobots through the AllSpark's power. "For in my Spark I know this is not the end.... but merely a new beginning.....simply put another transformation." When the sparks flews out of the well, a red spark (possibly Optimus) shines out (implying that he could return someday).
Personality and Traits
When Optimus was orriginaly known as Orion Pax, he was very timid and constantly doubted himself. Despite this, he'd proven himself to be a capable leader countless times. When he was returned to this form briefly on Earth, he maintained much of the same idealistic traits as he did before his transformation into a Prime. However, one thing Orion continued to possess was his sense of right and wrong. This led him to discover Megatron's plan to use his research for evil and to destroy the peaceful Autobots, who Megatron claimed were evil. Unfortunately, his senses of goodness and honor also made him easily manipulated, as seen by his dedication toward assisting Megatron beforehand.
As Optimus he is a very stern and serious leader, not taking jokes, and as Bulkhead described never crying out or losing his cool. But when he does lose his cool, it is due to the Decepticons who irritate him. However he can also be at the same time a very caring bot, making sacrifices to ensure the safety of the team and their human allies, he will even go as far as to sacrifice himself to save Earth and Cybertron. He also has a strong sense of honor and loyalty. However, Optimus has been shown as willing enough to leave his code of honor and resort to Decepticon tactics in order to stop Megatron. The tasks of protecting humans and stopping the Decepticons simultaneously should have brought him to his knees, however he did not give up.
He has also been proven to be stubborn enough to resist joining the AllSpark (even at Alpha Trion's insistence), to protect humanity. Once he received his upgrade and rejoined the Autobots, he made it a point to be the moral compass of the team and usually was the one to notice whenever someone was having a problem. As Ultra Magnus began to realize that the Autobots were not like the Elite Guard or any other group he had took leadership of, Optimus consulted him over his feelings and explained what he believed the Autobots to have become.
Powers and abilities
Optimus Prime is one of the strongest Autobots alive and a formidable opponent in battle. Optimus is armed with two arm energon cannons and long blades. He also possess the Star Saber plus with the Matrix of Leadership, which makes him the strongest Prime alive.
After being repaired by Forge of Solus Prime's remaining power, Optimus gained a new more stronger and powerful body with a jetpack and armed with an energon minigun. He also a new energon blaster and rockets in his vehicle form. After Bumblebee killed Megatron with the Star Saber, Optimus reclaimed his weapon though it is not seen after that.
Behind the Scenes
- He is voiced by Peter Cullen, who has also voiced the character in The Transformers (also known as G1), the Transformers movie trilogy and their respective video games, as well as the various pieces of the aligned series.
Optimus has a gray face with a blue helmet and antennas of the same color, heavily detailed and designed with multiple plates and layers of pieces on top of each other. Optimus has two sphere shaped bases for his antennas, with dark blue coloring around it. He has a red chest with windows from his vehicle mode and a dark grey strip on both of his ribs. He has big shoulders that overlaps his arms. 2 wheels are at the back held by his smokestacks. 4 wheels are at the back of his legs.
Like all of his alternate counterparts, he transforms into a big rig truck. It can attach a trailer to the back blue section. Optimus can go to Maximum Overdrive, which makes him go faster than a normal truck.
With his upgrade, he turns in an alt mode similar to that of an experimental all-terrain expeditionary fighting vehicle which was designed by the finest engineers in the army division.
- Transformers: War for Cybertron (First appearance)
- Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
- Transformers Prime: The Game (Non-canon)
Mini Series (First Five Episodes of Season 1)
- Darkness Rising, Part 1 (First on screen appearance)
- Darkness Rising, Part 2
- Darkness Rising, Part 3
- Darkness Rising, Part 4
- Darkness Rising, Part 5
- Masters and Students
- Con Job
- Deus Ex Machina
- Speed Metal
- Sick Mind
- Out of His Head
- Operation: Breakdown
- Metal Attraction (Mentioned only)
- Rock Bottom (Mentioned only)
- Stronger, Faster
- One Shall Fall
- One Shall Rise, Part 1
- One Shall Rise, Part 2
- One Shall Rise, Part 3
- Orion Pax, Part 1 (As Orion Pax)
- Orion Pax, Part 2 (As Orion Pax)
- Orion Pax, Part 3 (As Orion Pax)
- Operation: Bumblebee, Part 1
- Operation: Bumblebee, Part 2
- Loose Cannons
- Nemesis Prime
- Flying Mind
- Tunnel Vision
- Out of the Past
- New Recruit
- The Human Factor
- Hard Knocks
- Inside Job
- Patch (flashback only)
- Darkest Hour
- Darkmount, NV
- Project Predacon
- Minus One
- Predacons Rising
Alpha Trion was a mentor to the young Orion Pax. He often gave advice to Orion. Alpha Trion believed in Orion to become the next Prime. Orion served under Alpha Trion at the Hall of Records. Despite Orion not seeing Alpha Trion again when he became Optimus Prime, Optimus missed his mentor. He often showed signs of sadness when someone mentioned Alpha Trion. Alpha Trion is a father figure to Optimus. Alpha Trion appeared in a vision from within the Star Saber, explaining about the Omega Keys. Alpha Trion appeared once again when Optimus Prime was dying from his wounds from the aftermath of the destruction of the Autobot base, which he tried to convince Optimus to join the AllSpark. Smokescreen revived Optimus with the Forge, preventing Optimus from joining the AllSpark.
Despite not having parents, like humans do, Orion/Optimus looked up to Alpha Trion as a father figure.
In the early days of Cybertron, Orion Pax looked up to Megatronus as a mentor. The two were great friends, almost like brothers. When Orion gave his speech to the high council, he was picked to be the new Prime, which ended in Megatronus waging war on Cybertron. Orion had reached to Primus, the core of Cybertron, who gave the matrix of Leadership to Orion making him into Optimus Prime.
Over the past years, Optimus encountered and fought Megatron again while he tried to stop Megatron from sending an undead army from Cybertron to Earth. After the battle, Megatron was caught in the explosion of the space bridge while the rest of the Decepticons and Autobots escaped. Though after some time, Megatron was revived when he took over Bumblebee's body to get back to his. Later on, Optimus fought Megatron head on after Megatron injured Raf with a Dark Energon blast. The fight ended in Megatron getting the upper hand, with Dark Energon in his body, and was about to kill Optimus. Bulkhead came just in time to save Optimus, which he came along with Arcee and Ratchet to rescue Optimus. After learning that Unicron was the very core of the Earth, Optimus had eventually teamed up with Megatron to stop Unicron from destroying the planet. This, however, ended in Optimus losing the Matrix's energy, along with his memories, to destroy Unicron's spark. When Megatron realized Optimus had lost his memory, he took this advantage and brought Optimus back to the warship.
After a while, Team Prime divised a plan to rescue Optimus back and restore his memories, using the key card that Optimus gave to Jack before he left to defeat Unicron. Though Megatron was able to get three Iacon Relic locations from Orion Pax, who was deceived into being a Decepticon. Soon Orion realized his place was with the Autobots and tried to take on Megatron, but failed in the process. Arcee came through the space bridge and took Megatron head on while Jack restored Optimus' memories. Optimus' memories were restored and he used the same fighting tactics on Megatron, who had also used during their recent battle. Optimus escaped with his team back to base where they celebrate his return. After the hunt for Iacon relics, the arrival of Smokescreen, Optimus getting the Star Saber, and learning of the Omega Keys, Optimus took on Megatron with the Star Saber, while Megatron used the Dark Star Saber, to get the first key. Eventually, the Autobots were able to get three keys, with the aid from Smokescreen, but lost them to Starscream, who had set a trap. Dreadwing had given the Autobots the Forge of Solus Prime, in hopes to avenge his brother Skyquake, despite Optimus offering him to join the team. Optimus took on Megatron, with his new repaired Star Saber, and they both duel with their swords. This ended in the team getting the Omega Keys and locating the Omega Lock. Though this was short when Megatron used the Autbot's human friends to trade for the Omega Keys. Optimus had no choice, but to destroy the Omega Lock as Megatron was using it to cyberform Earth. The Autobots return back to base, only to be divided to esape the destruction of their former base. Optimus remained behind while everyone left and was caught in the explosion. As Megatron and Starscream flew down to see the destruction up close, Optimus's hand was sticking out from the rubble.
Though sometime later, Smokescreen was able to retrieve the Forge of Solus Prime and used it for Optimus to regain a new body. Optimus flew to Darkmount in his new jetpack and saved Ultra Magnus from Megatron. They air fight and in it ended with Optimus knocking Megatron into the fusion cannon's power core, with his phrase "Megatron! Begone!!!" In the last episode of season 3, Optimus faced against Megatron to stop him from cyberforming Earth again. Megatron was able to kill Bumblebee in the process, which Optimus was enraged by and beat Megatron head on. Megatron was able to get the upperhand and used the Dark Star Saber to knock Prime off the Omega Lock, hanging on the edge of the platform. Just as Megatron was about to reunite Optimus with his scout in the Allspark, a voice jumped at Megatron and stabbed him with the Star Saber. Bumblebee had regained his voice and killed Megatron. Megatron's lifeless body fell off the platform and down towards Earth.
In Predacons Rising, Unicron revived Megatron's body as his vessel. He planned to destroy Cybertron once and for all by destroying Primus, the core of Cybertron. Though the task proved to be more complicated and Unicron needed an army of undead Predacons. This results in an unlikely alliance between the Autobots, Decepticons (only Knock Out) and Shockwave's Predacon clones. Optimus and Wheeljack returned from retrieving the Allspark. Optimus fought against Unicron, in attempt to remind Megatron about their old alliance that saved Earth from Unicron's wrath.
He tried to explain to Megatron, but Unicron says that Megatron may hear Optimus, but he cannot help him (as Unicron tortures Megatron during the fight). Optimus tried to keep the Allspark container away from Unicron, but failed. As Unicron opened the container, his Anti-Spark was sucked into the container trapping him for good. Megatron was back in his new improved armor. Starscream tried to convince his master to regain the Decepticons back, but Megatron has learned the true meaning of oppression and has lost his taste for inflicting it on others, even Optimus. Optimus was suprised by Megatron's new path. Megatron told Starscream that the Decepticons are no more and he flew off into parts unknown, presumably banishment. Before becoming one with Primus, Optimus stated to the Autobots (including Knock Out) that Megatron has the capacity for change. Optimus is like a brother to Megatron. Megatron acts like an older brother to Optimus.
Optimus knew Ratchet long before the war for Cybertron and the pair were very close friends. Ratchet stood by Optimus' side after he and Megatron severed all ties, starting the war for Cybertron.
Optimus would often seek console from his old friend on many occasions during the war, both on Cybertron and Earth. While their ideals often clashed, Optimus always had a high opinion of his chief medic. Optimus was often very protective of his old friend, often advising him to leave and save himself when fighting appeared to intense in the field. In turn Ratchet would often refuse to leave his commander's side.
In Predacons Rising, Ratchet states to Optimus that he's the one that Ratchet cares most about before Optimus became one with Primus. As the sparks flew from the core, the Autobots were astonished as a red spark (possibly Opitmus) shines out. Optimus acts like a brother to Ratchet. Ratchet acts like a mentor to Optimus.
Bumblebee is one of Optimus Prime's scouts. He is also one of Optimus' close friends. In Masters and Students, Bumblebee tagged along with Optimus to investigate Decepticon activity. After defeating Skquake, Optimus commended Bumblebee for doing admirably. When M.E.C.H stole Bumblebee's T-cog, Optimus related to Bumblebee losing part of himself. Incapable of transforming, Bumblebee persuaded Bulkhead in letting him tag along on a mission, though Bulkhead states that if Optimus found out it wasn't his idea. This ended in Bumblebee chasing after Knock Out and plunging off a cliff. Back at base, Optimus restricted Bumblebee until they were able to retrieve his missing bio mechanism. Bumblebee discovers M.E.C.H's location, provided by Agent Fowler. However his T-cog was shot by Starscream, who made a temporary alliance with M.E.C.H. Ratchet was able to fix Bumblebee's T-cog, but states the damage was severe.
Bumblebee transformed and took Raf on a drive. Arcee commended Ratchet for fixing Bumblebee's T-cog and Optimus also states that is not all that Ratchet repaired. In Crossfire, Megatron was weakened from a fight with an Insecticon. Megatron asks Optimus if he plans on terminating him later or right at that moment. Bumblebee looks at Bulkhead in shock, then Optimus pulls out his gun on Megatron. As Optimus was ready to shoot, a large group of Vehicons and Dreadwing surrounded them. Optimus had no choice, but to let Megatron go. Megatron orders the Vehicons to destroy them as he and Dreadwing escapes.
Optimus, Bumblebee and Bulkhead were able to destroy the Vehicons. Things began later after taking on Nemesis Prime, Airachnid's Insecticons, relic hunt, Bulkhead's life almost at stake and the arrival of Smokescreen. Bumblebee went with Optimus and the rest of the Autobots, while Ratchet stays at the base, to recover the Omega Keys to unlock the Omega Lock. Megatron was able to get the upper hand by using Jack, Miko, and Raf as a trade for the Omega Keys. While Megatron used the Omega Lock's power on Earth, Optimus had no choice but to use the Star Saber to destroy the lock. The Autobots retreated back to base, but had to divide until they can regroup and launch a counterattack. Bumblebee left with Raf. Optimus stayed while everyone evacuated to destroy the groundbridge, to assure that no Decepticons could find them.
This brought up the arrival of Ultra Magnus and the arrival of a strange dragon like creature that the Decepticons use to hunt down the Autobots. Even though no one has seen Optimus, Ultra Magnus launched the attack on the Decepticon citadel, but failed to defeat Megatron. As Bumblebee was taken prisoner, Optimus Prime flew in with his new robust look and punched around Megatron. His appearance provided the perfect distraction for them to take on the Decepticons. Shockwave managed to fight them all but as Bumblebee transformed, he hit Shockwave and escaped with the rest of the team. Agent Fowler commanded everyone for their efforts in battle even though the world can't yet know of their appearance.
Bumblebee went with Optimus and Smokescreen to collect a Predacon bone from Shockwave in Texas. Before taking on the Decepticons, Smokescreen asked Bumblebee if he ever thought about being a prime and why Optimus hasn't promoted him from scout. It was revealed that Bumblebee choosed to stay where he is. He also tells Smokescreen that he would wait to be promoted on Cybertron, which Smokescreen says he is one patient guy and that he should take a cue from him. After the hunt for Predacon bones, Bumblebee went with the rest of the Autobots for their final battle with the Decepticons. During the fight, Smokescreen managed to get the Star Saber from the warship's vault room. Shockwave got the upper hand of Ratchet and shot Smokescreen in his right shoulder before throwing the Star Saber to Optimus, who was battling Megatron on top of the Omega Lock.
When Bumblebee tried to give Optimus the Star Saber, Megatron blasted him, leaving Bumblebee's body to drift in the Omega Lock's cybermatter. Outraged over his friend's death, Optimus punched Megatron until he was able to get the Dark Star Saber and fling Optimus off the Lock's platform. Just as Megatron was about to finish Optimus off, Bumblebee was restored by the cybermatter and used the Star Saber directly into Megatron's spark, which his lifeless body fell from the Omega Lock downward to Earth. Bumblebee helped Optimus climb up as the rest of the decepticons escaped. After the Autobots used the Omega Lock's energy into the core of Cybertron, they went back to base where Optimus gives a speech about how they are going to miss Earth. Ratchet decided to stay behind with the kids as consultants. Bumblebee gives a last goodbye to his partner, friend Raf before going home with the others.
In Predacons Rising, Optimus promoted Bumblebee to warrior after his efforts in killing Megatron. Optimus "knighted" Bumblebee by patting him on the shoulders with the Star Saber. Before the party had begun, Optimus told his team that he must retrieve the AllSpark from outer space, if they ever hope to fully restore Cybertron. Bumblebee insisted that they go and get it back, but Optimus says that they can't leave Cybertron with their fugitives, Starscream and Shockwave, still on it, including Predaking. Optimus left with Wheeljack while Bumblebee filled in for Optimus as leader. While finding Predaking, Bumblebee said he was just scouting than leading. When they encountered Predaking, they explained to him about two new Predacons on Cybertron. Predaking refused their offer to find the Predacons and they left him alone. The team ventured more to find answers at Darkmount, where they were attacked by Unicron, inside Megatron's body. Bumblebee held off Unicron for the most part and they escaped for their sparks. Back at the Warship, the team informed Ratchet of Unicron, while Ultra Magnus was still recovering from the recent Predacon battle with Skylynx and Darksteel. Bumblebee told Ratchet that with Optimus gone, they needed Ultra Magnus's guidance. Ratchet told Bumblebee that they have witnessed warriors, scouts and even field medics rise above their limits. The team was able to track Unicron, with Megatron's life signal still online. They dropped off Ratchet and Ultra Magnus and went to fight Unicron's army of undead Predacons. They formed an alliance with Knock Out, Predaking with Skylynx and Darksteel. Optimus came on time and defeated Unicron. He trapped Unicron inside the AllSpark's container. Before becoming one with Primus, Optimus told his team, including Knock Out, that they acted as a Prime. Bumblebee promised to keep the peace in Optimus' memory. As the team sadly watched their leader fly into the Core, they were amazed by the Sparks that flew out, including Optimus' spark.
Optimus is like a father to Bumblebee.
Arcee is one of Optimus's most reliable soldier. She's one of his close friend, next to Bumblebee, Bulkhead and Ratchet. In Scrapheap, Optimus and Arcee ventured to explore more about their Arctic find. When they were ready to go back to base, with no findings, Optimus was unable to contact Ratchet for a ground bridge. With their core temperatures at the danger zone, Optimus suggested that they need to seek shelter. Optimus and Arcee tried to keep themselves functional by talking. Arcee suggest that they should play a game called "who screwed things up back at base." Optimus says it could of been a simple malfunction, while Arcee states it could of been caused by Bulkhead. Understanding the big lug must of tripped over a cord and remembering how they first arrived on Earth Bulkhead bumped into power lines which caused him to do some sort of dance. Optimus states that Bulkhead's size isn't compared to his inner strength, saying that "one should not be measured by size alone."
As Optimus and Arcee prepare to accept their near end, Arcee remarks on how they both survived being blown up, smacked down and shot at by Decepticons, but couldn't survive in the Arctic. Optimus began to make a speech about this may be the end for them and how they might become one with the Allspark. Arcee stretched out her left hand to hold Optimus's hand and they held eachother's hand as they prepare to freeze to death.
Luckily a ground bridge opened with Bulkhead telling them to get down as a swarm of Scraplets came at them. Optimus shielded Arcee from the Scraplets as the vermin became frozen.
After Optimus used the Matrix on Unicron, he couldn't remember Arcee, Bumblebee or Bulkhead but he remember Megatronous a.k.a Megatron, who fooled the impaired Optimus into going with him back to the warship. Ratchet realized that without the Matrix's energy, Optimus reverted back to his original self named Orion Pax. During a Decepticon raid, at the same place before Unicron's awakening, Arcee followed Knock Out and Breakdown. She bashed some Vehicons and tries to search for Optimus.
Arcee was almost by Optimus' room when Soundwave came and bridged her to the Arctic before Orion could see her. She backed up Jack on a mission to Cybertron in order to restore Optimus' memory. Jack was given a keycard from Optimus before he lost his memories. After Megatron found out and beaten the rest of the Autobots from the groundbridge, he waited for Arcee to come with matrix. Suddenly Orion came from a groundbridge to stop Megatron and tell him that his deception blinded him from his true side with the Autobots. Orion pulls out his swords and strike Megatron, but failed as Megatron got the upper hand. Arcee came out and attacked Megatron before he could strike Orion. Jack aimed the Matrix for Orion's spark which opened his chest, revealing the Matrix of Leadership. After the keycard finshed restoring Optimus' memories, Megatron pulled out his sword at Optimus. Optimus makes a new phrase "Megatron! Begone!!!" And sends Megatron flying after punching him around. They all returned to the base and rejoice in their reunion.
Ratchet says that it has been their darkest hour though Optimus is truly an Autobot in his spark. Arcee tagged along with Optimus and Bulkhead to get the Forge of Solus Prime but failed to as Megatron took the Forge before escaping with Knock Out and Breakdown. During a fight between an Insecticon and Megatron, Arcee goes after Airachnid despite Optimus' order to not engage. Arcee drives after Optimus, when Agent Fowler was being attacked by Prime on the road, but she was run over by Optimus. She was brought back to base where she tells the others that Optimus ran her over. Then Optimus comes in from an energon mine to find out that MECH created a clone of him, which Optimus managed to destroy in the end. Arcee went to investigate with Optimus and Bumblebee at the same area where they last encountered Megatron. After the Insecticon battle, they returned to base, with Airachnid in a stasis pod.
Optimus told Arcee that she is stronger for the choice she made of not terminating Airachnid. As the team attempted to attack the Decepticons with the Spark Extractor, they failed as they were blasted with a stasis beam. The warship was alive, due to Megatron using Dark Energon to restore it, but in the end the kids managed to defeat it with four Iacon relics to uncover. Optimus divides the team so that they could recover each relic at as soon as possible. After the relic hunt, Arcee and Bumblebee returned to base to find that Bulkhead was infected with Tox-En. After Optimus came, Miko was in deep dispair over her partner's life at risk. Arcee was about to talk with Miko, but Optimus holds her shoulder and states Miko needs time alone.
After the arrival of Smokescreen and Bulkhead's recovery, Arcee went with the team to recover a new Iacon relic. Though it turns out that this search was a trick played by the Decepticons. When Optimus managed to get the Star Saber from a rock, Megatron was going to use the rock to crush Optimus. Arcee tries to warn Optimus to retreat, but he sliced the rock in half. After going on a relic hunt for an Omega key with Smokescreen, Megatron used his new Dark Star Saber on them and seemed to have killed Smokescreen in the process. Arcee reports Smokescreen's death and Optimus states he will not risk more lives as he goes after Megatron with the Star Saber. When Optimus and Smokescreen returned, the Star Saber was destroyed in battle.
Ratchet says "Even though he wielded the power of the ancients for only one day, Optimus does not require it to be the mightiest of warriors." When Smokescreen was kidnapped by Soundwave, Arcee went with Optimus in attempt to rescue him but failed as Soundwave bridged out. After Starscream stole the Omega Keys, Arcee went with the team to see Dreadwing with the Forge of Solus Prime. Optimus attempted to let Dreadwing join their team but Dreadwing doesn't believe in the Decepticon cause, but betraying his kind won't be the same as accepting theirs. As they engaged the fight of their lives with the Decepticons on Cybertron, they came to the Omega Lock.
The result ended with the kids being used to trade over the Omega Keys and Optimus destroying the Lock with the Star Saber to prevent Megatron from harming Earth. The team had no choice but to split up until they could regroup and launch a counterattack. Arcee and Jack met up with Ultra Magnus. They soon met up with the others at the Harbinger, where Ratchet, Raf, and Bumblebee was there. Optimus and Smokescreen were the only ones not there, which Ultra Magnus states they must stop Megatron with or without Optimus. After the attack on Darkmount, they were eventually captured. Optimus came flying and destroyed the Decepticon citadel. Arcee and Optimus retreated back to base with the others. Agent Fowler thanked everyone for their efforts in battle. After recovering Predacon bones, the Autobots went on a mission and ended up capturing Soundwave. Though Soundwave was able to shut himself down during their interrogation. Arcee went with Optimus, Ultra Magnus, Wheeljack and Bumblebee to the South Pole to stop the Decepticons from attacking the Solaris particle collider. When Optimus was going to face the Predacon head on, Arcee and finding out that Ratchet was kidnapped by the Decepticons, Arcee went with the team on their final battle. Optimus was battling with Megatron as they made their way to the Omega Lock. As Bumblebee's body fell in the cybermatter, from Megatron blasting him, Optimus raged out and was knocked off the lock's platform. Bumblebee was restored by the cybermatter and killed Megatron with the Star Saber. As the Decepticons escaped, the Autobots used the Omega Lock to restore Cybertron's core. Arcee went with Optimus and the others back home after saying farewell to their human friends/family.
It is hinted on the show that Arcee may have romantic feelings for him as shown in Scrapheap. In Sick Mind, Arcee told Ratchet she would risk her own life for Optimus anytime, anywhere, which shows she is would do anything to make Optimus well. In Minus One, as Ultra Magnus went with Wheeljack and Bumblebee, Arcee watched Optimus. This shows Arcee cares the most about Optimus. She also knows the rules of being a Prime, as she points out Optimus not being the party type or runs away from a fight. Arcee and Optimus respect eachother as soldier/friend, like a father to daughter, older brother to sister bond.
When Optimus was gone, Ultra Magnus came to Earth in his ship. Arcee and Jack met up with him, which Arcee explained to Jack that Ultra Magnus was Optimus' key lieutenant during the war on Cybertron. She explained that he was very "by the book" kind of Autobot. When the team was together, with Smokescreen and Optimus missing in action, they set an attack on Darkmount. It was going well until, they got captured. Ultra Magnus was about to be executed by Megatron. Suddenly Optimus flew in, upgraded by the Forge, and rescued Ultra Magnus from Megatron. Ultra Magnus remarked on his leader's new look, stating he was "robust." The Autobots and Decepticons escaped from destruction of the citadel. Ultra Magnus asked Optimus what a "Kilt" was and Optimus said Agent Fowler can be oblique at times. Optimus told Ultra Magnus that he finds it best to simply nod and mobilize.
Ultra Magnus tried to use the Elite Guard ways on Team Prime, but they were having a negative effect on them. When Optimus returned to base, the team went to him, leaving Magnus all alone. Optimus saw his commander alone and asked what was troubling him. Ultra Magnus said that his command style may have a negative effect on morale. Optimus layed a hand on Magnus' shoulder and said that the team wasn't the Elite guard. Optimus rescued Ultra Magnus and Wheeljack, who now respects one another, from Predaking. Optimus explained the concept of "family" to Ultra Magnus and he started to get use to Team Prime's family ways. Optimus is a friend, mentor, to Magnus. Ultra Magnus is like a brother to Optimus, in a way.
Bulkhead met up with Optimus back on Cybertron during the war. Though they barely interact, Optimus and Bulkhead are good friends.
In Loose Cannons, Bulkhead explained to Wheeljack that he believes that Optimus has it in him to end the war. Bulkhead tagged along with Optimus and the team usually scouting for energon mines or other Decepticon activity. During the battle on Cybertron for the Omega Keys, Bulkhead and the team located the Omega Lock. Though this mission was compromised when the Decepticons used the children to trade for the Omega keys. Optimus had no choice but to destroy the lock with the Star Saber, which resulted in the team splitting up from their old base until they could regroup and plan an attack. This brought up the arrival of Ultra Magnus and a strange dragon like creature the Decepticons used to hunt down the Autobots. With no sign of Optimus, Ultra Magnus informed the team that they must stop Megatron with or without Optimus. Ultra Magnus' attack on the Decepticon citadel ended in the team being captured. Soon Optimus flew in with his new jet pack and robust body, which ended in everyone escaping the destroyed citadel.
Optimus was the only Autobot to trust Smokescreen when the young Autobot first arrived. While the others doubted his stories and believed he was a Decepticon spy, the rookie's stories of Alpha Trion convinced Optimus he was a loyal ally. He did however, think Smokescreen needed further training and needed to follow protocol more, but officially made him part of Team Prime after he defeated Starscream and secured the Apex Armor. He later claimed Smokescreen needed to further assimilate himself into human culture and the ways of Earth. He lost his patience once with him after he took Jack on the mission to get the Star Saber, though he was glad that Smokescreen had found it. During the battle for the Omega keys on Cybertron, Smokescreen wanted to give his key to Optimus, as he stated to Optimus "Optimus an honor like this doesn't belong to me." Though their mission was complicated when Megatron used their human friends to trade for the Omega Keys. This results in Optimus destroying the Omega Lock with the Star Saber and the destruction of the Autobot base. When the Autobot base was destroyed, Smokescreen managed to hide the wounded Prime and tried to restore him. These actions convinced Optimus that if anyone should succeed him it should be Smokescreen, despite the young bot's objections.
Smokescreen later healed Optimus with the Forge of Solus Prime giving him a new body. In Predacons Rising, Optimus gave him subtle signs even before his sacrifice that he remained convinced Smokescreen was the best choice for a new Prime.
WheeljackWheeljack met Optimus Prime on his first trip to Earth. When he returned back Earth with Dreadwing, Wheeljack began to follow his own ways until Optimus warned him to follow his lead. Bulkhead talked to Wheeljack about the old days and how he gave up being a Wrecker....which Wheeljack responds "because Prime was the real deal." Bulkhead and Wheeljack made up their old Wrecker hand shake code, "Wreckers don't call for backup. They call for cleanup!!" They attack Dreadwing, but Dreadwing had already set up a trap and the Wreckers fell under it. Wheeljack was under the rubble but Bulkhead was captured. Optimus comes to Wheeljack's aid, to Wheeljack's surprise. They went in Wheeljack's ship and ventured to rescue their friend. In his ship, Optimus seemed tightly packed inside and tried to make conversation. He said "You and Bulkhead shared quite a history and yet you prefer to work alone." Wheeljack responded by saying that the Wreckers scattered a long time ago and being alone isn't complicated. They found Bulkhead with a time bomb strapped on his chest. Wheeljack tried to disarm the device, while Optimus sneaks away to find Dreadwing. When Bulkhead noticed Optimus was gone, Wheeljack corrected himself by saying that Optimus was the first to leave. But Bulkhead denied it and said that Optimus would never do that. Eventually after an arguement, Wheeljack finally realized that Bulkhead was right about Optimus and that Dreadwing was the only able to defuse it. Dreadwing defused the bomb and blew up the dock. He escaped and left them. Back at base, Wheeljack apologized to Optimus and said it was an honor watching him work. Optimus extended his hand to welcome Wheeljack to the team, but Jackie wanted to explore Earth more, in his new vehicle mode.
- His design is heavily based upon his live-action counterpart but with the color scheme of his Generation One counterpart.
- He is a descendent of Prima, the first Prime. He even wields the Star Saber, which was Prima's signature weapon.
- His new form, "Optimus 2.0", looks much like Transformers: Cybertron (Galaxy Force). He also gains a jetpack like his counterparts did in Transformers: Animated, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon.
- Only version of the character to receive an in-series upgrade, as the Unicron Trilogy one had received different forms starting with each show.
- Second version of the character to be voiced by Peter Cullen, who also voiced him in the original series.
- Optimus was the first Autobot to learn Predaking's name. Despite that he still only calls him "the Predacon" or "Predacon."
- In his new body, Optimus has never been shown using a built-in melee weapon.
- Despite being called "Optimus Prime," Orion was and still is his original name. Though they are different sides, Optimus and Orion makes up the strong, devoted and caring Autobot leader that every fan loves.
- Optimus is the example of good. He is willing to do whatever it takes to save his friends and family.
- "We must not allow our anger over the loss of Cliffjumper to impair our judgement. As of today, only we five Autobots remain on this earth. We owe it to ourselves... to the memory of Cybertron... to any Autobots in any galaxy seeking safe harbor... to humankind... and we owe it to the memory of our fallen comrade... to survive."
- "Arcee, what did you see?"
- "Without a means of leaving this world, we Autobots take strength in the bonds we have forged with our three young friends - true warriors. If not in body, then in spirit. My name is Optimus Prime, and I send this message. Though we did not choose to be of Earth, it would seem that we are here to stay. If you approach this planet with hostile intent, know this: We will defend ourselves. We will defend humanity. We will defend... our home."
- "Indeed Bumblebee. Our human friends would of been wise to stray from Ratchet's path."
- "But, I will bring you back a snowball."
- "Bulkhead may be...too large for this world, but his inner strength is without bounds. One should not be measured by size alone."
- "Arcee, this may not be the finish that we had planned, but if this is indeed the end, if we are to be come one with the Allspark."
- "Ah-ah, no need, Agent Fowler. I will handle the driving."
- "Maximum overdrive!"
- "Thanks to your medical expertise, old friend."
- "Ratchet, can we triangulate the geographical position of the cell phone signal?"
- "Miko, what you've endured has been lesson enough. We are just glad you are all safe."
- "Sometimes we must rise above ourselves for the greater good."
- "It's a trap!"
- "Engaging the enemy on your own was even more foolish this time Bulkhead. But I am honored you saw fit to rescue your rival. You have truly risen above yourself."
- "You're right to be worried Bulkhead. But I agree with Arcee."
- "Wisdom cannot be granted Arcee. It must be earned. Sometimes at a cost."
- "Ratchet, I question the wisdom of using yourself as a test subject."
- "Autobots, do not inflict harm unless all other options have been exhausted. It is what seperates us from the Decepticons."
- "There is something I must do."
- "I have been foolish not to see what history has proven over and over again, that Autobots and Decepticons will never mend their ways. If there can be no diplomatic solution to this perpetual conflict, then I must not allow darkness to fall upon this or any planet. Megatron must be destroyed!"
- "I have come for Megatron and him alone. Stand down and be spared."
- "Megatron! Today you answer for your crimes against Cybertron and against humanity. One shall stand-"
- "Do not believe everything you read."
- "I could not have allowed this to happen otherwise."
- "June, it deeply grieves me that I have failed. But I will do everything in my power to ensure that no harm comes to our human friends. Or any human ever again."
- "Before the beginning... there was Primus. And, there was Unicron. One, the incarnation of creation – the other... of destruction. For eons; Primus and Unicron battled, the balance of power shifting between them more times than could be counted. Only by creating the Thirteen – the original Primes who preceded me – was Primus finally able to defeat Unicron, and cast him out. Primus became one with the very core of our planet, creating life through the Well of All Sparks, while Unicron was never to be heard from again... until now."
- "Not while I still function Unicron. The power of the Matrix will light our darkest hour!"
- "Where are we Megatronus?"
- "One question Megatron. Why are we called Decepticons?"
- "You do not suggest that our leader would speak falsehoods?"
- "Why does history portray me siding with the Autobot aggressors? And why did Starscream call me a Prime? I must know. Who am I?"
- "That may be true, or yet another deception, but this much I do know: my sympathies lie with the Autobots and you are not one of us."
- "Are you certain I am worthy?"
- "Megatron!! Begone!!!!"
- "A transplant. But that would require a donor."
- "You and Bulkhead share quite a history and yet you prefer to work alone."
- "Without the resources we possessed on Cybertron, we lack ready means of capturing and imprisoning our enemies. Nonetheless. I do not intend the termination of ANY defensless lifeform."
- "Is something wrong?"
- "I am fine General Bryce. How are you?"
- "You are stronger for the choice you made."
- "This is one race... that we absolutely cannot afford to lose."
- "You will lead me there regardless."
- "The current temperatures are not extreme enough to affect our biology. You'll be fine."
- "Yet you cannot fly!"
- "I bore Skyquake no malice. And I regret the role I played in his demise. So I will appeal to you as I did to your twin. Turn your back against the Decepticon cause and help me end this war. For his sake and all who have fallen."
- "Go where you are needed Agent Fowler. There is nothing more you can do for Bulkhead at this time."
- "She needs time."
- "Slow, but steady old friend."
- "Smokescreen, what was your assignment inside the halls?"
- "Do you know of Alpha Trion's fate, after the fall of Iacon?"
- "This is our oppurtunity. Autobots! Storm the command center."
- "While Ratchet and Arcee are correct, I believe we are all equally responsible for this incident."
- "Our recent efforts have been so intensively focused on averting crises, that we have overlooked simple matters such as teaching Smokescreen how to best function on this planet. It is an oversight that must be corrected."
- "Perhaps the best way for you to learn about the human world is from a human."
- "I am a soldier Megatron, and you are a prisoner of your own twisted delusions."
- "Autobots! Maintain postions!" (Slow motion)
- "Then I appeal to you again. Join us and help end this conflict once and for all."
- "With the Forge of Solus Prime. We have a means of reaching Cybertron."
- "According to Alpha Trion, the Omega Lock is a conduit to the very Allspark itself."
- "-And if we refuse."
- "You have what you want Megatron. This conflict is between Autobots and Decepticons. Allow me to return the humans to Earth."
- "No, it will cyberform your planet in favor of it's new Matrix. Destroying all indigenous life in the process."
- "What was necessary. There was no time for another prolong battle not with Earth in imminent danger."
- "The base is lost. Agent Fowler and Wheeljack can only buy us time to escape. Bumblebee and Rafael you will depart first."
- "We must disperse to avoid capture until we can regroup and launch a counterattack. Survival is our only priority now."
- "I will ensure that the Decepticons cannot follow."
- "Neither did I old friend."
- "How did I get here?"
- "No. No hope."
- "The Forge....of Solus....Prime."
- "That is not the reason I had you retrieve the relic."
- "The Power of the Forge is not unlimited. It's energy has already begun to ebb."
- "Whatever power remains.....must be used....to rebuild the Omega Lock......to restore Cybertron."
- "The fate of all our kind is more vital than that of any one of us, including...me."
- "There will be....a new Prime."
- "The time for a new leader is upon us. In my spark....I believe that leader stands before me right now..."
- "Smokescreen. The choice is neither yours or mine to make.....when it is time....the Matrix of Leadership will present itself to one.......whose spark is worthy..."
- "Who.....stands before me?"
- "Is it truly you.......Alpha Trion?"
- "I do not fear joining the Allspark, but for the fate of the Matrix of Leadership."
- "Commander." (after being restored by the Forge)
- "Autobots. We must become Beast Hunters."
- "Ultra Magnus. Something has been troubling you."
- "Your service is most welcome old friend. But this is not the Elite Guard."
- "And we must adapt to that change. The members of Team Prime are not cogs in a machine. They have grown into something greater than an army. They have become...."
- "Stealth team transport our cargo back to base. Wreckers reconnoiter the mine."
- "A human concept. One I have learned since coming to Earth: Family."
- "I will engage the Predacon!"
- "Stand down Predacon!"
- "If Megatron truly is rebuilding the Omega Lock, as Ratchet summarized, Synthetic Energon might be a necessary component."
- "Whatever the outcome, know that Ratchet would be most proud of your contribution."
- "Loud and clear old friend!"
- "Autobots! Lock onto those coordinates. And storm the warship!"
- "Copy Ratchet! We will rendezvous at the objective. Arcee lead stealth team to secure the Omega Lock. Ultra Magnus you and the Wreckers storm the bridge. Prevent the Decepticons from targeting the device if stealth team is delayed."
- "I do not intend to pass up a second chance of restoring Cybertron."
- "It would seem that the old field medic made good after all."
- "Optimus Prime to all units. Megatron is no more!!!"
- "Ultra Magnus. Set course for Cybertron!!"
- "With our home planet capable of supporting life. We have much rebuilding to do. Alas, we will miss our home away from home and the family we made here."
- "Until we meet again old friend."
- "We have endured bitter hardship and countless battles. But along last our home planet has been restored. We would not be standing on Cybertron soil were it not for the valiant efforts of those assemble here and our absent commerades. Ratchet, who remains on Earth to safeguard our human friends and Cliffjumper who made the ultimate sacrifice. But on this day at the dawn of a new era we bestow a special honor one earned by Bumblebee through his bravery and devotion to the cause of peace. Long before he rid this universe of the scourge of the Decepticon warmonger."
- "It is best that you remain here Wheeljack."
- "Wheeljack! Set a course for Cybertron."
- "Not as I stand before you Unicron."
- "Megatron! You and I once united to save a world from Unicron. We must do so again!"
- "By the only means available to us. Under these most dire of circumstances. The fate of our species upon this...or any world, depends upon it."
- "As a being comprised of pure energy, Unicron's anti-spark was vulnerable to this reliquary of the Primes."
- "In order to protect the Allspark and secure Unicron's defeat it was necessary for me to empty the vessel's contents.....(Bumblebee: Into where?) the Matrix of Leadership."
- "As such my own spark can no longer be seperated from the multitude of others within me."
- "To not return the Allspark to the Well would be to prevent future generations of new life from existing on Cybertron. My quest must be completed."
- "Because the Matrix must now be relinquished with the Allspark, it cannot be restored, or passed down to another. But while this may very well mark the end of the age of Primes, Leadership can be earned with or without the Matrix. And in my view, you have each acted as a Prime."
- "As even Megatron has demonstrated on this day. Every sentient being has the capacity for change."
- "I ask only this of you fellow Autobots....Keep Fighting the noblist of fights." - Optimus to his family
- "Above all do not lament my absence. For in my spark I know that this is not the end. But merely a new beginning.......simply put........another transformation." - Last words in the movie
| Optimus Prime | Arcee | Bumblebee | Bulkhead | Ratchet | Wheeljack | Ultra Magnus | Smokescreen | Knock Out
|Cliffjumper | Tailgate | Seaspray | Alpha Trion|
|Decepticons | Thirteen | Neutral | Wreckers | Star Seekers|
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