Optimus Prime History

The charismatic and leader of the heroic Autobots, Optimus Prime is no doubt the most well-known character of the Transformers universe. He is seen as a fearless, heroic and compassionate character. He also has a strong sense of justice and often, in the process of justice and freedom, put others – fellow Autobots and human beings before himself, self-sacrificing himself for the benefit and ongoing survival of others.

Optimus Prime

There have been many variants of Prime's forms but the Original Optimus Prime 'transforms' into a red freigtliner Cab-over-engine Class 8 semi-truck . From the truck, the cab transforms into the robot form while the trailer disconnects itself and transforms into the Combat Deck. From the Combat Deck, the third and final component, a mobile scout buggy known as Roller. Roller can sneak within enemy lines with much ease. Prime and Roller's senses are tied together and hence, injuries that occur are felt by both Roller and Prime.

Optimus Prime Truck

The robot form of Prime is equipped with brute strength and uses a laser rifle to blast all Decepticons away. The Autobot Matrix of Leadership, a strange talisman which is carried by all Autobot leaders and handed down since the very beginning is contained within Prime's chest. The Combat Deck I s basically a mobile command headquarters cum battle-station which also doubles as a radio-antenna for battlefield communications among the Autobots.

Among Prime's known mottos are “Freedom is the right of all sentient beings” and “No sacrifice is too great in the service of freedom” which reflects his strong sense of belief in righteousness and justice/freedom. There have been other known variants of storyline, modes and powers in different comics publications , animated series etc but overall, Prime will always be the undisputed Leader of the Autobots.


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