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Autobots, Roll Out!
~ Optimus Prime's most famous quote - commanding the Autobots.
Optimus Prime, originally known as Orion Pax, is main protagonist of the Transformers franchise.

He is the leader of the heroic Autobots, sworn protectors of humanity and Cybertron, and battles against the menace of the Decepticons and their evil ruler Megatron.

He is a very brave and strong leader who fights with equal compassion and furiosity, valuing all life and unwilling to bow down to tyranny or terror. Optimus Prime's main disguise has tended to be a large truck and he is generally seen as one of the most powerful Autobots on Earth.

Optimus Prime is famously voiced by Peter Cullen who also voiced the character in the live-action film series and the character in the Transformers: Prime animated series

Generation One

Optimus Prime could transform into a Kenworth K1000 cab over truck. In his chest is a mystic talisman, also known as the autobot matrix of leadership and the creation matrix, carried by all autobot leaders. When Optimus transforms, his cab turns into an ion blaster and his trailer disconnects, forming a combat deck. This deck supports a mobile battle station and headquarters armed with assorted artillery and beam weapons that fire automatically.

The combat deck also serves as a radio antennae that can communicate with the other autobots. The combat deck also included "Roller", a scout buggy meant to scout behind enemy lines. When Roller is deployed, Optimus sees and hears what Roller sees and hears. If the combat deck or Roller were eradicated, Optimus would survive. However, despite the slight degree of autonomy they possess, neither the combat deck or Roller would survive if Prime died.

Optimus had an undying commitment to leadership. He is straightforward, wise, and upbeat. He also dislikes rap music, putting him at odds with other autobots such as Blaster or Jazz. Optimus is secretly plagued by self-doubt and pacifism that makes him a reluctant warrior.

Powers

Being a Transformer, Optimus Prime can transform into what is usually depicted as a truck, whether it be an eighteen wheeler, firetruck, or Peterbilt. With this, he can go at extremely fast speeds. He usually wields an ion blaster, a rifle that can shoots lethal explosive rounds and/or a barrage cannon, another rifle that shoots warheads filled with 3,000 pounds of TNT. He also has several melee weapons, such as energon axes, dual retracting swords, and hooks. He can also lift over 4,000,000 pounds.

Quotes

Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.
~ Optimus Prime expressing his beliefs in freedom and equality.
One Shall Stand! One Shall Fall!
~ Optimus Prime before battling Megatron.
There's a thine line between being a hero and being a memory.
~ Optimus Prime
Sometimes even the wisest of men and machines can be in error.
~ Optimus Prime
Until that day… till all are one.
~ Optimus Prime's last words.
           Transformers Heroes

Generation One

Autobots

Optimus Prime | Bumblebee | Arcee | Jazz | Ironhide | Wheeljack | Ratchet | Grimlock | Prowl | Mirage | Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod | Grimlock | Slag | Sludge | Snarl | Swoop | Ultra Magnus | Hot Shot | Skyfire

Animated
Optimus Prime | Bumblebee | Prowl | Bulkhead | Ratchet | Sari Sumdac | Ultra Magnus | Sentinel Prime | Jazz | Omega Supreme | Grimlock | Snarl | Swoop | Isaac Sumdac