the idea that Optimus just sits in truck mode when he’s really pissed and/or giving the silent treatment is actually cute as fuck. how he’ll just sit there all day in truck mode. backing up into little hiding places.

like you try to talk to him and he probably just rumbles his engines grumpily in reply. then when he’s finally had enough, he just blasts his horn really loudly and then you know it’s time to leave

  • I look like a cinnamon roll but I could probably kill you:G1 Optimus Prime
  • I look like I could kill you but I am actually a cinnamon roll:TFP Optimus Prime
  • I look like a cinnamon roll and I really am a cinnamon roll:TFA Optimus Prime
  • I look like I could kill you and I'm really gonna kill you:Bayformers Optimus Prime

A comparison of Optimus’ face from the first movie and the fourth. I chose opposite expressions, too. He’s smiling in the top one.

AOE has him looking angrier and a bit older in a way, like Sentinel. You can almost see how the vibrancy has been bled out of him over the eons, but even more so with what he went through between the first Transformers movie and AOE.

War ages everyone, and leadership is heavy.