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2007: Megatron - So what if we revived our race here on earth?
Optimus *IMPALES HIM WITH ONLY SOURCE OF LIFE*

2009: The Fallen - So, I’ve got this Star Harvester and a ship full of starving robo-babies..
Optimus *RIPS OFF HIS FACE*

2011: Sentinel Prime - Pretty much the only way to save our planet is to teleport it over here…
Optimus *SHOOTS HIM IN THE HEAD*

2014: Lockdown - Hey, I found this Seed that could turn Earth into a new Cybert..
Optimus *CUTS HIM IN HALF WITH A SWORD*

2017: Optimus - For my world to live… Yours must die.
Megatron - COULDA REACHED THAT CONCLUSION A LITTLE SOONER, BRO

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I was at the Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia and they had all of these and more on display and lemme just say, I left a happy camper

Hearing Galloway call Optimus’ dead body “scrap metal” in Revenge of the Fallen still pisses me off to this day. I can’t watch the movie without muttering “fucking asshole” at the screen every time I see that scene. >:/

I’ve noticed that the humans who don’t like the bots talk about and treat them like they’re not really alive, like they’re non-people.

Ironic, disabled people whose disabilities affect their cognition or communication get treated in a similar fashion.

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ROTF revival scene. Still one of my most favorite Optimus movie moments. This is the most physically vulnerable you ever see him be. Then you see the mental equivalent all through AOE.

Coming back to life is traumatic. Optimus gets ripped away from peace to awaken in his broken body surrounded by war and screaming. He knows right from the moment his optics open that he is Earth’s only hope.

People seem to forget the burden Optimus faces. A leader stands at the top. He has no one higher to look up to because people put him on a pedestal. That is a lonely place. Imagine how much lonelier it is for him after knowing everyone he personally looked up to or trusted ended up betraying him.

Megatron
The Fallen
Sentinel Prime
Human beings

But he soldiers on because he is Optimus Prime.

A hero.