reason #4678617890 why i love Optimus Prime: that moment in Dark of the Moon when he’s just had basically his worst temper tantrum/silent treatment ever because of Stupid Humans, and 2 sec later he’s calmly greeting Buzz Aldrin with the utmost politeness and respect and he smiles and says sincerely “the honour is mine”

(even though like. space travel to them is nothing. it took us almost 2000 years to send a few dudes to our orbiting moon?? psssht. primitave indeed. but Optimus is like “nonono this was a huge achievement for them. this was one of their first humans selected amongst billions to leave their planet’s atmosphere. good job sir. i am genuinely honoured to meet you little spaceman.”)


“So majestic and peaceful, this planet. Unlike the final days of Cybertron." 

"I’ve wondered what might’ve been… If you had fought the final battle, instead of me." 

"Never mourn the past, young warrior. Thanks to you, our race survives.”

“You were our leader, Sentinel. It is your right to lead us again." 

"In a world I do not know… I am no longer your teacher, Optimus. You are mine."