i always wondered if optimus had kept his s1 and s2 look before being buff during s3 and ultra magnus was at the same height with him
they literally have the same type of body (other than the chest, shoulder pads and head) but i wonder if magnus ever felt like he expected to be the same height as OP like “yes i’m big now i can finally be intimidating and stuff” but nooooo
OP had to get even bigger and i can just see magnus thinking “goddamnit prime you had to die”
you can even see he mentions “you’re looking…robust” (other words - yOU JUST HAD TO GET BIGGER)
idk the height difference he probably thought he was gonna get over is pretty hilarious
Mr Cullen, I know you will never see and read this, but I’d still like to quickly express my appreciation. I absolutely adore your work, especially Optimus Prime. I know you get that a lot, but one more time can’t hurt. The voice you gave this character is perfect, wonderfully balancing stern authority with loveable sympathy, and the fandom will never be able to thank you enough. Thank you for playing this role for so many years, you have brought us all so much joy. I wish you only the best and a happy birthday, good Sir.
Oh, and just for fun, my favorite Optimus quote is “Somebody’s got to turn off that volcano!”
(Is it still the 28th over there? I hope I made it!)
See, I love Smokescreen because he honestly did become “just like Optimus”.
His greatest contributions were all based around rescuing others, gathering essential items, and providing assistance when the chips were down. He never became a Prime, and never really received any overly indulgent praise/alternate titles for his work, but seemed nevertheless happy that he was a valued member. Smokescreen became someone who could always provide unconditional support to those in need without any concern for how it elevated himself, all while retaining his youthful vigor.
It’s not always about being “the one”, sometimes it’s just about being there for everyone.