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Optimus Prime (Character)
from Transformers (2007)

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Optimus Prime: The world will know what you did here!
Joshua Joyce: The world? The world will approve! We can make you now. Don't you get it? We don't need you anymore.

[from trailer]
[Cade jumpstarts a truck with a cable]
Optimus Prime: Calling all Autobots...
Cade Yeager: I think we just found a Transformer!

[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: After all we have done, humans are hunting us. But I fear we are all targets now.

Cade Yeager: When you said you were done fighting for humans, you didn't mean that, did you?
Optimus Prime: How many more of my kind must be sacrificed, to atone for YOUR mistakes?
Cade Yeager: What do you think being human means? That's what we do. We make mistakes. Sometimes, out of those mistakes come the most amazing things... When I fixed you, it was for a reward. That was it. That was why. The money. And it was me making a mistake. Without it, you wouldn't be here. So even if you got no faith in us, I'm asking you to do what I do. I'm asking you to look at all the junk and see the treasure. You gotta have faith, Prime, in who we can be.

[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: We need a new army...
[the Dinobots appear]

[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: This is not war... it's human extinction!

Optimus Prime: A great threat is coming...
Cade Yeager: What if you had some human help?
Tessa Yeager: You're his partner now?
Cade Yeager: Sweetie, we're targets now too! We have to find out why we'll never get our lives back again!

[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: Autobots, roll out!

[Cade tends to Optimus Prime]
Optimus Prime: Cade, why are you willing to help me?
Cade Yeager: Cause you trust me to.

[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: Charge!

[repeated line]
Optimus Prime: Calling all Autobots!

[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: The hunt ends here!

[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: Who sent you here?
Lockdown: You think you were born? You were built! And they want you back.

Optimus Prime: [to the Dinobots] Legendary warriors, the powers that created us now want us all extinguished. We must join forces, or else we'll all be their slaves. So today you stand with us... or you stand against me.
[Grimlock roars at Optimus and attacks him]
Crosshairs: We'll let Prime figure this one out...
Drift: Very wise.
Crosshairs: [climbs up a waterfall] There's no way I'm staying down with them, NO WAY!
Optimus Prime: [punches Grimlock] Only together can we survive! Let me lead you!
[Grimlock transforms into a T-rex and roars fire]
Crosshairs: Oh, no...
Drift: I was expecting a giant car!
Optimus Prime: Come here!
[Grimlock charges at Prime]
Optimus Prime: We're giving you freedom!
[sucker punches Grimlock to the ground, and draws his blade]
Optimus Prime: Defend my family, or die!
[Grimlock submits to Optimus]

Optimus Prime: You have no soul!
[runs Galvatron through with his sword]
Galvatron: That is why I have no fear!

Lockdown: Welcome back to the Knights Terminus, Prime.
Optimus Prime: You have disgraced it...
Lockdown: Join your fellow rebels, fugitive scum! It's for the rarest of specimens, the worst of the worst. It's taken centuries, but I've collected all the Knights, but you. The Creators want to sweep their chessboard clean.
Optimus Prime: I am slave to no one.
Lockdown: All this species mixing with species, it upsets the cosmic balance. The Creators, they don't like it. They built you to do what you were told.

Optimus Prime: Honor to the end.

Harold Attinger: [holds Cade at gunpoint] You see, it takes patience to make a man. The patience to watch and wait, to protect all of us quietly, for God and country, without any recognition at all!
Optimus Prime: [as he is fighting Lockdown] Cade!
Harold Attinger: There are no good aliens or bad aliens, Yeager! It's just us and them! And you chose them...
[Optimus Prime guns down Attinger]
Cade Yeager: Anytime.

Cade Yeager: Teenagers...
Optimus Prime: I went through the same thing with Bumblebee.

Optimus Prime: Within that man-made protype I fought, I felt the presence of Megatron.
Cade Yeager: The Decepticon who started the Chicago war?
Brains: How do you think KSI built those bots in the first place, hmm? They had a whole mess of dead Decepticon heads, and they were downloading their minds! And Iw as in charge of autopsy duty, no union, no benefits, no nothing! They hooked me up to Megatron, and that mind wasn't as dead as they thought! He fed them the science and the specs, all so he could build them a brand new body! Then he infected it with his evil nasty chromosomes! Total inside custom job! KSI might have named the body a snazzy name like Galvatron, but that's just Megatron reincarnated!
Tessa Yeager: You knew this, and you didn't warn them?
Brains: Little girl, you go into a pretty dark place when you're on death row. He's been playing KSI all this time, all so he could manipulate them into going after the Seed!
Shane Dyson: The Seed?
Tessa Yeager: Those nasty soldiers that were chasing us, I saw them take something that they called the Seed...
Hound: Sixty million years ago, give or take an eon.
Optimus Prime: Thousands of planets were cyberformed with Seeds. They turned your life into our elemental metal. Our creators destroyed your species to make us.
Brains: And that's what Galvatron wants to happen again! He wants to detonate that Seed in the biggest city and kill millions! He's going to show the world "Baby, I'm back!"
Optimus Prime: The blast wave will incinerate that city into molten metal. He'll have enough to build a massive army, and annihalate your species for ever.
Brains: You dumb greedy bastards just brought extinction to yourselves! Not my problem, though! I'm free at last! The whole thing worked out good for me!

Optimus Prime: Brave warriors, you are free!
[the Dinobots roar and leave]
Crosshairs: I'll ride with you anytime, Spike!

[last lines]
Optimus Prime: There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to solve. But who we are and why we are here, are not among them. Those answers we carry inside. I am Optimus Prime, and this message is to my Creators: leave planet Earth alone, 'cause I'm coming for you!

Optimus Prime, Cade Yeager: There remains a price on my head. I endanger you all if I stay. I shall take the Seed where it can never be found.
Cade Yeager: Will we ever see you again?
Optimus Prime: Cade Yeager, I do not know. But whenever you look to the stars, think of one of them as my soul. Defend this family, Autobots. As they have you. Defend all they can be.

Hound: Optimus, what are our orders on these humans? Can I squish the bald guy?
Optimus Prime: They're in trouble...
Crosshairs: Nah! This isn't our fight! I'm done being an underdog, underdogs suck! I say they get what they deserve!

Optimus Prime: [draws a Cybertronian sword] Recognize one of your knights!
[releases the Dinobots from their cell]
Optimus Prime: [in Cybertronian] The legend exists.

[Optimus climbs on Grimlock]
Optimus Prime: Autobots, we're gonna prove who we are and why we're here!
Crosshairs: Ugh, you just want to die for the guy. That's leadership. Or brainwashing, or something.
Drift: No... that's Optimus Prime.
[the other Dinobots transform as Crosshairs rides Scorn and Drift rides Slug]
Optimus Prime: Autobots, we charge together! Now, roll out!

Joshua Joyce: What we do here is science. Because if we don't do it, somebody else will. Because you cannot stop technology.
Optimus Prime: We are NOT your technology!

Optimus Prime: [sees Leadfoot and Ratchet get killed by humans] I have sworn to never kill humans...
Hound: Big mistake.
Optimus Prime: ...but when I find out who's behind this, he's going to die.

Cade Yeager: Hey, you!
[engages Lockdown]
Optimus Prime: Cade, get back! This is my fight!
Lockdown: It's MY fight now, and you're all gonna die!

Optimus Prime: They slaughtered Ratchet... I'M GONNA TEAR THEM APART!

[after the Dinobots come into Hong Kong]
Joshua Joyce: Good job!
Optimus Prime: YOU!
Joshua Joyce: Who?
Cade Yeager: [grabs Joyce] YOU!
Optimus Prime: Step forward! Your science will be held accountable for humanity's extinction!
Joshua Joyce: Okay, I get it with the whole socio-biological ethics thing...
Cade Yeager: There are some things that shouldn't be invented.
[Grimlock roars at Joyce]

Cade Yeager: [examines Prime] The missile just missed your power source.
Optimus Prime: We call it a spark. It contains our life essence, and all our memories.
Cade Yeager: Yeah, we call it a soul.

Optimus Prime: Bee, jump!
[Bumblebee grabs hold of Strafe]

Lockdown: I feel sorry for you, Prime. Your legion, these humans. The trouble be with loyalty to a cause... is that the cause will always betray you!
Optimus Prime: [paralyzed] Who sent you here?
Lockdown: Where do you think you came from? You think you were born? No. You were built! And your Creators want you back!
Lockdown: We all work for someone.

Transformers (2007)
Ironhide: Why are we fighting to save the humans? They're a primitive and violent race.
Optimus Prime: Were we so different? They're a young species. They have much to learn. But I've seen goodness in them. Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. You all know there's only one way to end this war: we must destroy the Cube. If all else fails, I will unite it with the spark in my chest.
Ratchet: That's suicide! The Cube is raw power, it could destroy you both!
Optimus Prime: A necessary sacrifice to bring peace to this planet. We cannot let the humans pay for our mistakes. It's been an honor serving with you all.

Optimus Prime: My weapons specialist: Ironhide.
Ironhide: [drawing his guns] You feelin' lucky, punk?
Optimus Prime: Easy, Ironhide...
Ironhide: [retracts his guns] Just kidding. I just wanted to show him my cannons.

Optimus Prime: It's you and me, Megatron...
Megatron: No, it's just ME, Prime!
Optimus Prime: At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!
Megatron: You still fight for the weak! That is why you lose!

Optimus Prime: Sam, I owe you my life. We are in your debt.

Mikaela: Why are you here?
Optimus Prime: We are here looking for the All Spark. And we must find it before Megatron.
Sam Witwicky: Mega-what?
[Prime projects a holographic view of Cybertron]
Optimus Prime: Our planet was once a powerful empire, peaceful and just, until we were betrayed by Megatron, leader of the Decepticons. All who defied them were destroyed. Our war finally consumed the planet, and the All Spark was lost to the stars. Megatron followed it to Earth, where Captain Witwicky found him...
Sam Witwicky: My grandfather.
Optimus Prime: It was an accident that intertwined our fates.
[Captain Witwicky discovers Megatron in the ice]
Optimus Prime: Megatron crash-landed before he could retrieve the Cube.
[the Captain fiddles with Megatron's gears, causing a bright light to strike him... ]
Optimus Prime: He accidentally activated his navigation system. The coordinates to the Cube's location on Earth were imprinted on his glasses.
Sam Witwicky: How did you know about his glasses?
Optimus Prime: eBay.
Sam Witwicky: eBay...
Ratchet: If the Decepticons find the All Spark, they will use its power to transform Earth's machines and build a new army.
Optimus Prime: And the human race will be extinguished. Sam Witwicky, you hold the key to Earth's survival.
Mikaela: Please tell me that you have those glasses?

Optimus Prime: Sam... you risked your life to protect the Cube.
Sam Witwicky: No sacrifice, no victory.

Optimus Prime: [to a dying Megatron] You left me no choice, brother.

Ironhide: Prime... we couldn't save him.
[hands him Jazz's remains]
Optimus Prime: Oh, Jazz... We lost a great comrade, but gained new ones. Thank you, all of you. You honor us with your bravery.

[last lines]
Optimus Prime: With the All Spark gone, we cannot return life to our planet. And fate has yielded its reward: a new world to call home. We live among its people now, hiding in plain sight, but watching over them in secret, waiting, protecting. I have witnessed their capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there's more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars. We are here. We are waiting.

Optimus Prime: Are you Samuel James Witwicky, descendent of Archibald Witwicky?
Mikaela: They know your name!
Sam Witwicky: Yeah.
Optimus Prime: My name is Optimus Prime. We are Autonomous Robotic Organisms from the planet Cybertron.
Ratchet: But you can call us "Autobots", for short.

Ironhide: [drawing his guns] The parents are very irritating...
Ratchet: [trying to calm him] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
Ironhide: Can I take them out?
Optimus Prime: Ironhide, you know we don't harm humans! What is with you?
Ironhide: Well, I'm just saying we could. It's an option.

Sam Witwicky: [after the Autobots have ripped the top off the car] You A-holes are in trouble now. Gentlemen, I want to introduce you to my friend, Optimus Prime.
Optimus Prime: Taking the children was a BAD move! Autobots, relieve them of their weapons!

Optimus Prime: Megatron!
Megatron: Prime!

Jazz: What's crackin' little bitches?
[does a somersault]
Optimus Prime: My first lieutenant. Designation: Jazz.
Jazz: This looks like a cool place to kick it!

[first lines]
Optimus Prime: Before time began, there was the Cube. We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds and fill them with life. That is how our race was born. For a time, we lived in harmony. But like all great power, some wanted it for good, others for evil. And so began the war. A war that ravaged our planet until it was consumed by death, and the Cube was lost to the far reaches of space. We scattered across the galaxy, hoping to find it and rebuild our home. Searching every star, every world. And just when all hope seemed lost, message of a new discovery drew us to an unknown planet called... Earth.
[the All Spark falls to Earth]
Optimus Prime: But we were already too late...

Optimus Prime: Our medical officer: Ratchet.
Ratchet: [sniffing] The boy's pheromone levels suggest he wants to mate with the female.
[Sam and Mikeala fidget embarassedly]

Optimus Prime: [stepping on a fountain in the Witwicky's yard] Oops... Sorry, my bad.

Bumblebee: [fully repaired] Permission to speak, sir?
Optimus Prime: Permission granted, old friend.
Sam Witwicky: You speak now?
Bumblebee: I wish to stay with the boy.
Optimus Prime: If that is his choice.
Sam Witwicky: Yes.

Megatron: [lunging at Sam] I'll kill you! Mine... All Spark!
Optimus Prime: Sam! Push the Cube into my chest, NOW!

Megatron: Humans don't deserve to live!
Optimus Prime: They deserve to choose for themselves!
Megatron: Then you will die with them!
[throws Prime away and primes his cannon]

Agent Simmons: [staring at Optimus Prime] Hi, there.
Optimus Prime: You don't seem afraid. Are you not surprised to see us?
Agent Simmons: Look, there are certain rules I have to abide by. I'm not authorized to communicate with you except... to say I can't communicate with you...
Optimus Prime: Get out of the car.
Agent Simmons: Right. Uh, me? You want me to...?
Optimus Prime: Now!

Jazz: What about Bumblebee? We can't just leave him to die and become some human experiment!
Optimus Prime: He'll die in vain if we don't accomplish our mission. Bumblebee is a brave soldier. This is what he would want.

[Sam runs to the top of a skyscraper and prepares to hand over the Cube to a waiting helicopter... ]
Sam Witwicky: [spotting Starscream] WATCH OUT!
[Starscream fires at the copter, incapacitating it]
Sam Witwicky: Oh my God... Where do I go?
Optimus Prime: [hurrying across rooftops] Hang on, Sam!
[With a crash, Megatron rises from below; frightened, Sam clings to a statue at the edge of the building]
Megatron: Is it fear or courage that compels you, fleshling?
Sam Witwicky: [terrified] Oh no! No!
Megatron: Give me the All Spark, and you may live to be my pet.
Sam Witwicky: [still making a stand] I'm never giving you this All Spark!
Megatron: Oh, so unwise...
[With a roar, he pulls out a flail from his arm and smashes the rooftop, sending a screaming Sam plummeting towards the ground... ]
Optimus Prime: [grabbing Sam] I got you, boy! Hold on to the Cube!
[Prime leaps down, but Megatron grabs him, and all three tumble down into the street]

Optimus Prime: You already know your guardian: Bumblebee.
Bumblebee: [does a little dance] "Check on the rep, yep! / Second to none!"

[Ron Witwicky walks towards a window]
Optimus Prime: Quick, hide!
Ratchet: Hide? Where?
[the Autobots manage to get out of sight just as Ron looks outside]
Ron Witwicky: Oh, no... look at the yard! The yard is destroyed! There's sparks flying all over the place... Judy, you better call the City, looks like they got a blown transformer! What a waste... Trashed! Gone!
[appalled, he moves away]

[Bumblebee pours oil over Agent Simmons]
Agent Simmons: HEY! HEEYYY!
Optimus Prime: Bumblebee, stop lubricating the man!

Optimus Prime: Autobots, roll out!
Jazz: We rollin'!

Optimus Prime: Ratchet, shine the light.
Sam Witwicky: Would you stop with the lights?

Optimus Prime: Autobots, recon...
[the Autobots slip into the Witwicky's yard]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Optimus Prime: You have made a grave mistake...

Optimus Prime: The enemy's return is certain.

Lennox: What the hell was that thing?
Optimus Prime: That is Shockwave.

Sentinel Prime: Optimus... all I ever wanted... was the survival of our race... You must see why I had to betray you...
Optimus Prime: [picks up Megatron's gun] You didn't betray me, Sentinel. You betrayed yourself.
[takes aim at Sentinel]
Sentinel Prime: No. NO, OPTIMUS...!
[Optimus fires]

Megatron: Now, we need a truce. All I want is to be back in charge. Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?
Optimus Prime: Time to find out!
[attacks Megatron and beheads him]

Que: Ah, good, you're here. My name's Que. I do hope you have answers for him. I've never seen him so upset!
Lennox: Optimus, you remember Charlotte Mearing, our director of National Intelligence?
[Optimus stays in truck mode]
Dino: He's in a bad mood. He's not talking to anybody today.
Charlotte Mearing: What is this, the silent treatment?
Ironhide: We've seen that and this is not that.
Que: Definitely not!
Ironhide: This is worse. Prime, make something of yourself!
[bangs fist on top of Optimus's cab, Optimus transforms]
Ironhide: He's pissed.
Optimus Prime: [pounds the ground] You lied to us! Everything humans know of our planet we were told had all been shared!
[points to component]
Optimus Prime: So why was this found in human possession?

[Buzz Aldrin and Optimus Prime meet]
Buzz Aldrin: From a fellow space traveller, it's an honour meeting you.
Optimus Prime: The honour is mine.

Sentinel Prime: You're lucky I didn't kill you. In time, you'll see.
Optimus Prime: ...it's not over.

Sentinel Prime: So majestic and peaceful, this planet. Unlike the final days on Cybertron.
Optimus Prime: I've wondered what might have been, if you had fought the final battle instead of me.
Sentinel Prime: Never mourn the past, young warrior. Thanks to you, our race survives.
Optimus Prime: [offers the Matrix to Sentinel] You were our leader, Sentinel. it is your right to lead us again.
Sentinel Prime: In a world I do not know, I am no longer your teacher, Optimus, you are mine.

Optimus Prime: Why, Sentinel? Why?
Sentinel Prime: For Cyberton! For our home! What war destroyed, we can rebuild - but only if we join with the Decepticons!
Optimus Prime: No, it's not the only way! This is our home, we must defend the humans!
Sentinel Prime: So lost you are, Optimus. On Cybertron we were gods, and here they call us machines! Let the humans serve us, or perish!

Optimus Prime: What your leaders say is true: this was all my fault. I told them whom to trust. I was so wrong.
Sam Witwicky: That doesn't make it your fault, it just makes you human for a change.
Optimus Prime: Remember this: you may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves.
Sam Witwicky: I need to know how you're going to fight back. I know there's a strategy, I know you're coming back with reinforcements, something. I know there's a plan. You can tell me, no other human will ever know.
Optimus Prime: There is no plan.
Sam Witwicky: If we just do what they want, how are we ever going to live with ourselves?
Optimus Prime: You are my friend Sam, you always will be. But your leaders have spoken. From here the fight will be your own.

Optimus Prime: [shoots down the ship attacking Sam and Epps] We will kill them all! Your leaders will now understand: Decepticons will never leave your planet alone. And we needed them to believe we had gone. For today, in the name of freedom, we take the battle to them!
[other Autobots appear]
Sam Witwicky: I saw your ship blow up!
Roadbuster: The ship? We were never in the ship! We designed the damn thing, didn't we?
Leadfoot: We were hidden in the first booster rocket to seperate - splashed down back in the Atlantic, just as planned.
Leadfoot: We ain't going nowhere!
Brains: Yeah, no one's exiling us!
Wheelie: The Autobots are staying right here. We're gonna help you win this war!

Optimus Prime: Get down here, Sentinel!
Sentinel Prime: [draws his lance] Optimus, you forget your place!
[jumps down to meet Optimus]
Sentinel Prime: I bring you Cybertron, your home, and still you choose humanity!
Optimus Prime: You were the one who taught me freedom is everyone's right!
Sentinel Prime: I will retrigger that pillar!
Optimus Prime: Then you'll have to go through me!

Optimus Prime: I'm coming for you!
[flies through the Driller]

[first lines]
Optimus Prime: We were once a peaceful race of intelligent mechanical beings. But then came the war between the Autobots, who fought for freedom and the Decepticons, who dreamt of tyranny. Overmatched and outnumbered, our defeat was all but certain. But in the wars final days, one Autobot ship escaped the battle. It was carrying a secret cargo, which would have changed our planet's fate. A desperate mission, our final hope...
[the Ark flies from Cybertron into space... and is gunned down]
Optimus Prime: A hope that vanished.

[last lines]
Optimus Prime: In any war, there are calms between the storms. There will be days when we lose faith, days when our allies turn against us. But the day will never come, that we forsake this planet and its people.

Optimus Prime: They're surrounding the city to make a fortress so that no one can see what their up to inside. Our only chance is the element of surprise.
Sam Witwicky: [looks at the Decepticon airship] I think I know where to look. So you can fly this thing, right?
[Bumblebee wiggles his fingers]
Sam Witwicky: What is that... What is that? What is that? So-so? So you so-so can fly this. That feels terrible.
Bumblebee: Uh-huh!

Lennox: [looking in the Driller's claw] Why was he after this?
Optimus Prime: It's impossible... This is an engine part, from a long lost Autobot ship.

Sentinel Prime: Commencing transport.
[activates the pillars]
Optimus Prime: [arriving] Stop! No, no! NO, SENTINEL!

Optimus Prime: Shockwave can't hunt us all at once... Wreckers, we need a diversion!
Roadbuster: Let's get some!
Leadfoot: You got that right!

Sentinel Prime: [mercilessly beating Optimus Prime] We were gods once, all of us! But here...
Optimus Prime: Please...!
Sentinel Prime: ...there can only be ONE!
[raises his lance... ]
Megatron: [attacks Sentinel from behind] This is MY planet!

[the Autobots and NEST gather around to reawaken Sentinel Prime]
Lennox: [to Mearing] That's the Matrix of Leadership, the only thing in the Universe that can repower a Transformer's spark.
Optimus Prime: Let us begin... Sentinel Prime, we bid you return.
[drives the Matrix into Sentinel's chest, reviving him... Sentinel grabs Optimus in a deadlock]
Lennox: Hold your fire!
Optimus Prime: Stop! Sentinel, it is I, Optimus Prime!
Ironhide: You are home, Sentinel.
Ratchet: There is nothing to fear.

Optimus Prime: [tears out Shockwave's eye] You die!

Optimus Prime: [chasing Sentinel] Autobots, retreat!

Optimus Prime: The ship's name was the Ark. I watched it escape Cybertron myself. It was carrying an Autobot technology that would have won us the war. And its captain...
Charlotte Mearing: Who was its captain?
Optimus Prime: The great Sentinel Prime, the technology's inventor. He was commander of the Autobots before me. It's imperative that I find it before the Decepticons learn of its location. Our Autobot spacecraft has the ability to get there. And... you must pray it's in time.

Sentinel Prime: The war... the war?
Optimus Prime: The war was lost. Cybertron is but a barren wasteland. We have taken refuge here on planet Earth. Its human race is our ally.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Sam Witwicky: You won't give me a day, huh? You won't give me one day in college?
Optimus Prime: I'm sorry, Sam, but the last fragment of the All Spark was stolen.
Sam Witwicky: Like what? Like Decepticons stole it?
Optimus Prime: We placed it under human protection at your government's request... but I'm here for your help, Sam, because your leaders believe we brought vengeance upon your planet. Perhaps they are right. That is why they must be reminded by another human of the trust we share.
Sam Witwicky: This isn't my war!
Optimus Prime: Not yet. But I fear it soon will be. Your world must not share the same fate as Cybertron. Whole generations lost...
Sam Witwicky: I know, and I want to help you, I do, but I am not some alien ambassador, you know? I'm a normal kid with normal problems. I am where I'm supposed to be. I'm sorry, I... I really am.
Optimus Prime: Sam, fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.
Sam Witwicky: You're Optimus Prime. You don't need me.
[Sam walks away]
Optimus Prime: We do, more than you know.

Optimus Prime: You picked the wrong planet! Give me your FACE!
[tears off the Fallen's face and sticks him with his staff]
Optimus Prime: I rise... you FALL!
Megatron: NOOO! NOOO!

Megatron: There is another source of Energon hidden on this planet. The boy could lead us to it.
[Megatron sends Prime sprawling with a kick]
Sam Witwicky: OPTIMUS!
[Megatron blasts Optimus]
Megatron: Is the future of our race not worth a single human life?
Sam Witwicky: Up! GET UP!
Optimus Prime: You'll never stop at one!
[Surrounded by Decepticons, Optimus Prime unsheathes Energon blades]
Optimus Prime: I'll take you ALL on!

[last lines]
Optimus Prime: Our races, united by a history long forgotten and a future we shall face together. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message so that our past will always be remembered. For in those memories, we live on.

The Fallen: Die like your brothers.
Optimus Prime: They were your brothers, too.

Chief Master Sergeant Epps: We've shed blood, sweat, and precious metal together...
Galloway: Soldier, you're trained to shoot, not to talk!
Chief Master Sergeant Epps: Don't tempt me...
Optimus Prime: [to Epps] Easy.

Ironhide: [to a captured Demolishor] Punk-ass Decepticon!
Optimus Prime: Any last words?
Wheelbot: This is not your planet to rule! The Fallen shall rise again!
Chief Master Sergeant Epps: [puzzled] That did not sound good.
Optimus Prime: Not today.
[blasts Wheelbot in the head]

Optimus Prime: [trying to stop Demolishor] Pull over!

Optimus Prime: Sam? Where are you?
[Megatron runs Optimus Prime through with his blade and blasts him through the wound]
Megatron: You are so WEAK!
[back on Earth, a shocked Sam watches Optimus collapse]
Optimus Prime: Sam... run!

[Optimus is resurrected with the Matrix]
Optimus Prime: [to Sam] Boy, you returned for me...
Jetfire: [awestruck] A living Prime... I don't believe it!
[the Fallen warps and jumps on Prime, and plucks the Matrix from his chest]
The Fallen: My Matrix.
[warps off]

[first lines]
Optimus Prime: Earth, birthplace of the human race. A species much like our own, capable of great compassion and great violence. For in our quest to protect the humans, a deeper revelation dawns: our worlds have met before...

Galloway: Now, under the Classified Alien-Autobot Cooperation Act, you agreed to share your intel with us but not your advancements in weaponry.
Optimus Prime: We've witnessed your human capacity for war. You would absolutely bring more harm than good.

Galloway: "The Fallen shall rise again"? Sounds to me like something's coming. So let me ask: If we ultimately conclude that our national security is best served by denying you further asylum on our planet, will you leave peacefully?
Optimus Prime: Freedom is your right. If you make that request, we will honour it. But before your President decides, please ask him this: What if we leave, and you're wrong?
Major Lennox: [poking Galloway] That's a good question...

[deployed to intercept Demolishor]
Optimus Prime: Autobots, I'm in pursuit!

Optimus Prime: Thank you, Sam, for saving my life.
Sam Witwicky: You're welcome. Thank you for believing in me.

[empowered by Jetfire, Ratchet and Jolt]
Optimus Prime: Let's ROLL!

[Optimus, in truck mode and carrying Sam, is being chased by Megatron in tank mode]
Sam Witwicky: Here he comes!
[Megatron and Optimus Prime transform; Megatron tackles Prime just as Sam jumps out]
Optimus Prime: HIDE, SAM!

Optimus Prime: For the last two years, an advanced team of new Autobots has taken refuge here under my command. Together, we form an alliance with the humans: a secret but brave squad of soldiers, a classified strike team called NEST. We hunt for what remains of our Decepticon foes, hiding in different countries around the globe...

"The Transformers: Heavy Metal War (#1.14)" (1984)
Optimus Prime: Since when have you decided to make yourself a target without fighting back, Megatron?
[Optimus shoots at Megatron. Megatron deftly dodges the shots without firing back]
Megatron: I have come to talk, not fight, Optimus Prime.
Optimus Prime: Autobots, hold your fire! Very well. Speak, Megatron.
Megatron: I come about a matter of Cybertron law, Optimus Prime. Our war has gone on for millions of years, Decepticons fighting Autobots, in which opposing leaders - you and I, Optimus Prime - may do battle. The loser must exile himself and his army to deep space for eternity. The winner may stay where he chooses. Do you have the courage for that?
Cliffjumper: I don't trust him, Optimus.
Wheeljack: But it would end the war.
Ironhide: And you can take him, Optimus. You're the best!
Optimus Prime: Also, it is the law of our native planet. Very well, I accept the challenge.
Megatron: [smiling slyly] Somehow I felt you would, Optimus Prime. You have such a strong sense of honour.
[Megatron flies back to Deceptions' base]

Spike Witwicky: I'm still not crazy about this combat deal, Optimus. We all know how tricky Megatron can be. I mean, they don't call those creeps 'Decepticons' for nothing.
Optimus Prime: The code specifies a fair battle, Spike. Under those rules, I'm confident I can beat Megatron. Besides, if he does not abide by the rules, Teletraan 1 will tell us. The time for the battle approaches. Autobots, transform! Roll out!
[the Autobots transform to vehicles and drive to the battle site]

[the Autobots arrive to the battle site - large, wide hollow in the barren ground, shaped like arena]
Optimus Prime: Autobots, transform!
[the Autobots transform back]
Ironhide: Okay, we're here! Where's the opposition?
Chip Chase: [pointing to the sky] That answer your question, Ironhide?
[the Decepticons arrive, landing on the ground]
Megatron: [raises his hand in mocking welcome gesture] Hail Optimus Prime, and welcome to defeat!
Optimus Prime: Defeat, Megatron? But our battle has not yet begun!
Megatron: As soon as our respective armies take their places, we shall correct that oversight.
[the Decepticons sit down at the edge of the arena]
Optimus Prime: Remember the law, Megatron. This battle is between you and me, alone and unaided.
[the Autobots, Spike and Sparkplug go down to the arena. Ironhide gives Chip a lift]
Chip Chase: Doesn't this remind you of the gladiatorial combats in ancient Rome?
Ironhide: Maybe it would, if I knew what you were talking about.
Chip Chase: [smiles] It's Earth history, Ironhide. Skip it.
[Soundwave opens his chest-lid, releasing Ravage and Laserbeak. As Ravage starts snarling menacingly, Soundwave pets him]

[the battle begins. Optimus Prime and Megatron advance toward each other ]
Optimus Prime: One-to-one combat, Megatron!
Megatron: With the vanquished and his army exiled to deep space forever.
[Optimus offer handshake. Megatron, treacherous as ever, takes advantage of this friendly gesture. Optimus Prime shivers as he suffers electrical shock. Smiling viciously, Megatron pulls his hand up and backward, throwing Optimus to the other side of the arena. The Autobots react disappointedly with "Oh no!" "C'mon!" calls]
Optimus Prime: [heavily struggles to his feet] Uhh... never knew he was... that strong.
[Before Optimus can recover, Megatron shoots and hits him in the chest, sending him down]
Starscream: [to Skywarp] My power chip gives him the use of my cluster bombs.
[Optimus blocks Megatron's next shot with his left arm, and shoots a ball of fire from his right palm, hitting Megatron in the chest. Megatron shivers in pain, nearly falls. The Autobots cheer, thinking that from now on Optimus gains the upper hand]
Sparkplug Witwicky: Go, Optimus!
Spike Witwicky: All right, Optimus! Zap him good!
[Megatron quickly recovers. From his right loin, gun barrel protrudes, shooting at Optimus. Optimus is hit and collapses]
Starscream: And the use of my null ray, too.
[using Rumble's power, Megatron hits the ground, creating a ravine which stretches to under Optimus' feet. Optimus falls into the ravine. Rumble points himself proudly. Optimus climbs out of the ravine, grabs huge boulder and throws it at Megatron. Megatron teleports himself. The boulder falls at the spot where Megatron was a moment ago and splits. Megatron re-appears behind Optimus]
Skywarp: You should see ME do that when I've got my power chip!
Spike Witwicky: Optimus, behind you!
[Optimus hears Spike's warning and starts to turn back, but it is too late. Megatron shoots Optimus in the back. Optimus falls on his knees]

[as the Autobots return to their base, Spike notices the battle between Devastator and the Dinobots]
Spike Witwicky: [points at Devastator] Hey... check that out! What is it?
[Devastator advances toward the Dinobots. Grimlock charges and sinks his fangs into Devastator's right hand, but Devastator is unaffected, and throws Grimlock away with slight move. Grimlock lands heavily on his back. Snarl growls and charges, hitting Devastator's right leg with his mighty tail - again, Devastator is not damaged. Devastator kicks at Snarl, sending him into the lava-filled ravine. Snarl manages to grab the edge of the ravine and pulls himself out]
Ironhide: Our Dino-buddies! We gotta help!
Optimus Prime: No, Ironhide. Remember the law.
[the Autobots enter their base, leaving the Dinobots to fight Devastator]

[Ratchet and Wheeljack fix Optimus Prime]
Ironhide: Uhh... sorry about that.
Ratchet: [smiles, closing Optimus Prime's chest-lid] There! Optimus is as good as the day he rolled off the mechanical line. Better, even.
Wheeljack: But I still don't understand where Megatron got enough strength to whip him.
Chip Chase: I do! I just had Teletraan 1 do an energy scan on Optimus' damaged parts, and... see for yourselves!
[Teletraan sounds its alarm. On its main screen appear images of the Decepticons, alternating rapidly]
Wheeljack: Of course! Somehow Megatron used the powers of all the other Decepticons!
Ironhide: Then... then Megatron cheated and we can ignore the agreement with him! Right, Optimus?
Optimus Prime: That is affirmative. Autobots, the time has come to fight back!
[the Autobots cheer, eager to pay their enemies back]

[outside, the Dinobots still cannot overcome Devastator. The Decepticons stand nearby, watching the unequal battle]
Devastator: Nothing defeats the Devastator! Nothing!
Giant Autobot: Nothing, little one? Ha-ha-ha!
[Devastator turns back. He and the other Decepticons are shocked to see giant Autobot, bigger than Devastator - actually, a hologram projected by Hound]
Giant Autobot: [folds his arms, scorning Devastator] What would you say about me? Ha-ha-ha!
Optimus Prime: Now! Before he realizes what is happening...
[Optimus Prime shoots Devastator, hits him so severely that Devastator is forced to separate into the six individual Constructicons. Now that the odds are again in their favor, the Dinobots open heavy fire on the Constructicons, forcing them to fall into the ravine. The Constructicons drown in the lava. Hound shuts off the hologram of the giant Autobot - only now the Decepticons understand that they've been had]
Megatron: [glaring at Starscream, as if it was his fault] The giant Autobot was a holographic illusion! It wasn't real!
Optimus Prime: No! But we are!
[the Autobots attack the Decepticons, hitting them sverely. The Decepticons are unable to fight back because Megatron still has their power chip rectifiers in his possession]
Ironhide: Nail 'em, guys! Turn 'em to scrap!
[the Decepticons retreat and fall into the ravine, drowning in the lava. Only Megatron is left]
Optimus Prime: No, Megatron! You will not have to fight all Autobot powers at once - just me!
[Megatron raises his arm-cannon, but too late. Optimus Prime shoots and hits Megatron severely, sending him into the ravine. Megatron drowns in the lava. His hand remains above the lava surface, then it also disappears]

[last lines]
[the Autobots, Spike, Sparkplug and Chip approach the ravine and look down at it. No sign of the Decepticons]
Optimus Prime: It is ended.
Spike Witwicky: Is it really over, Optimus? I mean... have we seen the end of this war forever?
Optimus Prime: Who can say, Spike? In this vast universe, is anything truly forever?
[Megatron's head and upper torso emerge from the lava. His body is scratched in many places, but otherwise he is unharmed]
Megatron: Uhhh... we shall rise... again!
[Megatron's eyes glow red]

Spike: Is it really over, Optimus? I mean, have we seen the last of this war forever?
Optimus Prime: Who can say, Spike? In this vast universe, is anything truly... forever?

Megatron: It is over! Optimus Prime has been defeated! All Autobots must exile themselves to deeper space!
[the Autobots rush to help Optimus Prime]
Spike Witwicky: Oh... I can't believe it.
Chip Chase: Optimus Prime... beaten by Megatron?
[Optimus Prime groans in pain]
Spike Witwicky: He's functional... but barely.
Optimus Prime: Uhhh... my fault. Underestimated Megatron. Never suspected he had so many powers. I was not prepared...
Ironhide: [furiously] Well, I'm prepared - to knock those Decepti-bums all the way back to Cybertron!
[the other Autobots exclaim in approval]
Optimus Prime: [getting on his feet] No! Megatron has beaten me according to Cybertron law. To violate that law would destroy our honour. We will comply and leave this Earth forever.
Optimus Prime: As you command, Optimus.
Ratchet: [to Wheeljack] We'll need Teletraan 1 to diagnose all this damage.
Wheeljack: Optimus, can you transform?
Optimus Prime: I-I'll try.
[straining in pain, Optimus Prime transforms into truck. The other Autobots transform into vehicles]
Huffer: Maybe I can help Optimus save some of his strength on the way back...
[Huffer tranforms into vehicle mode]
Huffer: Let me take that load, Optimus.
Optimus Prime: You're a true friend, Huffer.
[Optimus Prime disengages from his trailer, and Huffer takes it]
Optimus Prime: Autobots, roll out! Perhaps for the last time...
Megatron: We will accompany them back to their headquarters to make certain "noble" Optimus Prime keeps his word.
[the Decepticons fly above the Autobots' line]

"The Transformers: Megatron's Master Plan: Part 2 (#2.16)" (1985)
[after they were found guilty on most unfair trial and banished from earth, the Autobots are on the spacecraft, provided them by Berger, while Cosmos is flying outside the ship, believing they are on the way to Cybertron. Unknown to them, Megatron sabotaged Teleraan 1, altering the ship destination to the sun and destroying the computer's communications]
Ironhide: Are we going anywhere, Cosmos, or is this a tour of the stars?
Jazz: Lay off him, Ironhide. He didn't cause our problems.
Ironhide: You're right. Maybe we ought to take it out on the one who got us into this mess
[Ironhide clutches his fists]
Optimus Prime: I did what was necessary.
Huffer: But we lost, and the Decepticons won, and we bought a one-way ticket to nowhere!
Cliffjumper: There's still time to change our mind...
[Cliffjumper stands and rushes to the cockpit]
Optimus Prime: [muses loudly] Perhaps I did make the wrong decision... Cliffjumper, turn us around. We're going back to Earth!
Cliffjumper: [clicking the controls, then recoils in horror] The ship isn't responding!
Optimus Prime: What?
Cliffjumper: [clicking the controls, then turns to Optimus] Major malfunction. Our course is locked in!
Optimus Prime: [realizing what's wrong] They've jammed our guidance system! Hound, check our destination.
Hound: At once, Prime.
[Hound activates his sensors, then exclaims in horror]
Hound: We're targeted for... the sun!
[Hearing this, the Autobots are at panic, exclaiming "What?" "The sun?"]
Optimus Prime: [regaining his composure] Cosmos, make up with Teletraan 1.
[Cosmos activates his communication system, then calls in horror when this also fails]
Cosmos: Negative, Prime! I can't interface!

[as the Autobots' spacecraft gets closer to the sun, its metal body begin to melt due to the immense heat. The sign "BERGER INC" is burnt. Brown vapors rising from the Autobots' bodies]
Bumblebee: Hey... my circuits are overheating!
Huffer: We'll, uhh... we'll...
Hound: We'll vaporize!
Optimus Prime: Cosmos... take action!
[Cosmos also suffers the same damage from the heat]
Cosmos: Like what?
Optimus Prime: [straining to speak] If I knew, I'd do it myself!
Cosmos: [transforms to robot mode] I guess anything is better than nothing...
[Cosmos enters the spacecraft and clicks the controls]
Ironhide: Well... any luck?
[Cosmos clicks the controls, then raises his hands in despair]
Cosmos: No...
[the spaceship continues its deadly, unstoppable course into the sun]

[At the Decepticons' base]
Shawn Berger: [to Megatron] You promised me three cities!
Megatron: [laughs sarcastically] So, still trying to up the ante? How pathetic...
[Megatron and Berger are watching on screen the Autobots' spaceship. As the ship gets closer and closer to the sun, Megatron laughs viciously, rubbing his hands in sadistic pleasure. At the spaceship, the Autobots collapse one after another, unable to function. Optimus Prime looks sadly at the other Autobots]
Optimus Prime: No... chance... left.
Megatron: Five, four, three, two, one - zero!
[the spaceship hits the sun and explodes on impact]
Megatron: It's over! The Autobots are subatomic particles. Now, Berger, I believe we have a press conference to attend.
[the Decepticons and Berger leave the base]

[Millions miles from Earth, in deep space, the Autobots are safe: Trailbreaker activated his force-field, surrounding the other Autobots with it. Cosmos pulls the force-field, with all the Autobots inside it, toward the sun]
Bumblebee: Huh, if it hadn't been for your force field, Trailbreaker, we'd be molecules now.
Optimus Prime: You did well, Trailbreaker. Cosmos, put it in gear and let's get back to Earth. Cosmos, we're heading back toward the Sun! What's the problem?
Cosmos: Sorry, Prime. My navigational systems are still controlled by Teletraan 1.

[at deep space, Cosmos continues pulling the force-field with all the Autobots inside it. The moment Thrust damaged Teletraan 1, Cosmos feels that his navigation systems are free at last]
Cosmos: Hey! I got control back!
Optimus Prime: Teletraan must have canceled the override.
Cosmos: I don't know who did what, but I don't care... we're heading back to Earth!
[Cosmos changes direction]
Cosmos: I hope I have the fuel reserves.

[after the Air Force retreated, Megatron boasts his victory]
Megatron: You see? Even Earth's mightiest warriors cannot stop us. Soon, other cities will fall, then others, one after the next... until Earth is ours!
[Megatron points his arm-cannon at the prisoners]
Shawn Berger: No, I won't let you!
[Berger rushes toward Megatron, placing himself in front of the other prisoners. With slight move of his hand, Megatron knocks Berger down]
Megatron: Grovel for my amusement!
[Megatron points again his his arm-cannon at the prisoners, who are paralyzed with fear. Suddenly, loud noise is heard from the outside, as if many vehicles are heading to the power plant]
Spike Witwickey: You hear that? It sounds like...
Chip Chase, Sparkplug Witwicky: [excitedly] Autobots!
Optimus Prime: [his voice is heard from outside the building] Megatron!
Megatron: No!
[Megatron blasts a hole in the near wall, scaring the workers away. He runs outside and is shocked to see all the Autobots there]
Megatron: Impossible! I saw you disintegrated!
Optimus Prime: Illusion, Megatron. Just as you made the people of Earth see us as villains - so we, too, staged an illusion.

Megatron: Decepticons, assemble for battle!
Optimus Prime: [transforms] Autobots - transform!
[the Autobots transform into robots mode, pointing their weapons]
Ironhide: And let's show 'em a little reality...
Megatron: No missing!
[the Decepticons open fire. The Autobots hesitate for a moment, then return fire. Optimus Prime shoots at Starscream, severely hits him. Starscream yells in agony and collapses]
Megatron: Keep firing! Don't leave an Autobot standing!
Ironhide: Come on, guys! Let's wrap this package of Decepticon garbage!
[Spike, Sparkplug and Chip get close to the hole in the wall]
Chip Chase: Who's winning, Spike?
Spike Witwickey: [smiles] guess...
Starscream: [struggling to his feet] It's no use... we're outnumbered.
[once again, Starscream is shot and collapses. Megatron looks back and sees that nearly all the Decepticons are down, severely damaged, unable to fight]
Megatron: We've lost the advantage!
[Megatron, as always, is the first to flee. The other Decepticons transform and follow their leader in shameful retreat]

[last lines]
Ironhide: [frees Chip of the electronic handcuffs] Uhh, there you go, Chip. Free.
Chip Chase: Huh, thanks, Ironhide! Is there anything you can't do?
[the Autobots and the ex-prisoners are gathered outside the power plant]
Mayor: If you can ever forgive us, Optimus Prime, please stay here on Earth.
Shawn Berger: [genuinely remorseful] I doubt anyone will ever forgive me, but I'll... I'll make amends. I'll... I'll disband my private army.
Sparkplug Witwicky: [sarcastically] Oh, that's real *big* of you, Berger. They all quit when they found out what a dog lunch you are!
[one of Berger's ex-guards nods in approval]
Shawn Berger: Well, um, I... I... I said I'm sorry.
Optimus Prime: You are going to face justice, and may it be kinder to you than it was to us. Autobots, transform and roll for home!
[the Autobots transform into vehicles and drive to base with their three loyal human friends]

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[before their final battle]
Megatron: [surprised] Prime!
Optimus Prime: One shall stand, one shall fall.
Megatron: Why throw away your life so recklessly?
Optimus Prime: That's a question you should ask yourself, Megatron.

Shockwave: Laserbeak returns, Megatron.
Megatron: Welcome, Laserbeak! Unlike some of my other warriors, you never fail me. Soundwave, play back Laserbeak's findings.
Soundwave: As you command, Megatron.
Optimus Prime: [on the playback] I want you to make a special run to Autobot City on Earth.
Ironhide: But, Prime...
Optimus Prime: Listen, Ironhide. We don't have enough energon cubes to power a full-scale assault. Ready the shuttle for launch! Now all we need is a little energon and a lot of luck.
Megatron: More than you imagine, Optimus Prime.

Perceptor: I fear the wounds are... fatal.
Daniel: [long pause] Prime, you can't die.
Optimus Prime: Do not grieve. Soon I shall be one with the Matrix.
Hot Rod: Prime.
Optimus Prime: Ultra Magnus, it is to you, old friend, I shall pass the Matrix of Leadership as it was passed to me.
Ultra Magnus: But Prime, I'm... I'm just a soldier. I... I'm not worthy.
Optimus Prime: Nor was I. But one day, an Autobot shall rise from our ranks, and use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest hour.
[opens his chest to reveal the Matrix. Removes it and begins to hand it over to Ultra Magnus]
Optimus Prime: Until that day, till all are one.
[the Matrix starts to fall to the ground. Hot Rod catches it, gives it to Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus inserts it inside. Optimus Prime dies]

[Optimus Prime has thrown Megatron to the ground]
Kup: Finish him off, Prime! Do it now!
[Optimus Prime picks up his laser rifle and takes aim]
Megatron: [feigning defeat as he reaches for a laser gun] No more, Optimus Prime! Grant me mercy, I beg of you!
Optimus Prime: You, who are without mercy, now plead for it? I thought you were made of sterner stuff!

Optimus Prime: Megatron must be stopped... no matter the cost.

Optimus Prime: Arise, Rodimus Prime.
Rodimus Prime: Optimus...

Optimus Prime: Ironhide, report to me at once.
Ironhide: Every time I look into a monitor Prime, my circuits sizzle. When are we going to start busting Deceptichops?
Optimus Prime: I want you to make a special run to Autobot City on Earth.
Ironhide: But, Prime!
Optimus Prime: Listen, Ironhide. We don't have enough energon cubes to power a full-scale assault. Ready the shuttle for launch!

Optimus Prime: Dinobots, destroy Devastator!
Grimlock: Me Grimlock love challenge!

"The Transformers: Dinobot Island: Part 2 (#2.4)" (1985)
[after saving Spike and Bumblebee, the Autobots are ready to deal with the time-warp and the creatures which came though it]
Hound: Warning, Optimus Prime! The energy disturbance is directly ahead!
Ironhide: Let me get a better look and - huh?
[the Autobots watch in amazement the mammoth and its barbarian rider]
Ironhide: What are they?
Hound: New Earth-like forms?
Optimus Prime: Or old ones that entered this era through that time warp.
[Optimus points at the time-warp]
Hound: There's something on the other side of the warp... and it's coming through!
[more barbarians and mammoths emerge from the time warp. They roam the street, destroying cars and other property, scaring the people away. One of the barbarians notices jewelery store. He stops his mammoth mount near it, dismounts and examines the merchandise at the store window. $ 27,500 worth necklace catches his eye. Mumbling in incomprehensible language, he breaks the window with his club and grabs the necklace, ignoring the alarm. Examining the necklace closely, he mumbles in amazement]
Ironhide: We gotta do something, Optimus!
Optimus Prime: Agreed, but gently. Remember, those creatures are flesh and blood, not unfeeling machines like the Decepticons. Forward!
Sideswipe: [smiles, rubbing his palms] Then we'll just have to pull our punches!

[the Autobots grab hold of the three mammoths]
Optimus Prime: Huffer, Ironhide, Sideswipe! We must put the animals where they'll be safe and out of the way... and I know just the place!
[Optimus Prime transform into truck mode. The trailer back doors are opened. The Autobots shove the mammoths into Optimus' trailer]
Ironhide: All right, beasties! In ya go!
[once all the mammoths are inside the trailer, the doors are closed. Optimus moves closer to the time-warp]

[Optimus Prime stops as close as possible to the time-warp. The trailer doors are opened]
Ironhide: Come on, you walkin' sandrugs! Time to go back to your time!
[the three mammoths step outside Optimus' trailer, Ironhide directing them into the time-warp. Sideswipe shoots near the barbarians, forcing them to run back into the time-warp]
Sideswipe: Keep movin'!
Optimus Prime: That should do the trick.
[all the barbarians and mammoths enter the time-warp and disappear within it. Few moments later, the time-warp closes and vanishes, as if never existed]
Huffer: [sighs in relief] I thought they'd never leave!

[back at Autobots' headquarters]
Optimus Prime: Well, Chip? Have you formulated an explanation?
Chip Chase: The time disturbances can be traced to Dinobot Island.
[image of Dinobot Island appears on the computer screen. Suddenly the cave starts trembling]
Wheeljack: Something is making this volcano active again!
Optimus Prime: The energy disruptions on Dinobot Island have activated this volcano as well. We must repair the damage to the timeflow at once! Warpath, Beachcomber, Perceptor, Ironhide, Smokescreen, Trailbreaker! Strap on your jetpacks and follow me - to Dinobot Island!
[Optimus Prime takes jetpack and gives it to Beachcomber. The seven Autobots put on the jetpacks and fly to Dinobot Island]

[back at Autobots' headquarters, Chip uses Teletraan I to find the location of the time-warps]
Chip Chase: We just picked up two new time-warps!
Optimus Prime, Wheeljack: Two time warps?
[At the sea, small yacht is sailing, two lovely women in bikinis sunbathe on its deck. Suddenly a time-warp appears and a pirate ship emerges from it. The pirate captain watches the yacht with binoculars]
Pirate Captain: [to the yacht people] Abaft, ye scurvy swabs!
[the pirates cheer. One of them, burly brown-skinned giant, throws a grapnel at the yacht. The grapnel catches on the yacht railing. The pirate pulls the rope, getting the yacht near the ship]
Pirate Captain: [to the yacht people] We be boardin' your vessel to confiscate yer treasure!
[the two women cling to the yacht captain, watching the pirates fearfully. Meanwhile, on the mainland, bunch of hooligan bikers ride their motorcycles when suddenly a time-warp appears in front of them and several cowboys on horses emerge from it, shooting in the air. The bikers halt]
Cowboys gang leader: [to the other cowboys] Don't rightly know where these trails are takin' us, boys, but since we're runnin' from the law, we'll get away faster if'n we rustle these newfangled mechanical horses!
[the cowboys leader points at the bikers, laughing viciously. The bikers look at each other]

[the Autobots arrive at Dinobot Island. Behind bushes, they watch the Decepticons]
Optimus Prime: If that stolen energy is taken from this area, this entire galaxy could crumble!
Ironhide: Yeah, try tellin' that to them...
[Optimus Prime and Ironhide come out. Megatron turns to face them]
Megatron: You were a fool to come here, Optimus Prime! And fools pay a heavy price!
[Megatron shoots and hits Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime collapses, but immediately recovers]
Ironhide: Prime!
Optimus Prime: I'm okay. Repair systems already compensating for damage.
Ironhide: Great! Then let's make the Decepticons Decepti-crumbs!
[Ironhide shoots at the Decepticons. Megatron and Starscream recoil, evading the shot. The other Autobots come out and open fire]
Megatron: Resist! Terminate them! Reduce them to Lithium litter!
Starscream: Attack... from the sky!
[Starscream transforms into jet, and flies. Thundercracker, Skywarp, Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust follow him, and bomb the Autobots from above. Warpath and Perceptor return fire]
Warpath: ZOWIE! WHAM! BANG! I'll blow 'em out of the blue, Perceptor! They don't call me Warpath because I'm gentle, ha-ha-ha!
[Warpath hits Thundercracker and Skywarp. Starscream shoots null ray at Warpath and Perceptor, and they both collapse]
Starscream: Boisterous clown! You won't hit anything with your circuits nullified!
Perceptor: [groans in pain] Ohh! Null ray... disrupting... electron flow!

[after finding his arm-cannon, Megatron crawls under the dinosaurs and runs away from the battlefield]
Megatron: If only one Decepticon survives this assault, it shall be I...
[Megatron is shocked when the Dinobtos emerge behind small hill, blocking his way]
Megatron: No! It isn't possible! I saw you perish beneath the tar pits!
[Grimlock shoots fireball at Megatron. Megatron collapses, severely damaged]
Grimlock: You wrong, and you ugly, too!
Megatron: [painfully] Retreat, Decepticons! This battle has been lost!
[Megatron flees, and the rest of the Decepticons follow. The dinosaurs go away]
Optimus Prime: Now perhaps we can restore the time flow to normal by releasing the energy stolen from this island...
[Optimus Prime and the Dinobots shoot at the pile of the energon cubes. The cubes explode, and the energy is restored to the island. With this done, the volcano eruptions and earthquakes subside. The island is peaceful once again]

[last lines]
Optimus Prime: The Dinobots have not only proved they can control their powers, they have also demonstrated that they have great value to our cause.
[the Dinobots transform into robots]
Optimus Prime: They will remain at Autobot Headquarters from now on.
[the Autobots and Dinobots leave the island, flying back to the Autobots' base]

"Transformers: Animated: The Thrill of the Hunt (#1.7)" (2008)
Ratchet: It's primitive! It's barbaric! There ought to be a law against it!
Optimus Prime: It's just an auto supply store.
Ratchet: You mean they actually sell spare parts on the open market? What kind of malfunction would be crass enough to buy this stuff?
Bumblebee: Hey, guys, check out my new horn!

Optimus Prime: Sorry I scratched your vehicle, sir. I understand something called "insurance" will take care of it.

Optimus Prime: You must have seen some pretty serious action back in the Great War.
Ratchet: Yes, I did, and no, I still don't want to talk about it.

Optimus Prime: How many more self-diagnostics are you going to run Ratchet?
Ratchet: As many as it takes.
Optimus Prime: Old war wounds acting up again?
Ratchet: Still don't wanna talk about it.
Optimus Prime: [babbling] But you know you can talk about, to me, about anything; anytime, just bot to bot. If there's anything you need to get something off your chestplate.
Ratchet: Are you finished?
Optimus Prime: Apparently I am.

Ratchet: How're you healing?
Optimus Prime: Arm's as good as new, thanks to you.
Ratchet: That wasn't what I meant.
Optimus Prime: Let's just say I have a much better appreciation for what you went through back in the day and why you don't wanna remember it.
Ratchet: It's not that I don't want to remember. I have to remember... for those who can't.
Optimus Prime: Still, I don't suppose it hurts to talk about it sometimes... with a trusted friend.
Ratchet: So, what do you wanna know?

Lockdown: No, no, no, don't get up Optimus Prime.
Optimus Prime: How do you know who I am?
Lockdown: It's my business to know. There's a hefty bounty on the Autobot who destroyed Megatron.
Optimus Prime: But I didn't destroy Megatron, it was Stars...
Lockdown: Not my problem, all I know is when I turn you in, I'm looking at the best upgrades of my career.

Optimus Prime: You've done enough damage for one night. Now please step out of the vehicle, sir.
Lockdown: [transforms] Just one problem... I AM the vehicle!

"Transformers: Car Robots: First Deployment! Fire Convoy (#1.1)" (2000)
[Predacons show up]
Optimus Prime: What do you know. Somebody must have forgotten to lock the gate at the petting zoo.

Optimus Prime: Let's rock!

Megatron: [laughs] Poor Optimus! Surely you did not think you could defeat ME?
Optimus Prime: [emerges from rubble] As a matter of fact, I never doubted that for a second.
[proceeds to deck Megatron]

Koji: ...Dad? My dad's in danger, somebody's got to help him...
Optimus Prime: ...And somebody will. I'll do everything I can to help your father. Can you meet me at the entrance to Metro Park in five minutes?
Koji: Wait! I don't even know who you are!
Optimus Prime: I'll explain everything later, Koji.
Koji: Hey, how do you know who I am?
Optimus Prime: There's no time for that now. I'll see you in five minutes.

[Optimus and Megatron transform]
Koji: They both changed their forms! Autobots are just like the Predacons!
Optimus Prime: It's true. We are two different races of robots from a planet many light years from Earth.
Koji: Then you're on their side, you lied to me!
Optimus Prime: No. Listen, Koji: we Autobots live to protect others, Predacons exist only to conquer and destroy.
Koji: How am I supposed to know who to trust?
Optimus Prime: That's a decision you'll have to make for yourself.

Optimus Prime: I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Optimus Prime. I'm an Autobot from the planet Cybertron.

Optimus Prime: I think I might need a little help on this one. T-AI, battle protocol!
T-AI: Battle protocol, activating now!
Optimus Prime: I need backup in Alpha Quadron Sector 3, ASAP!
T-AI: Copy that, the Autobot Brothers are in that quadron. Prowl is online. Now for his younger brother, Sideburn. He's the fastest. Now I'm scanning for X-Brawn, he's the oldest and the strongest. Listen up, guys. This is a battle protocol. I repeat, this is a battle protocol!

"Transformers: Animated: Transform and Roll Out!: Part One (#1.1)" (2007)
Optimus Prime: Do you ever get the feeling you were programmed for something more than just repairing Space Bridges?
Ratchet: I've got a diagnostics program that can delete that feeling like bad line of code.

Optimus Prime: Ok, what seems to be the problem?
Bumblebee: I think the technical term is "a bunch of big honking rocks jaming Space Bridge".

Optimus Prime: Would it kill you guys to say something like watch out, or, I don't know, heads up, or...
Ratchet: Incoming!

Optimus Prime: Next time you might want to give us a little warning.
Prowl: That would just mess up my timing.

Optimus Prime: So you're saying we found the AllSpark. The real AllSpark.
Ratchet: No, I'm saying it found us.

Optimus Prime: Activate emergency defense system, code name Omega.
Teletran-1: I'm sorry, this function has been disabled in compliance with Cybertron's ongoing efforts to conserve energon.

Bumblebee: But we're repair bots! We're not programmed for this kind of action!
Optimus Prime: Then consider this an upgrade.

"The Transformers: Microbots (#2.11)" (1985)
[after scaring off the archaeologists, the Decepticons cut a hole in the spaceship hull, revealing small shining crystal - the "Heart of Cybertron"]
Megatron: After millions of years, it's mine! Hook, your cyber-forceps.
[Hook gives Megatron his cyber-forceps. Megatron uses them to remove the Heart]
Megatron: The Heart of Cybertron! This tiny energy maximizer powered our ship all the way from Cybertron to this miserable planet.
[Megatron places the Heart in Hook's palm]
Hook: And what will you do with it now?
Megatron: Implant it inside me.
[Megatron lies on the ground, opening his chest-lid. Hook implants the Heart inside Megatron's chest]
Hook: [closing Megatron's chest-lid] It is done, Megatron.
Megatron: I know...
[Megatron rises on his feet]
Megatron: ...for already the power courses through my circuits!
Optimus Prime: You'll need every bit of it, Megatron! Autobots, attack!
[using his new power, Megatron shoots beams of energy from his fingers, hitting Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime collapses, smoke rises from his chest]
Ratchet: Prime!
Megatron: Come on, Autobots! Follow your leader's orders and attack!
[Megatron shoots at the Autobots more energy beams]

[after being defeated by Megatron, the Autobots return to their base, most of them severely damaged. Perceptor and Sparkplug are shocked to see them]
Brawn: [pointing angrily at Perceptor] Funny. You don't have a scratch on you...
Optimus Prime: Brawn, lay off Perceptor! If I hear one more word against him, you'll answer to me.

Brawn: Do you have any better ideas, or is your intelligence as fleeting as your courage?
Perceptor: As a matter of fact, I do: get inside Megatron and disconnect the heart of Cybertron.
Brawn: Are you defective? How're we gonna do that?
Perceptor: Simple: we use my trans-mat reduction beam to shrink down to microscopic size. Then, we crawl into Megatron and rip the blasted heart out!
Optimus Prime: What do you think of his intelligence now, Brawn?
Brawn: [reluctantly] Uh, I reserve judgment.
Optimus Prime: You and Bumblebee go with him. Powerglide, can you fly?
Perceptor: Like a bird!
[Perceptor, Bumblebee and Brawn stand under the reduction beam]
Perceptor: Now we'll show Megatron that bad things come in small packages!
[Perceptor activates the beam. The beam reduces the three of them to microscopic size]

[as Megatron continues firing at the force-field, it is finally destroyed, leaving Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Wheeljack at the mercy of Megatron]
Ratchet: The force field is down!
[Megatron ceases fire in order to savour his moment of victory - and that proves to be his undoing. Now that the stream of brain impulses stopped for a moment, at last Perceptor can reach the last wire]
Perceptor: Ohh! Got to... disconnect it!
[Perceptor grabs the last wire, preparing to rip it. Unaware of what is happening inside him, Megatron is overconfident of his seemingly imminent victory]
Megatron: It's all over, Prime!
Optimus Prime: Not until every Autobot program is erased, Megatron!
Megatron: You're finished! Ehh!
[Megatron raises his hands... but no fire bolts are shot from his fingers]
Megatron: What?
Ratchet: Perceptor did it!

[the microbots are running back to the gap at Megatron's shoulder, Brawn carries the Heart of Cybertron. They grow bigger in size with each step]
Bumblebee: [pants] Is it my imagination, or is this tunnel getting tighter?
Perceptor: It's us! We're returning to our normal size. We've got to get out of here!
Optimus Prime: Now we'll see who's finished!
[Optimus Prime opens fire at Megatron, hits him severely, striking him down. As Megatron lies down, the three Autobots coming out of his body, returning to their normal size while stepping on Megatron's body. Megatron recovers in time to see Bumblebee stepping on him]
Bumblebee: Uh... excuse us!
Megatron: [standing on his feet, furious at his failure] You... filthy retro-rats! Uhhh!
[Megatron flies away]
Wheeljack: He's getting away! Stop him!
Perceptor: No! Wait! We've got the Heart of Cybertron!
Brawn: But it's destabilizing! It could explode at any second!

[last lines]
[Brawn throws the Heart of Cybertron with all his might to deep space]
Optimus Prime: Track it, Perceptor!
Perceptor: I'm on it!
[Perceptor transforms into telescope]
Perceptor: One thousand miles... fifteen-hundred miles... two thousand miles!
[as the Heart is far enough from Earth, Perceptor shoots at it, striking his target. The explosion fills the sky with bright light rays. Everyone realizes what disaster could have happened if the Heart had exploded on Earth]
Optimus Prime: Sharp shooting, Perceptor.
[Perceptor transforms back into robot]
Ratchet: [places his hand on Bumblebee's shoulder] Do you realize that we just saved Megatron's life?
Brawn: Somebody saved *all* our lives!
Optimus Prime: Who, Brawn?
Brawn: [places his hand on Perceptor's shoulder] Ask my buddy here about it, and ask him polite, because anyone who doesn't think he's a hero - is gonna have to answer to me!
[Brawn pats amiably on Perceptor's chest]

"Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising: Part 5 (#1.5)" (2010)
Optimus Prime: Autobots, transform and gravitize!
[the Autobots lock their feet onto the Space Bridge]

Optimus Prime: Ratchet! Have Agent Fowler alert the array staff to the security hazard.
Agent Fowler: You! Soldier! You're out of uniform. Put on some pants!
Ratchet: That may be a challenge.

Ratchet: Optimus, I must say, the Space Bridge is our sole hope of ever returning to Cybertron. Are you certain its destruction is the only option?
Optimus Prime: I am afraid so.
Ratchet: Then by all means, let us light our darkest hour!

Megatron: Your fellow Autobots are wise, Optimus. They know when to retreat.
Optimus Prime: I hold no illusions about engaging your army, Megatron. But I might derail its objective... by removing its head.
Megatron: [laughs] Highly unlikely, Optimus. As I am infused with their very might!
Optimus Prime: One shall stand, one shall fall.

Megatron: Ah, misdirection, Optimus. You would have made a fine Decepticon.
Optimus Prime: I chose my side.

[last lines]
Optimus Prime: Without a means of leaving this world, we Autobots take strength in the bonds we have forged with our three young friends. True warriors, if not in body, then in spirit. My name is Optimus Prime and I send this message. Though we did not choose to be of Earth, it would seem that we are here to stay. If you approach this planet with hostile intent, know this: We will defend ourselves. We will defend humanity. We will defend our home.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Optimus Prime: [Morse code] I'm coming for you, humans...

[from official Snapchat]
Optimus Prime: There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to solve.

[from official Snapchat]
Optimus Prime: Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.

[Optimus draws his blade on Cade and Bee]
Optimus Prime: Forgive me.
Cade Yeager, Bumblebee: NOOO!

Quintessa: Your world is dying. Do you seek redemption?
Optimus Prime: My maker, I do.

"The Transformers: Blaster Blues (#2.21)" (1985)
Optimus Prime: Prepare for target practice.
Omega Supreme: Omega Supreme: Always prepared.

[Blaster transmits the concert to the Autobot base]
Optimus Prime: My audio receptors! What is that noise?
Hoist: Humans call it 'music'.
Sparkplug Witwicky: Not this human!
Jazz: [dances] Sounds all right to me!

Optimus Prime: Blaster! Decrease volume!... Blaster! SHUT UP!

Ironhide: Where did the call originate?
Optimus Prime: I don't know! All I can hear is that blasted Blaster!

[last lines]
Blaster: Say, Prime, what do you say we turn this place into Radio Moon, with a loony lunar line-up of hip hits?
Cosmos: Yeah! Give me some company out here!
Blaster: Hey, how 'bout it, Prime? I did save the day.
Optimus Prime: Yes, Blaster, but remember: Your volume, like any capability, is also a responsibility. You must decide when is the right time and the wrong time to use it.
[Blaster plays rock music]
Optimus Prime: Blaster!
Blaster: Heh heh! Hey, Prime, dig the decibels!

"The Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime: Part 2 (#3.30)" (1987)
Quintesson: [after Galvatron enters the control room] Please stop!
Galvatron: Never Quintesson! This world is *ours*! Optimus Prime shall die again!
[Lights start to come out of Optimus Prime. Galvatron stops]
Galvatron: [surprised] What? What is this?
Optimus Prime: [awakens, opens his chest and removes and opens the Matrix] Now light our darkest hour!

Hot Rod: The wisdom of the ages... it's lost.
Optimus Prime: Not lost. We're all a little wiser now.
Hot Rod: But the Matrix is empty.
Optimus Prime: It's up to all of us to fill with the wisdom we accumulate from this day forward. Autobots... transform and roll out!

Optimus Prime: No more games, Rodimus! Innocent lives are at stake!
Rodimus Prime: No one is innocent!

Autobot Elder: The plague you speak of has visited us once before. A wise man was able to contain the spores, and shoot them into a sun. The only way to fight such madness is with wisdom. Unfortunately, no *one* person now has the wisdom to contain the spores, much less destroy them now that they are spread across the galaxy.
Optimus Prime: Perhaps there does exist a source of wisdom powerful enough to destroy the spores, and save the galaxy. The accumulated wisdom that resides within the Matrix!

Goldbug: Back, I'm better than ever! I've gone beyond being plain old Bumblebee, I'm a Gold Bug!
Optimus Prime: That you are, Bumblebee! So from now, on that's exactly who you'll be, Goldbug.

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (2014) (VG)
Optimus Prime: And Drift, you'll need to secure additional firepower.
Drift: That will not pose a problem. Such crude weapons are plentiful it seems.

Drift: I do not relish this, Optimus. I forsook guns to walk a more honorable path.
Optimus Prime: I know you favor the sword now, but the gravity of the situation requires more advanced weaponry.
Drift: So be it.

Optimus Prime: The only future to master is one's own. The humans understand this. Yet they also understand that the past is the genesis of all things, and must be afforded proper deference.

Optimus Prime: Drift, no one can change their past, but know that your future is secure as a noble Autobot.

[Lockdown freezes Optimus in time]
Lockdown: You don't learn, do you? I never understood why Megatron put such a high price on you, Prime. Once, you and Megatron were evenly matched, neither able to gain purchase and overtake the other. Perfectly poised conflicts such as those are rare indeed, and they breed boundless opportunities for bounty hunters like me. I used to be very well paid... I want to be well paid again!
Optimus Prime: You want to go back? Back to the heart of the war? Never!
[unfreezes, and engages Lockdown]
Lockdown: Oh, I don't want to go back! You think too small! I'm going to bring the war to the present so that it can continue endlessly again!
Optimus Prime: You would bring back the Decepticons? Thrust us into another million years of civil war and turn this planet to ash? All for profit?
Lockdown: Without hesitation!... But I am not Megatron. Dictatorship does not interest me. However, your interference has cost me a great deal, Optimus! For this I shall have recompense! Hence why I lured you here! I will deliver you to Megatron myself - after secreting away the Matrix of Leadership, of course - so that the war may continue! Yes, Megatron's payment for you will settle our account nicely!

"Transformers Prime: One Shall Fall (#1.23)" (2011)
Optimus Prime: [Opening lines] And it was written in the Covenant of Primus, that when the 47 spheres align, a perpetual conflict with culminate upon a world forged by chaos. And the weak shall perish in the shadow of a rising darkness.
Arcee: No sky is raining fire?
Ratchet: Goes without saying, it is a doom prophesy after all.
Bulkhead: I say it's a load of hooey.
Ratchet: I always assumed the ancients were referring to our home planet. But being that Cybertron has been dark for eons...
Optimus Prime: And considering what has befallen this planet since Megatron's arrival here...
Bulkhead: Wow, wow, wow... we've known about these superstitions for ages and never gave them a second thought.
Arcee: Why all the ominous rumbling now?
Optimus Prime: Because the planetary alignment to which the prophesy refers is nearly upon us.
Ratchet: And it would seem it's end point... is Earth.
Bulkhead: Uhh... crazy coincidence! Heh... R-right?
Arcee: How long are we talking?
Ratchet: A few days, at most.
Optimus Prime: However unsettling this revelation may be, I am more concerned about those who might believe that the prophesy speaks to them alone.

Jack Darby: Um, Optimus? You wanna see something funny?
Optimus Prime: No.

Optimus Prime: Ratchet, how is Rafael?
Ratchet: It is too soon to know.
Optimus Prime: He's in good hands.
Ratchet: Not mine, Optimus. Curse my Cybertronian pride! We've accepted these humans into our lives yet I bothered to learn soo little of their science... or medicine.
Optimus Prime: Pull yourself together, old friend. Rafael needs you.
Ratchet: And I have grown to need him.

Optimus Prime: I have been foolish not to see what history has proven over and over again. That Autobots and Decepticons will never mend their ways. If there can be no diplomatic solution to this perpetual conflict, then I must not allow more darkness to fall upon this or any planet. Megatron must be destroyed!

Optimus Prime: Megatron, today you answer for your crimes against Cybertron and against humanity. One shall stand...
Megatron: And one shall fall. You, Optimus Prime!

Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime (1987) (V)
Quintesson: I've done it! Optimus Prime lives!
Sky Lynx: It's true. Our leader is back.
Optimus Prime: Yes, Sky Lynx. And this time, no force in the universe can stop me!

Bumblebee: Back, I'm better than ever! I've gone beyond being plain old Bumblebee! I'm a Gold Bug!
Optimus Prime: That your are, Bumblebee! So from now on, that's exactly who you'll be, Goldbug.

Autobot Elder: The plague you speak of has visited us once before. A wise man was able to contain the spores, and shoot them into a sun. The only way to fight such madness is with wisdom. Unfortunately, no one person now has the wisdom to contain the spores, much less destroy them now that they are spread across the galaxy.
Optimus Prime: Perhaps there does exist a source of wisdom powerful enough to destroy the spores, and save the galaxy. The accumulated wisdom that resides within the Matrix!

Quintesson: [after Galvatron enters the control room] Please stop!
Galvatron: Never, Quintesson! This world is ours! Optimus Prime shall die again!
[Lights start to come out of Optimus Prime. Galvatron stops]
Galvatron: [surprised] What? What is this?
Optimus Prime: [awakens, opens his chest and removes and opens the Matrix] Now light our darkest hour!

"Transformers: Animated: Transform and Roll Out!: Part Three (#1.3)" (2007)
Starscream: Bring me the AllSpark!
Optimus Prime: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Starscream: Then I'll just have to destroy these puny creatures for no good reason!

Optimus Prime: Ratchet, think fast!
Ratchet: Oh, crud.

Bulkhead: She sprung a leak.
Sari Sumdac: It's called crying. It's something we humans do when we feel sad or scared or totally helpless to save the people we care about.
Optimus Prime: All right, I'll consider your plan.
Sari Sumdac: It's also a really useful way to get what we want.

Optimus Prime: Is this the Well of All Sparks?
Sari Sumdac: No, this is Detroit!

"Transformers Prime: Loose Cannons (#2.6)" (2012)
Optimus Prime: Wheeljack, this planet is heavily inhabited. Any strike we make against the Decepticons must be carefully measured... as a team. Least we risk endangering the human population.
Wheeljack: Are you suggesting we just sit back and do nothing?
Agent William Fowler: You! Loose cannon! Your cowboy antics almost blew our cover!
Wheeljack: Cover?
Bulkhead: We're robot in disguise, Jacky. You need an Earth-based vehicle mode outside of here.
Agent William Fowler: That spaceship you shot down, NOT EARTH-BASED! Had to jump through some big hoops to get it hauled out of plain sight! You need to keep a tighter leash on your people, Prime!
Wheeljack: "A tighter leash"? Let me clarify, tiny...
Bulkhead: Jacky!
Wheeljack: ...I'm *not* one of Optimus Prime's people.

Agent William Fowler: [about Wheeljack] So, the new guy has a little problem with authority.
Optimus Prime: Wheeljack and Bulkhead served together in the Wreckers, a combat unit that operated outside the normal chain of command.
Agent William Fowler: Hmm, Black Ops.
Optimus Prime: They accepted missions no one else would. And many of them did not come back.

Dreadwing: I will gladly sacrifice myself to avenge my brother!
Optimus Prime: Then we will, in turn, gladly join the Allspark with our brother.

Optimus Prime: If you will not take orders from me, that is one thing. But when you place one of my Autobots in danger...

"The Transformers: The Master Builders (#2.12)" (1985)
Optimus Prime: [tries basketball] Am I drooling correctly?
Spike Witwicky: The word is 'dribbling', Optimus!

Grapple: Prime, we want to construct a full-size tower. The energy benefits would be enormous!
Optimus Prime: I agree completely. But how do you intend to protect it from the Decepticons? Perhaps you didn't consider that.
Grapple: No, Optimus. I'm afraid I didn't.
Optimus Prime: Then I must regretfully withhold approval of the tower. If it ever fell into Megatron's hands...

[last lines]
Grapple: Oh, Optimus... I'm so ashamed.
Hoist: Me, too.
Optimus Prime: Apologies accepted. Now we better get to headquarters for repairs, after which you'll return here to clean up this rubble - by yourselves. Autobots, transform and move out!
[the Autobots head back home, while Grapple looks at the remains of his tower]
Hoist: There'll be other towers to design and build, Grapple.
Grapple: It was magnificent... for a little while, wasn't it, Hoist?
Hoist: Incredible. Absolutely incredible.

Optimus Prime: Smokescreen! Head toward the tower, but don't let Devastator see you!
Smokescreen: Just call me the Autobot who isn't there!

"The Nostalgia Critic: Raiders of the Story Arc: Transformers (#5.16)" (2012)
Optimus Prime: [When he asks if anyone wants to see more Shia LaBeouf, only one person cheers] All right, all right, so there may be some hope for you yet.

Optimus Prime: Christ, Jerry. Did you see the look on their faces when I mentioned the movie? All that misguided optimism; it's like telling a blind kid they're gonna pet a bunny when really, it's a porcupine.
Jerry the Agent: Look, the product sells and you're still popular.
Optimus Prime: So is Jersey Shore.
Jerry the Agent: Your last film grossed $1,123,000,000 worldwide.
Optimus Prime: But at what cost, Jerry? At what cost?
Jerry the Agent: I told you: $1,123,000,000 worldwide. Now get some sleep, we've got some more auditions to get through. I'm gonna go do coke off a prostitute who's also doing coke in a hot tub.
Optimus Prime: That's not physically possible.
Jerry the Agent: I'll find a way.

Optimus Prime: You know, I'm aware of the phrase, 'Keep your friends close, and keep your enemies closer.' Me personally, I'm a fan of, 'Keep your friends close, and kill the son of a bitch who's been betraying you every single chance he gets.' It is the Autobot way!

Optimus Prime: Admit it, you could listen to that sound effect for hours. If you could choose the sound of your orgasm, it would be that sound and you know it.

"The Transformers: Fire in the Sky (#1.13)" (1984)
Spike Witwicky: I can't believe I'm in a snowball fight, in July in the middle of the desert! It's amazing!
Optimus Prime: And perhaps dangerous...

Optimus Prime: If we don't stop Megatron and his bunch, the Earth is doomed. Autobots, itransform and roll out!

Optimus Prime: How is Skyfire, Ratchet?
Ratchet: Not good. He was badly damaged.
Cliffjumper: I don't get it. Why repair a Decepticon?
Hound: He tried to save us.
Ratchet: And Starscream blasted him for it!

[last lines]
Ratchet: The energy drain has been stopped.
Bumblebee: The Earth'll heat up again.
Hound: And the Decepticons are defeated.
Spike Witwicky: But Skyfire is... is gone.
Optimus Prime: He won't be forgotten, Spike. He will live forever so long as freedom exists. We shall remember you, Skyfire.

"The Transformers: Dark Awakening (#3.8)" (1986)
Hot Rod: [after he's faked being hit by a shot] Ha ha. Fooled you.
Optimus Prime: Not a game Rodimus! Matrix makes me too strong!
Hot Rod: Now there's a unique complaint!

Optimus Prime: You... should have finished me.
Hot Rod: Believe me, I tried.
Optimus Prime: [Optimus starts struggling, remembering who brought him back/why] ... Until all are... ONE! Monsters! They made me a weapon against the very ones I *loved* in life.
[opens his chest takes out the Matrix and inserts it into Hot Rod]
Optimus Prime: But *you* shall save them, Rodimus Prime!

Optimus Prime: Matrix makes me too powerful.
Rodimus Prime: Now there's a unique complaint.

Transformers: Devastation (2015) (VG)
Megatron: We should have been allies, you know. Imagine what we could have accomplished. But you never had the manifolds to do what needed to be done.
Optimus Prime: I have the manifolds to stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves.

Megatron: Why must you always interfere?
Optimus Prime: You would place Cybertron at the center of the universe!
Megatron: Cybertron is the center of MY universe! How is it not at the heart of yours?
Optimus Prime: Cybertron is about all life! Destruction to keep Cybertron on life support - there must be another way!
Megatron: Flesh isn't life. Servos, gyros and fuel, this is where life comes from! You're defending by-product, at best! I will restore Cybertron and retake the galaxy!
Optimus Prime: That ambition will be your end!

Optimus Prime: Autobots: we have lived on Earth for decades. But I see now that we have not truly accepted Earth as our home, holding out some distant hope that we would return to a newly re-forged Cybertron. And maybe one day, that will happen. But we cannot continue to live in between worlds. From this day forward, we are no longer Cybertronians who are stranded on another world. Now, we are a part of Earth. And we must treat Earth as though we were forged here. And we must protect our home... no matter the cost.

"Transformers: Cybertron: Hero (#1.13)" (2005)
Optimus Prime: We're going to go with Hot Shot's original plan. Tomorrow morning we race.
Red Alert: But there's only one of us that even has a chance of defeating Override.
Optimus Prime: Yes. Hot Shot you must remember that you're part of a team.
Hot Shot: Yes, sir. I'll remember that.
Clocker: All right. This is going to be awesome! Hot Shot's going to win.
Hot Shot: [chuckling] Thanks Clocker.
Red Alert: As Bud would say "rock on dude!"
Lori, Coby, Bud: [cheering] All right, Hot Shot!

Ransack: Let's finish the job.
Optimus Prime: [shooting at Ransack and Crumplezone] Just what job were you two planning on finishing?
Ransack, Crumplezone: Nothing. We're done.
Optimus Prime: Landmine, get Hot Shot out of there.
Vector Prime: I shall assist.
Optimus Prime: Now, as for you two.
Ransack, Crumplezone: Transform... We're out of here.
Red Alert: Optimus, thank the Allspark you're here.
Optimus Prime: Who were those two?
Red Alert: They're a couple of local thugs who have been causing trouble. In my opinion they appear to be working for Megatron
Optimus Prime: Megatron?
Landmine: Optimus, look who I found under a rock.
Hot Shot: I'm okay.
Landmine: Oh, yeah. Sure you are, Jet. You're just dandy. Optimus, Hot Shot is barely alive. The kid's got guts I'll give him that.
Optimus Prime: What happened here?
Red Alert: It looks like we failed our mission.
Optimus Prime: Report now!
Hot Shot: Optimus, it's my fault. Red Alert tried to stop me. I guess I disobeyed your orders. I made contact with the locals.
Optimus Prime: [angrily] Hot Shot... Do you have any idea what you've done? What this could mean to the rest of our mission?
Hot Shot: Yes, I know, but the cyber planet...
[Hot Shot passes out]
Red Alert: Hot Shot?
Red Alert: Hot Shot!

Override: [thinking to herself] This is useless. How can I concentrate on racing when I'm thinking about something else? Megatron and Hot Shot both say they need the planet cup to save the universe. Each one says the other is evil but how do I know who's telling the truth?
[Optimus Prime drives over to Override and transforms]
Override: What does this big lunk want?
Optimus Prime: Greetings Override! I'm Optimus Prime leader of the Autobots. You and I need to talk. We don't need your cyber planet key perminantly. We need it to...
Override: Close the black hole and save the universe. Save it. I heard the same sob story from Megatron and your boy Hotshot. Unless you've got some proof I ain't interested.
Optimus Prime: But the world is in grave danger...
Override: Will you save it. Look Optimus. You could be telling me the truth.
Optimus Prime: But I am telling you the truth.
Override: And then again maybe not. It's not a decision that I can take likely. Override... Transform. You want the cup? You've gotta win it. That's the only way we settle things here on Speed Planet.
Optimus Prime: Okay you're on!

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising (2013) (TV)
Optimus Prime: Do not lament my absence, for in my spark, I know that this is not the end, but merely a new beginning. Simply put, another transformation.

Optimus Prime: While this may very well mark the end of the Age of Primes, leadership can be earned, with or without the Matrix. And in my view, you have each acted as a Prime.
Knock Out: Well, I... never really had the best role models...

Unicron: Thank you, Prime for delivering the Allspark so that I may erase it from existence.
Optimus Prime: Not while I stand before you, Unicron.

"The Transformers: Prime Target (#2.34)" (1985)
Optimus Prime: Amazing. A booby trap that actually catches boobies.

Lord Chumley: Chumley's the name and hunting's my game. I'm offering you a sporting chance to rescue your companions.
Optimus Prime: Torture isn't sport, but I accept your challenge.

Optimus Prime: If that was your best shot, Chumley, you're in *deep* trouble.
Lord Chumley: It was my best shot, but not my last.

"Robot Chicken: Junk in the Trunk (#1.1)" (2005)
Optimus Prime: Hi. I'm Optimus Prime. What you've just seen was a dramatization of what you, your friends, and your family go through if you don't get regular prostate exams. Now, we transformers don't have organic internal organs and can't get cancer, but you do... and you can.
Jazz: So get your ass checked out before it's too late, turkeys!

Human Torch: It, uh... burns when I pee.
Optimus Prime: [entering] WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU?

Optimus Prime: Using the whole fist, doc?

"Transformers Prime: Partners (#1.20)" (2011)
Optimus Prime: Starscream's loyalty to Megatron has always been questionable. If he has truly split from the Decepticons, our prisoner's knowledge of their agendas could make him a valuable ally.
Bulkhead: You don't mean "permanently"? As in keys to the base and everything?
Optimus Prime: However unlikely that scenario, every sentient being deserves an opportunity for redemption.
Arcee: Even Bot-killers? Even Airachnid?
Optimus Prime: Without that hope, we may never achieve lasting peace.

Optimus Prime: It is the external wounds that heal the quickest.
Arcee: I thought settling scores would allow me to move on. Instead I chased away our hope of winning this war anytime soon.
Optimus Prime: Wisdom cannot be granted, Arcee. It must be earned. Sometimes at a cost.

Starscream: [Captured by the Autobots] No need to use force. I'll tell you anything you want to know.
Bulkhead: Is that right? And what do you want in return?
Starscream: I want to be... on your side.
[the Autobots pause for a moment]
Bulkhead: On our side? Haha, yeah right! And I've been lobbying with the Fallen!
Arcee: You wouldn't betray the Decepticons.
Starscream: Wouldn't I? What have they done for me lately, besides humiliate me, spy on me, demote me? Megatron tried to extinguish my spark in cold blood, then all but replaced me with that traitorous wretch Airachnid! She abandoned me! Left me for scrap! So why not rat them out?
[Optimus, Bulkhead and Arcee move away from Starscream to talk in private]
Arcee: He's telling the truth about Megatron trying to scrap him. I saw it with my own eyes.
Bulkhead: You're not saying you actually trust Starscream?
Arcee: Trust him? Never. But this may be the one time our objectives align.
Optimus Prime: You're right to be weary, Bulkhead. But I agree with Arcee.

"Transformers: Animated: A Fistful of Energon (#2.7)" (2008)
Optimus Prime: I'm afraid Sari and Bumblebee left on an important fact-finding mission this morning, to a place called Five Banners Roller Coaster Kingdom.

Starscream: Well, if it isn't my favorite band of plucky little Autobots!
Optimus Prime: Autobots, prepare for battle!
Starscream: Wait, you misunderstand. Noble Optimus Prime, wise Ratchet, stealthy Prowl and mighty... eh...
Bulkhead: Bulkhead!
Starscream: Ooh, that's too bad.

Ratchet: Prowl, any sign of the Dinobots?
Prowl: Negative, Ratchet. I'm starting to think those reports of rampages were nothing but exaggeration.
Optimus Prime: We're not taking any chance, Prowl, that's why I had Ratchet lend you his EMP generator and those stasis cuffs.
Prowl: Still, I hardly think they're necessary. The Dinobots are territorial, but if left alone, they're perfectly happy.
[Grimlock roars and runs out of the forest, charging the Autobots]
Bulkhead: He doesn't look too happy to me!

"Transformers: Animated: Transform and Roll Out!: Part Two (#1.2)" (2007)
Ratchet: I can whip up an override command, or I can come up there and get my chrome kicked with the rest of you glitches. Which is it gonna be?
Optimus Prime: Uh, I'll go with plan A.

Optimus Prime: We need someone small and fast.
Bumblebee: Why is everyone looking at me?

Optimus Prime: So I suppose you have an explanation.
Bumblebee: Actually, I'm narrowing it down to my top five.

"Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising: Part 2 (#1.2)" (2010)
Optimus Prime: It is best that you three remain under our watch. At least until we can determine our enemies' intentions.
Ratchet: Optimus, with all due respect, the human children are in as much danger here as anywhere.
Jack Darby: Children?
Ratchet: They have no protective shell! If they get underfoot, they will go... squish.
Optimus Prime: Then, for the time being, Ratchet, we must watch where we step.

Optimus Prime: Military involvement will only result in catastrophe. Perhaps you can condone widespread human casualties, Agent Fowler. I, however, cannot.
Agent Fowler: Then do us both a favor and handle this, Prime... under the radar. Or I will.
[Agent Fowler leaves]
Bulkhead: Pretty big bearings... for a human.

Optimus Prime: Maximum overdrive!
[the Autobots turn into vehicles and proceed to demolish the Decepticon drones and their mining machines]

"Transformers: Animated: Five Servos of Doom (#3.6)" (2009)
Optimus Prime: You got Swindle and Blitzwing too?
Sentinel Prime: Well, Swindle was stuck in vehicle mode, all I had to do was pay a fine and tow him away... but Blitzy here was something else!

Optimus Prime: Step away from the Autobot!
Ramjet: What? This isn't my Autobot, I'm just holding it for a friend!

"Transformers: Cybertron: Optimus (#1.45)" (2006)
Vector Prime: Optimus Prime. Get a hold of yourself.
Optimus Prime: I can't let anyone else get hurt. They trusted me. Am I really worthy of their trust?
Vector Prime: What are you talking about?
Optimus Prime: Remember our battle with the Decepticons on Earth? I couldn't protect them from Megatron then and it almost cost them their very sparks.
Vector Prime: I've heard enough.
[Vector Prime punches Optimus Prime in the face with a tough right hook to Optimus's chin]
Optimus Prime: Vector Prime!
Vector Prime: Sheer arrogance. Do you think that your Autobots fight just for you? We all fight because we want to save our homeworld and put an end to Galvatron's evil
Optimus Prime: Because of me.
Vector Prime: Because of you we fight as a team.

Landmine: It's been fun but take this.
[Landmine relinquishes the Giant Planet's cyber key]
Wing Saber: Thank goodness. Now I don't have to look at Landmine's giant caboose.
[Everyone laughs]
Optimus Prime: Thanks.
[Turning to Vector Prime]
Optimus Prime: That's quite a right hook you have.
Vector Prime: Remember that and don't make me use it again.

"Transformers: Animated: Predacons Rising (#3.7)" (2009)
Bumblebee: What happened?
Optimus Prime: She sacrificed herself to save us.
Sentinel Prime: More like she sacrificed Wasp and used his trans-warp field to bug out. Either way, we're rid of them both.

Optimus Prime: I'm sorry I never told you about Elita. I didn't want to open old wounds, and I uh... I guess I never really apologized for making her leave her behind all those steller cycles ago.
Sentinel Prime: Yeah, I guess I'm sorry too. Sorry we ever went to that stupid planet in the first place. Besides it's too late for apologies now, Optimus. Too late for all of us.
Optimus Prime: Yeah, maybe so. But right now Cybertron needs a leader. And for better or worse, that leader is you.
Sentinel Prime: Got that right, buddy.

"The Transformers: Countdown to Extinction (#1.12)" (1984)
Jazz: Hey Optimus, how'd you like to hear the number one on the Decepticon hot cassette charts?
Optimus Prime: As I believe the Earthlings say... lay it on me, man.

Bumblebee: Hey Prime, what do you think Megatron's gonna do to Starscream?
Optimus Prime: Nothing gentle, I would say.
Jazz: I think we seen the last of ol' Starcreep alright! And that's the first thing that's gone right all day.

"Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising: Part 1 (#1.1)" (2010)
Ratchet: Optimus, helping humans will only result in more tragedy.
Optimus Prime: Your opinion is noted.

Rafael 'Raf' Esquivel: So if you guys are robots, who made you?
Ratchet: Pfff! Puh-lease!
Optimus Prime: We are Autonomous Robotic Organisms from the planet Cybertron. Also known as Autobots.
Jack Darby: Why are you here?
Optimus Prime: To protect your planet from the Decepticons.

"The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye: Part 1 (#1.1)" (1984)
Optimus Prime: Any luck, Jazz?
Jazz: Negative. The other side of Cybertron's blacker than the inside of a drive-shaft.

Optimus Prime: Jazz, organize a battle unit. We're going after them.
Jazz: Prowl. Trailbreaker. Wheeljack. Ironhide. Mirage. Sunstreaker. Sideswipe. Autobots, start your engines! Ready Prime.
Optimus Prime: Let's roll!

"Transformers: Cybertron: Fallen (#1.1)" (2005)
[Thundercracker fires a volley at Landmine, but misses]
Thundercracker: Oh, man! That was a waste of perfectly good missiles! I'll get him this time!
Optimus Prime: [rams Thundercracker] I hope you don't mind if I butt in!
Thundercracker: Where the heck did he come from?

Optimus Prime: THAT was your best shot, Thundercracker? That's just sad.
[prepares missiles]
Optimus Prime: Here's MINE.
Thundercracker: How's THIS?
[fires missiles again]
Optimus Prime: Gee, nice fireworks.
[shoots the missiles, blowing them up in Thundercracker's face and sending him flying]
Optimus Prime: Decepticon in the corner pocket!

Transformers Prime: The Game (2012) (VG)
Megatron: I've had enough of your interference, Optimus!
Optimus Prime: You know I'm going to stop you, Megatron.
Megatron: I know your gonna try.

Optimus Prime: Autobots, are you ready?
Arcee: Just let me at them.

"Transformers: Animated: Human Error: Part I (#3.8)" (2009)
Ratchet: I'm telling you, there's no way this "Santa" can deliver billions of presents in one night.
Prowl: I can think of at least one way. Ho
[creates a hologram]
Prowl: Ho
[creates another hologram]
Prowl: Ho.
Optimus Prime: A sound theory, Prowl. I did see multiple Santas in the shopping district tonight.

Optimus Prime: Autobo... uh, men, transf... er, uh... roll... uh, let's just go.

"The Transformers: The Secret of Omega Supreme (#2.29)" (1985)
Powerglide: Where are you going?
Optimus Prime: To talk to the only other Autobot who can fly into outer space.
Powerglide: Omega Supreme! Sounds like a barrel of laughs.

Optimus Prime: Perhaps someday, you'll see that there are more important things in life than revenge.
Omega Supreme: Possibility: Growing.

"Transformers Prime: Legacy (#2.20)" (2012)
Optimus Prime: Perhaps the best way for you to learn about the human world is from a human.
Arcee: Smokescreen gets his own partner?
Ratchet: Oh, please! Isn't having three humans here enough?
[the other Autobots stare at Ratchet]
Ratchet: [scoffs] Uggh!

Arcee: Optimus, with all due respect, Agent Fowler is out relocating Raf's family because the 'Cons discovered where he lives. Meanwhile, Smokescreen, in all his wisdom, chooses a vehicle mode with screaming double 38s on the doors, making him an easy target. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't more than concerned about Jack's safety.
Optimus Prime: Nonetheless, the fact remains that our new recruit is in need of instruction. I believe that Smokescreen's spark is in the right place, and that he now understands the necessity of protecting humanity.

Transformers: The Ride - 3D (2011)
Megatron: Cowards run. Heroes fight!
[Starts to attack Evac.Optimus Prime appears and attacks Megatron]
Optimus Prime: Your war is with ME!
[Optimus and Megatron fight. Megatron gains the upperhand]
Optimus Prime: Protect the All Spark!

Evac: We're on our own. What do we do?
Megatron: [Megatron appears and reaches for Evac] Beg for mercy!
Optimus Prime: [Optimus appears and tackles Megatron] NEVER!

Transformers: The Game (2007) (VG)
Optimus Prime: This has to end here, Megatron!
Megatron: Heroic words, Optimus. So fitting they shall be your last...

Optimus Prime: Can you rescue Jazz without another incident like Cyber-5?
Ironhide: Ohh... that bunch of rock was gonna blow up anyway!

"The Transformers: Day of the Machines (#2.14)" (1985)
Optimus Prime: My old factory censors detect a rat named Megatron.

Optimus Prime: You're pumping days are over, Megatron!
Megatron: I'll see you on the scrap pile first, Optimus Prime!

"Transformers: Animated: Total Meltdown (#1.5)" (2008)
Optimus Prime: Human upgrades. What will they think of next?

Optimus Prime: [puts bell over Meltdown] There. That should hold him.
Ratchet: I guess you didn't get the memo about the acid that melts through anything?

"The Transformers: A Prime Problem (#2.8)" (1985)
Megatron: You won't be able to catch me, Prime, but here's something to catch if you can!
[Megatron throws Spike overboard]
Optimus Prime: He... he's dropped Splick!

Optimus Prime clone: Bumblebee, come over here. The computer's not responding to my input... Bumblebee, I'm speaking to you.
Ironhide: You talkin' to me?
Optimus Prime clone: Of course!
Ironhide: But I'm not Bumblebee, Prime; I'm Ironhide!
Optimus Prime clone: I meant Ironhide, naturally.

"Transformers: Car Robots: Seigi ni Mezameyo! Black Convoy (#1.18)" (2000)
Optimus Prime: Battle Mode! Let's see if you can fight as well as you lie!

"Transformers: Animated: Human Error: Part II (#3.9)" (2009)
Optimus Prime: The techno-organic must be destroyed.
Sari Sumdac: Oh, slag.

"Transformers: Car Robots: Nekketsu Senshi! Buildmaster (#1.20)" (2000)
Optimus Prime: With a little experience, this team may distinguish itself as a fine combat unit. Wedge reminds me a lot of those diamonds: he's a little rough now, but with some work, a little discipline, a little training, with a little polish, he could shine and become a valuable fighting Autobot one day.

"Transformers Prime: Convoy (#1.9)" (2011)
Optimus Prime: Ah-ah, no need, Agent Fowler. I will handle the driving.
Optimus Prime: It's going to be a long trip.

"Transformers: Cybertron: Speed (#1.7)" (2005)
Starscream: We'd better call it a night. You're a lousy dancer anyway!
Optimus Prime: That's a sober suggestion coming from one of Megatron's lackeys!
Starscream: I'm not Megatron's lackey! I BOW TO NO-ONE!

"Transformers: Cybertron: Champion (#1.18)" (2005)
Override: You know, Hot Shot? You may have beaten me but I owe you a big thank you.
Hot Shot: Huh?
Override: I would have been happy spending my whole life racing. So, thank you! My destiny is clear. I should be fighting on your side.
Hot Shot: I'm glad I could help... Wait? What?
Override: I want to help you. To combat evil you're going to need all of the allies you can get. So what do you say, Optimus? Can I help you?
Optimus Prime: It will be dangerous.
Override: What's even more dangerous is just sitting around while Megatron is planning out his evil schemes. Let me help you. I know I can make a big difference.
Optimus Prime: We'd be happy to have you. Welcome aboard.

"Transformers: Cybertron: Cybertron (#1.31)" (2006)
Hot Shot: I used to be faster than this.
Scattorshot: You may have gained a few tonnes but it suits you.
Vector Prime: Optimus Prime. I don't believe the planet is falling apart; it's too organized.
Hot Shot: I don't believe it.
Vector Prime: It is he who fought Unicron.
Optimus Prime: By the Allspark.
Vector Prime: He who colonized Cybertron, Velocitron, and all of the other Transformers Colonized worlds.
Optimus Prime: Our creator.
Vector Prime: This is Primus!

"Transformers Prime: Out of His Head (#1.14)" (2011)
Agent William Fowler: Prime, you spot any Decepticons wearing hula skirts lately?
Optimus Prime: No, Special Agent Fowler. Why?

"The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye: Part 3 (#1.3)" (1984)
Optimus Prime: You gave us all a pretty good scare.
Ironhide: It's been worse. I remember the time on Cybertron...
Optimus Prime: Save the war stories, hot shot. Just remember, there's a thin line between being a hero, and being a memory.

"The Transformers: War Dawn (#2.44)" (1985)
Optimus Prime: [their first encounter] You've caused enough destruction for ONE day, Megatron!
Megatron: I haven't even STARTED yet.
[fires at Optimus. It just bounces off his chest]
Megatron: YOU! Who are you?
Optimus Prime: Your WORST nightmare!

"The Transformers: The Ultimate Doom: Brainwash (1) (#1.8)" (1984)
Optimus Prime: That's the last one your activating, Megatron!
Megatron: Correct! You will activate the last pylon and bring Cybertron here!
Optimus Prime: As the Earthlings say, "fat chance, fat head."

"The Transformers: Enter the Nightbird (#2.6)" (1985)
Ratchet: Dr. Fujiyama's doohickey's under that drape!
Wheeljack: If it walks, it probably needs a long extension cord.
Ratchet: Heh heh heh. I wonder if batteries are included? Heh heh heh.
Wheeljack: When they turn it on, it'll probably blow the lights!
Optimus Prime: We're here to guard the robot, not make jokes at its expense.

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Battlegrounds: Part 1 (#1.25)" (2015)
Vector Prime: Micronus, the crisis is upon us, and we sense our chosen champion is not prepared.
Optimus Prime: If innocents are threatened, preparation comes secondary to swift action, determination and will. Send me to Earth, please.

"Transformers Prime: Scrapheap (#1.7)" (2011)
Arcee: What do you suggest... wait, how about a game? Let's play 'Who Screwed Things Up Back at Base'.
Optimus Prime: Our predicament could be the result of a simple malfunction.
Arcee: Caused by Bulkhead. Let's see: no com-link, maybe even no power. The big lug probably tripped over a cord. He's never been too graceful. Remember when we first arrived on earth and Bulkhead walked into those power lines. Who knew he could dance like that.

"The Nostalgia Critic: Surf Ninjas (#1.37)" (2008)
Optimus Prime: Remember, I died for your sins.

"Transformers Prime: Orion Pax: Part 3 (#2.3)" (2012)
Optimus Prime: Megatron: be gone!

"Transformers Prime: Evolution (#3.9)" (2013)
Ultra Magnus: Optimus. When we spoke earlier... what could be greater than an army?
Optimus Prime: A human concept, one I have learned since coming to Earth: family.

Transformers: War for Cybertron (2010) (VG)
[Game intro narration]
Optimus Prime: Cybertron, our home. For generations, it has been a peaceful world. Until pride and a lust for power divided us. Now we fight - enemies who were once our brothers. Our tragic war has ravaged Cybertron.
Megatron: It is a necessary war, to return us to glory.
Optimus Prime: The Autobots will never sacrifice freedom.
Megatron: The Decepticons will bring this world to order!
Optimus Prime: Our defeat would mean the end of everything.
Megatron: My victory will mark a brilliant new beginning!
Optimus Prime: One shall stand.
Megatron: One shall fall!

"Transformers: Car Robots: Kesshi No Jump! Mach Alert (#1.5)" (2000)
Sky-Byte: The cobalt ocean roils, zephyrs blow cold, and another hapless foe is crushed beneath my heel.
Optimus Prime: You might do better with limericks! Your imagery is derivative. It lacks semiotic cohesion, and the 'hapless foe' is you!
Sky-Byte: My next poem will be your eulogy, as you rust away in a watery grave. Then we'll see whose imagery lacks semiotic cohesion!

"The Transformers: Divide and Conquer (#1.6)" (1984)
Megatron: Is there anyone in the universe who will challenge the might of Megatron?
Optimus Prime: There is one, Megatron! I, Optimus Prime, challenge you!

"Transformers Prime: Armada (#2.10)" (2012)
Ratchet: [examining Airachnid in Insecticon pod] Stasis. She deserves worse.
Airachnid: I intended worse... more times than you know.
Optimus Prime: You are stronger for the choice you made.
Bulkhead: [rolls in honking, transforms] Guys, you're not gonna believe the day I had.
[Bulkhead spots Airachnid in stasis]
Bulkhead: Oh, you too, huh?

"The Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime: Part 1 (#3.29)" (1987)
Quintesson: I've done it! Optimus Prime lives!
Sky Lynx: It's true. Our leader is back.
Optimus Prime: Yes, Sky Lynx, and this time no force in the universe can stop me!

"The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye: Part 2 (#1.2)" (1984)
Optimus Prime: You destroy everything you touch, Megatron!
Megatron: That's because everything I touch is food for my hunger. My hunger for power!
Optimus Prime: No! I am going to end your hunger once and for all.

"Transformers: Cybertron: Hidden (#1.3)" (2005)
Optimus Prime: You're nothing better than a common thief.
Megatron: Soon enough I'll be ruler of the Universe! I care not what vermin like you think of me!

"The Transformers: The Key to Vector Sigma: Part 2 (#2.40)" (1985)
Silverbolt: [to Optimus Prime] Hi! I used to be a courier ship, but now I think I'm Silverbolt?
Air Raid: And I'm Air Raid!
Fireflight: Geez! What is this place? Who are you guys?
Optimus Prime: Who are you?
Fireflight: Oh, right. I'm Fireflight.
Skydive: I'm Skydive.
Slingshot: I'm Slingshot. Used to be a speed shuttle. Now I'm the fastest, smartest, hottest jet you ever saw!

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012) (VG)
Optimus Prime: We have no choice, Bumblebee. War is lost. Leaving our home is the hardest decision I've ever had to make. It has been a long, painful war with the Decepticons. Whatever lies beyond that portal is our best and last hope, my friend.

"Transformers: Cybertron: Darkness (#1.33)" (2005)
Bud: Okay Jolt. Where is your home planet?
Jolt: Where? Well I don't. You see?
Optimus Prime: What does that mean?
Jolt: Vector Prime. A little help?
Vector Prime: [Projector image of Jolt, Reverb, and Six-Speed drifting in a shuttle] My path crossed that of the Mini-Cons as their ship was drifting aimlessly through space.
Jolt: And let us thank you again for that.
Wing Saber: Why were you guys adrift in space?
Jolt: That's a good question. We were playing hide n seek and the ship was an excellent place to hide. I wonder if our friends are still looking for us? I wonder?
Red Alert: Your friends? How should I put this? Are they all as small like you?
Jolt: Oh no not at all. There are bigger transformers. Come to think about it they might be larger than you guys.
Red Alert: So the Giant Planet has two types?
Snarl: So the reason why the mini-cons are small could be that they evolved that way. Just like I evolved in my environment on Jungle Planet.
Override: It could be Snarl.
Landmine: This is all very interesting but if these little guys can't remember how to get home then we're just spinning our wheels.
Red Alert: It's not that they don't remember. It's that their memory data has deteriorated over time. But we'll see.
[Red Alert walks over to Jolt and towers over top of him]
Red Alert: Now hold perfectly still. You'll feel a slight sting but don't worry.
[Jolt trembles in fear]
Red Alert: I'm fairly certain I can put you back together again.
[Jolt screams]

"The Transformers: The Ultimate Doom: Search (2) (#1.9)" (1984)
Optimus Prime: Look at the monitors! You must help stop these disasters.
Grimlock: Uh, me Grimlock not care whole planet fall apart. Make no difference to me Grimlock.
Wheeljack: With you on it?
Grimlock: Hmm, hadn't thought of that. Dinobots transform!

"Transformers: Animated: Velocity (#2.5)" (2008)
Bulkhead: Looks like this one needs a repair shop.
Optimus Prime: You mean hospital.
Captain Fanzone: You mean prison ward!

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise: New Mission on Earth (#1.1)" (2015)
[from trailer]
Optimus Prime: I need you on Earth, Bumblebee...
Bumblebee: Optimus?

"Transformers: Animated: The Elite Guard (#2.1)" (2008)
Optimus Prime: [Optimus Prime drives out of the space ship] It's all right, they're on our side.
Captain Fanzone: [Sentinel crashes into some cars] That's good 'couse I've worried they might, you know, destroy something!

"The Transformers: The Revenge of Bruticus (#2.48)" (1986)
Optimus Prime: I will donate some of the needed parts from my own components, Perceptor, if Megatron agrees to do the same.
Megatron: Never! I am autonomic perfection!
Spike Witwicky: You'll be evaporated perfection if we don't get to Cybertron and stop Starscream!

"Transformers: Animated: A Bridge Too Close: Part I (#2.12)" (2008)
Optimus Prime: So let me get this straight, you're an Autobot intelligence officer and you've found Megatron's hideout?
Blurr: That is correct, Optimus Prime. I have already reported my findings to the Elite Guard, requesting immediate reinforcements, but was informed that initial support would be delayed due to the fact that the Autobot forces are stretched too thin combating Decepticon uprisings along the edge of the galaxy. Further intelligence has also revealed that a human named Isaac Sumdac has been cooperating with the Decepticon leader by reverse engineering a space bridge schematic stolen by your ship. Which in Megatron intends to use to stage a sneak attack inside of Cybertron while planet's defense forces are at their weakest. But he's runnign difficulty getting the device operational. That's where you fellow buck comes in. Earlier today, I intercepted a communication between Megatron and a Decepticon double agent involving a plot to kidnap Autobot Bulkhead after discovering he's the galaxy's foremost expert in space bridge technology. Average to course, I mean that some kind of cooperation would undoubtedly have dire results and lead to Megatron's...
Bumblebee: Woah, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Back up!
Prowl: Did he just say Bulkhead?
Optimus Prime: Our Bulkhead?
Ratchet: An expert? On anything?

"Transformers Prime: Nemesis Prime (#2.8)" (2012)
Optimus Prime: The deception ends here, Silas!

"Transformers: Animated: Blast from the Past (#1.6)" (2008)
Bulkhead: Wait. I was thinking, maybe we should try luring them away from civilians first.
Optimus Prime: Good thinking, Bulkhead.
Prowl: He said "good thinking."
Bumblebee: And "Bulkhead."

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise: The Devourer (#1.2)" (2015)
Optimus Prime: Together you will confront many challenges. The forces facing Earth are immense and formidable, but I am certain you will accomplish great things. As you did today.
Bumblebee: But we needed your help, Optimus. We always will.
Optimus Prime: You are ready to lead, Bumblebee. Do not doubt yourself.

"Transformers Prime: Speed Metal (#1.11)" (2011)
Rafael 'Raf' Esquivel: We should just tell Optimus the truth.
Miko Nakadai: Absolutely not! We made a deal. Just act completely normal.
Optimus Prime: Raf, Miko, do either of you know where the others have gone?
Miko Nakadai: Why, no, sir. We do not know.
Rafael 'Raf' Esquivel: Miko is correct. We do not know.
Miko Nakadai: Why would we know?
Optimus Prime: Hmm.

"Transformers: Cybertron: Collapse (#1.8)" (2005)
Optimus Prime: You're helping save our home, so now we're going to save yours. That's what we do.

"Transformers: Cybertron: Landmine (#1.4)" (2005)
Optimus Prime: Now this is important. When you arrive on the Speed Planet you must be discreet. Keep your identities as Cybertronians a secret and avoid all contact with the locals. Is that understood?
Hot Shot: You've got it Optimus. I'm keeping it on the down low. D.L.
Red Alert: Oh, be still my beating heart. I'm on a mission with Hot Shot? This is going to go well.
Hot Shot: Did you say something partner?
Red Alert: Nothing.
Optimus Prime: Autobots... Good luck.
Hot Shot: [on the Speed Planet] This is awesome. Nothing but sunshine and opened road.
Red Alert: Remember we are on a mission Hot Shot.
Hot Shot: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
[a dragster comes whipping past Red Alert and Hot Shot]
Hot Shot: Road hog!
Red Alert: Cool. That's the fastest thing I've ever seen.
Hot Shot: Faster than me? I thought I was the fastest. Oh, man. Talk about a let down.

Transformers (2004) (VG)
Optimus Prime: Unicron must be stopped. No matter the cost.

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Overloaded: Part 1 (#2.1)" (2016)
Strongarm: [after Optimus relates a story] Amazing. Tell us another.
Sideswipe: Ugh. Give it a rest, will ya, Strongarm? You bugging Pops for war stories is getting older than, well, Pops.
Bumblebee: Sideswipe, you'd better watch your...
Optimus Prime: Young Bot, you may call me Optimus Prime or Optimus. Those are your only options. Understood?
Sideswipe: [cowed] Yes, sir.

"The Transformers: Sea Change (#2.37)" (1985)
Perceptor: Indubitably a sophisticated cryptograph, and while I can't decipher its specific elements, the general pattern makes it clear that a request for assistance is indicated.
Optimus Prime: In other words, someone out there needs help.
Cosmos: I can take Bumblebee, Perceptor, and Seaspray, but Optimus, you're just too big!
Optimus Prime: Don't worry, Cosmos. You guys are on your own this time. And good luck!

"The Transformers: Changing Gears (#2.7)" (1985)
Optimus Prime: Megatron is behind this. I'd bet my titanium torsion bars on it.

"The Transformers: Five Faces of Darkness: Part 4 (#3.4)" (1986)
Rodimus Prime: [Having entered the Matrix] Where am I? Is this the Matrix?
Primon: [a vision of Primon appears before Rodimus] Rodimus Prime, you have embarked on a journey into Cybertron's distant past. Prepare to look into the face of your creator. Eon ago, Cybertron was a factory built by the Quintessons to manufacture robots. There were two product lines: military hardware and consumer goods. These two product lines were the linear ancestors of the Decepticons and the Autobots. In time, the Quintessons endowed their products with a simulated intelligence. Now the machines could manufacture themselves. And before long, they grew too lazy and greedy to bother even with that. There were simpler ways to ring performance out of their slaves.
Prima: The Quintessons simply recycled it on the spot. The Quintessons also used the robots to entertain them. Machine pitted against machine, gladiatorial combat. Some of us, however, found this pointless combat repellant and sought to put a stop to it. We failed...
Prime Nova: ...But the seeds of revolt had been planted. And with one day, yield a terrible harvest. What the Quintessons failed to grasp, was that their robots had developed emotions. That we knew and felt the difference between freedom and slavery. And that oversight sealed their fate.
Guardian Prime: For a time, the robots lived in harmony. But this did not last. The former consumer goods who called themselves "Autobots" sought a peaceful existence, while the military hardware wanted conquest.
Zeta Prime: And they got their way. For centuries they terrorized the Autobots.
Sentinel Prime: Knowing we could never defeat the Decepticons with firepower, we turned to stealth and invented the art of transforming. The Autobots ruled for many centuries, but in time, the Decepticons also learned how to transform. Thus one fateful night, far below the city, Megatron was born!
Optimus Prime: The Matrix was passed to Alpha Trion, the oldest of Autobots. who kept it safely hidden for many years, until the next Autobot leader appeared. A gentle robot known as Orion Pax, who was fated to become...
Rodimus Prime: Optimus Prime!
Optimus Prime: And so began the third Cybertronian war. Which rages to this day.
Rodimus Prime: And the Quintessons... are our creators.
Optimus Prime: Through all these centuries, they have waited for the proper moment to strike. To reclaim the planet that we Transformers took from them.
Rodimus Prime: And now they're going for the gusto, right?
Optimus Prime: Do not forget what you have learned from our past, Rodimus. From it's lessons, the future is forged.

"Transformers: Car Robots: Hatsudô! Double Matrix (#1.28)" (2000)
Optimus Prime: As long as our circuits flow with faith and justice will prevail, you cannot win!