Having destroyed Optimus Prime, Megatron believes that his victory over the Maximals has been accomplished, until Prime's life is saved by a very unlikely source. The Maximals rush to save their ancestor, which means putting his spark into the body of Optimus Primal, thus upgrading him to "Optimal Optimus." In this state of vulnerability, Megatron orders the destruction of the Maximal base, thus forcing the Maximals to move into the Ark to forever protect their ancestors. Written by
Did You Know?
Rattrap's line "He changes them often enough", referring to Optimus Primal's new alternate modes, is a reference to all the new forms that Optimus had throughout the series, and an in-joke as well, since the cartoon's first priority was to advertise all the new toys. Ironically, most of the toys did not appear in the show. See more
The Autobot logos on Optimus Prime's shoulders are missing minor details. See more
I will protect you, royalty.
No Inferno not this time. This is not the end of it Optimal Optimus... No. The universe cowered once at the name of Megatron and it shall do so again.