Day 282/365: Optimus Prime Truck

October 10, 2011
While driving home, I saw this trucks lining up in the high-way and the first thing that came into my mind was Transformers! They are probably Optimus Prime siblings or children?
Anyway who is Optimus Prime?
He is the leader of Autobots, the protagonist of the Transformers universe. Originally transformed into a red cab-over semi-truck, his form has evolved through the various iterations of the Transformers universe. He is a Peterbilt Model 379 in the movie, but identified as a Kenworth W900 in merchandises related to the movie, like the video game and the toy.
He is known for his strong leadership and courage and would easily sacrifice himself for the safety of others. His selfless personality is one of many traits that made him a great leader. Optimus Prime could be easily described as a “reluctant warrior”, in that he only engages in war when absolutely necessary. It is possible this attitude prolonged the Autobot/Decepticon war.

He and Megatron (or his numerous iterations) have always shared a mutual respect for each other, and have opposed each other in nearly every depiction of the Transformers universe.

In the 1986 Transformers animated film, Optimus Prime was killed after a fierce battle with Megatron, but his character returned several times during the series.

Optimus Prime was the most liked character among young viewers of the original series, although his toy was not the highest selling (original release, excludes all others).

Optimus: “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..”

Optimus Message: ” I am Optimus Prime and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars. We are here. We are waiting.”
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