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Character Profile: Optimus Prime

USA Info
Japanese Info
Optimus Prime Convoy(コンボイ Konboi) Optimus Prime (The Transformers)
Prime Convoy-tacho,
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Orion Pax Optimus Prime(Recent Merchendise)
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  Comvoy(Spelling error in Japanese NES game)
Transformer Transformer
Identifies as Male Identifies as Male
Blue Blue
Blue Blue
Autobot Leader Autobot Leader
"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." "Autobots, Transform and Roll Out!" "One shall stand, one shall fall." "Til all are one." "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." "Autobots, Transform and Roll Out!" "One shall stand, one shall fall." "Til all are one."
Peter Cullen(80s Cartoon), Laurie Faso(Orion Pax), Roger C. Carmel(Disguised as Motormaster in Masquerade) Tessho Genda
Episode 1 Episode 1
The Transformers The Transformers
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The Transformers: The Movie The Transformers: The Movie
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Transformers: The Headmasters Transformers: The Headmasters

Character Description: Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is the largest, strongest and wisest of all Autobots (Cybertrons in Japanese). Feels his role is the protection of all life, including Earth-life. Fights unceasingly to defeat the Decepticons. Splits into three autonomous modules: 1) Optimus Prime... the brain center known as the Commander; 2) Roller, the Autobot scout car... a spy who operates up to 1200 miles away; and 3) Autobot Headquarters... the combat deck equipped with a versatile mechanic/artillery robot. Injury to one module is felt by the other two.

In the movie, Optimus Prime dies in the beginning after a long battle with Megatron. He is later revived in the season 3 finale two part episode "The Return of Optimus Prime, starting a long tradition of killing of each version of Optimus and reviving him to sell toys. In the Japanese anime, the Headmasters, Optimus Prime sacrifices his life to get Vector Sigma back to normal. He is revived in the story page, Return of Convoy.

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