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We don't know the exact number, but we do know that it is in the millions of years. In the 1984 cartoon series, the Aerialbots travel 9 million years to the past and meet Orion Pax and witness him being rebuilt into Optimus Prime. So if we consider Optimus's age just from that point onward then he's 9 million years old and possibly much older if we figure ...


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Speaking strictly movie canon... Regarding The Primes (per TF wiki): Eons ago, the AllSpark created thirteen beings, the first Cybertronians, who had the ability to move between dimensions.   According to Jetfire, the Dynasty of Primes was formed by the first Thirteen Cybertronians. These beings could not transform, but they and their ...


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TL;DR: The creation of ammo is a natural bodily function. In Transformers: The Reign Of Starscream, it is theorized that their weapons and ammo grow like our own hair or fingernails. However, while logical (ok, as logical as anything in Transformers), this is conjecture on the part of the humans. It should be noted, however, that while this comic line was ...


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It is much more likely that you've spotted an Autobot in its protoform state. In the movie continuity, all Autobots share the same protoform design (the Decepticons share a different design). As TF Wiki explains In the rare case they are not actively practicing their natural proclivity for chameleon-like disguise (usually only when engaged in ...


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The Transformers 4 Dinobots appear to have some degree of intelligence, displayed 4 different times. Grimlock did not immediately eat the first human he saw (corrupt businessman) They followed orders when they weren't being ridden, like when it was implied they were fighting in robot mode on the bridge When they were on the bridge, they formed a "defensive ...


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Prime is (for the most part) a title, and not one that is purely inherited. The details differ from Transformers continuity to the next, and the role isn't well defined in the movie universe, but basically a Prime is part military commander and part spiritual leader of the Autobots. In the movie universe, a Prime is always descended from Primus who is the ...


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Who better to answer this than Sentinel himself? Sentinel: Commencing transport. Optimus: Stop! No, no, no Sentinel! Sentinel: Forgive me. Optimus: Autobots, retreat. Why Sentinel, why? Sentinel: For Cybertron. For our home. What war destroyed, we can rebuild. But only if we join with the Decepticons. Optimus: No, it's not the ...


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This is a tough one to answer, because there's probably not an in-universe answer. The similar appearance of Autobot leaders is a gimmick used in the franchise to keep the "Prime" character recognizable to the audience. That said, there ARE a few possibilities... Reincarnation: The Transformers believe in the concept of reincarnation, at least to some ...


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This could be Cybertronian language. As tfwiki says in Cybertron "conversations originally flowed in odd electronic syllables past strange metallic lips". This is the kind of sound we here in the movie. You can find more info here http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cybertronian_language


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It is possible that the Transformers create their own ammunition. Consider that the Transformers (as seen in the movies) can and do adjust their apparent mass (otherwise planes the mass of transformer-sized robots couldn't fly under physics as I know it). They have some sort of esoteric ability to store mass when they transform, so it isn't impossible to ...


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First of all there is some misconception it seems. There is only ONE single matrix we know of in the filmverse (and also in almost all other universes). Secondly even though the matrix dissolved to bring prime back to life....it reappeared in Transformers 3 where it was inside of his chest. Now as to HOW he is a prime with / without the matrix is a bit ...


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I think it is simply the fact that KSI just see the remains as materials, which they are refashioning to their own ends. They had used the other transformer remains including Sentinel Prime, Ratchet etc to build the various drones such as Stinger. All of these drones kept the shape they were given. Megatron's mind, unlike the others was still active. It ...


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It was because he wanted Optimus to see what he saw and join him. In his mindset Ironhide was in his way and as most others just fleas. But Optimus was different to him. He was Optimus mentor for some time even (as Optimus mentions once) and Optimus even would have given him the Matrix just before the betrayal. Still though he did NOT interfere when the ...


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Yes, when he received the Matrix of Leadership he had gotten his memories back. During the Prime series when he empty the matrix, he lost his memories of being a Prime. When he did regain his memories a few episodes later, he clearly remembers being the Autobot leader Optimus Prime. But that was while he had the Matrix with him though. Back with the 13 ...


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According to wiki optimus prime is also know as the last prime. From the given source it says that he partially remembered his past as Orion Pax.


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It's not Optimus, that guy is Roller, an action figure sold with the Ark toy! Roller appeared in the cartoon and was also spotted in the videogame Transformers: War for Cybertron, as a lieutenant of Zeta Prime (the game version of Sentinel). I think that Sentinel left him at the control desk and he died in the crash.


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Are you mistaking optimus prime for sentinal prime ? !sentinal in the ark


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