so is is safe to assume the matrix is a piece of the all spark? yes i know I'm about to be flamed. but hear me out. i know they haven't use the matrix yet, but there is still time! It could easily be the answer for so many questions and still have ties to g1 and not losing anything from the all spark ideology Initial ideas the mystical "matrix of leadership" is nothing more than a large chunk of the all spark. Housed in a crude casing (ala early atom bombs) and designed to help channel the all spark power this little artifact is capable of giving certain autobots boosted abilities. we've seen the all spark charge/change matter (tfa wreckgar) and vehicles (tfa police bots, contructicons) into new beings. we've seen the same physiological changes in bearers of the Matrix (g1 Optimus and Rodimus) Both exude the same type of white-ish glow. tfa & g1 Both are capable of powerful "energy" blasts.(g1 rodimus & unicron) (tfa optimus & key with Megatron) Both have the ability to "guide" their respective bearers. (g1 rodimus and optimus "visions" and journeys within the matrix) (tfa Sari's dna) Tfa Starscream's allspark attained immortal spark & the G1 Primes abilities to transcend time (via the matrix...ala immortal spark) TFA Ultra Magnus' size discrepency over his autobots is not any different than a matrix wielding G1 Optimus _____________________________________________________ it could easily be argued that the coucil of ancients took a piece of the all spark before they cast it out into the universe. Giving your appointed "leader" the largest and only remaining chunk of allspark is a pretty big deal. This would allow your leader to be imbued with all this is the allspark. Power, Wisdom, Goodness. A natural point for authority over all. It would not be uncommon for such an event to happen. Indeed as we humans lost the mystical and potent Ark of the Covenant so too did the Autobots lose the all spark (symbolism much?). In exactly the same manner both were "lost" in fear of having the unworthy attain possession of it. We retain the stories of the Ark (bible) as well as the written words (10 commandments) or essentially a piece of that mystical item. again not hard to believe that the autobots would not do the same. anyway just some thoughts I had while in the shower. just watched fistful of energon...oh boy, that was a good one.