Autobot Primal is the youngest of the new soldiers sent for training on Earth after the death of most of the Decepticon's that ever mattered (DOTM). He is also the prototype for a new sub-line of Autobots, called Maximals, which incorporate the advantages of earth beasts into their robot forms. This is of course, not the first time such a thing has been done. The Decepticons had been using physical features and abilities of intergalactic creatures for hundreds of years under the direction of the late Shockwave. Primal has the impressive agility, speed, and strength of a gorrilla... if a gorilla was eighteen feet tall. Already he has been noted to show exceptional leadership skills and is often called "Optimus" due to that fact, and his slight likeness to the Autobot leader. He trains in advanced swordplay under Sideswipe.