There have been a lot of threads complaining how Optimus Prime was pretty much a murder machine in the movies. I too am not a big fan about that. But I'm not here to complain about that either. Most peoples definition of Optimus Prime is a character who uses his wisdom, and compassion as leader of the Autobots, and during the Autobot/Decepticon War. For the most part movie Optimus doesn't entirely fit that bill. I was watching a G1 episode last night, and I actually forgot that the old Optimus had a likable personality, unlike the grim and emo Optimus of the movies (and to extension TFP as well) What if movie Optimus wasn't always grim and emo? What if the war changed Optimus Prime into that blood thirsty warrior with no emotion? I would have liked to have heard one of the Autobots comment on how Optimus wasn't always like that. Maybe have Optimus struggle with this issue during the movies, and maybe have him resolve it towards the end of DOTM. To me (story-wise) having Optimus Prime be this brutal killer tells me that even Optimus can succumb to a dark side, even one that he might not even get himself out of. Like war changes a person. I mean I realize the real reason why Optimus is so brutal in the movies is bc its an action movie and its cool to watch. I think the movies would have been more interesting if they to delved further into that, and maybe it have produced a better story.