Okay I'm just going to admit it. Rodimus Prime is one of my favorite characters and it sucks that most hate him. I REALLY want him to receive the character arc he deserves. I think the Transfromers universe can survive without Optimus always being the Prime. To that end I wish to voice what I would do with the character in Transformers Prime. First off, I would introduce him in season 2 or 3 as a new main cast member. I would name him Rodimus because that name is better than Hot Rod plus the rights thing. Rodimus would be a brash headstrong character who often gets into trouble. In the next season I would thrust him into a leadership position briefly (an episode, maybe two) by Optimus. During his leadership he makes a couple big mistakes but via his own leadership pulls things out of the fire. Over the rest of the season I would then show Optimus relying on him more and more. Then before Rodimus is ready, Optimus has a heroic standoff and dies, forcing Rodimus Prime to step into his boots. Now he would be a competent and good leader. In fact I would probably try to portray him as a better leader than Optimus because he has huge shoes to fill. Also he's supposedly the "chosen one" so I don't want his leadership to fail. I want to mirror Cheetrors growth from Beast Wars/Machines. I felt it was a great and natural character arc and wish Rodimus had gotten one as well. This has been just some rambling from me. We now return you to your regularly scheduled surfing.