... but Megatron weaker. Many people complain that Optimus is too strong in ROTF and DOTM, seeing how he takes out Megatron and pretty much all other Decepticons out with ease. Many people forget, however, that he also killed Bonecrusher in TF1 with the same ease Optimus killed all the other Decepticons in ROTF and DOTM. I do not denie that he got alittle stronger, seeing how he got upgrades, jetfires parts and the matrix, but thats not the point. There are only three Enemies that could overpowere Optimus: The Fallen, Megatron and Sentinel Prime. The Fallen fight is a bad source for reference, seeing how Optimus had Jetfires parts (people seem also to forget that a simple stomp from the Fallen could take out Optimus before he got his Jetfires parts, so we can assume that the Fallen was alot stronger than Optimus). And the Sentinel Fight was pretty even. So the only reference we have regarding the strengh of Optimus is vs Megatron. Many people wonder why Megatron could defeat Optimus so easily in TF1, but couldnt in the other movies. So they think Optimus got stronger (or another explanation: Optimus hold back). But i think its much simpler than that. Megatron was indeed much stronger in TF1. Just look at his perfect body in TF1: Undamaged, huge, a killing machine. Just the fact alone that the other Autobots didnt even attempt to fight him says alot (Exept for Jazz, but he was killed in one hit). However, the Autobots had no fear attacking him in ROTF. Even the US Army could overpowere Megatron in ROTF. Back then, Megatron was playing in an completely different league than any other Transformer alive. We can assume that he even was superior to Sentinel back then. Ever wondered how the Decepticons could so easily win the war? Because they had Megatron as their leader. But people forget something: He died in TF1. Megatron died in TF1. Sure, he was ressurected, but lets really look at this: In order to be ressurected, he needed replacement parts from a much weaker Decepticon. They basically rebuild his body from parts of weaker Decepticons, which in my opinion, is the main reason Megatron got so much weaker. Also, his rebuild body wasnt nearly as perfect as his old one: One arm was bigger then the other and overall it looked clumsy. Also, he lived eons with his old body. He completely knew what he was capable of. But not with the new body. And lets not even talk about his condition in DOTM. Bumblebee could have ripped Megatron apart. So in conclusion: Optimus did not get that much stronger: Megatron just got THAT much weaker.