To finally complete my little Comparison threads here decided to give Optimus Prime his chance since we got a new version of him with Animated. Ok....hmmm Coolest Version: Generation 1, sorta set the standard for all Optimus with his dying and coming back and kicking butt thing. Armada Optimus Prime, gotta love him especially towards the end when he gets a paint redeco and goes postal on Galvatron inside Unicron....which isn't like the prime we know. Beast Wars Optimus Primal/Optimal Optimus, pretty capable leader of the Maximals and when he died at the end of Season 1,then came back and kicked ass right out of the stasis pod. Then he went like through 3 bodies in the whole series....seemed to be a pretty competent commander. Cybertron Optimus Prime, dude was a walking arsenal compared to the previous Primes....pretty good leadership throughout the series,typical optimus prime attitude throughout the series too. RID Optimus Prime, was a uber cool looking Fire Truck....pretty cool with Ultra Magnus as a combiner....leadership style eh he was ok but not lame. Lamest Versions: Beast Machines Optimus Primal...sucked Energon Optimus Prime....Energon just made him really lame. Animated Optimus Prime has yet to make any impression on me, he fails to compare to the previous versions of the character....hopefully Season 3 of Animated will add a bit more to him.