I recently got into an argument with someone about the true reason Hot Rod became the new leader of the Autobots instead of Ultra Magnus. He said it was the fact that Hot Rod was the first one to touch the matrix after It dropped from Prime's hands. I say that is incorrect, that the real reason Hot Rod became leader is that the Matrix chose him, it sensed the qualities of a leader within him, and that it had nothing to do with "who touched it first". I believe I am right. What do you guys say?