where are the hints of Optimus's PTSD throughout the movies though? I see this bandied about, but just like Galvatron II stated, this is not shown in the movies. which has been basically the staple of bay movies anyway. they just make the movie-goer make the connection, when there is none, and somehow retcon it to existing events. as stated, there are no instances in the movies where it shows or conveys Prime PTSD or that he suffers from it. not a single scene that i know of throughout the movies from RoTF until TLK. it would've been an interesting angle to explore, & as Galvatron II mentioned, would be an interesting psychological profile & would give a multi-layered dimension to Optimus's personality and character. I do agree with him that it would've been more interesting to use this suffering and have Prime himself engage in anything opposite that he had stood for without resorting to him being Nemesis Prime because the PTSD is Nemesis Prime. that would have been interesting. But, nope. Again, bay's movies failed to convey this, even if this was even on the table. but i doubt bay is the type of film-maker that shows a character's damaged psyche as a deeper examination of the character. EDIT: to top it off, though, if there was anybody who could have convincingly and realistically presented a character suffering from the effects of PTSD, it would've been michael bay, since he knows the military and has worked with them for so long. like i stated, it would've been interesting if bay had added this character layer to Prime as a commentary in the Transformers live action movies. but as all others in this, it had always been a wasted opportunity.