So it's no mystery to the members of this forum that "Gimme yo face" has become an all time fave meme of the TF community. It got famous in 2009, with Revenge of the Fallen. At the films cilmax, Optimus Prime, in his jazzy new armor, rips the face of the Fallen off... But, lets put this in perspective... At first it seems like an incredibly out of character moment, am I right? Yes. Prime was always the soft speaking, violent only when necessary type fellow. Then why do that? I looked into it a bit more. What does the fallens face remind you of? Besides an egyptian pharaoh... If you havn't picked up on my drift yet, the fallen has a similar face to his brothers, the primes. The ancient ones at least... All the Primes we see in the film, concept art, etc, have quite a few similar things going on with their face. The tall crest, the strands of (hair?) going out to the sides, the eyes. All alike, though none are identical. So, if the fallen's face was similar to his much more respectable brothers, then that face must represent a lineage of some kind. That tall crest, and the strands to the sides. Imaginen if you were a traitor to your cause... and those in your cause wore red shirts. You keep wearing this red shirt, long after you abandoned that cause... then someone comes up to reap their vengeance on your traitor-ish nature. They see the red shirt... the symbol of that worthy cause... a cause you're no longer a part of... what does that person realize? "You don't deserve that shirt!" so they rip it off you. So... whose to say that didn't happen with the fallen? The brothers he had, who set out with a worthy cause, not to kill anybody, but he betrays that cause by trying to set the harvester on earth anyway... Prime probably wouldn't want him wearing that face anymore, that face that represents his fallen brothers, and in a way, what those brothers stood for... so Prime would take that face off of him. Does that make sense?