we all know prime will probably get his memories back by mid season 2 or at latest in season 2s finale, or will defecting from the cons due to moral reasons if he doesn't get them back. But what if the writers do things a little differently. The writers have demonstrated an encyclopaedic knowledge of transformer back-story and in there own cartoon they have cleverly subverted these established events and characters to give us something both familiar and unpredictable, e.g. Unicron as earth's core. Unless you count his live action movie appearances or if the quintessons or someone else controlling him, prime has never ever turned bad, he has maybe made mistakes or lost his temper but he has never really properly turned to the dark side. maybe optimus could be a decepticon long term? maybe the main character due to die could be by his hand? maybe the main character death has already happened optimus is dead orion pax lives? If the writers did this pretty controversial twist I'm pretty confident they would make it incredibly compelling and believable preying on primes very black and white sense of right and wrong and twisting this part of his personality slightly till he becomes a monster. how would you feel if optimus becomes the next villain?