(I just now realized the title may be a BIT too esoteric because I haven't even seen A Most Violent Year [if anyone here has how was it I heard good things lol]) So unnecessary Bayformers comparison aside since everyone has already made them... am I the only one who is okay with the idea of a more violent Optimus Prime? I mean, OBVIOUSLY the writing would have to accommodate for it - Optimus killing those who are beyond saving and will cause death later on, or maybe an Optimus who just starts slaughtering humans because he finds out they're Nazis or something (yes I just rewatched TLK and yes I'm upset that they somehow made Transformers Killing Nazis boring) would be a way to justify Optimus being more violent, and I don't think Bayformers ever really found the right balance to strike with this. Optimus in this movies didn't feel like he was violent for a story reason, he felt violent because the studio wanted him to be an action movie hero. AOE sorta has a decent motivation for a more violent Prime, but it's not explored nearly as much as it could have been, and Optimus just sorta feels like an unhinged psycho in it. Regardless, and mostly outside of Bayformers - how would you guys feel about an Optimus with somewhat more violent tendencies? How would you think they should go about it, if this IS the route they want to go about? Should Prime stay true to his character of using violence only as a last resort? Does anyone else wanna see Optimus go all True-Detective-Season-1-Marty-Hart on a bunch of Neo-Nazi's or is it just me?