"Primes never party." Bulkheads simple statement in TFP seems to fully summarize any and all of Optimus Primes characterizations of late. Solemn, brooding, serious, rarely given to anger or joy. A far cry from the basketball playing, teasing, and at times downright joyful Prime of Marvel comics or the Sunbow cartoon. That Prime was also capable of feeling shame or anger or irritation. But the ultimate question of this thread, should Optimus be the brooding bot of TFP*, or can he still be a relatable... Almost human character who could be your best friend, instead of just a remote Herculean demigod?