Something that's struck me of late and especially in taao rev is how Optimus seems trapped in a way of seeing himself as always believed and understood. He assumes that people understand what he's doing and why it's right. Which makes sense. Most of his life he's been surrounded by people who not only obey him but revere him as the one point of light on an increasingly corrupt legacy. He's used to automatic acceptance of the correctness of his actions. But now with the hunans and archer and windblade, you have people who view him without the perspective he's accoustomed to. Yet he deals with them as he would his troops. He explains why he's doing something and leaves it at that, not because he's naturally authoritarian but because that's all he ever had to do to comfort people. But the outsiders see him independent of that history and place their own preconceptions on events. Much of what's happened and will happen is as much due to prime's lack of realisation as it is the inherent correctness or incorrectness of his actions. Thoughts?