Recently I've been thinking a lot about Optimus Prime's origins (as you do), and to be honest I've found that the vast majority of them are differing degrees of unsatisfying. None of them are really my ideal origin for the character, though some of them do come close; IDW, War for Cybertron, and Marvel UK (kinda) are to me the best of the bunch, but none of them are 'perfect' in my eyes. For me, it would seem that he has to be a proven leader and scholar before getting the Matrix, but I understand that others may see it differently. I know there have been threads in the past asking what your favorite Optimus origin is, but I'm asking something a little bit different here; I'm asking what your Optimus origin would be; essentially, if you were given free reins to write Optimus' origins for a new Transformers continuity, how would you do it? Would it be similar to something we've gotten before, or would it be something entirely new? What would his name be before ascending to Primehood? Orion Pax, Optronix, just Optimus, or something else entirely? Would you have him be born great, would you have him achieve greatness, or would you have greatness thrust upon him? Basically, I'm asking what you'd want Optimus Prime's origins to be.