Right, in IDW, the prophecy of "The Chosen One" states that a great conquering leader will bring unity to the Cybertronian race. This was a huge key in Starscream's ascension to leadership of Cybertron and he often calls himself this. However... what if it isn't Starscream? What if it's someone else? My candidates for the list include: Optimus Prime Prime's the obvious candidate; well, first of all, he awakened Metroplex (something only a great Cybertronian can do) and bore the Matrix for four million years. In "Dark Cybetron", he also defeated Nova Prime and saved the universe from Shockwave. In the present, he prevents Starscream from annexing the colony worlds, leading to the formation of the Council of Worlds and unifying the scattered Cybertronian colonies. Finally, he defeats Galvatron, pretty much ending the war between Autobots and Decepticons once and for all. Starscream Starscream was, supposedly, named the Chosen One by Metrotitan; well, that's what Scoop thought. He is the current leader of Cybertron and was the one who "unified" the colonies (technically, the "scattered warriors" referred to in the prophecy). Technically, it was also his rise to power that was a contributing factor for Megatron's defection (Megatron realised that he had gone too far in his goals), which in turn led to, largely, the end of the Decepticons as a military faction. Bumblebee One could argue that Bumblebee may have been the "Chosen One"; his death was the impetus for Megatron's Heel Face Turn, which led to him renouncing Decepticonism and, largely, the end of the Decepticons as a military faction (the groups led by the DJD and Galvatron are, by this point, splinter cells; MTMTE #45 makes it perfectly clear the majority of the Decepticons have stood down). This allowed Galvatron's leadership of the Decepticons to begin, which eventually led to Soundwave's (and the remaining militant Decepticons') Heel Face Turns. Rodimus Roberts (and others) seems to really be building the messianic parallels up with him; in MTMTE 21, he's literally put on a cross to use divine power to wipe away the consequences of sin, at the potential cost of his own life. His connection with the Matrix (during the brief time he had it) appeared to be better than that of Optimus; he said it "felt wonderful", whilst it hurt for Optimus. He also has been unconsciously drawing a map to Cyberutopia; in response to this, he even said "Is it too late to have 'Chosen One' tattooed on my forehead?" Windblade This is the one I'm least enthusiastic about (mostly 'cos I don't really like Windblade as a character) and the one with the weakest evidence, but there is evidence that she could be the one spoken of by the prophecy; she's largely the one who convinced the colonies to re-join Cybertron in the Council of Worlds. The former Cybertronian colony worlds could be interpreted as the "scattered warriors" mentioned by the prophecy, meaning that Windblade, by bringing the colonies together, brought unity to the Cybertronian race. Who do you think the true "Chosen One" is?