|Death Battle Combatant|
The Leader of the Autobots
|Origin||The Transformers #1|
|Appearance(s)||Optimus Prime VS Gundam|
Thanos VS Darkseid (cameo)
|“||Autobots, ROLL OUT!||„|
|~ Optimus Prime|
Optimus Prime is the main protagonist of the Transformers series. He appeared in the 98th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Optimus Prime VS Gundam, where he fought against the RX-78-2 Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam series.
Optimus Prime is the awe-inspiring leader of the Autobot forces. Selfless and endlessly courageous, he is the complete opposite of his mortal enemy Megatron. Originally a mere civilian dock-worker named Orion Pax, he was chosen by the Matrix of Leadership to become a Prime, the first in a number of heavy burdens he has been forced to bear. Another is his bringing of the Transformers' conflict to Earth. Every casualty, human or Cybertronian, weighs heavily on his spark. He does not show this side to his soldiers, and he never succumbs to despair. The Autobots need a decisive, charismatic leader, and that is what he gives them. It was that leadership which turned the tide of the Great War.
On the battlefield, there are few who rival Optimus Prime's prowess. He is easily the strongest of any Autobot his size, and his ion blaster and his energon-axe are deadly weapons. He would sacrifice his life to protect his fellow Autobots or those under their care, and does so on a regular basis. His compassion for other sentient beings is his only real weakness, and one the Decepticons have taken advantage of time and again... though it's also the source of his strength!
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Former Identity: Orion Pax
- Height: 38'1" | 11.6 m
- Weight: 16.5 tons
- Age: >9,000,000
- Other skills: Surfing, basketball
- Dislikes: Decepticons, dancing, & Mötley Crüe
- Has died 26 times throughout the whole Transformers franchise
- Truck Mode
- 1979 Kenworth K100
- Trailer included
- Action Master
- Built around Hi-Q's body
- Cannot transform
- Powered by Nucleon from a black hole
- Ion Blaster
- Fusion Axe
- Energy Swords
- Command Deck module
- Trailer unfolds to reveal weaponry
- Roller module
- Small drone kept inside trailer
- Matrix of Leadership
- Lifted the 81,000 ton Washington Monument
- Shot a ship in space from ground level
- Dodged shots from the Fusion Cannon
- Survived an exploding mega-refinery
- Moved a 724,000 ton oil tanker
- Withstood a wormhole collapsing upon him
- Commanded 1,000 battles via the Omniglobe
- Defeated Megatron, Devastator, Galvatron, & Unicron
Thanos VS Darkseid
Optimus appeared in Season 1 of Death Race, where he raced against the Flying Ford Anglia (driven by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley) from the Harry Potter series, Thomas the Tank Engine from the Thomas & Friends series and Lightning McQueen from the Cars series.
After transforming from his truck form, he ended up eliminating Thomas the Tank Engine and Lightning McQueen, giving him the victory. However, because he won with pure luck and brutality, he ended up committing suicide after the race. He was voiced by Kamran Nikhad.
DEATH BATTLE! Quotes
- "Let's roll!"
- "Vile Decepticon! I have been in battle for countless eons!"
- "Not today!"
- "No! NO!!"
- "I must stand, so you shall fall!"
- Optimus is the eighth Hasbro character to appear, after Starscream, Rainbow Dash, Bucky O'Hare, White Tigerzord, Pinkie Pie, Megazord and Twilight Sparkle, and with the next two being Dragonzord and Red Ranger.
- Optimus is the third Cartoon character to fight against an Anime/Manga character, after Toph Beifong and Samurai Jack, and with the next two being Aang and Zuko.
- Optimus is the fourth Comic Book character to fight against an Anime/Manga character, after Superman, Captain Marvel and Carnage, and with the next three being War Machine, Venom and The Hulk.
- Optimus is the eleventh non-Marvel/DC comic book character to appear, after Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Spawn, Starscream, Bucky O'Hare, Ramona Flowers, Scrooge McDuck and The Shredder, and with the next seven being The Mask, Archie Sonic, Queen Maeve, A-Train, The Deep, Starlight and Billy Butcher.
- Optimus is the first character to be voiced by Richard Barcenas, with the next one being The Hulk.