Time for a bit of more light-hearted fun. This time comparing the acts, history and philosophy of Autobot leader Optimus Prime against those of religious icon Jesus Christ. Each character will be marked in a series of categories, with recorded feats being submitted as evidence. Some may be offended at the comparison … but, really, tough. If you can’t laugh at yourself from time to time then something is truly wrong.
Formed current incarnation when handed the Matrix by Sentinel Prime some nine million years ago. Went on to lead the Autobots against Decepticon aggression, soon becoming the greatest known Autobot leader.
Rumoured to have always been in his current form from beginning of creation but not heard from for several billion years. Appeared for approximately 35 years before being executed as a criminal. Not heard or seen from by independently verified source since.
COMPONENTS OF CHARACTER:
Main unit: Optimus Prime (robot). Secondary: Trailer Module/Missile station. Tertiary: Roller.
Main unit: Yahweh/Father. Secondary: Jesus/Son. Tertiary: Holy Ghost.
DEATHS AND RESURRECTIONS:
Has died numerous times, most famously in Transformers: The Movie (1986). Other deaths include two instances in Transformers comic books (1st series, Marvel US edition) and in the Headmasters Japanese animated series. Deaths have always been a result of Optimus Prime protecting life or defeating overwhelming odds. Has always returned from death, conquering it numerous times.
Has perished once after being executed once as a criminal (crucifixion as method of execution). Died to forgive humanity of sin but no tangible evil force defeated as such. Apparently awakened three days later and shortly left the mortal realm permanently.
MIRACLES AND ACTS OF NOTE:
Saved Earth, Cybertron and even the known Universe numerous times from threats from both Decepticon plans and murderous demi-gods. Defeated Unicron, sacrificing himself (temporarily, as per usual) in the process. Has been seen to transform his hand into energy ax, fly, and make his trailer module disappear seemingly into nothing. Routinely changes his entire form into that of a truck (other forms seen include a firetruck, sports car, and battle station among others.). Transformed the wounded Autobot Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime. These acts are well recorded in various popular media.
After resurrection was apparently in new body but this is not independently verified. Turned one liquid into another form of liquid (water into wine), walked on water, produced food from nowhere and healed the sick. Miracles not verified.
Primus, god and creator of Transformers. Several hundred known giant transforming robots. Befriended by human governments world-wide, forging a strong alliance between all peoples.
Twelve men known as disciples.
Leading forth Autobot warriors and blowing large chunks out of evil doers and villains with considerable firepower, while protecting the innocent and upholding their freedoms.
A lot of walking around and talking. No actual battles against evil recorded.
Defeated archenemy, killing Megatron and his later (and more powerful) incarnation known as Galvatron. Still regarded as greatest known Autobot, actions heralded in times of peace and prosperity for Humans and Autobots alike.
Reported archenemy still at large and in control of his domain. Little to no long term peace for humans (or Autobots).
“Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.”
“There is no salvation except through me.”
Movies (1986 & 2007), Novels, Comic Books (numerous series from Marvel, Dreamwave and IDW), Animated series (US and Japan).
Please also refer to The Commandments of Optimus Prime.