This refers to the original character. For other uses see Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Transformers universes. He is the brave leader of the heroic Autobots. His original toy in Japan's "Diaclone" toyline is called "Battle Convoy" because he leads a convoy of vehicles. Optimus has become the most well-known character of the series.
Concept and creation
Comic book writer Denny O'Neil came up with the American name of Optimus Prime instead of the Japanese Convoy.
Transformers: Generation 1
Optimus Prime is a character in the Transformers universe. He is the commander of the Autobots, a faction of heroic robots from the planet Cybertron who wage their battles to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons for control of their homeworld, and by extension, peace in the universe. Optimus Prime is depicted as a compassionate character who puts all his talent to use to improve the world around him, and has d