Optimus Prime

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* Amongst humans, at least. RV +100 to fellow Autobots, RV -100 where Decepticons are concerned.


Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, is a Transformer. A shape-changing mechanoid hailing from Cybertron, a world an unknown and variable distance from earth, Optimus Prime has several incredible abilities due to his extraterrestrial background.

Known Powers:

Cybertronian Physique: a mechanoid with mysterious origins on the world of Cybertron, Optimus Prime is endowed with numerous capabilities that can only be described as super-human. His robotic nature gives Optimus Prime these inherent powers:

* Body Armor: either formed or forged from primarily metallic materials, Optimus Prime is incredibly durable. Possessing an inorganic composition, Optimus Prime's rugged body provides him rank value 20 protection from assault, which is divvied up as follows:

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* Growth: unlike most conventional life forms, Cybertronians don't really have a standard volume to speak of. Thus, they all have this power (or shrinking) to define their size compared to the norm. Optimus Prime, being twenty-four feet tall, has rank value 10 growth.

The Autobot commander has a +2 size factor as a result. This means he suffers a -2 RS penalty when targeting human sized foes, but inflicts +2 RS damage against them. Conversely, while they benefit from a +2 RS when targeting him, human sized foes inflict -2 RS damage against him.

* Microscopic / Telescopic Vision: as do most Transformers, Optimus Prime possesses the power to manipulate his visual acuity one way or the other. This grants him these powers at rank value 2, allowing him to read microfiche and see items several miles away with ease.

* Radio Transceiver: as the Autobots' leader, Optimus Prime naturally possesses a deluxe, audio / video transceiver. Unaided, Optimus can reach his followers with rank value 20 ability, his one hundred mile signal range being rather impressive in and of itself.

* Resistance / Invulnerability to Disease and Poison: as are all of the original Transformers, Optimus Prime is inorganic in nature. He's immune to organic diseases and toxins as a result, while possessing rank value 100 protection from other forms of these hazards.

Energon Axe: when even his mighty fists are not enough to stem the tide, Optimus Prime can retract his right hand and erect an energon axe in its place! When he does so, Optimus Prime can inflict Energy damage in melee, instead of his usual Bashing damage.

Headlights: to operate safely in dark conditions while in his tractor trailer mode, Optimus Prime is equipped with a set of headlights. These implements provide illumination of intensity 20 illumination, and can also blind opponents when used in a surprise attack.

Sensory Link: while Optimus Prime himself can survive without his other two components, the same cannot be said for them. Either way, Prime, Roller, and his combat deck can all sense what the others experience, regardless of distance - including sensations such as pain.

Furthermore, Optimus may control his other components from a considerable distance. He may operate his combat deck from thirteen sectors away, and Optimus may also direct Roller from anywhere up to twelve hundred miles distant! This is a rank value 100 power.

Shape Change: Optimus Prime can transform between two different modes at will, and does so often as is needed. He can assume the form of either a red and blue, Freightliner FL86 Cab Over Engine triple-axle semi, or a humanoid robot that appears to be built from the parts of such.

In his vehicle mode, Optimus Prime can pull his trailer (and thus Roller) with ease, it having these vehicular characteristics:

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Laser Rifle: his primary implement of destruction, this weapon can be wielded either by Optimus Prime or Roller. Either way, it can be fire a high power coherent light beam that inflicts rank value 40 Armor Piercing Energy damage, doing so to anything within thirty miles.

the Matrix: the Matrix is an incredibly powerful meta-program that can be used by its chosen wielder for various purposes. The current bearer of the Matrix, Optimus Prime, has demonstrated but a few uses of its nigh-irresistible power thus far.

It can be used to understand, control, shape, and grant life to electromechanical materials. Think of this as rank value 100 Mesmermechanism, Reassembly, Technical Intuition, and Vivification, able to create bodies for Transformers and Sparks to inhabit them.

Furthermore, the life-granting power of the Matrix is anathema to the anti-life entity, Unicron, as well as its many minions. When wielded against them, the Matrix will inflict power rank value in Metabolic damage that is not scaled (either up or down) due to size factors.

The Matrix itself is generally present inside a crystal housed within a spherical metal shell, with a handle on each side to pull open and expose said crystal. In an emergency, however, the Matrix can be transferred in whole or in part to an external host.

This can be any sentient being - even a human!


Personal Code 3: honorable to a fault, Optimus Prime believes that freedom is the right of every sentient being, whether Transformer, human, or something else. Furthermore, he believes that the strong should protect the weak, and will give his all to protect those in need.

He will never intentionally kill an innocent being, regardless of the circumstances, and feels compelled to save those in danger of imminent death, particularly when the Decepticons are responsible. He must pass a Willpower ACT at -6 RS to violate his code even slightly.


Leadership 3: partially because of his own charisma and partially because of the power of the Matrix, Optimus Prime is perhaps one of the greatest leaders ever known. He can rouse almost anyone into action when necessary, and lends 300 Fortune to any Pool he commands.


As the commander of the Autobot faction of Transformers, Optimus Prime can easily count his subordinates as contacts. The hero of those Cybertronians, Optimus can rely on the Autobots to do most anything he asks of them, but then, they know he would never abuse that trust.


Optimus Prime's tractor component, that which most people think of when considering him, can take the form of either a late 70s, red and blue Freightliner FL86 Cab Over Engine triple-axle semi, or a twenty-four foot tall robot built from the various components of such.


As the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime feels it is his responsibility to stymie the spread of Decepticon tyranny across the cosmos. Whenever those villains rear their ugly heads, Prime - or at the very least, Autobots under his command - will surely follow to oppose them.

This is because Optimus believes that all sentient beings deserve the freedom to make their own choices in life, knowing full well how precious that life is. He will do everything in his power to bring freedom to all, no matter the cost to himself in the process.

Wise and charismatic beyond even his extended lifespan, Optimus finds it all too easy to motivate others to act. He strives to wield this influence responsibly, however, which is why his subordinates trust him so implicitly - they know he won't abuse their trust.

Known and respected throughout the cosmos, by both friend and foe alike, Optimus Prime is a hero to all.

Real Name: Optimus Prime
Occupation: Autobot leader
Legal Status: citizen of Cybertron with no known criminal record, either there or on earth
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Autobots

Height: 24'
Hair: inapplicable
Eyes: blue
Weight: 18,000 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Optimus Prime is a large being built from red and blue metal, regardless of his current configuration.


First of the two more obscure components that comprise the being most people think of as Optimus Prime, Roller is a small, semi-autonomous six-wheeled drone that Optimus can control remotely, as far as twelve hundred miles away! It possesses these vehicular characteristics:

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Growth: while not nearly as large as Optimus is, and able to be easily stowed within his combat deck, Roller is a decent sized drone. It possesses this power at rank value 4, making it about twice the length of the average human being.

Gun Mount: in and of itself, Roller is unarmed. However, Optimus can place his laser rifle atop his six-wheeled drone, which allows him to attack even while appearing unarmed himself. When he does this, Optimus' laser rifle makes Roller look rather... top heavy.

Headlights: to operate safely in dark conditions while sneaking about, Roller is equipped with a set of headlights. These implements provide illumination of rank value 20 intensity, and can also blind opponents when used in a surprise attack.

Sensory Link: all three of Optimus Prime's components are linked to each other, such that they can share all of their sensory experiences between one another with rank value 100 ability, allowing Optimus to greatly increase his effective 'footprint'.

Combat Deck

While it cannot move under its own power, usually being towed by Optimus Prime (or other trucks), the combat deck serves as something of a mobile base for Autobot forces. Though immobile in and of itself, the combat deck possesses the following utilities:

Artillery Robot: though also immobile, the artillery robot can extend itself vertically on a boom arm, acting in either of the combat deck's modes. In addition to its missile launchers, the artillery robot has a claw arm it can use to perform various repairs.

Fuel Depot: as a sort of mobile command center, the combat deck is equipped with the means of keeping Autobot forces fighting. It maintains considerable fuel stores for Autobot warriors, or even Optimus himself, should a mission run particularly long.

Growth: built on the same scale as Optimus Prime's tractor component, the combat deck technically has this power at rank value 10. Thus, it shares the same size factor as Optimus, and all the bonuses and penalties that entails.

Missile Launchers: its primary offense, the combat deck is equipped with two missile launchers, one on each side of its artillery robot. These powerful missiles greatly expand Optimus Prime's overall offensive capability, and have these vehicular characteristics:

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Radio Transceiver: thanks to his combat deck, Optimus Prime can greatly extend his communications footprint. His deck has the ability to connect with a satellite in orbit (if one is available), which allows Optimus to reach any Transformer on the planet (rank value 75).

Sensory Link: all three of Optimus Prime's components are linked to each other, such that they can share all of their sensory experiences between one another with rank value 100 ability, allowing Optimus to greatly increase his effective 'footprint'.

Shape Change: like Optimus Prime himself, the combat deck can transform! When in vehicle mode, it is a semi-trailer that Optimus can tow to and fro. However, whenever parked, the combat deck can transform into a battle station that can also perform maintenance on the Autobots!

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