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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 183. Chapters: Optimus Prime, WALL-E, List of fictional robots and androids, Cylon (reimagining), ABC Warriors,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 183. Chapters: Optimus Prime, WALL-E, List of fictional robots and androids, Cylon (reimagining), ABC Warriors, Choujinki Metalder, KITT, Transformers, Rolie Polie Olie, Machine Empire Baranoia, Zords in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Sentinel Prime, Bender (Futurama), Bolo (tank), List of My Life as a Teenage Robot characters, Number Eight (Battlestar Galactica), Chibi-Robo!, Number Six (Battlestar Galactica), Cameron (Terminator), Tin Woodman, Toyman, Arm Slave, Mahoromatic, List of To Heart series characters, K-9 (Doctor Who), C-3PO, Saul Tigh, List of Doctor Who robots, T-1000, List of fictional female robots and cyborgs, Cubix, Data (Star Trek), Astro Boy (character), Chi (Chobits), Machine Robo Rescue, 8 Man. Excerpt: Optimus Prime is a character from the Transformers franchise. Prime is the leader of the Autobots, a faction of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. The autobots are constantly waging war against a rival faction of transforming robots called Decepticons. He is depicted as a brave, powerful, wise and compassionate leader who puts his talent to use improving the universe around him. Optimus is portrayed as having a strong sense of justice and righteousness and has dedicated himself to the protection of all life, particularly the inhabitants of Earth. According to Bob Budiansky, co-writer of the Transformers series, Dennis ONeil was responsible for his name. The first generation Optimus Prime transforms into a Kenworth K100 cab over truck. Within his chest is a mystic talisman, known as the autobot matrix of leadership or the creation matrix, carried by all autobot leaders. When Optimus transforms, his cab becomes an ion blaster and his trailer disconnects, forming a combat deck. The combat deck supports a mobile battle-station and command headquarters armed with assorted artillery and beam weapons that fire automatically. The combat deck can also serve as a radio antenna for battlefield communications between the autobots. The combat deck also included Roller, a mobile scout buggy meant to scout behind enemy lines. When Roller is deployed, Optimus can see and hear what Roller sees and hears. Injury to one component is felt by each of the others. If the combat deck or Roller were to be destroyed, Prime could survive. However, despite the slight degree of autonomy they possess, the combat deck and Roller would not be able to survive without Optimus. In the animated series, Optimus is able to fire short-range optic blasts, project holographic maps, and deploy hydro-foils, designed by Wheeljack, to traverse bodies of water with ease. In the animated series, Optimus was also given the ability to retract his right hand unit and replace it with a glowing axe.