Optimus Prime Quotes in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)


Optimus Prime Quotes:

  • Optimus Prime: [Morse code] I'm coming for you, humans...

  • [Optimus draws his blade on Cade and Bee]

    Optimus Prime: Forgive me.

    Cade Yeager: NOOO!

  • Optimus Prime: [to Vivian] For my world to live, yours must die.

  • Quintessa: Your world is dying. Do you seek redemption?

    Optimus Prime: My maker, I do.

  • Optimus Prime: [attacks Infernocus] You ugly menace!

    [slices apart the combiner]

    Optimus Prime: Did you forget who I am?

    [decapitates all the Infernocons]

  • Optimus Prime: Knights, Autobots. This cannot and will not be the end. To save earth and her people we are going to steal Quintessa's staff. Only you, Vivian, can take it back. I will lead the way into her chamber and when the account of the ages is etched into the cosmos, let those who exist long after us know that this was our finest hour.

    [blasts into the sky]

    Crosshairs: Love that guy. Goosebumps every time.

    Hound: I never got to say hi.

  • Megatron: We were brothers once!

    Optimus Prime: Once.

  • Optimus Prime: [to Quintessa] Say hello to my little friend!

    [Bee appears and takes down Quintessa]

    Bumblebee: Sting like a bee!

  • Optimus Prime: [narration] I am Optimus Prime, calling all Autobots. It is time... to come home.

  • Optimus Prime: I fight for my own kind! My own planet!

    Cade Yeager: We can fight together!

  • Optimus Prime: Who dares to challenge me?

  • [last lines]

    Optimus Prime: With the All Spark gone, we cannot return life to our planet. And fate has yielded its reward: a new world to call home. We live among its people now, hiding in plain sight, but watching over them in secret, waiting, protecting. I have witnessed their capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there's more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars. We are here. We are waiting.

  • [first lines]

    Optimus Prime: Before time began, there was the Cube. We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds and fill them with life. That is how our race was born. For a time, we lived in harmony. But like all great power, some wanted it for good, others for evil. And so began the war. A war that ravaged our planet until it was consumed by death, and the Cube was lost to the far reaches of space. We scattered across the galaxy, hoping to find it and rebuild our home. Searching every star, every world. And just when all hope seemed lost, message of a new discovery drew us to an unknown planet called... Earth.

    [the All Spark falls to Earth]

    Optimus Prime: But we were already too late...

  • Mikaela: Why are you here?

    Optimus Prime: We are here looking for the All Spark. And we must find it before Megatron.

    Sam Witwicky: Mega-what?

    [Prime projects a holographic view of Cybertron]

    Optimus Prime: Our planet was once a powerful empire, peaceful and just, until we were betrayed by Megatron, leader of the Decepticons. All who defied them were destroyed. Our war finally consumed the planet, and the All Spark was lost to the stars. Megatron followed it to Earth, where Captain Witwicky found him...

    Sam Witwicky: My grandfather.

    Optimus Prime: It was an accident that intertwined our fates.

    [Captain Witwicky discovers Megatron in the ice]

    Optimus Prime: Megatron crash-landed before he could retrieve the Cube.

    [the Captain fiddles with Megatron's gears, causing a bright light to strike him... ]

    Optimus Prime: He accidentally activated his navigation system. The coordinates to the Cube's location on Earth were imprinted on his glasses.

    Sam Witwicky: How did you know about his glasses?

    Optimus Prime: eBay.

    Sam Witwicky: eBay...

    Ratchet: If the Decepticons find the All Spark, they will use its power to transform Earth's machines and build a new army.

    Optimus Prime: And the human race will be extinguished. Sam Witwicky, you hold the key to Earth's survival.

    Mikaela: Please tell me that you have those glasses?

  • Ironhide: Why are we fighting to save the humans? They're a primitive and violent race.

    Optimus Prime: Were we so different? They're a young species. They have much to learn. But I've seen goodness in them. Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. You all know there's only one way to end this war: we must destroy the Cube. If all else fails, I will unite it with the spark in my chest.

    Ratchet: That's suicide! The Cube is raw power, it could destroy you both!

    Optimus Prime: A necessary sacrifice to bring peace to this planet. We cannot let the humans pay for our mistakes. It's been an honor serving with you all.

  • Optimus Prime: My weapons specialist: Ironhide.

    Ironhide: [drawing his guns] You feelin' lucky, punk?

    Optimus Prime: Easy, Ironhide...

    Ironhide: [retracts his guns] Just kidding. I just wanted to show him my cannons.

  • Optimus Prime: It's you and me, Megatron...

    Megatron: No, it's just ME, Prime!

    Optimus Prime: At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!

    Megatron: You still fight for the weak! That is why you lose!

  • Sam Witwicky: [after the Autobots have ripped the top off the car] You A-holes are in trouble now. Gentlemen, I want to introduce you to my friend, Optimus Prime.

    Optimus Prime: Taking the children was a BAD move! Autobots, relieve them of their weapons!

  • Megatron: Humans don't deserve to live!

    Optimus Prime: They deserve to choose for themselves!

    Megatron: Then you will die with them!

    [throws Prime away and primes his cannon]


  • Optimus Prime: Sam, I owe you my life. We are in your debt.

  • Optimus Prime: [to a dying Megatron] You left me no choice, brother.

  • Optimus Prime: Are you Samuel James Witwicky, descendent of Archibald Witwicky?

    Mikaela: They know your name!

    Sam Witwicky: Yeah.

    Optimus Prime: My name is Optimus Prime. We are Autonomous Robotic Organisms from the planet Cybertron.

    Ratchet: But you can call us "Autobots", for short.

  • Optimus Prime: Sam... you risked your life to protect the Cube.

    Sam Witwicky: No sacrifice, no victory.

  • Ironhide: Prime... we couldn't save him.

    [hands him Jazz's remains]

    Optimus Prime: Oh, Jazz... We lost a great comrade, but gained new ones. Thank you, all of you. You honor us with your bravery.

  • Optimus Prime: Our medical officer: Ratchet.

    Ratchet: [sniffing] The boy's pheromone levels suggest he wants to mate with the female.

    [Sam and Mikeala fidget embarassedly]

  • Bumblebee: [fully repaired] Permission to speak, sir?

    Optimus Prime: Permission granted, old friend.

    Sam Witwicky: You speak now?

    Bumblebee: I wish to stay with the boy.

    Optimus Prime: If that is his choice.

    Sam Witwicky: Yes.

  • Agent Simmons: [staring at Optimus Prime] Hi, there.

    Optimus Prime: You don't seem afraid. Are you not surprised to see us?

    Agent Simmons: Look, there are certain rules I have to abide by. I'm not authorized to communicate with you except... to say I can't communicate with you...

    Optimus Prime: Get out of the car.

    Agent Simmons: Right. Uh, me? You want me to...?

    Optimus Prime: Now!

  • Ironhide: [drawing his guns] The parents are very irritating...

    Ratchet: [trying to calm him] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

    Ironhide: Can I take them out?

    Optimus Prime: Ironhide, you know we don't harm humans! What is with you?

    Ironhide: Well, I'm just saying we could. It's an option.

  • Optimus Prime: You already know your guardian: Bumblebee.

    Bumblebee: [does a little dance] "Check on the rep, yep! / Second to none!"

  • Jazz: What's crackin' little bitches?

    [does a somersault]

    Optimus Prime: My first lieutenant. Designation: Jazz.

    Jazz: This looks like a cool place to kick it!

  • Optimus Prime: Megatron!

    Megatron: Prime!

  • Optimus Prime: [stepping on a fountain in the Witwicky's yard] Oops... Sorry, my bad.

  • Megatron: [lunging at Sam] I'll kill you! Mine... All Spark!

    Optimus Prime: Sam! Push the Cube into my chest, NOW!

  • Jazz: What about Bumblebee? We can't just leave him to die and become some human experiment!

    Optimus Prime: He'll die in vain if we don't accomplish our mission. Bumblebee is a brave soldier. This is what he would want.

  • [Sam runs to the top of a skyscraper and prepares to hand over the Cube to a waiting helicopter... ]

    Sam Witwicky: [spotting Starscream] WATCH OUT!

    [Starscream fires at the copter, incapacitating it]

    Sam Witwicky: Oh my God... Where do I go?

    Optimus Prime: [hurrying across rooftops] Hang on, Sam!

    [With a crash, Megatron rises from below; frightened, Sam clings to a statue at the edge of the building]

    Megatron: Is it fear or courage that compels you, fleshling?

    Sam Witwicky: [terrified] Oh no! No!

    Megatron: Give me the All Spark, and you may live to be my pet.

    Sam Witwicky: [still making a stand] I'm never giving you this All Spark!

    Megatron: Oh, so unwise...

    [With a roar, he pulls out a flail from his arm and smashes the rooftop, sending a screaming Sam plummeting towards the ground... ]

    Optimus Prime: [grabbing Sam] I got you, boy! Hold on to the Cube!

    [Prime leaps down, but Megatron grabs him, and all three tumble down into the street]

  • [Ron Witwicky walks towards a window]

    Optimus Prime: Quick, hide!

    Ratchet: Hide? Where?

    [the Autobots manage to get out of sight just as Ron looks outside]

    Ron Witwicky: Oh, no... look at the yard! The yard is destroyed! There's sparks flying all over the place... Judy, you better call the City, looks like they got a blown transformer! What a waste... Trashed! Gone!

    [appalled, he moves away]

  • [Bumblebee pours oil over Agent Simmons]

    Agent Simmons: HEY! HEEYYY!

    Optimus Prime: Bumblebee, stop lubricating the man!

    Agent Simmons: GET THAT THING TO STOP, HUH?

  • Optimus Prime: Autobots, roll out!

    Jazz: We rollin'!

  • Optimus Prime: Ratchet, shine the light.

    Sam Witwicky: Would you stop with the lights?

  • Optimus Prime: Autobots, recon...

    [the Autobots slip into the Witwicky's yard]

  • [last lines]

    Optimus Prime: There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to solve. But who we are and why we are here, are not among them. Those answers we carry inside. I am Optimus Prime, and this message is to my Creators: leave planet Earth alone, 'cause I'm coming for you!

  • Cade Yeager: When you said you were done fighting for humans, you didn't mean that, did you?

    Optimus Prime: How many more of my kind must be sacrificed, to atone for YOUR mistakes?

    Cade Yeager: What do you think being human means? That's what we do. We make mistakes. Sometimes, out of those mistakes come the most amazing things... When I fixed you, it was for a reward. That was it. That was why. The money. And it was me making a mistake. Without it, you wouldn't be here. So even if you got no faith in us, I'm asking you to do what I do. I'm asking you to look at all the junk and see the treasure. You gotta have faith, Prime, in who we can be.

  • [Cade tends to Optimus Prime]

    Optimus Prime: Cade, why are you willing to help me?

    Cade Yeager: Cause you trust me to.

  • [from trailer]

    Optimus Prime: We need a new army...

    [the Dinobots appear]

  • Cade Yeager: Teenagers...

    Optimus Prime: I went through the same thing with Bumblebee.

  • Optimus Prime: You have no soul!

    [runs Galvatron through with his sword]

    Galvatron: That is why I have no fear!

  • Optimus Prime: Honor to the end.

  • [from trailer]

    Optimus Prime: Who sent you here?

    Lockdown: You think you were born? You were built! And they want you back.

  • Optimus Prime: [to the Dinobots] Legendary warriors, the powers that created us now want us all extinguished. We must join forces, or else we'll all be their slaves. So today you stand with us... or you stand against me.

    [Grimlock roars at Optimus and attacks him]

    Crosshairs: We'll let Prime figure this one out...

    Drift: Very wise.

    Crosshairs: [climbs up a waterfall] There's no way I'm staying down with them, NO WAY!

    Optimus Prime: [punches Grimlock] Only together can we survive! Let me lead you!

    [Grimlock transforms into a T-rex and roars fire]

    Crosshairs: Oh, no...

    Drift: I was expecting a giant car!

    Optimus Prime: Come here!

    [Grimlock charges at Prime]

    Optimus Prime: We're giving you freedom!

    [sucker punches Grimlock to the ground, and draws his blade]

    Optimus Prime: Defend my family, or die!

    [Grimlock submits to Optimus]

  • Harold Attinger: [holds Cade at gunpoint] You see, it takes patience to make a man. The patience to watch and wait, to protect all of us quietly, for God and country, without any recognition at all!

    Optimus Prime: [as he is fighting Lockdown] Cade!

    Harold Attinger: There are no good aliens or bad aliens, Yeager! It's just us and them! And you chose them...

    [Optimus Prime guns down Attinger]

    Cade Yeager: Anytime.

  • Optimus Prime: A great threat is coming...

    Cade Yeager: What if you had some human help?

    Tessa Yeager: You're his partner now?

    Cade Yeager: Sweetie, we're targets now too! We have to find out why we'll never get our lives back again!

  • Optimus Prime: Within that man-made protype I fought, I felt the presence of Megatron.

    Cade Yeager: The Decepticon who started the Chicago war?

    Brains: How do you think KSI built those bots in the first place, hmm? They had a whole mess of dead Decepticon heads, and they were downloading their minds! And Iw as in charge of autopsy duty, no union, no benefits, no nothing! They hooked me up to Megatron, and that mind wasn't as dead as they thought! He fed them the science and the specs, all so he could build them a brand new body! Then he infected it with his evil nasty chromosomes! Total inside custom job! KSI might have named the body a snazzy name like Galvatron, but that's just Megatron reincarnated!

    Tessa Yeager: You knew this, and you didn't warn them?

    Brains: Little girl, you go into a pretty dark place when you're on death row. He's been playing KSI all this time, all so he could manipulate them into going after the Seed!

    Shane Dyson: The Seed?

    Tessa Yeager: Those nasty soldiers that were chasing us, I saw them take something that they called the Seed...

    Hound: Sixty million years ago, give or take an eon.

    Optimus Prime: Thousands of planets were cyberformed with Seeds. They turned your life into our elemental metal. Our creators destroyed your species to make us.

    Brains: And that's what Galvatron wants to happen again! He wants to detonate that Seed in the biggest city and kill millions! He's going to show the world "Baby, I'm back!"

    Optimus Prime: The blast wave will incinerate that city into molten metal. He'll have enough to build a massive army, and annihalate your species for ever.

    Brains: You dumb greedy bastards just brought extinction to yourselves! Not my problem, though! I'm free at last! The whole thing worked out good for me!

  • [from trailer]

    Optimus Prime: This is not war... it's human extinction!

  • [from trailer]

    [Cade jumpstarts a truck with a cable]

    Optimus Prime: Calling all Autobots...

    Cade Yeager: I think we just found a Transformer!

  • [from trailer]

    Optimus Prime: After all we have done, humans are hunting us. But I fear we are all targets now.

  • [Optimus climbs on Grimlock]

    Optimus Prime: Autobots, we're gonna prove who we are and why we're here!

    Crosshairs: Ugh, you just want to die for the guy. That's leadership. Or brainwashing, or something.

    Drift: No... that's Optimus Prime.

    [the other Dinobots transform as Crosshairs rides Scorn and Drift rides Slug]

    Optimus Prime: Autobots, we charge together! Now, roll out!

  • Lockdown: Welcome back to the Knights Terminus, Prime.

    Optimus Prime: You have disgraced it...

    Lockdown: Join your fellow rebels, fugitive scum! It's for the rarest of specimens, the worst of the worst. It's taken centuries, but I've collected all the Knights, but you. The Creators want to sweep their chessboard clean.

    Optimus Prime: I am slave to no one.

    Lockdown: All this species mixing with species, it upsets the cosmic balance. The Creators, they don't like it. They built you to do what you were told.

  • [from trailer]

    Optimus Prime: Autobots, roll out!

  • Optimus Prime: [sees Leadfoot and Ratchet get killed by humans] I have sworn to never kill humans...

    Hound: Big mistake.

    Optimus Prime: ...but when I find out who's behind this, he's going to die.

  • [repeated line]

    Optimus Prime: Calling all Autobots!

  • [from trailer]

    Optimus Prime: The hunt ends here!

  • Joshua Joyce: What we do here is science. Because if we don't do it, somebody else will. Because you cannot stop technology.

    Optimus Prime: We are NOT your technology!

  • Optimus Prime: The world will know what you did here!

    Joshua Joyce: The world? The world will approve! We can make you now. Don't you get it? We don't need you anymore.

  • Optimus Prime: Brave warriors, you are free!

    [the Dinobots roar and leave]

    Crosshairs: I'll ride with you anytime, Spike!

  • Optimus PrimeCade Yeager: There remains a price on my head. I endanger you all if I stay. I shall take the Seed where it can never be found.

    Cade Yeager: Will we ever see you again?

    Optimus Prime: Cade Yeager, I do not know. But whenever you look to the stars, think of one of them as my soul. Defend this family, Autobots. As they have you. Defend all they can be.

  • Optimus Prime: [draws a Cybertronian sword] Recognize one of your knights!

    [releases the Dinobots from their cell]

    Optimus Prime: [in Cybertronian] The legend exists.

  • Cade Yeager: [examines Prime] The missile just missed your power source.

    Optimus Prime: We call it a spark. It contains our life essence, and all our memories.

    Cade Yeager: Yeah, we call it a soul.

  • Hound: Optimus, what are our orders on these humans? Can I squish the bald guy?

    Optimus Prime: They're in trouble...

    Crosshairs: Nah! This isn't our fight! I'm done being an underdog, underdogs suck! I say they get what they deserve!

  • Cade Yeager: Hey, you!

    [engages Lockdown]

    Optimus Prime: Cade, get back! This is my fight!

    Lockdown: It's MY fight now, and you're all gonna die!

  • [after the Dinobots come into Hong Kong]

    Joshua Joyce: Good job!

    Optimus Prime: YOU!

    Joshua Joyce: Who?

    Cade Yeager: [grabs Joyce] YOU!

    Optimus Prime: Step forward! Your science will be held accountable for humanity's extinction!

    Joshua Joyce: Okay, I get it with the whole socio-biological ethics thing...

    Cade Yeager: There are some things that shouldn't be invented.

    [Grimlock roars at Joyce]

  • Lockdown: I feel sorry for you, Prime. Your legion, these humans. The trouble be with loyalty to a cause... is that the cause will always betray you!

    Optimus Prime: [paralyzed] Who sent you here?

    Lockdown: Where do you think you came from? You think you were born? No. You were built! And your Creators want you back!


    Lockdown: We all work for someone.

  • [from trailer]

    Optimus Prime: Charge!

  • Optimus Prime: They slaughtered Ratchet... I'M GONNA TEAR THEM APART!

  • Optimus Prime: Bee, jump!

    [Bumblebee grabs hold of Strafe]

  • Optimus Prime: You picked the wrong planet! Give me your FACE!

    [tears off the Fallen's face and sticks him with his staff]

    Optimus Prime: I rise... you FALL!

    Megatron: NOOO! NOOO!

  • Chief Master Sergeant Epps: We've shed blood, sweat, and precious metal together...

    Galloway: Soldier, you're trained to shoot, not to talk!

    Chief Master Sergeant Epps: Don't tempt me...

    Optimus Prime: [to Epps] Easy.

  • [empowered by Jetfire, Ratchet and Jolt]

    Optimus Prime: Let's ROLL!

  • [last lines]

    Optimus Prime: Our races, united by a history long forgotten and a future we shall face together. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message so that our past will always be remembered. For in those memories, we live on.

  • Megatron: There is another source of Energon hidden on this planet. The boy could lead us to it.

    [Megatron sends Prime sprawling with a kick]

    Sam Witwicky: OPTIMUS!

    [Megatron blasts Optimus]

    Megatron: Is the future of our race not worth a single human life?

    Sam Witwicky: Up! GET UP!

    Optimus Prime: You'll never stop at one!

    [Surrounded by Decepticons, Optimus Prime unsheathes Energon blades]

    Optimus Prime: I'll take you ALL on!

  • Galloway: "The Fallen shall rise again"? Sounds to me like something's coming. So let me ask: If we ultimately conclude that our national security is best served by denying you further asylum on our planet, will you leave peacefully?

    Optimus Prime: Freedom is your right. If you make that request, we will honour it. But before your President decides, please ask him this: What if we leave, and you're wrong?

    Major Lennox: [poking Galloway] That's a good question...

  • Optimus Prime: For the last two years, an advanced team of new Autobots has taken refuge here under my command. Together, we form an alliance with the humans: a secret but brave squad of soldiers, a classified strike team called NEST. We hunt for what remains of our Decepticon foes, hiding in different countries around the globe...

  • Sam Witwicky: You won't give me a day, huh? You won't give me one day in college?

    Optimus Prime: I'm sorry, Sam, but the last fragment of the All Spark was stolen.

    Sam Witwicky: Like what? Like Decepticons stole it?

    Optimus Prime: We placed it under human protection at your government's request... but I'm here for your help, Sam, because your leaders believe we brought vengeance upon your planet. Perhaps they are right. That is why they must be reminded by another human of the trust we share.

    Sam Witwicky: This isn't my war!

    Optimus Prime: Not yet. But I fear it soon will be. Your world must not share the same fate as Cybertron. Whole generations lost...

    Sam Witwicky: I know, and I want to help you, I do, but I am not some alien ambassador, you know? I'm a normal kid with normal problems. I am where I'm supposed to be. I'm sorry, I... I really am.

    Optimus Prime: Sam, fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.

    Sam Witwicky: You're Optimus Prime. You don't need me.

    [Sam walks away]

    Optimus Prime: We do, more than you know.

  • Ironhide: [to a captured Demolishor] Punk-ass Decepticon!

    Optimus Prime: Any last words?

    Wheelbot: This is not your planet to rule! The Fallen shall rise again!

    Chief Master Sergeant Epps: [puzzled] That did not sound good.

    Optimus Prime: Not today.

    [blasts Wheelbot in the head]

  • Optimus Prime: Thank you, Sam, for saving my life.

    Sam Witwicky: You're welcome. Thank you for believing in me.

  • Optimus Prime: Sam? Where are you?

    [Megatron runs Optimus Prime through with his blade and blasts him through the wound]

    Megatron: You are so WEAK!

    [back on Earth, a shocked Sam watches Optimus collapse]

    Optimus Prime: Sam... run!

  • [Optimus is resurrected with the Matrix]

    Optimus Prime: [to Sam] Boy, you returned for me...

    Jetfire: [awestruck] A living Prime... I don't believe it!

    [the Fallen warps and jumps on Prime, and plucks the Matrix from his chest]

    The Fallen: My Matrix.

    [warps off]

  • [first lines]

    Optimus Prime: Earth, birthplace of the human race. A species much like our own, capable of great compassion and great violence. For in our quest to protect the humans, a deeper revelation dawns: our worlds have met before...

  • Galloway: Now, under the Classified Alien-Autobot Cooperation Act, you agreed to share your intel with us but not your advancements in weaponry.

    Optimus Prime: We've witnessed your human capacity for war. You would absolutely bring more harm than good.

  • [Optimus, in truck mode and carrying Sam, is being chased by Megatron in tank mode]

    Sam Witwicky: Here he comes!

    [Megatron and Optimus Prime transform; Megatron tackles Prime just as Sam jumps out]

    Optimus Prime: HIDE, SAM!

  • Optimus Prime: [trying to stop Demolishor] Pull over!

  • The Fallen: Die like your brothers.

    Optimus Prime: They were your brothers, too.

  • [deployed to intercept Demolishor]

    Optimus Prime: Autobots, I'm in pursuit!

  • [last lines]

    Optimus Prime: In any war, there are calms between the storms. There will be days when we lose faith, days when our allies turn against us. But the day will never come, that we forsake this planet and its people.

  • Que: Ah, good, you're here. My name's Que. I do hope you have answers for him. I've never seen him so upset!

    Lennox: Optimus, you remember Charlotte Mearing, our director of National Intelligence?

    [Optimus stays in truck mode]

    Dino: He's in a bad mood. He's not talking to anybody today.

    Charlotte Mearing: What is this, the silent treatment?

    Ironhide: We've seen that and this is not that.

    Que: Definitely not!

    Ironhide: This is worse. Prime, make something of yourself!

    [bangs fist on top of Optimus's cab, Optimus transforms]

    Ironhide: He's pissed.

    Optimus Prime: [pounds the ground] You lied to us! Everything humans know of our planet we were told had all been shared!

    [points to component]

    Optimus Prime: So why was this found in human possession?

  • Lennox: What the hell was that thing?

    Optimus Prime: That is Shockwave.

  • Optimus Prime: What your leaders say is true: this was all my fault. I told them whom to trust. I was so wrong.

    Sam Witwicky: That doesn't make it your fault, it just makes you human for a change.

    Optimus Prime: Remember this: you may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves.

    Sam Witwicky: I need to know how you're going to fight back. I know there's a strategy, I know you're coming back with reinforcements, something. I know there's a plan. You can tell me, no other human will ever know.

    Optimus Prime: There is no plan.

    Sam Witwicky: If we just do what they want, how are we ever going to live with ourselves?

    Optimus Prime: You are my friend Sam, you always will be. But your leaders have spoken. From here the fight will be your own.

  • Sentinel Prime: [mercilessly beating Optimus Prime] We were gods once, all of us! But here...

    Optimus Prime: Please...!

    Sentinel Prime: ...there can only be ONE!

    [raises his lance... ]

    Megatron: [attacks Sentinel from behind] This is MY planet!

  • Megatron: Now, we need a truce. All I want is to be back in charge. Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?

    Optimus Prime: Time to find out!

    [attacks Megatron and beheads him]

  • Sentinel Prime: So majestic and peaceful, this planet. Unlike the final days on Cybertron.

    Optimus Prime: I've wondered what might have been, if you had fought the final battle instead of me.

    Sentinel Prime: Never mourn the past, young warrior. Thanks to you, our race survives.

    Optimus Prime: [offers the Matrix to Sentinel] You were our leader, Sentinel. it is your right to lead us again.

    Sentinel Prime: In a world I do not know, I am no longer your teacher, Optimus, you are mine.

  • Optimus Prime: [shoots down the ship attacking Sam and Epps] We will kill them all! Your leaders will now understand: Decepticons will never leave your planet alone. And we needed them to believe we had gone. For today, in the name of freedom, we take the battle to them!

    [other Autobots appear]

    Sam Witwicky: I saw your ship blow up!

    Roadbuster: The ship? We were never in the ship! We designed the damn thing, didn't we?

    Leadfoot: We were hidden in the first booster rocket to seperate - splashed down back in the Atlantic, just as planned.


    Leadfoot: We ain't going nowhere!

    Brains: Yeah, no one's exiling us!

    Wheelie: The Autobots are staying right here. We're gonna help you win this war!

  • Sentinel Prime: Commencing transport.

    [activates the pillars]

    Optimus Prime: [arriving] Stop! No, no! NO, SENTINEL!

  • Sentinel Prime: Optimus... all I ever wanted... was the survival of our race... You must see why I had to betray you...

    Optimus Prime: [picks up Megatron's gun] You didn't betray me, Sentinel. You betrayed yourself.

    [takes aim at Sentinel]

    Sentinel Prime: No. NO, OPTIMUS...!

    [Optimus fires]

  • Optimus Prime: Get down here, Sentinel!

    Sentinel Prime: [draws his lance] Optimus, you forget your place!

    [jumps down to meet Optimus]

    Sentinel Prime: I bring you Cybertron, your home, and still you choose humanity!

    Optimus Prime: You were the one who taught me freedom is everyone's right!

    Sentinel Prime: I will retrigger that pillar!

    Optimus Prime: Then you'll have to go through me!

  • [first lines]

    Optimus Prime: We were once a peaceful race of intelligent mechanical beings. But then came the war between the Autobots, who fought for freedom and the Decepticons, who dreamt of tyranny. Overmatched and outnumbered, our defeat was all but certain. But in the wars final days, one Autobot ship escaped the battle. It was carrying a secret cargo, which would have changed our planet's fate. A desperate mission, our final hope...

    [the Ark flies from Cybertron into space... and is gunned down]

    Optimus Prime: A hope that vanished.

  • [Buzz Aldrin and Optimus Prime meet]

    Buzz Aldrin: From a fellow space traveller, it's an honour meeting you.

    Optimus Prime: The honour is mine.

  • Sentinel Prime: You're lucky I didn't kill you. In time, you'll see.

    Optimus Prime: ...it's not over.

  • Optimus Prime: Why, Sentinel? Why?

    Sentinel Prime: For Cyberton! For our home! What war destroyed, we can rebuild - but only if we join with the Decepticons!

    Optimus Prime: No, it's not the only way! This is our home, we must defend the humans!

    Sentinel Prime: So lost you are, Optimus. On Cybertron we were gods, and here they call us machines! Let the humans serve us, or perish!

  • Optimus Prime: The ship's name was the Ark. I watched it escape Cybertron myself. It was carrying an Autobot technology that would have won us the war. And its captain...

    Charlotte Mearing: Who was its captain?

    Optimus Prime: The great Sentinel Prime, the technology's inventor. He was commander of the Autobots before me. It's imperative that I find it before the Decepticons learn of its location. Our Autobot spacecraft has the ability to get there. And... you must pray it's in time.

  • Optimus Prime: You have made a grave mistake...

  • Optimus Prime: They're surrounding the city to make a fortress so that no one can see what their up to inside. Our only chance is the element of surprise.

    Sam Witwicky: [looks at the Decepticon airship] I think I know where to look. So you can fly this thing, right?

    [Bumblebee wiggles his fingers]

    Sam Witwicky: What is that... What is that? What is that? So-so? So you so-so can fly this. That feels terrible.

    Bumblebee: Uh-huh!

  • [the Autobots and NEST gather around to reawaken Sentinel Prime]

    Lennox: [to Mearing] That's the Matrix of Leadership, the only thing in the Universe that can repower a Transformer's spark.

    Optimus Prime: Let us begin... Sentinel Prime, we bid you return.

    [drives the Matrix into Sentinel's chest, reviving him... Sentinel grabs Optimus in a deadlock]

    Lennox: Hold your fire!

    Optimus Prime: Stop! Sentinel, it is I, Optimus Prime!

    Ironhide: You are home, Sentinel.

    Ratchet: There is nothing to fear.

  • Optimus Prime: [tears out Shockwave's eye] You die!

  • Optimus Prime: I'm coming for you!

    [flies through the Driller]

  • Lennox: [looking in the Driller's claw] Why was he after this?

    Optimus Prime: It's impossible... This is an engine part, from a long lost Autobot ship.

  • Optimus Prime: The enemy's return is certain.

  • Optimus Prime: Shockwave can't hunt us all at once... Wreckers, we need a diversion!

    Roadbuster: Let's get some!

    Leadfoot: You got that right!

  • Optimus Prime: [chasing Sentinel] Autobots, retreat!

  • Sentinel Prime: The war... the war?

    Optimus Prime: The war was lost. Cybertron is but a barren wasteland. We have taken refuge here on planet Earth. Its human race is our ally.

  • Optimus Prime: Megatron must be stopped... no matter the cost.

  • [before their final battle]

    Megatron: [surprised] Prime!

    Optimus Prime: One shall stand, one shall fall.

    Megatron: Why throw away your life so recklessly?

    Optimus Prime: That's a question you should ask yourself, Megatron.

  • [Optimus Prime has thrown Megatron to the ground]

    Kup: Finish him off, Prime! Do it now!

    [Optimus Prime picks up his laser rifle and takes aim]

    Megatron: [feigning defeat as he reaches for a laser gun] No more, Optimus Prime! Grant me mercy, I beg of you!

    Optimus Prime: You, who are without mercy, now plead for it? I thought you were made of sterner stuff!

  • Perceptor: I fear the wounds are... fatal.

    Daniel: [long pause] Prime, you can't die.

    Optimus Prime: Do not grieve. Soon I shall be one with the Matrix.

    Hot Rod: Prime.

    Optimus Prime: Ultra Magnus, it is to you, old friend, I shall pass the Matrix of Leadership as it was passed to me.

    Ultra Magnus: But Prime, I'm... I'm just a soldier. I... I'm not worthy.

    Optimus Prime: Nor was I. But one day, an Autobot shall rise from our ranks, and use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest hour.

    [opens his chest to reveal the Matrix. Removes it and begins to hand it over to Ultra Magnus]

    Optimus Prime: Until that day, till all are one.

    [the Matrix starts to fall to the ground. Hot Rod catches it, gives it to Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus inserts it inside. Optimus Prime dies]

  • Optimus Prime: Arise, Rodimus Prime.

    Rodimus Prime: Optimus...

  • Shockwave: Laserbeak returns, Megatron.

    Megatron: Welcome, Laserbeak! Unlike some of my other warriors, you never fail me. Soundwave, play back Laserbeak's findings.

    Soundwave: As you command, Megatron.

    Optimus Prime: [on the playback] I want you to make a special run to Autobot City on Earth.

    Ironhide: But, Prime...

    Optimus Prime: Listen, Ironhide. We don't have enough energon cubes to power a full-scale assault. Ready the shuttle for launch! Now all we need is a little energon and a lot of luck.

    Megatron: More than you imagine, Optimus Prime.

  • Optimus Prime: Dinobots, destroy Devastator!

    Grimlock: Me Grimlock love challenge!

  • Optimus Prime: Ironhide, report to me at once.

    Ironhide: Every time I look into a monitor Prime, my circuits sizzle. When are we going to start busting Deceptichops?

    Optimus Prime: I want you to make a special run to Autobot City on Earth.

    Ironhide: But, Prime!

    Optimus Prime: Listen, Ironhide. We don't have enough energon cubes to power a full-scale assault. Ready the shuttle for launch!

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