Prime Optimus Prime

About[edit | edit source]

Optimus Prime Tribute is the third Transformers Tribute made by Bryan. It was released on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. On the Transformers Tributes playlist, it is in first place, for obvious reasons.

Song[edit | edit source]

The song used is “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. It is meant to show how Optimus is a strong and courageous leader, meaning he is “radiating” with hope and happiness. The song made its debut in May of 2020 and became one of the many so-called “Quarantine Songs”.  Interestingly, the song has been used with Optimus at least twice only, perhaps because it is too short to show Optimus scenes.

Scenes[edit | edit source]

The tribute is surprisingly short compared to the others. Despite Optimus appearing in countless media, the video only includes three main medias: G1, Movies, and Prime. This is mostly due to the song being relatively short and adding too many Optimus scenes would make it overwhelmingly stuffed. Nevertheless, the tribute is rather popular, with its like ratio in second place, proving a video doesn’t need to have as many scenes as possible to be successful.  

Thumbnail[edit | edit source]

The current thumbnail was the Prime version of Optimus. Like all tributes at the time, it had a smaller white background with a bigger black one surrounding it. It had the KineMaster logo at the upper right corner as well. Afterwards, it was changed to a close-up of G1 Optimus, with a fully white background.

Cameos[edit | edit source]

-Predaking appears at the first verse, where he is shown fighting Optimus in the Artic. (Prime Version)

-Megatron appears in the second verse, where he too is shown fighting Optimus, albeit in an erupting volcano. (Prime Version)

-Megatron also appears in other parts of the video, again fighting Optimus. (G1 Version)

-Ratchet, Jazz, Ironhide, and Bumblebee appear in small parts of the video. (Movie Version)

-Ratchet appears again near the end of the video, where Optimus is helping him get up from a cliff. (Prime Version)

-Smokescreen can be briefly seen in the scene where Optimus is dying. (Prime Version)

-Sam can also be seen for a split second at the beginning, along with Mikela. (Movies Version)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

-So far, this is the only tribute to use an Imagine Dragons song. Although, Damian Wayne Tribute uses the song “Believer”, but it is not a Transformers Tribute.

-This video was released on the last day of Winter Break.

-Bryan has shown a desire to “remake” the tribute, this time adding more scenes, such as RID (both versions), Unicron Trilogy, Rescue Bots, Cyberverse, FOC/WFC, and Prime Wars and War for Cybertron trilogy versions of Optimus. Whether it would reuse the same song is unknown, but most likely it wouldn’t, given the short length of the song.

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