autobotOG wrote:And you could be right, but what struck me as off was the fact that after watching the shard turn his parents kitchen into a tiny armada, he never even suggested to any other autobots the prospect of using it to revive prime. But he certainly seemed aware of its capabilities when bringing jetfire to life, right?
I have had to defend these movies to countless people online and in person, so I understand the "ocd" moment and feeling like your repeating yourself, LOL. But please dont feel like your "defending" them to me, bro, like I said, I loved the movies. I just hate my job and would rather banter with people of similar interest online:)
Nah not defending, more correcting. I have an extreme attention to detail and rarely miss things when I read a book or watch a film. Makes it frustrating when people talk about something and it's pretty clear they didn't pay attention.
As for knowing it's capabilities, I doubt it. He knew it could create Transformers since it was part of the Allspark, and he'd seen it do that before. However no one on the Autobot side mentioned it could revive dead Transformers. The closest thing he got to that knowledge was being told it could energize Jetfire enough to wake him up. And even this was through rather cryptic means:
"There, point the shard and watch the magic happen." - Wheelie
The above is all Sam is told about using the shard on a living Transformer. Three seconds later it's gone and Jetfire wakes up.
So no. Sam didn't know he could revive Optimus. I'm not even sure it would be possible with such a tiny fragment. Jetfire absorbed all it's remaining energy and was still rusting and falling apart at the seems, a symptom of energon starvation. The chunk used on Megatron was at least the size of a brick.