- Motto: "Continue building from within,attack your designated target,defend everyone."
- Weapon: Double-Barreled, Armor-Piercing Particle Beam Cann...
Optimus is very good as a friend to his soldiers as well as a leader.
*Insubordinate Autobots (eg: Armada Hot Shot,Dinobots [headstrong, impatient,etc].
*Rash Autobots (G1 Powerglide, plus Hot Shot & Dinobots again).
*Dangerous Autobots (eg: G1 Ratchet [party animal], G1 Wheeljack [not very workplace safety-like]),and,
*Mentally/emotionally unstable Autobots (eg: G1 Gears [Homesickness,depression], G1 Sunstreaker [Sociopathic,Thug],G1 TrailBreaker [Low self esteem],G1 Beachcomber [borderline depression]) to deal with and yet he never pushed them away.
There are few Autobots he expressly distrusted, one being G1 Mirage, and in that version, Optimus gave a heads-up to his inner-Autobot circle (Prowl, Jazz, Ironhide, Smokescreen, Tbreaker, Hound) to be mindful about discussing sensetive business around Mirage.
Past that, traditional Optimus Prime regularly takes the time to talk/touch base with all his folks one-on-one, and never hesitates to keep the Autobots mindful of the sacrifices of previous Autobots, the wisdom of the Primes, the danger of wrecking Earth just like they wrecked Cybertron, etc. Anyone who considers Prime a Messiah would quickly be exposed to the 'worship' of the powers that made him, and would very likely switch to glorifying them instead.
THEN there's the fact that other rank an file Autobots would enforce Primes 'teachings' and 'examples' to one another, so a psychobot would effectively have to navigate peer pressure and consistently see it as wrong to remain fanatical (to his own lack of discipline which he disguises as a devotion to Optimus Prime) permanently.
At the very bottom of it all, Optimus will warn an Autobot to cease and desist wanton aggression towards innocents or else Prime will be forced to stop him, (as would a bunch of other hardcore Autobots such as Ironhide, Arcee/Elita, maybe Kup...) HOWEVER, Optimus Prime, as per TF:Prime, will spend the whole time he is fighting the 'fallen' Autobot inviting him to abandon his destructive attitude and rejoin the Autobots in the fight against 'Decepticonism'.
"Everyone has a hobby.Even people who say they don't still have one under another name.If we're sick,injured, we still go to it and get down to see how it is.If it needs something, we bring it,make sure the attention is perfect.It exercises our care and protection and gives us back philosophies.It's a living thing to us,and is the most perfect way to teach a young person how to be towards a living thing. It's something that should never be taken away."