Optimus Prime -- Personal Log
The death of Zeta Prime has taken its toll among the Autobots. Many fear that without his leadership this war will be the end of us all. I too am among those who feel this way, but since I am Prime, I can not afford the price of these thoughts. His death is also a constant reminder that I too maybe destroyed; and if this comes to pass, who would I choose to replace me? There are many brave Autobots under my commander who could perhaps fill the role, one day, but are now still too raw. Silverbolt has the determination, but lacks the confidence. AirRaid is still too young. Ironhide and Warpath are better suited for collateral damage, then command decisions. Bumblebee has the courage and strength, but I fear the darkness of these acts could cause him too loose that makes him strong. Ratchet's kindness and triage techniques makes him valuable for healing the wounded, but this could cloud his judgment in an astrosecond decision. Arcee, Sideswipe and Scattorshot are brave warriors, but all lack the training and dedication that is needed for a Prime. This leaves Jazz and Jetfire. Both would make fine Primes, they have all the strength and abilities to be able to defeat Megatron, as well as the strength of character to hold the Autobots together during this darkest hour. Alas there can only be ONE Prime. As dear a friend that Jazz is, he has the tendency to be reckless, and Jetfire's dealings with Starscream and this 'Dark Energon' could prove valuable to our cause.
Let it be know too all, If I were to fall in battle, that Jetfire be my recommendation for the next Prime, followed secondly only by Jazz.