Different case as Optimus Primal =/= Optimus Prime. When I said every "Optimus" was perfect, I was intentionality referring to every "Optimus Prime". Fixed it now.Fortress Rodimus wrote:Not true Primal although the leader of the ship was not the Prime like all the others. But we saw him grow into a true Prime. And I grew up on G1 still love it and i love wheeljack but heck i like the Prime Wheeljack looks cool and kicked butt.
And Primal never became a Prime in that series. He may have been a Maximal leader (something like a general, even), but he was never the Maximal Leader. Time and again Beast Wars/Machines referred to the highest ranking of all Maximals being the Council of Maximal Elders.
Granted, he was still a true hero, but he was never at the same level of rank as a Supreme Commander as far as the American cartoons were concerned (Japan is their own thing).