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Encyclopedia > Autobot Matrix of Leadership

The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. It comprises an oval-shaped container, holding a glowing crystal. To open the Matrix is to release an unpredictable wave of power from this crystal. In some continuities, the Matrix itself seems to have an intelligence of its own, able to determine when and how it will be used. The Matrix also serves as a source of power, able to morph a chosen Transformer (for example Hot Rod in the Transformers movie or Starscream in the G2 comic) into a higher-powered being, sometimes with a modified alternate mode. The transfer of the Matrix usually carries with it to the recipient, upon transformation, the title "Prime". A Transformer is a fictional robot that is able to transform, rearranging itself into a common and innocuous form, such as a car, aircraft, or animal. ... An amulet from the Black Pullet grimoire An amulet (from Latin amuletum, meaning A means of protection) or a talisman (from Arabic tilasm, ultimately from Greek telesma or from the Greek word talein wich means to initiate into the mysteries. ... The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... In geometry, an oval or ovoid (from Latin ovum, egg) is any curve resembling an egg or an ellipse. ... Quartz crystal Synthetic bismuth hopper crystal Insulin crystals Gallium, a metal that easily forms large single crystals A huge monocrystal of potassium dihydrogen phosphate grown from solution by Saint-Gobain for the megajoule laser of CEA. In chemistry and mineralogy, a crystal is a solid in which the constituent atoms... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...

The Creation Matrix / Autobot Matrix of Leadership

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Marvel Comics

The first appearance of the Creation Matrix, later also known as the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, was in Marvel's Transformers comics, where the Matrix's first appearance pre-dated its cartoon appearance by over a year. The Creation Matrix was first described as a computer program in Optimus Prime's mind, required to bestow life on newly-created Transformers. Prime was captured by the Decepticon leader, Shockwave, his head separated from his body, and the Matrix program used to bring the Constructicons to life. Before Shockwave could animate Jetfire, however, Prime transferred the Creation Matrix to the mind of Buster Witwicky, who used it to take control of Jetfire and rescue Prime. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... A computer program is a collection of instructions that describe a task, or set of tasks, to be carried out by a computer. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... The Constructicons toy packaging art The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Witwicky Family are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universe, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ...


During the UK-only story 'Crisis of Command', Prowl advocated exploiting the Creation Matrix to animate dedicated war machines. Optimus Prime was opposed to this ethically questionable move, and decisively ruled against it after a period of fierce debate amongst the Autobots. Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


The Decepticons were able to tap the energy of the Matrix to create the Stunticons and Combaticons when Prime used it to give life to the Aerialbots and Protectobots, but Prime's subsequent destruction left all assuming that the Matrix had been destroyed. The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... The Protectobots are a team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ...


However, this was not so. When Prime was resurrected as a Powermaster, he revealed the truth - the Matrix was actually a physical object, stored within his chest cavity, which the Autobots had unwittingly lost when Prime's body had been blasted into space. Shockwave had merely tapped residual energy from his head. Thus began a Matrix Quest to recover the talisman - but the Autobots had no idea what was waiting for them. The Creation Matrix had retained an imprint of each of its former holders, giving it a rudimentary sentience that had, during its exile in space, come to question the nature of evil. Recovered by the Decepticon, Thunderwing, who also had a Matrix affinity, the Matrix itself became tainted with evil and took control of Thunderwing, attacking the Autobots, and forcing them to jettison it into the depths of space once more.


The true nature of the Creation Matrix then became apparent as the threat of Unicron bore down upon Cybertron. The Matrix was a fragment of Primus, the Transformers' deity, responsible for the creation of their race. Encoding a portion of his lifeforce as a genetic matrix, set in light patterns within a crystal, Primus had given his children a means of creating new life, as he had created them. Amidst the Unicron crisis, Thunderwing returned, but was destroyed by Unicron, allowing Optimus Prime to purify the Matrix and destroy Unicron himself. Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ...


Subsequently, Megatron stole the Matrix from Prime in order to animate a new legion of troops for himself, only to have Starscream steal it in turn, and use it to merge himself with the Decepticons' battleship, the Warworld. Rather than fall prey to evil, however, the Matrix's overwhelming goodness began to affect Starscream, and he relinquished the power rather than have his personality altered. Prime was then able to use this goodness to purify the Swarm, a dark byproduct of Transformer reproduction. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Animated series

The Matrix of Leadership first appeared in the animated Transformers series in The Transformers: The Movie, when a dying Optimus Prime passed it to Ultra Magnus. Prime was the seventh holder of the Matrix - after the death of the sixth holder, Alpha Trion briefly kept the Matrix safe before bestowing it upon Optimus (presumably when he rebuilt Optimus from the dying body of Orion Pax). Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Alpha Trion circa 1985 Alpha Trion circa 9m BC A3 circa 11m BC Alpha Trion is a fictional character in the Transformers animated series. ... Orion Pax In the Transformers cartoons, Orion Pax was the original form of the robot who would one day become Optimus Prime. ...


Before passing away, Prime spoke of a prophecy - that one day, "The Chosen One" would rise from the ranks of the Autobots, and use the power of the Matrix to light the Transformers' darkest hour. That darkest hour soon came upon Cybertron in the form of the world-eater, Unicron, who knew that the Matrix's power was the one thing that could destroy him. Recreating Decepticon leader Megatron as Galvatron, he dispatched him to destroy the Matrix, but when Galvatron obtained the talisman, he tried and failed to use its power against Unicron. Ultimately, the Chosen One who could open the Matrix proved to be the youthful Hot Rod, who reclaimed the Matrix and was transformed by its power into Rodimus Prime, before opening it within Unicron and releasing its power, which tore Unicron apart from within. Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional and often visually cognate Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


As the animated series progressed, more was divulged about the nature of the Matrix that had not been explained in the movie. When injured in battle, Rodimus' consciousness briefly entered the Matrix itself, and he discovered that it was more than a mere source of energy - it, in fact, contained the amassed wisdom of deceased Autobot leaders throughout history (this was previously hinted at in The Transformers: The Movie when Hot Rod heard the voice of Optimus Prime as the Matrix turned him into Rodimus Prime). Venturing into the Matrix a second time, Rodimus was shown the history of Cybertron by the ancient Autobots whose consciousnesses existed within the Matrix, revealing to him the Quintessons' role in the creation of the Transformers. When he was resurrected, Optimus Prime later did the same thing when faced with the Hate Plague, and came to a drastic conclusion - to cure the madness of the plague, he expelled all of the wisdom from within the Matrix, saving the universe, but emptying the Matrix and leaving only a shell. Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons in the fictional Transformer Generation 1 cartoon continuum are cybernetic beings that are responsible for creating the Transformers. ... The Hate Plague is a fictional disease within the Transformers universe, featured primarily in the third season of the animated television series The Transformers and the comic books produced by Marvel. ...


The Matrix's story subsequently branched off in two directions following this, as America and Japan took the story in their own unique directions. In the US finale, "The Rebirth," Optimus Prime used the shell of the Matrix as a substitute key to access Vector Sigma. Conversely, in Japan - where the Matrix is treated simply as a reservoir of pure energy - the shell was left hidden on Earth to slowly recharge its depleted energy. However, the emptying of the Matrix had destablished Vector Sigma, leading the Autobots to search for its location before Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to restore the computer's balance. The ghost of Alpha Trion re-energized the Matrix, but Optimus Prime merged with Vector Sigma to stabilize it, and Rodimus Prime was again left in charge of the Autobots. Vector Sigma. ...


No origin was ever offered for the Matrix of Leadership in the animated continuity, but it was vaguely hinted that it was in some way connected to the origins of Unicron, perhaps to explain why it was his antithesis. Unicron was created by the insane genius, Primacron, but turned on him. After Unicron's attack against his master, Primacron's assistant was shown to flee, and from his damaged robotic body, an object that appeared to be the Matrix emerged. If this truly was intended to be the Matrix, how the Transformers obtained it was never revealed. Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... Primacron Primacron is a fictional character from the original Transformers cartoon series. ...


Beast Wars & Beast Machines

In the 1990s animated series, Beast Wars and Beast Machines series, the nature of the Matrix was explored and evolved. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Beast Wars TV series logo Beast Wars: Transformers (Beasties on YTV) was a Transformers toyline released by Hasbro between 1995 and 1999. ... The Beast Machines TV Series Logo. ...


These series used "The Matrix" as a term that referred not merely to the physical object, but to an actual other-dimensional realm - the Transformer afterlife also called the Allspark, the well of all sparks that are, have been, or ever shall be. From the Allspark springs all Transformer life, and when a Transformer dies, their spark returns to the Allspark, sharing its life experience with the collective, creating a huge store of accumulated wisdom and knowledge. Understanding this, it can be retroactively assumed that the physical Matrix object wielded by Autobot leaders in the cartoon continuity is not simply a storehouse of knowledge itself, but rather, a gateway to this afterlife realm. Similarly, this also explains its ability to bestow life as seen in the comic book continuity - by transferring a spark from the Allspark through its connection to the realm. The afterlife, or life after death, is a generic term referring to a continuation of existence, typically spiritual, experiential, or ghost-like, beyond this world, or after physical death. ... The AllSpark is the Transformers afterlife, a term from the Beast Machines animated series, comprising part of the Transformers universe. ...


The Matrix was also used as a nickname in the Beast Wars series for the facility which produced Maximal protoforms. In mathematics, especially in order theory, a maximal element of a subset S of some partially ordered set is an element of S that is not smaller than any other element in S. The term minimal element is defined dually. ... In the fictional world of the Transformers, protoforms are basic frames of a past or future transformer placed in stasis until a suitable form can be found. ...


Transformers (film)|2007 Transformers movie

There is a hidden power named Allspark, which Megatron plans to use for his own needs. Although called Allspark in the film, it is based upon the Matrix. The AllSpark is the Transformers afterlife, a term from the Beast Machines animated series, comprising part of the Transformers universe. ...


Known holders of the matrix

Cartoon

Contrary to rumor, there are no accounts of Alpha Trion ever officially holding the Matrix in the role of Autobot leader - the only certainty is that he kept it safe between the death of the most recent Autobot leader, and the appointment of Optimus Prime. His presence within the Matrix when Optimus Prime consults its wisdom to stop the Hate Plague would suggest otherwise, but later expansions on the fiction of the Matrix illustrate that it is not merely Autobot leaders who inhabit it, but all deceased Transformers, explaining Trion's presence. Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... Hot Shot is the name of two characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ...


Galvatron has briefly been able to steal the Matrix on occasion, but has consistently failed to harness its power. His lieutenant, Scourge, on the other hand, displayed amplified physical powers when he held the Matrix for a short period, suggesting an affinity for it. Scourge's physical structure was monstrously mutated when he was filled with the Matrix's power, however - presumably due to his nature of a creation of Unicron failing to properly interface with the Matrix. Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


Comics

Marvel Comics

  • Prima
  • Prime Nova
  • Sentinel Prime - the UK G1 comic series shows a flashback (as recalled by Optimus) of Sentinel Prime dying in the arms of Optimus Prime and passing the Matrix onto him. This is however contradicted by the earlier UK Annual story 'State Games' where Optimus has gone for help leaving Sentinel who then dies watched by an unhelping Megatron and Sentinel's ex-bodyguard, Ravage.
  • Optimus Prime - the first soldier to become Autobot leader. As Megatron besieged the Autobot capital of Iacon, the Council of Elders prepared to surrender to the Decepticons. Councillor Xaaron suggested that High Councillor Traachon step down and allow a military officer to assume Autobot leadership. Traachon then used his powers of veto and effectively elected himself out of office, allowing Optimus Prime to assume supreme command of the Autobots.
  • Buster Witwicky - Prime briefly transferred the Matrix to Buster's mind to prevent Shockwave's use of it.
  • Thunderwing
  • Starscream

In addition, the UK Marvel Comics included Rodimus Prime in their stories, and he once lost the Matrix to a Quintesson General, Ghyrik. In the fictional Transformers Universes, Prima is said by numerous sources, including Simon Furmans The Ultimate Guide, to have been the first of Primuss offspring. ... In the Transformers universe, Prime Nova is regarded as the second holder of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the Marvel Comics Continuity. ... Sentinel Prime passing the Matrix to Optimus Sentinel Prime is a character in the Transformers Universe. ... Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ... Look up ravage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ... Iacon is the captial Autobot City on Cybertron in various Transformers media. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... Thunderwing is a Decepticon Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ...


While the above possessed the Matrix at one point or another, not all became a part of the Matrix. The Matrix was shown to have its own "consciousness" of sorts during the Matrix Quest, where it referred to itself in plural. Prior to the evil being purged from the Matrix, it "spoke" its "contributors": "We are Primus. We are Prima. We are Prime Nova. We are Sentinel Prime. We are Optimus Prime. We are Thunderwing." It is not clear whether, after the evil of Thunderwing was purged from the Matrix, the Matrix reverted to a consciousness ending with a part of Optimus Prime.


Similarly, in the short-lived Marvel Generation 2 series, Megatron took the Matrix from Prime; he never used it but Starscream stole it and did take it as a part of himself. The Matrix began turning Starscream away from evil and toward good. It was so powerful that Starscream gave the Matrix back to Prime in order to keep from becoming good and losing his evil nature.

The Matrix in Convoy and LioConvoy from BW:II Movie

Big Convoy and LioConvoy from beast wars second (fair use) This work is copyrighted. ... Big Convoy and LioConvoy from beast wars second (fair use) This work is copyrighted. ...

Botcon-exclusive

'Primon' to the head of the "Marvel Comics" list, identifying him as the first holder of the Matrix. Primon was given the Matrix by Primus Himself. Primon lost the Matrix when he had it torn from his shattered remains by the Decepticon Liege Maximo. The experience was so traumatic that the Matrix came to "forget" Primon and thus only cites his successor Prima as the first Matrix heir in the Marvel Comics. Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... In the Transformers Generation Two comic book world, The Liege Maximo was the father of the Decepticons; He was a counterpart to the Prime line, and symbolized all a Decepticon should want to be. ...


In the Primeval Dawn comic series the Primal Prime took the Matrix from Optimus Prime to guard it after the Beast Wars, but the Matrix was ripped from his chest by Tarantulas. Eventually it was returned to Optimus Prime.


Dreamwave Productions

The Dreamwave "The War Within" series illustrated that Sentinel Prime went to plead with Megatron for peace, but Megatron slaughtered him and tore his body apart with his bare hands in search of the Matrix (which was in the safe keep of the Autobot Council of Elders). Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

Serpentor downloads learns of Matrix from Soundwave in Devil's Due comics.
Serpentor downloads learns of Matrix from Soundwave in Devil's Due comics.

In the third volume of the Devil's due comics the android Serpentor downloaded information on the history of Cybertron from Soundwave. Mentioned among that information was the Quintessons, Alpha Trion, Megatron and Soundwave, the planet of Junk, a warrior named Optimus Primal and the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Serpentor decides to take the Matrix for himself in order to gain something close to a spark or a soul. Image File history File linksMetadata Historyofcybertron. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Historyofcybertron. ... Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Soundwave (Later: Soundblaster in Japan) is a character from the fictitious Transformers metaseries. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons in the fictional Transformer Generation 1 cartoon continuum are cybernetic beings that are responsible for creating the Transformers. ... Alpha Trion circa 1985 Alpha Trion circa 9m BC A3 circa 11m BC Alpha Trion is a fictional character in the Transformers animated series. ... Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ... Soundwave (Later: Soundblaster in Japan) is a character from the fictitious Transformers metaseries. ... Junk may refer to: Junk (ship), sailing vessel of Chinese origin Junk (Transformers), fictional planet in the Transformers universe Junk (novel), by Melvin Burgess Junk (film), 2000 Japanese zombie film Waste, as in worthless material Hard drugs, junk being a slang term for that junk, slang for male genitals junk... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ...


Lesser Matrices

Although the Creation Matrix is the one single force forged from Primus with the ultimate power to bestow life and destroy Unicron, there have been other Lesser Matrices of Leaderships forged. These Matrices were forged from the Transformer God Vector Sigma and bestowed to a select few including: Lio Convoy, Big Convoy and Fire Convoy. In Japanese continuity, Optimus Primal is depicted as bearing one of these Matrices, which is in conflict with the American series, in which he did not possess one (as he was merely a scientific explorer and starship captain of no notable standing). The Optimus Prime of the alternate universe of Transformers: Armada also possesses a Matrix (Much like the original Matrix, it serves as the symbol of the Autobot Commander). Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ...


These Matrices mimic the abilities of the original Creation Matrix. In Beast Wars Second, Lio Convoy used his Matrix to create Lio Junior. These Lesser Matrices can also power up their hosts. In order to defeat the titanic Destron known as Majin Zarak, Lio Convoy tapped into the power of his Matrix and was powered-up to Flash Lio Convoy, while Optimus Primal tapped into the power of his Matrix and became Burning Convoy. Together their Matrices formed the powerful Matrix Buster attack which defeated Majin Zarak. Lio Convoy later combined the power of his Matrix with that of Big Convoy's Matrix (which was used to power-up his Big Cannon) to defeat Unicron.


In the Transformers: Zone OVA and Battlestars, the planetary Zodiac, also known as Zone Energy, replaces the original Autobot Matrix of Leadership as a means of repairing, reformatting, and/or reviving Transformers. Battlestars (subtitled Return of Convoy) is the penultimate part of the Japanese Transformers continuity, and features the rebirth of Convoy (Optimus Prime outside of Japan) as Star Convoy. ... In the Japanese continuity of the Generation One Transformers fictional universe, Zone Energy (also known as Zodiac Energy) is an almost mystical power source of which little is known. ...


In Transformers Car Robot (also known as Robots In Disguise), God Fire Convoy (also known as Omega Prime) was powered by Fire Convoy's (also known as Optimus Prime's) personal Matrix, which also augmented itself with the God Sword (forged by Brave Maximus, also known as Fortress Maximus) and used it to defeat Devil Gigatron (also known as Galvatron).


Not all Lesser Matrices are good. Like Primus, Unicron also forged some Matrices which were used to manipulate certain Transformers to his dark designs. Unicron was able to control the Predacon known as Galvatron through the Galvamatrix, as well as the Predacon Overlord Shokoract, through the Matrix of Conquest which housed Unicron's Dark Essence itself. The Transformers: Universe incarnation of Nemesis Prime possesses an artifact known as the Dead Matrix which is a black version of Big Convoy's Matrix. This Matrix had the ability to absorb Sparks, and was created to neutralize the Matrix of Leadership. Nemesis Prime attempted to use this Matrix in the Transformers: Cybertron comic book series to kill Primus. Although he was stopped, the Dead Matrix was taken by Soundwave and used to help return Unicron to life after his death.


During the Transformers: Generation 2 toyline, Optimus Prime received multiple toy forms in a relatively short period of time, and to explain these numerous bodies, the tech spec of his "Go-Bot" incarnation, credited an internal "Reconfiguration Matrix" with the change (similarly, the original Matrix is credited with reformatting Prime from his "Hero" body into his "Laser" body in the Japanese G2 manga). The Reconfiguration Matrix has subsequently been credited with the reformatting of Ironhide into his Transformers: Timelines body represented by the toy available exclusively at BotCon 2005, and with the rebirth of Ultra Magnus and the creation of his new body represented by the 2006 eHobby exclusive "Laser Ultra Magnus" toy. Where exactly this internal Reconfiguration Matrix comes from is still a mystery, but a few long-time Transformers fans have speculated that it was somehow derived from the planetary Zodiac (Zone Energy) in the Transformers: Zone and Battlestars storylines. Manga )   (pl. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... In the Japanese continuity of the Generation One Transformers fictional universe, Zone Energy (also known as Zodiac Energy) is an almost mystical power source of which little is known. ... Battlestars (subtitled Return of Convoy) is the penultimate part of the Japanese Transformers continuity, and features the rebirth of Convoy (Optimus Prime outside of Japan) as Star Convoy. ...


According to the extended biography given in the Transformers Collectors Club magazine for 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal, he carries the "Matrix of Purification", which can be used to cure the sick, and be used to "ease the strain of Unicron's corruption from Cybertronians".


Though this was not technically a Transformers series but rather a Gundam series called Mobile Fighter G-Gundam. The GF13-017NJII God Gundam(also known as "Burning Gundam" in the U.S. dub) of Neo Japan features a crest in its chest which opens up and glows during an attack in which the God Gundam uses either Bakunetsu God Finger or Sekiha Tenkyoken or the Gundam turns Hyper mode(turns completely gold, similar to Flash Lio Convoy) makes it very similar to Leo Prime's Matrix during his battle against Majin Zarak. Transformer or Transformers may refer to: Transformer, an electrical device Transformer (album), Lou Reeds 1972 rock album Transformers (myth) of Pacific Northwest native myth The fictional Transformers Universe: Transformers (toyline), a line of toys Transformers category in Wikipedia Transformers Universes Transformers series, television series Transformers (original cartoon) (Aired from... Gundam ) is one of the longest running series of anime featuring giant robots or mecha. ... Mobile Fighter G Gundam ), or G Gundam, is an anime series set in the Future Century timeline of the Gundam metaseries. ... The GF13-017NJII God Gundam is a Mobile fighter from the anime series Mobile Fighter G Gundam. ... Leo Prime (LioConvoy in Japan) is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ...


Matrix toys

  • Leo Prime (1998): Although his Matrix was not detachable, Leo Prime was the first Transformer toy to come with a Matrix. The Matrix was part of the chest sculpt, located inside a left chest panel.
  • Big Convoy (1999): The first Transformer to come with a Matrix that was detachable. Its handle design allowed Big Convoy to hold the Matrix, although it meant altering the handle from its more orthodox shape.
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime (2000): Like Lio Convoy, the RiD incarnation of Optimus Prime's (Super Fire Convoy in Japan) Matrix was a permanent fixture inside a chest panel. Looking little like the standard Matrix design, this feature was treated simply as a power cable port in the animated series.
  • Convoy (also known as Optimus Prime) (2001 Millennium New Years Special Reissue): Made of solid die-cast metal, this Matrix was designed to fit inside the chest cavity of the original Optimus Prime/Convoy toy. It also came with a chain so that collectors could wear the Matrix as a neckpiece. Although this Matrix was sculpted to look just like the original Matrix, the design of Optimus Prime's fists meant that he was unable to hold it.
  • Transformers: Armada Optimus Prime (2002): The Leader-class Optimus Prime figure from this toyline featured a non-removable Matrix sculpted inside his chest. Notably, the smaller, Supercon size-class version of the figure did not.
    Masterpiece Matrix: Fully-openable and shiny. This one came from MP-04 Convoy, although it would be completely indistinguishable with MP-01's.
  • 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime/Masterpiece Convoy (2003/4): The Matrix included with this figure is both removable, and can be held by Optimus Prime, due to his individually articulated fingers. This is the first Matrix that can also actually open, and can be made to glow in its traditional blue color via an LED inside Optimus Prime's chest cavity. The Matrix was also included in the Japanese-only Masterpiece Ultra Magnus redeco of the toy. Like the Matrix of Cybertron Prime, this too can fit in the chest of the original Optimus Prime.
  • Transformers: Cybertron Optimus Prime (2005): The Transformers: Cybertron incarnation of the character (known as Galaxy Convoy in Japan) comes with a Matrix which can be stored inside the chest and removed, and can be held by the figure, somewhat awkwardly (His fingers are one solid section, but can move). Interestingly, the Matrix toy itself is perfectly sized to fit inside the cab of the original Optimus Prime toy and many fans have taken to storring it there. Prime's Planet Key also has a Matrix theme to its sculpt, although the gold accents are only available in the Japanese version of this toy.
  • T.H.S.-01 Galaxy Convoy (2005): A beautifully sculpted Japanese exclusive miniature of Galaxy Force Galaxy Convoy (Cybertron Optimus Prime). The figure features an opening chest, as with the larger counterpart. The tiny Matrix which is revealed can be removed, although an electrical screwdriver or fine tweezers may be necessary! Unlike the Generation 1 version, this matrix has a yellow interior.
Revoltech Convoy (Optimus Prime) holding high the Matrix.
Revoltech Convoy (Optimus Prime) holding high the Matrix.
  • T.H.S.-02 Convoy (2006): Essentially a small 4 inch tall version of Masterpiece Convoy, he too came with a removable Matrix, but it is not able to be opened. As with the T.H.S. line, he comes with a variety of hands for different functions. Two hands have slats in them to slip the handles of the Matrix into and it will allow him to hold it. It has weight and is made of die-caste metal.
  • Revoltech Convoy: Able to be held awkwardly but artfully in convoy's left hand, this Matrix is not able to be put into its chest. Also, adhering to the comic-look roots, the Matrix has a small pale dot in the blue center giving it the feel of a glow and gloss.
  • Galvatron (2005 reissue): The Japanese-exclusive reissue of the Galvatron toy, recolored to match his cartoon appearance, includes a die-cast Matrix accessory. (The Matrix accessory used is the same mold as the one used in "New Year's Special" Convoy, colored gold.) Additionally, the version of the toy (in its original colours) exclusive to the eHobby website features the same accessory, colored green in reference to the comic book incarnation of the Matrix.
  • Matrix of Leadership Replica (2006): Sculpted by Robert Lee. This item was limited to 1,000 pieces and distributed by Diamond Select Toys in conjunction with Art Asylum. It came with a golden display stand with the Autobot symbol on the front and a replica of the Key to Vector Sigma. Using 3 AA batteries and the replica Key to Vector Sigma accessory (placed on the backside of the display stand), with the Matrix placed on it, it can change colors from blue to purple, to green, to red, and back again.

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Other Matrix-related toys

  • The "Matrix Glow" recolor of G1 Ultra Magnus, mostly cast in translucent yellow, was released in 2001 as an homage to the scene from the animated movie when the Matrix passes to Ultra Magnus and for a brief moment he is bathed in its yellow light. This occurs shortly before Optimus Prime's death. The toy does not actually include a Matrix.

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Autobots - Multiversal Omnipedia (2050 words)
The Autobot leaders were entrusted with two objects- the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which stored the knowledge of each leader (and possibly the power of their sparks), and the key to the Plasma Energy Chamber.
Sentinel Prime was slain, and the Matrix passed on to Optimus Prime of the city-state of Iacon.
The Autobots soon learned that more had changed on Cybertron; the Great Shutdown led Autobots and Decepticons to unite under the leadership of Shockwave, but the alliance crumbled when the Earth Transformers were captured and Shockwave's true plans for power were revealed.
Autobot Matrix of Leadership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2639 words)
Venturing into the Matrix a second time, Rodimus was shown the history of Cybertron by the ancient Autobots whose consciousnesses existed within the Matrix, revealing to him the Quintessons role in the creation of the Transformers.
No origin was ever offered for the Matrix of Leadership in the animated continuity, but it was vaguely hinted that it was in some way connected to the origins of Unicron, perhaps to explain why it was his antithesis.
As Megatron besieged the Autobot capital of Iacon, the Council of Elders prepared to surrender to the Decepticons.
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