Bluestreak: Sentinel Prime is dead. They say Megatron himself ripped the spark core from his shattered torso. They say that he took his sweet time, killed Prime diode at a time. They say-
Optronix: They say a lot, don't 'they'.
Optronix: I'm trying to work here, Bluestreak. I have sixty-three datafeeds to input, with more incoming on five breem pulses. If you believe every eye-witness report, Megatron has personally devastated sixteen provinces and assassinated thirty ranking custodians. All in the time it's taken you to tell me about Sentinel Prime.
Bluestreak: One moment, everyone's getting along. The next we have Decepticons, a rogue faction we never even knew existed, and a full scale civil war! Suddenly I'm no longer just a Cybertronian merchant, I'm an Autobot soldier!
Skywarp [On a non-allied unprotected base]: You know, Thundercracker, it's so criminally easy, I have to ask myself- Should we really take advantage?
Skywarp: Oh, sure.
[Grimlock rendezvous with Jazz and Prowl in Praxus, a destroyed city
Grimlock: You here, good. Much to discuss. This place, it metaphor for the old ways, gone now. No more time for contemplation or mysticism. We out of time.
Jazz: Oh brother!
[The Matrix is passed to Optronix]
Gravitas: We are gathered here today, on this most sacred of occasions to bear witness as the torch is passed. Give honor to the new Prime. The wheel turns - The eternal cycle continues. Let the creator's vision fill this vessel and unlock it's hidden depths. In these dark times, more so than ever before, we have need of a strong leader to guide us into the light. Only a true Prime shall contain the Matrix fire. This, then, is the sign - The truth, the wisdom. This is Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime [Speaking to the Decepticon assassins]: If it's me you want...
Darklight: It's your head, actually. On a spike. Megatron has decreed it.
Megatron: Alas, poor Xeon. If only he could have known what a dark smear his death would leave on the history logs of Cybertron. Would he, I wonder, have been so quick to accept our bribes, to turn a blind eye, if he could see now all he unwittingly set in motion? The emirate's greed was the opportunity, his death the spur. The beginning and now the end.
Prowl [On the evacuation]: This is not a popular decision-- You know that, right? A lot of voices raised in opposition.
Optimus Prime: Tell me, Prowl, is yours one of them?
Kup: What is it with you and authority, Grimlock? I know it's the image, right? "Me, Grimlock -- Badass", but c'mon, there must have been someone you respected.
Kup: You don't think much of our current Prime, I see that. But Sentinel Prime? He had his head screwed on.
Grimlock: Eh. Not at the end, he didn't.
Kup: What about Megatron? C'mon! You've stood both sides of the wire, seen this war from the inside out. Don't tell me you gave him attitude. I mean, when Megatron wanted you to jump, what did you say?
Grimlock [Slams Kup against a wall]: Me, Grimlock -- Badass!
Prowl [On defending inner Iacon against the Decepticons]: Instead of giving it all up, let's give it our all!
Scrapper: It's not just a matter of shifting the power from there to here, Starscream...The planetary turbines have a whole different combustion ratio. And the mechaforming process itself requires intricate planning, staged implementation--
Starscream: Scapper. I.DON'T.CARE! Do as I command or I'll have Motormaster here mechaform you!
Ironhide: Uh-oh? [realizes that the Decepticons have found them] Ohhh...Uh-oh!
Grimlock: Tsk tsk. Shame on you, Motormaster. Forgot to check mirror when pulling out! Have to revoke license!
Wheeljack [Replying to an incoming transmission]: Say again. Who--? Oh. You want me to go where? Do *what? Oh!
Wheeljack: Sixteen cycles of hard graft in advanced nano-mechanics. A sustained cluster of symposiums with the finest techno-theoritical minds on Cybertron and it all comes down to this!
[Shoots a missile towards the main turbine]
Optimus Prime: [shows Grimlock a Golden Disk] You see this? It was given to me by Gravitas, just after I became Prime. It contains the combined wisdom of those who came before me. But you know what? [tosses the disk away] I choose my own path!