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I am Nemesis Prime!
~ Nemesis Prime

Nemesis Prime is a major antagonist from the Transformers franchise. He is an evil clone of Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. Sometimes, he is either affiliated with the Decepticons or a different character entirely with no faction.

Being a clone of Optimus, he possesses his powers and skills, as well as his appearance. However, unlike his good-hearted counterpart, Nemesis Prime is a cold-blooded being that lacks Optimus' morality and mercifulness.

In Transformers: Prime, Nemesis was voiced by both Peter Cullen and Clancy Brown, the latter being the famous voice of Rahzar from the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Hades from the God of War series, and Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob Squarepants. In Transformers Armada, Nemesis was voiced by Paul Dobson, who also voices Sideways in the series.

Biography

Transformers: Armada

In the anime Transformers: Armada, Nemesis is depicted as an enigmatic sociopathic Transformer who only wants to murder everything in sight, Decepticon and Autobot alike. Wanting as much power as he can get, Nemesis copied Optimus's abilities after being created by Unicron, a malevolent god. As Nemesis solely constructed from beligerence, the Decepticon con-artist Sideways easily manipulated him into becoming his puppet, but Nemesis was eventually destroyed via the combined efforts of Optimus and Megatron (who goes by the name of Galvatron).

Transformers: Prime

In the Prime canon, Nemesis was created by anti-US government organization M.E.C.H., made specifically to be identical to the all-powerful Optimus Prime. Nemesis was created when a complete scan of Optimus's structure, the analyzation of Breakdown's structure, and dealing of the traitor Starscream's energon combined, forming a malevolent robotic humanoid that can transform into a slick black trucker.

Later, Nemesis confronted an army of Autobots, but defeated them all before taking on Optimus himself. While Nemesis had the advantage as he was incapable of feeling pain, Silas, the man controlling Nemesis, was forced to vacate his pilot seat in a fist fight, rendering Nemesis immobile. Optimus then finally destroyed his evil twin.

Transformers Cinematic Universe

In Transformers: The Last Knight, Nemesis Prime is actually a brainwashed Optimus Prime. Optimus becomes brainwashed by Quintessa, the Prime of Life to get her staff in order to destroy Cybertron's ancient enemy, Unicron. She sends Nemesis Prime to do just that. However, Optimus manages to come to his senses, but not before Megatron takes the staff from Optimus.

Transformers: War for Cybertron trilogy

Nemesis Prime is glimpsed in Earthrise as a dark possible future for Optimus Prime if he goes down a dark path. Nemesis is shown in a vision within the Dead Universe by Sky Lynx. In the final season, it is revealed that Optimus was killed by Megatron, but alongside Megatron, Prime was reformatted into Nemesis Prime, and brought chaos upon the universe. His name became a backbone hatred for the Maximals and Predacons, descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons. Nemesis Prime and Galvatron time traveled to the point where the Autobots and Decepticons along with their descended allies, returned the allspark to Cybertron, and the two fought the transformers. While the two were formidable against the transformers, the avatars of Cybertron's deceased appeared and eradicated Nemesis and Galvatron. The two actually survived and are seen floating into space. Unicron managed to find them. Angry and disappointed by both Nemesis Prime and Galvatron's failure on their task, Unicron horribly reformatted them again. Being aware of the Dead Universe, Unicron decided to use the Universe to recreate them again.

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Trivia

  • Prior to the movie's release, before Galvatron has been officially announced to appear in the movie, many fans once thought Nemesis Prime would appear in Transformers: Age of Extinction, transforming into a black and grey Freightliner Argosy 2014 over-cab trailer truck, as Nemesis Prime is portrayed as transforming into a black truck.
  • Nova Prime, a recurring villain of IDW Publishing's original Transformers run, would use the name Nemesis Prime while under the influence of the Dead Universe.

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See Also
Beast Wars Villains | Transformers Cinematic Universe Villains | Transformers Cyberverse Villains | Transformers G1 Villains | Transformers G1 Anime Villains | Transformers Prime Villains | Unicron Trilogy Villains | War For Cybertron Trilogy Villains

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Nemesis Crew: Megatron | Starscream | Soundwave | Shockwave | Knock Out | Breakdown | Airachnid | Predaking | Dreadwing | Vehicons | Insecticons | Skyquake | Barricade | Rumble & Frenzy | Trypticon | Thundercracker | Skywarp
Combaticons: Onslaught | Brawl | Swindle | Vortex | Blast Off | Bruticus
Steeljaw's Pack: Steeljaw | Thunderhoof | Underbite | Clampdown | Fracture | Quillfire | Airazor | Divebomb | Groundpounder | Overload | Bisk | Springload
Glowstrike's Crew: Glowstrike | Scorponok | Saberhorn | Kickback
Scavengers: Clawtrap | Paralon | Scatterspike | Thermidor
Starscream's Crew: Starscream | Shadelock | Roughedge | Razorhorn
Stunticons: Motormaster | Heatseeker | Wildbreak | Dragstrip | Slashmark
High Council: Galvatronus | Cyclonus | Skyjack | Treadshock | Riotgear
Other Decepticons: Megatronus | Hammerstrike | Chop Shop | Terrashock | Filch | Minitron | Ped | Malodor | Nightstrike | Vertebreak | Octopunch | Headlock | Scowl | Zizza | Pseudo | Backtrack | Ransack | Polarclaw | Crazybolt | Slicedice | Razorpaw | Swelter | Glacius | Torpor | Simacore | Axiom | Theorem | Bludgeon | Clout | Anvil | Hammer | Silverhound | Back | Forth | Stockade | Major Mayhem | Crustacion | Ragebyte | Zorillor | Boostwing | Jacknab | Pilfer | Shadow Raker | Nightra | Flamesnort | Wingcode

M.E.C.H.
Silas | M.E.C.H. Surgeon | Nemesis Prime

Other
Scraplets | Thaddeus Morocco | Terrorcons (Terrorcon Cliffjumper) | Unicron | Thunderwing

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