The term Primal can refer to several different things:
- Optimus Primal, the Maximal from Beast Wars.
- Onyx Primal, the Predacon turned Maximal from Beast Wars.
- Primal Prime, the Maximal and living Matrix from Beast Machines.
- Primal Major, the Autobot starship captain from Transformers Animated.
- "Primal Scream", issue 61 of Marvel Comics's Generation One series.
- "Primal Fear!", issue 3 of Marvel Comics's Generation 2 series.
The term Primal should not be confused with Prime.