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Primus is a singularity existing across the Multiverse. Usual attributes of Primus in the various universal clusters include being the arch nemesis of Unicron, possessing Cybertron as a body and being the creator of the Thirteen.

Incarnations

Primax

Main article: Primus (Primax)

Primus manifests himself in radically different ways within the many Universal Streams of this cluster. In some streams he is the sole creator deity of the Transformers, in other streams he began as the assistant Primacron. He usually communes with other individuals through the supercomputer Vector Sigma located at the center of Cybertron.

Aurex

In the universal streams of the Aurex cluster, Primus is the living energy core of Cybertron, as well as the originator of the precious and ancient fuel, Energon. He utilizes Cybertron as a transformable body.

Uniend

Main article: Primus (Aligned)

In the Uniend cluster, Primus is arch-nemesis of Unicron and the creator deity of the Transformers. Both Autobots and Decepticons invoke his name religiously. He created the original thirteen, and together they managed to defeat Unicron, who was in his weakened state and left to drift throughout the galaxy. Primus then merged with the already-existent Cybertron's core and lay dormant for many millions of years. One Shall Rise, Part 1 As Cybertron entered and continued a civil war, the battle's began to poison the planet's core in turn infecting Primus. Luckily Orion Pax arrived to help clear the core of its affliction. Primus, sensing Orion's pure spark, bestowed upon him the Matrix of Leadership, containing the essence of the Thirteen original Primes, turning Orion into Optimus Prime. One Shall Rise, Part 3

Toys

Generation One

  • God Primus (2004)
    • Accessories: Photon Eliminator, spoiler, 2 gun shields
GodPrimus1

Popemobile, meet Godtruck

GodPrimus2

The rod god, a/k/a "Rod Almighty"

Unbeknownst to many Western fans, the first Primus figure was a "Lucky Draw" toy in Japan, a vacuum metalized gold chrome recolored Rodimus Prime that was given away as a contest prize from the collector book, Transformers: Generations. Supposedly, only 100 pieces of these lucky draw figures were manufactured.
As a redeco of a Rodimus (no doubt inspired by the resemblance of his astral form to Rodimus in the UK comics), Primus transforms into a futuristic truck resembling nothing so much as a Winnebago. Following the trend started by Optimus Prime, his trailer splits down the middle to transform into a battle station with an extending double-barreled cannon. The figure comes with a large, hand-held blaster, and two blast-shield accessories that plug into the sides of his battle station cannon.


  • Primus (Supreme, 2006)
    • Japanese ID number: C-00
    • Accessories: Omega Lock, special silver Cybertron planet-type Cyber Planet Key
Cybertron Primus toy

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.

Primus was developed by Hasbro and Takara as a toy for their joint Cybertron/Galaxy Force toylines, but was released in Japan in the Generation One line a few months after Galaxy Force had ended its run. This release can be considered a pre-release of the Cybertron toy because it features Hasbro's Cyber Key Codes that the Galaxy Force line lacked.
Primus is the first toy representation of the Transformers' creator as their home planet of Cybertron. In planet mode, he is considerably more detailed than Unicron from the Armada line, with visible cities, including Iacon, based upon its appearance in the DK Publishing book, Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, and Kaon as seen in The War Within. On the 'bottom' of the planet mode there are four hard rubber legs, molded to be shaped like towers, allowing Primus to be displayed in planet mode, yet not require a flat base as Unicron did.
Primus' transformation is unusual, in many ways similar to a Powermaster, in that he requires the owner to insert his accompanying Omega Lock accessory into several special ports around the planet, then manipulate it to unlock his parts and transform him. When the Omega Lock is inserted into his back and pushed, a transforming sound is heard. When it is inserted into his chest and pushed up to reveal his head, his eyes glow red and a laser-type sound effect is heard. The Lock itself lights up red when it is inserted into any of the ports.
In robot mode, Primus resembles both the Beast Wars Neo Unicron prototype as well as Don Figueroa's Primus concept, created for The War Within and used in The Ultimate Guide. He is bristling with weaponry, including two shoulder-mounted cannons that can fire missiles, two forearm blasters that raise and extend when a Cyber Power Key is inserted, and several banks of Gatling guns, lasers and missile launchers in his shins and legs revealed by the Omega Lock.
Primus also has what might charitably be called a third mode - an intergalactic world-ship, which is basically formed by transforming the figure halfway and leaving the head down and the legs backward. It features no dedicated parts or transformation steps, making it very obvious that it was created after the fact. It looks kind of like The Starship Enterprise...backwards.
Primus comes with two accessories, the aforementioned battery-operated Omega Lock that lights up red when inserted into any of the four Omega Lock ports, and a special silver Cybertron-Planet Cyber Power Key with the key code sp8u tampographed onto the back. Any four Cyber Planet Keys can be inserted into the four key slots at the base of the Omega Lock, though doing this does not activate any feature. There are also nine inactive Mini-Con powerlinx ports on the Primus figure, including two on the claws on his legs.

Cybertron

  • Cybertron Primus (Supreme, 2006)
    • Accessories: Omega Lock, special silver Cybertron planet-type Cyber Planet Key
Cybertron Primus is the North American version of Primus, released a few months after the Japanese release. Both toys are identical.
In North America, limited early-run versions of Cybertron Primus came packaged with a very creepy "battle damaged" Unicron head based upon his Armada appearance.
A later version, exclusive to Wal-Mart as a Black Friday 2006 special, included four Mini-Cons; Strongarm, Knockdown, Nightscream, and Offshoot.


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