The following is a list of cast members and characters from the Transformers film series. The following is a list of characters featured in the Transformers film series, distributed by Paramount Pictures, its related media appearances. Over 214 characters have appeared in the film franchise. In the first five films, 40 Autobots have appeared in the series. By the end of Dark of the Moon, ten Autobots remain on Earth. Five years half of the Autobots have been eliminated by Cemetery Wind, Lockdown and TRF. By the end of The Last Knight, all surviving Autobots leave Earth and return to Cybertron. Primes – The title of Prime is bestowed upon the civilian and spiritual leader of Cybertron. Among the known Primes are: Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, the last Prime of Dynasty of Primes, one of the Guardian Knights, keeper of the Matrix of Leadership and the narrator of the series, he transforms into a 1997 red and blue Peterbilt 379 semi-trailer truck in the first three films, a rusty 1973 Marmon semi cab-over truck in the beginning of the fourth film, a blue and red Western Star 5700XE Custom Phantom semi-truck.
In the first film, Optimus Prime arrives on Earth with Ratchet and Jazz trying to find the AllSpark. At Mission City, he kills Bonecrusher and battles Megatron, but Sam pushes the AllSpark into Megatron's chest, killing him and destroying the cube; as a result, Bumblebee spoke for the first time and Cybertron can no longer be restored. Afterward and the other Autobots form an alliance with the humans and work with NEST. In Revenge of the Fallen, Optimus is killed by Megatron after a battle with him and Grindor. Near the end of the film, he is revived by Sam with the Matrix of Leadership and is fused with Jetfire, making him more powerful. Optimus Prime faces The Fallen and Megatron. After a vicious fight, Optimus wounds Megatron and kills the Fallen. In Dark of the Moon, Optimus revives Sentinel Prime using the Matrix of Leadership and revealed he was the leader of the Autobots before him. But, Sentinel betrays the Autobots and joins the Decepticons to restore Cybertron with the Pillars. During the battle in Chicago, Optimus kills Sentinel Prime along with all Decepticons, including the Driller and Megatron.
Optimus has a trailer similar to his Generation 1 counterpart, has been redesigned to look more heroic. The trailer contains a shield and a flight gear. Optimus loses his right arm to Sentinel Prime at the film's climax. In Age of Extinction, he is being hunted by both the Transformer-hating Harold Attinger and a Cybertronian bounty hunter, working for the Creators to bring him to Cybertron. Soon after his capture and in the battle of Hong Kong, Optimus tames the four legendary warriors and rides Grimlock to fight Galvatron and his new army of man-made Transformers. After defeating Galvatron's army, he kills Lockdown and Harold Attinger, he sets the Dinobots free and asks his fellow Autobots to protect Cade and his family before taking the Seed into space and going after the Creators. In The Last Knight, when frozen and floating past Jupiter, he arrives at Cybertron, now a dead planet. There he finds the Prime of Life, she brainwashes Optimus to do her bidding and gives him a red marking to achieve her goal of destroying Earth, which she reveals is an ancient enemy planet called "Unicron".
She tells Prime. Prime's eyes turn purple, his paint scheme turns to black, he becomes Nemesis Prime under Quintessa's control. Just as he is about to kill Bumblebee, Bee speaks for the first time in 10 years; the sound of his friend's long lost voice causes Prime to return to normal, shown by his eyes turning blue again and his red marking disappeared. He rides with Dragonstorm into battle. After brutally slaughtering Quintessa and saving both worlds and all Autobots return to Cybertron but don't leave Earth as Earth and Cybertron are now joined as one planet. Optimus Prime reappears in Bumblebee. In the film, he leads the Autobots against the Decepticons trying to take over Cybertron, but is forced to retreat when Decepticon reinforcements led by Soundwave and Shockwave attack them. Realizing that Cybertron has fallen, he orders all Autobots to get to their escape pods. However, he has given Bumblebee the task to protect Earth and set up a base for them before being attacked by Ravage and other Decepticons.
In the end of the film, he praises Bumblebee for keeping Earth safe. Sentinel Prime is a member of the Dynasty of Primes, the first leader of the Autobots and the captain of the Ark who transforms into a red and black Rosenbauer Panther airport crash tender fire truck, he is the leader of the Autobots. He makes a deal with Megatron to restore and rebuild Cybertron to bring the Pillars to Earth's moon and to Chicago, in order to transport Cybertron to Earth's atmosphere. However, after Bumblebee and Ratchet destroy the Pillars and Megatron interferes with his fight against Optimus, Sentinel gets his brains blown out by Optimus for his betrayal, his head makes a cameo appearance at the KSI building in Age of Extinction, it is not co
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"Oye Como Va" is a song written by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente in 1962. Mexican-American rock group Santana's rendition further popularized the song, which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 11 on the Billboard Easy Listening survey, number 32 on the R&B chart; the title comes from the first words, which can be translated as "Listen to how goes" or "Hey, how is it going". The song has the tempo of cha-cha-cha, it has similarities with "Chanchullo" by Israel "Cachao" López. Latin Beat Magazine wrote: "Cachao's tumbaos for his 1937 composition of'Rareza de Melitón' inspired Tito Puente's signature tune'Oye Como Va'." On the original recording of the song the voice of Santitos Colon, the Puente orchestra singer at the time, can be heard in the song along with those of Puente and other orchestra musicians. Cachao can be heard playing contrabass in some of Tito Puente's live versions of "Oye Como Va"; the song has had many arrangements and remakes by a number of artists in various tempi, including two remixed releases which hit the UK chart.
The first of the ‘Tito Puente Jr & The Latin Rhythm’ remixes was released on the 16th of March 1996 under Media records, scoring a top 40 hit at #36. The ` JM Main Mix' made this; the second remix was released under the same banner but on the Nukleuz record label on the 19th of July 1997. This crashed in to the top 75 at #56 as a minor hit. NPR included the song in its "NPR 100: The most important American musical works of the 20th century". Santana's arrangement is a "driving, cranked-up version" in a new style of Latin rock, adding electric guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, a rock drum kit to the instrumentation and dropping Puente's brass section; the electric guitar part takes on Puente's flute melody, the organ provides accompaniment. There are several guitar solos and an organ solo, all of which are rooted in rock and the blues but contain licks similar to those of the original arrangement; the song was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. Tito Puente, speaking in the intro to his recording of "Oye Como Va" on the album Mambo Birdland, said "Everybody's heard of Santana.
Santana! Beautiful Santana! He put our music, Latin rock, around the world, man! And I'd like to thank him publicly'cause he recorded a tune and he gave me credit as the composer of the tune. So, since that day... all we play... is Santana music!" The version of the song on "Mambo Birdland" is a Santana-ized version. This song has been recorded by many musicians, with Santana's version being the most recognized; the Joe Cuba Sextette and Cheo Feliciano. Jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson on his 1975 album Montara. Latin rapper and singer Gerardo recorded the song on his 1991 debut album Mo' Ritmo. Celia Cruz included the song on her album Siempre Viviré. Mexican electronic/rock band Kinky recorded the song for their 2004 album Oye Como Va, included in the soundtrack of the film Man on Fire; the jazz/funk band New Orleans Nightcrawlers included the song on their 2000 album Live at the Old Point. The Salsa Brothers featuring OJT on My Electric Oye Como Va Eliane Elias, Brazilian singer and pianist, recorded the song in 2006, 36 years after Santana, on her album Around The City.
On Elias' version, there are additional lyrics "Laia, sabadana, Ave Maria" from the song Reza, written by Ruy Guerra and Edu Lobo. Julio Iglesias included the song in 1994 on his album Crazy. There is a change in lyrics of chorus, which are written "Oye como va mi niña/Vamos a gozar, mulata", translated as: Listen to how it goes, my girl, let's go to enjoy, mulatta. Azúcar Moreno recorded the song on their 1990 album Bandido, coupled it with Santana's 1971 song Guajira in a two-songs medley. 2 Live Crew sampled the song on the track "Mamolapenga" on their 1990 album Banned in the U. S. A; the Mexican group Banda M-1 recorded a cumbia version in 1994. Joe Strummer and The Latino Rockabilly War. Natalie Cole recorded the song in 2013, 43 years after Santana, on her #1 and Latin Grammy nominated album Natalie Cole en Español. Walt Disney Records this song appeared on La Vida Mickey album on CD In 2000, “Oye Como Va!” was named one of the one hundred most important American songs of the twentieth century by NPR's All Things Considered.
The mixture of styles of the other versions of the song represent the multiple origins of U. S. Latino music. S. born Puerto Rican whose song “Oye Como Va!” was inspired by Israel “Cachao” López, an Afro-Cuban bassist. In the song. “we can hear not only the tumultuous social and cultural rumblings that characterized the 1960s but their echoes, which are still resonating in the extraordinary assortment of blended sounds--from Latin freestyle to Hip-Hop to Reggaetón--created by U. S.-born Latinos in subsequent decades”. This song vividly demonstrates the interconnectedness and transnationality of music through sampling and versioning across the Americas and Caribbean