Originally Posted by Nathan
Yeah, you need to be really special to put the Matrix into the machine. Sam could've done that...
There seems to be something special about the past Primes alright, but Optimus isn't anything like the past Primes. Optimus is no different than his fellow Autobots.
But Sam couldnt have activated the power/energy within the Matrix, only a Prime can, and if Optimus is no different than the other autobots, why was Jetfire so awe-struck in his presence? I didnt see Jetfire saying "Wow, a living Ironhide" did you?