An Ohio man changed his name to Optimus Prime.

Optimus Prime - the artist formerly known as Scott Edward Noll of Mansfield, OH - is member of Ohio's 5694th National Guard unit. Prime opted to change his name on his 30th birthday in honor of the Transformer, who had filled the void left by his father's untimely death early in his childhood. Prime says that the real Optimus had become very much of an idealized replacement father and the values he stands for have made him the person that he is today - the cartoon character even was Prime's impetus for choosing to serve his country!