But Optimus Prime and the Last Autobot were explicitly separate individuals in Marvel, and that pillar universe was linked to multiversal singularities prior to the Shroud.
I admit I haven't read everything dealing with the Shroud, but didn't it affect both space and time? After all, my theory partially relies on individuals being split into two in some universes (such as IDW).
Well admittedly the Shroud is so all-powerful it can justifiably apply to anything, but I prefer to think that what happened before was not completely erased from existence. And as I recall, "Vector Prime: In the Beginning" established that Primus and Unicron's awakenings in "The Primal Scream" reverberated across the multiverse and triggered awakenings in many universes (serving as a meta reference to the beginning of Primus/Unicron stories). And if Optimus and Autonomous interacted with each other in Marvel, then well come on.
Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 21 April 2017 - 01:21 AM.