Not sure if this has been suggested before, but I didn't see anything from a forum search. Here is Bay's quote on Skids and Mudflap: "The twins are quite fun, I just kept thinking, 'What if we have two dumb Transformers that are young and dumb?' ... They are just irreverent, dumb Transformers." The toys have been pretty good indicators of what the bots are really going to be like, so lets look at the tech specs. Skids lists a 6 intelligence and Mudflap has a 5. This is pretty much average on a 1 to 10 scale, but lets see how they compare to the other known movie characters. Against the other Autobots, this intelligence score is on the low end. In fact, these two are below all the other Autobots. The next closest Autobots are Breakaway, Chromia, and Sideswipe with 7. However, intelligence scores of 5 and 6 are above many Decepticons, including Starscream, who has a 4. Demolisher and Skids share a score of 6, Barricade and Mudflap share a score of 5, and Brawl and Rampage trail the list at 3. So, what do you think? Does this count as evidence to Michael Bay's claims? Is it possible that the Skids and Mudflap are smarter than they look? Are these the ramblings of someone who's had too little sleep? Discuss.