Are there any major characters who haven't shown up in the IDW-verse?

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  1. jtscribe

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    While reading MTMTE I thought, huh, First Aid is solo, where are the rest of the Protectobots. Then while starting on RID I noticed that Hotspot was in one of the frames.

    Are there any of your faves you are still looking for?
     
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    Depends on how you define major characters, but if say one of your requirements is lead or heavily featured character in a series, then there are a lot. The main cast of the Victory series for example are some of my favorite TFs - Star Saber, Victory Lio, the Brainmasters, Deathsaurus, Leozack and the Breastforce. A lot of the combiner teams have also yet to be shown in combined form, because the IDW-verse has sort of defined such technology as forbidden - thus the lack of Autobots in their combned forms.
     
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    I wonder if they are saving guys like Star Sabre for the Knights of Cybertron . . .
     
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    Could be, it'd be a nice touch, but personally I'd hope he'd have a more active role. The Knights sounds like a group that potentially could just end up in tragedy once the Lost Light do find them.
     
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    Like to see Scorponok again
     
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    Me thinks the cover of RiD #9 points towards Superion's debut.
    I like that they pulled off Skids finally appearing rather well. Also, Hound has been seen numerous times but hasn't really done much I don't think.
     
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    The only time I remember Trypticon appearing was during a flashback in Stormbringer.
     
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    That could be interesting.
    I did think it was strange though that the core five Aerialbots didn't initially seem to be the only ones, which made me wonder if they would combine at all, considering Devestator was supposed to be the first combiner.
     
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    Doesn't necessarily fit the criteria of the thread, as he's been in a great many of the IDW books, but I'm curious when and into which book Thundercracker will re-emerge.

    Past that, I'd like to see somebody from Euro G1 or G2 show up as something more than cannon fodder or to fill out crowd scenes. I mean, even though he met a grisly end, I care quite a good deal about Snare now because of LSOTW. Be nice to see somebody else get that same treatment but, y'know. Live.
     
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    Actually I think Monstructor was the first, as seen in Spotlight Optimus Prime. He was an experiment of Jhiaxus IIRC. Combiners have been pretty much portrayed as abominations, and thus limiting the number of combiners in the IDW-verse, which is kind of sad, given how popular they were in G1. The only reason Devastator showed up was because AHM was supposed to be a reboot of sorts, and then forced back into the Furman continuity.
     
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    What ever happened to Jazz, Brawn, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Silverstreak???
     
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    Hound is one of Orion's main crew of Autobots in Autocracy. He's the team's tracker, which is pretty fitting for him.

    Sunstreaker is aboard the Lost Light. The other four have all made appearances in RID.
     
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    No, Brawn's aboard the Lost Light as well.
     
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    I am reading the RID issue and I haven't seen Jazz and Sideswipe
     
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    I can't remember the exact issues, but I know I've seen Jazz in the Autobot Command Centre. And I definately have seen Sideswipe on the streets working as part of Bee's security detail.

    Was wrong about Brawn, he's in the groupshot in issue #2 of MTMTE along with Sunstreaker.
     
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    Ws it in The Death Of Optimus Prime? If not I will go through every issue until i see their appearance
     
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    The Horrorcons.

    Well I like them...
     
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    Jazz hasn't had any speaking roles in RID yet, but he's appeared in...
    - TDoOP during the NAILs riot.
    - #1 in the big group shot of NAILs.
    - In the background at Autobot Command in #5.
    - #7 playing a "double bass" with Sky-Byte performing poetry.

    Sideswipe:
    - TDoOP, him and Whirl are the first Autobots to greet Optimus.
    - #1 Him and Prowl stop Needlenose and Horri-Bull beating the crap out of Tappet.
    - Wanted to shoot Starscream in #2 when he was approaching Autobot Command.
    - In the background at the beginning of #3
    - #4 at the scene of Skydive's murder.
    - #5 him Streetwise and Prowl raided Swindle, Dirge and Needlenose's hideout.
     
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    More Japanese and European characters that AREN'T cannon fodder...
     
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