The 2007 Transformers movie serves as our first introduction to the Autobots and Decepticons in Paramount's live action movies. And Barricade serves as our best introduction to who and what the Decepticons are. He may not be the leader, but (IMO) he is the most important 'con in the movie. A quick rundown: - Only Decepticon to prominently display the Decepticon logo. - First Decepticon to speak (English). - First Cybertronian to engage with the main character, Sam. - First Decepticon shown onscreen fighting an Autobot. - First Cybertronian shown transforming clearly in broad daylight, and without cutting away to show the human reactions. (actually, no. I just remembered Frenzy on AirForce 1. Strike this) - His presense on the freeway signaled the start of the final battle (remember Sam saying, "It's that same cop."). The battle starts immediately after the Autobots try to block Barricade. - He's the only non-military Decepticon vehicle, setting him apart from the others (even Scorponok was part of Blackout's disguise, and there are military markings still present on Scorpy during his solo mission). - The Only Decepticon to appear in all three acts of the movie (alongside his partner, Frenzy). His battle with Bumblebee signals the end of Act 1. His appearance on the freeway signals the start of Act 3. - On a related note, he's the only movie Decepticon to crossover into other media, namely the War For Cybertron game & the TF Universe game.. While there is a G1 character by the same name, it's apparent that WFC Barricade was inspired more by his live action counterpart. It's a lot of little things (and a few big), but there are a lot of firsts attributed to Barricade. As the face of the Decepticons, if not the leader, he does a great job representing them and introducing the audience to the faction. And all this is why I put him on my list of nominations for the 2015 Hall of Fame Awards.