I thought I had posted this a few days ago. I didn't get any notice saying the post was moved to another thread or deleted, it just doesn't exist anymore which is kinda weird. The original topic was suppose to have been posted on my birthday (March 6) and I asked two questions in it. First, how have your opinions for Prime changed sense the Premiere, if at all? For me, I was very disappointed with this series till Convoy. The show was showing signs early on of bad writing, bad character development, bad animation, bad character design, and basically else you can possible think of to put in the worst Transformers cartoon ever. HOWEVER I believe in giving the series a fair chance to see if it improves as the series goes on before delivering final judgment. Even now this is not a final judgment on the series because it's still new it could just as easily get worse again as it got better for one episode. Going down the list. Bad Writing: The show started out telling the story as if we were watching a continuation of another story, one which was never told. It's suppose to be a continuation of WFC as the reason for this, the stories are very similar but there are plot holes I can drive a truck threw. The "Megatron changing alt modes" doesn't actually explain away why he has a different alt mode in the game because his flash back in the show doesn't show that alt mode it shows the exact same form that he's currently using and non of the characters have ever seen Dark Energon before even though in the game they have all seen it with the exception of Bulkhead who isn't even in the WFC game. 2. Bad Character Development: Worst was it seemed for a while there every episode was going to consist of killing off the new guy before we even get a chance to learn anything about the new guy. Kinda like not having them there at all only the entire episode revolve around that one character and not in a good way. They actually end up taking screen time away from the main plot to bring you silliness that doesn't go anywhere but still ends end filling the majority of the episode. Like the science projects that took up more screen time than Skyquake did. This cycle has been broken however as Wheeljack actually managed to survive his episode but a con who looked like him had to die without really knowing who he was. They made a really interesting character who can mimic other robots but other than that ability we know nothing about him. 3. Bad Animation: Now in the first few episodes their faces seemed rather plain, fixed, and uninteresting. Optimus Prime especially has a very flat expressionless face with not so much as a nose to add any bit of detail to it. Oddly enough they all have these weird eye brows and with nothing else to look at but that I find myself staring at them, I mean they're HUGE but in the first few episodes barely moved though at that size even subtle movements look huge. Also I've noticed little to no detail in the backgrounds on this show. Just a cast of few on big empty spaces. As the series progresses however the animation seems to have gotten better or I've just gotten use to the eye brows so that I'm not staring at them so much. Anyway I have notice Prime has some detail to his face though it's small and I wish it'd take up more of the blank area than just the corners of his chin. Ratchet I have noticed lately that he has either panel lines on his face or a scar under one eye, I'm not quite sure, some times it looks smooth some times it looks like a scar, some times it's on both sides of his face, I have no idea what it is. As for back grounds, well it still seems to be filled with only what's needed to act as a plot device and the rest is big empty space. (I get the feeling the scenery budget for this show is being spent on the animation models for the guys they killed.) 4. Bad Character Design: Hey lets take the worst ever Transformers designs and combine all of their worst design aspects and see what we come up with. It could be worse though. At least Optimus has his signature helmet + Mouth plate unlike that Beast Machines Optimus. Anyway... What really changed for me in Convoy was that the plot introduced a new human villain who was both interesting and may actually pose a serious threat in the future. Something that is rare in any Transformers cartoon, threatening human villains. Animated of course had Meltdown who I would love to see in Prime. Also Animated had "Headmaster" who technically is a Transformer in his own right but was never seen to his full potential in the cartoon or the toy line. Headmaster doesn't even transform in the toy line but he does have a robot mode that was briefly seen in the cartoon. Now if Headmaster had been a more threatening character, not about his ability as a Transformer, but because the character was portrayed as noob gamer he was never a real threat. I'd like to see a Headmaster character fully realized, I'd actually like to see Silas use his technology and the scans he took of Optimus Prime to design his own Headmaster unit. This leads me to my second question, what human villains would you like to see in Transformers: Prime. And by the way, I never really like human villains in G1 as they were usually not villains at all but just misguided people who were too stupid to tell Autobots apart from Decepticons except for Old Snake but I never liked G.I. Joe. Anyway... for my list... Angry Archer I don't see as ever being any real threat unless they give the name to another Transformer rather than a human. Colossus Rhodes I think could be a bigger threat than he was in Animated. He's basically a rip off of Bane from Batman though and I'd rather he didn't exist at all. Nanosec was no threat and I don't know how he ever could be. He just runs fast, big deal. Professor Princess I'd like to forget ever existed but I have myself re-imagined her as a horse Transformer who is crazy and named her beast mode Powdered Sugar. Think BW Megatron petting his T-Rex head in robot mode but much more extreme. Master Disaster is another possibility for Silas after his scans of Optimus Prime. Also I really liked him but I keep forgetting about him because he only got one episode. Slo-mo has potential but don't like her fast talking, reminds me of a female Blurr which is kinda misleading with the name. Oddly though there have actually been Transformers with her exact powers, namely G1 Elita-One and Heinrad from Beast Wars Neo. (who also made a cameo in RID but not as a Transformer.) Elita-One doesn't really make sense as her name and design have nothing to do with time but Heinrad actually had a working clock built into his beast mode. (Not kidding I seen a review of his toy, he actually can double as a working alarm clock and it works really well because you have to get up and transform him to get to the switch that shuts the alarm off.) And of course there's Headmaster and Meltdown who I've already mentioned. Also if there's ever a Fallen in this series I think it would be cool to see Meltdown vs. The Fallen. Given that Fallen is always on fire I think he'd be the only Transformer who is actually immune to Meltdown's powers. Another interesting idea would be if the Fallen actually absorbed Meltdown into his Spark so that they became one character for a while. Would make for an interesting plot if Fallen was stuck trying to find a way to get this human out of his Spark and what if separating from the Fallen actually returned Meltdown to his normal human state rather than the mutated form he would of been in when he got absorbed? Further the story even more, Meltdown tries to recreate the accident that caused him mutation in the first place in an attempt to get his powers back.