So I really like the concept of Transfromers. Their back story, their home world, their high concept. But the thing that has always rubbed me the wrong way was the depiction of the Decepticons. In most media they are simply portrayed as EVIL[/b] mustache twisters. Meaning they are evil for the sake of being evil and being there only to fight the good guys. To me, the best villains in fiction are those who truly believe they are the good guys. They're trying to do something good. Obviously they have a skewed take on what is good or their belief the ends justifies the means allows them to do some pretty bad things. But if I can empathize with an enemies cause then they become more real to me. And if they are more real then I care for them more. I may want to stop Megatron at all costs but I don't want to kill him. A perfect example is Magneto. I LOVE that he and Xavier are still good friends despite being bitter enemies. This concept is also why I quite liked the Exodus novel. It portrayed the Decepticons as freedom fighters. So I guess the point of this thread was 1) to let me rant, and 2) to ask the following. Which do you prefer? Do you like SUPER EVIL Decepticons or would you prefer them to be portrayed more as misunderstood heroes?