G1 Wheeljack is considered one of Cybertron's best scientists. But in this era, when superhero scientists are very much in prominence (not only heroes with powers, but with super smarts and super gadgets), his own prowess appears to be a bit underscaled. He's been portrayed as a warrior in PRIME, and before as a Decepticon in ARMADA. It's as if recent writers do not wish to use his scientist/inventor schtick because it may be too MacGuffin-y: he creates a new thingamajik and it gets out of hand or captured by the Decepticons/whoever and they must stop/retrieve it. Which is a pity, because with Prof. Wheeljack things would possibly be more interesting. I think his scientist ability needs to be brought back into the spotlight, where his knowledge and experiments form a core of the story. Examples are as follows: Tinkering with Nature - experimenting with organic grafts (like a Pretenders-beast mode tryout) he ends up becoming a feral, rampaging Transformer (like Transmetal Cheetor, but also like Bruce Banner, Curt Connors, Hank McCoy and Walter Langowski). Or in another vein, acquire superpowers (like Mr Fantastic or the Atom). Tinkering with Parenting - Wheeljack creates a drone/device which turns sentient, meaning he has to now cope with being a parent one of his inventions (like Prof Utonium and to some extent Megamind, since he calls his machines Daddy or something) Tinkering with Time Travel - he designs a time machine, and all sorts of paradoxes and slag start to occur as a result of (either his or an Autobot/Decepticon's) time travel and tampering with history (something like Steins'Gate or Quantum Leap) Tinkering with the Universe - Wheeljack messes with the Schrodinger's Cat "many worlds" theorem, and manages to travel through different universes and meets different versions of himself. (This one I like as it sounds feasible enough, have Wheeljack meet his ninja and punk versions and they team up as an inter-dimensional squad like the Omnibots) Would anyone else like to see Scientist Wheeljack back, but with more amped-up gizmos and perhaps abilities?