With all this bliss that is known as transformers animated, it reminds me greatly of the kind of stories and characters that we'd get years ago. This has got me to wonder recently, What ideas from Generation 1 could concievably work in animated? For instance, take the supervillains of the series. They're a major focus of the series, for the first time in over 20 years. This is nice and all, but why bring in only new villains? What is wrong with bringing in such characters as Dr. Archeville, he's a prime candidate right there. His figure was released in MP Starscream (called "the pilot" in the US release). He was part of one of the largest mini-arc's of season 2, and now that we have the starscream character back in recent years, they'd make the perfect team. Also, they've brought in headmaster technology via "the headmaster" as seen just saturday. Now that this has become available, what's to stop the decepticons OR the autobots from using it to their advantage? Perhaps Prime and the others could better interact with the humans and their environments as the headmaster robots and connect to the larger bodies when needed. Think Headmasters/Masterforce. Not to mention, it would aid in "Cybertrons ongoing efforts to conserve energon" by not using the larger bodies all the time. Who knows, we know prowl and others can use holograms, perhaps they could disguise the smaller headmaster bodies using holograms to appear as humans (pretenders). The downside to this however is that it would be bringing back a gimmick into the line, and we just recently got away from things like that, what with mincons, stars, planet keys, clovers and blue moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and the red balloons. lulz Another idea to consider as well, It would seem that in animated, the whole Primus origin thingy is downplayed or non-existant (not to say that it might not turn up later, too soon to tell). We know in this series that there are aliens (Alien robots on earth, duh!), so why not bring in a force just as villainy as the super villains, only more corrupt, the Quintessons. Perhaps not alot of them, as that would be overkill, but a handfull, a small crew or something. Or perhaps they could be a few higher ranked quints in charge of a bunch of drones akin to beast machines drones? It'd be kinda neat to see the autobots and decepticons team up out of desperation and necessity again. The only times we've seen this that come to mind are in G1 a few times, and then in the latter portion of armada. These are just a few ideas floating around my tired brain at 4am, but tired or not, some of these might work if integrated into animated imho. What do you all think of these, can you come up with any others that might work too? ones I haven't thought of yet?