Both ROTF and DOTM had humans in a supporting role as antagonists to the Autobots: in ROTF there was the alien-hating bureaucrat Galloway, and in DOTM there was the Decepticon agent Dylan Gould. Though the two are different types, I found Galloway to be the better human antagonist. Galloway is a presidential advisor: an armchair strategist and a bureaucrat who is bigoted against aliens, especially when they’re at war and Earth is in the middle of it. With his dislike towards them and his influential government post, he presents a fairly realistic threat for any alien trying to settle down on Earth. For all Galloway’s obnoxiousness (which, I admit, came off as rather theatrical and shallow), Galloway is thinking of how to preserve Earth. He raises some relevant issues: the Transformer war is a blood feud, before it became a resistance against Decepticon invaders – the Autobots, in making the Earth a new home, have attracted the attention of their age-old Decepticon foes. In his POV Earth doesn’t have/need to be involved at all; if the Autobots left so would their foes, and Earth would be in peace. He also alternately considered giving the Decepticons Sam Witwicky, to get them to leave Earth or at least spare more innocents. He wants the right thing (saving Earth and getting rid of the Decepticons), but he’s doing it the wrong way. Obviously the Decepticons would raze Earth without the Autobots to defend it, but it does seem to be an interesting theme: Does Earth, by taking in Autobots, risk Transformer conflict taking place? Would the getting rid of the Autobots remove the Decepticons as well? Dylan Gould is a Decepticon agent, a reflection of Sam: his family deals with Soundwave, and in return for doing their bidding were supplied with tech that made them rich and successful. He ends up the last living Decepticon agent, as he is expected to be human slave leader. A smug self-satisfied businessman, he is in reality terrified for his own life, prepared to have others die/be enslaved to preserve his own hide. Despite how good he sounds, he doesn’t. He was nothing more than an evil version of Sam and Scud from BLADE 2: a traitor who moves the story along. If you think about it, no sane person would serve an army of mass-murdering aliens and expect to stay alive; in Dylan’s case he was inherited the job of agent and is being kept alive for further use, but that just makes him look pathetic and inept – which he is (I even made a previous thread about it). Such people don’t make great villains; especially considering his rival Sam nearly died twice from Megatron and managed to kill Starsceam, he is kind of a letdown. Also in consequence, I never really bought the idea that this guy is willing to let his own race suffer and face doom so that he’d stay alive, he lacked that vibe of edgy desperation; he seemed more like a frat boy running with a tough gang. In my verdict, Galloway makes for a better human antagonist than Gould. He was more realistic, more sensible a adversary and arguably a better threat for the Autobots.