Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves, this will be my only post in here as I don't much feel like getting caught in another argument. If you don't agree with the opinions posted here, I don't care. That being said so far in this series they have killed Cliffjumper and Skyquake both in the first episode they appeared in. I see this as a bad thing. On the plus side it is nice to see signs of a real war going on with characters being killed off more often than any other series but there going about this all wrong. For one thing how do you show war with a main cast of 5 Autobots and 3 Decepticons? In most other series Optimus would not even dare facing the Decepticons with only 1 partner at his side. In other words, it doesn't really make sense to leave over half your team at the base while you go solo a Decepticon army. You need every warrior you got Prime. He's still a better leader than his RID counterpart though. At least he doesn't sit at home base while sending his troops in to do his work for him. The other issue I have with this is that you're not suppose to introduce one time characters with the sole intent of killing them off right away. What's the point? From the short time Skyquake was on the show I can tell he's loyal to Megatron but that's all. What is he other than loyal? Megatron usually has 2 kinds of loyal servants, the genius strategist types like Soundwave or the idiot blind fate follows like Lugnut. Skyquake wasn't alive long enough to show one way or the other but based on size I'd guess he's more Lugnut's type. No if they're going to kill people off we have to get to know them first so the audience will actually care about their death. In a movie it's a little more forgivable because you have less time to tell the story in so you have to figure out how to introduce the character and kill them at the same time. In a series you're not limited by a single episode to do what a movie does, you can introduce a character and then kill him off 3 or more episodes later. I think before this Tigerhawk had the shortest screen time before getting killed not including movie Jazz. These writers just seem really bad at killing people. It doesn't say they're at war to me, it just says the writers are lazy and don't want to develop new characters. My prediction for this series, and I hope that I am wrong, is that by the time this series is over we will still have the same main cast that we do now the only dead characters will be every new character getting killed off in the same episode they get introduced in. At the very best we might get some recurring characters who don't join the main cast but at least won't die right away so as not to seem repetitive. On the plus side, the animation and sound effects are getting better and I'm really liking Arcee and Ratchet in this series. Of course I'm going to keep watching, hoping my prediction is wrong and this gets better story wise. So far it's little to be desired. And if all else fails there's still Dark of the Moon to look forward to.