Okay, I preface this by saying that I know this idea is a total flight of fancy and it won't happen, but the (probably fake) rumor of Megan Fox getting squished in TF3 got me thinking about possible replacements for her character, in the event that the squishing actually happened. Why not bring in Merissa Faireborne as the female lead in TF3? Simply put her in as a commando working as part of Lennox's NEST squad, or a government agent working in partnership with NEST? I think the Merissa character (a trained and experienced soldier) would be far more useful and relevant to a TF story that Mikaela, who doesn't really seem to have much in the way of useful skills when it comes to a military conflict. Mikaela can run away from a Con and that's about it. Merissa, a trained soldier, can grab a gun and go kick ass with the rest of Lennox and crew. Additionally, this would mean that the writers wouldn't have to make the story bend over backwards a third time to incorporate a civilian in the action who under normal circumstances would have no logical reason to be there. So much of ROTF's screentime was spent setting up justifying why the civvies would even BE in the middle of the action. But this way, you don't even HAVE to address it. Of COURSE Merissa is joining the Autobots to thwart the latest evil Decepticon plan-she's part of NEST. It's her job. Saves screentime, gives us a much cooler character (admittedly IMHO) with a more believable reason to be involved in the conflict, and allows the story to focus more on plot and less on setup. What do you guys think? Edit: Sorry mods- wrong forum. I'm an idiot. Could this get moved to the movie forum? Thanks.