There is a lot of discussion on this character, and I think I have something to add to this discussion. For those who don't want to read the whole thing, I am highlighting key points. Please weigh in! Potential spoilers in here! Arcee is (at least online) been the center of a lot of attention when it comes to this movie. I think for the most part people want to see her in the film just bc it is generally cool to have a fem. bot. I think a big part of what people love about Transformers is that they come in all shapes and sizes, and yes, even genders. Not to mention Arcee had a big role in the classic animated movie we all love, which is what we really remember her from. I have been saying since the first movie that it seemed natural for her to be a major character, and be Mikaila's own companion. So that leads me to this movie and what Bay has been saying. I'm really concerned that he will kill her like he said. If he does it is really annoying that he would give away such a big death. But, he even goes on to say it isn't a big deal, and that Mikaila has nothing to do with her. Am I the only one that thinks he comes off as a dick in regards to this character? Almost sexist even? It seems over the top regardless. A big part of me believes that he is bullshitting though, because she would not have such a big role in the movie prequel series if she didn't have a substantial role in the film. The prequel was supposed to be written based on an early version of the script, so unless he really is an ass and had her role changed, she def has a decent sized role. There are 3 female bikes, which based on the Chromia toy, I am convinced combine. Since Arcee is clearly the most known and popular character of the 3 bikes (she was almost in the 1st movie), it makes no sense to me that she would die, unless its a heroic death. In the prequel comic she is portrayed as someone who doesn't do much damage, but is very brave. I think if she dies, it is saving someone's (prob Mikaila) life, either alone or as the combined form. I hope she doesn't though. OK! That was long. Weigh in. Do you think I am right?