Ok so at the end of ROTF, Prime could be dead (killed honorably while fighting either Megs or the Fallen) along with about 2/3 of the Autobots. Bumblebee and Ironhide at least should be left and the Twins for continued comic relief/children's entertainment. And hopefully Arcee & her crew will reformat into something better and get legs for Christ sake. Bumblebee could be holding the Matrix of Leadership recovered from Prime's body. He would be too modest to accept it for himself and decides to keep it for someone else later. They could go into hiding like the 'cons did at the end of TF1 with Sam, Mikaela, and Leo while Agent Simmons is dead (I heard something about this being possible a while back). Megatron could be "knighted" by either Unicron or The Fallen as Lord Galvatron to explain the name change to general audiences. Starscream could be betrayed by Megatron and killed with either Thundercraker or Skywarp being put in his place. TF3 could be set a few years later (no more than 4) and Sam and Mikaela has had a baby named Daniel (like in G1 movie). The Autobots are still in hiding, but a few Autobots have been wandering towards the energy signals of the AllSpark and Space Bridges (Sun Harvesters). They join Bumblebee and Ironhide who want to make a final stand against whatever Decepticon forces they could before going down once and for all. A message sent shortly after Arcee left Cybertron sent by Ultra Magnus could be received finally and it is a distress call and a request for reply from survivors. Things on Cybertron could be bleak too with the Decepticons abundant there too (enter Shockwave). Elita-One and the other Autobots used to power AllSpark #2 could be brought back and every Autobot abandons Cybertron. Bumblebee and Ironhide take a group to meet the Elite Guard/Cybertron Autobots on the moon for a plan. Skids and Mudflap could act like mature youngish adults now (like Hot Shot in Cyberton at LEAST). They could be put in charge on Earth. Ultra Magnus, Kup, Hot Rod, Perceptor, and Blaster could be introduced and they regroup entirely later with groups scattering. Junkion and the Quintesson planet could be introduced and Wreck-Gar could be brought in. A finally battle part one takes place with the Fallen on Earth (or what is left of it) and the Autobots could be nearly wiped out. Then Bumblebee, Hot Rod, Arcee, Sam, Daniel, and others could be taken to infiltrate Unicron and the Matrix turns Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime and he sees a "ghost" of Optimus nodding with approval. While all of this is crazy enough, they could work in (neatly please) the Dinobots, Aerialbots, Combaticons, Stunticons, Protectibots, Technobots, Mini-Cons, and Destructicons. This may be a little too much to ask, but it would be cool. Blitzwing or some other Triple Changer must be in!