I've been thinking over the past couple of days: what the hell is up with all the different optic colors? Why do all the good guys have blue ones and the bad have red? So I came up with a theory. Feel free to debate it lol. Transformers optics theory: Blue- standard good color for all Transformers Red- Fully corrupted, also for beasts Purple- Corrupted, but salvageable White- Neutral, lean good Green- Neutral, lean evil Yellow- Fully neutral FAQs (that I asked myself)- Q: Jetfire has red optics, but he turns good? A: Due to age, Jetfire has lost the ability to change his optics, along with many other abilities (I mean, he can barely transform) Q: What about Wheelie? A: Due to optical damage received in Revenge of the Fallen, he is unable to change his optics color, despite joining the Autobots Q: What about Quintessa? A: Being “The Great Deceiver” and a literal god (“the Prime of Life”), Quintessa has mastered the ability to keep her optics under control, allowing her to deceive even Optimus into believing she is good. Q: What about Strafe and Scorn? A: While the Dinobots are beasts like Ravage, Laserbeak, and Dragonstorm, based on this theory they modified their optics to appear “friendlier” at some point in time. Q: What about Frenzy? A: As a spy extraordinaire, Frenzy has to keep a level of cover, hence why his optics appear blue like the friendly Autobots. It ties in nicely with Barricade having a police car as his alt. mode of choice to deceive trusting humans. Q: What about Mini-Slug? Why are his optics green when the other two have blue? A: My guess, based on the theory, is that he has yet to commit to a side. He does seem to be a bit behind in the “development” stages of Transformer life, I guess. Mini-Grimlock and Mini-Strafe are seen learning how to do new things and doing small jobs for Cade, respectively. Meanwhile, Mini-Slug just gets hoisted around all day like a little fat baby. Q: What about Rampage and Demolishor? A: My guess is (as they’re clearly not neutral) that they modified his optics to be yellow either to strike fear into the sparks of the Autobots or (at least for Rampage) for some mission where he had to go undercover. Probably the former. Q: What about Alice? A: Same reason as Frenzy. Spy extraordinaire. Q: What about Devastator? A: Devastator, being a horrifying amalgam of Constructicons, has a very simplistic brain, which does not allow him to consciously become evil. However, he is formed by such malicious beings that, although he is technically neutral, his spark is so turned that his optics are rendered green like Lockdown, signifying that he leans towards evil (obviously), even though the choice is subconscious.