Second class citizens

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  1. littlebotbrat

    littlebotbrat Well-Known Member

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    Predacons and decepticons after losing the war became second class citizens was that the whole intention of the autobot winners or maximals?
     
  2. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    If I understand what you're writing, you are implying that the Autobots are no better than the Decepticons, really. That if the Autobots won, they would dominate Cybertron and treat the Decepticons like dirt. Correct?

    I can't say that you're wrong - to blindly assume that the Autobots would be benevolent and are incorruptible would be naïve.

    However, in every series, the writers have taken pains to show that the Autobots are good in intention. In G1, the Autobots are a meritocracy, whereas the Decepticons are strict Social Darwinists ("survival of the fittest").

    Of course, you can't paint everyone with a broad brush. Guys like Ironhide, Warpath, Brawn, Springer, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, the Dinobots...they're soldiers, and they might take a little too much joy in what they do.
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    "Old grudges die hard"

    Even though they're at peace, the Decepticons & Predacons are still viewed as "the enemy" by some Autobots / Maximals, even though technically that no longer matters. Guys like Magmatron and Megatron do not help matters much by going ahead and essentially committing terrorist acts on the Maximals. There's probably another side you never see where both sides do coexist (perhaps post-Beast Machines where everyone is reformatted) though then there might be a further division with those who accept their organics, and those who try to purge it from themselves.

    Seems as though the TFs are a race forever destined to have splinters within their race.
     

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