While TFP Soundwave seems cool, he doesn't really have a purpose in the show. Assuming he is going to do stuff in Season Two, I feel they should have waited till Season Two to bring him in. Every thing Soundwave has done seems like it could be done by generic Decepticon troopers. TFPSW has detected Autobots and energy anomalies which I'm sure a generic could do with the Nemesis' sensors. He stopped Starscream from killing Megatron but was only able to because he represented the majority of opinions. Any generic could have done that. He has also hacked into some satellites. Maybe like on Earth, not every Con can hack but doing one thing once isn't worth a new character and a generic might have been able to hack. That is what generics are there for: a person who comes out of nowhere that has an ability which will never be needed again. [/Rant] So, would you rather have it like it is and have Soundwave in Season one for the sake of having Soundwave or would you rather they waited till there was a need for him?