This stems from a conversation in another thread. Really, other than one or two Decepticons showing some sense of honor, the Cons are always viewed as being ruthless monsters that would backstab each other at any time (heck, Starscream tells Prowl in the latest comic that he is only telling him of Ratbot's plan so Screamer's stock in the Decepticons will remain higher than Ratbot's). Megatron views each soldier as a tool towards his own ends, and other than the faceless cons and the suck-ups, pretty much every other con would happily shoot Megatron or any leader in the back, if the chance arose. All of this makes them rather...one-dimensional. I personally wish that the cartoons would take a risk and portray the Decepticons...maybe not in a more positive light, but less of a negative light. Why can't Megatron actually care about his soldiers, in his own twisted way (such as wanting to steal weapons so to ensure his warriors have better chances at survival)? Why can't we have more cons that are actually friends with each other and would do anything to protect the others back? Would it be so terrible to have the Decepticons be portrayed as believing in manifest destiny, that the Transformers race is destined to spread across the galaxy to rule because they know better than other races, while the Autobots seek to protect other cultures from being taken over? Or is it just asking for trouble to have the villains have any positive aspects, especially in a kid's show? If I were doing it, I'd personally give Megatron more of a Magneto feel: He believes that Transformers Race is destined to rule and only wants to take over planets to help protect the other species from themselves. He doesn't view humans with disgust...he sees them as being like children that need a strong, firm hand to guide them (while Optimus views that every race has the right to govern themselves and that no race has the right to rule over another...freedom is the right of all sentient beings). He would be a strong willed leader, and punish failure, but at the same time he would not allow senseless slaughter and be against a Con that just randomly attacked for no reason. What do you guys think...do you prefer Megatron as the evil dictator, or should he be given more positive traits, to make it clear why people would follow him?