just mulling abt the upcoming 'heroes' series and decided to post a rundown of past series: G1- lotsa stereotypes between both factions. autobot notable was bumblebee, a kid friendly character that was divorced from a brash, young but up n coming dude which was introduced via hot rod. prime was untouchable, unlike rodimus who was flawed. decepts basically had the megs/starscream dynamic, repeated much in future series except BW. BW - bumble and hot rod was merged into one character, cheetor. a different prime, one that was developing his leadership. decepts had the super cool and competent baddie megs, skorponok/ravage were there as rebellious characters but not played up, more as sub plot. the introduction of baddie comedic relief waspinator, stereotype later used with energon garbage truck guy and yodelling snowmobile guy. skip to AEC - similar to BW, but the starscream is reintroduced to create tension in decepts rank. look fwd to thoughts and input on other series as well, and potential implied for heroes.