It's been a bit since I posted in this forum but having gone through some of TFP again and really seeing the point behind each arc, I have come to the conclusion that a lot of people were watching this show with the wrong mind set and the wrong expectations. This will be an ongoing thread where I will address certain issues people had with Prime and why these issues weren't warranted mostly due to them misunderstanding the point of the arc in the first place. This doesn't have to come off as insulting it's just an analysis that could yield information maybe you didn't notice before. This will be very long. File 1: Dreadwings death. A massive complaint regarding the end of season 2 is the nature of Dreadwings death which many saw as wasting the characters potential and ending his arc abruptly without resolving any of his character struggles. The only way to come to this conclusion is to not understand Dreadwing's arc in the first place, and mistake it for something else which many did. Many fans saw Dreadwing as the decepticon who had a code of honor that he struggled with, torn between two sides deciding which he would stand by. This is not true that description fits Dinobot not Dreadwing. Everyone expected Dreadwing to eventually turn on the cons join the Autobots and redeem his honor, likely by dying a noble and heroic death. This is a complete misconception Dreadwing's struggle with honor had nothing to do with himself but rather the cause he served. Dreadwing didn't seek redemption, so him redeeming himself makes no sense. Too many mistook Dreadwing for Dinobot 2.0 and thus expected him to go down a similar arc. They kept waiting for Dreadwing's redemption and it never came, so they said the character was wasted and his arc unresolved. Dreadwing's arc did resolve it wasn't dropped they resolved it, unfortunately it had nothing in common with Dinobot's noble sacrifice which everyone was expecting. This is where the problem becomes apparent, Dreadwing is not Dinobot. Dreadwing does not have the same arc as Dinobot; he doesn't even have the same motivation. Dreadwing's death is written to culminate everything about his character, his loyalty to Megatron and the decepticon cause, his vendetta with Starscream, his conflict with optimus, and his loyalty to his brother and drive to avenge him. Now let's look at his arcs resolution. Dreadwing's arc concludes when he discovers that Starscream desecrated his brother's body by reanimating him into a lifeless zombie, denying him the right to ever rest in peace and Megatron is okay with this even letting Starscream rejoin the decepticons despite this. Dreadwing feels that the decepticons have no sense of honor anymore the cause he valued no longer exists, and Cybertron can't be reborn by the disgrace it has become. Dreadwing severes his ties with the Decepticons stealing the forge and giving it to the Autobots. Optimus offers Dreadwing to join them but he can't, he doesn't believe in their cause and their leader killed his brother. His loyalty to his brother's is all he has left he can't disgrace his memory by joining the ones who killed him, "Betraying my kind isn't the same as accepting yours". That line resolves his conflict with Optimus he knows optimus is what Cybertron needs but he can't join him he killed his brother. By refusing the Autobots Dreadwing has severed all ties he's chosen his loyalty to his brother over everything else, he has nowhere to go, except to his death. Dreadwing returns to the decepticons to give Skyquake some sense of dignity and honor by killing Starscream and avenging his desecration. Megatron will kill him for this if not that certainly for giving Optimus the forge. He's dead and he doesn't care he wants to die, he has nothing left. Dreadwing goes to kill Starscream knowing he will die and it's exactly what he wants, he walks to his death. Dreadwing committed suicide essentially. It was suicide by cop. Being a kids show Dreadwing's suicide would have to be subtle. Dinobot died nobly and heroically to redeem his own honor and atone for his mistakes. Dreadwing committed suicide because he didn't want to live in a world where the cause he valued with all his spark was so disgraced. It resolves his arc completely there was nowhere left for him to go. It acknowledges everything about his character, struggles and arc. It was a great conclusion to Dreadwing's story even if it was a truly tragic one, with a very dark and cynical ending. Dreadwing was never Dinobot but I sincerely believe people kept waiting for Dreadwing to become Dinobot and were very mad when it didn't happen. I don't think many people actually understood the purpose of Dreadwing's character arc which is fine there's nothing wrong with missing the details of something, we can always learn more. That concludes this file of TFP misunderstandings. Next file Bulkhead's injury and recovery.