This series biggest flaw is its characters. I know character degrade has been discussed before but has anyone noticed just how many characters suffer from it? Starscream: In season two Starscreams just comic relief except when it's absolutely necessary. In fact, in the Armada preview, Spoiler he seems to have somehow gained a Tcog and is still just as pathetic. Megatron: Most think he's awesome but compare him now to how he started out. In Darkness Rising, he had a plan and was carrying it out. When he finally returned in Sick Mind, he showed how smart he was by figuring out what Bumblebee was, that Optimus was the one dying and made a deal to get himself out. When he was fully restored in Out of His Head, he took the most awesome character in season one, Starscream, and just through him around and he seemed so awesome. He was powerful but smart as well. But now, he seems like a terrible leader who can't get anything done. In fact, what is he trying to get done? Soundwave: He never did anything but that makes him seem so pointless. However, he did appear enough for me to slowly start liking him. But just when I decided I did, after episode 13, he just disappeared almost entirely. And if they killed him off and replaced him with a group of vehicons at a bunch of computer, would we really have lost anything other than potential that will never be fully used? Arcee: When the series started out, she was a bad ass character who also had a soft side and would sometimes be kind and caring. Then she got a bit more depth added to her when Airachnid came. We saw how reckless she could be due to her scarred past. But in season two, it becomes hard to remember she once had a soft side and in fact, she's starting to seem insane. Her character development near the end of season one has been completely ignored by the writers and she's just as reckless and vengeful as ever. Breakdown: While I made it clear that I wasn't disappointed when Breakdown died, that didn't mean I didn't get disappointed at one point. It's just that happened ages ago when it became clear that he wasn't going to be anything special, after he didn't do anything for ages. One wonders what the point of the character development in Operation Breakdown was when none of it play out later. Other than them fighting each other, his rivalry with Bulkhead never even played out that much. It seemed more like he they fought because they both had the role of bruiser, not because they were rivals. They never talked about each other and barely even talked to each other. Knockout: He is still hilarious but his role seemed to have quickly degraded. When this series started out, Knockout was the Decepticons medic. But, just like Soundwave, it seems like they ran out of any good use for him after the halfway point of season one. After that, he never showed his medical abilities again until Stronger Faster (where he's more of a scientist. Just a note) and then never showed them again. He is a better fighter than most Decepticon troopers but I miss his medical role. It gave him a unique role amongst the Decepticons. Silas: This is only a possibility but Nemesis Prime made it seem like as soon as Silas gets his hands on a bigger body, he stops being calm and collected and becomes yet another bragger, excited by his own awesomeness. His calculating personality was a welcome change to me and I will be hugely disappointed if he becomes a bragging "mustache twisting villain" permanently when he gets his mind put in Breakdowns remains. I know that every TF series seems to have at least one big flaw but I just never added up how many characters they've change in bad ways before. It isn't a huge problem but I feel the writers could be doing a lot better. So, what's your thoughts on this?