It's rare that I ever get worked up about transformers. Oftentimes, I've looked at even the most controversial aspects of the fandom and franchise with nothing more than amused indifference. However, the ridiculously vocal group advocating bloody murder on Arcee has elicited a more forceful response, probably because I feel as if I'm reading something darker than just fanboyish hate for a cartoon character (something I'll elaborate on later). So I have a question for the people who have been clamoring for Arcee related death, and in the interest of clarity, I will be as frank as possible: What the fuck is wrong with you people? Arcee is arguably the only female character this entire franchise who isn't a complete fucking joke, and definitely the only one since Beast Wars, and all you people want is to see her die horribly??? I get it, she's a screen hogger. But you know what? So is Bulkhead. He's fronted as many episodes as Arcee, stormed the Nemesis before it was cool and briefly took on Megatron, and I don't see anyone clamoring for his gruesome demise! Similar thing for Bee, while he's backbenched in terms of the show, he's front and center in the toyline and in periphery material, but yet again no one's asking for him to die! Now the reason I'm actually getting worked up about this is simple, I can't help but feel some hint of sexism. The reason for that is not just for Arcee, but namely the other characters who people regularly call to be killed off; Miko and Airachnid. The board's tumultuous relationship with Miko is well documented, so I won't go into that. Airachnid has also largely been the most hated on the Cons side, and the one I most regularly see people call for death. Really, the only female character I don't see people clamoring to kill off is June! And that's part of why I feel deeply uncomfortable about the whole affair. You people seem to want every assertive female character dead, with the only one left alive being the passive caretaker. Seriously guys, Transformers has always been a fucking joke when it to portraying its female cast. This is its first and greatest chance to change it. Don't turn that into another joke. P.S Kaijuguy, while I realize you're seemingly under a contractual obligation to reply to any post that so much as mentions Arcee, use every available restraint to stop yourself. Your ridiculous white knighting would destroy any legitimacy this thread might have.