I've been wanting to write out some fanfiction for Transformers, and some heavy thought, when looking at the Transformers as a species from a political perspective... the Autobot/Decepticon division doesn't really seem as 50/50 as it is sometimes portrayed. Decepticons are an extremist group that operates solely through despotism, with the control of the despot usually extending only a short distance further than the range of his primary weapon. They produce nothing, establish peaceful relations with no one, and just plain don't seem to do anything but attack other people. Even the Vikings went home and lived lives. And generally, if the bios are anything to be believed, 90% of the Decepticons are brutish thugs who's first recourse in any situation is violence or threat of violence. So is it just me, or is it hard to look at the Decepticons as anything other than violent extremists who focus themselves on nothing but combat?