Watching Babylon 5 about the conflict of the Vorlons and Shadows gave me an idea that maybe the 13 Original Transformers which includes Primes had ideological differences. In Babylon 5 the constant cycle of interstellar war is attributed to the debate of the Vorlons and the Shadows. Both races followed the same guy, Lorien, but had ideological differences as to how to raise the younger races. Vorlons believed in order and obedience. Shadows believes chaos, that conflict makes one stronger, survival of the fittest. What if the original Transformers had similar disputes? For example the Liege Maximo represents evil and views himself as a counterpoint to the big good Prima. The Fallen represents Darkness in Exodus being again the direct opposite of Prima. Alpha Trion is good in most universes but in Shattered Glass evil as heck. Mayve he's the in between guy. Their ideological differences trickle down to the Transformer race which are or were their charges. In several continuities we see Autobot order and obedience paved the way to dissatisfaction that led Decepticon uprisings. Decepticons believe in strength hence the strongest are the leaders. While the Autobots pass their Matrix from one leader to the next. Optimus Prime's motto "Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings" reject outright obedience and survival of the fittest. Megatron's motto "Peace through Tyranny" accepts both order and warfare. Warfare is the only way to achieve order.