According to ME. Yeah, I know there's a ton of these threads already, so mods feel free to merge this is you think it's clutter. Anyways, the only Cons left (that we've been introduced to, there could always be more on earth who still haven't shown themselves) are Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, and Barricade. (We still have not seen what happened to barry in any official capacity) Megs, Soundwave and Starscream are 3 of the heavies from G1, so that's a pretty good group right there, but Shockwave needs to be introduced. Shockwave could follow in the footsteps of his G1 character and be big on experimentation. Starscream already has all those hatchlings that he's unable to bring to life...Shockwave could find Megatron and bring a ship-full of sparks removed from decepticons after they were too heavily damaged to live. Using some kind of cloning process, Shockwave could take the work that starscream was already underway with, and modify it. Have him hook Starscream up to the system in control of growing the hatchlings and they could take on his form, or perhaps his PROTOform. Insert the captive sparks into them and they could finally have life. Obviously this would be a great way to introduce Skywarp and Thundercracker. Have Barricade transported to the Nemesis and use his body as another blueprint to hook up to the hatchling system, and insert more captive sparks into the resulting bodies. This could provide us with Stunticons (with Barricade replacing Motormaster as their leader) and open the way for some really kick ass car chases with the autobots, something that's been missing. The cloned hatchlings with the sparks of Thundercracker, Skywarp, and the other stunticons could come to earth in their protoform modes and pick new alt-modes. Barricade could scan one of the new 2010 Mustangs and lose the cop decor. With Starscream and his air force, and barricade and his quick moving ground force, as well as Megatron and Shockwave, the Decepticons would have a killer team to take to earth and go head on with the remaining Autobots and human militaries. Soundwave could maintain control of tactical operations and use his remaining minions to locate energy sources that are poorly defended, and the Decepticons could pull a very G1-esque move and have their goal be a massing of energon to return to Cybertron and regroup/refit and prepare for a full scale invasion. Barricade could lead his Stunticons on diversion missions, wreaking havoc to draw autobot attention while Megatron, Shockwave, Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp attack the real targets: poorly defended energy sources. Tada. Simple story, no Mcguffin, G1 nods, fan favorite characters. Sam could continue his growth into a man. Having proved himself to the Autobots AND the US government in the previous two encounters, he could be acting as an official liason with Optimus, alongside Mikaela. Bumblebee could be their escort, preserving the boy-and-his-car basis of the movieverse. The stunticons could be after Bumblebee, the Twins, and Sam/Mikaela with their diversion missions. The Autobots would HAVE to protect sam, as he still contains the remnants of the Allspark, and all the cybertronian historical records.