Sometimes a character in the IDW comics has very little in common with the way they were portrayed in the 80s. Sometimes its for the better, sometimes its for the worse. Sometimes a character still has their original characterisation but are now much deeper characters than they ever were before. Cyclonus - completely different than he used to be but still a likeable character. I still like 80s evil Decepticon Cyclonus but I can accept IDW Cyclonus too as being a new take on the same character. Whirl - his craziness was hinted at in his tech specs bio, but wasn't shown in the Marvel UK comics. He's now become an amazing unforgettable jerk who is highly entertaining to read just to see what he does or says next. Swerve - the metalurgy aspect of his original characterisation is downplayed and rarely comes up, but he still shares the same aspect of being careless, self-absorbed and doesn't pay attention. another fun character to read about. Tailgate - his "let my fellow mechanical beings go!" aspect of his original bio has never been bought up in the IDW comics, but he's still the naive Autobot he was, continually getting the wrong end of the stick and following behind others. I'm not a fan of his recent super-powered upgrade and more arrogant change of personality in which he pushed Cyclonus away for wanting to be closer to him. Maybe he'll go back to being the old Tailgate when he returns. He's not dead, he's just been written out of the comic for a while. Star Saber - a boring one dimensional leader in Victory with no real flaws or personality now portrayed as a religious extremist. I'm looking forward to seeing him return, he deserves a larger role. I've listed MTMTE characters here, but you don't have to.