Let's say you got to be in the position of working on a Transformers cartoon, and you had the final say on what the plot was gonna be and what characters were going to be in it. It lasts for three seasons, advertises the toys, and ends. Now I'm not asking what the plot of your cartoon would be, I'm just asking what characters would you choose to fill in the roles. Let's assume you have a limit of 20 robots, for practical writing and budget reasons. 10 Autobots and 10 Decepticons. An initial 5-man band at the start for both teams plus another five "sixth rangers" who are introduced as the show goes on. Upgraded and renamed characters still count as one Here's mine: Autobots Main Team Optimus Prime- Deceased Ultra Magnus- Deceased Ratchet Hot Rod/ Rodimus Prime Arcee Others Wheeljack Elita One- Deceased Grimlock Sandstorm Star Saber Decepticons Main Team Megatron/ Galvatron- Deceased Starscream- Deceased Soundwave Cyclonus Rumble Others Shockwave- Deceased Nightbird- Deceased Lockdown- Deceased Sideways- Deceased Deathsaurus Of course there would be plenty of human characters, and in the final season Primus and Unicron would have a role. Depending on the art style would determine how many generics there would be for minor roles, both human and robot.