Smokescreen with Hot Rod
Ultra Magnus with Prowl
Skyquake with Skywarp
Dreadwing with Thundercracker
Way too early to say - let's see how the movies themselves pan out first
Beast Wars - Quickstrike (He was annoying)
Animated - Bumblebee (Same as above)
Prime - Airachnid (One-note, overpowered, the whole "rivalry"...
Hard to rank them IMO, but my favorites are probably:
One Shall Fall
Starscream or Shockwave - whichever one of them discovers Earth, brings a team of Decepticons to wipe out the Autobots and harvest the planet's...
Optimus and the Autobots having started out as essentially cops hasn't aged too well, I'd say...
Here's my starting point - fairly basic, though I tried to add a tad more gender diversity
Optimus Prime: Standard Optimus Prime -...
My preference is for Megatron to have an understandable (if not sympathetic) backstory/reason for starting the war, but in the present, he's a...
I much prefer Combs' performance to Burton's but TFA Ratchet had easily the superior backstory
So per Episode 6
As a whole, Beast Wars; it's the only time besides G1 the writers had to develop truly new mythology, and they pulled it off with flying colors....
Burton said before DOTM that he's not interested in voicing Shockwave in a movie, so why not get the guy who originally inspired...
Keep it in the 80s, maybe a year after Bumblebee; there's no real need to X-Men-style jumping ahead to a new decade with each film, IMO
G1 Optimus Prime
Grimlock for the Autobots, Animated Megatron and Bludgeon for the Decepticons
Honestly, he's probably my favorite Megatron incarnation; I love how calculating and ruthless he is, how he truly feels like a threat whenever...
Both a proper "Autobots, Transform and Roll Out!" and a "Decepticons, Transform and Rise Up!"
Plot-wise, Starscream and/or Shockwave actually...
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