Exactly the point I was making! Looking deeper, there are some hints he does hold some standards that he loses-though it’s not that well communicated When the protectobots catch wind of his misdeeds, he could have had them out and out killed then and there rather than do the memory loop thing: after all, he's already shown himself willing to have dissident crew members sacrificed to Sunder in order to save his hide, and killing them would've eliminated the risk that they might escape and inform Autobot command and send a larger force after him (Of course they were...preoccupied with Unicron, but Getaway couldn't have known). And he can't be keeping them alive to stave of suspicion from command since, whether they’re dead or incapacitated, sooner or later, people will notice one of the Autobots combiner teams failing to check in. The only reason he'd spare them (that I can think of) is that he didn’t want to-or rather, didn’t feel it was necessary. He ends up crossing that line of course, when he forces Atomizer to kill Rook. Regardless, it ends up being rendered a moot point when he’s already thrown away the lives of 25 (I think) crew members to Sunder. He’s already crossed the line, so why give him any standards at this point? It would’ve been better if we got more time and issues to develop Getaway’s fall.