Some people I've seen have said AOE Lockdown is a nameslap, mostly thanks to his design, before and after the film's release. Derrick J. Wyatt himself doesn't like AOE Lockdown thanks to his design not bearing much similarity to Animated Lockdown, and feels he isn't true to the character thanks to his design. The original: AOE: Here, I present my argument that AOE Lockdown is true to the character, and invite your thoughts and discussion. I was very happy that Lockdown was the big bad of AOE, since he was an original character from Animated who was a terrific character at that. I was slightly disappointed he didn't have a design more evocative of his Animated counterpart, but I grew to love it nonetheless. After all, change is good. A character shouldn't look exactly the same in every single continuity, otherwise the character becomes bland and beaten like a dead horse. That's a complaint I had with say, Prime Optimus. The ROTF design was wicked cool, and would've looked amazing on the big screen for sure, but I'm happy they brought something new to the table for AOE Lockdown. When we actually met him in the film, I felt he was very true to the character. He was cruel, maybe moreso than the Animated character, having no compliments for his allies or potentially worthy opponents. He was very professional, willing to barter with whatever species he came across. The only side he really served was his own; he didn't give a shit about the war, and outright decried it as a fight between "little children". In my opinion, this is very in line with the Animated incarnation. If anything, the AOE Lockdown was even more cruel than the Animated one. A new addition to him was that he saw himself as a sort of balance-keeper in the grand scheme of the universe. He knows he is not the center of the universe, and informs Cybertronians and humans alike that they are not either; and also speaks of a cosmic balance he seeks to correct. Which is the reason for why he looks down on pretty much everyone, including his employers. I did miss Lance Henriksen but Mark Ryan did a good job nonetheless. Thus, I declare that AOE Lockdown was very true to the original character, while simultaneously bringing new personality traits and a new design to the table, helping to add to the rich history this relatively new character has. Your thoughts?