Not necessarily. Various G1 characters have drastically different personalities, depending on which version of G1 you're talking about. Hopefully we'll eventually get enough official word on it being a reboot for them to be separated. Of course, that's assuming the Studio execs are ever willing commit to this being a reboot. Huh, you're right. That is extremely weird. If they're willing to distinguish between those characters, then surely we've gotten enough evidence to make it clear that, for instance, TF1 Dropkick and BB Dropkick aren't the same character, which should in turn set precedent that ROTB characters can be presumed to be separate entities, until proven otherwise.