Throughout Transformers history, Optimus Prime and Megatron have been portrayed as eternal archrivals. And only recently have new dynamics been introduced to this relationship - the Bay films hinted at their being brothers (I have to say “hinted”, because there is controversy at that), ANIMATED had them as near strangers, and PRIME had them as friends turned enemies. Where else could we go with them? What new dynamics can their bond hold? FATHER-SON DYNAMIC The TFTM article on TFWiki compared Optimus Prime to King Arthur and Megatron to Mordred. The interesting thing about that is, in Arthurian legend Mordred was King Arthur’s son (it was what got me started on all this). So there’s the dynamic of a good father and a wicked son, which would be very fascinating and would make for a compelling story. Examples of this working are Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker, Sifu and Tai Lung from KUNG FU PANDA, and DC Comics’ General Zod and Christopher Kent. This can also be reversed to having a wicked father and a good son, which can also be compelling and interesting to look at (examples of THIS are Anakin and Luke Skywalker and DC Comics’ Darkseid and Orion). LOVE TRIANGLE DYNAMIC I made a post about this earlier ( EX-LOVERS DYNAMIC BLASPHEMY! YAOI SHIPPING! OPTIMUS AND MEGATRON SHOULD MAKE WAR NOT LOVE! (This actually creeps me out too, and anyway Hasbro might never allow it) That said, there are cases when gaying up a rivalry worked: - the recent BATMAN comic “Death of the Family” had the Joker act as a psychotic lover, trying to take away all Batman held dear so that there’d be nothing in his life left but him - HARRY POTTER’s headmaster wizard Albus Dumbledore had a lover-turned-enemy named Gellert Grindelwald – this wasn’t touched on too much, but enough that it counts - and of course X-MEN FIRST CLASS’s Professor X and Magneto, where there was a gay subtext spotted in their relationship. Does anyone else have any new dynamics for Optimus and Megatron? We can work inside the box as much as possible, I don’t mind Optimus and Megatron being plain archenemies; but sooner or later we have to bring in something new, as recent TF features have shown (I actually like Optimus and Megatron as brothers).