This idea started from a conversation at work over how Movieverse Prime would have/would handle a situation similar to the end of the Prime/Megs fight form the 86' movie. Now, I'll admit, I was not overly impressed with ROTF, and as such have not followed most TF3 news with the same enthusiasm I did for ROTF, so I am likely to be off on some things. So there's supposed to be a big anti-Autobot campaign on the part of the humans, right? And rumors abound of Shockwave being the 'big bad' (or at least a prominent villain) How to work both in and once, (without just saying, it's Bay he can do it however he wants, and he will) Also, I've seen a fair amount of speculation of Ironhide's death. Well..... Movie opens with a battle between 'Bots and 'Cons, with a one-on-one between Prime and Megatron the central point. At some point, Prime is about to finish it, but as in 86' Megs is staling to reach a weapon. Ironhide plays the role that Hot Rod did, only instead of being a silent captive, yells to Prime, "Just finish him off. It's more important than my life!" (or something to that effect.) Prime reluctantly fires, apologizing to Ironhide as he does so, killing both Ironhide and Megatron. Soundwave (who was witnessing the battle) either convienently leaves an altered recording of the final moments, or in a mix of Alice, and IDW- 'ation series, uses a "pretender" to broadcast the altered footage, where in Ironhide begs Prime to spare Megatron, if it will save him, with Prime coldy murdering his own comrade. This gets played up as, "If they'll betray their own kind, how long before they betray us?" starting the anti-Autobot deal. Over then Shockwave showing up to replace Megatron, never got as far as how/why he shows up, but still *edit* Also, how do you think movie Prime would handle something like what happened to G1 Prime in the 86 movie with Hot Rod's attempt at helping.