We've all talked about our least favorite characters, our most favorite characters, and our favorite obscure characters, but how about our most underrated characters? These aren't necessarily your favorite characters, just characters you feel get an undeserved bad reputation. If an thread for this exists already, please merge them. For me, I have to go with: Movie/Prime Bumblebee. A lot of people hate these versions of Bumblebee because he can't talk. What's wrong with a character who's been fighting in a war for centuries suffering an injury that can't be fixed by known Cybertronian medical practices? Yeah, I get that his being a robot lead a lot of people to think that it shouldn't be as hard to rebuild his voice box, but come on. In both series, they're on a planet with dwindling resources, and in Transformers: Prime, at least, they do try and explain why it isn't as easy as patching up a blaster wound. There's also this belief that his lack of a voice means a lack of a character. Why is that? They clearly establish Movie Bumblebee as a playful and mischievous with a bit of an ego, but also loyal to his friends and fearless to the point of being a bit reckless, while Prime Bumblebee is playful and loyal to his friends, while feeling somewhat inferior due to his damaged voice box. I mean, if you don't like these character traits, that's fine. It's your opinion. But why do people think mute Bumblebees don't have a character when in some cases (*cough* Movie Bee *cough*) have more personality than almost any other Autobot character? Prime/RID2015 Optimus Prime. I know a lot of people dislike him because or find him boring compared to the wittier G1 Optimus or the more inexperienced and impatient Animated Optimus or Beast Wars Optimus Primal. I get that after all that, a more subdued and stoic Optimus Prime can seem boring and even lifeless, but saying he has no character? He's stoic, yes, but that's part of his character: he's a stern and stoic general, but beneath the professional stocisim is a genuine concern for his troops, doubt in his leadership, and a strong sense of honor (he only kills in the heat of battle, except when an innocent is harmed, and he doesn't condone lethal force against non-combatants). Enough of my rambling. There are a few more characters who I think are underrated, but I can get to them tomorrow. I'd like to hear what characters you think get a lot of unfair hate.