Rereading MTMTE and it still makes me mad that so many characters happily betrayed the main cast and left them to die (even if they didn't realize it...). The only thing that is getting me through the annoyance and anger is the thought that the chickens will come home to roost and karma will come back and bite them on the tailpipes. Which leads me to my question: What should happen to the mutineers? What should be their fate? What would you NOT want to happen to them when we get to season 3? My biggest thing is I don't want it just handwaved away what characters like Blaster and Tidal Wave did. I don't want it to be "Oh, they did it but it's okay because they didn't speak so it's fine!" Even if they (and Getaway) never realized the DJD was on their way or that the Council would betray them... their actions still led to death and pain. That can't be brushed away. What I personally would love to see is the Lost Light a few weeks later getting into some problem and not being able to solve it quick. Attacked by an alien force or something like that. When it to slowly dawn on the crew that they sent all their best warriors away and now are taking heavy losses. So Blaster tries to contact Cybertron for help only for Starscream to gleefully drop the bombshell: by their acts they broke the ruling of Cybertron's court and ALSO caused the death of Representative Arcee's friend (as at this point no one knows Nautica and the rest are alive) and thus are now viewed as persona non grata. Cybertron will do NOTHING to aid them and several colonies, like Cadmus, will attack them should they come near. Optimus would deliver the same decree and finally broadcast to the the crew the Last Wills and Testaments. Suddenly Getaway and his happy band of traitors find themselves exiled and on their own with many in their own ranks suddenly feeling like they sold their birthrights for a bowl of porridge. Getaway told them how they would be heroes, how they would be celebrated for doing what Optimus couldn't... and now their home planet has exiled and people they thought would be okay died because Getaway didn't do his research. Great 'heroes' like Thunderclash find themselves suddenly realizing that by latching their wagon to Getaway's star has ensured, thanks to Starscream (and you know he loves sticking it to the autobots... I can see him rubbing his hands together as he tells them that while he understands why the did what they did the rules be the rules...) And now Getaway, who has always run away from his problems and never gotten his hands dirty (gee, Prowl taught him so well) finds himself unable to escape. He is trapped in a situation he created and their is no easy way out. And slowly, as their numbers are picked off and they find themselves further and further pushed to the fringe of the galaxy and the weight of their betrayal and the costs press down on them... they realize that hell truly is of their own making. ...but that is just me wanting some blood. What are your guys' thoughts? What should be their fate?