PSA: Deadlock was a big deal.
I was reminded that I’m way overdue for your annual friendly reminder that in IDW canon, Deadlock was not a run-of-the-mill Decepticon, he was a big effing deal.
I think a lot of people like to forget that he wasn’t just another grunt due to the fact that he’s already some writerdude’s latecomer-to-the-franchise Gary Stu-ish badass samurai villain-turned-hero. How dare he be all those ridiculous things, and then on top of that be canonically established as one of the most dangerous ‘Cons??? That’s not fair, right? That’s ridiculous. You can’t do that. Bad writing. Gross.
But, well, that’s what Drift is. Yeah, he’s a ridiculous Gary Stu-ish blah blah. And he’s also, on top of that, an infamous, top-tier ‘Con. Lemme share some stuff from the comic, with ~illustrations~: