Transformers is just a dumb kids thing hahaha
*has flashbacks of Sunder, the DJD, Overlord, Vigilem's mind merging with Windblade, the TFP Autobot's base being blown to smithereens, Shockwave undergoing Shadowplay and empurata, Breakdown being murdered, the entire "Thirst" episode, Terrorcons in TFP, Prowl being mentally infiltrated and forced into a combiner, Anode hallucinating Lug, IDW Arcee being experimented on, and many, many, deaths*
So I’ve seen people say the narrative demonizes Getaway, and I’m not saying he’s not an asshole (he is) or that you have to like him (I don’t), but I think his portrayal is more nuanced than people sometimes give it credit for? I mean, the protagonists definitely think Getaway’s just a one-note villain, but I think it’s pretty clear we aren’t supposed to agree with them because:
1) The way the protagonists treated Getaway after what he did to Tailgate was outright cruel, and we’re supposed to see it as outright cruel
This shot is horrifying, and it gets almost half a page to itself. This is not how you frame a shot when you want your viewers to rest easy, feeling like justice has been served. And then there’s this:
The protagonists so far haven’t admitted that they went too far (and probably won’t, since they think Getaway sicced the DJD on them), but the comic doesn’t seem to be trying to deny it.
2) Megatron is the only one Getaway wanted to get hurt
Getaway is pissed at Rodimus. Getaway doesn’t respect Rodimus. But Getaway wasn’t trying to kill Rodimus. That’s made obvious here:
But even back when the comic was trying to make us think Getaway was behind sending the DJD–before we found out the DJD came of their own volition–there were hints that he only wanted Megatron dead (”one of you will probably get hurt”):
From Getaway’s perspective, he dropped the protagonists off on a harmless planet and sent the Galactic Council specifically to pick up Megatron. He couldn’t know the DJD was coming, he probably didn’t know Overlord was coming (as far as he knows, Overlord is dead), and he called the Galactic Council after the fact to ask if they kept their word. He probably knew there was a chance it’d go bad, but he had no way of knowing just how bad.
In conclusion, we are not supposed to agree with the protagonists. Not completely, anyway. They were already angry enough to go way over the line with Getaway’s punishment, and now they (reasonably, under the circumstances) believe that Getaway did something way worse than he actually did. Getaway is still terrible! And it remains to be seen how much he’ll actually care about what happened. But the protagonists are not reliable judges of Getaway’s character right now, and I think we’re supposed to see that.
So how would mtmte Cyclonus/tailgate, Rung, Megatron, Whirl, and Rodimus deal with a very grumpy/agitated female human s/o who is cramping and in pain and on their time of the month?
Cyclonus is calm
even when you’re being a huge grump. He’s more concerned about getting rid of
your pain. While he gathers some supplies Tailgate
fluffs up blankets and pillows. Cyclonus comes back with your medicine and
something sweet to drink, as well as a healthy snack. They cuddle up to you to
keep you warm and take turns telling you stories. Once the pain ebbs you’re
sleepy, and they sing you to sleep while Tailgate rubs your head.
Rung sees how
agitated and uncomfortable you are, squirming and whining. He helps you to the wash
racks for a warm shower; you’ll feel much better once you’re clean. He even
washes your hair; he gives the best head scritches. When you’re squeaky clean and content he rubs
the tension from your back while you munch on candy. You’re given extra
snuggles and kisses.
bothered, to say the least, by human blood. It’s not that he’s squeamish; it’s
the memories that come with the blood. He’s more freaked out than you thought
he would be. Several times he suggests taking you to Ratchet- should you really
be bleeding that much? He gets you a heating pad, stocks up on products, and
brings you candy. He dotes on you and is even more scared of hurting you than
usual. If he has a meeting he asks Ravage to keep an eye on you.
Whirl thinks you’re
pretty badass. Wow, you can bleed for six days without dying! When you get
grumpy he just laughs it off, honestly it’s so cute when you try to be
intimidating. He asks Ratchet to give you some pain medicine (more like
demands) and gets Rodimus to pull over so you can get some sweets. He’s also
extra protective when you’re not feeling well. Everyone thinks he’s being
annoying, but you know he’s just taking care of you.
everything. HIS BAE IS IN PAIN??? NOT ON HIS SHIP! Cancel his afternoon,
Magnus, he has to take care of his s/o! This is not time for work! He steals Swerve’s collection of
Disney movies and wraps you up into a blanket burrito- is that enough blankets?
Are these snacks okay? He tucks you under his chin and puts on Treasure Planet.
Kids used to give candy hearts with cute sayings to kids they liked. Well, it’s true. Just buck up and face it. Anyway, we thought they sounded pretty neat so we decided to bring them back for adults, only this time we’re calling them “Bitter Sweethearts” because they deal with things in life that are awkward to say.