ebilly99 wrote:I hear all this talk about the con's being the bad guys, and while it can be argued that Megatron was, the Con's fought for what they believed was right.
That doesn't mean it was right, though. Hitler believed what he did was right, and that was the single largest case of genocide in human history.
ebilly99 wrote:It is true they killed humans, but we were to the transformers and cows are to humans.
Not to the Autobots we aren't. They see us as the intelligent species we are.
ebilly99 wrote:Had the autobots ever sat the con's down and listened to them the war would have never started.
Yeah, the problem is, Megatron isn't the "sitting down and listening" type. You'll often hear Optimus try to appeal to him, but Megatron keeps his "Either I rule, or there won't be a planet left to rule."
I've said this before, the Autobots would love a peaceful victory. If the Decepticons dropped their guns there wouldn't be another shot fired. because that's all the Autobots ever wanted.
ebilly99 wrote:During G1 Shockwave kept a dieing planet alive and prevented a civil war.
Prevented? You must have watched a few episodes out of order, the war had been going on since long before Shockwave joined in. His job was to either win the war for the Decepticons, or draw it out long enough for Megatron to get back.
ebilly99 wrote:Also we must remember it was the Autobots who lead the Con's to earth.
And how is that their fault exactly? I seem to recall the Decepticons boarding the unarmed exploration ship attempting to kill it's occupants
and causing it to crash-land on Earth.
ebilly99 wrote:If the autobots had found energy and returned the con's would have been wiped out.
And if the Decepticons had found energy and returned, the bots would have been wiped out. The difference is, the Decepticons defining characteristic is their belligerence and malevolence. After conquering Cybertron, they wouldn't have stopped.