- Motto: "Continue building from within,attack your designated target,defend everyone."
- Weapon: Double-Barreled, Armor-Piercing Particle Beam Cann...
The leader class idea is interesting.
I've put my suspicions up elsewhere and there are basically plenty of candidates, but Ironhide does bring in a sentimental value that many of the others can't be claimed to have.
I look at this way: as long as Ratchet makes it into any next movie, some others have a chance of lasting through and beyond any next movie too (ignoring the fact that Starscream can clip his arm back into place and Jolt can reanimate spare parts). Any Autobot death is sad if we're not gonna see him in action with his mates who won't arrive until any next film, but there's worth in the loss as long as Ratchet makes it out alive.He's not the only nexus in the survival contingency, but he's a hefty one.
Sizewise, Ironhide leaves a glaring gap in the Autobot lineup.
"Everyone has a hobby.Even people who say they don't still have one under another name.If we're sick,injured, we still go to it and get down to see how it is.If it needs something, we bring it,make sure the attention is perfect.It exercises our care and protection and gives us back philosophies.It's a living thing to us,and is the most perfect way to teach a young person how to be towards a living thing. It's something that should never be taken away."