- Weapon: Sword of Fury
I have always thought that the major weakness of the Energon cartoon was its intense focus of the plot around Unicron. The second part of the story actually starts falling apart due to this focus, because Unicron becomes something the Autobots can't defeat, and something the Decepticons can't control. After what seemed like the final battle between Optimus Prime and the revived Unicron, the unmaker returns yet again, this time possessing Megatron/Galvatron's mind. The show then has to tie itself up somehow, with the final battle between Optimus Prime and Galvatron having absolutely no point, and the series ending where the previous one, Armada, did, with Galvatron sacrificing himself nobly rather than be controlled by Unicron any longer. It just feels like the characters have to focus so much on Unicron in this series that they don't have time for each other, especially in the cases of Optimus Prime and Megatron. I mean, we already know from Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and Armada that David Kaye's Megatron and Gary Chalk's Optimus play well off of each other. Megatron's failings in this series surprised me the most. David Kaye's Megatron is clever, scheming, and incredibly focused on his triumph over anything, everything, and everyone in his way. To think that he would focus so much energy into a weapon, a sentient weapon that showed countless times that he couldn't successfully control it, is just ridiculous. He never even takes time to increase his own powers, apart from reformatting his Star Saber early on in the series, and absorbing the Super Energon to become Galvatron towards the end. It's like the moment in Revenge of the Fallen where Megatron calls The Fallen "Master". Megatron has no "Master", and he alone leads the Decepticons! Any other situation is simply out of place and confusing.
That is why I am interested in rewriting the Energon cartoon's storyline. I already have a general idea for the plot, as well as for a few characters. If anyone is interested in working on this, or would like to know more about my ideas, reply to this topic or shoot me a message.