SentinelA wrote:This idea may have stemmed from the Quintison occupation of Cybertron. As for non-aligned bots. Decepticons wouldn't tolerate them due to their "you're either with us or against us" attitude.
I guess I should have clarified. I think "NAILs" don't work because the Autobots
wouldn't tolerate them.
It's the kind of thing where, if they're not actively working to stop the Decepticons from colonizing/killing other species, or don't have any particular opinion on it, they're basically condoning it. They're attributing no value to other species. That's a Decepticon attitude.
To that extent, I actually don't think the Decepticons would have a problem with them.
Basically, I don't like the idea of the conflict stemming from one side having an innate animosity toward the other. In my mind, the only successful origin for the conflict stems from their interaction with other species.
I think the ideal interpretation breaks down to something like this:
The Decepticons are all like, "Hey, we need energy. We're big robots with weapons. We're going to go slaughter some other planets and come back with Energon, brb."
And the Autobots are like, "You can't do that. That's not okay."
And the Decepticons are like, "Wait, why?"
Cue war and generations of hatred.