I'd consider Soundwave a secondary character also. Same with Dreadwing (though, like Knock Out, he too walked the fine line between secondary and main character status... then he died).Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:I think Knock Out is as much of a main character as Soundwave is. He doesn't hang out around Megatron as much but he appears and does things throughout the entirety of the show with pretty good regularity. He isn't just their doctor, either, he actually interacts with the autobots as well. He could def do with more screentime, though.
I'd say Knock Out as major a character as Bulk and Skull. Doesn't make him any less lovable, though.
Really, the only Decepticons in this show who have been almost consistently in the main character status would be Megatron (after episode 13) and Starscream. Everyone else has been treated as either a secondary, minor, or guest star character.