My thoughts on the end of season 2 and guesses for s3, better late than never. Optimus:
Last we see him, there are still sparks, so he still has a 'heartbeat'.Wheeljack, Airachnid and every Decep are in his vicinity so there might be some type of contest over his body or self. In reality, I suspect he'll be taken prisoner or hostage tho he might be discarded. I also see a small possibility that he'll go back to thinking he's Orion Pax/Optronix and serve the Deceps, but without the Iacon files to crack, I don't see what use he is to them any more. I wonder of they feel that killing him is an important tradition?Alpha Trion:
Missing in action. He hid a key in Smokescreen, so I wouldn't be surprised if he's hidden himself in the fortress Megatron 'Downloaded' to Earth. If he can still see events through the reforged Star Saber, he knows it would be a workable plan. This bloke
could be used an excuse to change A3 into downloadable material if he were a 'sample' of his kind in the Iacon hall of records, as A3 could technically scan him and take his form long enough to stash himself inside the 'download' of the fortress. Some cousin artefact of the phase shifter (do we really guess A3 bolted without taking any artefacts with him at all? could also be used as an excuse to stash A3 in the fort. Wheeljack, looking for Optimus, could be the catalyst that busts A3 out of some wall. Do I expect it? Nope, but for now it's logical guessing. Airachnid:
Might be dead, discarded with the M.E.C.H plot hook, but could be on the loose again, broken free of stasis when the base collapsed, or else found and brought back into action by Wheeljack or some Decep. With the Predacons coming, Megatron has a massive arsenal, so she may be used to take the insecticons away from him again. A 'betrayal' by the Insecticons would be a good excuse to show off Predaking in combat without killing Autobots off straight from episode 1. Airachnid, if she rejoins the Deceps, may sway Starscreams' loyalties again, tho Knockout is also corruptible now as he needs to start watching his back after the cortical patch episode. If she stays rogue, she may team up with Wheeljack for a little while until they can get away from ground zero. Tiny, mostly unlikely chance she'll do something to zombify Dreadwing to help along some type of brief subplot thread.Ratchet:
I don't think his problem with Optimus has enough torque on him to switch allegiances. He always knew what to expect from Optimus and should be too busy shepherding the homeless A/bots and the kids around, possibly only via comm, to dwell on it for too long. It's a matter of character evolution which may be a vibe in the studios overall as knowledge of the 'evolution' concept in the next Bay film starts to come to light. Issue may surface briefly if Optimus is reunited with his team. Otherwise, Ratchet will use a defence and justification of Optimus to put any new prime in line. Megz:
This is a story about being a Prime. The writers have the guts to explore A/bots as fugitives and refugees of an honestly lost war. They should have let Megz get higher in psuedo-Prime status for a little. He got the arm of "Anonymous prime", a saber, a Cybertronian city-fortress and a chance to revive Cybertron. I think, since the dialogue already set any revival of Cybertron by him to be falsifiable, that he should have been allowed to do it for a day, then get shot in the foot.Doesn't matter now.Zombie-Cons/Zombie-bots:
What, the dark energon wore off? The exploding space bridge killed them all? Not satisfied. More mannequins limited for budget, promised to be used again and discarded for flashback fillers. Bulkhead:
He is developing the strength of will to control Miko and Smokescreens capability to distract him. Good. Should be useful.
I seriously hope more A/bots come to Earth in response to Primes' calls. This whole substory has been left behind, even in the Movieverse, it was there-but-not-there. If Jazz, I hope for an Elite Guard vet, If Prowl, not a motorbike, if any others, more soldiers, please. 3 for every one specialist, otherwise it's a parade of Han Solo toys and no supporting Rebel trooper toys.
Curiosity: Will Predaking roam to search for the remaining Autobots, or will they congregate on Megatrons fortress in desire to reclaim Optimus Prime?Fowler:
The Human perspective: If he has decided it's time to call things an emergency, he may push for the military to set up a new M.E.C.H project.