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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was released only a couple short weeks ago, but it seems that is all we have been playing. An incredibly fun and varied game, it includes some new playable characters that we had not seen before in the game’s predecessor, Transformers: War for Cybertron. Some of the new characters included fan-favorites like Jazz, Cliffjumper, the Combaticons and the Dinobots. This list offers a look at what could have been, what is missing and what is still yet to come in terms of characters appearing in the game.

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5. Lugnut
Transformers: War for Cybertron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron borrowed heavily from the Exodus and Exiles novels. These books, along with the Transformers Prime series, are all considered to be part of an aligned continuity.
In the Exodus book, Lugnut is standing directly next to the loquacious Barricade, guarding a door when Orion Pax enters Kaon to meet Megatron for the first time. Since Barricade appeared in Transformers: War for Cybertron, I thought it only fitting that Lugnut should make an appearance as a Titan or Scientist class character in Fall of Cybertron. Give him the shockwave ability that Vortex uses in campaign mode and Lugnut would have his POKE ability. POKE is naturally short for Punch Of Kill Everything.

Image of Lugnut orginially from here.

4. Prowl
Prowl was featured prominently in the Exiles novel. Optimus Prime entrusted Prowl to investigate the possibility of a traitor aboard The Ark. I thought it would have been very fitting for Prowl to have been part of the reconnaissance team investigating Grimlock’s team’s disappearance. If nothing else, Sideswipe’s cameo on the shuttle that dropped off and picked up Jazz and Cliffjumper from the Sea of Rust, could have easily been Prowl instead of Sideswipe. All this and there is already an existing CG model of Prime Universe Prowl based on the forever forthcoming Jagex Transformers MMO.

3. Bulkhead
While making a couple cameos in the aligned novels, Bulkhead is the heavy from Transformers Prime. It would only be fitting for Bulkhead to appear as a Destroyer/Leader class character in the campaign, if not just multiplayer.

2. Slipstream
Slipstream has a lot of things going for her. She was an unlockable character in Transformers: War for Cybertron. She was featured more prominently among the seekers in the Exiles novel, even going toe to toe in an epic fight with Optimus Prime on the nose The Nemesis, the Decepticons’ warship. Lastly, she is one of the very few female Transformers and lets face it, the franchise could use some more female characters featured as major players.

1. Arcee
My top character that did not make it into Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is Arcee. Arcee has many of the same things going for her that Slipstream does. She was also an unlockable character in the previous game. She is essentially the premiere female for the entire franchise. While, Arcee was not featured in the aligned novels, she is one of the main characters in the Transformers Prime show, which has a much greater mindshare among the fandom at large. And while its nice to have more prominent female characters, its just as important that they be effective role models as well. Arcee fits that to a tee in nearly all of her incarnations.

Were there any characters you had hoped would make it into the game? Disagree with anyone in the list?
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