I made the mistake of watching “The Five Faces of Darkness” earlier today, and other than making me question how Transformers is even still a thing, I also started seeing a lot of unexpressed angst festering in the bots.
Of course, Rodimus’s angst was quite often expressed. It’s actually kind of interesting considering we were still squarely in the era of 80s square-jawed action hero types, and the rise of the brooding, conflicted protagonist was 15 or so years away. So Rodimus was ahead of his time with his oft-crippling inferiority complex! (He still sucks.)
But the rest of the crew has their problems as well, even beyond the OVERWHELMING number of (incredibly annoying) speech impediments.