>>105082799our last cybertonian hero is Bumblebee (Alt mode: Volkswagon Bug) who came to Rachet with a tale he could not believe if not for a familiar encryption message and signature. Bumblebee was once a flier and a young colonist on an outer-rim world who lived a normal life until his colony was terrorized by the legendary Soundwave of Decepticon high-command. The lone decepticon obliterated the colony and Bee was saved from the brink of death by Optimus Prime. Seeking justice, Bee begged Optimus to take him under his wing but instead, Optimus Prime told Bee to travel to earth and begin working with an old friend who could repair him further and 'better teach him': Rachet, but, accepting Bee's resolve, Optimus and Elita declared Bee an Autobot
There's also a human cast but I won't go into them unless asked.
Side notes: various classic deceptions are often leaders of criminal organizations, each would be meant to operate on their own style.
Starscream's crew are basically Air/space pirates, and is the only one of the inner circle who didn't leave with megs. Mostly because for all Starscream's bragging about being a decepticon vet, he was never on the front-lines of the War as he was the chief of sciences and technologies. A lot of Starscream's power comes from gadget's he's made or found to supplement his less-than stellar fighting skills.
Devastator (who, might able to be made of more than just six combiners for this continuity or even be able to assimilate others) operates like a bit of a mafia style (they're all family in a business)
Swindle is... Well, if you know Swindle you know what his style of criminal empire would be, though unlike other decepticons, his business is 'technically' legitimate as he's effectively dealing (cheap) Cybertronian tech to earth and is the only decepticon to have humans under him
and that's the gist of it. I will torture this thread no more.