One of my absolute favorite gifsets of KO. You can see the exact moment he starts to reevaluate his life lol.
I’m probably thinking too much into it but…
There’s literally no reason for him to be a Decepticon anymore. His personal science projects have already been taken from him and given to Shockwave, Breakdown (whose loyalty was too strong to ever leave the Decepticons) is dead, Megatron’s never expected much of him even when he wasn’t body-snatched by an ancient, megalomaniacal evil bent on the destruction of their homeworld … and to top it off, this is what it’s going to be like with Starscream for how many thousands of years?
Guess he’s finally done with partners who live up to their name a little too well.
I think most about his reaction to Ratchet thanking him. He was honestly surprised, like respect and gratitude won through any method beyond deceit, political maneuvering or brute strength is a singular event.
It’s a shame we won’t get to see his character arc develop with the Autobots post Predacon Rising. What a fascinating journey it would have been.