that was what LSotW was about, i think- showing characters dying brutally and futile...-ly? there was so much emotional impact with every death or injury in this series, but nobody got the death they would have chosen, nobody got to go out in a blaze of glory. ironfist was one of the most likeable and identifiable transformers ever, 'cause he was an ascended fanboy, and when it came down to it he wasn't up to combat, and then he didn't get to complete his particular part of the mission. he died quietly on the way home, after having any illusions he still had about the glory of the wreckers, war and the autobot cause shattered. nick roche is an awesome, evil bastard!