Annabelle Lennox is just another little girl, just starting school. She's clever and learns rather quickly. She hates bullies and will not tolerate them trying to be mean. She likes to draw and color in her free time. Her favorite subject of her drawings would be the black truck that is usually parked outside her house.

[[SecretKeeper She never tells anyone, however, that the truck isn't ''just'' a truck.]] It is her best friend, [[{{Film/Transformers}} Ironhide]].

Set after ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', this series is a prime example of what happens when characters wrestle control away from the writer. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5026037/1/Black_Crayons Black Crayons]] started out as a short one-shot about the idea of Will Lennox's daughter growing up with the knowledge of the Autobots and how this would affect the child. It was intended to be something short, but as its creator, Creator/BookwormGal, quickly learned, the tale was nowhere near finished. Currently, the series consists of sixteen stories. Most are short one-shots, but four are multi-chapter pieces including the most recent one that attempts to rewrite ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''. The series was written out of order and most can be read separately, but taken as one long story as well.

''Black Crayons'' consists of (in order):

* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5026037/1/Black_Crayons Black Crayons]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5039456/1/Drawings Drawings]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5066572/1/Babysitters_Nightmare Babysitter's Nightmare]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5071269/1/Night_Sky Night Sky]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5060907/1/Bully Bully]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5059167/1/ParentTeacher_Conference Parent-Teacher Conference]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5173390/1/Everyone_Needs_a_Birthday Everybody Needs a Birthday]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5073757/1/Babysitting_Take_Two Babysitting, Take Two]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5182664/1/When_I_Grow_Up When I Grow Up]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5212715/1/Party_Time Party Time]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5347566/1/Language_Lessons Language Lessons]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5456444/1/Summer_Vacation Summer Vacation]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5264011/1/My_First_Decepticon My First Decepticon]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6398626/1/Nightmares Nightmares]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7170395/1/A_Childs_Innocence A Child's Innocence]]

Or they can all be read [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/116641 here]]

In addition to the main stories of the series, a collection of drabbles was written.

* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5593005/1/100_Black_Crayons 100 Black Crayons]]

While most of the stories are [[LighterAndSofter simply sweet and adorable tales]] about a little girl who just so happen to be friends with the Autobot Weapon Specialist, it manages to avoid being ''too'' sweet. Characterization of the relationships between the humans and Cybertronians is the main focus. Later stories, as Annabelle begins to grow older, become more serious in tone. Her father and best friend ''are'' in the middle of a war against the Decepticons and events begin to draw closer to home...

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!!''Black Crayons'' contains examples of:

* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Sentinel has this mindset, seeing the Cybertonians to be worshiped by humans.]]
* ActionGirl: Mikaela for the humans and the Arcee triplets for the Autobots.
* ActionSurvivor: Sam Witwicky, Mikaela Banes, and Annabelle Lennox
* AdaptationNameChange: Dino and Que in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' are named Mirage and Wheeljack respectively in ''A Child's Innocence''.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', not much is known about Sarah Lennox. In the ''Black Crayons'' series, she intimidates soldiers (including her husband and Epps), Simmons, Mearing, and even some of the Autobots through sheer personality alone. This quote by Simmons to Mearing in ''A Child's Innocence'' sums it up:
--> '''Simmons:''' Charlotte, you might think you're an intimidating woman, but Sarah Lennox could leave Megatron whimpering in fear.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: In ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', not much is known about Dylan Gould's father. In ''A Child's Innocence'', [[LikeFatherLikeSon Richard Gould is where Dylan got the whole "betray the human race" thing from as well as his lust for power.]]]]
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Just like in the movies, the Cybertronians have downloaded the language. Also inverted when Annabelle begins learning to speak Cybertronian.
* AlternateUniverseFic: ''A Child's Innocence'' is a rewrite of ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''. One of the differences is removing [[ReplacementScrappy Carly]] and putting Mikaela back in the storyline.
* AnArmAndALeg: In ''A Child's Innocence'', quite a few examples:
** [[spoiler: Starscream nearly has his entire arm blown off courtesy of Sam placing an explosive on the former's shoulder joint.]]
** [[spoiler: Megatron has his arm cut off by Optimus Prime.]]
** [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime cuts off Optimus Prime's arm.]]
* AngerBornOfWorry: Chromia scolds Ironhide for nearly getting himself killed [[ShipTease out of concern for him]].
* AscendedExtra: Sarah Lennox and Annabelle Lennox
** Also, as mentioned in AlternateUniverseFic, Mikaela is not PutOnABus in the rewrite of ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.
* BadassInDistress: When [[spoiler: Mikaela is captured by Dylan]], [[spoiler: she]] spends the time trying to figure out a way to escape or imagining killing [[spoiler: Dylan]].
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: While never actually hurt, Jennifer ends the night with her nerves frayed due to a "possessed truck" outside.
* BaitAndSwitch: In ''DOTM'', Bumblebee presents rings to Carly and Sam, however Sam tells Bumblebee to "slow down", showing that's he's not ready for that step in a relationship. In ''A Child's Innocence'', a similar scene happens (only with Mikaela in place of Carly) and Sam tells Bumblebee the same thing, only immediately afterwards he follows it up with telling Bumblebee that he (Sam) should be the one proposing.
* BattleCouple: Two examples in ''A Child's Innocence'':
** Sam and Mikaela pull off some impressive stunts in [[spoiler: Chicago.]]
** Ironhide and Chromia become this as well in [[spoiler: Chicago.]]
* BattleOfWits: Between Annabelle and Simmons, who is trying to prove that a five year old girl can't possibly be trusted with a secret as massive as the Autobots. Too bad that he, like so many others, underestimated her...
* BerserkButton: For Annabelle, anything that might put her Autobot friends in trouble. For Sarah, anything that could threaten her child or husband. For Ironhide, anything that could physically, mentally, or emotionally harm Annabelle.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Skids and Mudflap are pranksters and were given ButtMonkey treatment in ''Summer Vacation'', but in ''A Child's Innocence'' they show themselves to be capable fighters in [[spoiler: Chicago]] by performing a ColossusClimb on a larger Decepticon and beating away at him. The fight against said Decepticon was actually going in the twins' favor even while they were arguing with each other. [[spoiler: Skids defeats the Decepticon by [[NeckSnap snapping its neck]] and [[OffWithHisHead then ripping its head off]].]]
* {{BFG}}: Ironhide. Annabelle always makes sure to include his cannons in her drawings.
* BilingualBackfire: At one point, Ironhide begins teaching Annabelle some basics about how to speak Cybertronian. [[ChekhovsSkill This allows her to listen in and participate on a few conversations she wasn't supposed to understand.]] This includes Skid and Mudflap's plans to pull a prank on Ironhide, [[spoiler:use the universal greeting on Barricade, and hear a critical conversation about a traitor in the Autobot's midst]].
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Annabelle, in chapter 11 of ''A Child's Innocence'', is reduced to a heart-broken, crying child after witnessing the Xanthium explode.]]
* CallBack: A few in ''A Child's Innocence'':
** Events from the installments in the series are referenced. To name a few:
*** Annabelle being able to understand Cybertonian dialect is a reference to ''Language Lessons'' and ''Summer Vacation''.
*** Annabelle and Barricade thinking about their first encounter with each other is a reference to ''My First Decepticon''.
*** Annabelle using Wheelie's advice to compliment Starscream when she is kidnapped by him is a reference to ''Nightmares''.
*** Skids and Mudflap reference ''Summer Vacation'' when they discuss Annabelle pranking them.
** Mikaela brings up events from ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' and ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' in her angry thoughts when Mearing says that Sam is just a "messenger".
** [[Film/{{Transformers}} Once again Mikaela]] [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen hotwires a car.]]
** [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Skids and Mudflap climbing on a larger Decepticon.]]
* CarFu: In ''A Child's Innocence'', [[spoiler: Mikaela pulls this off fairly well against a Decepticon]].
* CheerfulChild: Annabelle
* ChekhovsSkill: Annabelle speaking Cybertronian. First, a cute way learn about the Twin's pranking plans. [[spoiler:Later, [[ChekhovsBoomerang a life saving skill]]]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In ''A Child's Innocence'', Annabelle goes into Chicago while the Decepticons and Autobots are fighting because she feels the need to do something and that villains should be punished for what they are doing.
* CompositeCharacter:
** Carly Spencer's role in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' is given to Mikaela Banes in ''A Child's Innocence''. Being Sam Witwicky's LoveInterest, being employed by Dylan Gould, [[spoiler: [[IHaveYourWife getting kidnapped by Dylan Gould]] to be used as leverage against Sam]], et cetera. [[spoiler: Annabelle Lennox is the one who convinces Megatron to turn against Sentinel Prime, although in her case, she does it unintentionally.]]
** In ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', Laserbeak goes to the house of one of the Decepticon's human collaborators and disguises himself as a smaller, pink version of Bumblebee and asks a little girl, "Is your daddy home?" . In ''A Child's Innocence'', the house that Laserbeak goes to where he disguises himself is the Lennox home and asks Annabelle the same question.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Jolt being disintegrated by Sentinel's [[BuffySpeak rust gun thing]]]].
* CuteMute: Just like in the films, Bumblebee.
* DamselOutOfDistress: In ''A Child's Innocence'', when Mikaela is kidnapped by [[spoiler: Dylan Gould]], she actually puts in an effort to try to escape.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While most of the stories in the series have been fluffy, little tales intended to make you smile, things start becoming more serious around ''My First Decepticon'' and become positively dark at points in ''A Child's Innocence''.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Brains]], who survives the events of ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', dies in ''A Child's Innocence''.
* DentedIron: [[spoiler: In ''A Child's Innocence'', Sam, Mikaela, and Annabelle go through some intense danger in Chicago and have the injuries to show for it by the end of the story. To wit:]]
** [[spoiler: Sam nearly has his arm dislocated by Starscream.]]
** [[spoiler: Mikaela has more than a few scratches from pulling off the above mentioned CarFu. She even has her arms almost entirely covered by guaze by the end of the story.]]
** [[spoiler: Annabelle is rendered unconscious and has her arm broken after getting knocked away by Sentinel Prime.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Even when the Autobots are seemingly killed, Sam still goes to Chicago while the Decepticons are running rampant in the city to rescue Mikaela from Dylan.]]
** [[spoiler: Same goes for Annabelle, who chooses to go there [[ChronicHeroSyndrome because she feels like she has to do something]].]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Jolt who continuously holds onto Sentinel Prime to keep him from shooting anyone else before succumbing to the effects of Sentinel's rust gun.]]
* EurekaMoment: Ironhide discovering that [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime is the "Autobot traitor", its also what keeps him from being killed by Sentinel's [[InTheBack attempt to shoot him in the back]] as the weapons specialist had already turned around to face the traitor before he got a chance to fire]].
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Sentinel does not understand why Optimus and the other Autobots do not choose to be worshiped as gods by the humans. Optimus replies, "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" which is something that the former taught him.]]
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler: Dylan Gould and Soundwave to Sam Witwicky and Bumblebee, respectively. Both Sam and Dylan's families have a history with the Cybertonians and both Sam and Dylan were dragged into the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons because of this: Sam's great great grandfather discovered Megatron's frozen body and had the location to the Allspark imprinted on his glasses. Dylan's father, Richard Gould, took Soundwave as a "client" as the Decepticon had him crunch numbers to make further trips to the moon by NASA improbable, so that no one would discover the ''Ark''. Bumblebee was sent to Earth as Sam's guardian while Dylan inherited the job of working with Soundwave after Richard passed away.]]
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Starscream courtesy of Sam Witwicky]] suffers this in ''A Child's Innocence''.
* FaceDoodling: [[spoiler:Annabelle]] does this to [[spoiler:the twins, Mudflap and Skids,]] in ''Summer Vacation''. Glitter was also used.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Sentinel Prime]]
* FanVerse
* GenreSavvy: Barricade is aware that trying to harm Annabelle will cause one to suffer the wrath of Ironhide as well as the other Autobots who care for her. [[spoiler: In ''A Child's Innocence'', it is this reason that he decides to let Annabelle go when she is taken prisoner.]]
* GoingDownWithTheShip: [[spoiler:Wheelie and Brains. The former survived.]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: A few examples in ''A Child's Innocence'':
** [[spoiler: Flareup is on the receiving end of this trope courtesy of Sentinel Prime.]]
** [[spoiler: Sideswipe inflicts this on a Decepticon in Chicago.]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime kills Jolt and Flareup and almost did the same to Ironhide.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ironhide and Annabelle. It is portrayed as [[HonoraryUncle a]] [[PapaWolf platonic]] [[BigBrotherInstinct relationship]].
* HumansAreWarriors: Aside from the army, the other human characters get their moments in [[spoiler: Chicago]] in ''A Child's Innocence''. Especially:
** Sam [[spoiler: who manages to force Starscream into retreating by [[EyeScream impaling him in the eye]] and [[AnArmAndALeg nearly blowing his arm off.]]]]
** Mikaela [[spoiler: who pulls off some impressive CarFu against a Decepticon]], Wheelie doesn't call her "Warrior Goddess" for nothing.
** Annabelle Lennox [[spoiler: who manages to distract Sentinel Prime by driving a piece of rebar into his leg.]]
* HumansThroughAlienEyes: Ironhide, and later Bumblebee, have initial trouble with how the crayon drawings are supposed to represent reality.
* IHaveYourWife: Two examples in ''A Child's Innocence'':
** Annabelle Lennox is kidnapped by Laserbeak and Starscream so that the Autobots will be distracted with trying to get her back.
** [[spoiler: Mikaela Banes is kidnapped by Dylan Gould and Soundwave to force Sam Witwicky into being TheMole for the Decepticons.]]
* InnocentInaccurate: [[spoiler:Annabelle thinks the skeletons in Chicago are Halloween decorations]].
* InterspeciesFriendship: Annabelle (human) and Ironhide (Cybertronian). Actually, just like in the movies, there a lot of this going on with the main characters.
* InTheBack: Similar to the scene in ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', [[spoiler:Sentinel ''attempts'' to do this to Ironhide. This time, however, Ironhide is able to react in time and make the traitor face him head-on instead]].
* LighterAndSofter: Most of the earlier-set stories are more light-hearted than the movies.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: [[spoiler: Both Richard and Dylan Gould have no qualms with letting the Decepticons enslave the human race in exchange for power. Soundwave notes the similarities between them and the Decepticons.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Annabelle Lennox is not to be taken lightly, to wit:
** In ''Bully'', she punches [[TheBully Carl]] when he badmouths aliens and scares the entire class.
** In ''My First Decepticon'', [[SaveTheVillain she distracts Barricade Carl can escape]].
** In ''A Child's Innocence'', she [[spoiler: tries her best to keep cool when she is captured by Laserbeak, persuades Barricade into letting her go, goes into Chicago while the Decepticons rampage through the city because [[ChronicHeroSyndrome she feels like she has to do something]], and jams a piece of rebar into [[HeroKiller Sentinel]] [[TreacherousAdvisor Prime]]'s leg.]]
* LittleStowaway: [[spoiler:Annabelle in ''A Child's Innocence'']].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Jerry Wang, Jolt, Flareup, Laserbeak, Shockwave, Brains, Dylan Gould, and Sentinel Prime]].
* {{Mama Bear}}: Sarah Lennox. Don't mess with her daughter. It's a bit of a RunningGag for characters to believe that not even the Decepticons could stand up to her.
* KnightOfCerebus: The Decepticons; they appear in the much more serious and darker installments, ''My First Decepticon'' and ''A Child's Innocence''.
* MeleeATrois: Optimus Prime vs. Megatron vs [[spoiler:Sentinel Prime]]
* TheMole: Just like in ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', [[spoiler:Sam is forced to serve as one against his will]].
* MostWritersAreAdults: Averted. Great care is taken to make sure Annabelle acts like a child, albeit a clever child.
* MythologyGag: The Universal Greeting: [[TransformersTheMovie Bah wheep grana wheep ninny bahn]]
* NoEndorHolocaust: Unlike the third film, this is averted in ''A Child's Innocence''. Having Cybertron coming through the space bridge is mentioned to be causing earthquakes near fault lines and that there is the distinct possibility that having the planet completely come through could rip Earth apart.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Averted. Annabelle begins the series at age four, but she's six by ''A Child's Innocence''.
* NotSoDifferent:
** Soundwave takes note of [[spoiler: Dylan and his father Richard Gould and their thirst for power]], even having to make sure that they were not Pretenders and even thinking that the former would be a great Decepticon and that if there were a way to implant a human mind into a Cybertonian body, [[spoiler: Dylan Gould would be a fine replacement for Laserbeak after the latter's death.]]
** After Optimus Prime [[spoiler: kills his former mentor Sentinel]], he notes that the latter became no different than Megatron.
* {{Papa Wolf}}: Not only does Annabelle have [[BadassNormal Will]] [[HumansAreWarriors Lennox]], but she also has [[TriggerHappy Ironhide]]. Not to mention most of the Autobots have become rather fond of her...
* OfficialCouple: [[TheHero Sam Witwicky]] and [[ActionGirl Mikaela Banes]]. Also, unlike ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', they are still together in ''A Child's Innocence'' (which is a rewrite of said film) [[spoiler: and Sam even proposes to Mikaela near the end of the story.]]
* OhCrap: In ''A Child's Innocence'', Barricade has this reaction when he assigned with guarding Annabelle because he is afraid of what [[PapaWolf Ironhide]] (not to mention the other Autobots who care about her) will do to him if he finds out.
* PluckyGirl: Annabelle. She's sweet and friendly, but she can be as brave and stubborn as her parents (or Ironhide) when she needs to. [[spoiler:She sneaks her way into a ''warzone'' because she thought she needed to be there]].
* PragmaticVillainy: [[spoiler: Barricade decides that it would be safer for him if he let Annabelle go so that he would avoid suffering the wrath of the Autobots who care about her (mainly Ironhide).]]
* TheQuisling: Just like in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', [[spoiler: Dylan Gould]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted with Wheelie, but played straight with the other Decepticons. In ''A Child's Innocence'', Annabelle quickly figures out that Laserbeak is a Decepticon even while the Cybertonian is disuised as small, pink version of Bumblebee.
* RollerbladeGood: Sideswipe and the Arcee triplets move around on wheels in their robot forms.
** [[spoiler: Arcee, Mirage, and Sideswipe fight a Decepticon who also moves around on wheels when in robot form.]]
* SacrificialLion: To show how DarkerAndEdgier ''A Child's Innocence'' is in compared to other stories in the series, [[spoiler: Jolt and Flareup are killed by Sentinel Prime.]]
* SaveTheVillain: For a certain value of "villain." In ''My First Decepticon'', [[spoiler:when Barricade shows up, Annabelle serves as a distraction so that [[TheBully Carl]] can escape]].
* TheSociopath: Laserbeak takes great joy in killing humans.
* SecretKeeper: Not including those connected to the government or [=NEST=], those who know the truth about the Cybertronians include Sam, Mikaela, Annabelle, their families, [[AndZoidberg and Leo]] (though he hasn't appeared in the series).
* ShipperOnDeck: Annabelle is waiting rather impatiently for [[spoiler:Ironhide and Chromia]] to realize they belong together.
* ShipTease: There are moments in the series that tease Chromia and Ironhide, to list a few:
** In ''A Child's Innocence'', Chromia's thoughts show that she would save Annabelle even if she did not care about the child because she knows that Ironhide cares about her and she hates seeing Ironhide upset.
** As mentioned in AngerBornOfWorry, Chromia scolding Ironhide for risking himself.
* ShoutOut: At one point in ''A Child's Innocence'', [[ActorAllusion Dutch]] says [[{{Series/Firefly}} I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.]]
** In the same story, Mikaela compares Sam to [[Film/DieHard John McClane]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Just like in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'':
** Sam finds himself facing off against [[spoiler: Dylan Gould]], a human who has agreed [[TheQuisling to assist the Decepticons in their takeover of Earth]], provided that he is unharmed after the takeover (and possibly gets a fair share of the spoils; such as being leader of the human slaves, which is made more clear in ''A Child's Innocence''). Sam tries to reason with [[spoiler: Dylan]], who ignores his pleas and turns on the final Pillar for the Space Bridge, warping Cybertron into Earth's atmosphere. [[spoiler: Dylan]] then kicks Sam to the ground, telling him "You chose a side? You chose wrong!" Moments later, Sam appears with a metal bar in his hands, leading to this final conversation:
--->'''[[spoiler:Dylan]]:''' See that? (Points to Cybertron) I just saved a whole other world! You think you're a hero? You think you're a HERO!?"
--->'''Sam:''' No... [[MeaningfulEcho I'm just the messenger]]! (Rams Dylan with the metal bar, causing Dylan to collide with the Pillar's energy beam, electrocuting him to death.)
** Optimus Prime does this to both Megatron and [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime]].
---> '''Megatron:''' (as he's about to finish off [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime]]) But I'll have to finish off Optimus as well this time, he and his followers have gotten in the way once too many times. I have to wonder, though... what will it be like without him around? Who will I be without him?\\
'''[[spoiler:Sentinel Prime]]:''' I don't know. Who would he be without you?\\
'''Optimus Prime:''' Time to find out. ([[spoiler:Cuts Megatron's right arm off with his axe and later [[StopHittingYourself beats Megatron with his own arm]]]])\\
(later)\\
'''[[spoiler:Sentinel Prime]]:''' [[spoiler:Optimus... all I ever wanted... was the survival of our race... You must see why I had to betray you]]...\\
'''Optimus Prime:''' (picks up Megatron's gun) [[spoiler:As I said before you didn't betray me, Sentinel. You betrayed yourself.]] (takes aim at [[spoiler:Sentinel]]) \\
'''[[spoiler:Sentinel Prime]]:''' NO, OPTIMUS...!\\
'''Optimus Prime:''' (Fires the gun, killing [[spoiler:Sentinel]])
* SpannerInTheWorks: In ''A Child's Innocence'', Annabelle tells Megatron that she thinks [[spoiler: Dylan Gould and Sentinel Prime]] are responsible for [[spoiler: what is happening in Chicago.]] This serves as a blow to Megatron's ego as he thinks that humans do not believe that he is the leader of the Decepticons or a significant threat and that [[spoiler: Dylan and Sentinel have overshadowed him. He then attacks Sentinel.]] Note that Annabelle really ''does'' believe that [[spoiler: Dylan and Sentinel]] are the ones responsible for what is happening in [[spoiler: Chicago]] and has no idea that Megatron is actually the one who is behind everything.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: So far in ''A Child's Innocence'', [[spoiler:Ironhide, Starscream, Wheeljack, Soundwave, Wheelie, and Megatron]] have survived their fates from ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.
* TheStarscream: Starscream, obviously. A few characters, especially Megatron, take note that he is planning to usurp control and become leader of the Decepticons.
* StopHittingYourself: In ''A Child's Innocence'', [[spoiler: Optimus beats Megatron's with the latter's severed arm in the FinalBattle in Chicago]].
* TacticalWithdrawal: In ''A Child's Innocence'', [[spoiler: after being defeated in Chicago, Starscream, Soundwave, Megatron, and Barricade decide to retreat while they still can.]]
* TransformingMecha: It's a ''{{Transformers}}'' fanfic, what do you expect?
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime]]
* TricksterTwins: Mudflap and Skids
* {{WAFF}}: If you do not go "aww..." at some point, you have no soul.
* WaterGunsAndBalloons: The ideal weapons whenever Annabelle decides to team up with Ironhide against Sam, Wheelie, or the Twins.
* WhipItGood: Jolt and Mirage have [[DualWielding one on each arm]] which they use in robot form.

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