Jekyll & Hyde: Noble is benign to a fault and Savage is uncontrollable. Initially this turns out to be an act since Noble is actually Megatron stuck in his organic half. After they split, the trope is played somewhat straight - though neither Noble nor Savage display any sentience.
And I Must Scream: Subverted. Waspinator was fully aware of what was going on, but didn't care because he enjoyed it so much. It's also slightly implied that he had greater control than Jetstorm and Tankor, citing his "the brooding loner bit."
Butt Monkey: For a while mid second season, it seemed as if Thrust resumed Waspinator's old role, being bashed by everyone. Given that he is Waspinator, this was likely intentional. By the end of the series, he has regained the respect of his fellow Vehicons and is no longer bashed around.
Good Was Dumb: After being reformatted, he told Blackarachnia he doesn't like the person he used to be because he "believed in things". And was apparently happy Megatron freed him from his honor. But after Megatron tries to convert him again by promising he can have everything he wants, Silverbolt shouted ""You've given me nothing!". He later admit to Blackarachnia about what really bothered him is he's done terrible thing as Jetstorm and doesn't know if things can go back to the way they were. But Blackarachnia was willing to try.
Pet the Dog: Obsidian made his debut by backhanding Thrust for annoying him. In "Spark of Darkness", Megatron refers to Thrust as "utterly useless", but Obsidian states that it was Thrust who reminded him and Strika where their true loyalties lie. note After Megatron's supposed defeat in the previous episode, Obsidian and Strika essentially had no purpose, so they accepted the offer to join the Maximals. Thrust notices and calls them out on their loyalties, which is what ultimately leads to them to return to the Vehicons.
The Strategist: They were two of the most brilliant Maximal/Autobot generals in the history of Cybertron.