- Attempted Rape: Upon learning that Swindle isn't selling his body for credits anymore, Motormaster tries to take what he wants by force.
- The Atoner: Swindle.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The other Combaticons are worried about Swindle throughout the whole story, and when Motormaster tries to rape him, Onslaught very nearly murders the Stunticon in retaliation.
- Groin Attack: Swindle tries one on Motormaster. It's not successful.
- My God, What Have I Done?: It's never outright stated, but it's clear that Swindle's brothers are horrified by what their conversation caused.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Swindle's change in behavior is what tips the other Combaticons off to the fact that something's wrong.
- Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: What kicks off the whole plot - Swindle doesn't hang around long enough to hear Onslaught scold the others for their suggestion.
- Shower of Angst: Swindle takes several.
Fan Fic / Penance
Penance is a Transformers: Generation 1 fanfic by Silver Rayan. it can be found here.Swindle feels terribly guilty for betraying his brothers. He overhears them grumbling about how much their youngest has cost them. When a discussion about ways he could make up the debt comes up Swindle takes to spark the idea to sell the only thing he has left: his body. And at this point he will do anything to earn forgiveness. However, he doesn't know that his brothers weren't serious about making him a sexbot. And he can't hide what he's doing forever...VERY important note: The link is to the censored version of the story ONLY. This fic contains examples of: