It's hard to say. Maybe Hasbro was the one who dictated that they had to have all these arcs and gave them little time to work with them, or alternatively the writers practiced the trend of having most of the show just be standalone episodes and one-offs instead of something more serialized . Back in my day cartoons could focus on intense or complex views and perspectives and we were hooked . I think I'm getting the sense of an upcoming plot twist . Wow, Swerve? Now I have to go back and watch that thing even more closely . I don't think he's a character they could believably redeem even if they wanted to.