Question applies to the entirety of the Transformers universe. Where conflicts occur, the Aligned continuity is preferred.
Laserbeak, a mini-Con, has been described as a pet of Soundwave, a full-sized, regular Cybertronian (regular being the most common variant). Asking about Mini-Cons in general using Laserbeak as an example for context:
- How intelligent are Mini-Cons? For example, does Laserbeak possess the free will to choose to be Soundwave's pet or is it genuinely "domesticated"? Does it have the sentience to operate as an independent Decepticon or is its behaviour more "primitive/wild"?
- How much control do pet Mini-Cons have over their choice of forms? For example, whenever Soundwave scans a new form, is Laserbeak required to change form too to match the theme, or can it refuse?
- Adding to the previous question, when pet Mini-Cons like Laserbeak change form with their owners like Soundwave upon a new scan, does Soundwave's scan automatically reconfigure Laserbeak's form to match or does Laserbeak have to perform a separate scan on its own?