- The Mayhem Suppression Squad is a Decepticon subgroup in the Shattered Expectations version of the Shattered Glass portion of the Timelines continuity family. Most of the character links are to their Bad Guy-version-selves, because they're the ones that actually have any characterization.
- Each and every single member of the Mayhem Suppression Squad is a Good-Alternate-Universe-Doppelganger of a previous Fun Publications exclusive character. Since they're Bad Guys in all the regular versions of their "real" continuities, they're Good Guys in Shattered Expectations.
- Deathsaurus's color scheme is based on Star Saber from Victory. His pose is also identical to Bludgeon's on the third page of "Tales of Earth Part One" from the Generation 2 comic.
- Bug Bite is basically his normal self, with Good Guy Insignia Color Red replacing his Bad Guy Insignia Color Purple. And an eyepatch. And a mustache. And a British speech pattern. His pose is lifted from Sideswipe's first appearance in Generation 2 #1, "War Without End!".
- Thundercracker is in a Classics Seeker body with his Action Master color scheme.
- Laserbeak's color scheme is similar to Armada Laserbeak's.