Ugh, Chrysalis is totally out of character in the Transformers cross over. She’s worried her latest plan is a little too obvious.
…she would never be that self aware.
…honestly, in both the show and comics, she just isn’t the best at thinking things through due to her massive ego.
After all, she underestimated Twilight, and outright lost in a fight, due to underestimating the way Twilight’s finesse would help her leverage a power boost they both had (the comet), and prodding her into resisting by gloating about what she was going to make Twilight do to her former friends.
I like her character for what it actually is (a sadistic narcissistic egomaniac whose style does her a lot of favors), but “really considering consequences” or “good at hindsight” isn’t part of that, and she lacks the self-awareness to consider that she has that as a character flaw, should work on that
Even at her best
in the show (To Where and Back Again), she failed to brief her minions on Starlight Glimmer’s name and title as Twilight’s pupil (when she literally lives
with two of the kidnapping victims), confirming she knew that in the next part, in addition to how awful more than one of the impersonators were, and she chalked her S8 failure on “servants always fail you in the end,”
ignoring how it was fundamentally flawed as a plan (“evil clones use the Elements of Harmony against originals”), or her lackluster leadership.
…she also likes
to use brute force when available, on all accounts, be grandiose, which is an underlying reason why “slit their throats” doesn’t cut it in her eyes, and she doesn’t see anything wrong with this, if she’s even consciously aware of thinking like that.