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This is the RP journal of Marvel Comics/G1 Starscream from the Transformers. All rights belong to Hasbro and affiliates.

"Again serving as one of Megatron's elite troops in the attack on the Ark, the Marvel Comics incarnation of Starscream possessed the desire to take leadership of the Decepticons, but in the early days of the war on Earth, he limited his actions to making snide remarks about Megatron's capabilities, and did not accomplish any notable acts apart from nearly getting scrapped by Megatron after one snide comment too many. When he participated in an attack on the Ark with several of his fellow Decepticons, Starscream was deactivated by Omega Supreme, and sealed in a stasis pod in the Ark for a prolonged period of time.

At the same time, the U.K. offices of Marvel Comics were producing their own storylines which were interspliced throughout the U.S. material. Here, writer Simon Furman portrayed the character's scheming and ambition with more subtlety than the animated series, making Starscream more intelligent and cunning than clownish. He was often the focus of his own stories, including a Christmas special based around Starscream's misery at being stranded on Earth. In this story and in many others penned by Furman, Starscream often came across as wry and sarcastic. He was one of the most formidable warriors in the Decepticon army and adversaries were often shown to be visibly intimidated by him before he had even begun to fight. At different points in the series, he bests fellow high ranking Decepticons Ravage and Soundwave in combat, as well as the Autobot Brawn." -- wikipedia


Character Name: Starscream
Generation: G1 (Marvel UK/Cartoon blend)
Affiliation: Decepticon
Alignment: Evil
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Reflex: 8
Strength: 8
Stamina: 9 (due to Megatron's repeated assaults on his person, he's learned to endure far more pain than his trine mates)
Speed(s): 4 (mech; not comfortable on foot), 4 (jets), 9
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Weapons and special abilities: Cluster bombs (concussive), blasters (null rays or lasers), missiles, recently added a rail gun capable of one solid punch that can tear through both sides of a armored frame; Is space capable (made it home from Earth on his own when Skyfire was lost), capable of overcoming technology (the whole Underbase thing), and has an indestructible Spark...not that he knows that yet.
Personality: Oh boy. Where to begin? Arrogant. Impatient. Vain. Cocksure. Masochistic. (Yes he is, go watch the cartoon!) Purposefully annoying. Cunning. Sneaky. Blatantly obvious most of the time. (And when he's not, watch out!) Sulky, whining son of a glitch, and Loki's own son for all his chaotic nature.

History: The blending involved here is that while the cartoon canon for Skyfire applies, and most of the series, the idea of Starscream leaving his scientist roots to enter the scheming politics of Vos, and ultimately be used by that city's real masters, is too alluring for me to ignore. Especially given the history between Tarn and Vos...now mirrored in Megatron and Starscream. Skyfire (his original one) was a colleague and bondmate both, the one being that Starscream, in his own processors, admits to having loved (other than himself). It does cause him to be slightly...different toward a Skyfire and/or Jetfire that he should happen to meet.

Description: Only the most beautiful of all Seekers, who are, of course, the most beautiful of all Cybertronians. ahem Sorry...the muse has a mind of his own. Originally a pyramidal jet on Cybertron, he was reformatted to a F-15 Eagle and later to an F-22 Raptor later. Gun metal gray for a base color, with black, red, and blue highlights, he wears his purple con insignias on his pride...his wings. His mech form reflects his Seeker origins, with the intakes and wings so prominently visible.
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