G1 Megatron and Starscream

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  1. Wheeljack30

    Wheeljack30 Banned

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    If Megatron knows that Starscream always tries to over throw hime and backstabb him why did he even activated him back in the Ark in MTMTE? It's logical that if you know that one of your Decepticons soldiers that always backstabbs you is in stasis lock you dont re-activate him
     
  2. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Same reason as always: To sell toys.
    But seriously,I guess Megatron just wants another troop for more power when he already has enough of it.
     
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    Star Saber Cybertron 5th Commander

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    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer :D 
     
  4. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    He probably realized Starscream is a valuable warrior to the Deception cause, not to mention he is the commander of the seekers which is a huge advantage for the Cons.
     
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    Because Megatron is an idiot.
    Also because it's an 80's cartoon, and you probably shouldn't overthink it.
     
  6. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    I agree with every response posted so far.

    "Megatron recognizes my abilities as a superior warrior! That's why he made me second in command and put you on guard duty!"
     
  7. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    You wanna know what I think? I think you need to stop watching that mess of a cartoon and start reading the much more coherent comic. Trying to put reason into the cartoon's stupidity is not worth your time.

    Join usssss...
     
  8. Mako Crab

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    What, that thing written by Costa? I use it for toilet paper. The cartoon, with all its archaic 80s goofiness, is superior to IDW's ongoing. :D 

    As to the question, I totally subscribe to the notion that Megatron and Starscream were good friends at one time. Something happened to completely disillusion Megatron in Starscream's eyes, and they've been bitter frenemies ever since. There's little hints all throughout the toon, but Starscream's rant in AHM really sealed it.
    So the answer is that Megatron keeps Starscream around, because somewhere, deep down, he really wants to be freinds. :D 
     
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    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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