So a lot of people have been praising this Starscream, but I cannot see why. My favorite has to be the movie one, who had a pretty good showing if you ask me. Animated was not bad at all, but I felt his Allspark gimmick was a little overdone. Darkness Rising I was all for this guy, he was mean, cruel, he seemed to know what he was doing, etc. Afterwards, it was interesting to see him struggle for leadership in the shadow of Megatron's rule, mirrored by Skyquake. But after that, he gets beaten by Wheeljack, he seems to scream more often as his plans and attitude gets more desperate, and he seems to falter. By the time old Megs' is back, we know he's weak, an incompetent leader to his men, and quite frankly he hasn't shown much brains either, asides from building space bridges apparently. Plus, he talks a lot. A lot. He shined again once he had that REALLY nasty cheap shot at Arcee, reminding us how sneaky he is, but then he reverts back into a character with no real positives besides how pathetic he is, making him a woobie of sorts. I don't hate him, but I don't like him. I don't feel like he should be pitied because his punishments are his own doing. I am just curious as to why others like him. Is it how magnificently smug he is? His sleek design (that has not much to do with the character, but people like movie Sideswipe and Dino just because of that)? His constant struggle for survival? Please share your thoughts with me.