Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by benzo, Nov 23, 2007.
would Astrotrain and Blitzwing be considered as Seekers?
In my opinion, no. Personally, I think that Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Ramjet, Dirge, Thrust, and Sunstorm are the "Seekers". In the end, it's just a fan term for them, so it's all personal opinion.
Nope, their triple-changer status is more elite anyway.
No, "Seeker" refer's to the Decepticon jets of similar/identical mold as Starscream or Dirge, for example (though they are all interchangeable). Astrotrain and Blitzwing may be part of the Decepticon Air Force, but they are also ground units as well, and more importantly, Triple Changers.
STSDRT are "seekers" in that they're more about speed than anything else. Not to say they're not dangerous - but they're not heavy troops, either. The Seekers find the targets and the "big guys" come in next.
Interesting. So where or when (approximately) did the phrase "seeker" emerge? Was it some early fanfic or some offhand comment by a cartoon writer?
The Seeker term probably originates from this old catalogue. It was never an official term untill Hasbro used it in 2006 in tech specs for Titanium Thundercracker.
It's been a long time since I read the story behind, it, but, what little I remember from it was that it had something to do with a comic book, and something describing the jet TF's that traveled with Starscream as seeking, which then led to fans calling them the Seekers. Or something like that. I'm sure someone on here will know the story behind it.
Edit: That ^ could be it.
Great catalog page! Like everyone else says no would be the answer to your Q
Orinaly, they were Hunter/Seekers in the comic. The catalog there lists them as Seekers, with a capital "S" implying that it is indeed their title. Wether this as intentional or not to have them called Seekers is unknown, though the term has stuck.
I personally do not like the term, as it really does not describe them well at all. Seekers implys that their primary function is seeking, which is hardly ever the case. Mostly they're air-infantry (with the exception of Starscream, who's the boss). Also, fans have used the term to describe non-G1 versions of Starscream and whatnot as seekers, which makes no sense.
No ... the catalog only mentions Decepticon "Silver Plane" and "Blue Plane" ... I don't remember them from the cartoon show much. Maybe Silver Plane and Blue Plane were always standing behind Starscream and Skywarp?
Silver plane's (Starscream) description:
"The Seekers set out to destroy them..."
They've used it even before Thundercracker's bio, it appeared a couple times in Dreamwave's comics.
^Good stuff there, DN.
It's funny, Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust always struck me as the "Seekers' of the bunch. They did most of the seeking.
I don't see how that doesn't make sense since most of the jets in recent lines are just rehashes of the original characters anyway.
Astrotrain isent he a space shuttle to be exactly and not a "airplane" ?
Obviously the Classics Jets count as they are updates of the G1 Jets. Armada "Seekers" though. I just never saw the point, considering two of them were supposed to be the same guy anyway.
cool! thanks everyone, I've learned something new today!
A humor attempt on my part that failed.
The catalog doesn't list Starscream, but "Silver Plane" ... the joke then wannabeing that Silver Plane always standing behind Starscream, which is why no one remembers him even though he got his own toy.
In a related question: would not Skyfire/Jetfire then be a Seeker too ... at least in the G1 cartoon?
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