Is it just me, or does Dreadwing = Thundercracker and Skyquake = Skywarp? I don't mean literally, but figuratively, as stand-ins. There's that developer comment about how if they were to ever be used on the show, they would have different models because the developers want Starscream to be unique. So what if they decided that instead of using Thundercracker and Skywarp with new bodies, they decided to instead come up with new Seekers with similar traits as replacements? Skyquake = Skywarp: Ok, so they have similar names, which is extremely tenuous at best. But to me, their personalities seem very similar too. Ok, so Skywarp has never been that big on the honor thing that Prime claimed Skyquake was known for. But they are both unwaveringly loyal to Megatron, and they likes them some brute force. So ... yeah, that's all I got here. This one's a stretch I admit. Dreadwing = Thundercracker: But I think this one has more to go on. Ok, tenuous bit first - they're both blue. Like I said, tenuous. However, a lot of depictions of Thundercracker (especially the IDW one) portrays him as an honorable warrior who becomes more and more unsure of Megatron's tactics as they become less and less honorable, or more and more brutal depending on the series. And in IDW-verse he goes rogue when he becomes disgusted with Megatron's antics. And Dreadwing is an honorbound warrior that we've already seen become unsure of Megatron's dishonorable actions, and seems to be the majority favorite for being the hinted at by the developers "future Dinobot like character." At this point, all we need is to see Dreadwing becoming fascinated with humans/human culture to really seal the resemblance. Anyways, just something that occurred to me earlier. And again, I want to stress that I don't think they are literally meant to be Thundercracker and Skywarp, just replacements.