Starscream the lonely jet fighter

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  1. rook

    rook Well-Known Member

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    The other incarnations of Starscream had the seekers or some form of band to call their own, but the movie Starscream, he's got no one.

    Oh sure, Megatron had a jet mode for awhile, but he ain't a seeker. And then you got the two helicopters that both died, who cares they aren't jets anyways! Those fighters in DotM don't count, and you know we never really had any Airbot vs Airbot combat scene from the movies.

    So after all this, you come to realize that Starscream was never in his element fighting other transformers. He's spends most of the time on the ground doing that rather than having some kick ass dogfight with Jetfire or Prime or someone who figured out that sports cars are overrated.
     
  2. arcee101

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    Armada.That's I have to say.
     
  3. Nachtsider

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    DOTM should've featured a Seeker army instead of those dumb Decepticon fighter craft.
     
  4. Wrecker217

    Wrecker217 Heart Like a Hand Grenade

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    This.
     
  5. Anguirus

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    It's a feature, not a bug. Starscream needs clones like a fish needs an inhaler.

    Also, him being the only "flying ace" Transformer let him be incredibly badass and unique in the movieverse.
     
  6. seekerblackout

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    Who says the Seekers are clones? Is Cliffjumper a clone of BB just because he shares a bodytype?
     
  7. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    I'd have liked to seen several near-identical Seekers just to hear people simultaneously praise and bash the movie for use of "clones." :lol 

    To bad there wasn't any TF dogfights in the movies. Starscream tearing through military aircraft were some of my favorite scenes, a capable aerial Autobot taking Screamer down a few pegs would've been spectacular.
     
  8. Megabattimus

    Megabattimus Same As It Ever Was

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    Yeah, so people could complain when they didn't get any characterization and were killed by humans. :rolleyes: 
     
  9. daformer

    daformer Earth's Reckoning

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    Exactly!!

    And i remember this article saying "Starscream would have companions" i instantly thought Skywarp and Thundercracker but it didn't happen.
     
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    The point of the post is - i think - to point out lack of more good TF dogfighting scenes. And NO, the skydive humans don't count.

    The potential was there, the toy characters were there :

    - Dreadwing
    - Breakaway
    - Stratosphere
    - Skyhammer
    - Air Raid
    - Thundercracker
    - Skywarp
    - etc.
     
  11. Megabattimus

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    Yeah, I know. But that shit was never going to happen with Bay in charge. He likes the ground way too much.
     
  12. Ceasar121

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    This. Why design warships when you could have the bots BE the warships. Starscream clones with different heads and or colors would have given the movie a better scope... It also could have made it a tactical importance for the Autobots to take out Screamer, as he could have actually been the Air Commander... Just a stupid decision.

    Badass and unique? All Starscream's highlights happen in Movie 1, in ROTF and DOTM he's never badass or unique, if anything he is underused considering he's the main air support.
     
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    There were others in the comics, but even then they didn't really act as Starscream's wingmen.
     
  15. DecepticonSpike

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    I was hoping for some other Decepticon flyers in the movies., Looks like the toys is the only way Starscream will have a team.
     
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    As soon as the movie hype dies down, people are gonna wish they still had something as big as that to complain about.
     
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    I remember there was rumor of a big dogfight supposedly happening in ROTF between Starscream & Jetfire in desert canyons before the movie actually came out. Always wished we would have seen something like that.
     
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    I read somewhere that the scene in the first movie, where Megatron is flying down and throws the van with the ENERGON license plate, was him returning from a dogfight with Starscream, who had hidden back in with the jets.

    And then Starscream woudl have continued to stay in disguise and participate in the attack on Megatron.

    Unfortunately it was cut apparently, but Starscream still could have been one of the F22's shooting missiles at Megatron.
     
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    Don't forget Thrust, Dirge, Ramjet, and Jetblade.


    I kinda would've liked to see DoTM Skywarp and Thundercracker, but eh. Bay ignores.
     
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    [Insert picture of Starscream with Forever Alone Guy's face Photoshopped on his face here]
     

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