Starscream Theory

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Evan Goldsborough, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Evan Goldsborough

    Evan Goldsborough Freelance Negotiator

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    There's been many, many, MANY complaints about Starscream's design. I know that, you know that, your fifth cousin knows that.

    However, I've been thinking about it, and here's one more theory about why he looks the way he does.


    SS is an F-22 Raptor. Now, that's a damn big plane, with damning powerful engines. Those engines have to go somewhere; they'll probably be on his back in robot form, and that gives him a jetpack of monstrous power. With that much boost at his disposal, I don't at all see him walking all that much. He'll be zooming around through the air, blasting away with those arm cannons. Thus, why would he need a good pair of legs if he's going to be in the air most of the time? They're nothing more than robot landing gear.


    Thoughts?
     
  2. onesock

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    They crossed Energon Prime and G1 Starscream.

    But your theory is good too.
     
  3. optimus_prime_rules_007

    optimus_prime_rules_007 Banned

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    Starscream looks crappy because the designers of the models have no clue how to design TF's that's why he looks stupid.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    This theory is much more sound, well written, eloquently delivered and supported by evidence. I agree.
     
  5. onesock

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    I lol'd.

    But honestly, the design is growing on me.
     
  6. KA

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    i dub thee...squatscream.
     
  7. Wiggyof09

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    Intersting. It would be cool if we was always zooming around.
     
  8. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Actually, those "chicken legs" of his would be really good for landing on. They'd have much more potential for shock absorption.
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I think it'd be neat if they edited all of the sound effects for Starscream in the movie so that, when he flew past, you heard an 8-year-old child's voice going "SCHWOOOOOOOOOO!"
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i'll be in the audience going 'SHWOO, bitches!'
     
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    Record it KA! Record it!
     
  12. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    guys, this is turning into fuzzy material, please stop...its been so good lately....


    but the theory is plausible
     
  13. optimus_prime_rules_007

    optimus_prime_rules_007 Banned

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    My response was well written, it may not have been more sound, supported by evidence, or delivered eloquently, but there was nothing poorly written about it.
     
  14. Ra88

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    Or he looks like he monkey because otherwise he would tower over everybody else. I mean, take a random Spychanger and put him next to MP Starscream, that's how big he would be.
     
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    On topic, Starscream flying around so fast that he looks to be teleporting.

    That would be sick.
     
  16. Cory Bauer

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    Correct sir. Precisely why birds have piss poor legs.

    But that's more the result, not the intent. The intent was probably to keep him within bitch-slapping height of Megatron, and the result is a design not uncommon for creatures who spend most their time in the air...
     
  17. Harlequin Daniel

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    I mooted such an idea when the toy proto was leaked.
    And it's still a bloody good idea now.

    Can you imagine Screamer hovering (literally) over Megatron's shoulder mocking him? And nipping away laughing when Megs lashes out at him.



    Maybe the first time we see Megs transform is to b!tch slap Starscream :D 
     
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    Wheeeee! Yay for fan-names!
     
  19. Dark_Convoy

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    SPOILER







    Starscream is described as "perching" on things quite a bit, buildings, tall spires, etc, it's almost like the writers have him acting somewhat like a bird.
     
  20. raptorclans

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    hehe wud've made sense... those 2 can't argue if one was bigger than the other... hehe
     

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