Alright Primers (Fans of TF: Prime) We are just over a week away from getting some more of the greatness that is TF prime. I think it's time to do some early character discussion. The topic today is, should Starscream be leader? Since the first episode of G1, we have known that Starscream has wanted Megatron's position of power. Since then there have been several Starscreams and several Megatrons each with slightly varying personalities. But one thing has remained constant, Starscream's desire of Power. I have seen very few Starscreams smart enough to get it, but now things might be different. In Prime, Megatron has many traits similar to previous Megatrons. He really likes plans that a dramatic. He won't simply shoot down his enemies, no. He must create a plan that takes them down in the most elaborate way possible. He doesn't want to win, he wants his enemies to TRULY lose. Starscream, however (or at the very least, THIS Starscream) is more about means to an end. Take down the autobots now, and quickly. Find the most direct route to victory. Far from glamorous, Starscream looks for effective. Let's look at some examples: Starscream killed Cliffjumper. He did it promptly with one knifey hand straight through into Cliffjumper's body. He did not tell Cliffjumper his ultimate plan, he did not set up an elaborate trap. He just stabbed him and moved on. means to an end. Megatron on the other hand had a weak Optimus Prime and a weak Ratchet who just fought off hordes of eraticons. Optimus climbed up a cliff with huffs and puffs, and at that point I was just waiting for Megatron to kick him down while Optimus was defenseless. But that is obviously not his style. No, it is not good enough to kill Optimus then and there. He wants to make sure Optimus SEES Megatron's brilliance as he brings back the dead of an entire planet. He wants Optimus to actually feel futile, weak, and helpless in the last moments of his life. And a more direct comparison is when the Autobots invade the base. Starscream suggests fighting them off then and there, where as Megatron tells Starscream that they need time to create a fitting welcome. Essentially my point is that the dramatic leadership of Megatron often has too many places of failure. Although Starscream also failed to get information out of Agent Fowler, he was close to success, and the plan was definitely simpler and easier to execute. Perhaps Starscream truly does deserve this command position, or do you see something in Megatron that the Decepticons need in a leader?