Starscream's tattoos, Why?

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  1. Lazerwave

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    Why is the old Starscream in the first movie just plan better, but in the second movie he had tattoos all over? Is he trying to be an Indian? And do you think he is better with or without the tattoos?
     
  2. Attacker_Prime

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    I believe they are markings to show this loyalty to the Fallen. That seems to be a good explanation, since he's been on the Nemesis for two years.
     
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    It's so Tyrese could see them through the binoculars and comment that he's not a regular F-22. So now his character has something else to do other than yell into a radio.
     
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    I actually like his "tattoos"... And AP, that's a possibility.
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

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    All I know is that they're the symbols etched on the Allspark that he put on his body after his failure to create a new one and Dreadwing's betrayl.

    God only knows why.

    Um....
     
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    Chalk it up to the "Because it looks cool" reason when they're designing TFs in general. See also: Nike incorporating a tribal tattoos style into team USA's basketball jerseys at the 2008 summer Olympics (sorry, didn't mean to veer off on a tangent there)

    That too! :thumbs2: 
     
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    Well, I'm sure if you-- what?
     
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    Yes. Yes he is.
















    :tumbleweed: What...?
     
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    I really hate Starscream's tattoos; it really defeated the purpose being a "Robot in Disguise". When SS was attacking the Autobots and the soldiers in Cairo, one of the soldiers immediately said that it's a Decepticon because of its markings. Way to blend it in, Starscream.
     
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    Read the IDW movie tie-in comic series "Reign Of Starscream" bro.

    For more info... The Reign of Starscream - Transformers Wiki

    And... NO, He's not trying to be an Indian.
    :D 
     
  12. Kaymac

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    I like the designs. It's basically there to make him "look cool", and the story reason is put in because of that. I like how they make him stand out, and the symbols are cool and exotic. :) 
     
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    SS basically said "Screw disguise" in Reign and others said it in Alliance. The Cons don't care much for disguise anymore.
     
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    The tattoos are fine, but I wish they would have explained them in the movie.
     
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    Ontop of the roof Megatron said it himself

    "No more disguises, No mercy. The time has come for my master's arrival!"

    Also the tattoos are a leadership symbol really. Like in some tribal regions. The leaders have tattoos like starscream. Plus starscream is too bad ass to really care if Epps sees him XD. Thats what the EMP burst was for.
     
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    Prison bitch.

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    i thought it was because megatron said ss could not get any tatts till he was old enough. so when megs died ss did it out of rebellion and got them against megs wishes.
     
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    this:
     
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    I think this is a big part of it.
     
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