Thoughts on Prime Starscream?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by FatalT 71, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    Seems to be more of a schemer than a warrior, though we've only seen a couple of episodes. Seems to also have the classic Starscream trait of fearing Megatron (hence his alarm at Megatron putting Dark Energon in his spark chamber).

    This Starscream strikes me as a watcher, a bot biding his time waiting for Megatron to leave an opening to seize on. I don't believe this Starscream would incite open rebellion or blast Megatron in the back - but I have a feeling he'd put arsenic (or it's TF equivalent) in Megatron's energon and watch him die in agony. And smile about it.

    Any other opinions?
     
  2. Wollstone

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    I appreciate that they're putting more emphasis on his background as a scientist rather than focusing on Starscream always being the backstabber.
     
  3. Hiraga

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    He was pretty cool, didn't seem to be as outright traitorous as a lot of other Starscreams, but it was still pretty clear that he was a schemer. I think they found a nice balance.
     
  4. Thepower911

    Thepower911 Decepticon

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    I like this version compared to the movie version *shivers* :) 
     
  5. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    THIS. My daughter refers to the movie version as Chicken Starscream, lol.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I'm liking the character but not the design.
     
  7. 46+2

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    this.
     
  8. OptimusTron97

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    DAT FACE.

    I like the character, but really?
     
  9. Ironhide2005

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    I love this incarnation of starscream so far. But again two episodes in its hard to judge.
     
  10. MaxLinden

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  11. optimusprime42

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    like the new look shoulda been voiced by someone else
     
  12. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    The design doesn't bother me too much. Granted, if he was still an F-15, I'd love it. However, his new sleeker design seems to fit his stealthier, less combat-oriented character. Not sure I like the missiles on his arms as opposed to null rays, but whatever.

    I wonder if we'll see other Seekers in this series - if so, I'm not sure Starscream would be the Sky Commander, since, as others have pointed out, he appears to be more of a scientist than a warrior. Who knows? I wouldn't mind seeing Thundercracker and Skywarp animated in CGI.
     
  13. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    So far he's epic. LOVE the voice and personality. The look isn't my favorite for him but I certainly don't dislike it.
     
  14. ReaprPrime28

    ReaprPrime28 The Forgotten Prime

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    I personally like his design.Before it looked like starscream could fight megatron one on one and probably win.But now it looks like he has to actually think about how to take down megatron,cause if this megatron fought him one on one,starscream would be scrap.lol.
     
  15. Lord Ramulus

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    really liking him...incredibly creepy and cold...and the fact that he stabbed Cliffjumper in the anatomical equivalent of his heart with his bare hand...awesome!
     
  16. Brutimus Prime

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    I sort of wish he wasn't a hunchie. Then again, that sort of goes with the "creepy, scheming scientist" character that he is portrayed as in the series, so I have a feeling it'll start to grow on me after a while.
     
  17. FatalT 71

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    I'll admit - that freaked me out, but in a good way. If only the G1 version had been so brutal....
     
  18. Master Fwiffo

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    SPOILERS FREELY TALKED ABOUT IN THIS POST. YOUVE BEEN WARNED.

    I love the direction they're taking with Starscream. Rather than just starting as a traitorus dickweed, he's a loyal, competent Decepticon. He likes his power, maybe a little too much, but he still respects and honor Megatron - until he starts to realize that Megatron has gone completely mad. My favorite line from Starscream was his panicked reaction to ZombieJumper - Megatron's plans terrify him, and that will convince him that the Decepticons need a new leader.

    I like that angle a lot.
     
  19. jgoss

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    i'll agree with solrac and max linden would be nice if they change the design
     
  20. tehKOREANdude

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    the design for me is tolerable. animated has gotten me used to a sort of debonair classy starscream who thinks highly of himself. the prime design doesn't suggest this. instead, it seems very...snarky and sinister; his hunchback really sells this. i suppose thats alsso a really good way to characterize screamer. it just may take some time...
     

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