Who is a seeker

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  1. Viper08

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    Or what makes a seeker; for example is Acid Storm a seeker?, or for that matter all the other generic Decepticon Jets from G1?, or Sunstorm? , are they considered seekers?.
    Or the seekers are only the original three (hummm!!??, are the coneheads seekers? , this can go on forever )?
    Wadya guys think?
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  2. Aernaroth

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    I don't see why any of the ones you mentioned aren't seekers.
     
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    The seekers (I believe) are any of the decepticon flyers who have basically identical alt modes, and the same with the robot mode (turbine nipples, null rays, etc). There are the ones known: Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust who were on earth in G1. Also the rainmakers of the one episode of G1: Acid Storm and two others.

    In the movie-verse, it seem the seekers where sent out to find the matrix of leadership.

    feel free to add on if I forgot anything.
     
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    I think it's generally accepted that any re-deco/ re-tool of Starscream, or one of the other original seekers like titanium Thundercracker, Cybertron Thundercracker, or RoTF Dirge and Thrust is definitely a seeker. However I have seen some who consider every Decepticon jet a seeker.

    In movie-verse it's abit more muddled. Seeker can either refer to Starscream's old unit (SS, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge, Ramjet, and Thrust) or to the old caste of Transformers created to seek out suns for the All-Spark (e.g. Jetfire and others.)

    Personally to keep it simple I just say any Decepticon jet with their cockpit near/on their tummy is a seeker or ex-seeker.
     
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    Anyone who shares a body-type with Starscream is a Seeker; except in the Movieverse where a "seeker" is something completely different
     
  7. The F.N.G.

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    As everyone else has said, Seekers are, for the most part, any robot sharing a body-type with Starscream. There are a few exceptions to this, the Movie Seekers being one. Also, War for Cybertron appears to use Seeker as a term for all Decepticon-allied fliers. Likewise with Aerialbot for their Autobot counterparts.
     
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    In G1, Seekers are the guys all sharing Starscream's body (take that as you will!)

    In the movieverse, they were robots that worked for the Fallen, seeking the Matrix.

    In WFC, Exodus, Prime, and the other 'Aligned continuity' universes, the Seeker is any TF that has a jet altmode. So Starscream is one, but so is Jetfire, as is Air Raid and the Aerialbots, and anyone else that has a jet altmode (and 'jet' may not be required, any flying altmode could be a seeker, perhaps, but so far anyone with a flying altmode in the Aligneds was a jet).
     
  9. convoymagnus

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    Excerpt from wikipedia:

    "Origin of the term

    Exactly how the term came to be so widely accepted is unknown - it was never used in the cartoon or the comics, and yet even when the fandom was young it was the term of choice to describe the Decepticons jets. One piece of evidence for its use during the time of the original series was a JCPenney[1] catalogue, which referred to a jet as a "Seeker". In the original Marvel Comics run of the Transformers comic book, however, a reference is made in issue #17 to a group of Decepticon jets on Cybertron as "Hunter-Seekers", but it is worth mentioning that these Cybertronian jets bore little resemblance to the pre-Earth alternate forms of the Decepticons jets in the Sunbow television show and that they were never officially referred to by this designation in the original run of the comic or its immediate successor, Generation 2.
    The term "Seekers" was not used in any official publications until the first issue of the Dreamwave comic, Transformers: The War Within.
    The term Seeker received official recognition from Hasbro in 2006 when it was mentioned in the tech spec for Transformers: Titanium Thundercracker."
     
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    Any G1 Decepticon Jet mold from seasons 1-3. And any toys made from those characters since.

    BTW, since the Rainmakers are named "Acid Storm" and "Solar Storm" and we have "Sunstorm", wouldn't it make sense for the blue and purple generic seekers that show up to be called "Thunderstorm" and "Skystorm"? Cool names that fit the theme and look like Thundercracker and Skywarp.
     

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