Why do people think it isn't Starscream?

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  1. Macross7

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    I'm not going through the whole trailer thread but have seen a bunch of people think that the one transformer isn't Starscream. Some seem to think it is Ramjet. Just wondering why?

    Starscream is one of the most popular Transformer characters. Ramjet is pretty far down the popularity list.
    Even if this wasn't supposed to be a reboot, nothing in the former Bay movies says Starscream hasn't been on Earth for years. Comics/novels are always discarded in favor of screen continuity.
     
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    Because it isn't.
     
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    Because there's no proof it is Starscream?

    No official comments from Knight, Bay, Lorenzo, or any actors or actresses. Charlie Adler's response on Twitter is not confirmation about Starscream being in this film; he seemed to not know much about what was going on anyway. People at CinemaCon merely said they thought the robot looked like Starscream; never was it 100% confirmed.
     
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  4. Macross7

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    Red on the shoulders, orange cockpit on chest, wings end up on his back, Starscream style head. Looks like cannons coming out of his arms. All attributes Starscream has had in the past. Seems strange to have things point to it being Starscream to not be him. We had robot voices recast in the Bay series so its not like that hasn't happened before.
     
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    Many people who got early viewings said it wasn't Scream, so I say it's likely.

    Honestly quite glad to hear many people say it isn't Starscream. I was getting pretty bored of the fact they just made a G1 fanwank design with literally 0 regard to the original Movie Starscream. Movie Starscream was weird but that's what made him unique.
     
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    I think it might be ThunderCracker for once.... who knows o_O 


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    Besides the fact that it was said that he wasn't Starscream at the screening, the colors line up with Ramjet more than Starscream. I mean, who knows, there's a possibility it might be an entirely new Seeker.
     
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    Well we know Megatron is locked up by sector 7 during this time period it would make sense for it to be starscream. I wouldnt be surprised if the plot revolves around Megatron and bee being on a scout mission trying to verify reports of Megatron on earth.
     
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    Could be a reverse homage to Armada Starscream(had Thundercracker colors before he died).
     
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    So Megatron has to find himself? :) 
     
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    For me it's the simple expectation that it's a new character.

    Can't say anything for/against it being Starscream.
     
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    you guys got it wrong, the yellow Volkswagen robot is actually Hot Shot, i mean his design and yellow colors, its freaking Hot Shot!!, what makes you guys think its Bumblebee, that is super dumb.
     
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    Well, I personally would like it to be Starscream because its a good look for him, but I won't be heartbroken if its Dirge or Thundercracker.

    Or a new boy.
     
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    if it isn't starscream than it would be yet another bummer in the franshise.
    i mean paramount and co have to be very carefull with how things are going for the series and to include a screen accurate character that turns out is no that character would not only be a bummer but also stupid on their part.

    heck the trailer is getting so much hype because of that starscream shot. to find out it is not him would be damaging for the hype of the movie.
     
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    it could just be one of the other famous seekers. I don’t see what the problem is if it isn’t Starscream it’ll still be a nice nod if it’s someone like Thundercracker, and to the average joe Starscream is the triangle guy, with the helmet, and bird like legs.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    You basically just said "I'm honestly glad that one of the most recognizable villains in pop culture became unrecognizable"

    Agreed!

    Interesting-- remember the idea that Bayformers brought transformers to the mainstream? So why is it that everyone and their mom all of a sudden recognizes G1 starscream? :rolleyes: 
     
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    Why would that make sense?

    So was Barricade until he was featured prominently.
     
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    People who post on message boards, and leave YouTube comments recognise him. Some mainstream dudes might recognise him too, I guess my point should have been that they don’t care. Well most don’t.

    I’m not about to get in a massive debate about it though, as I truly don’t care if it is him , or not.
     
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    people keep talking about this "screening". Is there evidence of this screening you can link?
     
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