Why wasn't Starscream taken out by another Seeker?

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  1. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    What was the episode where Megatron scolds Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust, and tells them they are the most powerful jets in the galaxy?

    Not as intelligent as Starscream, but were they more powerful in other stats?

    Didn't the cutscene before the commercial break have them running towards the screen?
     
  2. mrgalvaprime

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    I think he was just talking about seekers in general
     
  3. Funky Munky

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    I thought he specifically identified, "You three are supposed to be the most powerful jets in the galaxy!"

    BTW, didn't Dirge, just one intelligent point below Starscream (if we were to be benevolent and trade out Skywarp's toy 9 intel. with Starscream) and knew how to utilize fear?
    If Starscream was a coward at heart, why didn't Dirge finish him off?
     
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    Because the conehead are tools
     
  5. Funky Munky

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    I dug Ramjet's attitude and Thrust's engines.
     
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    Depending on what material you look at, Thrust was a coward, Ramjet and Skywarp were idiots, Thundercracker might actually have been loyal enough not to. As for Dirge.. I don't really remember, guess I need to study his character more.

    With the more modern retellings one would have to wonder what it would gain them.. it would just put you front and center in Megatron's path and I can't say how he would have reacted. Maybe happy about it, may slag you over it. /shrug
     
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    "The Girl Who Loved Powerglide" is the episode where Megatron delivers the coneheads the backhanded compliment. As for why they never took on Starscream...

    ...Pretty much this.
     
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    Good reasons, I feel like Dirge was to busy being a casuilty and Thundercracker was just a step from quitting perhaps.
     
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    iMO Starscream's weapon always seemed to have more sting to it than some of the other Decepticons
     
  10. Funky Munky

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    Ramjet wasn't even singed when Elita One threw his missile back and struck him with it in "Search for Alpha Trion".
     
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    Intelligence =/= Endurance. One's ability to take a missile does not mean one isn't a complete dumbass.
     
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    Agreed.

    I mean if nothing else, Starscream's presence helped them against Megatron's wrath because they could often just be in the background, and it also helped them against the autobots couse Screamer was not only a good fighter, but also their leader.
     
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    Dirge's tech specs gave him an intelligence of 8. He's the 2nd cleverest Seeker.
     
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    Sometimes, people just know they aren't cut out to lead.
     
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    You know I have always wondered about that stat.. is that meant to portray "book smarts", "street smarts", or an average of the two. And where does wisdom fit in on that (which I guess can be categorized along side street smarts if need be.

    At least I don't remember "wisdom" being on any tech specs, although my memory stinks so its hard to say.
     
  16. Funky Munky

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    He had a 5 intel. Isn't that average?
    Smarter than Skywarp and Thundercracker.
     
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    because they liked him?
     
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    Sure Dirge is intelligent but you need ambition to be a good leader. Dirge is not good leader material or would not even want to be in charge would be my guess.

    If Dirge would be put in charge it would probably go something like this:
    'You guys do what you want, I'm going to sulk a bit in the corner or something'.
     
  19. mrgalvaprime

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    Well the only remotely compotent of the conheads is Dirge while the original trio had Thundercracker and Starscream
     
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    Also, if I remember correctly, Dirge was said to easily succumb to fear in one of his bios, despite it being his weapon of choice.
     

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