I'm just curious how this became a trait of the character. Since really, G1 cartoon Starscream was one of the most bold Decepticons. Being the only one to openly defy Megatron on multiple occasions. (Although he did sometimes wuss out when at the end of Megatron's cannon.) Even his original toy bio implies he has the exact opposite problem: that he doesn't know when to quit because of his inflated ego. And his tech specs give him an 8 in Courage. Yet, we have newer incarnations like Prime Starscream who resorts to groveling pretty quickly when things go wrong. So just how did Starscream end up becoming the coward?