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We've already given you the lowdown on the esteemed leaders of the Autobots and Decepticons, Optimus Prime and Megatron, but for our final Transformers: War For Cybertron character profile, we wanted to take a look at a true fan favorite. Enter Megatron's ever-scheming second-in-command, Starscream. You can see his powerful jet form above and his newly-designed robot form below.
Cartoon watchers who were introduced to Starscream in the '80s were immediately drawn to his sneaky, deceitful nature. Despite being arguably the highest-ranking member of the Decepticons besides Megatron, Starscream is deadset on taking the top spot, and he makes no efforts to hide it. But the original cartoon never really attempted to explain why Starscream was on such a power trip nor why Megatron kept him around despite that. War For Cybertron's prequel story lends itself perfectly to fleshing out these motivations.
The first mission of the Decepticon campaign will chronicle the first meeting between Megatron and Starscream aboard a space station that orbits Cybertron. This dramatic encounter will culminate in one of the Decepticons defecting only to be replaced by an eager Starscream. Despite teaming up with the Decepticons, Starscream will make it clear that in his mind both Megatron and Optimus Prime are failing to keep the best interests of all of Cybertron in their minds.
As one of the handful of Transformers that can change into a jet, Starscream will also have the special Hover ability while in robot form. His other special ability, Shockwave, sounds like it will be perfect for handling large groups of enemies.
Be sure to check out our previous character profiles and tons more videos and articles about the latest Transformers game on our War For Cybertron hub.
I don't know if I like the red thighs or short wings--thighs should be gray and wings (in flight mode) would look better longer (they look to short for an aircraft, alien or not).
Starscream was always the best.
Out of all of the transformers, I would have to say that he is one of my favorites...
his face looks weird.
Starscream is definetly my favorite transformer, I hope they make him cool in the game instead of just a second-in-command.
This looks mad cool I wanna see more....
Oh HELL yeah!
I love the photo.
Mr. Koller, you do not disappoint.
STTAAAARRR SSSCCRREEAAMM!!!!! i am going to give this game a chance, for some reason i have always like starscream
His jet form looks pretty amazing.
This game might be good...I'm still in "wait and see" mode.
omfg he looks wicked
Starscream has always been one of my favorite characters. After reading this article in the mag I got really excited. The makers of this game seem to share my exact feelings on the tranformers. I was a huge fan of the cartoon in the 80's and I've been desperate for a good game.
I'm really pumped to see what the multiplayer experience will be like.
I ARGREE I LOVE STARSCREAM HE ROCKS!!! HES THE BEST EVER IN THE SIRES
In a word DAAAYUUM! Got some starscream fans who will LOVE this look! Give us a release date already!
You guys are all joking right because his face is all messed up like he was shot in the face with megatrons planet buster cannon/ which is epic/ also he needs bigger wings if they change those without a doubt in my mind will he look awesome his body is perfect for starscream and his vehicle form says i can fly so fast i dare you to blink but it would be fear me i am evil incarnate if his wings and face were fixed.I just dont think this current model of starscream dosnt do him justice.
awwww dude.... this sucks! After just seeing the disappointing Megatron I see a half assed looking spaceship version of StarScream. Probably the only robot I actually like from the regular transformers, and he looks terrible in his vehicle form. He looks alright in robot form....
Give me a good Beast Wars game instead!