This page is a bio for the Starscream from the 2002 series Transformers Armada that's featured prominently in the main series. For the ruler of Warworld (and the version of the character from Transformers Cybertron), visit Emperor Starscream.
Starscream is a character from Transformers Armada and is a major character in The Knights of the Multiverse and is the main character of the Mini-Series. A founding member of the Crystal Knights, he joins the Knights to find a new purpose in life, and maybe help other lost souls find theirs. He later goes onto mentor Asuka Langley Soryu.
Starscream is nothing if not honorable. One of the good things that he learned during his time in the Decepticons was his warrior spirit, always willing to take on any challenge and never back down until his spark is extinguished. Though this originally made him too stubborn to get along with anyone, now with his second chance at life, he's taking any chance he can get to enjoy it. Whether it be putting together a surprise party, backing his teammates up in the middle of a fight, or simply participating in their usual silly antics, he's just happy to be around a family who give him the amount of care and respect he deserves.
However, some of his Decepticon/Unicron-ian programming is still lingering around his brain module, often taking the form of him acting very hotheaded and irrational at times. Since he famously has the one of the least amount of patience of the Knights, he sometimes jumps into a situation without thinking, which can get him, and the others, into a predicament. As time has passed though, he's begun to mature and listen to his team more.
Originally a Decepticon under the command of Megatron, Starscream abandoned his group after they left him for dead, with him acting as a diversion for the Autobots while they broke into the Autobot base to steal the Requiem Blaster. Feeling betrayed, Starscream lashed out at Megatron, then tried to escape with Tidal Wave pursuing him back to Earth.
His original life would come to an end in a last ditch effort to convince Megatron to join forces with Optimus Prime to destroy Unicron and save Cybertron, by challenging him to a final duel to finally see his true strength, then firing his Null Ray Cannons at the Planet Eater. Unicron retaliated by firing a thunder bolt, completely disintegrating him.
However, his time of rest would be short, as he was one of the first beings recreated by Unicron, and his first mission was to attack the Mazinger earth. Working as a mindless slave to Unicron's whim, he fought Tetsuya Tsurugi in his Great Mazinger to a stand-still. However, the duel would be cut short, as a portal suddenly opened underneath him, causing him to fall in. Upon falling into a forest, Starscream hit his head against a mountain, causing his processor to reset. This caused him to reawaken surrounded by the trees, now with his memories and old personality intact, wondering how he had gotten there, along with how he was even alive. He then got back up to his feet and decided to investigate his surroundings.
Ablilities & Equipment Edit
Like all Cybertronians, Starscream has the ability to transform into a vehicle. In his case, he can transform into a fighter jet.
He can folds his left wing upward, with a handle popping out of the side. It then detaches from his side and folds into a sword-like shape and ignites red like a lightsaber.
Starscream is able to fire multiple small lasers from his sides.
- Null Ray Cannons
Originally, like most Cybertronians, Starscream can Powerlink with his mini-con partner to unlock a hidden weapon or boost his powers. In his case, Swindle powerlinks onto his back and unlocks two large Null Ray Cannons, which are able to fire two powerful laser blasts. However, after being recreated by Unicron, he is able to activate them on command.
After getting severely beaten by Megatron, to replace his left optic, Starscream was given a red scanning mechanism that allows him to scan things dozens of kilometers away and helps him lock on to a target with his Null Ray Cannons.
During their time serving under Megatron, Starscream didn't pay Demolisher much mind, as he only thought of him as another dim-witted grunt. The only real times he'd give him any attention was when he did something stupid or when he thought he was getting in the way. However, after his resurrection and spending more time with him, he came to view Demo as a close friend, and even thanks him for what the care and concern he gave him when they were still with the Decepticons.
As his original Mini-Con partner, Starscream takes a great deal of responsibility towards Swindle.
Kamille is Starscream's closest comrade on the team. When the two initially met, Tetsuya attacked him after chasing him down from after he destroyed part of a colony. When Tetsuya agreed to join the others to find the one responsible for the portals, he made sure to keep a close eye on Starscream should he turn on them, to which Starscream graciously replied that he'd be willing to take him on again. After Megatron's first attempt at brainwashing Starscream, Tetsuya finally got a true understanding of Starscream's predicament and agreed to aid him in his plight. Their trust between each other continued to grow as they continue to fight Unicron and the Black Moon Clan's forces, culminating when he had to leave to duel with Megatron, with Tetsuya understanding Starscream's motives and letting him take off for the duel. The two have since become close friends, frequently partnering up on scouting missions and passing friendly banter between each other during battles.
Starscream and Jet often clash in their ideas, mostly due to Starscream's hot-headed nature. However, the two do have a mutual respect for each other.(helped by how both are coincidentally jet-forming sword wielders).
When the two first met, Starscream couldn't believe that such a... "sophisticated" robot like Epsilon before. He was immediately taken by her incredible speed and amazing weather-manipulating powers. More over though, he was taken in by her kindness and how she was so open to hear about his plights, something that reminded him of the kindness his old friend Alexis showed him.
Starscream's height is never confirmed anywhere in the original series (not helped by how inconsistent characters' heights were throughout the series). So for KotM, his statitics are taken from the Armada video game:
- Height: 19 feet 7 inches (15' 1" in vehicle mode)
- Weight: 22,050 lbs
- Thrust: 28,000 lbs
- Vehicle Top Speed: Mach 2.7
Starscream's scanner, while an obvious nod to Demolisher's visor-like optic, its coloration is also a reference to Dragon Ball's Vegeta.