Personal Profile: Starscream was one of the more popular characters in the Transformers. Right from the beginning he made it known that he planned on assassinating Megatron and taking leadership of the Decepticons. He tried over and over but Megatron kept coming back. Starscream believed that speed was more important than raw power. His alt mode was an F-15 jet, the same as Thundercracker and Skwarp. Starscream's skills were far superior to his two "brothers" though.
Episodes appeared in:More Than Meets the Eye: Part 1-3, Transport to Oblivion, Roll for It, Divide and Conquer, Fire in the Sky, Fire on the Mountain, SOS Dinobots, War of the Dinobots, Ultimate Doom Parts 1-3, Countdown to Extinction, Heavy Metal War, Autobot Spike, Changing Gears, City of Steel, Attack of the Autobots, Traitor, The Immobilizer, Atlantis Arise, Day of the Machines, Enter the Nightbird, The Core, Autobot Run, Prime Problem, Dinobot Island parts 1-2, Insecticon Syndrome, Auto Berserk, Microbots, Megatron's Master Plan parts 1-2, Desertion of the Dinobots part 1, God Gambit, Make Tracks, Child's Play, Quest for Survival, Secret of Omega Supreme, AutoBop, Hoist Goes Hollywood, Master Builders, A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court, Blaster Blues, Golden Lagoon, Search for Alpha Trion, Prime Target, Triple Takeover, War Dawn, Cosmic Rust, Starscream's Brigade, Revenge of Bruticus, Masquerade, B.O.T., TransEurope Express, Kremzeek, Transformers: The Movie, Starscream's Ghost and Ghost in the Machine.
Cartoon Bio: Before the Great War, Starscream was a scientist. He was good friends with Skyfire. The two of them were sent on a mission to Earth. During their visit, a storm hit and Skyfire was lost. Starscream returned to Cybertron without his friend. Soon after, the War began and Starscream chose to fight for the Decepticons. Millions of years past and Starscream had risen in the ranks of the Decepticons to become second in command, under Megatron. He made it obvious that he thought Megatron was incompetent and said he should be leader of the Decepticons. He was aboard the Ark when it crashed on Earth and was knocked off-line with all the others for the next four million years. When the Decepticons were awakened in 1984, Starscream wanted to destroy what remained of the Autobots. Megatron said it was a waste of energy. While the Decepticons were leaving the Ark, Starscream fired several shots on it, he didn't know that his shots had shaken the Ark enough for Optimus Prime to fall under the reconstruction beam, and thus it is Starscream's fault that the Autobots were rebuilt as well. The Decepticons were in the north when they discovered Skyfire. They revived him and Starscream was glad to have his old friend back. But Skyfire was not like the other Decepticons, he didn't believe in their cause, and refused to attack the Autobots. Starscream was infuriated and shot Skyfire, the two became enemies ever since. After an attempt to destroy the Earth by bringing Cybertron into Earth's atmosphere, Megatron's ship was destroyed and was believed to be dead. Starscream took this opportunity to claim leadership of the Decepticons. He formed an alliance with Dr. Archival and planned to destroy the Earth using an ancient source of energy, but his plans were foiled when Megatron returned and thwarted Starscream's plans. Starscream continued fighting for the Decepticons under the command of Megatron. He made some short attempts to become leader again but never succeeded. Megatron always belittled Starscream in front of the Decepticons and it was a fact that the two hated each other. Finally Starscream had had enough and shot Megatron in the back. Megatron regained his strength and fired on Starscream. Megatron then ordered Lazerbeak to take Starscream to a deserted island where he would be exiled. On the island, Starscream found several old World War 2 vehicles. He decided that if he couldn't lead the Decepticons, he would lead his own army. He went to Cybertron and stole the personality components of five Decepticon war criminals. He then put them in bodies he built out of the old war vehicles and gave birth to the Combaticons. Starscream and the Combaticons attacked both the Autobots and Decepticons and were successful both times. Megatron and the Decepticons had a showdown with Starscream and the Combaticons. Megatron looked like he was about to achieve victory when Devastator appeared. But Starscream had built the Combaticons to be able to merge and that's what they did when they formed Bruticus. Bruticus defeated Devastator easily. Bruticus then grabbed Megatron and Starscream forced Megatron to declare him as new leader. But before that, Menasor appeared and hit Bruticus from behind knocking him into his separated Combaticon parts. Starscream and the Combaticons were then exiled from Earth. The Combaticons decided to fight for themselves and betrayed Starscream. They attacked Cybertron and tried to destroy the Earth. Starscream formed an alliance with Shockwave but the two weren't enough to stop the Combaticons. Finally Megatron and the Autobots appeared and Starscream told them Bruticus' weak spots, allowing them to defeat him. Megatron let Starscream back into the Decepticon ranks and reprogrammed the Combaticons to serve him. Starscream remained in the Decepticon ranks under Megatron's command until 2005. After a brutal battle with Optimus Prime, Megatron had been severely injured. Starscream kicked his fallen leader and ordered the Decepticons to retreat. On the way back to Cybertron, Astrotrain had said there was too much weight he had to carry. Starscream said that the should throw the weaker Decepticons into space and the Decepticons agreed. Thundercracker, Skywarp and some Insecticon clones were thrown out along with Megatron, who was thrown out by Starscream personally. This is odd because there is no weight in space, but is believed that Astrotrain and Starscream were conspiring together to get rid of Megatron. Starscream then made his bid for leadership of the Decepticons. Both the Constructicons and Soundwave opposed and said that they were better fit to lead. A fight broke out within Astrotrain, Starscream must have had the help of the Seekers, because he was the one who ended up being chosen to lead. He had a coronation ceremony for himself on Cybertron soon after. The ceremony was interrupted by Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps (who were the new and improved versions of Megatron, Skywarp, Thundercracker and the Insecticons. They had been reformatted by Unicron.) Starscream was able to identify Galvatron as being Megatron. Galvatron immediately got revenge on Starscream by shooting him in his cannon mode. Starscream's body turned black and then it crumbled to the floor in ashes. About a year later, Octane was running from the Decepticons and was hiding in a tomb that honored fallen Decepticons. He was horrified to find that Starscream's ghost (spark) was in there and was able to posses bodies. He possessed the body of Cyclonus and attempted to lead Galvatron into a trap, but his plan failed. He left Cyclonus' body and was gone for a while. He later possessed Scourge's body and used it to attack Galvatron and the Decepticons. He then took Scourge to Unicron's head and convinced him to join him. He revived Unicron and made a deal with him, saying that he would get his old body back if he performed several tasks. The first was to steal Metroplex's eyes. Starscream and Scourge were able to do that but one of Metroplex's eyes was damaged. Unicron then ordered him to steal Trypticon. Starscream possessed Astrotrain, and then Trypticon and took Trypticon to Unicron. Unicron's final task was to connect Unicron to Cybertron. Starscream was given his old body back and betrayed Unicron as soon as he got it. When Galvatron saw Starscream, he shot him right away and Starscream was sent flying in space, never to be seen again.
Beast Wars Profile: Starscream was one of the only G1 characters to appear on Beast Wars. He possessed the body of Waspinator and joined the Predacons. The files on Starscream were classified so Megatron II didn't know about Starscream's treacherous nature. Starscream used Waspinator's body, but still had his amazing speed and flying skills. He helped the Predacons take over the Maximal base. He was left in charge with Scorponok and Blackarachnia, while Megatron II and the other Predacons returned to their base. Starscream made a deal with the Maximals letting Primal and Dinobot enter the Axalon to use the medical facilities. Starscream then captured Primal and told the Maximals to attack the Predacon base if they ever wanted to see Primal again. Starscream shot Scorponk who was loyal to Megatron II. Primal and Dinobot had tricked Starscream and cornered him and Blackarachnia. Starscream escaped leaving BA by herself, but she managed to escape too. Primal followed Starscream and the two fought. Primal finally pinned Starscream down. Blackarachnia then shot some energon that was under Starscream blowing him away. The Predacons then rebuilt Waspinator and Starscream's ghost (spark) no longer possesed him.
"Victory is made of the ashes of one's enemies."
"I, Starscream, am now leader of the Decepticons."
"You are a fool Megatron."
"My time will come."
"You should be honored, you will be the last of survivor of the human race."
"All the danger you can handle is already here, Floptimus Prime!"
"I'm stupid, I'm stupid."
"How quaint. The girls have come to rescue their boyfriends!"
"There's only one way to get the Aerialbots off our tails, and that's to dump the chumps!"
"You'll see, the Decepticons are a swell bunch, and do we have fun!"
"Pathetic fools! There's no escape!"
"How do you feel mighty Megatron?"
"Galvatron was a fool, I deserved to lead."
"I don't want to be a hero."