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Like the rest of the Predacon Trio, Dark Scream is a bumbling oaf. And of course, he's evil. But apart from that, he's really not so bad. He has an almost innocent sense of humor, enjoys singing, and actually attempts to help out his commander, Sky-Byte (though he'll join Slapper and Gas Skunk in heckling him from time to time).
Dark Scream tries to help his teammates in battle with his sword and central freeze ray--but he's not strong enough to be a real threat to most opponents. He's basically useful for aerial transport and reconnaissance--but even there, his flight skills are rather poor. If it weren't for his willingness to obey orders to attack shipping vehicles and plant bombs in major civilian centers, he'd be about as inoffensive as a Predacon can get.
- Japanese name: Gildo (ギルドー Girudō)
- Russian name: Vampeer (Вампир, "Vampire")
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After the defeat of Galvatron and his Decepticons, Dark Scream and the Predacon trio were rounded up and shipped back to Cybertron on board Fortress Maximus. As all the other villains argued and shrieked vengeance from within their Phantom Zone-like prison cells, Dark Scream and the Predacon trio lamented that their leader, Sky-Byte, was left stranded on Earth; a fate they considered worse than incarceration.
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Robots in Disguise
- Guildo (Basic, 2000)
- Japanese ID number: D-003
- A redeco of the Beast Wars Transmetal 2 Maximal Night Glider, Dark Scream transforms into a techno-organic monstrous flying squirrel. His tail acts as a scabbard for his sword accessory.
- Dark Scream / Gas Skunk / Slapper (Mega 3-pack, 2001)
- For his Hasbro release, Dark Scream was only available in a Mega-level 3-pack with his fellow stooges Gas Skunk and Slapper. There are no noteworthy differences between the Hasbro and Takara versions.
- Center Laser
- Dark Sword Strike
- Freeze Beam
- According to the Car Robots toy catalog, Dark Scream, Gas Skunk and Slapper comprise a subgroup known as the "3 Metal Beast Brothers" (メタルビースト３兄弟 Metaru Bīsuto 3 Kyōdai). Apparently Takara's intent was to have them parallel the deluxe "Three Car Robot Brothers" (as Prowl, Side Burn, and X-Brawn were called in Japan), but both the Japanese and American versions of the cartoon ignored them having any sort of familial relationship.