Starscream battles the tyrannical oppression of the evil Autobots. He acts as Megatron's science guy and second-in-command, and constantly peppers his sentences with (genuine) admiration for his great leader.
It's all rather creepy to be honest.
|“||A Megatron legitimately praises a Starscream for once, "Shattered Glass"||”|
—Of course! You're a genius, Starscream!
Starscream graduated from the Crystal City College as the most ingenious 'bot on all of Cybertron. Then the war broke out. When Optimus tried to draft the genius, he refused, and, as punishment, the Autobots demolished Crystal City before Starscream's very eyes. Fleeing underground, Starscream joined the Decepticon resistance headed by Megatron. 'Screamer threw himself into his work, hoping that, one day, his scientific acumen could be used for peaceful purposes. He got a chance to pursue ideology, even if by somewhat violent means, when an alternate version of Cliffjumper accidentally crossed over from a universe in which the Autobots were good into Starscream's world. With Cliffjumper's help, Starscream created "Glass Gas" bombs to use on the Ark's launching platform to destroy it. For now, it is assumed that Starscream fought in and survived the battle that followed.
Working for the Quintesson Federation, the just and fair-minded Starscream attempted to arrest Goldbug and his comrades. Tracking them to a secret bunker containing ancient Pretender technology, he declared their plot was over "before it even begins!" and requested they surrender. When they resisted, he called in the might of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.
- Shattered Glass (BotCon box set, 2008)
- Accessories: Launcher, missile, Key
- Part of BotCon 2008's exclusive box set of five figures, Starscream is a redeco of Cybertron Voyager Starscream in a color scheme that homages the original Jetfire. He transforms into a Cybertronic starfighter. In both modes, plugging a Cyber Planet Key (his is a red-plastic Earth-style key with a white border and black symbol) into his back pops out a blade-weapon from each of his wings/arms. He also has a spring-loaded missile launcher which can be hand-held, or mounted on the underside of his vehicle mode.
- Starscream is only available as part of a set of six toys, along with Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Goldbug, Autobot Jazz and Razorclaw.