- Weapon: Energo-Sword
Blackwind’s Private Quarters
Thunderwing nodded as he took in Blackwind’s analysis. “The Constructicons will indeed likely want to receive the credit and attention they feel they are due by being the architects of so much of what the Decepticons have done. I suspect they would likely side with Shockwave over Starscream as he will at least appreciate them on a technical level. I would guess that Starscream will likely build support by appealing to some baser elements that would not particularly interest Scrapper and his group, for the most part at least. The trick will indeed be to appreciate them and give them assignments to keep them happy and busy. On top of that I can likely add some charm that Shockwave could not supply.” He offered the seeker a small smile.
He sat back, his hands folded together as he considered Soundwave. “Soundwave will be difficult to deal with. He is in a precarious situation, which he must realize. I do recall his staunch loyalty to Megatron, from even before the war started I’ve heard. More then a few Decepticons likely have a score to settle with him through whatever shady dealings he has been free to do under the protection of Megatron. Of course, he is quite powerful in his own right, which makes him an attractive ally to have.”
Thunderwing paused to think for a bit. “I would doubt he would side with Starscream, at least not fully. The seeker’s ambitions against Megatron would likely preclude them from every really trusting each other. On the other hand he may not necessarily run to Shockwave. If I recall, Shockwave had developed a method of blocking his telepathy, planting a seed of mistrust from the start. However this doesn’t give me any particular opening with him. The best strategy may be to simply isolate him from any side for now.”
He looked up at Blackwind. “I will trust you to assist with the seekers. I recall their numbers being seemingly legion, to the point where one wonders if even Starscream himself knows them all.” He chuckled lightly before continuing. “With the Aerospace commander busy vying for full leadership, however, I think that would give you a chance to increase your personal influence on his soldiers. While I don’t expect the likes of Thundercracker or Skywarp to turn on him, I would guess that having served so long with Starscream will have rubbed some of the other seekers the wrong way, and perhaps make them willing to seek out some form of change in leadership.”
He nodded at the view of the bridge and lab on the monitor. “Well done in bugging the ship. I would ask you how you did it but I assume you prefer to keep some secrets.” He offered her another smile. “I would also advise you not to use such devices often, but I suspect we may not be located on this vessel too much longer once we return to Earth. We might as well exploit this advantage while we can.”