#Sideways# wrote:This competition is heating up!
Function: Seeker Commander
Alt. mode: F-22 Raptor
Weapons: Arm-mounted Laser Guns, Cluster Bombs
Special Abilities: Radar, Null rays
Height: 31 ft / 9,46 m
Quote: "Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies."
Tech Skill: 09
Profile: Starscream makes no secret of his ambition to overthrow Megatron as Decepticon Leader. He is ruthless, cold-blooded and cruel. In that sense the two rivals are very much alike. But he has a vain side that clearly distinguishes him. He considers himself the most sophisticated and handsome of the Decepticons. He exudes a high-class, urbane air that provides a certain irony to his murderous tendencies. He looks down at Megatron for being antiquated in his military strategy. Starscream believes the Decepticons should rely more on guile and speed rather than brute, destructive force to defeat the Autobots.
Starscream displays a kaleidoscope of personality facets and emotional undercurrents of which he himself is not fully aware, but which are not entirely lost on his comrades. He can be arrogant, selfish, and single-mindedly ambitious, forever seeking to unseat Megatron and assume command himself - but his schemes always seem to backfire as though he were subconsciously sabotaging himself. He forges ahead with supreme confidence, and can display astonishing perseverance in the face of repeated setbacks, but then may trip over his own insecurities.
Acknowledged for his combat skills but otherwise often disdained by his comrades despite his constant scrabbling to gain respect, he isolates himself further in a bristling shield of psychological armor. He can waver in an instant from deathless courage in battle to desperate pleas for appeasement in response to an enraged Megatron, when he's stepped too far over the line. Megatron overlooks the potential threat Starscream represents for one very good reason: Starscream is very good at his job.
Abilities: Starscream is one of the fastest flyers of the Decepticons, Mach 5 being nothing more but a cruising speed for him. He can climb to sub-orbital altitudes of 52 miles and nose-dive down to near ground level in mere minutes. This makes him particularly effective in surprise attacks and hit-and-run actions. He can shoot cluster bombs a distance of 40 miles, each of which can level an area 10,000 feet square. His null-ray rifle can interrupt the flow of electricity in any circuitry it hits for periods of up to two minutes, effectively preventing the operation of many machines dependent on those circuits during that period.
Weaknesses: Starscream tends to overrates himself often, and finds himself in situations that are more than he can handle. His nose-dives often overload his gyro-circuitry leaving him disoriented briefly. But, overall, he is a very tough nut to crack.
Starscream readied himself for the coming fight with Razorclaw. He would have to win leadership from this? Barbaric and uncalled for. Starscream thought Motormaster was on his side when the discussions started, but doubt was in his mind at this point on who Motormaster was fighting for really.
"May the best mech win." Razorclaw said, drawing his blade.
"Perhaps no weapons, to be fair?" Starscream asked, maybe this would work out after all.
The sword was then sheathed and Razorclaw sank into his hand-to-hand combat stance. It mimicked that of one of the older martial arts, but Starscream was certain that Razorclaw had no knowledge of these.
Suddenly, Razorclaw leaped forward and began to unleash a series of punches rapidly. Starscream blocked those he could, feeling the fists dig into his metal, he lashed out with a knee to the Predacon's chest. Razorclaw buckled just enough for Starscream to dig down his elbow into the back of Razorclaw, trying to drive him to the floor. Razorclaw dropped to the floor to all fours.
"Can we end this barbaric and pointless battle now? There is no point in-" Starscream began, but was cut off when Razorclaw transformed and lunged at him, claws breaking the jet cockpit and digging into Starscream, he cried out in pain as he was pushed to the side of the Bridge.
Razorclaw began to bite down on Starscream's shoulder with enormous jaws, Starscream punched the Lion in the throat, releasing Razorclaw's jaws from his shoulder and giving him enough room for a kick in the chest of the transformed Razorclaw.
Razorclaw backed off just enough for Starscream to whip around and kick Razorclaw in his Faceplate, knocking the Predacon Commander into a lying state, where Starscream placed his foot on Razorclaw's neck and torso, pinning him down.
"Do you yield?" Starscream asked, Energon dripping from the gashes and cuts Razorclaw caused.
"I yield." Razorclaw responded with a grim and defeated voice.
Starscream lifted his foot from Razorclaw and stepped into the center of the room, where he let Razorclaw get himself up from the ground.
Starscream said nothing, but only read the faces of those in the room. They all knew that he was their new leader. And for once, for once he did what Megatron could never do: He beat his opponent fairly.
First, my apologies for the late response.
The staff has discussed your application but we feel that Starscream might not be the right fit for you at this time. We are in agreement that you've improved quite well in the time you've been with us, but Starscream is a very complicated character, in and out of the game.
You're progressing so keep it up.