Hi, guys. This is my take on a "rebirth Optimus" of sorts. What initially started out as a joke turned out pretty well, seeing as how FoC's Starscream has a color scheme similar to Optimus. Well, I created a tech spec and alternate bio for this guy! Any comment/critique is gladly welcomed.
SKILL: 9During the waning cycles of the war for Cybertron, the scheming Starscream led a small battalion of Decepticons against the Autobots situated in Iacon. Megatron, meanwhile, was busy quelling an internal unrest in Kaon and was unaware of Starscream's plans. When it seemed that Optimus and his Autobots would win the battle led by Starscream, the Decepticons had a trump card: Bruticus. A towering and imposing Transformer who is strongest among the Decepticon ranks, he managed to repel the Autobot advancement. During his rampage on Iacon, Bruticus damaged Optimus' body beyond repair. Even Ratchet was unable to do much. Many noble Autobots offered their bodies for the greater cause, but Optimus adamantly refused; he needed as many able-bodied Autobots as possible to win the war. After sustaining intense energon loss, Optimus was ready to hand the matrix of leadership to a new Autobot. However, a glimmer of hope appeared in the skies of Cybertron. Eager to obtain the head of Optimus and win the war, Starscream rushed into the Autobot base, momentarily unaware that it was heavily fortified. He was quickly shot down and brought forth to the presence of a dying Optimus. Despite Optimus' objection, Ratchet extracted Starscream's spark and placed it in a capsule, while he used the Decepticon body as a vessel for Optimus Prime. He justified this by saying, "In war, every option must be considered."