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Starscream a Girl in France?

Postby Archibald Witwicky » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:19 am

I'm sure there are atleast a few people here who either post or lurk at ScansDaily on Livejournal. Recently this post appeared there: http://community.livejournal.com/scans_ ... tml#cutid1

In it the poster makes a brief comment.

maryc wrote:If only they knew that Starscream is a girl. (In France.)


Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Was Starscream really considered a girl in any of the French continuities(I'm persuming the poster is refering to the French G1 comics).
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Postby ShockwaveUK » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:21 am

I think I remember talk of Starscream being a girl in the French G1 toon. :-?
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Postby Leonardo » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:38 am

I read this one Wikipedia months ago, but I took it with a pinch of salt.
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Re: Starscream a Girl in France?

Postby Darth Bombshell » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:16 am

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Archibald Witwicky wrote:Was Starscream really considered a girl in any of the French continuities(I'm persuming the poster is refering to the French G1 comics).


I'm not sure, but Shrapnel definitely was. (In the French dub of the movie, Kickback refers to him as "Mademoiselle Shrapnel.")
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Postby Leonardo » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:15 pm

It's likely that Starscream was, then.
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Postby Glyph » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:00 pm

Yep, Starscream and Shrapnel were both femcons in the French dub. Leastways, Screamer was voiced by a female VA. The theme song is also great, in the sense of wonderfully, bizarrely French.

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Postby Greed » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:08 pm

And Megs x SS and Jetfire x SS shippers minds' go to the gutter.
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:00 pm

I guess this is kinda related: something that always baffled me was the fact that BW Airazor is acutally a dude in the Japanese show. They explain her (well, his) and Tigatron's relationship as a strong brotherly bond. Ick. The one scene that really gets to me is the scene from Other Visits, Pt. One where they look at each other with passion in their eyes and embrace each other.
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Postby Immortal Starscream » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:43 pm

Nemesis_Apoc wrote:I guess this is kinda related: something that always baffled me was the fact that BW Airazor is acutally a dude in the Japanese show. They explain her (well, his) and Tigatron's relationship as a strong brotherly bond. Ick. The one scene that really gets to me is the scene from Other Visits, Pt. One where they look at each other with passion in their eyes and embrace each other.


well we turn some of thier guys into girls too. but i think they did this so that when they got fuzed into tigerhawk, people wouldnt be wondering he was supposed to be thier son, or a hermaphrodite
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:48 pm

Heh, heh... Hermaphrodite. :P
I always heard it was because the Japanese don't like female character that much. And what characters have we turned into girls?
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Postby Archibald Witwicky » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:10 pm

Nemesis_Apoc wrote:Heh, heh... Hermaphrodite. :P
I always heard it was because the Japanese don't like female character that much. And what characters have we turned into girls?


Cybertron Overdrive would be the most recent example.
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:12 pm

I didn't know that. Are there any more?
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Postby Greed » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:14 pm

Nemesis_Apoc wrote:Heh, heh... Hermaphrodite. :P
I always heard it was because the Japanese don't like female character that much. And what characters have we turned into girls?

The Japanese are a very patriarchal society and likes to place women in lower positions than males.
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:16 pm

Same as China.
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Postby Greed » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:20 pm

Nemesis_Apoc wrote:Same as China.

It only makes sense.
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Postby SeekerInAFakeMoustache » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:57 pm

Does anyone know the Frenchscream VA's name? I listened to the clips, and I actually really like the way she plays the role.
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Postby Barricade » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:08 pm

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makes sence because back in the 70's/80's women were coming up in the world.....i couls see him being a woman trying to overthrow the power of a male leader
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Postby Down_Shift » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:45 am

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That makes everytime Megatron beat down Starscream that much more funny. When I was a young lad, I always thought Starscream was a girl, even in the US version. That Chris Latta had quite the odd voice to me as a 5 year old.
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Postby Fang Wolf » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:06 pm

I loled, I knew it but never heard the Clips till now, Starscream sounds like... cute O_O I'd hit that. Shrapnell... no, but Screamer, yeah. I wonder how BW is explained, her being in Waspinator's body... or is Waspy a girl their too?
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Postby Autobobby1 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:49 am

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Starscream is a GIRL?! I think that my brain just melted...

That's weird, he looks nothing like a Femmecon! He has no feminine features. He's big and square and boxy, but Femmecons and Femmebots are usually smooth and rounded in design.
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Postby Sunstar » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:21 pm

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Just lucky for me I can't read or speak french :P odd for a canadian. But canadian french is a dialect not real french.
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Postby Down_Shift » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:25 pm

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Sunstar wrote:Just lucky for me I can't read or speak french :P odd for a canadian. But canadian french is a dialect not real french.


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Postby Basketball Jones » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:43 pm

I wasn't certain of Starscream's gender when I watched the show as a child, but it's quite apparent now that he simply has a sort odd high-pitched British accent.
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Postby Greed » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:51 pm

SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:I loled, I knew it but never heard the Clips till now, Starscream sounds like... cute O_O I'd hit that. Shrapnell... no, but Screamer, yeah. I wonder how BW is explained, her being in Waspinator's body... or is Waspy a girl their too?

So very disturbing.
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Postby Autobobby1 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:15 pm

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SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:I loled, I knew it but never heard the Clips till now, Starscream sounds like... cute O_O I'd hit that. Shrapnell... no, but Screamer, yeah. I wonder how BW is explained, her being in Waspinator's body... or is Waspy a girl their too?

So very disturbing.


That's an understatement. Waspy as a girl?! That almost made my brain explode.
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