One day last semester I was on the bus heading to class and I was like ‘fuck class started ten minutes ago I’m going to be late again.’
And then I looked down and realized that my professor was in the seat in front of me editing his powerpoints for the class that we were both supposed to be in.
I think people need to realize that it’s okay to like stuff and not have a deep reason for it
You can like a character because they’re cute, not because you identify with them
You can like a ship because you think they look good together, not because of a deep emotional bond
You can like a song because it’s catchy, not because of the meaningful lyrics
If you like it that’s okay, you don’t have to have deep reason or meaning behind it
What the hell is going on behind the scenes that’s kept Starscream alive this long?
Like if I were Megatron and I had the choice between:
My loyal new second-in-command who’s proven himself capable and an asset
and my traitorous old second-in-command who’s not only failed me but tried to kill me/take my place
I’d have gone for option A! He was even going to do the dirty work for him!
But he chose Starscream over Dreadwing? WHAT was his reasoning? Don’t get me wrong I love Starscream
and his stilettosbut as an evil leader it makes no sense???
this whole scenario has been going on since the 80s cartoon first debuted and my only answer to this question is that megatron just can’t give up the booty
eh it depends on the continuity.
G1… eh G1 didn’t have much logic attached. It was G1 after all.
TFA Megatron was smart and was pretty quick to give Starscream the boot. The only reason Megs kept him around later on was cause they were forced to rely on each other for a short period of time, but overall he didn’t put up with any of that shit.
TFP Megatron was basically forced to keep Starscream around as a sort of alliance/compromise. TFP Megatron’s problem is that he has a terrible habit of not thinking things through and tends to just react to his impulses. It makes sense, as he was a gladiator and those quick reactions probably were necessary to survive as one. But it also makes him impulsive and prone to make mistakes.
The other possible reason is that Megatron has such a strong darwinistic philosophy that he believes that IF Starscream does manage to wrench the leadership from him, he would have earned it. So it’s really a “prove to me you are a worthy successor by getting rid of me” deal as well. At the same time Megatron seems to genuinely hate Starscream. Eh… poor Megatron got kind of the brunt of TFP’s inconsistent writing. It’s really a shame, because he had the potential to be an extremely interesting character.
lol I think I went overboard
Let me present to you Megatron getting aware of how his decision regarding Starscream reflects on him:
See, he even admits it. ;D (from the Marvel G2 TF comics)
there are few things more endearing than drunken college boys stumbling around trying to explain to each other why physics class is so hard