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Monday, February 2, 2015

The Seeker

     The TF Wiki defines the term Seeker as follows:

The term Seeker refers to Decepticon jet troopers who share Starscream's body-type but with different colors or minor variations in wing and head shapes. This is most clearly and commonly known from Generation 1, but any franchise with a Starscream is almost inevitably going to feature a similar "family" of redecoed jet-formers.
The word "Seeker" hovered a long time in a strange gray area between official and fan-coined terms. It seems to have originated in extremely obscure official or semi-official writing, but somehow became widely used among fans. In 2002, the term appeared in dialog from the first issue of The War Within from Dreamwave Productions, making it truly official after years of controversy. It has subsequently appeared in many other places such as on toy packaging, books, and in other stories.

     I have quite a few Seekers, and in my own particular parlance, I include other jet-formers as well among the decepticons. Seekers have usually been characterized by a lot of redecos, but I don't mind that because they were the first redecos, and fun to collect

StarScream and Jhiaxus

Scourge and Cyclonus

Lugnut-Great figure

Thrust and Dirge

Thundercracker and Skywarp

Sky Shadow and Dreadwing

Terradive-another excellent figure

"The Seeker"by The Who

I looked under chairs
I looked under tables

Dreadwing- A redeco of IDW Megatron

I'm tryin to find the key
To fifty million fables
Terradive-not a redeco, but redecoes have been made of him

They call me the seeker
I been searchin low and high
I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked bobby dylan
I asked the beatles
I asked timothy leary

Jhiaxus copied Starscreams body using "reactive armor"
he was mentor to Shockwave...what a nutcase

But he couldn't help me either

They call me the seeker
I been searchin low and high
I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

People tend to hate me
Cuz I never smile

Whether Good guy or Bad guy, Cyclonus
is never accused of being a "Nice Guy"

As I ransack their homes
They wanna shake my hand

Scourge along with Wreck-Gar were proof positive that
Cybertronians could grow wicked beards-he plays second banana
to Cyclonus in the G1 era

Focusing on nowhere
Investigating miles
Skyshadow is a redeco/retool of Thunderwing
they both apparently scare Megatron

I'm a seeker I'm a really desperate man

Lugnut is Megatrons number one fan in TF Animated, but
always loyal to him anyway. His fists can generate pinpoint singularities to
ruin the best of days- no redecoes on this one, and that is both good, and a shame

I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I learned to raise my voice in anger

Skywarp epitomizes the phrase "if he had brains he would be
dangerous" - given the power of teleportation, he uses it for fratboy pranks instead of
as the powerful weapon it could be.

Yeah but look at my face ain't this a smile

Starscream is the right hand of Megatron,-if the right hand is the
one that can reach around to stab you in the back. He is smirking,
snarky, sarcastic, and scheming. if you search "treacherous second in
command" on google, his name is top of the list

I'm happy when life's good and when its bad I cry
I got values but I don't know how or why

Thundercracker was once a bully, with contempt for those
 who could not fly, but he has mellowed over time, into a far more
sympathetic soul, thanks to the power of puppies-really

I'm lookin for me
You're lookin for you
Thrust is a loudmouthed braggart with no pretensions to stealth at all.
Cool wings, though.

Dirge is Gloomy and Morose and uses the sound of his engines to strike
fear into the hearts of his enemies(a cowardly, superstious lot).
He has never been known to dress like a bat though
Were lookin at each other and we don't know what to do

They call me the seeker
I been searchin low and high
I wont get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

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