I swear to god if Marshmallow just murdered his Big Purple Samurai beau in his sleep I’m going to scowl at JRO for the next 300,000 years. WHIRL PLEASE HAVE ALREADY SAVED CYCLONUS FROM DYING OF HIS OWN STUPIDITY I BEG YOU! The cyclopstork is our only hope
The Transformers fandom has a really fucking gross fascination with Starscream getting hurt and abused. Something that I have no doubt aided in how he was written in TFP and as such continued to fuel the fandom’s obsession with it.
What’s the most common joke in the TF fandom? Megatron beating up Starscream.
What’s the most common reaction to Starscream getting hurt? “oh he deserved it” or “it wasn’t as bad as it should have been”
Starscream’s pain has always been something to laugh at it’s always been a joke, nothing to take seriously.
If even a quarter of what happens to Starscream happened to a Darling™
like say, Bumblebee, fans would be up in arms. There would be “TF Critical” blogs out the ass about the treatment of that character and why it’s wrong and why the way it’s portrayed is horrendous.
But because it’s Starscream, it’s just another day in the Transformers Community.
Like imagine one day, we wake up and the next issue of Lost Light had Tailgate suddenly going through a quarter of the shit that Starscream went through as a abuse survivor. Tailgate is a fucking Pure Sweetheart Cinnamon Roll™ in the fandom and if he was treated the same way Starscream was, there’s no way in hell Jro and Co would survive the hellish backlash that would come from it.
But it’s Starscream, so it’s okay. It’s been this way since the 80′s so pay it no mind.
Because it’s Starscream, it’s okay to say that you hope he’s murdered alone in an alley and unloved
Because it’s Starscream, it’s okay to say that you want someone to beat the scrap out of him
You wouldn’t think it was ok if it was literally any other character