Today I was thinking of one of my favorite quotes from Schindler’s List, and, strangely, is made me understand in full force why Megatron never killed Starscream. (Or at least one of the reasons)
“Power is when we have every justification to kill, but we don’t”
- Thomas Keneally
I know there’s a lot to this quote, and it doesn’t exactly follow the lines I associated it with, but it made me think about it. Megatron was perfectly capable of killing Starscream, and, in some cases, he had justifiable cause to do so as leader (Like when Starscream tries to kill him. But really that’s the only time) Megatron could have. he never did. can you imagine that hanging over someone’s head? Megatron not killing Starscream was a power play, one he very continually won.
Sometimes I think about the fact that Starscream, in the very early days of the war (before there ever was a full blown war) was extremely and legitimately loyal to Megatron and took his role as body guard very seriously even though Megatron just kept him there for image purposes.
Thinking about that always makes me wonder even more what Starscream was like before Megatron.
This is an entire universe, Skyfire, waiting for us! And we will experience all of it together!
A quick little thing for Valentine’s Day! (or Friend day or whatever type of day you would like to celebrate today!) I had wanted to make something cleaner and bigger, but today was work day so I didn’t get a lot of time for anything more than a colored scribble. Maybe later this week.
But!! I’d still like to take the opportunity and wish you all a very good day/evening/night, I appreciate all the kind words and support I’ve received from you lovely people over the three years that this blog has existed and just, thank you all! The Transformers experience has been a fantastic one for me thanks to you and I wish you all the Best!