Allegiance: Decepticon

First Cartoon Appearance:
Transformers Armada, 
episode 1: "First Encounter"

First Comic Appearance:
Transformers Armada #2

"My destiny is leadership!"

STARSCREAM uses his speed and maneuverability as a jet to launch aerial attacks on the AUTOBOTS. No one can compete with him when it comes to speed and skill in the air. He slices through the sky, chasing the enemy and even endangering any DECEPTICON that gets in his way. As the second in command, he pretends to be loyal to MEGATRON, but is always looking for an opportunity to weaken his leader's rule and take control of the DECEPTICONS.

Strength: 6.0
Intelligence: 8.0
Speed: 10.0
Endurance: 7.0
Rank: 9.0
Courage: 8.0
Firepower: 7.0
Skill: 8.0

Other Appearances: Whew! There have been quite a few! Among the most infamous Transformers ever, the first Starscream debuted in 1984.  As G1 Megatron's second in command, the ever back stabbing character was a fan favorite!  His next incarnation was as "Pretender Classic" in 1989.  Followed by an Action Master version in 1990.    He came back in 1993 as recolored and slightly re-tolled G2 favorite.  In 1997 he re-appeared as part of the Machine Wars Line (unknown how this fits into the rest of the TF Universe.) And then followed by this Armada version.

However you view Transformers Armada (an ~alternate TF reality or just Transformers of a slightly different time era than the classic G1 characters) this Armada Starscream is presumably and unfortunately a different individual than the G1/G2/Machine Wars original.

Swindle first comic Appearance: Dreamwave TF: Armada #1 (before Starscream!)