Transformers The War Within: SKYWARP

"Strike when the enemy isn't looking."

Affiliation: Decepticions
Function: Warrior

Alternate mode:  Cybertronian Seeker Jet


First Cartoon Appearance: Well actually, we see Skywarp with Cybertronian alternate mode (which looks strikingly similar) in G1 Transformers episode 1

First Comics Appearance: War Within, Volume 1, #0 Preview Issue

"Out of sight, out of mind."  Those are the words Skywarp lives by, even though he doesn't necessarily know it himself.  When Megatron is around, he's the most loyal of Decepticons, always standing rigidly at attention, acquiescing to every order given.  Unfortunately, as soon as his commander walks out of the room, all thought of orders, protocol and practicality go out with him.  It's not that Skywarp has a problem with authority.  He just doesn't care, is all.  He'd rather be strafing unarmed noncombatants than engaging in risky missions.

The only things that bugs him more than having to follow orders is having to work alongside guys with a lot of personal motivation.  Guys like Starscream.  When he isn't going on and on about how much bettar a commander he is than Megatron, he's forcing Skywarp into some new scheme to replace the big guy.  Megatron is winning the war for the Decepticons.  Why can't Starscram just shut up and enjoy the ride?

unique feature:  Can teleport himself and others several miles.

Strength:  7
intelligence: 7
speed:  9
endurance:  7
rank:  5
courage:  8
firepower:  7
skill:  7

Other appearances: The War Within comics published by Dreamwave Comics, were set on Cybertron and tell stories of many popular G1 characters before the events of the cartoon series, told in 1984.  Though the events in this series run contrary to G1 episodes such as "War Dawn."  (A different origin story for Optimus Prime.)  Most fans consider these characters to be the same indifiduals as those of G1 cartoons.  Below is a complete list of other characters with the same name:

- 1984 - G1 original Skywarp
- 1998 - G1 form seen in Beast Wars cartoon, The Agenda, part 3 aboard the Ark
- 1998 - Maximal Eagle Skywarp, member of the Magnaboss combiner team
- 2003 - Armada Skywarp with Thunderclash
- 2004 - Universe Skywarp
- 2005 - San Diego Comicon Exclusive (Legends) Skywarp
- 2006 - Cybertron Skywarp
- 2007 - Robot Heroes Skywarp, Classics Skywarp, Takara (Japan only) release "Masterpiece" Skywarp(?)
- 2008 - Animated Skywarp War Within Skywarp

Bibliography of significant appearances: As usual, Skywarp's role in the War Within story is secondary to other Decepticons such as Megatron and Starscream.

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