From Transformers: Lost and Found
|Played by: Tailgate|
A neutral Cybertronian who fled the planet's civil war, Skystalker spent the majority of the era in distant systems and on foreign soil, doing what he could to get by. Upon his return to Cybertron after the war's end and finding it suffering still, his desire to help his people move on led him to join the crew of the Lost Light.
Skystalker's natural talents lie with space-faring capabilities and a stealth fighter's dexterous, agile build. He's devastatingly attractive, even in an aesthetic manner. Though he is aware of his natural allure in both appearance and otherwise, he refrains from overindulging in it or abusing it. Save for when someone needs persuading for a good reason, he finds that he hardly needs to.
He has limited firearms training, though his personal weapons are all dangerous plasma guns, and one plasma cannon attached to his person. Skystalker, primarily the type to try and diffuse a situation, has the most training with defensive type melee weapons and melee weapons with long reach. He has also taken to using melee training as a type of art or meditation, and practices often despite his pacifism.
He's picked up several hobbies and experiences of note over the years, though only a few seem to have stuck long enough to become something he is exceptional at. His street smarts and general capacity for learning and putting himself out there helped him greatly all the way from his time growing up in Nyon until the present day. Of careers he has picked up, the easiest by far have been bartending and being a practicing musician; he is an accomplished player, preferring strings or synthetic instruments. Skystalker has a soft spot in his spark for plants, despite being far from organic or from an organic world; he keeps flowers and houseplants, and overall has a good hand in the fields of botany and floristry-- Skystalker finds plant life to have a stirring beauty and instilling calmness, and has gone out of his way to be knowledgeable in his care for them. Don't mess with his plants. Ever.
As of second quarter 2016, Skystalker manages the Lost Light's Botany Laboratory.
Skystalker was born under the stars on one of Cybertron’s highest mountain ranges, as close to orbit as a spark can get; Aetherius Peak, overlooking the region of Alyon, lied on the outskirts of a pulse generated from Vector Sigma. Skystalker was one of the last forged Cybertronians before the pulses stopped shedding life across the planet. His spark was harvested from the peak with few others, brought to a secret clinic inside the city of Nyon, along with numerous others of the same pulse. Skystalker woke one amongst many at the old capital, his formative years spent under the eye of fellow starships and among his pulse-peers in the city of Nyon. It wasn’t a great home-- but it was theirs.
As he aged, Skystalker spent more and more time between Cybertron’s spaceports and space stations, running missions as a scout and information gatherer in the home system and gradually, local systems. As he moved up through the ranks of the space programs, his berth was eventually relocated to Iacon where he took a mid-level job as a reconnaissance supervisor for the space exploration program. A diligent, intelligent worker, Skystalker was able to make good impressions on his superiors from the get-go. It attracted the attention of higher-ups in the program, and soon he was graduating from a supervisor to someone who would soon manage his own team and take high-level, important stealth missions that utilized his mind and the unique alt-mode that fate had bestowed upon him. It wasn’t until one of these otherwise peaceful recon missions turned drastically violent that he was forced to take a closer eye to his work; what he came away with was the unpleasant realization that nothing he had worked all his years for was as it seemed.
On pre-war Cybertron, however, enlightenment was ever something that came with significant danger for those who found it. Skystalker found that his work for many years was overseen by the invisible hands of the Senate and its delegates, and with this revelation came a new era in his life, whether he wanted it or not. Those in the senate who used Skystalker’s abilities and natural prowess for personal and political gains were none too enthusiastic to see him attempt to squirm out from under their grip. Then came the threats-- verbal, emotional, then physical. To the Functionists, he was tool to be used in only one way; to certain Primes and politicians seeking further power on Cybertron, he was someone to be manipulated. Skystalker felt himself being pulled in a thousand directions by a thousand hungry hands.
With the uprisings and rebellions going on around the planet, Skystalker was eventually sent back into Nyon to provide reconnaissance and to monitor the situation from the locality. He knew the city, and this was invaluable for intelligence work. Though he was pressganged into this work, knowing the reasons and powers behind it, it did not take long for him to express secretive sympathies with the Nyon rebels and offer himself to become a double agent-- all that he asked in return was a way to eventually escape the control and abuse of Zeta Prime. Generally a pacifist, the more violent acts from all sides were beginning to take a toll on his spirit and his body. He couldn’t end up one more casualty of the fast-brewing war. The conflict in Nyon only got worse, and in the span of a blink the city itself was destroyed by it. In the ensuing chaos of its destruction, Skystalker fled to the stars. In a way, Nyon’s death served as his one chance at rebirth.
Skystalker’s flight from Cybertron soon became one for his life; he evaded capture for some time before enforcers gave up and were called back to Cybertron to instead combat a swiftly evolving, planetwide conflict. As Cybertron tore itself apart, Skystalker escaped to outlying colonies, one by one, part of the growing, massive trail of Cybertronian lives fleeing into the depths of space.
His life post-Cybertron was a vast collection of experiences; at first, Skystalker moved from one inhabited planet to another, moving far and wide amongst those that would turn unaccepting of mechs once the Autobot-Decepticon War reached them. He made his way with whatever skills he could drum up, and spent time with other neutral Cybertronians like himself. His stealthy altmode proved to be his biggest boon even amongst organic controlled planets. Tending towards planets of mixed inhabitants took him amongst the seedier sides of space; while he could typically navigate these areas, he did his best to avoid them. As the war grew in his wake, it became more and more difficult to escape the hate that the rest of civilization had for his race. For periods, he went into hiding; the solitude was not good for his spirit, and he would come from these hermitages only to find worlds of more and more ash. On one of these outings, he was captured by slave traders with a specialty in marketing sentient mechs. Skystalker spent generations of organics as a possession-- an exotic prize-- a trophy of a war that was still going on. Though the cybertronian lifespan is long, experiences short by those standards can still mark one permanently. Skystalker was traded from one place to another, largely between non-Cybertronan sentients; there were still moments under the grips of another neutral Cybertronian, and once under the thumb of a rogue Decepticon squadron. When he was finally able to escape his enslavement, these years made certain that Skystalker would always have difficulty trusting, or even opening up to others, regardless of who they were.
As he moved on from these dark years of his life, Skystalker headed to occupied space once more to seek out somewhere to belong; the war had been there and gone from many worlds, leaving ruined and hateful lives behind it. It proved difficult for even an unaffiliated Cybertronian to find their place; he was able to find those like him out in the expanse and was not afraid to use that to his advantage. Skystalker spent many, many years between occupied worlds as a trader and a craftsman, sometimes on crews of ships and others as an immigrant. He made it work-- he had to make it work.
When the war finally came to an ‘official’ end, it took some time for Skystalker to gather his courage and return to Cybertron. He had not been back in what seemed eons, and found it to be just as he expected. His home planet was a shade of its former self, and held so little of what it once did. Barren wastes replaced rich geography, and ruins stood like monuments where great cities had sprawled. Gone were the great days of his race, and it stung deeply. The people, the planet-- they were all so drastically different. Despite this, Skystalker pressed on as he always had, trying to find common ground with the other neutrals and war-torn bots that had returned to Cybertron. When the mission to find the Knights of Cybertron arose, he could remember the magnificence of the Acropolis in Nyon-- the stories-- the fairy tales?-- that fed his heart back in the infant days of the war, when his heart was filled with rebellion and his spirit was not as cracked. It felt good to even remember these days long past, and it took remarkably little convincing for Skystalker to sign on with the Lost Light. If anything, he wanted to see Cybertron and its people whole again-- to see it find some sort of peace after millions of years at war, to finally be able to move on-- both of these significant to the battle within himself. If anything could repair what was lost, it was a mission of inspiration-- a mission of hope.
Artifact of the Knights of Cybertron
A golden staff.
- Earned a Star for his cooperation with the rescue mission in Arena.
- 2019-01-06 Catch and Release (Skystalker, Waspinator)
- 2018-12-16 Passing It On (Drift, Skystalker, Darude, Wedge)
- 2018-12-13 Home Again (Drift, Skystalker, Gloomsinger, Wedge)
- 2018-11-08 Let's Have a Kiki (Drift, Skystalker)
- 2018-11-04 RESCUEBOTS (Blast Off, Hound, Prowl, Rodimus, Skystalker, Soundwave, Whisper)
- 2018-10-27 Field Testing (Drift, Skystalker, Quicksight)
- 2018-10-19 A Tiny Bit (Drift, Skystalker)
- 2018-10-12 Bugged (Quicksight, Skystalker)
- 2018-10-09 What's Bugging You? (Drift, Skystalker)
- 2018-09-25 Weird About You (Drift, Skystalker, Unoe)
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|Colony: Khepri||30 September 2017||An artifact signal leads to the discovery of the floating colony of Khepri, an insect altmode based society of traders with a love of organic things and fancy clothes. It's up to the Lost Lighters to find the artifact, make peace with the locals, and have a little R&R while they're there.|
|Topsy Turvy||12 July 2017||The !Lost Lighters hit the Lost Light with a bomb snuck past their defenses in the frame of a mangled pair of cassettes: !Frumble. Without any particular design or reason, a number of the crews were apparently swapped into different bodies.|
|Trobble Yall||29 June 2017||Fortress Maximus buys an adorable, fluffy pet from a pet shop on the Elemens' space station, PR-138. What he doesn't realize is that this cute little 'trobble' is about to become a problem much bigger than cleaning litterboxes and keeping it off the furniture.|
|Rebirth of Unicron||4 May 2017||The Lost Light follows the Shivan monolith all the way to earth, meeting up Elita One's ship along the way. As more monoliths arrive, the crew uses this chance to visit Earth once more despite the Earth Defense Command telling them not to. They decide to be discreet. Eventually, nine monoliths arrive and everyone aboard the LL watches them in bated breath as they open and unfold and become... the Unmaker, Unicron!|
|Denied||26 August 2016||All our space credit and debit cards are being denied! Time for the crew of the Lost Light to come together and bum some gas money.|
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