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Starstruck

From Transformers: Lost and Found

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Starstruck
Played by: Araneiform
Party Bus
Division: Combat
Alt-Mode: 2009 MCI Tour Bus
Faction: Decepticon
PC

Starstruck is not your conventional Decepticon. Oh sure, he loves smashing and killing things, or whatever Autobots stereotypically think 'Cons like to do but he is also absolutely helm over pedes for Earth pop culture. It is in equal parts endearing and extremely annoying.

Personality

Starstruck is loud, abrasive, obnoxious - a lot of things that are expected of mechs as big as he is. But he is also ridiculously eccentric, amassing quite the collection of Earth paraphernalia, ranging from CDs, DVDs, and video games to an extensive movie poster collection he keeps carefully rolled up in storage. He is a party animal, and will hit clubs and bars like nobody's business. He shows everyone up on the dance floor and his singing is, while not Whitney Houston levels, still pretty alright.

So he's kind of a dorky goof, which can be very unarming or even endearing upon first meeting him. The problem is that this outer layer of silliness and play hides a very vicious streak. He draws no small pleasure from smashing the scrap out of another bot, ESPECIALLY an Autobot, and felt no remorse or guilt over the many times he's killed humans. He cares more about the stuff they create than the beings themselves, and the same goes for organics in general.

Skills

Starstruck is good at dancing! He's also a decent singer, and he's got so many pop culture references stored in his processor it's ridiculous. And oh yeah, more practically, he's strong and he's good at beating the frag out of stuff. That's why he's Security, both on the LL and back when he was on Ironbull's ship, the Revenge (Starstruck's idea. They'd drawn straws and unfortunately he'd won and hey, that sounded like a good pirate ship name!).

History

Starstruck didn't intend on joining the war. He was a lower end bot, sure, a transportation vehicle, but that didn't bother him much. He's never been much interested in politics, and that held true even way back when, when bots were treated like scrap because of their alt modes. But then the war actually started, and Star still hadn't chosen a side, and well. Starstruck SHOULD have left the planet like most others neutrals but he's never been very bright. He got cornered one night by a bunch of burly Autobots who thought, hey, if he wasn't one of them, he had to be a 'Con, right? Even though he didn't have a sigil? It was only thanks to Ironbull, a bigger, badder bot than any of his assailants put together, that Starstruck didn't get scrapped that night. And Ironbull was a Decepticon. His choice became clear, then.

He stayed at Ironbull's side throughout the whole war, no matter what they were doing. It started out as actual battles being actual soldiers - always under Ironbull's command, he'd take no one else, and he was the second to join their effort after Highbeam - until Ironbull was given their own ship. That's when he, alongside Highbeam, Trailhawk, Wrangler and finally Gyro, became mercenaries. The crew still went wherever Megatron or High Command pointed but on the side, they'd take up jobs from other 'Cons that nobody else wanted. Pillaging and smacking up backwater worlds that weren't important enough for a REAL assault but still had to go, taking out Autobot cargo ships (and sometimes even Decepticon or Neutral ships), etc. It was when they'd started doing this on their own that they ended up being pirates, too. Ironbull didn't care who it was they were hitting, as long as they hit hard and fast and took away as much loot as they could. Starstruck turned out to be really good at putting enemies down, and he was head of Security on the Revenge (not a hard position to get, considering there were only six crewmembers) because of it. He met, and punched the shit out of, a lot of different species this way. Didn't matter to him. He liked the work.

And then they were assigned to Earth for a few years. Ironbull was NOT particularly pleased; their greatest joy came from being in open space, sailing the stars and bearing down on unsuspecting vessels. Starstruck, however, absolutely loved it. He'd always been a fan of the culture and music that came from Cybertron before everything went belly up, but there was something about Earth that caught him fierce. He devoured as many movies and TV shows as he could. He saved as much music as he could. He learned as many Earth dances as his processor could handle. Even to this day, he's kept his Earth alt mode and tries to maintain an uplink to Earth in order to stay in touch with the latest music and media.

It's kind of made him insufferable, actually, all of the references nobody cares about and the restlessness he's displayed on the Revenge since they left Earth. He loves his crew, he loves Ironbull, but after they left Earth he got...bored. So when the war ended and even pirating was too stifling for him, Ironbull gave him a choice - either get the frag over himself, or? Do them a favor. Check out the Lost Light. Ironbull had heard about this ship where 'Cons and 'Bots and Neuts alike were working together, and it sounded....interesting. They wanted to see how it would play out before possibly, maybe, inviting that type of crew aboard the Revenge itself. And Trailhawk and Wrangler were good enough at scrapping things that they could manage without Starstruck, so he agreed to go. It would be nice, he figured, to hang out on a new ship among new faces for a while.

Artifact of the Knights of Cybertron

A gorgeous, still-playable saxophone

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Plots

 Start DateSummary
Colony: Khepri30 September 2017An 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 Turvy12 July 2017The !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.
Forced Fighters2 July 2017Eight Lost Lighters have am artifact search go south when they find themselves forced to fight. Will the be able to fight for their freedom and well as all the other prisoners, as well as find the artifact?
Rebirth of Unicron4 May 2017The 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!
Colony: Velocitron30 May 2016On Velocitron, speed is what matters. Their mobile cities, the Velocites, traverse the surface to stay ahead of the searing heat of dawn. In the capital, Delta, the upcoming Inevitable 250 race is about to determine the new leader. The slow workers banished to the polar city of Mu are seething with rebellion. The older city of Transit, mysteriously slowing down, may require evacuation before it burns up.
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