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Skywarp (Transformers)(IDW)
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After Dreamwave's closure, the rights to the Transformers comics were awarded to IDW Publishing. The rebooted Generation One continuity borrowed from many previous sources, included the animated series, as well as the Marvel and Dreamwave comic books, but also featured many new and unexplored ideas and origins. Chronologically, Skywarp made his first appearance in The Transformers: Megatron Origin, joining the criminal gladiator, Megatron. He, along with his fellow Seekers, played a role in Megatron's plan to cause a rash of terror throughout Cybertron. Skywarp soon became a member of the Decepticons. Much later, chronologically, in The Transformers: Infiltration, Starscream appears to be in command of a small group of Decepticons on Earth, including Skywarp, Thundercracker, Blitzwing, Astrotrain and the Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck. Starscream had discovered an ore on Earth that was the Transformer equivalent of steroids, making him bold enough to advance their infiltration phase ahead of schedule. However, it seems that humans have somehow obtained evidence of the Transformers' existence, which would derail Starscream's plans. Skywarp has thus far appeared as part of Starscream's elimination squad, disposing of any evidence of their operation on Earth. While bombing the Decepticons' abandoned base on Earth to destroy evidence of it, Skywarp battled Bumblebee, using his teleportation ability to stay a step ahead of the Autobot. However, Bumblebee managed to predict where he would emerge next and shot him down temporarily. Unfortunately for Skywarp though, after the destruction of the base was complete, Megatron had learned of Starscream's attempts for power on Earth and arrived, seriously wounding him before making off to destroy Starscream. Skywarp survived, though, as Megatron placed him and Blitzwing in CR chambers, as revealed in The Transformers: Escalation. He submitted to Megatron's authority, accepting no further mistakes would be tolerated. He and Thundercracker were sent to bomb a a desert power plant, escalating tensions amongst the humans in the area. Accompanying Megatron to the disputed Soviet border state of Brasnya, Skywarp was sent to wait in case back-up was needed � and it was as Optimus Prime appeared leading a team of Autobots to stop the Decepticons. Skywarp and Astrotrain attacked using Skywarp's teleporting power, running interference for the human facsimile they were using. Despite his teleporting powers Jazz and Wheeljack quickly cottoned on and anticipated his moves. Skywarp then disappeared, promising to return with reinforcements. He returned with Thundercracker, damaging Hot Rod severely and killing the facsimile. However, they were forced to flee when Megatron called for pickup after his Ore-13 was expended. His alternate mode here is that of an F-22 Raptor, the successor to his original Generation One F-15 alternate jet mode.


First Appearance: The Transformers: Infiltration (2006) #3

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Issue Appearances:
The New Avengers/The Transformers (2007)
The Transformers (2009)
The Transformers (2014)
The Transformers Continuum (2009)
The Transformers Spotlight: Blurr (2008)
The Transformers Spotlight: Megatron (2013)
The Transformers Spotlight: Orion Pax (2012)
The Transformers: All Hail Megatron (2008)
The Transformers: Combiner Wars (2014)
The Transformers: Dark Cybertron (2013)
The Transformers: Devastation (2007)
The Transformers: Drift (2010)
The Transformers: Escalation (2006)
The Transformers: Infiltration (2006)
The Transformers: Megatron Origin (2007)
The Transformers: Primacy (2014)
The Transformers: Robots in Disguise Hundred Penny Press (2013)
The Transformers: Spotlight (2006)
The Transformers: Spotlight Ramjet (2007)
Transformers Autocracy (2012)
Transformers Focus On Decepticons (2008)
Transformers Micro-comic fun packs (2014)
Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection (2016)
Transformers: Bumblebee (2009)
Transformers: Monstrosity [I] (2013)
Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2012)

Group Affiliation(s):
Decepticons (IDW)
G.I. Joe (IDW)

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