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Origin

Slipstream was one of the Decepticon Seekers who served on the bridge crew of the Nemesis alongside Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp. She is one of the clones the Starscream created of himself. Her personality represented Starscream's feminine side to include his considerable strategic thinking, a biting sense of humor, and a short temper.

Creation

Slipstream was created by Cartoon Network for Transformers: Animated (2007) Cartoon by Derrick J. Wyatt. She was first seen in the Kerokero Ace Magazine's Transformers Animated: The Cool manga issue #6 by Naoto Tsushima. Her first US appearance was in Fun Publications' Hasbro Transformers Collectors' Club #48 by writer/editor Pete Sinclair and Jesse Wittenrich. She has also made an appearance in the Transformers: War for Cybertron Game. Slipstream is the first canonical female Seeker.

Major Story Arcs

Kadokawa Shoten

The Cool

Slipstream shoots Megatron

As the Autobots and Decepticons fought over the Space Bridge, Starscream chose that moment as the most opportune time to unleash his Clone Army on both factions. Slipstream was the most skilled and as the other clones were being easily overtaken by the joint efforts of Optimus Prime and Megatron, Slipstream managed to get a clear shot at Megatron and sent a powerful energy blast toward him. Megatron saw the attack coming and quickly used Optimus as a living shield.

Defeated, Slipstream was forced to follow Megatron's orders and attack the oncoming Omega Supreme. She and the other clones were greatly outmatched and taken out by a single blast from Omega's arm cannon.

Powers & Weaknesses

Slipstream is one of the fastest flyers of the Decepticons, reaching a speeds of Mach 2.8. She can climb to sub-orbital altitudes of 52 miles and nose-dive to ground level in mere minutes. This makes her especially effective in surprise attacks and hit-and-run tactics. She can shoot cluster bombs up to 40 miles, that can level an area of 10,000 sq feet. Her AGP (Alternating Gyro-Power) Nullifier can interrupt the flow of electricity in any circuity for two minutes. Slipstream overrates herself in situations she can't handle. Her nose-dives can leave to a gyro-circuit overload leaving her disoriented.

Characteristics

  • Allegiance: Decepticon
  • Sub Group: Seeker
  • Function: Warrior/Scout
  • Alt-Modes: Cybertronian Jet, F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Color Schemes: Gray/Purple/Teal (Games, Animated)

Alternate Versions

Fun Publications

Invasion: Epilogue

Slipstream was playing cards with a number of other bots in Axiom Nexus when both alternate universe Optimus Primes were looking for Depth Charge.

Other Media

Television

Transformers Animated (2007)

Animated Slipstream

Slipstream is one of Starscreams Clones. She possesses considerable strategic thinking.

Episode Appearances

  • A Bridge Too Close, Part I
  • A Bridge Too Close, Part II
  • Endgame, Part I

Video Games

Transformers: War for Cybertron (Xbox 360/PS3/PC)

WFC Slipstream

Slipstream does not appear in the story-line campaign. Completing the Decepticon campaign will allow you to use Slipstream in Escalation mode. Her escalation abilities are cloak and shockwave. Her chassis, labeled a Stalker, for use in multiplayer games as a Decepticon Scientist.

Books

Transformers: Exodus
Transformers: Exiles

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