During a conversation justbolts
and I had a few weeks ago, we got started on the subject of characters ending up put into new and vastly different frames. The one that was the most intriguing was a ground model getting a flight-capable frame. Seeker frames were picked because they're
But what character gets the frameswap? Why would they get swapped? After much back and forth and figurings out, we ended up with this concept that we don't have any time to write, but love it enough to farm it out to someone interested enough in picking it up.
Set sometime in mid-G1, Starscream pisses of Megatron enough to get right and fully banished (or even better, outright killed). Thundercracker and Skywarp are pretty pleased to get rid of the jerk, but quickly discover a flaw in the situation. In this universe, Seekers do it in trines. The trine dynamic is required to keep systems running best, ect, and is the only way they can really get off.
That leaves Skywarp and Thundercracker in a bit of a pinch. There aren't any loose Seekers on Cybertron they can recruit, and they don't have the access to Vector Sigma that would let them create a new spark. But Skywarp points out that there's plenty of empty frames stashed on Cybertron, why don't they just snag someone else's spark and stick it in an empty frame? They don't like any of the other Decepticons well enough for that (plus Megatron would probably have their hides for it), so they set out to kidnap an Autobot. Skywarp makes the best plans, doesn't he?
Somehow or another, they get their hands on Perceptor, because he's not too aggressive and it'd be nice to have a scientist around again, right?
Perceptor would start off being pretty freaked out by the situation, the new frame, and all this new programming he has to deal with. Seeker Trine loyalty wars with Autobot Loyalty. Also, sometime along the process, Perceptor's interest is piqued by this interesting, albeit frightening, situation.
Skywarp and Thundercracker are at times annoyed by this bumbling new Trinemate (who they'll most certainly keep locked up for as long as possible) and also excited by their perceived ability to "train him up right".
Perceptor's new frame comes with plenty of base, cultural, and instinctive programming. How to fly, social drives, interfacing needs, etc.
We have no idea where this would lead (except for the Seeker culture building and plenty of smut) or how it would end. Sooo... Have fun? :D