|First appearance||Transformers Generation 1|
|Voiced by||Tara Strong |
Roger Craig Smith
|Alternate modes||Race car, VTOL jet |
Formula one racing car
Futuristic Harrier jet
Slipstream is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers franchise.
Transformers: Generation 1
Throughout the history of the Transformers franchise, Slipstream has been randomly applied to different characters. However, since Transformers Animated introduced a character with the name who was a female clone of Starscream, later versions of the character with this name have been related to Starscream one way or another. Sometimes, he is a male character.
Slipstream was the name of an Autobot who appeared in the Official Transformers: Generation 2 Annual. Not much is known about this version of the character. It is unlikely that a fiction-only character was intentionally introduced in The Official Transformers: Generation 2 Annual. He was probably supposed to be the Aquaspeeder Speedstream. Slipstream has a powerful racing car mode that he prefers to use for melee combat.
Slipstream was the name of one of the Mini-Cons featured in the Transformers Armada PS2 game. Slipstream is one of many power-enhancing Mini-Cons scattered across Earth. A member of the Gold Mini-Con Team, when Powerlinxed to a larger Transformer, Slipstream unfolds into a glider pack that allows even a bulky machine like Optimus Prime to soar long distances on air thermals. He is nearly identical to his teammate Fullspeed, and in fact Fullspeed's speed-enhancing powers complement Slipstream's glider-pack very well.
Slipstream is an Autobot who served with Ironhide on Cybertron in the Transformers side story "Lost in Space 3: Ironhide" by Titan Magazines.
In the Transformers Animated series, Slipstream is the name that was given to the female Starscream clone. Like the rest of the clones, Slipstream embodies a part of the original's personality, though what part she represents has never been elaborated upon. In spite of being created by Starscream, Slipstream has zero respect towards him and is as vindictive in personality.
Slipstream first appeared in "A Bridge Too Close" 2-parter, having just been brought online by a piece of Starscream's Allspark fragment. Blunt and scathing, she was quick to point out to her clueless "parent" how the other Starscream clones represented their creator's egotism, cowardice, sycophancy and deceit. When asked which part of Starscream she represented, Slipstream replied "don't ask." Though she joined Starscream in his attack on Megatron, she incited him at every turn, questioning his battle strategies, and citing his failures at destroying Megatron. When Starscream was beheaded by a Headmaster unit, Slipstream was first of the remaining clones to instantly side with Megatron, telling Starscream "Any leader has to be an improvement over you." Slipstream and the clones then participated in the fight against Omega Supreme. Although Slipstream's strategy to aim for the giant Autobot's legs was partially successful, in the end she and the other Decepticons were no match for his firepower.
Unlike her clone brothers, Slipstream went into hiding until she briefly returned in "Endgame Part 1". As Optimus Prime tested his new jet pack, Slipstream mistook him for Starscream and attacked him. But after shooting him down, Slipstream realized her mistake and left the scene as one of the nine active Decepticons on Earth still on the loose. The others are Soundwave, Waspinator, Blackarachnia, Laserbeak, Ratbat, and the Constructicons. She was slated to appear in "Endgame, Part 2" where she was to resurrect Starscream with another AllSpark fragment, but this scene was cut for time. The storyboard can be found in "The AllSpark Almanac II".
Slipstream is a Decepticon who fought on Cybertron during the early days of the Autobot/Decepticon war. She is a Seeker who specializes in sarcasm and stinging insults hidden behind a thin veneer of humor. Starscream finds her relatively unreadable.
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Slipstream is a Mini-Con that is partnered with Drift. He used to be a criminal before he sided with Drift.
Along with Drift, he also joins Bumblebee's group in episode 17. Like his partner Jetstorm, Slipstream is working with his master Drift. Of the two Mini-Cons though, Slipstream is the calmer one, preferring to follow Drift's lead on and off the battlefield. He is not above celebrating with Jetstorm though, and the two seem to have good synergy with how they fight. Using his swords to cut the enemy down to size, it's not surprising that he takes a lot from Drift a little more than Jetstorm does.