Quite literally a child of two worlds (Caminus and Elonia if you're curious), Stardrive is the galaxy's first Cybertronian Space Knight. Already having biological immortality, transformation, and adaptability along with amazing strength and durability from her Cybertronian heritage, she's been given her own Space Knight armor and Neutralizers (and really honking big ones at that). The result should be one of the most powerful warriors the galaxy has ever seen except for one tiny detail.
Though she doesn't look it, Stardrive is a newborn. Rescued by Rom while still a protoform, she's been raised by the Solstar Order and ostracized by her fellows due to the reputation of the Cybertronians throughout the galaxy creating a lonely girl who'd just like someone to genuinely be her friend. A fish out of water, if the chaos of the Autobot/Decepticon war ever intrudes into the territory of the Solstar Order, Stardrive would have to choose which side to stand with.
Stardrive was forged on Caminus in the mid-19th century with her protoform being loaded onto a ship. The planet (heavily deprived of Energon) had been isolated from the galaxy for millions of years and was ignorant of the hatred their Cybertronian ancestors had incurred or other interstellar powers. As such, the ship unwittingly entered the Gray Area where it was shot down by a Galactic Council warship. The act was witnessed by Rom who placed himself in front of the wreckage and demanded the Council explain themselves lest he board their ship and force answers out. When the Council saw fit to flee, Rom went to investigate the wreckage where he discovered one protoform still lived and brought it back to Elonia.
Dubbed "Gray Area Anomaly", the protoform grew into a female Cybertronian who was dubbed "Stardrive" by her classmates due to her car Mato Grosso with her class where she was attacked by the Dire Wraith Vekktral who tried to possess her, only for Rom to save her. As a result, Stardrive came to see Rom as her hero and joined the order of Space Knights to emulate him.and spaceship alternate modes. As she grew up, Stardrive faced difficulties due to everyone fearing her as a result of her race and her massive size. Stardrive went on a field trip to
Graduating with flying colours, Stardrive was bonded to an armor and was sent to a mining colony full of Wraiths where she lied in wait for a week in car mode. Fellow cadet Auxin then showed up chasing a Wraith and Stardrive managed to save him from the resulting ambush with her massive Neutralizers. Auxin wasn't grateful in the slightest much to her frustration. She later protested Livia's decision to blow up the mining colony which Rom agreed to as there was an insufficient Wraith presence. When the group of Space Knights arrived at a Solstar space station, Rom and Livia explained to Stardrive that she was present for a meeting between the Galactic Council and the Solstar Order to prove that the Solstar Order could control the Cybertronians.
When the Council delegation arrived, they exchanged in some passive aggressive comments with the Solstar ambassador before revealing themselves to be Dire Wraiths allied with Decepticons. To Stardrive's horror, Auxin was quickly bisected by Astrotrain and she recognized Vekktral as the Wraith who'd nearly killed her all those years ago. Just as she got her wits about her, she was cornered by Starscream who tried to recruit her into the Decepticons. Unable to convince her, Starscream instead used Stardrive to break down a wall and discovered her Energon synthesizer. At this point, Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus arrived to stop Starscream. On the floor, Stardrive watched her kind tear themselves apart and commented that Rom's attempts at peace were useless.
After Rom shot Magnus in the arm, the Autobot launched a retaliatory strike that sent the Knight, Stardrive and Starscream through a wall. Bumblebee tried to talk to Stardrive only to be attacked, not helped when Sky Blast shot her in the arm. As Ultra Magnus sent the space station tumbling, he split up Stadrive and Bumblebee before the Autobot ship was destroyed by Starscream. Despite Rom calling to her, Stardrive helped her fellow Cybertronians off the station only to crash on Xetaxxis. Recovering, Ultra Magnus placed Stardrive under arrest for violating the Tyrest Accord. Stardrive agreed but on the condition that the Autobots help her find her allies. Ultra Magnus was less than sympathetic only to be shot by Rom into stasis while Stardrive watched Bumblebee's panic from the sides.
Sometime afterwards, Stardrive had left the order of Space Knights. By 2017, her status was unknown.
- Stardrive was originally conceived as being the IDW incarnation of a pre-existing Cybertronian femme (though which one was never specified) before her personality was crafted and she became a new character altogether.
- Stardrive at the TFWiki