Fear is the element that unites all losers.
The sound of his engines causes petrifying fear in those who hear them. He's a master at handling fear. Other Decepticons are put off his mournful, silent ways. "He gives me the creeps," says Ramjet. He carries two concussion missiles. Needs to control a situation; otherwise he, too, fals victim to fear, making him useless as a warrior.
Remarks: Dirge is a repaint of Starscream, so you can read the full review of the figure there. Just some general remarks here. This Dirge is a re-issue from 2004, not the original, but the only differences are the packaging. When compared to the original three Seekers, a few problems got fixed, a few remain. Dirge still has the lack of posability and still a large (if slightly smaller) number of accessory parts that can get lost. Dirge has a conehead, which comes from not flipping back the nose of the jet.
While the original three Seekers received personalities to various degrees, the second season Seekers (Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust) were never more than bad guy cannon fodder with few lines and no character to speak of. Still, he is one of the Seekers and as such I bought him when the opportunity arose. He also comes with a kick-ass box with Dreamwave art in front. What more do you want?