How Skywarp became commander of a clone squadron is a subject of much musing among his fellow Decepticons. Although capable of the most creative deceptions and devious rouses, Skywarp shows no proclivity for leadership. Nor does he present the intelligence necessary for the task. Often times Skywarp leaves his squadron under the command of Thundercracker while he allows his mind and flight pattern to wander.
Skywarp requires constant observation from his superiors to ensure that he carries out a given assignment. Without this supervision, the Decepticon trickster is prone to deviate from his orders and instead set up a series of pranks on his fellow aircraft.