Skywarp is a Decepticon. You could say that Skywarp is one of the weaker Transformers. Skywarp can't be strong, smart, or useful unless he is being watched or being told what to do. Without someone watching Skywarp, he is worthless as a warrior. The Autobots are lucky that the power of teleportation is in the hands of Skywarp because the power of teleportation is a dangerous power when it is used in the wrong hands. The Autobots feel relieved that Skywarp is in charge of teleportation power because Skywarp is fairly incapable of using it in the correct way. Skywarp is considered as the jokester of the Transformers. The reason that the Autobots feel relieved that Skywarp has the teleportation power in his hands is because of the way he uses it. Skywarp just uses the teleportation power to make immature pranks or jokes to his fellow Decepticon companions or to his enemies, the Autobots. His fellow Decepticon companions accept his immature jokes and pranks that he does to his enemies.
In the G1 cartoon, Skywarp was one of Megatron's elite Decepticons that attacked the Autobot ship about four million years
ago. When all of the Transformers crash landed, all the Transformers became dormant for almost four million years. Skywarp was the first one to be reformatted and awakened by the ships computer. Then Skywarp turned into a F-15 fighter jet and dragged Megatron to the ships computer so he could be reformatted and awakened. After Megatron was awakened, Skywarp and Megatron did any crazy plan that Megatron had for universal domination.