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Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Galvatron
Affiliation Decepticon
Function Decepticon Leader
Motto "My power is everything; defeat is absurd!"
Alternate Modes Laser Cannon
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Generation 2
Transformers: Titanium
English voice actor Leonard Nimoy (The Transformers: The Movie)
Frank Welker (television series)
Japanese voice actor Seizō Katō

With vast strength but questionable sanity, Galvatron's primary weapon is his particle accelerator cannon, mounted on his right arm, which can fire blasts of assorted types, including electrochemical energy and particle beams. He transforms into a futuristic laser-cannon emplacement (similar to a Howitzer) and can, on rare occasions, assume the form of a laser pistol, shrinking as he does so to allow other beings to wield him (an ability never used in the animated series, although it was occasionally used in the UK comic series).[1] Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... Seizō Katō ), born February 14, 1927 in Tokyo, is a veteran seiyū who works for Haikyo. ... 19th century 12 pounder (5 kg) mountain howitzer displayed by the National Park Service at Fort Laramie in Wyoming, USA A howitzer is a type of artillery piece that is characterized by a relatively short barrel and the use of comparatively small explosive charges to propel projectiles at trajectories with...


Galvatron's toy tech spec identified him as a city commander, much like the Autobot toy Ultra Magnus. The bio fails to indicate whether or not he is a recreated Megatron, instead mentioning that he is both "determined to lead the Decepticons" and that he "plots against his allies" (allusions to Galvatron's role in The Transformers: The Movie, in which he takes command of the Decepticons and betrays Unicron, his "ally"). The toy bio was likely written in this manner so as to preserve the surprise of Megatron's "rebirth" for moviegoers. Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


Animated series

On the Decepticons' return journey to Cybertron following their attack on Autobot City in the Earth year 2005, a mortally wounded, but still functional Megatron was jettisoned into space along with several other fallen Decepticons in order to reduce Astrotrain's mass in order to reach Cybertron. The end seemed to be near for Megatron -- but it was not to be, as he encountered Unicron, who made him an offer - in return for Megatron's service, he would give him a new body and new troops to command. Megatron initially refused, enraged at the thought of being Unicron's servant. However, faced with obliteration as his only alternative, Megatron reluctantly accepted Unicron's offer, and was reformatted as Galvatron. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Autobot City is a city in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Commanded by Unicron to destroy the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, Galvatron first returned to Cybertron to settle an old score with Starscream, who had set him adrift in space and was now being crowned as the new Decepticon leader in a pompous ceremony. Demonstrating his new power, Galvatron obliterated Starscream with a single blast from his new cannon mode. The other Decepticons quickly accepted Galvatron as their leader. Unicron's subsequent consumption of Cybertron's moons enraged Galvatron, but when Unicron mentally tortured him to put him in his place, Galvatron's resentment of his master began. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Leading another attack on Autobot City, he pursued Ultra Magnus and the Autobots to the Planet of Junk, where he seized the Matrix from Ultra Magnus, and attempted to use its power against Unicron. Unable to open the Matrix, Galvatron was powerless as Unicron transformed and attacked Cybertron with his bare hands. Unicron swallowed Galvatron in contempt, while swatting away Cybertron's Decepticon defenders like flies. Shortly thereafter, a group of Autobots entered Unicron's body, where the youthful Hot Rod encountered the humiliated Decepticon leader. Although Galvatron initially proposed an alliance with the Autobot against Unicron, he was once again tortured mentally by Unicron, who tells him to destroy Hot Rod otherwise Galvatron himself will be obliterated. Galvatron weakly agrees, still accepting Unicron as his master, and then engaged Hot Rod in battle. Galvatron quickly attained the upper hand over the weaker Autobot. However, when Hot Rod seized the Matrix from Galvatron, he was reformatted into Rodimus Prime, and hurled Galvatron through Unicron's armor and into the void of space, before unleashing the power of the Matrix and destroying Unicron. The planet of Junk (sometimes also referred to as Junkion) is a planetoid which was first introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


Now leaderless and forced off Cybertron by the Autobots, the Decepticons retreated to the ruined world of Chaar, where they bickered and fought amongst each other over their limited energon resources. Galvatron's Unicron-created lieutenants, Cyclonus and Scourge set out to find their leader's body using the information stored in Unicron's memory banks and traced him to the planet Thrull. They found Galvatron immersed in a pool of lava-like plasma, and rescued him only to discover that Galvatron had been driven insane (the official diagnosis, provided in the later episode, Webworld, is that the plasma seeped into Galvatron's head casing and embrittled his metaprocessor, causing him to become irreversibly mad (which probably explains why his voice changed). After attacking his own minions, he then returned with them to Chaar, only to discover that the Decepticons had sided with the Quintessons in an attack on the Autobots in exchange for Energon. Heading for the planet, Galvatron opened fire on his own forces, and then confronted the Quintessons themselves, who tricked him into an alliance with the promise of leading him to the fictitious "Decepticon Matrix of Leadership". A joint Decepticon/Quintesson attack on both Cybertron and Earth almost allowed the Quintessons to claim ultimate victory when they activated a switch that nullified all Transformers, but when Spike Witwicky reversed the effect, Galvatron turned on the Quintessons, who only just managed to escape his wrath. Chaar (in Japan, Jarr) is a fictional planet in the Transformers series. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Thrull is a fictional planet in the original Transformers cartoon series. ... Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Grid MP is a commercial distributed computing software package developed and sold by United Devices, a privately held company based primarily in Austin, Texas. ... Chaar (in Japan, Jarr) is a fictional planet in the Transformers series. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons in the fictional Transformer Generation 1 cartoon continuum are cybernetic beings that are responsible for creating the Transformers. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ...


Galvatron subsequently installed himself as Decepticon Leader proper, waging a campaign against the Autobots on Earth and Cybertron throughout 2006. Further team-ups with the Quintessons ensued, which almost always resulted in the Decepticons being double-crossed. Galvatron's madness ensured that his own troops suffered harshly under his rule, subjected to beatings, blastings, and exiles for even the smallest of infractions. Galvatron did occasionally have moments of lucidity, and in them formed some functional plans, including the construction of a death crystal cannon on the planet Dredd, the bluff threat of an "ultimate weapon" and the takeover of the pacifist planet of Paradron, but the insanity would always return to consume his mind. With Galvatron's madness at a particularly high point, coupled with concerns expressed by several Decepticons, Cyclonus was forced to take his leader, against his will, to the asylum world of Torkulon. Galvatron was held and underwent various therapies, each successively less effective than the last. With no remaining options, the therapists chose to remove the damaged portion of Galvatron's brain. To accomplish this, Galvatron's mind was patched into the neural web of the living world, but so strong was his resolve that his madness actually infected the world itself, allowing Galvatron the chance to escape. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the the comic-book character. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


When the Hate Plague began to sweep the universe, Galvatron was able to avoid infection initially, teaming up with the resurrected Optimus Prime in order to recover a protective alloy that would shield the user from the plague's effects. Somewhat ironically, when Galvatron first saw the effects of the Plague at the Morgans' lab, he uttered that the infected Autobots and some of his fellow Decepticons had "all gone mad," and that said lab with the infected Transformers was no place for him. However, he became infected in the process of recovering the alloy, but was eventually cured along with all the other victims of the plague when Optimus Prime unleashed the power of the Matrix. It also seemed that Galvatron may have actually been cured of his own inherent insanity, as he refused to continue the conflict there and then, and shook Prime's hand, saying that he had earned his respect. The Hate Plague is a fictional disease within the Transformers universe, featured primarily in the third season of the animated television series The Transformers and the comic books produced by Marvel. ... Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is the fictitious commander of the main protagonist group in the Transformers universes known as the Autobots . ...


A year later, however, in 2007, the short truce ended as Galvatron formulated a new plan. Although appearing quite coherent throughout the scheme, it was truly his most insane yet - rejecting notions of conquest, Galvatron now sought the utter destruction of both Cybertron and Earth. To this end, he dispatched his troops to Cybertron, in order to recover the key to the Plasma Energy Chamber. Failing to do so, a plasma energy explosion sent the Autobots -- possessing the key -- and his Decepticons to the planet Nebulos. While the Cyclonus-led Decepticons sought to reclaim the key and return to Cybertron, he led the main attack force on Cybertron. Victorious on Cybertron, Galvatron had a colossal rocket engine constructed on the planet's surface, which propelled Cybertron into Earth's orbit (for the second time during the Transformers television series). His troops soon returned from Nebulos with the key, but in their absence, they had become binary-bonded to the planet's organic inhabitants as Headmasters and Targetmasters - a union which Galvatron thoroughly objected to, threatening to destroy the Nebulons immediately. Nebulon leader Lord Zarak, however, was able to stay Galvatron's hand, as he now possessed the Plasma Energy Chamber key. Galvatron then used the key to open the chamber, releasing the energy with the intent of driving the Earth's sun supernova, destroying both planets. Galvatron and the other Decepticons then attempted to flee inside Scorponok, but a tendril of plasma energy struck the giant craft, sending the Decepticons hurtling off into deep space. Spike Witwicky and the Autobot-allied Nebulons were subsequently able to foil Galvatron's scheme and use the excess solar energy to re-energise Cybertron, restoring its Golden Age, but Galvatron was not finished yet, and began his plans for the future, proclaiming that the Decepticons would build a more powerful planet and use it to rule the galaxy. However, as this was the end of the American cartoon series, Galvatron's future plans never came to light. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Plasma Energy Chamber features in the fictional Transformers: Generation One universe. ... Nebulon, also known as Nebulos, is a planet in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... This page is about the original Transformers animated series. ... Headmasters are a sub-group of characters from the Transformers meta-series, distinguished by their ability to detach their heads when transforming into their alternate modes, with the heads then transforming themselves into a humanoid form. ... Targetmasters are a subline of the Transformers toyline that include Nebulan sidekicks who can transform into the Transformers weapons. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ...


Galvatron was voiced in The Transformers: The Movie by Leonard Nimoy, and in the series by Frank Welker, the original Megatron actor, with a completely different vocal style. Welker was actually the first to voice the character, as several episodes of the third season were recorded before the movie, but Nimoy was allowed to voice the character how he saw fit when the film was then produced, regardless of conflicts. This role also marks the second time that Nimoy and Welker have shared a role - Welker provided the screams for the younger versions of Mr. Spock, Nimoy's Star Trek character, in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. In Japan, Galvatron was voiced by Seizo Kato, the country's original Megatron actor. Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... Spock, commonly called Mr. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Seizo Katou ), born February 14, 1927 in Tokyo, is a veteran seiyū who works for Haikyo. ...


Transformers: The Headmasters

While the American series ended with the three-part miniseries, The Rebirth, featuring Galvatron's scheme with the Plasma Energy Chamber, it was decided in Japan to continue the series in a different direction. Disregarding the events of The Rebirth, they began to produce a collection of animated series exclusive to Japan, the first of which was Transformers: The Headmasters, taking place a year after the Hate Plague incident from The Return of Optimus Prime. Of all the previously seen Transformers to appear in Headmasters, Galvatron received the most attention, effectively remaining as the Decepticons' leader for 26 out the series 35 episodes. The Hate Plague is a fictional disease within the Transformers universe, featured primarily in the third season of the animated television series The Transformers and the comic books produced by Marvel. ...


After the Hate Plague incident, the Decepticons kept a low profile. At some point over the next year, Galvatron came into contact with Zarak from the planet Master (a world colonised by diminutive robots who had previously fled Cybertron during the wars). They entered into an alliance, which came to fruition when, as a result of the release of the Matrix's energy, Vector Sigma began to destabilise, allowing the Decepticons to return to Cybertron undetected. Backed up by Zarak's Headmaster warriors, Galvatron had the upper hand in the ensuing battle, until Fortress, another of Master's robots, and his own team of Autobot Headmasters arrived to fend them off. However, Galvatron went on to confront Optimus Prime in Vector Sigma's chamber, only to be defeated when Hot Rod recovered the Matrix from where it was recharging on Earth and became Rodimus Prime, battling alongside Optimus. Optimus Prime then sacrificed himself to stabilise Vector Sigma by merging with it. The Hate Plague is a fictional disease within the Transformers universe, featured primarily in the third season of the animated television series The Transformers and the comic books produced by Marvel. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... Vector Sigma. ... Headmasters are a sub-group of characters from the Transformers meta-series, distinguished by their ability to detach their heads when transforming into their alternate modes, with the heads then transforming themselves into a humanoid form. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ... Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is the fictitious commander of the main protagonist group in the Transformers universes known as the Autobots . ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is the fictitious commander of the main protagonist group in the Transformers universes known as the Autobots . ... Vector Sigma. ...


Not long after this, Galvatron discovered that the Autobots had produced a new metal compound called Cybertonuron, and, seeking to claim the metal for his own, led another attack on Cybertron. However, Zarak feared that with the metal, Galvatron would be too powerful, and arranged for bombs to be planted in Vector Sigma's chamber, before proceeding to lure Galvatron there just as they detonated.Galvatron was caught in the blast and was perceived dead for a short period of time, before it was revealed that he had survived, and returned just as Zarak was coronating himself as Decepticon leader. Galvatron chose to spare his life, as he and his Headmasters would prove useful in the ensuing quest for Energon, and the Decepticons subsequently set out across the galaxy, attacking planets to harvest their energy. Using the amassed energy, Galvatron planned to actually incorporate the planet Earth into his own body, becoming a colossal being of incredible power. Learning of this plan, the Autobot Headmasters engaged him in battle in Alaska, and were successfully able to bury him under an iceberg, apparently killing Galvatron. Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... For other uses, see Iceberg (disambiguation). ...


Japanese Manga

Galvatron also appeared in a series of Japanese Manga comic strips set in continuity with the Headmasters series, where he attempted to destroy the Autobots with such schemes as creating his own army of Megatron clones, attempting to destroy Fortress Maximus and creating a hybrid of the original Megatron and Optimus Prime named Guiltor to destroy Rodimus Prime, although he ended up teaming up with his enemy to destroy it after it went rogue. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


After Galvatron's seeming destruction in Headmasters this was all that was heard from Galvatron in the animated continuity for several years until the Battlestars: The Return of Convoy storyline (although not animated in itself, consisting of one chapter of manga and a selection of magazine spreads, it continues the storyline of the animated series). Buried and deactivated beneath the ice, Galvatron was recovered by the evil entity, Dark Nova, and reformatted into Super Megatron, going on to battle Star Convoy (a similarly reborn Optimus Prime). A common myth among some Transformers fans is that Super Megatron is an independent entity created by Dark Nova, who seeks out Galvatron and kills him, instead of being created from his remains. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about water ice. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is the fictitious commander of the main protagonist group in the Transformers universes known as the Autobots . ...


Knowledge of Galvatron's past self

Although it is heavily implied that the Decepticons are aware of Galvatron's previous name and existence as Megatron, it is implied that no Autobot currently alive during the third and aborted fourth seasons of the animated series in America, with the apparent exception of Optimus Prime, knows that Galvatron was once Megatron. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


Galvatron 'first appeared' to the Autobots shortly after the Autobots had been contacted by the two moon bases in orbit around Cybertron, and made no attempt to claim that he was Megatron, fully accepting his new identity as Galvatron. This is seen in his brief exchange with Ultra Magnus:



Galvatron: "I, Galvatron, will crush you just as Megatron crushed Prime!"
Ultra Magnus: "And you'll die trying, just like Megatron!"


This is the first, last, and only reference to Megatron that is made by any Autobot who survives from the film to the end of the American series without being killed and revived (aside from Ultra Magnus and Optimus Prime), once Galvatron is transformed from his previous state. It also provides evidence that the Autobots believe that Megatron died from his fight against Prime, which had happened only a few hours previously. Given that the two robots in question were of similar levels of sheer physical strength and that the two very literally beat one another to within an inch of their lives, the Autobots had no reason to believe Megatron survived the conflict with Prime. This is consistent with the fact that Magnus' comments upon Galvatron's first skirmish with the Autobots in his new body, no other reference is made to Megatron by the autobots currently alive. With the later exception of Optimus Prime, no Autobot who survived to the end of the series, has ever been indicated as being aware, hinted or otherwise, of the truth behind Galvatron's existence. To them, Galvatron simply appeared out of nowhere, and picked up where Megatron left off.


In contrast to this, the Decepticons, in the multiple-part starter to Season 3, Five Faces of Darkness, all seem to be aware of the true origins of Galvatron; Astrotrain makes a reference to Megatron, and Cyclonus is quick to correct him by referring to Galvatron. Astrotrain, in reply, states that "they were the same guy." In addition to this, Starscream, when confronted by Galvatron during his coronation, is stunned at Galvatron's entrance by not only his resemblance to Megatron, but Galvatron's seeming familiarity with Starscream. Galvatron also speaks, naturally, using Megatron's old speech patterns and vocabulary, which Starscream knows all too well.



Starscream: "Who dares disrupts my coronation?!?"
Galvatron: "Coronation, Starscream? This is bad comedy!"
Starscream: "Megatron?! Is that you?!"
Galvatron: "Here's a hint!" Soon afterwards, Galvatron converts into a laser cannon for the first time and blasts Starscream to pieces with a single shot. Directly after Starscream's destruction, the Decepticons accept Galvatron with no further challenges to his claim to leadership. In fact, the only Decepticon to say anything beyond "Long Live Galvatron!" directly afterwards is Rumble, in the following exchange:



Rumble: "Eh, what'd he say his name was?"
Galvatron: "Galvatron!"


Those two lines were said before the decepticons hailed Galvatron. Optimus Prime is the only Autobot in the series who is implied to have any knowledge of the fact that Galvatron was once Megatron. Optimus died within only an hour or so before Megatron's transformation, but it has always been hinted that Prime's spark, already close to the physical manifestation of the Matrix, joined it immediately upon his demise. Optimus helps to relate the history of the Quintessons to Rodimus Prime during Five Faces of Darkness. These events occurred millions of years before he was constructed. However the Matrix appears to grant some form of omniscience to those within it, enabling them to know everything that happens around them. Galvatron twice held the Matrix in his possession, and at one point inserted it into his arm-mounted cannon, attempting to use it as a power source. This brief period of contact with the Matrix may have revealed Galvatron's origins to Prime and other souls contained within the Matrix. Later on at the end of the series third season, Optimus has the following exchange with Galvatron when the Autobots arrive on Charr during part two of The Return of Optimus Prime, seeking a metal that might enable Prime to reclaim the Matrix, which he believed held the key to defeating the Hate Plague:



Galvatron: "You told me it was important, but you wouldn't tell me why!"
Optimus: "That's because I know you too well, Galvatron."


Although this is not the same as Prime outright stating he is aware of Galvatron's previous identity, it is vague enough to be interpreted that he does, in fact, know who Galvatron used to be.


Marvel Comics

Galvatron I

Galvatron's convoluted Marvel Comics career began in the United Kingdom, where a weekly Transformers comic was published, reprinting its American counterpart title. However, given the greater regularity of the UK comic, it soon began to run out of material to reprint, and took to producing its own stories that fit in between the gaps of the US tales. With the release of The Transformers: The Movie, writer Simon Furman had a whole new playground to enjoy as he cannibalised the most popular elements of the movie, freely using its unique cast and writing a series of time travel arcs that crossed the movie future over with the present day comics stories. As outlined below, a significant proportion of original UK stories revolved around Galvatron, from the future, and Ultra Magnus, from the present. He differed from his animated series counterpart in personality. His insanity tended to be more subtle and less debilitating tending to display traits of severe psychopathy and megalomania rather than schizophrenia. This article is about the comic book company. ... Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and...


The first of these was Target: 2006, in which Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge travel back in time from a point during the events of the movie itself. Desiring to be free of Unicron's controlling influence, Galvatron disposed of the present-day Megatron and had the Constructicons assemble a colossal laser cannon, which would destroy Unicron when it was fired in the future. The Autobots attempted to stop Galvatron's plan, but the unspeakably powerful Decepticon overwhelmed them all, although he was distracted long enough by his hated adversary Ultra Magnus to allow the future versions of Hot Rod, Kup and Blurr to destroy his cannon, and convince him that he had actually travelled back in time to a parallel dimension, forcing him to return to the future. The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... Kup is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Cannon (disambiguation). ...


And so Galvatron did, living out the rest of the events of The Transformers: The Movie. However, things quite quickly diverged from the animated series' telling of events when, after being hurled out of Unicron by Rodimus Prime, Galvatron triggered his time-jump mechanism once more, hurling himself back to 1986, where he materialised on the fringes of Earth's atmosphere, hurtling down to the planet's surface at terminal velocity. His explosive landing drew the attention of the piloted mechanoid, Centurion, who Galvatron - his mind addled from the crash to the brink of madness - promptly destroyed, believing him to be Rodimus Prime. After a moment to collect his thoughts, Galvatron fought the madness down, until he wound up in a battle with a group of Autobots led by Blaster, and the Dinobots. During the fight, a sonic attack from Blaster unhinged his fragile mind, opening a doorway to insanity that would steadily widen during his time on Earth. Despite this, Galvatron overpowered all Autobots and Dinobots and would have triumphed had it not been for Shockwave and his Decepticons, who viewed Galvatron as a threat to Shockwave's leadership, forcing him to flee. Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Blaster (Broadcast in Japan, Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy) is the communications center of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ...


Galvatron's absence in the future led Rodimus Prime to place a bounty on his head, which was picked up by freelance peacekeeping agent, Death's Head, who travelled back in time after learning of Galvatron's own time jump from Cyclonus. Fearful of what he had unleashed on the past, Rodimus travelled back with Kup and Blurr to stop Death's Head, only to wind up in a four-way confrontation between themselves, Death's Head, Galvatron and the present-day Ultra Magnus, as Galvatron attempted to siphon the power of Earth's core through a volcano to increase his power even further. Rodimus's team and Death's Head were returned to the future in the course of the battle, and Ultra Magnus and Galvatron were believed dead when they fell into the volcano and were entombed in lava. Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Over time, however, Galvatron was able to free himself, and continued with his own plans for the future by disrupting Shockwave's leadership of the Decepticons. He was also later confronted by Cyclonus and Scourge, who had been shunted back in time, circumventing the normal mass-displacement procedures, and wanted his time-jump mechanism so they could return to their own time and position as Decepticon leaders. Shockwave, meanwhile, had recovered what he believed to be the missing Megatron (but which was, in actuality, a clone) and brainwashed him, and then unleashed him on Scourge and Cyclonus after the latter revealed that they would be responsible for his death in the future - leading to Cyclonus's death, causing even further disruption to the timeline. When the brainwashed Megatron clone was then loosed on Galvatron, rather than destroy him, he saw a possible partner in him, and the duo teamed up to battle the combined forces of Autobots and Decepticons (slaughtering the Autobot Wreckers and Decepticon Mayhem Attack Squad in the process) from the present and the future in the "Time Wars", as a rift in the fabric of space and time threatened to destroy reality. With his own actions in the present altering the events that Galvatron remembered from his own past, his grip on sanity began to crumble, as he descended into insanity during his battle with Optimus Prime. As the rift then arrived, Galvatron stood before it, and defied it... only for his body to be swept up, and utterly destroyed. Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Wreckers are a sub-team of Autobots in the fictional Transformers Universe who use whatever means are necessary to accomplish a given task. ... The Mayhem Attack Squad are a sub-team of Decepticons in the fictional Transformers Universe, functioning as a commando unit and opposite number to the Wreckers. ...


This U.K. Time Wars story arc is notable in that it contradicts the continuity of the U.S. comic which would unfold later on. In events as they were told later in the U.K. comic, to explain Megatron's presence on Earth (U.K.) at the same time as being in a semiconscious state on Cybertron (U.S.), the "two Megatrons" story was created. This has the effect of making Galvatron in Time Wars being created from Megatron's clone, as he remembers actions as seen through the clone's eyes; Megatron in the later US comic- in U.K. terms, the "true" Megatron- does not recognise Galvatron.


It is apparent, however, that Galvatron's time-travelling and the time/space rift which results cause alterations to the timeline, as the resulting future sees the clone destroyed before it becomes Galvatron, Unicron attacking Cybertron in 1991 instead of 2005, and the true Megatron acquiring his new Generation 2 tank body, instead of becoming Galvatron. It is also possible that Galvatron's remembrance of Megatron's actions were not real memories but simply part of his insanity.


Galvatron II

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Seeking a herald to sow destruction in his name, Unicron reached forward in time, to yet another alternate future. In this possible future time of 2009, Unicron had succeeded in consuming Cybertron, and the Decepticons, led by Galvatron, now dominated much of Earth. Unicron's agents, Hook, Line and Sinker, forcibly escorted Galvatron back to 1990, where he was dispatched to Cybertron by Unicron to sow destruction as a portent of his coming. But Galvatron had his own agenda, having had enough of enforced servitude, and captured Emirate Xaaron, whom he forced to awaken the Transformers' deity, Primus. Primus then transported all the Transformers to Cybertron, in preparation for the battle against Unicron - just as Galvatron had hoped. However, they were only halfheartedly fighting, forcing Galvatron to make a do-or-die attack on Unicron himself. Unicron swatted him away, but Galvatron's attack had inspired the combined Transformer army to fight with everything they had. While they battled - and ultimately defeated - Unicron, Galvatron stole away and secreted himself aboard the Ark, which was stolen by Starscream and Shockwave. 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hook, Line, and Sinker are characters in Marvels Transformers comics. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Emirate Xaaron was a character in the Transformers comic books, created by UK writer, Simon Furman. ... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ...


But Megatron was also aboard The Ark in stasis, and when he awoke, he and Galvatron clashed and madness rose in Galvatron - a lingering kernel of insanity left over from his time as Megatron, that ate away at his mind from within, driving him into a blood-red rage. With Megatron at his mercy, Galvatron regained control of himself, realising that if he killed Megatron, Galvatron might never be created. Saving a weakened Megatron from Shockwave, Galvatron and Megatron joined forces. Autobot medic Ratchet subsequently crashed The Ark, but Galvatron survived, now apparently driven completely insane by the crash, and wound up in a battle with Fortress Maximus, who defeated the mad Transformer and buried him in ice (completely unintentionally mirroring Galvatron's fate in the Headmasters animated series). Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


Galvatron never returned, although Furman has said that, had the Transformers: Generation 2 comics continued, he would have made a comeback.


Other Galvatrons

Although the U.S. Marvel series was clear-cut in its use of one, singular Galvatron, the UK comics were anything but. In addition to the two primary Galvatrons, several others put in brief appearances.


The first of these (the second actual Galvatron to appear) debuted after the "Time Wars", when the future Autobots attempted to return to their own time after the Time Wars. They discovered, much to their dismay, that their future no longer existed, and had been re-written into a different timeline in which Galvatron did not travel back in time after Unicron's destruction, and had been able to conquer Cybertron. Rodimus and his forces mounted a rebellion, and this timeline's Galvatron attempted to force Rodimus Prime into a violent battle, hoping to corrupt the Matrix with his rage. The scheme failed, but Rodimus and his team remained in this future. Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ...


This story was related in the five-part anthology, Aspects of Evil, a later chapter of which revealed that a few years later, in 2010, Unicron's essence managed to take control of Rodimus Prime from within the Matrix. A Galvatron appeared amidst this telling of events - presumably, this was the same Galvatron as noted above.


Yet another Galvatron raised his head in a storyline titled Perchance to Dream..., when he entered The Ark and scanned the dreams of several of the inactive Transformers stored within it with a "mind bug," seeking those that would best fit his undefined purpose by searching for moments of anger and dissension in their past. Wheeljack was accidentally reawakened by the process, and brought the other scanned Autobots online to confront Galvatron, who was defeated when they subjected him to his own mind bug, and put him in stasis, where his dreams were haunted by images of Rodimus Prime. This Galvatron specifically identified himself as a different entity to Galvatron I, and while the story itself does nothing else to suggest his identity, later writings by Furman state that this is supposed to be Galvatron II. Given that this strip begins the Earthforce storyline, which takes place in a separate continuity from the ongoing events of the main U.S./U.K. storyline, it would appear that in this universe, rather than go to Cybertron, as he did in the U.S. comics, Galvatron II instead went to The Ark to carry out this mission, leading to the divergence of the timelines. Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Convention Comics

The return of Galvatron was a major plot point of the TransForce Convention exclusive story, Alignment. Set 300 years after the attack of the Swarm, in this future story Galvatron II (the U.S comics version of the character, referred to as such in the story) defeated Megatron (seemingly at odds with his intention to actively keep Megatron alive at the end of the previous comic) and almost killed him. Taking command of the Decepticons and constructing a fleet of Warworlds, he attacked the Autobots, only to be stopped and killed by Optimus Prime, who was also fatally injured. The Warworld is a spaceship in the Transformers: Generation 2 comics series. ...


Books

Galvatron appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Blackthorne Publishing

Galvatron would also appear in Blackthorne comics' short-lived Transformers title. He was the leader of the Decepticons in a universe that bore many similarities to season three of the original series, and featured many of the same characters. He would be at the forefront of many schemes, including trying to capture a group of creatures who produced energon naturally (unaware they were working for the Quintessons), attacking a space station, building the "Nullification Cannon" and battling the robotic criminals, the Destructons. Galvatron was also shown as having to contend with several takeover attempts by Scorponok and even his own "pet" Ratbat. The series stopped after just three issues, so any further tales of this Galvatron will go untold. For other uses, see Blackthorne (disambiguation). ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ...


Note: In the color cover art Galvatron was presented in toy accurate grey colors, not his animation purple.


Dreamwave Productions

In the 21st century release of new Transformers comics by Dreamwave Productions, the original Galvatron put in an appearance not within the pages of the reimagined title based on the original series, but in the concluding storyline of its sister title, Transformers: Armada (see below). In this world, the incarnation of Galvatron that appeared (in his original animated series colour scheme) was the herald of Unicron, from a different dimension, sent to cause destruction prior to Unicron's arrival alongside his fellow heralds, Scourge, Dirge, Thunderwing and Bludgeon (all characters from the original universe, though their names are not mentioned and are not the versions in the other Dreamwave comic). Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2-dimensional renderings (ie. ... The term Herald of Unicron is an unofficial term that refers to a Transformer that has served as a minion of the Transformers villain, Unicron. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Dirge is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. ... Thunderwing is a Decepticon Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


After defeating Starscream in an attempt to capture the Mini-Con Over-Run, and the Mini-Con Matrix he held, Galvatron attacked the Autobot base - only to find that the Armada universe's incarnation of Megatron and his Decepticons had already done the deed. Consequently, Megatron and Galvatron engaged in a colossal battle, with Galvatron clearly possessing the upper hand. Overwhelmed, Megatron was about to be destroyed when the Air Defense Team Mini-Cons arrived and, judging Galvatron to be the greater threat, combined into the Star Saber for Megatron to wield. Transformed into the Dark Saber in Megatron's grip, the extra power it gave him allowed Megatron to easily slay Galvatron. The remaining heralds were eradicated in an explosion caused by Jetfire on Cybertron. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ... Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... Star Saber is the name of a fictional character and also a legendary weapon in the Transformers toyline. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...

Armada Megatron kills G1 Galvatron with the Star Saber in Dreamwave comics
Armada Megatron kills G1 Galvatron with the Star Saber in Dreamwave comics

Galvatron received a biography page in the Dreamwave comics More Than Meets The Eye series, where it was not mentioned if he was formerly Megatron. While it is generally assumed by fans that Megatron would become Galvatron in this series, the incarnations of Scourge and Cyclonus who did appear in Dreamwave's series were original characters created by Unicron and not recreated Decepticons from the series, so it's not certain how Galvatron would have come to be in this series. Image File history File links Megatron-galvatron. ... Image File history File links Megatron-galvatron. ...


IDW Publishing

In an interview, writer Simon Furman indicated that Galvatron would make his first IDW Publishing appearance in The Transformers: Spotlight issue featuring Nightbeat. In the issue, Galvatron was never named or even seen in full, instead presented as a briefly-glimpsed figure with his distinctive helmet design shown in shadow. Galvatron and his unnamed followers lured Nightbeat to an underground dimensional portal, which resembled a metallic sea, and captured him. They implanted him with a cerebral device and wiped his memories of the encounter, seemingly planning to use him for some unknown purpose. Several pieces of dialog suggested the portal leads to something called the "Dead Universe", which was later confirmed in his own Spotlight issue, released in July 2007. Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... Nightbeat is the name of several characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


This incarnation of Galvatron is not a recreated Megatron, but instead a Transformer from the Golden Age of Cybertron who is driven by a belief in having a great destiny. He was one of the crew of the lost Ark-1, which had secretly been seeking out (under orders from Nova Prime[2]) an anomaly that was "a door to somewhere else... a dark mirror of the Matrix itself"[3]. Galvatron deliberately flew the Ark into the anomaly to find out the answers, thus marooning the crew in the Dead Universe. In the present day, he heads for Cybertron to obtain Thunderwing's body, destroying an alien observation station on the way. On Cybertron, Galvatron killed Leadfoot and easily overpowered Hound's unit, though left them alive as a small act of defiance against his unnamed master. The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Nova-Prime is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... Thunderwing is a Decepticon Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ... Leadfoot is the name of a fictional character in the various Transformers universes // Leadfoot is a member of the Autobot Rotor Force. ... // The toy that was to become the Autobot Hound was originally released as part of the Japanese Diaclone series by Takara. ...


As with the Marvel version of Galvatron, he is seemingly invincible and shrugs off powerful weapons. Unlike other incarnations of the character, he appears to be able to kill and decay others by touch[4] and can even survive being shot through the head at close range by powerful weapons. There are hints that he is not actually alive — after surviving his head shot he responded to a cry of "He's not dead!" by thinking "Wrong", and he has referred to the others in the Dead Universe as actually being dead: "I killed them".[5]


Kiss Players

Galvatron would play a small but important role in the Kiss Players storyline. After he was hurled out of Unicron's body by Rodimus Prime he tumbled through space until he impacted on Tokyo on Earth, devastating much of it. This had major repercussions as it damaged relations between Earth and the Autobots, leading to the formation of the Earth Defense Command to expel Transformers from Earth. This was only the start of their problems, as Galvatron's comatose body continued to release his Unicron-corrupted cells into the atmosphere, where they merged with various local lifeforms to create The Legion. Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


Beast Wars

Galvatron did not make any appearances in the 1990s Beast Wars animated series, but was briefly mentioned in the episode Possession or the video Warning From Space, in which the ghost of Starscream spun a lie that he had been killed by Unicron while defending him, only to have Blackarachnia reveal the truth. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blackarachnia (Black Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines,Transformers: Universe and the upcoming Transformers: Animated // Originally, this character was intended to be a quick retool the Tarantulas toy, but animators ended up giving Blackarachnia a very feminine design, said to have been inspired...


Toys

  • Galvatron (1986)
As one of the most articulated figures from the period, Galvatron transforms into a laser cannon emplacement and a laser pistol. He is one of the few figures from the original line with electronic lights and sound - pressing the toy's "belt buckle" or pulling the pistol mode's trigger activates a white light in its head, which illuminates his eyes in robot mode and his cannon in other modes. The light is accompanied by one of three electronic "laser blast" noises, selectable by moving a switch on the back of the figure's waist to various positions. The sounds are powered by a 9-volt battery.
Like the other new characters introduced in Transformers: The Movie (with the exception of Ultra Magnus), Galvatron was designed for animation first, with his toy design being based on the movie's concept art. Galvatron's animation design continued to evolve past the earlier designs used for his toy, and consequently, while the toy is predominantly grey/metallic silver, in animated form, his robot mode is predominantly purple. Marvel Comics also used the earlier design, rendering Galvatron as mostly grey in their pages (although as a result of the limited color palette used in the comics, what was intended to be silver was rendered as a pale blue, except for in his Target: 2006 appearances).
  • Anime Galvatron (2005)
When the Galvatron toy was reissued in 2005, it followed a trend established by some earlier figures, and fulfilled a dream long held by many fans - a version of the toy re-decoed in the purple color scheme of the animated series. But this was not a simple color swap, with different paint applications and stickers made specially for the toy to recreate the animated appearance as best as possible. A new, snarling face sculpt was created, and the toy came packaged with a die-cast metal Matrix accessory. His electronics—now powered by two AA batteries—were also completely altered. The LED was switched to red and his sounds were brand new—the first setting became a single laser blast, the second was the classic transforming sound effect, and the third was one of five sound bytes from the Japanese version of the film.
  • Galvatron II (2005)
Released concurrently with the 2005 reissue, this exclusive version of the figure available from online retailer eHobby featured the figure's original gray color scheme, but retained the new face sculpt and electronics of the reissue. The Matrix accessory was now chromed green, in reference to the appearance of the Matrix in the Marvel Comics series. The figure also included a set of exclusive stickers in the form of small golden electricity bolt decals which could be applied to the figure if the owner chose to do so, and which were based on a piece of early artwork of Galvatron from Japan's TV Magazine.
  • Titanium Galvatron (2007)
Galvatron was released as a non-transformable 3-inch "Robot Master" in the Transformers: Titanium line. His boots were made of die-cast metal and his color scheme was accurate to his animation appearance. [6]
  • Transformers: Universe Galvatron (2008)
Hasbro has stated that they plan a Galvatron figure that will be a new mold, not a re-deco of Megatron.

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Beast Wars II

Transformers character

Beast Wars II Galvatron
Galvatron
Affiliation Predacon
Sub-Group Ultra Beasts
Function Predacon Emperor of Destruction
Motto "My power is unequaled. My strength is unmatched. My opponents are unworthy. And my presence is that of death."
Alternate Modes Dragon, drill tank
Series Beast Wars II
Voiced by Frank Todaro

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Animated series

In Japan the exclusive cel-animated series Beast Wars II introduced a new character by the same name. In the years that followed the end of The Great War, the factions known as the Maximals and Predacons arose to replace the Autobots and Decepticons. In this time, a Transformer known called Galvatron was the leader of a group of Predacons who landed on Planet Gaia (a future version of Earth) in search of the power of the Angolmois energy to rule the universe. After many battles, he brought in his Fortress Nemesis to finish the extraction of the energy from the planet. Confronted by the Maximals Lio Convoy and LioJunior, merged together as the Lion of Gaea, Galvatron was defeated, but as the Angolmois energy was sealed in capsules to prevent further use, Galvatron revived, intending to use the self-destruct device in his chest to destroy his foes. With a final blow, Lio Convoy shattered Galvatron's chest, causing a cataclysmic explosion that seemed to kill both of them off and scattered the Angolmois capsules across the galaxy. Beast Wars II: Super Life-form Transformer ) is the 1998 Japanese Transformers television animated series, movie and toyline. ... Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... This article is about the evil factions of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise known as Predacons and the Armada character of the same name. ... Angolmois energy is a power source in the Transformers Fictional Universe. ... The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ... Lio Convoy (a. ...


Galvatron was a Triple Changer, using a Gaian computer to give him the most powerful forms the planet had to offer. These were an ancient drill tank and a monstrous dragon. This made Galvatron the first Predacon in the series to gain a beast mode, although his was made into a Transmetal-like form because of his tank mode. Galvatron had immense power, to such an extent he often lapsed into stasis until he managed to amass enough Angolmois Energy to be permanently active in the second half of the series. Triple Changers (Tripletrons in Japan) are Transformers that can transform from robot into two different vehicles. ... Transmetal Optimus Primal Transmetal Megatron Transmetals are a subgroup of Beast Wars in the fictional Transformers Universe, featuring toys with mechanical animal modes and techno-organic robot modes. ...


Beast Wars Neo

In the course of the Beast Wars Neo sequel series, it is revealed that the Angolmois energy is actuality the life essence of Unicron himself, which his minions the Blendtrons seek to recover. The Blendtrons also recover Galvatron's lifeless shell, which was then possessed by Unicron as he attempted to transform Cybertron into his new body, only to be defeated by Maximal leader Big Convoy, aided by Lio Convoy and his Maximals. Beast Wars Neo is the 1999 Japanese Transformers television animated series and toyline and is a direct sequel to Beast Wars II. Both animated series were created because of the time taken to dub and air new seasons of Beast Wars in Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


This incarnation of Galvatron was voiced by Tetsuo Komura.


Toys

  • Beast Wars II (1998)
Galvatron transforms into a dragon and a drill tank. The beast mode's wings unfold into a set of clawed pincers for the robot to wield, while his tail launches two pronged missiles diguised as a forked tip. The figure was available both individually, and in a two-pack with his opponent, Lio Convoy. On an interesting side note, the Galvatron toy was colored purple, as a homage to his G1 namesake, though for reasons unknown animators rendered him pink in the Beast Wars II anime.



Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Transformers character

Robots in Disguise Galvatron
Galvatron
Affiliation Decepticon
Function Predacon and Decepticon leader
Alternate Modes dragon/bat/car/jet/claw
/griffin/Mammoth/pterodon/boat
Series Robots in Disguise
Voiced by Daniel Riordan (U.S.)
Yōichi Kobiyama (JP)

In the original 2000 Japanese version of Transformers: Car Robots, the primary antagonist was Gigatron, who was later upgraded into Devil Gigatron. When the series was dubbed and released in the US in 2001 as Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Gigatron was given the familiar moniker of Megatron, so when the time for the upgrade came, the choice of name to use was logical. Thus did Galvatron return to American TV screens for the first time since the original series. Unlike his G1 counterpart, this Galvatron's personality remained the same as it was before, although he did take part in battles more often. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Transformers: Robots in Disguise Galvatron, courtesy of Transformers Forever This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... Cat claw A claw is a curved pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger or, in arthropods, of the tarsus. ... For other uses, see Griffin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genus Mammuthus. ... Pterodon is a games development company from Czech republic, in year 2006 has joined with Illusion Softworks. ... For other uses, see Boat (disambiguation). ... Daniel Joseph Riordan of New York City (1870-1923) was a U.S. Representative from New York from 1899 to 1901 and from 1906 to 1923. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about the country in East Asia. ... Megatron (known as Gigatron in Japan) was the merciless leader of the Predacons (Destrongers), including Sky-Byte, Slapper, Darkscream and Gas Skunk, in Transformers: Robots in Disguise. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Animated series

Having been trapped in the collapsed ruins of a mysterious pyramid following a battle with the Autobots, Megatron underwent his most incredible transformation, as the combined energies of the pyramid and his Predacon followers resurrected him as the vampiric Galvatron, able to enhance his own power by draining energy from other sources. Galvatron has an astounding ten modes of transformation - robot, twin-headed dragon, jet, car, bat, claw, boat, pterodon, mammoth and griffin - used to devastating effect when he launched his final offensive against the Autobots and succeeded in draining the power of the mighty Fortress Maximus. With this additional strength, Galvatron engaged Omega Prime - the combined form of Optimus Prime and his brother Ultra Magnus- in a final battle at the Earth's core, where Prime was able to defeat him through the amassed energy of Earth's children, harnessed by Maximus.
For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... Cat claw A claw is a curved pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger or, in arthropods, of the tarsus. ... For other uses, see Boat (disambiguation). ... Pterodon is a games development company from Czech republic, in year 2006 has joined with Illusion Softworks. ... This article is about the genus Mammuthus. ... For other uses, see Griffin (disambiguation). ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ... Transformers: Robots in Disguise Omega Primes face. ... Robots in Disguise (Car Robots) RiD Optimus Prime Main article: Optimus Prime In this stand-alone alternate continuity, Optimus Prime - called Fire Convoy in Japan - leads the Autobots in a secret campaign. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Unicron Trilogy

Transformers character
Galvatron
Affiliation Decepticon
Function Decepticon Leader
Partner Clench
Motto "I Am The Icon of Destruction!" (Armada)
"No Universe is Too Vast For My Conquest" (Energon) "I'll crush you with my bare hands!" (Cybertron)
Alternate Modes Cybertronian tank, Cybertronian jet fighter, Cybertronian car
Series Transformers: Armada
Energon and Cybertron television series and comics, Transformers: Universe
English voice actor David Kaye
Japanese voice actor Yanada Kiyoyuki (Armada)
Junichi Endou (Energon)
Jouji Nakata (Cybertron)

The Megatron of the "Unicron Trilogy" universe - consisting of Transformers: Armada, Energon and Transformers: Cybertron - has had each of his three unique bodies upgraded into a "Galvatron" form, only to revert to use of his "Megatron" name between each upgrade.[7] Like the "Robots in Disguise" Galvatron, his personality didn't change. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... David Kaye (born 14 October 1964) is a Canadian voice actor. ... Yanada Kiyoyuki (梁田 清之) is a seiyu who was born on May 10, 1965 in Tokyo. ... Jouji Nakata ) (April 22, 1954 - ) is a male seiyÅ« affiliated with ÅŒsawa Office, born in the Metropolitan area of Tokyo, Japan. ... Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ...


Comparatively, in Japan, he was known only as "Megatron" throughout Armada and switched his name to "Galvatron" for Energon - not inappropriate, as the Energon character was specifically designed to resemble the animated version of original Galvatron (upon his exposure to "Super Energon" later in the series he even gained a color scheme reminiscent of the original). The Japanese version of Cybertron, meanwhile, was a separate universe unconnected to the previous two, hence its Megatron character was a new individual, named "Master Megatron", who later renamed himself "Master Galvatron". The reason that Galvatron went back to being called Megatron at the start of each series was simply marketing reasons. Megatron was more well known and more popular then Galvatron.


Transformers: Armada

Badly wounded in battle with the bestial Nemesis Prime, Megatron and several other Transformers were rescued by their Mini-Con partners. Bathed in the Mini-Cons' light, their armors were restored, their strength increased, and their colourations altered. In this new, more powerful form, Megatron chose to rename himself Galvatron. Nemesis Prime is the group name of several characters from the Transformers storyline. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ...


As the remainder of the series played out, the Decepticons united with the Autobots to stop Unicron, and Galvatron and Optimus Prime had their final battle on the chaos-bringer's surface. Galvatron chose to sacrifice himself in order to end the circle of hate that powered Unicron, and plunged into the monster's maw, apparently destroyed as Unicron vanished in a flash. However, it transpired that Unicron had survived, badly damaged, and that Galvatron's Spark was trapped within him. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ...


Transformers: Energon

Megatron engineered his rebirth a decade later in 2004's Transformers: Energon began. His remains and spark trapped within Unicron, Megatron created a new body for himself by siphoning off the Energon that the alien Alpha Q was using to revitalise Unicron, and reassumed leadership of the Decepticons. After a series of battles across space, Megatron was led to a reservoir of "Super Energon" beneath Cybertron's surface by Unicron, whose mind had possessed him following the destruction of his body. Immersing himself in this liquid, Megatron's body was supercharged and recolored, and once again, he took the name Galvatron. Alpha-Q Alpha-Q is a quintesson leader of Planet Q. His planet was destroyed by Unicron and the whole population was destroyed. ...


A second exposure to the reservoir saw Galvatron grow to gigantic heights, at which point he was fully taken over by Unicron. Unicron intended to merge Galvatron's body with his spark, still floating in space, but Optimus Prime lured him into a battle that brought Galvatron's consciousness back to the surface. Enraged, Galvatron then attempted to destroy Unicron's spark, only to become possessed by it and enlarged once more. In the end, Galvatron took control of his body through force of will, and, rather than allow Unicron to defeat him, plunged himself into a foundling energon sun created by Primus. Once again, his self-sacrifice defeated the chaos-bringer. Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ...


Transformers: Cybertron

Cybertron Galvatron

A further decade later, in 2005's Transformers: Cybertron, Primus's plan failed and the energon sun collapsed upon itself, creating a massive black hole which threatened the safety of Cybertron and the very fabric of the universe itself. Liberating from his imprisonment within the sun, Megatron merged his body with the remains of Unicron, acquiring new powers from armor forged from the chaos-bringer's body. Learning that the Autobots were on a quest for the four Cyber Planet Keys in order to close the black hole, Megatron began a campaign to acquire their power for himself, that he might accelerate the universal destruction caused by the black hole and remake the universe in his own image. ImageMetadata File history File links Mastergalv. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Mastergalv. ... Cyber Planet Keys A Cyber Planet Key (Planet Force in Galaxy Force) is one of four mystical items that form the crux of Transformers: Cybertrons plot; in order to stop the black hole that is threatening the universe, the Autobots must gather all four. ...


Having failed to acquire the first three keys, Megatron was led to the resting place of the fourth and final one, Gigantion, the Giant Plant, by the mysterious Soundwave. Upon arrival, Megatron battled planet leader Metroplex, but was within seconds handed his most sound defeat yet. In search of more power, Megatron reached out with the power of his Unicron armor and detected the energies of the Giant Planet Key, which infused his body and upgraded him, transforming him for the third and final time into Galvatron. Metroplex (in shadow) and Giant Planet Gigantion, or Giant Planet, is a fictional planet home to giant Transformers in the animated television program, Transformers: Cybertron; it is referred to as Gigalonia in Transformers: Galaxy Force, the Japanese version of the show. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Metroplex is the name of several characters in the various Transformers series. ...


Galvatron cut a swathe through the Autobot forces and defeated Starscream (himself enlarged and powered up by the power of the Omega Lock) for possession of the Cyber Planet Keys, finally acquiring them and beginning his ultimate plan. Confronted by the five Autobot planet leaders within the black hole, he was defeated and his keys wrested from his grasp, but he returned for one further, final battle with Optimus Prime. Battling on Cybertron's moon, the two combatants engaged in a mighty swordfight that concluded when Optimus Prime impaled Galvatron, destroying him once and for all. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


In a montage sequence at the conclusion of the series, however, Galvatron's evil proved eternal, as, beyond the veil of time and space, his spark battled with that of Vector Prime. Vector Prime Vector Prime is a fictional character in the Transformers: Cybertron television series. ...


Galvatron's power here was inconsistent. In his opening appearance he easily defeated Metroplex, who thrashed him when he was Megatron. However, during his final battle with Optimus Prime, they were mostly evenly matched, like in battles before when he fought Optimus as Megatron. (In that battle, Optimus Prime did have the advantage of having Vector Prime's sword.)


References

  1. ^ http://www.unicron.us/tf1986/figures/galvatron.htm
  2. ^  Simon Furman (w),  The Transformers: Spotlight,  #9 (Optimus Prime) August 2007  IDW Publishing
  3. ^  Simon Furman (w),  The Transformers: Spotlight,  #8 (Galvatron) July 2007  IDW Publishing (13)
  4. ^  Simon Furman (w),  The Transformers: Spotlight,  #8 (Galvatron) July 2007  IDW Publishing (15)
  5. ^  Simon Furman (w),  The Transformers: Spotlight,  #8 (Galvatron) July 2007  IDW Publishing (22)
  6. ^ http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=19254
  7. ^ http://www.unicron.us/tf2003/toypix/galvatron.htm

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