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Megatron is a character from the various Transformers universes, being the evil leader of the Decepticons and the primary antagonist of the series. Wizard Magazine rated him the 68th greatest villain of all time.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Copyright-problem. ... There have been several Transformers named Megatron: Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons in The Transformers. ... A Transformer is a fictional robot that is able to transform, rearranging itself into a common and innocuous form, such as a car, aircraft, or animal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Antagonist (disambiguation). ... Wizard or Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop Culture (originally titled Wizard: The Guide to Comics and Wizard: The Comics Magazine) is a magazine about comic books, published monthly in the United States by Wizard Entertainment. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Megatron
Affiliation Decepticon
Japanese name Megatron
Sub-Group Action Masters
Go-Bots
Combat Heroes
Voyagers
Leaders
Function Decepticon Leader
Partner Starscream (Unreleased ATB Megatron)
Motto "Peace through tyranny!"
"Lesser creatures are the playthings of my will." (Classics)
Alternate Modes Walther P 38 U.N.C.L.E. Special, various tanks (including M1A1 Abrams and F-22 Raptor), various jets, blaster, Porsche, Cybertronnian mobile weapon platform
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Generation 2
Beast Wars
Transformers: Robot Masters
Transformers: Titanium
Transformers: Classics
Transformers Attacktix
Transformers: Universe
English voice actor Frank Welker (The Transformers)
Gary Chalk(Beast Wars)
Japanese voice actor Seizō Katō

Megatron is a Transformer robot, the original "alternate mode" being a custom Walther P38. 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 No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Action Masters was a sub-line of the Transformers toy line. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The Walther P38 was a 9 mm pistol that was developed by Walther as the service pistol of the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II. It was intended to replace the costly Luger P08, the production of which was scheduled to end in 1942. ... The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was an American television series that ran on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968, for 105 episodes (see 1964 in television and 1968 in television). ... The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army. ... F-22 redirects here. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Attacktix Insecticon Transformers Attacktix are an action figure game featuring characters from the Transformers franchise. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... Gary Chalk (born 1953) is a British-born Canadian actor and voice actor. ... Seizō Katō ), born February 14, 1927 in Tokyo, is a veteran seiyū who works for Haikyo. ... The Walther P38 was a 9 mm pistol that was developed by Walther as the service pistol of the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II. It was intended to replace the costly Luger P08, the production of which was scheduled to end in 1942. ...


Megatron is an iconic Transformer alongside his rival, Optimus Prime, primarily because of his large exposure in the comics and television series as well as his function as the leader of the villainous Decepticons, opposite the heroic Autobots. This refers to the original character. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Bob Budiansky, the writer for the Marvel Comics series stated in an interview that the name "Megatron" is a portmanteau derived from "Megaton" and "Electronic." Originally Hasbro took issue with the name, saying it sounded too dangerous, like an atomic bomb. Budiansky responded that as the lead villain, that was the whole point. Hasbro saw his reasoning, and approved the name. [2] Bob Budiansky is a comic book writer, best known for his work on the Transformers comic. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ...


Megatron is very powerful and utterly ruthless. His imposing robot form is dominated by his primary weapon - his arm-mounted fusion cannon, capable of leveling a city block in one blast.[citation needed] He can also sub-dimensionally link the weapon to a black hole, generating even more powerful antimatter blasts (capable of destroying a small planetary body).[citation needed] However, this ability is almost never used, as it leaves him extremely weak and vulnerable. The deuterium-tritium (D-T) fusion reaction is considered the most promising for producing fusion power. ... For other uses, see Black hole (disambiguation). ... For other senses of this term, see antimatter (disambiguation). ...


He has a secondary weapon barrel mounted on his back, and can retract and replace his right hand with an energy flail. He can fire electrical blasts from his hands, laser blasts from his eyes on at least one occasion (The Autobot Run) and can reprogram computers with a port in his head. Flail The flail is a medieval weapon made of one (or more) weights attached to a handle with a hinge or chain. ...


Megatron transforms into a Walther P38, delivering more focused energy blasts. He can shrink and reduce his mass as he transforms, assuming sizes that comfortably allow either another Transformer or even a human being to wield him. In one instance (the episode Dinobot S.O.S.), he retained his full size and connected to jet-mode Starscream's underside. The Walther P38 was a 9 mm pistol that was developed by Walther as the service pistol of the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II. It was intended to replace the costly Luger P08, the production of which was scheduled to end in 1942. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


There have been several interpretations of his character; some see Megatron as a strategic leader who calls the shots from afar, whilst others see him as a tactical battlefield commander who leads by brutal example. Unlike many other villains in popular fiction, Megatron was not generally depicted as overly chaotic or insane. He was highly aggressive and a megalomaniac, but there was usually a consistent rationale behind his actions, albeit that Megatron was often the only one who could perceive this. Megalomania currently refers to the following Wikipedia articles: Megalomania (mental illness), a pattern of character traits and behaviors. ...


There have been some sparing occasions where Megatron displays a personal sense of fair play and even honor, a complexity that is most evident in his complicated relationship with Optimus Prime. There is an unspoken mutual respect between the two leaders, born of each knowing the other better than anyone else. Megatron at times seems to derive enjoyment from the perpetual conflict that exists between them — the pleasure of ending the life of Optimus Prime will be Megatron's and Megatron's alone, and to ensure this, he has aided Prime in the face of greater threats, such as the Combaticons or Jhiaxus's second generation Cybertronians. In instances such as these, the two have come to face the fact that were it not for their diametrically opposed ideology and views, in another life, the two could be comrades — a fact that Optimus Prime views as a tragedy, but which provides Megatron with amusement. The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ... An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. ...


According to his original tech spec, Megatron has no known weaknesses. This does not, however, spare him from defeat at the hands of his enemies. For all his famed battle prowess and tactical ability, Megatron's complacent overconfidence often causes him to overlook some vital strategic detail. Also, he has a bad habit of ordering a retreat at the first sign that the tables have turned against his side in battle (even when the Decepticons still maintain the overall strategic advantage). Another factor that could contribute to his losses is his rough relationship with some of his own troops (most specifically Starscream). Despite his lust for galactic domination, one of Megatron's key priorities remains the safety and health of Cybertron; and from his viewpoint, the best way to accomplish that is for him to conquer it. Each Transformer has tech specs (short for technical specifications) printed on the back of the box that it is sold in. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional 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. ...


Animated series

First animated Megatron. This early design by Shohei Kohara was used in the first 2 issues of the US Transformers comics and also appeared in early promotional materials

Megatron is a Decepticon, one of the lineal descendants of the military hardware robots created by the Quintessons on their factory world of Cybertron. Following a war between the Decepticons and the other robot race, the Autobots, the Decepticons were defeated by the Autobots' invention of transformation, which allowed them the advantage of stealth. The Autobot victory in the war began the Golden Age of Cybertron, but a viper lurked within this paradise, as the Decepticons too eventually developed transformation, leading to the creation of Megatron. Gathering a small number of troops together, Megatron made a small strike on an outer city, killing the current Autobot leader. However, this event was not made public knowledge, and young robots like the naive Orion Pax still looked up to Megatron and his followers because of their new robot-mode flight powers. Pax soon learned the error of his ways when Megatron duped him into allowing him access to energon warehouses, and Megatron fatally injured him in a scuffle. However, the ancient Autobot, Alpha Trion, reconstructed Pax into a battle hardy configuration — now, he was Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots and Megatron's sworn opponent as the civil war erupted again ("War Dawn"). Image File history File linksMetadata Megatron0000. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Megatron0000. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... 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. ... Stealth can refer to several things: Look up stealth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Orion Pax Orion Pax is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Alpha Trion circa 1985 Alpha Trion circa 9m BC A3 circa 11m BC Alpha Trion is a fictional character in the Transformers animated series. ... This refers to the original character. ...


Eventually, the war drained Cybertron of most of its energy, necessitating that both factions seek out new worlds and new sources of power. Megatron and his elite forces pursued the Autobots' craft (referred to as the Ark in Beast Wars, following the ship's name from the Generation 1 Marvel Comics) in their star cruiser (referred to as the Nemesis in Beast Wars) and attacked and boarded the craft, causing it to crash on prehistoric Earth, entombing all on the ship in emergency stasis as it crashed into a dormant volcano. The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ...


In 1984 (again, cited from Transformers: Beast Wars; the year was also mentioned in the Marvel comic, and "Starscream's Brigade", a second-season episode of the original animated series, features a subtitle that places that episode in 1985), a volcanic eruption jarred the Ark's computer, Teletraan I, back to life, and it proceeded to repair the Autobots and Decepticons, re-igniting the war on the energy-rich world they found themselves upon: Earth. After their first series of battles, the Autobots believed Megatron and the Decepticons were destroyed when their new space cruiser crashed into the Pacific Ocean, but in reality they survived and reconstructed the cruiser to serve as a sub-oceanic staging base and bunker. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Teletraan I is the name of the Autobots computer on board the Ark. ...


Megatron re-established contact with Cybertron, and began construction of an intergalactic transport system called a space bridge, although the early tests nearly resulted in his destruction when he was sucked into the portal and teleported to Cybertron. The technology was eventually stabilized, however, and used in a grand scheme to transport Cybertron through space into Earth's orbit, where the natural disasters its gravity wreaked created tremendous energy which Megatron and the Decepticons harnessed. The planet Earth was saved, however, when Megatron's stockpiles of energy were detonated by the Autobots, the explosion forcing Cybertron out of orbit. Again, however, Megatron was able to cheat death, and was forced to team up with Optimus Prime in order to stop the machinations of his treacherous lieutenant, Starscream. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


In his next scheme in "Heavy Metal War", Megatron absorbed all the separate powers of the other Decepticons into himself, and challenged Optimus Prime to one-on-one combat. With the added abilities of all his minions, Megatron easily defeated Prime in the battle, but when his deception was revealed, he and his followers were defeated in a group attack.


Over the following years, Megatron's schemes to obtain Earth's energies continued. His assorted plans included various attempts to harness the power of Earth's core, thefts of several unstable energy devices from human scientists, recovering the "Heart of Cybertron" power core from the derelict Nemesis, the draining of energy from a time-lost prehistoric island, forming a partnership with a corrupt human politician that allowed him to force the Autobots off Earth and briefly conquer Central City, co-opting Earth technologies, and reprogramming the robotic ninja Nightbird in "Enter the Nightbird". Nightbird is a fictional character, notable as the first female robot character seen in the Transformers cartoon series, although she is a human construct with a single form and thus not actually a Transformer herself. ...


Fed up with the Autobots ruling the roads, Megatron ordered the creation of the Stunticons, four Decepticon cars and a truck. He even traveled to Cybertron and stole the key to Vector Sigma to give them full cybernetic personalities. Megatron used the Stunticons in many schemes, including sending the Stunticons to sabotage a race in the Middle East to obtain the power source to control weather. Vector Sigma. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ...


Megatron even made a number of temporary alliances with the Autobots - including stopping the Insecticons and his own mind controlled troops, stopping the Combaticons from destroying Cybertron and forcibly making Perceptor cure him of a plague of Cosmic Rust (although most of these alliances ended in double crosses). Basic Insecticon Trio Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes, referred to as Insectrons in the Japanese version. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... Perceptor is the name of two different characters in the Transformers Universes. ...

Robot mode Megatron in Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Eventually, however, Megatron turned his attention away from Earth, and succeeded in completely conquering Cybertron by the Earth year 2005 in Transformers: The Movie. Learning the Autobots were preparing a strike against the planet, Megatron and the Decepticons intercepted the shuttle sent to Earth to acquire energy to power the raid, and unleashed a mighty assault on Autobot City. In the course of the conflict, word was sent to Optimus Prime, who arrived the following morning after the slaughter and personally confronted Megatron in a final, violent fight. Megatron appeared beaten, but spying a discarded pistol, stalled for time by pleading for mercy as he attempted to reach it. The young Autobot Hot Rod then intervened, tackling Megatron, but the Decepticon leader was too powerful for him, seizing Hot Rod and using him as a shield. Prime would not shoot for fear of hitting Hot Rod. Taking advantage of Prime's sense of compassion, Megatron grabbed the pistol and opened fire on Prime. The wounds were fatal and led to Prime's death — but not before Prime delivered his own final blow to Megatron, seriously damaging him and forcing the Decepticons to flee. On the return trip to Cybertron, it became necessary to jettison excess mass, or else Astrotrain, the Decepticons' space transport, would be unable to reach the planet. At Starscream's instigation, the wounded Decepticons were voted out and set adrift in space -- including the severely damaged, yet still functional, Megatron. This was not to be the end for the deposed Decepticon leader, though, as the world-devourer Unicron offered him a new body and new troops in exchange for Megatron's cooperation in destroying the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Thus, Megatron is rebuilt under Unicron's power and is reformatted as Galvatron, while the rest of the wounded Deceptions were also recycled into Galvatron's new warriors. Megatron would later appear in flashbacks, during the season three episodes "Five Faces of Darkness" Part 4, and "The Return of Optimus Prime" Part 1. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Autobot City is a city in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... 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. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... 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. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Five Faces of Darkness was the five-part season premiere for Season 3 of the 1984-1987 cartoon The Transformers. ... The Return of Optimus Prime is the two-part season finale of Season 3 on the animated TV series The Transformers. ...


Although this would be the end of Megatron in the U.S. animated series, he would make several more appearances in the animated segments of various Transformers toy commercials, where it was depicted that he became an Action Master, and eventually a CGI sequence of him in his first Generation 2 form and Combat Hero forms. [3]


Megatron made a cameo in the pilot of the Transformers: Animated series on a historical video being viewed by Optimus Prime. This historical video was stock footage from the original animated series.


Japanese Manga

In the Japanese exclusive manga stories accompanying Transformers: The Headmasters Megatron would make a number of appearances. On one occasion Galvatron used a massive army of Megatron clones to overwhelm the Autobots, only being defeated when Rodimus Prime destroyed Galvatron's control over them. Rodimus and Galvatron would also even team up to battle Guiltor, a hybrid of both Optimus Prime and Megatron. This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


With his transformation into Galvatron, Megatron departed from the Japanese G1 continuity (which took a different direction after the end of series 3, opting to replace the events of The Rebirth with those of Headmasters), until five years later, in the manga-exclusive storyline, Battlestars: The Return of Convoy, which, although not animated itself (told instead through one chapter of manga and color magazine spreads), continues the tale of the cartoon Universe.


In the previous Japanese-exclusive animated series, Transformers: The Headmasters, Galvatron had been apparently destroyed when he was buried on an iceberg. In the "Return of Convoy" storyline, a new evil force named Dark Nova recovers Galvatron's body, and restores him to life as Super Megatron (who transformed into a futuristic jet), pitting him against Star Convoy (the reborn Optimus Prime) and his Autobots.


Super Megatron subsequently gets an upgrade to Ultra Megatron, and for the final battle, merges with Dark Nova himself, becoming Star Giant. In the Japanese Generation 2 manga, he was shown to have survived and, in a body resembling his "Hero" toy, once again opposed Optimus Prime.


Beast Wars

The Predacon leader known as Megatron from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series is a separate character from the original Generation 1 Megatron, and should not be confused with him. However, this was not the original intent for the character, as the original pack-in mini-comic and biographies released with the earliest Beast Wars toys indicate that the character was supposed to be the original Megatron, in yet another new body. With the advent of the animated series, however, the fiction of Beast Wars was re-imagined and eventually applied to the toy line, establishing this Megatron as an independent character. But that is not to say that the original Megatron did not play a role in his namesake's rise to power. 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. ... The Beast Wars and Beast Machines version of Megatron is the main antagonist from the aforementioned parts of the Transformers animated series, toy lines, and multiverse. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beast Machines is an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment and distribuited by Universal Pictures that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is a television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. ...

Megatron in stasis lock on the Ark
Megatron in stasis lock on the Ark

At some undefined point during the Autobot-Decepticon war, the original Megatron acquired the Voyager probe's Golden Disk and inscribed a secret message onto it, intending for future generations of Decepticons to uncover it and follow its instructions should he fail, to use transwarp technology to travel back in time and kill Optimus Prime while he lay in stasis aboard the Ark, thus ending the great war early with the Decepticons the victors. Around three centuries after the eventual end of the "Great War," the Predacon that would become Megatron uncovered this message and quickly stole a Predacon transwarp cruiser called the Darkside with the aid of a small like-minded army, heading to prehistoric Earth. This Predacon took the moniker "Megatron" in honor of the original Decepticon. Image File history File links Megatron-stasislock. ... Image File history File links Megatron-stasislock. ... Voyager Project redirects here. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ... Transwarp is a fictional piece of technology in science fiction. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Pursued by a crew of Maximals, both ships crashed on the planet, with only Megatron truly aware of when and where they were. Megatron, however, found himself unwilling to carry out the instructions of his ancestor, instead attempting to amass power through the huge reserves of energon and portions of mysterious alien technology that littered the planet. Systematic defeat by the Maximals eventually left all his options exhausted, and he proceeded to strike at Optimus Prime, only to be once again thwarted by his enemies. This would not be the last time G1 Megatron's influence would be felt. Observing how Primal boosted his own strength and form by holding the spark of Optimus Prime within his body, Beast Wars Megatron made the same move, purloining the spark of his ancestor and taking it into his own body, transforming as a result into a monstrous dragon. Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... In Transformers history, the Vok were mysterious and powerful aliens who had evolved beyond the corporeal world. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ... This refers to the original character. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ...


When he was finally defeated by the Maximals, the original Megatron's spark was returned to his body (in a deleted scene from the television series, that is available on the Season 3 DVD 2 in the "Scene Selection" menu), and history carried on as before.


Although the producers attempted to get Frank Welker to reprise his role as Megatron for his recording on the Golden Disk, he was unavailable. As a result, during his cameo appearance in Beast Wars, G1 Megatron was voiced by series regular Gary Chalk, who also provided the voice of the heroic Maximal leader Optimus Primal. Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Chalk (born 1953) is a British-born Canadian actor and voice actor. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ...


Marvel Comics

Megatron's beginnings are much simpler in the world of Marvel Comics — here, rising from his beginnings as a gladiator for the city-state of Tarn, Megatron and the Decepticons were the ones who developed transformation first, using it to begin the war against the Autobots, who fought back by mimicking the technology. Megatron is known to have competed with Sureshot and Optimus Prime in a sharpshooting competition some time in his past. This article is about the comic book company. ... For other uses, see Gladiator (disambiguation). ... A city-state is a region controlled exclusively by a city. ... Sureshot is the name to two different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


In time, the war grew so fierce that Cybertron itself was shaken from its orbit, and set adrift in the cosmos. Eventually, four million years ago, the planet fell into the path of an asteroid cluster in the Sol system that threatened to destroy it, and so Optimus Prime led a contingent of his troops in the Ark to reduce the asteroids to rubble, saving Cybertron. The plan was a success, but immediately afterwards, Megatron and his troops attack, forcing Optimus Prime to crash the Ark into prehistoric Earth. Standards Of Learning SOL stands for The Standards Of Learning. ...


Four million years later, in 1984, the Transformers were reawakened, and Megatron immediately set about trying to locate a source of fuel for the Decepticons. Unable to ingest common Earth gasoline, the Decepticons kidnapped Sparkplug Witwicky and forced him to develop a conversion process, but this only afforded him the chance to poison their fuel, deactivating them all. The Autobots were not saved, however, as Shockwave then defeated them all and brought the Decepticons back online to serve him — including Megatron. Chafing under his command, Megatron battled Shockwave, but was soundly defeated. This forced him into an alliance with Ratchet, who located and reactivated the Dinobots, who had defeated Shockwave in the past. However, Ratchet unleashed the Dinobots on Megatron after convincing him that the recordings of their previous battle with Shockwave were the real thing. Though Megatron knocked out the recently reactivated Dinobots, in a near suicidal move, Ratchet managed to knock Megatron off a cliff. As he fell, Megatron transformed and shrank to a human-sized pistol to reduce his mass and increase his chances of surviving the impact. Megatron disappeared in a snowbank for some time. For other uses, see Fuel (disambiguation). ... Look up gasoline in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


Soon, however, Megatron re-emerged, trapped in pistol mode, his higher brain functions disconnected. Used as a weapon by wannabe gangster Joey Slick, Megatron eventually restored himself, and was impressed enough with Slick for standing up to him that he allowed him to live. At this point Megatron was desperately low on fuel, and attacked a coal mine in an attempt to locate some when he eventually completely ran out and froze in place. He was soon located by Soundwave and brought back online. They then entered into an alliance with the human Donny Finkleberg, who used the alias of "Robot Master" to con humankind into thinking all Transformers worked for him. After a communication from Lord Straxus on Cybertron, Shockwave and Megatron entered into a period of shared leadership; but when a two-pronged attack by the Autobots saw Megatron defeated by Omega Supreme and Shockwave allowing the Autobots to capture the secrets of Devastator, Megatron was able to spin the situation and reclaim his leadership. For other uses, see Gangster (disambiguation). ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Robot Master is a character in Marvels Transformers comics. ... Lord Straxus executing two prisoners Lord Straxus is a fictional character from the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Omega Supreme is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ...


In order to attain possession of a new energy-generating device known as the hydrothermacline, Megatron battled Optimus Prime in a video game duel, using a cheat code to continue the fight after he had lost. Prime defeated him again, but at the expense of some of the game's characters, and ruled himself the loser because he would not have committed such an act in real life. As per agreement, Prime was destroyed, and Megatron's elation soon turned into paranoia as he had not killed Prime with his own hands and believed he may still be alive. Eventually descending into insanity, Megatron boarded the space bridge to Cybertron and detonated it with his fusion cannon, apparently killing himself. Namcos Pac-Man is one of the most popular video games ever made. ... For other uses, see Cheat code (disambiguation). ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ...


That would be all the U.S. comics saw of Megatron for quite some time, but their sister title in the UK, which produced its own material, interspliced with the U.S. stories, soon brought back the great slag-maker for more adventures. Prior to Megatron's seeming death, there had been a story in Marvel UK #99 which after being attacked by the Predacons had seen both him and Prime transported to Cybertron. There Prime was accused of being a Decepticon spy and hunted down by the Wreckers and Ultra Magnus thanks to misinformation spread by Megatron. However the disembodied local Decepticon leader, Lord Straxus, attempted to possess Megatron's body as his own had been mostly destroyed in a battle with Blaster. The attempt failed as Prime and Magnus defeated Megatron as the two minds warred for dominance. With the now insane Megatron threatening to destroy Polyhex with his antimatter powers, Ratbat teleported him back to Earth with amnesia in time for his U.S. "death" in issue #25. The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... The Wreckers are a sub-team of Autobots in the fictional Transformers Universe, functioning essentially as a commando unit. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Lord Straxus executing two prisoners Lord Straxus is a fictional character from the Marvel Transformers comics. ... 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. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ...


However, unbeknown to all, Straxus made another attempt with a specially-crafted clone of Megatron created from a regular trooper, which was transported to Earth soon after the real Megatron vanished. The clone believed itself to be the real thing — as did the comics' readers, thinking that the space bridge explosion had transported Megatron elsewhere on Earth — and after a battle with the mechanoid, Centurion, it was salvaged by Shockwave, who brainwashed the clone and unleashed it on Galvatron, a recreated future version of Megatron who had traveled back in time from the year 2006 and posed a threat to Shockwave's leadership. The clone Megatron, however, saw a possible partner in Galvatron, and the two teamed up to battle Autobots and Decepticons from both present and future in the apocalyptic "Time Wars". Subsequently, the clone returned to Cybertron, where it defeated the ruling Decepticon triumvirate, but was then confronted with the real Megatron — the Space bridge explosion had deposited him in the Dead End region of Cybertron, where he had wandered with no recollection of who he was, until he had saved a Decepticon from Autobots and regained his memories. The clone Megatron subsequently destroyed itself to prevent Straxus, buried inside its mind, from taking over. Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ...


The stage was now set for Megatron's return in the U.S. comics, as he had his Micromaster Sports Car patrol capture the Autobot medic, Ratchet and forced him to recreate Starscream as a Pretender with his personality reprogrammed to serve Megatron without question. Ratchet did so, but also restored Grimlock, Jazz and Bumblebee as Pretenders in the same manner, as well as arranging for Starscream's old personality to resurface, thwarting Megatron's scheme. When Megatron then attempted to flee through a trans-time dimensional portal, Ratchet tackled him as his base then exploded around them, apparently killing them both. Micromasters is a Transformers subline composed of small figures that came packaged in groups and with bases that interacted with the figures. ... The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Soon after, however, Autobot detective Nightbeat discovered that the explosion had actually blown them through the portal, and he dispatched a probe to pull them back from the gaps between reality. However, when they rematerialised, it was revealed that the explosion had fused the two enemies together into a hideous, twisted mockery of a being which ran rampant through the Ark. The half that was Ratchet begged Optimus Prime to kill them, but Prime could not, ordering the Micromaster Fixit to separate their bodies. Unfortunately, Fixit could not separate their minds, as the two discovered when they were reactivated with Nucleon — sharing each other's thoughts, feelings, sensations and sights. When the Ark was stolen by Shockwave and Starscream (as well as a stowaway Galvatron from a parallel universe) in order to escape Cybertron's destruction both Megatron and Ratchet were reactivated. A confused and disorientated Megatron soon encountered Galvatron and the two attacked each other — Galvatron wanting to end the madness of Megatron buried within himself, while Megatron thought he was fighting Ratchet. The mental link with Ratchet nearly proved his undoing — Ratchet's return to consciousness and the horror of his previous bond froze Megatron and nearly allowed Galvatron to kill him. Galvatron stopped just in time, however, coming to the realization that killing Megatron could mean he was in effect killing himself. Shockwave then appeared and attempted to kill Megatron, but a hidden Galvatron stopped him and Galvatron and Megatron teamed up once again. Matters were soon taken out of their hands, though, as an eager and desperate Ratchet crashed the Ark on Earth to escape the cycle of death and insanity of being bonded to Megatron as well as stopping a renewed Megatron/Galvatron alliance. This supposedly killed everyone on board. Gumshoe redirects here. ... Nightbeat is the name of several characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Nucleon is a power source in the fictional Transformers universe. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ...


Transformers: Generation 2

A few years later, the Transformers franchise was given a shot in the arm with the launch of the Generation 2 toy line and comic book series.


To go along with his return to the toy line with a new M1A1 Abrams tank alternate mode, Megatron also returned in the comics despite his seeming demise. Although thought dead for a year or two, Megatron had actually survived the Ark crash, and had quietly worked to repair it, concealing it beneath the ground (Ratchet apparently died in the crash, as their shared mind does not come up in the story). Tracking a transforming signal, mistakenly believing it was another Transformer, Megatron came across the shape-shifting castle of the terrorist organization Cobra, and entered into a bargain with its leader Cobra Commander, offering him the technology of the Ark in exchange for the new weapons his organization was developing. Reconstructed into a new tank body with a powerful railgun, Megatron defeated a squad of Autobots sent to stop him, and then turned on Cobra, capturing the scientist who had developed his gun (Doctor Biggles-Jones) and escaping in the airborne Ark. The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Cobra Command redirects here. ... Cobra Commander Cobra Commander is a character from the G.I. Joe franchise. ... A railgun is a form of gun that converts electrical energy (rather than the more conventional chemical energy from an explosive propellant) into projectile kinetic energy. ... Doctor Biggles-Jones is a character from the G.I. Joe and Transformers fictional universe as seen in Marvel Comics. ...


Following a climactic battle with Fortress Maximus which saw the destruction of the Ark, Megatron then battled and killed Bludgeon, reclaiming leadership of the Decepticons. He then stole the Matrix from Optimus Prime, using it to bring his newest warriors online only to have his faction bested by the forces of Jhiaxus and his second-generation Cybertronians. Megatron then entered into an alliance with the Autobots to defeat Starscream, who had seized control of the Decepticon ship Warworld through the power of the Matrix, stop Jhiaxus, and halt the spread of the Swarm. The tale ended with the Autobots and Decepticons uniting. Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ... The Swarm is a creature in the fictional world of the Transformers: Generation 2 comic by Marvel Comics. ...


The final page implies that Megatron is in fact a direct offspring of the Liege Maximo through the same replication process that created the Generation 2 Cybertronians of the story. In the Transformers Generation Two comic book world, The Liege Maximo was the father of the Decepticons; He was a counterpart to the Prime line, and symbolized all a Decepticon should want to be. ...


Fun Publications

The Transformers Classics comics published in the Official Transformers Collectors Club magazine is set in the Marvel Comics continuity, but in a timeline where the events of Generation 2 did not occur. The story occurs fifteen years after Megatron was presumed dead in the crash of the Ark. Megatron survived, and eventually upgraded his body (based on his Classics toy) and gathered many other Decepticons to him. Soundwave helped him in recovering the body of Astrotrain, who was then used to help locate the placement of other fallen Decepticons around the globe. Those who joined Megatron included Laserbeak, Ramjet, Ravage, Skywarp, Soundwave, Starscream and the Constructicons). Megatron also reactivated Thrust, Dirge and Thundercracker, but the three left him to join up with Bludgeon's troops - mostly because they couldn't work with Starscream, who had killed them once. Megatron's based his command from the wreck of the Ark in the Yukon, where he keeps the fallen body of Ratchet as a trophy and the severed, but living, head of Shockwave as an advisor. Transformers Classics are a line of Transformers toys that are based on and resemble the first generation characters and figures introduced in the 1980s. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ...


In Crossing Over, when Skyfall and Landquake were presumed killed in the midst of a bloody Mini-Con civil war and attack by Unicron (set concurrently with the events of Transformers: Cybertron), they were, in actuality, transported across universes, from the world of the Unicron Trilogy into the Marvel Comics timeline. Unclear what had happened, they then found themselves staring down the barrel of Megatron's cannon. The two were saved when a group of Robot Hunters in battle suits attacked Megatron. Megatron slaughtered them, only to be confronted by a team of Autobots led by Optimus Prime. Skyfall went with the Autobots, while Landquake was taken by Megatron. Back at the Ark Landquake was interrogated and swore loyalty to Megatron. Scrapper detected an unusual energon reading similar to that of Landquake and the Decepticons went to investigate, only to be confronted by the Autobots again. Skyfall is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Landquake is the name to two different characters in the Transformers Universes, however one is portayed as an upgrade to Energon Landmine by some sources, where other sources describe him as Landmines brother. ... 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. ...


In Games of Decepticon Megatron detects the arrival of Bugbite's ship on Earth and sends Starscream, Skywarp and Ramjet to investigate. The Decepticons capture the Autobot spy Mirage. Returning to the Ark the Decepticons fall under the sway of Bugbite, who is using cerebro shells he stole from the Insecticon Bombshell. Megatron overcomes the shell and destroys Bugbite, as the Autobots under the command of Grimlock raid the Ark, destroying the computer and saving Mirage. Bugbite is the name of a fictional character in the GoBots and various Transformers universes. ...


Transformers Battle Circuit

The Classic line appeared in a simple Flash-based video game on the Hasbro web site. In this one-on-one fighting game you press the right and left arrow keys to try to overpower your opponent. In the came you can play Rodimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Jetfire, Starscream, Astrotrain, Trypticon or Menasor. Optimus Prime and Megatron each appear as the boss you must defeat to win the game. [4] Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf A boss is an enemy-based challenge in video games that, once encountered, stops the games progression until the player is able either to surmount the enemy or is thwarted by it. ...


Convention Comics

Megatron would also appear in several BotCon comic sagas, written principally by Simon Furman. His story Reaching the Omega Point indicates that the Autobot-Decepticon alliance established in the conclusion of the Generation 2 comics didn't last and that Megatron eventually became Galvatron. In a prelude story The last days of Optimus Prime, Prime, feeling that there is no longer a place for him within the new Cybertron, journeys to J'nwan — a quasi-mystical realm — and is greeted peacefully by Megatron. In the Beast Wars future in which the story takes place, the greatest Autobots and Decepticons have passed on to J'nwan, where they can finally live in peace. A Predacon called Sandstorm, one of the Covenant of Twelve created by Primus, journeyed to this realm in order to get them to help against Shokaract — an evil being created from a Predacon fusing with Unicron's essence — who was attacking the Beast Wars Transformers — including Optimus Primal — and ruled the universe in their future. They refuse, but later in the story a group of these Transformers including Megatron, Optimus Prime, Grimlock, and Soundwave distracted Shokaract long enough for Primus to deal the killing blow. Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... 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... 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. ... Sandstorm refers to several different characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ... Shokaract is a character from the Transformers toy line and comic series. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ...


Megatron also featured prominently in Alignment, Simon Furman's take on what happened after the Generation 2 comic. In this story Megatron was defeated for command of the Decepticons by Galvatron II (the U.S comics version) and left for dead. Galvatron then constructed a fleet of Warworlds and attacked the Autobots before being killed by Optimus Prime. The Decepticons then retreated to their base, a conquered replica of Cybertron, before being attacked by the Liege Maximo's troops. Unbeknown to all, Soundwave had retrieved his master's body and had it rebuilt and upgraded, finally resurrecting Megatron's Spark via Unicron-inspired dark science with his fellow conspirators Direwolf, Ramjet and Ravage. Megatron then killed the entire Decepticon High Council for their failure to lead, save for Shrapnel who pledged his allegiance once more. Megatron then made a sacrifice play, destroying the now evacuated planet and annihilating the Liege Maximo's fleet with it. Taking a fleet of scavenged Warworlds to face the Liege Maximo and thwart his plan to become a god, Megatron was finally destroyed for good when he unleashed a massive energon-fueled blast which actually hurt the Liege Maximo. In retaliation, the Maximo used his arm cannon to obliterate Megatron. However, his sacrifice was not in vain as this caused the Liege Maximo to flee too soon and be destroyed when his energy gateway collapsed, shredding him between the physical realm and the realm he wanted to ascend to. This sets up the Pax Cybertronia and the evolution of the Autobots and Decepticons into Maximals and Predacons. Whether this story is reconcilable with "Reaching the Omega Point", or whether it is even part of the Transformers canon is debatable. In the Transformers Generation Two comic book world, The Liege Maximo was the father of the Decepticons; He was a counterpart to the Prime line, and symbolized all a Decepticon should want to be. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Basic Insecticon Trio Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes, referred to as Insectrons in the Japanese version. ... The Warworld is a spaceship in the Transformers: Generation 2 comics series. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... 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. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


Other comic stories

In the course of its run, the UK comics produced several stories which do not fit into the continuity of the G1/G2 storyline, instead branching off in their own direction. For example, after the first disappearance of Ratchet and Megatron, a disparate continuity of storylines based around the "Earthforce" — a team of Autobots based on Earth — began, which saw Megatron and Shockwave establishing a joint leadership of the Decepticons only to have command usurped by Starscream and Soundwave.


Also, after the end of the Generation 1 comics, the final UK annual printed a text story entitled "Another Time and Place", which followed up on the events of the Ark crash and saw Bludgeon and his followers locate Megatron's body and revive it with Nucleon (reflecting the release of Megatron as an Action Master figure in 1990). The process only barely succeeded — Megatron was deranged and animalistic, and was ultimately defeated by Optimus Prime and Grimlock. This conflicts with the Generation 2 comic but does not conflict with the rewritten UK Generation 2 comic by Fleetway, in which Megatron simply attributes his new body to human scientists, with no further explanation to contradict the events of "Another Time and Place". This tale, somewhat concurrent with the Earthforce tales, has Optimus Prime arriving on Earth in response to a distress call from Grimlock. Bludgeon has attacked Earth in order to draw Prime into the open. The Decepticons, low on energon, are defeated. Megatron then arrives and battles Prime. He is attacked by both Autobots and Decepticons, holding them off until Starscream arrives to bail him out. After this point it switches to reprints of the U.S. material. The most notable difference between the two is that Bludgeon is not killed by Megatron, and Bludgeon and Prime actually meet (although Bludgeon would later be killed by Megatron in the U.S. reprints). Action Masters was a sub-line of the Transformers toy line. ... Fleetway, also known as Fleetway Publications and Fleetway Editions, was a publishing company, mainly producing comic magazines for the U.K.. Fleetway began life as Amalgamated Press, the company owned by Alfred Harmsworth, who were based in Fleetway House. ...


Voice actor plays

Megatron appeared in the 2006 TransformersCon voice actor play. Voices in the play were performed by a variety of volunteers and the actual voice actors attending the convention. The play itself should be considered unofficial, but was notable because it featured several original voice actors reprising their Transformers rolls. Convention Exclusive G1 Vol 3 issue #1 from TransformersCon 2004. ...


In this voice actor play various Transformers from different timelines and realities were swept up in a repeat wave and transported along with Unicron to Earth. The Transformers included Generation 1 Tracks, Ariel, Cosmos and Megatron, Beast Wars Tarantulas, Robots in Disguise Sky-Byte and Beast Machines Tankor. Upon arrival, Ariel found herself enamored with Megatron for his ability to fly. Sky-Byte, ever loyal to Megatron, any Megatron, pledged himself to his new leader. Although Megatron initially attempted to ally himself with Unicron, Tracks and Cosmos, who were from a later timeline than Megatron, warned him of his fate in their future. Eventually the Transformers were able to learn that the death of Unicron in 2005 was what created the repeat wave. They defeated Unicron by tricking him into Transforming and using up his power, then using the Key to Vector Sigma program (which Tankor had brought with him) to tap into the power of Vector Sigma itself, and through it the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. With Unicron's energy severely drained the various Transformers faded back to their original timelines. Megatron, enraged at being bounced around the time stream, decided to take out his anger on Starscream. Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... Tracks (Le Sillage in Canada, Puma in Italy) is the name to a single character in the Transformers Universes. ... Elita One is the female Autobot commander on Cybertron trying to liberate the planet from the corrupt grip of the Decepticon guardian of Cybertron, Shockwave. ... Cosmos is the Autobots reconnaissance & communications specialist in space. ... Tarantulas (pronounced TER-ANT-CHEW-LUSS in the series) is a Predacon in the Beast Wars series. ... Sky-Byte (Gelshark in Japan) is the name of a character in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Tankor is the name of several fictional character in the various Transformers Universes. ... Vector Sigma. ... 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. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Books

The Decepticons try to learn about the Autobot's new device.
The Decepticons try to learn about the Autobot's new device.

Megatron was featured in the 1985 Transformers audio books Autobots' Lightning Strike, Laserbeak's Fury, Megatron's Fight for Power, Autobots Fight Back and Satellite of Doom. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In the 21st Century reimagining of the Generation One Universe by Dreamwave Productions, Megatron was envisioned as an ancient gladiatorial combatant in the depths of Cybertron's underworld. As victory upon victory mounted, he began to realize that the games were nothing more than an elaborate attempt by the Cybertronian elders to hide the truth of Cybertron's history from the masses. When Megatron attempted to gain access to that knowledge through exploration and research, the Cybertronian elders attempted to have him assassinated — a plan that only resulted in stirring up even more discontent among Cybertronians which allowed Megatron to begin recruiting for the Decepticon movement. It is known that at one point Megatron attempted to recruit Grimlock as one of his inner circle, but the fellow gladiator refused the position, eventually joining the Autobots. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Megatron's forces began a civil war of Autobot against Decepticon in order to mask his reactivation of the ancient planetary engines buried beneath Cybertron's surface, as part of this ultimate intent for the planet — it would be transformed into a massive war world that would cut a swath of destruction through the galaxy. All Megatron needed was a power source for the engines, which he believed could be found within the Matrix of Leadership. This plan initially failed, as during a conflict with Optimus Prime, Megatron's lieutenant Starscream activated the planet mechaforming process too soon — resulting in the destruction of the machinery. This refers to the original character. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Approximately 7.4 million years ago, Megatron and Optimus Prime disappeared in an early test of the new unstable Spacebridge matter-transport system. Spending an undisclosed time on the planet Quintessa, Megatron returned with an overwhelming army of lifeless Seeker clones, quickly subjugating Cybertron. However, this story was never finished due to the closure of Dreamwave. Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... Seeker Skywarp holding Megatron on the television series. ...


Four million years ago, when Cybertron was threatened by a massive approaching asteroid, Optimus Prime led a contingent of Autobots aboard the Ark to blow the rock to fragments, which were transported away by an orbital Spacebridge network. When this task was completed, Megatron chose this moment to strike, attacking the Ark with his troops. Crippled, the craft flew through one of the Spacebridge portals, and was transported to prehistoric Earth, where it crashed, entombing the occupants in stasis for four million years. The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


The Autobots and Decepticons were reactivated in 1984, but specific details of the battles were unrecorded, although what few flashbacks are seen of that time imply events similar to the animated series pilot "More Than Meets the Eye" parts 1-3 occurred.


In 1999, an Autobot/human military alliance succeeded in capturing and deactivating the Decepticons. However, the Ark II, the spaceship carrying them back to Cybertron, exploded shortly after liftoff (sabotaged by rogue elements of the military, unwittingly being manipulated by Shockwave), and the Transformers were believed destroyed — but in actuality, they had been scattered back to Earth, where they lay in stasis-lock across the globe for three years. This slumber was brought to an end when Adam Rook, a rogue military scientist who had devised a method of controlling Transformers, salvaged many of the fallen Cybertronians and reprogrammed them as mass killing machines, which he then attempted to sell on the black market. Megatron was first to break free of Rook's control, overriding the new programming and capturing Rook during an auction. Megatron forced Rook to watch as he unleashed a technorganic virus designed to transform all of Earth into a new Cybertron. It also served to lure Optimus Prime and the Autobots, also now reactivated, to his location, where Megatron, tired of the war, continuously asked Prime to join him. After his first failed attempt, Megatron unleashed Devastator on San Francisco in a mass slaughter, in an attempt to show Prime that humans were not worth his protection. However, the selfless sacrifice of several firemen restored Prime's faith in humanity and allowed him and the Autobots to beat back Megatron. Several months later. Megatron was subliminally summoned to a remote area in Alaska along with the other earthbound Transformers. There they battled until Megatron's former second-in-command, Shockwave, arrived and revealed that in their absence, the war on Cybertron had ended, and attempted to arrest Megatron, Prime and their troops as war criminals. Megatron, weakened by battle, was quickly defeated by Shockwave and loaded aboard his shuttle for return to Cybertron, only to have Starscream seize the opportunity to be rid of his former leader by jettisoning him into space on the return trip. Megatron used the time floating in space in stasis lock to contemplate his existence and the Decepticon goal. Realizing that he had wasted millennia in his feud with Prime, Megatron resolved to once again conquer Cybertron as a means to enhancing the Transformer race and strengthening it from outside threats. It seemed as through he would not live to accomplish this goal, however, as death closed in on him but to his fortune, he was retrieved by the Junkion Wreck-Gar. The Junkion who took Megatron to the planet of Junk and repaired and re-armed him, only to be killed in return. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into underground economy. ... In the fiction, especially in the Marvel Comics universe and Beast Machines, techno-organic material is a material with properties and abilities of both organic and technological (mechanical and information-processing) material. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ... The planet of Junk (sometimes also referred to as Junkion) is a planetoid which was first introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ...


Traveling to the Planet Beest, Megatron defeated the exiled Decepticon warlords, the Predacons, and rebuilt them into the mightiest of all combiners — Predaking — to serve as his ace in the hole in his quest to reclaim leadership of the Decepticons. Moving in stealth on Cybertron, Megatron defeated Shockwave, severing his gun arm and forcing him into servitude. He then returned to Earth to collect the remaining Decepticons under Starscream's command, and to teach Starscream a lesson long in coming. The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ...


While it was alluded that Megatron had a grand goal in mind that also included the subjugation of the Quintessons, the remainder of the story has yet to be told due to the closure of Dreamwave. However, it has been stated by representatives of IDW Publishing, the current holders of the Transformer comic license, that once Dreamwave has exited bankruptcy court, they intend to finish the story. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ...


The Dreamwave version of Megatron would also appear in a trilogy of iBooks by David Cian set in the main Dreamwave G1 universe: Hardwired, Annihilation and Fusion. In the series, Megatron and Prime were abducted by the alien Keepers and forced to fight in gladiatorial battles. They began working together to return to Earth, where Megatron would predictably attempt to seize their power for himself by uniting with the Autobots to stop the Keepers in return for a favor — which turned out to be asking Optimus to make him the next Prime. While this trilogy is set in the same universe as the Dreamwave stories, whether they fit into the continuity is unclear.


Transformers/G.I. Joe

Megatron would also appear in Dreamwave's Transformers/G.I. Joe limited series. Unlike many of the other Transformers (who were given World War II vehicle alternate modes) Megatron would keep his basic Walther P-38 handgun transformation, which was indeed a WWII German handgun. Forming an alliance with Cobra Commander due to their similar natures, Megatron nonetheless had a bitter personal rivalry with the tyrannical Cobra leader, resulting in Megatron killing several of his troops and Cobra Commander having to use the Matrix to keep him in line. Later, Megatron refused to help the Commander as Bruticus tried to crush him, and allowed the Baroness to use him in gun mode to shoot the helpless Cobra Leader. After battling Optimus Prime, he was deactivated when Snake-Eyes opened the Matrix, deactivating all the Transformers. The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Cobra Commander Cobra Commander is a character from the G.I. Joe franchise. ... 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. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In gambling, snake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game of craps and getting only one pip on each die. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

In the G.I. Joe vs The Transformers comics printed by Devil's Due Publishing, Megatron was again among the Decepticons who crashed on in the Ark on Earth, but this time the Ark was discovered by the terrorist group Cobra, who reformatted the Autobots and Decepticons into weapons and vehicles for themselves called Battle Android Troopers controlled by the Televipers. Devils Due Publishing company logo. ... Cobra Command redirects here. ...


Megatron was locked in gun mode, and kept by Cobra Commander as his personal sidearm, as it amused him to allow Megatron to speak and advise him. When Optimus Prime broke free of the controls Cobra had placed on him and attacked Cobra Commander, Megatron convinced his keeper to free him to fight Optimus. While Megatron did battle Optimus Prime, he also attempted to take over the Cobra installation and use it to manufacture Energon cubes to power the other Decepticons and eventually take over the Earth. Wounded by the Autobots and a malfunctioning orbiting weapons system, Megatron was eventually defeated and believed destroyed. In reality much of his body remained and the U.S. government studied his workings to advance their own projects in military super computers. Cobra Commander Cobra Commander is a character from the G.I. Joe franchise. ...


Although Megatron was deactivated, his legacy would still come back to haunt the Autobots and G.I Joe. In the third volume of the series, it was revealed that the US Government had created the android Serpentor (or, as he is called here, Serpent O.R., standing for Organic Robot) using DNA from great historical war leaders and parts from Megatron. Freed by a raid by Cobra Commander, he then downloaded information on Cybertron and the Autobot Matrix of Leadership from the deactivated Soundwave and escaped to Cybertron via the Space bridge, uniting the various Decepticon factions. Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... 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. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


Serpentor managed to capture the group of G.I. Joes and Autobots pursuing him from Earth, killing Bumblebee in the process. It is explained that the program of Serpentor was overridden by the elements of the programming that were Megatron's (the scientists using Megatron's personality template upon which to base Serpentor's personality). Calling all the surviving Decepticons (including the Stunticons, Terrorcons, Triple Changers and Sixshot) together, Serpentor is at first mocked due to his size but convinces the Decepticons to rally against the Autobots using Megatron's memories. His attack comes during the Autobots' celebration of peace following the Decepticons defeat. The attack was successful and Serpentor succeeded where Megatron had failed, and captured Optimus Prime. But Serpentor's exposure to the Matrix, possession by Cobra Commander and subsequent destruction left Megatron's legacy unfulfilled. Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ... The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the fictional Transformers toyline. ... Triple Changers (Tripletrons in Japan) are Transformers that can transform from robot into two different vehicles. ... Sixshot is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Optimus Prime notes that only Megatron was capable of launching such an effective and coordinated Decepticon attack. It is interesting to note that the Decepticons here venerate Megatron as an almost mythical heroic figure. Also, the information Serpentor downloads from Soundwave indicates that Megatron's pre-Earth form is similar to his Dreamwave universe War Within form. In addition, Serpentor refers to himself as Megatron's "son" at one point.


IDW Publishing

After Dreamwave's closure, the rights to the Transformers comics were taken over by IDW Publishing. IDW would take the opportunity to reboot the Transformers universe, including a revised origin for Megatron detailing how he came to power. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ...


"The Transformers: Megatron Origin" would detail how Megatron originally came to power in the IDW continuity. It revealed that he was originally a lowly energon miner. When the Autobot Senate decreed that he and his fellow workers were to be moved in favour of automated mining, one of his comrades spoke out against this - and was struck down. Megatron then attacked the senator, killing the head of his guard (much to his own horror) before being gunned down and captured. Detained on a ship to be imprisoned, Megatron was convinced to escape by Rumble and Frenzy, crippling the Senator and forcing the Autobots to look for him instead of pursuing the fugitives. Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Rumble (Trompeur in Quebec, Tartar in Italy) is a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Frenzy is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


By #2, they'd become involved in underground bloodsports in Kaon, which soon began making a vast amount of money through black-market recordings. Megatron was reluctant to kill his beaten opponents but was pressured into it by team leader Clench - after an increasing number of battles, he began revelling in the violence and took control from Clench. Autobot security forces under Sentinel Prime attempted a clampdown, viewing the sport as "encouraging aggressive attitudes and taking pleasure in pain and humiliation", only for Megatron to murder two of their number. He has also been contacted by Soundwave, who is offering him weapons technology on behalf of an employer (seemingly Ratbat). By #3, Megatron had begun using this weapons technology to launch terrorist attacks across Cybertron, and he made a rallying speech to the underworld fighters - formally creating the Decepticon movement - by appealing to their bloodlust and their sense of disenfranchisement, promising them war against a state they felt had wronged them. Captured by the Autobots and seemingly betrayed by new recruit Starscream, Megatron's plan took effect as Starscream and Soundwave killed the Senate and full scale revolution broke out in Kaon. Armed with Apex armour, Sentinel Prime attempted to stop him, but was killed personally by Megatron. Sentinel Prime passing the Matrix to Optimus Sentinel Prime is a character in the Transformers Universe. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... Sentinel Prime passing the Matrix to Optimus Sentinel Prime is a character in the Transformers Universe. ...


Eventually full scale war broke out between the Autobots and Decepticons, devastating Cybertron in the process, leading to the disappearance of Shockwave and Thunderwing's pioneering of bio mechanical shells in an attempt to survive. Thunderwing's experiments, rejected by Megatron, turned him into a rampaging, mindless monster, forcing Megatron to form a desperate alliance with his enemy Optimus Prime in order to stop it. They succeeded, but only at the cost of the devastation of Cybertron, with Prime rejecting Megatron's suggestion to destroy the planet completely. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Thunderwing is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ... This refers to the original character. ...


After this the war spread further out into the galaxy, with Infiltration units from both sides battling over a world's resources, with the Decepticons eventually stripping it of all its natural resources. One such unit, led by Starscream, came to Earth and discovered an ultra powerful derivative of energon, dubbed "Ore-13" (planted by Shockwave in issue 1 of The Transformers: Spotlight). Starscream broke his unit's cover in order to protect their discovery, forcing Megatron to come to Earth personally (as seen in The Transformers: Infiltration). After ordering Razorclaw to deal with Thunderwing's reemergence in The Transformers: Stormbringer, Megatron travelled to the Decepticon base and defeated the superpowered Starscream in a duel, blasting him almost in half. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Razorclaw is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ...


Personally assuming command of the traitorous Earth unit after this, Megatron became intrigued by the possibilities presented by Ore-13 and steps up the Decepticon infiltration efforts, causing tensions to rise via military striles and use of facsimiles (as seen in The Transformers: Escalation), with Megatron assuming his Earthen pistol mode at this point. During one such attack in the Russian breakaway state of Brasnya, Megatron was confronted by a countermission led by Optimus Prime. Enhanced by Ore-13 he nearly beat Prime to death in single combat. Megatron then moved on to engage Prime's squad. However, Prime had survived by transferring his consciousness to his trailer, and informed them of Megatron's weakness: the more he exerted himself, the more the Ore-13 would burn out. A recovered Prime shot Megatron in the face, causing him to lose his power. He was then evacuated by Skywarp. Incensed, he then called in Sixshot, setting up the events of The Transformers: Devastation. Sixshot is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


In The Transformers: Infiltration, Megatron retains his role as supreme commander of the Decepticon army, although in this continuity, they are no longer based on Cybertron (which was rendered uninhabitable by Thunderwing) and are fighting to conquer multiple worlds simultaneously. In fact, he barely seems to care about Cybertron and was willing to order its total destruction to stop the reanimated Thunderwing. Having now ingested Ore-13, Megatron is able to easily manage mass-displacement and thus turn into an Earth handgun (in Escalation #2), and the newfound power appears to have affected his actions- he personally went on the Brasnya mission and is confident enough to transform & battle Optimus in front of human witnesses, actions that Optimus finds out of character. Thunderwing is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ...


Kiss Players

Although Megatron himself would not make an appearance in the Japanese exclusive Kiss Players line, he would nonetheless have a small role to play. When Rodimus Prime hurled Galvatron out of Unicron at the climax of The Transformers: The Movie, Galvatron hurtled through space, out of control, until he eventually crash-landed in Tokyo, devastating much of the city. Although comatose, Galvatron's Unicron-corrupted cells spread throughout Earth and fused with various creatures. The resultant hybrids, known as the Legion, bore a marked resemblance to Megatron and would menace the Earth Defense Command on several occasions. Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Toys

Through the years, there have been many toys representing the original Generation 1 incarnation of Megatron, some of which have appeared in fiction, others of which have not.

  • Generation 1 Megatron (1984)
The original Megatron toy was based on the MC-12 Gun Robo, a robot doll released in Japan as part of Takara's Microman line of the late 1970s. The doll was designed to transform from a robot into a model of a Walther P38 handgun. In particular, Megatron was specifically based on a special edition of the MC-12, called the "MC-13 Gun Robo — P38 U.N.C.L.E". This was in turn based on a customized Walther P38 handgun that featured prominently in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a popular American television spy series from the 1960s. The MC-13 Gun Robo included a hollow plastic telescopic sight, a barrel extension/silencer, and a shoulder stock, which could be combined together to form a static gun emplacement, or a giant over-shoulder mounted laser weapon for the robot doll. These extras were not included with the standard MC-12 model. [1] The toy could be made to fire small plastic pellets, a feature that was removed from the international version of Megatron, when he was incorporated into the Transformers line. In U.S. Airports this toy is on a list of banned items on planes.[citation needed]
This toy was used to represent Megatron when he appeared in the Robot Chicken episode "Werewolf vs. Unicorn", where he was voiced by Frank Welker.
Megatron was reissued in Japan in 2000, and included all the components and features of his western and Japanese releases (all extensions, sword weapon, chrome surfacing, and pellet-firing mechanism), as well as a second firing mechanism that allows the combined gun emplacement or shoulder laser to fire the plastic pellets also. The "Collection" version of Megatron, issued again in 2003, included yet another new accessory, his energy flail from the animated series. This reissue was recolored into Megaplex as an exclusive for the online retailer, eHobby.
  • Decoy Megatron (1986)
A small, purple rubber model of Megatron, part of a large number of similar figures of other Transformers that were packaged as promotional items with figures in the 1986–87 toy line. Japanese in origin, the sculpt of the figure did not include the character's fusion cannon, and had him brandishing his Japanese-only sword accessory.
  • Action Master Megatron (1990)
Part of the new sub-line of Transformers figures which did not actually transform, Action Master Megatron is a poseable action figure resembling his animated appearance. Instead of transforming himself, he came packaged with the Neutro-Fusion Tank, a large tank which could transform into a battle station and an aircraft. This figure lacked a fusion cannon on the arm, instead it was part of the tank.
  • Generation 2 Megatron (1993)
With the advent of new toy safety laws, Megatron's return in the Generation 2 toy line meant that, unlike Optimus Prime, he could not simply be a slightly modified version of his old Generation 1 toy. Reimagined with an entirely new body, Megatron was now a huge Abrams tank with lots of gimmicks, including an auto-loading, missile-launching cannon with lock-and-load electronic sounds, laser noises, rumbling treads, and speech — when the figure's head was pressed, it would drawl "Megatron attack!" Since M1 Abrams tank is 7.92 meters long and this toy is 28 cm tall, it would have a scale of about 1:28 scale. With the robot form standing 27 cm tall, this would make a real G2 Megatron about 25 feet tall.
This figure was slightly redecoed to become Megastorm for Japan's Beast Wars II in 1998.
  • Generation 2 Combat Hero Megatron (1994)
The primary feature of this new figure was an air-pressure cannon that shot rubber-tipped missiles by pressing a small plastic bellows, but for many, its more notable decoration is the loud-and-proud sticker on its chest which reads "MEGATRON RULES!" A redeco of the figure in a white and gray camouflage deco was planned, but was ultimately never released. Since an M1A1 tank is 7.92 meters long and the toy is 14 cm long it would have a scale of about 1:47. With a robot form standing 19 cm tall, this Megatron would be 29 feet tall.
In Europe this toy was released as Archforce, with only the sticker on his chest changed to remove the words "MEGATRON RULES".
Hero Megatron was later redecoed in yellow and green for the Transformers: Robots in Disguise line as Destructicon Bludgeon, and remolded to create Reverse Convoy for Transformers: Robot Masters (see below).
  • Generation 2 Go-Bot Megatron (1995)
Part of the large sub-line of simplistic free-wheeling "Go-Bots" figures, Megatron was a repaint of an earlier figure named Blowout, and transformed into a silver Porsche. The Japanese version of the toy featured a blue Transformers logo across the figure's chest. Like all Go-Bots toys, Megatron is a 1:64 scale toy.
This figure was later redecoed in black and translucent plastic to become the Autobot Hot Shot for Robots in Disguise.
  • Generation 2 ATB Megatron (unreleased)
A proposed redeco of Generation 2 Dreadwing in gray, black, purple and yellow, this figure would have featured Starscream as the redecoed Smokescreen. This mold would next be released as BB, a Japanese exclusive Predacon. BB is almost identical to ATB Megatron, with the exception of his stickers. This has led to fan-made sticker sets which make BB look like ATB Megatron. A B2 Bomber has a 52.12 meter wingspan while this toy has a 30 cm wide wingspan. This makes it have a scale of about 1:173. With an 18.5 cm tall robot mode, he would stand about 104 feet tall in real life.
  • Beast Wars Megatron (1996)
Although as discussed above, the later storyline of Beast Wars would go on to depict its Megatron as a different character than the original holder of the name, the comic which shipped with the original Beast Wars toy versions of Optimus Primal and Megatron depicted them as new incarnations of their Generation 1 versions. Presumably, these forms — Primal as a bat and Megatron as a crocodile — were to be their new bodies post-Generation 2.
This toy was redecoed in purple and black for an exclusive release in Japan as Megalligator.
  • Machine Wars Megatron (1997)
Originally proposed for release during the Generation 2 line, this unusual incarnation of Megatron was eventually made available through the small KB Toys exclusive Transformers toy line, Machine Wars. Megatron was now a teal and gray basic-size jet, and although the lack of any supporting fiction for the line makes its place in continuity hard to define. In all other regards, this Megatron seemed very much to be the Megatron of old. Taking the skies in disguise, Megatron's new body is composed of stealth deflector shields for invisible attacks, and can attain speeds of 600 mph via twin turbo thrusters. An actual F-22 Raptor is 1890 cm long, while this toy is 12 cm long. This gives him a scale of 1:157. With a robot height of 10 cm this means Megatron would stand 51.7 feet tall.
This figure was also redecoed within the Machine Wars line itself, simply swapping the teal and grey around, and released as Megaplex, a clone of Megatron designed to serve as a decoy for the Decepticon leader in battle. Megaplex also later inspired the above-mentioned redeco of the original G1 Megatron toy in 2003. Claimed to be one of numerous dopplegangers created to dupe the Autobots and protect Megatron against Decepticon traitors, Megaplex has the same abilities as Megatron, although they are restricted by a failsafe device.
This toy was redecoed several times: into Thrust' for Beast Wars II in 1998, Wind Sheer for Robots in Disguise in 2001, and Air Hunter for Transformers: Robot Masters in 2004.
  • Transtech Megatron (unreleased)
After the conclusion of the Beast Machines series and toy line, Hasbro's initial plans were for a follow-up series entitled Transtech, which would supposedly bring back some deceased Beast Wars characters, as well as some older Generation 1 characters, all in new, more organic-looking bodies, except with vehicular alternate modes instead of the animal forms which had dominated the two recent series. Although the idea was eventually scrapped in favor of Transformers: Armada (with Transformers: Robots in Disguise being imported for the "filler" year in between), Toronto-based design studio Draxhall Jump produced many concept sketches (from which even a few toy prototypes were produced), among which was a new incarnation of Megatron. Precisely which Megatron, G1 or Beast Wars, is not clear, but it is generally accepted that the design inspired the Megatron of Transformers: Armada.
  • 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Megatron (2004)
Released in 2004 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Transformers franchise, this 12" tall version of Optimus Prime strives to reproduce his cartoon appearance in the most intricate detail, he even carried a gun-mode Megatron. When this figure was repainted as Ultra Magnus in Japan, it also came with Megatron but this time the silver was replaced with black and the black handle was now brown. The re-release of the figure in 2006 for the 20th anniversary of the 1986 movie also included Megatron.
  • Smallest Transformers Megatron (2004)
A miniature, two-inch-high version of the original Megatron figure was sold in the second wave of the blind-packaged Smallest Transformers series (often incorrectly called "World's Smallest Transformers," or "WSTF").
  • Robot Masters Megatron (2005)
In the exclusive Japanese toy line, Transformers: Robot Masters (begins in the time line of the G1 animated series, but branched off at some point in the twenty-year interim between seasons 2 and 3), Megatron was lost in an undisclosed accident, leaving his time-displaced Beast Wars descendant to take his place as Decepticon leader. Robot Masters applied the qualifying titles of G1 Megatron and Beast Megatron to the characters to distinguish them. As events progressed, it was revealed that G1 Megatron's consciousness took possession of the body of a "Convoy" (an Autobot leader) known as Reverse Convoy, leader of the planet Vehicon, and then used it to pose as an ally to the Autobots, only to betray them by revealing himself as the aptly-named Rebirth Megatron.
The Reverse Convoy/Rebirth Megatron toy is a remolded version of the Generation 2 Hero Megatron figure, with a new cannon and gun, and two interchangeable heads — one Convoy, one Megatron.
  • Transformers: Titanium Generation 2 Megatron (2006)
A 6" tall transforming figure composed heavily of die-cast metal, this incarnation of Megatron is a brand new design by artist Don Figueroa. Equipped with a new tank alternate mode, the tech spec on the packaging of this figure credits the body as the work of COBRA, in a reinterpretation of the Generation 2 Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover.
Classics Megatron
Classics Megatron
  • Transformers Classics Megatron (2006)
Megatron returned to his roots for the Transformers Classics toy line, which rendered him as a fully transformable gun for the first time since his original toy. Unlike that figure, however, he is not based on any real firearm, and is instead rendered as a Nerf-like blaster in the character's traditional blacks and grays, with added patches of purple, green and orange to conform to U.S. laws regulating the appearance of toy guns. The toy retains Megatron's distinctive arm-mounted fusion cannon, which, as on his original toy, forms a scope for his gun mode, complete with translucent viewing holes and crosshairs. His spring-loaded trigger clicks when pulled.
  • Ultimate Battle Optimus Prime vs. Megatron (2006)
Having already re-imagined the original Megatron for the Classics line, Hasbro took the next step and re-interpreted his Generation 2 tank body for this two-pack. This Deluxe-sized figure is armed with a spinning battle blade action. The set also includes an Ultimate Optimus Prime and a DVD narrated by Optimus Prime himself. The disk features a photo gallery slideshow with photos of the the first two waves of Classics figures. It also features 22 minutes of clips starting with the Transformers: Cybertron theme song over a montage of various Cybertron scenes and a story of what the Transformers are, what they can do, what Mini-Cons and Planet Keys are, etc.
Later releases of this pack included two random bonus Mini-Cons chosen from Cybertron line Longarm, Overcast and Deepdive.
In late 2007 this set was repackaged in Transformers: Universe packing without the DVD available at Dollar General stores.
Many (possibly all) units of this figure have Megatron's splayed feet assembled backwards, a fact which is not immediately apparent as the "heel" half of his feet are actually larger than the "toe" half (this is the opposite of most splay-footed transformers), and the situation is not helped by promotional images (such as the one above) and the box-art photography displaying an identically misassembled figure. However, examination of the instructions and any attempt to transform Megatron into tank mode immediately demonstrate the mistake, which is easily corrected by unscrewing the halves of his lower legs and reversing the foot pieces.
  • Masterpiece Megatron (2007)
Released in late March 2007, this toy is, like the 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime figure, a new figure based on Megatron's original animation model, and returns him to his original Walther P38 form, although considerably larger. The scope, which becomes the arm cannon, holds a red LED light that forms a spotlight shape. Special accessories packaged with the toy include Megatron's energy mace from More Than Meets the Eye, Part 2, the laser sword and pistol used in his climactic battle with Optimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie, and a figurine of the energy imp, Kremzeek, from the cartoon episode of the same name.
After much debate over whether or not the figure would be able to pass through US customs due to its appearance as a realistic firearm, online retailers opted to insert an orange or yellow plug onto the barrel of the gun in order to comply with the current standards. So far, images of the plug from two online retailers have surfaced online. However, depending on the retailer, not all the plugs installed will be permanently attached to the barrel with an adhesive.
  • Revoltech Megatron (2007)
The third Transformers character in the Japan-exclusive non-transforming Kaiyodo Revoltech line, and second original mold, Megatron has the arm cannon permanently afixed, two different heads (Normal and grin), and five hands (Two fists, two open hands, and one trigger hand to hold a gun even though it does not have one included). He was released in April, 2007 as Revoltech set #25.
  • Transformers: Titanium War Within Megatron (2007)
A 6" tall transforming figure composed heavily of die-cast metal, this incarnation of Megatron is based on the form he had in the Dreamwave Productions War Within series, and transforms into a Cybertronian tank. It was fist seen on display at BotCon in 2006.
  • Attacktix Generation 1 Megatron (2007)
Part of a 4 pack starter set for Attacktix, Megatron comes with Generation 1 Optimus Prime, Energon Landquake and San Diego ComicCon inspired Skywarp.
  • Super Laser Gun (2007)
An unofficial Chinese remake of Classic Megatron produced by MYM. This figure is slightly remolded to remove the Decepticon symbols and is redecoed in red, white, black and gold.
  • Megatron feat. Nike Free 7.0 (2007)
A special collaboration with Nike and Takara Tomy called "Transformers: Sports Label" features both Megatron and Optimus Prime with the ability to transform into life sized versions the "Nike Free 7.0" shoe. Megatron's shoe form is colored black, silver, and white and retains his silver, black, and red markings in robot form. Keeping with the shoe theme, he is come packaged in a Nike shoebox and his feet are patterned after the very shoe he transforms into.[5]

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Popular culture

Megatron and Optimus Prime on Scrubs
Megatron and Optimus Prime on Scrubs
  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was given the nickname 'Megatron' by teammate Roy Williams.
  • Megatron and Optimus Prime made a cameo on the television series Scrubs. In episode "His Story III" J.D. and Turk paint a mural on the baby's room wall of Powermaster Optimus Prime and Generation 1 Megatron fighting each other.
  • The chief competition for the Transformers as a toy line and television series in the 1980's was the Go-Bots. Ironically, Frank Welker, who voiced Megatron, the most powerful Decepticon, also voiced Scooter on the Go-Bots, the least powerful Guardian.
  • When 3H was designing the BotCon exclusive character which would eventually become Megazarak, they originally intended for the toy to be a future version of Megatron, but Hasbro didn't want them to use the name for a convention exclusive, so they changed the character to Megazarak.
  • The character of Battle Ravage from the Energon line comes with an energon weapon which looks like Megatron's scope/cannon and a flail weapon which looks like Megatron's energon flail in the animated series pilot.
  • In a popular joke, Dane Cook says he would like to name his children after Transformers. One being Megatron the other Optimus Prime, with him addressing himself as Cobra Commander.
  • Megatron is mentioned on the song 'Hellrider' by Judas Priest, Hellrider also refers to the rest of the decepticons as "these Gods of steel".
  • In World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, there is a robot named Negatron who attacks Area 52.
  • Megatron's helmet in the live-action film resembles the face of Dann of Thursday from Gunxsword[citation needed]
  • Megatron makes a cameo in the Robot Chicken episode "Junk in the Trunk" where he and the Decepticons are using a dam to stockpile Energon Cubes. Frank Welker reprises his role of Megatron in the episode "Werewolf vs. Unicorn" where he sends Soundwave to obtain the Ultimate Deathray. When Soundwave has been missing for a week, he and Shockwave find him on eBay where Shockwave asks Megatron "Request permission to buy it now."
  • Megatron makes an animated cameo in the Drawn Together episode "Nipple Ring-Ring Goes to Foster Care." When Foxxy uses the Foster Care system to look for Ling-Ling, Megatron threatens her to transform.

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Controversy

The Megatron toy has been seized by Customs in Sydney because it can be mistaken for a real weapon. Customs seized more than 50 MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron Transformers in inbound foreign mail.


This may also be the reason why Classics Megatron was designed as a much more pretend gun, as opposed to his Walther P-38 form in G1.


US Customs has also forbidden imports of Generation 1 Megatron toys unless the boxes are opened by the seller and a orange muzzle cap is placed on the toy. [2] Imports without the cap are liable to be seized by customs upon entry. [3]


Other incarnations of Megatron

As the Transformers franchise has grown, more characters bearing the name of Megatron have come into existence, some existing in separate continuities to the original G1 iteration of the character. For articles on these characters, see:

Most recently, there is the new incarnation of Megatron featured in the 2007 live-action Transformers movie. Although inspired - like the majority of the film's cast - by the original Generation 1 character, all indications are that he is a distinct enough character to be considered a separate entity, and hence, this version of the character is detailed separately, below. The Beast Wars and Beast Machines version of Megatron is the main antagonist from the aforementioned parts of the Transformers animated series, toy lines, and multiverse. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beast Machines is an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment and distribuited by Universal Pictures that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is a television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. ... The Transformers: Robots in Disguise version of Megatron (known as Gigatron in Japan) was the merciless leader of the Predacons (Destrongers) in that series branch of Transformers mythology. ... 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. ...


2007 Transformers movie

Transformers character
Megatron
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Micro Vehicles
Leaders
Function Decepticon Tyrant
Motto "Peace through tyranny!"
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Jet
Series Transformers movie toys
English voice actor Hugo Weaving (film)
Frank Welker (animated prequel, video game)

In the live action Transformers film, Megatron appears as a Cybertronian jet. The apparent explanation for the departure from his gun form is that director Michael Bay does not want to include any sort of size changing in the transformations, which the writers described as "cheating". [6] (This significant change in size is known in Transformers fan communities as "mass shifting".) In one of the special features on the DVD, G1 Megatron's transformation was likened to Darth Vader turning into his own lightsaber to be wielded by someone else. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 523 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (5544 × 6350 pixel, file size: 9. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up jet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Toys in the Transformers movie toys are released in conjunction with the 2007 Transformers film, comics and video games, and expand on the characters and story in them. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action film based on the Transformers franchise, directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... For information on this characters appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, see Anakin Skywalker. ... This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ...


Hugo Weaving provides the voice of Megatron in the film. His voice in the film seems to have been digitally altered to give it a deeper, growling tone as well as the other voice actors. The original voice of Megatron, Frank Welker, provides his voice for the official videogames of the movie, along with the exclusive animated prequel. [7] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ...


Like all characters in the film, Megatron was heavily redesigned for purposes of realism and focus on an alien aspect of the Transformer race. He appears very bio-mechanical. Nonetheless, he is still silver, has a helmet, heavily built shoulders and large legs, characteristics that mirror the G1 look. Likewise, as shown in the film, both of Megatron's arms can join together to form his iconic fusion cannon [8], and can transform his right arm into a steel flail, both helping keep some resemblance to his original G1 form.


According to an early interview with Michael Bay Megatron stands at 34 feet tall [9], but according to his profile in the second issue of the Transformers UK comic Megatron stands "over 35 feet tall" and weighs 5.7 tons. Additionally the magazine states he is powered by a self-regenerating dark matter power core. His alternate mode is a Cybertronian stealth jet capable of firing wing-tip lightning generators and a tractor beam. He is capable of creating localized foldspace to transverse interstellar distances. The official guide to the Transformers video game says also he's 35 feet tall.


BotCon Malaysia 2007 featured a parking space which was "Reserved for Megatron". A car parked in the space had been totaled, presumably by the Decepticon leader for taking his spot. [10]


Transformers: The Movie Prequel

Megatron with Optimus, and the Decepticons in silhouette

In issue #1 of the Transformers: The Movie Prequel comic, set before the events of the film, Megatron is revealed to have co-ruled Cybertron together with Optimus Prime, serving as Lord High Protector. He soon desired power over the Allspark, and thus life itself. To this end, he gathered an army of like-minded separatists — the Decepticons. The Autobots attempted to hide the Allspark in Tyger Pax, but Megatron saw through the ruse and launched a full scale attack. A squad led by Bumblebee offered valiant resistance, but in the end, they fell and were captured. Megatron's forces tortured them, with Megatron eventually intervening personally. However, Bumblebee had refused to talk just long enough for Prime's plan to go ahead — the Allspark was launched into space. Megatron prepared to pursue in his jet mode, but was stopped by Bumblebee, who delayed him as the Allspark vanished beyond his reach. An irate Megatron then crushed Bumblebee's vocal circuits beyond repair, and promising that the Allspark would be his, pursued it into space. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 388 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (677 × 1045 pixel, file size: 293 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Optimus Prime and Megatron as seen in Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 388 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (677 × 1045 pixel, file size: 293 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Optimus Prime and Megatron as seen in Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1. ... For other uses, see Silhouette (disambiguation). ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Megatron had almost caught up with the Allspark as it landed on a planet 10,000 years ago — Earth. In his reckless desire to possess it, Megatron pursues it right into Earth's atmosphere, losing contact with it in the process. His body is red-hot from atmosphere re-entry as he lands on the Arctic ice sheets; his body mass and temperature causes the ice, a substance he was unfamiliar with since Cybertron has no water, to give way beneath, sending him into the ocean waters. The rapid temperature change and low energon supply forces Megatron into stasis lock and he becomes frozen in ice beneath the surface. At the turn of the twentieth century, Captain Witwicky discovers the Decepticon during an Arctic expedition. A crew of men later take his body, dubbing him the "Ice-man" (officially referring to him as N.B.E.-1 - Non-Biological Extraterrestrial), and keep him in storage up until the present day, eventually relocating him to Nevada. This article is about Earth as a planet. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ...


This incarnation of Megatron has a near obsession with the Allspark, and is able to sense it even from afar. He cares little about Cybertron or his minions, as long as they allow him to achieve his goal of conquering the universe.


Titan Magazines

In Titan Magazines' UK Transformers magazine, the UK-originated strips (written by Simon Furman) revealed Megatron's actions between issues #1 and 2 of the IDW comic. Pursuing the Allspark into space following the events of Movie Prequel #1, Megatron was delayed in his pursuit by a tractor beam from Cybertron. Breaking free and attacking the culprits - Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide - Megatron realised that if he engaged them, he would be delayed further. Summoning Devastator to deal with them, he resumed his pursuit - but the desperate gamble had worked and he (temporarily) lost the Allspark's trail. Titan Magazines is a division of the Titan Publishing Group run by Nick Landau, which also owns several Forbidden Planet specialist comics and collector stores (it should not be confused with Forbidden Planet International, which largely owns similar stores, mostly in the North of England). ... This article is about minor Transformers comic books. ... Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Ironhide is the name of several different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Brawl is the name given to several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


The character profile the magazine provided shed a little more light on Megatron's desire to possess the Allspark. He believed that while Cybertronians could already transform into other forms via a scanning process, the Allspark could allow Transformers to simply imagine the form they wanted and change accordingly. Interfacing with the Allspark directly, Megatron gained his deadly jet mode. and now began his plans to obtain it permanently.


Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday

Megatron appeared in the prequel novel Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday, where it was revealed that reverse engineering of his body had produced a spacecraft called "Ghost-1", which was sent into space in 1969, where they encountered the Autobots and Decepticons. It was also revealed that the humans keep Megatron in stasis by maintaining his body at a very low temperature: any higher and he begins to reanimate.


In 1969 Megatron (here referred to throughout as the "Ice Man") was moved from the Arctic to Southern Nevada for ease of study. However, the convoy was sabotaged by KGB operatives hoping to capture Megatron's body. The cooling conditions that allowed Megatron's stasis lock were damaged in the ensuing crash, and he began to reanimate. Regaining consciousness in the middle of a pitched battle between the Americans and Russians, Megatron was once again put offline by the sacrifices of Colonel Kinnear, the convoy commander, and Colonel Nolan, who managed to knock Megatron down first with a snow truck and then with explosives, and then refroze him with liquid Nitrogen even as Megatron killed them. This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... This article is about the KGB of the Soviet Union. ... General Name, symbol, number nitrogen, N, 7 Chemical series nonmetals Group, period, block 15, 2, p Appearance colorless gas Standard atomic weight 14. ...


Movie plot

Before the events of the film, Megatron had been the first Transformer to discover that the Allspark was located on Earth, and he attempted to claim it somewhere between approximately 100 to 10,000 years prior (The film is deliberately vague on this issue). However, as he entered Earth's atmosphere, he passed over Earth's magnetic pole, causing his navigation system to malfunction. Subsequently he crashed into a polar ice cap; the heat caused by his entry caused the ice to melt and refreeze around him, leaving Megatron frozen in the Arctic.


In 1897, more than a hundred years before the arrival of the other Transformers, he was discovered by an explorer named Archibald Witwickyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witwicky_family#Captain_Archibald, who accidentally activated Megatron's navigation system and caused the coordinates of the Allspark to be etched onto the explorer's glasses. Megatron remained imprisoned in the ice, but he was discovered by the U.S. government around the 1930's and kept frozen beneath the Hoover Dam for decades, monitored by a clandestine agency known as Sector 7, created entirely off the books by President Hoover. It is stated that all modern technology, such as microchips, motor vehicles and lasers, were reverse engineered from him. The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... For the dam near Westerville, Ohio, see Hoover Dam (Ohio). ... Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of taking something (a device, an electrical component, a software program, etc. ...

Megatron greets his "brother" Optimus Prime in their final battle.
Megatron greets his "brother" Optimus Prime in their final battle.

Later, Megatron's second-in command, Starscream, attacks the base after Frenzy deactivates the system imprisoning Megatron, releasing him from his government captivity beneath the Hoover Dam. Fully awakened, Megatron then proceeds to kill many Sector 7 agents, and immediately after leaves in search for the Allspark, attacking the Autobots in Mission City and killing the Autobot Jazz in the process. When Optimus arrives on the scene from his battle with Bonecrusher, Megatron throws away Jazz's dead body and attacks him in jet mode, snagging his enemy as he flies past and barreling through an office building, before exchanging cannon-fire on the street. After temporarily knocking out Optimus, Megatron then pursues Sam into an abandoned building, smashing upward through the floors until he corners Sam on the rooftop. He offers to let Sam live as his "pet" in exchange for the Allspark, but Sam refuses and Megatron sends him falling from the rooftop in response. However, Sam is saved by Prime, who is dragged down onto the street by a pursuing Megatron. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Frenzy is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ...


The film culminates in a street-fight between Megatron and Optimus Prime, where the two leaders exchange mighty blows, damaging each other seriously. Just as Optimus is on the verge of defeat, Megatron is severely injured by a barrage of missile fire from a squadron of F-22 Raptors (one of which could have been Starscream) and ground infantry fire. Ultimately, the Decepticon leader is supposedly killed when Sam rams the Allspark into his chest, overloading his Spark and melting the interior of his chest, along with his hands when he clutches at his chest (which by Optimus Prime's admission is not necessarily, although probably, fatal). His remains are later disposed off into the Laurentian Abyss by the U.S. Armed Forces, along with the other dead Decepticons. Although the Allspark is destroyed, Prime recovers a small remaining fragment from Megatron's chest. This refers to the original character. ... F-22 redirects here. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The Laurentian Abyss is a trench in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Canada. ...


(Note: In the comic adaptation of the film Optimus and Megatron refer to each as brother several times, but in the movie, only once. What "brother" means to a Cybertronian is never explained.) It could be a reference to the phrase Brothers-in-arms.


Megatron's disgust for the human race and Earth is constantly shown, as he says "Humans don't deserve to live!" and also mocks Prime, saying "You still fight for the weak, that is why you lose!". Director Michael Bay stated that this, along with Megatron's arrogance, is the reason that Megatron keeps his protoform (Cybertronian form) mode and does not scan for an alternate "Earth-mode" (like almost all other Transformers in the film) to hide amongst the humans. During his climatic battle with Prime, Megatron even takes time during the battle to flick away a human as if the man were a bug, at the same time remarking, "Disgusting." (Interestingly, the Director's Commentary on the DVD release reveals that this human was director Michael Bay himself.) The future Maximal Airazor as a Protoform. ...


Transformers: Meet the Decepticons

The children's book, Transformers - Meet The Decepticons by Jennifer Frantz, had a slightly different ending than the movie. This book had all six Decepticons leaving Earth together after being defeated by the Autobots, instead of having most of their numbers die.


Movie toys

  • Movie Legends Megatron (2007)
A simple Micro class version of the movie figure. This toy is 7.5 centimeters tall. With movie Megatron's official height of 35 feet (1067 centimeters), that makes this toy about 1/142 scale.
  • Movie Jollibee Megatron (2007)
A kids meal toy promotional item available at Jollibee restaurants from June to July of 2007. This toy was a slightly enlarged and simplified version of the Movie Legends mold. [11]
  • Movie Fast Action Battlers Fusion Blast Megatron (2007)
A Deluxe class toy with a simplified transformation for younger children. This toy is 15 centimeters tall. With movie Megatron's official height of 35 feet (1067 centimeters), that makes this toy about 1/71 scale.
  • Movie Voyager Class Megatron (2007)
A version of Megatron that is of the same size as Voyager Class Optimus Prime. Features Automorph technology and is decorated with ice particles. This toy is 18 centimeters tall. With movie Megatron's official height of 35 feet (1067 centimeters), that makes this toy about 1/59 scale.
A Best Buy exclusive version, released simultaneously with the DVD/HD-DVD versions of the film, featured a metallic paint finish.
  • Movie Leader Class Megatron (2007)
The largest version of Megatron. It is approximately the same size as both Leader Optimus Prime and Leader-class Brawl. Features Advanced Automorph technology exclusive to the Leader-class toys, which incorporates lights and sound along with mechanical movement during transformation. It does include a flail and fusion cannon in robot mode. Unlike Optimus Prime (whose head is limited to side rotation) and Brawl (whose head is connected with a ball joint), Megatron's head is permanently fixed. This toy is 23 centimeters tall. With movie Megatron's official height of 35 feet (1067 centimeters), that makes this toy about 1/46 scale.
  • Movie Legends Ice Megatron (2008)
A repaint of Legends Megatron with blue on several parts to repersent ice particles. Comes in a 2-pack with Battle Jazz. [12]
  • Premium Movie Leader Megatron (2008/unreleased)
A redeco of the Movie Leader Megatron with metallic paint. [13]

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Non-transforming merchandise

  • Movie Robot Replicas Megatron (2007)
A poseable, non-transforming action figure that comes with a Fusion Cannon that can be attached on both arms. This toy is 13.5 centimeters tall. With movie Megatron's official height of 35 feet (1067 centimeters), that makes this toy about 1/79 scale.
  • Movie Robot Replicas Optimus Prime vs. Megatron (2007)
A Wal-Mart exclusive gift pack of Robot Replicas Prime and Megatron. [4]
  • Movie Unleashed Turnarounds Megatron (2007)
A non-posable, non-transforming sculpture featuring Megatron's robot mode on one side and his Cybertronian jet mode on the other.

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Transformers Animated

Transformers character
Megatron
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Voyagers
Leaders
Function Decepticon Tyrant
Motto "The Allspark will be mine, and Cybertron will tremble at my feet."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Fusion Jet Fighter
Helicopter Gunship (Similar to an V22 Osprey)
Series Transformers: Animated
English voice actor Corey Burton

In the Transformers Animated series in 2008, Megatron's Cybertronian design harkens to the movie version but with more human-like features, while his Earth design bears similarities to his G1 version. He wields his trademark fusion cannon (which is much larger in this version), and carries a sword. His alternate mode is a Cybertronian jet, and later a tiltrotor aircraft. 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 No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multimission, military tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing capability (STOL). ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ... The New Autobots Transformers: Animated is the new animated series based on the shape-changing robot toy line, Transformers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Animated Megatron, in an Earth-based tiltrotor mode, appears as a hidden character in the Transformers Netjet video game by Hasbro.


Animated series

Megatron spent 4 million solar cycles (Roughly 11 thousand years) in search of the Allspark. But though he found it, Megatron was betrayed at the beginning of the series by Starscream. Though he survived the explosion that cripples the Autobots craft, Megatron's right arm was severed by the Autobot Prowl before the rest of him was forced out the ship as it entered Earth's orbit. While the craft crashed in Lake Erie, Megatron's lifeless body crashed nearby and was found by a young Isaac Sumdac, who used the technology Megatron was composed of as a keystone of Sumdac Tower's various creations decades later with Megatron's servered head within the Tower itself until Sari's key accidentally reactivated Megatron, whose link showed him that the Autobots are on Earth with the Allspark and that Starscream's to blame for his current condition. However, being hooked up to Sumdac's mainframe, Megatron could control any non-Cybertronian machine as a result, controlling virtually any non-transformer robot on Earth and the automated plants that construct them, intent to recreate his body by giving Sumdac the means to accomplish it while keeping the human in the dark of his true nature. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Prowl is a character in the Transformers series. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ...


These attempts resulted in the creation of the Dinobots, originally meant to be prototypes for combat drones until they became aware, and secretly providing the acceleration suit to Nino Sexton to have him get a canister of violatie Destronium, a rare metal on Earth that is common on Cybertron, to rebuilt his body.


In the episode "Lost & Found", the Decepticons Lugnut & Blitzwing come to Earth searching for Megatron, who is able to communicate with Lugnut over radio waves. His hopes for freedom are dashed when the two are defeated by the Autobots. Lugnut Lugnut (1997-2000) was a Christian punk band from Jacksonville, FL. They were known for their intense, high-speed sound and unpredictable stage antics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the episode "Nature Calls", it is revealed that, as he fell from the Autobot's ship, Megatron contracted "space barnacles" which, in the present day, took over the remnants of his body, changing it into a monstrous, half organic creature. After absorbing some construction vehicles and attack Bumblebee, Prowl and Sari Sumdac, the the barnacles were destroyed, Megatron's body was recovered by Professor Sumdac.


Toys

  • Animated McDonalds Happy Meal Megatron (2008/unreleased)
A small, simple transforming Megatron toy packaged as a prize with McDonalds Happy Meals. [14]
  • Cybertron-mode Megatron (2008/unreleased)
A Voyager class toy.
  • Cybertron-mode Megatron Battle Damaged (2008/unreleased)
A Deluxe class toy with painted battle damage and silver paint.
  • Animated Leader Megatron (2008/unreleased)
A Leader sized version of Megatron was announced at the UK Toyfair in 2008. [15] [16]

References

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  3. ^ http://www.tfcommercials.com/american.htm
  4. ^ http://www.hasbro.com/monkeybartv/default.cfm?page=Entertainment/OnlineGames/GameSelect&game=1787
  5. ^ http://www.hypebeast.com/2007/04/nike-free-70-x-transformers-megatron-convoy/
  6. ^ http://www.tformers.com/article.php?sid=6374&mode=flat
  7. ^ http://kotaku.com/gaming/transformers/original-megatron-prime-actors-to-voice-tf-game-250141.php
  8. ^ http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=120394
  9. ^ http://www.latinoreview.com/news.php?id=907
  10. ^ http://stiffy-tha-lord.deviantart.com/art/Megatron-was-here-63364917
  11. ^ http://www.cybph.com/archives/318
  12. ^ http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=496&SBR=526&ST=SO&ID=21475&PG=1
  13. ^ http://www.allspark.com/news/new-transformers-premium-series-info--pictures-20071202.html
  14. ^ http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=12601
  15. ^ http://www.allspark.com/index.php/200802072427/Transformers-News/UK-Toyfair-Report-3-Bulkheads-Leader-Megatron-and-Marvel-Transformers.html
  16. ^ http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=2CABA218-D56F-E112-48E329339C6958D6

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For many years, Optimus Prime was considered his equal, and Megatron jumped at the chance to destroy him during his journey in the Ark. During the fight, however, the Ark was damaged and sent crashing into the Earth, where the two armies lay dormant for 4 million years.
Megatron fought to regain it, but he was still badly injured from the poison and was soundly defeated.
Megatron agreed, and was rebuilt into the tank-based Generation-2 Megatron (not the official name), outfitted with an experimental rail gun invented by Dr. Biggles-Jones.
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Megatron was responsible for the birth of the Stunticons when he went to Cybertron and used Vector Sigma to give them life.
Megatron battled Shockwave when he was still in a weakened condition and Shockwave was able to defeat him.
Megatron was able to defend himself and when the Predacons merged to form Predaking, Megatron was even able to defeat him.
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