As the Transformers franchise has grown, more continuities separate
from the original series and its subsidiaries have come into
existence, each featuring their own unique version of the character
. In most cases, the "Megatron"
character serves as the primary antagonist and Decepticon
leader of his respective continuity, much like the original version of the
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
is a Six-Changer, powerful enough to
transform into five additional modes besides his robot form -
creature, race car
claw (GigaDragon, GigaBat, GigaFormula, GigaJet and GigaHand in
Japanese). Each form has its own different frightening
capabilities, making Megatron a very unstable and unpredictable
fighter. (In Car Robots, each mode even had its own
Unlike his namesake
Megatron would often sit back from a conflict and allow his
subordinates to do the dirty work, like his counterparts, he is
arrogant, but unlike them, he also was incompetent, as most of his
schemes were badly planned, and badly executed.
(It should be noted that in the original Car Robots series, the
character was developed as a new, unique villain character, rather
than a Megatron
, however the name was used
in the U.S. due to recognition, as well as maintaining ownership of
A Predacon warlord before coming to Earth, he is believed to have
decimated numerous planets in his quest for energy. Optimus stated
that Megatron left entire planets as "lifeless barren rocks".
Needing ever more energy, Megatron targeted Earth's energy; to that
end, he kidnapped the human energy-research expert, Doctor Kenneth
Onishi, using his psycho-probe to drain information on Earth's
energy sources from his mind. But even his subordinates were
unaware that Megatron had a greater scheme in motion...
His attempts to amass energy thwarted by the Autobots and the
incompetence of his own troops, Megatron sought to bolster his
forces, locating six Autobot
protoforms in a
crashed Cybertronian spaceship, bestowing them with military
vehicle modes and corrupting them with his own Spark energy,
creating the Decepticons
. However, their
, happened to
along with the tanker that would form his alternate mode,
and as a result became something of an "evil clone" of Prime, whose
cruelty and cunning eventually extended to plotting against
In the pursuit of his greater agenda, Megatron began seeking the
mysterious O-Parts, which led to the Orb of Sigma, in a
subterranean pyramid. The orb would lead to Cerebros, the power key
to the huge Autobot battle station, Fortress Maximus
, who, it was revealed, he
had actually come to Earth to obtain. When Megatron was buried in
the ruins of the pyramid following a failed attempt to steal the
orb from the Autobots, he underwent his most startling
transformation of all, as the energies of the pyramid resurrected
him as the vampiric Galvatron
(known in Japan as DevilGigatron
), able to enhance
his own strength by draining the life energy from others. As
Galvatron, he possessed four additional transformations - a
, a gryphon
, a pterodactyl
and an elephant
, used to terrifying effect
when he drained the energy of Fortress Maximus and engaged Omega Prime
in a final battle at the Earth's
core. Thankfully, Prime was able to defeat him with the gathered
energy of Earth's children, courtesy of Fortress Maximus, and he
was sent back to Cybertron for imprisonment.
The character of RiD
Megatron made one appearance in
Dreamwave comics Summer Special issue before the company went
under, sending his bickering lieutenants Scourge
to steal a nuclear generator
while he led the other Decepticons and Predacons to distract the
Autobots. There was a contest in the issue as to whether
or Beast Wars
be the next Dreamwave comic series, which Beast Wars
- Car Robots Gigatron'
- An Ultra-sized figure that transforms from robot to two-headed
dragon (GigaDragon), bat-gargoyle (GigaBat), Cybertronian race car
(GigaFormula), Cybertronian jet (GigaJet) and giant hand
- Car Robots Devil Gigatron'
- A white redeco of Gigatron retooled to transform into four
extra modes: hydrofoil, gryphon, pterodactyl and elephant.
- Robots in Disguise Ultra Megatron'
- In Japan, Car Robots Gigatron has 6 modes, while Devil
Gigatron has retooling to support 10 modes. However when the line
was brought to the U.S., RiD Megatron was based on the
retooled Devil Gigatron mold, but with the black Gigatron color
scheme, and is therefore capable of the same 10 modes as
- This figure was also remolded as the BotCon 2005 exclusive figure Deathsaurus.
- Robots in Disguise Ultra Galvatron'
- The U.S. version of Devil Gigatron.
2007 Transformers film
In the 2007 live action
, Megatron appears as a Cybertronian
jet. He functions as the main villain of the film. The apparent
explanation for the departure from his gun form is that director
does not want to include any
sort of size changing in the transformations, which the writers
described as "cheating". (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
to be wielded by someone
else. In the second film, Megatron gains a different alternate
mode, that of a Cybertronian tank.
provides the voice of
Megatron in the film. His voice in the film seems to have been
modulated 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 video games of the movie, along with the exclusive
Like all characters in the film, Megatron was heavily redesigned
for purposes of realism and focus on an alien aspect of the
Transformer race. However, he still retains some minor aspects of
his Generation 1
design. As shown in the film, he can
transform his right hand into a gun, combine both of his arms to
form his iconic fusion cannon, and can transform his right arm into
a steel flail. In the second film, after Megatron's resurrection,
his right arm can transform into the fusion cannon in its entirety,
coupled with a lobster
blade/crushing apparatus.According to an early interview with
Michael Bay, Megatron stands at 34 feet(10.3M) tall , but according
to his profile in the second issue of the Transformers UK
comic Megatron stands "over 35 feet (10.6 m) tall" and weighs 5.7
tons. Additionally, the magazine and the Movie Guide
states he is powered by a self-regenerating dark matter power
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.
The back story of Megatron is told in both Transformers:
and issue #1 of the Transformers: Movie Prequel
comic. In the comics, Megatron is revealed to have co-ruled
Cybertron together with Optimus Prime, serving as Lord High
Protector. Megatron and Optimus learned of an alien force coming to
their planet for the Allspark
, just as a
mysterious artifact was unearthed. Megatron was gravely injured,
but the artifact (containing the Fallen
) awoke and healed him, swaying
him with promises of power. Megatron soon desired power over the
, and under
the Fallen's influence, formed the Decepticons
, sending the bulk of his soldiers in
a craft, the Nemesis
The Autobots attempted to hide the Allspark, but Megatron saw
through the ruse and launched a full scale attack, during which the
Allspark was launched into space. Megatron almost caught up with
the Allspark as it landed on Earth
. In his
reckless desire to possess it, Megatron pursued it right into
Earth's atmosphere, resulting in his being frozen in stasis lock.
At the turn of the 20th century, Captain Archibald Witwicky
Decepticon during an Arctic expedition. A crew of men later took
his body, dubbing him the "Ice-man", and kept him in storage up
until the present day, eventually relocating him to Nevada.
In a flashback in the movie sequel comic Transformers: The Reign of
, Megatron's negative relationship with Starscream
is shown to be a result of
Starscream failing on a mission.
Megatron appears in the prequel novel Transformers: Ghosts of
, 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 the humans on board
encountered Megatron (here referred to throughout as the "Ice Man")
is briefly reanimated in the middle of a battle between Americans
and Russians. However, he becomes frozen once again.
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.
being discovered by Archibald Witwicky, Megatron's frozen body was
transported to Hoover
Dam to be guarded by Sector Seven, a secret government
organization who studies extraterrestrial activities.
Seymour Simmons explains that Megatron's technology was
reverse-engineered, producing the world's modern technology.
Megatron's location, as well as the Allspark
's, is located by a group of Decepticons
led by Starscream
thaws out Megatron, who escapes
outside and learns from Starscream that the humans have the
Allspark. Megatron pursues the Autobots and their allies to Mission
City where he quickly disposes of Jazz
and then battled Optimus Prime
. He defeats Optimus
and then pursues Sam Witwicky
condemned building, attempting to taunt and threaten the human into
giving him the Allspark. Sam declines, prompting Megatron to knock
the boy off the roof of the building with his flail. Optimus saves
Sam and battles Megatron again. During the battle, Megatron
attempts to seize the Allspark once again, only to have it shoved
into his exposed spark chamber by Sam, killing him. Megatron's body
is then dumped in the Laurentian
with the other deceased Decepticons.
Megatron tank mode in Transformers:
Revenge of The Fallen.
Note that the final film design differs slightly.
Megatron returns for the sequel film, Transformers: Revenge of the
, where he is depicted more as The Fallen
's enforcer rather than
commander of the Decepticon armies. Megatron is revived by Scalpel
and the Constructicons
with an Allspark shard and now
takes on the form of a Cybertronian
tank. He then flies to the Nemesis
and talks to his master, the
Fallen, of the Allspark's demise before discovering that its
knowledge (which has been passed on to Sam) is the key for
, which is needed by the
Decepticons in order to awaken their protoform
armies. Sam, Mikaela Banes
then get dropped by Grindor
an abandoned factory where Megatron meets them. Pinning down Sam,
threatening to torture him after acquiring what he needed, Megatron
orders Scalpel to remove energon information from Sam's brain, but
Scalpel is quickly stopped by Optimus Prime. Megatron and Prime
fight outside and Starscream and Grindor join in. The fight ends
with Megatron killing Prime, but then being forced to escape due to
reinforcements. Megatron then
declares to Starscream that the Decepticons must reveal themselves
to the humans in order to flush out Sam, and assists the Fallen in
ordering the world's humans into finding Sam and bringing him to
the Decepticons. Megatron then fights in the final battle in Egypt,
where Optimus shoots him in the face with his own cannon,
destroying half of it, and tearing off his right arm. After seeing
the Fallen defeated, he and Starscream retreat, vowing that it
wouldn't be over.
In the novel, comic and video game
adaptions of Revenge of the Fallen
, the slightly different
ending gives more depth to Megatron's relationship with The Fallen.
As The Fallen prepares for the final battle with Optimus Prime
, it is
revealed that The Fallen's promises of power to his apprentice were
lies. Megatron then betrays his master and allows him to be killed
by Optimus, and afterwards flies back aboard the Nemesis
to take command of the remaining Decepticon army.
All events that take place in the alternate reality where Megatron
won the battle at Mission City are in italics.
In Titan Magazines U.K.
, the U.K.-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
#1, Megatron was delayed in his pursuit by a
tractor beam from Cybertron. Breaking free and attacking the
culprits - Jazz
- Megatron realized 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.
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.
In "Twilight's Last Gleaming" part 3 Bumblebee attempted to
take on Megatron in the Sector 7 base as Mikaela attempted to free
Optimus Prime, but she was attacked by Frenzy. In part 4
Mikaela frees Prime and freezes Frenzy just as Autobot
reinforcements arrive and assist Bumblebee in fighting
Megatron appears in the first film's videogame adaptation,
- In the Autobot Campaign, Megatron appears at the last
cut scene on level three being released from Hoover Dam in the
Autobot campaign. He later appears as the final boss and is killed
when Optimus Prime shoves the Allspark into his Chest.
- In the Decepticon Campaign, Megatron is freed by
Starscream and Blackout at the last cut scene when he goes on a
rampage through the city looking for Optimus Prime, Sam and the
Allspark. He is also playable on the last mission where Optimus
Prime is fought as the final boss. At the end, Optimus appears
dead, but is then seen sneaking up towards the Allspark. Megatron
stops him in his path and kills him with his flail. He then appears
in the last cut scene where he rules Earth and orders Barricade,
Starscream, Blackout and Brawl to kill off the rest of the human
Megatron is among the playable characters in the 2009 Revenge of the
video game by Activision
In the game, he has two modes, Megatron (tank mode) and Megatron
Flight (jetpack mode) .
- Transformers Legends Megatron'
- A simple, small-sized version of Megatron from the first movie.
It transforms into his Cybertronian jet mode. This figure was later
re-painted with blue parts as "Ice Megatron".
- Transformers Jollibee Megatron'
- A kids meal toy promotional item available at Jollibee restaurants from June to July 2007. This
toy was a slightly enlarged and simplified version of the Movie
- Transformers Fast Action Battlers Fusion Blast
- 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 (1,067 centimeters), that makes this toy
about 1/71 scale.
- Transformers Voyager Class Megatron'
- This medium-sized version of Megatron features several "ice
chunks" attached to the figure. The wings of Megatron's jet mode
appear to be made out of translucent ice as well. The toy was
repainted and re-relased several times, often with other
- Transformers Leader Class Megatron'
- The largest version of Megatron from the first movie's toyline.
The toy features "Advanced Automorph" technology exclusive to the
Leader-class toys, which incorporates lights and sound along with
mechanical movement during transformation. Megatron features a
flail and fusion cannon in robot mode. This toy was re-released in
a movie-accurate "Premium Series" version, with its mechanical
screeching sounds replaced with the transformation sound effect
from the original TV
- Revenge of the Fallen Legends Megatron'
- A new mold. On the back of the packaging for the Legends
figure, he is referred to as a fusion tank.
- Revenge of the Fallen Fast Action Battlers
- A new Deluxe Class toy for younger children that transforms
into a tank. Due to the transformation, unlike with the other toys,
Megatron's head is not visible in alternate mode.
- Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Megatron'
- An all-new Voyager toy of Megatron, painted greenish gray
rather than silver. Unlike the Leader Class toy, this Megatron has
wings in his alternate mode, increasing his accuracy to the final
film design. A new "MechAlive" feature consists of visible moving
gears in the upper torso and a blade that automatically extends
when the right arm is straightened from the elbow. The left arm,
which forms the tank's barrel, can fire a projectile. Images of an
alternately colored, bright green version of this toy have been
leaked; it is unknown whether this is a prototype or a recolored
version to be released at some point.
- Revenge of the Fallen Leader Megatron'
- An all-new toy of Megatron. In contrast to his Cybertronian jet
mode from the first film, this Megatron transforms into a
Cybertronian tank that features lights and sounds. His right arm is
a cannon that fires projectiles and that also features a flip-down
"shield" with a spring-loaded sword. This toy will be re-released
in a primarily black color scheme as "Shadow Command
- Transformers Robot Replicas Megatron'
- A poseable, non-transforming action figure that comes with a
Fusion Cannon that can be attached to both arms.
- Transformers Robot Replicas Optimus Prime vs.
gift pack of Robot Replicas Prime and Megatron. 
- Transformers Unleashed Turnarounds
- A non-posable, non-transforming sculpture featuring Megatron's
robot mode on one side and his Cybertronian jet mode on the
- Transformers Power Bots Megatron'
- A non-transforming figure with posable legs, arms and head with
lights and sounds.
Prior to the release of the first Transformers
consensus among fans was have Frank
, the voice of the original Megatron
, reprise his role in the
film. The decision to instead cast Hugo
caused some controversy.
, Megatron was not the main antagonist
for much of the first season, but in
season two, he took back the role of the primary antagonist.
Megatron's Cybertronian design hearkens to the movie version but
with more human-like features, while his Earth design bears
similarities to the "Super Megatron" form of his G1 incarnation. He
wields his trademark fusion cannon (which is much larger than usual
in this series), and carries a pair of swords. (It should be noted
that the swords do not
resemble the katana in the image at
right, taken from an earlier design.) His original alternate mode
is an unknown Cybertronian space vehicle, but becomes a tiltrotor
aircraft once he is rebuilt to blend in
Much like the movie version, he is portrayed as larger and more
powerful than many other Transformers in the series. Animated
Megatron, in an Earth-based tiltrotor mode, appears as a hidden
character in the Transformers Netjet
video game by Hasbro.
In this series, Megatron has his own catchphrase: "Decepticons,
transform and rise up!", contrasting Optimus Prime's
"Autobots, transform and roll out!" line. A marked contrast between
this and other series is that Megatron and Optimus Prime's
antagonism is not personal: before their first battle, they had
never met, and they continue to clash on the basis that they are on
opposite sides rather than on any particularly personal hatred.
Megatron does not even bother to remember Optimus's name until the
This version is less tolerant of Starscream's
after gaining his new body, he uses Sari
's key to slay Starscream, and takes great pleasure in
killing him several times once he discovers that Starscream has
become immortal due to a shard of the Allspark embedded in his
head, and he would later destroy Starscream's replacement body,
moments after he got it, once the treacherous Decepticon had
outgrown his usefulness.
Megatron is also the most cool-headed among his other adaptations,
despite being just as arrogant as his predecessors. Furthermore he
doesn't consider Optimus of any actual importance until the
climactic final battle on Earth, where Megatron finally
acknowledged him as a threat by name.
The scale chart released for the series indicates Megatron stands
about 35 feet tall.
>As revealed in "Transform and Roll Out", Megatron had spent 4
million solar cycles (years) in search of the Allspark
. Even though he found it, Megatron was
betrayed at the beginning of the series by Starscream
, who planted an
explosive device on his back. Due to the explosion that crippled the
Autobots craft, Megatron's lifeless body crashed on Earth,
contracting "space barnacles," while his disembodied head was found
in rural Michigan by a young
Isaac Sumdac. Megatron's head subsequently became a
keystone for Sumdac's various robotic creations, which he used to
help convert Detroit into a
technological metropolis within the next 50 years.
His head was not reactivated until "Home is Where the Spark Is",
when Sari used her Allspark Key to open her father's door to his
lab. The surge of the key's power reached Megatron's head, putting
him back online. Upon reactivation, he immediately found out that
it was Starscream who betrayed him, and immediately plotted
, but needed a body to do so. When
he found out that the Autobots were on Earth, he took control of
one of Sumdac's prototype pocket bots and sent it to their hideout
- an abandoned automotive plant. Using the pocket bot, Megatron
hacked the plant's automated systems to try and kill the Autobots,
but his plan failed, and he would have been discovered by the
Autobots if it weren't for Bulkhead
accidentally destroying the
In "Blast from the Past", he revealed his existence to Prof. Sumdac
while he was repairing Sari's tutor-bot and the future Dinobots
, which were accidentally destroyed by
Bulkhead. Even though Sumdac wanted to tell the Autobots, Megatron
convinced him that he was an Autobot and didn't want the real
Autobots to see him in his weakened state. Eventually, Sumdac
repaired the Dinobots with Megatron's "help". The Dinobots went on
a rampage, got their new Cybertronian-like forms, and Megatron got
his second taste of what Sari's key could do. He then proceeded to
tell the Dinobots that the Earth cars were malevolent fossil
feeders and the Autobots were even worse, sending them on another
In "Nanosec", he told Sumdac to hurry up with building a body and
that he required Destronium (a play on the words cybertonium, the
stuff all Cybertronians are made of and require in G1, and Destron,
the Japanese name for the Decepticons), but the only Destronium
available was across town, and if it wasn't delivered in under 10
minutes, then it would be futile. Upon hearing this, and seeing a
test run with a super-speed suit developed by Sumdac Systems,
Megatron secretly bailed petty thief Nino Sexton out of jail and
supplied him with the super-speed suit, paying him to deliver the
Destronium to him. Both Megatron and Sexton (now calling himself
Nanosec), however, were unaware that if Destronium were moved at
high speeds, it would become unstable, volatile, and
catastrophically explosive. At the same time, Nanosec was unaware
that the side effect of the suit's speed-enhancing ability was the
wearer's rapid aging. Within minutes of continuously using the
suit, Nanosec aged into an elderly man and was shortly apprehended
using his rocket boosters and aided by Bulkhead and Prowl
, disposed of the Destronium just
outside Earth's atmosphere before it could explode and potentially
take most of Detroit with it.
During "Sound and Fury", Megatron created Soundwave
, originally a musical toy
he created for Sari's birthday - even though his actual reason for
creating Soundwave was to create a new body when Sari used her key
to upgrade it. However, Sari used her key too many times and gave
Soundwave a spark, and after hearing about this, Megatron recruited
him to destroy the humans, all other organics, and the Autobots,
whom Megatron said were "traitors who live to serve the
arrived on Earth during "Lost and
Found", Megatron initially waited to see if they were truly loyal.
After Lugnut and Blitzwing's battle, Megatron denounced Blitzwing
as unstable and Lugnut truly loyal to the Decepticon cause, and
spent the rest of the episode communicating exclusively to Lugnut,
who Blitzwing thought was even more insane than himself.
In "Nature Calls", space barnacles wreaked havoc in a mining area
outside Detroit, assimilating with a construction vehicle and
becoming a techno-organic monster. The monster was defeated by
Bumblebee, Prowl and Sari using hot water sprayed from a fire hose
in the mine. It was revealed that the space barnacles had latched
on Megatron's body, which crashed in the vicinity 50 years ago.
Shortly after the space barnacles were destroyed, Sumdac found
Megatron's body lying by the river and brought it back to his
During the "Megatron Rising" saga, Megatron got impatient with
Sumdac since he hadn't had much progress in repairing his body.
Then he tried to communicate with Lugnut again, even though he and
Blitzwing were with Starscream, who also thought that Lugnut had
gone insane. After having his signal detected, Megatron received an
unexpected visit from Starscream, who, even though he had the upper
hand, didn't do anything except talk to Megatron. Then when
Bumblebee burst in, Megatron used the lab's robotics to throw
Starscream and Bumblebee outside and convinced Sumdac that he
should complete his body to "help" his so-called "Autobot
brothers". Lugnut and Blitzwing then flew in, and Blitzwing found
out that Lugnut wasn't insane, then placed Sari's key (which they
stole from Ratchet
Megatron's head, resulting in him being resurrected into his new
Earth mode. Upon his reawakening, Megatron defeated the other
Autobots, "killed" Starscream and led Lugnut and Blitzwing to
Dinobot Island to retrieve the Allspark. When they arrived,
Megatron immediately battled Optimus and both combatants ended up
inside the Autobots' ship, rekindling their past struggles. When
Megatron got ahold of the Allspark, he placed it in his own spark
chamber, giving him more power. Even though he had the upper hand,
Sumdac attempted to take him down by disrupting his equilibrium
circuits, which distracted Megatron long enough for Optimus to
disperse the Allspark and seriously damage Megatron. But while
Megatron failed in his quest to acquire the Allspark, he succeeded
in kidnapping Sumdac and downloading an incomplete design spec for
a Space Bridge
In "The Elite Guard", Megatron put in motion his plans to create a
Space Bridge, so that his forces could transwarp to Cybertron and
conquer the planet from within. During construction, Megatron found
an Allspark fragment in one of Sumdac's worker robots. In "Mission
Accomplished", the Allspark fragment-revived Starscream repeatedly
tried to destroy Megatron, only to be repelled each time. Using a
tachyon transmitter stolen from the Elite Guard's ship, Megatron
sent a message to his fellow Decepticons, letting them know of his
return. In "A Fistful of Energon", upon hearing of Starscream's
escape from the Autobot Elite Guard, Megatron put out a bounty on
the fugitive Decepticon. In "Rise of The Constructicons
" Megatron recruited Scrapper
to build the Space
bridge, coercing them with a supply of oil.
During the "A Bridge Too Close" two-part special, Megatron
officially initiated the Constructicons into the Decepticon ranks.
When he realized that his Space Bridge was still not in spec, he
received word from Shockwave
that Cybertron's best
foremost Space Bridge expert was none other than Bulkhead, whom he
kidnapped and threatened with a Headmaster unit
. In part 2, he
battled Starscream, his clones and the Autobots at the same time,
telling the Autobots about his plan to conquer Cybertron while the
Autobots are at their weakest. Unfortunately, the Allspark fragment
he got from the beginning of season 2 wasn't enough to power the
Decepticon Space Bridge, so he used the fragment in Starscream's
head for more power, but he overloaded the power core and sent
himself, Starscream's head, a revived Omega Supreme
, and the Space Bridge equipment
through, ending up drifting in space with Starscream's head; the
two arguing amongst themselves.
However, during "Transwarped", Starscream freed Megatron from his
stasis cuffs by shooting a sonic laser from his mouth. An offline
Omega Supreme suddenly appeared and Megatron took control of him by
using Starscream's head. He attacked the Autobots after
transwarping back to Earth to prevent them from exposing
Shockwave's cover. After Prowl severed his control of Omega,
Megatron battled and easily defeated Optimus. He was then trapped
by Starscream and they, along with Omega, wound up transwarping
randomly across the universe, courtesy of the plasma dynamic
thruster Bumblebee placed on Omega. By the time they managed to get
the thruster off Omega, they found themselves in the middle of
space with Lugnut drifting towards them. After picking up Shockwave
once he had acquired Arcee
transwarped Omega to Earth's moon to begin his master plan: the
construction of Omega Supreme clones. With Lugnut in possession of
the activation codes, Megatron entered one of the clones to
personally oversee the destruction of Earth's Autobots before
focusing on Cybertron. However, Optimus Prime, wielding the
managed to disable the clone Megatron rode in, forcing the
Decepticon leader to enter the battle himself. During the course of
the conflict, the clones were revealed to have been rigged by
Starscream to explode, with Megatron and Detroit ending up caught
in the explosion. It was only through Prowl and Jazz
's "Processor Over Matter" recovery
of the Allspark and Prowl's sacrifice that the explosion caused by
the final clone was contained, saving Detroit from total
destruction. Surviving in spite of heavy damage to his body,
Megatron made a vain attempt to destroy Optimus, only to be knocked
to the ground by a swing from the Magnus Hammer. Megatron told
Optimus to finish him, but was spared (he only smash his fusion
cannon), so that he would face punishment for his war crimes on
- Animated McDonald's Happy Meal Megatron'
- A small, simple transforming Megatron toy packaged as a prize
with McDonald's Happy Meals.
- Animated Activators Megatron'
- A small version of Earth mode Megatron that transforms at the
push of a button.
- This toy is about 1:99 scale.
- Animated Deluxe Cybertron Mode Megatron Battle
- A Deluxe class toy with painted battle damage and silver paint.
figure was also sold in a Walmart exclusive
2-pack with Deluxe Prowl.
- Animated Voyager Cybertron Mode Megatron'
- A Voyager class toy which represents Megatron in his
Cybertronian form from before the series begins; as seen in the
series debut episode. Features a single projectile-launching Fusion
Cannon that converts into a bladed weapon.
- This toy is about 1:60 scale.
- Animated Leader Megatron'
- Released as part of the first wave of toys for the series, it
is Megatron as he appears after he gains access to Sari's key card
in "Megatron Rising, Pt.1"; as a double-rotor heavy attack
helicopter. Features linked main rotors that spin together (and
which later transform into swords), a single projectile-launching
Fusion Cannon and - as with all Leader-class figures from this
series - a light-&-sound function with light-up eyes, chest and
cockpit. When the Decepticon symbol button on his chest is pressed,
the mouth opens, and his brow drops slightly to one side. In
helicopter mode, the button emits a helicopter whirring sound while
pressed for an indefinite period of time. In robot mode, Megatron
says two lines ("Where is the Allspark?!" and "Crush the
Autobots!") and his sinister laugh, as voiced by Corey Burton.
- A special Toys "R" Us value pack of Leader
Megatron came with Activators Starscream as a bonus.
- This toy is about 1:49 scale.
- Animated Leader Shadow Blade Megatron'
- A redeco of the first Leader Class Megatron in black and purple
colors inspired by Maleficent.
Transformers: Timelines (Transtech)
The Megatron of the Transtech world works together with his world's
Optimus Prime. Shockwave is one of his chief scientific
researchers. Shockwave used to work for the renegade Decepticon
Jhiaxus as a scientist, but after Jhiaxus was destroyed Shockwave
was brought in by Megatron as a prisoner. Initially put on trail
for war crimes he was freed by Megatron, who argued to Sentinel Prime
that Shockwave's mind would be
an invaluable asset to them.
In Withered Hope
Megatron and Optimus Prime heard the
pleas of six Gobots whose home dimension was being destroyed, but
he wasn't interested in helping them.
Shockwave kidnapped Breakaway to examine
him under the orders of Megatron. After Shockwave discovered that
certain systems in Breakaway were unique and might be useful
Megatron requested permission from Transtech
take the Autobot apart, even if it may kill him. When Alpha Trion's
forces raided the lab to free Skyfall Megatron opposed them, but
they escaped to another dimension.
- Transtech Megatron'
- 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
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
Transformers: Timelines (Shattered Glass)
This Megatron is a heroic mirror image of the usual Megatron
character from the BotCon exclusive "Shattered Glass" comic, in
which the Decepticons are on the side of good and the Autobots on
the side of evil.
According to his Tech Specs Megatron was once a young mathematician
who lectured at one of Cybertron's most prestigious
According to Grimlock's Tech Specs Grimlock was created as an
experiment in artificial intelligence by the Decepticons which
became too violent and Megatron shut him down. Optimus Prime then
liberated Grimlock and let him work for the Autobots.
Megatron transforms into a Cybertronian jet. He has a drone partner
named Rumbler, who can act act as a cannon for Megatron or form a
neutronic blade weapon.
Among Megatron's troops are Bludgeon, Bombshell, Buzzsaw, Cyclonus
Divebomb, Frenzy, Gutcruncher
Hook, Kickback, Laserbeak
, Long Haul
, Rampage, Razorclaw, Reflector, Rumble,
Scrapper, Slugslinger, Soundwave, Starscream
, Stonecruncher, Submarauder
, Tailwind , Whisper and Wildrider.
He recruited the Autobot Sideswipe to his side after Sideswipe
became disenchanted with the Autobots and the dimensional traveler
. His troops later captured
several Dinobots who became his troops, including Goryu
, Overkill and Slugfest.
Megatron appears in the Transformers: Timelines
. He recruits the
Autobot Cliffjumper from an alternate reality to aid him against
the Autobots of his world. He later leads an attack on the
Autobot's Ark launch site.
Megatron appears in the fiction Dungeons & Dinobots
, a text
based story. He defends the Arch-Ayr fuel dump from an Autobot
attack. He later sends several of his troops to capture and
reprogram the rogue Dinobots built by the mad Autobot scientist
Megatron is captured by the Autobot Targetmasters in Do Over
, but was freed thanks to
help by the Predacons and Whisper. When confronted by Optimus Prime
he attempts to use the Autobot Targetmaster Nightstick to shoot the
Autobot leader, but Nightstick takes control of Megatron's arm.
Megatron then tricks Optimus into using Megatron's own weapon to
cut Megatron's hand off, freeing him from Nightstick. He misses the
launching of the Decepticon ship Nemesis, which is taken over by
Starscream to counter Autobot ship Ark and Rodimus' Autobots.
Megatron greets a Quintesson
and the dimensional travelers
Breakaway, Topspin Skyfall
after their escape from the Autobot
. Megatron introduced
the travelers to Heatwave, but then was shot by the traitor
, who was working for Alpha Trion
. The Dimensional travelers
Breakaway, Landquake and Topspin then try to combine their powers
with Heatwave to return Megatron to life, but instead have a vision
of Skyfall and are combined into Nexus Prime.
- Timelines Voyager Megatron with Rumbler and
- Megatron is a remold of Energon Megatron with the
colors of Generation 1 Megatron and a new head. He came
packaged with the Decepticon Mini-Con Divebomb and the Autobot Rodimus.
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