beast wars megatron=xanatos?

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  1. GENOZAUR

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    is it just me or does beast wars megaron come across as being in his way the evil david xanatos of the transformers mythos?
     
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    Perhaps, if not vastly more malevolent than Xanatos.
     
  3. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    They're both vaguely based on the same villain archetype that started to become more popular in the 1990s, when incompetent cheesy cartoon villains were viewed more and more as "lame".
     
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    As Single Elegant Machine stated, they are both scheming villains. Other than that, they have nothing common. Xanatos had some standards and believed that revenge was a sucker's game. Megatron was the complete opposite, a genocidal monster with a vengeful streak a mile wide.
     
  5. GENOZAUR

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    what might this megatron have been like as a person if he had been portayed in that same way though as xanatose though?
     
  6. Feralstorm

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    Put another mark in the "same archetype, quite different in detail" column.
     
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    Beast Era Megatron is further comparable to Palpatine than Xanatos.
     

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