This thread is inspired by a thread called can Ironhide take on Megatron which was posted 5 years ago in this specific forum (PLEASE DON'T bump that thread because it's against the rules to revive old threads and I might get the blame fo), which asks whether the former weapon specialist of the Autobots and compete with the leader of the Decepticons: The mighty Megatron himself. However, Ironhide's position of being the weapon specialist and the of of being the "tough guy" has been replaced by Hound - who is the new weapon specialist and tough guy. Granted, there is a difference - Hound is more of a gun commando, he has a larger arsenal and really loves spamming his guns until they run out of ammo and relying on dirty fighting. But Ironhide is more of the muscle of the Autobots who's more interested in direct physical combat and seems to be more a tactical fighter than Hound. Either way, the difference is quite minor, they're still very similar. Another reason why I decided to create this thread is because in the latest TF5 TLK trailer, we see a brief shot of Hound having an encounter with Megatron who slams his large mace into Hound's face, and you can see Hot Rod in the back ground: This looks a really interesting and awesome scene. However, we don't actually know what's going on. We don't know if this is a two-on-one battle, we don't know if this is a one-on-one battle between Megatron and Hound which Hot Rod inteferes, we don't know if there's actually going to be any other Autobots or Decepticons in this specific scene, and last of all - we don't even actually know what the outcome is going to be. I've seen some users speculate that this is going to be a homage to the 1986 Movie which has fight between Megatron and Optimus Prime, in which Hot Rod interferes by trying to save Optimus but ends up getting Optimus killed - those users are theorising that Hound is going to die in this Movie because of his fight with Megatron and Hot Rod's interference - which is admittedly a very interesting theory, but it's still speculation. I have no idea what's going to happen. In fact, I'll take this even further by saying we don't even know how this version of Megatron compares to the other versions of Megatron in the previous Movies, some might say he's more powerful because of what we've seen him do in the trailers such as head butting a possessed Optimus Prime, but we don't even know if that had anything to do with external circumstances hat was a hindrance for Optimus (I think being possessed might add a lot of mental conflict to Optimus which could affect his emotional frame of mind). Oh and let me clarify that this is not a "Who would win" thread. It's a discussion that exchanges ideas on how Hound could fare against Megatron, and let me also clarify that this will not include TF5: TLK Megatron because the Movie hasn't been released yet, so here are the scenarios: Round 1: Hound takes on TF1 Megatron. How well does he perform? Round 2: Hound takes on TF2 Megatron. How well does he perform? Round 3: Hound takes on TF3 Megatron. How well does he perform? I hope this leads to an extremely interesting discussion. As for any additional information, we're only going to use what we know about Hound as a fighter from TF4: AOE because TF5: TLK hasn't been released yet. We've got plenty of information about Hound from TF4: AOE because he participated in a battle against Galvatron's KSI robots.