Did G1 Megatron ever have a mentor?

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  1. AniProwl

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    We know OP had a bunch like Ironhide and Kup.

    But what about everybody's favorite robotic tyrant?
     
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    alpha trion possibly

    think about it
    alpha
    beta
    gamma
    omega

    a3 is alpha trion
    beta being his partner

    as for gamma who knows
    but omega i cant help but think it would be megatron

    or perhaps i should say omega trion
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'd like to say Starscream or Soundwave maybe? However, I don't think the Decepticon leaders wanted someone coming up and taking their spot. Most transformer shows have depicted the leader fighting off the Challenger.

    G1 Megatron had Starscream
    BW Megatron had Terrorsaur, Tarantulas
    Deszaras had Leo Zack

    and so on....
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    I always figured Megatron to be something of a self-made mech, shaped more by circumstances around him than by a mentor.

    BW Megatron was supposedly mentored by Cryotek, though.
     
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    If he had one, I don't think there's any record of who this mentor might have been.

    Come to mention it, there don't appear to be many 'older' Decepticons along the lines of G1 Kup/Animated Ratchet.
     
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    In some universes, this may have something to do with the Decepticon uprising happening after an age of peace. Could be the Decepticons were built long after some veteran Autobots, or maybe younger Cybertronians were more likely to rebel and become Decepticons.
     
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    Well, there's the Liege Maximo of whom Megatron and the Decepticons were supposed to be "descendants", though that's ambiguously cannon and a fairly indirect relationship. On the other hand, the films have the Fallen as basically the Palpatine to Megatron's Vader...


    Other possibilities include Skeletor, Cy-kill, Mum-ra... :p 
     
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    No wonder he never wins!
     
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    he started the revolt he was the omega decepticon
     
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    Aren't Thunderwing or Jhixaus probably the oldest Decepticons?
     
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    Alpha Decepticon. He was the first.

    No, he didn't have a mentor. One could argue he was influenced by the Iacon Overlord (Not Overlord the later Decepticon, but the rank) in the UK comics, but he was no more a mentor then Clench was in the Megatron Origins IDW series.

    Regardless of the cliche or convoluted origin you prefer, in none of them did Megatron have a mentorbot, he was self-made or self-actualized in all of them.

    A potential reboot could always make Baron Ransack Von Joy a mentor, as his bio points to him being one of the first flyers and incredibly old.
     
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    The original and great architect of the Decepticon cause. Lord Destron!
     
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    Thunderwing always struck me as one of the younger Decepticon leaders. In fact, he had a mentor (Megadeath). I'd put him at about Starscream's age.
     
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    Um, you do know what 'mentor' means right?

    Anyway, no, I don't think G1 Megs had any mentor. If it was BW Megs it would obviously be Cryotek or for Movie Megs, the Fallen. But G1 Megs, he started the whole thing on his own (in most versions of G1 anyway).
     
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    What made G1 Megatron so popular with the Cons during the early days is that he did it all himself. If he did have a mentor, he would have killed him anyhow. He might have had "Equals" but never a mentor, not in any fiction.
     
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    If you go by IDW's Megatron Origins (why wouldn't you) then you'll see that he had no mentor, he created his own legacy. If you haven't read Origins, do yourself a favor and pick it up. Makes Megatron ten times more bad ass than you thought he was.
     
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    In most G1-based continuities, Megatron rose up from the ranks of the dispossessed and dissatisfied and fomented rebellion along with his inner circle. That works because of the implication that the ruling government was growing stagnant and corrupt.

    Of course his response to that wasn't exactly the greatest, was it?

    - Coeloptera
     
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    I wish I liked that series as much as you did. Not a big fan.
     
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    There's some unreleased G1 Marvel comic line art that shows Megatron kneeling before Wrathus. So yes, Megatron did have a mentor. Wrathus was heavily damaged and commanded the Decepticons build a new leader in Wrathus' image and hence Megatron was born.
     
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    Wha? Pictures/Link/Source?

    While being unlreased line art, it's still far from official, I'd like to see it.
     

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