How STRONG is G1 Megatron?!?!?!?

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    In TF:TM (1986), Unicron used his horns to plow into a planet and pull it into his gaping maw.
    fast forward....
    When he is summoning old Megatron, megatron wakes up and Unicron's "voice" pushes him back, so he grabs at Unicron's horn, and as he slides, he actually scratches the horn's surface.

    if eating planets doesn't harm Unicron's paint job, then how did megatron do it?

    just a nagging thought at 6 a.m.
     
  2. red00wolf

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    it's becuse Megatron is a cool dude he's super strong and dosent afraid of anything!



    yeah also its a cartoon, theres no better logical answer.
     
  3. Soundwave2

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    His right arm is definitely stronger since he carries his scope all the time with it
     
  4. Maximo Prime

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    i like that answer :) 
     
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    He summoned the power from a black hole to grab at Unicron.
     
  6. Draco Prime

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    I always thought his right arm was stronger cause he spent his time in the recharging chamber looking at fem-bot magazines.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    megatron's strong, he'll throw you hella far.
     
  8. jestermon

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    Not very, he got beat by Prime and is dead, only Galvatron remained.
     
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    Physically, he's uber-strong-man.

    Generally, he's a whimp.

    However, I think he took advantage of the scale issues in that scene. Apparantly, the smaller Unicron gets, the weaker his paint.:D 
     
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    nah it,s because megatron had his nails done in a beauty salon before the big cat fight with prime... lucky unicron didnt have his eyes clawed out with thoses nails lol
     
  11. anemis

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    ah ! it,s because megatron had his nails done in a beauty salon before the big cat fight with prime... lucky unicron didnt have his eyes clawed out with thoses nails lol
     
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    Maybe Unicron's horns get scratched eating planets. Then they "heal'. Anyway, my own humble theory was that Unicron was keeping Megatron alive at this point. If you notice, Megs voice becomes stronger the longer he's in proximity to Unicron before the big format. In fact, I think there's a good chance (from the way he was floating) that Megs had already died (gone offline) before Unicron first called to him. Galvatron wasn't nearly as stong either. After he turned Starscream into dust, his cannon never fired with such force again. I think Galvatron broke something in the effort. :D 
     
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    This was what I was thinking ( besides the "Galvatron was stronger at first" theory).
     
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    take a look at his body at 4:59 his body has it's normal colorscheme
    now take a look at his body at 5:03 take a good look at megatron's faded body colorscheme

    he was definitely dead when unicron found him


    here is the youtube link




    when prime hit megatron with that double fisted round house punch my guess is that when megatron's chest got bashed in it shoved his laser core spark chamber out of alighnment and or damaged his energon /air/oxygen pump.

    which if you ask me explains why he had trouble breathing and could only speak to soundwave in a very weak voice at the time.

    if he were human primes punch would have broken and shoved part of megatrons ribcage right into his heart with the rib bones puncturing the heart and lungs
     
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    I never noticed that Megs was dead, It reminds me a Starscream's Mosaic, where he is dead and imagines Primus reaching for him.
     
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    I'm not so sure Megs is dead. I think at best he's in a position where his would-be-telltale red parts are obscured. Plus, all the other 'Cons there are still in color. Also, I think if the makers of the movie wanted to "kill" Megatron, he would have gotten a "death scene" and not died during a dissolve.

    Either way after watching that scene again, I'd say it's just as likely that Megatron was scraping his fingertips off as much scratching Unicron's horn.

    Plus, logic be damned, it just looks bad-ass! :) 
     
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    Actually, he's left handed - thus his both arms are equally strong. :D 
     
  19. jorod74

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    A movie with Leonard Nimoy that lacks logic? how illogical...
    or should i say, "bad comedy"?

    and i see the point about the weakening of Galvatron- he evaporates starscream, but at the end, he can't even put potholes in unicron....
    or, even worse, you could say galvatron wasn't all that strong because he killed a crippled starscream (he did shoot his foot to escape autobot city's transformation, ya know.)

    although, i regret that the movie never let megatron loose. i mean, he could use the power of a black hole....that sure as hell beats what Galvatron had in his arsenal....
     
  20. snavej

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    I think that the animators just didn't put in all the damage marks when Unicron ate the moons and planets. Possible explanations:

    - They didn't realise that they should do it.

    - They weren't told to do it by the management.

    - They didn't have time to do it.

    - Their hands hurt and they refused to do it.

    - The studio wouldn't pay for it.

    - They ran out of black ink.

    - They hate Transformer fans and want to annoy them for years to come.

    -They said 'What's the point? We'll just do a sub-standard job while we wait for CGI to improve.'
     

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