If BW Megatron Wins HOF, What Should His Name REALLY be?

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  1. cbff

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    What was BW Megatron's ORIGINAL name?

    As many have attempted to show, Beast Wars Megatron isn't really called Megatron. He stole the name, in favor of his own original name. The characters original name has never been revealed. Predacon "Megatron" or BW Megatron just seem cheesy to me, so I'd love to see an original name for him. If you were in charge of picking out what BW's Megatron's Original name was to go in the Hall of Fame, what would you pick?

    Part of me thinks it would be sweet if his Original name were Megabyte. It would be a triple homage being that the T-Rex alt mode did have a "Mega Bite", Mega implies he is related to the original Megatron, and lastly, the developers of Beast Wars, Mainframe Animation, also created the series Reboot, which featured a villain of the same name.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. 03Mach1

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    Beast Wars Megatron is fine by me.
     
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    They'll probably just call him "Beast Megatron".
     
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    What the hell is wrong with "Beast Wars/Era Megatron?" Any other name will sound immensely stupid and almost defeat the purpose of including him in teh first place if he's just called someone else. HOF is for the fans, so there's no real reason to change it since nobody's going to be confused or anything.

    His name is Megatron for a reason. It's because he is everything Megatron is. To call him anything else is a disservice. Like the unbelievably moronic "Megatronus."
     
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    It needs to stay Megatron.
     
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    Why is everyone jumping on the OP? It doesn't have anything to do with the hall of fame, but he has a point-- Beast Wars Megatron took that name, and originally had a different name. It's interesting to imagine what it may have been. I'm going with "Trevor".
     
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    And that's why so many people have been arguing that he was included when the first Megatron was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
     
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    It should be Megatron. It's not just because he's the top bad guy in the series, the name actually plays into his motivations of what he does in the series.

    By that same logic, Optimus Primal should be included with Optimus Prime, because he took the name of the great Autobot leader for, well, pretty much the exact same reasons BW Megatron renamed himself after 'ol Buckethead. But that isn't the case.
     
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    Call him Steve, just to screw with the Prime fans.
     
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    That's moronic, he's a completely different character.

    G1 Megatron wants to steal an Atlantean crystal to power a giant laser that will allow him to become invisible or some stupid bullshit, while BW Megatron managed to kill Dinobot, murder Optimus Prime and rule all of Cybertron (temporarily at least). BW Megatron rules.
     
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    What is he called by on the show, comics, and toy line? Oh yeah, Megatron.

    Using that logic, G1 Megatron should be renamed as he also got the name Megatron from the same place BW Megatron did. Would be stupid with G1 Megatron and just as stupid to do with BW Megatron.

    He renamed himself that, much like Dinobot, Waspinator, and the others besides Optimus Primal and Depth Charge had different names before the war.
     
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    While it may be interesting, his original name is completely irrelevant. BW Megatron is the ruthless leader of a faction of robots hell bent on destroying his arch nemesis, the robot known as Optimus. Just like the original Megatron.
     
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    They should just fold him into the "Megatron" display.

    He's the Beast Era Megatron. He should go with the G1 Era Megatron, the RID Era Megatron, Armada Era Megatron, Energon Era Megatron, Cybertron Era Megatron, Live-Action Movie Era Megatron, and the Prime Era Megatron.

    The fact that he briefly coexisted with G1 Megatron when traveling through time is a mere technicality.
     
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    If they need a name to differentiate him from G1 Megatron, his name should be "Beast Wars Megatron".

    The idea of giving him some new, original name at this late date is moronic.

    Unless he was named by the original tv series' writers and it could be shown that they had the unused name in mind at the time they wrote the show back in the 1990s, his ONLY name now is Megatron.

    Not really.

    The difference between BW Megatron and all those others is that they are basically all alternate universe versions of the original Megatron. They REPLACE Megatron in their respective timelines.

    BW Megatron exists in the SAME universe as G1 Megatron and cites the original character as his inspiration. It's a completely different situation.

    BW Megatron is no more the same character as G1 Megatron, than Primal is Optimus Prime. You can't fold them in together.
     
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    That's like saying Ginrai should just be included with Optimus Prime. Even though it's in the same exact continuity, it's just a technicality!


    Except no. Thankfully Hasbro understands this. You can keep posting about it over and over and over, but he's a officially recognized as a different character, by the fandom, by Hasbro, as he should be, end of story.

    Even if he doesn't make it this year, eventually he will be, like it or not.
     
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    I think they should just call him Megatron, but since he's obviously not the same "Megatron" as the other guy, simply make a note of it during his coronation.

    Also, I really hope you guys can make use of this ******ation in your next podcast, namely the childish animosity that comes with people not being able to tell the difference between a gun & a dinosaur. No offense to the people trying to argue that they're the same person, but I personally think it's hilarious.
     
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    But Optimus Primal didn't take it the same way though. Technically speaking, since he took the original name and tweaked it to fit himself, the difference between Primal and Prime clearly shows two different characters, despite them being similar in personality. Had Beast Wars Megatron taken the name and tweaked it a to fit himself, like say Megatrex (get it, Mega T-Rex?) instead of Megatron, this would be a non-issue.

    I'm under the impression that the Hall of Fame inducts those based on the name and personality. You say that BW Megatron embodies everything that is Megatron. So if everything that embodies Megatron was already inducted when G1 Megatron (and any other Megs)was, logic would say that despite being a separate character, sharing the name and personality make his nomination invalid.

    I disagree with that premise and believe that BW Megatron was it's own personality all together. The only thing they had in common was their name, and I feel that if that solitary link were severed, there would be nothing invalidating him as a potential candidate.

    That's basically why I started this thread. To see how creative people would be with his original name.

    I will say though, that it would be entertaining if Hasbro released a new series that were a sequel to G1 and Beast Wars in the same continuity and another new original Megatron showed up. Would be quite the interesting debate if that hypothetical character ever got nominated.... :lol 
     
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    No, it wouldn't.

    Just like THIS debate is not interesting. Just lengthy.
     
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    His original name is unknown and will always BE unknown.

    It's unimportant what his original name was and it's not fans' place to fanfic him up a name.


    If he wins, there is zero doubt in my mind that Hasbro will call him "Beast Wars Megatron". And that's fine.
     
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