Which Megatron reigns supreme?

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  1. Guardian_Prime

    Guardian_Prime Autobot Leader

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    Megatron has changed a lot since his original incarnation in 1984, so I pose the following question: Which Megatron reigns as the heavy-weight decepticon leader? I am sticking with G1 Megatron, not because he was the original, but because he was the only one that ever killed an Optimus Prime in any of the continuities.
     
  2. maninthebox94

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    Hell yeah, G1 babby for shure.
     
  3. Cast

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    Ah but which G1 Megatron, there are at least 3 now? I'd probably have to go for BW Meg's evil but also smart. Although Animated Megatron seems pretty promicing from what litle I've seen.
     
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    G1 Megatron - Immensely powerful. Completely without compassion or mercy. No known weakness. Fusion cannon capable of levelling a city. Started the Great War. Killed Optimus Prime in cartoons. Mentally unstable in comics. Upgraded to Galvatron - became even more powerful and vastly more insane.
    G2 Megatron - Immensely powerful. Capable of levelling a large part of a city by exciting the electrons in the air and basically creating a localised controlled nuclear explosion (whilst surviving the blast himself).
    Beast Wars Megatron - Rogue. Thief. Criminal. Genius. Almost ended the Great war by altering time (it should be noted, however, that this was following an idea set down by G1 Megatron detailing a contingency plan in case he failed).
    Beast Machines Megatron - Same character as above. Conquered Cybertron (only Megatron to have been confirmed in official media to have done so). Enslaved the sparks of every Transformer on the planet. Came closest to victory of any Megatron so far.
    RID Megatron - Incredibly powerful. Even more arrogant. Didn't do much himself. Shouted a lot. First Megatron to upgrade into Galvatron since G1 (thus starting an odious and cheapskate trend followed by the next 3 series). Let his utterly incompetent followers get away with failing all the time, and lobotomised his most promising soldier.
    Armada Megatron - Powerful. Ruthless. Ignored his best follower until said follower sacrificed himself. Upgraded into Galvatron.
    Energon Megatron - Same character as above. Didn't really do much of note at all. Upgraded into Galvatron. Again.
    Cybertron Megatron - See above again. Massively powerful. Same character after extremely clumsy Hasbro dub retcon (later adopted by Takara as well. Ugh). Upgraded into Galvatron. YET again.
    Animated Megatron - Extremely powerful. Master manipulator. Utterly ruthless. Only Megatron to actively do his best to rid himself of Starscream.
     
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  5. Shipley

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    Character wise, I like BW Megatron. G1 Megatron, though devoted the most time to in fiction I never get any sense of depth. Is he just evil? What are his motives? BW Megatron was taking up a legacy, feeling his kind (the Predacons) were oppressed and needed to be freed, and would break rank from the council to do what he felt needed to be done, since peace put his race below the Maximals. This Megatron didn't rule when we first met him, but exhibited a willingness to rule and bring about a future for his race that didn't include servitude to Maximals. He wanted a Revolution. He's got the spirit of a Che Guevera or a Thomas Jefferson along with an Osama Bin Laden. He'd been pushed the breaking point and all bets were off.

    Toy Wise, Animated Leader Megatron is fucking TOPS. As much as I love classics, MP, BW, and various other Megatrons, Animated updates the original perfectly AND gives him a killer alt-mode. and hey, the character is a bit more devious and interesting that most of the other Megs too!
     
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    BW/M Megs, deffinately. Best character, greatest achievments, just all around awesome. Ani Megs is close behind, though his motives are not 100% clear, you get the sense that that is because he doesn't want ANYone to know what his real motives are. Plus, he's just cool.
     
  7. Johnator

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    I like these descriptions a lot. Megatron is just such a great character overall.
     
  8. Johnator

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    G1 is definitely my favorite though some of the other Megatrons were good as well.
     
  9. Vexza

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    Animated FTW. I don't really like Megatron that much, but this guy is badass.
     
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    Animated Megatron fer sure. He's not just a powerful warrior and master tactician - he's got this SUAVENESS that the others don't have.
     
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    I would say G1 because he was ruthless and killed Ironhide(?) point blank in the movie. That was harsh!

    I didn't watch any other series until Animated and I'd have to say he's a close second because most of the Autobots actively fear him.
     
  12. AMG

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    If we're talking about sheer brute force and ruthlessness, then Animated and G1 Megatron are tied for me.

    For being cunning and brilliant, BW Megatron gets my vote.
     
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    Animated Megatron.
     
  14. thundrwaveprime

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    i have to say BW/M megs, he was just a great character and got the closest to victory.
    but animated megs is a close second.
     
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    G1 will always reign supreme.
     
  16. Dormamu

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    Winner of the thread. :bowdown: 
     
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    What he says! G1 Megs FTW!!!!!
     
  18. Backstop

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    G1 was the best, Strong and smart
     
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    G1 all the way. Nothing can compare to the original.
     
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    BW/BM Megs by far for character. Not only is he the most successful of the Megatron's, he also has the most personality.

    Animated is a close second. Animated Megatron really has no equal in combat (he really only loses because he's evil and the good guys have to win... not counting Omega Supreme of course).
     

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