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This is Optimus Prime's relationships. It was said that While Arcee distracted Megatron, Jack met with Orion, who questioned Jack about himself being worthy. Bumblebee met Optimus Prime when he was delivering a message to him. As he believed Megatron had defeated the Autobots and the group had already lost. .. about being homesick and gave her some advice about staying on Earth. Like his brothers, The Fallen was once a multiversal singularity, meaning that in 21st century, Optimus Prime and Megatron were lost in a space bridge accident. .. having the closest connection to Unicron, offered advice to Solus Prime on.
Megatron Origin 2 Subsequently, impressed by how he treated his animal-form cassette partners as equals in contradiction to the teachings of his Senate mastersMegatron invited Soundwave back to the gladiator pits and gave him permission to use his mind-reading abilities on him. Within Megatron's mind, Soundwave saw his honest desire for all Cybertronians to be true equals, and was so moved by it that he joined Megatron's cause.
Soundwaves Gradually, Megatron used the gladiatorial games to drum up an army of violent malcontents, sending Soundwave to recruit more and more warriors to his cause. Such recruits included StarscreamThundercracker and Skywarpwho he was presented with while having an arm he lost in a brawl replaced with a new limb that incorporated an energon maceMegatron Origin 3 and the disenfranchised warrior Driftwho was personally asked by Megatron to fight at his side when he attended a Decepticon rally, and whom Megatron rechristened "Deadlock," Drift 2 and transformed into a capable Decepticon warrior.
Drift 3 A wave of terrorism and sabotage spread across Cybertron at his command: Megatron Origin 3 Seeking to enhance his army even further, Megatron reached out to Senator Shockwaveoffering to supply him the resources he required to carry out his own mysterious experiments in exchange for his using the teachings of his lost mentor Jhiaxus to create a combiner that would serve the Decepticons.
Shockwave cautioned that it could take some time, but Megatron was content to wait. Despite all his efforts, Megatron believed that the Senate was still not taking the Decepticons seriously, so Soundwave formulated a plan for a declaration of intent that could be not denied: Soundwaves In preparation for this scheme, Megatron offered to restore Shockwave's lost hands—a victim of empurata —believing that doing so might speed his work.
Shockwaves The following day, in accordance with Soundwave's plan, Megatron and the Decepticons allowed themselves to be arrested by Sentinel Prime's men, after which Soundwave was freed on Ratbat's orders, while Starscream would ensure his own release by pretending to defect. Megatron Origin 3 Together, Soundwave and Starscream exterminated the entire Senate, then liberated Megatron and the rest of their comrades, in the process granting their leader the gift of a fusion cannon liberated from the Senate forces' armory.
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Megatron led his army against Sentinel Prime's men, killed Sentinel himself, and took control of Kaon, now ready to turn his insurgency into a full-blown war. Megatron Origin 4 When Sentinel's head went missing, Megatron unaware was blamed for it. Rules of Disengagement The self-described "second order" he ever gave was that under no circumstances was any Decepticon to kill Whirl—Megatron wanted his old tormentor for himself.
Towards Peace The growing Decepticon forces swiftly spread across six Torus-StatesParasites and to combat them, Cybertron's new leader Zeta Prime assembled a new military force, the " Autobots ", led by Megatron's old acquaintance Orion Pax. Researching his new opposite number, Megatron was intrigued to discover that his now-abandoned treatise had been a source of inspiration for Pax, who had even quoted from it when he confronted the Senate and openly accused them of corruption.
Cause and Effect Early into the war, Bludgeon would admit to Pax that Megatron talked about him sometimes, when he was tired. When Pax asked what was said, Bludgeon told him that it would make "both of us feel uncomfortable". The Hunt for Soundwave Megatron attempted to convince him that Zeta Prime was even worse than he appeared—that he had planned to let Orion die in Nyon so that he could use his death as pretext to invade the rebel-infested city and drain the citizens of their energon—and proposed they work together against him, but Orion refused to hear him and then escaped.
Knowing the doubts he'd placed in his head would only serve to damage the Autobot cause, Megatron let him go. Cause and Effect "Megatron, let's roll. Ruins When Zeta Prime's Omega Destructors suddenly attacked Nyon, Megatron was surprised by how zealously the new Prime fought against the city's rebels, but his real interest still lay on how Orion would handle the crisis.
Purge Orion turned on Zeta, who in turn attempted to kill him, prompting Megatron to intervene and force the Prime to retreat. Taking Orion back to Kaon, he again offered that they work together against Zeta's corruption, and this time the Autobot officer accepted. The battle ended with Megatron killing the Prime with a head shot, and with his objective complete, he then betrayed the injured Orion by shooting him in the back.
Overthrown This moment lived in infamy as the point at which Megatron revealed his true colors, no longer couched in ideology; Dinobot Hunt though curiously, an alternate report incorrectly implied he had assassinated Zeta from afar, sniping him with the rifle alternate mode of Vos.
With Zeta dead, Megatron conquered Iacon and declared himself ruler of Cybertron. His soldiers patrolled the planet's streets to "keep the peace", mostly by hunting down and capturing any remaining Autobots who opposed him. Transformation During his rule, Megatron attempted to sway the neutral Hot Rod into joining the Decepticons, but he decided otherwise upon witnessing Megatron ordering the execution of several Autobot prisoners.
Rise Megatron was shocked to learn that Orion Pax had survived the betrayal and was organizing a rebellion against him under the name "Optimus Prime", and even more shocked that people actually had the courage to listen to him.
He wasted no time in striking back against the rebels approaching the Citadel with the full force of his army. Broadcast During the battle, Megatron unleashed Zeta Prime's energy-draining vamparc annihilatorbut when the gigantic Metroplex took out the cannon, Megatron fell to the streets and was confronted by Optimus Prime himself.
He lost the ensuing familiar-looking duel and was badly wounded after a failed attempt to defeat Prime by holding Hot Rod hostage, forcing him to escape aboard Astrotrain.
As he fled, he warned Optimus that he hadn't won, he had only started a war unlike any Cybertron had ever seen. Endgame Megatron insists on wearing his Darksiders cosplay when he's walking his pet Quintesson. Before Megatron could recover from his injuries, he was betrayed by Scorponokwho was gunning for the position of Decepticon leader with aid from Starscream.
As punishment for his failure to hold Iacon, Scorponok banished the wounded Megatron to the hell-world of Junkion. Derelicts Further injured in battle with some cannibalistic nativeshe stubbornly refused to give up and used the trash littering the world to patch himself up, leaving him with a mismatched, monstrous appearance.
Wreckage While searching for a way off Junkion, Megatron entered the wreckage of a starship and found a trapped Quintesson named Pentiuswho had mapped the planet and knew of an area known as the Pillar of Rust where starships may land and take off. Megatron freed the alien to guide him there, while also putting him in chains to serve as his slave.
Faces of Darkness "Thanks for turning me into the psychopath I've been the whole time! Rage For reasons unknown he was then released, the creatures having allowed him to live.
As he emerged, Pentius was waiting with a history lesson, telling him that Junkion was once a prosperous world until its inhabitants drained it of resources, leaving it the broken husk it is today: Megatron rejected this possibility, declaring that under his rule, Cybertron—and his legacy—would last forever.
Fallout On arrival at the Pillar of Rust, Megatron was met by the Terrorconswho had come to Junkion to finish what Scorponok had started by killing him. He was able to fight off several of his attackers, but Hun-Gar was too much for him to handle in his injured state. Egged on and taunted by Pentius, Megatron realized he had one last resource left to use: Telling Pentius that his legacy would live on within him, he tore out the alien's spark and used it to fuel himself, granting him enough power to defeat Hun-Gar.
He spared the Terrorcons in exchange for their loyalty, then returned to Cybertron on their ship to take revenge on Scorponok and take back control of the Decepticons.
Prey Megatron returned to a Cybertron in chaos, as the ancient reptilian Trypticon had been unleashed by Scorponok and was in the midst of razing Iacon.
After reasserting his leadership of the Decepticons by beating Scorponok nearly to death, he had Shockwave restore his body to its original shape and condition, The Illusion of Control and set out to investigate the Trypticon situation alone, unwilling to risk his soldiers in the face of the beast's uncontrolled fury.
Finding an injured Optimus Prime on the battlefield, Megatron lectured him, but opted to leave him alive so that he could watch as the Decepticon leader defeated the enemy that Prime could not. Megatron was attacked by Grimlockbut as they grappled, they were swallowed by Trypticon.
Annihilation Within the giant, the pair set their differences aside to fend off the cyber-morphic predators that populated his interior, and together, they destroyed Trypticon's internal power cell, taking him offline. A tense standoff between the Autobots and Decepticons followed as the two warriors emerged from within Trypticon, but both sides agreed to go their separate ways for the time being. Not long after the battle, however, Megatron removed Pentius's spark from within himself and installed it within Trypticon.
Belly of the Beast After being fully repaired following his ordeals, Megatron roused Trypticon by exploiting the connection they now shared thanks to both having borne Pentius's spark. Discovering that Trypticon now possessed the consciousness of Pentius, Megatron was immediately suspicious of the Quintesson's potential treachery and was staggered by the visions of undiluted evil he saw in the aliens' past via their spark-link, but Trypticon assured him that he was dedicated to their shared goal of breaking a world.
Primacy 1 Using Trypticon's city-ship alternate mode, Megatron took to the stars, rounding up the scattered Decepticon army and even recruiting Junkions and Sharkticons.
Primacy 2 Returning to Cybertron in force, Megatron was content to wait and watch from the sidelines while his troops viciously tore into Iacon. Trypticon was defeated in battle by Metroplex, at which point Megatron's folly was revealed: Primacy 3 Leaving his men with orders to burn Iacon to the ground if he failed in order to spare it such a fate, Megatron set off for Trypticon's fallen body in hopes that he would be able to remove Pentius's spark before the giant revived.
Confronted atop Trypticon by Optimus Prime, Megatron tried to goad the Autobot leader into destroying him, believing that Pentius would be destroyed with him thanks to their link. Refusing to accept death as the answer, Optimus instead used the Matrix of Leadership to purify Megatron, burning Pentius's spark away; Megatron, however, vowed that he would never stop hating Optimus in spite of what he had done for him.
Sadly resigned to the fact that the once-noble revolutionary he had admired was now lost, Optimus knocked out the weakened Megatron and took him into custody.
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Primacy 4 The spreading conflict Megatron's forces were quick to come to his rescue however, breaking him out under cover of the night. Post Early in the continuing conflict, Megatron authored Towards Peacea new treatise to replace After the Ark, in which he described continuing to fight the war until the very notion of conflict was literally inconceivable.
Then and only then would he finally give up his fusion cannon. Rules of Disengagement The earliest edition of the work featured a dedication to Terminus, which Megatron would later remove to reflect the lesson his friendship with Terminus had taught him: Towards Peace Friendships were a weakness, and Megatron exploited this in the cruelest way possible: Your Fierce Tears Megatron oversaw the creation of a class of super-warriors known as the Warriors Eliteselecting only his most powerful troops to undergo the torturous upgrade, including Overlorda brilliant sadist and frequent opponent of his from his pit-fighting days who had developed an obsession with Megatron after the Decepticon leader dealt him his first ever defeat.
Remembrance Day At some point, he also created the Decepticon Justice Division to deal with traitors, and appointed Damus—now code-named "Tarn"—as its leader, Rules of Disengagement though he elected not to send them after Deadlock when he defected, valuing the warrior enough to instead dispatch Lockdown to bring him in. Drift 2 He would reportedly spend "half the war" searching for a way to remotely access a black holein order to use antimatter for power, but never succeeded. Do Not Go Gentle Good times, bad times.
Megatron would personally clash with Optimus Prime many times; Optimus grew to respect and fear Megatron as a calm, calculating and measured opponent, while Megatron himself respected Prime's sheer power and his skill as a tactician and as a leader. Escalation 5 Megatron would later incorrectly recall their battle on Sherma Bridge during the Rorsha Campaign as the first time they met.
Said battle was certainly momentous—every Autobot and Decepticon stopped fighting to witness their duel, during which Megatron's cannon arm was sliced off by Prime's energon-axeand he claimed revenge by throwing the Autobot leader off the bridge. As the war spread to other planets, they would meet again and again: House of Ambus Megatron took on a new pistol alternate mode for the Battle for Hell's Pointduring which he was used by Heretech to blast Ultra Magnus.
The Gloaming During the same skirmish, Megatron took off half of Prime's face with his energon mace, but had a city block dropped on him by Prime in retribution, which shattered his transformation cog and trapped him in gun mode for two years.
Chaos Theory 1 Prime was not the only old face that Megatron would see again during the war: In this moment, Megatron was knocked from the platform by Springer and sent plummeting to the mountains below.
Zero Point "We attack the Rice Krispies guys at dawn! Assuming Judd Hirsch delivers the goods. Rules of Disengagement With total war going nowhere, he would go on to develop a six-stage infiltration protocol to be used for conquering targeted planets. The sixth phase called for outright planetary razing, and Megatron selected three of his Warriors Elite for this task: SixshotDevastation 5 Overlord, and Black Shadow.
He informed this trio of his decision via teleconference, but Overlord, tired of being used as someone else's weapon, refused. Megatron threatened to hunt Overlord down for his disobedience, Last Stand of the Wreckers 2 but while the powerful warrior spent the rest of his life preparing for this conflict, Megatron never followed up and left him to stew in his own obsession.
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Last Stand of the Wreckers 5 You don't gotta go home Prime but you can't stay here. Around 10, years ago, when Shockwave did not return, Megatron ordered Bludgeon to investigate his files, Spotlight: Shockwave secretly assigning Soundwave to investigate Bludgeon Spotlight: Soundwave and probe deeper into whatever it was Shockwave had created.
Shockpoint Shockwave's prediction soon proved accurate, and Cybertron found itself in the throes of an energy shortage.
Decepticon scientist Thunderwing came to Megatron with a revolutionary, controversial plan to stave off this energy death by polydermal graftinga process where they encased themselves in "symbiotic carapaces", or shells created from living tissue.
When Megatron dismissed him angrily and cut him down, Thunderwing did not abandon his research; instead, he experimented on himself. Stormbringer 3 Stormbringer 4 The process gave him immense power, but drove him insane.
He became so dangerous that Megatron had to join forces with Optimus Prime to stop him. This battle at Thunderhead Pass accelerated the apocalypse destined to befall Cybertron, leaving it an uninhabitable, radioactive husk and forcing both armies to continue their war on other worlds. Stormbringer 1 Megatron advocated that they simply destroy Cybertron to ensure that Thunderwing was destroyed, but Prime refused, and threatened to stop Megatron if he tried.
Megatron agreed not to destroy the planet, but warned Prime that whatever happened was on his head. Shortly after the last big push by the Decepticons, Cybertron was abandoned by both factions.
Stormbringer 2 In the midth century, Starscream reported to Megatron regarding a failed alliance with the Dire Wraiths and their unfeasibility as allies. Shining Armor 5 Breaking protocol Megatron Second Printing Preview In the early 21st century, when word reached Megatron that the infiltration unit led by Starscreamstationed on the planet Earthhad broken protocol, he headed for the planet to investigate.
Examining the unit's abandoned bunker in Nebraska for information, he discovered that Starscream had stumbled across Ore —an incredible energy source that unbeknownst to Megatron was the end result of Shockwave's experiments—and was planning to use it to usurp Megatron's command. Infiltration 4 While studying the bunker's files, he was contacted by Razorclaw with some distressing news: Bludgeon's investigations of Shockwave's files had led him to revive Thunderwing. Megatron ordered the Predacons to Cybertron, authorizing them to do whatever was necessary to destroy Thunderwing, including the destruction of their homeworld itself.
Stormbringer 3 Just as he was handing down this order, Megatron was happened upon by Verity Carloa human ally of the Autobot unit active on the planet, Infiltration 4 but he utterly ignored her. The bunker was then leveled by an airstrike courtesy of Blitzwing and Skywarpwho were merely covering their unit's tracks and unaware of Megatron's presence; when their leader furiously emerged from the wreckage, Skywarp attempted to explain their ignorance, but Megatron simply responded by blasting him out of the sky.
Blitzwing favored opening fire rather than attempting explanations, so Megatron beat the stuffing out of him too, then set off for Starscream's new bunker in Oregon. Infiltration 5 Those librarians are getting really strict on late returns. You will stand down. If you fight, you die. There is no room anymore for mercy. Villains rarely did in the old 80s cartoons. This has later been amended to Megatron starting out as a mine worker who got into activism because he was fed up with the corrupt class system that was firmly entrenched on Cybertron.
He is put in a situation where he snaps, and discovers he has quite the propensity for violence. He gets together with other malcontents and psychopaths and ignites a civil war. Megatron craves power, though he sees it as a means to an end, and always has an end goal. He will use any means necessary to get there, no matter who or what he has to kill or destroy, and he never has any regret for any of it.
A lot of people mistake him for a dumb brute, but he is in actually quite clever and cunning. Current canon seems to be that these two met even before either of them became a leader.
Reading about it was quite interesting, though not much to write about. These two have always been a pretty even match. In sheer physical strength, Optimus would usually win out since the Matrix has elevated his physical form significantly, and he tends to be the better tactician and better shot, but Megatron would still win because he was willing to fight dirty and cheat like a bugger to get his way.
No ploy or tactic would be considered too low for Megatron, and he was often able to catch Optimus off-guard for that very reason. They have traded many near-fatal blows, with quite the story behind most of them. Now Megatron is the stronger one by far something also evidenced in the Michael Bay movies, but the less said about those the betterand Optimus is the one needing to resort of tricks and clever ploys to win out.
The first one we start in the issue that introduced both the Protectobots and the Combaticons. Megatron takes the Combaticons to capture a piece of technology that generates vast amounts of power, which was the main scheme of most Decepticon plots in this era. Thanks to a listening device Optimus and the Protectobots are ready and waiting when they arrive. The situation changes when Bruticus captures a human who stayed late at the plant and to save his life he offers a way for them to battle without destroying the plant by using a videogame omg topical!
Since this only applies to himself and Megatron, Optimus agrees in order to keep the battle contained. Needless to say, things go tits up for Megatron and he resorts to cheating to win. I should probably mention that Optimus does actually win anyway, but he has to sacrifice some innocent creatures in the game to do so, and forfeits the match on those grounds, getting himself killed.
As I mentioned, Megatron is quite mad. He even kills Brawl in a fit of rage. Shockwave, the ever-logical, sees this as an opportunity, and lays plans to provoke Megatron by hiring the Predacons to attack him while wearing Autobot symbols.