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Full Name
Lord Megatron
Leader of the Decepticons
Powers / Skills
Super strength, skilled evil genius, can transform into a Gun, (G1), transforms into a Cybertronian Jet (2007), transforms into a Cybertronian Tank (2009), transforms into an oil truck (2011), Fusion Blast Gun and sharp claws attached to his hands.
Killing Autobots, scheming.
Defeat Optimus Prime and the Autobots, claim the Allspark, conquer the galaxy.
Type of Villain
Giant Robotic Leader, Usurper.

Lesser creatures are the playthings of my will.
~ Megatron
Why throw away your life so recklessly?
~ Megatron to Optimus Prime
Peace through tyranny!
~ Megatron's Motto

Megatron is the founder and leader of the Decepticons and the primary antagonist of the Transformers franchise.

Generation One

Megatron is the commander of the Decepticons, traditional enemies of the heroic Autobots and the main villain of the entire Transformers franchise - in almost all variations of the cartoon, comic books and movies Megatron is depicted as one of the Autobot's most powerful and relentless opponents. In many ways Megatron could be considered an evil-version of Optimus Prime and sees humans as weak at best and worthy of destruction at worst - unlike most Transformers he has a variety of forms instead of a default one, though he seems to favor tanks and jets in most of the media, though in his original appearances he would often transform into a Modified Walther P38.

Megatron can be seen as a ruthless military leader and unlike many villains he was not originally depicted as insane or anarchic in nature - simply being overly aggressive and power-hungry but always having a reason behind his actions (even if others often couldn't understand them).
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Megatron in his G1 form

Like many archenemies Megatron and Optimus Prime have an odd sense of respect for one another despite fighting each other to the death.

There have been times where the two leaders have acknowledged (at least to themselves) that if it wasn't for their differences in ideology they could of been friends -  a fact that saddens Optimus Prime but is actually seen to be rather amusing to Megatron. (This is in fact very similar to the relationship between Magneto and Professor Xavier.)

Beast Wars

The original Megatron appears in Season 2 of Beast Wars, where it is revealed that the current Megatron was acting on his predecessor's orders.

Later on, the original Megatron makes a physical appearance in Season 3, where the Predacon Megatron takes the original Megatron's spark, making the newer Megatron obtain his dragon form. However, in a deleted scene, in the series finale, the original Megatron's spark is placed back into his body.

Megatron also has another form in the G1 series named Galvatron, a new body given to him by Unicron.

All Hail Megatron

All Hail Megatron is an alternate-reality that was modeled after Generation One, published as a series of comic books. In this reality, Megatron and the Decepticons won quickly after defeating the Autobots back on Cybertron. The U.S. Military is unable to handle the situation with the Decepticons. All Autobot attempts to resist Megatron failed, leading to evil winning over justice.

Robots in Disguise

The Unicron Trilogy

Main Article: Megatron (Unicron Trilogy)

Live-Action Films

Main Article: Megatron (Live Action films)

Transformers Animated

Main Article: Megatron (Animated)

Transformers Prime

Main Article: Megatron (Transformers Prime)

War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron

Main Article: Megatron (Cybertron games)

Megatron's Character in Transformers

  • In every Transformers variations, he is the Decepticon leader. However, in the live-action films, The Fallen is the true ruler as The Fallen is founder of Decepticons. But Megatron still has control over the Decepticons.
  • He is the most powerful Transformer and considered the most challenging Decepticon, except in the first Transformers series and the Unicron trilogy of Energon, Armada, and Cybertron, where Unicron is considered the most powerful Transformer.
  • When Megatron is revived in Transformers:Revenge of The Fallen, he is not renamed Galvatron to avoid any confusion. Another reason likely because Unicron is not involved in his revival, as in several version of Transformers series, Unicron's influence are required to made Megatron became Galvatron.
  • He is the arch-enemy of every Autobot, especially Optimus Prime.
  • His leadership of the Decepticons is often challenged in the Generation One series and the show Transformers: Animated by the traitor Starscream. In the G1 series' first TV show, Megatron trusted Starscream for the first two seasons, but in the G1 movie, he was transformed into Galvatron and destroys Starscream, but he returns as a ghost and torments Galvatron. In Transformers: Animated, Starscream was only trusted for a very short known time (although since Animated began several years, possibly even millenniums, Starscream might have been trusted for a long time). In the live-action films, although not much of Starscream's character is shown to the audience in the films, the live-action film continuity Starscream still wishes to be Decepticon leader and overthrow Megatron.
  • Megatron will search for a prized possession if it plays a sole purpose in a Transformers show. In the G1 series, he looks for the Matrix of Leadership, which is extremely powerful and can destroy any Transformer (also a fact of the Matrix of Leadership not important to Megatron is that it marks who the leader of the Autobot is). In the Unicron trilogy, in the show Cybertron, he looks for the four Cybertronian keys so that he and the Decepticons will conquer the universe. In the live-action movies and the Animated TV show (which aired on Cartoon Network), he looks for the All Spark, in both shows, the All Spark is a cube that both has information of Cybertronian history and one piece of the All Spark will bring a dead Transformer back to life.
  • Megatron has tiny glass platings over his eyes
  • In Generations 1, Megatron's primary alt mode is a pistol gun. In many later & modern versions, his alt mode has been turned into a tank or a Cybertronian jet or even a triple changer. This method also happened to his loyal follower Soundwave, who in modern versions either transforms into a jet or a van.
  • A lot of Megatron's goals resemble Adolf Hitler's goals. Both are supremacists believing that only the race they control is the only superior race, order massive massacres of several people, attempt to steal energy or natural resources, and battle against their own species.
  • Megatron actually sang in a commercial for the Hub channel's summer line up, a heavy criticism by some fans that this is against his menacing heartless character. Others find it hilarious.
Megatron's Favorite Song Transformers Prime Takeover (Promo) - The Hub(00:26)
Another example of Megatron being out of character in one of Hub's promotions.
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Megatron VS The Fallen(05:51)
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