Michael Black asked:
Transformers Cybertron Megatron is the the Decepticon’s leader, a
Transformers robot who transforms originally into a Walther P38.
Very much like his main rival Optimus Prime, Megatron is given wide
exposure in the Transformers Universe due to his role as the evil
leader he is. “Megatron” is a name made by the combination of
two words: Megaton and Electronic. In the beginning, Hasbro, the
Transformers toy manufacturers had issues with the name since it
implied danger, sounding like some kind of lethal weapon.
However it was agreed for the name to remain Megatron since the
leader of the villains just had to reasonably have this destructive
Megatron is practically flawless and notably uncompassionate. His
transformation is that of a really powerful cannon gun that can
blast off an entire block with just one shot. Furthermore, he can
also merge his weapon to some type of black hole, leveraging its
power even more. Such force is so strong that he can use it to
destroy a small planet. This skill is almost never employed by
Megatron because it absorbs too much energy and stamina leaving
him an easy target to his opponents.
Additionally Transformers Cybertron Megatron has a barrel weapon
on his back and he can also transform his right hand with an
energy cannon. If that isn’t enough, he can also blast electrical
charges from his fingers and laser rays from his eyes. Strategically,
Megatron can also reprogram computers with a special device from
his head. When transforming into a Walther P38 he can assume
many sizes making it possible for another Decepticon or maybe
even human-being to use him as a hand weapon. In one exciting
episode he maintains full size and connects to Starscream, making
him a major threat for the Autobots.
Megatron has been interpreted by some as being a strategic
mastermind, while others claim he’s a battlefield strategist who
brutally destroys and sets an example. As opposed to many
fictional villains who characterize themselves by being fanatically
evil without a cause, Megatron is known to have some sort of
reasoning that lead him to make decisions, even if he was only
making sense to himself one time or another.
Curiously there have been some special events in which Megatron
shows his appreciation for fairness in combat and sometimes even
shows himself honorable. His utterly complex relationship with
Optimus Prime is just one example of such traits. Both leaders
show the utmost respect for one another, maybe because they
know each other so well. Transformer Cybertron Megatron
certainly seems to enjoy his complex relationship with Optimus,
sometimes taking it to such extents as to help Optimus with life
threatening situations. In his mind, it’s him and only him who can
put an end to Prime, leader of the Autobots. It’s been said that the
two could be considered best friends if it where not for such
diametrically opposing points of view.
Transformer Cybertron Megatron’s technical specifications state
that he has no weakness at all. However, he is not invincible and
can be beaten by his enemies. Due to his massive powers and
abused confidence Megatron always seems to miss an important
detail in combat, often causing him to retreat his troops from
combat. A key factor contributing to the majority of his losses is his
poor and harsh relationships with his own comrades. Megatron’s
top achievement is to conquer Cybertron and to accomplish this he
must conquer it at all costs, even if that means the massive
destruction of other celestial bodies.