"It is now time for this pitiful universe to feel my wrath!" 
(Episode 20)

Affiliation: Decepticon 
Function: Leader

Alternate modes: 
Cybertronian Jet and Auto modes

Weapons: spinning gattling cannon, 
Unicron Power Claws

Galaxy Force name: 
マスターメガトロン (Master Megatron)

1st toon appearance: Cybertron episode 
#1: Fallen although ep 3 "Hidden" aired 1st in North America

1st comic appearance:  None

History: Using Starscream's attack as a diversion, Megatron broke into the Autobot's Cybertron headquarters and stole the planet map from Vector Prime. Using the map, he traveled to Velocitron, the speed planet, and bullied Ransack and Crumplezone into helping him. While on Velocitron, he raced Override for information on the Cyber Planet Key. Losing the first time, he tried again. This time Hot Shot jumped into the race to try and win. Megatron went to Jungle Planet and lied to Scourge about his plans for the Cyber Planet Key. Using the map, he was able to pinpoint the location of Atlantis, the spaceship that Vector Prime raised from underwater. It was behind the moon. Megatron broke through the defenses and took the Omega Lock before it was completely released, causing the ship to self-destruct. He fought Optimus Prime for possession of the Omega Lock while the ship was tearing itself apart. He lost the Omega Lock, but escaped the ship. After the Great Race concluded, Megatron showed up to steal the Cyber Planet Key. He was beaten by the Savage Claw Mode once again. Starscream had given Megatron a fake map and Megatron followed the signal. When Megatron reached the area that the next Cyber Planet Key was supposed to be, Starscream sprung a trap that encased Megatron and some others in a solid bubble. With the help of Scourge, Megatron was able to free himself from the bubble and traveled to Earth in search of Starscream. The Autobots tried to keep him from destroying Earth looking for Starscream, and in the ensuing battle he received a new Cyber Key power. He destroyed Hot Shot, Red Alert and Scattorshot.

(awesome!) Official Character text::
For millions of years, Megatron has lead fanatical legions of evil Decepticons on their war for conquest of the Universe. A living weapon with dozens of self-inflicted modifications made in the name of increased power and destructive capability, his only weakness is his single-minded desire for the enslavement of the Universe. His intellect, ego and talent for deception are second to none, and he rules his Decepticons with an iron-fisted combination of fear and force of personality. Driven by a nearly insane lust for power, Megatron managed not only to survive the catastrophic implosion of Unicron, but also to absorb much of his power. Now, wearing salvaged pieces of the ancient destroyer's armor, Megatron is awesomely powerful, and is determined to beat Optimus Prime and the Autobots to the lost planet keys.

Earth Planet:
Now under the protection of Jetfire, Scattorshot and the other Autobots - is a front line in the struggle for domination of the universe.  With their home world under threat by the super giant black hole left by the destruction of Unicron, the Autobots and the Decepticons have secretly moved their bases of operation to Earth.

With the help of Vector Prime, and a few humans that have discovered their presence on Earth, the Autobots must race against time and battle unbelievably more powerful Megatron and his new army of Deceptions to recover the lost Planet keys, ancient artifacts missing for eons.  What few realize is that this little planet called Earth has played a vital role in the history of Cybertorn for millons of years.

Profile, Abilities and Weaknesses: 
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available...

RANK: 10

Bibliography of significant appearances:
*Cybertron episode #1: Fallen - Steals map.
*Cybertron episode #4: Landmine - Travels to Velocitron, "recruits" Ransack and Crumplezone.
*Cybertron episode #10: Search - Goes to Jungle Planet.
*Cybertron episode #12: Ship - Fights Optimus Prime for the Omega Lock.
*Cybertron episode #18: Champion - Tries to steal Velocitron's Cyber Planet Key.
*Cybertron episode #23: Trap - Encased in bubble.
*Cybertron episode #26: Revelation - Escapes; Destroys Hot Shot, Red Alert and Scattorshot.

More toy pix,
robot mode, large
torso w/ weapons
leg, large close-up
auto mode:
full body shot
straight on angle
rear wheel-spoiler side view
cyber key activates

Other appearances: There are of course many Megatron toys in the Transformers Universe.  However, following my theory of continuity, these are only two primary and distinct individuals, who do come to "know" each other through the sharing of a spark in in the Season 3 episodes of Beast Wars...

The first, G1 Megatron had many incarnations throughout G1/G2 (maybe alternators...).  The other, we came to know (and fear!) was the distinctly different, evil mastermind who led Predacon forces in Beast Wars and later through Beast Machines. (My theory is) we see the same persona, BW Megatron, only earlier in the character's deveolpment in TF: Armada, Energon and Cybertron...  This Megatron will in the far future steal the golden disks, travel back in time to wage the Beast Wars and Beast Machines story arcs.  Hey, why not?  they even have the same voice!

1984: original "G1" Megatron
1990: Actionmaster Megatron
1993: G2 Megatron (electronic green tank)
1994: G2 Megatron (purple tank, air rocket)
1995: G2 Megatron ("gobots" car!)
1996: Original Beast Wars Megatron
: Transmetal Megatron
1999: Transmetal 2 Megatron
2000: Beast Machines Megatron (dragon)
2001: This version R.I.D. Megatron
2002: Megabolt Megatron (box says RID, but it's really Beast Machines season 2 version) & Armada Megatron
2004: Energon Megatron,  plus the smaller version of the same toy sold as a two pack with Powerlinx Optimus Prime
2005: TF:Cybertron Megatron...

more toy pix
Cyber Key opening weapon compartment
spinning cannon, in hand
Cyber Key, activating Unicron power claws
Unicron power claws deployed

More cartoon pictures:
in robot mode 1b
in robot mode 1f
in robot mode 1g
in robot mode 1i
in robot mode 1l
in robot mode 1m