"Peace will come for all Cybertronians."

Affiliation: Heroic Decepticons

Function: Decepticon Leader

First cartoon appearance: none

First Comic Appearance: Botcon 2008 Exclusive, Convention Comic

Character description from "tech spec:
As a young mathematician, Megatron lectured at one of Cybertron's most prestigious Universities.  During the cours of his own studies, he had developed a set of equations that could predict social trends in a given society.  He was alarmed when these trends pointed to a civil war on Cybertron.  His colleagues dismissed his work as the paranoid ranting of a lunatic.  He saw them as simply misguided and he retreated underground to prepare for the coming war.  When Optimus Prime began his march across Cybertron, Megatron was ready.  He had developed the art of transformation, refashioning his own body into one capable of converting to an aerial vechicle of tremendous power.  While Optimus spread the gospel of desturcion and conquest, Megatron chamiioned compassion, courage and freedom.  His charisma and humor in the face of a war helped him from a united front against the Autobots.  Though Megatron is a pacifist at heart, he has a soul of a warrior as many have discovered time and again.

Bibliography of significant appearances: All characters of the Botcon 2008, "Shattered Universe" are personas existing in an alternate reality.  Their story was featured in the 2008 convention comic, several of the Transformers Collector Club comics and a few prose-only stories including "Dungeons & Dinobots." 

Other appearances:

Don't hold your breath as we get through this, because this could take awhile!
- 1984 -  his original toy form so incredibly [email protected]$$ it is actually an illegal toy in the U.S. as an exact replica of a real firearm, the Walter P-38 handgun.  Since he was reformatted into Galvatron by Unicron in TFTM, he made shockingly few other appearances in the G1 series.
- 1987 - as a decoy
- 1990 - in Action Master form
- 1993 - Generation 2 (G2) green and purlple tank, surprisingly, it was his first vehicle form!
- 1994 - G2 air power rocket launcher
- 1995 - a very uncool " gobots" version
- 1996 - Beast Wars Alligator and the very well known purple T-rex Beast Wars Megatron
- 1997 - Machine Wars Megatron, his first jet alternate mode ever!
- 1998 - Beast Wars Transmetal Megatron, (my personal favorite!).  In the Japan only Beast Wars II series, there was Megastorm, who is close, but apparently not quite Megatron!
- 1999 - Beast Wars Transmetal 2 Megatron, Beast Wars Neo had Magmatron, also a reasonable facsimile but still not quite Megatron. 
- 2000 - Yet another close-but-not-quite was " Mechatron" Beast Riders in Beast Machines and Beast Machines (Mega class) Megatron.
- 2001 - Here's an interesting case!  His name in the show was "Savage" in dragon mode, and "Noble" in wolf mode, and the toy is called, " Beast Changer."  But really, he *is* Megatron!  Then, later that same year came the first 6-changer Megatron in R.I.D. Transformers.  Wow what a toy!
- 2002 - In the fist half of the year was a toy with limited release.  It's Beast Machines 'floating head' Megabolt Megatron, sold in R.I.D. packaging (Hey, we'll take it!)  With the beginning of what fans would later dub, "The Unicron Trilogy" came Armada Megatron.
- 2003 - amazingly, not a single toy named Megatron!
- 2004 - Energon Optimus vs. Megatron 2-pack (limited release), Energon Megatron.  In the Japan-only series "Robot Masters" there was Beast Megatron.
- 2005Legends Class Megatron and the very popular Cybertron Megatron (Leader Class)
- 2006 - Okay, here is when it really starts getting out of hand!  Let's start with the Takara-Tomy (Japan only) Masterpiece Megatron.  Cybertron (deluxe) Megatron then his first appearance as a gun in 22 years: Classics Megatron  and Ultimate Battle Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Megatron.  Botcon 2006 pre-prehistoric alt mode Beast Wars Megatron (a recolor of Cybertron Ultra Cybertron Defense Red Alert), Titanium 3" Beast Wars Megatron, Titanium 3" Cybertron Megatron, 6" Titanium Megatron (based on GI Joe crossover comic?), let us nevermind the Attacktix version of this character for now!
- 2007 - Many toy forms relating to the Movie: Legends Class, G1 Real Heroes, Movie Real Heroes, Fusion Blast (FAB) Megatron, Robot Replicas, Robot Heroes vs. Pack, Voyager Megatron (frozen), Voyager Megatron (metallic) Megatron Unleashed, the definitive Megatron toy of the year Leader Class.  Then Titanium 3" movie Megatron, Titanium 6" War Within Megatron.
- 2008 - TF: Animated Activators Megatron, Voyager Megatron Cybertron Mode, 2-pack Deluxe, Leader Class Animated Megatron, Botcon Exclusive Shattered Glass Megatron, Transformers (live) Movie Fast Action Battlers Night Attack MegatronPremium Movie Megatron, Classics/Universe Legends G2 Megatron, C/U Robot Heroes Rattrap vs. Megatron, C/U Robot Heroes Silverbolt vs. Transmetal Megatron. Whew!
- 2009 - Animated Leader Class Shadow Blade Megatron, ROTF (Revenge of the Fallen) Legends Megatron, ROTF Robot Heroes Autobot Skids vs. Megatron, ROTF Fast Action Battlers Cannon Blast Megatron, ROTF Robot Replicas Megatron, ROTF Voyager Class Megatron, ROTF Leader Class Megatron, Classics Univers Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, Hasbro Toy Shop (HTS) exclusive Megatron.

...undoubtedly, there will be many, many more to come!  Now, I'll put out the challenge!  e-mail me if you can think of any Megatron toys that we have missed!

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