Megatron (Shattered Glass)

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Transformers character
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Shattered Glass Megatron toy
Name Megatron
Decepticon
Series Transformers: Timelines
First appearance Transformers: Timelines Volume 2 issue 3, "Shattered Glass"
Information
Alternate modes Cybertronian jet, tank
Function Leader
Gender Male
Partner Divebomb, Rumbler & Thundercracker
Rank 10

Megatron is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is a heroic mirror image of Megatron from the Generation 1 story and was created for Botcon 2008.

Shattered Glass

This Megatron is a heroic mirror image of the usual Megatron character from the BotCon exclusive "Shattered Glass" comic, in which the Decepticons are on the side of good and the Autobots on the side of evil. Megatron transforms into a Cybertronian jet. He has a drone partner named Rumbler, who can act as a cannon for Megatron or form a neutronic blade weapon.

Fictional biography

As a young mathematician, Megatron lectured at one of Cybertron's most prestigious universities. During the course 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 vehicle of tremendous power. While Optimus spread the gospel of destruction and conquest, Megatron championed compassion, courage and freedom. His charisma and humor in the face of a war helped him form a united front against the Autobots. Though Megatron is a pacifist at heart, he has the soul of a warrior as many have discovered time and again.

Comics

Fun Publications

In the Fun Publications story "Shattered Glass" Megatron recruits the Autobot Cliffjumper from an alternate reality to aid him against the Autobots of his world. He later leads an attack on the Autobot's Ark launch site. [1]

Megatron appears in the fiction Dungeons & Dinobots, a text based story. He defends the Arch-Ayr fuel dump from an Autobot attack. He later sends several of his troops to capture and reprogram the rogue Dinobots built by the mad Autobot scientist Wheeljack.[2]

Megatron is captured by the Autobot Targetmasters in Do Over, but was freed thanks to help by the Predacons and Whisper. When confronted by Optimus Prime he attempts to use the Autobot Targetmaster Nightstick to shoot the Autobot leader, but Nightstick takes control of Megatron's arm. Megatron then tricks Optimus into using Megatron's own weapon to cut Megatron's hand off, freeing him from Nightstick. Megatron misses the launching of the Decepticon ship Nemesis, which is taken over by Starscream to counter Autobot ship Ark.[3]

In Reunification, Megatron greets a Quintesson and the dimensional travelers Breakaway, Topspin Skyfall and Landquake after their escape from the Autobot combiner Computron. Megatron introduces the travelers to Heatwave, but then is shot by the traitor Cyclonus, who is working for Alpha Trion. The travelers try to combine their powers with Heatwave to return Megatron to life, but instead have a vision of Skyfall and are combined into Nexus Prime. Nexus Prime resurrect Megatron as Galvatron.

Transformers: Mosaic

Both Megatron and Galvatron appear as separate characters in the Transformers Mosaic story "I Will Be God" by Wout Jut.[4]

IDW Publishing

Megatron appeared in the IDW Pubishing Shattered Glass series.

Games

The Shattered Glass storyline was highlighted in a November 2014 event for the 2012 mobile game Transformers Legends. The event featured Megatron, Ravage and Soundwave confronting Goldbug, Grimlock, Ricochet and Rodimus.[5]

Shattered Glass Megatron appeared in the 2016 mobile game Transformers: Earth Wars.

Shattered Glass Megatron in Forged To Fight

Shattered Glass Megatron appeared in the 2017 Forged to Fight game. He is depicted as the Combiner Wars Megatron toy with blue eyes and a red Decepticon symbol.

Both Generation 1 and Shattered Glass Megatron had cards in the Magic: The Gathering Brothers' War card game in 2022.

Toys

  • Transformers Timelines Voyager Megatron with Rumbler and Divebomb (2008)
Megatron is a remold of Energon Voyager Megatron with the colors of Generation 1 Megatron and a new head sculpt based on a design prior to the release of the original G1 series. He came packaged with the Decepticon Mini-Con Divebomb and the Autobot Rodimus.
  • Hasbro Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (2015)
A new mold. Turns from robot to tank.
This toy was repurposed as Shattered Glass Megatron for the Forged to Fight game.
  • Pete's Robot Convention Deluxe Shattered Glass Megatron with Rumbler (2020)
A custom class exclusive. Turns from robot to jet, or becomes the limb of a Combiner Wars style combiner. Combines with Deluxe Shattered Glass Starscream to form the Mega Star jet.
  • Hasbro Transformers Generations Shattered Glass Collection Voyager Megatron (2021)


Shattered Glass Transformers: Prime

Shattered Glass Transformers: Prime concept art by ehobby

A proposed but unrealized release by ehobby was Transformers: Prime Megatron and Gora recolored like Optimus Prime and O.P. for Shattered Glass Transformers: Prime.

References

  1. Pete Sinclair & Benson Yee (w), Don Figueroa (p), Don Figueroa (i), Espen Grundetjern (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair & Brian Savage (ed). "Shattered Glass" Transformers Timelines v2, 3 (Botcon 2008), Fun Publications
  2. S. Trent Troop and Greg Sepelak (2008). Dungeons & Dinobots. Illustrator Evan Gauntt. Fun Publications. 
  3. S. Trent Troop and Greg Sepelak (2009). Do Over. Illustrator Yuki Oshima. Fun Publications. 
  4. http://transformers-mosaic.deviantart.com/art/I-WILL-BE-A-GOD-258018169
  5. https://transformers-legends.fandom.com/wiki/Shattered_Glass

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