Character discussion : This Week 'Megatron!'

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Post by Señior's Covenant » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:31 pm

Autobloke wrote:
Señior's Covenant wrote:Have you ever read "A chance in a million" (or something to that effect) by Raksha from Lexicon? It's a nice little story.

Nay. Anything on the 'net of this?

Of course! LINKAGE. It's a really great story, one of Lexicon's classics I think. I always pictured (before DW ran with the notion) Megatron rallying troops as a pitfighter so to speak after the end of this story. You might need to refresh your webpage before everything is readable. Lexicon is an oddball of a dog with its moods nowadays and half the time I enter in all the text starts out so small it's nothing.

Autobloke wrote:Also, will anyone be starting character discussions in forums other than G1/G2? I quite fancy analysing Cheetor or Black Arachnia or characters from other series. I didn't want to tread on any toes by just starting one myself, and it could put a bit of life back in those little-used forums.

Feel free to start one! :) I've never tried to engage into character discussions about Beast Wars or Machines characters really, just events and whatnot. I'm sure there are some here that wouldn't mind giving it a shot. It might be a nice precurser to the supposedly upcoming Beast Wars title Furman is said will be working on.
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Post by Autobloke » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:36 pm

Wow - tiny!
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Post by Warcry » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:29 am

Megs is, I think, a good figurehead for the faction. His tactical sense seems to be lacking, though.

On Cybertron, while he was the Decepticon Supreme Commander, he didn't seem to have too many troops with him. I get the feeling that he left matters of logistics, resources and whatnot to his subcommanders while he roved around with his unit of elites striking crushing public blows against the Autobots. It would require a mix of brute force and showmanship...exactly the skills he honed as a sucessful gladiator, and exactly the things he'd need to attract followers to his cause.

But on Earth, he suddenly had to worry about all sorts of other things. I guess it was too much for him to handle.

Autobloke wrote:Also, will anyone be starting character discussions in forums other than G1/G2? I quite fancy analysing Cheetor or Black Arachnia or characters from other series. I didn't want to tread on any toes by just starting one myself, and it could put a bit of life back in those little-used forums.

:up:

A good idea. I'd have done it myself, but it would have meant breaking my streak of never starting a thread here ever...

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Post by Shanti418 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:59 am

That's some excellent insight.

It's kinda funny, b/c then you can make the distinction that Oppy, with his judgement, tactical skills, and resource management, was perfectly suited to being crash landed on another planet.

Therefore, if neither of them had left Cybertron, Megs would have remained in his element, and the Autobots would be reduced to guerilla warfare, which seems like where they ALWAYS end up.
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Post by spiderfrommars » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:47 am

Megatron was also a Palpatine-esque puppet-master to start off with. In State Games he engineered for the city states of Tarn and Vos to destroy each other, the survivors of which joined his cause against the Iaconian Autobots.

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:41 pm

palaptine is cool
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Post by Metal Vendetta » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:13 pm

Impactor returns 2.0 wrote:palaptine is cool

Palpatine is cool at the expense of Darth Vader. I never thought that Darth had been basically hoodwinked into destroying the Jedi...
I would have waited a ******* eternity for this!!!!
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Post by Autobloke » Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:06 pm

Metal Vendetta wrote:hoodwinked

Hoodwinking? It sounds so rude...
So, would Megatron have been the Master or the Learner?
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