Megatron II

Megatron II for Champions (300+130)

"So you act out of hate! Excellent. That's an emotion I can trust." - Megatron II

Real name: Megatron II
Other known aliases: The Dragon, Dragon-Breath, Dragonbot, Good Cop, Megabutt, Megadork, Metal Megalomaniac, The Royalty.
Occupation: Predacon Commander
Current group affiliation: Predacons, later Vehicons.
Rank: 10
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Maximals, particularly Optimus Primal.
First appearance: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 (Dreamwave comics), Beast Wars Part 1 (television series).
Origin: Beast Wars Part 1 (television series).
Description: Megatron II is a 10 foot tall purple robot who turns into a tyranosaurus rex. Before being reformatted he turned into a mobile battle base.


40	STR	20
20	DEX	30
25	CON	30
12	BODY	 0
18	INT	 8
20	EGO	20
22	PRE	12
10	COM	 0
16	PD	10
15	ED	10
 4	SPD	10
12	REC	 2
54	END	 2
42	STUN	 2
Characteristics Cost: 156

Powers and Skills

10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
26a)	12/12 Armor	
 7b)	2 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
33c)	2 1/2D6 HKA,"Bite/Claw",vs physical defense,OIF(-1/2),0 END	
	 (+1/2)                                                      0
23d)	18" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
 8e)	Shape Shift,"Tyranosaurus Rex",Incantation(-1/4),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
 1	Life Support - Requires half normal food.	
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
64	MP (112),"Weapons",Only in robot form.(-1/4),OIF(-1/2)	
 6u	6D6 RKA (Fire),"Plasma-Ray Emitter",17-32 Charges(+1/4)      0
 6u	5D6 RKA,"Concussion Blaster",vs physical defense,+1	
	 Increased Stun Mult(+1/2),13-16 Charges(0)                  0
 6u	5D6 RKA,"Missiles",Explosion(+1/2),13-16 Charges(0)          0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
 4	1 BODY Regen,recovery rate: per hour,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape	
 3	+0" Running,x4 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift."     0
10	40 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
18	6 Levels: With Weapons Multipower and bite/claw.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 3	Oratory 13-	
 3	Persuasion 13-	
 2	SC: Molecular Biology 11-	
 3	SC: Robotics 13-,(INT based)	
 3	Security Systems 13-	
 3	Survival 11-	
 3	Tactics 13-	
 1	TF,Large Spaceships	
 3	WF,Vehicle,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 274


Base Points: 300
15	Accidental Chg,"To beast form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
 5	Distinctive,"Talking reptile-bot.",easily concealable,minor
15	Hunted,"By anti-Predacon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"Limited hands.",infrequently,slightly
15	Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Likes to play with his opponents.",very common,
20	Psych Lim,"Control freak.",common,total
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10	Rivalry,"with other Predacon leaders.",professional,PC rival
10	Vuln,"to high energon attacks in robot form.",uncommon,x2
10	Watched,"By Predacon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 130

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 430

Explanation of the conversion:

History: The Predacon who would become known as Megatron II was mentored by the Predacon criminal overlord Cryotek. Cryotek masterminded the theft of the Golden Disc, but was betrayed by his pupil.

Megatron II This Predacon and his lieutenant Dinobot broke into the archives held by the super-computer Vector Sigma. After viewing some records held there and stealing the Golden Disc the Predacon changed his name to Megatron II (Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 & #8).

Megatron II discovered a secret message on the Golden Disc placed there by the original Megatron, instructing his descendents to come back in time using transwarp technology and destroy the Autobots when they are vulnerable if he failed to do so himself. Megatron II stole the Dark Side, a Predacon ship with transwarp technology alongside his followers Dinobot, Scorponok II, Terrorsaur, Waspinator and Tarantulas. Chased by Optimus Primal and his crew aboard the ship Axalon, the two fought in space and crash landed on prehistoric Earth. High energon levels threatened to destroy the Cybertonians, so they had themselves reformatted to be able to take the forms of organic Earth animals. Megatron II used nearby fossils to model his alternate form after a dinosaur. After crashing on Earth, Dinobot rebelled and joined the Maximals (Beast Wars Part 1).

The Axalon's cargo of Maximal protoforms in stasis pods had been launched into orbit before the crash, but eventually Tigatron's pod fell to Earth in the northern sector. Both the Maximals and Predacons observed the landing. Optimus Primal decided to fly alone in an attempt to get to it first, but Dinobot warned of an ambush. Primal insisted on going and was attacked by Waspinator and Terrorsaur who disabled Primal. Primal was placed in the cryo-regeneration chamber by Dinobot as Rhinox, Cheetor and Rattrap raced to get the pod. Realizing the Maximal base would be nearly unguarded, Megatron II sent his flyers to get the pod while the rest of the Predacons attacked the Maximal base. As the Predacon flyers were outpacing the Maximals to the pod, Megatron II arrived at the Axalon where he attempted to entice Dinobot into returning to the Predacons, but Dinobot refused. He used the automated defenses of the Axalon to ward off Megatron II, Scorponok II and Tarantulas. Using the moon to reflect a laser pulse communication, the Primal and Dinobot were able to send a signal to the pod to activate. The pod than scanned a nearby white tiger, and Tigatron emerged as a tiger himself greeted the animal. Megatron II raced to get to the pod himself as Primal emerged from the cryo-regeneration chamber and placed Dinobot in it. When the Predacon flyers arrived at the pod they didn't realize it was already empty and they worked to open it. The Maximal ground party and Megatron II arrived at the pod. Megatron II threatened to destroy two nearby tigers if they Maximals didn't back off. Opening the pod the Predacons found it empty and one of the tigers revealed himself as Tigatron. As the fight joined by Optimus Primal the Predacons were chased off. Tigatron was invited to return to the Maximal base, but he felt with his identity circuits damaged, he prefered to be with the tigers. He agreed to act as scout for them and the Maximals returned to base (Fallen Comrads).

Blackarachnia's pod fell to Earth. Optimus Primal and Dinobot attempted to retrieve the pod, but it was taken by Scorponok II, Terrorsaur and Waspinator. Captured by the Predacons, the protoform was infected with a Predacon shell program and given the alternate mode of a black widow spider by Tarantulas. Megatron II welcomed the new Predacon. Noticing that the Predacons were one step ahead of them, Optimus Primal convinced Rattrap to act like he betrayed the Maximals. Rattrap was sent to scout energon in a dangerous sector. The Predacons, having broken the Maximal transmission codes with a recovered Maximal communications chip, sent Terrorsaur to attack Rattrap. Rattrap let Terrorsaur defeat him so he could ask to switch to the Predacons. Terrorsaur returned to base and attempted to take over the Predacons by having Rattrap ambush Megatron II and disable his servoes. Although Scorponok II remained loyal to Megatron II, Blackarachnia and Tarantulas saw no loyalty to their old leader. Both Rattrap and Megatron II were placed in cells in the lowest levels of the Dark Side, but they each promptly escaped. Optimus Primal, Rhinox, Dinobot and Cheetor waited outside the Predacon base to attack. Rattrap discovered the chip being used overhear the Maximal transmissions, stole it, and after a run-in with Tarantulas, signaled Optimus Primal to being the attack. During the fight Megatron II allowed Terrorsaur to lead to prove what an incompetant leader he was. Rattrap joined the battle seemingly on the Predacon side but then shot Terrorsaur and left with the Maximals. Megatron II firmly took back the leadership of the Predacons. At the Maximal base Optimus explained how Rattrap's ruse allowed him to gain access to the Predacons ship and recover the Maximal chip (Double Jeopardy).

Megatron II had Scorponok II create a viral-mine in the form of one of his cyber-bees. The virus in it was intended to reduce the courage of it's victim, making him afraid of everything. The bee also kept the target from transforming and was set to kill it's victim and explode if removed. Scorponok II ambushed Optimus Primal and Dinobot while they were on a scientific mission and used it on Primal. Although Dinobot returned Primal to the base where Rhinox placed Primal in a cryo-regeneration chamber and diagnosed the damage. Rhinox discovered the virus was flawed and it made Primal hyper-aggressive instead of cowardly. Primal bashed his way out of the C.R. chamber, but was subdued and locked in a holding cell. Dinobot hoped to use Primal as a weapon, but Rattrap worried this would get him killed. Believing Primal had his rage under control, Cheetor freed him from the cell, but soon the rage took over and Primal blasted his way out of the base intent on destroying the Predacons. Cheetor attempted to negotiate for the cure with the Predacons, but failed. Upon arriving at the Dark Side, Primal penetrated the hull and defeated Tarantulas, then Waspinator. Rhinox, Rattrap, Cheetor and Dinobot attacked the Predacon base in an attempt to help distract the Predacons as Optimus attacked, while Terrorsaur and Blackarachnia mounted a defense. In Scorponok II's lab Primal found Megatron II holding the anti-virus, and offering to allow Primal to join the Predacons, but Primal refused. Ripping the bee off his chest, he threw it Megatron II, just as Cheetor made it in time to inject Primal with the anti-virus and save him from shutting down. The bee then exploded, damaging Megatron II, Scorponok II and the ship as the Maximals made their escape. Back to the Axalon, Primal healed from his wounds (Gorilla Warfare).

Airazor's pod fell to Earth inside Predacon controlled terratory. The pod was spotted by the Tarantulas and Megatron II, as well as by Rhinox and Cheetor. Cheetor told Tigatron to contact base with the news. Blackarachnia and Scorponok II were sent by Megatron II to retrieve the pod. Rhinox was the first to arrive at the crash site and discovered the pod was damaged and the protoform was dying. Cheetor then arrived to help Rhinox save the protoform. On his way back to base, Tigatron discovered Scorponok II and disabled him, but was in turn ambushed by Blackarachnia. Rhinox replaced the damaged locking chip in the protoform with one donated by Cheetor. Cheetor confronted Blackarachnia, keeping her from getting to Rhinox and the protoform. Cheetor then tried to lure Waspinator and Terrorsaur away from the pod, but Terrorsaur got the best of him. Rhinox had to run the sequencer program for the protoform through his own processor to keep it alive. This knocked Rhinox into stasis lock, but started the DNA scanners for the stasis pod. The protoform was formatted to the form of a falcon which was flying overhead just as Terrorsaur arrived. The newly born Airazor was able to defeat Terrorsaur. Rhinox took her back to the Axalon, introducing her to Optimus Primal and the other Maximals (The Spark).

Rhinox conducted tidal research on the planet and discovered that one of the moons seemed to have too low a mass, as if it was hollow. Tigatron made his weekly radio report to Rattrap at the Maximal base when he was attacked by Terrorsaur and Waspinator. During the battle the three stumbled across a flying island with a weapons system tower which nearly destroyed the Predacons. Optimus Primal checked out the scene of the fight, but found nothing. Terrorsaur and Waspinator limped back to base where they reported on the island to Megatron II. Airazor then reported to the Maximals that she saw the Predacons flyers return to base severely wounded. As Megatron II sent Scorponok II and Blackarachnia to find the island, Airazor followed them. Tigatron discovered the island had traps and that the weapons system fired at any use of energy weapons. Scorponok II found the island using one of his cyber-bees, although Tigatron captured it. Blackarachnia used her line gun to get them up to the island. Discovering they were being watched, Scorponok II shot Airazor from the sky. Tigatron found Airazor and reprogrammed the cyber-bee to return to the Maximal base with a message. Cheetor found the cyber-bee. In the message he warned the Maximals of the island and it's potential power to destroy them if it fell into Predacon hands (The Trigger Part 1).

As Blackarachnia and Scorponok II discovered the secrets of the island, Airazor and Tigatron worked to get to the weapons system first. Optimus Primal took Rattrap and flew to the island, but they were intercepted by Terrorsaur and Waspinator. During the battle Rattrap was able to capture Terrorsaur and ride him to the island. Tigatron and Airazor triggered a booby trap on the island, but narrowly escaped. The Predacons got to the weapons system first. Blackarachnia used Terrorsaur to distract the weapons system and blast her way in. She planned to use the weapons system to destroy the Maximals and rule the Predacons. As Scorponok II attempted to subdue her he fell victim to another booby trap. Blackarachnia took control of the island from it's command center and set course for the Maximal base. Optimus Primal ordered Cheetor, Rhinox and Dinobot to evacuate the base. Before she was able to bring the island within range, Tigatron fought his way into the weapons system and fired on it's power-core, causing the island to crash. After being destroyed, the weapons system tower sent a signal a similar tower on the moon, which sent another message into deep space. This turn of events worried the Maximals, as they wondered who built the island and how they would react to its destruction (The Trigger Part 2).

Megatron Transforms! Inferno II's pod fell to Earth. Blackarachnia uncovered Tarantulas' lair. Tarantulas' wanted to get a hold of an intact stasis pod so he could make a ship capable of leaving Earth, and his computer system discovered a falling pod. He sabotaged both the Maximal and Predacon computer systems so neither side would know of the pod, but Tigatron also spotted the falling pod. Tarantulas and Blackarachnia were the first to the pod and Inferno II was infected with a Predacon shell program. Although Tarantulas attempted to format the protoform as another spider, he was too late and it had already scanned a fire ant. As Tigatron closed in on the pod's landing site he was attacked by Waspinator, but saved by Airazor. Tigatron sent Airazor off to get the pod as quickly as possible. Inferno II emerged as a Predacon fire ant with a violent personality dominated by his ant nature. Inferno II attacked Tarantulas and Blackarachnia as invaders and set to protecting his colony, the stasis pod. Inferno II then attacked Airazor. Blackarachnia played along and convinced Inferno II she was sent by the royalty of the colony. Tarantulas went after the stasis pod while they were occupied. Noticing the pod was gone, Inferno II hunted down Tarantulas. Airazor went for help as Tigatron tracked the Predacons. Megatron II's equipment came back online and he sent Scopronok II to bring Tarantulas and his finds back to base. Tigatron caught up with Tarantulas and destroyed the pod so it wouldn't fall into Predacon hands, but then he was attacked by all the Predacons. Inferno II vowed to destroy Tigatron and all his kind for the destruction of his colony, but he was seriously injured when Optimus Primal and Airazor arrived to save Tigatron. Scoponok II then returned Inferno II to the Predacon base for repairs (Spider's Game).

Megatron II's Predacons were able to recover a stasis pod containing a Maximal protoform, and reprogrammed it as a Predacon, creating Fractyl.

Megatron II Inferno II and Blackarachnia watched as the Predacon scientist Fractyl attempted to invent energon armor capable of protecting them from energon build up. Although seemingly successful, the armor was stolen by the Maximal thief Packrat. Blackarachinia and Fractyl realized the energon armor was flawed and could destroy the planet if it came in contact with large amounts of energon. Inferno II pursued Packrat, but since Packrat didn't need to assume beast mode with the armor on, he got the upper hand in the fight with Inferno II. Hearing the battle, Airazor, Cheetor and Rhinox joined Packrat. Fractyl convinced Rhinox that the armor was a threat to them all. Rhinox was able to talk Packrat into giving up the armor, which Fractyl aided them in doing. When Blackarachnia arrived with Megatron II, Packrat suggested that Fractyl pretend to be attacking the Maximals, who fled. Megatron II was impressed with Fractyl's new found battle prowess (Convention Comics 1997).

Megatron II When Starscream's Spark possessed Waspinator, he attempted to betray Megatron II with the help of Blackarachnia. When Starscream failed, his Spark was set adrift in space again and Blackarachnia rejoined Megatron II claiming she was loyal to him all along (Possession).

After being effected by a quantum wave, Megatron II mutated into a transmetal form and gained the ability to fly (Aftermath).

Megatron II discovered the stasis pods of the Fuzor Maximals Quickstrike and Silverbolt III, whose datatracks were damaged in crashing to Earth. He convinced them they were Predacons and used them to attack the Maximals. Silverbolt III discovered he had more in common with the Maximals and switched sides, but Quickstrike remained a Predacon (Coming of the Fuzors Part 1 & 2).

When it appeared that Megatron II was going to triumph, Dinobot briefly changed sides. He proved himself in combat with the Predacons by defeating Quickstrike. He gave Megatron II the Golden Disc, but was unable to kill Rattrap when he was presented with the opportunity. He rededicated himself to helping the Maximals win (Maximal, No More).

When Megatron II learned for certain that the future could be altered, he attempted to destroy the pre-human settlement in an attempt to wipe out the human race, hoping this would rob the Autobots of a future ally. Dinobot learned of his plans and stood against the Predacons. Although Dinobot died, he saved the humans from the Predacons, and in fact his example taught the humans about tool use and weapons, thus allowing them to defend themselves in the future (Code of Hero).

Upon discovering the Autobot ship the Ark burried on Earth, Megatron II attempted to kill Autobot leader Optimus Prime who lay in stasis lock, hoping to change the history of the Great War. Optimus Primal and the Maximals were able to save Optimus Prime. Blackarachnia switched sides out of fear that changing history would erase her existance (The Agenda Part 1-2).

''So, we are now face to face... Optimus Prime! In one future you awaken and become the great leader of the Autobots, but time shall take a different track now. Computer! All available power to primary weapon! and now, Optimus Prime... in memory of the Decepticons... for the glory of the Predacons! For the Cybertron that is rightfully ours... and mine to rule! I unleash the storm of vengeance... farewell!'' - Megatron attempts to kill Optimus Prime.

When Protoform X crashed to Earth Megatron II was able to capture a piece of his spark, enslaving the evil being to his will. Megatron II renamed it Rampage II (Bad Spark).

Megatron II then discovered the Transmetal Driver, and using a blank Maximal protoform, a genetic sample from Dinobot, and a piece of Rampage IIs spark, Megatron II and Waspinator created Dinobot II. Cheetor interupted their experiment and was zapped by the Transmetal Driver, resulting in his reformatting into a transmetal 2 form.

Megatron II then started research on Nucleon fuel with the help of Waspinator and Inferno II. He hoped to create a virus which could stop Cybertonians from transforming and slowly kill them (Dark Glass).

After Optimus Primal was reformatted by into a transmetal 2 form by holding the spark of Optimus Prime, Megatron II raided the Ark and stole the spark of Megatron for himself. Despite an assassination attempt by Quickstrike and Tarantulas Megatron II rose as a transmetal 2 dragon. Megatron II attacked Tarantulas with his breath and put Quickstrike on trial for betraying him (Master Blaster).

''It seems I have once again been cheated of my victory, but beware the dragon's wrath!... Vengence will be mine!'' - Megatron II

Megatron II Megatron II discovered the Decepticon warship, the Nemesis. Using the Nemesis, Megatron II killed Tigerhawk, Inferno II and Quickstrike. After seeing Megatron II had no honor, Dinobot II turned on him and aided the Maximals. Optimus Primal and the Maximals were able to capture Megatron II, pinned him to the outside of an Autobot shuttle. After recovering the spark of Megatron and returning it the Maximals and Megatron II left for Cybertron on the Autobot shuttle Omega Delta (Nemesis Part 2).

''And there came a hero who said 'Hurt not the earth, nor the seas, nor the very fabric of time'. But the hero would not prevail.'' - Megatron II

On the way back to Cybertron Megatron II escaped into transwarp space, and arrived on Cybertron before the Maximals return. Megatron II used spark removal technology he took from Cryotek and his perfected transformation locking virus and conquored Cybertron with an army of Vehicon drones. He also came to see the organic aspects of his form as imperfection and had his drones attempt to purify him of them.

When Waspinator returned to Cybertron he was captured by the Vehicons and his spark removed.

The Maximals then arrived and the Vehicons captured Silverbolt III and Rhinox and removed their sparks, but the others escaped, infected with the virus. Only reformatting into techno-organic forms by the Oracle saved Optimus Primal, Cheetor, Rattrap and Blackarachnia (The Reformatting).

''Let's start with the Beast Wars. They're over. You lost.'' - Megatron II

In an attempt to learn what had happened on Cybertron the Maximals raided the Cybertron Archives, but found it empty. Megatron II's diagnostic drone continued to remove the organic elements from Megatron II's body, however it continued to fail. Blackarachnia started to have visions of Silverbolt III when she was in robot mode. Frustrated with how the Maximals were eluding his drones, Megatron II used the sparks of Rhinox, Silverbolt III and Waspinator to create the Vehicon Generals Tankor, Jetstorm IV and Thrust III. Rattrap and Blackarachnia first encountered the three Vehicon Generals when looking for their ship, the Autobot shuttle Omega Delta, at a spaceport. Rattrap discovered that the Vehicons could only track the Maximals in robot mode. When Blackarachnia accessed the shuttle records in an attempt to learn what happened when the arrived on Cybertron, Megatron II attempted to read her memories and learn the location of the Maximal base, but Rattrap saved her from revealing the information. Cornered by the Vehicon Generals, Optimus Primal and Cheetor rescued their comrades as the shuttle was destroyed (Fires of The Past).

After Tankor betrayed Megatron II and tried to take over Cybertron for himself, and Jetstorm IV returned to his Silverbolt III personality, Megatron II made two new Vehicon Generals, Obsidian and Strika.

Having lost his original body in a fight with the Maximals, Megatron found himself in the body of a small drone, but continued to command his Vehicons. He had a new body designed for himself, based on Optimal Optimus' form, but without the beast mode. Using this body he fought with Optimus Primal until the two fell into the organic core of Cybertron together, reformatting Cybertron into a techno-organic world (Endgame Part 3).

Trivia: On the Beast Wars: Transformers television show, the voice of Megatron II is played by actor David Kaye. The toy of Megatron II is similar to that of T-Wrecks. There have been foreign made knockoffs of Megatron II which are smaller than the original. In the first year Megatron II was also available as a toy which turned into an alligator. The toy of Megatron II was remolded for the Robot Masters series, and again in 2006 as a commerative edition. Megatron II shouldn't be confused with the original Megatron, a Decepticon who turned into a gun, tank or jet, with Megatron III, a Predacon six-changer, Megatron IV, a Decepticon who turned into a tank, or Megatron V, a Decpepticon triple-changer who turned into a car or jet.

Megatron II Powers: Megatron is highly energy efficient, incredible strong, smart, tough, skilled and nearly fearless. He has access to a number of weapons in his robot form, including a plasma-ray emitter in his right hand, concussion blasters and missiles. He is able to assume the alternate form of a tyranasaurus rex, which can attack with brute strength, tooth and claw. He recovers from damage quicker in beast mode and is better protected from high energon levels as well.

Megatron II is a skilled leader with knowledge of Decepticon history as well as good knowledge of various sciences, which he usually utilizes to invent new weapons for conquest.

Weaknesses: Megatron II tends to be over confident and plays with his opponents in battle rather than finishing them off. High energon fields can adversely effect Megatron II if he stays in robot form for too long. His animal form is protected from high energon levels. He lacks ranged weapons in beast mode. He cannot fly in his original dinosaur or robot modes, although he gained this ability after the quantum wave.

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    Last Updated - December, 2005

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