Megatron

F
Mn 75
A
Gd 10
S
Am 50
E
Am 50
R
Un 100
I
Mn 75
P
Mn 75
Res
Am 50
Pop
Ex -20 *

Health:
Karma:
185
250

* Amongst humans, at least. Un +100 to fellow Decepticons, Un -100 where Autobots are concerned.

Origin:

Megatron, founder and leader of the Decepticons, is a Transformer. This mechanoid entity hails from the planet Cybertron, whose inexplicable inorganic evolutionary crucible ensured that Megatron (and all of his ilk) possess numerous abilities that can only be considered super human.

Known Powers:

Cybertronian Physique: one of the oldest and most powerful of Transformers, Megatron possesses all the abilities common to beings of Cybertronian origin. By dint of his very nature, Megatron benefits from the following, ascendant capabilities:

* Body Armor: whether he was formed or forged, Megatron is comprised of primarily metallic substances. This rock-solid, inorganic construction provides Megatron Excellent (20) protection from incoming assault, which breaks down as follows:

Ex 20 / Ty 6 / Fe 2 / Sh 0 / Sh 0

* Growth and Shrinking: Cybertronians don't care what you think about basic principles such as volume. In his humanoid configuration, for example, Megatron stands at an impressive twenty four feet tall, which grants him the power of growth at Good (10) rank.

This translates into a +2 size factor. What that means is that the Decepticon leader suffers a -2 CS penalty to hit human-sized foes, but inflicts +2 CS damage against them. Conversely, they have a +2 CS to hit Megatron, but any damage they inflict is reduced by -2 CS.

On the other hand, when Megatron transforms into his firearm mode, he can rapidly shed mass and volume in order to be wielded by others - not that he must. No, Megatron can simply fire at others all by himself, but then he doesn't gain the benefit of their Agility.

He thus possesses shrinking as well, which he can utilize with Remarkable (30) skill. What this allows Megatron to do is shrink to such a size that others may wield him - whether they be other Transformers or even someone as small as a normal human!

* Microscopic / Telescopic Vision: although he tends to discount that which is lesser than he, Megatron can nonetheless perceive the very small and the very far away with ease. He possesses both of these powers at Feeble (2) rank, allowing him great visual acuity.

* Radio Transceiver: since you can't really talk in the depths of space, most Transformers are equipped with a radio wave transceiver. This allows them to communicate with each other at considerable distance, functioning with Excellent (20) power (100 mile range).

* Resistance / Invulnerability to Disease and Poison: inorganic by design, Megatron is completely immune to organic plague and toxins. He also benefits from Unearthly (100) resistance to such dangers that manifest in more chemically creative forms.

Energon Mace: when merely crushing the life out of an opponent isn't enough for Megatron, he can retract his left hand, and issue forth this energy weapon in its place. When swinging his energon mace (on its energon chains), Megatron's melee attacks inflict Force damage.

Fusion Cannon: his primary weapon in either configuration, Megatron has the ability to fire this nuclear-powered energy cannon to great effect. This weapon inflicts Monstrous (75) Energy damage in his humanoid configuration, raised by +1 CS when wielded as a Walther P38.

Power Boost: though his fusion cannon is deadly under most circumstances, Megatron can enhance it further, by drawing upon a black hole via a built-in, interdimensional portal which then fuels the cannon with antimatter. This raises his damage by +1 CS, and makes it Armor Piercing!

Shape Change: his signature power, Megatron has the ability to transform his humanoid body into that of a Walther P38 9mm semi-automatic pistol. When so transformed, he can fire himself, but usually allows others to wield him, in order to counter his shoddy coordination.

When in his Walther P38 mode, however, Megatron can add optional components that increase his visual acuity considerably - or, at least, that of whoever is currently wielding him. His scope adds a +2 CS to his telescopic vision for his wielder, and his stock adds a +1 CS to hit.

Limitations / Enhancements:

(none)

Equipment:

Infrared Laser Cannon: since there's no kill like overkill, Megatron occasionally carries a laser weapon bigger than a human. Even though he transforms into a gun, no less! This weapon can be used to inflict Amazing (50) Armor Piercing Energy damage with each deadly blast.

Sword: though equipped with an energon mace for melee, Megatron sometimes wants to thrash a foe (or discipline an underling) with style. And who would refuse Megatron such an indulgence? This ornate, oversized weapon allows Megatron to inflict +1 CS Edged Attack damage.

Quirks:

Jealousy 3: perhaps the defining trait of Megatron's personality, aside from his staggering arrogance, is his lust for power. He craves power over others, wanting nothing more than to rule all that exists, and Megatron attempts actions to restrain these desires at a -6 CS.

Talents:

Manipulation 2: Megatron isn't an inspiring leader. No, he's instead a master manipulator, moving his Decepticon minions around like pawns on a chess board as big as the cosmos itself. He should receive a +2 CS on any FEAT required when pulling the strings of another.

Military 2: Megatron excels where Optimus fails in the arena of military tactics. Though some of his schemes are harebrained in nature, Megatron nonetheless knows how to effectively deploy his many resources and weapons in order to win a battle of any kind.

Contacts:

Though some of his lieutenants believe they could do a better job than he, and often actively plot his demise, Megatron is the undisputed leader of the Decepticons. The vast majority of his underlings do his bidding without question, for to do otherwise would mean their doom.

Likeness:

Regardless of his form, Megatron is an imposing being of black and stainless steel. His towering humanoid configuration is built to instill awe and terror in others, while his alternate mode is literally a living weapon - regardless of its current volume.

Personality:

Founder and leader of the Decepticons, Megatron craves power above all else - the rest of the universe is simply a means of acquiring more. Possessing destructive power and a malevolent charisma beyond that of his peers, there is little to stop Megatron from getting what he wants.

Except, perhaps, for Megatron himself. Though he is possessed of unbridled ambition, Megatron is also saddled with Herculean arrogance, and is often the author of his own defeat when he overestimates his own brilliance - or underestimates the skill and resolve of his many foes.

A master manipulator, Megatron rarely has to do very much, for he can easily motivate his Decepticons into doing his bidding. Sure, he likes to personally cow Autobots and anyone else foolish enough to oppose his will, but usually Megatron's underlings jump at the chance to do it for him.

This because they both fear and hate Megatron, which is just what he wishes. By encouraging the Decepticons' various ill passions, Megatron slowly molds their very sparks into the core of what he perceives to be a perfect army, and the best part is that they don't even know it.

Not even his would-be replacements.

Real Name: Megatron
Occupation: Decepticon leader
Legal Status: citizen of Cybertron wanted on countless worlds for any number of heinous crimes
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Decepticons

Height: 24'
Hair: inapplicable
Eyes: red
Weight: several tons
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Megatron is an entity built from metals that are primarily stainless steel in hue, with black trim here or there. This holds true whether he is in his Walther P38 or humanoid configuration, barring minor bits of red trim here and there.

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