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Old 2005-05-12, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default In the movie, Megatron won, not Prime...

I think a lot of fans are under the impression that it was Prime who was the victor in the movie in their one on one battle.

But I don't see how that could be. Prime died. He was mortally wounded by Megatron. Megs, on the other hand, though badly beaten and near death, 'still functioned'. In fact, he was even functioning after being tossed out into space by Starscream, and was able to hold a defiant conversation with Unicron.

Now naysayers might say that Unicron kept Megs alive, but we all know the truth.

Megs beat Prime....to death!

Anyone dare to debate this?
 

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Old 2005-05-12, 04:49 AM   #2
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I think a lot of fans are under the impression that it was Prime who was the victor in the movie in their one on one battle.

But I don't see how that could be. Prime died. He was mortally wounded by Megatron. Megs, on the other hand, though badly beaten and near death, 'still functioned'. In fact, he was even functioning after being tossed out into space by Starscream, and was able to hold a defiant conversation with Unicron.

Now naysayers might say that Unicron kept Megs alive, but we all know the truth.

Megs beat Prime....to death!

Anyone dare to debate this?
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Old 2005-05-12, 07:57 AM   #3
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I've no case to debate it. It's not even an argument in my belief. Prime died from his wounds, Megatron survived. It should be blatantly obvious to anybody watching.
 

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Old 2005-05-12, 12:13 PM   #4
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Prime died because he didn't have a decent medic to treat him thanks to Ratchett's untimely death. If only First Aid hadn't chossen that week to take his Easycruise holliday...
 
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Old 2005-05-12, 12:55 PM   #5
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Old 2005-05-12, 01:09 PM   #6
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Old 2005-05-12, 04:20 PM   #7
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Prime died because he didn't have a decent medic to treat him thanks to Ratchett's untimely death. If only First Aid hadn't chossen that week to take his Easycruise holliday...
So in reality Megatron didn't kill Prime.... Perceptor did!
 
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Old 2005-05-12, 04:30 PM   #8
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Depends which way you look at it. you could say that Prime won because he turned the tide and forced the Decepticons into a retreat.
 



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Old 2005-05-12, 04:32 PM   #9
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Only due to the fact that by incapacitating Megatron it enabled Starscream to take control, which he used to fall back to a position where he was able to remove Megatron from power.
 
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Old 2005-05-12, 04:50 PM   #10
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yeah it kind of depends on what kind of victory we're talking about. A victory of Goals, i.e. Prime deterring the Decepticons, or a Physical victory, in which case Megs won.
 



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Old 2005-05-12, 05:13 PM   #11
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I think Megs won no matter how you look at it. Autobot casualties were greater, Autobase was in ruins...

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Old 2005-05-12, 05:37 PM   #12
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True....but the deceps nominated Starscream as their leader, thus sewing the seeds of their own destruction. There must have been more Autobots left to rebuild the city other than Blaster after Magnus and co f***d off on the shuttles. Plus Decepticon numbers werent that impressive after the battle either
 



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Old 2005-05-13, 06:20 PM   #13
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The Decepticons truly won the fight. As for Megatron, he would have survived if it wasn't for Starscream.
 


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Old 2005-05-13, 06:34 PM   #14
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Bullsh*t.

Who was standing at the end of the fight?

It wasn't Megatron.

Optimus Prime didn't die. He was left unrepaired until a later time.

We've had this debate before...
 


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Old 2005-05-13, 06:56 PM   #15
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Prime had way too much experience to be that naive with Megs. It's his own fault he died. Any sort of 'left unrepaired' is just a badly executed retcon.

And Megatron DID survive. He just went to Hollywood and got some plastic surgery and purple dragqueen makeup.
 

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Old 2005-05-13, 10:35 PM   #16
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Bullsh*t.

Who was standing at the end of the fight?

It wasn't Megatron.

Optimus Prime didn't die. He was left unrepaired until a later time.

We've had this debate before...
How can you say that with a straight face?

Prime died because of Megatron. He died! He was beyond repair.

Megatron DID NOT die. He fell, but his wounds weren't fatal. He lived to fight another day.

In my book, that makes him the victor. I suppose on a moral level, Prime definitely won. But from a practical stance, he clearly lost that battle.
 
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Old 2005-05-13, 11:12 PM   #17
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Both leaders fell at the end of their battle, but Megatron was still functionning despite all his injuries. He didn't get any mortal injuries, like somebody blasting through his torso with a gun.

Prime died shortly after, whilst Megatron, had he made it to Cybertron, would be restored.
 
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Old 2005-05-14, 08:29 AM   #18
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Prime died because of Megatron. He died! He was beyond repair.
I'm sorry, say what with a straight face?

He obviously wasn't beyond repair as he was later repaired!

This isn't f*cking rocket science.

Call it a retcon. If you like, bend the facts any way you choose. It doesn't actually change the truth.

Megs blasts through Prime using Hot Rod as a shield. Megs says, "...It's over Prime." Prime says, "Never!" Then knocks the crap out of Megs and sends him flying off the ledge. End of fight.

That's the way it happened...
 


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Old 2005-05-14, 12:39 PM   #19
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Yeah, then Prime died, and Megatron didn't.

If I have a fight with you, and I break one of your arms, but you get the last punch in, and bloody my nose, who won the fight? Me of course.

The defence rests, your honour.

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Old 2005-05-14, 04:18 PM   #20
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I always hated the uneveness of that fight. Megs clearly won. Let's analyze it.

Megs tackles Prime, sparks engulf both (minor injury to both)

Prime throws Megs against a wall (minor injury)

Megs pierces Prime's abdomen with shrapnel (major injury)

Prime right-crosses Megs (minor injury)

Megs hits Prime in his abdomen wound with a laser sword (major injury)

Prime uppercuts Megs (minor injury)

Megs kips-up and kicks Prime (minor injury)

Prime hiptosses Megs (minor injury)

Megs shoots prime two times in his abdomen wound (major injuries) and once in the chest (major injury)

Prime axehandles Megs off a ledge, who hits a wall, and then the ground (major injury)

Megs: 7 moves, 5 major injuries

Prime: 5 moves, 1 major injury

It would be safe to say that Megs F-ed Prime up. Only Prime's axehandle ended the fight at a respectable level. But still, Prime died, and Megatron kept kicking. I don't think he would have expired. The Movie showed just how tough Megs is.

Although, it's possible Prime would have won the fight had Hot Rod not interfered. Prime had the advantage, and had Hot Rod simply shouted "He's going for a gun!" Prime may have executed Megs on the spot. His injuries might also have been repairable without the laser blasts.
 
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