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In a recent Transformers post there was some interesting discussion about the whole civil war and what both sides were after or were fighting for. I thought I would present these pages from the current IDW ongoing, issue 22, to help shed some light on Megatron's motivations.

(Please be kind, this is my first time posting an entry.)

The context here is Megatron recently 'surrendered' to the Autobots for unknown reasons. He did mention wanting to see the Autobots get betrayed by the humans, which does happen, but later on we find out he wasn't as much a prisoner as he appeared.

Optimus has come to visit him in the brig, letting him out of his restraints so they can talk. The Autobots are having a hard time figuring out what to do with Megatron. Give him a trial? Imprison him for life? Execute him? Prime asks him why he surrendered and Meg's avoids answering, leading to this conversation.

I get a kick out of laid back Megatron in his chair. Its also interesting to see someone call out Optimus like that.

And now a nice collage of all of the major events that happened in the IDW run so far.

Interesting to know the war has gone from hot to cold and back several times. It makes sense considering how energy intensive it must be and how tough it is to kill a Transformer.

And now the answer we have all been waiting for.

I found Megatron's answer fascinating. His ultimate goal seems to be a Cybertronian utopia of peace and not really constant warfare. Of course this does come after conquering basically everything I suppose. I did like finally seeing his motto of 'Peace through Tyranny' explained as it always seemed somewhat nonsensical.

So there you have it. If there is interest and I didn't totally screw this up I might post some stuff from the following issue showing Optimus's past and what he actually was doing back then.

Date: 2012-01-04 05:16 am (UTC)
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Theres something vast, epic, and utterly horrific about the Transformers war when you really examine it. A war that has lasted millenia. It's soldiers are immortal machines, unfatigueable so long as they have energy, limited only by their sentience.

They hurtle through space, slumbering on great war barges that systematically check individual planets one at a time for the enemy until they are found. Each ship is a land mine, drifting through the cosmos, and when it detonates the energy it releases is not an explosion but a war.

They slumber, and the only constant are friends and enemies they don't see for thousands of years at a time. They follow orders they were given a millenia ago. The war is self propogating - it is it's own purpose. They fight because that is what they do. Only the systematic, genocidal extermination of the other side can end it - a mathematical impossibility in the infinite gulf of space.

There will always be another hidden cell, another ship in stasis in an Asteroid field. You could rebuild cybertron and 10,000 years later a passing comet drops a whole column of Decepticons on your doorstep for whom the war never ended and Megatron is still alive.

That is the life of an Autobot or Decepticon. That is why Optimus Prime never, ever laughs.


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