I was watching Dark of the Moon yesterday. It bothers me that the primary antagonist is not that strong.

In the first film he was stronger than ever; he transformed into a Cybertronian Jet. In the second film, he was resurrected into a new form of Cybertronian tank.

Why did he transform into a Mack truck?

  • No source to backup, but probably Michael Bay wanted to depict Megatron weaker in "Dark of the Moon" after his battle with Optimus Prime at the end of "Revenge of the Fallen", which left him with visible damage to his face. Perhaps to further illustrate the weakened state, he transformed into a harmless truck. – Jared Jul 4 '17 at 3:20

According to the video game, it was a target of opportunity to escape the Decepticon base, which was being invaded by the Autobots.

To escape the base you must go through multiple fan tunnels, spawn many hatchlings to do your bidding, and kill the Autobots. When going through the tunnels, you come across a truck which is Megatron's alternate form in TF3. Megatron then scans the truck and takes its form. Now you can drive through out the area.

  • what about in the movie? – The Witch King of Angmar Jun 29 '17 at 19:03
  • @LegolasDraco: I don't believe the movies directly commented on it. – FuzzyBoots Jun 29 '17 at 19:20

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