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When Robocity used to be an AU with robots like Transformers (that met the G1 Transformers via interdimensional bridges/teleporters/travels), I wanted Megatron Soldiery of Robocity to be like a "shattered glass" counterpart of G1 Megatron that would show him how it was to be a good Megatron who loves and promotes peace and tolerance (two important pillars of the Robocitans' lifestyle).

G1 Megatron - who in my continuity had a hard time dealing with the end of the war on Cybertron and living in peace with other factions - found a friend and a mentor, in a way, in this young Megatron from another universe, who wasn't Cybertronian but needn't be in order to become a guiding light to G1 Megs.

Back in 2014, I decided to turn Robocity into original work, so Megatron Soldiery became Meron Soldiery (it's not just a Megatron without the '-gat' in the name; 'Meron' is a Hebrew name that means 'soldiers', which makes sense for my characters). In spirit, though, he's the same character and those who used to read my pre-'reboot' stories can see what I'm talking about.

All that is why I felt so connected to James Roberts' MTMTE character development and continuity, and why I posted this status today:



Thanks to James Roberts, too, for being a kindred soul in writing and imaginary robots. :aww: Never thought I'd find one in the world of canon Transformers creators and it was a delightful surprise. Thank you so much.

Shotty Mega by RoboMommy
An old drawing from 2003: Megatron Soldiery and Shotfire Adams reading a book together
(Shotty was the Robocity version of Hot Rod; he's different in the 2014 reboot, of course)


P.S. On a side note, for years - excepting my small fanbase - I got a lot of hate for Robocity and my young, pacific Megatron, fans telling me how ridiculous it was to have a Megatron like that, even though it was an AU, and how it offended the original. I'm so glad and relieved that James Roberts' Megatron, at least, didn't get as many bad comments and much more love. Thanks to all Robocity fans and supporters for your love, too; it means the world to me. <3

P.P.S. YES, I still do have this big urge to draw MTMTE Megatron and Robocity's Meron Soldiery together... Someday I will.
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Songal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
I like how you can change and both keep the characters the same ^^
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
It's one of the powers of the storyteller. :) I'm so glad I could make the switch almost painlessly (even though Meron will always represent Megatron in my heart).
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Songal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Hey that's the best part ^^
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
It is! :D Actually, I have much more creative freedom now, and I can add all the little 'tributes' and citations to Transformers that I want. Tributes/citations are enough to speak of my feelings for the TFs, I think, just as Meron will always speak a bit of Megs.
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Songal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Yay! I can't wait to see who else you give this alter treatment to ^^
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Ampliflier Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
I like your Megatron too.:)
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Ampliflier Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Your very welcome too.:)
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PrincessofDreams123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I like your nice Megatron better than the mean original from G1. :)
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Awww that's so sweet of you to say :hug: G1 Megatron is an interesting character, but I figured he'd have a hard time accepting peace and what it means (respecting others' ideas and lives, etc.), so I thought to show him how to via Robocity's Megatron. This interaction is kept in the reboot with Meron-Fighter, founder of the Mechawars movement on planet Electronia (another world/universe I created that replaced Transformers in the Robocity continuity).
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PrincessofDreams123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :) :huggle:
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
:cuddle: 
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PrincessofDreams123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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