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Megatron: Exile by EnvySkort Megatron: Exile by EnvySkort
I AM FINALLY DONE WITH THIS HOLY JEEZ.

A lot of folks weren't terribly happy with the way Megs just ducked out of everything in Predacons Rising, so this is my take on his little jaunt to deep space.

Megs is an interesting guy.  Completely irredeemable, but you can still understand WHY he did the things he did.  Doesn't excuse what he did though.

Oh also I drew space.  SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYCE.
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sarinavan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love it already:)
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Kikyuu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya. I reread this today after linking it to a friend who just finished Predacons Rising. It hit me just as hard as it did the first time! I'd really like to be able to add it to my tubmlr blog in its entirity. Would you by chance consider posting it there so I could reblog it? Or give me permission to link your dA so I can post it myself?
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Yes, you have my permission to post it on Tumblr.
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Sampel-16 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thats wonderful.
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ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I like how you draw him, he really gives the feeleing of being old and generally tired of all the stuff that happens to him.
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babyblingbling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
awwwwwwwwwwwww.i just wanna hug him <3 <3
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Iliaytira5006 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I just read through the whole thing, and just...wow. Not only does the monologue really resonate with Megatron's voice and thoughts, but the colors and lighting of your environments are just beautiful. I would have loved to see this as a little animated epilogue for Predacons Rising, it would've been a more satisfying end to Megatron's part in the story. Great job.
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Oculus-Prime Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't be alone!!! I'm with you!! <3

Awesome work btw!
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RazzieMbessai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
One of the best things about Megatron in the Bayformers series and PRIME is that he isn't just "evil". He wasn't born screaming KILL ALL THE AUTOBUTT SCUM!!one1 and he doesn't have the same Dark side to him that Starscream does :nod:

Dare I say it, when Optimus reverted back to Orion for a few days, Megatron was almost nice to him while showing off the Nemesis! :D
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Yeah, admittedly in Dark of the Moon, Megs came across as a tired guy who just freaking wanted his planet back.

And yes, "almost nice" is the correct way to put it, because even in the presence of his former friend, Megs was still using/manipulating the poor guy to his advantage.  I'll hand it to TFP Megs...  The guy was crazy, but intelligent all the same.  Not as intelligent as Beast Wars Megs, mind you, but intelligent enough to adapt to whatever tools/pawns/situations he had at hand.
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Foxbear Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So lonely, so sad. :( Please continue! 
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
That's the emotion I was hoping to convey in this: isolation, loneliness, solitude.  Glad it worked!
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authorjack Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Ooo.  I'm going to definitely read the rest.  o_o
Yeah, I didn't like how he just kind of left on the movie...  But then again, I didn't like a lot of stuff about that movie.  XD
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
A lot of people feel the same way on both accounts, mate.  I enjoyed it, though I felt that more time could have been spent answering questions and offering full closure to plot points that just randomly got dropped.
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authorjack Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah.  What with Airachnid, Smokimus Prime, and so on...  I feel like that kind of stuff could have been better explained.
And I keep hearing that either the series is going to be continued, or a new series will be started.  But I doubt that Transformers Prime will be continued.  :/
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fairytalekitty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style, very nice background and metal shine. 
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Thanks, I was trying out a lot of new things in this comic, specifically spending time trying to render new textures.

I looked up a LOT of pictures of deep space for inspiration, as well as artwork of deep space by awesome folks like :iconequinox81: to see how they got the effects that they did. 
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fairytalekitty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I love space :) I use the usual blue and black colors with a simple brush at low opacity. I wish I had a better technique and used textures xD 
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
My technique isn't all that special, really.

For this whole comic, I stuck with using the hard round brush and the airbrush, at differing opacities of course.  Sometimes, just messing around with the two helps to create textures, and if you're stuck, look up real pictures of things to get a feel for how to do it. 
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fairytalekitty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, nice, thanks.
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fairytalekitty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I love space :) I use the usual blue and black colors with a simple brush at low opacity. I wish I had a better technique and used textures xD
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SilverAer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love this.

As time has gone by, I have gone from hating, to disliking, to liking, to faving Megatron. While yes, starting a war and killing millions isn't excusable, Megatron did what he thought was right. What he thought was the solution. Time made him lose his way.

I think I respect him the most of all the characters.
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
"Time made him lose his way."

That and the drugs. 

But yeah.  I admire the fact that, in the beginning, he looked around and saw all the squalor and oppression and decided that it needed to come to an end.  He got to talking with Orion Pax, and they shared ideas about how the caste system on Cybertron was bullshit and needed to change because all it was doing was ensuring misery instead of stability.  But I can see and understand how he went off the deep end.  When you're facing folks who, day after day, believe that you DESERVE to be at the bottom of the societal food chain and dammit you better enjoy dying a nameless nobody, I can't think of anyone who WOULDN'T want to go out and rip off someone's arms.
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SilverAer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely agree.
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LORA64 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I feel bad for him:crying: rvmp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I do and I don't.  I understand WHY he did what he did, but that doesn't excuse things like killing the planet, creating Tox-En, and the like.  Megs is a classic case of a guy who had a righteous cause, but got corrupted by his own hatred.
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LORA64 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
yeah, you have a point there...
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BloodyDoll13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Digital Artist
I sad Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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EnvySkort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Aww, don't be sad.  This is Megs we're talking about here!
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