MINDVVIPE wrote:I guess I was thinking about what I would do if I were Megatron.
If I were Megatron I would've killed Dreadwing too. Let's change the events temporarily. Megatron stands by and does nothing while Dreadwing kills Starscream. Now what? He attacked both Knock Out and Starscream, and I doubt Megatron was the exception. Megatron isn't an idiot. He figured Dreadwing would've turned around and blasted him
into slag. So in such a case, he was worrying about his own ass killing Dreadwing.
We can only assume that was one of the factors. Starscream played up on Megatron by rhetorically asking him if this is what he considered loyalty. Megatron took that and tested Dreadwing's loyalty by ordering him to stand down. He didn't comply. Megatron picks up Dreadwing's blaster and thrusts a hole through Dreadwing's torso. Not only has Starscream learned his lesson, but now he's emotionally traumatized. Betraying Megatron again, he figures, results in sharing Dreadwing's brutal fate.
And that, kids, is why Megatron murdered Dreadwing and spared Starscream. Sweet dreams.