Rodimus Prime wrote:This made me ponder a question: if we take this OP by different continuities, how would it turn out? Certainly, some of the Megatrons were much more successful than others in causing mayhem and taking steps in overtaking the planet.
Abosolutely. In fact, the entire course of any Decepticon invasion, human resistance to it, and many other aspects of this battle will be determine by the continuity of the Decepticons. Two examples:
Cartoon G1: The Decepticons can basically survive anywhere but the Sun. They can get the energon they need from any source they want, so they could get fuel from anywhere. So G1 can invade anywhere, anytime they want to. If they wanted to just kill off a majority of humans, they just need a couple of asteroids into the ocean, the resulting tsumanis and "impact winter" would do most the work for them.
TF Prime: Different circumstances. The Decepticons have a different diet and can only seem to get energon in a mineral form, so have get it before they starve. Also, these Decepticons have problems with extreme cold, so humans can hide in say Siberia for at least winter. Also, once people discover the Decepticons dietary habits, they can destroy nearby energon supplies, making it more a pain for the Decepticons to stay here. Also, because the TF Prime Decepticons are weather wimps, causing a "impact winter" with asteroids will render big chunk of Earth inhospitable for them, so they think twice about hurling asteroids into the ocean, taking away an useful doomsday attack.