The struggle between Autobots and Decepticons is literally as old as time. As the lore famously goes, the Autobots are the traditionally weaker robotic aliens who have taken it upon themselves to protect the mortals of the universe such as us human beings, with the Decepticons outranking and outgunning them in their quest for domination.
However, fate loves an underdog, so any shrewd betting man would be well-placed staking their claim on an Autobot in a fight. With that in mind, let’s compare the two to see which rival group is best placed to win in a battle to end all battles. Read on to find out which transformer is truly the most powerful.
The Most Powerful Autobots
The Autobot clan is made up of some pretty powerful beings as well as some less impressive ones. The sides have faced off against one another plenty of times in the past, but never has there been any kind of decisive battle.
As in the sporting world, a battle between Autobots and Decepticons is often decided by one particularly powerful player who boosts their side. Take, for example, the Russian football team when they face off against their long-time rivals Hungary. As teams, their strengths are matched, but if you know that one of their star players, such as Igor Akinfeev, is in the squad, you can place a bet knowing that the odds of victory are tilted in Russia’s favour. The same dynamics affect any battle between Autobots and Decepticons; you just need to know who the star players are.
For the sake of narrowing down, we can all probably agree that Bumblebee, the star of an upcoming film, should be immediately disqualified for the rankings. Loyalty and a good personality is no match for the weapons of the Decepticons. The most obvious candidate for most powerful Autobot is naturally the legendary Optimus Prime, given his role as Autobot leader. His ability to defeat Megatron in one-on-one combat, as well as being able to survive a trip through a black hole, shows he’s made of some pretty tough stuff.
However, the most powerful Autobot in terms of capabilities is without a doubt Omega Supreme, the strongest of all, with the ability to destroy a mountain in one fell swoop.
The Most Powerful Decepticons
The Decepticons typically have access to more advanced technology and weapons capabilities, making this one a tough call. One obvious candidate is, of course, Trypticon, who wins out in terms of sheer size, given that he’s an actual robotic city. However, his pacifist attitude rules him out of the rankings here.
Then there’s Scorponok, the leader of the Decepticon Headmasters. His size and advanced weaponry make him a safe bet in pretty much any battle for supremacy, against both Autobots and Decepticons. His giant scorpion mode, complete with a tail that can shoot lightning bolts, makes him a formidable foe in any battle.
However, the most powerful Decepticon is almost certainly The Fallen, who acted as mentor to Megatron and is one of the thirteen original transformers. Although killed off by Optimus Prime in Revenge of the Fallen, his impressive stats and ability to destroy the sun make him an unbeatable candidate in the ring, one that is most definitely a safe bet.
Who Would Win?
In the endless battle for supremacy, the rankings above show that if one side will ever get the upper hand, it’s the Decepticons. Sorry, humanity!
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