(Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Keith Feltenstein.)
In our next “Versus” round-up, we have kick ass combined robots! Voltron vs Devastator! Which one combined as their giant earth moving robot beats the other? Voltron (the lion version), or the Decepticons’ construction bots Devastator? We will let you decide!
The Voltron Lion Force (a.k.a.: Voltron III, and Voltron of the Far Universe) is the incarnation of Voltron composed of five mighty robot lions. Piloted by a team of intrepid space explorers, and a princess, the Voltron Lion Force defends the planet of Arus against the hungry ambitions of King Zarkon’s kingdom on Planet Doom. This incarnation of Voltron was adapted from the Japanese Beast King GoLion television show (Hyakujû-ô Goraion). Due to its success, the story and team has evolved beyond this origin into more original directions. As Voltron was always marketed as a single series, “Lion Force” is not a canonical name, but is widely used in the fandom to distinguish this incarnation from the others. Another common nickname is “Lion Voltron”.
Devastator (Generation One)
Devastator is an immensely powerful warrior, and in that sense the combination of the Constructicons into a merged being is a huge success. Mentally, on the other hand, he’s very much less than the sum of his parts. Devastator’s primitive psyche is limited to only the thoughts and actions on which all his components can agree, which results in raging bouts of destructive fury. Given the sheer power Devastator brings to these rages, Megatron has no complaints. As an Action Master, he is partnered with Scorpulator. Normally he is composed of the six robots…
• Scrapper (leader) — right leg;
• Hook — upper body;
• Bonecrusher — left arm;
• Long Haul — lower body;
• Mixmaster — left leg;
• Scavenger — right arm.
However, in at least one reality, he goes from being a six-robot combiner to a five-bot one, Hook and Mixmaster being replaced by Hightower. In another, he is rebuilt with a modular design that allows Hook to replace Scrapper as the right leg, and any robot built with a compatible design to form the head, including Prowl and Megatron.
Now that you have heard some about each character, who would you choose as your victor?
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