This is the real basis of the character of a true Decepticon.
Although the piece is used in WWII. Megatron’s mark and model in the toy is much more better than the real model. A innovaton of the Decepticon tech was its Macrotech. Soundwave and its casettes used this. Macrotech was used in the real world microchip industry from late 30’s to early 70’s. Bill Gates,Wozniack and Jobs wanted nothing but to make the computing powers into a good size so to speak. In the years to follow it kept to the smallest chip that can be utilized only to power one pc board.
Macrotech concept in the TV series of Transformers: from 9 foot robot into a palm sized object so it can be utilized by the user so it can hide from plain sight. Soundwave abused this so much it was his habit. Megatron used it to his advantage first to hide then for he glory first to himself then for the dynasty of the intergalactic force of”Decepticons”
In my opinion a villain or enemy defines the hero, through which the hero must overcome and battle that source of negativity. In all hero myth/quest stories from mythology and theology itself. A character places him/herself in a situation where the opposing side has to do battle so to speak in order for them to grow into each other or must become mortal enemies always.
Megatron advocates true leadership. Maligned,maladjusted and a true megalomaniac but true to his ways of a good cause. A cause in his early career to upset and thwart the masters in so doing, influenced his subjects to be not afraid for themselves but to which they needed be controlled first then to control their path. A cause of true rebel in his cause to destroy first the control of Quintessons, but in his rise to power, no matter what kind of being it is, corruption is and always be the downfall of absolute power.
“Look not for the real reason of a leader, but to which what he intended for his peers and the company s/he keeps and keeps them in line and controlled for a purpose.”- OAM