Yeah, it kind of comes down to the gestalt vs phase sixer debate.
Back when Monstructor was being shot down every story and "Menasor" got taken out easy, it was hard to argue against phase sixers.. But with Combiner Wars, their stocks really gone up.
I mean, .1%er's could at least stagger Tarn, Sixshot, or even Overlord, but gestalts have been no selling everything thrown at them by anything but other gestalts. Prime vs Victorian wasn't even a fight, while Prime vs Sixshot was (Even if Sixshot wasn't really taking the fight seriously.)
Maybe I'm overhyping him, a little. But he's definately a step up from Sixshot, based on what he did to Prime.
After tanking a strike equal to the power of a tac nuke.
And that railgun of his looked ridiculously more powerful then a fusion cannon by his Deceptigod fight (He claimed he didn't want to accidentially vaporize Prime, and the city behind him.)
Plus, when you consider Thunderwing was already comparable to a phase sixer, and was only infused with a limited amount of Ore 13, while Soundwave supposedly built Megatrons body with every last scrap they had left..
It's not like Prime had a chance against Sixshot either, and I want to point out that inside Omega Supreme, OS *could* run enough voltage to damage or kill Megatron.
Also, Sixshot has an overpowered gun mode as well, though he doesn't use it much. Shot down one of the Autobot ships, and those ships are quite strong.
Thunderwing didn't use originally ores though- he used polydermal grafting, and kinda became his own, unique thing (which normally is a powerup, but Thunderwing did *something* and ended up nigh unstoppable).
Ore-13 was just used to revive him.
Pretty much nothing touches Thunderwing, it took the combined armies of both sides and he still wasn't actually destroyed.
Staggered maybe, but not really any damage. We know on another occasion Black Shadow beat Optimus and Ultra Magnus at the same time- after having earlier ripped through a large number of weaker autobots.
Ore-13 Megs might be higher, but not by much IMO. I mean, that body did eventually get wrecked.
Yes, Devastation, and it was an energy blast, I'm pretty sure.
Also, I think that might've been the same class of ships as the one currently in exRID, where we learn Ark Class ships are *strong*.
The endo- skeletons are essentially coated with adamantium. That's why phase sixers are so durable.
According to "Word of God" (The writer), the only reason the DJD was able to snip off Black Shadows legs is because Tesarus has the adamantium like coating on his stomach blades.
Further, Overlord had bombs laced through his skeleton, caught fire, and in the end he was still going. Only stopped when he thought Megatron was dead, losing the will to fight.
Even Drifts Greatsword couldn't seem to stop Overlord, and those things can probably cleave through point zero one percenters (Went through Megatrons chest. Sure, he's at half strength, but doubt that affects his durability).
With this in mind, it actually makes sense Sixshot could survive a Metrotitan stomping on him.
Phase Sixers do have limits and can be stopped, if not killed, but I can't see Victorian doing enough damage. OTOH, those gut blade and Tarns insane weaponary that could one shot a Cybernought (Giant piloted mech that killed an Ultra Magnus) should be able to put a hurting on the gestalt.