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"GoBot Arena"
Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode
"GoBot Arena" title
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 22
Written by Jim Sorenson
Original air date October 3rd, 1986/October 17th, 2015
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GoBot Arena is a fictional story in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric series episode #22. Written in 2015, it retroactively took place in an unaired second season of the Challenge of the GoBots animated series.[1]


Powerful aliens force the Guardians and Renegades to fight... in an arena.

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The following was first posted on the Ask Vector Prime Facebook page on October 17th, 2015.

Mathew Robert Ignash: Dear Renegade Rhetoric,

Can you honor us with tales of your glorious adventures from after you left the miserable rocky planet Quartex?

Cy-Kill: Damnation and good riddance to Quartex.


There was the time when Leader-1 and I were battling on a seemingly abandoned rogue planet, hurtling aimlessly through the cosmos, only to catch the attention of a hyper-evolved intelligence who abducted myself and my team, pitting us against the Guardian team in a ritualized arena fight. I reluctantly agreed to Leader-1's plan to work together to escape the clutches of what turned out to be an ancient supercomputer, following the instructions of a race long-since deceased.


Mathew Robert Ignash: Which warriors fought the alien arena?


Destroyer in Challenge of the GoBots

Cy-Kill: As for the Arena of Strife, they snatched Crasher, Slicks, Destroyer, and myself, leaving only Cop-Tur to man our Thruster. We faced off against Leader-1, Scooter, Van Guard, and Defendor. I assume Turbo was left behind as well, for the Guardian Command Center continued to harass Cop-Tur and eventually forced him to engage the Stealth Device and go into hiding. I felt quite conflicted about the one-on-one encounters they forced us to participate in. On the one hand, it was a chance to annihilate a Guardian without them having access to their usual trick. On the other, Cy-Kill is nobody's puppet. In the end, I had no choice but to go along with Leader-1's plan to pursue the unusual energy reading Scooter had detected. It was quite satisfying to watch Crasher's seismic stomp blow the Guerr-O-Vac to smithereens.

Louis Sun: Can you tell us more about your subordinates Slicks and Destroyer?

Cy-Kill: I would be pleased to! Slicks is a Renault RE30 F1 car, and one of my fastest warriors. Had he been available to me during the Alienapolis Five Million, I surely would have used him, but he was back at Rogue Star. He's a bit of an opportunist. In fact, the first time I met one of the Swindles he reminded me a bit of Slicks. He faced off against Van Guard in the Arena, and I'm happy to say he won his conflict through speed and cunning.

Destroyer is a mighty Leopard 2A4 tank. Perhaps not my most imaginative warrior, he at least knows how to follow orders, and his dogged persistence puts him in good stead. He's also fearless around Zods. His battle against Defendor, a Saladin Mk. II, looked to be a near thing despite Destroyer's superior firepower, but he too managed to win in the end.


Guardians Renegades
Leader-1 Cy-Kill
Scooter Crasher
Van Guard Slicks
Defendor Destroyer
Turbo Cop-Tur


  • On December 21st, 2016 the Ask Vector Prime Facebook page posted a fictional list of the unaired episodes of Challenge of the GoBots season 2, which listed "GoBot Arena" as season 2 episode 22, which was supposed to air October 3rd, 1986.


  1. "GoBot Arena". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 3rd, 1986/October 17th, 2015. No. 22, season 1.

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