Shock and Awe (Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric)

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"On the Rocks"
Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode
"Shock and Awe" title
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 12
Written by Jim Sorenson
Original air date October 17th, 1986/January 4th, 2016
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Shock and Awe is a fictional story in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric series. Written in 2016, it retroactively took place in an unaired second season of the Challenge of the GoBots animated series.[1]


An accident brings two of Scooter's holograms to life.

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The following was posted on Facebook on January 4, 2016 [2]

Dear Cy-Kill, Did you ever see Braxis again after he ran away in your shuttle?

Cy-Kill: But of course! If there's one thing I've learned in my many years of struggle against the Guardians, it's that you can't keep a good villain down.

After he vanished into space, I lost track of track of him in the face of weightier concerns. The first time we caught up with him again, it was while we were testing a Sonic Amplifier developed by Dr. Go, designed to enhance the powers of any GoBot targeted. I was merrily blasting asteroids to pieces in the Silex System when suddenly my Thruster turned on me. Crasher, Crain Brain, and I found ourselves targeted by our own guns! At first I suspected Cop-Tur, whom we had left aboard, but it was none other than Braxis. In the confusion, he acquired our Amplifier.

Shock and Awe

I cannot say I am entirely disappointed with how he used it, however. He returned to Earth and contrived a situation where Scooter created holograms of two enormous monsters. He then used the Sonic Amplifier to bring them to life. While the Guardians were attempting to contain Shock and Awe, he absconded with the entirety of the UNECOM mainframe and again vanished into the night, though his damaged hyperdrive made the Guardians confident that they had at least confined him to the solar system. Of course, given what happened next, that turned out to have been a mixed blessing...

Christopher Colgin: What were the two monsters?

Cy-Kill: I don't know... some alien beasties pulled from Scooter's febrile imagination.


Guardians Renegades Humans Others
Scooter Cy-Kill Doctor Zebediah Thadius Braxis Shock
Dr. Go Awe
Crain Brain


  • On December 21st, 2015 the Ask Vector Prime Facebook page posted a fictional list of the unaired episodes of Challenge of the GoBots season 2, which listed "Shock and Awe" as season 2 episode 12, which was supposed to air October 17th, 1986.


  1. "Shock and Awe". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 17th, 1986/January 4th, 2016. No. 12, season 1.