Zod (GoBots)

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GoBots character
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode #1, "The Battle for GoBotron"
Species GoBot
Occupation Enemy Robot Monster


Renegade GoBot
Alternate mode

Motorized tricycle

Zod is a fictional character in the GoBots series introduced in 1984. He is a gigantic evil monster GoBot.


Zod is a giant, even among his fellow GoBots. Savage and bestial, he is one of Cy-Kill's most powerful weapons. Zod is considered the "Godzilla" of the GoBots.[1]

Fictional biography

All good GoBots fear the wrath of Zod, the Enemy GoBot's ultimate weapon. The incredible Zod is the part animal, part robot monster that wreaks havoc on the planet GoBotron. He lurches recklessly,-trampling and feeding on Zod fearing Friendly GoBots. Even though at times it seems Zod is everywhere-the good guys do have one chance. They can deactivate him by thrusting a weapon deep into his vulnerable nerve center.

Animated series

Zod in the Challenge of the GoBots episode "Destroy all Guardians"

Zod is left on GoBotron during Cy-Kill's initial trip to Earth. He orders Fitor to not use Zod against the Guardians, as he will have use of him later.[2]

The Power Warrior Courageous defeats Ultra Zod.[3]

Scooter used a hologram of Zod to make the Renegades flee.[4]



In the Eagle comic strip Robo Machines, Cy-Kill performed an operation on his master to convert him into Zod. Zod attacked the Command Centre, shooting down Royal-T, and later killing Carry-All. Zod still possessed the intellect of Stron-Domez, and was able to design the Devil Invaders, and oversee construction of the first Casmodon. However, soon after his stabilisers were disabled after being attacked by the Security Forces, and Cy-Kill abandoned him.

Fun Publications


In the story Cultural Appropriation by Fun Publications it was revealed that large numbers of Guardian and Renegade weapons, including Zods, remain on Level 1 while the various GoBot and Rock Lord teams explore other Levels.


Zod appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 26, "Attack of the 50 Foot Guardian", where he was easily dispatched by Scooter when the Guardian had become a giant.[5]


  • Tonka GoBots Zod (1984)
A motorized toy. Came with a lance that could deactivate him by pressing a button on his chest.[6]


  1. "News". Computer & Video Games 1 (61): 8. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=C+VG/Issue061/Pages/CVG06100008.jpg. 
  2. "The Battle for GoBotron". Written by Alan Burnett, Jeff Segal and Tom Ruegger. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. September 8th, 1984. No. 1, season 1.
  3. "Ultra Zod". Written by Jim Bertges. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. September 25, 1985. No. 14, season 1.
  4. "Doppleganger". Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. No. 23, season 1.
  5. "Attack of the 50 Foot Guardian". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 23nd, 1986/December 22nd, 2015. No. 36, season 1.
  6. Texe W. Marrs, Wanda J. Marrs (1985). The Great Robot Book. Little Simon. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-671-60243-7. 

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