Bugsie

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Bugsie is a Renegade of the Monster variety.

Fiction[edit]

Challenge of the GoBots cartoon[edit]

In the earliest days of the civil war, Klaws, Zero, and Bugsie helped defend the Renegade base on Xeros against Cy-Kill's Guardians. "Et Tu, Cy-Kill"

Bugsie was one of the Renegades that Cy-Kill brought to GoBotron to kidnap Solitaire. he took Nick and A.J. hostage to allow the Renegades an easy departure from the Guardians. On Cordax, Bugsie helped demonstrate Renegade superiority to Magmar and the Rock Lords. With the Astro-Beam to Roguestar cut off, he was one of Cy-Kill few troops available on the planet. When Cy-Kill failed to control the Power Scepter, Bugsie and the others beat a quick retreat rather than remain behind with their leader. GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords

Bugsie was consistently called "Klaws" during the Rock Lords movie. He was also replaced by Klaws several times among the Renegades, typically in long shots.

Fun Publications[edit]

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Transformers Timelines[edit]

Cultural Appropriation

Renegade Rhetoric[edit]

From Axiom Nexus, Cy-Kill explained how the three Monster GoBots Bugsie, Klaws, and Hornet were Renegades early in the war. They chose to abandon the cause shortly after Cy-Kill became leader of the Renegades, leaving Gobotron to search for their creator the Master Renegade. They resurfaced sometime after the Master Renegade was found on Antares-III. Renegade Rhetoric 2015/10/15

Bugsie was working for the Master Renegade when he tricked the Guardian and Renegade fleets into battling each other to the brink of destruction. Once they were weakened, the Master Renegade captured Leader-1 and Cy-Kill's forces and took over GoBotron with his Monster GoBots. The Guardian cadets called the Robo Rebels were still free, however, and snuck past Bugsie at the Guardian Science Academy to secure an Astro-Beam. Countdown to Annihilation

After the Robo Rebels defeated the Master Renegade's plans, Bugsie and the other Monster GoBots returned to the Renegades, and Cy-Kill graciously accepted them. Renegade Rhetoric 2015/10/15

When the Renegades found themselves forced by circumstances to put on a performance of "The Pirates of Penzance", Bugsie was Cy-Kill's second choice to play the Pirate King, for alas, Cy-Kill could not play both the King and the Modern Major General at once. Still, the Renegade leader thought Bugsie brought the appropriate panache to the role. The Show Must Go On

Bugsie was one of the Renegades Cy-Kill brought to the Communication Moon of Gobotron when a modified Astro-Beam enabled him to teleport the moon to a site of his convenience. Unfortunately for the Renegades, Leader-1 was also on the moon. The Guardian commander disabled Bugsie and used his communicator to track the other Renegades and slowly take them out one-by-one. The Stolen Moon

"Echoes and Fragments"[edit]

As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, Bugsie and the Monster GoBots worked for the Master Renegade on Antares III, rounding up travelers and sentencing them to death in the Dactyl pit. Bugsie, Hornet, Scorp, and Bladez captured Hot Rod and Kup after they crashed, bringing them to the pit. Echoes and Fragments


Toys[edit]

GoBots[edit]

  • Bugsie (GoBots, 1986)
    • Renegade Robot Monster
    • ID Number: 58
Bugsie converts from robot into rolling face-having thingee. He was designed by Bandai as a prototype for one of the Devil Invaders in the Machine Robo toyline, but was never released. His prototype was acquired by Tonka and used for the GoBots toyline instead.

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