Cy-Kill For President

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Renegade Rhetoric is a virtual continuation of Challenge of the GoBots via text stories.
Renegade Rhetoric Episode 9
Cy-Kill's presented order
"Cy-Kill For President"
Publisher Fun Publications
First published October 18, 2015
Written by Jim Sorenson

Cy-Kill...A Name You Can Trust!


Thanks to Sky-Jack's stolen satellite feed, the Renegades were able to monitor Earth news feeds. Aboard Thruster, they observed the Presidential debates for America's upcoming election, and Cop-Tur off-handedly remarked that Cy-Kill would be a better leader than either candidate. Seizing the idea, Cy-Kill organized his Renegades to "get out the vote", promoting himself as a third-party candidate. Renegades toured the union, making contact with voters in various states. The Guardian Twister confronted Geeper-Creeper trying to pressure voters at Fort Bragg, but was ultimately unable to prove any wrongdoings.

After Cy-Kill qualified to attend the next Presidential debate, he intended to use the opportunity to plant Indoctrination Chips on both candidates, ensuring the Renegades would control the White House no matter who won. Scooter anticipated Cy-Kill's plot, however, and used holograms of the candidates to fool Cy-Kill. Going for broke, Cy-Kill and the Renegades tried to simply capture the candidates, but Leader-1 and the Guardians drove them off.

Featured characters[edit]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Guardians Renegades Humans



  • Challenge of the GoBots Season 2 was a virtual continuation of the original show related by Vector Prime (from his multiversal perspective) and Cy-Kill (who lived it).
    • In realities where this story aired on television, it premiered on September 15, 1986.
  • This "episode" related by Cy-Kill from Ask Vector Prime's Guest column contained a mid-length summary–longer than the brief mentions of the earliest episodes, but not yet the full three-act synopses like later stories.
  • This episode was named in an Ask Vector Prime post on December 21, 2015.

Continuity notes[edit]

  • In his recall of these events, Cy-Kill could not remember which Guardian nearly caught Sky-Jack: Apollo, Spay-C, or Path Finder. Chronologically, Apollo had not joined the Guardians by this episode (not appearing until episode 25), but GoBots is not without its continuity errors.
  • Motosan was released in America as a toy under the name "Mr. Moto", but his Challenge of the GoBots character model sheet identified him as Motosan. In his one appearance from the first season, "Et Tu, Cy-Kill", he went unnamed. Renegade Rhetoric would exclusively refer to him as Motosan.