He's forgetful sometimes.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
After the Cataclysm that ravaged Old GoBotron and caused the GoBeings to become GoBots, the planet came under the supervision of three High Protectors, the Guardians Zeemon, Leader-1, and Cy-Kill. Dart was a member of the Guardians who partnered with Cy-Kill and Bullseye. During a raid on a Renegade terrorist base, Cy-Kill was injured and nearly killed by Zero, but Dart managed to get him to safety.
Each of the High Protectors had been assigned a mission, but only Leader-1 carried his out successfully. Factions within the Guardians began to denigrate Cy-Kill and champion Leader-1 as the sole High Protector. A bitter Cy-Kill began to recruit from within the Guardians to overthrow his rivals, bringing Dart and Fitor in on the conspiracy. An assassination attempt on Leader-1 by Cy-Kill's Renegade allies failed, and the traitors in the Guardian ranks were exposed. Dart abandoned the Guardians with Cy-Kill and the others to join the Renegades.
Much time passed, and Dart somehow found himself on Level 17 of Old GoBotron. He had forgotten most of his past, and was held with the other GoBots of Level 17 under the tyrannical rule of Gunnyr and Bug Bite. These GoBots used DX'ing technology to wipe the memory of their people to keep them compliant. They also removed the GoBots' knowledge of traditional GoBotic abilities, stylizing themselves as gods because they retained the powers of flight and conversion.
Despite what Gunnyr's doctrine said, however, Dart believed there was a world outside of Level 17. He journeyed to the edge of the Forbidden Zone and managed to catch glimpses of other GoBots flying around GoBotron's modern edifices. Dart attempted to contact the topworlders, and his signal brought Scooter down to Level 17. Unfortunately, Gunnyr and Bug Bite captured the Guardian. When Leader-1 and Turbo came looking for Scooter, Dart helped them evade capture and told the Guardians what he knew. Eventually, the trio joined Scooter and his new friend Ace in bringing down Gunnyr's rule, and restoring conversion power to the GoBots of Level 17. Dart and Ace were then added to the ranks of the Guardians.
In Axiom Nexus, Cy-Kill recalled Dart's complicated history to his attentive audience. He laid out how Dart was a Guardian who saw the light and at first joined the Renegade cause with Cy-Kill and Fitor. However, he later fell under Gunnyr's sway down in Old Gobotron, which soured him to the cause. This led Dart to rejoin the Guardians after Gunnyr was dethroned. Cy-Kill also remarked on how Gunnyr was imprisoned on the Prison Moon of Gobotron by Ace and Dart as they joined the Guardians.
Dart and Staks came under fire by Renegades at a remote Guardian mining outpost.
"Echoes and Fragments"
In an unstable hybrid universe that incorporated both GoBots and Transformers, Dart was aboard a Guardian shuttle bound for Earth when Megatron attacked and hijacked the ship. The Decepticons executed him while seizing the ship.
(Dart only suffered this fate retroactively due to the machinations of Sideways and Gong. When the events actually took place in this hybrid timeline, it was an Autobot crew who were attacked by Renegades.)
- Dart (GoBots, 1986)
- Renegade Robot Street Cycle
- ID Number: 69
- Dart converts from robot to Honda VF1000R racing motorcycle. Initially designed by Bandai for the Machine Robo line, the figure went unreleased but its prototype was used by Tonka to create one of the final GoBots of the original line.