Fitor

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A proponent of "might makes right" who follows only the strongest leader, Fitor serves as Cy-Kill's second-in-command, usually remaining behind on GoBotron or on Roguestar to lead the Renegades while his master is busy elsewhere. He is fanatically loyal to Cy-Kill to the point that he will gladly sacrifice his life for the Renegade cause if need be, and in turn, Cy-Kill considers him a vital part of the the Renegade machine that he will go to great lengths to preserve. The pair's relationship is one based on mutual respect; they are close enough that Fitor can even get away with calling his leader "C.K."!

Fitor converts into a GoBotic space fighter, and has some talent for electronic surveillance, often hacking Guardian transmissions and acquiring valuable intelligence for the Renegades.

Cut it out, ya lunatic!
The word is "patriot"!

—Turbo and Fitor, "Fitor to the Finish"

Fiction[edit]

Challenge of the GoBots cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: Kelly Ward (English)
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Like Cy-Kill, Fitor was originally a Guardian, helping to defend GoBotron against threats such as the Parthian Raiders and the bands of Renegade terrorists who periodically emerged to attack the planet. After a series of losses by Cy-Kill and Zeemon, High Council member Twister proposed that Cy-Kill's more successful fellow High Protector Leader-1 be appointed sole ruler of the planet. Fitor opined that this was the right idea... but the wrong GoBot. Believing that "the strongest must rule," and that Cy-Kill was the strongest, Fitor chose to side with Cy-Kill when he announced his intent to overthrow the Council and take sole command of the planet. Fitor and Dart proceeded to lure Leader-1 into an ambush staged by Cy-Kill's new allies, the Renegades Crasher and Cop-Tur, but Guardian reinforcements saved Leader-1's life. "Et Tu, Cy-Kill"

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Cy-Kill assumed command of the Renegades, uniting their scattered ranks, and appointed Fitor his second-in-command. After years of war, Cy-Kill formulated a new plan to use the resources of Earth to conquer GoBotron, and instructed Fitor to remain in charge on their homeworld, continuing the fight against the Guardians, while he, Cop-Tur, and Crasher relocated to the alien world. Fitor requested permission to unleash Zod on the Guardians, but Cy-Kill refused. Battle for GoBotron Once established on Earth, Cy-Kill had Fitor teleported there via Astro-Beam so he could he could deliver an in-person update on the battle. Cy-Kill ordered Zod dispatched to Earth, and Fitor momentarily forgot himself, angrily insisting that without the monster, "his forces" on GoBotron would be crushed. Fitor's proprietary remark earned him a blasting from Cy-Kill, and, suitably cowed, he was Astro-Beamed back to GoBotron and proceed to launch Zod as instructed. Target Earth

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Fighting on GoBotron went poorly for Fitor, as Guardian forces soon penetrated the Renegades' fortress. Earthbound He and his men were captured, The Final Conflict and Fitor was incarcerated the GoBotron's Prison Moon, soon to be joined by Cy-Kill after his campaign on Earth was thwarted by Leader-1's team. Cy-Kill was soon to effect an escape attempt, during which a stray shot from Blaster broke open Fitor's cell. Pouncing on Hans-Cuff, Fitor relieved the Guardian of his power pack and used it restore his own deactivated weapons systems. Fitor and Cy-Kill went on to knock out power to the Prison Moon, and escaped aboard a small craft Cy-Kill had secreted on the satellite's dark side years prior for just such an emergency. As they fled, Fitor picked up a stray Guardian transmission that indicated Leader-1's forces were about to begin a search for the fabled Last Engineer. Cy-Kill's Escape Unfortunately, the being the Guardians located proved to be the Renegades' legendary founder, the Master Renegade, who joined forces with Cy-Kill to mastermind a massive attack on Gobotron. The Fall of GoBotron During the attack, Fitor and Crasher attempted to capture Leader-1 and his team but were beaten back by Turbo. The two Renegades pursued their quarry to Earth, where they observed the testing of the Gaurdian's new weapons, the Power Suits, created for them by the real Last Engineer. Flight to Earth The enhanced sensors of Small Foot's Power Suit detected Fitor and Crasher, and the Guardians used the suits to overpower and capture the pair, with Leader-1's stealth suit allowing him to easily outfly and subdue the fleeing Fitor. The Guardians used the mind-reading Brainstormer to pluck information about Cy-Kill's plans from the pair's thoughts, and were subsequently able to use this knowledge and their Power Suits to defeat the Renegades and reclaim Gobotron. Return to GoBotron

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Fitor was evidently able to escape Guardian custody; when next seen, he and Spoons were attempting to prevent the escape of several Guardian prisoners from a Renegade base on the Moon of Shadows, only to be sent fleeing by a hologram of Zod projected by Scooter. Doppelganger Soon after, when Cy-Kill moved Roguestar into Earth's solar system to facilitate faster, easier attacks on humanity, Fitor and Cop-Tur were the first to stage such a raid, stealing the manganese payload of a space trucker. The Guardians were quick to come looking for Roguestar, but Fitor used the ship's mighty weapons to fend them off. This forced the Guardians to turn to more subtle means, sneaking aboard the ship to plant an explosive device; the Renegades were able to eject the device into space before it went off, and under cover of the explosion, Fitor to activated Roguestar's stealth device and jettisoned the contents of several storage holds, thereby tricking the Guardians into thinking the ship had been destroyed. The Quest for Roguestar

While investigating the mysterious disappearance of Cy-Kill, a Renegade Thruster captained by Fitor crossed paths with a Guardian Command Center searching for Leader-1. After a brief misunderstanding, in which each side believed the other had captured their leader, the two groups realized what had happened, and joined forces to track down their missing leaders and help rescue them from their true captor, Crespas, the Gamesmaster of Kolob. Gameworld Later, aboard Roguestar, Fitor watched as Doctor Go attempted to upgrade the Astro Beam. Steamer's Defection Not long after, during a Renegade attack on GoBotron, Fitor piloted a Thruster and occupied the attention of a Command Center. This was followed by the Renegade abduction of the Guardian's human ally Billy; Fitor operated the Brainstormer to read the boy's mind, and then had to repair it when Scooter damaged it while affecting Billy's rescue. The GoBot Who Cried Renegade

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When Cy-Kill was captured by the Guardians, Fitor took full control of the Renegades and immediately began working toward his rescue. Playing on UNECOM's assumption that the Renegades would be lost without their leader, Fitor pretended that he and Geeper Creeper wished to defect to the Guardians, offering a Thruster and a stealth device in return for amnesty. As a means of testing their loyalty, Leader-1 had them accompany Turbo to the prison planet, Elba, where Cy-Kill was being held, but Fitor secretly had Crasher and Cop-Tur follow them to the planet, and together, the Renegades overpowered the Guardians and rescued Cy-Kill. The Renegades subsequently attempted to launch a surprise attack on Earth by informing General Newcastle that Fitor and Geeper—who he was unaware had shown their true colors—would be returning with Cy-Kill, but a suspicious Leader-1 saw through their trickery and sent the villains packing. Escape from Elba

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Astro-Beamed to Earth with a strike team to lead an attack on a new UNECOM monitoring station on Earth, Fitor was captured by the Guardians. Loaded aboard a Command Center, he proved willing to sacrifice his own life to protect Renegade secrets when he hurled his bound body against a console, crippling the craft and sending it on a crash course. Fortunately, Leader-1 and Turbo were able to blast their way out of the Command Center before impact, dragging Fitor with them. Fitor was transported to GoBotron and subjected to Guardians' most powerful Brainstormer, but during the process, Cy-Kill contacted Leader-1 to inform him he had captured Scooter and the Guardians' human allies, and would trade them for Fitor. Left with no choice, Leader-1 deactivated the Brainstormer just before Fitor's mental resistance broke down, and brought him to the meeting point Cy-Kill had chosen. Predictably, Cy-Kill attempted a double-cross, and in the battle that ensued Fitor sought to settle the score with Leader-1 in a dogfight. Luckily for the Guardian leader, just before Fitor could strike the final blow, the Astro-Beam wore off, and he was teleported back to Roguestar. Cy-Kill's forces retreated, and he and Fitor soon reunited properly aboard their vessel, to begin planning evil together anew. Fitor to the Finish

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Using Doctor Aeolis's hermetic condenser, Cy-Kill abducted the entire population of Earth, shrinking them and holding them prisoner in globes which he used as ransom to seize control of GoBotron. Fitor and Bad Boy were assigned to watch over the vault containing the globes, but were duped into providing Leader-1 and Scooter access when the little Guardian used his holograms to disguise them Cy-Kill and Crasher. Leader-1 swapped out the globes for fakes, removing Cy-Kill's bargaining chip; when the switch was exposed, Fitor led the Renegades in fleeing. Clutch of Doom

Despite unswerving loyalty to his leader, Fitor prevented the other Renegades from interfering when Zero challenged Cy-Kill for leadership, maintaining his old view that the strongest deserved to lead. When Zero triumphed, however, Fitor remained faithful to Cy-Kill—which spared him his wrath after Cy-Kill inevitably retook command. The Third Column Fitor's loyalty also saw Cy-Kill consult him for ideas on how to turn Leader-1 to the Renegade side; Fitor proposed asking the engineers of the planet Fabricon to build a device to affect the Guardian leader's mind. As it turned out, the plan work too well: the now-evil Leader-1 overthrew and imprisoned Cy-Kill, forcing Fitor to free him and help him restore the status quo. A New Suit for Leader-1

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When Cy-Kill used the powers of the mystic Tinotchka to threaten the world, Fitor stood ready aboard Roguestar with reinforcements. The Last Magic Man Later, he, Crasher, and Cop-Tur intercepted a shipment of UNECOM surveillance equipment, which the Renegades used to build a secret base on Titan; Fitor soon found himself fighting in defense of the facility. Braxis Gone Bonkers While captaining Roguestar, he was unable to prevent Creepy from rescuing the captive Master Renegade from the ship's brig, earning him a protracted, high-volume dressing-down from Cy-Kill. Quest for New Earth

Fitor was on GoBotron when the Rock Lords Solitaire and Nuggit arrived, surreptitiously observing their meeting with the Guardians, unseen at the back of a crowd of watching GoBots. Once the two visitors were brought inside the council chambers for a debriefing, Fitor scaled the building and used a listening device to monitor the conversation, learning of the rogue Rock Lord Magmar and the ultimate weapon he sought. Fitor brought this information to Cy-Kill, who congratulated him on a job well done, and immediately set about acquiring the weapon for himself. GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords

The Robo Machines comic[edit]

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Fitor was the third Robo Machine modified by the evil scientific genius Stron-Domez to able to change into a vehicular form, and the first to be so altered after the madman relocated his forces from their homeworld of Robotron to Earth. No sooner had his reconstruction been completed than Fitor was sent on a mission to locate a suitable target that Stron-Domez's forces could destroy to strike fear into the hearts of humankind. Part 2 He sighted the small English town of Cholkham, and at Stron-Domez's command, he, Cy-Kill, and Tank began razing it. Part 3 Part 4 Their attack was interrupted by the arrival of three heroic Robo Machines, Leader One, Hans-Cuff, and Dozer, Part 5 but the villains were able to escape by damaging a nearby school, thereby forcing Leader One's team to break off the fight to save the humans within. Part 6 Part 7

Together with Cop-Tur, Fitor seized control of the Datafile Electronics manufacturing plant. While Cop-Tur suppressed the workers outside, Fitor severed the planet's telephone lines then tore his way inside the offices, forcing the workforce to stay put by grabbing a female staff member and threatening her life if they did not obey. Part 13 He then stood by as Stron-Domez addressed the captive workers, before putting them to work building new Robo Machines. Part 14

Leader One's heroic Robo Machines eventually thwarted Stron-Domez's ambition, but while Fitor and his other minions were captured and deactivated, the scientist and Cy-Kill escaped. A news report on the conflict on Earth eventually made its way back to Robotron, and included footage of Fitor buzzing a human jet liner at some point. Series 2, Part 1

Machine Men comic[edit]

Fitor was among the first group of Enemy Robots under Cy-Kill's command. He attended a briefing where Cy-Kill revealed his plan to conquer Earth, and immediately launched alongside Tank to begin the invasion. Space Wars

At the height of a subsequent battle, Fitor was almost destroyed by Rest-Q. The Friendly Robot medic managed to lift him above his head, but was attacked from behind by Tux. This allowed Fitor to deliver a near-fatal blow. The Combat

Fun Publications[edit]

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Transformers Timelines[edit]

Fleeing the Cataclysm that threatened to destroy the universe, Fitor was one of a group of GoBots who relocated to the alternate universe identified as Level 11, adopting a new appearance to blend in. Cultural Appropriation TFWikiFavicon.png

Renegade Rhetoric[edit]

Lured into a devastating battle with the Guardians by the Master Renegade that threatened to obliterate both sides, Cy-Kill left Fitor in command of the Renegade forces while he went to face Leader-1 personally. Double Cross The conflict allowed the Master Renegade to seize control of Gobotron, forcing Cy-Kill and Leader-1 to ally against him. Fitor blew a hole in the roof of the Master Renegade's base, allowing them to enter and apprehend him. Graduation Day

Fitor led a squad of Renegades on an attack against one of UNECOM's new Space Hawk production facilities. Fitor's mission was a success; the base and its ships were destroyed. The Hawks of Space Later, he was away on a mission with Crasher and Chaos when the Master Renegade succeeded in overthrowing Cy-Kill by offering several Renegades Power Suits of their own. Fitor and his comrades returned to Rogue Star to find Cy-Kill locked up, and defeated Creepy and Blades to free him. Coup de Grunge

Fitor brought Cy-Kill news that the Guardians were holding a new device, the tetrionic capacitor, on Gobotron's fortress moon, prompting Cy-Kill to initiate a failed assault that led him to hatch a diabolical new scheme. The RoGun Ruckus Soon after, Cy-Kill conquered both Earth and Cybertron by altering history to prevent Leader-1 from ever becoming a GoBot. When an uprising began on both planets simultaneously, Fitor took half the Renegade Thruster fleet to quell it, but this left Cy-Kill under-equipped to prevent the Guardians from restoring the timeline. Renegade Victory Part 2 Cy-Kill did not clone the loyal Fitor when he obtained UNECOM's duplication beam, instead making a copy of himself who soon turned against him, but would later wish he had. Mirror Menace

Fitor was given command of Rogue Star after its primary particle beams were modified into an enormous Astro-Beam, and was sent to steal Gobotron's communication moon. He succeeded, but inadvertently teleported Leader-1 along with the moon. The Stolen Moon Later, Crasher had an encounter with a future version of Fitor when she and Turbo were catapulted into the year 2085. All Tomorrow's Utopias

When Doctor Braxis used his Destabilizer Cannon to seize control of the Guardians' minds, he took Fitor, Cy-Kill, and Gunnyr on a tour of their captured UNECOM facility... only to turn on the Renegades and temporarily imprison them in a forcefield. Once Braxis Twice Shy Part 2 While monitoring Earth transmissions, Fitor happened upon a broadcast of a basketball game and mocked humankind for its obsession with sports. The broadcast inspired Cy-Kill to come up with one of his most outrageous schemes yet, challenging the Guardians to a basketball game in which the losers had to leave Earth! Using a special ball created by Doctor Go that responded to their thoughts, Fitor, Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher, and Crain Brain seem poised to claim victory in the contest, until a little help from the Harlem Globetrotters saw the Guardians triumph. Double Dribble As if this series of defeats by humans was not embarrassing enough, Fitor was one of several GoBots transformed into humans by the Master Renegade! Human Resources

After Cy-Kill disappeared into another dimension following an accident with an experimental Anti-Phase-Displace Blaster, Fitor and Gunnyr argued over how best to act in his absence; Gunnyr wished Fitor to take supreme command of the Renegades, but the ever-faithful Fitor refused, believing Cy-Kill remained leader in absentia, and redirected Renegade resources to search for him. This search turned up the mysterious Gong, who Fitor had use his powers over time and space to recover Cy-Kill. Opportunity Knocks Part 1 Soon after being reunited with his leader, though, Fitor faced another crisis of command when the temporarily super-intelligent Zod tried to destroy him, Cy-Kill, and Gunnyr. In Zod We Trust

When the Renegades attacked Quartex during the signing of a treaty between it, Earth, and Gobotron, Fitor was left in charge of a fleet of Thrusters that cordoned the planet off in orbit. Combiner Wars Part 1 Unfortunately for the villains, the combined ranks of the entire Guardian and UNECOM fleets soon arrived to take them on, and Fitor was last heard from as his transmission to Cy-Kill cut out, and the Thrusters began dropping from the sky. Combiner Wars Part 2

"Brain Problem Situation"[edit]

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When Cy-Kill detected a group of dimensionally-displaced Autobots fighting the Guardians, he dispatched Fitor and a group of Renegades to help out the newcomers, assuming that the Autobots and their Guardian-fighting ways would them make ideal allies to the villainous cyborgs. The Renegades defeated the Guardians and escorted the Autobots back to the Rogue Star. When they realized that they'd been duped, the Autobots turned on the Renegades after discovering that their GoBot benefactors were evil. Brain Problem Situation

"Echoes and Fragments"[edit]

When the temporal tricksters Gong and Sideways mashed the worlds of the GoBots and the Transformers into an unstable hybrid universe, Fitor found himself occupying the role normally played by the Decepticon Shockwave. Stationed on Cybertron, he alerted Cy-Kill when Snoop returned with news of Optimus Prime's plan. Echoes and Fragments

Toys[edit]

GoBots[edit]

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  • Fitor (GoBot, 1983/1984)
    • Enemy Robot Jet
    • ID number: 03
Fitor transforms from robot to space fighter, featuring die-cast metal and chrome parts. He was released in the first series of GoBots figures in 1983, then re-released as part of the second series in 1984 with a hologram sticker.
The cannons on his wingtips are often broken on loose samples, so take care.
He is a straight import of the Machine Robo "Jet Robo" toy, one of the original batch of Machine Robo figures designed by Popy prior to Bandai taking over the line.

Machine Men[edit]

  • Aero Man (Machine Men, 1983/1984)
    • Enemy Robot (1984)
    • ID number: 03
The third toy in the original six figure lineup, Aero Man was released by Bandai Australia during the second quarter of 1983. He remained identical to the original Jet Robo figure, albeit packaged on a blue backing card.
In 1984, the figure was re-released with his GoBots name and faction on a new black backing card depicting a blue-tinted alien landscape.

Robo Machine[edit]

  • Jet (Robo Machine, 1983)
    • ID Number: RM-03
A carded repackage of Jet Robo featuring a new starfield-style background, Jet was released by Bandai Europe during the latter half of 1983. The figure was later re-released as part of the second wave on a blue backing card.

Notes[edit]

  • Fitor's modified appearance in the "Cataclysm universe"—created in order to side-step any legal complications involved with modern use of his classic design—is based on the 2007 Transformers: Classics "Conehead Seeker" toy mold, used for characters such as Ramjet, Dirge, and Thrust.