Fly Trap is a Renegade and one of Cy-Kill's more capable troopers. His converted mode causes people to underestimate him, or ignore him due to the smell. This unique form of "active camouflage" makes him an adequate covert agent as well.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Cy-Kill considered Fly Trap a good example of diversity among the GoBots' alternate modes compared to Cybertronians.
When a raid on a Guardian communications hub went bad, Cy-Kill was particularly harsh to his troops. So, when the Master Renegade appeared offering Power Suit upgrades to the Renegades if only they made him leader, Fly Trap, Spoiler, Loco and Screw Head eagerly turned on Cy-Kill. Using the P1 suit, Fly Trap became virtually invulnerable. Eager to test their might, the Power Suited soldiers and the Master Renegade launched a direct assault on the GoBotron Fortress. When the time came to form a dark copy to battle Courageous directly, however, the "united" Renegades couldn't agree on who should control the combiner. The hobbled "Grungy" was easily beaten apart by Courageous, and the Renegades meekly limped back to Cy-Kill, begging for his good graces.
Cy-Kill created an alternate universe by using a Time Portal to reach back in time and remove Luther Unum from events before he became Leader-1. In this new reality, Renegades ruled Earth and GoBotron. A group of Guardian rebels attempted to free Luther from Cy-Kill's clutches, but they ran into Fly Trap and Decker Decker. Demonstrating the quick thinking he would one day be famous for, Luther disposed of the giant Renegades by outmaneuvering them and then tricking the villains into firing on each other.
Fly Trap was one of the Renegades tapped by Cy-Kill to become a ninja. He trained earnestly at the Ashi Dojo in Japan as Cy-Kill held the Sensei's son hostage. Fly Trap and Decker Decker raided the Command Center itself to recover an experimental microchip Scooter had been working on. Although the Guardian spotted them, the Renegade ninjas overpowered Leader-1 and Turbo with their slick moves. Their fast mouths, however, clued Leader-1 in to their training, and he approached the Sensei for the training to defeat Cy-Kill's ninjas. Ninja Leader-1 defeated Fly Trap and all six of the Renegade ninjas, after which a literal plot device removed all memory of their training from each of the GoBots.
Fly Trap coordinated with a human spy inside UNECOM on behalf of the Renegades. They had a regular drop point in a dumpster behind the base, which Fly Trap covertly emptied to retrieve coded messages, such as the creation of the new element, Scootonium.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, the Renegades staged an all-out assault on Autobot City on Earth. Their hijacked Command Center was spotted and shot down by Nick Burns and Hot Rod. Fly Trap and Destroyer deployed to eliminate the interlopers. Destroyer prepared to blast them, but the Autobot Kup spoiled his aim, diverting the cannon blast to Fly Trap instead.
- Fly Trap (GoBot, 1983)
- Enemy Robot Garbage Truck
- ID number: 13
- A repackaged import of the Machine Robo Sanitation Robo toy, Fly Trap converts from robot to Mitsubishi Fuso Canter garbage truck.