|Airdate||February 4, 2016|
|Written by||Chris McFeely|
A.J. becomes Go-Girl, but is her hero career over before it's begun?
When Professor Macdonald Guffin wanted the Guardians to help him test his new element, MacGuffium, A.J. Foster and Nick Burns accompanied Scooter and Small Foot to the laboratory. Cy-Kill and the Renegades attacked the lab, however, accidentally causing a chain reaction in the MacGuffium. Everyone ran for cover, but A.J. saw Professor Guffin had been knocked out, and dragged him behind a protective screen. She was unable to shield herself in time before the MacGuffium exploded, bathing her in radiation.
After being subjected to tests by UNECOM, A.J. went out for fresh air with Small Foot and came across a burning building. She saved a young child inside and soon realized the MacGuffium had given her super-powers. Under the guise of Go-Girl (with her trusty Go-Mobile), A.J. embarked on a super-hero career. When she started taking more and more risks, though, Small Foot counseled A.J. not to overdo it in case her powers weren't permanent. Fame and power had gone to A.J.'s head, and she and Small Foot argued and ended their partnership.
Soon after, Small Foot was captured by the Renegades, who kept her hostage to force "Go-Girl" into committing crimes on their behalf. A.J. indeed committed several thefts until the MacGuffium radiation DID fade, leaving her powerless. Finally forced to stop and think, A.J. stole the remaining supply of MacGuffium from UNECOM, rendering it unstable before handing it over to the Renegades, disguised as her most recent booty. The explosion caused a distraction, allowing A.J. to free Small Foot and escape. Afterwards, the two heroes apologized for their falling out.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
- 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 November 14, 1986.
- This episode title was first released in an Ask Vector Prime post on December 21, 2015.
- A "MacGuffin" is a literary device typically referring to an object that exists purely to move the plot forward.
- A.J. pushing someone to safety only to remain in the path of a radioactive explosion herself mirrors the classic origin of Bruce Banner as the Incredible Hulk.