Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
From Axiom Nexus, Cy-Kill explained how the three Monster GoBots Hornet, Klaws, and Bugsie were Renegades early in the war. They chose to abandon the cause shortly after Cy-Kill became leader of the Renegades, leaving Gobotron to search for their creator the Master Renegade. They resurfaced sometime after the Master Renegade was found on Antares III.
The Master Renegade tricked the Guardian and Renegade fleets into battling each other to the brink of destruction. Once they were weakened, he captured Leader-1 and Cy-Kill's forces and took over Gobotron with his Monster GoBots. Hornet and the other Monster GoBot Renegades sided with the Master Renegade during his coup, but their victory was undone by Guardian cadets known as the Robo Rebels. Vamp led Hornet and the other Monster GoBots in getting an injured Cy-Kill to safety afterwards, switching sides once again in the light of the Master Renegade's failure.
After the Robo Rebels defeated the Master Renegade's plans, Hornet and the other Monster GoBots returned to the Renegades, and Cy-Kill graciously accepted them.
During the fight over the prototype Space Hawk ships, the Guardians assaulted a Renegade base on the dark side of the moon. Hornet, Crasher, and Fly Trap joined Cy-Kill in repelling the assault, but the Monster GoBot was brought down by Bent Wing of the Robo Rebels.
When the inventor of the Dynamic Asymmetrical Wavelength Nullifier attended SciFi Con in New York, Cy-Kill and the Renegades attended in costume in order to capture the doctor. Hornet chose to appear in the Slave Leia costume from Return of the Jedi. Naturally.
Hornet and Tank assisted Crasher in an attack on a UNECOM base in New Jersey. This attack led to a Renegade alliance with Drake J. Hinkleford IV and manipulation of the New York Stock Exchange. However, Hinkleford had designed bear and bull mechs to eliminate the Renegades for him once he got what he wanted, and when Cy-Kill found out he turned Hornet and the other Renegades against their ally.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, Hornet and the Monster GoBots worked for the Master Renegade on Antares III, rounding up travelers and sentencing them to death in the Dactyl pit. Hornet, Bugsie, Scorp, and Bladez captured Hot Rod and Kup after they crashed, bringing them to the pit.
- Hornet (GoBots, 1986)
- Renegade Robot Monster
- ID Number: 61
- Hornet converts from robot into flying tank. He was designed by Bandai as a prototype for one of the Devil Invaders in the Machine Robo toyline, but was never released. His prototype was acquired by Tonka and used for the GoBots toyline instead.
- Hornet's Cybertronian-style design from the "Cataclysm universe" is a "virtual retool" of Transformers Animated Slapper.
- Hornet at the TFWiki