Once Braxis Twice Shy Part 2
|"Once Braxis Twice Shy Part 2"|
|Airdate||January 19, 2016|
|Written by||Jim Sorenson|
No, of course they can't trust Braxis. Don't be stupid.
Turbo fled from Leader-1, Small Foot, and the other mesmerized Guardians. He thought he was trapped in a dead-end alley, only to be saved by Scooter's holograms. The little Guardian's lack of hand-blasters meant he was spared the effects of the Destabilizer Cannon upgrade. With Matt, Nick, and A.J., they decided to flee the base until they had time to come up with a plan to save their friends.
Braxis welcomed Cy-Kill and his lieutenants, Fitor and Gunnyr, for a tour of their captured UNECOM base. Cy-Kill was initially delighted at his human ally's success, but Braxis soon turned on Cy-Kill and trapped his Renegade trio in a force field. Then, using the UNECOM decryption key, he created a facsimile hologram of Cy-Kill to call the rest of the Renegades down to Earth to receive the "real" Destabilizer Cannon upgrade, putting them under Braxis's control as well.
Turbo and Scooter took a risk and pulled Cop-Tur and Crasher aside after they landed. They convinced the Renegades that Braxis had betrayed Cy-Kill, and both sides reluctantly put their animosity aside for the moment. At Crasher's suggestion, Scooter used the decryption key to create a fake report from Leader-1, telling Braxis the free GoBots were attacking the base. Once Braxis sent all but his personal guard to attend to the matter, the GoBots stormed his position and got the drop on him. Cop-Tur intimidated Braxis into showing Scooter how to reverse the Destabilizer Cannon upgrade. Once Cy-Kill was freed, he ordered all Renegades to withdraw, and Braxis was left in UNECOM custody.
(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 October 21, 1986.
- This episode was named in an "Ask Vector Prime" post on December 21, 2015.
- Chronologically, this is the first appearance of the forgotten first-wave Guardian, Pumper, after his only previously relayed appearance in "Trash and Treachery".