Raizor was an eager new recruit at the Guardian Academy, but his ego kept getting in the way. His competition with fellow cadet Bent Wing kept their unit from working together as a team. After a disastrous training exercise was attacked by real Renegades, the "Robo Rebels" cadet class came under suspicion. Bladez on the Guardian Council cautioned this wouldn't be the first time new cadets were actually Renegade saboteurs, and the Rebels were confined to quarters until an inquiry was completed. Bent Wing wanted to break out and search for evidence themselves, and she convinced Raizor and the others to go along. At the chambers of the Guardian Council, they learned that only Bladez and their trusted instructor Major Mo knew the location of the training exercise in advance. Before they could do anything with the information, though, the Rebels found the seriously injured body of High Councilor Zeemon, and the Council security force found them.
Raizor and the others were locked up in the Gobotron Stockades for attempted murder. Major Mo visited them, and the Rebels confided in him their suspicions about Bladez. Mo agreed, but control of the Council had fallen to Bladez with Zeemon's incapacitation, and Bladez now planned to launch the Guardian fleet on a special mission. Bent Wing once again convinced the Rebels to break free and clear their names. They found Bladez's home, and were shocked to see him conspiring with the Master Renegade and Cy-Kill to send the fleet into a trap. The Rebels were discovered and fought with the Master Renegade's lackey, Creepy. They defeated him, but not in time to warn the Command Centers before they blasted off. Creepy found the Robo Rebels again, and their cadet-strength blasters were too weak to truly defeat him. Before the team fell before him, little Tail Pipe rushed in and grappled with the Monster GoBot, sacrificing himself so his teammates could escape. Raizor and the Rebels found Major Mo, and learned the Guardian fleet had engaged the Renegades before the Master Renegade stepped in and overpowered BOTH sides after they were weakened. The Robo Rebels prepared a counter-strike as the last remaining free GoBots.
After Astro-Beaming to the Prison Moon of Gobotron, the Robo Rebels split up. Major Mo and Super Couper went for the central control unit for the Quick-Step automated guards while Bent Wing and Raizor fought their way directly into the stockades. When the Quick-Steps were disabled, the Rebels freed Leader-1 and Cy-Kill's forces. As the Robo Rebels reversed the Astro-Beam and returned to Gobotron, the Master Renegade attempted to stop the escape by turning the Gravity Collapsar Ray on the Prison Moon, imploding the moon entirely. Fortunately, the Guardian and Renegade fleet had escaped the moon just in time. Bent Wing rallied the Robo Rebels to free Tail Pipe and disable the Collapsar Ray, giving the Command Centers and Thrusters better odds to retake the planet. At Bladez's mansion, they battled the Master Renegade and his Monster GoBots. Tail Pipe was freed and sabotaged the Ray, and soon the Renegades and Master Renegade's forces were in retreat. As the dust settled, Major Mo and the recovered Zeemon presided over the graduation ceremony of the Robo Rebels who were inducted as full members of the Guardians.
On their first visit to Earth, the Robo Rebels vacationed at the Los Jóvenes Dude Ranch with Matt Hunter, Nick Burns, and A.J. Foster. Raizor really took to the Western lifestyle, and began to fancy himself something of a gunslinger and cowboy. They were surprised to learn Los Jóvenes was run by Ponce de León and various historic figures from the Wild West, made immortal by the legendary Fountain of Youth. Unfortunately, Loco and Vain Train were eavesdropping on this revelation, and captured the waters of the fountain for themselves. Loco re-engineered the water into an anti-chroniton agglutination that froze his molecular structure in time, making him unalterable and therefore invulnerable. The cocky Renegade was lured away from his laboratory, though, and Tail Pipe was able to reverse the formula and disable Loco's invulnerability. Raizor challenged Loco to an old-fashioned duel. The Guardian surprised his opponent by not only being faster on the draw, but the agglutination had failed and Loco's invulnerability was gone. Injured and humiliated, the Renegade choo-choo slunk away while Raizor rode off into the sunset.
The Robo Rebels stopped Stinger and Stallion from stealing a meteorite fragment from a museum on Earth. Unfortunately, the Renegades were successful at their second attempt, after learning the art of ninjitsu. Raizor, Turbo, and Matt Hunter attended the SciFi Con in New York City in honor of their favorite film, Bastille Day. They even came is cosplay, with Raizor dressed as Axe from Evil Dead. It was fortunate they did, too, because Cy-Kill and the Renegades were present to kidnap Doctor Faraji and his Dynamic Asymmetrical Wavelength Nullifer.
The Robo Rebels defended a convoy bringing more material to Gobotron for the planet's reconstruction. Secret Riders. When the Renegades stole a Macrocosmic Continuum Distorter from the Scientific Moon of Gobotron on the Secret Riders' watch, Raizor began mocking the Riders for calling in backup rather than facing the Renegades themselves. One thing led to another, and the Secret Riders challenged the Robo Rebels to recover the Distorter before they did. The two squabbling squads were easily lured into a trap by the Renegades and taken aboard Rogue Star. The Secret Riders' leader Tri-Trak finally managed to focus the two Guardian teams into working together. The united Guardians then managed to escape Rogue Star and destroy the Continuum Distorter.The ongoing success of the Robo Rebels as a unit sparked some jealous from the previous up-and-coming heroes, the
The Robo Rebels were present on Quartex during the ceremonies for the tri-planet alliance between the Rock Lords, UNECOM, and the Guardians. Unfortunately, Cy-Kill and Magmar decided to interrupt the festivities. The combined power of Puzzler, Monsterous, and Nemesis overcame Courageous and Fossilsaurus, and the Renegades captured Leader-1, General Newcastle, and Boulder. Demoralized by Cy-Kill's combiner advantage and the loss of their leaders, the heroes almost gave up before Matt Hunter gave a speech rallying their spirits. They managed to turn Cy-Kill and Magmar against each other and rescue their friends, bringing a swift conclusion to the Combiner Wars.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, the Renegades staged an all-out assault on Autobot City on Earth before the universal constants flipped, and the Decepticons were now attacking Guardian City. Tail Pipe and Raizor had just managed to make it back inside the city when they and Daniel Witwicky joined Bent Wing and Super Couper readying a Boomer for combat. The Robo Rebels turned their Boomer on the incoming Decepticons, but the Constructicons formed Devastator, who destroyed their Boomer with a single piece of thrown debris. The Robo Rebels scattered to avoid being destroyed themselves. After the battle, Leader-1 passed away from his injuries, passing the Guardian Matrix of Leadership on the Major Mo. In his weakened grasp, Leader-1 momentarily dropped the Matrix, but Raizor caught it and presented the talisman to Major Mo.
- Raizor (Super GoBots, 1985)
- Guardian Robot Phantom Copter
- ID Number: 034
- Accessories: rotor
- Raizor was released by Tonka in the third series of GoBots, and converts from robot to McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II with helicopter rotors (a fictional variant that does not seem to have ever been mooted in real life) in 7 steps. The figure was designed by Bandai on behalf of Tonka. As such, the figure was never released in Japan. The figure has an unusual transformation that results in a robot that looks like it's been turned partially inside-out. Raizor does have articulation at the shoulders and the elbows, though. A character biography was printed on the reverse of the box. Like all the third series Super GoBots he is hard to find - and having a removable rotor blade only adds to the fun of finding one complete second-hand.
- Raizor was added to the Guardian Super GoBots Assortment 1 (#7251) for the third and final series.
- For bilingual Canadian packaging the alternate name Rasoir was used.
- Raizor (Super GoBots, 1986)
- Friendly Robot
- Accessories: rotor
- Raizor was unchanged for his European release. While the Robo Machine version is slightly easier to find it's not by much.