Rebels Without A Circuit
|"Rebels Without A Circuit"|
|Airdate||December 28, 2015|
|Written by||Jim Sorenson|
|Story by||Jim Sorenson and Chris McFeely|
Back for their stunning second season!
At the Guardian Academy on GoBotron, Major Mo was putting a new class of Guardians through their paces. However, timid Tail Pipe, jockish Raizor, competitive Bent Wing, and lackadaisical Super Couper were the biggest challenge of his career. Major Mo threw up his arms and called them nothing but a group of "Robo Rebels". During a training exercise, some real Renegades interceded and tried to kidnap the Guardians' UNECOM allies. The cadets proved helpless and hopeless in combat, and only the arrival of Leader-1's team prevented the kidnapping.
Still haunted by the treachery of the Dread Launchers, the Guardian Council were forced to consider these cadets might actually be Renegade spies. Bladez, newest member of the council, insisted they be confined to quarters. Bent Wing and her crew snuck out in the night to find evidence of their innocence. At the council building, computer records confirmed that only Major Mo and Bladez knew where the training session was to take place in advance. While they were snooping, the rebels heard and blast and found High Councilor Zeemon smoldering from a blaster wound to the chest, moments before a security team caught them, seemingly red handed!
(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 27, 1986.
- This episode title was first released in an Ask Vector Prime post on December 21, 2015.
- Despite being the twenty-sixth "episode" relayed through Renegade Rhetoric, this story was intended as the season premiere of Challenge of the GoBots in their second season. It serves as part one of the five-part "Robo Rebels Saga", patterned after the "Battle for GoBotron" pilot and "The GoBotron Saga".
- Therefore, this is chronologically the first appearance of Major Mo, Bent Wing, Raizor, Tail Pipe, Super Couper, and Bladez, despite their appearances in previous "Renegade Rhetoric" stories.
- Ridge Runners were also first introduced this episode. The Ridge Runner is an unproduced Power Marcher drone from the original toyline, in the same class as Hitch Hikers and Quick Steps.
- The Dread Launchers, the previous group of Renegades who infiltrated the Academy, did so in "Guardian Academy".