Renegade Victory Part 1
|"Renegade Victory Part 1"|
|First published||January 29, 2016|
|Written by||Jim Sorenson|
Is a world without Leader-1 a world without hope?
Cy-Kill and the Renegades discovered a Time Portal on the temporally-mutable planet of Saeculum Gamma. Cy-Kill decided to travel back in time and eliminate Leader-1 as a potential threat to his rise. He found the GoBeing known as Luther Unum before the cataclysm that necessitated the upgrade from GoBeing into GoBot. By kidnapping the humble archivist into the future, Cy-Kill removed Leader-1 from the timeline entirely, creating a future where Cy-Kill ruled GoBotron and Earth through his viceroy Zero and the boot-licking President Braxis.
Unfortunately for Cy-Kill, several Guardians and their human allies had been testing a new form of force field at UNECOM which protected them from the temporal inversion. They emerged into this alternate timeline with their memories of the original universe intact. Turbo and Scooter found Matt Hunter and Major Mo, who were leading the Resistance on Earth, and quickly ascertained that Leader-1 was missing from the timeline.
Sneaking back to GoBotron aboard a Thruster, the heroes learned about a prisoner named Luther Unum from the Guardian slave, Guide Star. Seeing the connection, the group split up to rescue Luther and find out how Cy-Kill altered the timeline. Luther was freed, and they learned about Saeculum Gamma, but both groups of Guardians were cornered by the Renegades..!
(Character in italic text appeared only in the alternate timeline.)
(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 September 30, 1986.
- This episode title was first released in an Ask Vector Prime post on December 21, 2015.
- Although they have previously appeared in Renegade Rhetoric, this episode would have been the first broadcast debut of Decker Decker and Guide Star, albeit their alternate universe counterparts. In the main timeline, Decker Decker would not return from centuries of space travel until "Brother's Keeper", and Guide Star was a recent Guardian cadet graduate as of "Once Braxis Twice Shy Part 1" and "Opportunity Knocks Part 2".