Scooter's Mighty Magnet

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GoBots Magazine
"Scooter's Mighty Magnet"
Publisher Telepictures
First published Spring 1986
Written by Jay Itzkowitz
Illustrated by Paul Kirchner
Page count 5

To defeat the Renegades' latest plot, Scooter creates a device.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Tapping into the Renegades' secret communications circuit, Scooter sees Cy-Kill plotting with Zebediah Braxis—the Renegades will capture the Guardians one by one and then Braxis will use his mechanical brainwashing ray to transform them into Renegades! Their first target is Pathfinder, who is by herself by Triple Peak Mountain. Left with no choice, Scooter rushes out to warn his teammate and contacts Leader-1 on the way.

All of the Guardians gather at the mountain, where Scooter fills in the others of the Renegades' latest plan. But, inspired by the junkyard at the base of the mountain, he has an idea. An large electro-magnet is built and, to charge it, Scooter disguises it as the Command Center, so that the Renegades will charge it themselves with their blasters. Fooled by the hologram, Cy-Kill orders his troops to attack the "Command Center". Once it's charged, the magnet reveals itself and drags in the Renegades.

Leader-1 gloats to the incapacitated Renegades that a magnet's polarity can be reversed... which Scooter gladly shows and the Renegades are repulsed off the planet. Braxis, still on Thruster, picks up his co-conspirators and swears that they'll conquer the Earth one day. At the Command Center, Leader-1 congratulates Scooter on a job well done.

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As with the other GoBots Magazine strips this could fit into Challenge of the GoBots continuity fairly easily. Given the show's parlous continuity even Braxis happily working with the Renegades isn't much of a problem, and while Creepy was shown as working for the Master Renegade in "Quest for New Earth" he was also shown as a standard Renegade in "Guardian Academy".
  • In another regular feature seen in the cartoon that hardly helped the feeling that every single episode was some sort of insane micro-continuity as usual the Renegades seem to have no recollection of Scooter's hologram abilities, even though they were seen in the previous issue and numerous episodes of the show.

Errors[edit | edit source]

  • Why do the Renegades have cameras in their meeting room for Scooter to hack into anyway?

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