Six Heads are Better than One
|"Six Heads are Better than One"|
|Airdate||December 17, 2015|
|Written by||Jim Sorenson|
How will the Renegades defeat Courageous? It's a puzzler.
Seeking to increase his combiner resources, Cy-Kill decided to reactivate Puzzler. Using an attack on the Super Bowl as a distraction, Cy-Kill sent Clutch and Heart Attack via Space Hawk to GoBotron, where they recovered the disassembled components of the original Puzzler drones. Next, Cy-Kill used six Positronic Animus acquired from Axiom Nexus to provide his drones with an animating force. Roguestar's Stellar Fulminator Rod was extended, attracting Space Lightning that provided the spark of life. The six Puzzler Renegades not only lived, they now possessed Mighty Skills to further their use to Cy-Kill's cause!
Hoping to maximize their debut, Cy-Kill had Monsterous stage an attack on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to draw out Courageous. He then intended for the Puzzlers to surreptitiously gather behind the Guardian Power Warrior and surround it. However, the Guardians had realized what was missing from the GoBotron storage facility, and planned for Puzzler's return. They set up a series of road traps to prevent Puzzler from forming. Five of the six Puzzlers got through the blockage, but Rube was captured. When Cy-Kill insisted they form Puzzler anyway, an unstable one-legging Combiner wobbled harmlessly into the fray. A Boomer squad lit up the Renegade Combiners, driving both Monsterous and Puzzler away.
(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 December 8, 1986.
- This episode was named in an Ask Vector Prime post on December 21, 2015.
- The drone version of Puzzler previously appeared in the season 1 episode, "Auto Madic".
- The "positronic energy matricies" Cy-Kill refers to are known as "sparks" in Transformers continuity. He acquired them from his hideout on Axiom Nexus, which was previously used by the deposed despot Alpha Trion during his own plottings against the TransTechs. His associate Topspin had the ability to remove and exchange sparks without leaving a trace, allowing Alpha Trion to secretly install his own minions in the bodies of TransTech Cybertronians. These sparks were six of Alpha Trion's victims, whose safe return to Axiom Nexus became a trending #savethesix thanks to Rook - Axiom Nexus News: Investigative Journalist.
- The Puzzler components now have individual Mighty Skills, which were only referenced on the original toy's Combiner giftset. These Skills were actually derived from the original identities of their sparks, which were not revealed until one of the final Renegade Rhetoric segments from July 14, 2016. They were as follows:
- Leader-1, Turbo, Scooter and, let's say, Small Foot were all presumably present in this episode as part of the Power Warrior Courageous, but they were not explicitly named in the recap.