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The one on the right.

Twister is one of the Secret Riders.


Challenge of the Gobots cartoon[edit]

"Et Tu, Cy-Kill"

Despite his prominent role during Cy-Kill's defection to the Renegades centuries ago, all other stories depict Twister as only a recently active Guardian in the modern era.

Guardian Academy Quest for New Earth The Secret of Halley's Comet

Fun Publications[edit]

RenegadeRhetoric Farewell Twister.jpg

Transformers Timelines[edit]

During the Diaspora, Twister was dispatched to Level 39 along with an assortment of GoBots, including the Secret Riders and Dread Launchers. Cultural Appropriation TFWikiFavicon.png

Renegade Rhetoric[edit]

In Axiom Nexus, Cy-Kill recalled the Secret Riders' victory over the Dread Launchers at their graduation. He remembered the Guardian members Tri-Trak, Tork, and Twister, but couldn't recall the fourth member of the Secret Riders. Staks? Throttle? Renegade Rhetoric, 2015/10/17

During Cy-Kill's ill-fated run for the presidency, Twister found Geeper-Creeper intimidating voters at Fort Bragg. Unfortunately, he was unable to prove the voter manipulation without evidence. Cy-Kill For President

Twister and the Secret Riders once joined forces with the RoGuns to attack Renegade base on Mars. The RoGuns of Mars

Twister and the Secret Riders were pursuing Cy-Kill when an accident caused Leader-1 to lose his memory. When the Guardian leader saw the three Secret Riders ready to capture Cy-Kill and Crasher, he stepped in to instinctively protect the outnumbered Renegades. A quick-thinking Cy-Kill twisted Leader-1 against the Secret Riders entirely, and Tri-Trak was forced to order a retreat lest they harm Leader-1. The Arithmetic of Memory

Twister and the Secret Riders fought the Renegades Fangs, Crossword, and Decker Decker near a human prison until Crossword threw Twister through the side of the facility. This freed the villain Trident and led to the formation of the Guardian Smashers. The Guardian Smashers

A rivalry began to develop between the Secret Riders and the up-and-coming Robo Rebels. Twister and Tork grumbled about the Rebels getting choice assignments, but Tri-Trak tried to remain level-headed and argued that all assignments were important. Unfortunately, the Riders were unable to stop the Renegades from stealing the Macrocosmic Continuum Distorter from the Scientific Moon of GoBotron and, to make matters worse, their call for aid brought none other than the Robo Rebels. Tempers flared between the two groups when the Rebels teased the Riders about their failure. Twister challenged Bent Wing to a race to track down the Renegades, and Tri-Trak was forced to go along to keep an eye on his peers.

The two pursuing Command Centers were led into a trap by their Thruster targets, surrounded by nine Thrusters that disabled the ships and brought them aboard Rogue Star. Despite their capture, the Secret Riders and Robo Rebels continued to squabble until Tri-Trak channeled Leader-1 and gave a speech about tolerance, or teamwork, or something. The united Guardians split into two mixed teams to disable the Distorter and repair one of the Command Centers using parts from both. They were successful and escaped Rogue Star having learned a valuable lesson. Riders and Rebels

Twister and the Secret Riders were present on Quartex when Boulder, the Guardians, and UNECOM began the tri-planet alliance in opposition to the evils of the universe. Unfortunately, Cy-Kill was also in attendance, and his three combiners Puzzler, Monsterous, and the new Nemesis secured his victory over the forces of good. Combiner Wars, Part 1 Still, Matt Hunter managed to rally the Guardians and Rock Lords to press on against Cy-Kill. They used Cy-Kill's own arrogance to turn his allies against him, and the battle began anew. Tri-Trak and the Secret Riders were among the Guardian forces who helped vanquish Cy-Kill and Magmar, seemingly forever. Combiner Wars, Part 2

"Echoes and Fragments"[edit]

When Vec-Tor caught Sideways interfering with the Omega Locks of Old Gobotron, he imprisoned the chaos-bot with the Guardians for safe keeping. Twister was warned to keep eyes on Sideways at all times, but when Heat Seeker came to relieve him, he took optics off of Sideways for a split second. In that moment, Sideways used his trans-phase mode to become invisible, and when the hapless Guardians opened the "empty" cell, he made his escape. Echoes and Fragments



  • Twister (Secret Riders, 1986)
    • Powered Guardian Robot Helicopter
    • Accessories: two guns, stand
A redeco of a toy from Bandai's Zenmai Kahen Winch Robo line, Twister transforms from robot to helicopter of indeterminate design.