Van Guard

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Van Guard is a friendly veteran member of the Guardians. He regularly works with Leader-1's unit on Earth, and is on good terms with the UNECOM team.


Challenge of the GoBots cartoon[edit]

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The Fall of GoBotron Speed Is of the Essence The Seer Escape from Elba

GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords

Fun Publications[edit]

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Transformers Timelines[edit]

During the Diaspora, Van Guard was dispatched to Level 11 along with an assortment of Guardians and Renegades. Cultural Appropriation TFWikiFavicon.png

Renegade Rhetoric continuity[edit]

On Earth, Van Guard was helping Scooter, Turbo, and Throttle test a new type of force field for UNECOM with Nick Burns and A.J. Foster. The unique nature of the force field protected them, and them alone, from a temporal inversion wave that altered reality all around them. In this new reality, the Renegades controlled Earth and Gobotron, with Matt Hunter and Major Mo as resistance leaders. By conferring with the resistance, Van Guard and his friends realized this was a universe without Leader-1. As stowaways on a Thruster to Gobotron, Van's unit learned of a high-priority prisoner named "Luther Unum", and made the connection. While half the group went to rescue Luther, Van Guard joined Turbo and Throttle in snatching Cop-Tur. They easily manipulated the dim brute into revealing the location of Cy-Kill's Time Portal on Saeculum Gamma, but then Cop-Tur summoned a Zod! Renegade Victory Part 1

While Cop-Tur laughed at the Zod menacing the Guardians, however, he lost track of Van Guard. Van sneaked behind Cop-Tur and grabbed him, forcing him into the confused Zod's mouth long enough for the Guardians to escape. They regrouped with Scooter's team and Luther before heading to Saeculum Gamma in a recovered Command Center. Major Mo was killed fighting through the Renegade blockade around the planet, but eventually the Guardians managed to send Luther Unum back in time so that he successfully grew to become Leader-1, restoring the timeline. Renegade Victory Part 2

Van Guard was one of the Guardians kidnapped by Guerr-O-Vac and forced to compete in the Arena of Strife. Pitted against the Renegade Slicks, he was unable to defeat his adversary. GoBot Arena

In testing out Doctor Braxis's new Destabilizer Cannon upgrade, Van Guard, Sky Fly, Bullet, and Heat Seeker joined Leader-1's team as they outnumbered and overpowered the Renegades at a UNECOM base in Rio de Janeiro. Once Braxis Twice Shy Part 1

When Cy-Kill attempted to reassemble his Puzzler combiner, the Guardians fought to keep the Renegades cars separate throughout Philadelphia. However, Van Guard's pickets were unsuccessful in keeping Tic Tac and Jig Saw away from the others. Six Heads are Better than One

"Echoes and Fragments"[edit]

Sideways slipped his way past Van Guard and Defendor to access Old Gobotron and the Omega Locks for his reality game with Gong. Echoes and Fragments



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  • Van Guard (GoBot, 1984)
    • Friendly Robot Mini Van
    • ID number: 51
Van Guard converts from robot to Dodge Caravan mini-van. He was one of five toys created by Bandai specifically for release in the GoBots toyline, after the demand for Machine Robo toys in Japan had dwindled.