Cy-Kill For President
Cy-Kill For President is a fictional story in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric series episode 9. Written in 2015, it retroactively took place in an unaired second season of the Challenge of the GoBots animated series.
Cy-Kill runs for U.S. President in an attempt to take control of the candidates, but his plans are foiled by the Guardians.
The following was first posted on the Ask Vector Prime Facebook page on October 18th, 2015.
Nick Giangarra: Cy-Kill for president!
Cy-Kill: I haven't yet told the tale of the time I ran for President of your United States, have I?
Alexis Carlo: Do tell!
Cy-Kill: I was tuning into Earth broadcasts from a satellite Sky-Jack had hacked into for us, only narrowly avoiding Spay-C or Path Finder or Apollo, one of those spacegoing Guardians. There was a debate on one of your inane television networks between two politicians, each of whom wanted to be candidate for President for one of the major parties. Crasher openly mocked them, and the Cop-Tur, in one of his rare moments of insight, said that I would be a much better president than any of them! And I immediately realized that there was a process in place I could exploit. Oh, I knew the American public would never be wise enough to elect me, but I also knew that I could get close to the future rulers and implement a particularly dastardly scheme.
After a small amount of research, I dispatched Renegades to every state in the union to gather signatures. It was quite amusing, I must say. Loco conducted a whistle-stop campaign through Illinois. Stinger and Stallion attempted to rally support among auto workers in Detroit. Spoons and Block Head hit up working-class Pittsburgh. Slicks rallied the racing circuit in Indianapolis. Chaos hit the Grumman workers in Long Island; quite literally, as it turned out, which cost me votes in the Empire State. Oh, there were those who complained that my men were using intimidation tactics, gathering petitions at the end of a blaster, and technically of course they were right, but this was in the days before ubiquitous cell-phone cameras. Geeper-Creeper's disastrous to Fort Bragg boiled down to his word against Twisters.Finally, I had what I needed, and it was time for the debate. My plan was to secretly implant each of the two candidates with an Indoctrination Chip during the debate, but that meddlesome Scooter tricked me by using a hologram to make it appear as though Matt Hunter and A.J. Foster were the candidates. I should have realized something was up when they kept stumbling over simple policy questions. I attempted to grab them as hostages, and at that point was ambushed by Leader-1, Turbo, and Motosan. Crasher, Water Walk, and I engaged them, but were soon driven off. I suppose it was not my finest hour, but in retrospect it was one of my more amusing ploys.
- On December 21st, 2015 the Ask Vector Prime Facebook page posted a fictional list of the unaired episodes of Challenge of the GoBots season 2, which listed "Cy-Kill For President" as season 2 episode 9, which was supposed to air September 15, 1986.
- "Cy-Kill For President". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. September 15th, 1986/October 18th, 2015. No. 9, season 1.