Dr. Go

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Dr. Go
GoBots character
Herrfiend-box.jpg
Herr Fiend toy box
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode 1, "The Battle for GoBotron"
Created by

Tonka
Voiced by

Philip Lewis Clarke
Release number

MRDX-03
Information
Aliases Herr Fiend
Species GoBot
Gender Male
Occupation Enemy Robot Sports Car
Title Doctor
Abilities

Affiliation

Renegade GoBot
Alternate mode

Porsche 928S

Dr. Go (also called Herr Fiend) is a fictional character from the GoBots series introduced in 1984; he is an evil Renegade GoBot scientist.

GoBots

Dr. Go is one of the Renegades. He is the resident Renegade mad scientist, and is depicted as speaking with a thick German accent. [1][2]

His alternate mode of a Porsche 928 is identical to the Decepticon Transformers named Dead End. [3]

Abilities

On occasion Dr. Go has used a personal Stealth Device to render himself invisible.

Reception

Herr Fiend was chosen as the 2nd goofiest GoBot name by Topless Robot.[4]

Fictional biography

His dark past is a secret that only Cy-Kill can reveal. With fiendish relish, he awaits the total takeover of planet earth.

Abilities

Like most GoBots, Dr. Go has numerous abilities because of his robotic body. He does not age, can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a car.

Animated series

Dr. Go in Challenge of the GoBots

In the animated Challenge of the GoBots series Herr Fiend is given the name "Dr. Go."

Dr. Go appears in "Battle for GoBotron" episode 1. Due to animation errors the Renegade Dr. Go appears identical to Zeemon in the pilot series.[5]

In "Cy-Kill's Escape" Dr. Go and Bad Boy send a stealth device to the escaping renegades on the GoBot Prison Moon to cover their escape in a hidden ship.[6]

In episode 16 "Doppelganger" Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher and Snoop attack Leader-1, Turbo, Scooter and Small Foot on Earth. Crasher wounds Small Foot. After attaining recordings of the Guardians the Renegades retreated. Using the recordings Cy-Kill has Dr. Go program robot duplicates of the Guardians. Demonstrating Space Bender weapon to Unecom, Leader-1 learns that the Renegades are attacking Washington. The Renegades ambush Leader-1 and replace him with his duplicate. Leading the Command Center back to GoBotron and getting rid of Scooter and Small Foot the Renegades release duplicates of Path Finder, Rest-Q, Van Guard and Turbo. Small Foot and Scooter are able to capture the Turbo duplicate and learn where their friends are being held. Cy-Kill replaces Good Knight. Using the duplicate Turbo the Guardians infiltrate the Renegade base, free the captured Guardians and escape from the Renegade guards Spoons and Fitor. Although blocked by the Renegades, Scooter uses a hologram of Zod to make the Renegades flee. Making it back to GoBotron the Guardians are attacked by the Guardian duplicates. The real Guardians are able to defeat their duplicates with the aid of the real Zeemon, Hans-Cuff and Rest-Q. Cy-Kill arrives in Thrustor with more duplicates, but Small Foot is able to stop with robots using the Space Bender, which fuses their robot brains. [7]

In episode 25, "Tarnished Image" Dr. Go creates modified mini-stealth devices that allow the Renegades to appear like Guardians. Cy-Kill, Crasher and Cop-Tur disguise themselves as Leader-1, Scooter and Turbo and go on a rampage on Earth while the real Guardians are sent on a fake rescue mission. When the Guardians return they are banished from Earth by the humans. The Guardians are eventually able to prove the Renegades staged the attacks, chase them off and capture Dr. Go.[8]

Dr. Go appeared in episode 52, "A New Suit For Leader-1".[9]

Dr. Go appears in the feature film GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords where he uses the brain stormer on the female Rock Lord Solitaire. Due to animation errors in the film Dr. Go appears to resemble Professor von Joy in the film, meanwhile in some scenes the Guardian Zeemon appears is occasionally depicted like Dr. Go.

Comics

Fun Publications

22nd Strata

In Gargent 087.0 Kappa, Dr. Go was one of Cy-Kill's Renegades. He and Crain Brain were responsible for operating an Embargo Field inside the Eiffel Tower which prevented the Guardians from coming to Earth. They were defeated by the Autobot Spy Changers Wheeljack and Trailbreaker, along with the guardian Tri-Trak. The Embargo Field deactivated, and the Renegade's plan foiled.

Cataclysmverse

In Gargent 984.08 Alpha Dr. Go was mentioned several times by Cy-Kill in the Fun Publications Facebook series Ask Vector Prime; an Axiom Nexus incarnation was revealed to exist who goes by the Herr Fiend name.

Echoverse

Dr. Go was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots swapping places with characters during the events of that film.[10]

Rhetoricverse

Dr. Go was responsible for starting up Renegade Space Hawk production after Cy-Kill stole a prototype and wrung the plans from Dr. Turgenova.

Dr. Go appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 18 story "The RoGun Ruckus" by Fun Publications.[11]

Cy-Kill thought that Dr. Go would be able to considerably improve upon Cybertronian technology. He was noted to be a capable medic, and unlike Rest-Q didn't have a cliche alt mode like an ambulance. Cy-Kill also philosophically mused that it's a good thing he's got a doctorate as "Mr. Go" just doesn't have that something.

He was tasked with recreating the Master Renegade's work on Power Suits. When he expanded the task into Project: Nemesis, turning the Grungy ship into a GoBotic tank, Cy-Kill pulled the plug.

He helped create a Cylon costume, complete with a glowing red eye, so that Cy-Kill could infiltrate SciFi Con in New York City.

He modified the Rogue Star's two primary particle beam cannons into the most powerful Astro-Beam ever built, which was used to steal the communication moon of Gobotron.

By modifying technology Cy-Kill stole from Shockwave's lab, Dr. Go was able to allow Cy-Kill to hack into a Axiom Nexus News news broadcast, facilitating the creation of the ongoing pirate broadcast Renegade Rhetoric.

Toys

  • Tonka Super GoBots Herr Fiend (1984)
Based on a Machine Robo line toy. Turns into a Porsche 928S.

References

  1. The New Yorker, Volume 61, Page 118
  2. {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}
  3. Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. pp. 90–93. ISBN 1440212821. 
  4. http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/11/the_20_goofiest_gobot_names.php
  5. "Battle for GoBotron Part 1". Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. No. 1, season 1.
  6. "Cy-Kill's Escape". Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. No. 6, season 1.
  7. "Doppelganger". Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and Antoni Zalewski. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. October 8th, 1984. No. 16, season 1.
  8. "Tarnished Image". Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and David Schwartz. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. November 25th, 1985. No. 25, season 1.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyLZpG6tNyM
  10. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
  11. "The RoGun Ruckus". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. September 29, 1986/October 20th, 2015. No. 18, season 1.

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