The Master Renegade was one of the original humanoid inhabitant of GoBotron and one of the first of the Renegades. During that great war, the Master Renegade stole the Last Engineers starship where he fled to the planet Antares 3. There, he entered into a stasis chamber where he remained while guarded by the insectoid appearing GoBots Scorp and Vamp. He remained there for centuries until he was awakened by Leader-1 and the Guardians who mistook him for the Last Engineer. Once awakened, the Master Renegade continued his charade as appearing as the Last Engineer and helped repair the damaged Turbo. It was only after the Renegades and Cy-Kill attacked the Guardian vessel that the Master Renegade revealed his true identity. He quickly escaped the Guardian vessel with Crasher where he formed an alliance with Cy-Kill and helped him in the conquest of GoBotron. Once onboard Roguestar, he helped equip the massive ship with his Transgressor device that was used on the assault on GoBotron against the Guardians where it locked them out of their vehicle forms. This tactic was used to paralyze Leader-1 from his plane mode allowing for his capture. The Master Renegade demonstrated annoyance at the level of damage Cy-Kill had inflicted on GoBotron and desired to rule the planet. However, Cy-Kill was opposed to his goal and instead tasked the Master Renegade with development of a Transgressor that could be used against organic beings. The Master Renegade claimed that a single exotic crystal was needed to accomplish this task with this residing on Antares-3 that was under the care of his two servants Scorp and Vamp. He stated that the pair only followed his orders and Cy-Kill had the Master Renegade sent to the planet to acquire the crystal. An angry Cy-Kill decided to bypass the Master Renegade and had Doctor Go use the Modifier to transform one of his Renegades into a more monstrous form. This saw the creation of Pincher who was sent to Antares-3 as Cy-Kill's ambassador. The Master Renegade later met Cy-Kill in order to continue his demand to rule GoBotron but the Renegade leader revealed that Pincher had been sent to acquire the crystal. An angry Master Renegade demanded control of GoBotron but Cy-Kill stated he would put away his 'ally' away if he did not complete work on the Transgressor. The Master Renegade in fear decided to capitulate to Cy-Kill in order to continue work on his weapon.
Afterwards, he decided to stage a coup when he created a pistol weapon that he used to knock Cy-Kill unconscious. This allowed him to force the Renegades to obey him and ordered the Thrusters to be launched to conquer GoBotron. At that point, the Guardians attacked in the Last Engineer's Power Suits and merged into the Power Warrior. Cy-Kill awoke and knocked the Master Renegade where he retook control of the Renegades. The Master Renegade was locked away in a detention cell on Roguestar and remained trapped for sometime. This was until his servants Scorp and Vamp sent a signal to another Master Renegade's warrior on Antares-3. The warrior was Creepy who departed on his ship and used diagrams transmitted by Scorp to strike at Roguestar's Stealth Device. In the confusion of the assault, Scorp and Vamp freed their master whereupon they escaped the Renegade's flagship. On their ship, the Master Renegade intended to conquer Earth but intercepted a transmission from a human colony ship hat was moving to a new colony on New Earth. The Master Renegade intended to conquer the planet and subject its population to his will.
The Master Renegade 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, Rock Lords and Starriors swapping places with characters during the events of that film. He was the ruler of planet Antares III, taking the place of the Quintessons and Sharkticons of Quintessa in the story.
The Master Renegade appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode #17 "Coup de Grunge". A Renegade assault on the Guardian communication hub was repulsed by Courageous, putting Cy-Kill in a foul mood. He vented his frustration on several of his men, which backfired shortly thereafter when the Master Renegade made a bid for leadership. He offered the Renegades four Power Suits and the ability to form their own combiner. Loco, Fly Trap, Screw Head, and Spoiler took him up on his offer and imprisoned Cy-Kill and Cop-Tur. The Renegades assaulted the GoBotron Fortress protecting GoBotron's capital, GoBotolis. Their combined form was defeated by Courageous when the Master Renegade and Loco argued about who should control the giant form. The Guardians derisively nicknamed the combiner "Grungy". The Renegades returned to Rogue Star, only to find Cy-Kill free. The Master Renegade escaped with his ship, but not before Spoiler had managed a full scan of it. Dr. Go was confident that, not only could he duplicate it, he could improve upon it.
The Master Renegade appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 35 story "Trash and Treachery". In the story he teamed up with the Zero in a plot to use super-algae to defeat both the Guardians and Renegades, but was betrayed by Zero.
- Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
- "Fugitives". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 28, 1986/December 29th, 2015. No. 1, season 1.
- "Double Cross". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 29, 1986/December 30th, 2015. No. 3, season 1.
- "Countdown to Annihilation". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 30th, 1986/December 31th, 2015. No. 4, season 1.
- "Coup de Grunge". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. September 26, 1986/October 20th, 2015. No. 17, season 1.
- "Trash and Treachery". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 22nd, 1986/December 1st, 2015. No. 35, season 1.
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