Path Finder (GoBots)

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Path Finder
GoBots character
Pathfinder-card.jpg
Path Finder toy on card
First appearance

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

Tonka
Voiced by

Marilyn Lightstone
Release number

29
Information
Species GoBot
Gender Female
Abilities

Affiliation

Guardian GoBots
Alternate mode

Flying saucer

Path Finder is a fictional character from the GoBots and Transformers series. She was voiced by Marylin Lightstone in the Challenge of the GoBots animated series.

GoBots

Path Finder is a female GoBots character.[1] She is a trusted leader among the Guardians.

Fictional biography

As an Undercover Female Officer, Path Finder is invaluable to the Security Force. Her laser locators and top-secret scientific devices aid the good guys in detecting Cy-Kill's whereabouts.

Reception

"Pathfinder" was one of the names in a word find that had to be solved to win a copy of the Challenge of the GoBots video game from Your Sinclair magazine.[2]

Path Finder was #4 among the "The Ten Best GoBots Ever Produced!" by Gnoll at dorkdroppings.com in 2015.[3]

Abilities

Like most GoBots, Path Finder has numerous abilities because of her robotic body. She can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. She can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from her hands. Her body heals quickly when supplied with energy.

Path Finder can convert into an alien flying saucer which has a faster-than-light drive.[4]

Fictional biography

As an Undercover Female Officer, Pathfinder is invaluable to the Security Force. Her laser locators and top-secret scientific devices aid the good guys in detecting Cy-Kill's whereabouts.

Animated series

In Challenge of the GoBots episode 1, "Battle for GoBotron", after Leader-1 departed for Earth, she helped spearhead the storming of the Renegades' GoBotron fortress and capture the defenders.[5]

In episode 7, "Cy-Kill Escapes", Path Finder pilots the Command Center to the GoBot Prison Moon.[6]

Path Finder appears in "Flight to Earth" episode 10. She is among the Guardian prisoners of the Renegades freed by Scooter and Sparky.

Path Finder appears in "Return of GoBotron" episode 11, where she arrives on Earth.

In episode 12, "Time Wars", Path Finder, along with A.J., help the three main Guardians in Rome 217 B.C. in defeating the Renegades.[7]

Path Finder appears in "Nova Beam" episode 13 working with Staks and Zeemon on GoBotron when information came in that the sun of the planet Nirolac had become unstable. She noticed a strange aura around the sun and a beam that seemed to be causing the instability.

In episode 15, "It's the Thought That Counts", the Guardians set up a lab to test their power suits on Earth. With Defendor and Blaster patrolling the lab Professor von Joy and Path Finder test a new suit on Dozer.[8]

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. [9]

Path Finder appeared in episode 26, "The Quest for Roguestar".[10]

Path Finder appears in "Whiz Kid" episode 44.

Path Finder appeared in episode 52, "A New Suit For Leader-1".[11]

Comics

Fun Publications

Cataclysmverse

Path Finder is a main character appearing in Fun Publications' fiction Withered Hope, a text and comic based story. Sent to investigate the effect that is destroying their universe, six GoBots are reformatted to look like Autobots and Decepticons and sent through the Interfacer to the source of the disturbance - the 22nd level. They accidentally arrive on Transtech Cybertron where they are kept against their will in the city of Axiom Nexus. Bug Bite escapes without his allies using an astro beam device. Pathfinder attempts to escape Axiom Nexus using her faster-than-light drive, but is stopped by the Transtech authorities and ticketed. The remaining GoBots run afoul of the Transtech Decepticon General Demolishor in a criminal investigation but are aided by Airazor, Crystal Widow and Cheetor. The GoBots receive upgrades from the shop of Swindle, Swindle and Swindle and are able to leave the dimension thanks to stolen transit passes they obtain. Once they arrive on Earth of the 22nd level where they find Bug Bite and his new Decepticon allies Weirdwolf and Dreadwind.[12]

Path Finder has a cameo in Transcendent by Fun Publications, which occurs at the same time as Withered Hope. She can be seen standing in line for processing in Axiom Nexus.

Rhetoricverse

Path Finder (or possibly Spay-C) appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 9 story "Cy-Kill For President". When Sky-Jack hacked into a human broadcast satellite for the Renegades he only narrowly avoided one of the space going Guardians.[13]

Telepictures Publications

Pathfinder appeared in the story "Scooter's Mighty Magnet."[14]

Toys

  • Tonka GoBots 29 Path Finder (1984)
A release of the Machine Rono UFO Robo from Bandai. Turns from robot to space ship.
  • Takara Transformers GoBots (2004)
A e-hobby exclusive 6-pack.
Path Finder is a recolor of Generation 1 Cosmos.

References

  1. Going, Going, GoBots by Matt Carara, Toyfare Magazine #123, November 2007, page 80-82
  2. "YS Compo Challenge of the GoBots". Your Sinclair 1 (20): 77. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=YourSinclair/Issue20/Pages/YourSinclair2000077.jpg. 
  3. http://dorkdroppings.com/?p=1957
  4. Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. pp. 90–93. ISBN 1-4402-1282-1. 
  5. "The Battle for GoBotron". Written by Alan Burnett, Jeff Segal and Tom Ruegger. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. September 8th, 1984. No. 1, season 1.
  6. "Cy-Kill's Escape". Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward, John Loy and Peter Anderegg. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. November 11th, 1985. No. 41, season 1.
  7. "Time Wars". Written by Jeff Seagle, Kelly Ward and Doug Booth. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. September 17th, 1985. No. 8, season 1.
  8. "It's The Thought That Counts". Written by Mark Zaslove. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. September 15th, 1985. No. 6, season 1.
  9. "Doppelganger". Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and Antoni Zalewski. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. October 8th, 1984. No. 16, season 1.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h2cchGABWk
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyLZpG6tNyM
  12. S. Trent Troop & Greg Sepelak (2008). Withered Hope. The Transformers Collector’s Club. 
  13. "Cy-Kill For President". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. September 15, 1986/October 18th, 2015. No. 9, season 1.
  14. Jay Itzkowitz (w), Paul Kirchner (a). "Scooter's Mighty Magnet" (Spring 1986), Telepictures Publications

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