The RoGun Ruckus

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"The RoGun Ruckus"
Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode
"The RoGun Ruckus" title
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 18
Written by Jim Sorenson
Original air date September 29th, 1986/October 20th, 2015
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The RoGun Ruckus is a fictional story in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric series episode 18. Written in 2015, it retroactively took place in an unaired second season of the Challenge of the GoBots animated series.[1]


Dr. Go invents three sentient transforming pistols for the Renegades.

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The following was first posted on the Ask Vector Prime Facebook page on October 20th, 2015.

Q: Dear Renegade Rhetoric, What are you takes on Transformers technology like Targetmasters, Headmasters and Pretenders? Would you even use those technologies yourself or on your troops?

Cy-Kill: My immediate visceral reaction to "binary bonding" is one of repugnance. However, a wise leader considers all possible technologies, and our humanoid allies, such as Braxis or Alva-Mar, have occasionally proven useful. Come to think of it, I did once create semi-sentient transforming weapons, and that did not turn out as I had hoped. In retrospect, giving you weapon a will of its own was ill-advised, for obvious reasons.

Pretender technology seems much more to my liking. Perhaps we could use it to enhance Power Suit technology, bring it to the next generation. Remind me some time to tell the tale of Grungy, our failed attempt to duplicate the Last Engineer's most infuriating gift to the Guardians, Courageous.

Mathew Robert Ignash: Dear Uncle Cy, Please tell us of the semi-sentient transforming weapons you once created.

Dr. Go in Challenge of the GoBots

Cy-Kill: Certainly. When Fitor brought me news that the Guardians had developed a tetrionic capacitor and were holding it on GoBotron's fortress moon, I immediately staged a sortie. It was repulsed due to their superior firepower, prompting Crasher to complain that it was difficult to attack when we were always out-gunned. This in turn gave me a brilliant idea! I had Dr. Go create three RoGuns, hand-held weapons that could convert into small robots. In our second raid on the fortress moon, I wielded Rifle, the most powerful of the three, who could fire a powerful heat beam. Crasher utilized Pistol, who fired explosive shells. And Cop-Tur was paired with Squirt, who could fire a variety of liquid chemical. Our raid was a glorious triumph, despite the RoGuns starting to express discontent with their roles as living weapons in their incomprehensible binary gibbering. We cowed them into submission and captured the Guardian's new tetrionic capacitor.

Once back to Rogue Star, I immediately instructed Dr. Go to reprogram his new invention. Why he gave them free will in the first place is quite beyond me. What we didn't know was that Major Mo, Scooter, and A.J. had been performing maintenance on the device and were aboard. They encountered our three RoGuns and Scooter was able to somehow understand their idiotic bleeps and boops. The RoGuns were freed from Go's laboratory, and the ungrateful miscreants turned on us. The three intruders blasted their way to freedom with our own weapon after destroying the capacitor.


Guardians Renegades Humans RoGuns
Major Mo Fitor A.J. Foster Rifle
Scooter Cy-Kill Pistol
Crasher Squirt
Dr. Go


  • 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 "The RoGun Ruckus" as season 2 episode 18, which was supposed to air September 29th, 1986.


  1. "The RoGun Ruckus". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. September 29th, 1986/October 20th, 2015. No. 18, season 1.

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