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Cy-Kill is the name of a fictional character from the Gobots toy line and fiction.

GoBots character
Allegiance Renegades
Function Renegade Leader
Alternate mode(s) motorcycle
Voiced by Bernard Erhard

Challenge of the Gobots

In the animated series Challenge of the Gobots, Cy-Kill was the leader of the evil Renegades. He was originally a member of the Guardians and friend of Leader-1. He wanted to be the sole ruler of Gobotron to better protect it (since he felt he was the mightiest guardian), but Leader-1 believed in democracy. This led Cy-Kill to break away from the Guardians and become the leader of the Renegades. He sought to conquer the Gobot homeworld and have all the power for himself. He was very ruthless and a thorn in the side of the Guardians.

Cy-Kill attempted to invade Earth with the help of crooked Unicom scientist Doctor Braxis, but his plans were thwarted by the Guardians. The Guardians were able to eventually capture him. Unfortunately he used his wheels against the guards to aid his escape (since his weapons were disconnected), causing the release of his lieutenant Fitor (also a former Guardian). Because of Fitor's aid, Cy-Kill was able to escape to his massive mobile base, Roguestar, and threaten Gobotron once again. Although an attempted coup by the Master Renegade allowed the Guardians to assemble the Courageous and save both Earth and Gobotron, Cy-Kill would remain at large, threatening both planets.

Robo Machines

In the Eagle comic strip Robo Machines, Cy-Kill was a petty criminal on Robotron, already known to the Security Forces, before submitting himself to Stron-Domez' Robo Machine process, which added a transformation mechanism to his cybernetic body. While the initial attempt to assassinate the planet's president failed, Cy-Kill at least aided Stron-Domez' escape. He was modified on arrival on Earth, given a new fission cannon weapon by Stron-Domez. However, he held feelings of contempt for fellow Robo Machine Tank, and these bubbled over during their attack on Cholkham, when Cy-Kill was tricked into fighting his Renegade comrade. When the Security Forces tracked the Renegades to their Birmingham factory, Cy-Kill was the only Robo Machine to escape, carrying Stron-Domez to safety. He then performed an operation on his master to convert him into Zod.

Cy-Kill then coerced a variety of human tramps and vagrants to work in Zod's new factory, situated on the outskirts of London. However, he began to dislike Zod after the monster stole the pleasure of killing the SF Robo Machine Carry-All from him. Cy-Kill also grew more ambitious, and modified the brain of the Devil Invader Casmodon so it would obey him over Zod. He was briefly disabled by Leader One at the scrapyard. He showed his contempt for Zod by abandoning his damaged ersatz creator in the scrapyard, intending to observe and support Casmodon's attack on London. However, he was detained fighting the SF robot Scooter outside the city. Scooter, with the aid of human Charlie Brampton, managed to trick him into being hit by a train,delaying him while Casmodon was defeated. He attempted to shoo them down once he extricated himself, but was driven off by Leader One. Frustrated at the Devil Invader's damage, he set off after the remaining SF forces by himself, and his attack was enough to cause the depleted Guardians to withdraw from Earth. At the end of the series, Cy-Kill was left on Earth, seemingly with Casmodon at his disposal.


The toy of Cy-Kill was originally Bandai's Bike Robo from their Machine Robo toyline. Bike Robo was a heroic character in red, white, and blue colors. Tonka, however, decided to make this character a villain. The Tonka version was originally released in the red, white, and blue, but in the final year of the toy line this was changed to a more "evil" black and green color scheme. The animated version, however, had already been drawn in the original colors and so he stayed that way on TV. A larger "Super GoBot" Cy-Kill was later released, based on the Bandai Big Bike Robo figure. As one of the lead characters from the TV series, Cy-Kill featured on numerous items of merchandise as well.

Dreamwave Productions

Although never named in the series, Cy-Kill made three appearances in Dreamwave Productions Transformers comic book series. The first was in the Transformers: Armada comic as one of the unnamed Decepticons killed by the heralds of Unicron. The second time was in a very brief scene in the Transformers: Generation One comic series. In volume two, "War and Peace", Shockwave is overseeing the reactivation of the smelting pools and the two robots being executed within them are Cy-Kill and Leader-1. Lastly, in a flashback in the ongoing series, he was a gladiator who was defeated by Megatron.

IDW Publishing

In a nod to Dreamwave Production's portrayal of Cy-Kill as Megatron's opponent, IDW Publishing also featured a clash between the two of them in the second issue of The Transformers: Megatron Origin. In the rebooted origin of the Decepticons, both Megatron and Cy-Kill are combatants in the illegal gladiatorial games held in Kaon. This version of Cy-Kill is much taller and designed to fit in more with the general look of the other Cybertronians. He meets a gruesome fate as, after being impaled and crushed under Megatron, he is executed with his own weapon.

Fun Publications

In "Transcendent" Breakaway, Landquake and Skyfall arrive on a parallel Transtech Cybertron, in the city of Axiom Nexus. They are greeted by that world's Cheetor and Silverbolt, and are worried that Cliffjumper has gone missing. The arrivals are told that they are among many to arrive on this world and are brought to "processing." Among those waiting in processing are Autoceptor, Bad Boy, Charger with Fire Beast, Cosmos, Cy-Kill, Pathfinder, Universe Repugnus, Sky-Byte, Smallfoot and Treads. After processing the three Autobots are greeted by the ancient Autobot Alpha Trion and taught in the ways of outworlders in Axiom Nexus. Breakaway is then abducted by Transtech Shockwave.

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