MATT HUNTER
ROLE:
UNECOM Pilot
SPECIES:
Human
DEBUT:
"The Battle for Gobotron"
EPISODE COUNT:
58
VOICE ACTOR: Morgan Paull


Matt was an experienced NASA astronaut, and was charged with taking the shuttle Intrepid up to repair a satellite with the help of cadets Nick and AJ. However, the shuttle was destroyed by the Renegades' Thruster, and the trio were suspended by NASA, who didn't believe their story. However, the Guardians soon contacted them for help repairing Turbo. Matt was then drawn into the battle between the two groups, instantly striking up a rapport with Leader-1. He would regularly pilot the Guardian in battle. However, he was taken over by the Renegades' Pulsar Generator, but was freed by Turbo, Scooter and the cadets. He then helped stop the Renegades' invasion of the planet, and was obviously allowed to return to NASA.

He stayed with the service when it was revamped as UNECOM, taking a key liaison role in their alliance with the Guardians. Matt would help discover the Last Engineer and returned to Earth when Gobotron fell to the Renegades, eventually helping pilot the Command Center during the Guardians' successful counterattack. As a result of his ties with the Guardians he would be involved in a wide number of escapades. He briefly turned out as a successful gladiator in Old Gobotron; he took the Tri-Amulet from Cy-Kill; he convinced the Guardians to listen to Doctor Braxis about the Nova Beam; he helped expose the Renegades' plans during the Vienna peace conference; he freed the captured Guardians on Elba (though he also got stranded there by way of thanks); swallowed down his pride to recruit Braxis again to combat Roguestar's stealth field, and destroyed the Renegades' Shield Generator when they used it to give crime-lord Murchison control of America.

Matt was an excellent pilot in all kinds of craft, and could handle guns with ease. He was a bit macho, and could leap to conclusions from time to time. However, Matt usually took the job of taking out any human enemies without a big robot having to bully the poor things. He initially enjoyed a mutual attraction to Soviet scientist Anya Turgenova, but there are no real signs of this continuing after they both transferred to UNECOM. Things were less mutual with Lois Ransome, who spent most of their trip to Atlantis grappling at him. Matt got on well with Nick and AJ, generally treating the pair as equals.


Matt appeared in the following episodes:

"The Battle for Gobotron", "Target Earth", "Conquest of Earth", "Earthbound", "The Final Conflict", "Cy-Kill's Escape", "Quest for the Creator", "The Fall of Gobotron", "Flight to Earth", "Return to Gobotron", "Time Wars", "Genius and Son", "Dawn World", "Forced Alliance", "Invasion from the 21st Level Part II", "Lost on Gobotron", "Cy-Kill's Shrinking Ray", "Quest for Roguestar", "Renegade Rampage Part I", "Renegade Rampage Part II", "Ultra Zod", "Sentinel", "Cold Spell", "Auto-Madic", "Tarnished Image", "In Search of Ancient Gobonauts", "Gameworld", "Wolf in the Fold", "Depth Charge", "Nova Beam", "Transfer Point", "Steamer's Defection", "The Gobot Who Cried Renegade", "The Seer", "Pacific Overtures", "Destroy All Guardians", "Escape from Elba", "Clutch of Doom", "The Third Column", "A New Suit for Leader-1", "Renegade Carnival", "The Gift", "The Last Magic Man", "Braxis Goes Bonkers", "Fitor to the Finish", "Cy-Kill's Cataclysmic Trap", "Doppelganger", "Trident's Triple Threat", "Crime Wave", "Scooter Enhanced", "Ring of Fire", "Element of Danger", "It's the Thought That Counts", "The Secret of Halley's Comet", "Terror in Atlantis", "Et Tu, Cy-Kill", Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords