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->''"He was a cop, and good at his job. But he committed the ultimate sin and testified against other cops gone bad - cops that tried to kill him, but got the woman he loved instead. Framed for murder, now he prowls the badlands, an outlaw hunting outlaws, a bounty hunter - a RENEGADE!"''
-->--'''The OpeningNarration'''

Reno Raines, a formerly well-respected policeman, is framed for the shooting of his girlfriend Valerie and the murder of another cop by [[BigBad Donald "Dutch" Dixon,]] and is forced to go on the run from the very law he used to uphold. Thus, his becomes a mission to [[ClearMyName find the evidence that will clear him;]] in the meantime, he works alongside noted bounty-hunter Bobby Sixkiller under the alias "Vince Black" to bring other criminals to justice.

''Renegade'' starred actor Lorenzo Lamas in the titular role, and ran for five years, from September 1992 to April 1997, for a total of five seasons, 110 episodes in all. Seasons 1-4 ran on broadcast {{syndication}}, with Season 5 airing on the Creator/USANetwork. The series was one of several created and produced by the now-deceased Creator/StephenJCannell.

By the way, this series is '''NOT''' related in any way to [[{{Fanfic/Renegade}} the Mass Effect/Command and Conquer fan-fiction story.]]

!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl: Cheyenne, when she wasn't being the DamselInDistress.
* ActionPrologue: Every episode had one.
* AdventureTowns
* AlliterativeName[=/=]AwesomeMcCoolName: Reno Raines (played by Lorenzo Lamas no less) and Donald "Dutch" Dixon.
** Bobby Sixkiller.
* [[spoiler:AndTheAdventureContinues]]: [[spoiler:When the evidence is finally found to clear Reno of Dixon's first murder and implicate Dutch in [[MoralEventHorizon the murder of his wife to silence her as a potential witness,]] it's Dixon who ends up on the run...with [[{{Irony}} Reno now being the one to hunt him]].]]
* ArchEnemy: Dixon to Reno.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Sandy Carruthers, Cheyenne's replacement, had taken bounty hunting lessons provided in Bobby Sixkiller's home video courses, and had graduated from said courses at the time of her joining Reno and Bobby at the beginning of Season 5.
* TheAtoner: One episode features a small colony of ex-cons who have become this and are trying to make an honest living. Unfortunately, several of the local townspeople are [[JerkAss jerks]] toward them.
* BadassLongcoat: Reno wears these from time to time.
* BeardOfEvil: Dutch Dixon.
* BountyHunter: Reno and company aren't the only ones shown in the series.
* ButNowIMustGo
* ClearMyName: The main point of the series.
* ConvenientComa: Valerie, Reno's girlfriend, falls into one after being shot during the attempt on Reno's life in the first episode. [[spoiler:She dies.]]
* CoolBike: Reno rides one.
* CoolShades: Reno, Bobby Sixkiller and Dixon wear them from time to time.
* DamselInDistress: Cheyenne Phillips, Bobby Sixkiller's sister and assistant and Reno's love interest, sometimes acted as this; her replacement, Sandy Carruthers, would later take up this mantle on occasion. A number of one-shot female characters played this role OnceAnEpisode as well.
* DeadpanSnarker: Reno has a lot of moments of this. As shown in the Season 5 episode "Top Ten With a Bullet":
--> '''Bobby:''' [[TheNineties The '90s]] are history, so we have to say "hi" and "hello" to [[TurnOfTheMillennium the "O's!]]"
--> '''Reno:''' Wake me up in '01.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Bobby Sixkiller, Reno's main ally in his quest, had originally been hired by Dixon to capture Reno.
* DescendedCreator: Dutch is played by Creator/StephenJCannell himself.
* DevilInPlainSight: Dutch Dixon.
* DirtyCop: Dutch Dixon, and several others who tried to kill Reno and wounded his girlfriend prior to the series proper. Several minor characters throughout the series fit the mold as well.
* {{Doppelganger}}: The plot of the Season 1 episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Two Renos."]]
* TheDrifter: Reno, by necessity.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: Observe the page image.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles Everything's Better With Motorcycles]]: Most persons, whether good or evil, have one.
* EvilCounterpart: Dutch Dixon to Reno Raines. Reno is officially an outlaw but is one of the good guys; Dixon, the BigBad and the man who framed him, is seen by most as [[VillainWithGoodPublicity an upstanding police lieutenant]].
* GetOutOfJailFreeCard: A frequent occurrence.
* GirlOfTheWeek
* GunsAkimbo
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Guess.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: One episode featured convicts being hunted for fun/as target practice by novice/wannabe assassins.
* InspectorJavert: Most police in the series play it straight. Also done with Dutch Dixon, officially; but it's also subverted in that his acting this way is merely to cover up the fact that he framed Reno for his own crime.
* InvincibleHero: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Reno is certainly tough, but even he can and does get injured - sometimes seriously so (it's a plot point in one episode).
* [[ItsAWonderfulPlot It's A Wonderful Plot]]: The Season 4 episode "The Road Not Taken" has Reno, having been captured and placed in a holding cell, [[TemptingFate wishing he'd never been born.]] BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, Reno.
* [[ItsPersonal It's Personal]]: The whole Reno Raines/Dutch Dixon feud.
* KnightErrant: Reno.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Bobby Sixkiller, in the Season 1 episode "Eye of the Storm."
* MagicalNegro: Averted. Reno is the partner and employee to the Native American Sixkiller, and occasionally acts as ''his'' moral center and advisor. He's basically a Magical Caucasian.
* ManipulativeBastard: Dutch Dixon, once again.
* MightyGlacier: Bobby Sixkiller.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: One episode ends with Reno and Bobby arriving at Hound Adams' last known location...only to find a video-taped message from him demanding that Reno kill Dixon before Adams will come forward to vindicate Reno. Naturally, Reno is not amused.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Bobby Sixkiller.
* OpeningNarration: A very CrazyAwesome one, outlined at the top of the page.
* PutOnABus: Cheyenne Phillips at the end of Season 4, replaced by Sandy Carruthers (played by Sandra Ferguson). The real-life reason was the split between Lorenzo Lamas and Kathleen Kinmont, who had been married in 1989 and divorced in 1993, but continued to stay civil for the sake of the show--until Lamas began a relationship with Playboy model Shauna Sand. In response to this, Kinmont went on ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'' and slammed Lamas' new relationship; in response, she got fired by Lamas, who was at that time the show's executive producer. [[http://www.torgo.us/renegade/kathleen.htm These]] [[http://www.lorenzolamas.info/eng/interview.php links]] provide further detail.
* ShirtlessScene: Reno gets his fair share.
* SiblingTeam: Bobby and Cheyenne are step-siblings.
* SmugSnake: Dutch Dixon.
* SternChase: Reno seeks to find the one witness who can clear his name; simultaneously, Dixon seeks to capture/kill Reno.
* StoryArc: Finding Hound Adams, the witness who can clear Reno's name, is this. Compounding the issue is the fact that Adams refuses to come forward unless Reno kills Dixon first, out of fear for his own life.
* TattooedCrook: Well, Reno DOES have tattoos, and he's painted as a crook - but [[PlayingWithATrope he's not really one.]]
* TechnoWizard: Sandy Carruthers uses a computer to pinpoint the identity of the person who's stolen Bobby's jeep--[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in her debut episode, no less.]]
* TownWithADarkSecret: Played with - one town Reno and Bobby visit has a secret that the residents don't want getting out. The secret in question? [[spoiler:The town is the residence of legendary outlaw D.B. Cooper, now an old man.]]
* UndersideRide: This is how Reno Raines escaped from prison following his conviction.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Reno and Cheyenne.
* UntrustingCommunity
* VillainOfTheWeek
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Dutch Dixon.
* WalkingTheEarth: Reno has to keep on the move throughout the series.
* WantedPoster
* WouldNotHitAGirl: Reno. It's used against him on at least one occasion.
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