Needlenose was once a renowned microchip designer on Cybertron
. His 'Chic Chip' was all the rage but the fad began to wane and was completely dead when Optimus Prime
followers pointed out how pointless and frivolous the Chic Chip was. Angered by their comments he joined the Decepticon
cause when war broke out.
He is binary bonded
to the Nebulons
who can form together to create a powerful weapon.
Needlenose was recuited to the reformed Mayhem Attack Squad
for the purpose of hunting down the Decepticon traitors, Carnivac
. He only made it into the Squad when Spinister
covered up the fact that he fled from Autobot training dummies during a training excercise. A crime in the Decepticon ranks, punishable by death.
The Mayhem Attack Squad tracked down and surrounded Carnivac on Earth. Catilla came to his friends rescue but was impaled through the chest by Bludgeons
sword and died. Carnivac swore revenge on Needlenose and the rest of the Squad. A short time later after several missions on Cybertron the Mayhem Attack Squad renewed their search for Carnivac on Earth and set up an easily defendable base on a desert island. Needlenose was the first to be dispatched. With Carnivac's love of hunting in darkness, Needlenose knew he was doomed when the lights suddenly flickered off.