Major Story Arcs
Packrat was spying on the Predacon scientist Fractyl, overhearing his development of energon armor he was determined to steal it from him. If he was successful, Packrat believed he would earn the respect from Optimus Primal and the other Maximals, and get rid of his hated beast-mode.
Packrat escaped with the energon armor and tore through the Predacons in his way, easily taking care of Inferno with his newly-enhanced powers. However, the armor was unstable and threatened to erupt in a cataclysmic explosion, destroying Packrat and any nearby. Rhinox convinced Packrat he would earn more respect if he gave up the armor, saving himself and the others. Eventually Packrat agreed and took off the armor.
The Beast Wars Sourcebook alludes to events in which Packrat participates, within the IDW version of the Beast Wars timeline and being similar to events in the 3H comics. Many elements from both timelines are conflicting, meaning that although similar, these events are not the same in the two timelines.
Packrat has once encountered a rare substance, which he experimented with on himself to make his exo-structure resistant to Energon overload.
Powers and Abilities
- Alt-Modes: Blue Rat