5. With Optimus's help, they realised what was happening and managed to work together to overcome the virus. You, Me, and the Universe As Starscream struggled to control the Decepticon uprising, Rattrap witnessed him shoot Swindle—who had been a willing coconspirator in Starscream's imperialist aims—in the back to silence him. Discovery While Nightscream and Blackarachnia kept the other Vehicon generals busy, Rattrap and Cheetor went on a special mission. Bonus Edition Vol. In Transformers Animated, a version of Rattrap appears in the episode "This is Why I Hate Machines" as Rattletrap. The series that revived the Transformers franchise after a years-long recession, note Beast Wars was a fully CG-animated series that premiered in 1996. Despite his misgivings, Rattrap took part in the assault on the Darksyde, and was present for Megatron's apprehension. As they fought the Predacons over, it, it let out a sonic cry which shorted out the Maximals. The Beast Wars Road Map, Rattrap once shot Jonny Quest's rope, sending him plummeting to his demise in a fiery pit. 65 but to his joy, Topspin repaired all the damage. The Maximals attempted to find the chamber containing the fruit tree again, leading to a fight with the Vehicons during which everyone was knocked out, and Nightscream abducted. The Trigger, Part 2, Megatron's latest gambit involved the Predacons stealing the Axalon' rectifier coil, forcing the Maximals to remain in their beast modes at all time. Though he and Wheeljack were able to stabilize Swindle, the Combaticon was brain-dead, and so the pair hid him away instead. The Alternity shepherded the "shipwrecked" Primal, Rhinox, Rattrap, and Silverbolt to Viron 102.0 Beta in order to fight the similarly shipwrecked Megatron, who schemed to take over this reality's Cybertron by capturing the populace's sparks and converting their bodies into Vehicons. When later telling Rhinox about it, Rattrap made it clear he still didn't trust the ex-Predacon. Rattrap arrived at the battlefield along with the other Maximals to find Dinobot damaged beyond recovery. With Optimus Primal weakened after reformatting Nightscream, Cheetor was left in charge, and he, Rattrap and Blackarachnia went on a mission to a Vehicon factory in search of information. He offered the Wreckers' ally Devcon a restored commission as Peace Marshall in the Iacon territories, but the hunter declined. Master Blaster, When the Predacon base was destroyed by the arrival of Tigerhawk, Rattrap was the first, and only Maximal prepared to celebrate, but was puzzled when anyone failed to return his high-five. Taken to Megatron, the Maximals were in danger of having their sparks extracted, however Rattrap's spontaneous random transformations broke him free of the energon bonds, and he was able to free everyone. During a battle atop a mountain laced with energon, Rattrap found himself having a beast mode fight against Tarantulas. He prefers to sneak around unseen, in gutters or trenches or trash barges or what have you—whatever keeps him out of harm's way. Feeling a bit guilty, Rattrap proceeded to use himself to cushion Airazor's crash-landing. Victory, After Rhinox was captured by the Predacons, Rattrap managed to tap into his friend's comlink, and the Maximals listened in horror as Rhinox was converted into a Predacon by Megatron's Transmuter. After Megatron attacked Optimus Prime and was thrown out of the Ark when Blackarachnia activated the ship's defense systems, Rattrap and the other Maximals attempted to heal the wounded Autobot. Rattrap asked if maybe they could return the upgrade, but Optimus soon stumbled on the fact that they needed to focus their inner selves in order to transform. Windblade vol. When Una was kidnapped by the Preds in order to complete Megatron's disruptor cannon, Rattrap was teamed up with Depth Charge to go rescue the kid. 20, When the Autobot Headmasters visited to get Axalon Co.'s help in making transtectors, Rattrap and Optimus Primal protested that they wanted payment, which led to the Autobots and Axalon merging into one company. Believing the worst, Rattrap attempted to quietly rescue Nightscream, but accidentally alerted Savage. Rhinox and Rattrap improvised a ratball special during the ensuing battle. The Gender Gap Tigatron approached Rattrap to talk about Transformers, but Rattrap quickly realized he only liked series with cute girls in them and asked if Tigatron knew anything about Beast Wars. Each War For Cybertron figure jumps out of the animated series and into your collection with a high attention to detail and accurate color schemes reflecting their appearance in the War for Cybertron: Kingdom series. Sometimes there were many of him! The Maximals and Predacons were forced to take organic forms from the local creatures; Rattrap took the form of a (very oversized) rat, and was dismayed to find that they were going to have to use the disguises to avoid the energon radiation. He was later interrogated by Ratchet and Captain Fanzone, who threatened to slime him if he didn't give them access to a high-security infirmary on Cybertron. Bonus Edition Vol. Alpha Trizer's profile, In one splinter timeline of Primax 496.22 Alpha, minor atmospheric perturbations caused Silverbolt's stasis pod to crash on the far side of Earth, and absent his presence, Megatron slaughtered all the remaining Maximals except Tigatron and Airazor. Fortunately, Rattrap's wish for Ginrai to keep fighting exuded its own Shinchōkon, allowing him to use draw both Jūchōkon and Shinchōkon from the rat and claim victory. In his new form, Rattrap became a large green rat with a "toolkit" on his back, containing such things as flashlights and computer ports. The Maximals struggled to get the ship working, and Blackarachnia found that Rattrap's sword-tail made a perfect power conduit... once she snipped off the tip. 39 He was present when the Astrotrain Transport Company delivered a package to his home, Bonus Edition Vol. Megatron was able to use his access to the Oracle to cut off the Maximals' spark power, and, overcome by the Moles, Rattrap and Botanica had their sparks ripped out by Cycle Drones. A Better Mousetrap, When Primal was hit by one of Scorponok's Cyberbees, injecting a virus and turning Primal into a berserker, Rattrap unexpectedly became the voice of reason, telling Cheetor and Dinobot to settle down. 41 and received another package from Ginrai. Simultaneously, the evil overlord unleashed a torrent of projectiles, which Rattrap desperately attempt to avoid, with only semi-success. Equal Measures When Optimus went semi-missing in action, swallowed by a alien probe, Rattrap objected strenuously to Dinobot nominating himself as new leader. Bonus Edition Vol. The Beast Wars were ultimately won thanks to a spy mission successfully completed by Rattrap. He's also not the most trusting or forgiving sort, so he's not the best choice to take on a diplomatic run. He still defended the base to try and prevent the operation to save Blackarachnia from failing, even if it did fail in the end (she got better). He also asked about Slipstream's origin as a clone of Starscream, and mistakenly pointed her in the direction of Armada Starscream. For Rattrap, this simply meant that his complaining became even more incessant until Cheetor started chasing him around. Forced into battle, he refused Optimus Primal's order to rescue Cheetor on the grounds he'd get shot up. Power Surge Rattrap was a member of the party sent out to attempt to capture a stasis pod after Optimus Primal was taken out as soon as he left the base. Rattrap noted that he had never trusted Blackarachnia, and she replied that he was right not to do so. The Agenda (Part 2). So he's a tree hugger. As it turned out, Megatron wasn't gone after all, and his spark possessed a Cycle Drone, which wreaked havoc in the orchard until Botanica destroyed it. After watching Primal and his son play with a Transformer together, Rattrap and the others warmed up to the idea that the franchise was definitely for children after all. The Maximals continued to defend the base, and were on the verge of defeat, until Optimal Primal appeared, reborn in a Transmetal body, and fought the Predacons off. The Maximals managed to find him, leading them to battle more Vehicons, and the discovery of a fossil cave which they would use for their base. After the Predacons were driven off, Rattrap asked the two "promotional items" if they had gotten around to acquiring the "episode's McGuffin". He left to munch some garbage, but earned a new friend when Cheetor thanked him for saving his life. Beast Wars Metals #4, And after that, Rattrap's and Rhinox's monitoring skills came in handy again, as they hacked into the security cameras of the Ark and saw that Megatron was planning to kill Optimus Prime. The two shared final words of both insult and reconciliation, Rattrap gingerly holding Dinobot's hand as he died. I may have started my Transformers fandom with Generation 2, but Beast Wars is what sealed my fate. Back on the Axalon, Optimus congratulated Rattrap on a job well done, adding that he didn't need to make his "defection" that believable (as he rubbed where Rattrap had shot him). 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