Hardcase the Tiger Beetle first appeared in the first Turbo F.A.S.T episode Crazy Fast as the Main Antagonist. He first showed up in the Starlight City Raceway showing how Turbo stole his destiny. Hardcase challenged Turbo to race against him or he'll tear the city apart. Later the next day he and Turbo started to race. But later as Turbo won Hardcase and his crew started attacking. As the tiger beetles were about to win against them they heard the sound of the Yellowback Tree Frog that was the tiger beetle's predator which was actually a trick from Smoove Move as Hardcase and the tiger beetles ran off.