Ped was one of the many Decepticons imprisoned aboard the Alchemor. When the ship crash-landed on Earth by Megatronus, he was freed from his stasis pod. He set up a network of tunnels and begun scrounging energon cubes scattered by the ship's crash, hoping to monopolize the precious resource so that he could negotiate with other Decepticons. He eventually attacked a human construction site to recover an energon cube. Not long afterwards, he raided Denny Clay's scrapyard and stole most of their stockpiled energon. Bumblebee and his team - along with Jazz- travelled into the tunnels to recover their energon. Bumblebee and Strongarm encountered him digging, and realized that his constant tunneling had undermined part of Crown City. Ped escaped after he realized that Sideswipe and Jazz had found his Energon stash. Ped attacked Sideswipe and disabled him; Jazz's sonic weapons collapsed the tunnel, and Ped escaped with the energon in the confusion.
The Autobots later set up a trap to lure Ped aboveground and recapture him. However, they did not allow for the possibility that Ped would attack Denny and Russell Clay instead of beelining for the energon. Ped incapacitated the other Autobots by dropping them into a sinkhole. Sideswipe managed to escape the pit and goaded Ped into attacking him. He was joined by Jazz, and together the two managed to bait the enraged Decepticon back into his stasis pod, at which point Denny dropped an electromagnet on his head.
- Megatronus - Savior (never met)
- Autobots - Enemies