|“||We're only halves of a whole, but double the trouble.||”|
Battletrap can best be described as playful - in the same sense that a cat is playful with a mouse that it's caught before the cat moves in for the kill. If his two components were humans they'd very likely be a wrestling tag-team. He likes to trap an adversary between his jeep and helicopter components and have "fun" with him - knock him back and forth a bit - before finally ripping him to pieces. He's cheerful and good-natured - no doubt because he enjoys his work so much.
Battletrap can divide his robot into two separate and autonomous vehicle modes - Ford F-150 camper truck and AH-64 Apache helicopter. The two vehicles have identical personalities and can recombine into robot mode in 1.6 seconds. The jeep has a maximum speed of 90 mph and a range of 600 miles. In robot and jeep modes, Battletrap uses a double-barreled, wire-guided assault missile launcher with infra-red imaging for night-firing capabilities. The helicopter has a maximum speed of 780 mph and a range of 1200 miles. It is packed with electronic detection, jamming and communication equipment.
Battletrap has good strength in robot mode, but sacrifices much of this for mobility when he divides into his two vehicle modes. Neither vehicle is especially rugged or weapons-fire-resistant.
Megacycles ago, Shockwave selected two decepticons to take part in his experiments with enhancing the cybertronian body and spark. Flywheels and Battletrap were selected for this because to most, they were your standard decepticon troopers, AKA expendable. Shockwave's experiment was successful, he was able to split each of their sparks into new vehicle forms and merge them when they transformed.
While the Earth-based Decepticons slumbered, Venom's Mayhem Attack Squad was active on Cybertron, as an independent force that performed missions for Shockwave on an individual basis, counterpart to the Autobot Wreckers.
Battletrap remains a member of the Mayhem Attack Squad on Cybertron, except when he is needed on Earth.