Back when the war was at its worst, even the Autobots who weren't programmed to fight were called into battle. More than once, Autobot Ratchet was forced out onto the battlefield not just as a medic, but as a warrior. They're not memories he likes to recall, but he learned more than one lesson that has saved his life in the years since.
* Injured Autobots often request him as their medic.
* Specializes in modifying armor and weapons to peak conditions.
* When forced to fight, usually shoot to disable, instead of destroy.