Although formally a Decepticon, Treadshot is a hired gun who will work for the highest bidder. Often seeming gruff and silent, few realize that this is the result of his pragmatic nature; he feels he was literally built to shoot things and cares for little else. While Treadshot’s deadly sense of purpose sometimes unnerves his own employers, it has allowed him to hone his sharpshooting skills to unmatched levels. His ability to outdraw and outshoot anything he's pointed at leaves little room for argument.
Treadshot's weapon of choice is a pulse demagnetizer cannon that is accessible both as a robot and an all-terrain tank. His constant companion is Catgut, who can transform from a Prysmosian cheetah to a particle blaster. While lacking his partner's intense focus, Catgut has no shortage of enthusiasm for their work.