Abel was one of a group of dimuntive refugee Autobots that left Cybertron four million years ago, along with his friends Chromedome and Jack. Eventually, they crashed on the inhospitable world of Master, but were eventually able to establish a civilization there. When the ninja Decepticon Sixshot attacked a mining operation, Abel led a militia that attempted to get rid of him, but the villain used his multiplication powers to kill them all, Abel included. Chromedome ran to his fallen friend and cradled his dead body in his arms—this was the first time he felt true anger towards those who do evil. Chromedome vowed revenge against Sixshot for his friend's death.