No other name could better describe Raze — he glories in destruction and chaos, and lives for the feel of the ground shaking beneath his mighty piledriver arms. He is a braggart with little regard for the sanctity of human life. How his jukebox alt-mode serves to further his mission of mayhem is unknown.
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Raze was among the Decepticons stationed on Earth. He participated in an assault on Dinobot Island, and skirmished with Snarl and Paddles after his fellow Decepticons were driven off. Raze managed to cripple Paddles, but was critically damaged by Snarl. Both Paddles and Raze sunk into the sand, where they lay for over twenty-seven years.
Eventually, Raze was excavated by Randall and Ed, a pair of paleontology students who mistook him for a harmless (if oversized) jukebox. After Ed unknowingly reactivated him, Raze transformed to robot mode and went on a rampage, destroying the students' encampment. As his piledriver arms knocked Randall and Ed into a crevice, the newly-unearthed Paddles attacked the Decepticon with his flame breath. Enraged, Raze tore up the ground with his piledrivers, sending both Paddles and himself plunging into a chasm. While Paddles survived to be trapped once more, Raze was killed by the fall.