The cunning bounty hunter Forager is a member of the Decepticon offshoot known as the Ronin. He seems to be the plotter of the group, coming up with new plans to make money. In robot mode, he resembles an Earth raccoon, while his alternate mode is a Cybertronian dirt buggy.
Forager was a member of the Ronin during the ill-fated mission at Athena. He and his teammates were arrested by the Autobots and imprisoned on board the Alchemor, later escaping when the ship crashed on Earth. Bee Team found him wandering in Crown City's back streets and captured him, though as they were putting him in stasis, he recognized Drift as his old Ronin friend Deadlock. A short time later Forager was thawed by Foxtrot and Stilts who had taken over the Autobots' Scrapyard base. While the trio were plotting to sell Team Bee and the other Decepticon prisoners, Drift tricked them into thinking he was on their side. After he showed them a nearby Energon stash, they were taken in, and he was able to free the rest of the Autobots. Forager and the other Ronin were soon captured and placed in stasis.