Ransack is a fairly simple being. A tough-talking and straight-forward warrior, he craves combat and longs for each new battle. He'll level a whole town, destroy natural wonders, and kill hundreds to complete his mission without batting an optic. Ransack notices such things, sure - he just doesn't care.
Marvel Comics continuity
Ransack never actually appeared on-panel in the Marvel comics. However, his fellow Deluxe Insecticons Venom and Chop Shop were part of the Mayhem Attack Squad on their mission to support the Wreckers against Megatron and Galvatron. It therefore can be inferred that Ransack and Barrage also belonged to the unit and were destroyed in the battle.
Dreamwave comics continuity
After the fragmentatrion of the Decepticon forces following Megatron's seeming destruction in a space bridge accident, Ransack joined Ratbat's Ultracons. He accompanied Ratbat and fellow Ultracons Chop Shop and Venom on a mission to the Tagan Heights, where they unleashed the deadly Devastator on the Wreckers. Capturing the Wreckers' leader Springer, the Ultracons were prevented from executing him when Devastator's battle with Defensor raged out of control. In the chaos that ensued, Ransack and his allies escaped, leaving Devastator behind.
Ransack, along with Barrage, Chop Shop, and Venom, remained on Cybertron following the departure of the Ark and the Nemesis. The planet's chronic energon shortage reduced them to a vampiric existence, forcing them to capture Micromasters and drain them of their fuel. While pursuing Falcon and Flanker in the Wastelands, they ran into the middle of a conflict between the Hot Rod Patrol and Race Track Patrol.
After devouring Falcon they soon set upon the other Micromasters, but were driven back by the timely arrival of Groundshaker, who left with the Hot Rod Patrol. The subsequent arrival of Shockwave prevented them from devouring the Race Track Patrol, but he did toss them Flanker as a snack. The Insecticons subsequently abducted the Race Track Patrol and several other Micromasters from Little Iacon, in an attempt to ferret out the Hot Rod Patrol and gain some new recruits in the process. Returning to Decepticon HQ with their Micromaster prisoners, Ransack caught a group of the tiny Transformers trying to free their cohorts. After sounding the alarm, Ransack had a big, possibly lethal hole blown in him by Groundshaker.
3H Universe comics
- Ransack (Deluxe Insecticon, 1985)
(Ransack, like all the Deluxe Insecticons, was lisenced by Hasbro from Bandai for US release, and thus was not available from Takara in Japan. This is also likely the reason they were not included in the Cartoon or US Marvel Comic.)