Back when Drift was known as Deadlock, Shadow Raker was his mentor and a crime boss as well as Jetstorm and Slipstream's Deployer but Drift defected and took Jetstorm and Slipstream with him under his wing.
When Shadow Raker came to Earth, his first intention was to retrieve Jetstorm and Slipstream. The Bee Team came on to his ship to catch him, but he easily lead them into a trap. Drift tried to fight him off only for him to blinded by Shadow Raker's webbing.
Shadow Raker escaped into forest where the Bee Team tried to catch him. Shadow Raker trapped everyone except Drift with his webbing. He crossed with Drift again and they fought. Drift almost won, but Shadow Raker webbed him to a tree and then captured Jetstorm and Slipstream. While flying his ship, the Mini-Cons managed to fool Shadow Raker into thinking they were still loyal to him. They also convinced him into going after the Shanix held at the museum. They actually put him into the trap of the Bee Team. He webbed them except Drift again and they had another vigorous battle. This time Drift won and gave Shadow Raker an educational speech. When he tried to escape, Drift deployed Jetstorm and Slipstream to knock him out. Shadow Raker was then placed in a stasis pod.
- Shadow Raker uses an altered version of the Saberhorn character model, swapping his horned helmet for one with a large crest, the left extension being broken, his shoulder platings enforced with two more, and his head in beast mode is reminiscent of an arachnid.
- Shadow Raker says that Earth is a back water world.