In Detroit in the 22nd Century, Decepticon Soundwave experimented with creating a prototype drone out of Sumdac Systems Technology, resulting in several Garboils being created. The Garboil drones were released on Detroit at some point, creating chaos. One Garboil obtained sentience, being able to blackmail people he had recorded. Garboil had received the nickname “The ever-present worldsnatcher”. Garboil would serve as the basis for Laserbeak and Ratbat.