Transformers - Tempus Exitium
Everybody likes Hubcap. He’s friendly, always has a clever joke or compliment ready, and is generally a nice, fun, affable bot to be around. On the other hand nobody actually trusts Hubcap. It’s not his devotion to the Autobot cause that’s the concern (mostly), but his ulterior motives for his friendship and jokes and the like. He is at his core a con artist, and everyone’s a bit on their guard around him. Some think he’s this way to cover for deficiencies or to stay in a position well above his actual aptitude level… or maybe he just likes tricking people. He doesn’t seem to have made many enemies with his tricks and scams, though; quite the opposite. So perhaps it is all mostly harmless.
No-one doubts that he’s got very good audio receptors, though, capable of picking up incredibly weak signals, which is why he’s part of the Autobot communications hub. One can only guess as to what he might do with all he hears in that position, though.
? BCE (Before the Great War)
Megatron Origin 4 – Hubcap is part of the counter-offensive agains the escaped gladiators laying waste to Kaon. He finally manages to reestablish communications, but Sentinel Prime’s body is dumped behind him. Prowl subsequently orders an all-out retreat.