Ripclaw is both unquestionably loyal to the Predacon cause and fiercely protective of her fellows. This almost maternal side of her personality is balanced out by the way she viciously crushes her enemies and leaves their circuits burning with her mech-venom.
Ripclaw was created by Shockwave, with the help from Starscream who revived some Predacon bones. Shockwave also created Skylynx and Darksteel, who are full grown Predacons, while Ripclaw was still in her containment unit. She was only seen in Shockwave's lab and could still be there.