Its not so much that Rattrap is a coward... he just doesnt want to die. Hes seen enough battles to know the score so hes not afraid to tell his commanding officer to shove it if hes not fond of the odds. He prefers to sneak around unseen in gutters or trenches or trash barges or what have youwhatever keeps him out of harms way. He shouldnt be so worried. When he does encounter conflict he deals with it masterfully with the arsenal of guns and bombs he keeps on himself at all times. He feels naked without them. Its hard to like Rattrap especially if youre his commanding officer. Hes sarcastic irreverent and rude. Plus he smells why he smells is a mystery. Hes also not the most trusting or forgiving sort so hes not the best choice to take on a diplomatic run. Hed sooner shoot a Predacon or Decepticon than talk to them. Despite his toughasnails attitude he has a strong affection for his fellow Maximal Botanica.