"Don't just take the goods, take the credit, too."
Packrat is the ultimate glory hound. His penchant
for stealing is surpassed only by his desire to let everyone know
he did it. The other Maximals are tolerant of his sneaky and deceptive
ways only because he's an effective fighter, and because he causes
the Predacons more trouble than he does his comrades. His standing
with his teammates reached a crossroad with the Energon armor incident.
As Rhinox has said, "There may be hope for him yet."