Jetbug was once a mining bot on the planet of Tallos 5. At one point in his life, Hero Factory scientists arrived on the planet and modified several of the local robots with fuel-absorbing augments in their fingers, in order to avoid constantly recharging. However, this modification backfired, as he could absorb more fuel than his body could handle. He eventually became corrupt with power, and left the planet with several other fuel-thirsty mining bots. He became wanted for crimes of destroying public property, robbery, assault, and arson. Along with the other Fire Villains, he recently made his way to Tanker Station 22, where they started to siphon its fuel. The Alpha 1 Team was called in to stop them, though they only managed to save the workers due to the villains enhanced power. Jetbug managed to blast Furno off of a building and they all surrounded the retreating Heroes. However, Surge managed to draw the villains away, giving the Heroes a chance to escape. The Heroes eventually returned to the Refueling Station after being upgraded and started to battle the mining bots. Jetbug managed to gain control of a Fuel Supply Ship, and nearly killed Breez and Furno. Surge managed to hijack the vehicle however, and was able to eject Jetbug from it. He is now being treated at the Hero Factory for his fuel addiction.
He later returned with Fire Lord, Drilldozer, and Nitroblast to take over the Crystal Empire and steal its energy to make him and his allies powerful to take over all of Equestria. To do this, he and his allies needed to find the Crystal Empire and steal the Crystal Heart
He appeared in an alternate timeline where he and the Fire Villains have