The runt of his clan, Bushwhack was unable to join the Rangers as he had planned. Instead, he studied with the Ent Arbo who was able to see the heart of a warrior within him. Though Bushwhack's people dismissed him, Arbo gave Bushwhack a chance, bestowing upon him many of his secrets as well as a powerful enchanted ax. When Bushwhack defeated an army of Lumberjack Trolls, he earned the respect of his people and a place on the Skylanders team. With his upgraded Traptanium ax, Bushwhack joined the Trap Team to help restore order after the outbreak at Cloudcracker Prison.