In the cartoon, the Predacons were frequently shown to be badasses. The cartoon played this up to the hilt. While most of the Predacons didn't get too much screen time, Razorclaw did, and even got an episode to himself (kinda) with season 3's Nightmare Planet, where he and Springer had to team up against the machinations of the Quintessons, who were brainwashing Daniel into having bad dreams, and then making those dreams take actual form. Razorclaw made it very clear that he hated the Autobots, and hated Springer, and only teamed up in order to survive. Even then, he was being a badass, and I loved him for it. Aside from that, he was very much just part of the Predacon team, but they were awesome, so it's really ok.
In the comic, he was no less of a badass, but again, just part of the team. They worked with Shockwave, betrayed Megatron, and worked for Ratbat, but sadly they were soon relegated to the role of buffoons (but not before Razorclaw shot a soldier dead. No, really.), as they got outwitted by the Throttlebots. This actually happened.
IDW has yet to see any true Predacon badassery (they've come close, though. They're currently in capitvity, so it could happen, but I wouldn't expect it anytime soon. But that's ok. Razorclaw will just keep on waiting, until his time to strike comes near...
Razorclaw is my favourite Predacon. There, I said it. This is mainly because of Bob Budiansky's marvellous profile of him in Transformers: Universe. Seriously, go check it out. And fall in love with Razorclaw, Rampage, Tailgate, and even Arblus. He's in there too.