Aaron Grundy was once a skilled computer programmer who founded DeepWave Technologies with his friend Caleb Awan. However, he then became a pawn of the evil Dire Wraiths and was transformed into the monster known as Axiom, a perverse combination of Dire Wraith magic, human technology, and the mineral Ore-13. Axiom is the Wraiths’ ultimate weapon against the Space Knight Rom, able to evade detection from Rom’s Analyzer and exploiting his desire to save humans who have been infected by the Wraiths.
While growing up in Adelaide, Australia, Aaron Grundy was fascinated with computers and technology. This interest led him to read all he could about programming, eventually landing a job at defense contractor Raymond-Lull. Grundy’s work for Raymond-Lull eventually brought him to Seattle, Washington, where, at a tech conference, he met Caleb Awan. The two men quickly became friends, and began developing what would be their ultimate achievement: the Axiom suit. After several unsuccessful attempts, the two finally began to break ground, and Grundy left Raymond-Lull to begin his own start-up with Awan, DeepWave Technologies. However, the Axiom suit's mental interface soon ran into more problems, and the two faced either losing their company, and the suit along with it, or selling it to a military think tank, ultimately opting for the latter.
After selling the company, Aaron was nervous about what the military would think when they revealed the Axiom suit's final version had been unsuccessful. However, General Joe Colton, who was sent to oversee the suit's development, presented the duo with what he believed would help the suit reach its full potential: Ore-13. Colton told them that Axiom was needed to deal with a situation in Utah, referring to the Transformers. After a week of development, the armor was fully operational. While Aaron told Colton that it would still take a few months to adapt the suit to anyone else's brain patterns, the General decided it was time for a field test, having two of his associates attack Grundy with "prototype" weapons. The Axiom-clad Grundy easily avoided the attacks and relieved the soldiers of their weapons. Colton concluded the suit was working perfectly. Now it was time to "work on" Aaron, knocking him out. When Aaron awoke, he found himself tied up in "bio-webs", still wearing the Axiom armor, and surrounded by Caleb, Colton, and Colton's associates, who revealed themselves to all be Dire Wraiths in disguise. The Wraiths then began to infect Aaron, merging him with the armor and transforming him into a monstrous creature.
Grundy, now calling himself Axiom, was deployed to attack the Space Knight Rom, who was traveling to Seattle with Camilla Byers. When Rom's Analyzer detected trace amounts of human DNA in Axiom, the Space Knight tried to offer his help. However, Axiom rejected it, thanking the Dire Wraiths for what they had done and reveling in his new form's power. While Rom tried to avoid fighting Axiom to uphold his vow to not harm a human, Axiom goaded him to either fight or die! Relenting, Rom readied his Neutralizer. However, before Rom could finish him off, Axiom was ordered by the Wraiths to return to base, teleporting him back when he refused.
Axiom was present when the Dire Wraith leaders, including his former friend Caleb Awan, led a group of Wraiths to attack Autobot City beside Miles Mayhem's M.A.S.K. team. When Baron Karza Enerchanged with the Dire Wraiths, Axiom was also absorbed into the giant Karza-Wraith monstrosity.
Having survived the destruction of the Karza-Wraith hybrid, Caleb brought Axiom along with him as he went to check up on Leonard Song's project of creating a method that would allow Rom's armor to be controlled remotely. As Leonard tried to explain why progress was so slow, Caleb ordered Axiom to kill him but before he could strike Leonard's control devices suddenly took control of Axiom, making him stop in his tracks. Axiom was rather unamused by this.
- Axiom (G1) at the TFWiki