Unlike his noble counterparts, Trey was ambitious and willing to betray his friends to improve his lifestyle. Trey double-crossed the Original Freedom Fighters group, luring them into a trap for Dr. Ivo Robotnik. In response to inquiry of why he would betray his friends, he responded "I'm a snake; it's totally in my nature." Trey proved that cheaters never prosper, as he was also roboticized and sent into the Zone of Silence along with the others. (StH: #142, #143)
- Private Trey Scales' betrayal could be a remark to the Bible, as a snake (symbolizing the devil) caused Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, causing the human downfall.