FUNCTION: TRAINING COORDINATOR
FIRST APPEARANCE: "MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE" PART 2
"Before you know how to win, you have to
know how to fight."
Profile: Backbreaker is a fierce,
driven combat trainer. His job is to teach the Decepticons how to become
effective warriors, and it is a duty that he takes very seriously. He
makes detailed recordings of his fellow combatants in action, then studies
then in order to critique their moves and, ultimately, improve their performance.
He rarely inspires the Decepticons to improve themselves, however.
He is gruff and abrasive in his approach, and is extremely demanding
during his training sessions, so he frequently has the opposite effect. "I
wish he would just give us a break," says Thundercracker. It's fortunate
for the Autobots that he creates such low morale among the Decepticon
can shrink down to the size of a miniature recording device, and is capable
of storing up to 1600 hours of audio and video footage. In this form,
he can plug directly into nearly any machine or electrical device and control
its functions. He can also link up directly to his fellow Decepticons,
recording images through their eyes. In robot mode, he uses a
shoulder-mounted molecular freeze cannon and carries an oil slick
Weaknesses: Backbreaker excels
at teaching combat theory, but he's not very powerful himself. Also,
he would be much more effective at motivating the troops to perform if he
weren't so hard on them.
STR: 4 INT: 8 SPD: 2 END:
RNK: 6 CRG: 4 FPW: 7 SKL: 9