Powers and Abilities
The rumbling vibration produced by Breakdown's engine while he's in car mode can cause mechanical failures in other vehicles. He can travel at speeds of up to 220 mph. In robot mode, he uses a weapon of a similar nature-a concussion cannon-to get the same results, except with the cannon he's better able to target his prey and the effects are more devastating. He combines with his fellow Stunticons to form the giant robot, Menasor.
In Transformers: Prime though, he is very different. In Transformers: Prime he possesses enormous strength and raw power, making him a formidable hand-to-and combatant. He can also transform his hands into hammers, to become even more powerful in battle. He is also very durable, since he could take a fall from the Nemesis, at a massive height without even a scratch. Not many can match his great strength, but his arch nemesis Bulkhead is one of the few that can.
Breakdown appeared in Transformers: Cybertron voiced by Michael Dobson. In this series he is an old bot who lives on Velocitron (the Speed Planet) and turns into an old school race car.
In this series he transforms into a 4x4 offroad vehicle and is more of a strong thug like character who also works as an assistant to the Decepticon chief medical officer Knockout and has a rivalry with the Autobot Bulkhead.