Backbreaker, his conversation with Spirit now concluded, leaves for the commons. The Decepticon's words had an effect on him, and now he was spurred to action. Almost every cybertronian in this forsaken place wanted out- you'd have to be a special kind of crazy not to, Backbreaker figured- and as he and Spirit had discussed, there were those who couldn't go on fighting for much longer. Backbreaker didn't count himself among that group, but maybe it was only a matter of time until he, too, had his fill of battle.
Stranger things have happened, the gladiator thinks to himself.
Previous attempts at escape had all been met with failure, but maybe now, with Maximus shaking up the status quo as he was, another bid for freedom was worth giving a shot. Backbreaker scans the crowd, searching for Hotshot.