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Mike Chilton
Mike Chilton
Background information
First seen "Battle for Motorcity"
Voice Reid Scott
Character information
Full name Mike Chilton
Other names The Smiling Dragon, Mikey (Chuck only) Sergeant Rap Trap (AJ only)
Personality Brave, cool, reckless
Car Mutt
Occupation The leader of the Burners
Affiliations The Burners
Goal To protect Motorcity
Home Motorcity
Allies Julie, Texas, Chuck, Dutch, Jacob
Enemies Abraham Kane, The Duke of Detroit, Red, Cyborg Dan, Kaia, The Beast, Terra
Likes Driving fast
Dislikes Abraham Kane, downtime
Powers and abilities Strength, Acrobatics, Hand to Hand Combat
Weapons Spark Staff, His Fists, His Bare Hands
Quote "I'm Mike Chilton and my friends and I are gonna fight Kane with everything we've got."

Mike Chilton is the leader and founder of the Burners. He drives Mutt.


Mike used to work for Kane as a
Mike's Kanco badge
cadet and rose to the rank of commander. He was favored by Kane above all other cadets but when Kane's cruel nature finaly revealed itself, Mike quit, cut ties with Kane, abandoned Detroit Deluxe, and began fighting against Kane from Motorcity.

He became a Burner after an unknown period of time.

Battle for Motorcity

While searching for a fusion battery to power the eastside gate, Mike and Chuck also found the spark staff. Julie interrupted their search to warn that the gate's shield had shut down and Kane's robot was attacking the city. As Mike and Chuck left with the battery the depths began to collapse, but they made it out safely. At the eastside gate, Mike restored the power and defeated the robot. Soon after, there was a city-wide announcement from Kane informing everyone that he would appear in person in Deluxe. Mike saw this as an opportunity to fight Kane one on one. Julie warned him that it was a trap, but Mike ignored her. The Burners were subsequently imprisoned, but Julie was able to free them. Mike then encountered the real Kane, but chose to return to protect Motorcity rather than pursue his personal grudge.


Mike is of average height among his friends and has an olive complexion and dark brown hair that he grows out over his forehead. He always wears a black jacket with orange accents and his Burner logo on the right sleeve. He wears brown pants, black boots, and a white t-shirt. When he was still working for Kane he wore the typical Kane Cadet uniform.


Mike is a calm, quick-witted, and courageous teenager who handles things his own way. Aside from mission of taking down Kane and protecting Motorcity, he takes very little seriously. He is very rebellious and impulsive, and often acts without thinking rather than listening to others, which can endanger himself, his friends, and Motorcity.

Luckily, even in the heat of the moment, Mike is good at comming up with solutions, and can skillfully lead the Burners to victory in even the darkest situation.


Mike fights Kane

Mike's quick reflexes while fighting.

Mike is a talented driver, with the ability to race his car very skillfully, and has been seen frequently driving on dangerous roads and taking the most dangerous jumps. Mike is very agile, pulling off incredible acrobatics with ease. As a former KaneCo cadet for Abraham Kane, Mike is trained in hand to hand combat and weaponry.

Mike is also very good at reading and handling people. He knows how to manage his team, and keeps each wildly different Burner working smoothly together.



  • Mike's design is similar to Murdock from the Gorillaz. This is no coincidence, as one of the Motorcity character design team members, Robert Valley, is also an animator for the Gorillaz.
    Murdoc-Gorillaz 600-495

    Murdoc from the Gorillaz

  • Lance from series Sym-Bionic Titan is similar to Mike many ways:
    • They are both trained military and being top of their group.
    • Both enjoy driving cars and fascinated about them not to mention skillfull when it comes to driven
    • Both had father figures(Lance with the King and Mike with Kane) except with Lance the King is proud while Kane feels betrayed by Mike
    • Even though they have the same qualities, both of them are opposites as Mike enjoys the company of others while Lance is a loner.
  • His surname is likely a reference to a series of car repair manuals.
Chilton Manual Mustang 1964


Episode 8 Dutch joins the burners
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