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Texas
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Background information
First seen "Battle for Motorcity"
Voice Jess Harnell
Inspiration
Character information
Full name
Other names Tex, #246, Sergeant Rap Trap (AJ only), King of Motorcity, Mike's "secret weapon"
Personality fun-loving, loyal, spontaneous, and mischievous
Car Stronghorn
Appearance
Birthday
Occupation King of Motorcity, Burners' Secret Weapon
Affiliations The Burners
Goal
Home Motorcity
Relatives
Pets
Allies Mike, Dutch, Chuck, Julie, Jacob, R.O.T.H., Utilitons
Minions
Enemies Abraham Kane, The Duke of Detroit, Kaia, Terra, Junior
Likes Fighting, explosions, kung fu and action movies, one liners, classy cars.
Dislikes
Powers and abilities Martial Arts, Agility, Strength, Gunslinger
Weapons His fists, gun-chucks, a level 25 battle axe
Fate
Quote LOOKS LIKE WE TERRORED THAT DOME A NEW ONE

Texas, the Burners "Secret Weapon". He drives Stronghorn.

Appearance

Texas is the second shortest of the Burners but definitely the most muscular. He has a mix qualities of Asian decent (possibly Filipino), tanned skin, and slicked back, medium length black hair. He wears a black and red, race car driver's uniform with red flames decorated on the his sleeves and pant-leg and several patches, and a iconic black baseball cap with Burner emblem.

Personality

Texas isn't the brightest member of the Burners but what he lacks in intellect he makes up for a lively imagination. Underneath his outrageous antics and questionable methods, Texas is fun-loving, bubbly, and loyal. He would charge head first into battle, "shoot first, ask questions later" kind of attitude, and probably would take any excuse to blow something up.

Although, Texas longs for his moment in the spotlight to lead his team to glory. He places his complete trust in Mike and admires him for his leadership (but he'll never admit it aloud).

Full of gung-ho spirit and fierce determination, Texas is the ultimate Burner cheerleader with some sweet Kung Fu moves.

Abilities

Martial Arts (his hands are registered lethal weapons, according to him.) and Gun slinging twin double barrel gun nun-chucks, and roping robots while driving

History

Texas and Mike

Texas and Mike both have a taste for danger and the heat of battle and often claims that whatever Mike could do, he could it better. Texas is always eager to share his input in Mike's plans, making them bigger and extravagant; in a phrase: "You gotta Texas-ify it." Mike appreciates his enthusiasm and saves his ideas "in the back pocket" for they really need it.

In episode "Vendetta", Texas shows a sensitive-side by lending an ear to a guilt-ridden Mike, as he reflects on the fateful day he learned the truth about Kane. Texas tells Mike that he shouldn't dwell on his past failures and take solace in the fact he's protecting the people in the present.

"You gotta stop thinking about what you didn't do and start thinking about what you're doing in saving people now. You can't change the past unless you have a time machine...do you have a time machine?" - Texas; "Vendetta"
Texas and Jacob

Unlike the other Burners, Texas is a big fan of Jacob's culinary experiments. Jacob even prepares special "muscle mulch" to give Texas an extra power boost. It's probable that the two have a "if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" arrangement long before Mike's arrival in Motorcity. Texas seems to be very mindful of Jacob needs, such as a food truck, to help Jacob take his food on the road in episode "Blonde Thunder".

"Well, I was out, being awesome, like I tend to do and then I found this truck. Can you believe somebody abandoned it? And then I thought: 'Woah, it's a nice truck! It'd be perfect for Jacob!'... You know so he can sell his food around Motorcity." -Texas; "Blonde Thunder"
Texas and Julie

Texas and Julie had a rough start in their friendship. Texas seems to have a prejudice against Deluxians who keep their ties with Deluxe. In additions to Julie's frequent absences in "Off the Rack", it gave him the impression that she wasn't truly committed to the team. However, Texas found new respect for Julie when she takes down a Drone Factory on her own.

"Yeah...with nothing but her muscles! I gotta admit Julie, you ain't no 'Ms. Deluxe'; you're a dang 'Burner', Lady!" - Texas; "Off the Rack"
Typically, Texas deliberately calls Julie by a different name to annoy her or Julie rolls her eyes and smacks his arm when he says something stupid. Their immature antics could be mistaken for childish flirtation.

Whether it's coordinating an attack on a rampant Kane Co. Climator ("Ride the Lightning") or finishing each others' sentences ("Fearless"), they instinctively have each others' back on and off the battlefield.

Texas and Dutch

Dutch is the other victim subjected to Texas's wild ideas and constant interjections. As the Burners's imaginative mechanic, Texas often tries to channel his own creative energy to inspire Dutch to push the limits of his expertise. Which in some cases, actually works! As much as Dutch finds Texas intolerable, thick-headed for common sense, and doesn't understand the concept of "personal space", he knows that Texas has his back when he needs him the most.

Texas is never out of reach when Dutch is making mods to his ride or coming up with his next masterpiece; ready to give his suggestions or share his food.

Texas and Junior

In episode Robo-Round Up, a very slight margin of Texas's past comes calling when Junior entices Texas to participate in Rodeo event. It seems that Junior and Texas have been bitter rivals for a long time and their rivalry dictates Junior's negative view of the Burners, also shown in The Duke of Detroit Presents. Due to Junior's cocky attitude, it seems like he's always had the upper hand against Texas. He often flaunts Texas's weakness and failures, no matter how insignificant they may be.

"Typical Texas, 'Push over City'." -Junior; "Robo-Round Up"

Episodes

Trivia

  • Inspired by Bruce Lee; legendary as Chuck Norris.
  • Texas often speaks in 3rd person and yells his name when attacking foes.
  • Texas calls his arms "punch sticks."
  • Got a mad crush on Julie, see Threat Level: Texas.
  • Tooley is his biggest fan.
  • He has numerous nicknames for everyone.
  • Texas faints in the presence of beautiful cars.
  • His greatest fear, as revealed in Mayhem Night, is getting eaten by giant evil candy.
  • Texas is Chris Prynoski's, the show creator's, favorite character. [1]
  • Texas is Asian, (possibly Filipino) [2]
  • Grimgloom

    Grim Gloom from 7D

    After the show was cancelled, voice actor, Jess Harnell, moved onto play "Grim Gloom" from Disney XD's 7D

References

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