Needles Kane is a trademark character in the "Twisted Metal" series and has appeared in every installment of the game so far. He is the driver of the Ice Cream Truck: Sweet Tooth. To those that don't know this, many fans refer to most of the drivers by the name of their vehicle sometimes, so Everyone just calls Needles, Sweet Tooth. He is a psychotic serial killer clown (I mean for goodness sake his head is literally on fire), and considered to be the embodiment of hate and destruction (in an awesome way). Strangely enough, Needles wasn't always like this both physically and mentally.
This is because Twisted Metal's games are not usually constant as Needles along with many of the other cast change as the sequels went by. Needles didn't even looked liked this before and looked more like a clown with green hair without the flames or a mask (first game only). In Twisted Metal Head On, It is revealed that Needles is the split personality of Marcus Kane, a fellow Twisted Metal Character and the Driver of Roadkill. Thlugh Marcus isn't fully aware of this.
Though despite the different interpretations in each game, he has kept a consistent image and personality throughout the series. He is truly evil, and thinks of nothing but the joy and desire of death and chaos. He almost loves it as much as ice cream as he usually keeps some in the back of his truck... Along with his weapons and some bodies of his favorite victims.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-C | At least High 8-C
Name: Marcus "Needles" Kane, Sweet Tooth.
Origin: Twisted Metal.
Age: 36-42 (His age varies between games)
Classification: Clown, Ice Cream Man, Serial Killer, Twisted Metal Contestant, Leader of the Clowns Faction (Twsited Metal 4 and 2012)
Powers and Abilities: Peak Human Physical Characteristics, Highly skilled driver, superhuman reactions (can drive his truck well enough to avoid bullets) | Superhuman Characteristics, can fire bullets, missiles, Napalm, and can transform into a robot that can hover above ground, could grant people's wishes (Twisted Metal 4 only), susceptible good leader (has his own minions).
Speed: Peak Human | Subsonic (Sweet Tooth is considerably slow compared to the other cars).
Lifting Strength: Unknown | Unknown
Striking Strength: Street Class | Large Building Class (They can easily demolish a house).
Durability: Street level (Can survive having his head on fire for long periods of time. Needles at least has a headache from it) | Likely Large Building level (His truck can trade shots with the other vehicles).
Range: Extended melee range with Machete. Higher with shotgun. Even longer when using missiles and machine guns.
Standard Equipment: Machete, Shotgun, Chainsaw, Molotovs, a Paperbag (his Best Friend), Ice Cream, Napalm, Mask, and his beloved Truck Sweet Tooth.
Intelligence: Average but Insane.
Weaknesses: Despite Sweet Tooth's strength, Sweet Tooth is still human and is still susceptible to things like guns. His truck is also very sluggish though what it makes up for in speed, it has raw power
Key: Base | Driving Sweet Tooth