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Needles Kane is the Twisted Metal games.

Driver of Sweet Tooth, an ice cream truck. A deranged serial killer dressed as a clown. A former ice cream man and a mental patient that escaped and turned into a mad serial killer.

In the XP4 fics, Needles is currently working in the Heroes Coalition as a Hero and as part of the Insanity Group, and is an honorary member of the Bullet Kingdom(formerly known as New Age Avengers). He also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.


Needles is a huge obese man wearing a creepy clown mask and his scalp is burning in flames. He is bare-chested with red suspenders attached to his polka-dot pants, black gloves and red shoes.


Known as the most twisted character in Twisted Metal (which is saying something), he is the very embodiment of hate, anger, and destruction on an epic scale. Each interpretation differs from each game, but he has kept a consistent image throughout the series, being the poster mayhem icon for the series theme. Needles is truly evil, and thinks nothing of anything but the joy and desire of death and chaos. His character in Black and the 2012 reboot are his most famous incarnations of Sweet Tooth. A serial killer who uses a ice cream truck and demented clown theme to perform mass homicide on innocent people or fellow contestants.

XP4 Fanfics

Needles' killing obsession is mellowed down a bit but the urge is still there. Despite his scary demeanor, he actually gets along well with the younger members and is a good acquaintance to Vaas.

The Adventures in Gamesphere

In Chapter 4, Needles present in Zack's Beach Party handing ice cream to Colette Brunel, Lucina, Scarlet and Chase.


Uses a pair of machetes to slaughter and butcher his opponent but he can also be physical. He also uses his modified ice cream truck in attacking his targets. He also had the ability to summon parts of his ice cream truck to form the Sweet-Bot which can dish out devastating attacks.


  • In the XP4 fics, Needles along with Vaas Montenegro are the first on-screen reformed villains to join the Coalition.
  • Needles is often referred to as Sweet Tooth, the name of his truck. This happens in the official ending of TM(1995) (but not the Lost Ending) and the TM2 endings. It also happens in TMIII and TM4, but happens to many other drivers in those games as well. 
  • Needles' favorite flavor of ice cream is probably strawberry, as we mostly see him holding a cone with a pink scoop of ice cream.
  • Needles often calls everyone "cupcake" or "sweetheart".


Notable Quotes

  • to Vaas Montenegro) "Tell us again what are we doing here, walking around aimlessly in a dark alley, in the middle of the night, Cupcake?"
  • (to Vaas Montenegro) "SHE'S LIKE A BAD ITCH, VAAS! Aaaahh! Get her off!"
  • (to Laura Bodewig) "You know... you'll probably kill him with that... and thaaaaaaat's coming from me."
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