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Coco Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot (Radical Entertainment era))
Coco Bandicoot is a video game character from the video game series, Crash Bandicoot that was originally created by Naughty Dog, and the games were originally released on the Sony PlayStation. When the series was being developed by Radical Entertainment, the character was flanderized in several ways.
Why He Sucked in those games
- She was rather flanderized than she was in the original games from a highly intelligent, cute, and spirited younger sister of Crash Bandicoot to an annoying Know It All Sandy Cheeks clone.
- In Crash of the Titans, she has been heavily redesigned, looking more like an rejected Wes Anderson styled animal character mixed with the design of Penny Peterson from Mr. Peabody & Sherman in a blender rather than her original Naughty Dog self, she also has the ability to jump onto and control the Titans in Mind Over Mutant, but neither this game ever explained how or when she received this ability since she's not playable in Crash of the Titans.
- In Crash Tag Team Racing, She along with everyone else blames Crash for stealing the power gems, even though he recovered the gems, and they have no proof of how he could've stolen them.
- While Debi Derryberry done a great job voicing her at the time, her voice can get very annoying at times, especially in Crash of the Titans.
- She often uses Crash to fetch some part for hers inventions when she could've get them herself and her laptop in the original games are nowhere to be seen.
- Her design in Mind Over Mutant is an improvement over her Crash of the Titans design as she looked a bit like her Naughty Dog self.
- The later Crash games (such as Crash Bandicoot N'Sane Trilogy) give Coco her original look and personality back.
Big Tex Arkana (Buddy Thunderstruck Human AU)
Tex Arkana Sr (also known as Big Tex Arkana or simply Big Tex) is one of the antagonists in the comic series, Buddy Thunderstruck Human AU. He is the father of Buddy's rival, Tex Jr and owner of the Gold Brick Pawn shop. His plan is to let Buddy lose a truck race and sell Thunderstruck Trucking by thinking up ways to make his son win, even if it means to cheat.
Why He Sucks
- To start off the list, He is often notable for being a Buddy Thunderstruck version of Mr. Krabs and Moneybags from the Spyro the Dragon series due to them treating the titular protagonists and their friends like crap because they get more attention than them, owns businesses for money, are cash cow lairs who often violate workers rights and do illegal stuff in media they appeared in, giving both Mr. Krabs and Moneybags a run for their money, the differences is that Mr. Krabs and Big Tex are single fathers with one child while Moneybags is married and have four sons, and Big Tex and Moneybags both turned down their greediness in later media of their respective franchises unlike Mr. Krabs who possibly stayed the same as his flanderization.
- He's sometimes an Karma Houdini who got off Scott free despite his illegal actions as seen in earlier episodes, examples are hiring Jacko to make everybody hate Buddy (which he doesn't look anything like him) by bullying some of the townsfolk and blaming on the real Buddy even to the point where they actually got him and Darnell arrested (who are innocent and done nothing wrong by the way) in Buddy Double, teamed up with Robby Burgles, Jacko Valtrades and Artichoke (who is an temporary employee) to steal Buddy's driving secrets after he become a taxi driver in Thunderstruck Rab Cab, left his son being locked out of their house while going on a trip in "Babysitters Yo" and thinks that the things that Robby stole were "his" in "Get the Hock Out", the former two of which just so that Tex Jr would become more popular than Buddy in truck racing and get his own trophy.
- Speaking of Get the Hock Out, he's infamous for having repo man methods that are literality illegal laws (fraud, threating, vandalism, breaking and entering, animal cruelty and thievery) disguising as methods as well as being at his worst out of all the earlier segments where he's in his greedy mode to the point where it made Big Tex the least likable Greasepit citizen in the entire show where he literality once hired Buddy and Darnell (who are both already race sponsors for Thunderstruck Trucking) just to trick them into assaulting, scamming and stealing stuff from other people (including some of their friends' stuff like Buddy's cousin Muncie's tables and chairs for the Concho Bolo, the Weaselbrats' hot tub and computer, Leroy's footstall and armchair, Nick the New Guy's TV, and the Beavers' hairdryer which gives good comeuppance since they stole all of Buddy's prize money) so that they can get their stuff back from him which shows how he's a huge spoiled bully he is to the people who got their stuff from his pawn shop, after Buddy realized that Muncie was right about stealing other peoples' things and made bad deals with him are very greedy of him and Buddy told him to give everybody's stuff, what does Big Tex do? he refuses to take the Thunderstruck cousins' criticism over him and the stuff that the main duo have stole until Artichoke, the "Sheriff Cannonball" of this episode, arrived for his stolen bike. This was his most infamous moment with his employees in the series and it ruined the reputation of the episode's writer, Chris Pearson who is best known for Dan Vs.
- Apart from his comeuppance from Artichoke, he actually never got an prober punishment such as getting arrested by Sheriff Cannonball or losing more money from his pawnshop dealing with lawsuits and fines from Thunderstruck Trucking and other animals who either got their stuff broken or stolen by his two new repo men despite the three of them breaking illegal laws and that Buddy and Darnell, race sponsors for Thunderstruck Trucking were involved in.
- Following this, He rarely shows any respect and sends any of his employees off to torture any of the townsfolk to get whatever Big Tex wants like everything that they brought from his pawnshop or making everyone hate Buddy for Jacko's crimes.
- Because of the Beavers and other animals in Greasepit, Big Tex is, if not much of an prizeier animal abuser than both Dean Cuizeen and Ms. Grunion since he committed animal cruelty to the animals by upright bullying them for their stuff and money which is ironic since he's friends with two demon boars which resembled him and Tex Jr and yet they're both originally animals.
- In fact, he has broken more laws than other Buddy Thunderstruck villains like Robby Burgles or even Belvedere Moneybags yet he never even gone to jail once in the show unlike his employees who worked at his pawnshop.
- He has a very bratty and selfish attitude (especially in Get the Hock Out) which means that he's mostly an stereotypical greedy money-obsessing business man who barley shows any respect to his employees nor his costumers (as mentioned above).
- Much like Mr. Krabs, He also has an huge unhealthy habit of treating his pawnshop like an bank and once thinks that hiring people without having any money to pay him and giving them free work are okay when they aren't, someone needs to tell him that while people need money to pay for a job, trying to save money for his pawnshop and his son, Tex Jr and it isn’t worth the risk of scamming or bullying customers over their money. If anything, Big Tex should probably lose more money and went bankrupt dealing with lawsuits and thousand dollar fines.
- Since he violates workers rights, he's shown to be running a pawnshop with criminals (like Robby Burgles and Jacko Valtrades) and underpaid employees (like Buddy Thunderstruck, Darnell Fetzervalve and his pet ferret, Darren and Artichoke) that hardly work for any wage unlike the two other business owners in Greasepit, Muncie and Leroy who at least gave a good amount of pay to their hardworking employees and don't hire criminals or underpaid employees for their businesses unlike Big Tex.
- He's shown to be a huge hypocrite as seen in "Buddy Double", when Tex Jr lost the truck race, Big Tex took it too seriously by yelling "Fart Nugget! I hate me some Buddy Thunderstruck" yet he talks and made deals to the same guy who is his son's rival in later episodes of the show.
- He and Jacko make Buddy (and lesser to extent Darnell) the most hatred citizen in Greasepit which caused him to get arrested and not be in the next race as revenge for his son's losing streak when he actually like Tex Jr who shown to be the most hatred racer because of his losing streak which shows his hypocrisy side yet again.
- He's also an terrible father to Tex Jr similar to Buck Cluck as he's known to use his son to lie about his race number being "lucky" and treating him like he was his cash cow even when he's the most hatred racer among Figure 8 fans, even to the point where he made terrible and even false promotions of him with his "lucky" 13 number during the race just so that the Arkanas can capitalize on Buddy Thunderstruck (which most Figure 8 fans were very interested to see the race just for him) in order to let Tex Jr win including the billboard in which Big Tex made as an excuse to cash-in on Buddy and prove his son's "good luck" in the episode "Buddy Double".
- Despite treating his son like a cash cow, Big Tex went on a trip (which was mentioned by Tex Jr) without noticing that his son is in charge of the Arkanas' house before he got locked out and sleep in the dumpster outside until Buddy and Darnell picks him up and babysit him in "Babysitters Yo" which shows how an stupid and abusive father he is despite turning down his greediest in "The Sneezing Fits of Death".
- In fact, his actions towards a lot of people is the reason why Tex Jr is Buddy's rival (though he did get devolvement with him bit by bit) and people hating him as he is today.
- He was so stereotypically greedy and villainous that even some people (apart from Buddy, Darnell and Artichoke) may not want to go to his pawnshop to get stuff there anymore while others (like Muncie Thunderstruck) even have the courage to criticize him for the trouble he caused with his repo men.
- He treats Jacko Valtrades, Robby Burgles, Artichoke (in Thunderstruck Rab Cab), Buddy Thunderstruck, Darnell Fetzervalve (both in Get the Hock Out) and even his own son, Tex Jr (in Hit and Dumb) like slaves instead of employees. Even to the point where Robby teach Buddy and Darnell how to be repo-men instead of firing them after they spend the evening at the Weaselbrats' hot tub when they're supposed to steal it and told Jacko Valtrades to get in the weeknight race to defeat Buddy so that he can't win.
- While Harry Chaskin does a fine job voicing him, his lines and evil laugh in Get the Hock Out can be very laughable due to the terrible writing of the aforementioned episode, especially the "Ha! Over my dead... Body?" line when he's still alive and well in most of the series.
- He was heavily flanderized in Get the Hock Out (much like the other characters who appeared in Get the Hock Out and one of the worst flanderized characters in there besides Auntie Uncle and Artichoke) and Thunderstruck Rab Cab as he became an more mean popular business man than he was in Buddy Double. Heck he even stole a voice clip of Carmen Sandiego from the 2019 Carmen Sandiego episode, The Need of Speed Caper.
- Even after the Sneezing Fits of Death, he became much of an Gary Stu than Auntie Uncle (Mary Sue) in later episodes since nothing bad happens to him.
- He never even hired an better mechanic like Darnell to fix Tex Jr's truck in every race he's been in which resulted in his truck being destroyed in some races he's been in unlike Buddy who already has Darnell (who is an mechanic by the way) to fix his truck when part of the Rabble Rouser fall apart, also in "Thunderstruck Rab Cab", He lets Buddy teach Tex Jr fake driving lessons as revenge for stealing his driving secrets and wrecking part of his truck while Darnell possibly work for Big Tex into fixing the Rabble Rouser for him.
- Though he improved in later episodes, his redemption is clearly rushed since he never even learned from his crimes in earlier episodes.
- He thinks that Buddy only cares about the frame he's got rather than anything else when it's not true, Buddy actually cares about other things as well including people like Muncie and Darnell and his truck, the Rabble Rouser, yet Big Tex only cares about money, breaking laws with his employees, wanting Tex Jr to win a race and sell Thunderstruck Trucking for money as well as promoting him at truck racing than anything else.
- He believes that he has full control over Tex Jr's personal life, like in "Thunderstruck Rab Cab".
- He is somewhat underused in the show as he only appears in 9 segments of the show (included the quick cameo in the interactive special, The Maybe Pile) compared to Muncie and Leroy who both appeared in more segments and were better business owners in Greasepit than Big Tex.
- He is somewhat had a strict set of time for people who got their stuff from his pawnshop as once they don't pay him back, he sends his repo men to steal their stuff while using his illegal repo man "methods" to get their stuff and bring them to his pawnshop which is a crime that every employee (including himself) from his pawnshop should be arrested and sent to the judge by Sheriff Cannonball.
- He once evilly laugh at the Greasepit citizens getting their stuff stolen by Buddy and Darnell which shows that he rarely show any regard of anyone besides his employees and Tex Jr to the point where he was one of the most cruelest characters in any of CloudCo Entertainment's current brands and could also gave Mr. Krabs a run for his money for the most greediest business man in animated media.
- As mentioned above and despite being a Gary Stu, he gotten better in "The Sneezing Fits of Death" after Tex Jr. become friends with Buddy and Darnell and become less greedier and cruel to them than earlier episodes and mostly shows compassion for some other non-employed people like Belvedere Moneybags and Sheriff Cannonball.
- Apart from the Sneezing Fits of Death, he was much likable in "Mayor May Not", "Hit and Dumb" and Opposite of Awesome" as he's shown to be nicer to Buddy and Darnell.
- His human design is decent looking and outright cute much like the rest of the characters from the show.
- Harry Chaskin is still great voicing Big Tex.
- He is a decently funny character at times, especially in later episodes.
- The idea of a boar running a pawn shop is still interesting along with the show's idea of an anthropomorphic animal truck racing cartoon.
- He got some karma from Artichoke along with Buddy and Darnell for stealing his motorcycle mistaking it for a chopper in Get the Hock Out and Buddy Double where he realizes that 13 is not his son's lucky number which caused people to boo at the Arkanas, though this isn't enough to remove him from the Karma Houdini party.
- Not only that, but some of his "employees" also got comeuppance from other people like Jacko Valtrades in Buddy Double where he was arrested by Deputy Hoisenberry for getting Buddy and Darnell arrested for his crimes over town and Buddy and Darnell in Get the Hock Out where they got thrown out of the Concho Bolo by Muncie for trying to steal tables and chairs from her restaurant.
- Out of all the 6 employees of the pawnshop, his son, Tex Jr is at least the only employee at the Gold Brick pawnshop who doesn't do Big Tex’s workers rights nor been forced to do illegal crimes unlike the others.