Bad (later Neutral)
White, gray, red
The Crippler is a Monster Truck in Count Spatula's gang who has been recurring until Cars 2. Most of his quotes are Medical-related threats, as he is supposed to represent a wicked doctor.
Cars: The Video GameEdit
Cars: Mater-National ChampionshipEdit
The Crippler appears in Waypoint Races 2 and 3. He still isn't playable. He also makes a brief appearance in the game's intro, where Monster Mater pounds him into Luigi's Casa Della Tires of Tailfin Pass. His name string in this game only reads "Crippler", although "THE CRIPPLER" is still written on his side.
Cars: Race-O-Rama Edit
The Crippler competes in all five Monster Truck Mayhem levels, still an NPC.
The Crippler is white with gray flames and a siren, air horn, and six exhaust pipes on his roof. He also has a cushion design and his name.
The Crippler is very aggressive and threatening, and will usually shout medical-related trashtalk upon a pass, like that the enemy is requesting a shock treatment or "Patent is showing improvement".
The Crippler's appearance and quotes could suggest he has some kind of knowledge of medical service, but in a very harsh way. There is no confirmation if his sirens are real or just decorations.
- The Crippler is the only NPC monster truck to appear in the PlayStation 2 version of Cars: Race-O-Rama.
- The Crippler, Snot Rod, Tommy Joe, Lewis, Cletus, Buford, and Zeke are the only non-playable characters to appear in the intro of Cars: Mater-National Championship.