Needles Kane is the series' trademark character, notable for his flaming head. He has appeared in every Twisted Metal game to-date though his appearance would change throughout the games. In the first Twisted Metal, he has a green hair and face point, though he would take on the flaming hair in Twisted Metal 2. The mask that is strapped to his face would first appear in Twisted Metal: Black and he would be the leader of the Clowns in Twisted Metal (2012).
Needles would drive the vehicle Sweet Tooth in each game as he is know as the killer clown who drives the ice cream truck. His original name is Marcus Kane, who was a middle aged man that lived a decent life. He was married, and had two kids(he was searching for one in Twisted Metal 2012). He use to work in a company called "Sweet Tooth's Ice Cream Company" where he got the ice cream truck. Often he would feel bitter and burning emptiness that left a hole in his heart. He would carve his mask and kill his family. He first killed his wife and then brutally murdered his son. His daughter was suppose to be next but she stabbed him in his left eye with scissors before running away and Needles would follow in search of her. After wiping out an entire hospital, he would continue to murder until he heard of the Twisted Metal contest.
 Game History
Needles Kane is an escaped mental patient who enters the Twisted Metal competition in hopes of gaining the one prize that means the most to him...his best friend.
Vehicle: Sweet Tooth
He would return in Twisted Metal 2 as a serial killer clown though his goal would be a lot different from last years contest.
- Vehicle: Sweet Tooth
- "My first home was the circus, my second was a state institute, my next home will be yours. I will be the man who hides under your bed, in your closet, in your mind. When I win, you'll never be too far from me."
Needles Kane would return in Twisted Metal 3. In this game, he has more humor in the game as he will be laughing the entire time when he uses his special weapon. He can only be unlocked after winning the game.
- "I scream, you scream, we all scream for...me! Gather 'round kiddies, and let me show you just how sweet I can be! I have plenty of frosty, explosive treats for all the Twisted Metal contestants!"
Needles Kane would be the mater of the Twisted Metal tournament in Twisted Metal 4. When he was a kid, the competition came to his town and it was nothing like he had ever seen before. He had hoped in one day of death and destruction, so he followed the tournament until he was able to enter.
He would prove to be good in combat and would kill many of the drivers before he grew bored and felt like a pawn. Only killing, while Calypso got stronger and stronger with each soul. He would win the next tournament and use his wish to become the star of the Tournament. He would be assisted by a horde of clown minions while he drives his upgraded ice cream truck as he is the final boss of the tournament. If the player wants to have their wish granted, they have to defeat Needles. His sense of humor is just as bad as Calypso's when granting wishes.
Needles is the youngest kid in Twisted Metal: Small Brawl. He enters the contest, wanting some ice cream.
- Vehicle: Sweet Tooth
When Needles made his first kill, he didn't flinch. He did it with skill like a trained surgeon and with no remorse. After he had killed for the first time, he realize this was his calling in life and developed a thirst for blood. He would hunt down his victims, though most were chosen at random and were just unlucky to cross his path.
- Vehicle: Sweet Tooth
- Age: 44
- Disorder: Unspecified Psychotic disorder; Homicidal tendencies; insomnia.
- Treatment: Warning: Meds have no effect; lost cause.
Needles would be revealed as another personality of Marcus Kane in [Twisted Metal: Head-On]]. His goal in this game would be to take over the Twisted Metal tournament and claim that he has taken part in it and won many previous tournaments.
Needles would be the driver of both Sweet Tooth and Gold Tooth. Gold Tooth would be the same ice cream truck from Black, but colored gold. It would also have the same special weapon but stronger armor. It can be unlocked by beating the game on hard.
The name Needles would only be used among his gang members of The Clowns. The character would only go by the name of Sweet Tooth or Marcus Kane. His story campaign is based off of the origin of his character, how he got his mask and his first kills and the one that got away. He would search out the "one who got away" through his campaign.
He would find his way to a hospital where he could "Sense her fear", but find out that she was no longer there and he would wipe out most of the hospital.
It would be found out that the person he was looking for was his daughter, Sophie Kane.
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