Characters / Motorcity

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    The Burners 

Tropes that apply to the whole team

Mike Chilton
Voiced by: Reid Scott

The hero of the series. Mike used to live and work in Deluxe as Kane's top cadet, but when he saw what kind of man Kane really was, he quit and fled to Motorcity. Now, as leader of the Burners, he fights Kane with everything he has.

Julie Kane
Voiced by: Kate Micucci

Julie is the Burners' inside woman. Posing as an intern at KaneCo to gain information, her connections to Deluxe run deeper than that—unbeknownst to all but a select few, she's Kane's daughter. This causes much internal conflict, as she fights for the Burners' cause but also loves her father, and hates to see the monstrous things he does.

Voiced by: Nate Torrence

Chuck is Mike's closest friend, almost always at his side. He generally rides shotgun alongside Mike, and is a computer hacker and technical expert. He's also terrified of almost everything the Burners do. Despite this, he's risked his neck for his friends more than once, and it's clear peaceful days without Kane would be his fondest desire. He also roleplays on weekends and has an unrequited crush on Claire.

Dutch Gordy
Voiced by: Kel Mitchell

Dutch Gordy is the Burners' mechanical expert. Alongside ROTH, he patches up the Burners' cars and other equipment. Dutch is also a talented artist, particularly with graffiti. He left Deluxe when he was persecuted for making art, leaving behind his mother, father, and younger brother Dar.

Voiced by: Jess Harnell

Texas is the coolest, strongest, most awesome guy you'll ever meet—according to himself. Definitely strong, but very out there, Texas acts as the muscle of the Burners, as well as comic relief. He loves action movies and has a vivid imagination, and sometimes even his craziest fantasies have helped the Burners out—or, at the very least, grounded them in reality.


Jacob is the Burners' mentor and owner of their garage and main hangout. Years ago, he was Kane's partner, and helped create much of the technology in Detroit Deluxe. It's unclear when Jacob learned of Kane's megalomania, but it drove him down to Motorcity, where he now serves as a voice of wisdom and experience for the Burners.


R.O.T.H. is a repair drone and sidekick to the Burners who was reprogrammed from one of Kane's robots. While cowardly, he's loyal and hardworking, and often helps Dutch with modifying the Burners' cars.


Abraham Kane
Voiced by: Mark Hamill

The head honcho of Detroit Deluxe, and primary adversary of Mike and the Burners. Kane runs Deluxe with an iron fist, outlawing any sort of personal freedom in the name of safety and security. He does, however, have one person he truly cares about, his daughter Julie.

Voiced by: Jim Breuer

Kane's rather daft right hand man. Tooley has the temperament and intelligence of a guard dog—loyal to Kane no matter what, but dumb as a post. He has an unrequited crush on Julie.

Voiced by: Laraine Newman

The "queen" of the Terras, a group of Motorcity residents who lived agrarian lifestyles before their land was contaminated by Kane's toxic waste dumps. As an added result their bodies were heavily mutated, and they won't stop until all of Deluxe is gone, innocent civilians included.

The Duke of Detroit
Voiced by: Dee Snider

An uber rich, uber hammy overlord from Motorcity. The Duke is on no side but his own, and loves being the center of attention, which often brings him into conflict with Mike and the Burners. He can't stand anyone being more popular than he is and will go to terrifying lengths to ensure he takes the number 1 spot.

  • Ambiguously Evil: The Duke is on his own side all the time, making an enemy of the Burners for petty reasons, like them getting attention, or taking from a scrapyard that he retroactively claimed, even putting the team in danger to host a tv show. He does have some good moments, like giving up some metal to stop nano-bots, over lots of protest though, and keeping his word in a race. In "Vega," he does go to more clear-cut villainy, teaming up with Kane to defeat the Burners, and getting to keep their cars, before turning on Kane, when said cars would be confiscated.
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Driver
  • Beware the Silly Ones: His gaudy fashion sense, hammy personality, and penchant for karaoke all hide a guy who can bring some serious pain down on people.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the 2nd part of the finale, when Kane turns on him, he gives the cars back to the Burners and sends his guards on the attack. In the penultimate moment, he saves Mike from a falling death with Mutt.
  • Breakout Villain: He was supposed to only appear in 2 episodes, but was so popular he got 6, including a major part in the finale.
  • Cane Fu: And it's electrified.
  • Composite Character: According to Snider, the Duke's personality is a mix of himself, Kid Rock, David Lee Roth, and James Brown.
  • Cool Shades
  • Exact Words: In "Blonde Thunder", he has Chuck race against ALL of his best drivers. When Mike says that wasn't the bet, the Duke points out that the only rule they agreed on was that Chuck had to be behind the wheel of his car during the races.
  • False Flag Operation: He had his guards attack three gangs including his own in Julie and the Amazons, and blamed it on the burners.
  • Father to His Men: The Duke does seem to legitimately care for his underlings, grabbing one who is cowering and running with him during an attack. He also seems to equate doing nothing with weakness, considering the line "Get up and run you cowards!"
  • Friendly Enemy: It's a bit ambiguous exactly what side he stands on. He's willing to help the Burners in "Vendetta" but he still harbors a bit of a grudge against Mike.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: The Duke is on his own side always. This brings him in conflict with the Burners sometimes, others he just minds his own business. In the season finale, he's a bad guy in part 1 and a good guy in Part 2.
  • I Gave My Word: In "Blonde Thunder" he doesn't try to weasel out of his side of the bet and hands over the keys of his car to Mike.
    Duke: I'm a man of my word. Ow.
  • It's All About Me: He's incredibly egocentric, to the point that he frames the Burners for declaring war on other Motorcity gangs just because he felt like they were getting too much attention.
  • Large Ham: Oh, big time.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He bears resemblance to Detroit rocker Kid Rock.
  • No Name Given: Seriously, what is his real name?
  • No Sense of Personal Space
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When this Perpetual Smiler frowns, it is really bad news for someone, usually Mike.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: In "Vega", he gives off this impression when his guards freeze up and cower when Kane bots attack, as well as one guard finding gum from No. 2 in his gun. Though with them all taking up arms in the second part of the finale, this may have just been a ruse to gain the Burner's confidence.
    • For the most part, his guards prove to be fairly effective, from the False Flag Operation to two random guards figuring out Mike controlling Chuck's car, and destroy the controller.
  • Tank Goodness: He has one. That shoots limos.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: In "The Duke of Detroit Presents".
  • Villain Teamup: With Kane. Kane gets Mike, The Duke gets the Burners' cars.

Voiced by: Eric Ladin

A mysterious character with a grudge against Mike. Red hates KaneCo, but he hates Mike even more.


Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg

Kaia's right hand man.

    Other Motorcity Residents 

A regular client of the Burners and the leader of the Skylarks gang, who run a motel in Motorcity.

  • Badass Beard
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually pretty chill, well-mannered and is definitely the friendliest to the Burners out of all the other gang leaders in Motorcity, but will not hesitate to turn on them if it'll turn a profit.
  • Cool Shades
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Gladly does business with the Burners, then betrays them for a profit, then helps them out, with some bounty hunters, against the duke, and agrees to help them pay off their debt to the hunters, all in his debut episode.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When the Burners are framed for attacking the gangs of Motorcity and are caught in a vulnerable position, Rayon converses with the other leaders to give them a chance to prove themselves innocent, because he believes in Mike's honesty. Though he does threaten Mike to not make him look stupid for trusting him. Later on when investigating the gangs, lots of subterfuge is used, except for Rayon's gang because Mike just walks up to him and asks if he did it.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Unusual Eyebrows

No. 2

Voiced by: Tara Strong

The Duke's right-hand woman.

Cyborg Dan

Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg

The Duke's robot minion, first appearing in "The Duke of Detroit Presents." Blames Mike Chilton for a nuclear blast to his face (when it was actually the Duke that commanded Dan to do that to himself in the first place) and swears revenge.


Voiced by: Aimee Garcia

A teenage girl who lives as a Cabler with her father. Like Dutch, she's an engineer and an artist who designed the Cablers' settlement houses, and the two quickly strike up a bond.


Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

Tennie's dad, who fears for her safety and leads the Cabler settlement.

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

The rather ruthless but charismatic leader of the Amazons gang.


Leader of the Momma's Boy's, and a Jerkass to top them all.

Capri Chilton

Mike's older sister that he doesn't know about, as revealed by a drawing creator Chris Prynoski made, shared by the Tumblr blog People of Motorcity. In season 2, she would have been living in the badlands outside Detroit. Based on that info (and that she's not wearing the mandatory Detroit Deluxe uniform), she's listed as a Motorcity resident on this page.

    Other Detroit Deluxe Residents 

Voiced by: Dana Davis

Julie's friend from Detroit Deluxe, and so far the only one aware of Julie's double life. Claire is a girly girl, and while she cares for Julie, she's not too pleased with the Motorcitizens... at first. Chuck has an unrequited crush on her.

The Gordys

Dutch's parents and younger brother Dar, whom he left behind on slightly uncomfortable terms in Deluxe before leaving for Motorcity.

  • Child Soldiers: Dar is a Junior Cadet while still in his early teens.
  • Expy: Dutch's parents strongly resemble Samuel L. Jackson and Oprah as mentioned here.
  • Good Parents: Dutch's parents, while understandably not happy that their son left for Motorcity to pursue his passion for art without endangering his family, fully support and love him through his decision.


Voiced by: Jess Harnell

A fellow Cadet from Mike's KaneCo days. He only appears in the flashbacks in "Vendetta," so not much is known about him, but his connection to Mike and the ambiguous possibility that he is Red's true identity has grabbed fan attention.

  • By-the-Book Cop: He's shown as a loyal Cadet, following morning protocol and even willing to arrest Mike when Kane commanded it.
  • Child Soldiers: Looks to be about Mike's age, who was 16 around the time he was a Cadet.
  • No Name Given: His name was only shown in the credits.