|Start - end:||1985 - 1988|
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The original series focused mainly on the vehicles and characters from the original 1985 toy line. More characters were introduced as the line expanded with a second wave in 1986. The format for the last season of the show featured a racing theme to correspond with the theme of the third wave M.A.S.K. toys. A major difference from the first season is by the second, V.E.N.O.M. agents knew the personal identities of the M.A.S.K. team, whereas V.E.N.O.M. did not know their identities during the first season. The second season lasted for only ten episodes. There is a storyline difference in the mini comic books which came with each toy. In the comics, Miles Mayhem knew the identity of Matt Trakker and had originally helped start the M.A.S.K. team but betrayed him later. This was very similar to the second series of the cartoon.
He was the brains behind the operation. At least for most of the tech. Always talked in metaphores that, for the most part, only Matt could understand. Married with a few kids. Worked designing toys. (What a life :) Codename:Magic.
Vehicles--Rhino, Rescue Mission, Dynamo
Masks--Lifter, Grasshopper, New Lifter
Alex ran a pet shop, and knew just about everything there was to know about animals. He was also a computer wiz, and was an all around good guy. HIs real job was a pet store owner. Codename:Megabyte. Was also the teams tactician.
Vehicles--Rhino, Boulder Hill, The Collector
A history teacher by trade, this guy knew all there was to know about weapons. A great help to the team, and seemed to be a great father. Used Firecracker most of the time andwas usually paired up with Buddy hawks. (Starsky and Hutch? :) Codename:Sticker
Masks--Blaster, Blaster II
Buddy was the under cover man for the MASK team. His cover was a mechanic, hung out at the Boulder Hill gas station usually. Seemed to be single. Also went by the nick name Clutch.
Vehicles--Firecracker, Boulder Hill, Wildcat
Scott was Matt's kid. Usually running around in the earlier episodes with his robot T-Bob Causing much trouble. Seemed to be in his early teens and never went to school. :) Think he was about 10 years old.
Brad was a MASK agent by day and a Rock-N-Roller by night. Was usually found either on stage or tuning his guitar. Nice enough guy, but was usually the first to question Matt when something seemed silly or out of the ordinary. Usually wearing a set of dark glasses.
Masks--Hocus Pocus, Eclipse
Dusty was the marine specialist for the MASK team. Was always working at a pizza parlor. Never said if it was his or not, but he always seemed to be able to split out easy enough. Later seemed to have a job as a stunt driver. Codename:Powderkeg.
Vehicles--Gator, Billboard Blast, Afterburner
Masks--Backlash, Vacuum, New Backlash
Gloria was one of the better drivers as she was a race car driver. She also was a competant fighter, and seemed to be an all around nice person. She didn't have her own vehicle for awhile, but when she did it was one of the better ones. Her real job was that of a Driving Instructor. She was an expert at kung Fu.
Masks--Aura, New Collider
A doctor by trade (Pediatrics maybe?), was around a few times in the early episodes, but more in the racing ones I think. Was an expert in languages and cryptography.
Vehicles--Firefly (Dragonfly in the comics), Fireforce
Masks--Streamer, New Streamer
His real job was an architech, was also skilled in construction and demolitions. Bred horses on the side. Seemed to be good with both boats and planes. (Good thing as the Raven seemed to be a mix of both. :)
Was said to be a lumberjack from Canada.
Masks--Miraj, New Miraj
Chief Nevada Rushmore
Don't have much on him. He didn't show up until the later shows. Had the funkiest mask though. Gotta love those little totem poles. He was a childhood friend of Matt Trakker.
Was born in the village of Kandu Kabul where he grew from a child to a man.
Pilot and all around good guy. Was also known as Ace Riker. Worked for NASA when not fighting the forces of evil.
Ricochet, Cruise Control
Drove trucks in Siberia for 10 years before joining M.A.S.K. He joined secretly and his first mission was to trick Venom into thinking he wanted to kill Clutch Hawkes because of a certain demolition derby. The derby was fixed, and the only reason for the whole mission was to give Boris a chance to prove his skills. Was also known as the 'Czar'.
Who will visualise/neutralise,
As soon as the arrive,
(At the site)
Trakker's gonna lead the mission,
And Spectrum's got such superb vision,
It's the mighty power that will save the day,
No one know's what life's/lies behind this masquerade,
Always riding on V.E.N.O.M.'s trail,
Come see the laser rays,