Stripes is a Monster Machine with the abilities of a tiger.
Stripes is an impetuous tiger truck who's always ready for action. With a signature growl, he leaps and pounces like a cat, and he's great at jumping and climbing. He has tiger claws that help him to climb trees (or just about anything), as well as super senses, especially his sense of smell.
Stripes was introduced in the series premiere Blaze of Glory, as the first Monster Machine Blaze befriended upon first arriving in Axle City. When he was introduced, Gabby had fixed a spark plug for him. He was also the first Monster Machine Blaze had to rescue after being carried away from the championship race by Crusher's Trouble Bubbles. He was stuck in some vines which were breaking over time, and Blaze had to jump to the top by using rocky ramps. He was also the second Monster Machine to encourage Blaze to race for the first time upon returning to the Monster Dome.
Stripes, like most characters, is a monster truck. His physical appearance slightly resembles a Jeep Wrangler. He is painted a vivid yellow-orange with red-violet tiger stripes. His front bumper is white with two black strips on either side, resembling whiskers. The springs on his wheel axles are gold, his tires have stripe designs on them, and the hubcaps are orange with purple rims. His tail resembles a radio antenna and has gold springs around it.
Powers and abilities
Stripes has a strong sense of smell, something a tiger is really good at doing. He can sniff out scents, which can alert him that someone or something is nearby. He can also smell danger, such as in Fired Up! when he sniffed the smoke in the Axle City Garage which later sets off the smoke alarm.
Tiger claws and climbing
Stripes has special spikes built into his wheels which he calls his "tiger claws", which pop out whenever he needs to climb on something.