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John Torque
John T.- Arcade
John Torque as he appears in Vigilante 8: Arcade

Name:

John Torque

Age:

32

Appearances:

Vigilante 8
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
Vigilante 8: Arcade

Vehicle:

V8: Jefferson
V8: 2nd Offense: Thunderbolt
V8: Arcade: Jefferson

Special Weapon:

V8: Bass Quake
V8: 2nd Offense: Wheel O' Fortune
V8: Arcade: Bass Quake

Alignment:

Vigilante

John Torque is a fictional character in the vehicle action series Vigilante 8.

OverviewEdit

John Torque was a down on his luck gambler who lost more money than he was taking in. It is hinted that he owed money to some shady people, but had a terrible gambling problem. His reasons for joining the Vigilantes is a mystery, but Sid Burn was a nationally wanted terrorist, so the reward money was most likely the reason. If this is the case, it didn't affect his friendship with Convoy.

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John Torque as he appears in V8: 2nd Offense.

Prior to the events of Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense, John Torque had eliminated Sid Burn and used his money to buy a new vehicle, a new wardrobe and then gambled the rest away. Bored out of his mind without the thrill of taking down the Coyotes, John Torque became a bounty hunter and decided to track down a notorious weapon smuggler named Nina Loco, who turned out to be an old flame of Sid's. While on Loco's trail, John decided to pay a visit to his old mentor, and was horrified to find Convoy and Houston's home burned to the ground, and the two of them missing. Torque immediately grabbed a few machine guns from Convoy's backyard and set off to search for them.

EndingsEdit

Torque's Reward
John Torque staring at his reward money in his Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense ending.
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In his V8 ending, John takes Sid Burn's money and gambles it away at a roadside casino. He then reveals Sid Burn bound and gagged in the trunk of his car as he drives off to parts unknown.

In his V8: 2nd Offense ending, he finally catches Nina Loco and heads to the nearest jailhouse to collect reward money. He opens his trunk, which shows Nina tied up, but John has a change of heart. Then he and Nina drive off together, the two falling in love with each other.

In his V8: Arcade ending, John Torque defeats Boogie and uses his money to (assumedly) gamble in Vegas.

Vehicles & StatisticsEdit

69 Jefferson
The Jefferson, as it appears in Vigilante 8

In V8, John drove the 1969 Jefferson, a white pimp-mobile that was decently armored and had moderate speed.

Top Speed: IIIIIIIIIIII
Armor: IIIIIIIIIIIII
Avoidance: IIIIIIIIII
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The Thunderbird, as it appears in Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense

In V8: 2nd Offense, he traded the Jefferson for the Thunderbolt, a Pontiac Firebird-like car that wasn't as well armored as the Jefferson, but was faster.

Acceleration: IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Top Speed: IIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Armor: IIIIIIII
Avoidance: IIIII
John T. Vehicle- Arcade
The Jefferson, as it appears in Vigilante 8: Arcade.
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In Vigilante 8: Arcade, John Torque returns in the 1974 Jefferson, a slightly different style from its 1969 counterpart with a rusty-white paint job. It also has good radar evasion, but low strength.

Strength: Low
Acceleration: Average
Top Speed: Average
Radar Evasion: Good

Special WeaponsEdit

In V8 and V8: Arcade, John's Special Weapon was the Bass Quake, a giant stereo mounted on the trunk that sent out a damaging shockwave.

In V8: 2nd Offense, John's Special Weapon was the Wheel o' Fortune, a revolver like weapon that did moderate to high damage, depending on if the shot was supercharged (this happens randomly).

TriviaEdit

  • In Vigilante 8: Arcade, it's stated that John Torque's favorite car accessory are double deck poker cards.
  • According to an article on IGN, John Torque is considered a positive influence on African-American culture.

QuotesEdit

Vigilante 8:Edit

  • "You ready to roll the dice, bro!"
  • "Bassquake!"
  • "Deuce!"
  • "You gambled and you lost, the house wins!"
  • "Somebody's dealing dirty cards! Shoot man, I should have bet on red!"

2nd Offense:Edit

  • "The cards have been dealt!"
  • "Your luck's about to change!"
  • "Place your bet!"
  • "Snake eyes!"
  • "Always bet on black!"
  • "Easy come, easy go."
  • "I won't be taking that to the bank."
  • "Shoot! This has got to be fixed!"
  • "They say bingo, champ."
  • "You should learn when to fold!"
  • "The odds were against you fool!"

Arcade:Edit

  • "Ah yeah, place your bets, scumbags!"
  • "Torque's the name and action's the game!"
  • "Hmm, time to double down, brother!"
  • "Bass Quake!"
  • "Augh! (Cough)"
  • "Augh! Come on! Tilt!"
  • "Ka-ching! Haha!"
  • "Yeah! Crank it up!"
  • "Haha! Luck of the draw, my man!"
  • "Yeah, huh, game over."
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