- Hot Wheels AcceleRacers
Hot Wheels AcceleRacers
The second film's DVD box art
Distributed by Warner Bros. Television Creator Andrew Duncan Directed by Andrew Duncan
Produced by Ian Ritcher
Ben Burden Smith
Written by Mark Edens Starring Lisa Ann Beley
Music by Brian Carson Production company Mainframe Entertainment Country United States Original channel Cartoon Network Release date January 8, 2005 Running time 60 minutes No. of episodes 4 Preceded by Hot Wheels World Race Followed by Hot Wheels Battle Force 5''Hot Wheels BeastWars
Hot Wheels AcceleRacers is an animated series of movies by Mattel. It is computer-animated, produced by Mainframe Entertainment out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which also produced ReBoot and distributed by Warner Bros. Available on DVD and VHS, it has also been shown on Cartoon Network's Toonami.
The show takes Mattel's Hot Wheels toy cars and puts them in a ReBoot-like situation, with racing somewhat reminiscent of Tron. This is a sequel series to Hot Wheels World Race. Both shows take place in California. A soundtrack was distributed by Sony BMG and toys were sold in stores and given away in McDonald's Happy Meal.
Two years after the end of the World Race, Dr. Peter Tezla continues to study the information he gathered on the Wheel of Power while it was still in his possession. However, he finds that Gelorum has returned now fully repaired and with her army of Racing Drones having been upgraded and she is attempting to get the Wheel of Power again. He enters Highway 35, trying to stop the Drones but fails and is greatly injured just as the Drones finally get the Wheel. He manages to escape back to Earth and the Drones begin to turn Hot Wheels City into their new headquarters. Meanwhile, in California, Vert, Kurt, Taro, and Markie have now joined street racing teams the Teku and the Metal Maniacs. During a race on a cliff side, Gig arrives, telling the former World Race drivers that Tezla needs their help. Arriving at Tezla’s old base from the World Race, with some of their new teammates for extra help, they find it partially destroyed. When Kadeem appears and takes them to the AcceleDrome, Tezla's new base, which consists of a massive track that loops around the inside of a large cavern hidden inside a mesa, he appears on a hologram in the middle of the cavern and tells them what he has found: new knowledge from the Wheel's research. Now that the Wheel has been taken from its stand in Highway 35, the Drones have control over the dimension’s portals. But the Wheel was not the final part of the Acceleron's test. Each of the symbols on the wheel represents one of the Racing Realms, dimensions that have tracks that go through a single element in the hardest way possible for driving conditions. (There are fifteen Realms that are in the series, three that the Drones have already completed before the beginning of the series, so they don't show up, only the AcceleChargers, but there are more realms in the card game.) The Drones have been entering the Realms, and each time a Realm is finished, the first driver to reach the end of the track obtains an AcceleCharger, which gives a car the ability to drive through any condition that relates to the realm that it was won in. Discovering that a hologram of the Wheel is always in sync with the actual Wheel, a large hologram acts as a portal to the Racing Realms, the drivers enter the realms to try to stop the Drones, but find it harder than the World Race because the Wheel itself decides when to open the realms and that each realm only stays open for an hour with no other way out. As the race to stop the Drones rages on, drivers are trapped in the realms, grudges between the teams grow, and a new enemy force appears that attempts to defeat both the Drones and the humans. The race goes on as the secret of the Acceleron's test comes to unveil itself: the AcceleChargers are the keys to having the Wheel of Power open the portal to the Acceleron home world.
Name First Air Date Runtime Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – Ignition January 8, 2005 60 minutes Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – The Speed of Silence March 19, 2005 60 minutes Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – Breaking Point June 25, 2005 60 minutes Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – The Ultimate Race October 1, 2005 60 minutes
There are five DVDs in the series. They constitute one continuous story. In story order they are:
- World Race (120 min)
- Ignition (60 min)
- The Speed of Silence (60 min)
- Breaking Point (60 min)
- The Ultimate Race (60 min)
The Metal Maniacs are one of the two racing teams in the Hot Wheels AcceleRacers series. They are a group of muscular, wrestler-like, rough neck drivers whose vehicles are a mixture of scrap metal and racing car components reminiscent of old-style muscle cars. They have a raucous and reckless driving style with the cars to match. They have a fierce rivalry with the Teku. The members of the Metal Maniacs are:
- Tork Maddox (voiced by Adrian Holmes): The current leader of the Metal Maniacs. Tork has a rivalry with Nolo Pasaro, the current leader of the Teku, who blames Tork for the death of his older brother, Tone. In truth, Tork did not cause Tone's death, but allows Nolo to blame him because Tork believes himself to be responsible nevertheless. Often suffering from nightmares of the race, during which he hits Tone's rear bumper causing him to spin out and crash. He always restrains himself when Nolo tries to get revenge on him for killing his brother, telling him he doesn't want to fight him . When Nolo comes to terms with that fact, they eventually become friends. Tork also loves sports, fighting, and racing. His only car in the Acceleracers series is "Hollowback".
- Taro Kitano (voiced by Kevan Ohtsji): A former racing champion and former team leader of the Scorchers in Highway 35, he is a millionaire that has climbed Mount Everest and skied down it twice. A calm and collected racer who respects the Teku's Vert Wheeler and Karma Eiss. He used to date Lani Tam, but they broke up as she later commented, "They didn't talk much". He appears to be attracted to the equally calm and collected Karma, whom he admits is an extremely good driver. His first car in the series is '70 Plymouth Road Runner, a repaint of his car from Highway 35 and then Riveted.
- Deezel "Porkchop" Riggs (voiced by David Kaye): Undefeated in racing until he raced against the Teku. He has a rivalry with Teku member Shirako Takamoto, mainly because he doesn't like the music Shirako listens to. Porkchop has a strong relationship with Maniac mechanic Mitchell "Monkey" Mclurg. He initially drives the car "Jack Hammer" and motorcycle "Jaw Jammer", but changes to the car "Piledriver" towards the end of the series. He usually comes to the rescue of Monkey, such as when the Racers needed to hijack one of the Racing Drones' "Sweepers"(basiclly a big rig the Drones use to capture racers) that Porkchop and Monkey had to get inside. The Sweeper's driver caught Monkey and Porkchop came through the wall and punched its head off. Porkchop had a childhood fear of water, which caused him big trouble in the water realm, then he froze up and didn't hit the EDR(emergency driver return) device until water came in and was about to drown him. He came out of the portal at the same speed he was going, landing on a conviently placed pile of cardboard boxes and supplies, though he was still hurt. Later in the infirmary Monkey talked to him about it. Porkchop then told him about how he saw his father drown when he was a kid. Monkey comically asked if that was why he's never taken a shower. Angered, Porkchop replied by saying that he took a shower... ONCE. Since then he seemed to get over his fear.
- Mark " Markie " Wylde (voiced by Will Sanderson): A former member of Vert's old team, the Wave Rippers. Far from the innocent racer who reconciled with his older brother, Kurt Wylde, at the end of Highway 35, Markie is aggressive, short-tempered, and easily riled by his older brother and Tork. Apparently before the Acceleracers saga began, Kurt talked Markie into joining a "business deal", but he ended up arrested when things went wrong and he refused to give up. After two years in prison, Markie joined the Metal Maniacs and refused to acknowledge his brother for abandoning him. He is determined to prove himself, even if it means breaking the rules. After the Metro Realm, he gets extremely angry towards Monkey and Tork; at Monkey for losing his car to the Sweeper, and at Tork for letting Monkey take the car in the first place. After this, Tork doesn't let Markie drive in the Realms because of his determination to get back at Kurt, other than winning. His first car is "Spinebuster", his second is "Flathead Fury". His previous World Race Wave Rippers car was a Corvette Stingray. It is unknown what happened to it after the World Race. He was a convict and him being a racer meant that he probably tried to drive away when the police were after him. Seeing as he was caught with his car might have been taken as evidence and later auctioned off. Between Tork letting Monkey race in and lose his car, and Tork not letting him race, Markie had enough of Tork and challenged him for leadership of the Metal Maniacs, racing to Dr. Tezla's old base and back. In the final leg he and Tork were neck-and-neck for the lead. But Tork remembered Tone's crash during their race. The shock of almost reliving the event caused Tork to hit the brakes, letting Markie win. However, his victory was short lived as a racing portal had opened when he and Tork were racing, and the other Maniacs had left. When the next portal opened Markie tried to get back at Tork by having PorkChop race instead of him. PorkChop, however, still had respect for Tork and wouldn't race in Tork's place. No one else on the team would either. Outraged, Markie left the team. Though in the Junk Realm, Markie still tried to get the Maniacs to do what he said.
- Mitchell "Monkey" Mclurg (voiced by Andrew Duncan): The jumpy (both figuratively and literally) mechanic of the Metal Maniacs, who has a bit of a crush on Lani Tam; his feelings are unreciprocated and Lani shows no interest in him aside from disgust at times. Monkey would rather be in the garage than on the race track, but is a capable racer nonetheless. He formulated the more powerful "Nitrox-3½" fuel and constructed Sparky the Robot from recovered Racing Drone parts. He dislikes his real name and prefers to be called Monkey. Monkey's first car is "Rollin' Thunder", his second car is "Spinebuster" that he raced at Metro Realm and he had gotten into trouble with a Sweeper, his third car is the "Rat-ified". Together, he and Porkchop drove a big rig they liked to call "Old Smokey". Monkey usually doesn't think things through. Such as when he told Sparky, who is always shooting off sparks, to fill up Old Smokey's tank with highly explosive Nitrox-3½. Luckily Lani pointed it out and Monkey stopped Sparky before anything could happen. Another example of this was when the racers were in the Junk realm (which he considered beautiful) and they were outnumbered by the Racing Drones "Sweepers". Monkey and PorkChop drove Old Smokey filled with Nitrox-3½ through the portal. Confident that they would just use the EDR to escape. Dr. Tezla then reminded him that it was meant to return only one person. Horrified, Monkey pleaded to PorkChop to slow down so he could jump out the window before they got to the portal.
- Sparky : A funny and annoying robot created by Monkey. He was an RD-S1 before he was pulled through the portal by Vert on his Deora II and he was soon ramed into a wall by Karma. He was also tested by Karma and Gig to learn how the Drones win the realms. In "The Speed of Silence" he used a transmitter and stole a car to escape, but he was smashed by Markie. In "Breaking Point" Monkey re-built him with different parts, including a mop basket, baseball cap, bicycle flag, a new robotic arm and mouth, goggles, racing start lights, and a MD-01's legs brought from Shirako. In "Ultimate Race" Sparky helps Vert to win the race with racing skills so he can become an AcceleRacer.
The Teku are the best racing team in Acceleracers. The Teku cars have emphasis on looks and sound so their cars are tricked out to not only look good but to sound good as well, similar to Import Tuners. The word Teku is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the word "Tech", and the logo for the Teku is also the Japanese writing for it (テク).
The members of the Teku are:
- Nolo Pasaro (voiced by Dexter Bell): After his brother Tone died, Nolo took over leadership of the Teku. Aggressive and stubborn, many of Nolo's early actions seemed to stem from his hatred of Tork, whom he blamed for his brother's death. Also a jealous leader, Nolo also doesn't seem to like any question of his judgment or abilities, which caused major strife between him and Vert (who was just itching for a chance to take over and prove himself). Nolo puts his hatred of Tork aside during the Metro Realm when Tork saved him from the Racing Drones. Interaction between Nolo and Tork was still strained in Breaking Point, most likely due to the vacuum left by Nolo's past hatred. Nolo isn't foaming at the mouth any more, which leaves time for Nolo to become a better leader of the Teku. During the events in The Ultimate Race, Nolo had finally let go of his hatred for Tork; They worked together in the Cosmic Realm and in the Racing Drones Headquarters. Nolo finally admits that Tone's death was the result of Tone's careless driving and not Tork's fault. At the end of the film, Nolo hangs up Tone's necklace on the Highway 35 sign and joins Tork to go look for Vert. He drove the car "Synkro", but later replaces it with "SpecTyte" and briefly drives "High Voltage".
- Vert Wheeler (voiced by Andrew Francis): Former leader of the Wave Rippers and winner of the World Race. Eighteen years old, Vert Wheeler is now a member of the Teku team helping Dr. Tezla. Vert at one time believed he was the better driver and leader and was at constant odds with Nolo Passaro, the leader of the Teku. After repeated personal failures in both Ignition and Speed of Silence, Vert finally realized that he's not as good as he thought he was. He gave up and left, disappearing before the teams went into the Metro Realm. After some time away for personal reflection, Vert returned in Breaking Point just in time to race in the Junk Realm. His time away seemed to mellow his relationship with Nolo. During The Ultimate Race, Vert was again feeling sorry for himself. Regretting his decision to not accompany the other drivers on the rescue mission to the Racing Drones' Headquarters, Vert stayed behind when the Cosmic realm opened. It worked out for the best though, as he was the only one to avoid being capture and ended up following Gelorum into the Ultimate Race. During the race, Vert showed his maturity. Staying level-headed and using his driving skills flawlessly, he was able to keep up with Gelorum who had access to all the AcceleChargers. At the end of the Ultimate Race, Vert was granted the honor of being a true AcceleRacer by the Accelerons. Vert declined to follow the Acceleron to its home world, instead choosing to return to help his captured friends. He says: "Wisdom is a circle, what you receive you must give back". He succeeded in helping them escape, but was subsequently caught by the Silencerz. In the final scene, it was shown that his father was associated with the Silencerz. He first drove "Deora II", a repaint of his car from Highway 35.But the Deora II gets cut in half coming out of the Storm Realm. He later switches to "Power Rage" and then "Reverb". He also drove a motorcycle named "Nightlife". Also there is an editing error between Highway 35 and AcceleRacers where Vert's eyes change from brown in World Race to light blue in AcceleRacers.
- Kurt Wylde (voiced by Brian Drummond): Mark Wylde's older brother and former leader of the Street Breed in Highway 35. Now quiet and standoffish, he’s a much calmer Kurt that's attempting to prove himself to the Teku and the Metal Maniacs in AcceleRacers. Kurt is still facing the consequences of his actions in the World Race, however, through suspicions from the other drivers and hostility from his younger brother, Mark Wylde. It has been suggested on the AcceleRacers website (Cartoon Network) that Kurt is substituting his relationship with Nolo in place of the failed one with Mark. A major sub-plot in AcceleRacers is the relationship between Kurt and Mark Wylde. Mark ended up in prison because of a shady business deal Kurt involved him in. Kurt, fearing personal ruin, failed to help Markie with the subsequent legal troubles. In The Ultimate Race, Kurt redeems himself by bringing together the Teku and the Metal Maniacs in the rescue effort to get Markie from the Racing Drones. Markie seemed to forgive Kurt after that. Additionally, Kurt has been shown in a number of flashbacks opposing Markie's membership in the Metal Maniacs after Mark’s prison sentence. He drove "Sling Shot", a repaint of his car from Highway 35, until it gets flipped over and loses a wheel in the storm realm. He then changes to "Battle Spec".
- Shirako Takamoto (voiced by Kirby Morrow): Primarily concerned with things besides being first to the finish line, Shirako almost always seems like he's back towards the rear of the pack. When he does take the lead, it’s during times when he can also look good doing it. Porkchop seems especially irritated by Shirako and his loud music (which Shirako listens to at almost all times). He drove the car "Baseline" and the motorcycle "Nightlife". Has a record from since the beginning of Ignition up to Ultimate Race.
- Karma Eiss (voiced by Lisa Ann Beley): Calm and collected, Karma is all about overcoming challenges – the harder the better. Additionally, it seems that overcoming challenges means overcoming them perfectly to her. Determined to find the best way to solve problems, she's usually the first one to figure things out. Karma also worked with the captured RD-S1 in Speed of Silence to discover a better understanding of the Racing Drones, how they drive and how to beat them. Karma seems to have a lingering distrust of Kurt because of his shadowy past with Gelorum. On the other hand, Karma may be developing a relationship with Taro, a result of their similar personalities. Karma's car was "Chicane".
- Tone Pasaro (voiced by Craig Veroni): Tone Pasaro was Nolo's older brother and founder of the Teku team. During a race with Tork Maddox, Tone lost control of his car, crashed and died in the explosion. For Nolo, Tone serves as a guide from the spirit world through various flashbacks. Though Tone taught his brother many useful social and driving concepts, Nolo's anger toward Tork over the accident colored many of Nolo's actions. In Speed of Silence, Karma Eiss expresses her opinion that Tone was not quite the driver that Nolo remembers. Later in the film The Ultimate Race, Nolo finally admits that Tone's death was caused by Tone, not Tork. Tone was driving "Synkro" during the flashbacks of the fateful race where he lost his life.
Originally built by the Accelerons as test drivers, these robots became a problem as they would do anything to win. The Racing Drones were abandoned on Earth when the Accelerons returned to their home world. Gelorum, their leader, ruled with an iron fist as she had no concern for life – robotic or organic. Now that the Racing Realms are open, the Racing Drones are free to enter and win AcceleChargers.
The Racing Drones excel in manufacturing, building drivers and vehicles in mass quantities and to the required specifications. They also have the ability to reproduce and send AcceleCharger powers to drivers in need.
- Gelorum (voiced by Kathleen Barr): She is the primary villain from the World Race series and later became the main antagonist in the AcceleRacers series. In Acceleracers, Gelorum is the member of her own team called the Racing Drones. In World Race series, Gelorum was the chief mastermind at CLYP Corporation. Then, she hired Zed-36 to sabotage the track and harm the racers, so Gelorum can get the chance of getting the Wheel of Power. Then, she sent Zed-36 and the other robots to get the Wheel of Power ahead of the other drivers. At Hot Wheels City, Gelorum got damaged by the wreck of her helicopter. Then, it was revealed that Gelorum was a robot. Then, she was able to prevent the return of the Wheel of Power to the Hot Wheels city, but was stopped by Kurt Wylde who was formerly Zed-36. Gelorum was able to get to a portal, vowing that "this is NOT the end of the race". In AcceleRacers, Gelorum's face and body bear the scars of her past battle at the end of the World Race series. In Breaking Point, she was a racing drone constructed by the Accelerons. In the Ruins Realm, the 3.3 mini episode on , Gelorum's origins were revealed that she was in her robot form to lead the drones exile on Earth. In The Ultimate Race, Gelorum shows her true form when she discards her "human" shell to attack Vert. The Acceleron attacks, sending Gelorum spinning off the road during her fight with Vert Wheeler.
- RD-L1 (Racing Drone, Lieutenant 1)
- RD-S1 (Racing Drone, Soldier 1)
- RD-W1 (Racing Drone, Worker 1)
- MD-01 (also known as RD-M1 [Racing Drone, Motorcycle 1])
- Sweeper Drone Driver: Drives the Sweeper
- Recon Drones: Floating robots
Of unknown origins and shadowy intents, the Silencerz are a secretive group of drivers who prefer to let the Teku, Metal Maniacs and Racing Drones fight it out before making their appearance known. They rely on stealth and deception to gain the upper hand on their competitors. They name their cars after elements on the Periodic Table.
- Major Jack "Rabbit" Wheeler: Driver of the Iridium, Vectra, Magnesium and Anthracite. He is also Vert's father. He and Vert don't seem to have a very close relationship, despite Jack's apparent acknowledgement of Vert after winning Highway 35. He was the Silencerz leader. He later comes back in Hot Wheels Battle Force 5.Apparently, getting caught by Tors-10 and becoming a slave.
- Silencerz Drivers: Drivers that never talk or show their faces which are hidden by helmets.
- Silencerz Technicians: Scientists in strange outfits that hide their faces and never talk.
- X-AD8: Floating robots that have the same functionality and default program as Peter Tezla's floating robot GIG. They overwrite any re-program attempts.
- Dr. Peter Tezla (voiced by Michael Donovan): Dr. Tezla abandoned the Cube and went into hiding in the Acceledrome where he conducted research centered on the Wheel of Power. Once he discovered the nature of the Wheel of Power and the Racing Realms, Dr. Tezla recruited former World Race drivers to help him compete in the Racing Realms for the power of the AcceleChargers. Hunted by Gelorum and the Racing Drones, Dr. Tezla is a very secretive man sharing information only if he decides the person needs to know it. This generates some distrust amongst those he leads – especially Kurt Wylde who has never trusted Tezla. Despite his secretive nature, his most trusted companion is Gig, a floating computer/robot. Dr. Tezla was crippled in the attempt to keep the Drones from the Wheel of Power – he now walks and stands with the aid of motorized braces. Dr. Tezla also has some sort of connection with the Silencerz. When questioned about this apparent connection, he claims to be the victim of theft. Later we learn that Dr. Tezla used to work for the Silencers, but then left them taking some of their technology, including Gig. Revealing their technology, Dr. Tezla took credit for it all and became rich.
- Lani Tam (voiced by Venus Terzo): A former World Race driver and member of the Wave Rippers team, she now works for Dr. Tezla in the Acceledrome as crew chief, medic and mechanic. At the end of the World Race, she became involved with Taro Kitano. Their relationship seemed to have gone sour by the time AcceleRacers begins (Taro said Lani told him he was "hard to talk to"). Though Lani periodically shows that she may have feelings still for Taro, the actions are never reciprocated. However, Lani may be developing feelings for Nolo, as they are seen together quite often in the films and have an easy-going relationship with each other.
- Gig (voiced by Kasper Michaels): A floating computer/robot, Gig is Dr. Tezla's seemingly loyal companion and side-kick. An X-88 robot, Gig was stolen from the Silencerz when Dr. Tezla left that team. Dr. Tezla thought he'd reprogrammed Gig, but it turned out that Gig was playing the part of the spy – feeding Dr. Tezla's information back to the Silencerz. Gig's deception was discovered by Lani in the film The Ultimate Race. Shortly thereafter, Gig gave his life to destroy the Racing Drones army by personally detonating the Nitrox 2 storage tanks in the Acceledrome. The AcceleRacers website (Cartoon Network) hints that Gig's electronic brain is vulnerable to tampering. He is now deceased.
- Brian Kadeem (voiced by Cusse Mankuma): Kadeem, a former World Race driver, led the drivers into the Storm Realm, but was lost when he fell from the track. He was captured by the Racing Drones and taken to their headquarters. After interrogation, his body was integrated with robotic parts making him into a cyborg under Gelorum's control. Kadeem was last seen falling off a very high building in the Racing Drones HQ.He is now deceased.
- Banjee Castillo, Alec "Hud" Wood, and Dan Dresden: Lost in the Racing Realms while driving for Dr. Tezla. Banjee Castillo was in the Swamp Realm some time before Ignition as his car is seen briefly – wrecked and half submerged in the water. He got lost because a swamp monster threw his car off the track and into the water with Banjee inside. In ignition, when the drivers got in the Swamp Realm, his car half submerged in the water. He was still in his car then, his head in the wheel, not moving. Alec Wood was lost in the Storm Realm and was in the realm at some time when the drivers went in the realm. He got lost because an RD-S1 bumped him and he skidded out of control and fell right of the track, and his car "Switchback", got destroyed by the electricity and it lost all four wheels. In Ignition, the electricity from the Storm Realm that destroyed slingshots windows was part of the destruction of switchback, Dan Dresden got lost in the Fog Realm, is because he used his eye in the sky robot in his car. But before he could see the track, RD-L1 bumped him and he fell right out of the track and into somewhere that is not described. But they were rescued by the Silencerz after they escaped from the realms, and they could possibly be the unknown Silencerz drivers. It is unknown what happen to the other world race drivers. Possibly they drove for Tezla and got lost in the Realms too or they went back to their home states. In the Ultimate Race, when the drivers infiltrated the Drones Headquarters, Dan Dresden could be seen possibly hung inside a Drone building. It is unknown why. They were seen getting lost in the Accelareacers movie prequel-world race highlights:recruiting the best that came with the dual drill hyperpod.
- Acceleron: Alien racers who created Gelorum and the Racing Drones a thousand years ago. They also created the Highway 35 tracks, the Wheel of Power, the Realms, Hyperpods, Wisdom Ring and the AcceleChargers. In Hot Wheels Acceleracers Ultimate Race, from the Sphere, Gelorum used all the AcceleChargers to complete the realms and Vert Wheeler used racing skills for the test. The Acceleron used his powers to change Vert's outfit/clothes and helmet into a Acceleron's one. After Gelorum was defeated by the Acceleron, he turns Vert's car back where it was and he opened the portal to turn back. After Vert changed his mind the Acceleron gave Vert Wheeler the ultimate lesson: What you receive you must give back. The Acceleron opens the portal so Vert could go back to the Acceledrome and save his friends from the drones.
- Vert's Mom: Appeared in Breaking Point (only in a photograph). The Pictures of Verts mom also appears in Hot Wheels Accelaracers - The Speed of Silence, on Monkeys bed side table just before the Metro Realm opens.
There are 16 major Racing Realms in AcceleRacers and 10 minor ones (26 in all). These tracks are more dangerous than the ones on Highway 35. This is another test for the drivers built by the Accelerons. Highway 35 was only the beginning. The Wheel of Power decides which Racing Realm to open and when. But the only way to stop the portal from closing is The Wheel of Power, all the Accelechargers, and the Wisdom Ring.
- Canyon Realm: A Racing Realm that criss-crosses over a deep canyon with sheer drops. The skill for this realm could be landing jumps.
- Chrome Realm: A Racing Realm that has huge silver spheres. The skill for this realm could be telling what is a reflection and what is not.
- Wind Realm: A Racing Realm with savage vortexes of wind and tornadoes, flying debris, and swaying tracks. The skill could be driving through harsh winds.
- Solar Realm: A Racing Realm with solar flares and intense heat. The skill could be driving with the sun in your eyes.
- Labyrinth Realm: A Racing Realm with a tangle of twists and turns that is infested with Maze Minotaurs. The skill for this realm could be remembering your path when lost.
- Blizzard Realm: A Racing Realm with vicious snowstorms, zero visibility, fierce sleet, and deep snow. The skill could be driving in icy weather.
- Cybergrid Realm: A Racing Realm with a supercharged track as well as a maze of 90 degree turns and electric countermeasures. The skill for this realm could be perfecting 90 degree turns.
- Reactor Realm: A Racing Realm with toxic spills and patrol machines. The skill could be driving undistracted.
- Desert Realm: A Racing Realm filled with quicksand, dangerous rock passages, sandstorms, and giant scorpions. The skill could be driving in desert conditions.
- Micro Realm: A Racing Realm where all cars become toy size.
- Fog Realm: Little is known about the Fog Realm except that it was completed prior to the events portrayed in AcceleRacers and is the Racing Realm Dan Dresden got lost in. Its skill could be driving through the fog.
- Warped Realm: A Racing Realm where there are no laws of physics, not even gravity. It was completed prior to the events portrayed in AcceleRacers. The skill could be trying to stay on the track.
- Monument Realm: Little is known about the Monument Realm except that it was completed prior to the events portrayed in AcceleRacers.
The realms above were all conquered by the Racing Drones or Silencerz before the movies and minisodes. The ones below were seen in the movies and the minisodes.
- Storm Realm: The Storm Realm is a Racing Realm with tracks that loop and curve around the sides of clouds, as if clinging to colossal mountainsides. The Storm Realm is an electrically charged world of flickering lightning and booming thunder. The Storm Realm tests a driver's ability to focus and avoid distraction. this is the Racing Realm that Alec Wood got losted in.
- Swamp Realm: The Swamp Realm features a winding track that curves through and around gigantic jungle trees growing from a fetid swamp below. Giant worms, giant mosquitoes, a swamp monster, and hungry creatures lurk in the shadows and are ready to take out the drivers. The track itself is alive and continuously growing, forcing drivers to constantly choose the best terrain at any given moment. The skill for this realm is staying in the middle of the track to get more traction. This is the Racing Realm Banjee Castillo got lost in.
- Cavern Realm: The dark and daunting Cavern Realm features sudden turns and stops, unexpected drops and dips, and sections of track that veer into total darkness as well as falling boulders and giant bats. The Accelerons created the Cavern Realm to test a driver's ability to drive in the dark while avoiding obstacles. Also, stalactites and stalagmites appear throughout the course.
- Lava Realm: Huge flaming boulders, lava eruptions and magma geysers are just some of the dangers that drivers face in the Lava Realm.The Lava Realm tests a driver's ability to master the dexecity of their wheels.
- Water Realm: The track in the Water Realm runs above, on, and below the surface of the ocean. Sections of track that are completely submerged run through translucent tubes. Periods of breaks prevent flooding, but allow cars, sea creatures, and some water to pass through. Ravenous sea creatures wait for unsuspecting drivers in the darkness. The Water Realm tests a driver's ability to avoid hydroplaning and spinning out.
- Metro Realm: The Metro Realm offers a vast night-time cityscape to explore, eerily deserted and dotted with neon signage and streetlights. The interconnecting streets of this bizarre metropolis will force a driver to master the skills of braking, cornering and driving through traffic. The Metro Realm tests the driver's ability to remember that balance increases traction.
- Cliffside Realm: Drivers will need to navigate hairpin turns while avoiding rockslides, falling trees and large flying vultures if they hope to make it to the end of the Cliffside Realm. The Cliffside Realm tests a driver's ability of drifting (which means taking tight turns while minimizing loss of speed).
- Ice Realm: With a track made of ice that can crack and collapse at any moment, the Ice Realm presents a chilling challenge for any driver with it being on a glacier. The Ice Realm tests a driver's ability to negotiate with slick surfaces if they want to make it to the finish line.
- Neon Pipeline Realm: The Neon Pipeline Realm is a unique Racing Realm that features a track running inside and around the outside of a huge pipeline. The Neon Pipeline Realm tests a driver's ability to drive at all angles (and even upside-down) on their way to the end of the track. Mastering drafting will take them one step closer to success.
- Junk Realm: The Junk Realm is a Racing Realm that will take drivers through a junkyard filled with scrap metal and rusty old cars. Piles of junk crash down on the track, threatening to crush drivers underneath. There are also problems with piles of debris on the road, magnetized lifters, compactors, wrecking balls, and a big metal "fire-breathing dinosaur" known as the Mechanized Destroyer. The Accelerons created the Junk Realm to test a driver's ability to hit the apex of a turn.
- Ruins Realm: The Ruins Realm is a Racing Realm with an atmosphere that evokes Easter Island and Stonehenge. The Ruins Realm is peppered with colossal statues and stone buildings. With an ancient marble track that threatens to collapse at any time, four 4-headed stone creaters, and collapsing pillars, drivers must hone their skills if they want to win.
- Cosmic Realm: The Cosmic Realm is a Racing Realm that features a track composed of colorful planetary rings that lie suspended in space. Meteor showers and black holes are just a few of the hazards that this realm contains. The Cosmic realm was created to test a driver's ability to use high-speed control since the low-gravity environment requires the driver to produce as much downforce as possible in order to avoid floating off the track.
- Racing Drones HQ: The second to final stop in the Ultimate Race is the Racing Drones Headquarters: a vast, tangled ruin of what was once Hot Wheels City. Strange machines and mysterious deadly challenges lurk around every turn. Only the best and most skilled drivers will be able to compete here. There are many dangerous paths and at every turn lies a new challenge for the racers. They have to choose the right line if they want to make it out alive.
- The Sphere: In the race between Vert and Gelorum, after both racers have passed through all the previously encountered realms, they entered a place where the track is surrounded by white light. The show gives little information about that place, except that the winner is supposed to win a chance to race against the Acceleron at the end of the track. The winner also earns the title of Acceleracer in the process. Won by Vert Wheeler. The lesson is that wisdom is a circle and what you receive you must give back.
AcceleChargers are powerful chips that are given to the driver who reaches the end of the each Racing Realm. The AcceleChargers help vehicles in different locations depending on the realm you're in or in what conditions you are driving. While they provide drivers a certain edge when driving in the realms, the Accelerons do not accept drivers who complete the realms with their use; instead, they accept those who have overcome the challenges with their own unsupplemented abilities.
- Canyon Realm AcceleCharger: Hyper Jump: Allows the driver's cars to make extremely long and high jumps.
- Chrome Realm AcceleCharger: Undistort: Erases any illusion or mirage seen to the driver.
- Wind Realm AcceleCharger: Wind Shark: Allows a driver's car to move through the strongest gusts of wind.
- Solar Realm Accelecharger: Anti Gravitation: Allows a driver's car to manipulate/control gravity.
- Labyrinth Realm AcceleCharger: Navigator: Manipulates a driver's GPS System and pinpoints all the right directions and leads you to the finish line.
- Blizzard Realm AcceleCharger: Total Traction: Allows traction on any terrain.
- Cybergrid Realm AcceleCharger: Folding Corners: Allows cars to snap through 90 degree turns.
- Reactor Realm AcceleCharger: Sound Buffer: Sends a sound wave with a higher frequency rate to destroy not only itself but the old one as well.
- Desert Realm AcceleCharger: Sand Speed: Allows cars to safely travel on sand.
- Micro Realm AcceleCharger: Size Scaler: Allows cars to change size.
- Fog Realm AcceleCharger: Fog Vision: Allows the driver's vehicle to see clearly in foggy conditions.
- Warped Realm Accelecharger: Teleport: Allows the driver's vehicle to teleport out of trouble.
- Monument Realm AcceleCharger: 2-D: Allows the driver's vehicle to become two dimensional.
- Storm Realm AcceleCharger: Lightning Rod: Protects the driver's car from electrical charges.
- Swamp Realm AcceleCharger: Sprout Road: Creates an organic road of vines beneath the car.
- Cavern Realm AcceleCharger: Night Sight: Allows the driver to see in total darkness.
- Lava Realm AcceleCharger: Impervious Tires: Creates tires that always remain in perfect condition.
- Water Realm AcceleCharger: Hydro Glide:Allows the driver's car the ability to drive on water.
- Metro Realm AcceleCharger: Battering Bubble: Creates a force field around the car.
- Cliffside Realm AcceleCharger: Turn & Burn: Allows the car to take hairpin turns without slowing down.
- Ice Realm AcceleCharger: Slip Grip: Gives the car the ability to drive over slippery terrain.
- Neon Pipeline Realm AcceleCharger: Wall Crawl: Allows the driver's car to drive upside down or on walls.
- Junk Realm AcceleCharger: Frictionless: Creates a frictionless track under the car.
- Ruins Realm AcceleCharger: Phantom Form: Allows the driver's car to pass through objects.
- Cosmic Realm AcceleCharger: Light Speed: Allows the driver's car to travel at lightspeed.
- Everyone's cars (excluding Vert's and Dr Tezla's) were destroyed during The Ultimate Race.
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