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Isabella, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Isabella is a female bandicoot responsible for handing out prizes to Crash and Coco in Crash Team Racing and returns as a playable character in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. The epilogue of the game states that she landed a big part in the season finale of "Bay Waters". Isabella is named after Isabelle Tomatis, the product manager for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe at the time of CTR's release. The other trophy girls are also named after people involved in the Naughty Dog games.

Physical Appearance

Isabella has blond hair and tail and blue eyes. Her attire consists of a blue and white jumpsuit and black sneakers. She is often seen carrying a blue umbrella with a white circle in the center.

In CTR Nitro-Fueled, Isabella is redesigned to bear less resemblance to Tawna; her figure is more svelte, her hair is shorter and is now more styled on the right, she has a beauty mark on her left cheek, she now wears light blue eyeshadow and part of her tail is now orange like her fur. As for her outfit, her jumpsuit is now a brighter blue and her sneakers are now navy blue.

Personality

Although little of her personality is explored, Isabella appears to be the most mellow of the Nitro Squad members. In spite of this, however, Isabella also appears to be the one who takes losing the worst, as she will physically throw a tantrum upon missing out on the top step of the victory podium.

Stats

  • Speed: 5/7
  • Acceleration: 5/7
  • Turning: 5/7
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Manga

Isabella makes a cameo in Dansu! De Jump! Na Daibouken when Crash daydreams about already saving the world and becoming irresistible.

Appearances

Gallery

Crash Team Racing

Promotional Art

In-Game

Crash Bash

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Promotional Art

In-Game

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Crash Team Racing, she has brown eyes to avoid confusion, as she bears a resemblance to Tawna. However, she still has blue eyes on her Japanese artwork.
  • In the original Crash Team Racing she has the same body structure as Tawna.
  • In the Japanese version of Crash Bash, Isabella is referenced in both Crash and Coco's endings. In Coco's ending, Coco makes a hologram of herself as an adult so she can debut as an internet idol. This hologram is almost identical to Isabella in appearance. In Crash's ending, he mistakes said hologram for Tawna and happily leaps out to her. This is a possible reference to Tawna and Isabella closely resembling each other.
  • In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, she speaks with an Italian accent, likely as a reference to the origin of her name.


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