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Not so fast! I'm Pasadena O'Possum! I'm racing for ol' Von Clutch, and I'm gonna whoop you, that's for sure!

Pasadena O'Possum is an expert champion winning racer and a good friend of Ebenezer Von Clutch. She is a mutated possum, but it's unknown how she came to be. She makes her appearances in Crash Tag Team Racing, Crash Racing and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled as a playable character.

History

Crash Tag Team Racing

Pasadena is first seen with Ebenezer Von Clutch and Willie Wumpa Cheeks discussing where to find more racers. A little while later, she introduces herself to the bandicoots and Team Cortex, stating she's racing for Von Clutch and promises to beat Cortex. Over the course of the story, she has Crash find a crystal, a starter and coins in order to buy her cars and get them running. She also uses this time to openly flirt with him. Despite her feelings for him, she briefly believed, along with everyone else that Crash stole the park gems only for Willie to admit it. After Crash stopped Willie from escaping, Pasadena along with Coco and Crunch confronted Willie, only to witness his destruction to Cortex and celebrated after Crash and Crunch sent Team Cortex flying. Pasadena was devastated when Von Clutch died but instantly cheered up when Crash shot his black power gem into Von Clutch's open chest and brought him back to life. After Crash accidentally knocked out Von Clutch and left, Pasadena is left shocked along with Coco and Crunch.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Pasadena appears as a playable racer as part of the Neon Circus Grand Prix. She can be unlocked in the game's Pit Stop for 1500 Wumpa Coins.

Stats

Speed: 7/7
Accel: 3/7
Turn: 2/7
Difficulty: Advanced
Driving Style: Speed

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

While Pasadena herself doesn't physically appear in On the Run!, a Pasadena themed skin for Coco was added in Season 4, Survival of the Fastest.

Characteristics

Personality

Pasadena is a southern/western girl, right down to her habits and speech. She proves fiercely loyal to her employer Von Clutch, vowing to win the gems and theme park for him and setting a rivalry towards the other competitors who risk taking it for themselves, particularly Cortex and his minions. She proves good on her word on the race track, where she is a passionate and aggressive racer.

Despite her competitive streak however, her attitude quickly softens upon speaking to Crash for the first time. It's shown she has a crush on him, openly stating he's 'cute' and flirts with him. Whenever she asks for favors, he does them willingly but when she states she wants to kiss him or makes a similar suggestion, Crash would either look like he'll vomit or get frightened right in front of her meaning he's a little uncomfortable with Pasadena's feelings towards him. However, Crash himself has shown interest in her as he acted like a dog as a sign of him considering her attractive.

Pasadena is resourceful and an expert racer, yet she is shown to be somewhat uneducated however. She has a rather rowdy and goofy demeanor, though proves slightly more lucid than Crash, who dumbfounds even her at times.

Pasadena is also a good friend of Coco and Crunch. She also seems to have a strong relationship with Von Clutch, hinting a father/daughter bond.

Physical

Pasadena has a somewhat feminine frame with light peach fur and a very pale muzzle. Her snout is somewhat pointed, resembling a mouse or rat and her nose is pink. Her eyes are green in color; she appears to wear pinkish eyeshadow and faint pink lipstick. Her hair is dirty blond in color and worn in tightly pulled back pigtails that stick out of her pink hat, which has a dark pair of goggles on them. She has a long tail, which she can use as a prehensile.

Pasadena wears a sky blue jacket with dark blue markings and noticeable shoulder pads. Around her neck, she wears a pink scarf/cloth, while her pants match her top. She also has dark gloves and boots, with lighter blue at the toes.

In Nitro-Fueled, Pasadena is now almost as tall as all the members of the Nitro Squad. She has visible fangs (befitting her species), larger eyes, longer and lighter hair, more detailing on her clothes, a longer scarf, and the back of her hat now has a large blue star while her jacket sleeves have bright yellow stars in place of her circles.

Abilities

One of Pasadena's most distinctive characteristics is her long prehensile tail, which she can use to hold items, or act as a small propeller, enabling her to briefly hover.

It is also said she is an expert champion when it comes to racing, most likely meaning she also has excellent driving skills and talents.

Appearances

Gallery

See: Pasadena O'Possum/Gallery

Names In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic الفأرة باسادينا
alfarat basadina
Pasadena O'Mouse
Traditional Chinese 飆鼠帕莎迪娜
Biāo shǔ pà shā dí nà
Pasadena Rat
Simplified Chinese 负鼠帕萨迪那
Fù shǔ pà sà dí nà
(same as English)
Japanese パサディーナ・オポッサム
Pasadīna opossamu
(same as English)
Korean 패서디나 주머니쥐
Paeseodina Jumeonijwi
(same as English)
Russian Пасадена О'Поссум
Pasadena O'Possum
(same as English)
Thai พาซาดีนา โอพอสซัม
Phā sā dī nā xo phxs̄ sạm
(same as English)

Trivia

  • Pasadena seems to be based on Penelope Pitstop, an animated Hanna-Barbera character most famous for her roles in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and Wacky Races.
  • She is not very intelligent, as, in one of her speaking lines, she says "2 + 2 = Uh... Cornbread?".
  • Pasadena breaks the 4th wall by saying that the game sucks.
    • When she does, however, the line in particular is an exact carry-over of one of Homer Simpson's quotes from the game The Simpsons: Hit and Run, also developed by Radical Entertainment.
  • Her name comes from the city in Texas, and also a city in California.
  • Pasadena is the second character shown to be romantically interested in Crash. The first character was Tawna.
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