|~ One of Mater's catchphrases.|
Mater is the main deutergonist of the Disney/Pixar Cars franchise.
He is a rusty, loyal, fun loving tow truck who lives in Radiator Springs.
In the films, Mater is a deuteragonist in Cars, the protagonist of Cars 2, and a supporting character in Cars 3. In the shows, he is the main protagonist of Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales and one of the main characters of Cars Toons: Tales of Radiotor Springs.
He is voiced by famous comedian, Larry the Cable Guy.
He is a rusty old tow truck (Boom Truck). When he wasn't rusty, he was cyan-colored as an 8-year-old youngster.
Mater is a hilarious, fantastically friendly, good-natured, loyal tow truck who happens to be best friends with Lightning McQueen.
|“||No, uh… no, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?||„|
|~ Mater when he meets Lightning McQueen|
|“||When I say go, we go. But don't let Frank catch yeh. Go!||„|
|~ Mater as he takes Lightning McQueen tractor tipping|
|“||Tractors is so dumb.||„|
|~ Mater when Frank the angry combine harvester appears|
|“||We'll talk later, Mater… hehe - later, Mater - that's funny!||„|
|“||Look at this! It's my hood! It's my hood! I haven't seen this thing in over 20 years! Well, it fits perfectly! How do I look? (sneezes; the hood falls back down the cliff) Aww, dang!||„|
|~ Mater when he fishes his old hood out of a ravine with his tow hook, only for it to fall right back down|
- A113, a joke found in other Pixar films, is Mater's license plate.
- It is highly speculated by fans and heavily implied by the film franchise that Tow Mater has high functioning autism or is somewhere on the spectrum (because of his vast encyclopedic savant-like knowledge, he likes to self stimulate when he feels overwhelmed and he has sensory processing disorder problems. He is also quite obsessive with things that interest him and he's a very visual thinker) He also takes idioms and sarcasm too literally and he's a poor socializer (he's socially inept).