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The 10 Best Characters Ranked

The non-canon Netflix animated series, Fast & Furious Spy Racers, has been a great companion to the larger Fast & Furious franchise so far. Following the adventures of Dominic Toretto’s younger cousin, Tony Toretto, the show includes many of the elements that make the live-action offerings such a joy to watch.

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Consisting of six seasons, the animated series packs in multiple characters, all with different agendas that work as great cogs in the larger plot. Out of the crowd, a few stand out as much more formidable than the rest. This is due to them having better arcs and better character development than the rest.

Layla Gray

Layla walks away after blowing up a car in Fast & Furious: Spy Racers

Layla is first introduced as Shashi’s right-hand woman and a racer for the crime organization, SH1FT3R, which uses street racing as a front. She is later recruited by Ms. Nowhere and becomes part of Tony’s crew.
As a wild card, Layla is happy to commit crimes out of boredom. Working with Tony’s crew hasn’t made her buy into the idea of ” family” either. Most of the time, she prefers to go on her dangerous missions and she mostly succeeds. She has a competitive side to her too as she is ever more than glad to race with Tony to see who is better at the wheel. Additionally, she is so good in combat that she could be considered one of the best Fast & Furious fighters in general.


Mitch dares Tony to a race ii Spy Racers

The street racer considers himself Tony’s rival but he isn’t competent enough to be a threat. Still, he gets to help Tony out in many of his missions.
Due to his cocky and obnoxious nature, Mitch always comes off as annoying. But in a show full of near-perfect characters, his flaws make him interesting. He is unlucky, even in love, with his crush on Echo leading nowhere. She even takes advantage of his feelings by constantly asking him for favors. He is generous too and glad to lend out his modified car.

Shashi Dhar

Shashi Dhar dons his villain mask in Fast & Furious Spy Racers

Shashi is the boss of the notorious SH1FT3R organization. He gets arrested after the first season but is later freed to help stop Sudarikov.
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As a villain, Shashi appears to be well-intentioned. Most of his plans are genuine ones, except for the fact that he wants to bring down all billionaires because he believes they are mean. Additionally, he is good-hearted. He always makes sure to neither hurt civilians nor heroes. He even saves Tony from a virus-infested car once. Furthermore, Sashi is a benevolent boss, a trait that makes all his employees adore him.


AI villain DANN confronts Tony's crew in Fast Furious Spy Racers

The cyborg is created by The Agency to help stop dangerous threats all over the world. Unfortunately, her AI programming is corrupted, making her eager to eliminate mankind
The TV series tries its best to mimic the movies and DANN is a good example of that. She is modeled after the genetically enhanced Brixton Lore, one of the best villains in the Fast & Furious franchise. Like Lore, she happens to have a British accent too. DANN has established herself as a compelling and implacable villain, having survived many incidents that would kill even the toughest of characters.

Frostee Benson

Image of Frostee Benson fixing something as his sister watches

The youngest member of the crew is the resident tech genius. Frostee has established a reputation for himself for making innovative gadgets and hacking into complex systems.
There are multiple parallels between Frostee and Tej Parker, one of the best Fast & Furious characters introduced after the first movie. However, he is his boy too. Age limitations mean he doesn’t get to drive until later in the series. He is quite the chatterbox too as it’s revealed he once talked non-stop for 12 hours. The character is also used to examine the topic of LGBTQ relationships and parenting as he is raised by two mothers.

Rafaela Moreno

Rafaela reveals her true identity in Fast & Furious Spy Racers

As the daughter of a Rio crime boss, Rafaela has even bigger ambitions than her father. She has goals of world domination, which she plans to achieve using a mind-control device.
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At first, Rafaela thrives because she can operate in the shadows. Since the media initially thinks she died as a young girl, she can commit crimes without getting hunted. She is extremely passionate about her criminal career too, so much that she tends to throw tantrums and even cry when her plans fail. She is almost superhero-like even though she isn’t genetically enhanced. Her special strength grants her super strength and wall-climbing abilities.

Ms. Nowhere

Ms Nowhere poses in front of her car in Fast and Furious Spy Racers season 2 Ms. Nowhere

The secret agent recruits Tony’s crew to infiltrate the dangerous organization known as SH1FT3R. She prefers using the crew since Dom and his buddies are well known hence they would be recognized easily.
What makes Ms. Nowhere a cool character is that she does what she wants. Even during ongoing missions, she takes breaks to eat her favorite pork pies. She is also strict and won’t tolerate any acts of indiscipline and insubordination, something that makes her a perfect figure of authority. Moreover, she gets to have one of the best relationships on the show with Palindrome.

Cisco Renaldo

Cisco smiles during a race in Fast & Furious Spy Racers

Cisco is a mechanic who doubles as the enforcer of the crew. He enjoys eating so much that he installs cups and plate holders in each of his vehicles.
As an enforcer,  Cisco would be expected to be tough but he is quite a comical character. When he is afraid, he often lets out “fear farts,” which are often loud enough to terrify his friends. His American accent is perfect too but it always slips up whenever he is anxious, making him develop the stereotypical Latinx accent. Cisco also comes off as quite the adorable character by not only befriending humans but animals too. So far, he has been buddies with Falafel the Camel and Donut the Monkey.

Margaret “Echo” Pearl

Echo watches Rio retrieve a flash drive in Fast & Furious Spy Racers

Tony’s friend also happens to be a talented artist who always makes sure the rides look attractive. She gets to be trained as a spy but realizes that following orders is not her thing. She, therefore, opts to live life under her terms.
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As an artist, Echo cares about climate change hence she always makes sure the cars are environmentally friendly. She is a great fighter too, managing to beat up some bullies that were harassing Tony. And as Tony’s close friend, she perfectly complements him by being cautious and covering up his recklessness. Impressively, Echo has been able to build her electric car too.

Tony Toretto

Fast and Furious Spy Racers Season 5 trailer Header Tony Toretto

Tony Toretto aspires to be a big name in the world of racing and espionage like his cousin Dom. Like Dom, Tony is a daredevil who would risk just about anything to get the job done.
What makes Tony such a great character is that he has been perfectly modeled after Dom. The two not only share the same personality but also the skills. Just like Dom, Tony can race and fight efficiently. He is also shown to be a natural born-leader as he gets to lead his crew on missions across various continents.
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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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