|“Well, hahahaha. Look at that set of wheels, and what a fine cannon.”|
|— Trucker Dale|
Trucker Dale is a Boss Ghost car thief, and one of Lady E's associates. When Jack and Parker were testing out the Doom Buggy, Dale tried to steal the buggy, but only for him to be seemingly destroyed when he used the ghost cannon.
Well, well, well. What do we have here? It’s Lady E.’s brand-new ghost recruit. Dale crossed into the Hidden Side after accidentally walking in front of a truck – a good reminder to always look both ways before you cross the road! He loves cars and trucks, and he used to steal lots of them when he was still alive. A ghost car thief on a rampage? This is going to be wild!
A diehard fan of vehicles. Couldn't keep his fingers from them and now he's coming for yours.
After freeing Scott Francis from his possession, Trucker Dale complements the Doom Buggy and says that he was sent by Lady E. to get rid of the Ghost Hunters and wants to keep the Doom Buggy for himself. However, Jack drives off, but Trucker Dale chases after them. Knowing that he was coming close, Parker and Jack jump into the Gulf of Mexico, thus abandoning the vehicle. Trucker Dale then attempts to use the cannon, but it explodes and he is destroyed.
He is a big red ghost with a trucker’s outfit, a plaid shirt with a ripped vest, and two truck wheels on his shoulders. He also has a taillight replacing his left eye and a headlight on his left shoulder. Other parts replace other parts of his body, his left arm being completely mechanical. The rest of his truck is visible on his back.
Gloom Engine (App)
Trucker Dale can deploy a pad that will generate gloom.
Trucker Dale, like all Ghosts, can throw balls of Gloom on his enemies to harm them or to haunt buildings or objects.
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- 13. "Doom Buggy"
- He is a member of the Anger Ghosts.
- He is the seventh Ghost to be fused with an object.
- The other six are Captain Archibald (fused with an octopus), Rat Shaun (fused with rats), Mamali (fused with a tree), Anomalo (fused with cockroaches), Spewer (fused with garbage), and Mr. Nibs (fused with Lady Evelina's teddy bear) although the latter two ghosts are arguable.
- He and Tragico are the only Boss Ghosts with a known death.
- Ironically, Trucker Dale and Tragico are both members of the Anger Ghosts.
- He is the only Boss Ghost whose name shares the same as the app title. In this case, Trucker Dale's app title is "Trucker."
- In the web series, Trucker Dale's grunts mimic the sounds of a speeding car.
- While it's not confirmed at the end, in the episode "Doom Buggy", Dale is seemingly destroyed in the Doom Buggy's explosion.
- This would make him the second Boss Ghost to be destroyed rather than captured, the first being Spewer.
- Trucker Dale's name might be a reference to the movie 'Tucker & Dale vs. Evil'.
- In the Ghost page in the app it shows Trucker Dale with his truck, but when you play as a ghost he doesn’t have his truck for unknown reasons.
- Trucker Dale can fire swirling, fast volleys of gloom at the Hunter in single-player mode. Other bosses that can do this feat are Tragico and Lady E.
- Trucker Dale also appears in the Hidden Side Magazine 8, which repeats almost the exact same plot as "Doom Buggy".
- Trucker Dale can be summoned from his Soul Artifact by country music.