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Tex Hex, also called Tex the Terrible, is the arch-enemy of Marshal BraveStarr and one of the main villains of the BraveStarr franchise.

One of the first human prospectors to land on New Texas, Tex Hex was overcome by stinginess whenever a large haul of kerium was discovered. Tex Hex became a bandit, collaborating with the nefarious Scuzz to enslave his tribe, the native Prairie People.

After leaving his unassuming partner Angus McBride for dead, Tex Hex died when his craft crashed. Then, all of a sudden, Hex was raised as an undead sorcerer by the ancient demonic entity Stampede, who feeds on chaos and sought to use Tex Hex to be his primary agent on the planet.

Tex Hex is based in the Hexagon fortress out in the heart of the Badlands now, where he runs the gang of outlaws known as the Carrion Bunch and utilises them to sow discord on the planet for his master.

Character Background Edit

Originally a good man, Tex Hex was corrupted by the promise of wealth that the Kerium rush promised, driving away the woman he loved. Stampede himself used this corruption and used it to transform a mortally wounded Tex into his enforcer and gave Tex his magic powers, including the abilities to shoot energy bolts, eliminate mountains, transformations and summoning creatures called fire snakes. Tex Hex displays a cantankerous, negative attitude and a penchant for sadism. He will not hesitate to maltreat a henchman for failure or if they just aggravate him. He is also shown to make and change allegiances at the drop of a hat in order to serve his own egotistical best interests.

The capacity still resides in him for good, as he permits a shipment of specially treated Kerium to be transported off world to assist and treat children with visual disabilities. On another occasion, Tex Hex shows mercy by not ambushing Fort Kerium on Christmas Day while BraveStarr was away on personal business, due to his ex-love being present there during the holiday. Tex regretfully wished her a Merry Christmas from a distance, choosing without regret to subject himself to Stampede's wrath for his deliberate failure. BraveStarr speculates that there might yet be hope for Tex Hex to redeem himself.

Earlier on Christmas Day, Shaman showed Tex his guaranteed future if he ever continued in his wicked ways, that he would be dead in just a few years. Tex was visibly frightened at the prospect.

HistoryEdit

Optivsor Tex Hex

Purple skinned prospector named Tex was persuaded by his mining partner Angus McBride to travel to New Texas in search of Kerium, the rarest element in the universe. He left behind his human lover, Ursula, who instinctively felt they would never see each other again. On New Texas, not only did they find a seemingly inexhaustible supply of Kerium, Tex also struck a deal with a diminutive Prairie Person called Scuzz to use Scuzz's people as a slave work force. He double-crossed McBride and decided to take all the Kerium for himself and Scuzz. Leaving McBride tied and gagged on a cliff, the rumbling of their mining cruiser as it lifted off caused the cliff to collapse and McBride to tumble down, losing the power of both his legs.

But Tex and Scuzz would have been too stingy for their own good. The ship would have been filled past its capacity and it failed almost immediately after liftof and crashed, leaving both Tex and Scuzz mortally wounded. The wicked Broncosaur spirit called Stampede took advantage of the situation. He was looking for a servant to help him fight his archenemy Shaman and molded Tex in his own image, restoring his body and giving him powers of transformation, destruction and sorcery. In doing so, Tex's face became more withered and bone like, and his brown hair turned white. Now known as Tex Hex, Stampede's servant's first act was to restore Scuzz back to health, although he did not gain any extra powers in doing so.

When Angus McBride got picked up by a Galactic Rescue Ship, the great wealth of the planet New Texas, Kerium, was revealed to the galaxy. Stampede knew that the stinginess for Kerium would bring many settlers to New Texas, and ordered Tex to pick out the worst of them to form an army of terror.

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Behind the ScenesEdit

Tex Hex was voiced by Charlie Adler.

Tex Hex was envisioned as a Henchman of Prime Evil from another Filmation series: Filmation's Ghostbusters in the first place. His outfit is similar to the "Retro Futuristic" look all of Prime Evil's flunkies. But the design was never used in the show, being retained for use as a main heavy for Bravestarr.


AppearancesEdit

  • Episode 05: Kerium Fever - Tex referred to himself as 'Tex the Terrible' after coming up with a plan to start a war between the prospectors and the Prairie People. He built a series of Robot impostors to pose as Prairie People and kidnap Judge J.B., knowing that the Prospectors would take out their anger the real Prairie People, leading to war between the humans and the locals. But when J.B. escaped, Tex went in pursuit and used his Hex Powers to reanimate a Broncosaur skeleton. Both the Broncosaur and Tex on his Skull Walker were defeated by BraveStarr, leaving Tex to retreat.
  • Episode 07: No Drums, No Trumpets (mentioned only) - Cactus Head wondered if he and Sand Storm should get Tex to help them defeat BraveStarr and chase off Paco. But Sand Storm wanted to handle it himself.
  • Episode 65: Strength of the Bear (mentioned only) - According to Vipra, Tex was on the other side of the planet checking out a new Kerium discovery.
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