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The Tanker is a type of Beetleworx in Epic Mickey and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. They have the most intricate design of any of the common Beetleworx types, sporting four metallic legs, large arms with paint and thinner cannons and an eerie face with a gaping maw. Even their toon armor is more elaborate, often being a mishmash of various parts then just based off one thing like their fellow Beetleworx. They are first encountered in Space Voyage in Epic Mickey 1 and the Floatyard in Epic Mickey 2.



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One form of the Tanker had the appearance of Mickey's car with the head of Hades, from Hercules, protruding from the front bumper, made to intimidate and twist Mickey's vision of his friends. They are made from discarded animatronic bits, such as the plasma guns from Lilo & Stitch, and are part Toon and part inert, though this version was removed from the final version of Epic Mickey for unknown reasons. It was included in the sequel, appearing in the Train Tunnels.

As for the ones that did make into the final game, the first one that you encounter resides in Tomorrow City, which has the helmet and plasma guns of the alien troopers from Lilo & Stitch, and the body of a Light Cycle from Tron (called the "Light Cycle" Tanker).

A third type, seen during the fight with the Mad Doctor, has the head of the Hag version of the Evil Queen from Snow White, and the apple that Snow White ate for a body (It is covered in a pale green ooze making it look like a skull and is often called the "Hag Head" Tanker.). This type of Tanker reappears in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two in Rainbow Caverns and in the Mad Doctor's Attic.

There is also a new type of Tanker that is found in Floatyard, which is based on Ursula from The Little Mermaid (can be nicknamed the "Sea Witch" Tanker).


Tankers can shoot Paint from their right cannons (knocking Mickey back) and Thinner from the left ones (causing damage to Mickey).

If they spot you, they will shoot either Paint or Thinner. If you get close to them, they will punch you with an uppercut. A good way to defeat a Tanker is to use Thinner to remove its armor. Once it spins around, shooting paint and thinner, spin its weak spot. Alternatively, you can slowly sneak up behind them, and attack their weak spot before they can react. They are mostly immune to paint, but it will slow them down. The best way to defeat a Tanker is to use an Anvil Sketch or TV Sketch to instantly destroy them.