Larry E. Cocoa

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Larry E. Cocoa is a human car salesman, married to the overbearing Hilda.

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Voice actor: Frank Welker

Being a comically crooked car dealer, "L.E." was ripe for becoming an ally of the Renegades. While he was nervous about the deal his own greed and his tyrannical dumplin' led him to ink the deal. As such he purchased Cy-Kill a factory to build his planned Puzzler combining robot in, using funds nefariously transferred by Vamp, material swiped by Scorp and electronics pinched by Pincher. For reasons best known to himself, Cy-Kill then decided the individual Puzzlers should be sold to unsuspecting customers through Cocoa's dealership. With Larry's pitch skills five of the six were soon sold, even though he had to make up names for them on the spot. However, Hilda wanted more cash for their part in the scheme, and brow-beat Larry into asking. Cy-Kill however was frustrated that further raids had attracted Guardian and UNECOM and gave them short shrift; in response Hilda swiped the remote control of the Puzzler robots and the pair got away in the remaining unsold unit. With Cy-Kill, Crasher and Cop-Tur in pursuit, Larry drove while Hilda jabbed at the remote control, unwittingly activating the other five units. All six converged and the Cocoas were thrown out as the cars converted to robot mode then combined to form Puzzler. In the chaos Cy-Kill took back the remote but the Guardians were able to call up the Power Warrior Courageous to destroy the robot. Cocoa was then left to deal with the disgruntled customers he had hawked the recalcitrant Puzzlers to in the first place. Oh, Larry! Auto Madic

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  • "L.E. Cocoa" is named in reference to Lee Iacocca, the president and CEO of the Chrysler automobile company in the 1980s, who starred in a series of famous television adverts for the company during the decade. His voice and behaviour seem to be based on the used car dealer Cal Worthington.