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When Cars was in development, Sally was to be a Mustang car. Sally's relation with Lightning is much more developed this time around and you can tell that. Afterwards, Mater began playfully taunting McQueen when finding out that McQueen loves Sally, and it also led to Mater revealing to McQueen that he can drive. Ok, so i noticed that Sally isn't in ANY of the mater's tall tales OR the cars I just love that relationship that they have and their drive together is.
So I left California. Just drove and drove and finally broke down right here. Doc fixed me up, Flo took me in. Well, they all did. And I never left. We thought it would be interesting to pair McQueen off with a younger version of himself, allowing him to play into the frustration that Doc Hudson felt dealing with a brash, confident, and headstrong character.
She was young, cocky, headstrong — a very fast racer, not unlike McQueen was in the first Cars movie. But we soon found that this version of Cruz got in the way of a comeback story and was territory we had already done in the first movie.
Cruz felt more interesting the more we gave her opposing traits. She slowly evolved into an awkward, conventional trainer, the perfect foil for McQueen, who secretly has dreams to be a racer, but lacks confidence. To hear Chris Romana story artist on Cars 3 talk, the inspiration for including these characters in this Pixar production was really the result of a very happy accident.
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Mater did not realize this until McQueen angrily informed him that it was all because of him, adding that he did not want Mater's help again. Feeling deeply saddened and ashamed by seeing his best friend angry at him, Mater decided to go back home to Radiator Springs so to make sure he is not responsible for someone else beating McQueen in his future races.
While helping Finn and Holley on their mission to hear who was the mastermind of a group of lemons, Mater heard McQueen saying to the press on TV that he had been missing him since leaving Tokyo, making Mater feel the same. Upon hearing that the lemons were planning to kill McQueen for his decision to use allinol in the final race, Mater felt shocked, and rushed to try and warn him, but was captured by the lemons before McQueen could get to him.
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While tied up inside Big Bentley in London, Mater felt very upset as he believed McQueen dead before he learned he was alive but Grem and Acer prepared to kill McQueen with the lemons' electromagnetic pulse generator. However, McQueen did not explode, leaving the lemons perplexed and to go to a back-up plan, where they told Mater that they had put a bomb in McQueen's pit.
After they left, Mater was able to get free and rushed to save his best friend. However, he soon realized, after being informed by Finn and Holley, that the bomb was actually on him, and when McQueen noticed him in the pits, Mater drove away, trying to keep his best friend out of danger.
However, McQueen went after him, unaware of what was really happening. Not wanting to get his friend killed, Mater told him to keep away, but McQueen did not understand and went closer and closer to Mater.
Just as his hook got grabbed by McQueen's front wheel, Mater accidentally gave a voice command to his computer to use a pair of rocket boosters, making the two friends go out of range and travel the city. Still not wanting his friend to get hurt, Mater ordered McQueen to let go, but McQueen refused, not wanting to lose him again. As soon as Holley and Finn arrived, McQueen was able to finally realize about the bomb.
Mater also defended McQueen from lemons. As Mater soon figured out who was the one that activated the bomb, McQueen said that he had been wrong the whole time, after learning some advice from Uncle Topolinoand that Mater should just behave like he did in Radiator Springs, and other people should change instead. After the bomb was turned off by Axlerod, Mater also cheered when McQueen allowed him to come to all of his races starting from that moment.
You never bring him to any of your races. Give him a headset. Come on, it will be the thrill of a lifetime for him. Mater is one of Sally's best friends, just like all of the other Radiator Springs residents. As stated by Mater, it is because she likes his body.
She even tries to help him at times, sometimes by talking to McQueen, like when she once stated that Mater trusts him. When Lizzie took McQueen on a cruise through Radiator Springs, despite that the latter wanted to cruise with Sally, Mater decided to be a substitute for Sally and McQueen's supposed cruise, which Sally agreed with.
Soon, Sally used Mater to bring McQueen back to her, so that they could spend some time together. At the end of the first film, as Sally and McQueen drove a couple of inches closer to each other, they then noticed Mater riding in a helicopter while singing "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" with McQueen and Sally's names in the lyrics, which they both felt that Mater had made a great timing.
In Cars 2, Sally could tell that Mater had been missing McQueen a lot while he was competing in the latest Piston Cup season, especially because he was never invited. As McQueen was planning to take part in the World Grand Prix, Sally thought that he should bring Mater, so that Mater could be happy spending time with his best friend.
Seeing the point, McQueen accepted. Before the last race, Sally heard that Mater was missing, and came to London with the remaining citizens to support McQueen, telling him that Mater would like to see him race. Mater went to the pits and saw Sally there, he asked why she was there as she explained they were looking for him.
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Later, when hearing what happened to Mater and McQueen, Sally and the rest of her friends helped Mater, McQueen, Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell fight the lemons, and soon came to Buckingham Palace to watch Mater being knighted by the Queen, before they went back home, where Mater told them about his story.
Radiator Springs Mater is on good terms with everyone from Radiator Springs who all adore his kindness and happy attitude. In Cars 2, when they heard he went missing they all came to London to locate him and he was shocked to find them at the race. At the airport, McMissile finds Mater and pulls him aside for the two to introduce each other, then work together to escape Grem and Acer who had been following them.
When Finn McMissile stops by in Radiator Springs to visit Mater sometime after the mission to uncover the true conspiracy behind the World Grand Prix is concluded, he complements Mater for being the smartest and most honest chap. Romance Holley Shiftwell Mater first meeting Holley. She greeted him, and he was beginning to have deep feelings for her immediately.
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When Holley told him that they would be rendezvousing the next day, he was wondering what a rendezvous was. With Luigi answering that it is similar to a date, Mater immediately got into thinking that the rendezvous was a date. The next day, while acting as McQueen's crew chief for the first World Grand Prix race, Holley hacked through his headset, telling him to get out of the pits, to which he eventually did, believing that he was being given directions to her location for a date. While strolling through the city, he came across a flower shop and asked Holley if she would like some flowers.
Holley's answer was to carry on, and Mater followed every piece of information until he misheard Holley saying to concentrate, thinking that she was saying to drive toward a ruckus, which happened to be Finn and a couple of lemons fighting.