- "We can handle it!"
Scott Tracy is a character from the Thunderbirds Are Go! television series. He's the pilot of Thunderbird 1, and leader of International Rescue. The oldest of Jeff Tracy's five sons (followed by Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan) - and eldest grandson of Jeff's mother, Grandma Tracy - Scott is also the adoptive brother of Kayo.
Scott’s signature colour for his iR uniform is grey.
Personality & Traits
- "When it comes down to making the hard decisions in a rescue, Scott wastes no time. He is incredibly decisive and bold, almost to the point of recklessness. This tightly wound member of the Tracy Family can be stubborn at times, but his heart is in the right place."
Both on and off the job, Scott is as selfless, brave - and even as humorous - as his siblings.. He's highly intelligent and imaginative when it comes to working with what he has, and coming up with ideas swiftly. He's overall friendly to rescue victims, even if they are being difficult - like Marion Van Arkel was in Crosscut, whom he managed to put up with and reason with (he was even kind enough to find her a job!). However, since he's more easily swayed by his emotions, Scott can be more reckless and less friendly where he does get irked: he nearly punched Professor Harold in the face after hearing his total disconcern for the lives of Gordon, Parker and Penelope - and he probably would have, if Virgil wasn't there to restrain him. He's not afraid to doubt his family, occasionally telling Virgil or Alan not to come with him on rescue missions. A notable example: when he was very tempted to press the big red button that stops the train in Runaway like a "brick wall," instead of letting Brains stop it in a more complex and time-consuming, but much safer, way. Scott often knows his limits though, which is why he took Brains along!
Being the most tightly-wound of the Tracy brothers, Scott does not enjoy surprises all that much and is often against putting his siblings in harm's way in unconventional ways (as seen in Undercover), despite his creativity.
Still, though, Scott can joke around during missions like his siblings. But, deep down, he takes his work at International Rescue very seriously - he even claimed in Recharge that it's the only thing that keeps him going, after the heartbreaking disappearance of his father. His dedication to search and rescue is so strong that he's often at odds with Kayo, who believes that apprehending culprits behind disasters is also part of rescuing people - viewing this as strictly being the G.D.F.'s jurisdiction. However, seeing Kayo's effectiveness at putting her beliefs into action, Scott does concede that sometimes rescue requires getting into the so-called 'catching bad guy business' (although he's more than reluctant than any of his brothers to get involved in that).
Being both the oldest Tracy brother and sporting the most tightly-wound personality, Scott often finds himself in a position calling for leadership. When his siblings were having an argument about being unable to save the crew of CIR.R.U.S. in Skyhook, Big Brother was the one who stopped their quarreling - and calmly told them that they must accept their failure.
That's not to say, though, that Scott isn't at odds with himself. Despite his current serious and largely careful attitude on rescues, he's known to his family - especially Virgil and Kayo, who are old enough to remember what he was like as a teenager - to be some sort of a thrill junkie, quick to jump in the face of danger when he was younger. But Scott is not all that proud of that part of his past, and was annoyed of how much Brandon Berrenger - a reckless thrill-seeking teenager he rescued in High Strung - reminded him of his own younger days. Remnants of that past manifest on occasion, with Scott being the one who's the least hesitant among the five brothers to pull off daring and seemingly stupid moves when he has to.
- Main article: /Missions
Scott has the most rescues than any of the Tracy clan, as his role as leader of International Rescue means that he's usually the first person on the scene and has the situation assessed before he or his brothers begin the rescue.
Scott and Virgil are sent out to investigate an open uranium mine to reseal it; however Scott discovers that someone is inside the mine. When the main lift is broken by too much weight, Scott and Van Arkel have to find another way out.
Alan flies Scott up to Moonbase Shadow Alpha One to try and convince their dad's old friend, Captain Taylor, to abandon the base due to a large meteor shower heading for that side of the moon. When the Moon base becomes damaged, both Scott and Taylor make their escape.
When the famous explorer Francois Lemaire and his wife are flying too close to the tail of Halley's Comet - and have their ship 'the Solar Wind' struck by some debris - Scott and Alan have to go and chase down the comet to rescue them.
- So far, Scott's the only brother not to have an exo-suit of any kind, with the only optional ship-bound attachment usually worn being his jetpack. However, he has a few variations to his uniform - from his gloves being fingerless to fully covered between episodes in season 2, magnetic boots (Touch And Go) and a wingsuit (High Strung).
- The addition of a variation to his gloves might be a result of an oversight during development, as he is seen with his fingerless gloves in environments where fully covered outfits are absolutely required, e.g. space and extreme cold.
- Scott notably sports dimples - as does his classic series counterpart - but he appears to be the only Tracy brother to have them (a recessive trait), while his siblings do not (a dominant trait).
- According to Grandma and Virgil in Grandma Tourismo, Scott spends a lot of time looking after his hair - hence the reason Grandma tells Virgil to buy him hair gel (!).
- In Firebreak, Scott reveals that he used to be in the Rescue Scouts.
- Japanese: スコット・トレーシー (Sukotto Torēshī)
- Chinese: 史考特·崔西 (Shǐkǎotè Cuīxī)