Gordon Tracy is a character from the Thunderbirds Are Go television series. He is the pilot of Thunderbird 4, co-pilot of Thunderbird 2, and aquanaut for International Rescue. He is the fourth eldest of Jeff Tracy's sons and is the younger brother of Scott, John and Virgil, the older brother of Alan, as well as the adoptive brother of Kayo and the fourth grandson of Grandma Tracy.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Gordon Tracy is the outgoing and outspoken practical joker of the Tracy family, he is rarely seen without an air of mischief about him and has always got a great sense of humour about almost anything that comes his way - infact the only thing louder and more vibrant than his personality is his taste in hawaiian shirts.
Gordon does take his work seriously, even if he has to tell jokes about it here and there to lighten the current situation on occasion, but is always incontrol on the scene when it comes to rescuing people. He always has the ability to put people at ease, even if it’s the ever nervous Ned Tedford (Under Pressure) or the very clever Aidan Williams (Extraction) however, like his brothers he has very little tolerance for the stupidity of Francois Lemaire (Lost Kingdom) and Langstrom Fischler (Weather or Not) who only seem to cause more trouble than their rescues originally had.
Gordon does annoy his siblings sometimes, from not cleaning his bedroom and being a total slob (City Under the Sea) to watching full seasons of his favorite tv show onboard Thunderbird 3 to pass the time - Into the Unknown with Buddy and Ellie - much to the annoyance of Alan who was in charge of their rescue on Jupiter's moon (Deep Search). Virgil, who usually has to put up with Gordon’s mischievous personality always has a few come backs of his own after being on the end of them a majority of the time, however his jokes can be really frustrating to people who are not used to them - Even Lady Penelope whom he has a crush on, doesn’t think his humorous remarks are funny when they take a little bit of a personal dig at her life style. (Under Pressure)
His heart is always in the right place as he does acknowledge mistakes caused by his own actions (Ring of Fire: Part 1 and Deep Search) and also admires the ingenuity of others like John’s unconventional way of using Thunderbird 5, to Kayo's ability to control Thunderbird 4 without any instruction from him and even surprising him with a few manoeuvres he wasn’t even aware that his own craft was capable of (Skyhook and City Under the Sea).
Gordon has had the misfortune to be trapped inside his own Thunderbird while it was being torn apart (Up from the Depths Part 1) however it isn’t the first time he has had to have Thunderbird 4 repaired - his carelessness tends to put him in situations where things do go wrong, however there are times where it wasn’t self inflicted, he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time (Tunnels of Time and Weather or Not). Along with his brother Scott, Gordon tends to get a majority of the dangerous missions as he has various skills that can be applied to almost any situation allowing him to work independently and side by side with his brothers - an asset to any rescue operation and to see it through to the end.
- Main article: /Missions
Gordon has a wide range of skills and roles on various missions, however, these are a select few episodes in which he stands out from his brothers.
Tunnels of TimeEdit
After saving some trapped miners and discovering an ancient temple, Gordon arrives again later at the temple of Sapa Capanqui after Parker sends the boys a call hoping that 'one of the others' would turn up so he doesn't have to enter the temple. They become trapped in the temple after Professor Harold triggers a trap that forces them to explore the rest of the temple in order to escape.
A toxic waste extraction platform on the oceans bottom starts to malfunction and becomes out of control of the unfortunate driver Ned Tedford and Gordon has to separate the driver's cabin from the toxic cargo and then stop the waste from going over the edge of an underwater cliff into deeper waters.
An illegal gas extraction platform is discovered by Robert Williams and his son Aidan. They become trapped in the cabin under the platform, and Gordon must find a way to get to them from a series of underwater tunnels, before the platform falls through the ground and crushes them.
- Japanese: ゴードン・トレーシー
- Chinese: 戈登·崔西