Tank Grunt (later known as Colonel Tank Grunt) is the oldest son of General Buzz and Lyla Grunt. He is the older brother of Ripp and Buck, but he is distant from both of them. Tank is the only one of his siblings who wants to follow their father into the Military career and the only teen in Strangetown who doesn't have any friends when the neighborhood is first played. Tank's name is a reference to his military background and heritage.
Life leading up to The Sims 2Edit
Tank wants to follow in his father's footsteps and aspires to become a General like him. They have a good relationship, but Tank wants to impress him by getting a Military job. Tank is also part of the feud against the Smith family. He is enemies with Johnny Smith and wants to win a fight against him. If Johnny throws a party while still a teen, Tank will attempt to crash it.
When first played, he is 5 days away from becoming an adult. Either the Grunt household or the computer itself is scripted so that whenever Tank searches for a job, the first result will always be the military career track.
Surprisingly, Tank doesn't have any body skill points or indeed any skill points at the start of the game. He has exactly the same interests as his father. According to his Sim DNA in SimPE, he has recessive alleles for blond hair and grey eyes.
Strangely, when looking in his family album, Tank appeared to have lighter skin as a child in one of the photos, while his father Buzz had darker skin. Tank also had lighter skin in another photo as a teen.
Life leading up to The Sims 2 (PSP)Edit
Colonel Tank Grunt lives in the Barracks at the military base Division 47 with General Buzz, Corporal Ripp and the Smith family. His youngest brother Buck doesn't appear in this game. Someone has hacked Tank's computer and the player's Sim has to repair it. During this time, he will constantly attack Ripp until his computer is fixed. It is also possible to sell secrets to Tank, but the one he wants to know is why Mister Smith is outside around midnight, snooping by the alien crash site. If you choose not to tell him, he will become very angry with your Sim.
Oddly, Tank's eye colour in the PSP version is brown, but in the PC game, his eyes are blue. This is also the case with his brother, Ripp. Both of them are adults in this game.
Tank's secrets from The Sims 2 (PSP):
- (Personal): Tank wanted to go into ballet, but his father forced him into the military.
- (Intimate): Tank secretly blames Ripp for stealing his first love... an action figure named Missy McBoom.
- (Dark): Tank once got punished by Buzz for being "too creative" with his face paint.
- (Tank's Incompetence): Tank let someone hack into his security computer.
Life leading up to The Sims 2 (Game Boy Advance)Edit
In The Sims 2 (GBA), Tank is a resident of Strangetown. He lives next to the Medical Center and appears in some episodes. His affiliation with the army isn't directly stated, but he seems to deem many things illegal. When questioned about his telescope, he immediately jumps to the conclusion that you are asking because of his otherwise unapparent affiliation with the army. He does, however, speak like the cliché army general. He also keeps action movies on his TV all the time, and he is apparently afraid of ladybugs. He will randomly start to pretend he is aiming a large gun (such as a sniper rifle) at times. Also, during the mission "What Digs Beneath", you can ask him to help you with getting some iron. He believes it to be a "Top Secret Government Mission", but wonders why he hasn't been told, as he is a "High Ranking Officer". He does follow you, but when you get there he says "That strikes me as an inappropriate seizure of private property" and "As an officer and a gentleman, I cannot justify breaking the law... Goodbye miscreant. When they throw you in the dock for stealing, don't go calling for me.", and leaves.
Life leading up to The Sims 2 (Nintendo DS)Edit
In The Sims 2 (Nintendo DS), Tank appears as a hotel guest. His secret is that the camouflage pattern is actually tattooed on his face.
|General Buzz Grunt||Friend|
|Language||The Sims 2|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Culatra Rosnado|
|Chinese (Simplified)||坦克 格兰特|
|Chinese (Traditional)||坦克 古瓦特|
|European Portuguese||Tanque Grunho|
|The Grunt Family|
|Rock - Wanda - Chip - Missy - Buzz - Lyla - Tank - Ripp - Buck|