Needles is one of Tlaloc's two voodoo doll minions, along with Pins. He appeared in the first two games, causing problems for Tak. Pins acts as the leader of the duo, but they both act as minions to Tlaloc. Needles cannot talk, as his mouth is sewed shut, so Pins does all the talking, and can even translate what Needles is saying. They duo appear to be immortal as they "died" multiple times in the games, but the fact they are dolls brought to life by magic, they probably cannot actually die. Needles, along with Pins, is voiced by Jeff Bennett.
Tak and the Power of JujuEdit
Before the events of the game, Tlaloc, Pins, and Needles steal the Moonstones from their safe-keeping, to destroy the Moon Juju's power. After this, Tlaloc turns the villagers into Sheep. Pins and Needles are first fought in the Upper Tree Village for the Spirit Rattle. The entire battle is Tak, Pins, and Needles throwing Magic at each other until their heads explode. After Tak wins, he gets the Spirit Rattle. Later in the game, Tak must fight three more times for moonstones. Tak must win a dance off in Mountain Top North for a moonstone. Tak must fight them on Phoenix in the Sun Temple. Finally, at Chicken Temple, Pins and Needles come floating up on balloons tied to chickens. Tak uses a launcher to hit them with Eggs which pop the balloons, and after all balloons are popped, they fall.
Tak 2: The Staff of DreamsEdit
In the second game, the Dream Juju sends Tak to defeat the Dream Guardian, steal The Staff of Dreams, and save the princess. After Tak accomplishes this, the Dream Juju reveals to be Tlaloc, and Pins and Needles were the princess in disguise. Pins, Needles, and Tak all struggle for the Staff. The Staff ends up breaking, with Tak getting the Dream Shaker, and Needles getting The Staff of Nightmares. The rest of the game is Tak trying to catch Pins and Needles for their half, by following them through Rifts. Tak finally catches up to Pins and Needles in the Dream Fortress, and forces them to fight by taunting them. Through the fight, Tak must dodge their magic coming out of the rifts, then he must face off on the Nightmare Creatures they summon. After this, dozens of fake Pins and Needles come out of the rifts, with the real ones the real ones only need to be hit once, and they shrink until they are gone. Pins and Needles have not appeared since, possibly implying that they are done for good.