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Lorenzo “Cane” Tejada Jr. is a major antagonist in the Power Universe, serving as one of the main antagonists in Power Book II: Ghost. He is the oldest son of Lorenzo and Monet Tejada. He is Monet's right hand, the half Brother of Ezekiel Cross and the big brother of Dru and Diana Tejada.


Cane appears as one of the two main antagonists of season 1, one of the two tertiary antagonists in season 2, and potentially one of the secondary antagonists in season 3.

Cane is portrayed by Woody McClain.

Biography

Season 1

He is first seen when Tariq walks in on him in the bathroom with Rel’s Girlfriend, he is next seen fighting Rel and pulling a shotgun on him, he is seen again killing Rel and driving away from the building he killed Rel in.

He is next seen when Zeke and Tariq go to the Tejada’s for dinner, he opens the door for his Uncle Frank, and later drives Tariq back to college and has a talk with him. Tariq tells Cane that his uncle Frank is a snitch to which he tells Monet. In response, Monet tells him to kill his Uncle Frank, and he does so.

He is seen in the next episode getting money with his brother Dru, as they go back to their house they see Lil Guap and his friends celebrating. He goes to Lil Guap’s place and shoots it up and almost gets arrested but Danilo Ramirez helps Cane and Dru by telling his partner that they went another way, he and Dru go back home and Monet confronts them about shooting up Lil Guap’s place. He is seen again with Monet confronting Guap and his friends about getting the cops involved with their business and Guap calls Monet a puta then Cane beats Guap nearly to death as his friends watch. He is seen again when Monet tells Dru to go to Stansfield to spy on Tariq but he says that he’ll do it but Monet declines and tells him no.

He accidentally hits Monet which results him being assaulted by prison guards hired by his father even though Monet did not approve of the former's actions. Jealous of Tariq, he hires GTG to kill Tariq. They send Barz to kill Tariq and tariq notices him and he runs away but they end up fighting. 2-Bit intervenes and saves Tariq but hitting Barz over the head with a pole and later drowning him to death. Tariq finds out that cane wants him dead as cane threatens him over the phone. The GTGs almost kills Zeke which causes Cane to kill 2 members from the gang and later ordering Guap that he wants half of everything. As the Tejada family finds out, they disown him.

Cane shoots Tariq's professor Jabari Reynolds and prepares to shoot Tariq but the latter talks him out of it and is convinced by Tariq to let him finish Jabari off. Cane is unsure but agrees and heads off. However it is shown that he stuck around and hid behind a tree, Cane overheard Tariq talking to his professor before he shot him in the head. He smiles to himself that maybe Tariq could be trusted.

Season 2

Cane is seen exiting a building with Mecca and Lil Guap where he suspects Mecca of being an informant until they are ambushed by GTG and Mecca kills both of them member and the third member escapes. Cane meets up with Tariq and ask him why Ramirez name isn’t popping up as Jabari’s murderer and Tariq tells him he has it under control where cane threatens Tariq and orders him to lie to Monet. Cane meets up with Mecca where he beats and kills the third GTG member who escapes. Cane spots Mecca’s drugs until Mecca threatens to kill him for snooping around, but Cane convinced him that he will help him sell drugs and go into business with his family and Tariq.

Cane is walking out of a convenience store with Lil Guap when Mecca texts him to come to his place. Lil Guap follows him and Mecca snaps his fingers for filming his house. Mecca then tells Cane that he doesn't think he is ready to work with him and he leaves with Guap. He later goes to a gun range to do shooting practice with Dru after his arm is still damaged from being shot. Cane tells Dru that he may be able to help with the Tejada's needing a new connect. Prior to this, when the Tejada's tried to do a drug deal, it is revealed that Cane replaced the cocaine with sugar in the hope that the Tejada's would work with him. He tells Mecca about this and Mecca is then ready to do business.

Monet meets with Tariq and Cane and tells them that whatever beef they have needs to be squashed as they are in business together now. Cane briefly asks Tariq about the Reynolds murder case and he says he's working on trying to frame Carrie. He goes to Mecca's party and is introduced to Nuff. When Nuff talks about Mecca's personal business, Mecca strangles him. Cane then understands that he isn't to be messed with. The next day Cane tells Mecca about him supposedly working with Tariq.

Cane visits Tariq and slaps him for his plan regarding framing Ramirez for Jabari Reynolds murder as Zeke is in a tough spot because of it. He says that Tariq will go down for the Ramirez and Reynolds murders, not him. With Zeke in trouble and Davis Maclean wanting 1 Million Dollars, Cane hits a lick with Brayden. They rob a jewellery store with Cane shooting the camera so that they can't be seen. Monet tells him to find Ramirez's body so that Zeke is no longer a suspect for the murder. He digs up Ramirez's body with Brayden and later plants his police badge in Tariq's dorm room in attempt to frame him for the murder.

He sees that Tariq is following him after he arrives at Mecca's place, noticing him on the cameras. Eric Kamura asks Cane if he recognises him but he lies and says no. Nuff attacks Tariq, and after realizing that he wasn't one of Mahoney's boys, Mecca orders Eric Kamura to kill Nuff because he put them at risk. Cane then has a shocked look on his face. Cane confronts Monet about this, knowing that she ordered Tariq to follow him. He says that she is the issue, not Tariq. After Lorenzo is released from prison, Cane along with Dru and Diana are seen talking to him, enjoying their father being home.

Following Lorenzo's release, Cane wants to remain the head of the Tejada family in terms of the children but Lorenzo is intent on Dru now being the main man. Cane is quite upset by this but he secretly still works with Monet behind his father's back, Monet wanting him to handle business in the streets. He finds out that Dru's boyfriend told Dru about him planting the badge in Tariq's dorm room, and Cane is annoyed when he says this. He and Dru then get into a fight and afterwards Cane tells Dru that he needs to handle Everett. Later, Monet tells Cane the importance of getting Davis Maclean his money to avoid going down for the Ramirez and Reynolds murders.

In a plan mainly orchestrated by Tariq, Cane agrees to rob Mecca in order to pay Davis by using GTG. Mecca later realises that there was an inside man in him being robbed, and Cane was expecting to face the consequences of his actions but Mecca killed Eric Kamura instead. Cane then seemed to realise not to mess with Mecca again. He also found out that Zeke is actually Monet's son, and was shocked to learn that Zeke is her eldest son and not him.

After Kamura is killed Mecca promotes Cane to being his number two. When he tries to go home Mecca stops him, almost cutting off his hand, and Mecca says that he needs to stay at his place now. He learns through Effie that Lauren Baldwin got him and Brayden on tape, and then he meets with Brayden right after and tells Brayden that he must kill Lauren. Brayden is hesitant, but Cane warns him that if Brayden doesn't kill her, then he may kill him. Cane finds out that Mecca is Zeke's father when Monet calls him by his real name, and they plot to kill Lorenzo.

Monet tells Cane that he needs to kill Lorenzo but Cane is very hesitant. When Monet tells him that Tariq killed his father, Cane then agrees to the plan. He soon visits Tariq who tells him that after he kills Lorenzo he will never be the same again. Cane points his gun at Lorenzo and almost shoots but then Tariq tells him it was all set up and that they are killing Mecca's crew. Cane is relieved and he kills one or two of Mecca's crew, then goes to check on Dru. When he meets with Dru he stops Carlito from attacking him. He sees on the news that Mecca has been killed and looks content about the family being together again.

Murders committed by Cane

  • Rel: Shot him twice in the chest and head for disrespecting him.
  • Uncle Frank: Shot him in the head for being a snitch.
  • K.O.: Shot in the head for harassing Zeke, Dru and his teammates.
  • GTG Member: Shot in the head for harassing Dru, Zeke and his teammates.
  • Danilo Ramirez: Shot to death for failing to kill Tariq and attempt to kill him.
  • GTG Member: Neck broken during a fight.
  • Mahoney: Shot to death on orders from Mecca.
  • One of Mecca's bodyguards: Shot to death.

Murders connected to Cane

  • Barz: Him and Lil' Guap ordered Barz to take out Tariq St. Patrick, but that failed when 2-Bit saved Tariq's life and drowns Barz in the pool.
  • Jabari Reynolds: Shot him in the abdomen which caused Jabari to bleed out, but was convinced by Tariq to let him finish Jabari off.
  • Javi: Shot to death by Mecca. Cane and Lil guap assisted.
  • Lio: Shot to death by Mecca. Cane and Lil guap assisted.
  • Nuff: Cane watched as Nuff has his throat sliced up by the chef on Mecca's orders for putting his hands on Tariq.
  • Lil Guap: Offered to kill him during the robbery however decided to let Dru kill him.
  • Lauren Baldwin: Ordered Brayden to kill Laurem but Effie took over and killed her for being a snitch.
  • One of Mecca's bodyguards: Shot to death by Tariq in order for Mecca to be killed.
  • McVey: Shot to death by Lorenzo as Tariq and Cane killed Mecca’s bodyguards.

Goals

  • Kill anyone who gets in his way (Succeeded)
  • Work with Tariq (formerly)
  • Kill Tariq (formerly/failed)
  • Save his family (succeeded)
  • Kill Jabari (Succeeded)
  • Take over the streets (Succeeded)
  • Work with Mecca and become distro (succeeded)
  • Get away with Jabari's murder with Tariq (Succeeded)
  • Manipluate and control Brayden (succeeded)
  • Frame Tariq for Danilo Ramirez's murder (Succeeded but then later failed)
  • Kill Lauren for catching him and Brayden on the wire (Succeeded)

Notes

  • He was the first character in this spin-off series to make the first kill and the few characters to kill a law enforcement official (Ramirez). The others being Sandoval, Tariq, James, Kanan, and Tommy.
  • Cane is one of the few characters to kill a member of their family, others being Tariq St. Patrick, Kanan Stark and Tommy Egan
  • Originally thought to be born in 1999, his date of birth was revealed in season 2 episode 5 as his birthday is 17 October 1997.

Appearances

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