!!The classic trilogy
* BestLevelEver: Metropolis. This is the last listed regular level in the second game for good reason; not only are the enemies amazing, it contains the first miniboss in the series and a combo powerup with Superflame and Superflight. You then use it to fire down two waves of sheep saucers.
* CompleteMonster: [[VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon The Sorceress]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro Malefor.]] See respective YMMV pages.
* CrackPairing: There has been an upsurge in Ripto/Elora fanart and fanfiction.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ1j7v8qZWg observe]]
** [[AwesomeMusic/SpyroTheDragon It even has its own article!]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Egg Thieves in the first game. The second game had only a single thief challenge in Shady Oasis, but the third game had a bunch (usually involving supercharge ramps).
** Ripto has his moments.
** So does Hunter, who progressed from minor aide to partially playable after ''Ripto's Rage'' and is the only character besides Sparx to make it through from the original trilogy to the Legend series, albeit in a rather different form.
** Sheila is this among Spyro's playable friends in the third game.
* EvenBetterSequel: The second game is widely considered to be this to the first. There's quite a BrokenBase on whether the third is this to the second.
* FridgeBrilliance: Those skateboarding rhynocs in Lost Fleet? They're basically teenagers who hang out in places their parents don't want them to go so they can skate.
* HarsherInHindsight: Refusing to pay Moneybags in one of the levels in ''Year of the Dragon'' will make him say "What are you saving your money for, another sequel?" Better pay up...
* JerkassWoobie: [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Bianca]] in ''Year Of The Dragon''. Steals the entire colony of dragon eggs for the Sorceress, and smack talks Spyro for most of the early stages of the game. In reality though, Bianca is only doing so to preserve magic in her world, having no genuinely harmful intent, and is usually too {{Adorkable}} and downtrodden to come off as particularly fearsome. She pulls a HeelFaceTurn when repulsed by the Sorceress' real intent for the eggs.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Sorceress [[spoiler:planning to kill ''150 baby dragons'' just so she could use their wings for an immortality spell. And what's worse, she didn't actually ''need'' to kill them.]]
** To clarify, [[spoiler: she didn't ''have'' to kill them, "It just stops them from wriggling so much!".]]
*** Even [[spoiler:without having to kill them this crosses the line. It's implied she wanted to tear them off while they're still conscious]].
* MostAnnoyingSound: "[[ThatOneSidequest Trouble with the trolley, eh?]]".[[labelnote:(context)]] (Spyro2RiptosRage, Autumn Plains world, Breeze Harbor, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juye4BD8GCg "Gear Grab")]][[/labelnote]]
** If anything, the infamous blue thieves who steal the dragon eggs count, whose taunting sounds like a cross between "Nah nanah nah nah" and "[[{{Troll}} LOLOLOLOL.]]"
** "Hey, I thought you were supposed to be good at this flying stuff!" Fuck you too, Hunter.[[labelnote:(context)]] (Spyro2RiptosRage, Autumn Plains world, Icy Speedway, Hunter's challenge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTxehQ7OyaY "Parasail Through Rings")]][[/labelnote]]
** "Next time I better not catch you sneaking behind me! My secret hideout is for members only!"
** Any challenge giver's "failure" dialogue will quickly become this if you're having a difficult time completing their challenge.
* {{Narm}}/NarmCharm: The [[OminousLatinChanting faux opera voices]] heard during the fight with Ripto in the North American version of the game can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm8845Ddz3s sound either epic or pretty silly]].
* MostWonderfulSound: The tune that plays when you get a shiny butterfly.
* OneSceneWonder: The Ice Princess, who has a very charming design and attracted a small fandom, appears only to give the player a single mission in ''A Hero's Tail''.
* TakeThatScrappy: One mission in ''Spyro 3'' involves chasing down Money Bags after he reveals his plans to sell a dragon egg. This mission results in you ramming/torching him around Midnight Mountain, getting back ALL the gems he charged you throughout the game.
* ThatOneBoss: Ripto in ''Ripto's Rage'' isn't especially difficult, but it's considerably tougher than the game's previous bosses and much, ''much'' harder than the final boss in the first game. He has three stages and depending on your luck, each one can last quite a while.
** Spike, the vaguely Cyberdemon-looking second boss of the third game. Much, much harder than the boss before him, and quite a bit harder than the boss ''after'' him.
** There's an ox miniboss fight in Metropolis in the second game that takes place on a frozen walkway. The ox stands safely on a raised platform and ''throws bombs at you''. To beat him, you need to align yourself just right so you can use your flame breath to knock enough bombs back at the ox.
* ThatOneLevel: In ''Spyro the Dragon'', Tree Tops. ''Oh God, Tree Tops''. The level appears simple enough, but in order to get to one dragon and a clutch of gems, the player must take a completely unintuitive (and difficult to pull off) route via the supercharge ramps.
** Spyro himself lampshades how hard it is when you rescue the dragon trapped in one of the thieves' house.
-->"Yea, well you could've found an easier place to get stuck!"
** Haunted Towers from the same game has a whole area which is entirely hidden from the rest of the level - and again, only a difficult and not-hinted-at supercharge will lead you thee.
** ''Spyro 2'' has Fracture Hills, a level that contains a notably frustrating EscortMission. Annoyingly, if you beat it at the first opportunity, you won't be able to complete the subsequent mission until you've unlocked the Headbash - forcing you to come back to the level and replay the EscortMission at a later date.
*** Worse if you [[spoiler: kill them with [[BraggingRightsReward superflame]] before doing anything else]]. Turns out [[spoiler: the guy you had to escort was ''supposed'' to take a route that included ''every'' Earthshaper in that area anyway, despite Hunter being ''next door''.]] However, you get a CrowningMomentOfFunny by doing so in that Hunter, not noticing [[spoiler: there are no Earthshapers outside the door anymore]], makes the Orb challenge end [[spoiler: as soon as he exit said door]].
** The flight levels/speedways can also be frustrating until you are familiar with their layout - the flight levels in the first game are particularly difficult, but they got easier in ''Ripto's Rage'' and ''Year of the Dragon'' (where there is a clear optimal route for taking out obstacles, and in ''YOTD'', Sparx outright tells you the order to tackle them.
** Lost Fleet's skateboard challenges.
* ThatOnePuzzle: The seed-planting challenges in ''Ripto's Rage'' and ''Year of the Dragon'' require quite a bit more strategic thinking than usual. The one in ''YOTD'' is particularly troublesome, because even when you know what to do, it requires some very difficult jumps.
* ThatOneSidequest:
** The yeti boxing match in ''YOTD''. Hoo boy. Learning a completely new and bizarre boxing layout against an opponent with no discernible pattern. And you have to do it twice, second time takes 3 rounds.
*** The annoying part is you have to beat the stupid yeti in 2 rounds to get the whole epilogue. We'll notify your next of kin.
*** To compensate however, you get a unique reward solely for completing it, plug in a second controller after earning the challenge's egg and you can have a two player rematch.
** The rather annoying challenge in "YOTD" has Spyro swimming in the long tunnel at super speed to get to the dead-end where the egg is at and if you got hit by a wall or a rhynoc, you'll have to start all over again. Have fun.
** Also in YOTD, Fireworks Factory has two of the eggs titled [[LampshadeHanging "You're doomed."]] ''"You're still doomed."'', for good reason [[spoiler: (you have to kill ninjas with Agent 9. which is harder than it sounds, despite Agent 9 being a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot with a space suit and wielding a laser gun]].)]].
*** Don't forget another section with the psychopathic monkey at Dino Mines. You can't move and you have to shoot every dinosaur in sight or else they're hit you. Near the end you'll get overwhelm by them as well. It would have been better if it's not an FirstPersonShooter minigame.
** [[{{MostAnnoyingSound}} TROUBLE WITH THE TROLLEY, EH?]][[note]]A horrible sidequest in the 2nd game in which you must collect 50 gears on a trolley. Sounds easy, right? It's not. The camera is rigged and the jumping is counter-intuitive. Hitting the signs is the worst part, though. Have fun![[/note]]
** The speedways. Those Goddamn speedways.
** As above, the EscortMission in Fracture Hills.

!!The games release between the classic and ''The Legend of Spyro'' trilogies of:
* ThatOneLevel: The second Hunter level in ''A Hero's Tail''. WHY WOULD YOU PUT TEMPLE OF DOOM OBSTACLES WHERE SPYRO CAN'T GLIDE PAST THEM?!?
* UnfortunateImplications: Moneybags being changed from British to vaguely middle eastern.

!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro''
* [[YMMV/TheLegendOfSpyro Listed here]]

!!All
* BrokenBase: {{Sierra}} fans versus Insomniac fans; so bad that it would lead anyone who didn't understand the fans to believe everyone was either a [[FanNickname LoS-tard or a "Classics"-tard]].
** ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''' Spyro has broken it again. Some say it completely ruined Spyro because they don't like Spyro's design while others say they like the look of the game itself and Spyro's look isn't that bad.
*** EnemyMine: Original and Legend fans are generally in agreement that the Skylanders games just don't exist.
** Let's not get started on the GameBoyAdvance games. While some like them ([[ApprovalOfGod including Ted Price]]) and consider them faithful to Insomniac's work on the series, others hate them for no real reason due to not being made by Insomniac.
** Be very ''very'' careful if you mention Cynder at all.
* DracoInLeatherPants: The biggest of the offenders being Ripto, Red, and Malefor (and possibly Dark Cynder if you want to count her in). So bad with some fans that it's lead to a lot of artwork flooding DeviantArt galleries and some pretty odd FanFiction.
** And in Malefor's case, it's gone out to being as bad as to make him be not evil at all, but merely under the influence of some other monster and that he crushed the eggs to ''save'' them. Tell me that isn't a severe case of this trope...
* FanPreferredCouple: Ember and Flame are paired together almost constantly, despite Ember apparently falling for [[InterspeciesRomance Bandit the Armadillo]].
** Ever since ''Skylanders'' Spyro and Cynder are showing some signs of being this, since whilst they were eventually an OfficialCouple in the ''Legend'' series, their ''Skylanders'' counterparts do not appear to show any romantic attachments to each other.
* MagnumOpus: ''Year of The Dragon'' or ''Ripto's Rage'' are generally considered this, but see BrokenBase above.
* MemeticMutation:
** WE'RE TOO LATE!!!
** The sorceress is fat...
* ThatOneBoss: Dear lord, Dawn of the Dragon's Elite Enemies. At least they're optional.
** Red the Dragon in ''A Hero's Tail''.
** Both battles with Captain Skabb in The Eternal Night.
** The extremely infamous Arborick from The Eternal Night.
*** Definitely YMMV on this one, though - you'll find actual ARGUMENTS on YouTube videos featuring this battle, people who think Arborick is ThatOneBoss vs. people who think he's the easiest boss of the game. Personally, this troper never had any trouble with him.
** Pretty much every single boss in The Eternal Night was one of these.
* ReplacementScrappy: for quite a few people, the new cast of ''The Legend of Spyro'' compared to the cast in the original series, especially Cynder.
** For some, Ripto in the older series replacing Gnasty Gnorc as the main Spyro villain.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Robot farmers and businessrobots in Avalar, to name an example
* RonTheDeathEater: Both Cynder and Ember have gotten this treatment by the fandom. A bit more common with Ember, as her one sided crush on Spyro is often used to make her a ClingyJealousGirl trying to break Spyro and Cynder up or [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Cynder]] and have Spyro to herself.
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