Characters: Skylanders

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The Skylanders' characters are listed in alphabetical order.

    Debuting in Spyro's Adventure 

Bash

"Rock and roll!"

Notable variants: Legendary Bash

Ever since he was a young dragon, Bash has wished to fly. In an attempt to build up enough momentum to do so, he learned how to curl into a ball and roll at incredible speed. This training has toughened his skin into natural armor, but hasn't gotten him airborne as he'd hoped.

Boomer

"Bring the boom!"

Like most trolls, Boomer loves to blow things up. But he wasn't interested in the trolls' war of conquest, so he turned against his kin and now blows stuff up FOR JUSTICE!

Camo

"Fruit punch!"

Camo is half-plant due to being hatched at the roots of the Tree of Life. As a result, he can make fruits and vegetables grow to the point of bursting almost instantly. Eon first noticed him when a melon blew up in his face, convincing the young dragon to join the Skylanders.

Chop Chop

"Slice and dice!"

Notable variants: Legendary Chop Chop

Created by the ancient Arkeyans with a fusion of technology and undead magic, Chop Chop is a skilled warrior with an indestructible shield. He has spent centuries looking for the vanished Arkeyans before being recruited as a Skylander.

Cynder

"Volts and Lightning!"

Kidnapped as an egg by the evil dragon Malefor, Cynder was raised in the ways of darkness until Spyro rescued her. (Wait, this sounds familiar...) Anyway, she wishes to make up for all the evil she's done under Malefor, but many are wary of the dark powers she still commands.

Dino-Rang

"Come rang or shine!"

Dino-Rang came to the Skylands in a freak portal accident, taken from his home and his people far away. While helping the Skylanders fight for justice, he searches for the mythical Twin Diamond Boomerangs, believing they'll lead him to his destiny.

Double Trouble

"Boom shock-a-laka!"

Notable variants: Royal Double Trouble

Hailing from the tropical regions of Skylands, Double Trouble was searching for spell ingredients when he found a lily said to multiply a spell's power. But after he ate it, he found it multiplied something else, giving him the ability to make half-size, exploding copies of himself.

Drill Sergeant

"Licensed to drill!"

An ancient robot built by the Arkeyans, Drill Sergeant was buried for centuries until Terrafin wound up finding and reactivating him. Drill Sergeant swore to be Terrafin's servant in thanks, but Terrafin told him not to serve him at all - an order that Drill Sergeant has followed ever since.

Drobot

"Blink and destroy!"

Notable variants: LightCore Drobot

Drobot was always fascinated by mechanical devices, so when he found some Lost Technology he studied it and used to build a set of armor. His new gear includes lasers, spinning gear shooters, flight enhancement gear, and a deep booming voice synthesizer, all of which he uses to defend the Skylands.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Swap Force toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure and Giants toys are still usable with the Swap Force game.
  • Eye Beams / Frickin' Laser Beams : His primary attack is to shoot rapidfire, long-range energy beams from his eyes. The "Master Blaster" path of upgrades also adds wing blasters.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Drobot built his suit of Powered Armor himself using some lost technology he came across and his backstory implies he tinkered around a good bit beforehand.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Tech element.
  • Pinball Projectile: Drobot's Bladegears bounce off of walls, even without upgrades. They can also be upgraded into exploding bladegears.
  • Player-Guided Missile: Drobot's "Wow Pow" ability is a large remote-controlled Bladegear.
  • Power Glows: The orange orb on LightCore Drobot's pack lights up.
  • Powered Armor: Laser blasts, spinning gear projectiles, a robotic voice, and jet-powered flight thrusters. It's unclear whether Drobot actually has any wings underneath that armor.
    • His official bio implies he does, just that they're covered under flight enhancement technology.
  • Shout-Out: To Shoot 'em Up games. His "Hover Mode" upgrade even allows him to fly while facing in one direction, just like in a Vertical Scrolling Shooter!
  • Spread Shot: His secondary attack is to launch a pair of metal blade-gears that can rebound off of walls; the "Clockwork Dragon" path of upgrades allows him to launch three at once.

Eruptor

"Born to burn!"

Notable variants: LightCore Eruptor, Volcanic Eruptor

Eruptor's people once lived deep underneath a volcano until an eruption sent everything up to the surface. As for Eruptor himself, he's said to have an absolutely volcanic temper.

  • Balloon Belly: When he uses his Wow Pow move Lava Barf, his belly bulges.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the main Trap Team toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure, Giants, and Swap Force toys are still usable with the Trap Team game.
  • The Ditz: When he isn't mad, he's fantastically unaware of himself. Exemplified in the opening of the Swap Force reveal trailer.
    Eruptor: "How come they never say the final two numbers?"
    Pop Fizz: "So it's really quiet when the show starts!"
    Eruptor: "Oh yeah, that makes sense. Someone talking over the opening would be so annoying!"
  • Gasshole: As seen in the "Boomtime" commercial.
    Eruptor: When I get in there, I'm gonna... BUUUUUURRRP!
    Terrafin: Shoot, Eruptor!
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • The Leader: For the Fire element.
  • Magma Man
  • Oblivious to His Own Description: See the quote under The Ditz, above.
  • Power Glows: LightCore Eruptor's mouth glows.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Not only is he often depicted as puking up large quantities of lava in trailers and cinematics, but his Series 3 figure is actually called "Lava Barf Eruptor".
    • One of his attacks and upgrade paths, in general.

Flameslinger

"Let the flames begin!"

Flameslinger is an extremely gifted elf, having a second sight that lets him see distant events via flames. He's also such an incredible archer that he wears a blindfold just to prove his skill. In addition to that, he saved a fire spirit in his youth, who granted him a magic bow and fire boots in gratitude.

Ghost Roaster

"No chain, no gain!"

Once a simple chef, Ghost Roaster was turned into a ghoul after falling into the Valley of the Undead. He then consumed an entire ghost village, for which he was chained to a spiked ball as punishment. Eon heard of this and recruited Ghost Roaster, feeling a ghost-eater could be useful - as long as he only eats evil spirits.

Gill Grunt

'"Fear the fish!"

Gill Grunt is a gillman soldier who met a beautiful mermaid during one tour of duty. He kept a promise to return to her after his tour, but she had been kidnapped by pirates in the meantime. He continues to search for her, and has become a Skylander to put a stop to such evil.
  • Abnormal Ammo: His Water Weaver upgrade path lets him shoot exploding starfish at enemies.
  • Anchors Away / Charged Attack: After acquiring his Soul Gem upgrade, hold the attack button to ready a large ship anchor instead of the usual harpoons.
  • Art Evolution: In his offical artwork for series two on, his jaw seems to be less prominent, and his eyes appear rounder.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Initially averted with his water backpack, which has limited but regenerating water supply. Played straight once he gets the "Reserve Water Tank" upgrade in his Water Weaver path.
    • Also applies when he stands in any amount of water large enough for him to get both feet in.
  • Dreadful Musician: Gillmen are known for their singing voices, but not in a good way.
  • Fantastic Recruitment Drive: Known for recruiting other undersea skylanders, like Punk Shock or Echo.
  • Fish People
  • Harpoon Gun: His primary weapon. Can be upgraded with Spread Shot and Charged Attack capabilities.
  • Jet Pack: A water-pressure jetpack!
  • Knockback: His power-hose attack inflicts relatively little damage, but is explicitly noted to push enemies backwards when it hits.
  • The Leader: For the Water element.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The only Skylander from Spyro's Adventure to receive a Series 4 repose.
  • Spread Shot: One path of upgrades enables him to fire a triple spread of harpoons. His Wow Pow upgrade allows him to do this with his Charged Attack.
  • Visual Pun: His series 4 version literally rides the wave.

Hex

"Fear the dark!"

Notable variants: LightCore Hex

Hex was once a powerful elven sorceress who entered the underworld to confront Malefor, the Undead Dragon King. However, she returned... changed, becoming an Undead herself. Many are now suspicious of her dark powers, but Eon continues to have faith in her.

Ignitor

"Slash and burn!"

Notable variants: Legendary Ignitor

On his first quest as a knight, Ignitor was deceived by a witch into wearing a cursed set of armor; he thought it was fire-resistant but dragonfire instead turned him into living flame within the armor. Predictably, he makes the best of this, but still seeks revenge on that witch for tricking him.

Lightning Rod

"One strike and you're out!"

Lightning Rod once lived in the Cloud Kingdom, beloved for his heroic deeds and good looks. But it wasn't enough for him. He eventually met Spyro, whose stories of his adventures in faraway lands inspired him to seek out Eon and join the Skylanders.

  • Badass Beard
  • Big Eater: According to the Official 2013 Skylanders Annual, Lightning Rod consumes an amount of food considered overboard for a human diet. 400 eggs for breakfast, 25 whole livestock for lunch and several sheep for dinner, anyone?
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Swap Force toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure and Giants toys are still usable with the Swap Force game.
  • Expy: Bearded lightning-bolt-slinger? Talk about Zeus.
  • Flying On A Cloud
  • Fog Feet: As pointed out by Quigley in Spyro's Adventure.
    Quigley: You have a cloudy butt! Hahahaha!
  • Hunk: Particularly in-universe, where he's apparently nicknamed "Rod the Bod".
  • No Indoor Voice: He never drops below a drawn out, echoing shout.
  • Shock and Awe: Throws lightning bolts.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene

Prism Break

"The beam is supreme!"

Notable variants: LightCore Prism Break

Prism Break was once a fearsome, antisocial rock golem, until he was buried in a cave-in. Freed a hundred years later, Prism Break had not only had a change of heart but the earth's pressure had transformed parts of his rocky body into powerful crystals, which he decided to put to use in the defense of the Skylands.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Trap Team toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure, Giants, and Swap Force toys are still usable with the Trap Team game.
    • Prism Break is the face of LightCore, so due to him not returning for Trap Team, Skylanders Trap Team is the first Skylanders game since Spyro's Adventure to not introduce any LightCore Skylanders.
  • Emerald Power: Literally; an upgrade that enhances his attack power also turns his crystals green.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Unlike Drobot's, however, they are at least instantaneous beams of light energy, though they do have a more limited range.
  • Gemstone Assault
  • Groin Attack: When he was freed from his imprisonment, one of the miners hit him with a pick-axe in "an area Prism Break doesn't like to talk about". Although it's not explicitly said, it's safe to assume he got hit... *puts on shades* ...in the stones.
  • Hand Blast: If you can call those hands.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Best seen on his portrait.
  • Power Crystal
  • Power Glows: LightCore Prism Break's hand crystals glow.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can

Slam Bam

"Armed and dangerous!"

Notable variants: Legendary Slam Bam

Slam Bam lived a simple life on a glacier, making ice sculptures and ice surfing. That is, until Kaos destroyed the glacier, leaving him to drift on an iceberg for days until he landed on Eon's Island.

Sonic Boom

"Full scream ahead!"

A gryphon who hoped to protect her hatchlings, but a wizard was able to find her and curse her eggs; the chicks would hatch, but return to being eggs within moments and hatch again in an endless cycle. Making the best of a bad situation, she taught her chicks how to fight when hatched, and joined the Skylanders to protect others from suffering this kind of evil.

  • Action Girl
  • Action Mom: She's even able to get an assist from her chicks.
  • Area of Effect: Her Sonic blasts are this.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Swap Force toyline, though her Spyro's Adventure and Giants toys are still usable with the Swap Force game.
  • Cursed with Awesome: She trained her cursed hatchlings to assist her in battle anytime she needs them with effectively no risk to them. Sure, probably not pleasant for her, but certainly helpful.
  • Fusion Dance: Sonic Boom's Wow Pow ability allows her to combine her hatchlings into one "Super Baby" with a much stronger bite.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her primary attack is a blast of sonic energy.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Sonic Boom's hatchlings vanish in a puff of baby feathers the moment they take any damage, and the player must toss them again.
  • Our Gryphons Are Different: Sonic Boom resembles an opinicus, with her eagle's head and wings, but lion's tail, and four clawed legs. This also applies to her (normal) hatchlings; the Super Baby looks distinctly more dinosaur-like, with scrawny front arms and wings but a large head, back legs and long tail.
  • Splash Damage: Her "Echolocation" upgrade causes her sonic blasts to send out secondary shockwaves upon impact, which inflict additional damage.
  • Spread Shot: Her sonic breath already has a wide area of effect, but the "Medea Griffin" path of upgrades enables Sonic Boom to toss all of her eggs simultaneously, in a spread pattern.
  • Weaponized Offspring

Spyro

"All fired up!"

Notable variants: Dark Spyro, Legendary Spyro

A legendary purple dragon from a faraway land, Spyro is famous for his many adventures - perhaps you've heard of some of them. Having been invited to join the Skylanders, Spyro now protects the Skylands just as fiercely as he has fought evil elsewhere.

  • Breath Weapon: Standard-issue dragon fire, but it's at least upgradable.
  • Charged Attack: The "Daybringer Flame" upgrade allows the player to charge up a large fireball by holding down the Attack button.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Trap Team toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure, Giants, and Swap Force toys are still usable with the Trap Team game.
  • Composite Character: His bio gives him the personality of classic Spyro but also calls him a legendary Purple Dragon like the Legend of Spyro character. Cynder's backstory even implies he's fought this world's Malefor and has a history with Cynder.
    • His tongue is also a forked tongue like he did in the classic games.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: "Dark Spyro" has been noted as using evil energy without being corrupted by it.
  • Death from Above: Spyro's strongest move is his headbash, purchasable after finding his Soul Gem.
  • Flight: You know the one...
  • Glass Cannon: Dark Spyro in comparison to the normal version; with higher attack but lower defense.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Magic element.
  • The Leader: For the Magic element, and for all modern-day Skylanders.
  • Mythology Gag: On top of being a Composite Character, his series 2 wow pow even looks like the convexity attack used to finish off Cynder in "A New Beginning". Especially when used by Dark Spyro.
  • Playing with Fire: Even his dash attack has hints of flame to it, although it's not actually a fire attack.
  • Purple Is The New Black: Dark Spyro's magical attacks are purple, while Dark Spyro's black.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Mentioned in a nod to his Legend counterpart, but hasn't been demonstrated.
  • Put on a Bus: After appearing in the first three Skylanders games, Spyro does not get a repose for Trap Team.
  • Spread Shot: Spyro's fire breath can be upgraded to a spread of three fireballs.
  • Use Your Head: His dash attack, as well as his dive-bombing headbash attack.
  • You Don't Look Like You

Stealth Elf

"Silent, but deadly!"

Notable variants: Legendary Stealth Elf

Awaking in the forest with no memory of who she was, she was adopted by a ninja-like creature and raised in the art of stealth. She now searches to find where she came from.

Stump Smash

Originally a magical tree, Stump Smash awoke from a long nap to find that trolls had cut down the entire forest - including himself. He's still upset over the incident, and has vowed to protect Skylands from such incidents happening again.

Sunburn

"Roast and toast!"

Sunburn is the Skylands' only known dragon/phoenix hybrid, granting him rare magical powers like the ability to teleport. While he is very proud of what he is, this also makes Sunburn a target for those who want to capture and study him for their own ends. Being a Skylander provides him not only with the chance to use his powers for good, but more importantly with protection from anyone who would hunt him.

Terrafin

"It's feedin' time!"

A land shark from the dirt seas, Terrafin was the local lifeguard until the heat from a massive explosion fused the sand into glass. He turned to boxing, becoming a champion until he by chance met a Portal Master and decided to fight as a Skylander.

Trigger Happy

"No gold, no glory!"

Notable variants: Legendary Trigger Happy

Nobody knows where this gremlin came from but... he likes guns. And shooting stuff. And shooting more stuff. And ... well, you get the idea.

  • A-Team Firing: As stated, he's a bit infamous for his lack of aiming....
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: Trigger Happy uses "gold guns" that fire gold coins.
    • His other attack is throwing an exploding gold safe. That can be upgraded to a more damaging exploding gold pot of gold coins, and that can be upgraded to an even more damaging single (but ginormous) exploding gold coin. And that single coin is yet even more damaging if it comes up heads.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the main Trap Team toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure, Giants, and Swap Force toys are still usable with the Trap Team game.
  • Gatling Good: His "Wow-Pow" grants him a Gatling version of his standard handguns.
  • The Gunslinger: Not only does he use guns, his backstory is pretty much what you'd expect from a western gunslinger.
  • Guns Akimbo
  • Laughing Mad: He never seems to stop laughing and giggling.
  • Law of Inverse Recoil: His Golden Yamato Blast attack shoves him halfway across the screen.
  • The Leader: For the Tech element.
  • More Dakka: Dude's called "Trigger Happy"; what do you think?
  • Overly Long Tongue: One trailer even shows it to be prehensile.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: While not of a traditional design, his gold guns have visible rotary chambers.
  • Riding the Bomb: Big Bang Trigger Happy
  • Trigger Happy: Um... yeah.
  • Wave Motion Gun: His strongest Charged Attack, the "Golden Yamato Blast", packs so much punch that not only can it clear an entire screen of Mooks with one shot, but the recoil from firing it forces him backwards quite a distance too.

Voodood

"Axe first, questions later!"

During his rite of passage in the Cave of Trials, Voodood discovered a dragon skeleton with the legendary Axe Reaver where its heart would be. Taking the dragon's skull and the axe as his own, Voodood became a decorated warrior and protector of his people, joining the Skylanders after becoming the last of his tribe.

Warnado

"For the wind!"

A turtle hatched in a rare Enchanted Twister, Warnado eventually adapted to it and learned how to use the wind. Now he only gets dizzy when standing still.

Wham-Shell

"Brace for the mace!"

King of a peaceful underwater civilization, Wham-Shell repelled an invasion of trolls drilling for oil, though the invasion did scatter his people far and wide. He's since joined the Skylanders to defend against these sorts of atrocities.

Whirlwind

"Twists of fury!"

Notable variants: Polar Whirlwind

Whirlwind is half-dragon, half-unicorn; unfortunately both races' jealousy makes her an outsider (the dragons covet her beauty, the unicorns envy her ability to fly). Nonetheless, when trolls hunted both species, she jumped to their defense. The result... well, let's just say that evil beings are now terrified of rainbows.

Wrecking Ball

"Wreck n' roll!"

Wrecking Ball started out as a grub worm, to be used as an ingredient in a wizard's magic potion. Surprisingly, he swallowed the entire potion, swelling to enormous size. Then he swallowed the wizard.

Zap

"Ride the lightning!"

Zap was born a prince of water dragons, but was swept away by a riptide and adopted by electric eels. There, he not only built a harness to store and discharge electricity, but he also became an excellent speed swimmer, with only the dolphins able to be a match for him.

  • Breath Weapon: He spits balls of electricity as his primary attack.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Swap Force toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure and Giants toys are still usable with the Swap Force game.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Water element.
  • Raised by Wolves - err, electric eels instead of his own dragonkind.
  • Shock and Awe: Though he learned the how-tos from being raised by electric eels, he has to use a special harness to provide the electricity for it.
  • Verbal Tic: As of Giants, his voice constantly sounds like someone gargling and talking at the same time.

Zook

"Locked and loaded!"

Zook is one of a race known as Bambazookers, who spent their entire lives standing in one place - until Zook realized that he could move away from his spot. He became a famous hero, and hopes that he'll gain even more fame as a member of the Skylanders.

    Debuting in Giants 

Chill

"Stay cool!"

Notable variants: LightCore Chill, Legendary Chill

Chill was a decorated knight of the ice kingdom and the Snow Queen's captain of the guard. But then the armies of cyclops invaded and captured the queen, which Chill has never forgiven herself for. Chill has exiled herself from the kingdom until she can regain her honor, and is always keeping an eye out for news of her queen.

Flashwing

"Blinded by the light!"

Notable variants: Jade Flashwing, Lightcore Flashwing

Nobody's sure where this gem dragon came from. She was first found when Bash wished on a shooting star (to fly, of course) and witnessed it crash into a valley, and when he went to investigate he saw her emerge from a giant geode. Unfortunately, she didn't know that Bash was friendly and she, well, sent him flying.

  • Action Girl
  • Attack Drone / Sentry Gun: Somewhere between the two is Flashwing's "Super Shards" path of upgrades: Fire her crystal shards into a wall and they will stick there, shooting their own crystal shards in sync with Flashwing's own. Flashwing can have up to three such shards at once, potentially quadrupling her firepower in the meantime.
  • The Bait: In the Lost Islands mobile game, Flashwing wants to go on a mission to the Pirate Grotto. Why? Because she's made out of gems and the pirates will mistake her for treasure.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: She can fire energy beams from the gem on her tail. Her Soul Gem ability, "Crystal Lighthouse", is implied to utilize the gem on her tail as well.
  • Came from the Sky: Arrived in Skylands inside a shooting star that broke open to reveal her when Bash investigated it.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Trap Team toyline, though her Giants and Swap Force toys are still usable with the Trap Team game.
  • Emerald Power: Jade Flashwing
  • Feather Flechettes: One of her attacks is to launch a salvo of crystalline feathers from her wings, in all directions (save forward, which is what her primary attack is for).
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her primary Charged Attack is a laser blast. Her Soul Gem ability is a large crystal that rotates laser beams around in a circle.
  • Gemstone Assault: Her primary attack is to fire crystal shards. And although you don't encounter them often, Flashwing is also the only Skylander who can destroy crystal blocks without needing to use explosives.
  • Heal Thyself: The "Healing Crystals" upgrade, along Flashwing's Super Shards path, allows Flashwing to recover her HP by standing near the crystal shards she's fired into walls.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Earth element. She's also the only dragon Skylander debuting in Giants.
  • Power Crystal
  • Spin Attack: Her Shimmering Spin attack. It can also be upgraded into a Deflector Spin.

Fright Rider

"Fear the spear!"

Fright Rider and his steed, Fright the ostrich, were once champion jousters. But one day a jealous competitor cursed the elf and sent him to the Underworld. Although Fright was normally rather timid, it ate a bag of "skele-oats" and turned itself into a skeleton in order to rescue its friend.

Hot Dog

"See Spot burn!"

Notable variants: Molten Hot Dog

Hot Dog was a stray fire pup that befriended a squad of Skylanders while on a mission, who were so impressed with how he helped out that they made him part of the team.

Jet-Vac

"Hawk and awe!"

Notable variants: LightCore Jet-Vac, Legendary Jet-Vac

Jet-Vac was a daring flying ace from the land of Windham. Like all Sky Barons, he received a set of magical wings when he was young, but when Windham was attacked he gave them up to a young mother so she and her children could escape. Eon was moved by this story enough to seek Jet-Vac out and give him a vacuum device to replace his lost wings.

  • Ace Pilot: Well, he flies himself instead of needing a plane, but close enough.
  • Blow You Away: His vaccuum cannon also fires bullets of compressed air.
  • British Accents
  • Butt Monkey: Courtesy of Eruptor, he spends the whole "Just Like Swap-Force" trailer in pain.
  • Charged Attack: One of Jet-Vac's upgrades enables him to fire a super shot every time he defeats an enemy by vaccuuming it up.
  • Do a Barrel Roll / Everything's Better with Spinning: If you take Jet-Vac down the Vac-Packeteer upgrade path, one of the attacks you can purchase is the "Flying Corkscrew", which allows him to literally barrel roll while hovering in the air.
  • Jet Pack: Allows Jet-Vac to move quickly, but takes time to recharge. It can be recharged more quickly by using his vaccuum cannon.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Although he's a male, Jet-Vac has laid an egg in every promotional trailer he appears in.
  • One-Hit Polykill: His "Piercing Winds" upgrade allows his shots to hit multiple enemies.
  • Power Glows: LightCore Jet-Vac's vaccuum cannon glows, as does a central jewel on his armor.
  • Weapons That Suck: His primary weapon is a vaccuum cannon.

Pop Fizz

"The motion of the potion!"

Notable variants: Punch Pop Fizz, LightCore Pop Fizz

Nobody knows Pop Fizz's history. Due to his extensive messing about with magic potions, we don't even know what he originally looked like. Due to his craziness, nobody wants to risk working with him. He tried to overcome this by making a charm potion, but it instead turns him into a (more) crazed berserker - or maybe that's what he was going for in the first place?

  • Alchemy Is Magic
  • Booze-Based Buff: A G-Rated example, it's soda he's drinking.
  • Captain Obvious: Noted when he levels up.
    "Oh... I was very big there for a second!"
  • Edible Ammunition: His potions can either be thrown or drank for various effects.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Could be argued that some of his lines in the game can be interpreted as alcoholic references.
  • Hulking Out: He becomes an even more hyperactive beast when he drinks his potions. His Series 3 Wow Pow lets him become even bigger.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Downplayed; Pop Fizz's personality doesn't change in his transformation, but he does seem to be more excited.
  • Mad Scientist
  • Metaphor Is My Middle Name: Claimed to be 'Success', stated when completing a lock puzzle.
  • No More for Me: Played with in the E3 trailer, where Pop Fizz (and other Skylanders) are talking about how they don't believe the Giants are actually real, only to be thoroughly surprised when the giant Tree Rex shows up behind them.
    Pop Fizz: "...I'm quittin' the soda!"
  • Punny Name: Pop for "soda pop" and Fizz for fizzy soda drinks, combined to make a play on "pop quiz".
  • Power Glows: LightCore Pop Fizz's potion glows.
  • Super Mode: His Beast Form.
  • Sweet Tooth: Pop Fizz really loves soda.

Shroomboom

"He shoots - he spores!"

Notable variants: LightCore Shroomboom

Shroomboom was unfortunate enough to be grown in Kaos' garden, him and his friends bred to be pizza toppings. Not content with this fate, he made himself a slingshot and organized an escape.

Sprocket

"The fix is in!"

Although born to wealth and privilege as a goldling, Sprocket always preferred tinkering in her uncle's workshop. When Kaos made her uncle disappear, she built herself a battle suit and went out to look for him.

The Giants

The very first Skylanders, who brought down the Arkeyan Empire 10,000 years ago. As a consequence of their victory, however, the Arkeyans' Fist of Arkus malfunctioned and exiled them to Earth; much like Kaos would banish the modern Skylanders thousands of years later.

Tropes applying to all Giants:

  • Mighty Glacier: Compared to the normal-sized Skylanders.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Obviously. They're about two-and-a-half to three times as large as your average Skylander.
  • Power Glows: All of the Giants' toys light up when placed on the portal, though their special powers are not related to the glowing.
  • Super Strength: Except for Ninjini (who uses Mind over Matter instead); these massive beings can throw boulders, smash holes trough weakened parts of the ground, break walls that normally require the bomb powerup, just walk through breakables and small enemies, and various other "Feats of Strength" like moving entire floating islands, hurling stacks of logs, and pushing massive columns over.

Bouncer

"Deal with the wheel!"

Notable variants: Legendary Bouncer

Formerly a popular Roboto Ball player, Bouncer retired from the sport after too many hits to the head and was hired as mining security. He discovered there a number of his old fans, enslaved by the Arkeyans. For the sake of his fans, Bouncer made his goal to take down the Arkeyan King.

Crusher

"It's crush hour!"

Notable variants: Granite Crusher

Crusher loves crushing rocks. Loves it. He's studied minerals all his life, and is always searching for some new kind of stone to smash. So when he heard the Arkeyans were taking rocks to melt down into war machines, he took it rather personally.

Eye-Brawl

"I've got my eye on you!"

It all started with a staring contest between a headless giant and a floating eyeball. Since the giant had no eyes and the eyeball couldn't blink, their rivalry soon escalated into all-out war. Eventually, though, they realized that their fighting was getting them nowhere, and that they would be much more powerful if they worked together.

  • Dashing Hispanic: Sounds like one.
  • Detachment Combat: Since Eye-Brawl is technically two creatures, they can split up. The eye, which is the part the player controls, flies around and shoots Eye Beams, while the body remains prone. With upgrades, the firing speed of the eye-lasers can be improved, and the body can be made to slowly follow the eye, flailing its fists.
  • Eye Beams: When separated, the eye portion can fire these. Upgrades make him fire them faster and harder.
  • Faceless Eye
  • Fridge Logic: In-Universe - War escalated because the two parts of his body couldn't logically beat the other in a staring contest - One's a headless giant, the other's an eyelid-less floating eyeball.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: When he's not using eye-lasers or summoning minions, all of Eye-Brawl's attacks are delivered through his fists. His melee upgrades simply add knuckle-dusters to his fists: the first level being simple knuckle-dusters as above, the second adding rather imposing-looking blades.
  • Pungeon Master: Eye-Brawl loves him some optical puns.
  • Serious Business: An all out war broke out because a headless giant and a floating eyeball couldn't beat each other at a staring contest.

Hot Head

"Hey! I'm on FIRE!"
Finding magical oil was a great discovery in the Skylands - until a certain someone decided to cool off by diving into the black pool. This caused the island to explode and oil wouldn't be rediscovered for another 2,000 years. But for his reckless action, Hot Head was infused with the oil's power, granting him limitless fuel for his fires.

Ninjini

"Any last wishes?"

Notable variants: Scarlet Ninjini

Ninjini was a renowned magical ninja, even more ancient than the Arkeyans. That is, until a jealous sorceress sealed her in a magic bottle, intending her to be trapped for eternity. But after years upon years of determination and training, Ninjini eventually broke free of her prison, and she still carries the bottle as a reminder of the challenge she has beaten.

Swarm

"Bring the sting!"

Born a prince of insect warriors, Swarm (like the other 9,000 members of the royal family) was never allowed to leave the hive. But some magical quirk led him to grow much larger than the other bees so that he could no longer fit with his people, leading him to step out into the world where he joined the fight against the Arkeyans.

Thumpback

"Hail to the whale!"

Thumpback was once a member of the dreaded pirate crew of the Phantom Tide. But he was never really interested in piracy - he instead liked being on a ship for the fishing. His passion eventually got him pulled overboard when he tried to catch a Leviathan Cloud Crab (lucky for him, as he wasn't on the Phantom Tide when it and its crew were later banished to the Chest of Exile), but he went on to become one of the first Skylanders.

Tree Rex

"Be afraid of the bark!"

Notable variants: Gnarly Tree Rex

Once just a normal tree, Tree Rex was mutated into a living being by pollution from the nearby Arkeyan war machine factory. He now uses his power to crush anything that threatens nature.

    Debuting in Swap Force 

Bumble Blast

"The Perfect Swarm!"

A living beehive, and home to a peaceful race of bees that create a magical honey. When Kaos heard about the bees and their honey, he sent his minions to steal it, only to get beaten by Bumble Blast. he became a defender of nature, and later joined the Skylanders.

Countdown

"I'm the bomb!"

A group of yetis were surprised to discover a bomb encased in ice one day, and even more surprised to see it come to life. Nobody knows how Countdown got there, not even himself; and while Eon has been trying to help discover his past, it doesn't help that he loses some of his memory every time he explodes.

Dune Bug

"Can't beat the beatle!"

Dune Bug was the next in a long line of defenders of an ancient Arkeyan city that his people had taken over and learned the magic secrets from. When the city was attacked by the Sand Mages of Doom, Dune Bug buried the city deeper underground so they could not reach it.
  • Energy Ball: His Dune Balls.
  • One-Hit Kill: Trapping a foe in a Dune Ball then pushing them off the edge. Considering that Skylands is a World in the Sky, there are lots of opportunities for him to do so.
  • Ring Out: His Dune Balls specialize in doing this to multiple smaller, non-stationary foes.

Fryno

"Crash and burn!"

A former member of the Blazing Bikers Gang, Fryno was unaware of the fact that his gang was robbing people. Once he found this out, he told the other members of the gang to return the goods. This resulted in a huge fight with the entire gang against Fryno. He won. While he was returning the stolen items, Fryno was approached to join the Skylanders.

Grim Creeper

"Your time is up!"

Notable variants: Lightcore Grim Creeper

A reaper of ghosts who hoped to be a professional ghost wrangler, but was turned down at the prestigious Grim Acres School because they felt he lacked the necessary skill. When a ghost outbreak kidnapped the faculty, Grim Creeper proved just what skills he had.

Pop Thorn

"Straight to the point!"

Pop Thorn hails from a race of creatures known as Pufferthorns. Often considered one of the cutest creatures in all of Skylands, they are generally quite timid and puff out sharp spines when scared. It is this ability that long ago led to the unfortunate legacy of being used as combs by giant trolls everywhere, being the sharp spines are perfect for brushing out tangles from their long, matted hair. But not long ago, one Pufferthorn took a stand. Tired of his race being used for nothing more than good grooming, Pop Thorn used his naturally thorny abilities to stand up and fight back against the giant trolls. Soon after, Master Eon made Pop Thorn a Skylander. And to this day, no trolls dare to comb their hair.

Punk Shock

"Amp it up!"

An undersea princess who longed for adventure instead of the quiet life of royalty. One day, returning from one of her excursions, she found her home besieged by Snow Trolls, who were freezing everything. With her electric crossbow, she defeats the invaders and thaws out her kingdom.

  • Electrified Bathtub: Her main two attacks are an electrified crossbow and a water balloon that leaves a puddle of water on the ground, combine them and you get this.
  • Lightning Gun: Actually a crossbow that fires electrified bolts.
  • Rebellious Princess: She prefers going out hunting with her crossbow than lounging around a castle.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Single-handedly saved her kingdom from and invasion of snow trolls.
  • Shock and Awe: Despite being a water Skylander, almost all of her attacks are electricity based. The ones that are water based can amplify her electricity based ones.

Riptide

"Go fish!"

An expert fighter in multiple forms of undersea combat; his skill was so great that it attracted the attention of Master Eon and Kaos. Eon wanted him to join the Skylanders, and Kaos sent a legion of Squidface Brutes to make sure he didn't. No one will forget the smack down Riptide unleashed that day, expect for the Brutes who don't remember much of anything.

Roller Brawl

"Let's roll!"

The smallest and youngest of a family of vampires, Roller Brawl was a champion Roller Derby player. Unfortunately for her, Kaos fell in love with her at a championship; and when her five overprotective brothers stepped in Kaos took them prisoner. She's since joined the Skylanders to give Kaos some payback and find her brothers.

Scorp

"King of the sting!"

A sting ball champion, until the opposing team cheated by using a water gem to wash out his team; but the spell went haywire and threatened to flood the land. Scorp pushed through the torrent to grab the gem and threw it away, proving that his skills could be used for so much more than sport.

Scratch

"The luck of the claw!"

Scratch spent her youth soaring in the clouds around her floating city of gold and jewels, until Pirate Greebles came to steal the city's magic crystals. Donning specially made armor, she fought off the pirates.

Slobber Tooth

"Clobber and Slobber!"

This prehistoric creature was awakened by two volcanic islands crashing into each other. Kaos immediately tried recruiting him, but when Slobber Tooth declined, he retaliated with a full-scale assault. Slobber Tooth was able to drive Kaos off and protect his still-sleeping brethren and earned an invitation into the Skylanders as a result.

  • Beware My Stinger Tail
  • Big Eater: Can get enemies larger than himself into his mouth. And spit them back out to damage them and other enemies. (After an upgrade, if he holds them in his mouth for a while, he'll swallow them and regain some health.)
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He's a prehistoric beast that resembles an ankylosaur.
  • Extreme Omnivore: A constant source of headaches for the production team of the "Slobber Tooth" short is the fact that he keeps eating the microphones, taking the time to remark on how delicious they are. Once they run out of mics, he turns his attention to the camera...
    • Also, in game, he can fit ANY small/medium sized foe in his mouth and digest them, regardless of what they're made of, if they're on fire or even if they happen to be ghosts.
  • Swallowed Whole: The fate of foes who he holds in his mouth for a short time, if he's purchased the appropriate upgrade.
  • Too Dumb to Live/The Ditz: In the "Fire Kraken" short cut, his tail catches fire, but he thinks he smells barbecue.
  • Use Your Head: Swings his spiked head around like a club. He can also get an even spikier helmet to increase his damage this way.

Smolderdash

"A blaze of glory!"

Smolderdash always wanted to be a royal defender of the Fire Temple, but she was born during an eclipse and believed to be cursed, so she was denied. When Kaos attacked the Fire Temple and stole the First Flame to use as a birthday candle, Smolderdash lept to action and stole the First Flame back. Upon her return, she was honored by the Fire Temple and allowed to join the royal defenders, but she chose to join the Skylanders to continue the fight against Kaos.

Star Strike

"Shoot for the stars!"

Kaos tried several ways to banish the Skylanders, but when testing one spell he messed up and brought Star Strike to him from a distant galaxy. He tried to recruit her as an ally, but she wouldn't have any of it and promptly turned on him, making her an easy choice for Eon to ask her to be a Skylander.

Wind Up

"All wound up!"

A clockwork robot created by an enchanted toy maker to keep his clocks running on time. When a freak accident caused the toymaker to disappear, Wind Up was left alone to fight off an army of Cyclops looking to steal the toy maker's secrets.

Zoo Lou

"Nature calls!"

The latest in a long line of shamans, Zoo Lou spent many years studying under the Seven Strange Mages of Skylands. Returning to find that the trolls had ravaged his home, he used his attunement with nature to drive them out, leading Double Trouble to recommend him to Eon.

The Swap Force

Blast Zone

"Blast and Furious!"

Blast Zone is a Furnace Knight who specializes in bomb disposal, and is so good that the trolls decided to target him specifically. Unfortunately for them, when they tried to drop bombs into his house he quickly swallowed them and breathed their flame right back at them.

Boom Jet

"Bombs away!"

Boom Jet was an extremely competitive and daring sky surfer, but when the Darkness came he put his ego aside and used his skills to evacuate his village before it was destroyed.

Doom Stone

"Another smash hit!"

Doom Stone was originally just a statue, carved from the strongest rock in all of Skylands. However, he was brought to life by a lazy wizard who needed someone to do menial labour. Doom Stone was only too happy to help and in his spare time learnt the ancient ways of Stone Fighting, just in case the wizard ever needed protecting. Sure enough, the wizard was kidnapped and Doom Stone wasted no time showing off his fighting skills to save his master. Afterward, the wizard knew Doom Stone had a greater calling and contacted Master Eon, who made him a Skylander.

Fire Kraken

"Burn to be wild!"

Raised on a small island surrounded by a vast ocean of fire, Fire Kraken was the swiftest, most agile warrior his tribe had ever seen. And when a fleet of Fire Troll ships arrived to steal the legendary Burning Heart, a huge elemental crystal that fueled the fiery seas, Fire Kraken leapt into action. Using a magical staff to control his natural ability to wield fire, he set the mighty ships ablaze, forcing the trolls into a hasty retreat. Having saved the Burning Heart as well as his homeland, Fire Kraken soon joined the Skylanders, where he knew his skills would help those in need.

Free Ranger

"Whip up a storm!"

From the moment he was hatched - in a storm, with his egg struck by lighting - Free Ranger has loved exploring extreme weather. But the Darkness is no mere storm, and Eon stopped him from jumping into the maelstrom to request his help in fighting it.

Freeze Blade

"Keeping it cool!"

An ice cat decked out like a speed skater, with an icy chakram. When he was young, his family moved from a frozen wasteland to a place filled with lava lakes. This turned out to be quite a diffucult adjustment but eventually the ice cat got used to it and even discovered he could ice-skate on any surface... even lava. One day whilst setting a new frozen speed record Freeze Blade came across Blast Zone, who had been ambushed. After Freeze Blade defended him, Blast Zone was so impressed by his skill in battle that he introduced him to Master Eon, who invited him to join the Skylanders.

Grilla Drilla

"If there's a drill, there's a way!"

A former member of the royal guard for the Drilla King, who ruled over the subterranean Drilla Empire. During a ceremony to select the King's new champion, a troll mining operation broke into the cavern and kidnapped the king, hoping to learn the location of a legendary diamond from him. Grilla Drilla became the first of his kind in a long time to venture to the surface, defeating the trolls and rescuing his lord. For his bravery, he was selected as the new royal champion, but instead, he sought out and joined the Skylanders.

Hoot Loop

"Let's ruffle some feathers!"

A magical owl born in the circus, Hoot Loop used his mystic teleportation to become the star act of his show. When a bunch of Greebles attacked the show, Hoot Loop used his magic abilities to defeat them all. Master Eon happened to be in the audience and invited Hoot Loop into the skylanders.

Magna Charge

"Attract to attack!"

Magna Charge came from the great race of Ultron robots, but was mysteriously created with a giant magnet head. This proved problematic, as his peers were all made of metal and were constantly being pulled towards him. As a result, Magna Charge was exiled to a faraway island, where he eventually learned to control his magnetic powers. After years of training, he returned to his home to demonstrate his abilities, but found everything completely destroyed. In searching for answers, Magna Charge caught the attention of Master Eon, who realized the unique Ultron soldier was a perfect candidate for the Skylanders.

  • Abnormal Ammo: While his gun clearly fires energy pulses, it also ejects nuts and bolts as if they were shell casings.
  • Cyber Cyclops
  • Gatling Good: His Soul Gem upgrade turns his blaster into a chaingun.
  • More Dakka: His gun fires very rapidly, and gets even more powerful and rapid as it begins to overheat. However, letting it overheat will make it unusable for a short while (unless you have Discharge Recharge)
  • Powerup Magnet: His Polarized Pickup can draw in loot from a distance.
  • One-Hit Kill: See Ring Out.
  • Ring Out: Magnetizing a smaller enemy and throwing them off into the void will one-shot them.
  • Selective Magnetism
  • Shock and Awe: Electro-magnetism.
  • Spread Shot: His final upgrade will turn his gun into a 3-way rapid fire cannon.

Night Shift

"Roll with the punches!"

A wealthy baron who followed his dream of being a prizefighter, Night Shift was the undefeated phantom-weight champion of Skylands, famous for his massive uppercut and once biting an opponent mid-match. Unfortunately, a "no teleporting" rule was established, thus forcing him to surrender his title and leave the sport he loved. Eon, however, introduced him to a new fight: Night Shift v. Evil, as a member of the Skylanders.

Rattle Shake

"Go ahead, snake my day!"

A cowboy rattlesnake. One day he was trapped by the Black Hat Gang. They threatened to raid the local village unless Rattle Shake lead them to Mt. Cloudbreak. Rather than agree, he defeated all the gang members single-handedly. Master Eon heard about this tale of heroism and invited the cowboy to join the Skylanders.

Rubble Rouser

"Brace for impact!"

A rock-eating creature, Rubble Rouser and his people spent most days digging through Deep Mountain mouthful by mouthful, but he found he could dig faster with his drill-hammer. The leaders of his race wanted no part of changing the way they worked- until the evil Rock Lords trapped them in the mountain. Rubble Rouser showed his power by defeating the Rock Lords with his drill-hammer, inspiring his leaders to encourage him to seek out the Skylanders.

Spy Rise

"It's classified!"

An aspiring private investigator spider, Spy Rise used his recon skills to search for his father who vanished after being hired by a shadowy figure to gather information on the Cloudbreak Islands. After a fruitless search, Spy Rise received a tip from Master Eon, which led him to a hidden lair near Mt. Cloudbreak where he found his father, and also uncovered Kaos' plot. Spy Rise decided to pursue a new career- as a member of the Skylanders.
  • Ambiguous Robots: It's not exactly clear how much of his devices are gadgets and how much are part of his anatomy.
  • All Webbed Up: His Web Spinner path makes his web shots cause enemies to get webbed up, slowing them down.
  • Death from Above: His Omega Sky Laser ability for his bottom path allows him to fire a laser downwards while he's in the air.
  • Finishing Move/Life Drain: Spyder Sting lets him One-Hit KO a weakened enemy and siphon their health.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: His Fire Tech path.
  • Giant Spider
  • Invulnerable Attack: His legs allow him to rise into the air for invulnerability, but makes him unable to attack. With the Omega Sky Laser, he can attack from above while being invulnerable.
  • Shock and Awe: Electro Tech and Shock Spy paths.
  • Spread Shot: His regular attack fires a spread of three shots. The Power Gem upgrade allows him to shoot five at one go.
  • Standard Status Effects: Almost all the projectiles from his top half cause slowing.
  • Status Buff: His combat style is built around them, particularly the Ability Up/Down type.

Stink Bomb

"Clear the air!"

A ninja skunk whose master believed in the art of surprise, and repeatedly used Jump Scares to teach his student how to react quickly. When one such surprise awakened his skunky instincts, the resulting stench cloud chased the old master away, so Stink Bomb started developing his own martial techniques.

Trap Shadow

"Hide and sleek!"

Trap Shadow was once part of an elite tribe of hunters and used his mastery of stealth and ingenious traps to catch nearly everything that could be caught.Eventually he became famed throughout Skylands. This fame attracted the attention of an evil group of wizards, who tried to kidnap him and planned to use his skills to trap the most uncatchable thing of all- Master Eon himself. However, Trap Shadow sensed them from miles away and took down every single one.

Wash Buckler

"Eight legs and no pegs!"

Wash Buckler was an orphan Mermasquid, who grew up on one of the roughest pirate ships in Skylands. While most pirates were interested in pillaging and plundering, Wash Buckler had other ideas for the future of pirating. Over the years, he earned the respect of his crew and eventually convinced his fellow pirates that they didn't all need to be cantankerous bad guys. Thus, they set forward doing heroic deeds. Of course, this new good guy image did not sit well with other pirating crews, who attempted to sabotage Wash Buckler at every turn. But he was no ordinary pirate, and he defended his ship and his crew against the many attacking hordes. It was then that Master Eon took notice of Wash Buckler and asked him to join the Skylanders.

     Debuting in Trap Team 

Bat Spin

"No rest for the wicked!"

Blackout

"Darkness Falls!"

Blackout was once a member of the Dark Stygian, a dragon clan which created nightmares for villains. When the rest of the clan started abusing their powers for kicks, he rebelled and started fighting their creations from the inside. Which is how he wound up in Master Eon's dreams and became a Skylander.

Blades

"Looking sharp!"

Chopper

"Dino might!"

A small dinosaur with big ambitions and even bigger ideas, Chopper built himself a super Gyro-Dino-Exo-Suit ahead of his villages annual competitive hunt. His suit launched him far into the lead, but as he was on the verge of victory, the nearby volcano erupted and flooded the whole village with lava. Thinking quickly, Chopper used his suit to airlift everyone to safety, even rescuing their prized idol in the process. For his quick thinking bravery, the young dinosaur was made a Skylander.

Cobra Cadabra

"Charmed and ready!"

Deja Vu

"Did that just happen?"

  • Mundane Utility: Her time control research, and the machine that ultimately gave Deja Vu her powers, were intended to cook the perfect three-minute egg in a minute and a half.

Echo

"Lets make some noise!"

Fist Bump

"Knock, knock... too late!"

Fling Kong

"Monkey see, monkey doom!"

Flip Wreck

"Making Waves!"

Food Fight

"Eat this!"

When the Troll Farmers Guild decided to experiment with using gunpowder as a new fertilizer, they hoped they'd get more bang for their buck. And they did, literally. Rising from the fields, Food Fight the mutant artichoke led the local Garden Patrol to victory over their would-be harvesters. After further helping them fend off an invasion of gnomes intent on wrapping the asparagus people in bacon, Food Fight caught the eye of Master Eon.

Funny Bone

"I have a bone to pick!"

Funny Bone used to live on Punch Line Island, the funniest place in the land of the Undead. One day, while he was burying his neighbor's birthday cake, the evil Count Moneybone invaded the island, seeking to use their legendary Eternal Chuckling Trees to create a "Funny Bomb". Seeing their vicious axes, Funny Bone sprang into action and drove the invaders from the island. Now, as a Skylander, he makes sure that Evil is always the victim of his punch lines.

High Five

"Buzz off!"

Rocky Roll

"Roll with it!"

Spotlight

"Time to Shine!"

A mysterious dragon created when Master Eon touched the Crystal Orb of Light. Believing she was sent to him for a reason, he took her in and trained her as a Skylander.

Torch

"Fire it up!"

Trailblazer

"The mane event!"

Tread Head

"Tread and shred!"

As an orphan from the Dizzying Dunes, Tread Head always dreamed of racing. After a summer spent scavenging for parts, he managed to build himself a motorcycle that would enable him to compete in the local circuit. The other racers mocked the crude looking craftsmanship of his ride, but Tread Head built for performance, not style; when the race started, he quickly surged into a commanding lead. Upon passing into a canyon, however, he found himself facing a roadblock of Goblin warriors. Thinking quickly, he used his bike to kick up so much dirt that the Goblins had no choice but to flee, letting the other racers pass through unscathed. While Tread Head sacrificed victory on the track, he won an even greater prize: the respect of Master Eon and membership among the Skylanders.

The Trap Masters

An elite team of Skylanders who specialize in the use of Traptanium to defeat and imprison villains, they were originally formed to defeat the Doom Raiders. Upon imprisoning the Doom Raiders in Cloudcracker Prison, the Trap Masters were assigned to guard it and ensure they could never again threaten Skylands. Now that their former inmates are loose (thanks to Kaos), the Trap Masters are once again on the hunt to bring down the Doom Raiders.
  • Badass Crew: They were assembled and unleashed against the Doom Raiders when the evil organization was at the height of its former power, having explicitly brought Skylands to its knees. The poor villainous schmucks never stood a chance.
  • Phlebotinum: All of them wield weapons crafted from Traptanium, one of the rarest and most powerful substances in all of Skylands.

Blastermind

"Mind over matter!"

Bushwhack

"Axe to the max!"

Bushwhack was born to a clan of Tree Elves who protected the rich Arcadian Timberland, and was supposed to have become a ranger along with his fellows. Unfortunately, he was quite small by his people's standards, and was sent by his chieftain to train under Arbo, the tree spirit who helped the Skylanders rebuild the Core of Light. Looking beyond his pupil's stature, Arbo saw he had the heart of a warrior and taught him a great many secrets, even gifting Bushwhack with an enchanted axe. When a Troll army assaulted the Timberlands and overpowered the Elves, Bushwhack used his axe and knowledge of the forest to crush the invaders and their tree ravaging machinery. For his heroism, Bushwhack was not only inducted into the rangers, but also the Skylanders. As a member of the Trap Team, Bushwhack wields his mighty Traptanium axe to cut down evil wherever it grows!

Enigma

"Out of sight!"

Gearshift

"All geared up!"

A robot created by King Mercurus of Metallana and raised as his daughter. She earned her place in the Skylanders after leading her people in fighting off a gang of undead stormriders plotting to kidnap the king.

Gusto

"Gusts and glory!"

Head Rush

"Taking charge!"

Raised in a village enslaved by the evil Harvest Sphinx, Head Rush dreamed of overthrowing her people's cruel master, but despite their numbers, no one person was brave enough to challenge the Sphinx. Taking the situation by the horns, she charged through her village, bellowing a mighty yodel that roused her kin to action and led them on a devastating charge that drove the Sphinx from their island forever.

Jawbreaker

"Down for the count!"'

A member of a robotic race who operated the legendary Sky Train, Jawbreaker lived an orderly and rule-filled existence as he helped propel the train between a thousand different islands every day. When an army of Gear Trolls invaded their subterranean control center, seeking to use the Sky Train for mayhem, he plunged into action and used his colossal fists to beat the Trolls senseless. Now an individual in a society of conformists, he departed his old home and joined the Skylanders.

Ka-Boom

"Boom time!"

A blacksmith hailing from the volcanic Munitions Forge island. When a pirate named Captain Iron Beard tried to take over his home, his response was to sink his fleet one by one with a cannon he forged himself, still fresh from the fire. His bravery earned him a place in the Skylanders.

Knight Light

"See the Light!"

A protector of Radiant City, he fought the villain Luminous for control of the Starlight, Radiant City's magical power source.

Knight Mare

"Nowhere to Hide!"

A Dark Centaur who guarded the Oracle of Stones, until a gang of Bicyclopes stole it, intent on unleashing a curse on Skylands. She charged into battle to retrieve it and beat the Bicyclopes before they could finish it.

Krypt King

"I've got the edge!"

Once a disembodied spirit of a vanquished knight, Krypt King wandered Skylands until he happened upon an Arkeyan weapons vault. Inside, he found a formidable suit of powerful armor and a curious crystalline blade; he decided to make them his own. Unfortunately, this activated the automated defenses, and he found himself facing a legion of ancient Arkeyan war machines between him and freedom. He plunged into battle, and soon the Arkeyans were silent once more. Realizing the potential his new gear possessed, Krypt King sought out the Skylanders, and was soon made a member of the Trap Masters. Now he uses his mighty Traptanium blade to strike down evil throughout Skylands.

Lob-Star

"Star bright, star fight!"

A famed chef and owner of a renown five star restaurant, Lob-Star had the honor of serving the elite of the underwater metropolis of Star City. However, he was also a master in ancient and secret martial arts style known to only an elite few, and by adopting a Secret Identity, he was able to help keep the peace. One day, a Leviathan threatened to consume his restaurant and take the Fish King hostage, who happened to be dining there. Having no choice, Lob-Star dove into battle, using every trick he'd ever been taught, he drove the Leviathan from the city and saved the day. For his sacrifice in protecting the innocent, Master Eon made him a Skylander.

Short Cut

"Cut to the chase!"

An undead tailor renowned for his skills. He caught Master Eon's attention when a gang of pirates tried to force him into making a magical fortune-telling hat. Rather than see his work used for evil, he sewed their clothes together while they slept and cut their sails to keep them from getting away.

  • Marionette Master: Can summon phantom puppets to fight for him.
  • Mundane Utility: Before joining the trap team, he used those giant scissors to make some of the finest clothes in Skylands.
  • Shear Menace: His main weapon is a pair of traptanium scissors larger than he is.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: His nether needles can reel opponents in with magical thread, and tangle them up with the right upgrade.

Snap Shot

"Croc and roll!"

A crocagator famed throughout Skylands for his peerless archery hunting skills, Snap Shot is the leader of the Trap Masters. Under his leadership, the Trap Masters succeeded in capturing the most notorious villains in the world and locking them away in Cloudcracker Prison.

  • Awesome Aussie
  • Badass In Charge: He's Skylands' finest bow hunter and is the commander of the Trap Masters, whom he is credited with personally leading to victory over the deadliest gang of villains ever to plague the world.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: His Traptanium arrow is so large that he can wield it like a sword in melee, provided anything survives his lethal rain of shots.
  • Friendly Sniper: A Trap Master built around precision ranged damage, and his behavior in "The Discovery" trailer indicates he's a rather warm person if you haven't given him a reason to want you locked up.
  • The Leader: For the Trap Team, but Wallop takes up leadership in the opening cutscene and in the "Trapping Kaos" trailer.
  • Making a Splash
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Downplayed as he's a "Crocagator".
  • Never Smile At A Crocagator: If you're a bad guy, that is.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Averted. He's no less heroic than any other Skylander, and is the leader of the Trap Masters.

Thunderbolt

"A storm is coming!"

Tuff Luck

"Deal with it!"

Wallop

"Hammer it home!"

Wallop was once a promising young apprentice blacksmith among his people, who had used the volcanic lava of Mount Scorch to forge the finest weapons in all of Skylands for generations. However, on the day he was to be taken under the wing of a master smith, a Fire Viper awoke within the mountain and attacked his village. With his twin forging hammers and skills honed pounding metal into shape, Wallop felled the savage beast and drew the attention of the Skylanders. Now, with a matched pair of Traptanium hammers, he beats down any evil that dares rise to threaten Skylands.

  • Animal Motifs: His armor is very evocative of a Hercules Beetle.
  • Badass Bystander: Originally a simple apprentice blacksmith, until his village was attacked.
  • The Blacksmith: His previous profession
  • Drop the Hammer
  • Dual Wielding
  • The Lancer: He takes up the leader role in Trap Team's opening cutscene and the "Trapping Kaos" trailer. This implies he and Snap Shot alternate team roles.
  • Throwing Your Hammers Always Works: Comes in two flavors, a simple but effective single target hammer lob, and the room clearing When Hammers Collide. Both have limited homing capabilities.

Wildfire

"Bringing the heat!"

Wildfire was once a young lion of the Fire Claw Clan, about to enter into the Rite of Infernos – a test of survival in the treacherous fire plains. However, because he was made of gold, he was treated as an outcast and not allowed to participate. But this didn't stop him. That night, Wildfire secretly followed the path of the other lions, carrying only his father’s enchanted shield. Soon he found them cornered by a giant flame scorpion. Using the shield, he protected the group from the beast’s enormous stinging tail, giving them time to safely escape. And though Wildfire was injured in the fight, his father’s shield magically changed him – magnifying the strength that was already in his heart – making him the mightiest of his clan. Now part of the Trap Team, Wildfire uses his enormous Traptanium-bonded shield to defend any and all who need it.

    Other Skyland Dwellers 

Eon

Skyland's leader who was defeated by Kaos prior to the start of the game. He nevertheless remains as a Spirit Advisor of the Skylands.

Hugo

Eon's assistant. With Eon indisposed, he's the one who researches the Core of Light, how to fix it, and where to find the parts.

  • Demoted to Extra: Appears in the introductory scene of Giants to give the Skylanders their mission, but doesn't come along on the adventure. Similarly, he only appears in the opening cinematics of Swap Force and Trap Team to spout a bit of exposition, then vanish.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Odd when compared to the other NPCs, such as Flynn, Cali and some Mabu villagers.
  • Nerd Glasses

Flynn

The greatest pilot in all of Skylands, or so he claims. He uses these skills to assist the Skylanders, though he spends more time bragging about himself and hitting on Cali.

Cali

A self-proclaimed tough girl. After being rescued by the Skylanders early in Spyro's Adventure, she takes on the role of their personal trainer, overseeing the Heroic Challenges.

  • Action Girl
  • Adorkable: She shows some shades upon seeing Eye Scream.
    Cali: Eye Scream, you scream, we all scream...! Sorry, couldn't resist there.
  • Deadpan Snarker: To Flynn's ego; she rolls eyes and Face Palms a lot any time Flynn is speaking.
  • Demoted to Extra: Just like Hugo was in Giants, in Swap Force, Cali only appears once in an early cinematic.
    • She returns in Trap Team
  • Distressed Damsel: In Spyro's Adventure, she gets captured by Kaos's army. In Swap Force (3DS version), Count Moneybone captures Cali and makes her his evil Undead minion. And in Trap Team, the Golden Queen turns Cali into a gold statue.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has no love of spiders, going by her comments when a Heroic Challenge involves them.

Persephone

The fairy from whom you buy new abilities for your characters.

Auric

A bear who does business with the Skylanders. After making only a brief appearance in Spyro's Adventure, he tags along on the adventure in Giants in order to sell the Skylanders his wares.

Tessa

An energetic and highly skilled resident of Woodburrow in the Cloudbreak Isles who assists the Skylanders in their efforts to safeguard the four elementals.

Whiskers

Whiskers is Tessa's large bird companion and best friend. He serves as Tessa's main choice of transportation.

    Villains 

Kaos

The Big Bad, an evil Portal Master bent on conquering Skylands.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Super Evil Kaos.
  • Bald of Evil: Though some old pictures in Giants show he had a Funny Afro when he was younger.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being an Expy of Invader Zim, he manages to destroy the Core Of Light and defeat the Skylanders in his first attack. If the Skylanders hadn't just so happened to land on a world were a Portal Master lived, he'd have won.
  • Big Bad: In the console and PC version.
  • Butt Monkey: Even Eon doesn't show Kaos much respect.
  • Kaos Is Evil
  • Defeat Means Friendship / Defeat Means Respect: Even Kaos is not exempt from this, unless the player doesn't have the Ultimate Kaos Trap (which unfortunately only comes with the Dark Starter Pack, and is not cheap alone either).
  • Even Evil Has Standards: After being betrayed by the Doom Raiders, Kaos seeks help from the good guys to help take them down. More specifically, its The Golden Queen's EXTREMELY petty reasons and plans that drive his conflict.
  • Expy: It's been commented that Kaos is basically Invader Zim by another name; even down to the same voice actor.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Although he still expresses desire to destroy the player, in Trap Team, traptanium-powered Kaos hints that he may be willing to let the player live...by trapping him forever in traptanium to be displayed as a trophy.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: In Trap Team, a traptanium-powered Kaos actually threatens the player directly. It goes as far as him pulling random crap out of real world trying to bring you into Skylands during his fight
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Out for all the world to see as Super Evil Kaos.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: In Swap Force and Trap Team.
  • Huge Holographic Head: Kaos uses one in Spyro's Adventure to look more intimidating than he really is, but Eon isn't that impressed. Later comes back in Trap Team during his Kaos Challenges.
    Kaos: My head is awesome, I tell you! Fear it! Fear my GIANT FLOATING HEAD!
  • Jerkass
  • Laughably Evil
  • Large Ham: You thought Ripto from Spyro 2 was cheesy? Kaos puts the cheese on the ham itself. Though conisidering that he's voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz...
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Kaos' fate being banished to Earth himself like he did to the Skylanders.
  • The Napoleon
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Of course.
  • One-Winged Angel: As Super Evil Kaos from being evilized by petrified darkness. Happens again with Trap Team, but its comparatively far more impressive.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Is sent to the human world were he's turned into statue just like the Skylanders. He escapes in the sequel.
  • Taken for Granite: Suffers this fate at the hands of the Golden Queen, who turns him into a gold statue after one outburst too many from the runt.
  • The Unfavorite: According to the tie-in novel, The Machine of Doom, Kaos was this. He was a prince, but was rejected by his own father for being short, smelly and bald, in contrast with his brothers, who were tall, charming, and blessed with long, flowing locks. Harsh. Giants, however, implies that he was an only child; and pictures show that his parents weren't much better-looking.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Clocks?

Glumshanks

Kaos' loyal, regularly put-upon servant.

The Arkeyans

An ancient civilization, made incredibly advanced by learning to merge magic and technology - in fact, Giants explains that they were themselves Magitek robots. They ruled the Skylands 10,000 years ago using the Fist of Arkus, until a group of Giants banded together and were able to end their reign.

  • Abusive Precursors: A Tablet in Spyro's Adventure says they were tyrants, and the Weapon Master (himself an Arkeyan creation) admits they kept the Source of Magic for themselves so they'd stay superior to the others. Giants takes this further, making them the main antagonists.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the 3DS version of Giants. It was the Arkeyans who locked up Frightbeard and his fleet inside the Chest of Exile for being too destructive and dangerous.
  • Keystone Army: The army is controlled by the Fist of Arkus - tear the fist off the robot it's built into, and the army deactivates.
  • Magitek
  • Mechanical Lifeforms
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Chop Chop, Drill Sergeant, and Bouncer are all Arkeyans that have sided with the Skylanders against their own kind. Various Arkeyan NPCs have also aided the Skylanders.

Hektore

The Big Bad of the 3DS version of Spyro's Adventure.

Captain Dreadbeard

Villain of Pirate Seas bonus level; a pirate captain with a taste for gambling. Returns in Giants, in one of the main levels this time.

Captain Frightbeard

Big Bad of the 3DS version of Giants.

Occulous

Villain of the Darklight Crypt bonus level.

Vathek

Villain of the Dragon's Peak bonus level.

Malefor

The self-crowned Undead Dragon King; another carryover from The Legend of Spyro. Did not actually appear in Skylanders until the IDW Publishing comic series, but was mentioned in a few character bios.
  • All There in the Manual
  • Arch-Enemy: To Spyro because according to Malefor, he fought Spyro before. However, Spyro has no memory of facing Malefor prior to the Return of the Dragon King comic story arc, and Hex was known as the one who defeated him.
  • Back from the Dead: Consumed the powers of Spyro, Cynder and Hex to ressurect himself.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Malefor delivers one upon his resurrection when he stands before the unconscious forms of Spyro, Cynder, Hex and Wallop:
    Malefor: You are as nothing before me, feeble Skylanders! Soon all of Skylands will tremble before the awesome might of Malefor, the Undead Dragon King!
    • Delivers another one when he battles the forty Skylanders for the fate of the Skylanders Academy:
    Malefor: Summon every Skylander from the far corners of this world to stand before my might and be broken! I am Malefor! And I am magnificent!
    • Delivers another when his final battle with the Skylanders was at its climax :
    Malefor: I told you, I am more powerful than ever. I have truly become the Undead Dragon King!
  • Berserk Button: When Malefor is struck by one of Wallop's Traptanium Hammer, which was AT FULL POWER. This was part of a plan to get Malefor's attention and make him angry enough to try and chase the Skylanders around. It did the trick.
  • Big Bad: Of the Return of the Dragon King IDW comic story arc, which also serves as his debut in the whole Skylanders franchise.
  • Cruel Mercy: Does this to Spyro, Cynder and Hex. Instead of finishing them off there and then, Malefor has the three Skylanders imprisoned as he wants them to suffer the same pain and fustration they caused him.
  • Dracolich: Retconned into an undead dragon.
  • Evil Overlord: Rules the underworld.
  • It's Personal: Sometime after his defeat at the hands of Hex, Malefor targets Spyro, Cynder and Hex, the three very Skylanders who caused him so much pain and fustration than anyone else. He planned to make them suffer by using their powers he stole to destroy everything they knew and loved and wanted to make them watch as he was crowned overlord of all Skylands.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Considered to be one of Spyro's most malevolent enemies. He corrupted many Skylands inhabitants into his servants, including Cynder, and later hunted down Hex and caused her to become the undead Skylander she is today. Unlike most villains in the series, Malefor is very competent and didn't gloat his latest plan to the imprisoned protagonists. Instead, he goes straight to fulfilling his motive as soon as he is resurrected. He defeated an army of forty Skylanders and was set on destroying the Skylanders Academy to build a stronghold in its place before beginning his rule over Skylands.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: As if Malefor wasn't already one, he gave himself the title "The Undead Dragon King".
  • One-Man Army: Defeated forty Skylanders, including the powerful Giants, at once with a single blow of his weaponized tail.
  • Powered Armor: He constructed steampunk armor after his fight with Hex to not only patch himself together, but to use as a weapon.
  • Power Parasite: Absorbs the powers of Skylanders with a crystal Calliope created for him to make himself stronger.
  • Take Over the World: Planned to rule Skylands as its overlord.
  • The Undead: Is the self-proclaimed king of the underworld.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Malefor is tethered to the damaged Dread-Yacht and is being pulled over the edge of the island to the abyss with it. He pleads to Calliope to help him, she refuses.
    Malefor: Calliope! Please help me! I'll do anything you ask! I'll send you back to your family! Whatever you want will be yours!
  • Villain Of Another Story: Appears in a major role in the background stories of several Skylanders, is described as the dragon king of the underworld, and has a history with Cynder, and Hex is noted to have done battle with him, but never actually appeared in the story itself. Malefor made his debut in Skylanders Issue #7, where Spyro, Cynder, and Hex will fight him again.

Drill-X

A giant drilling machine made to drill his way to the Lost City of Arkus for Kaos. He sings often, and the Molekin who are forced to work for him hate it.

Kaos' Mom

Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Kaos' mother is an evil Portal Master who one hundred years ago disrupted the Volcano Ritual and scattered the Swap-Force. She returns to aid her son with his plans for the Ancients.

Baron Von Shellshock

A crab-like baron who's a minion of Kaos. He took over Motleyville to ship out the town's valuables to the evil Portal Master.

Mesmeralda

A servant of Kaos' Mom who is sent to capture the Ancient Frosthound. She presents herself as a stage performer, putting on an elaborate song, dance, and puppet show for the Skylanders before their fight.

    Nightmare Villains 
A group led by the Dream Sheep who was released when Hugo read a book he was sealed in in the 3DS version of Trap Team. Unlike the Doom Raiders there guys cannot be played as unless the "Villain Bootcamp" levels are accessed, acting more like a brief Summon Magic move.

Dream Sheep

Leader of the Nightmare villains, Hugo released him from his prison along with his dim-witted Sleep Dragon partner. A master of nightmares, he puts all to sleep so his nightmares can take over.

Boris Blisterbottom

A particularly strong Chompy exclusive to the 3DS version of Trap Team, aside from his species trademark biting, he also has power over fires and explosions.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Averted, as unlike other chomps, Boris has an unmistakably male name.
  • Elite Mook: Way above chomps in terms of threat level.
  • Playing with Fire: Can manifest in several ways, such as causing fiery explosions and holding a small flame in his mouth.

Baron Von Smashbeak

An armor-plated Cuckoo Clocker

  • Tykebomb: His background states he was a nightmare growing up. His parents were very proud.

Bobbin Rood

Birdo Chesterfield

    Trappable Villains 
The Doom Raiders are a group of the greatest villains in Skylands. Long ago, they had all of Skylands under their thumb and plundered without end. Eventually the Trap Team was able to defeat the villains and imprison them in Cloudcracker Prison, forged from Traptanium. However, Kaos would later destroy the prison to recruit the Doom Raiders to his cause. The Doom Raiders and other villains were freed from the prison and must be recaptured using special Trap Crystals, forged from the remains of the prison.

Chompy

The stalk-eyed, green, Mascot Mook of the series, this one in particular get its own spot due to being Promoted to Playable, though general tropes about Chompies can be covered here as well.

  • Affably Evil: Considering the fact that it beat-boxes in jail after being captured, it was most likely this before becoming good.
  • Ambiguous Gender
  • Elite Mook: It was a trappable villain, and like many after it, there are loads of its unobtainable brethren to fight after its capture.
    • In addition, a colorful fire-using Chompy villain named Boris Blisterbottom appears.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently likes to beat-box.
  • The Goomba: Its usual role in these games.
  • Leitmotif: A rather unfocused, but bouncy ragtime piece.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Its trademark weapons of choice.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Which can be said about other Elite Mook player characters as well.
  • Off Model: In Swap Force and in the 3DS version of Trap Team, the Chompies have bigger eyes and smaller bodies.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Three sprout out from each arm, though they don't serve much of a purpose.
  • Starter Villain: It's the first villain you can trap, though Sheep Creep comes soon after to demonstrate how to trap villains.
  • The Unintelligible: Can only make growls, clicks, and other guttural noises.
  • Zerg Rush: The species attack strategy in general, considering their weak stature, its obvious how well it works for them.

Sheep Creep

  • Hidden Weapons: Looks like any other sheep at first glance, but it announces itself after its identity is pointed out by Buzz by springing its weapons from its body.
  • Killer Rabbit: It has 2 rocket launchers / Gatling guns hidden in its fur!
  • Leitmotif: A lively hillbilly banjo jam that sounds like a one sided "dueling banjos" piece.
  • The Unintelligible: Can only Bleat.

The Gulper

Tussle Sprout

Buzzer Beak

Slobber Trap

Bruiser Cruiser

Broccoli Guy

Chompy Mage

  • Ambiguously Human: Even less human than the other "human" characters since he's not a Portal master and also supposedly half Chompy.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally was a One Level Wonder in Giants, but was brought back in Trap Team as a core member of the Doom Raiders.
  • The Beastmaster: As a playable character, he can summon hordes of Chompies to assist him.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A rather old-looking man with an unhealthy obsession with the Mascot Mook of the series is also a powerful magic user who can transform into an Eldritch Abomination and is a Doom Raider.
  • Continuity Nod: Fought before Trap Team in Giants, and became popular enough to become a Doom Raider member, which rewrites his history into being trapped in Cloudcracker Prison from his defeat in Giants until the events of that game. Since he wasn't seen in the cutscene showing the Trap Team fighting the original Doom Raiders, it's implied that he was recruited during his time in the prison.
  • Egopolis: Chompy Mountain is an entire mountain carved into a temple extolling the glory of Chompies.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: In his boss fight in Trap Team he catches on that he's only steadily intensifying his fights difficulty, and decides to forgo that and go into a more dangerous One-Winged Angel form.
  • Fanboy: Of the series' Mascot Mook, the Chompies. His backstory mentions that his invasion of the Wilikin Village was actually just him refusing to admit he'd gotten lost on his way to the Chompy Convention.
  • Flunky Boss: Summons waves of Chompies to assail you.
  • Leitmotif: A frantic theme.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: he doesn't necessarily use them, ironically.
  • Not So Different: Likes enchiladas, which is Flynn's Trademark Favorite Food.
  • One-Winged Angel: Has two even! He has a regular Giant Chompy form and his his "ultra magma form", complete with narrator announcement.
  • Playing with Fire: His Super Magma Form.
  • Raised By Chompies

Shrednaught

Chill Bill

  • An Ice Person
  • For the Evulz: His introductory cutscene is him freezing birds until he notices you.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: A blue one obsessed with freezing things with an ice gun.
  • Leitmotif: Befitting his former occupation as a Troll Radio DJ, it's a cool jazz beat.
    • Its also worth noting that his theme has been used in various commercials as well, such as for McDonald's Monopoly ads.

Trolling Thunder

Cuckoo Clocker

  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His attacks are probably some of the least impressive performance-wise (a ground-pound with both his fists that takes a second to perform), but makes up for it with the power backing it. More specifically, a fully charged critical hit from his enhanced form will deal around 2000 damage, letting him one-shot any non-boss enemy in the game.
  • The Dragon: Possibly to Chef Pepper Jack, as he was present during Clocker's fight and referred to the behemoth as, "my secret ingredient".
  • Feathered Fiend
  • Leitmotif: A tribal drum piece with lots of auxiliary backing it.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Not fighting-wise, but if his intro is any indication, he behaves a lot like a wrestler from WWE.

Bomb Shell

Chef Pepper Jack

Brawlrus

Masker Mind

  • Brainwashed: His shtick.
  • Demonic Possession: signified by his mask on his victim's face. Best shown in his intro, where he takes over a defeated Bomb Shell.
  • Flunky Boss: When his host is beaten, he runs about and some Pirate Chompies hop onto the field.
  • The Hyena: laughs a lot, even when he crash lands in his prison.
  • Hypocritical Humor: As he's being caught, he whines about how you aren't supposed to be using magic to beat him, not remembering that he uses magic even more.
  • Hypno Trinket: His mask.
  • Leitmotif: A grand orchestral sting and horn piece that would not be out of place in Harry Potter
  • Mind Probe: Can read minds along with his possessing abilities, which he reveals after his capture.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Punny Name: A combo of "mask" and "mastermind"
  • Signature Laugh: "Ah ho ho ho ho!"
  • Squishy Wizard: Due to relying on brainwashing his enemy, there isn't much he can do after his host has been beaten aside from running about.
  • Stock Animal Behavior: Looks like a fly or insect, and flies about like one in the Trap field, bumping repeatedly into the sides.
  • Villain Override: How he's introduced.

Brawl and Chain

Chomp Chest

  • Big Eater
  • Bullfight Boss
  • Chest Monster: Subverted, he looks like a chest, but he isn't even opened to surprise the heroes.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He REALLY likes to eat treasure, some of the things you can get from beating him senseless include bracelets, necklaces, gold teeth, candle holders, and heart-shaped lockets. It's a wonder he never tried to eat the Golden Queen.
  • The Hyena: He really cracks up as he attacks
  • Large Ham: "Does your cafeteria here serve TREASURE!?! Just asking!"
  • Leitmotif: A bouncy pirate-like piece with accordion, tuba, and flute parts
  • Man Bites Man: Since he's not much besides a maw supported by a treasure chest, this is his main method of attack.
  • Money Spider: His fight is useful for gathering money, as each hit knocks treasure out of him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning

Eye Scream

Eye Five

Hood Sickle

Pain-Yatta

Shield Shredder

Krankenstein

Rage Mage

  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Flunky Boss: Though he has little combat use, he does make his flunkies stronger. Like Broccoli Guy he becomes more like a Get Back Here Boss after everyone else is gone.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Leitmotif: The fast and peppy Chasing Tails by Gangpol & Mit , a unique song in that it is named, was created by an a third party artist and is buyable on iTunes.
  • Status Buff: While Broccoli Guy is centered around healing, Rage Mage is centered on buffing attacks with his magic circles.
  • Squishy Wizard

Fisticuffs

  • Casting a Shadow: Subverted. Despite being a Dark-type villain, he has no attacks or qualities relating to darkness.
  • Combat Pragmatist: His attacks involve him using his giant fist as a missile, and using it to punch enemies from afar.
  • Creating Life: Like all of the wooden villains, he was created with Krankcase goo.
  • Extendable Arms: His Red Right Hand can extend for attacks or acting as a Grappling Hook.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Its in his name after all.
  • Leitmotif: A tune that sounds like it came from a cartoon from the 1940s.

Scrap Shooter

Dr. Krankcase

  • Action Bomb: His barrel minions become this when filled with his goo.
  • Affably Evil: He is probably one of the friendliest villains in the franchise. He compliments your skills during his boss fight and even says he hopes you can be friends when this is all over. Though as he puts it, he's still a pretty bad guy.
  • Blood Knight: A lighter example than most, but he seems pretty enthusiastic about fighting the heroes.
  • Evil Genius: Not only is he the guy who created the Golden Queen's Ultimate Weapon, but he created the process of animating wood that Kaos used to create the Wilikin. He's also of the Tech element.
  • Expy: His Barrel Minions act extremely similar to Barrel Spiders from Kingdom Hearts, right down to the way they tremble a bit before exploding.
  • Leitmotif: A theme that sounds rather fast.
  • Mook Maker: Up to eleven, as he's a mini-boss maker, creating stiff-moving but powerful creations mid-battle. along with those he has crawling barrel robots he fills with his explosive goo.
    • He also created Krankenstein, Scrap Shooter, and Shield Shredder.
  • Ret Irony: Played for laughs, as he claims his hat had only two weeks to retirement.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Downplayed, but he's pretty scared of the Golden Queen as he reports their loss of their green goo supplies, and seems pretty desperate to come up with a new plan.

Cross Crow

Blaster-Tron

Grinnade

Threatpack

Tae Kwon Crow

Bone Chompy

Grave Clobber

Bad Juju

Smoke Scream

Mab Lobs

Lob Goblin

Nightshade

Luminous

  • Affably Evil: Takes his capture EXTREMELY well, all things considered. He honorably takes off his helmet, tosses it, and jumps into the vortex.
  • Big Bad: of the Sunscraper Spire Adventure Pack, where he's after the Starlight.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Its more evident after his Heel-Face Turn than most other villains. He shows regret for impersonating Mags, for example.
  • Foil: Has two actually, the first is Knight Light, who is a Light-oriented Trap Master who he fought with for several days over the Starlight and were imprisoned in different areas after their fight (Knight Light in the Light Realm, Luminous in the Sunscraper Spire.) The second is Nightshade, both are Doom Raiders that are after something related to light and dark. While Nightshade is very nice despite all his darkness, Luminous seems to have more visible insecurity under the light attire.
  • Leitmotif: a swinging jazz number similar to The Incredibles in feel.
  • Light 'em Up
  • Light Is Not Good: At first, after being caught it's...
  • Manipulative Bastard: He disguises himself as Mags to get you to disable the Sunscraper's security to the Starlight.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Locked up in the Sunscraper until the Adventure Pack's story.
  • Shapeshifter
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He grew up Afraid of the dark, even fearing his shadow. Therefore he wants a light so intense that there is no shadow or darkness around it. This desire drove him mad, and he gets rid of anyone in the way of this goal.

Dreamcatcher

  • Alpha Bitch: Her tone of voice makes her sound like this.
  • Dream Stealer: Her powers revolve around being able to read peoples dreams, and also to bring their deepest nightmares to life.
  • The Gadfly: Her bio describes her as being extremely mischievous, which is a bit of a problem for her allies as she was recruited into the Doom Raiders for her mind reading powers. Also, because the Golden Queen needed relationship advice. Consequently, any information/advice they get out of her is of suspect truthfulness or utility.
  • Glowing Eyes
  • Hair Decs: Has an enormous pink bow atop her head.
  • Leitmotif: A half creepy, half funky tune with clapping in the background.
  • Noodle Incident: She will, if in your portal while roaming the Skylander Academy, occasionally remark that she and Persephone were once friends, before the latter "..went all goody-goody."
  • Oracular Head
  • Out of Character: She behaves a lot nicer in Eye Five's Villain Quest because it takes place in an NPC's dream.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Along with her bow, her feminine nature is reinforced by visibly longer eyelashes and a beauty mark of some variety under her left eye.
    • Said beauty mark is actually a glitter tattoo.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: She directly threatens the player when she's captured.
    "Not cool, Portal Master. I don't know how you sleep at night. But I'll find out..."
  • Valley Girl

Wolfgang

  • Affably Evil: All things considered, he's somewhat friendly to most of the other characters, despite having Blood Knight tendencies and a temper as short a toothpick. Even then, What he gets upset over is justified as well.
  • A Father to His Men: He seems to care more about most of the other members and whether they are caught and possibly turned against the rest of the group; he even refers to them as his pack.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy / Genre Savvy: He's very much on the ball when it come to this:
    • Is the first to figure out that the caught Doom Raiders could be turned against them now.
    • Shoots down Flynn's plane before it has a chance to land, when someone like Kaos states that that wouldn't be so simple.
    • Explains some good arguments for his We Can Rule Together.
    "There's no Kaos, no Doom Raiders, and you can get pizza here in thirty seconds or less!"
    • Almost immediately after the We Can Rule Together moment, he figures out that its not going to work and just skips to the fight.
  • Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: During the battle with Dr. Krankcase, Krankcase asks Wolfgang to help him finish off the Skylander. Wolfgang
refuses, making off with Kaos and heading for Time Town.
  • Leitmotif: A fitting rock theme.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Fights using a huge, bladed lyre held like a guitar.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Giant brutes with bony spines erupting out of their shoulders.
  • The Power of Rock: His primary skill, channeled through his bone lyre.
  • The Starscream: Makes a play for control of the Doom Raiders by directly challenging the Golden Queen's authority.
    • To be fair, he seemed to catch on that Golden Queen didn't care as much as he did over the loss of comrades.

Golden Queen


Alternative Title(s):

Skylanders Spyros Adventure