open/close all foldersThe Skylanders' characters are listed in alphabetical order.
Tropes applying to all Skylanders:
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Most Skylanders only get a toy for one, maybe two releases and that's it; though old toys can be used in newer games. This is especially true for "gimmick" Skylanders such as Giants and Trap Masters.
- Elemental Powers: Each Skylander belongs to one of ten elements: Air, Earth, Water, Fire, Magic, Tech, Life, Undead, Light, and Dark.
- Elite Army: The Eon's Elite variants are stronger than their regular counterparts.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Among all Skylanders, Gill Grunt, Pop Fizz, and Jet-Vac. They're the only Skylanders to have appeared in every game so far since their debut.
Regular Skylanders debuting in Spyro's Adventure
"Rock and roll!"
Notable variants: Legendary BashEver 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.
- Balloonacy: Birthday Bash, an alter ego in Lost Islands uses a large cluster of helium balloons to finally get airborne.
- Berserk Button: Bash really doesn't like having the fact he can't fly mentioned.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: It's got a spiked ball at its end, and as a Charged Attack, it packs THE strongest wallop per hit of any (non-Giant) Skylander.
- Carry a Big Stick: His tail has a mace head on it, making it act like one. One of the upgrades on his "Granite Dragon" path is even named "Mace of Destruction".
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Officially a dragon, but has a lot of saurian characteristics. Lampshaded with his Soul Gem upgrade, which gives him a triceratops helmet.
- Dishing Out Dirt: One of his powers has him making giant fists made of stone. He can also smack these around, making them like a projectile.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: With a Rolling Attack and a Spin Attack.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Earth element.
- Rolling Attack: One of his main attacks is to roll into enemies.
- Spin Attack: He can swing his tail to attack in a short distance around him.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: His first upgrade allows him to deflect shots with his Tail Swipe.
"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!
- Artificial Limbs: Word of God claims his hands and feet are cybernetic, due to an accident.
- Cartoon Bomb: His troll bombs are styled like this.
- Charged Attack: The final upgrade of his "Clobber Troll" path is the ability to charge up his ground slam for an extra-damage slam.
- Delayed Explosion: Weaponized with one of his upgrades, which allows him to delay the explosion of a thrown dynamite stick. Helps for getting slightly more range out of a toss or for baiting enemies.
- Ground Punch: His secondary attack is slamming his fists on the ground to create a shockwave.
- Heel–Face Turn: Was originally in the troll army, but defected.
- Mad Bomber: He's a good version however.
- This is apparently a common trait among trolls. According to a scroll found in game, all their games are for some reason called "Boom!". Boomer just takes this trope Up to Eleven as far as his species goes.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The trolls' love of war and conquest didn't sit well with him. So he saved a town from the trolls and defected. He's apparently the only troll to ever earn the honor of being a Skylander.
- All Trolls Are Different: Trolls in the Skylanders universe tend to be associated with technology and explosives. Boomer is light on the former, but very heavy on the latter.
- Shockwave Stomp: The result of his slamming attack. It can be upgraded to stun on his "Clobber Troll" upgrade path.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Has access to both sticks of dynamite and troll bombs.
- Violation of Common Sense: In the book Machine of Doom, he tries to drown out Gill Grunt's singing by using sticks of dynamite as earplugs....
- Your Answer to Everything: Three words: "BLOW IT UP!!"
"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.
- Almighty Janitor: Doubles as Eon's personal gardener.
- Breath Weapon: He spits life energy that take the shape of balls of lights.
- Dashing Hispanic: The portrayal of his voice, as of Giants.
- Deployable Cover: His melon ring can double as a shield, since it surrounds him and causes him to briefly hide underground. The final upgrade on his "Melon Master" path encourages this by allowing the melon ring to be held indefinitely.
- Edible Ammunition: He can unlock the ability to grow a ring of melons around him, which proceed to launch out and blow up upon contact with an enemy.
- Green Thumb: He has the ability to make plants grow explosively fast.
- Heal Thyself: Get three of his Breath Weapon projectiles to circle around him at once and his HP will regenerate for a short time.
- Hybrid Monster: Dragon/Plant
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Life element.
- Orbiting Particle Shield: After acquiring his Soul Gem upgrade, holding the attack button down allows up to three of his Breath Weapon projectiles to orbit around him for protection.
- Plant Person: A plant-dragon hybrid, shown by his green coloration and leaf tail.
- The Prankster: A rather notorious one, in-universe. Likes to use his plant powers for mayhem.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Camo's secondary attack is to lay down a vine of exploding melons. One of his upgrade paths specializes in improving it, allowing him to quickly lay down a large string of explosives in front of him.
"Slice and dice!"
Notable variants: Legendary Chop Chop, Elite Chop ChopCreated 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.
- Audible Sharpness: His sword makes a noticeable metallic sound every time it's swung; to say nothing of when it actually hits something.
- Attack Reflector: An innate ability of his shield.
- Badass Grandpa: Being an Arkeyan, he's close to being 10,000 years old.
- BFS: Should you take his "Vampiric Warrior" path, his sword eventually becomes as large as himself.
- Cool Sword: It's even explicitly stated to be indestructible.
- Counter Attack: On his "Undead Defender" path, he gains the ability to absorb damage with his shield, then release it by using his shield bash.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Like with other Undead Skylanders, but applies double due to him being an Arkeyan creation.
- Dual Wielding: His Series 3 Wow Pow lets him replace his shield with a second Cool Sword.
- Dem Bones: One that's at least partially artificial.
- Friend to All Children: Played with. While he at least tries to be by using his shield to go take children sledging, their screams make it unclear if they actually like it or not.
- The Leader: For the Undead element.
- Life Drain: One of his upgrades gives him a chance of recovering health when attacking enemies with his sword.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His shield can block attacks and reflect projectiles, but he can only hold it up for so long.
- Magitek: The Arkeyans are said to have found the connection between technology and magic, and Chop Chop is a demonstration of that.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: To the Arkeyans.
- Shield Bash: An early upgrade allows him to do this while his shield's up, thanks to a spike being added to the front. On the "Undead Defender" path, it can be upgraded to stun as well.
"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.
- Action Girl
- The Atoner: Just like her Legend of Spyro counterpart.
- Back from the Dead: The Mabu kid Quigly asks if this happened to her in Spyro's Adventure.
- Casting a Shadow /Make Me Wanna Shout: Her shadow and fear abilities are back.
- Broad Strokes: Cynder's bio essentially states that some version of The Legend of Spyro trilogy happened in this continuity.
- Word of God confirms that Cynder's origins in Skylanders and her traits from The Legend of Spyro trilogy is intentionally left ambiguous, leaving it to longtime Spyro the Dragon fans to use their own imaginations to fill in the blanks.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Goth Girls Know Magic: Her skills and upgrades info. in Eon's guide for Spyro's Adventure, Eon likes to compare her to a goth, at least when talking about her Shadow dash/strike["like an angry goth/like an even angrier goth"].
- Heel–Face Turn: Just like her The Legend of Spyro counterpart.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Undead element.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be snarky, brooding and has a dislike for jokes or pranks, but she still shares the same goal of all Skylanders: protect the world of Skylands from the forces of evil.
- Put on a Bus: Does not get a repose for Trap Team.
- The Bus Came Back: Cynder returns to the spotlight in Imaginators as a storyline NPC in a level pack story.
- Scale Color Dissonance/Purple Is the New Black: In the first two The Legend of Spyro games Cynder was black and red - in Skylanders she is now bright purple and pink, with even higher contrast than in Dawn of the Dragon.
- Shock and Awe: Cynder's primary attack is her lightning breath.
- Spread Shot: Her lightning breath can hit multiple enemies across a wide area, even without upgrades.
"Come rang or shine!"
Notable variants: Elite Dino-RangDino-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.
- Awesome Aussie: His voice brings this to mind.
- Battle Boomerang: His main weapon. Oddly, while they do return to him, they also shatter when they hit anything, unless a path-specific upgrade is bought.
- Berserk Button: According to his biography, he hates being referred as a dragon.
- Cultured Badass: According to the Book of Elements, he's a very talented ballroom dancer.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Once accidentally launched his dance partner screaming into the air while attempting a simple lift maneuver. She has yet to come back down.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: The first dinosaur Skylander, and the only one until Slobber Tooth.
- Pinball Projectile: His boomerangs become this with his "Dancing Boomerangs" upgrade.
- Projectile Pocketing: His Soul Gem ability allows this for his boomerangs.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Comes from a hunter tribe that uses boomerangs as their weapons.
- Trap Master: His Stonefist Trap ability.
Notable variants: Royal Double TroubleHailing 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.
- Action Bomb: His copies. They also draw attacks away from him.
- Chain Lightning: His Wow Pow upgrade allows his Eldritch Beam to chain to different foes.
- Cool Mask: A huge tribal mask.
- Clone Degeneration: His clones are much smaller than him. And explosive.
- Expendable Clone: They serve as his secondary attack, even.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: His reason for not getting mad when the lily's ability backfired by multiplying him instead of his magic spell's power is because he was incredibly lonely, prior to that event.
- Me's a Crowd: he can create many doubles of himself, though they don't have the same abilities as him and are mostly mobile explosives.
- Shout-Out: In Giants, he sings the "level complete" music from Super Mario Bros. after defeating a large slew of Mooks.
- Witch Doctor: His design inspiration, shown by his tribal mask, feathers, and staff.
"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.
- Drill Tank
- Rocket Punch
- Robot Buddy
- More Dakka: His Auto-blaster.
- This is a Drill
- Verbal Tic: Peppers his speech with beeping noises. Which are said rather than emitted.
"Blink and destroy!"
Notable variants: LightCore DrobotDrobot 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.
- 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.
"Born to burn!"
Notable variants: LightCore Eruptor, Volcanic Eruptor, Elite EruptorEruptor'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.
- Cowardly Lion: In direct contrast to his usual depiction as possessing a Hair-Trigger Temper, in Imaginators, Eruptor is easily frightened by bugs or rats and is usually scared to some degree. The riskiest thing he does is bake a cake which, true to form, gets assaulted by a force of... bugs and rats.
- 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!"
- Fingerless Hands: As Lava Lance Eruptor, he is capable of driving his Burn-Cycle and wielding a lance with ease, despite having no fingers.
- Gasshole: As seen in the "Boomtime" commercial.Eruptor: When I get in there, I'm gonna... BUUUUUURRRP!Terrafin: Shoot, Eruptor!
- Returns with a vengeance in Imaginators, where simply getting him nervous is enough to get him belching. Of course, he spends most of the storyline nervous.
- 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.
"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.
- Animal Eye Spy: Has a variation, seeing through fire rather than animals.
- Archer Archetype
- Arrows on Fire
- Blindfolded Vision: Fireslinger is a blindfolded archer. He does it simply as a Self-Imposed Challenge.
- Fertile Feet: Inverted; he can have trails of flame trail behind him (but they're not permanent, keeping this out of Walking Wasteland).
- Fireball Eyeballs: He's said to have these under the blindfold.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Rain of Arrows
- Required Secondary Powers: The Book Of Elements claims he lacks the ability to prevent his shoes from burning at every step, to the point that he's no longer allowed in most people's houses, since he regularly sets fire to any carpet he touches. even though we never see this happen in-game, especially when he chooses to walk.
- Spread Shot/Multishot: One of his upgrade paths allows him to fire three arrows at once.
- Tricked-Out Shoes: They can leave a path of flames in his wake.
- The Unreveal: In the announcement trailer for Giants, Flameslinger is seen among a handful of characters witnessing Tree Rex's re-appearance. He lifts his blindfold to get a closer look... only to reveal there's another blindfold underneath.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
"No chain, no gain!"
Notable variants: Elite Ghost RoasterOnce 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.
- Alien Lunch: He's a foodie, just not of anything we'd call edible.
- Big Eater: He ate an entire ghost town. Nuff said.
- Captain Ersatz: Of the Crypt Keeper, from Tales from the Crypt. This is much more apparent via voice work in Giants.
- Cursed with Awesome: His punishment is what gave him his primary weapon in the first place.
- Epic Flail
- Evil Laugh
- High Collar of Doom
- Meaningful Rename: Ghost Roaster was once named Olav, but decided to give himself a new name after being transformed into what he is now.
- Our Ghouls Are Creepier: Essentially the "Mythic Ghouls" type.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Stormblade's Blue in the comic arc "Secret Agent Secrets".
- Skull for a Head
- Token Evil Teammate: Ghost Roaster's bio suspiciously lacks any heroic deeds in his past. Eon just thought it'd be better to have a ghost-eater on his side.
'"Fear the fish!"
Notable variants: Elite Gill GruntGill 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.
- Shock and Awe: Deep Dive Gill Grunt's trident has this power when upgraded enough to the correct path.
- 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.
"Fear the dark!"
Notable variants: LightCore HexHex 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.
- Action Girl
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Though unlike most example of the trope, she kept control.
- Bad with the Bone: Many, if not all of her spells are skull- or bone-shaped. Her toy even shows her holding a spectral skull.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Yes, the undead witch dressed in black with a blue skin, guttural voice and skull-based magic is a good guy.
- Lady of Black Magic
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: While most of the characters have a few, Hex gets the notable distinction of having defeated Malefor (though not actually kill him), which is no small feat.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Perpetual Frowner
- Power Glows: LightCore Hex's crystal ball glows.
- Voice of the Legion
"Slash and burn!"
Notable variants: Legendary IgnitorOn 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.
- Animated Armor/Cursed with Awesome: Granted, being a turned into a sentient flame is not pleasant, but he Took a Level in Badass thanks to it.
- Flaming Sword
- An Axe to Grind: His sword becomes this when upgraded.
- Knight in Shining Armor: More like a Flaming Knight in Shining Armor...
- Meaningful Rename: His name used to be Ignatius.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: "Thou has been vanquished!"
"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?
- 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
"The beam is supreme!"
Notable variants: LightCore Prism BreakPrism 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.
- 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
- Took a Level in Kindness: Before he became who he is today, Prism Break was an irritable rock golem. Then the cave-in happened, and he had a change of heart (and arms).
"Armed and dangerous!"
Notable variants: Legendary Slam Bam, Elite Slam BamSlam 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.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti
- Goggles Do Nothing: He's given a complementary pair with his Soul Gem upgrade.
- An Ice Person
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Trademark Favorite Food: Snow cones.
"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.
- 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
"All fired up!"
Notable variants: Dark Spyro, Legendary Spyro, Elite SpyroA 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.
- 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 had in the classic games and he's offhandedly referred to as an old friend of Crash Bandicoot's.
- Word of God confirms that Spyro's origins in Skylanders and his traits from previous Spyro games is intentionally left ambiguous, leaving it to longtime Spyro the Dragon fans to use their own imaginations to fill in the blanks.
- 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.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns to the spotlight in Imaginators as a storyline NPC.
- 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
"Silent, but deadly!"
Notable variants: Legendary Stealth Elf, Dark Ninja Stealth Elf, Dark Super Shot Stealth ElfAwaking 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.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her top exposes her cleavage. Best seen on her series 2 promo images.
- Action Girl
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit is divided into two parts, unlike most fictional ninja garb.
- Averted in SWAP Force, as she wears a more traditional ninja costume for her Series 3 and Dark variants.
- Depending on the Writer: Some of what she says and does in the games and commercials tend to give her Adorkable behavior traits. The books and comics, meanwhile, tends to make her out more as being Comically Serious with No Social Skills - Except for the book of Elements, which shows her more as Brilliant, but Lazy (uses her duplicates to get out of doing anything she doesn't want to do herself).
- Dual Wielding: A pair of daggers.
- Flechette Storm: In the 3DS games, where she no longer has Arboreal Acrobatics as an ability [thanks to them being platformer games where everyone can double jump], and her Stealthier Decoy ability being changed into a dash attack version called Stealthy Decoy, Stealth Elf now has Thorn Throw attacks, which is a downplayed version of this trope. Gets completely straight with her final 3DS upgrade called Thorn Storm, which still only doubles as Death of a Thousand Cuts in Spyro's Adventure, but becomes much more effective in later games, where it's just great for clearing huge crowds of enemies from a distance.
- Fragile Speedster: In the 3DS version, at least. She can't take a hit but she's your best bet for any speed challenge and the only one of the starters who stands a chance in the second half of Dark Mirror.
- Super Speed: the "Speed" stat icon is literally an image of her running.
- Gratuitous Ninja
- Mundane Utility: Likes using her decoy to do things she doesn't want to do herself, from listening to boring meetings and conversations, to doing typical household chores.
- Ninja Log: Her special attack is to vanish and leave a decoy in her place. After upgrading, they're dummies that fight back.
- No Social Skills: Known for being impatient, temperamental, and a bit too direct. Her mini-counterpart, Whisper Elf, is likewise able to make situations completely awkward by speaking her mind too much (when she even speaks at all).
- Knife Nut
- The Leader: For the Life element.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Reverse Grip
- Skirt over Slacks: Depending on the Artist, the wrap around her waist is either a sash or a full skirt, the latter of which makes it this trope.
- Something We Forgot: At the end of the Giants Easter Surprise commercial, thanks to her hiding skills during the Easter egg hunt being a bit too good....
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
For her mini counterpart, Whisper Elf
- Fun Size: To Stealth Elf.
- Ninja Log: Can leave scarecrow - like decoys in her place, though hers appears to be made of yarn, as opposite to Stealth Elf's straw decoys.
- The Noseless: Yet she has nostrils.
- No Social Skills: Known for speaking her mind too much. When she talks, at all.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Only mini from Trap Team to return in Superchargers - as a healing unit for Super Shot Stealth Elf's life gem skill, Health Elf....
Stealth elf's SuperChargers form, Super Shot Stealth Elf, and her vehicle, the Stealth Stinger
- Abnormal Ammo: Her Gatling gun uses daggers as ammunition. This is lampshaded in her primary attack's description:Press <primary attack button> and hold to lock onto enemies and shoot daggers at them. Yes, it's a gun that shoots daggers.
- Absolute Cleavage: Not in the console games, but the SuperChargers Racing supplimental game, where her jump suit is zipped down to expose her cleavage. Also shows up in some images.◊
- Ace Pilot: She flies a helicopter.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Her Arborial Acrobatics ability has been replaced with the ability to spin around her Gatling gun.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her jumpsuit looks to match her body pretty snuggly.
- Fragile Speedster: The Stealth Stinger isn't very strong and power with its shots, but can rapid fire on enemies and has a high acceleration rate.
- Gatling Good
- More Dakka: Both her and the Stealth Stinger can rapidfire attacks at enemies.
- Stealth Expert: Except now she leave her Gatling gun behind, while doing so. The Stealth Stinger is also the only vehicle capable of doing this.
- The Medic: Her Soul Gem has her summon Whisper Elf, now as Health Elf, for the purpose of healing after damage is taken.
- Thememobile: The Stealth Stinger is one to both her and plants.
- The Turret Master: When hidden, she now leaves her Gatling gun behind to act as both this and a distraction. It can even be equipped to home in on and fire at enemies automatically.
- Drop the Hammer: He even uses the phrase as one of his battle cries.
- Half the Tree He Used To Be
- Plant Person
- When Trees Attack
- Simpleton Voice
"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.
- Breath Weapon
- Collision Damage: Sunburn's Phoenix Dash; the "Phoenix Grand Blaze" upgrade makes Sunburn's body ignite in flames after using his firebreath long enough, allowing him to damage nearby enemies by touch.
- Hybrid Monster: Dragon/Phoenix
- Hybrid Power
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Fire element.
- The Phoenix
- Teleporters and Transporters: His teleport move also inflicts Collision Damage.
"It's feedin' time!"
Notable variants: Elite TerrafinA 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.
- Chainsaw Good: As an upgrade, he gets a chainsaw fin.
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks
- Fast Tunnelling
- Good Old Fisticuffs: He later gets upgraded with brass- and spiked- knuckle gloves.
- Power Fist: His spiked knuckles.
- The Leader: For the Earth element.
- Sand Worm
- Scary Black Man: This is what his voice sounds like.
- Shamu Fu: His body slam probably qualifies.
- Shockwave Stomp: His body slam attack creates a very painful one.
- Shark Man
"No gold, no glory!"
Notable variants: Legendary Trigger Happy, Springtime Trigger Happy, Elite Trigger Happy, Power Blue Double Dare Trigger HappyNobody 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.
- Gatling Good: His normal tertiary ability is a mounted Gatling gun.
- Glass Cannon: Offensively is one of the most powerful Skylanders, but also has some of the lowest maximum health.
- The Gunslinger: Not only does he use guns, his backstory is pretty much what you'd expect from a western gunslinger.
- Guns Akimbo
- Human Cannonball: Double Dare Trigger Happy's tertiary attack is launching himself out of a cannon.
- 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.
"Axe first, questions later!"
Notable variants: Elite VoodoodDuring 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.
- An Axe to Grind
- Booby Trap: He has a magical tripwire for a power. He can also upgrade this to lay down multiple tripwires.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's an orc wearing a skull, and yet a good guy.
- Noble Savage
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet
"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.
- Blow You Away: His secondary attack is to launch a tornado that sucks up nearby enemies.
- Player-Guided Missile: His "Guided Twister" upgrade is fully steerable.
- Power Glows: Lightcore Warnado's shell lights up.
- Spin Attack: Warnado's primary attack.
- Turtle Power
"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.
- Ancestral Weapon: Wham-Shell's mace has been passed down from one king to the next for generations.
- Giant Enemy Crab: He's vaguely crustacean-like, anyway.
- Power Glows: As a Lightcore, his mace lights up.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
"Twists of fury!"
Notable variants: Polar Whirlwind, Elite WhirlwindWhirlwind 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.
- Action Girl
- All of the Other Reindeer: Got this treatment from both of her species.
- Badass Adorable
- The Dreaded: The trolls invoked Whirlwind's wrath by hunting both of the races she's descended from. The resulting Roaring Rampage of Revenge was so great that she's now feared quite greatly by the forces of evil. Yes, the dragon/unicorn hybrid who shoots rainbows (of DOOM) from her horn is The Dreaded!
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Heck, even a black hole (the "Rainbow Singularity" upgrade) is better with rainbows! Her enemies call it the "Rainbow Of Doom"note for a reason.
- Killer Rabbit: Is far more deadly than you'd expect from something that's half-unicorn and shoots rainbows.
- Half-Breed Discrimination: Wasn't accepted by either species due to her hybrid nature. This did not stop her from going on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the trolls for hunting them though.
- Healing Shiv: After acquiring her Soul Gem upgrade, Whirlwind's Rainbow of Doom doubles as a Rainbow of Healing in two-player co-op.
- Hybrid Monster: Dragon/Unicorn
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Air element.
- The Leader: For the Air element.
- Mood-Swinger: She has the grace of a unicorn, and the fury of a dragon; but she's been trying to curb her temper since becoming a Skylander.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Her unseen adventure in the Frostfest Mountain, which led to the Frost Elves erecting an immense golden statue of her that doubles as a handy storage platform for The Illuminator.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When the trolls started hunting the two races she's a hybrid of, she went on one of these that made her The Dreaded to evildoers.
- Shock and Awe: Whirlwind's secondary attack is a "tempest cloud" that electrocutes nearby enemies.
- Winged Unicorn: Whirlwind is a half dragon, half unicorn, but for some reason has feathered wings instead of dragon ones, giving her the look of one of these.
"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.
- Badass Adorable: Just look at him.
- Big Eater
- Gratuitous Disco Sequence: Wrecking Ball's Wow Pow allows him to roll inside a disco ball, with appropriate backing music.
- Overly Long Tongue
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Rolling Attack
- Team Pet
"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.
- 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.
"Locked and loaded!"
Notable variants: Elite ZookZook 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.
- Bamboo Technology: Literally, as he has a bamboo carved bazooka.
- Glory Seeker
- Plant Person
- Swiss Army Weapon: Of the more mundane variant. Zook's bazooka is also used sometimes as a telescope, a didgeridoo, and as a lunchbox. He sometimes also uses it a a place to sit.
- Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!: As of Giants, he has a thick Jamaican accent.
Regular Skylanders debuting in Giants
Notable variants: LightCore Chill, Legendary ChillChill 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.
- Action Girl
- Ambiguously Human
- Combat Pragmatist: She's a noble knight, but at least one source has said she's not above fighting dirty.
- Cool Sword (no pun intended)
- Double Weapon
- An Ice Person: Like Slam Bam, she's more affiliated to Ice than to Water.
- Knight in Shining Armor
- My Greatest Failure: She couldn't prevent her queen from being kidnapped.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me
- Power Glows: LightCore Chill
- Redemption Quest
- Shamu Fu: Her Soul Gem power lets her summon a narwhal to attack.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Though it's a Double Weapon and she throws it spinning horizontally, so it's not blatantly implausible.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Chill's accent in Giants has a peculiar mixture of German, Russian and Scandinavian.
- Winter Royal Lady: Not Chill herself, but the Snow Queen she serves. That said, drop the "royalty" part and Chill fits quite well.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Going by her eyebrows, anyway, as her actual hair is hidden under her helmet.
"Blinded by the light!"
Notable variants: Jade Flashwing, LightCore FlashwingNobody'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.
- 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.
"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.
- Beast of Battle / Horse of a Different Color: Fright Rider fights from atop his trusty steed - Fright the (now-undead) ostrich.
- Cowardly Lion: Fright
- Dem Bones: Fright
- Prophetic Names: Fright used to feel fright over almost everything and is now a skeleton, which are associated with fright. Rider is, well, a rider.
- Rescued from the Underworld: Fright reportedly ate a bag of "skele-oats" so it could travel to the Underworld and rescue him.
- Shout-Out: To Joust, most likely.
"See Spot burn!"
Notable variants: Molten Hot DogHot 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.
- Bee Bee Gun: One of his alternate powers turns him into a dog with bees in his mouth so when he barks he shoots bees at you.
- Developers' Foresight: In Giants, one of the hats is a bone hat that usually goes through a Skylander's head or hair. But when Hot Dog wears it, he holds it in his mouth.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: His Soul Gem power is "Ding Dong Ditch", complete with illustration of a paper bag on fire. (If you're unaware of the classic prank by that name, it involves ringing someone's doorbell and running away, leaving behind a flaming bag of dog poop on their doorstep.)
- Heroes Love Dogs
- Heroic Dog
- Magma Man: Or would that be magma mutt?
- Team Pet
"Hawk and awe!"
Notable variants: LightCore Jet-Vac, Legendary Jet-Vac, Legendary Hurricane Jet-VacJet-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.
- Bird People
- Blow You Away: His vaccuum cannon also fires bullets of compressed air.
- 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.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Although it may not be an egg, but he probably poops himself.
- 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.
"The motion of the potion!"
Notable variants: Punch Pop Fizz, LightCore Pop Fizz, Love Potion Pop Fizz, Birthday Bash Big Bubble Pop FizzNobody 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.
- Stance System: Normal Pop Fizz can switch between throwing potions that explode, spawn a minion, or leave a puddle of acid. Big Bubble Pop Fizz can switch between using his Potion Creation Station to fire bubbles, a short-range white potion, or another puddle of acid.
- Sweet Tooth: Pop Fizz really loves soda.
"He shoots - he spores!"
Notable variants: LightCore ShroomboomShroomboom 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.
- Abnormal Ammo: Exploding mushrooms.
- Brats with Slingshots
- Death from Above: His Paramushroom spores are fired into the air and drop down on enemies. Taken Up to Eleven in his Paramushroom Promotion path, where he can fire out three of these per shot with no max limit on screen.
- Mushroom Man
- Pinball Projectile: His Wow Pow "High Spore" utilizes this, himself being the projectile. Shroomboom makes mushroom pinball bumpers and bounces off them.
- Power Glows: LightCore Shroomboom's slingshot glows.
- Standard Status Effects: His Paramushroom spores can be upgraded to give foes a "mushroomized" status, which acts like poison.
"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 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:
- 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.
- "Deal with the wheel!"
Notable variants: Legendary BouncerFormerly 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.
- Eye Beams: But he can't keep them sustained for long, as he overheats. Upgrades increase the time one can spend shooting eye-lasers.
- Death from Above: He can fire rockets into the air that land on targeted areas.
- Finger Firearms, fired in the form of his rapid-fire Finger Guns. Upgrades make them more awesome.
- Lovable Jock
- Rocket Punch: His Soul Gem Power allows him to fire out homing fists at enemies.
- Top-Heavy Guy
- "It's crush hour!"
Notable variants: Granite CrusherCrusher 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.
- Detachment Combat: His Rock Slide ability causes him to break apart into damaging rocks, which then pull back and reform.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Drop the Hammer
- Felony Misdemeanor: His reason for becoming the first earth skylander is because he learned that the Arkeyans were melting rocks into weapons. Crushing them is HIS job!
- Genius Bruiser: His passion is smashing stuff, but he's an expert on geology.
- Named Weapons: The hammer is also named Crusher.
- Taken for Granite: Has an Eye Beam that does this to foes in front of him.
- "I've got my eye on you!"
- 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.
- The Family That Slays Together: The flying eyeball is Dive-Clops's twin brother.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Seems to be trying for a Transylvanian/Eastern European accent, but can come across as German or even Hispanic at times.
- "Hey! I'm on FIRE!"
- Cool Bike: His Soul Gem power allows him to turn into one!
- Fire-Breathing Weapon
- Video Game Flamethrowers Suck: Perhaps they do, but not Hot-head's! This trope is very much averted: his Flamefire burst can be upgraded to fire a constant damaging stream.
- Flaming Hair
- Magma Man
- "Any last wishes?"
Notable variants: Scarlet NinjiniNinjini 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.
- Dual Wielding: Two swords longer then most Skylanders are tall.
- Fog Feet
- Genie in a Bottle: A bottle that she still carries to this day, and can use to attack her enemies with.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Dual Wielding Japanese swords and wearing Japanese armor.
- Mind over Matter: Unlike the other Giants, Ninjini doesn't use her PHYSICAL strength during the Feats of Strength, but rather employs ancient Djinni magic to get things done. Possibly intentional: she IS a ninja, after all, more known for graceful and lethal sword-arts rather then sheer brute force.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: We're talking about a ninja genie, here.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Her Catch Phrase.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: Formerly. The sealing actually made her more badass as she spent that time training until she was able to break free from her prison.
- "Bring the sting!"
- Gratuitous Spanish: Showed with his rolling Rs and calling himself "Eswarm" when listening to the music player on Flynn's ship.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Stance System: Swarm has a total of three stances. His normal form focuses on melee combos, flight mode is faster and uses missile attacks, and Swarm Form turns him into a walking cloud of area damage.
- The Worm That Walks: His Swarm Form splits him into a bunch of smaller bees.
- "Hail to the whale!"
- Anchors Away
- Call It Karma: A good variant. He only joined the Phantom Tide so he could use their pirate ship to go fishing. He winds up getting dragging off the ship and pulled miles away to become the first water skylander, while the rest of the crew became trapped inside the Chest of Exile.
- Inciting Incident: Getting dragged of The Phantom Tide during an otherwise normal fishing experience is what sets his destiny in motion.
- Making a Splash
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A Giant Pirate Whale Man.
- Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
- Shamu Fu: His body slam/sliding attack.
- "Be afraid of the bark!"
Notable variants: Gnarly Tree RexOnce 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.
- Arm Cannon: His Photosynthesis Cannon.
- Charged Attack: These are Tree Rex's entire gimmick. With the right upgrades, almost every attack he uses can be charged up to do more damage. He even has an actual attack wherein he charges at his foes, spiky arm-first.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: He fires out sunbeams at his opponents with his Photosynthesis cannon. The charged version averts this, though.
- Gaia's Vengeance
- Gentle Giant: Can't get any gentler than a Life element Giant whose lines when playing as him are generally more playful than the others.
- Ground Pound
- The Leader: For the Giants.
- Right Hand of Doom
- When Trees Attack
- Wave Motion Gun: His Lumbering Laserer upgrade path allows him to charge his Arm Cannon and fire out one of these.
Regular Skylanders debuting in Swap Force
"The Perfect Swarm!"
Notable variants: Jolly Bumble BlastA 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.
- Bee Bee Gun: His main attack, which homes in on enemies.
- Homing Projectile
- Spread Shot: His first charged attack in the Bee Keeper path makes him fire out a spread.
- Sticky Situation: Can cover foes in honey, which slows them down and also makes them take more damage from bees.
- When Trees Attack
"I'm the bomb!"
Notable variants: Kickoff CountdownA 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.
"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.
"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.
- The Atoner: For what his old gang did.
- Badass Biker
- Cool Bike: His hot ride.
- Defector from Decadence
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Hell-Bent for Leather: His jacket, jeans, and even his hat.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Pintsized Powerhouse: In the running for the smallest Skylander ever, but also rests quite firmly at the high end of damage output.
- Playing with Fire
- Unstoppable Rage: A core gameplay mechanic for him, in the form of "heat".
"Your time is up!"
Notable variants: LightCore Grim Creeper, LightCore Legendary Grim CreeperA 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.
- Animated Armor: Spooky Specter path allows him to leave his armor behind, which can attack foes.
- The Grim Reaper
- Sinister Scythe
"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.
- Balloon Belly
- Blow You Away: His Breath Weapon.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Killer Rabbit: After Pop Thorn drove them off, the trolls learned to stay away from Pop Thorn and his kind.
- Macross Missile Massacre
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's a Pufferthorn, said to be one of the cutest creatures in Skylands.
- Stance System: By inflating and deflating, he can switch between Mighty Glacier and Fragile Speedster stances.
"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 an invasion of snow trolls.
- Static Stun Gun: Her Electrified Water attack also paralyzes enemies.
- 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.
"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.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: When wielding his Swordfish.
- Drop the Hammer: The Shark, which behaves like one for all intents and purposes.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- Shamu Fu
- Stance System: Switching between his weapons constitutes a rather simplistic one.
- Visual Pun: Riptide's two main weapons are a fish who is also a sword, and a Hammerhead shark, wielded like a hammer.
Notable variants: Legendary Bone Bash Roller BrawlThe 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.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Kaos to her.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Her SuperCharger counterpart fights with large sickles incorporated into her bracers.
- Chainsaw Good: Circular saws instead of chain saws.
- Curtains Match the Window: Pink eyes and pink hair.
- Cute Little Fangs: Just to reaffirm that, yes, she is a vampire. In contrast to Night Shift's colossal tusks, they also underscore her relative youth.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
- Little Miss Badass: Her exact age isn't given, but she is the youngest and smallest in her family, and is a Roller Derby champion.
- Rollerblade Good: With emphasis on the blade part.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Skull-themed helmet, boots and gloves. Her SuperCharger variant puts even greater emphasis on this.
- Stock Sound Effects: Upon being summoned or launching into her dash attack, a referee's whistle can be heard. This is appropriate, as a whistle signals the start of a round in roller derby.
- The Tease: Downplayed. She appears to have a rather flirty personality, what with her winking at the player, encouraging them to, "Check me out!", occasional love-themed puns, and use of cartoon heart particles, but she lacks almost all other traits. Kaos would likely accuse her of being this, though.
- Weaponized Headgear: With upgrades, her helmet starts sporting some pretty mean-looking spikes.
- Wink "Ding!": At the end of her summon animation, as she winks to the camera.
- Wolverine Claws: Her gloves have two claws each.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair.
"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.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: One jab can poison whomever it hits, and can be upgraded to emit a directional shockwave.
- Emerald Power: Lobs poison coated explosive gems, which are green-ish in color. He can combine two of them for a much bigger blast, with the resultant gem being brilliantly green.
- Lovable Jock
- Shockwave Stomp: One possible upgrade for his stinger.
- Sticky Bomb: His primary weapons.
- Technicolor Toxin
"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.
- "Clobber and slobber!"
Notable variants: Dark Slobber ToothThis 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.
"A blaze of glory!"
Notable variants: LightCore Smolderdash, SnowderdashSmolderdash 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.
- All of the Other Reindeer: The Fire Temple wouldn't let her join the royal defenders.
- Born Unlucky: During an eclipse.
- Expressive Mask
- Multiple-Choice Past: Lost Islands gives her a different story. She was a princess who was prohibited from joining the Skylanders, so she put on a mask to hide her identity and sought to join them anyway.
- Spy Catsuit: She doesn't do much spying, but she's dressed head-to-toe in a skin-tight black outfit.
- Whip It Good: And it's made of fire.
"Shoot for the stars!"
Notable variants: Enchanted Star StrikeKaos 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.
- Aliens Speaking English: She is an alien and she seems to speak the same language as everyone else. She IS magical however.
- Attack Reflector: Her Cosmic Reflector path allows her to reflect enemy projectiles.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- In the Hood
- Only Sane Woman: In the "Card Game" Short Cut, she expresses her frustration toward Rip Tide, Hoot Loop, and Pop Thorn not knowing how to play a simple game of Go Fish.
- Paper Fan of Doom
- Robe and Wizard Hat
- Star Power
"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.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His Limit Break attack lets him spin like crazy, and it can be upgraded to let him suck enemies in by spinning.
- Limit Break: He gets power by "cranking himself up", done by pressing the secondary attack button. One upgrade allows him to do a Limit Break attack by keep cranking even after the meter is full.
Notable variants: Legendary Zoo LouThe 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
- LEGO Body Parts
- Mass Super-Empowering Event: They were caught in the centennial magical volcano eruption in the Cloudbreak Islands.
- Plot Tailored to the Party: There are special challenge zones unlocked only by having the right lower half type.
- "Teleport": Hoot Loop and Night Shift.
- "Bounce": Rattle Shake and Fire Kraken.
- "Dig": Grilla Drilla and Rubble Rouser.
- "Sneak": Trap Shadow and Stink Bomb.
- "Dash": Magna Charge and Freeze Blade.
- "Climb": Spy Rise and Wash Buckler.
- "Rocket": Blast Zone and Boom Jet.
- "Spin": Doom Stone and Free Ranger.
- "Blast and furious!"
Notable variants: Dark Blast ZoneBlast 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.
- Animated Armor: Although, he might be a fire elemental in an armor, very much like Ignitor.
- Cartoon Bomb: His primary attack lobs these at his foes.
- The Leader: One of two for the Swap Force.
- Playing with Fire
- "Bombs away!"
- Ace Pilot
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Put his ego aside to save everyone from his village before the Darkness destroyed it.
- Death from Above: Can call in a machine gun airstrike directly in front of him. (That can be upgraded to drop bombs as well.)
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Some of his attacks involve throwing bombs.
- "Another smash hit!"
- Carry a Big Stick: His Weapon of Choice is a stone column.
- Deadly Disc: His belt doubles as an enchanted buzzsaw as part of his "Spin" ability.
- Doomy Dooms of Doom: His first name is Doom.
- Emerald Power: Much of his power revolves around jade, both turning enemies into it, and the fact that his weapons and armor are practically crafted from it.
- Medusa: The emblem on his shield, whose eyes glow when he switches it on, and whose snake hair can actually come alive as a secondary defense weapon with his Soul Gem upgrade.
- Taken for Granite: He can turn enemies into jade by blocking physical attacks and reflecting ranged ones.
- "Burn to be wild!"
Notable variants: Jade Fire KrakenRaised 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.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Fire Kraken's summation of his species.
- Our Dragons Are Different: A short, bipedal version of a traditional Chinese-style dragon.
- "Whip up a storm!"
Notable variants: Legendary Free RangerFrom 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.
- Bird People
- Blow You Away
- Dual Wielding
- Pungeon Master
- Shock and Awe: One of his attacks is shooting lightning from his eyes.
- "Keeping it cool!"
Notable variants: Nitro Freeze BladeAn 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.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Eye Beams: Normally fires a freezing icicle, but with upgrades it becomes a full blown Freeze Ray.
- Lovable Jock
- Spread Shot: His chakram can be upgraded to shoot icicles when he throws it.
"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.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: He can summon smaller monkeys to help him fight.
- This is a Drill
- The Minion Master: His Monkey Master path.
- The Turret Master: His legs are able to create turrets that fire coconuts or bananas.
"Let's ruffle some feathers!"
Notable variants: Enchanted Hoot LoopA 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.
- Circus Brat
- Homing Projectile: His magical bolts seek out nearby enemies.
- Teleport Spam: Some upgrades for his bottom are keyed toward this.
- Spread Shot
- Weaponized Teleportation: His main shtick.
"Attract to attack!"
Notable variants: Nitro Magna ChargeMagna 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.
- Kitchen Sink Included: With his Polarized Pickup he can suspend a nearby enemy in midair and throw them. If there are no enemies nearby, he can conjure several different objects to be used as projectiles, including a kitchen sink.
- 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.
- "Roll with the punches!"
Notable variants: Legendary Night ShiftA 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.
- Auto-Revive: His Batty coach saves him an extra life should he fall in battle. Upgrading it allows it to restore health, as well as giving him yet another extra life.
- Badass Grandpa
- Boxing Battler
- Charged Attack: Charging his punches will cause him to launch a massive uppercut.
- Cool Old Guy: How Freeze Blade sees him.
- Cultured Badass: Gave up aristocracy to become a prize winning boxer.
- Expy: Massive uppercut, he bit an opponent once, Night Shift is a face tattoo away from being Mike Tyson.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: It's subtle, but there are traces of blood on his fangs.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Dislikes mixed martial arts, stating that "boxing is the sweet science!"
- Grumpy Old Man: Lampshaded. During his interview, Freeze Blade says "he can be a little... cranky!"
- Heroic Second Wind: His batty coach, which saves him an extra life, upon defeat. The upgrade path for it even fills his health, and grants a second life.
- Money Spider: Invoked by the prize fighter path, which causes enemies hit by his uppercuts to drop money. The payday, his second upgrade in this path, are a pair of gold boxing gloves, which increases the amount that's dropped.
- Floating Limbs: Which effectively turns every non-charged punch into a series of rapid-fire rocket punches.
- Retired Badass: He was forced into becoming one when Eon found him because of a new boxing rule banning teleporting in matches.
- Trigger: Whenever he hears a boxing ring bell go off, he goes into a fighting frenzy.
- Visual Pun: He's a Badass Grandpa Vampire with really long fangs protruding from his mouth, so you could say he's "long in the tooth."
- Weaponized Teleportation: One of two "teleport" SWAP Force members.
- "Go ahead, snake my day!"
Notable variants: Quickdraw Rattle ShakeA 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.
- Dark Is Not Evil: From the Undead class, so this is standard.
- Dashing Hispanic
- Dem Bones: His tail can throw snake skulls to attack his enemies.
- The Gunslinger
- In a Single Bound: A member of the "Jump" Swap-Force.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's an undead rattlesnake cowboy.
- Purple is Powerful: His Soul Gem powers give his top and bottom halfs purple skin that grants boosts to his critical hits and speed respectively.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: His bio lists him as one of Skyland's best trackers.
- The Turret Master: His snake allies act like turrets which can slow does foes.
- "Brace for impact!"
- Mighty Glacier: He's the slowest Swap-Force member, but he hits like a train.
- Spread Shot: Excavator path allows him to smash a spread of rock shards out of the ground.
- This is a Drill: At least his feet are. And when you've upgraded it, his hammer.
- The Minion Master: His Miner Foreman path.
- "It's classified!"
- 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.
- "Clear the air!"
- Deadly Gas
- Highly Visible Ninja: If the gi, arm and leg padding didn't tip you off, the shuriken probably will.
- Smelly Skunk
- Smoke Out: Is able to make himself invisible to enemies via a cloud of stink gas.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Shurikens, Smoke Out ability, and one upgrade path allows him to place Caltrops on the floor.
- "Hide and sleek!"
- Absurdly Sharp Claws: His Feral Instincts path lets him upgrade his claws.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He's a deep purple, with sky blue stripes.
- Casting a Shadow
- Dark Is Not Evil: His powers revolve around the use of shadow magic, which he uses to employ some rather terrifying ambush tactics, but there's no question where his loyalties lie.
- Hunter Trapper: Hails from a tribe of them.
- Panthera Awesome
- Trap Master: Though he is fully capable of fighting close range, some of his fighting style revolves around the use of bear traps. He is not a member of the Trap Team, however.
- "Eight legs and no pegs!"
Notable variants: Dark Wash BucklerWash 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.
Regular Skylanders debuting in Trap Team
- "No rest for the wicked!"
- Expressive Ears: In her defeated animation, the bat wings on her hood droop down.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
- Make Me Wanna Shout: In bat form, she gains the ability to scream ultrasonic waves.
- The Minion Master: Her primary attack fires bats that persist after being fired. Her "Pet Purveyor" path adds new bats with unique abilities, while her "Bat Betterment" path focuses on improving her normal bats.
- Raised by Bats
- Reverse Shrapnel: Her secondary ability is summoning a ring of bats that spread out and close in around her.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can transform into a giant bat, granting her new abilities.
- "Darkness Falls!"
- Casting a Shadow: In a couple of flavors, including black holes and shadow orbs.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Defector from Decadence: Rebelled against his clan when they started spreading nightmares around for fun.
- Dream Weaver: In his backstory. He hails from a clan that made nightmares for villains to Scare 'em Straight, then learned to fight those nightmares from the inside.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: One of his upgrade paths is called "Prince of Darkness." Know who else has that title?
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Dark element.
- Teleport Spam: One of his combo upgrades.
- Rubber Man: Can extend his wings into whips, or curl himself into a buzzsaw.
- "Looking sharp!"
- "Dino might!"
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: But of course.
- Fun with Acronyms: The R.O.A.R. (Rage Of All Raptors) Missile upgrade.
- Guide Dang It: How to engage Hover Mode (you double tap the jump button) is never mentioned outside of the description for his Soul Gem. From the way it's worded, you'd be forgiven for thinking Hover Mode was actually part of the upgrade.
- Helicopter Blender: His secondary attack.
- Helicopter Pack: One he built himself, for that matter.
- Macross Missile Massacre: His Soul Gem upgrade lets him unleash one as he hovers above the battlefield.
- Make Me Wanna Shout
- Pintsized Powerhouse
- Science Hero
- Super-Persistent Missile: An upgrade for his rockets.
- "Charmed and ready!"
Notable variants: King Cobra Cadabra
- "Did that just happen?"
Notable variants: Legendary Déjà Vu
- Ambiguously Human: Wears fingerless gloves that show she has pale humanoid hands, but her face is obscured by her mask.
- Cool Mask
- Expressive Mask: In issue #4 of the comic.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Me's a Crowd: Can create holograms of herself from the past that explode, or she can activate the ability again to switch places with them.
- Mundane Utility: Her time control research, and the machine that ultimately gave Déjà Vu her powers, were intended to cook the perfect three-minute egg in a minute and a half.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair.
- "Lets make some noise!"
- "Knock, knock... too late!"
- "Monkey see, monkey doom!"
- "Making Waves!"
- "Eat this!"
Notable variants: Dark Food FightWhen 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.
- Abnormal Ammo: Bombards his foes with tomatoes and zucchini guts.
- Anthropomorphic Food
- Green Thumb: Both figuratively, with his Blooms of Doom, and literally, with his Green Thumb upgrade.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: The circumstances of his creation.
- Produce Pelting: Weaponized as his whole shtick.
- Recursive Ammo: With his Green Thumb power, tomatoes that hit the ground will blossom into even larger tomatoes, which can be collected to add a bit more kick.
- Stock "Yuck!": He's an artichoke.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Artichoke blooms, used rather like timed land mines.
- "I have a bone to pick!"
- Deadly Disc: Lobs bladed bone discs as if they were frisbees, and can be upgraded to play a lethal game of fetch with them.
- Dem Bones
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His Bone Saw attack turns him into a human-sized buzz saw.
- Pungeon Master: He's got more than a few solid groaners in his repertoire.
- Sickly Green Glow
- "Buzz off!"
- Cast from Hit Points: His Fly Slam attack can be upgraded to be charged, but charging it consumes HP.
- Deadly Gas: His first upgrade is the ability to have his poison pellets leave lingering toxic clouds on impact.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Of an atypical variety, he's a dragonfly.
- Technicolor Toxin: Purple
- "Roll with it!"
- "Time to Shine!"
- Combos: Her secondary attacks are built to work with her eye lasers, either refracting them into a spin attack or getting stronger when shot with them.
- Eye Beams: Her primary attack. Her other powers either work with or enhance them.
- Genius Loci: It's implied that Spotlight is the Orb of Light.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Her arsenal includes heavenly auras and weaponized halos.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Light element.
- Light Is Good
- Our Dragons/Angels are Different: She's definitely a dragon, but her design, powers, and mysterious origin gives her a strong angelic vibe.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Her soul gem upgrade turns her heavenly auras into animated light dragons.
- "Fire it up!"
- Flaming Hair: Which she can whip enemies with.
- Playing with Fire
- Spicy Latina
- Tragic Keepsake: Her beloved grandfather's lucky flaming horseshoe, which doubles as a handy ranged weapon.
- Video Game Flamethrowers Suck: Averted with a vengeance. Her Blazing Bellows attack packs some serious punch, and it very quickly gets upgraded to deal even more damage over a larger area.
- "The mane event!"
- "Tread and shred!"
- Ambiguous Robots: He looks like he could be one, due to his body looking painted.
- Badass Driver
- Car Fu: His whole gimmick.
- Chainsaw Good: Going down his Drag Racer path lets him upgrade his treads into something resembling chainsaw teeth.
- Conveniently an Orphan
- Cool Bike: One that he built for racing in the desert, notable in that it's got treads which are arranged in a triangle.
- Everything's Better with Spinning
- Weaponized Exhaust: Backfire Blast has his pipes acting as rear-facing shotguns.
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.
- "Mind over matter!"
- "Axe to the max!"
Notable variants: Legendary BushwhackBushwhack 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!
- Abnormal Ammo: Acorn grenades, anyone?
- An Axe to Grind
- Our Elves Are Better: Of the Wood Elf variety. He's also markedly different from Stealth Elf or Flameslinger, and thus is quite likely a completely different species from them.
- Weaponized Headgear: With his Headbash ability.
- "Out of sight!"
- "All geared up!"
- Bifurcated Weapon: In Dual Mode.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Kind of a given when you fight with giant gears.
- Rebellious Princess: Prefers hanging out with workers in the city to her royal duties. Her father was not amused.
- Robot Girl
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Saved her father from a kidnapping, then became a Skylander.
- Stance System: Gearshift's fighting style changes depending on which mode her weapon is in.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Her gear has a total of three modes: Hoop, Dual, and Fragment, two of which have accompanying skill trees.
- "Gusts and glory!"
- "Taking charge!"
Notable variants: Nitro Head RushRaised 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.
- Action Girl
- Brawn Hilda
- Horny Vikings
- Make Me Wanna Shout
- Shockwave Stomp
- Use Your Head
- Weaponized Headgear
- "Down for the count!"'
Notable variants: Legendary JawbreakerA 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.
- Unstoppable Rage: Switch on the Robo Rage, and marvel at how fast he motors through hostiles.
- "Boom time!"
- BFG: Wields a cannon in battle.
- The Blacksmith: He forged a hand-held cannon capable of sinking an entire fleet of ships.
- Heroic Build
- Long-Range Fighter: Ka-Boom specializes in long-range cannon attacks and mortar fire.
- Mythology Gag: Munitions Forge was a level in A New Beginning.
- Playing with Fire: Fire element.
- Rated M For Manly: A hulking, shirtless blacksmith capable of wielding a freshly forged, red-hot cannon with his bare hands? Oh yes, he qualifies.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- "See the light!"
- BFS / Cool Sword: Wields a rather large Traptanium scimitar.
- Light Is Good
- The Paralyzer: Can create light auras to weaken enemies.
- Punny Name: Aside from being "night light" with Xtreme Kool Letterz, he is a knight of the light element.
- Weapon Across the Shoulder: Strikes this pose after a bit while idle.
- Winged Humanoid: Looks like an angel with a helmet that resembles a bird's head.
- "Nowhere to hide!"
- BFS / Cool Sword: Wields a Traptanium flamberge.
- Casting a Shadow: She's the Dark element Trap Master, and can also create shadow versions of her enemies to fight them with.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Instrument of Murder: Her battle horn can stun enemies and make shadow clones to fight for her.
- Jousting Lance: She uses her flamberge for this purpose.
- Punny Name: Her name is "nightmare" with Xtreme Kool Letterz, pointing out her connection to the dark element. Also, she is an armored female centaur, making her a literal "knight mare".
- Our Centaurs Are Different: With dark green armor and a huge lance.
- "I've got the edge!"
Notable variants: Nitro Krypt KingOnce 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.
- Ancient Egypt: Between his pharaoh-like headdress and his constant talk of pyramids and hieroglyphics, he's very clearly gunning for this schtick.
- BFS: His sword is as tall as he is, and he ain't exactly stunty. For reference, he's just a hair shorter than a few of the Giants.
- Marionette Master: He can manipulate his sword from afar by apparently jumping out of his armor and into the blade.
- "Star bright, star fight!"
Notable variants: Winterfest Lob-StarA 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.
- Chef of Iron
- Expy: Cowl-like shell, martial arts master with a Secret Identity and a deep, growling voice? He's a cape away from being an aquatic Batman.
- Making a Splash: Of a truly bizarre variety, he can release limitless quantities of scalding steam while in his Boiling state.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Throwing Stars
- Supreme Chef
- Unstoppable Rage: Courtesy of his Boiling Temper ability, which boosts his speed and attack power.
- "Cut to the chase!"
- 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.
- "Croc and roll!"
Notable variants: Dark Snap ShotA 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.
- "A storm is coming!"
- "Deal with it!"
- "Hammer it home!"
- 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.
- "Bringing the heat!"
Notable variants: Dark WildfireWildfire 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.
- Breath Weapon
- Gold-Colored Superiority
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Literally AND figuratively. Literally with his Heat Shield ability, which lets him block all incoming damage from the front, and figuratively with his astronomically high Defense stat.
- Playing with Fire
- Shield Bash: A devastatingly effective one at that, since his shield is a car-sized slab of Traptanium.
- You Will Not Evade Me: His Chains of Fire ability.
- Badass Driver: While any Skylander can drive vehicles effectively, only SuperChargers can get the most out of their rides by, well, SuperCharging them.
- "Ready, set, glow!"
Notable variants: Legendary Astroblast
Notable variants: Dark Hammer Slam Bowser
- Drop the Hammer: Unique to his Skylander appearance.
- Enemy Mine: He's usually a villain, but has been known to team up with heroes against rival villains.
- Guest Fighter: From Nintendo.
- Magma Man: A Skylander-exclusive powerup.
- The Minion Master: His secondary attack is summoning Koopa Troopas to fight for him.
- "Look out below!"
Notable variants: Missile-Tow Dive-Clops
- Cyclops: His divesuit gives this impression.
- Faceless Eye: According to his backstory, he's the twin brother of Eye Brawl's head and the limbs are a part of his suit.
- The Family That Slays Together: He's the twin brother of the Undead Giant, Eye-Brawl.
- Trap Master: His combat style revolves around placing and triggering water mines.
Notable variants: Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong
- Guest Fighter: From Nintendo.
- Bamboo Technology: His Barrel Blaster, in keeping with his home series' design theme.
- Killer Gorilla: Only towards bad guys, thankfully.
- Throw a Barrel at It: It's kind of his trademark.
- "It's party time!"
Notable variants: Frightful Fiesta
- Dem Bones
- Hero Secret Service: His bio states that he secretly helped the Skylanders defeat Count Moneybone the first time the moment he learned that his former boss was actually a villain by distracting the robot with his band's mariachi music. Anyone who's played the 3DS Swap Force game will recognize his bio as paralleling the mysteriously reappearing skeleton mariachi band that shows up throughout the final two level zones, Undead Fiesta and Clockwork Castle.
- The Minion Master: He can summon skeletal "amigos" to fight with him.
- Musical Assassin: A Mariachi musician who fights with a trumpet gun.
- "Protect and surge!"
- "Dark and dangerous!"
- Alluring Anglerfish: Her vehicle, the Sea Shadow, takes on an appearance similar to this with its SuperCharged mods.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Stormblade's Red in the comic arc "Secret Agent Secrets".
- "Let's rock!"
Notable variants: Steel Plated Smash Hit
- Chain Pain: The boulder on his flail can be detached to fight like this.
- Epic Flail: Fights with a ball and chain almost as large as he is.
- Eyepatch of Power
- Person of Mass Destruction: He was part of a crew in charge of wrecking the remains of the Arkeyan Army. Yet has by far the best at it.
- "Fuel the fire!"
Notable variants: Dark Spitfire
- The Leader: For the SuperChargers.
- "The art of war!"
Notable variants: Power Blue Splat
- Art Attacker: Her weapon is a paintbrush staff that is an effective melee weapon, but can also create paint constructs to attack.
- Creative Sterility: Her home village suffered badly from this, and she didn't like it one bit.
- Fauns and Satyrs
- Goggles Do Nothing: Unlike Big Bubble Pop Fizz, this is averted, as she slides her goggles on while driving, most likely to keep out dust and wind on land and air and to allow for vision while underwater.
- Magic Staff
- Pink Means Feminine
- "Feather the storm!"
Notable variants: Snow-Brite Stormblade
- Bird People
- Knife Nut: Uses throwing knives that look like a cross between kunai knives and feathers. Her wings are lined with them.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Nightfall's Blue, but the Blue to Ghost Roaster's Red in the comic arc "Secret Agent Secrets".
- "All hands on deck!"
Notable variants: Eggcited Thrillipede
The Senseis (Imaginators)
- "Fight and flight!"
Notable variants: Egg Bomber Air Strike
- Attack Animal: Fights alongside his falcon, Birdie.
- "Weed 'em and reap!"
- "The speed of light!"
Notable variants: Solar Flare Aurora
- Awesome McCoolname: Before being recruited into the Senseis, she studied the art of combat under the name "Boss Blades McSlashinator".
- Dual Wielding: Uses a pair of zig-zagging swords.
- "The spirit is willing!"
Notable variants: Mystical Bad JujuSee: Other Trappable Villains
- "It's crunch time!"
- Double Weapon: Wields a barbell with a stone block at each end.
- Punny Name: On "barbell" and "bella", the Italian word for "beautiful".
- "Target acquired!"
- "Rooting up evil!"
- Gone Horribly Wrong: Was created by Dr. Krankcase when he started experimenting on plants, but she and the rest of his creations turned against him.
- Plant Hair: Has bangs that resemble succulent plants.
- Plant People
- Whip It Good: Uses a thorny vine as a whip.
- "Quiver with fear!"
Notable variants: Heartbreaker Buckshot
- "The saw is law!"'
- Badass Beard: His is actually made of chainsaw chains.
- Chainsaw Good: Being of the Swashbuckler class, he has two.
- Skyland's Dwarves Are Different: His profile describes him as a Dwarf, which is odd since he towers over most other Skylanders and appears to be, if not a full machine, then a very advanced cyborg.
- Trap Master: Can expend energy that he's collected from fallen foes to summon "Inventions", which are basically a whirling chainsaw deathtrap. With upgrades, they gain the ability to shoot electricity.
- "Chompy power!"
Notable variants: Jingle Bell Chompy MageSee: The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)
- "Chop 'til you drop!"
Notable variants: Candy-Coated Chopscotch
- An Axe to Grind
- Broken Pedestal: In her backstory, it's mentioned that she idolized Wolfgang and was devastated when he joined the Doom Raiders, but overcame the shock to stop him and his Moon Goons from cursing her town during a concert.
- Cute Bruiser
- Detachment Combat: Can remove her head and grow a new one, at which point the first head will attack on its own.
- Eye Scream: Her eyes are removable, as shown in her idle animation.
- Punny Name: On "chop" and "hopscotch". The latter part ties into her using it as a method of attack and her element being Undead, in that in some countries it's about a journey through the afterlife.
- Purple Eyes: Or green in her Candy-Coated alt deco.
- Rhymes on a Dime
- Skull for a Head: Being of the Undead element, her head is a skull covered in tribal carvings.
- Spin Attack
- Stock Femur Bone: Wears one in her hair.
- Waddling Head
- Belly Flop Crushing: A staple of his moveset since Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
- Jetpack: The one from Cortex Strikes Back makes an appearance, which he uses along with the Fruit Bazooka from Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
- Happy Dance: As an Idle Animation, Crash will do his trademark dance.
- Guest Fighter: From another Activision-owned series. Unlike Donkey Kong and Bowser, his figure is compatible with all versions of Imaginators, and he plays a major role in the storyline of Imaginators whereas the former two were just special guests.
- Killer Yo-Yo: In his Sky-Chi attack, he uses it to pull enemies toward him.
- Mad Bomber: He can throw TNT crates, and combine them with his spin attack to create a whirlwind of explosives.
- Mythology Gag: Similar to the first three games, The Wrath of Cortex and Twinsanity, he has unique death animations depending on what defeated him. Also, when he breaks open one of his crates, there's a chance it will include an extra life from one of his games.
- His yo-yo attack is based on the opening cutscene of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, where he was seen playing with one. This was also his idle animation in the same game, and the yo-yo made another appearance in Crash Nitro Kart.
- His appearance in this game might be one to the crossover games Crash Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy.
- Less debatable is the fact that, at the start of the "Thumpin' Wumpa Islands" expansion pack level, Aku Aku directly calls Spyro his friend, meaning these two already met.
- Slide Attack: Another attack introduced in his second game.
- Spin Attack: His signature attack.
- The Unintelligible: Similar to Crash Tag Team Racing and beyond. Usually Aku Aku speaks on his behalf, but he does manage to say his name when played as a card in Creation Clash and says "Ta-da!" from time to time.
- "The doctor is in!"
- Attack Reflector: With enough upgrades, he can summon Uka Uka to reflect projectiles back at enemies.
- Death from Above: His Sky-Chi attack causes a rain of laser beams to fall in any spot of his choosing.
- Guest Fighter: Same as Crash.
- Hover Board: He has access to one. He can ride it around for a short time to attack enemies and get around more quickly, before it explodes and he ends up falling flat on his head.
- Mad Bomber: He can toss out landmines, like in his boss fight in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
- Mad Scientist: One of the most well known in all of gaming.
- Ray Gun: His primary method of attack since his first game.
- Time Master: One upgrade allows him access to a device created by Dr. N. Tropy, which creates a bubble that slows down enemies.
- Token Evil Teammate: Unlike the other villain Senseis, he's very much still evil. He's just helping for his own purposes."Let's get those Imaginators ready for total world domi- I mean, awesomely, heroic, do-gooding, and stuff...."
- "Fan the flames!"
- Double Weapon: Wields a double-bladed katana.
- Everything's Better with Samurai
- Fog Feet: She has a mass of fire in place of legs.
- "Ready to rocket!"
Notable variants: Hard Boiled Flare Wolf
- BFG: Being of the Bazooker class, he uses a firecracker launcher as a weapon. He can also unleash four at once.
- Don't Try This at Home: Said word for word when he rides one of his own rockets up into the sky to more easily bombard opponents.
- Noble Wolf
- Punny Name: On "flare" and "werewolf".
- "I reign supreme!"
Notable variants: Dark Golden QueenSee: The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)
- "A watery grave awaits!"
- "Any last words?"
Notable variants: Steel Plated Hood SickleSee: Other Trappable Villains
- "Behold my catchphrase of doom!"
- "Stay frosty!"
Notable variants: Dark King Pen
- An Ice Person
- Everything's Better with Penguins
- The Leader: Of the Senseis.
- Punny Name: On "penguin" and "kingpin".
- "The master of mystery!"
- Centauroid Form: Albeit one with the body of a lion and the torso of a cat person.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Can summon mystic duplicates of himself to distract and bombard opponents with even more beams.
- Furry Reminder: One of his idle animations is him suddenly getting spooked by something only he can see or hear, much like an actual cat.
- Punny Name: On "mystical" and "cat".
- "So long sucker!"
- "The scales of justice!"
Notable variants: Legendary Pit Boss
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Averted, as with all reptilian Skylanders.
- Scaled Up: His secondary ability transforms him into a giant snake.
- Snake People
- Sssssnake Talk
- You Will Not Evade Me: His snake pits serve triple duty as this by pinning his foes in place, along with damaging those trapped and amplifying any further damage he inflicts.
- "Compute and shoot!"
- "A shot in the dark!"
- Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: His origin story, appearance, mystical power and even his name make it not that much of a stretch for him to be related to Star Strike (listed under Skylanders Debuting In Swap Force). If true, then the females of their species are small, humanoid and lack visible feet, while the males are colossal, four armed hunchbacks.
- Hammerspace: He visibly summons more throwing stars into his hands once he's thrown his current stock.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Ninja: One who doesn't make use of more traditional means of misdirection as he can naturally turn invisible.
- Ninja Log: A very strange variation, wherein he does vanish and make his foes target something else, but in this case, the "log" is a living doppelganger of himself that fights back.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Uses his four arms to throw shurikens.
Tae Kwon Crow
- "Who dares face me?!"
Notable variants: Mystical Tae Kwon CrowSee: Other Trappable Villains
- "In a league of my own!"
- "Face the mace!"
Notable variants: Legendary Tri-Tip
- Carry a Big Stick: And what a stick indeed.
- Dumb Muscle: Not quite as dumb as other examples, but it's clear intellect is not his forte.Tri-Tip: "You can put your faith in numbers, mine is in the club!"
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He's an anthropomorphic Triceratops.
- The All-Solving Hammer: Firmly believes the solution to every problem he's confronted with is "smash it."
- "The roar of thunder!"
- "Let there be rock!"
Notable variants: Dark WolfgangSee: The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)
Other Skyland Dwellers
EonSkyland's leader who was defeated by Kaos prior to the start of the game. He nevertheless remains as a Spirit Advisor of the Skylands.
- Big Good: The leader of the Skylanders.
- Distressed Dude: He was captured by Kaos and Count Moneybone at the start of SuperChargers, and the Skylanders had to go save him.
- Never Say "Die": Many discussions of Eon seem to dance around the fact that he died in Kaos' assault, but...
- Sealed Good in a Can: At least one tie-in book explains he's this instead.
- Oracular Head: At least until SuperChargers.
- Spirit Advisor
HugoEon'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.
- Ascended Extra: Has a much more major role in SuperChargers and will give the player bonus missions to do (and which he will reward them for completing) after his story importance finally diminishes.
- 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
FlynnThe 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.
- Ace Pilot
- Amazon Chaser: Falls almost instantly for Action Girl Extraordinaire Cali.
Flynn: ...your hair smells like strawberries.
- In Swap Force, Cloudbreak's resident Action Girl and Ace Pilot Tessa rapidly grows on Flynn after proving she's his biggest competition for the title of Best Pilot in Skylands.
- Casanova Wannabe: He tries to hit on Cali. A lot.
- Catch Phrase: "...Boom!"
- Chick Magnet: Not so much in the games, but in the tie-in comics, it's shown that both Cali and Tessa have feelings for Flynn (not that they'd admit it).
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: For all his bragging and problems, Flynn actually could be one of the best pilots in all of Skylands, leaping into danger head-on with the Skylanders on many occasions(Provided he's in a gunboat of some kind). He helps you navigate a small fighter through a really tight tunnel system in Giants and pilots a gunboat to help you take out Anti-aircraft weaponry several times in Trap Team.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: Depends on who he's around. He's the Wise Guy to Cali, and the Straight Man to Tessa.
- Glad I Thought of It: It was Cali's idea that Flynn needs a propeller for his air balloon.
- Hypocritical Humor: His opinion of credits:I don't know, the whole thing seems kind of egotistical, to me. I mean, you don't see me walking around bragging about all the great things I've done.
- Indy Ploy: Comes up several times in Swap Force, as Flynn's favorite battle plan is seemingly "wing it". Which is appropriate, him being an Ace Pilot and all.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Something Only They Would Say: In Giants, Flynn tries to not reveal his identity to the Pirates who hold a grudge against him, but he eventually lets his Catch Phrase slip and they identify him. Cue a mad scramble to get back to their ship.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Gets one during Kaos' post defeat rant at the end. Cali approved.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: In the end, after trying to impress Cali all game and failing, he finally manages to get her approval by giving Kaos a Shut Up, Hannibal!.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Enchiladas. So much that sharing enchiladas with another individual is an "unbreakable bond".
CaliA 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 of Drow. 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. And at the start of SuperChargers, she, along with Flynn, Hugo, and Master Eon, are captured by Kaos.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has no love of spiders, going by her comments when a Heroic Challenge involves them.
PersephoneThe fairy from whom you buy new abilities for your characters.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears entirely in Swap Force, replaced in function by "Power Pods".
- The Bus Came Back: She has returned, along with Hugo and Cali, in Trap Team.
- Fog Feet
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: She has a very... weird way of saying things. She gets better in Giants, noting that she's learned the language better.
AuricA 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.
- Ascended Extra
- Beary Friendly
- Canon Immigrant/Expy: Of Moneybags from classic Spyro games.
- High-Class Glass
- Punny Name: After "Au", the periodic notation for gold.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
TessaAn energetic and highly skilled resident of Woodburrow in the Cloudbreak Isles who assists the Skylanders in their efforts to safeguard the four elementals.
- Ace Pilot: While riding Whiskers
- Action Girl: Is able to stall Bubba Greebs single-handedly despite barely coming up to the thing's knees.
- Adorkable: When she starts squeeing over the Skylanders' heroic actions.
- Badass Adorable
- Catch Phrase: Has two, "Ka-blam!" and "Dragon feathers!"
- Distressed Damsel: After being promoted to Chieftess of Woodburrow, Kaos's mom teleports Tessa and Kaos into Kaos's fortress, prompting the Skylanders to go and save her.
- Fangirl: Of the Skylanders, and Flynn in particular.
- Fiery Redhead
- Green-Eyed Redhead
- You Are in Command Now: She is selected as the successor for the title of Chieftess of Woodburrow.
- Youthful Freckles
WhiskersWhiskers is Tessa's large bird companion and best friend. He serves as Tessa's main choice of transportation.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Gets evilized in Motleyville, forcing the Skylanders to chase him down and beat him back to normal.
- Cool Pet
- "Get Back Here!" Boss: After you hurt him enough when he's evilized, he flies away, forcing the Skylanders to chase him down to beat him back to normal.
- Giant Flyer
- Loyal Animal Companion
- The Mentor: In SuperChargers, he will train the Skylanders associated with the game. It's not a bad idea to undergo the training, as he will give stat boosts for the Skylander and his/her associated vehicle for each completed task.
KaosThe 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. In fact, he actually wins at the start of SuperChargers, becoming the Emperor of Skylands and unleashing The Darkness.
- Big Bad: Of the franchise as a whole, though he's excluded from the 3DS games barring SuperChargers Racing.
- Brought Down to Normal: Thanks to the Darkness being sealed away at the end of SuperChargers, Kaos loses his powers and is forced to "join" Skylands Academy as "Official Ultimate Evil Consultant of Ultimate Evil".
- Blade Below the Shoulder: As Ultra Traptanium Kaos, he transforms his arms into Traptanium Blades halfway through the fight.
- 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 Kaos Trap.
- Determinator: No matter how many times he's beaten, he always shows up in the next game with yet another Evil Plan.
- Discard and Draw: After losing his powers due to him turning against The Darkness in SuperChargers, he stumbles upon the power of Mind Magic in Imaginators.
- 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, it's the Golden Queen's extremely petty reasons and plans that drive his conflict.
- Kaos doesn't like taking orders from anyone, not even from The Darkness, who is the source of all his powers and the ultimate force behind ALL evil. And although he wants to rule Skylands as it is his self-proclaimed destiny, he doesn't want to destroy it.
- 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 the real world trying to bring you into Skylands during his fight. SuperChargers ups the ante having him not only directly show the player all the damage he's done and precautions he's taken to prevent his defeat, but even using his portal to shut down the portal network entirely to directly cut the player off from Skylands (at least until Hugo manages to reconnect to Earth). All in the first half of the intro cutscene.
- Gone Horribly Right: In Imaginators he clones himself, but the clone is just as obsessed with victory as the real Kaos and rebels against him.
- 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!
- Hypocritical Humor: When attacked by the player in Trap Team, one of his quips is "Hey, stop cheating! That's my job!"
- 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: His fate at the end of the first game is being banished to Earth himself like he did to the Skylanders.
- Marathon Boss: As Ultra Traptanium Kaos in Trap Team. He has a stupendous amount of health, keeps players at bay with powerful shockwaves, and heals off nearly 40% of his health every time he changes phases.
- The Napoleon
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Of course.
- One-Winged Angel: As Super Evil Kaos from being evilized by petrified darkness, where he turns into a gigantic purple monstrosity with incredible power. Happens again with Trap Team as Ultra Traptanium Kaos, but it's considerably more impressive.
- To get this straight: in Trap Team, Kaos uses Traptanium to turn into a crystalline hybrid with glowing white eyes, Traptanium blade-arms and giant black wings growing from his back that can fire off dark energy pulses, fire Traptanium swords, and even see through the fourth wall.
- Promoted to Playable: Is first playable as a trappable villain with his own special Trap in Trap Team, then in SuperChargers and SuperChargers Racing he's playable in Sky races using a special trophy. He finally gets his own figure in Imaginators (though here, you're actually playing as a clone of him that he created).
- Sealed Evil in a Can: At the end of the first game, he's sent to the human world where he's turned into a statue just like the Skylanders and ends up in a house's yard where he's attacked by a dog. He escapes in Giants, now in a toy store.
- Spontaneous Weapon Creation: As Ultra Traptanium Kaos, he can create Traptanium swords out of nowhere and fire them at you.
- 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 Un Favourite: 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?
GlumshanksKaos' loyal, regularly put-upon servant.
- Anti-Villain: He never really does anything evil, apart from the time he was Evilized, and pretty much has nothing against the Skylanders. After his Heel–Face Turn in SuperChargers, he is a genuine hero, and a Nice Guy.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Heel–Face Turn: In SuperChargers.
- Extreme Doormat
- Tank Goodness: Evil Glumshanks creates one from scrap and rides it.
- Technopath: Can create and control machinery as Evil Glumshanks.
- What Would Kaos Do?: Evil Glumshanks says this whenever he's in a tight situation.
The ArkeyansAn 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.
- 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.
HektoreThe Big Bad of the 3DS version of Spyro's Adventure.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Gets no characterization; he's just an evil floating head that attacks you if you're running out of time.
- Stalked by the Bell: He's the stalker in this scenario.
Captain DreadbeardVillain of Pirate Seas bonus level; a pirate captain with a taste for gambling. Returns in Giants, in one of the main levels this time.
- Ascended Extra
- Captain Colorbeard
- Defeat Equals Friendship: In Giants, he joins Flynn's crew and offers to play Skystones with the Skylanders anytime.
- The Gambling Addict
Captain FrightbeardBig Bad of the 3DS version of Giants.
- Captain Colorbeard
- Color Coded Magic: The attacks of his elemental attacks: Green for earth, orange for fire, purple for magic, and blue for tech.
- Expy: Looks like one to Captain Blackbeard.
- Ghost Ship: His ship looks like one, and is big enough to eat whole islands.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name is Captain Frightbeard, and his Ship is called the Phantom Tide. During "Phantom Tide Rising", you can even see him in the distance,just standing there, as you climb his ship's crow's nest.
- Orcus on His Throne: Waits for you to confront him at the head of his ship, during the final world.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: By non other than the Arkeyans.
OcculousVillain of the Darklight Crypt bonus chapter.
VathekVillain of the Dragon's Peak bonus chapter. An undead dragon who is the evil brother to the current Dragon King, Ramses.
- Cain and Abel: With Ramses. Vathek is the Cain to Ramses's Abel.
- Snake Talk
- The Unfought: Not in the 3ds version. There, he's a let down, instead.
- The Usurper: Vathek always wanted to be king of Dragon's Peak, but is known as a evil and horrible dragon. When Ramses and his dragon knight Flavius went out flying, Vathek sat on the Dragon's Throne, allowing him to become king of Dragon's Peak by Dragon Law. He then used the power of the Dragon's Throne to turn his own brother to stone.
MaleforThe self-proclaimed 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 ever 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: You are as nothing before me, feeble Skylanders! Soon all of Skylands will tremble before the awesome might of Malefor, the Undead Dragon King!
- Malefor delivers one upon his resurrection when he stands before the unconscious forms of Spyro, Cynder, Hex and Wallop:
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 one when he battles the forty Skylanders for the fate of the Skylanders Academy:
Malefor: I told you, I am more powerful than ever. I have truly become the Undead Dragon King!
- Delivers another when his final battle with the Skylanders was at its climax :
- 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 Skylanders franchise.
- Canon Immigrant: As stated, he originated in the Legend of Spyro continuity.
- The Determinator: Malefor will not stop until he is crowned king of Skylands and the greatest and most powerful of them all. Any obstacle or opposition he faces is simply a minor setback to him.
- Cruel Mercy: Does this to Spyro, Cynder and Hex. Instead of finishing them off there and then, Malefor has the three Skylanders, including Wallop, imprisoned as he wanted them to suffer the same pain and fustration they caused him.
- Dracolich: Retconned into an undead dragon.
- Evil Overlord: Rules the underworld.
- Greater-Scope Villain: For Spyro, Cynder and Hex.
- 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, if not the most malevolent enemy Spyro ever faced (in and out of universe- his Legend counterpart nearly succeeded at destroying their world). 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 went straight to fulfilling his motive as soon as he was 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 all of Skylands.
- Little "No"/Big "NO!": Says this when he is being forcefully pulled over the edge of the Academy island towards the endless abyss of Skylands and when he eventually falls to wherever he may end up.
- 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.
- Please, I Will Do Anything!: When Malefor is tethered to the damaged Dread-Yacht and is being pulled over the edge of the island to the endless abyss along with the ship. 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!Calliope: All I want is to never see you again. Enjoy your trip, Malefor.
- Powered Armor: He constructed steampunk armor after his fight with Hex left him nearly destroyed. While it helps keep Malefor patched together, Word of God mentioned that the armor he wears stores magical energy which makes him even stronger than he used to be.
- 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: See the Please, I Will Do Anything! trope above.
- 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, has a history with Cynder, and Hex is noted to have done battle with him, but never actually appeared in the story itself. Malefor eventually made his debut in the comic story arc, Skylanders: Return of the Dragon King, where Spyro, Cynder, and Hex fought him again.
Drill-XA 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.
- Attack Its Weak Point: For some reason, destroying Drill-X's drill causes him to de-power and shut down.
- Death from Above: Will summon lasers from above that track the player throughout the fight.
- Follow the Bouncing Ball: A bouncing Drill-X head appears when he sings his lyrics.
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: When his drill fails to spin after it gets damaged, he uses it as a bludgeon to smash the Skylanders.
- Killer Robot
- Shockwave Stomp: After his drill malfunctions and no longer spins, he uses it to smash the ground and send out shockwaves.
- Shout-Out: He's named after Skrillex. And like how certain groups dislike Skrillex's music, the Molekin despise Drill-X's singing.
- This is a Drill
- Unexplained Recovery: Returns and a giant barbeque grill called Grill-X in "Superchargers Racing". Justified, as he's a robot, so he was most likely just rebuilt.
- Villain Song
Kaos' MomExactly 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.
- Affably Evil: Acts polite and courteous to the enemy Skylanders, however it may just be a case of Faux Affably Evil.
- Big Bad: Takes the helm from Kaos in Swap Force only to have Kaos reclaim it after her capture in the viewing screen. Surprisingly, she turns out to be quite proud of him for it.
- Dark Is Evil: She proclaims herself to be the strongest Portal Master on the side of Darkness.
- Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this on her son after his defeat only for Kaos to pull it on her after her own defeat, making her proud of her son for being more evil.
- Expy: From her hair to her magic powers, this woman could be Maleficent's stunt double.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: When you're about to fight Kaos' Mom, the camera work and dialog begs to question if she's talking to the Skylanders or the Portal Master(I.E. the player).
- Greater-Scope Villain: She's more powerful than her son (except for when he uses evil materials and substances to power himself up) and presumably had a role in his becoming a portal master, plus she was responsible for the Cloudbreak Island attack 100 years ago. So far, however, she's only made one full appearance.
- High Collar of Doom
- Horned Hairdo
- Interface Screw: In her boss battle, she will hide away inside the Portal. You have to remove your Skylander to reveal her.
- In the Blood
- My Beloved Smother: What Kaos seems to think of her as.
- No Name Given: She's only ever referred to as Kaos' Mom.
- Older Than They Look: She appears much younger than one would expect, seeing as she's well over a hundred.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After you defeat her, she gets stuck in the viewing screen she contacted Kaos on earlier in the game.
- So Proud of You: Her thoughts of Kaos after he left her to the Skylanders to continue his Evil Plan.
- Villainous Breakdown: The more the boss battle with her progresses, the more she loses her cool.
- Villainous Friendship: She's very kind and friendly to Glumshanks, sharing tea with him and making small talk.
Baron Von ShellshockA 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.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Only when he's in his machine. He's a Dirty Coward otherwise.
- Dirty Coward
- Giant Enemy Crab
- Hoist by His Own Petard: When you finally face him, he's in a robot with Deflector Shields and bomb-launching abilities. You pick up the bomb and throw it back at him to destroy the shields, allowing you to damage it.
- Mini-Mecha: Fights the Skylanders in one.
- The Von Trope Family
MesmeraldaA 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.
- Expy: She's pretty much a spider version of The Leading Player in Pippin.
- Flunky Boss: She doesn't even attack the player directly, instead getting her puppets to attack for her. Unfortunately for you, most of them are invincible.
- Fog Feet: Under her dress.
- Giant Spider
- Large Ham: She is a performer, after all.
- Marionette Master
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite being called Mesmeralda, and her opening song alluding to it, she never actually uses any sort of Mind Control.
- Pungeon Master: She constantly treats the fight as a show she's putting on.
- Big Bad: Of the 3DS version of SWAP Force.
- Dem Bones
- Starter Villain: Of SuperChargers, where he works for Kaos and is faced relatively early in the game.
Dream SheepLeader of the Nightmare villains in Trap Team 3DS, 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.
- The Dragon: Has an actual Dragon sidekick named the Sleep Dragon.
- Killer Rabbit: He's huge and fluffy and can raise an army of nightmares almost immediately after being released
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Sealed in a book called "The Most Boring Book Ever".
- Shmuck Bait: The Most Boring Book Ever was named as such to deter someone from reading it and release him , and that was the only security measure taken.
Boris BlisterbottomA 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 SmashbeakAn armor-plated Cuckoo Clocker.
- Tykebomb: His background states he was a nightmare growing up. His parents were very proud.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Sharpfin describes him as one of his less upstanding associates from his old days and he was not happy to hear about how he put Glumshanks up as the prize for the Drivepocalypse event.
- Friendly Enemy: To a degree. He hosts the racing portion of SuperChargers and will give out rewards to those who pass his challenges, but he is an opportunist which leads him to capture Glumshanks after his apparent Heroic Sacrifice and put him up as the grand prize of the Drivepocalypse for opportunistic villainous factions.
- The Host: Of the racing portion of SuperChargers as well as the Drivepocalypse.
- The Unfought
- Big Bad: Halfway through SuperChargers, he takes the role, demonstrating his dominance over Kaos. Notably, he's the first villain since Kaos himself to keep the role for the entire game.
- Casting a Shadow
- Faux Affably Evil
- Final Boss: Of SuperChargers.
- Greater-Scope Villain: He gave the Dark Portal Masters their powers, including Kaos and his mom.
- The Man Behind the Man: To Kaos in SuperChargers.
- One-Winged Angel: Gains a physical body out of the Sky Eater.
- Suddenly Voiced: In SuperChargers.
- Ultimate Evil: Is more of an indestructible force of evil than a character until SuperChargers.
- Walking Spoiler: His appearance in SuperChargers reveals quite a bit about the real Darkness.
The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)
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.
- Ancient Egypt: Her motif.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever / One-Winged Angel: Jumps into her molten gold river to grow to giant size mid-fight.
- She retains this ability at a Sensei, without having to immerse herself in gold to do so, even.
- Bad Boss: Pretty evident, as Krankcase is rather desperate to show her his back-up plan once their goo supplies are depleted. She's relatively level headed when problems arise, such as Wolfgang suggesting that he take over.
- Big Bad: Leader of the Doom Raiders. She steals Kaos' role until her defeat and capture towards the end.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Does not think that the Skylanders can do much to thwart her and turns the one evil portal master she has against herself.
- Bullet Hell: When in her One-Winged Angel form, she sprays her projectiles across the field and creates shockwaves that become more and more frequent.
- Disc One Final Boss: She is the last of the Doom Raiders to be defeated and captured before Kaos reclaims his place as the Big Bad.
- Evil Is Petty: Her only motivation is gold, thats it. This ticks off Kaos to the point of trying to face the Queen, seeing as he at least has greater ambitions and a Freudian Excuse (however light it is).
- Evil Versus Evil: eventually comes at odds with Kaos over ruling the Skylands. Its pretty one-sided though.
- Greed: She's doing every single thing she does leading the Doom Raiders for extorting gold out of her subjects.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- The Magic Touch: She can turn anything into gold by touching it which brings into question as to why she needs to extort gold from everyone.
- Large Ham: "I WANT THAT CHEEESE!!!"
- Leitmotif: An active Egyptian theme.
- Money Fetish: It even heals her in her fight.
- Near Villain Victory: She manages to temporarily take over Skylands with the aid of Krankcase's invention.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Sounds like Pat Carroll (Disney's Ursula), particularly when she does an Evil Laugh.
- This is because she's voiced by C.C.H. Pounder, best known for playing Amanda Waller in Justice League Unlimited.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: They are rubies after all!
- 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.
- Crowd Surfing: In his Sky-Chi attack, he does this with a crowd of skeleton hands rising out of the ground to damage enemies that he comes into contact with.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- 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.
- Morph Weapon: In Imaginators his lyre doubles as a bow.
- 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.
- Slide Attack: In Imaginators he can do a guitar slide that ends in an explosion.
- 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.
- 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.
- BFG: Gains one in Imaginators, as a newly inducted Sensei of the Bazooker class.
- 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.
- 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.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- 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
Chef Pepper Jack
- Acrofatic: He can jump pretty good for someone of his size.
- Character Tics: Stroking his stem beard.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: In the last leg of the fight he makes the entire floor hot, lines it with lasers, and continuously destroy platforms you need to stay undamaged. The kicker? He is unaffected by all of it jumping about as you try to land a hit on him.
- Don't Explain the Joke: Explains what he meant by "tonight, we's gonna serve you!"
- Evil Chef: For example, making an omelet that functions as a Doomsday Device.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: After taking enough damage, he lines the floor with these, and they become more and more difficult to dodge as it goes on.
- Improbable Weapon User: A hand-cranked egg beater, chili peppers, and meat are his weapons.
- Large Ham
- Leitmotif: A peppy cooking theme featuring woodwinds and brass instruments. When he lines the floor with lasers it switches to a techno pop remix.
- Mad Bomber: Tosses explosive chiles.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Sounds like Jim Cummings using his Cajun accent from The Princess and the Frog.
- Playing with Fire: Has an obsession with spicy-ness in food, his entire boss fight is centered around said heat. He can also actually breathe fire once trapped.
- Ragin' Cajun
- Weird Beard: Since his head is a chili pepper, the stem is his beard.
- 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.
- Flying Face / Oracular Head
- 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."
- 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
- 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 the Barrel Spiders from Kingdom Hearts, right down to the way they tremble a bit before exploding.
- Guns Akimbo: Uses two rayguns in Imaginators.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- 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.
- Retirony: 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.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Can grow to immense proportions by eating and drinking lots of food, forcing the heroes to take him out indirectly.
- Big Eater
- Blob Monster
- Cool Crown: It's not even real; his bio states it's a prize he clings to that he won at an eating contest he took part in the past.
- Dumb Muscle: Part of the reason he was brought into the Doom Raider was because he is both extremely strong and he is too stupid to give out useful information if he's caught and turned.
- Extreme Omnivore: One of his playable moves is eating enemies.
- Fat Bastard
- Leitmotif: A lumbering hip hop tune with lots of synthesizer beats.
- Making a Splash: Of the Water element, identified by his barnacle-riddled wrists and Prongs of Poseidon.
- Puzzle Boss
- Starter Villain: The first of the Doom Raider leaders to be fought.
- Third-Person Person
- Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: To beat him, you have to give him some EXTREMELY awful soda.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Soda pop.
- Affably Evil: He takes everything in good stride, even his capture.
- Attention Whore: With a hint of Spoiled Sweet, given his personality. He already has lots of money, he's just wanting attention.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas
- Big Bad: Of the Midnight Museum Adventure Pack, where he wants to steal the Dark Eye of Tomorrow to be able to steal anything he wants.
- Casting a Shadow: More so than most other dark-oriented characters, as he uses shadows to attack and make clones.
- Cool Mask/Mask of Power
- Dark Is Evil
- Dark Is Not Evil: After capture.
- Doppleganger Spin
- Expy: His demeanor, status, and attire call to mind Sly Cooper.
- Large Ham: Justified, as he's deliberately trying to get attention.
- Leitmotif: An extremely energetic Mambo theme, accented with off-tune/low horns, strings, and piano for a dark feel.
- Phantom Thief
- Villainous Crush: Has interest in Cali.
- 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: It's 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.
- 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.
Other Trappable Villains
ChompyThe 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.
- 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.
- Degraded Boss
- Elite Mook
- Flunky Boss: Since he has rather limited attacks, he calls on back-up.
- Leitmotif: A silly theme with Tuba and whistling.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much
- Poisonous Person: Can make a poisonous mist for close combat.
- Ambiguous Gender
- Demoted to Summon: Reappears in Imaginators, as a summonable minion by Tae Kwon Crow.
- Elite Mook
- Feathered Fiend
- Flunky Boss: Stands on the sidelines sending mooks after you before coming down itself.
- Leitmotif: A airy and frantic theme.
- Helicopter Blender: One of its attacks.
- Incendiary Exponent: As minions of Tae Kwon Crow, he can light them on fire with his burning kicks, making them fight harder before exploding.
- Nice Hat: One which allows for flight, though this seems pointless because Buzzer Beak is already a bird.
- No Indoor Voice: To communicate, it screeches very loudly.
- All Animals Are Dogs: Bounds around and barks like a dog.
- Degraded Boss
- Dumb Muscle
- Leitmotif: A bongo heavy theme.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Slobber Trap admits he never was a member of the Doom Raiders. He said he didn't trust their scent.
- Non-Indicative Name: Slobber Trap has no attacks related to trapping opponents. He also has a Non-Indicative appearance looking like an animalistic creature made of dirt with grass and a flower growing out of it, yet is not an Earth or Life character. He's a Water-oriented character.
- Bad Boss: In his introduction, he uses the mecha to punch the troll mechanics who just finished it.
- Bullfight Boss: Only ever charges straight ahead pumping its fists, before reaching a wall and jumping to turn around.
- Degraded Boss
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Leitmotif: An appropriately slightly sinister hip-hop sport theme with some light electric guitar thrown in.
- Motion Capture Mecha: Seems this is how the troll manages to control his vehicle.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Alongside all the other playable troll characters.
- Ambiguously Gay
- Clear Broccoli Guy's Name / Not Broccoli Guy This Time: Claims to have been framed before the fight starts.
- Bare Your Midriff: Which is strange, to say the least.
- Flunky Boss: Since there isn't much he can do fighting-wise, he relies on two Slobber Traps to attack you. After they're beaten he more or less becomes a "Get Back Here!" Boss.
- Funny Afro: Made out of a broccoli bushel.
- Staff Chick: Isn't too handy in a fight, but is VERY useful as a healer.
- Stock "Yuck!"
- The Medic: A rare villainous version.
- Leitmotif: A laid-back synth piece that wouldn't sound too out of place in, say, a healthy eating ad.
- Palette Swap: Has a different version called Steamed Broccoli Guy.
- Third-Person Person
- Chainsaw Good: Well, not pre- Heel–Face Turn in any case.
- Tank Goodness: Though unlike most, this tank is more suited for closer-combat than long range.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Against their own troll bretheren when recruited.
- Leitmotif: A moderately-intense heavy metal tune.
- Steam Punk: Like most troll vehicles, the two trolls' tank appears to be built like a steam train of sorts.
- An Ice Person
- Being Evil Sucks: Not in Trap Team, but as a retired bad guy in Imaginators. Him and Broccoli Guy come to the realization that they were crazy to try and fight such a tough opponent as the skylanders during the arena commentary.
- 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.
- Elite Mook
- Heel–Face Turn: Considering the nature of the game, it's not surprising. What sets him apart however is the fact that he lampshades Defeat Means Friendship/Playable, and states his reasons for doing so.
- Tank Goodness: Depends on who's side he's on anyway.
- Defeat Means Friendship/Defeat Means Respect: It's hard to tell which. Nevertheless, he lightly lampshades it.
- Leitmotif: Marching tunes seem to be a theme among playable trolls.
- Large and in Charge: well when he's in his Mini-Mecha anyway, he's the largest playable villain, and is an Elite Mook of the Doom Raiders.
- 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".
- 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.
- Affably Evil: He's pretty polite, he even states that he doesn't mind being brought to prison because it reminds him of his shell.
- Degraded Boss
- Leitmotif: A surprisingly calm country theme.
- Mad Bomber: With less emphasis on the "mad" part.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Magic bombs to be precise.
- Turtle Power
- I Am Very British: Has an upper-class accent.
- Abnormal Ammo: His cannon fires spinning starfish.
- Badass Mustache: He pulls it fiendishly in his intro.
- Catch Phrase: One which he spouts so often it borders on a Verbal Tic, "I'm a Brawlrus!"
- Degraded Boss
- Flunky Boss: Pirate enemies drop in periodically in his fight.
- Hand Cannon: His weapon of choice.
- Leitmotif: A peppy seafaring tune.
- 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
- Awesome McCoolname
- Blood Knight
- Epic Flail: His hook hands detach, and can be used like flails to attack.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His main attack
- Leitmotif: A swashbuckling theme tying in with his adventurous nature
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A walrus pirate cyborg, to be precise.
- Top-Heavy Guy
- Palette Swap: Outlaw Brawl And Chain.
- You Will Not Evade Me: His chain blades can be used in a manner very evocative of Scorpion.
- 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
- Body Horror: Her eye is in her mouth, which she can spew copies of to attack, she's also sewn together.
- Casting a Shadow
- Evil Laugh: A witch-like cackle.
- Eye Scream: Name aside, the eyes she spits have to be squashed to get at her.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There
- Large Ham
- Leitmotif: A spooky-sounding song.
- Mook Maker
- Rapunzel Hair
- Body Horror: Sewn up with eyes in his palms.
- Dumb Muscle: He trips over his own feet in his excitement to fight you.
- Leitmotif: Either something that wouldn't sound out of place in Monsters, Inc., or something that sounds like Lou Bega's Mambo No. 5.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Has a bow in his hair.
- Badass Armfold: In his artwork.
- Badass Baritone: More pronounced in Trap Team
- Badass Boast: "Your time is running out."
- Double Weapon: Being part of the Sentinel class in Imaginators, his scythe now has a blade on each end.
- The Grim Reaper: Invokes this image.
- Gravity Master: As a Sensei, he gains the power to summon Black Holes which draw in enemies. Useful for pinning targets in place for easy reaping.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Retconned to this. Apparently, he's just really scary looking, and has a bad habit of just appearing behind people. Terrifying people is quite simply his job, which he took very seriously. Luckily, Eon noticed and made him a Sensei.
- Leitmotif: A truly sinister bit with low continuous string and imposing drums. It quite literally sounds like the ominous, implacable footsteps of death itself.
- Sinister Scythe: A unique version in that it has a blade made of magical energy. Becomes a double bladed metal scythe in Imaginators.
- Stern Teacher: His bio in Creator makes a point that because of his terrifying presence, Sentinels in his classes always pay attention, or else.
- Teleport Spam: How he avoids being a Mighty Glacier, though in execution it's more similar to a Flash Step.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- Improbable Weapon User: Barfs candy to attack, as well as whacking his enemies with a lollipop.
- Killer Rabbit: He's a living piñata who squeaks when he runs and uses candy as weaponry, he's also originally a villain.
- Leitmotif: A Mexican fiesta featuring piano and trumpets.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He fears blindfolded kids and being hit with sticks.
- Weapon of Choice: A spiral lollipop.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Has a bunch that come out to form a circular saw.
- Creating Life: Brought to life via Krankcase goo.
- Degraded Boss: He even has his identical mooks when you fight him.
- Fang Thpeak: Has a lisp like this.
- Leitmotif: A silly Broadway theme.
- Palette Swap: Riot Shield Shredder which was only available at an E3 Conference.
- Shield Bash: Since he has Hidden Weapons in it, it's plenty effective.
- Abnormal Ammo: His attacks involve sucking enemies up and using them as projectiles
- Creating Life: Same as Shield Shredder.
- Leitmotif: A Polka theme.
- 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.
- 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
- 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: It's in his name after all.
- Leitmotif: A tune that sounds like it came from a cartoon from the 1940s.
- Abnormal Ammo: Fires junk from his cannons.
- Brooklyn Rage: Talks like a New York gangster from the 1900s.
- Creating Life: See above entry.
- Degraded Boss / Elite Mook
- Leitmotif: A speakeasy jazz number, with wood-sanding sound effects.
- Verbal Tic: Likes to add "see?" to the end of his sentences. This is lampshaded when he is caught in the prison, see?
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Is purple, as opposed to a crows natural black.
- Automatic Crossbow: Which fires drills, of all things.
- Barrier Warrior: It only comes up in his boss fight, he can bring cogs down to provide cover for himself.
- Feathered Fiend
- Flunky Boss: Has several Buzzer Beaks for support.
- Leitmotif: A medieval theme.
- Non-Indicative Name: Being based on a bird, one would assume he is an air centered character, he's actually of water orientation.
- Ravens and Crows
- Discard and Draw: Replaces his raygun from Trap Team with a Laser Blade in Imaginators. Lampshaded in that no one understands why, exactly.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators. Turns out, he had a good/evil switch, this whole time....
- Heroes Prefer Swords: In Imaginators, he's part of the Knight class and wields a sword.
- Jetpack: How he moves about.
- Leitmotif: A techno-dubstep theme, predictably.
- Lampshade Hanging: The majority of his quotes. Some even border on [Trope Name], but his captured in trap line takes the cake."Initiate captured in trap line. Emotions include confusion at first, then analysis of my new surroundings, then I would either follow it up with state of desire for revenge, some form of acceptance, or vague reference to the smell of mustard."
- Mook Maker: As a mini-boss before being captured, he summons enemies with his antenna on them.
- No Sense of Humor: When reading a Story Scroll in Trap Team, he notes that his circuits were not programmed to understand "this thing you call humor".
- Non-Standard Character Design: Looks like a character from Toy Story.
- Short-Range Shotgun: What his weapon in Trap Team acts as.
- Action Bomb: Its shtick.
- Cartoon Bomb: designed after one.
- Expy: Of Bob-ombs of Super Mario Bros., being walking bombs with orange feet.
- Leitmotif: A cheerful, Flat-Zone-like techno piece.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family
- Perpetual Smiler
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- The Unintelligible: Only speaks in musical synth noises.
- Flunky Boss
- Jetpack: his main mode of attack and movement.
- Leitmotif: A march heavily featuring xylophone, timpani, and snare drums.
- Macross Missile Massacre: His main attack is firing water missiles at his enemy.
- Making a Splash
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: When good.
- Playing with Fire: Uses exhaust hatches as a hazard in his fight.
Tae Kwon Crow
- The Beastmaster: Towards the Buzzer Beaks; as a Sensei, he gained the ability to summon them by squawking. One of his upgrade paths even specializes in them, letting him light them on fire to make them fight harder and eventually explode.
- Bilingual Bonus: Shouts "Junbi! Begin!" upon activating his Sky-Chi. "Junbi" is Korean for "begin".
- Casting a Shadow: In Trap Team.
- Catch Phrase: "Who dares (whatever is currently happening)?!"
- Discard and Draw: Went from a Dark elemental villain with a sword in Trap Team to a dual shuriken-wielding Fire elemental sensei in Imaginators. His bio even remarks on it, mentioning that he'd, "...traded in his katana for the more traditional flaming roundhouse kick.".
- Feathered Fiend
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- Katanas Are Just Better
- Large Ham: "Who.. Dares... Face... ME?!"
- Leitmotif: Something that sounds like it came from feudal Japan.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A sword-wielding ninja crow. He switches to a shuriken-throwing, fire-kicking ninja master crow in Imaginators.
- Playing with Fire: In Imaginators.
- Principles Zealot: His bio in Imaginators claims that he used to have an obsession with stopping people from even thinking about changing anything in any way. He stopped after a dare by Eon caused himself to change battle styles and element.
- The Stoic: Remarks that the only barriers that can stop him are emotional ones. He's trying to get better about that.
- Teleport Spam
- Boss Arena Idiocy: You can trick it into jumping into the abyss, instantly defeating it.
- Degraded Boss
- Dem Bones
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Leaps at the screen in its intro, you can even hear it shriek when the announcer says its name.
- Leitmotif: An intense tribal theme with lots of shakers and drums.
- Man Bites Man
- Trap Master: What sets it apart from the regular Chompy is the ability to lay down skeletal bear traps for enemies.
- Cardboard Prison: Claims no tomb can hold him when he's caught.
- Discard and Draw: As a Sensei, his fighting style is the same, but his element switches from Earth to Water.
- The Dragon: To the Golden Queen.
- Badass Boast: "I'm going to BURY you!"
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- Hidden Depths: Asserts there's a lot more to himself than just clobbering whenever he solves a lock puzzle.
- I Want My Mommy: With the obvious mummy pun.
- Leitmotif: A strangely fitting biker rock theme.
- Making a Splash: Switches to the water element in Imaginators.
- Mighty Glacier: Moves about as stiffly as you'd expect, but is no less powerful.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Gains a few Lucha Libre inspired moves as a Sensei.
- Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Likes to twist her head a lot, justified in that she has no neck.
- Action Mom: In between Trap Team and Imaginators, she accidentally made herself a son called Juju Junior.
- Affably Evil: She doesn't seem too upset at being captured, she's more upset that she didn't think to use capture first; along with this, she's pretty on board with being good.
- Badass and Child Duo: Fights alongside Juju Junior in Imaginators.
- Badass Boast: "You awakened the wrong spirits now!"
- Cool Crown: Wears some sort of gold headdress under the Golden Queen's command.
- Dem Bones
- Dual Wielding: Being of the Swashbuckler class in Imaginators, she now wields two knives.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Reconstructed. She was hesitant about becoming good after Trap Team, until she had a child named Juju Junior. Then she decided to be someone better for him.
- Flunky Boss: Bone Chompies support her during her fight.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Imaginators.
- Hollywood Voodoo: Invokes this with her appearance, magic, and Jamaican accent.
- Leitmotif: A jungle theme with a music box and drums.
- Mayincatec: Her garb seems to be this along with her earrings.
- Our Ghosts are Different: A Mayan-clothed mojo user with a Jamaican accent.
- Skull for a Head
- Truly Single Parent: Sometime after Trap Team, she accidentally activated a spell that gave her a son named Juju Junior.
- Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!: Her accent, like Zook's.
- Wingding Eyes: Spirals, which also happen to be the symbol of her element.
- Abnormal Ammo: fires barrels at you.
- Leitmotif: a Skrillex-like techno theme.
- Mini-Mecha: What he's driving is pretty much a furnace on legs.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: When good.
- Playing with Fire
- Beard of Evil
- Fangs Are Evil
- Flunky Boss: Has several evil Mabu underlings.
- Leitmotif: Another marching theme that sounds like the opening to an 80's TV show.
- Mad Bomber: His shtick.
- Vocal Dissonance: Looks like a gruff guy, what with his beard, armor, and fangs, but his actual voice is just as high-pitched as other Mabu characters.
- Elite Mook
- Homing Projectile: Tosses magnetic grenades that pursue you until they explode.
- Leitmotif: A sneaky-sounding tune that you would not expect from a troll whose weapon of choice is grenades.
- Light 'em Up
- Mad Bomber: Like all trolls.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much
- Non-Standard Character Design: All Lob Goblins have a different build than normal trolls.
- Palette Swap: Rebel Lob Goblin, which is in a special single Light Trap.
- Our Trolls Are Different: Chucks magnetic and electric grenades.
- The Smart Guy: To the entire troll species...relatively speaking. He's the only troll who can count past seven.