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Characters: Skylanders
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The Skylanders' characters are listed in alphabetical order.

    Debuting in Spyro's Adventure 

Bash

"Rock and roll!"

Notable variants: Legendary Bash

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

Boomer

"Bring the boom!"

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

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Absent from the Giants toyline, though his Spyro's Adventure toy is still usable with the Giants game.
  • 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 troll's 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.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet
  • Your Answer to Everything: Three words: "BLOW IT UP!!"

Camo

"Fruit punch!"

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

Chop Chop

"Slice and dice!"

Notable variants: Legendary Chop Chop

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

Cynder

"Volts and Lightning!"

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

Dino-Rang

"Come rang or shine!"

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

Double Trouble

"Boom shock-a-laka!"

Notable variants: Royal Double Trouble

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

Drill Sergeant

"Licensed to drill!"

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

Drobot

"Blink and destroy!"

Notable variants: LightCore Drobot

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

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

Eruptor

"Born to burn!"

Notable variants: LightCore Eruptor

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

Flameslinger

"Let the flames begin!"

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

Ghost Roaster

"No chain, no gain!"

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

Gill Grunt

'"Fear the fish!"

Gill Grunt is a gillman soldier who met a beautiful mermaid during one tour of duty. He kept a promise to return to her after his tour, but she had been kidnapped by pirates in the meantime. He continues to search for her, and has become a Skylander to put a stop to such evil.
  • Abnormal Ammo: His Water Weaver upgrade path lets him shoot exploding starfish at enemies.
  • Anchors Away / Charged Attack: After acquiring his Soul Gem upgrade, hold the attack button to ready a large ship anchor instead of the usual harpoons.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Hex

"Fear the dark!"

Notable variants: LightCore Hex

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

Ignitor

"Slash and burn!"

Notable variants: Legendary Ignitor

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

Lightning Rod

"One strike and you're out!"

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

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

Prism Break

"The beam is supreme!"

Notable variants: LightCore Prism Break

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

Slam Bam

"Armed and dangerous!"

Notable variants: Legendary Slam Bam

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

Sonic Boom

"Full scream ahead!"

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

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

Spyro

"All fired up!"

Notable variants: Dark Spyro, Legendary Spyro

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

  • Breath Weapon: Standard-issue dragon fire, but it's at least upgradable.
  • Charged Attack: The "Daybringer Flame" upgrade allows the player to charge up a large fireball by holding down the Attack button.
  • Composite Character: His bio gives him the personality of classic Spyro but also calls him a legendary Purple Dragon like the Legend of Spyro character. Cynder's backstory even implies he's fought this world's Malefor and has a history with Cynder.
    • His tongue is also a forked tongue like he did in the classic games.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: "Dark Spyro" has been noted as using evil energy without being corrupted by it.
  • Death from Above: Spyro's strongest move is his headbash, purchasable after finding his Soul Gem.
  • Flight: You know the one...
  • Glass Cannon: Dark Spyro in comparison to the normal version; with higher attack but lower defense.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Representing the Magic element.
  • Playing with Fire: Even his dash attack has hints of flame to it, although it's not actually a fire attack.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Mentioned in a nod to his Legend counterpart, but hasn't been demonstrated.
  • Spread Shot: Spyro's firebreath can be upgraded to a spread of three fireballs.
  • Use Your Head: His dash attack, as well as his dive-bombing headbash attack.
  • You Don't Look Like You

Stealth Elf

"Silent, but deadly!"

Notable variants: Legendary Stealth Elf

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

Stump Smash

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

Sunburn

"Roast and toast!"

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

Terrafin

"It's feedin' time!"

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

Trigger Happy

"No gold, no glory!"

Notable variants: Legendary Trigger Happy

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

  • 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 "Wow-Pow" grants him a Gatling version of his standard handguns.
  • The Gunslinger: Not only does he use guns, his backstory is pretty much what you'd expect from a western gunslinger.
  • Guns Akimbo
  • Laughing Mad: He never seems to stop laughing and giggling.
  • Law of Inverse Recoil: His Golden Yamato Blast attack shoves him halfway across the screen.
  • More Dakka: Dude's called "Trigger Happy"; what do you think?
  • Overly-Long Tongue: One trailer even shows it to be prehensile.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: While not of a traditional design, his gold guns have visible rotary chambers.
  • Riding the Bomb: Big Bang Trigger Happy
  • Trigger Happy: Um... yeah.
  • Wave Motion Gun: His strongest Charged Attack, the "Golden Yamato Blast", packs so much punch that not only can it clear an entire screen of Mooks with one shot, but the recoil from firing it forces him backwards quite a distance too.

Voodood

"Axe first, questions later!"

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

Warnado

"For the wind!"

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

Wham-Shell

"Brace for the mace!"

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

Whirlwind

"Twists of fury!"

Notable variants: Polar Whirlwind

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

Wrecking Ball

"Wreck n' roll!"

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

Zap

"Ride the lightning!"

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

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

Zook

"Locked and loaded!"

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

    Debuting in Giants 

Chill

"Stay cool!"

Notable variants: LightCore Chill, Legendary Chill

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

Flashwing

"Blinded by the light!"

Notable variants: Jade Flashwing, Lightcore Flashwing

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

  • Action Girl
  • Attack Drone / Sentry Gun: Somewhere between the two is Flashwing's "Super Shards" path of upgrades: Fire her crystal shards into a wall and they will stick there, shooting their own crystal shards in sync with Flashwing's own. Flashwing can have up to three such shards at once, potentially quadrupling her firepower in the meantime.
  • The Bait: In the Lost Isles 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 the sequel.
  • Power Crystal
  • Spin Attack: Her Shimmering Spin attack. It can also be upgraded into a Deflector Spin.

Fright Rider

"Fear the spear!"

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

Hot Dog

"See Spot burn!"

Notable variants: Molten Hot Dog

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

Jet-Vac

"Hawk and awe!"

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

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

  • Ace Pilot: Well, he flies himself instead of needing a plane, but close enough.
  • Big Badass Bird of Prey
  • Blow You Away: His vaccuum cannon also fires bullets of compressed air.
  • British Accents
  • 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.
  • One-Hit Polykill: His "Piercing Winds" upgrade allows his shots to hit multiple enemies.
  • Power Glows: LightCore Jet-Vac's vaccuum cannon glows, as does a central jewel on his armor.
  • Weapons That Suck: His primary weapon is a vaccuum cannon.

Pop Fizz

"The motion of the potion!"

Notable variants: Punch Pop Fizz, LightCore Pop Fizz

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

Shroomboom

"He shoots - he spores!"

Notable variants: LightCore Shroomboom

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

Sprocket

"The fix is in!"

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

The Giants

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

Tropes applying to all Giants:

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

Bouncer

"Deal with the wheel!"

Notable variants: Legendary Bouncer

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

Crusher

"It's crush hour!"

Notable variants: Granite Crusher

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

Eye-Brawl

"I've got my eye on you!"

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

  • 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
  • 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.

Hot Head

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

Ninjini

"Any last wishes?"

Notable variants: Scarlet Ninjini

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

Swarm

"Bring the sting!"

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

Thumpback

"Hail to the whale!"

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

Tree Rex

"Be afraid of the bark!"

Notable variants: Gnarly Tree Rex

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

    Debuting in Swap Force 

Bumble Blast

"The Perfect Swarm!"

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

Countdown

"I'm the bomb!"

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

Dune Bug

"Can't beat the beatle!"

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

Fryno

"Crash and burn!"

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

Grim Creeper

"Your time is up!"

Notable variants: Lightcore Grim Creeper

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

Pop Thorn

"Straight to the point!"

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

Punk Shock

"Amp it up!"

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

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

Riptide

"Go fish!"

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

Roller Brawl

"Let's roll!"

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

Scorp

"King of the sting!"

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

Scratch

"The luck of the claw!"

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

Slobber Tooth

"Clobber and Slobber!"

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

  • Beware My Stinger Tail
  • Big Eater: Can get enemies larger than himself into his mouth. And spit them back out to damage them and other enemies. (After an upgrade, if he holds them in his mouth for a while, he'll swallow them and regain some health.)
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He's a prehistoric beast that resembles an ankylosaur.
  • Too Dumb to Live / The Ditz: In the "Fire Kraken" short cut, his tail catches fire, but he thinks he smells barbecue.

Smolderdash

"A blaze of glory!"

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

Star Strike

"Shoot for the stars!"

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

Wind Up

"All wound up!"

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

Zoo Lou

"Nature calls!"

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

The Swap Force

Blast Zone

"Blast and Furious!"

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

Boom Jet

"Bombs away!"

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

  • Ace Pilot
  • Death from Above: Can call in a machine gun airstrike directly in front of him. (That can be upgraded to drop bombs as well.)

Doom Stone

"Another smash hit!"

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

Fire Kraken

"Burn to be wild!"

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

Free Ranger

"Whip up a storm!"

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

Freeze Blade

"Keeping it cool!"

An anthropomorphic critter decked out like a speed skater, with a pair of chakrams. When he was young, his family moved from a frozen wasteland to a place filled with lava lakes. This turned out to be a very difficult adjustment for Freeze Blade, who was the only one of his kind stuck in a place with no ice to skate on. He eventually got used to it and even discovered he had the ability to ice-skate on any surface... even lava. One day he came across Blast Zone, who had been ambushed. After Freeze Blade defended him, Blast Zone was so impressed by his skill in battle that he introduced him to Master Eon, who invited him to join the Skylanders.

Grilla Drilla

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

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

Hoot Loop

"Let's ruffle some feathers!"

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

Magna Charge

"Attract to attack!"

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

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

Night Shift

"Roll with the punches!"

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

Rattle Shake

"Go ahead, snake my day!"

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

Rubble Rouser

"Brace for impact!"

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

Spy Rise

"It's classified!"

An aspiring private investigator spider, Spy Rise used his recon skills to search for his father who vanished after being hired by a shadowy figure to gather information on the Cloudbreak Islands. After a fruitless search, Spy Rise received a tip from Master Eon, which led him to a hidden lair near Mt. Cloudbreak where he found his father, and also uncovered Kaos' plot. Spy Rise decided to pursue a new career- as a member of the Skylanders.

  • All Webbed Up: His Web Spinner path makes his web shots cause enemies to get webbed up, slowing them down.
  • Death from Above: His Omega Sky Laser ability for his bottom path allows him to fire a laser downwards while he's in the air.
  • Finishing Move/Life Drain: Spyder Sting lets him One-Hit KO a weakened enemy and siphon their health.
  • Fire Breathing Weapon: His Fire Tech path.
  • Giant Spider
  • Invulnerable Attack: His legs allow him to rise into the air for invulnerability, but makes him unable to attack. With the Omega Sky Laser, he can attack from above while being invulnerable.
  • Shock and Awe: Electro Tech and Shock Spy paths.
  • Spread Shot: His regular attack fires a spread of three shots. The Power Gem upgrade allows him to shoot five at one go.
  • Standard Status Effects: Almost all the projectiles from his top half cause slowing.
  • Status Buff: His combat style is built around them, particularly the Ability Up/Down type.

Stink Bomb

"Clear the air!"

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

Trap Shadow

"Hide and sleek!"

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

Washbuckler

"Eight legs and no pegs!"

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

    Other Skyland Dwellers 

Eon

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

Hugo

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

Flynn

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

Cali

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

Persephone

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

Auric

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

Tessa

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

Whiskers

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

    Villains 

Kaos

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

Glumshanks

Kaos' loyal, regularly put-upon servant.

The Arkeyans

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

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

Hektore

The Big Bad of the 3DS version.

Captain Dreadbeard

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

Occulous

Villain of the Darklight Crypt bonus level.

Vathek

Villain of the Dragon's Peak bonus level.

Malefor

The Undead Dragon King; another carryover from The Legend of Spyro. Does not actually appear in Skylanders, but gets mentioned in some character bios.

Drill-X

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

Kaos' Mom

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

Baron Von Shellshock

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

Mesmeralda

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


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