Nightmare Fuel / Spyro the Dragon
"Hm, so reptiles are tasty. That guy was right after all..."

In true nineties’ fashion, Spyro the Dragon proves to have most of the Mascot with Attitude traits; among them, there’s the obligatory amount of spooky stuff thrown in for good measure.

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Other instances outside the first trilogy itself

  • The full-bodied sheep muppet with burns all over his body as well as a sinister looking scowl can give people, especially little children, nightmares, even though he was intended to be funny. The three commercials he appeared in: the first, the second and the third, all of which described in this documentary.
  • Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly has a rather spooky glitch in which everyone goes all slow motion-like.
  • The Tower of Terror in Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly is pretty scary not just because of its faces that spit rocks and darts but also because of the large orange realistic looking spiders crawling on it.
  • Ripto's One-Winged Angel form from that game's boss fight also looks pretty damn freaky.
  • One of the caves in Spyro: A Hero's Tail's Crocovile Swamp has a spider who can jump out of seemingly solid walls.
  • In some of the ice levels in Spyro: A Hero's Tail some enemies include scary looking skeleton warriors. They even let out a scream whenever you kill them.