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    Stealth Elf 
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”And knowing you can do it is the key to hitting your mark."
Voiced by Ashley Tisdale (English), Mimmi Olsen (Swedish)

An elf who’s been friends with Spyro and Eruptor since the day they first enrolled in the academy. Although she appears to not be the social type and more the action type, she still cares for her friends.


  • Action Girl: The only female member of the main cast, and by far one of the most competent members of the team, capable of taking on Wolfgang in a hand-to-hand fight and win.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is often called "Elfy" by the other characters.
  • Badass Adorable: A ninja who has super speed (that is more treated as teleportation), is really good at dual wielding and acrobatics and have a plethora of ninja skills, and is also a cute dorky elf with Expressive Ears and is supportive and always there for her friends.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit.
  • Blank White Eyes: Gives off the impression at first glance, until you notice that she actually has blue-white sclera and pure white pupils. Lampshaded when Eruptor remarks that this makes reading her emotions kind of difficult.
  • Broken Pedestal: Was this when she realized Eon was lying about having no knowledge of Strykore and came to the realization he'd also been lying about not knowing about the fate of Spyro's species.
  • Cool Mask: Actually averted for the most part in the show outside its opening. Unlike the games, where the bottom half of her face is always covered, she goes maskless here, only putting it on occasionally when in a combat situation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Whenever she gets enough of Spyro’s egotistical behavior.
  • Dual Wielding: A pair of fist blades, which are her 3rd Tier attack upgrade from the game, the Elven Sunblades. Which, for added cool, are fashioned from a set of dragon fangs.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She does not take kindly to learning that Spyro is working for Strykore. But instead of wallowing in it, she heads out of the room to tell the others.
  • Expressive Ears: In addition to the usual drooping when frightened or nervous, when she gets mad or annoyed with someone, they flare out to the sides and twist forward to slightly resemble ram horns.
  • Fangirl: To Ninjini, having looked up to her since Elf was a child. Her praise towards Ninjini stemming from being said fangirl is the motivation Ninjini needed to feel confident in her abilities and train Elf.
    • She also loves various In-Universe shows about fighting and everything in them. Everything except Berserker of course.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Her Super Speed when she is invisible makes her a really dangerous enemy for the villains. So much that she doesn’t seem to use it that much because it would make for an unfair fight despite being highly useful.
  • A Friend in Need: Upon hearing what the danger the team need to go to in order to turn Dark Spyro back into regular Spyro, Stealth Elf is the first one to speak up about being willing to do it for Spyro.
  • Hates Being Touched: While she claims to dislike public displays of affection, she does sometimes do her own acts of hugging people. Seeing as she’s okay with that and not when others do it, it most likely is this trope.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: A non-verbal example. She says in “Space Invaders” that she doesn’t like public displays of affection, yet unleashes her own affections on Spyro from time to time.
  • Ninja: Her design definitely gives off this look.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite being the Only Sane Woman of the group, she sometimes does do the same incompetent stuff her teammates do, such as believe themselves to be the ultimate protectors of Skylands in “Sky Hard” and helping Jet-Vac find his footing as a leader by treating him like a father in “Who’s Your Daddy?”.
  • Only Sane Man: She tends to be the voice of reason in her group.
  • Parental Abandonment: She, like Spyro, grew up as an orphan. So during the holidays when all of her friends were visiting their families (or tagging along to someone else’s family in Spyro’s case), she was alone training at the academy. Doing this every holiday made her convince herself that being alone doing what she loved most of all makes her happy, which is why she has such a love for fighting and training.
  • The Perils of Being the Best: She enjoys training and is at the top of the class in that regard, but she gets nervous about having to perform a SED talk (Skills, Elements and Defense), feeling like she isn’t up to the same standards as those who previously gave talks. With some encouragement from her friends and a fight against Dreamcatcher, she overcomes her insecurities.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Spyro and Eruptor.
  • The Rival: To Berserker in the episode he appears in.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the team.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Occasionally uses her teleportation to do this. Eruptor nearly has a heart attack when she does it to him in the first episode.
  • Strong and Skilled: She is a master of maneuvers thanks to her speed and invisibility, and can use it to beat baddies twice her size.
  • Super Speed: While her poof ability seems like teleportation, she is actually super fast. She seems to also be faster when she is going invisible. Averted in Season 3, where she outright says that she teleports.
  • World's Best Warrior: Is shown to be the most capable fighter of any present day Skylander and can win fights all on her own (when she teams up with her teammates though, not so much).

    Eruptor 
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”I AM NOT GRUMPY! (shoots lava out of his head) That’s, grumpy."
Voiced by Jonathan Banks (English), Mattias Knave (Swedish)

A lava creature with a short temper and high emotional tipping points. Been friends with Spyro and Stealth Elf since they enrolled in the academy together.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: In the games, he was not portrayed as a particularly smart person, but not completely delusional. This show, however, has made him a genius ever since he was born.
  • Adaptational Skill: His amazing analysis ability that allows him to freeze time and solve mysteries in seconds.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Part of him being a genius is being able to slow down time in his head and look at clues around the surrounding area to solve mysteries and/or figure out what happened. This immediately gets praised by the team and gets seen as a useful tool. When the praise of his newfound power gets to his head and him into trouble, he decided to bury this power within him for good.
  • Bear Hug: Gives one to Dark Spyro in “The Truth is in Here”.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The biggest one of his many Berserk Buttons is to harm Stealth Elf.
  • Big Fun: Big, cheery and kind.
  • The Big Guy: Doesn’t get many opportunities to show it, but he is the muscle of the team.
  • Blessed with Suck: Views his genius as this at the end of the episode about it. He feels like it makes him full of himself and raises too many expectations of him, wishing to go back to being the regular Eruptor.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as bad as Glumshanks but things do tend to go badly for him.
  • Depending on the Writer: In his focus episodes, he can be mature and be good at holding his emotions in check, but when he is a side character, he is much more emotional. He also seems to be flip-flopping between being more naive and actually being stupid.
  • Dumb Muscle: Not Dumb exactly, but he does tend to be slower then the others.
    • However, his episode in Season 2 reveals he has a genius-level intelligence, completely inverting this trope.
  • Genius Ditz: Turns out to be this, being actually super smart and is only hiding it because it gives him splitting headaches.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Has this in the episode focusing on him. He gets better; then reverts back to his old self, albeit, later episodes do show him more generally even tempered.
  • Hidden Depths: Can whip up a mean batch of pancakes, and in general seems to be something of a foodie. And he's a lot smarter than he looks.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Needs to learn how to fully use his genius. Not because he doesn’t know how to use it, but because he doesn’t want to use it because it gives him headaches.
  • Hyper-Awareness: In the form of a Sherlock Scan, however, using this talent gives him a massive headache and serious eye strain.
  • Jerkass Ball: In “Elementary, My Dear Eruptor” (where his supergenius is introduced), he lets the usefulness of his analysis powers go to his head, believing that his powers should be the go-to solution after just getting praise for them.
  • Magma Man: He's made of rock and lava and has fire based powers.
  • Manchild: Aside from his tempar tantrums being of the explosive kind (quite literally), he has a hard time keeping his emotions in check as a whole.
  • Mundane Utility: Often puts his immense natural body heat to use for cooking.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest members of the team. He is the most supportive of his teammates and even if he has anger issues, he never directs it at any individuals (except maybe Spyro). His biggest act of miscreant is suspecting Kaossandra to be a mole for Strykore and even that is because he doesn’t want anyone of his friends to be the actual mole.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He appears to not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but is revealed to actually be a genius who can masterfully analyze rooms to solve mysteries and discover what happened in certain areas. He doesn’t use this because it gives him headaches. Since he doesn’t mention a way of turning off his genius, he likely is only pretending to be ditzy so nobody suspects him of actually being smart.
  • Playing with Fire: He loves taking out enemies in fiery explosions.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The cautious and friendly Sensitive Guy to Spyro’s Manly Man.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He is revealed to have actually aced his previous tests and is a master of analyzing rooms to solve mysteries.
  • Stress Vomit: In "Spyromania", he spews lava out of nervousness over being on camera.
  • Supreme Chef: Loves cooking and often uses his body to heat up the ingredients.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Starts as this with Spyro. The lava creature is constantly annoyed by the dragon’s ego while the latter often teases the former for his temper. But in the end, they are still friends and develop themselves to become better.

    Jet-Vac 
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”It’s high time you learn to do things the Skylander way!"
Voiced by Jonny Rees, Göran Berlander (Swedish)

An eagle-like bird who is one of the eldest Skylanders. He joins up with the three young Skylanders and serves as the team’s leader and engineer.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In both the games and the show, he gave his wings away to help a greater cause. But in the show, he had a strict father who turned him into someone who’s afraid of admitting fear.
  • Affectionate Nickname: JV.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Apparently, he had wings once but lost them in a heroic act at some point.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Despite being male, he frequently lays eggs when he gets scared.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Sports some feather-like ones.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His outfit is mostly blue and he is one of the oldest Skylanders of the academy.
  • Bothering by the Book: When attempting to respond to a forest fire, he makes everyone sit down and read the SuperChargers' instruction manuals. By the time they've finished reading and got to the scene, two other Skylanders had already put out the fire.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Plops out an egg whenever he’s afraid. He sees his eggs as proof that he is not a competent leader due to his father tutoring him into seeing fear as a weakness.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be old enough to use "whippersnapper" unironically, but he knows exactly how to go undercover at a rock festival.
  • Egg-Laying Male: Lays eggs as a male bird and it’s not treated as something unusual. Though the exception to this is that they never hatch.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Becomes this with Spyro.
  • Freudian Excuse: "Who's Your Daddy?" reveals that his behavior stems from a controlling father who essentially threatened to disown him if he ever made a mistake.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He is the team’s tech expert with his Vac-Gun being one of the most complex pieces of machinery in Skylands.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: While he does sometimes have wise things to say, most of his attempts end up like this.
    Jet-Vac: The road not taken is a mystery because you took the other road!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Strict towards his teammates (mostly Spyro) about doing how he thinks things should be done, but he still cares about them and wants to bring out the best in them.
  • Jerkass Realization: Eon showing him the benefits of acting on impulse is what makes Jet-Vac realize that he’s been too hard on Spyro.
  • Jerkass to One: To Spyro at the start of the show about the two’s different ways of acting during situations.
    • Later to Sprocket when she seems to be taking his place in the team.
  • Jet Pack: Has one on his back, but doesn’t use it until season 3.
  • The Leader: Despite the name of the team being named after Spyro, Jet-Vac is the actual leader.
  • Never My Fault: In “My Way or the Sky Way”, he does not seem to see that his way of planning during a crisis can have consequences and when Spyro does the opposite to not let things get worse, Jet-Vac sees the problem as Spyro not knowing how to do things “the Skylander way”.
  • The Smart Guy: Usually... until he needs to improvise.
  • The Strategist: He prefers to make plans and act accordingly rather than improvising.
  • Team Dad: Not to the extent of Master Eon, but it's there.
  • Weird Beard: His large ruff of feathers certainly gives the visual impression of one.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He grew up doing everything his father wanted him to do.
  • You Remind Me of X: Tells Spyro that he used to be like the dragon when he was younger. Reckless, egotistical, a bit dumb and used to act first without thinking of the consequences, until he lost something valuable to him. He wants his teammates to plan ahead instead of winging it so the same thing doesn’t happen to them.

    Pop Fizz 
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”Just do what I do whenever I can’t figure something out. Close your eyes and hope for the best!"
Voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait, Dick Eriksson (Swedish)

A gremlin who is one of the eldest Skylanders. He joins up with the three young Skylanders after revealing himself to have been living in their basement and fights with potions.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Pop.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: Uses potions to attack and is of the magic element.
  • Anti-Magic: In one episode, he makes a potion that makes him immune to Wolfgang's music. Side effects include memory loss.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His fur is dark blue and he is one of the oldest Skylanders of the academy.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While no one would doubt Pop Fizz' insanity, he makes some incredibly useful potions.
  • Cephalothorax: He has no head, his face instead being part of his torso.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He's completely insane.
  • Dreadful Musician: While in the past he was in a famous music duo with Wolfgang, in the present, his tuba playing skills are not so much on point. And judging by other characters’ reactions to it, he doesn’t seem to have a good singing voice.
  • Genius Ditz: He is the team’s alchemist and is a professor at the Academy, but also a CloudCuckooLander.
  • Hidden Depths: If it seems like he committed a crime, and there is not enough evidence for either side, he is willing to take the justice side and turn himself in.
  • Honor Before Reason: When he seems to have committed bank robbery and can’t remember if he really did it or not, he believes that he should be arrested rather than try to remember what happened or prove otherwise.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: He is a valuable member on the side of good, despite being insane.
  • The Smart Guy: Of a sort.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Used to be in a band with Wolfgang, but left because of Wolfgang's ego.

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    Master Eon 
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”Who knows? You may have a more powerful beard than even mine waiting to sprout."
Voiced by Chris Diamantopoulos, Hans Wahlgren (Swedish, Season 1 & 2), Anders Byström (Swedish, Season 3)

The head of the academy- a powerful sorcerer who attempts to teach the Skylanders life lessons. He has acted as a father figure to Spyro ever since he found the dragon as a hatchling.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is a strange man with a very odd fixation on his beard. He's also one of the strongest heroes in Skylands, a fairly competent leader, and on top of his magic, he has an entire martial art style based around his beard that's surprisingly effective.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's been around for a while, but age hasn't slowed him down in the slightest.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's not bad in a fight (when he gets to partake, anyway), and is incredibly intelligent.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: In order to save Skylands in the past, Master Eon was forced to banish Spyro's entire species into another realm. He has held immense guilt over this ever since. When he tries explaining it to Spyro, he only ends up winning the dragon's resentment.
  • It's All My Fault: He knows that he was the one who fed Spyro with so much praise during the dragon's upbringing that he's responsible for Spyro getting a massive ego.
    • After Spyro leaves him for what he did to Spyro's dragon kind, he blames no one else but himself for why that happened.
  • Jerkass Ball: Towards Spyro in season 2, whenever Spypo keeps asking him about his kind. After a brief fight, he tells Spyro to just let it go.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: In the season 3 finale, he reveals that he is the father of Kaos.
  • Manly Facial Hair: His beard is the source of his power, to the extent that, when deprived of it, he can't even get other people to notice him, much less heed his words. It's also literal, as he's able to manipulate it and fight with it surprisingly effectively.
  • Mr. Fanservice: "Three Sides to Every Story" has him returning from the lake, wearing only a towel around his torso, showing off how muscular his body is.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Spyro learns the truth about his kind.
  • Oracular Head: As a Mythology Gag to the games, he'll occasionally do this when speaking to the Skylanders from afar.
  • The Mentor: To the entire team, and Spyro in particular, he is a teacher.
  • Serious Business: His beard, and facial hair in general. He views himself as useless unless he has his beard on, treats shaving it like he's doing the ultimate sacrifice and has made a podcast about having beard.

    Hugo 
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Voiced by Harland Williams, Jakob Stadell (Swedish)

Master Eon's assistant- tends to be either taking notes or suffering from the aftereffects of the plot.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's definitely more snarky and rude in this version.
  • Butt-Monkey: Scared of what are normally harmless creatures, repeatedly falls victim to villains' plots, etc.
  • Nerd Glasses: Continually sports a pair.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a deep-seated phobia of sheep. This is a bit of a problem because sheep are everywhere in Skylands. It's even the reason why Kaos was able to get his hands on the Book of Skylanders in the first place.

    Bad Breath 
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”Everyone, plug your noses. It’s about to get funky up in here!"
Voiced by John DiMaggio

A Skylander with putrid gas.


  • Aborted Arc: After Kaos' attack on the Skylanders in the pilot episode, Bad Breath was put on hold from becoming a Skylander due to how he couldn't control his burping because of said attack. This is never mentioned again aside from one instance where he said that he was about to become a Skylander, but never is it said if he's making progress in controlling his powers or anything similar.
  • Adaptational Heroism: His species, Grumblebum, are never seen as anything other than enemies in Swap Force (the only game where they show up), while this guy is one who is studying to become a Skylander. He was even close to actually becoming one.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets a major role in the season 2 episode "Belly of the Beast".
  • Fartillery: Uses his burps as a means of attack, either to make his opponents faint or burp so hard that he makes a putrid cloud akin to a Fantastic Nuke.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: His stench makes him rather unpleasant to be around. He doesn't seem to mind, though.
  • Gasshole: It's his name and his main power.
  • The Grotesque: He looks as bad as he smells, with his mustache in particular looking like corny turds. He also seems to have deformed hands with his index and middle fingers being fused together.
  • Lethal Chef: When it's revealed that he baked the pretzels at the Skylands Music Festival, Eon advises everyone there to not peat them, for understadable reasons.
  • Token Heroic Orc: As confirm in the wiki, his species is Grumblebum, and while not a looker as stated above, he is easier on the eyes since he missing their extra eye and tree branch horns (Granted that might be due to a subspecies thing since there called Grumblebum Thrashers in the game).
  • Original Generation: He's a character unique to the show, having never appeared in the games as either a playable character or NPC.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His terrible breath doesn't exactly impress his comrades.

    Cy 
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”I’m the real peel!"
Voiced by Dan Middleton

An Imaginator created by the main heroes.


  • Anthropomorphic Food: Partially. His head is a banana, and it may or may not be edible.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm the real peel!" His fondness for catchphrases soon rubs off on the main heroes.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: No doubt as a promotion for the most recent game in the series, plus he's voiced by a notable Youtuber.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He has guns built into his arms that shoot potatoes.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He's made out of an assortment of mismatched parts. He has a banana head, Spyro's horns, dragon wings, a wooden tiki torso, robot arms, skeletal legs and wolf feet.
  • Nice Guy: Kind to everyone. Even after other cadets were jealous of him for automatically becoming a Skylander, he holds no disdain towards them.

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    The Otherworldly Hero 

Crash Bandicoot

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Voiced by Eric Rogers (Season 1), Rhys Darby (Season 3)

A hero from another world who is accidentally brought into the Skylands.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: Unlike his appearance in his home series and in Skylanders Imaginators, Crash isn't a complete idiot in this show. He's not only able to speak, but has much greater deductive and reasoning skills. In fact, he basically acts as team leader for the duration of his episode.
  • Awesome Aussie: Crash has always technically been one, but since he's actually able to speak here, he has the accent to match.
  • The Bus Came Back: Was originally only in season 1 for two episodes, one for a cameo and another for a full episode focusing on him, with it seeming like that would be his only appearances in the series, until season 3 brings him back for another two episodes, and serving a purpose in both of them.
  • Catchphrase: "Extreme (insert contextual word here)!"
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: He and Coco join the final fight against Kaos in the season 3 finale.
  • Fake Australian: Speaks in an Australian accent, but is never voiced by an actual australian. In season 1, he’s voiced by series creator Eric Rogers and in season 3, he’s voiced by New Zealander Rhys Darby.
  • Funny Animal: He used to be a normal bandicoot, until Dr. Cortex mutated him.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: With a none too subtle statement by Eon that Crash might be getting his own show.
    Eon: Yes, Eruptor, Crash was quite the aspirational hero whose wacky adventures would make for addictive weekly viewing.
  • Hero of Another Story: He was in the middle of saving Tawna from Dr. Neo Cortex when he was brought into Skylands.
  • Leitmotif: The theme from his first game plays on occasion in the background. The characters acknowledge that they can hear it.
  • Spin Attack: His main form of attack, of course.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Crash is not known for being a talkative character. Normally, he's limited to saying short, simple words (most notably "Woah!"). Later games in the series, plus Skylanders Imaginators, made him into The Unintelligible, speaking only in an incoherent babble. The only prior examples of Crash talking are this Crash 2 promo video and the old commercials, if one could even count those.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's practically impossible to talk about "Crash Landing" or "Days of Future Crash" without bringing up his presence.

    Cynder 
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”If anyone knows about getting a second chance to prove she’s not evil, it’s me."
Voiced by Felicia Day

A new cadet at Skylanders Academy who is the daughter of the evil dragon king Malefor.


  • Action Girl: When the situation calls for it, she can actually hold her own.
  • Actual Pacifist: Cynder doesn't want to hurt anyone, not even sheep. But when the situation calls for it, she will use violence to protect her friends.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Well she's not exactly weak, but she's much less of a Blood Knight than her previous incarnations. She's outright hesitant to engage in physical combat unless it's absolutely necessary.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: This version is far sweeter and more energetic than most.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the Dawn of the Dragon trilogy, Cynder had Ship Tease with Spyro that eventually led to them becoming an Official Couple. Here, she and Spyro are just good friends.
  • Advertised Extra: Was one of the first things revealed about the second season and had a place in the trailer for it. But in the show itself, after her debut in episode 3 she has minor roles and her background doesn't play any major part again until the season finale.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Jumps in and pushes back her father's strong firebreath with her Spectral Lightning to protect Spyro, her mentor and friend.
  • Break the Cutie: This starts when Spyro (who at the time was unaware of Cynder's origins) told her that good guys are always good and bad guys are always bad. Cynder suffers a meltdown upon accepting Spyro's words, striking both friend and foe with her powers while also revealing that she is the daughter of the evil dragon king Malefor. She abandoned Team Spyro afterwards and returned to the Underworld where she began practicing her evil laughter in preparation of living up to Malefor's expectations. That is, until Team Spyro came to bring her back to the Academy and fought with her father Malefor in the process.
  • Breath Weapon: Like Spyro, but with lightning.
  • Casting a Shadow: Can turn into an intangible shadow.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: At least, that's what Malefor wanted her to be... however, she had other plans.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Proves this when she chooses to be good, despite hailing from a line of evil dragon overlords.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: Briefly in the Season 3 Part 2 finale "Raiders of the Lost Arkus, Part 2". She and Spyro fall down towards the abyss with their other teammates while clinging to one another, despite being having wings capable of flight.
  • Go Through Me: Does this when Malefor fakes repentence, causing Cynder to believe her father was gravely injured. She becomes concerned and stands between Malefor and Team Spyro and Master Eon to keep the Skylanders from harming her father further, in spite of Eon warning her that brilliant acting runs in her family. This however gave Malefor the chance to capture Cynder and take her away.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes a battler for good against her father's wishes.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers this when Spyro unwittingly convinced Cynder that she can never be good since she was born bad. She later overcomes this when Spyro admits his mistake and encouraged her that she had the power to choose to be good.
  • Psychic Powers: As of Season 3, Cynder has psychic abilities that allow her to see the best route to anywhere in the Skylands. In addition, she can create psychic blocks to prevent anyone from finding her location telepathically. As an added bonus, she even created a phone app called "Cynderz" that allows users to find the best routes to bypass traffic.
  • Put on a Bus: After her introduction in season 2, her background as the daughter of a villain isn’t touched upon and does nothing that’s exclusive to only her character aside from being the first one to give an amnesiac Dreamcatcher a chance in “Sheep(ball) Dreams”. It is only brought back as a plot point in the season finale.
  • Rebellious Princess: Doesn't want to be next in line to become evil ruler of the Cadaverous Crypts, and instead joins the Skylanders against her father's wishes.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In The Legend of Spyro reboot and the Skylanders game canon, she was just an egg Malefor kidnapped to use as a minion. Here, she's implied to be his biological daughter.
  • Shock and Awe: Unlike Spyro, she can fire lightning bolts from her mouth.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Looks a lot more gentle and friendly than her original version, which even after her Heel–Face Turn looked somewhat intimidating.

    Kaboom 
Voiced by Billy West, Urban Wrethagen (Swedish)
Veteran Trap Master Skylander.


    Sprocket 
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”That’s why I’m here. To fix the stuff you don’t understand."
Voiced by Grey DeLisle, Ayla Kabaca (Swedish)

A Skylander who specializes in technology. Joins the main team towards the end of Season 2 to replace Spyro after he is taken.


  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Assists the main team several times during the second season, joining permanently in the last couple of episodes.
  • Wrench Wench: She has built several inventions, like a grading machine and a power transporter. She is also the mechanic for the SuperChargers, as she gets a notification on her phone when there is something wrong with one.

    Flynn 
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”No, I planned to do something really heroic and save the day at the last possible moment. Kinda my thing."
Voiced by Patrick Warburton, Jakob Stadell (Swedish)


  • Adaptational Badass: He's more competent than his game counterpart, being more sincere in helping others and using his ego to drive them forward.

    Hex 
Voiced by Creator/Courtenay Taylor
A fourth year cadet.

    Skull 
Voiced by Josh Robert Thompson
Hex's familiar.


  • Canon Foreigner: Hex uses skulls as one of her attacks in the games, and Skull is based on them.
  • Jerkass: Even if he isn't the most supportive person, he does a lot of selfish thing like making the homework he and Hex are assigned about him.

    Roller Brawl 

    Wind-Up 

    Food Fight 

    Chill 


  • Flat Character: Despite appearing in a good bunch of episodes, she gets very few lines and actions to do.

    Flashwing 


  • Demoted to Extra: From one of the game series' first playable characters to a minor supporting character here.
  • Flat Character: One episode shows her to have a narcissist side, but other than that, she gets very few lines and appearances.

    Trigger Happy 


  • Flat Character: He only has lines in one episode and no other characteristics shown.

Villains

    Kaos 
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”It’s got everything an evil plan needs. Capturing, interrogation, general ne’er-do-welling."
Voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz, Göran Gillinger (Swedish)

The main antagonist of the series- a dumpy little sorcerer who is forever plotting to destroy the Skylanders and rule over everyone else.


  • Adaptational Badass: While initially far less of a threat than his game self, he catches up eventually and manages to be far more effective in combat than him. To note, Game Kaos was curbstomped in a fight with Golden Queen, while Kaos ends up becoming so powerful he can curbstomp all the Doom Raiders at once.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: In Season 1, a lot of his schemes are less organized than what his game counterpart usually would come up with.
    • Season 2 mostly averts but he still does it from time to time.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While he also was a Butt-Monkey in the games, he was at least seen as a threat to Skylands, has underlings at his disposal and proved that he can sometimes make good plans. In the show, he has no fancy gadgets or armies, makes plans that are generally not thought through (jarring, as he made a plan that almost succeeded in the pilot) and comes across more as a nuisance than a threat.
  • Bald of Evil: So much so that his baldness becomes the focus of one episode.
  • Basement-Dweller: His lair is actually a tiny castle constructed around his mothers' castle's old outhouse. She attempts to force him to move out by making him get a job and pay rent, which didn't last.
  • Berserk Button: Belittling or otherwise underestimating him. He might take it for awhile, but he will get tired of it, and every person who's done this ends up paying for it.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Wants to be seen as the Skylanders’ biggest enemy and wants to conquer Skylands for himself, but is overshadowed by the Doom Raiders.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After trying to please Strykore throughout season 3, only to be imprisoned in an underwater cell. He decided to take the Fist of Arkus for himself, as revenge. The first thing he does with it, after telling off Strykore, is use the giant robot he controls with it to smack the Doom Raiders around as payback for mutinying against him.
  • Expy: He's essentially a wizard version of Invader Zim.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He can never hide the fact that he really do love his mother and wants her to be happy. Until the end of season 2 when he learns what she did to Strykore, whom Kaos at the time thought was his father.
  • Final Boss: He ends up outplaying Strykore and stealing the Fist of Arkus for himself, becoming the final villain of the series.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: After he gains his power boost, he becomes strong enough to beat down several Skylanders Cadets that gave the Doom Raiders trouble, impress the Golden Queen (who, mind you, had all but dismissed him as just a worthless tag-along), and scare the hell out of Chompy Mage with a single magical blast. If the show continues this trend, Kaos may become as formidable as, if not more than, his game counterpart. This continues, with him eventually managing to outplay Strykore and become the Final Boss, coming closer to destroying the Core of Light than anyone else in the entire series.
  • Hidden Depths: The season 1 finale reveals he resents his mother for never teaching him any of her magic nor giving him any opportunity to prove he could be as powerful as she was. He is also shown to care about her, as he seems genuinely torn when having to chose between her and the Doom Raiders, and seems heartbroken when she refuses to justify her attitude toward him.
  • Hypocrite: At the start of season 2, he finally becomes a Doom Raider member, but is put off all the crimes mostly just being Poke the Poodle. This is neglecting the fact that many of his crimes in season 1 were of the same sort, and not any more effective than theirs.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's the Butt-Monkey of the series, with perhaps only Glumshanks having it worse. This eventually changes.
  • Large Ham: Just as shouty here as he is in the games.
  • Lethal Chef: Every Thankstaking he cooks his own dish for the table that his mother and Glumshanks calls the highlight of the evening. The Doom Raiders however, know that Kaos’ family lie to him to make him happy and tell him how terrible his cooking actually is.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Not that he is very smart to begin with, but his crush for the Golden Queen tend to make him act even dumber than usual.
  • Manchild: He obsesses over his Doom Raider figurines, his comics, and his bed even resembles a crib.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Kaos can take a lot of guff and is surprisingly loyal, but once he's pushed to his breaking point by the people he works for, he showcases a natural talent for treachery.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: He is shown collecting comic books and Doom Raiders action figures.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Plays two different roles in two different trios.
    • In the original trio of Kaossandra’s castle, he is the mean to Glumshanks’ Nice and Kaossandra’s In-Between. While his mother is the more respected villain, he commits more evil acts than her and generally loves being a villain more than her. Especially when it turns out Kaossandra isn’t even a villain at all.
    • Later in season 3, he becomes the In-Between to Strykore’s Mean while Glumshanks remains the Nice, and it’s not only because Strykore is an even more vile villain than Kaos is. Kaos shows throughout the season that he has some shades of goodness in him, making him more redeemable than Strykore.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Most of the time, he is completely harmless due to his immaturity and stupidity, but every now and then, he is shown to have skills with dark magic that can make him a real threat. Spyro was unable to defeat him without the help of the other Skylanders in the pilot, he once managed to take on the whole main cast while in astral form, and he was shown giving a hard time to Eon at least once. After learning some magic from his mother's book, he becomes considerably more powerful.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Many of his disguises don’t cover his face or even his entire head, and nobody ever recognizes him.
  • Pet the Dog: His mother in season 3 tries to make him commit this trope by turning into Strykore and tricking Kaos into doing good. And he actually did a pretty good job at it, suggesting, like Kaossandra wants to, that he has a Hidden Heart of Gold.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: In Season 3, he finds a pirate ship and plans to use it to find the Lost Island of Arkus to earn Strykore’s approval, and breaks the Doom Raiders out of prison to serve as his crew. Aside from never finding the island, they are also not good at actually being pirates, being unable to require gold Kaos even allows himself to be tricked by a toy store owner in their quest for food.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After he gets more power bestowed upon him by Strykore, his eyes become red when he uses them.
  • The Resenter: It becomes apparent that Kaos is well aware everyone sees him as an incompetent idiot and deeply resents it. He resents his mother for belittling him and refusing to actually teach him magic or how to be a proper villain. This resentment spreads to the Doom Raiders as they continue to belittle and mock him. This seems to be a large reason behind his villainy, as he's desperate to invalidate his mother and others' opinions of him.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He looks like a complete idiot, and acts like it often, but he's less an idiot and more had to self teach himself to be evil because his mother refused to properly teach him and actively opposed him being a villain. When properly motivated, he can be frighteningly smart. The finale sees him having been smart enough to memorize the Map to Arkus before giving it to Strykore, so when Strykore betrays him, he beats Strykore to the Fist of Arkus and usurps the plan right from under his nose.
  • The Starscream: When he becomes a Doom Raider member, he plans to control more of their operations so he could become the new leader. Until he learns that the Doom Raiders were just using him to find his mother’s castle, which makes him leave the gang.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He gets a considerable power boost after reading his mother's book, to the point he can now defeat Chompy Mage and take on multiple Skylander cadets. By the end of season 1, he has impressed the Golden Queen enough that she genuinely accepts him into her Doom Raiders.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Others consistently underestimate him, especially other villains. Literally every villain to do this ends up regretting it.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: At first. Despite all his failings, its shown multiple times he has a lot of sheer power, he's just largely self-taught, which holds him back. Once he does get a magical power up and more experience, he gets a lot more dangerous.
  • Villainous Friendship: Seems to have one with Glumshanks. Sure, he abuses and mistreats the guy, but he also always seems happy to see him and delights in showing off whatever evil plan he's working on to him.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Including, but not limited to: Trying to get a job, going to a spa, reading comics, going on dates with Golden Queen (the moment he had the chance), eating at public restaurants, going to a roast made for him, attending yoga and competing in the Skylands Pet Show (with Glumshanks as the pet).
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Part of his motivation for destroying the Core of Light is his belief that it will impress Kaossandra.
  • Who's Laughing Now?:
    • The first thing he does upon getting his power up is overpower Chompy Mage and scare the crap out of him, and fully intended to kill him if the Skylanders hadn't shown up.
    • He manages to pull this on Strykore of all people. After being betrayed once his usefulness had passed, he reveals he memorized the Map to Arkus and beats Strykore to the Fist of Arkus, hijacking his plan right from under his nose.
    Kaos: I now know exactly how to get my revenge on you.
    Strykore: Please, I'd like to see you try.
    Kaos: (donning the Fist of Arkus and summoning the Arkeyan Conquertron to Strykore's visible shock): You were saying?
  • Worf Had the Flu: He's spent most of his villainous career being largely self-taught and with his mother actively sabotaging his progress as a magician. He starts to feel his bones as he schemes his way throughout the show.

    Glumshanks 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/glumshanks_academy.png
”Wonderful, sir. I’ll add skull-waxing to my resumé."
Voiced by Norm MacDonald, Jakob Stadell (Swedish)

Kaos' Beleaguered Assistant- constantly forced to take the brunt of Kaos' abuse and tries to keep him on the straight and narrow (with little success).


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the games, he was little more than Kaos’ Beleaguered Assistant and he seemed to play that role in the show as well. That was until “Days of Future Crash” showed that he had an own desire to rule Skylands to get revenge on Kaos for the the torture he’s bestowed on Glumshanks over the years. But on the positive side, he doesn’t show those signs at any other point and even tries to stop Kaos from destroying the Core of Light in the finale.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Glummy.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Poor guy is constantly bullied by Kaos.
  • Character Development: “Days of Future Crash” shows that during season 1 he wanted to control Skylands for himself and get revenge on Kaos. As he doesn’t show any signs of this at any other point after “Crash Landed” where he rose to power in an Alternative Timeline, works with Kaossandra to stop Strykore, and even tries to halt Kaos from destroying the Core of Light means he grew past all of it and wants to live in a Skylands that’s free.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much his only way of communicating with Kaos or anyone else. Unfortunately for him, a lot of his snarks completely go over Kaos' head.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When he becomes the ruler of Skylands in an Alternative Timeline, one of his first actions is to get revenge on Kaos.
  • Double Agent: He becomes one for Kaossandra to spy on Kaos and Strykore while serving them both in the season 2 finale.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Sort of; he doesn't really have an agenda of his own, but the only reason he works for Kaos apparently is because Kaossandra asked him to keep an eye on him for her. His loyalty belongs to her first, and he sticks with her in the season 1 finale when Kaos choses the Doom Raiders over her.
  • Evil Overlord: A season 3 episode has him take over the Skylands due to Dark Spyro and Eruptor pulling Crash Bandicoot into the future. Without Crash grabbing Kaossandra's dark spellbook, Glumshanks was able to grab it and use the dark magic to make himself the ruler.
  • Foil: To Dark Spyro in season 3. Both work as Double Agents for two different alignments (Glumshanks for the good guys and Dark Spyro for Strykore). Both work for Strykore, but Glumshanks, as said, is also against him while Dark Spyro is loyal to him. Dark Spyro is solely focused on completing his mission for Strykore while Glumshanks wants to live life and accomplish other things. And lastly, Glumshanks can stand against his master (mostly Kaos) while Dark Spyro grows to fear Strykore when the former starts bonding with his former friends.
  • Hidden Depths: He has a lot of artistic hobbies and seems to have had a long theater career before working for Kaos.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Well, he isn't exactly more powerful than his master when it comes to magic, but he definitely is much smarter, better educated and has more common sense. In a Bad Future where he got ahold of Kaossandra's dark spellbook and was corrupted by it, he managed to win completely. Given Strykore wasn't there, it also implied he was smart enough not to release Strykore.
  • Lean and Mean: Averted, he’s more Affably Evil than mean.
  • Made of Iron: Lampshaded by him, as he thinks it’s because of all the pain Kaos has bestowed upon him.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between:
    • In the original trio of Kaossandra’s castle, he is the Nice to Kaos’ Mean and Kaossandra’s In-Between. Glumshanks is definitely the easiest of the trio to get along with thanks to his multiple hobbies. Later on however, he switches places with Kaossandra and becomes the In-Between while she joins the heroes in the fight against Strykore.
    • He stills remains the Nice when paired with Kaos as the In-Between and Strykore as the Mean, as he serves the role of double agent to Kaossandra.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: He isn't not particularly malevolent, and would much rather have a normal life than be a minion to an Evil Overlord wannabe. Subverted in the Bad Future from Season 3, where he becomes an Evil Overlord himself. Of course, he got the power from Kaossandra's spellbook, which is known to corrupt its users.
  • Non-Action Guy: Not much of a fighter. This extends to the army of clones Strykor made of him, who openly refuse to fight Kaos when Strykor orders it.
  • Only Sane Man: He is completely aware of all the stupidity surrounding Kaos’ plans and knows when things are going south.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: In his case, he looks closer to a Goblin, though he is still referred to as a troll.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Same as his boss, the disguises for him barely cover his face. Lampshaded by him.
    Pop Fizz: Hey, don’t I know you?
    Glumshanks: Not in this hat, you don’t.
  • Secret Relationship: A non-romantic version with Kaossandra. The two of them are actually great friends with each other when Kaos isn't around. As soon as he shows up, the two of them rush to hide it by making it seem like Kaossandra is just as mean (if not meaner) to Glumshanks as Kaos is.
  • Straight Man: His entire point to the show is to point out his boss' stupidity.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of Strykore’s team in season 3. Glumshanks is the only one who’s against him taking over Skylands.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kaossandra. Both times she was facing a foe (Golden Queen and the Doom Raiders the first time and Strykore the second time), Glumshanks chose her side immediately.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Kaos’ plan in the pilot involves him dressing up as a sheep and Glumshanks dressing up as sheep herder, and he feels very comfortable in his outfit.

    Kaossandra 
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”When I’m through with my work, you and I are going to have a very long talk about your future in this family. Or lack thereof."
Voiced by Catherine O'Hara, Charlotte Ardai Jennefors (Swedish)

Kaos' mother, a much more competent sorceress. She wants Kaos to stop hanging around his lair all day and go do something else.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike her game counterpart, who is as evil as her son, Kaossandra is actually a mostly heroic woman trying to hold back far worst evil. While it did actually corrupt her, she returns to being a hero.
  • Barrier Maiden: She's been holding back Strykore for a very long time and when her power wanes, it allows him to influence Skyland more and more.
  • Brought Down to Normal: At the end of season 2, Kaos steals all her magic to use to free Strykore, rendering Kaossandra powerless.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She might use dark magic, but doesn't actually do much evil-wise. This is because she's trying to hold back Strykore.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly in season 1 and in reaction to pretty much everything Kaos does.
  • The Corruption: Not her, but using dark magic turned her into a villain (but kept enough of her moral to keep Strykore trapped). Ironically when Kaos drained her of her magic, it reverted her back to the heroic side.
  • Foreshadowing: Why do we rarely see her partake in evil aside from getting her book of spells back in the season 1 finale? Because she is busy using her powers to keep Strykore locked up in said spell book.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Subverted, as while she isn’t as active in evil as her son or the Doom Raiders are, has her own castle that she only lets Kaos stay at because he’s her son and is regarded as a much more powerful sorceress, it is because she is using her powers to keep Strykore locked up in his prison for the greater good. And when he is freed, she teams up with the heroes to stop him.
  • Hidden Depths: It turns out she really isn’t a villain and is just pretending to be one to keep Strykore hidden away from Skylands. She also does care about Kaos, but can’t show it because she doesn’t want to embrace the evil in Kaos so he grows up to become like Strykore.
  • I Have No Son!: When Kaos chooses the Doom Raiders over her in the season 1 finale, she tells him to never show his face in her castle again. Luckily, Kaos manages to redeem himself to her.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The series actually gives her a name as the games simply refer to her as "Kaos' Mom".
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between:
    • Was originally the In-Between to Kaos’ Mean and Glumshanks’ Nice. While she was more respected and regarded as a more dangerous villain, she is not as active in evil-doing as her son and spends more time keeping Strykore at bay. She still is not as social and agreeable as Glumshanks. At least until season 3, when she and Glumshanks switch roles, as while she joins the good side against Kaos, Glumshanks still stays on Strykore’s side as a Double Agent.
    • Among the three sorcerers, she is once again the In-Between to Strykore’s Mean and Eon’s Nice. While Eon always remained on the side of good and Strykore got corrupted by darkness, she was only corrupted after having to seal Strykore into the void and was only on the side of evil to keep Strykore hidden from Skylands.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her outfit is almost all black with some red borders and she is the mother of Kaos. Except that she was only keeping up an evil persona to justify why she has dark powers that she uses to keep Strykore at bay.
  • Secret Relationship: A non-romantic version with Glumshanks. When Kaos isn't around, she's very friendly with him, and they intend on hiding this from Kaos by making it seem like she's just as mean to Glumshanks as he is.
    • Had this with Master Eon.
  • Tough Love: She does care for her son, but is unwilling to fully show it because she doesn’t want him to rise to the same level as her and become the next Strykore.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Was friends with Golden Queen before their interactions in the show turned them into rivals.
    • Also with Strykore before he got corrupted by darkness by his own will.
  • You Are in Command Now: Becomes the new head of the academy when Eon was vaporized.
  • You Remind Me of X: When she spends a mission with Stealth Elf, she tells the elf that she sees her as a younger version of herself.

    Malefor 
Voiced by Jim Cummings

Evil dragon king of the Cadaverous Crypts and father of Cynder.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Very Downplayed. He's still a very evil person and extremely dangerous, but unlike his Legends and IDW counterparts, he seems to genuinely care for Cynder on some level rather than just treating her as his pawn. This makes him the only one of the three Malefors to have anything resembling a redeeming quality.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He's still very powerful, but both his Legend of Spyro and comic counterparts are nigh unstoppable juggernauts requiring absurd amounts of effort to take down. While Malefor is strong enough to curbstomp Spyro, a larger group of Skylanders are able to rather easily subdue him, whereas his comic counterpart curbstomped a much larger force numbering at least 40 after being enhanced by the powers of just 3 Skylanders.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Spyro and his ancestors.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Ends becoming this after Cynder betrays him.
  • Bad Boss: He sent a Mabu minion into a store (Vampire's Secret) to see if Cynder was inside there, then he ate the minion when she finished her task.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He has the outward of appearance of a goofy parent and a Card-Carrying Villain. He's also a giant dragon who can Curb Stomp Spyro.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Most of Spyro's encounters with Malefor has consisted of Spyro getting beat up while failing to do anything beyond making the dragon king mad.
  • Decomposite Character: Most details regarding the Legend of Spyro Malefor are split between this incarnation and Strykore.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His daughter Cynder.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He doesn't consider non-evil beings (such as the Skylanders) as 'friends' to Cynder, and is angered when he learns that Cynder was shown more about true friendship by the Skylanders than he ever could.
  • Evil Laugh:
  • Eye Scream: Subverted. Spyro has tried blasting Malefor in the eye with a fireball, and all it does is make him mad.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of Jim Cummings.
  • I Have No Son!: He does not take the news of Cynder's Heel–Face Turn well.
    When next we meet, you will not be my daughter. You will be my enemy! And I am not saving you any tacos!
  • Final Solution: Proudly brags about playing a role in Spyro's kind being all but extinct and gladly plans to finish the job with him. While this entailed helping Strykore corrupt them and force Eon to banish them, it still effectively made them extinct in Skylanders for all intents and purposes.
  • It Has Only Just Begun: Says this to Spyro, after pinning Spyro down when finally capturing him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he has more comical qualities than his counterparts, he's still far more serious and dangerous of a threat compared to previous villains, and his introduction starts the series down a more serious path.
  • Large Ham: He's a villain voiced by Jim Cummings.
  • Laughably Evil: In stark contrast to both his counterpart from The Legend of Spyro and his Skylanders IDW Comics counterpart, this Malefor spends a good chunk of his debut episode talking about how Cynder was not at the mall and enjoying taco night in between his attempts to destroy the Skylanders for entering his realm. Until he discovered that Spyro is the last of his species that were Malefor's sworn enemies.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's big, fast, can easily crush and bat around small Skylanders like Spyro.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Has the trait of brilliant acting running in his family, and he uses it to fake repentance to get Cynder to lower her guard, thinking her father was gravely hurt. This allowed Malefor to recover and easily capture his daughter.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Much like his other incarnations.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Malefor does this to Spyro in "Touch of Evil", even when the young dragon is already too weakened and emotionally strained to free himself and fight back.
  • Redemption Rejection: Spyro attempts to reason with Malefor to do the right thing of sending Spyro to where his family was banished to without a fight and that they don't have to be enemies. Instead of choosing to help Spyro, Malefor took this chance to continue his attack on the young dragon, as Spyro is responsible for turning the dragon king's only child Cynder to the side of good and renounce her birthright as evil heir to the throne.
    Malefor (to Spyro): You convinced Cynder, my only child, to join your team of Sky-fools, and renounce her birthright as my evil heir, and you think I'll just let bygones be bygones?!
  • Revenge Before Reason: Justified, since Spyro is not only the last member of his dragon kind Malefor is sworn enemies with, the young dragon is responsible for turning Malefor's only child Cynder to the side of good and renounce her evil birthright.
    • Later subverted, when Kaos came for Spyro to take the dragon away at Strykore's request. Malefor lets go of his revenge in exchange of not making new enemies.
  • Sealed Army in a Can: He has an army of undead warriors, but lacks the power to bring them out of the Underworld to attack the Skylands.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Malefor will not hesitate to attack and attempt to destroy young heroes, including a Skylander who is the last young descendant of a dragon race he is sworn enemies with.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Wants Cynder to succeed him as evil heir to the throne.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In the IDW Skylanders comics, Malefor was a near-exact replica of his original design. This version, however, takes a lot of liberties, including Volcanic Veins and a much darker shade of violet (nearly black, in fact).

    Strykore 
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”I don’t react well to my servants talking back."
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore, Göran Gillinger (Swedish)

Also known as "The Light Eater", Strykore is a dark villain that was previously sealed away by Kaossandra long ago during the time of the Great War. He was later freed at the finale of Season 2 to finish what he started.

  • Abusive Parents: As soon as Kaos releases him from his prison, Strykore doesn’t show any affection towards him, snarks at him and only cares about destroying the Core of Light. Justified, as he was only pretending to be his father.
  • Backstab Backfire: Betraying Kaos led him to turn against him, and take control of the Iron Fist for himself.
  • Big Bad: Grows to be this near the end of Season 2.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Eon's Abel.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was created for the series and hasn't been in any of the games.
  • Cold Ham: Has a deep voice and is prone to overacting.
  • The Comically Serious: Only when interacting with Kaos and Glumshanks.
  • The Corrupter: When Strykore consumes the light energy of an individual, he turns them into an evil and dark version of their former selves.
  • Decomposite Character: Most details regarding the Legend of Spyro Malefor are split between this guy and the Skylanders version of Malefor.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Played for Laughs, as when Dark Spyro asks him if the dragon should wear a spike collar or a bandana, Strykore thinks he should take the bandana because the spike collar is him trying too hard.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Fitting for the biggest threat to Skylands' peace.
  • Evil Uncle: Seems at first to avert this, instead being Kaos’ father, the finale turns this into being played straight as Eon is Kaos’ actual father.
  • Foreshadowing: A very strong clue that he is not in fact Kaos' father is how he had no idea who Glumshanks was after his revival in spite of the fact the troll is Kaossandra's longtime manservant.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Strykore was responsible for starting the Great War between light and darkness. He was the most feared being in all of Skylands and responsible for corrupting Spyro's ancestors who protected the Core of Light, forcing Master Eon to banish them to another dimension.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He's set up as the show's big bad, only for Kaos to keep the Iron Fist of Arkus for himself. Although Kaos doesn't use it against him.
  • Jerkass: He only cares about accomplishing his goal of destroying the Core of Light, and views nobody as an equal.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While his interactions with Kaos are still comical, he's also integral to the reason Spyro's dragon ancestors were banished to another dimension, and makes the tone shift to a more dramatic one.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: In spite of being sealed in the Endless Void, Strykore is still able to bestow his power to others, empower villains around Skylands and disrupt technology like a plague.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He claims to be Kaos's father, which is later proven to be false.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He isn't called "The Light Eater" for nothing. Even Malefor, an evil dragon king, appears to fear Strykore and doesn't want to face his wrath.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Plays the Mean (of course) in two different groups.
    • In the trio with him, Kaos and Glumshanks with Kaos as the In-Between and Glumshanks as the Nice. The other two show some signs of redeemability (Glumshanks working as a double agent for the heroes and even being against Kaos taking over Skylands and Kaos showing that he has a Hidden Heart of Gold) while Strykore is noid of any redeemability.
    • Also the Mean to Kaossandra’s In-Between and Eon’s Nice. He fell into darkness and evil by being corrupted by it after reading illegal spell books while Eon always remained on the side of good and Kaossandra only being on the evil side to keep Strykore at bay.
  • Obviously Evil: Looking like a dark version of Eon, the show’s Big Good, isn’t a very welcoming appeal. Despite that, when Eon recaps what happened before and during the Great War, Strykore looked exactly the same then as he does now, even before he was corrupted by darkness after reading illegal spell books.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • His reaction to Kaos putting the Fist of Arkus on.
    • He has a bigger one when he realizes Eon just opened the dimensional rift to banish him again.
  • Palette Swap: He's basically a beardless Eon with differently colored clothes and longer horns on his helmet.
  • Power Parasite: Consumes the light energy of others to fuel his own power.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and is one of the most dangerous beings in Skylands.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was defeated by Eon and imprisoned by Kaossandra, stopping the Great War. Until he was freed at the end of Season 2.
    • He was resealed in the Endless Void in the Season 3 finale.
  • Super Smoke: One of his powers is to turn into a mass of darkness, making him nigh untouchable.
  • Tranquil Fury: The times Dark Spyro speaks against him, he returns it by speaking about the threats of doing so in a calm voice.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He uses Kaos to free himself from his prison and after that, feel like he has no use for him and does nothing to repay him.
    • When Kaos gives him the Map to Arkus, what does Strykore do? Send him to a cell underwater, of course!
  • Un-person: After he was sealed away by Kaossandra, ending the Great War, no records or proof of his existence was left by Eon and his allies, most likely in an attempt to keep the truth hidden.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He starts to have one after Kaos takes the Fist of Arkus before he can, but it really kicks in after Eon opens the dimensional rift to banish him again, being left in rage and desperation as he's thrown in.
  • Villains Out Shopping: “This better be important. Even powerful lords of darkness need some alone time.”
  • Walking Spoiler: The ending to season 2 and a majority of season 3 can’t be discussed without talking about him.
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: When he gets the Map to Arkus from Kaos, he thanks him by sending him to a cell underwater.

    Dark Spyro 

Doom Raiders

    Golden Queen 
Voiced by Susan Sarandon, Charlotte Ardai Jennefors (Swedish)

The leader of the Doom Raiders, and Kaos' object of affection.


  • Adaptational Curves: On the lower half at least, her hips are larger.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While still certainly a threat, her plans and overall threat level are far smaller than in the games, where she plans to create a doomsday device and steal all the treasures in Skyland. She's also limited to her ability to turn others to gold, whereas her game counterpart has far more powers she never shows.
  • Adapted Out: Her game self was obsessed with gold.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: In Season 2, Kaos traps her in a magic ball and kicks her to who knows where.
  • Big Bad: She's a much worse threat than Kaos, and Kaossandra doesn't really take an active role as a villain.
  • Broken Pedestal: Kaos had a massive crush on her and idolized her and the Doom Raiders. As time continues, he starts to realize she's not exactly the kind of villain he looked up to.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Well, who wouldn't be when dealing with Kaos?
  • Demoted to Extra: Only has one appearance in Season 3 since Kaos broke the other Doom Raiders (except for Broccoli Guy) out of prison to work as his pirate crew. Although they return to her when they can't stand Kaos anymore.
  • Evil Genius: She was the one to come up with the escape plan that got the Doom Raiders out of Cloudcracker Prison.
  • Interspecies Romance: Implied to be in a relationship with Wolfgang.
  • The Magic Touch: Her power allows her to turn anything she touches into gold.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has bright red rubies for eyes.

    Wolfgang 
Voiced by James Hetfield, Anton Olofsson Raeder (Swedish)

The muscle of the Doom Raiders- a big wolf guy who plays the electric guitar and frequently beats up Kaos.


  • Achilles' Heel: Should the strings on his Bone Harp get cut, his hypnosis will wear off.
  • Adaptational Skill: In both the games and the show, he can use his bone harp to attack. While in the games it’s just simply the notes that hurt enemies, in the show it has turned into hypnosis.
  • Adaptational Villainy: His bio in the game describes him as a Tragic Monster who was once a musician when he accidentally discovered a music that literally hurt people, and turned into a werewolf as a result of people shunning him for it. His origin in the Academy series pretty much is the complete opposite- he actually was very successful as a rockstar, to the point he ended up letting his ego get the best of him and created a melody allowing him to mind control people.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do, don’t call him “dog” in any way.
  • The Big Guy: While he resorts to his hypnosis to attack, he also has the most brawn of the group.
  • The Dragon: He generally acts as second-in-command for the Doom Raiders, with Golden Queen apparently also being his girlfriend, much to Kaos' chagrin.
  • Dreadful Musician: Can use his bone harp to attack the Skylanders with loud sounds.
  • Evil Former Friend: He used to be in a band with Pop Fizz called "Pop and the Gang", but Wolfgang stole the spotlight and started using his rock and roll skills for evil purposes.
  • Interspecies Romance: Was in one with the Golden Queen, who is a gold statue.
  • It's All About Me: In his past, when he was in a musical duo with Pop Fizz, he started becoming more egotistical and used his music for solos and to hypnotize the audience into liking his music rather than earning it.
  • Mass Hypnosis: Can hypnotize an entire stadium with his music.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: When he and Pop Fizz perform together his behaviour reminded Pop Fizz of how the Skylander turned down their band because of Wolfgang’s ego, leading to his downfall.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He refers to himself as a werewolf, but spends all his time as a man-wolf with no apparent human form, and is fully in control of himself.
  • The Power of Rock: He has the power to hypnotize people with his music.
  • We Can Rule Together: In "Pop Rocks" he tells Fizz Pop they would have been great, until Fizz left the band to join the Skylanders because Wolfgang was using his powers for evil and had a big ego.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Was in a band with Pop Fizz, but let his ego run amok and made their concerts all about him, turning the gremlin against him and left the band.

    Chef Pepper Jack 
Voiced by John DiMaggio, Urban Wrethagen (Swedish)

An evil chef and member of the Doom Raiders.


  • Anthropomorphic Food: He's a chili pepper.
  • Evil Chef: His specialty is to cook up dishes that will incapacitate the heroes- like chili so spicy it gives nearly all the Skylanders massive indigestion and ate through the ground.
  • Ragin' Cajun: He has a thick Cajun accent.
  • Supreme Chef: Used to be the finest chef in Skylands before turning to evil.

    Chompy Mage 
Voiced by Chris Diamantopoulos, Dick Eriksson (Swedish)

A Chompy-obsessed sorcerer and member of the Doom Raiders.


  • Beware the Silly Ones: He might hold conversations with a hand puppet, but he's one of the Doom Raiders more dangerous members.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Subverted, he talks to a hand puppet, but the puppet seems to have some degree of sentience.
  • Consulting Mister Puppet: He always talks to his puppet and, strangely enough, it sometimes replies.
  • Evil Brit: Unlike the games, Chompy Mage has an English accent in the show.
  • Hand Puppet: He has one of a Chompy that he often talks to.

    Broccoli Guy 
Voiced by Cedric Yarbrough, Freddy Åsblom (Swedish)

Technically a member of the Doom Raiders, but isn't respected at all.


  • Anthropomorphic Food: He's a talking piece of broccoli.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A male example. He wears a skirt made of leaves and what looks like a green bib that leaves his stomach exposed.
  • Catchphrase: "Broccoli is bad for you!"
  • Demoted to Extra: Only makes a cameo for Season 3 when it's revealed that Kaos broke the other Doom Raiders out of prison, leaving Broccoli Guy behind.
  • Fog Feet: He doesn't have any visible legs, and just sort of floats around.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Absolutely nobody likes him, not even the Doom Raiders. They only keep him around for his healing magic. In fact, insulting Broccoli Guy is how Dreamcatcher endears herself to Golden Queen.
  • Funny Afro: It comes with being a piece of anthropomorphic broccoli.
  • Harmless Villain: He is by far the least threatening member of the Doom Raiders, and he even makes Kaos look competent by comparison.
    • Averted briefly in Season 2.
  • Poke the Poodle: His attempts at villainy are pathetic. This includes growing broccoli and having a toothbrush in his prison cell that has non-regulation bristles.
  • Put on a Bus: Was left in his prison cell by Kaos and the Doom Raiders when Kaos broke them out of Cloudcracker Prison.
  • Support Party Member: He has healing powers, although he has yet to demonstrate them in the show. When the other Doom Raiders have no use for him, he just cheers the others on.

    Dreamcatcher 
Voiced by Parker Posey, Elina Raeder (Swedish, Season 1 & 2), Mimmi Olsen (Swedish, Season 3)

A Doom Raiders member and a defector from the Academy.


  • Amnesiac Dissonance: When she briefly gained amnesia, she was actually a Nice Girl.
  • Dream Stealer: She uses her powers to infiltrate people's dreams and give them nightmares. She ends up giving everyone a massive phobia of sheep (except for Stealth Elf, who went through several sleepless nights, saving her from Dreamcatcher's plan).
  • Flying Face: She's just a giant head with no body.
  • For the Evulz: It's fun for her.
  • Good Is Boring: Her reason for joining the Doom Raiders.
  • Obviously Evil: She's a Bad Liar when it comes to hiding her plan to make everyone at the academy afraid of sheep. She tries to blend into the crowd by making it seem like she's a victim of the plan too, but her reactions to the sheep are delayed and poorly acted. And she appears to be very glad she didn't have to pretend anymore when Stealth Elf figured it out.
  • Scare 'Em Straight: She was sent to the Academy by her parents to set her straight. It didn't work.
  • Valley Girl: She has the voice of one.

Other Villains

    Fire Viper 

A massive fire serpent who is one of the many villains that terrorize Skylands.


  • Abusive Parents: He disciplines his son by swallowing him whole and regurgitating him.
  • Snakes Are Sinister
  • Snake Talk
  • The Voiceless: Subverted in Season 2. This is because the writers didn't have time to show Fire Viper's intelligence in Season 1.
  • Villain Decay: Inverted. A holographic Fire Viper is used for the easiest training exercise in Skylanders Academy. But in season 2, an actual Fire Viper proves to be a far greater threat.
  • Villainous Glutton: Eats King Pen, Cy, Team Spyro and their assigned students, a total of 13 characters, in Belly of the Beast.

    Greebles 

A species known for causing mayhem.


  • Would Hurt a Child: In the very first scene of the show, some Greebles encounter the newly-hatched Spyro and plans to eat him.

    Bomb Shell 
Voiced by Chris Cox

A turtle who plants bombs wherever he goes.


  • Cartoon Bomb: His bombs come with a little lighter attached to them.

    Fisticuffs 
Voiced by John DiMaggio

A Wilikin with a chainsaw arm with a giant hand on it.


    Berserker 

A drow who's known as "The Greatest Ninja Who Ever Lived Ever". He is a famous fighter on fighting show but is also an evildoer.


  • Heel: He acts like one during the time he is shown on TV, but outside of it he is in general a pretty nasty guy. From bullying people he deems inferior to him on live TV to having no troubles eating Mabus.
  • Large Ham: Fitting for someone who embodies the Heel archetype.
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