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    Spyro 
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Voiced by: Justin Long
(Japanese) Voiced by: Masahito Kawanago
(Latin American Spanish) Voiced by: Geno Sanchez

The Protagonist of the series. Master Eon's "Chosen One", this cocky hero has a lot to learn in what it means to be a Skylander.


  • Adaptational Wimp: His toyline self actually has the All Your Powers Combined ability of his previous counterparts and just prefers using Fire (and thus is the only one he has in the games). Here, while he has Super Toughness instead, he's only got Fire as his sole elemental ability.
  • And I Must Scream: After defeating Dark Spyro, Spyro revealed to his friends that he was aware of EVERYTHING his dark counterpart did to them.
  • Awesome Ego: Spyro's opinion of himself could probably fill a library.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to Strykore sucking out Spyro's light energy, turning him evil.
  • Break the Haughty: After not being chosen to become an honorary Skylander in the first episode. This sticks and while he still has an ego, he's not nearly as insufferable and takes things more seriously.
  • Broken Pedestal: Spyro slowly begins to lose his trust in Eon when the latter won't tell him anything about his ancestors. It comes to a head when Eon confesses that he is the reason that Spyro's kind is gone. Needless to say, Spyro was not happy.
  • Character Development: Spyro spends much of the first episode as an egotistical Jerkass who has no problem skipping out on his own graduation. The conflict with Kaos forces him to become more reliable and dependent on his friends, and although he remains a Jerk with a Heart of Gold after, he gets better as the season progresses.
  • Composite Character: His personality is mostly based on Classic Spyro with all the snark and childishness that it implies. However, he's stated to have the powers of a purple dragon (he just prefers using fire) and slowly starts to gain more of Legend Spyro's heroic traits as time goes on. He also gains Legend Spyro's Superpowered Evil Side in the season 2 finale.
  • Face–Heel Turn: During the season 2 finale, Spyro gets his light sucked out by Strykore, turning him evil.
  • Fan Boy: Of Crash Bandicoot, to the point that he attempts to imitate him... badly.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Briefly in the Season 3 Part 2 finale "Raiders of the Lost Arkus, Part 2". He and Cynder fall down towards the abyss with their other teammates while clinging to one another, despite being having wings capable of flight.
  • Hero with an F in Good: He's firmly on the side of good, but is an obnoxious self-centred jerk to the point that when he is turned evil for a number of episodes, he barely acts any differently.
  • Hidden Depths: "Spyromania" reveals that Spyro is a decent guitar player, being able to play a sad tune.
  • It's All About Me: Growing up under the belief that he was destined for greatness lead Spyro to become incredibly arrogant and egotistical. At one point, he thought about calling his Skylander team "Team Spyro" or just "Spyro". This was a result of Master Eon praising Spyro's talents since he was born, and this boosted the dragon's pride and disregard for fire safety (and other kinds of safety).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A reckless egotist, but he is on the side of good.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Doesn't hesitate to fanboy over Crash Bandicoot.
  • "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: Once claims "Crackling" is his middle name- Eruptor then comments that he told him it was Agnew.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Spyro's rash decision of going to Malefor in the Season 2 finale is what kickstarted the events of Season 3 with Cynder getting recaptured by Malefor and Spyro himself getting turned evil and putting his friends in danger. In the Season 3 finale, he blames himself for starting those events that also lead Eon to be vaporized.
  • Playing with Fire: Being a dragon, Spyro is able to breathe fire to attack his enemies.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted, since Spyro is a good guy, until he is turned into Dark Spyro in the Season 2 finale.
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    Stealth Elf 
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Voiced by Ashley Tisdale (English)

The resident Action Girl.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ninja: Her design definitely gives off this look.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Her name used to refer to her ability to turn invisible in the games, while in the cartoon she can teleport.
  • Only Sane Man: She tends to be the voice of reason in her group.
  • Rapunzel Hair: A ponytail that easily reaches the ground.
  • 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.
  • Teleportation Spam: She loves Zipping around via teleportation.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

    Eruptor 
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Voiced by Jonathan Banks (English)

A fiery hot head.


  • Butt-Monkey: Not as bad as Glumshanks but things do tend to go badly for him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hyper-Awareness: In the form of a Sherlock Scan, however, using this talent gives him a massive headache and serious eye strain.
  • Magma Man: He's made of rock and lava and has fire based powers.
  • Mundane Utility: Often puts his immense natural body heat to use for cooking.
  • Playing with Fire: He loves taking out enemies in fiery explosions.

    Pop Fizz 
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A fuzzball who's completely out of his mind- he was found to be squatting in Spyro, Eruptor and Stealth Elf's basement. His job is creating potions for the Skylanders' use.


    Jet-Vac 
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Voiced by Jonny Rees

An elder Skylander who joins Spyro's team. Tends to lecture them more often than not.


  • 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.
  • Badass Beard: His large ruff of feathers certainly gives the visual impression of one,
  • 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.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be old enough to use "whippersnapper" unironically, but he knows exactly how to go undercover at a rock festival.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • The Smart Guy: Usually... until he needs to improvise.
  • Team Dad: Not to the extent of Master Eon, but it's there.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He grew up doing everything his father wanted him to do.

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Other Heroes

    Master Eon 
Voiced by Chris Diamantopoulos

The head of the academy- a powerful sorcerer who attempts to teach the Skylanders life lessons.


  • Big Good: The head of Skylander Academy and training its heroes.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Hugo 

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.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: In one episode, Master Eon keeps telling people about various foods that have been sabotaged. Hugo barfs almost every time.
  • 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 
Voiced by John DiMaggio

A Skylander with putrid gas.


  • 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.
  • 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.

    Cy 
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.

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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.
  • Catchphrase: "Extreme (insert contextual word here)!"
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Legends, and indeed the expanded universe stuff for the toys, 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
Veteran Trap Master Skylander.


    Sprocket 
Voiced by Grey DeLisle

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

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

Villains

    Kaos 

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.
  • 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.
  • Expy: He's essentially a wizard version of Invader Zim.
  • 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.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's the Butt-Monkey of the series, with perhaps only Glumshanks having it worse. This eventually changes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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 
Voiced by Norm MacDonald

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).


  • Affectionate Nickname: Glummy.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Poor guy is constantly bullied by Kaos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: In his case, he looks closer to a Goblin, though he is still referred to as a troll.
  • 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.

    Kaossandra 
Voiced by Catherine O'Hara

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.
  • 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.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Her name is apparently pronounced "Kassandra", with the "O" being silent.
  • 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.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The series actually gives her a name as the games simply refer to her as "Kaos' Mom".
  • 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.
  • You Are in Command Now: Becomes the new head of the academy when Eon was vaporized.

    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.
  • Villainous Glutton: Eats King Pen, Cy, Team Spyro and their assigned students, a total of 13 characters, in Belly of the Beast.

    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 Legends 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 comics 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • 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 he's 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Dark Spyro 
Spyro's Evil Counterpart created when Strykore stripped him of his light.
Voiced by Jason Ritter (English)
  • Death Glare: Gives one to Team Spyro shortly after being separated from his good counterpart.
  • Foil: To Spyro, at least after becoming his own entity. While Spyro is good, cares for his teammates and seeks to protect the Skylands from evil, Dark Spyro is pure evil, couldn't care less of his allies and wants to see Skylands bow to its knees to Strykore.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: While working for Strykore. But as time goes on, he really isn't into it. And especially doesn't want to do anything to hurt his friends. However, after being split from Spyro, Dark Spyro doesn't seem to have any good left in him.
  • Literal Split Personality: Becomes this as a side effect of the serum used to cure Spyro.
  • Playing with Fire: Apart from using the power of darkness, he can also breathe fire.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • The Mole: To find the Fist of Arkus, Strykore sent Dark Spyro to infiltrate the Academy.

Doom Raiders

    Golden Queen 
Voiced by Susan Sarandon

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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Chef Pepper Jack 
Voiced by John DiMaggio

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.

    Chompy Mage 
Voiced by Chris Diamantopoulos

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 

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

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.
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