Tropes applying to all Skylanders:
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Most Skylanders only get a toy for one, maybe two releases and that's it; though old toys can be used in newer games. This is especially true for "gimmick" Skylanders such as Giants and Trap Masters, who by their very nature will never be re-released. Notably averted in games, however, as every Skylander is playable in every game past its release.
- Elemental Powers: Each Skylander belongs to one of ten elements: Air, Earth, Water, Fire, Magic, Tech, Life, Undead, Light, and Dark.
- Elite Army: The Eon's Elite variants are stronger than their regular counterparts.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Started off with a bang at 32 playable Skylanders, which has only skyrocketed over the years. As of Imaginators, there are currently 175 individual Skylanders, not including variants, Series 2+ or Supercharger versions.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Among all Skylanders, Gill Grunt, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, and Trigger Happy are the only Skylanders to have appeared in every game so far since their debut. From Giants onwards, Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz join them.
Ever since he was a young dragon, Bash has wished to fly. In an attempt to build up enough momentum to do so, he learned how to curl into a ball and roll at incredible speed. This training has toughened his skin into natural armor, but hasn't gotten him airborne as he'd hoped.
- Balloonacy: Birthday Bash, an alter ego in Lost Islands uses a large cluster of helium balloons to finally get airborne.
- Berserk Button: Bash really doesn't like having the fact he can't fly mentioned.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: It's got a spiked ball at its end, and as a Charged Attack, it packs THE strongest wallop per hit of any (non-Giant) Skylander.
- Carry a Big Stick: His tail has a mace head on it, making it act like one. One of the upgrades on his "Granite Dragon" path is even named "Mace of Destruction".
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Officially a dragon, but has a lot of saurian characteristics. Lampshaded with his Soul Gem upgrade, which gives him a triceratops helmet.
- Dishing Out Dirt: One of his powers has him making giant fists made of stone. He can also smack these around, making them like a projectile.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: With a Rolling Attack and a Spin Attack.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Earth element.
- Rolling Attack: One of his main attacks is to roll into enemies.
- Spin Attack: He can swing his tail to attack in a short distance around him.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: His first upgrade allows him to deflect shots with his Tail Swipe.
Like most trolls, Boomer loves to blow things up. But he wasn't interested in the trolls' war of conquest, so he turned against his kin and now blows stuff up FOR JUSTICE!
- Artificial Limbs: Word of God claims his hands and feet are cybernetic, due to an accident.
- Cartoon Bomb: His troll bombs are styled like this.
- Charged Attack: The final upgrade of his "Clobber Troll" path is the ability to charge up his ground slam for an extra-damage slam.
- Delayed Explosion: Weaponized with one of his upgrades, which allows him to delay the explosion of a thrown dynamite stick. Helps for getting slightly more range out of a toss or for baiting enemies.
- Ground Punch: His secondary attack is slamming his fists on the ground to create a shockwave.
- HeelFace Turn: Was originally in the troll army, but defected.
- Mad Bomber: He's a good version however.
- This is apparently a common trait among trolls. According to a scroll found in game, all their games are for some reason called "Boom!". Boomer just takes this trope Up to Eleven as far as his species goes.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The trolls' love of war and conquest didn't sit well with him. So he saved a town from the trolls and defected. He's apparently the only troll to ever earn the honor of being a Skylander.
- All Trolls Are Different: Trolls in the Skylanders universe tend to be associated with technology and explosives. Boomer is light on the former, but very heavy on the latter.
- Shockwave Stomp: The result of his slamming attack. It can be upgraded to stun on his "Clobber Troll" upgrade path.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Has access to both sticks of dynamite and troll bombs.
- Violation of Common Sense: In the book Machine of Doom, he tries to drown out Gill Grunt's singing by using sticks of dynamite as earplugs....
- Your Answer to Everything: Three words: "BLOW IT UP!!"
Camo is half-plant due to being hatched at the roots of the Tree of Life. As a result, he can make fruits and vegetables grow to the point of bursting almost instantly. Eon first noticed him when a melon blew up in his face, convincing the young dragon to join the Skylanders.
- Almighty Janitor: Doubles as Eon's personal gardener.
- Breath Weapon: He spits life energy that take the shape of balls of lights.
- Dashing Hispanic: The portrayal of his voice, as of Giants.
- Deployable Cover: His melon ring can double as a shield, since it surrounds him and causes him to briefly hide underground. The final upgrade on his "Melon Master" path encourages this by allowing the melon ring to be held indefinitely.
- Edible Ammunition: He can unlock the ability to grow a ring of melons around him, which proceed to launch out and blow up upon contact with an enemy.
- Green Thumb: He has the ability to make plants grow explosively fast.
- Heal Thyself: Get three of his Breath Weapon projectiles to circle around him at once and his HP will regenerate for a short time.
- Hybrid Monster: Dragon/Plant
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Life element.
- Orbiting Particle Shield: After acquiring his Soul Gem upgrade, holding the attack button down allows up to three of his Breath Weapon projectiles to orbit around him for protection.
- Plant Person: A plant-dragon hybrid, shown by his green coloration and leaf tail.
- The Prankster: A rather notorious one, in-universe. Likes to use his plant powers for mayhem.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Camo's secondary attack is to lay down a vine of exploding melons. One of his upgrade paths specializes in improving it, allowing him to quickly lay down a large string of explosives in front of him.
Created by the ancient Arkeyans with a fusion of technology and undead magic, Chop Chop is a skilled warrior with an indestructible shield. He has spent centuries looking for the vanished Arkeyans before being recruited as a Skylander.
- Audible Sharpness: His sword makes a noticeable metallic sound every time it's swung; to say nothing of when it actually hits something.
- Attack Reflector: An innate ability of his shield.
- Badass Grandpa: Being an Arkeyan, he's close to being 10,000 years old.
- BFS: Should you take his "Vampiric Warrior" path, his sword eventually becomes as large as himself.
- Cool Sword: It's even explicitly stated to be indestructible.
- Counter Attack: On his "Undead Defender" path, he gains the ability to absorb damage with his shield, then release it by using his shield bash.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Like with other Undead Skylanders, but applies double due to him being an Arkeyan creation.
- Dual Wielding: His Series 3 Wow Pow lets him replace his shield with a second Cool Sword.
- Dem Bones: One that's at least partially artificial.
- Friend to All Children: Played with. While he at least tries to be by using his shield to go take children sledging, their screams make it unclear if they actually like it or not.
- The Leader: For the Undead element.
- Life Drain: One of his upgrades gives him a chance of recovering health when attacking enemies with his sword.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His shield can block attacks and reflect projectiles, but he can only hold it up for so long.
- Magitek: The Arkeyans are said to have found the connection between technology and magic, and Chop Chop is a demonstration of that.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: To the Arkeyans.
- Shield Bash: An early upgrade allows him to do this while his shield's up, thanks to a spike being added to the front. On the "Undead Defender" path, it can be upgraded to stun as well.
Kidnapped as an egg by the evil dragon Malefor, Cynder was raised in the ways of darkness until Spyro rescued her. (Wait, this sounds familiar...) Anyway, she wishes to make up for all the evil she's done under Malefor, but many are wary of the dark powers she still commands.
- Action Girl
- The Atoner: Just like her Legend of Spyro counterpart.
- Back from the Dead: The Mabu kid Quigly asks if this happened to her in Spyro's Adventure.
- Casting a Shadow /Make Me Wanna Shout: Her shadow and fear abilities are back.
- Broad Strokes: Cynder's bio essentially states that some version of The Legend of Spyro trilogy happened in this continuity.
- Word of God confirms that Cynder's origins in Skylanders and her traits from The Legend of Spyro trilogy is intentionally left ambiguous, leaving it to longtime Spyro the Dragon fans to use their own imaginations to fill in the blanks.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Goth Girls Know Magic: Her skills and upgrades info. in Eon's guide for Spyro's Adventure, Eon likes to compare her to a goth, at least when talking about her Shadow dash/strike["like an angry goth/like an even angrier goth"].
- HeelFace Turn: Just like her The Legend of Spyro counterpart.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Undead element.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be snarky, brooding and has a dislike for jokes or pranks, but she still shares the same goal of all Skylanders: protect the world of Skylands from the forces of evil.
- Put on a Bus: Does not get a repose for Trap Team.
- The Bus Came Back: Cynder returns to the spotlight in Imaginators as a storyline NPC in a level pack story.
- Scale Color Dissonance/Purple Is the New Black: In the first two The Legend of Spyro games Cynder was black and red - in Skylanders she is now bright purple and pink, with even higher contrast than in Dawn of the Dragon.
- Shock and Awe: Cynder's primary attack is her lightning breath.
- Spread Shot: Her lightning breath can hit multiple enemies across a wide area, even without upgrades.
Dino-Rang came to the Skylands in a freak portal accident, taken from his home and his people far away. While helping the Skylanders fight for justice, he searches for the mythical Twin Diamond Boomerangs, believing they'll lead him to his destiny.
- Awesome Aussie: His voice brings this to mind.
- Battle Boomerang: His main weapon. Oddly, while they do return to him, they also shatter when they hit anything, unless a path-specific upgrade is bought.
- Berserk Button: According to his biography, he hates being referred as a dragon.
- Cultured Badass: According to the Book of Elements, he's a very talented ballroom dancer.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Once accidentally launched his dance partner screaming into the air while attempting a simple lift maneuver. She has yet to come back down.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: The first dinosaur Skylander, and the only one until Slobber Tooth.
- Pinball Projectile: His boomerangs become this with his "Dancing Boomerangs" upgrade.
- Projectile Pocketing: His Soul Gem ability allows this for his boomerangs.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Comes from a hunter tribe that uses boomerangs as their weapons.
- Trap Master: His Stonefist Trap ability.
Hailing from the tropical regions of Skylands, Double Trouble was searching for spell ingredients when he found a lily said to multiply a spell's power. But after he ate it, he found it multiplied something else, giving him the ability to make half-size, exploding copies of himself.
- Action Bomb: His copies. They also draw attacks away from him.
- Chain Lightning: His Wow Pow upgrade allows his Eldritch Beam to chain to different foes.
- Cool Mask: A huge tribal mask.
- Clone Degeneration: His clones are much smaller than him. And explosive.
- Expendable Clone: They serve as his secondary attack, even.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: His reason for not getting mad when the lily's ability backfired by multiplying him instead of his magic spell's power is because he was incredibly lonely, prior to that event.
- Me's a Crowd: he can create many doubles of himself, though they don't have the same abilities as him and are mostly mobile explosives.
- Shout-Out: In Giants, he sings the "level complete" music from Super Mario Bros. after defeating a large slew of Mooks.
- Witch Doctor: His design inspiration, shown by his tribal mask, feathers, and staff.
An ancient robot built by the Arkeyans, Drill Sergeant was buried for centuries until Terrafin wound up finding and reactivating him. Drill Sergeant swore to be Terrafin's servant in thanks, but Terrafin told him not to serve him at all - an order that Drill Sergeant has followed ever since.
- Drill Tank
- Rocket Punch
- Robot Buddy
- More Dakka: His Auto-blaster.
- This Is a Drill
- Verbal Tic: Peppers his speech with beeping noises. Which are said rather than emitted.
Drobot was always fascinated by mechanical devices, so when he found some Lost Technology he studied it and used to build a set of armor. His new gear includes lasers, spinning gear shooters, flight enhancement gear, and a deep booming voice synthesizer, all of which he uses to defend the Skylands.
- Eye Beams / Frickin' Laser Beams : His primary attack is to shoot rapidfire, long-range energy beams from his eyes. The "Master Blaster" path of upgrades also adds wing blasters.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Drobot built his suit of Powered Armor himself using some lost technology he came across and his backstory implies he tinkered around a good bit beforehand.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Tech element.
- Pinball Projectile: Drobot's Bladegears bounce off of walls, even without upgrades. They can also be upgraded into exploding bladegears.
- Player-Guided Missile: Drobot's "Wow Pow" ability is a large remote-controlled Bladegear.
- Power Glows: The orange orb on LightCore Drobot's pack lights up.
- Powered Armor: Laser blasts, spinning gear projectiles, a robotic voice, and jet-powered flight thrusters. It's unclear whether Drobot actually has any wings underneath that armor.
- His official bio implies he does, just that they're covered under flight enhancement technology.
- Shout-Out: To Shoot 'em Up games. His "Hover Mode" upgrade even allows him to fly while facing in one direction, just like in a Vertical Scrolling Shooter!
- Spread Shot: His secondary attack is to launch a pair of metal blade-gears that can rebound off of walls; the "Clockwork Dragon" path of upgrades allows him to launch three at once.
Eruptor's people once lived deep underneath a volcano until an eruption sent everything up to the surface. As for Eruptor himself, he's said to have an absolutely volcanic temper.
- Balloon Belly: When he uses his Wow Pow move Lava Barf, his belly bulges.
- Cowardly Lion: In direct contrast to his usual depiction as possessing a Hair-Trigger Temper, in Imaginators, Eruptor is easily frightened by bugs or rats and is usually scared to some degree. The riskiest thing he does is bake a cake which, true to form, gets assaulted by a force of... bugs and rats.
- The Ditz: When he isn't mad, he's fantastically unaware of himself. Exemplified in the opening of the Swap Force reveal trailer.Eruptor: "How come they never say the final two numbers?"
Pop Fizz: "So it's really quiet when the show starts!"
Eruptor: "Oh yeah, that makes sense. Someone talking over the opening would be so annoying!"
- Fingerless Hands: As Lava Lance Eruptor, he is capable of driving his Burn-Cycle and wielding a lance with ease, despite having no fingers.
- Gasshole: As seen in the "Boomtime" commercial.Eruptor: When I get in there, I'm gonna... BUUUUUURRRP!
Terrafin: Shoot, Eruptor!
- Returns with a vengeance in Imaginators, where simply getting him nervous is enough to get him belching. Of course, he spends most of the storyline nervous.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- The Leader: For the Fire element.
- Magma Man
- Oblivious to His Own Description: See the quote under The Ditz, above.
- Power Glows: LightCore Eruptor's mouth glows.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Not only is he often depicted as puking up large quantities of lava in trailers and cinematics, but his Series 3 figure is actually called "Lava Barf Eruptor".
- One of his attacks and upgrade paths, in general.
Flameslinger is an extremely gifted elf, having a second sight that lets him see distant events via flames. He's also such an incredible archer that he wears a blindfold just to prove his skill. In addition to that, he saved a fire spirit in his youth, who granted him a magic bow and fire boots in gratitude.
- Animal Eye Spy: Has a variation, seeing through fire rather than animals.
- Archer Archetype
- Arrows on Fire
- Blindfolded Vision: Fireslinger is a blindfolded archer. He does it simply as a Self-Imposed Challenge.
- Fertile Feet: Inverted; he can have trails of flame trail behind him (but they're not permanent, keeping this out of Walking Wasteland).
- Fireball Eyeballs: He's said to have these under the blindfold.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Rain of Arrows
- Required Secondary Powers: The Book Of Elements claims he lacks the ability to prevent his shoes from burning at every step, to the point that he's no longer allowed in most people's houses, since he regularly sets fire to any carpet he touches. even though we never see this happen in-game, especially when he chooses to walk.
- Spread Shot/Multishot: One of his upgrade paths allows him to fire three arrows at once.
- Tricked-Out Shoes: They can leave a path of flames in his wake.
- The Un-Reveal: In the announcement trailer for Giants, Flameslinger is seen among a handful of characters witnessing Tree Rex's re-appearance. He lifts his blindfold to get a closer look... only to reveal there's another blindfold underneath.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Once a simple chef, Ghost Roaster was turned into a ghoul after falling into the Valley of the Undead. He then consumed an entire ghost village, for which he was chained to a spiked ball as punishment. Eon heard of this and recruited Ghost Roaster, feeling a ghost-eater could be useful - as long as he only eats evil spirits.
- Alien Lunch: He's a foodie, just not of anything we'd call edible.
- Big Eater: He ate an entire ghost town. Nuff said.
- Captain Ersatz: Of the Crypt Keeper, from Tales from the Crypt. This is much more apparent via voice work in Giants.
- Cursed with Awesome: His punishment is what gave him his primary weapon in the first place.
- Epic Flail
- Evil Laugh
- High Collar of Doom
- Meaningful Rename: Ghost Roaster was once named Olav, but decided to give himself a new name after being transformed into what he is now.
- Our Ghouls Are Creepier: Essentially the "Mythic Ghouls" type.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Stormblade's Blue in the comic arc "Secret Agent Secrets".
- Skull for a Head
- Token Evil Teammate: Ghost Roaster's bio suspiciously lacks any heroic deeds in his past. Eon just thought it'd be better to have a ghost-eater on his side.
Gill Grunt is a gillman soldier who met a beautiful mermaid during one tour of duty. He kept a promise to return to her after his tour, but she had been kidnapped by pirates in the meantime. He continues to search for her, and has become a Skylander to put a stop to such evil.
- Abnormal Ammo: His Water Weaver upgrade path lets him shoot exploding starfish at enemies.
- Anchors Away / Charged Attack: After acquiring his Soul Gem upgrade, hold the attack button to ready a large ship anchor instead of the usual harpoons.
- Art Evolution: In his offical artwork for series two on, his jaw seems to be less prominent, and his eyes appear rounder.
- Bottomless Magazines: Initially averted with his water backpack, which has limited but regenerating water supply. Played straight once he gets the "Reserve Water Tank" upgrade in his Water Weaver path.
- Also applies when he stands in any amount of water large enough for him to get both feet in.
- Dreadful Musician: Gillmen are known for their singing voices, but not in a good way.
- Fantastic Recruitment Drive: Known for recruiting other undersea Skylanders, like Punk Shock or Echo.
- Fish People
- Harpoon Gun: His primary weapon. Can be upgraded with Spread Shot and Charged Attack capabilities.
- Jet Pack: A water-pressure jetpack!
- Knockback: His power-hose attack inflicts relatively little damage, but is explicitly noted to push enemies backwards when it hits.
- The Leader: For the Water element.
- Shock and Awe: Deep Dive Gill Grunt's trident has this power when upgraded enough to the correct path.
- Spread Shot: One path of upgrades enables him to fire a triple spread of harpoons. His Wow Pow upgrade allows him to do this with his Charged Attack.
- Visual Pun: His series 4 version literally rides the wave.
Hex was once a powerful elven sorceress who entered the underworld to confront Malefor, the Undead Dragon King. However, she returned... changed, becoming an Undead herself. Many are now suspicious of her dark powers, but Eon continues to have faith in her.
- Action Girl
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Though unlike most example of the trope, she kept control.
- Bad with the Bone: Many, if not all of her spells are skull- or bone-shaped. Her toy even shows her holding a spectral skull.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Yes, the undead witch dressed in black with a blue skin, guttural voice and skull-based magic is a good guy.
- Lady of Black Magic
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: While most of the characters have a few, Hex gets the notable distinction of having defeated Malefor (though not actually kill him), which is no small feat.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Perpetual Frowner
- Power Glows: LightCore Hex's crystal ball glows.
- Voice of the Legion
On his first quest as a knight, Ignitor was deceived by a witch into wearing a cursed set of armor; he thought it was fire-resistant but dragonfire instead turned him into living flame within the armor. Predictably, he makes the best of this, but still seeks revenge on that witch for tricking him.
- Animated Armor/Cursed with Awesome: Granted, being a turned into a sentient flame is not pleasant, but he Took a Level in Badass thanks to it.
- Flaming Sword
- An Axe to Grind: His sword becomes this when upgraded.
- Knight in Shining Armor: More like a Flaming Knight in Shining Armor...
- Meaningful Rename: His name used to be Ignatius.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: "Thou has been vanquished!"
Lightning Rod once lived in the Cloud Kingdom, beloved for his heroic deeds and good looks. But it wasn't enough for him. He eventually met Spyro, whose stories of his adventures in faraway lands inspired him to seek out Eon and join the Skylanders.
- Badass Beard
- Big Eater: According to the Official 2013 Skylanders Annual, Lightning Rod consumes an amount of food considered overboard for a human diet. 400 eggs for breakfast, 25 whole livestock for lunch and several sheep for dinner, anyone?
- Expy: Bearded lightning-bolt-slinger? Talk about Zeus.
- Flying on a Cloud
- Fog Feet: As pointed out by Quigley in Spyro's Adventure.
- Hunk: Particularly in-universe, where he's apparently nicknamed "Rod the Bod".
- No Indoor Voice: He never drops below a drawn out, echoing shout.
- Shock and Awe: Throws lightning bolts.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
Prism Break was once a fearsome, antisocial rock golem, until he was buried in a cave-in. Freed a hundred years later, Prism Break had not only had a change of heart but the earth's pressure had transformed parts of his rocky body into powerful crystals, which he decided to put to use in the defense of the Skylands.
- Emerald Power: Literally; an upgrade that enhances his attack power also turns his crystals green.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Unlike Drobot's, however, they are at least instantaneous beams of light energy, though they do have a more limited range.
- Gemstone Assault
- Groin Attack: When he was freed from his imprisonment, one of the miners hit him with a pick-axe in "an area Prism Break doesn't like to talk about". Although it's not explicitly said, it's safe to assume he got hit... *puts on shades* ...in the stones.
- Hand Blast: If you can call those hands.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Best seen on his portrait◊.
- Power Crystal
- Power Glows: LightCore Prism Break's hand crystals glow.
- Sealed Badass in a Can
- Took a Level in Kindness: Before he became who he is today, Prism Break was an irritable rock golem. Then the cave-in happened, and he had a change of heart (and arms).
Slam Bam lived a simple life on a glacier, making ice sculptures and ice surfing. That is, until Kaos destroyed the glacier, leaving him to drift on an iceberg for days until he landed on Eon's Island.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti
- Goggles Do Nothing: He's given a complementary pair with his Soul Gem upgrade.
- An Ice Person
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Trademark Favorite Food: Snow cones.
A gryphon who hoped to protect her hatchlings, but a wizard was able to find her and curse her eggs; the chicks would hatch, but return to being eggs within moments and hatch again in an endless cycle. Making the best of a bad situation, she taught her chicks how to fight when hatched, and joined the Skylanders to protect others from suffering this kind of evil.
- Action Girl
- Action Mom: She's even able to get an assist from her chicks.
- Area of Effect: Her Sonic blasts are this.
- Cursed with Awesome: She trained her cursed hatchlings to assist her in battle anytime she needs them with effectively no risk to them. Sure, probably not pleasant for her, but certainly helpful.
- Fusion Dance: Sonic Boom's Wow Pow ability allows her to combine her hatchlings into one "Super Baby" with a much stronger bite.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Her primary attack is a blast of sonic energy.
- One-Hit-Point Wonder: Sonic Boom's hatchlings vanish in a puff of baby feathers the moment they take any damage, and the player must toss them again.
- Our Gryphons Are Different: Sonic Boom resembles an opinicus, with her eagle's head and wings, but lion's tail, and four clawed legs. This also applies to her (normal) hatchlings; the Super Baby looks distinctly more dinosaur-like, with scrawny front arms and wings but a large head, back legs and long tail.
- Splash Damage: Her "Echolocation" upgrade causes her sonic blasts to send out secondary shockwaves upon impact, which inflict additional damage.
- Spread Shot: Her sonic breath already has a wide area of effect, but the "Medea Griffin" path of upgrades enables Sonic Boom to toss all of her eggs simultaneously, in a spread pattern.
- Weaponized Offspring
A legendary purple dragon from a faraway land, Spyro is famous for his many adventures - perhaps you've heard of some of them. Having been invited to join the Skylanders, Spyro now protects the Skylands just as fiercely as he has fought evil elsewhere.
- Breath Weapon: Standard-issue dragon fire, but it's at least upgradable.
- Charged Attack: The "Daybringer Flame" upgrade allows the player to charge up a large fireball by holding down the Attack button.
- Composite Character: His bio gives him the personality of classic Spyro but also calls him a legendary Purple Dragon like the Legend of Spyro character. Cynder's backstory even implies he's fought this world's Malefor and has a history with Cynder. His tongue is also a forked tongue like he had in the classic games and he's offhandedly referred to as an old friend of Crash Bandicoot's.
- Word of God confirms that Spyro's origins in Skylanders and his traits from previous Spyro games is intentionally left ambiguous, leaving it to longtime Spyro the Dragon fans to use their own imaginations to fill in the blanks.
- Dark Is Not Evil: "Dark Spyro" has been noted as using evil energy without being corrupted by it.
- Death from Above: Spyro's strongest move is his headbash, purchasable after finding his Soul Gem.
- Flight: You know the one...
- Glass Cannon: Dark Spyro in comparison to the normal version; with higher attack but lower defense.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Magic element.
- The Leader: For the Magic element, and for all modern-day Skylanders.
- Mythology Gag: On top of being a Composite Character, his Series 2 Wow Pow even looks like the convexity attack used to finish off Cynder in A New Beginning. Especially when used by Dark Spyro.
- Playing with Fire: Even his dash attack has hints of flame to it, although it's not actually a fire attack.
- Purple Is the New Black: Dark Spyro's magical attacks are purple, while Dark Spyro's black.
- Purple Is Powerful: Mentioned in a nod to his Legend counterpart, but hasn't been demonstrated.
- Put on a Bus: After appearing in the first three Skylanders games, Spyro does not get a repose for Trap Team.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns to the spotlight in Imaginators as a storyline NPC.
- Spread Shot: Spyro's fire breath can be upgraded to a spread of three fireballs.
- Use Your Head: His dash attack, as well as his dive-bombing headbash attack.
- You Don't Look Like You: His design is quite a bit different from what came before, notably his wider face, heightened facial features, and more curved horns. Several installments also make his scales a darker shade of purple.
Awaking in the forest with no memory of who she was, she was adopted by a ninja-like creature and raised in the art of stealth. She now searches to find where she came from.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her top exposes her cleavage. Best seen on her series 2 promo images.
- Action Girl
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit is divided into two parts, unlike most fictional ninja garb.
- Averted in SWAP Force, as she wears a more traditional ninja costume for her Series 3 and Dark variants.
- Breakout Character: Just look at the size of her bio compared to any other character on this page.
- Depending on the Writer: Some of what she says and does in the games and commercials tend to give her Adorkable behavior traits. The books and comics, meanwhile, tends to make her out more as being Comically Serious with No Social Skills - Except for the book of Elements, which shows her more as Brilliant, but Lazy (uses her duplicates to get out of doing anything she doesn't want to do herself).
- Dual Wielding: A pair of daggers.
- Flechette Storm: In the 3DS games, where she no longer has Arboreal Acrobatics as an ability [thanks to them being platformer games where everyone can double jump], and her Stealthier Decoy ability being changed into a dash attack version called Stealthy Decoy, Stealth Elf now has Thorn Throw attacks, which is a downplayed version of this trope. Gets completely straight with her final 3DS upgrade called Thorn Storm, which still only doubles as Death of a Thousand Cuts in Spyro's Adventure, but becomes much more effective in later games, where it's just great for clearing huge crowds of enemies from a distance.
- Fragile Speedster: In the 3DS version, at least. She can't take a hit but she's your best bet for any speed challenge and the only one of the starters who stands a chance in the second half of Dark Mirror.
- Super Speed: the "Speed" stat icon is literally an image of her running.
- Gratuitous Ninja
- Mundane Utility: Likes using her decoy to do things she doesn't want to do herself, from listening to boring meetings and conversations to doing typical household chores.
- Ninja Log: Her special attack is to vanish and leave a decoy in her place. After upgrading, they're dummies that fight back.
- No Social Skills: Known for being impatient, temperamental, and a bit too direct. Her mini-counterpart, Whisper Elf, is likewise able to make situations completely awkward by speaking her mind too much (when she even speaks at all).
- Knife Nut
- The Leader: For the Life element.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Reverse Grip
- Skirt over Slacks: Depending on the Artist, the wrap around her waist is either a sash or a full skirt, the latter of which makes it this trope.
- Something We Forgot: At the end of the Giants Easter Surprise commercial, thanks to her hiding skills during the Easter egg hunt being a bit too good....
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Fun Size: To Stealth Elf.
- Ninja Log: Can leave scarecrow-like decoys in her place, though hers appears to be made of yarn, as opposite to Stealth Elf's straw decoys.
- The Noseless: Yet she has nostrils.
- No Social Skills: Known for speaking her mind too much. When she talks, at all.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Only mini from Trap Team to return in SuperChargers - as a healing unit for Super Shot Stealth Elf's Life Gem skill, Health Elf....
- Abnormal Ammo: Her Gatling gun uses daggers as ammunition. This is lampshaded in her primary attack's description:
- Absolute Cleavage: Not in the console games, but the SuperChargers Racing supplemental game, where her jumpsuit is zipped down to expose her cleavage. Also shows up in some images.◊
- Ace Pilot: She flies a helicopter.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Her Arboreal Acrobatics ability has been replaced with the ability to spin around her Gatling gun.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her jumpsuit looks to match her body pretty snuggly.
- Fragile Speedster: The Stealth Stinger isn't very strong and powerful with its shots, but can rapid-fire on enemies and has a high acceleration rate.
- Gatling Good
- More Dakka: Both she and the Stealth Stinger can rapid-fire attacks at enemies.
- Stealth Expert: Except now she leaves her Gatling gun behind while doing so. The Stealth Stinger is also the only vehicle capable of doing this.
- The Medic: Her Soul Gem has her summon Whisper Elf, now as Health Elf, for the purpose of healing after damage is taken.
- Thememobile: The Stealth Stinger is one to both her and plants.
- The Turret Master: When hidden, she now leaves her Gatling gun behind to act as both this and a distraction. It can even be equipped to home in on and fire at enemies automatically.
Originally a magical tree, Stump Smash awoke from a long nap to find that trolls had cut down the entire forest - including himself. He's still upset over the incident, and has vowed to protect Skylands from such incidents happening again.
- Drop the Hammer: He even uses the phrase as one of his battle cries.
- Half the Tree He Used To Be
- Plant Person
- When Trees Attack
- Simpleton Voice
Sunburn is the Skylands' only known dragon/phoenix hybrid, granting him rare magical powers like the ability to teleport. While he is very proud of what he is, this also makes Sunburn a target for those who want to capture and study him for their own ends. Being a Skylander provides him not only with the chance to use his powers for good, but more importantly with protection from anyone who would hunt him.
- Breath Weapon
- Collision Damage: Sunburn's Phoenix Dash; the "Phoenix Grand Blaze" upgrade makes Sunburn's body ignite in flames after using his fire breath long enough, allowing him to damage nearby enemies by touch.
- Hybrid Monster: Dragon/Phoenix
- Hybrid Power
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Fire element.
- The Phoenix
- Teleporters and Transporters: His teleport move also inflicts Collision Damage.
A land shark from the dirt seas, Terrafin was the local lifeguard until the heat from a massive explosion fused the sand into glass. He turned to boxing, becoming a champion until he by chance met a Portal Master and decided to fight as a Skylander.
- Chainsaw Good: As an upgrade, he gets a chainsaw fin.
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks
- Fast Tunnelling
- Good Old Fisticuffs: He later gets upgraded with brass- and spiked- knuckle gloves.
- Power Fist: His spiked knuckles.
- The Leader: For the Earth element.
- Sand Worm
- Scary Black Man: This is what his voice sounds like.
- Shamu Fu: His body slam probably qualifies.
- Shockwave Stomp: His body slam attack creates a very painful one.
- Shark Man
Nobody knows where this gremlin came from but... he likes guns. And shooting stuff. And shooting more stuff. And ... well, you get the idea.
- A-Team Firing: As stated, he's a bit infamous for his lack of aiming....
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: Trigger Happy uses "gold guns" that fire gold coins.
- His other attack is throwing an exploding gold safe. That can be upgraded to a more damaging exploding gold pot of gold coins, and that can be upgraded to an even more damaging single (but ginormous) exploding gold coin. And that single coin is yet even more damaging if it comes up heads.
- Gatling Good: His normal tertiary ability is a mounted Gatling gun.
- Glass Cannon: Offensively is one of the most powerful Skylanders, but also has some of the lowest maximum health.
- The Gunslinger: Not only does he use guns, his backstory is pretty much what you'd expect from a western gunslinger.
- Guns Akimbo
- Human Cannonball: Double Dare Trigger Happy's tertiary attack is launching himself out of a cannon.
- Laughing Mad: He never seems to stop laughing and giggling.
- Law of Inverse Recoil: His Golden Yamato Blast attack shoves him halfway across the screen.
- The Leader: For the Tech element.
- More Dakka: Dude's called "Trigger Happy"; what do you think?
- Overly Long Tongue: One trailer even shows it to be prehensile.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: While not of a traditional design, his gold guns have visible rotary chambers.
- Riding the Bomb: Big Bang Trigger Happy
- Trigger Happy: Um... yeah.
- Wave Motion Gun: His strongest Charged Attack, the "Golden Yamato Blast", packs so much punch that not only can it clear an entire screen of Mooks with one shot, but the recoil from firing it forces him backwards quite a distance too.
During his rite of passage in the Cave of Trials, Voodood discovered a dragon skeleton with the legendary Axe Reaver where its heart would be. Taking the dragon's skull and the axe as his own, Voodood became a decorated warrior and protector of his people, joining the Skylanders after becoming the last of his tribe.
- An Axe to Grind
- Booby Trap: He has a magical tripwire for a power. He can also upgrade this to lay down multiple tripwires.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's an orc wearing a skull, and yet a good guy.
- Noble Savage
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet
A turtle hatched in a rare Enchanted Twister, Warnado eventually adapted to it and learned how to use the wind. Now he only gets dizzy when standing still.
- Blow You Away: His secondary attack is to launch a tornado that sucks up nearby enemies.
- Player-Guided Missile: His "Guided Twister" upgrade is fully steerable.
- Power Glows: Lightcore Warnado's shell lights up.
- Spin Attack: Warnado's primary attack.
- Turtle Power
King of a peaceful underwater civilization, Wham-Shell repelled an invasion of trolls drilling for oil, though the invasion did scatter his people far and wide. He's since joined the Skylanders to defend against these sorts of atrocities.
- Ancestral Weapon: Wham-Shell's mace has been passed down from one king to the next for generations.
- Giant Enemy Crab: He's vaguely crustacean-like, anyway.
- Power Glows: As a Lightcore, his mace lights up.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
Whirlwind is half-dragon, half-unicorn; unfortunately, both races' jealousy makes her an outsider (the dragons covet her beauty, the unicorns envy her ability to fly). Nonetheless, when trolls hunted both species, she jumped to their defense. The result... well, let's just say that evil beings are now terrified of rainbows.
- Action Girl
- All of the Other Reindeer: Got this treatment from both of her species.
- Badass Adorable: She's part unicorn, she shoots rainbows, she has feathery wings... even her giggles are adorable!
- The Dreaded: The trolls invoked Whirlwind's wrath by hunting both of the races she's descended from. The resulting Roaring Rampage of Rescue was so great that she's now feared quite greatly by the forces of evil. Yes, the dragon/unicorn hybrid who shoots rainbows (of DOOM) from her horn is The Dreaded!
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Heck, even a black hole (the "Rainbow Singularity" upgrade) is better with rainbows! Her enemies call it the "Rainbow Of Doom"note for a reason.
- Killer Rabbit: Is far more deadly than you'd expect from something that's half-unicorn and shoots rainbows.
- Half-Breed Discrimination: Wasn't accepted by either species due to her hybrid nature. This did not stop her from going on a Roaring Rampage of Rescue against the trolls for hunting them though.
- Healing Shiv: After acquiring her Soul Gem upgrade, Whirlwind's Rainbow of Doom doubles as a Rainbow of Healing in two-player co-op.
- Hybrid Monster: Dragon/Unicorn
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Air element.
- The Leader: For the Air element.
- Mood-Swinger: She has the grace of a unicorn, and the fury of a dragon; but she's been trying to curb her temper since becoming a Skylander.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Her unseen adventure in the Frostfest Mountain, which led to the Frost Elves erecting an immense golden statue of her that doubles as a handy storage platform for The Illuminator.
- Roaring Rampage of Rescue: When the trolls started hunting the two races she's a hybrid of, she went on one of these that made her The Dreaded to evildoers.
- Shock and Awe: Whirlwind's secondary attack is a "tempest cloud" that electrocutes nearby enemies.
- Winged Unicorn: Whirlwind is a half dragon, half unicorn, but for some reason has feathered wings instead of dragon ones, giving her the look of one of these.
Wrecking Ball started out as a grub worm, to be used as an ingredient in a wizard's magic potion. Surprisingly, he swallowed the entire potion, swelling to enormous size. Then he swallowed the wizard.
- Badass Adorable: Just look at him.
- Big Eater
- Gratuitous Disco Sequence: Wrecking Ball's Wow Pow allows him to roll inside a disco ball, with appropriate backing music.
- Overly Long Tongue
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Rolling Attack
- Team Pet
Zap was born a prince of water dragons, but was swept away by a riptide and adopted by electric eels. There, he not only built a harness to store and discharge electricity, but he also became an excellent speed swimmer, with only the dolphins able to be a match for him.
- Breath Weapon: He spits balls of electricity as his primary attack.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Water element.
- Raised by Wolves - err, electric eels instead of his own dragonkind.
- Shock and Awe: Though he learned the how-tos from being raised by electric eels, he has to use a special harness to provide the electricity for it.
- Verbal Tic: As of Giants, his voice constantly sounds like someone gargling and talking at the same time.
Zook is one of a race known as Bambazookers, who spent their entire lives standing in one place - until Zook realized that he could move away from his spot. He became a famous hero, and hopes that he'll gain even more fame as a member of the Skylanders.
- Bamboo Technology: Literally, as he has a bamboo carved bazooka.
- Glory Seeker
- Plant Person
- Swiss Army Weapon: Of the more mundane variant. Zook's bazooka is also used sometimes as a telescope, a didgeridoo, and as a lunchbox. He sometimes also uses it as a place to sit.
- Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!: As of Giants, he has a thick Jamaican accent.
Chill was a decorated knight of the ice kingdom and the Snow Queen's captain of the guard. But then the armies of cyclops invaded and captured the queen, which Chill has never forgiven herself for. Chill has exiled herself from the kingdom until she can regain her honor, and is always keeping an eye out for news of her queen.
- Action Girl
- Ambiguously Human
- Combat Pragmatist: She's a noble knight, but at least one source has said she's not above fighting dirty.
- Cool Sword (no pun intended)
- Double Weapon
- An Ice Person: Like Slam Bam, she's more affiliated to Ice than to Water.
- Knight in Shining Armor
- My Greatest Failure: She couldn't prevent her queen from being kidnapped.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me
- Power Glows: LightCore Chill
- Redemption Quest
- Shamu Fu: Her Soul Gem power lets her summon a narwhal to attack.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Though it's a Double Weapon and she throws it spinning horizontally, so it's not blatantly implausible.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Chill's accent in Giants has a peculiar mixture of German, Russian and Scandinavian.
- Winter Royal Lady: Not Chill herself, but the Snow Queen she serves. That said, drop the "royalty" part and Chill fits quite well.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Going by her eyebrows, anyway, as her actual hair is hidden under her helmet.
Nobody's sure where this gem dragon came from. She was first found when Bash wished on a shooting star (to fly, of course) and witnessed it crash into a valley, and when he went to investigate he saw her emerge from a giant geode. Unfortunately, she didn't know that Bash was friendly and she, well, sent him flying.
- Action Girl
- Attack Drone / Sentry Gun: Somewhere between the two is Flashwing's "Super Shards" path of upgrades: Fire her crystal shards into a wall and they will stick there, shooting their own crystal shards in sync with Flashwing's own. Flashwing can have up to three such shards at once, potentially quadrupling her firepower in the meantime.
- The Bait: In the Lost Islands mobile game, Flashwing wants to go on a mission to the Pirate Grotto. Why? Because she's made out of gems and the pirates will mistake her for treasure.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: She can fire energy beams from the gem on her tail. Her Soul Gem ability, "Crystal Lighthouse", is implied to utilize the gem on her tail as well.
- Came from the Sky: Arrived in Skylands inside a shooting star that broke open to reveal her when Bash investigated it.
- Emerald Power: Jade Flashwing
- Feather Flechettes: One of her attacks is to launch a salvo of crystalline feathers from her wings, in all directions (save forward, which is what her primary attack is for).
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Her primary Charged Attack is a laser blast. Her Soul Gem ability is a large crystal that rotates laser beams around in a circle.
- Gemstone Assault: Her primary attack is to fire crystal shards. And although you don't encounter them often, Flashwing is also the only Skylander who can destroy crystal blocks without needing to use explosives.
- Heal Thyself: The "Healing Crystals" upgrade, along Flashwing's Super Shards path, allows Flashwing to recover her HP by standing near the crystal shards she's fired into walls.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Earth element. She's also the only dragon Skylander debuting in Giants.
- Power Crystal
- Spin Attack: Her Shimmering Spin attack. It can also be upgraded into a Deflector Spin.
Fright Rider and his steed, Fright the ostrich, were once champion jousters. But one day a jealous competitor cursed the elf and sent him to the Underworld. Although Fright was normally rather timid, it ate a bag of "skele-oats" and turned itself into a skeleton in order to rescue its friend.
- Beast of Battle / Horse of a Different Color: Fright Rider fights from atop his trusty steed - Fright the (now-undead) ostrich.
- Cowardly Lion: Fright
- Dem Bones: Fright
- Prophetic Names: Fright used to feel fright over almost everything and is now a skeleton, which are associated with fright. Rider is, well, a rider.
- Rescued from the Underworld: Fright reportedly ate a bag of "skele-oats" so it could travel to the Underworld and rescue him.
- Shout-Out: To Joust, most likely.
Hot Dog was a stray fire pup that befriended a squad of Skylanders while on a mission, who were so impressed with how he helped out that they made him part of the team.
- Bee Bee Gun: One of his alternate powers turns him into a dog with bees in his mouth so when he barks he shoots bees at you.
- Developers' Foresight: In Giants, one of the hats is a bone hat that usually goes through a Skylander's head or hair. But when Hot Dog wears it, he holds it in his mouth.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: His Soul Gem power is "Ding Dong Ditch", complete with illustration of a paper bag on fire. (If you're unaware of the classic prank by that name, it involves ringing someone's doorbell and running away, leaving behind a flaming bag of dog poop on their doorstep.)
- Heroes Love Dogs
- Heroic Dog
- Magma Man: Or would that be magma mutt?
- Team Pet
Jet-Vac was a daring flying ace from the land of Windham. Like all Sky Barons, he received a set of magical wings when he was young, but when Windham was attacked he gave them up to a young mother so she and her children could escape. Eon was moved by this story enough to seek Jet-Vac out and give him a vacuum device to replace his lost wings.
- Ace Pilot: Well, he flies himself instead of needing a plane, but close enough.
- Fully qualifies as a Supercharger, where he even gets his own Ace Custom plane.
- Bird People
- Blow You Away: His vaccuum cannon also fires bullets of compressed air.
- Butt-Monkey: Courtesy of Eruptor, he spends the whole "Just Like Swap-Force" trailer in pain.
- Charged Attack: One of Jet-Vac's upgrades enables him to fire a super shot every time he defeats an enemy by vaccuuming it up.
- Do a Barrel Roll / Everything's Better with Spinning: If you take Jet-Vac down the Vac-Packeteer upgrade path, one of the attacks you can purchase is the "Flying Corkscrew", which allows him to literally barrel roll while hovering in the air.
- Jet Pack: Allows Jet-Vac to move quickly, but takes time to recharge. It can be recharged more quickly by using his vaccuum cannon.
- Mister Seahorse: Although he's a male, Jet-Vac has laid an egg in every promotional trailer he appears in.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Although it may not be an egg, but he probably poops himself.
- One-Hit Polykill: His "Piercing Winds" upgrade allows his shots to hit multiple enemies.
- Power Glows: LightCore Jet-Vac's vaccuum cannon glows, as does a central jewel on his armor.
- Weapons That Suck: His primary weapon is a vaccuum cannon.
Nobody knows Pop Fizz's history. Due to his extensive messing about with magic potions, we don't even know what he originally looked like. Due to his craziness, nobody wants to risk working with him. He tried to overcome this by making a charm potion, but it instead turns him into a (more) crazed berserker - or maybe that's what he was going for in the first place?
- Alchemy Is Magic
- Booze-Based Buff: A G-Rated example, it's soda he's drinking.
- Captain Obvious: Noted when he levels up."Oh... I was very big there for a second!"
- Edible Ammunition: His potions can either be thrown or drank for various effects.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Could be argued that some of his lines in the game can be interpreted as alcoholic references.
- Hulking Out: He becomes an even more hyperactive beast when he drinks his potions. His Series 3 Wow Pow lets him become even bigger.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Downplayed; Pop Fizz's personality doesn't change in his transformation, but he does seem to be more excited.
- Mad Scientist
- "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: Claimed to be 'Success', stated when completing a lock puzzle.
- No More for Me: Played with in the E3 trailer, where Pop Fizz (and other Skylanders) are talking about how they don't believe the Giants are actually real, only to be thoroughly surprised when the giant Tree Rex shows up behind them.
- Punny Name: Pop for "soda pop" and Fizz for fizzy soda drinks, combined to make a play on "pop quiz".
- Power Glows: LightCore Pop Fizz's potion glows.
- Super Mode: His Beast Form.
- Stance System: Normal Pop Fizz can switch between throwing potions that explode, spawn a minion, or leave a puddle of acid. Big Bubble Pop Fizz can switch between using his Potion Creation Station to fire bubbles, a short-range white potion, or another puddle of acid.
- Sweet Tooth: Pop Fizz really loves soda.
Shroomboom was unfortunate enough to be grown in Kaos' garden, him and his friends bred to be pizza toppings. Not content with this fate, he made himself a slingshot and organized an escape.
- Abnormal Ammo: Exploding mushrooms.
- Brats with Slingshots
- Death from Above: His Paramushroom spores are fired into the air and drop down on enemies. Taken Up to Eleven in his Paramushroom Promotion path, where he can fire out three of these per shot with no max limit on screen.
- Mushroom Man
- Pinball Projectile: His Wow Pow "High Spore" utilizes this, himself being the projectile. Shroomboom makes mushroom pinball bumpers and bounces off them.
- Power Glows: LightCore Shroomboom's slingshot glows.
- Standard Status Effects: His Paramushroom spores can be upgraded to give foes a "mushroomized" status, which acts like poison.
Although born to wealth and privilege as a goldling, Sprocket always preferred tinkering in her uncle's workshop. When Kaos made her uncle disappear, she built herself a battle suit and went out to look for him.
Tropes applying to all Giants:
- Our Giants Are Bigger: Obviously. They're about two-and-a-half to three times as large as your average Skylander.
- Power Glows: All of the Giants' toys light up when placed on the portal, though their special powers are not related to the glowing.
- Super Strength: Except for Ninjini (who uses Mind over Matter instead); these massive beings can throw boulders, smash holes trough weakened parts of the ground, break walls that normally require the bomb powerup, just walk through breakables and small enemies, and various other "Feats of Strength" like moving entire floating islands, hurling stacks of logs, and pushing massive columns over.
Formerly a popular Roboto Ball player, Bouncer retired from the sport after too many hits to the head and was hired as mining security. He discovered there a number of his old fans, enslaved by the Arkeyans. For the sake of his fans, Bouncer made his goal to take down the Arkeyan King.
- Eye Beams: But he can't keep them sustained for long, as he overheats. Upgrades increase the time one can spend shooting eye-lasers.
- Death from Above: He can fire rockets into the air that land on targeted areas.
- Finger Firearms, fired in the form of his rapid-fire Finger Guns. Upgrades make them more awesome.
- Lovable Jock
- Rocket Punch: His Soul Gem Power allows him to fire out homing fists at enemies.
- Top-Heavy Guy
Crusher loves crushing rocks. Loves it. He's studied minerals all his life, and is always searching for some new kind of stone to smash. So when he heard the Arkeyans were taking rocks to melt down into war machines, he took it rather personally.
- Detachment Combat: His Rock Slide ability causes him to break apart into damaging rocks, which then pull back and reform.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Drop the Hammer
- Felony Misdemeanor: His reason for becoming the first earth skylander is because he learned that the Arkeyans were melting rocks into weapons. Crushing them is HIS job!
- Genius Bruiser: His passion is smashing stuff, but he's an expert on geology.
- Named Weapons: The hammer is also named Crusher.
- Taken for Granite: Has an Eye Beam that does this to foes in front of him.
It all started with a staring contest between a headless giant and a floating eyeball. Since the giant had no eyes and the eyeball couldn't blink, their rivalry soon escalated into all-out war. Eventually, though, they realized that their fighting was getting them nowhere, and that they would be much more powerful if they worked together.
- Detachment Combat: Since Eye-Brawl is technically two creatures, they can split up. The eye, which is the part the player controls, flies around and shoots Eye Beams, while the body remains prone. With upgrades, the firing speed of the eye-lasers can be improved, and the body can be made to slowly follow the eye, flailing its fists.
- Eye Beams: When separated, the eye portion can fire these. Upgrades make him fire them faster and harder.
- Faceless Eye
- Fridge Logic: In-Universe - War escalated because the two parts of his body couldn't logically beat the other in a staring contest - One's a headless giant, the other's an eyelid-less floating eyeball.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: When he's not using eye-lasers or summoning minions, all of Eye-Brawl's attacks are delivered through his fists. His melee upgrades simply add knuckle-dusters to his fists: the first level being simple knuckle-dusters as above, the second adding rather imposing-looking blades.
- Pungeon Master: Eye-Brawl loves him some optical puns.
- Serious Business: An all out war broke out because a headless giant and a floating eyeball couldn't beat each other at a staring contest.
- The Family That Slays Together: The flying eyeball is Dive-Clops's twin brother.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Seems to be trying for a Transylvanian/Eastern European accent, but can come across as German or even Hispanic at times.
Finding magical oil was a great discovery in the Skylands - until a certain someone decided to cool off by diving into the black pool. This caused the island to explode and oil wouldn't be rediscovered for another 2,000 years. But for his reckless action, Hot Head was infused with the oil's power, granting him limitless fuel for his fires.
- Cool Bike: His Soul Gem power allows him to turn into one!
- Fire-Breathing Weapon
- Video Game Flamethrowers Suck: Perhaps they do, but not Hot-head's! This trope is very much averted: his Flamefire burst can be upgraded to fire a constant damaging stream.
- Flaming Hair
- Magma Man
Ninjini was a renowned magical ninja, even more ancient than the Arkeyans. That is, until a jealous sorceress sealed her in a magic bottle, intending her to be trapped for eternity. But after years upon years of determination and training, Ninjini eventually broke free of her prison, and she still carries the bottle as a reminder of the challenge she has beaten.
- Dual Wielding: Two swords longer then most Skylanders are tall.
- Fog Feet
- Genie in a Bottle: A bottle that she still carries to this day, and can use to attack her enemies with.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Dual Wielding Japanese swords and wearing Japanese armor.
- Mind over Matter: Unlike the other Giants, Ninjini doesn't use her PHYSICAL strength during the Feats of Strength, but rather employs ancient Djinni magic to get things done. Possibly intentional: she IS a ninja, after all, more known for graceful and lethal sword-arts rather then sheer brute force.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: We're talking about a ninja genie, here.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Her Catchphrase.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: Formerly. The sealing actually made her more badass as she spent that time training until she was able to break free from her prison.
Born a prince of insect warriors, Swarm (like the other 9,000 members of the royal family) was never allowed to leave the hive. But some magical quirk led him to grow much larger than the other bees so that he could no longer fit with his people, leading him to step out into the world where he joined the fight against the Arkeyans.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Showed with his rolling Rs and calling himself "Eswarm" when listening to the music player on Flynn's ship.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Stance System: Swarm has a total of three stances. His normal form focuses on melee combos, flight mode is faster and uses missile attacks, and Swarm Form turns him into a walking cloud of area damage.
- The Worm That Walks: His Swarm Form splits him into a bunch of smaller bees.
Thumpback was once a member of the dreaded pirate crew of the Phantom Tide. But he was never really interested in piracy - he instead liked being on a ship for the fishing. His passion eventually got him pulled overboard when he tried to catch a Leviathan Cloud Crab (lucky for him, as he wasn't on the Phantom Tide when it and its crew were later banished to the Chest of Exile), but he went on to become one of the first Skylanders.
- Anchors Away
- Call It Karma: A good variant. He only joined the Phantom Tide so he could use their pirate ship to go fishing. He winds up getting dragging off the ship and pulled miles away to become the first Water Skylander, while the rest of the crew became trapped inside the Chest of Exile.
- Inciting Incident: Getting dragged of The Phantom Tide during an otherwise normal fishing experience is what sets his destiny in motion.
- Making a Splash
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A Giant Pirate Whale Man.
- Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
- Shamu Fu: His body slam/sliding attack.
Once just a normal tree, Tree Rex was mutated into a living being by pollution from the nearby Arkeyan war machine factory. He now uses his power to crush anything that threatens nature.
- Arm Cannon: His Photosynthesis Cannon.
- Charged Attack: These are Tree Rex's entire gimmick. With the right upgrades, almost every attack he uses can be charged up to do more damage. He even has an actual attack wherein he charges at his foes, spiky arm-first.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: He fires out sunbeams at his opponents with his Photosynthesis cannon. The charged version averts this, though.
- Gaia's Vengeance
- Gentle Giant: Can't get any gentler than a Life element Giant whose lines when playing as him are generally more playful than the others.
- Ground Pound
- The Leader: For the Giants.
- Right Hand of Doom
- When Trees Attack
- Wave Motion Gun: His Lumbering Laserer upgrade path allows him to charge his Arm Cannon and fire out one of these.
A living beehive, and home to a peaceful race of bees that create a magical honey. When Kaos heard about the bees and their honey, he sent his minions to steal it, only to get beaten by Bumble Blast. he became a defender of nature, and later joined the Skylanders.
- Bee Bee Gun: His main attack, which homes in on enemies.
- Homing Projectile
- Spread Shot: His first charged attack in the Bee Keeper path makes him fire out a spread.
- Sticky Situation: Can cover foes in honey, which slows them down and also makes them take more damage from bees.
- When Trees Attack
A group of yetis were surprised to discover a bomb encased in ice one day, and even more surprised to see it come to life. Nobody knows how Countdown got there, not even himself; and while Eon has been trying to help discover his past, it doesn't help that he loses some of his memory every time he explodes.
Dune Bug was the next in a long line of defenders of an ancient Arkeyan city that his people had taken over and learned the magic secrets from. When the city was attacked by the Sand Mages of Doom, Dune Bug buried the city deeper underground so they could not reach it.
- Energy Ball: His Dune Balls.
- One-Hit Kill: Trapping a foe in a Dune Ball then pushing them off the edge. Considering that Skylands is a World in the Sky, there are lots of opportunities for him to do so.
- Ring Out: His Dune Balls specialize in doing this to multiple smaller, non-stationary foes.
A former member of the Blazing Bikers Gang, Fryno was unaware of the fact that his gang was robbing people. Once he found this out, he told the other members of the gang to return the goods. This resulted in a huge fight with the entire gang against Fryno. He won. While he was returning the stolen items, Fryno was approached to join the Skylanders.
- The Atoner: For what his old gang did.
- Badass Biker: It's even part of his second figure!
- Cool Bike: His hot ride.
- Defector from Decadence
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Hell-Bent for Leather: His jacket, jeans, and even his hat.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Pintsized Powerhouse: In the running for the smallest Skylander ever, but also rests quite firmly at the high end of damage output.
- Playing with Fire
- Unstoppable Rage: A core gameplay mechanic for him, in the form of "heat".
A reaper of ghosts who hoped to be a professional ghost wrangler, but was turned down at the prestigious Grim Acres School because they felt he lacked the necessary skill. When a ghost outbreak kidnapped the faculty, Grim Creeper proved just what skills he had.
- Animated Armor: Spooky Specter path allows him to leave his armor behind, which can attack foes.
- The Grim Reaper
- Sinister Scythe
Pop Thorn hails from a race of creatures known as Pufferthorns. Often considered one of the cutest creatures in all of Skylands, they are generally quite timid and puff out sharp spines when scared. It is this ability that long ago led to the unfortunate legacy of being used as combs by giant trolls everywhere, being the sharp spines are perfect for brushing out tangles from their long, matted hair. But not long ago, one Pufferthorn took a stand. Tired of his race being used for nothing more than good grooming, Pop Thorn used his naturally thorny abilities to stand up and fight back against the giant trolls. Soon after, Master Eon made Pop Thorn a Skylander. And to this day, no trolls dare to comb their hair.
- Balloon Belly
- Blow You Away: His Breath Weapon.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Killer Rabbit: After Pop Thorn drove them off, the trolls learned to stay away from Pop Thorn and his kind.
- Macross Missile Massacre
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's a Pufferthorn, said to be one of the cutest creatures in Skylands.
- Stance System: By inflating and deflating, he can switch between Mighty Glacier and Fragile Speedster stances.
An undersea princess who longed for adventure instead of the quiet life of royalty. One day, returning from one of her excursions, she found her home besieged by Snow Trolls, who were freezing everything. With her electric crossbow, she defeats the invaders and thaws out her kingdom.
- Electrified Bathtub: Her main two attacks are an electrified crossbow and a water balloon that leaves a puddle of water on the ground, combine them and you get this.
- Lightning Gun: Actually a crossbow that fires electrified bolts.
- Rebellious Princess: She prefers going out hunting with her crossbow than lounging around a castle.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Single-handedly saved her kingdom from an invasion of snow trolls.
- Static Stun Gun: Her Electrified Water attack also paralyzes enemies.
- Shock and Awe: Despite being a water Skylander, almost all of her attacks are electricity based. The ones that are water-based can amplify her electricity based ones.
An expert fighter in multiple forms of undersea combat; his skill was so great that it attracted the attention of Master Eon and Kaos. Eon wanted him to join the Skylanders, and Kaos sent a legion of Squidface Brutes to make sure he didn't. No one will forget the smack down Riptide unleashed that day, expect for the Brutes who don't remember much of anything.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: When wielding his Swordfish.
- Drop the Hammer: The Shark, which behaves like one for all intents and purposes.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- Shamu Fu
- Stance System: Switching between his weapons constitutes a rather simplistic one.
- Visual Pun: Riptide's two main weapons are a fish who is also a sword, and a Hammerhead shark, wielded like a hammer.
The smallest and youngest of a family of vampires, Roller Brawl was a champion Roller Derby player. Unfortunately for her, Kaos fell in love with her at a championship; and when her five overprotective brothers stepped in Kaos took them prisoner. She's since joined the Skylanders to give Kaos some payback and find her brothers.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Kaos to her.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Her SuperCharger counterpart fights with large sickles incorporated into her bracers.
- Chainsaw Good: Circular saws instead of chain saws.
- Curtains Match the Window: Pink eyes and pink hair.
- Cute Little Fangs: Just to reaffirm that, yes, she is a vampire. In contrast to Night Shift's colossal tusks, they also underscore her relative youth.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
- Little Miss Badass: Her exact age isn't given, but she is the youngest and smallest in her family, and is a Roller Derby champion.
- Rollerblade Good: With emphasis on the blade part.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Skull-themed helmet, boots and gloves. Her SuperCharger variant puts even greater emphasis on this.
- Stock Sound Effects: Upon being summoned or launching into her dash attack, a referee's whistle can be heard. This is appropriate, as a whistle signals the start of a round in roller derby.
- The Tease: Downplayed. She appears to have a rather flirty personality, what with her winking at the player, encouraging them to, "Check me out!", occasional love-themed puns, and use of cartoon heart particles, but she lacks almost all other traits. Kaos would likely accuse her of being this, though.
- Weaponized Headgear: With upgrades, her helmet starts sporting some pretty mean-looking spikes.
- Wink "Ding!": At the end of her summon animation, as she winks to the camera.
- Wolverine Claws: Her gloves have two claws each.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair.
A sting ball champion, until the opposing team cheated by using a water gem to wash out his team; but the spell went haywire and threatened to flood the land. Scorp pushed through the torrent to grab the gem and threw it away, proving that his skills could be used for so much more than sport.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: One jab can poison whomever it hits, and can be upgraded to emit a directional shockwave.
- Emerald Power: Lobs poison coated explosive gems, which are green-ish in color. He can combine two of them for a much bigger blast, with the resultant gem being brilliantly green.
- Lovable Jock
- Shockwave Stomp: One possible upgrade for his stinger.
- Sticky Bomb: His primary weapons.
- Technicolor Toxin
Scratch spent her youth soaring in the clouds around her floating city of gold and jewels, until Pirate Greebles came to steal the city's magic crystals. Donning specially made armor, she fought off the pirates.
This prehistoric creature was awakened by two volcanic islands crashing into each other. Kaos immediately tried recruiting him, but when Slobber Tooth declined, he retaliated with a full-scale assault. Slobber Tooth was able to drive Kaos off and protect his still-sleeping brethren and earned an invitation into the Skylanders as a result.
- Beware My Stinger Tail
- Big Eater: Can get enemies larger than himself into his mouth. And spit them back out to damage them and other enemies. (After an upgrade, if he holds them in his mouth for a while, he'll swallow them and regain some health.)
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He's a prehistoric beast that resembles an ankylosaur.
- Extreme Omnivore: A constant source of headaches for the production team of the "Slobber Tooth" short is the fact that he keeps eating the microphones, taking the time to remark on how delicious they are. Once they run out of mics, he turns his attention to the camera...
- Also, in game, he can fit ANY small/medium sized foe in his mouth and digest them, regardless of what they're made of, if they're on fire or even if they happen to be ghosts.
- Swallowed Whole: The fate of foes who he holds in his mouth for a short time, if he's purchased the appropriate upgrade.
- Too Dumb to Live/The Ditz: In the "Fire Kraken" short cut, his tail catches fire, but he thinks he smells barbecue.
- Use Your Head: Swings his spiked head around like a club. He can also get an even spikier helmet to increase his damage this way.
Smolderdash always wanted to be a royal defender of the Fire Temple, but she was born during an eclipse and believed to be cursed, so she was denied. When Kaos attacked the Fire Temple and stole the First Flame to use as a birthday candle, Smolderdash lept to action and stole the First Flame back. Upon her return, she was honored by the Fire Temple and allowed to join the royal defenders, but she chose to join the Skylanders to continue the fight against Kaos.
- All of the Other Reindeer: The Fire Temple wouldn't let her join the royal defenders.
- Born Unlucky: During an eclipse.
- Expressive Mask
- Multiple-Choice Past: Lost Islands gives her a different story. She was a princess who was prohibited from joining the Skylanders, so she put on a mask to hide her identity and sought to join them anyway.
- Spy Catsuit: She doesn't do much spying, but she's dressed head-to-toe in a skin-tight black outfit.
- Whip It Good: And it's made of fire.
Kaos tried several ways to banish the Skylanders, but when testing one spell he messed up and brought Star Strike to him from a distant galaxy. He tried to recruit her as an ally, but she wouldn't have any of it and promptly turned on him, making her an easy choice for Eon to ask her to be a Skylander.
- Aliens Speaking English: She is an alien and she seems to speak the same language as everyone else. She IS magical however.
- Attack Reflector: Her Cosmic Reflector path allows her to reflect enemy projectiles.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- In the Hood
- Only Sane Woman: In the "Card Game" Short Cut, she expresses her frustration toward Rip Tide, Hoot Loop, and Pop Thorn not knowing how to play a simple game of Go Fish.
- Paper Fan of Doom
- Robe and Wizard Hat
- Star Power
A clockwork robot created by an enchanted toy maker to keep his clocks running on time. When a freak accident caused the toymaker to disappear, Wind Up was left alone to fight off an army of Cyclops looking to steal the toy maker's secrets.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His Limit Break attack lets him spin like crazy, and it can be upgraded to let him suck enemies in by spinning.
- Limit Break: He gets power by "cranking himself up", done by pressing the secondary attack button. One upgrade allows him to do a Limit Break attack by keep cranking even after the meter is full.
The latest in a long line of shamans, Zoo Lou spent many years studying under the Seven Strange Mages of Skylands. Returning to find that the trolls had ravaged his home, he used his attunement with nature to drive them out, leading Double Trouble to recommend him to Eon.
- LEGO Body Parts
- Mass Super-Empowering Event: They were caught in the centennial magical volcano eruption in the Cloudbreak Islands.
- Plot Tailored to the Party: There are special challenge zones unlocked only by having the right lower half type.
- "Teleport": Hoot Loop and Night Shift.
- "Bounce": Rattle Shake and Fire Kraken.
- "Dig": Grilla Drilla and Rubble Rouser.
- "Sneak": Trap Shadow and Stink Bomb.
- "Dash": Magna Charge and Freeze Blade.
- "Climb": Spy Rise and Wash Buckler.
- "Rocket": Blast Zone and Boom Jet.
- "Spin": Doom Stone and Free Ranger.
Blast Zone is a Furnace Knight who specializes in bomb disposal, and is so good that the trolls decided to target him specifically. Unfortunately for them, when they tried to drop bombs into his house he quickly swallowed them and breathed their flame right back at them.
- Animated Armor: Although, he might be a fire elemental in an armor, very much like Ignitor.
- Cartoon Bomb: His primary attack lobs these at his foes.
- The Leader: One of two for the Swap Force.
- Playing with Fire
Boom Jet was an extremely competitive and daring sky surfer, but when the Darkness came he put his ego aside and used his skills to evacuate his village before it was destroyed.
- Ace Pilot
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Put his ego aside to save everyone from his village before the Darkness destroyed it.
- Death from Above: Can call in a machine gun airstrike directly in front of him. (That can be upgraded to drop bombs as well.)
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Some of his attacks involve throwing bombs.
Doom Stone was originally just a statue, carved from the strongest rock in all of Skylands. However, he was brought to life by a lazy wizard who needed someone to do menial labour. Doom Stone was only too happy to help and in his spare time learnt the ancient ways of Stone Fighting, just in case the wizard ever needed protecting. Sure enough, the wizard was kidnapped and Doom Stone wasted no time showing off his fighting skills to save his master. Afterward, the wizard knew Doom Stone had a greater calling and contacted Master Eon, who made him a Skylander.
- Carry a Big Stick: His Weapon of Choice is a stone column.
- Deadly Disc: His belt doubles as an enchanted buzzsaw as part of his "Spin" ability.
- Doomy Dooms of Doom: His first name is Doom.
- Emerald Power: Much of his power revolves around jade, both turning enemies into it, and the fact that his weapons and armor are practically crafted from it.
- Medusa: The emblem on his shield, whose eyes glow when he switches it on, and whose snake hair can actually come alive as a secondary defense weapon with his Soul Gem upgrade.
- Taken for Granite: He can turn enemies into jade by blocking physical attacks and reflecting ranged ones.
Raised on a small island surrounded by a vast ocean of fire, Fire Kraken was the swiftest, most agile warrior his tribe had ever seen. And when a fleet of Fire Troll ships arrived to steal the legendary Burning Heart, a huge elemental crystal that fueled the fiery seas, Fire Kraken leapt into action. Using a magical staff to control his natural ability to wield fire, he set the mighty ships ablaze, forcing the trolls into a hasty retreat. Having saved the Burning Heart as well as his homeland, Fire Kraken soon joined the Skylanders, where he knew his skills would help those in need.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Fire Kraken's summation of his species.
- Our Dragons Are Different: A short, bipedal version of a traditional Chinese-style dragon.
From the moment he was hatched - in a storm, with his egg struck by lighting - Free Ranger has loved exploring extreme weather. But the Darkness is no mere storm, and Eon stopped him from jumping into the maelstrom to request his help in fighting it.
- Bird People
- Blow You Away
- Dual Wielding
- Pungeon Master
- Shock and Awe: One of his attacks is shooting lightning from his eyes.
An ice cat decked out like a speed skater, with an icy chakram. When he was young, his family moved from a frozen wasteland to a place filled with lava lakes. This turned out to be quite a diffucult adjustment but eventually the ice cat got used to it and even discovered he could ice-skate on any surface... even lava. One day whilst setting a new frozen speed record Freeze Blade came across Blast Zone, who had been ambushed. After Freeze Blade defended him, Blast Zone was so impressed by his skill in battle that he introduced him to Master Eon, who invited him to join the Skylanders.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Eye Beams: Normally fires a freezing icicle, but with upgrades it becomes a full blown Freeze Ray.
- The Gadfly: Gets a kick out of deliberately setting off Night Shift's destructive reaction to hearing a fighting bell, and the face he makes (visible at 0:57) when doing so is priceless.
- Lovable Jock
- Spread Shot: His chakram can be upgraded to shoot icicles when he throws it.
A former member of the royal guard for the Drilla King, who ruled over the subterranean Drilla Empire. During a ceremony to select the King's new champion, a troll mining operation broke into the cavern and kidnapped the king, hoping to learn the location of a legendary diamond from him. Grilla Drilla became the first of his kind in a long time to venture to the surface, defeating the trolls and rescuing his lord. For his bravery, he was selected as the new royal champion, but instead, he sought out and joined the Skylanders.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: He can summon smaller monkeys to help him fight.
- This Is a Drill
- The Minion Master: His Monkey Master path.
- The Turret Master: His legs are able to create turrets that fire coconuts or bananas.
A magical owl born in the circus, Hoot Loop used his mystic teleportation to become the star act of his show. When a bunch of Greebles attacked the show, Hoot Loop used his magic abilities to defeat them all. Master Eon happened to be in the audience and invited Hoot Loop into the skylanders.
- Circus Brat
- Homing Projectile: His magical bolts seek out nearby enemies.
- Teleport Spam: Some upgrades for his bottom are keyed toward this.
- Spread Shot
- Weaponized Teleportation: His main shtick.
Magna Charge came from the great race of Ultron robots, but was mysteriously created with a giant magnet head. This proved problematic, as his peers were all made of metal and were constantly being pulled towards him. As a result, Magna Charge was exiled to a faraway island, where he eventually learned to control his magnetic powers. After years of training, he returned to his home to demonstrate his abilities, but found everything completely destroyed. In searching for answers, Magna Charge caught the attention of Master Eon, who realized the unique Ultron soldier was a perfect candidate for the Skylanders.
- Abnormal Ammo: While his gun clearly fires energy pulses, it also ejects nuts and bolts as if they were shell casings.
- Cyber Cyclops
- Gatling Good: His Soul Gem upgrade turns his blaster into a chaingun.
- Kitchen Sink Included: With his Polarized Pickup he can suspend a nearby enemy in midair and throw them. If there are no enemies nearby, he can conjure several different objects to be used as projectiles, including a kitchen sink.
- More Dakka: His gun fires very rapidly, and gets even more powerful and rapid as it begins to overheat. However, letting it overheat will make it unusable for a short while (unless you have Discharge Recharge)
- Powerup Magnet: His Polarized Pickup can draw in loot from a distance.
- One-Hit Kill: See Ring Out.
- Ring Out: Magnetizing a smaller enemy and throwing them off into the void will one-shot them.
- Selective Magnetism
- Shock and Awe: Electro-magnetism.
- Spread Shot: His final upgrade will turn his gun into a 3-way rapid fire cannon.
A wealthy baron who followed his dream of being a prizefighter, Night Shift was the undefeated phantom-weight champion of Skylands, famous for his massive uppercut and once biting an opponent mid-match. Unfortunately, a "no teleporting" rule was established, thus forcing him to surrender his title and leave the sport he loved. Eon, however, introduced him to a new fight: Night Shift v. Evil, as a member of the Skylanders.
- Auto-Revive: His Batty coach saves him an extra life should he fall in battle. Upgrading it allows it to restore health, as well as giving him yet another extra life.
- Badass Grandpa
- Behavioral Conditioning: Whenever he hears a boxing ring bell go off, he goes into a fighting frenzy. Freeze Blade theorizes it's because, "...he's taken one too many shots to the headski."
- Boxing Battler
- Charged Attack: Charging his punches will cause him to launch a massive uppercut.
- Cool Old Guy: How Freeze Blade sees him.
- Cultured Badass: Gave up aristocracy to become a prize winning boxer.
- Expy: Massive uppercut, he bit an opponent once, Night Shift is a face tattoo away from being Mike Tyson.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: It's subtle, but there are traces of blood on his fangs.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Dislikes mixed martial arts, stating that "boxing is the sweet science!"
- Grumpy Old Man: Lampshaded. During his interview, Freeze Blade says "he can be a little... cranky!"
- Heroic Second Wind: His batty coach, which saves him an extra life, upon defeat. The upgrade path for it even fills his health, and grants a second life.
- Money Spider: Invoked by the prize fighter path, which causes enemies hit by his uppercuts to drop money. The payday, his second upgrade in this path, are a pair of gold boxing gloves, which increases the amount that's dropped.
- Floating Limbs: Which effectively turns every non-charged punch into a series of rapid-fire rocket punches.
- Retired Badass: He was forced into becoming one when Eon found him because of a new boxing rule banning teleporting in matches.
- Visual Pun: He's a Badass Grandpa Vampire with really long fangs protruding from his mouth, so you could say he's "long in the tooth."
- Weaponized Teleportation: One of two "teleport" SWAP Force members.
A cowboy rattlesnake. One day he was trapped by the Black Hat Gang. They threatened to raid the local village unless Rattle Shake lead them to Mt. Cloudbreak. Rather than agree, he defeated all the gang members single-handedly. Master Eon heard about this tale of heroism and invited the cowboy to join the Skylanders.
- Dark Is Not Evil: From the Undead class, so this is standard.
- Dashing Hispanic
- Dem Bones: His tail can throw snake skulls to attack his enemies.
- The Gunslinger
- In a Single Bound: A member of the "Jump" Swap-Force.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's an undead rattlesnake cowboy.
- Purple Is Powerful: His Soul Gem powers give his top and bottom halfs purple skin that grants boosts to his critical hits and speed respectively.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: His bio lists him as one of Skyland's best trackers.
- The Turret Master: His snake allies act like turrets which can slow does foes.
A rock-eating creature, Rubble Rouser and his people spent most days digging through Deep Mountain mouthful by mouthful, but he found he could dig faster with his drill-hammer. The leaders of his race wanted no part of changing the way they worked- until the evil Rock Lords trapped them in the mountain. Rubble Rouser showed his power by defeating the Rock Lords with his drill-hammer, inspiring his leaders to encourage him to seek out the Skylanders.
- Mighty Glacier: He's the slowest Swap-Force member, but he hits like a train.
- Spread Shot: Excavator path allows him to smash a spread of rock shards out of the ground.
- This Is a Drill: At least his feet are. And when you've upgraded it, his hammer.
- The Minion Master: His Miner Foreman path.
An aspiring private investigator spider, Spy Rise used his recon skills to search for his father who vanished after being hired by a shadowy figure to gather information on the Cloudbreak Islands. After a fruitless search, Spy Rise received a tip from Master Eon, which led him to a hidden lair near Mt. Cloudbreak where he found his father, and also uncovered Kaos' plot. Spy Rise decided to pursue a new career- as a member of the Skylanders.
- Ambiguous Robots: It's not exactly clear how much of his devices are gadgets and how much are part of his anatomy.
- All Webbed Up: His Web Spinner path makes his web shots cause enemies to get webbed up, slowing them down.
- Death from Above: His Omega Sky Laser ability for his bottom path allows him to fire a laser downwards while he's in the air.
- Finishing Move/Life Drain: Spyder Sting lets him One-Hit KO a weakened enemy and siphon their health.
- Fire-Breathing Weapon: His Fire Tech path.
- Giant Spider
- Invulnerable Attack: His legs allow him to rise into the air for invulnerability, but makes him unable to attack. With the Omega Sky Laser, he can attack from above while being invulnerable.
- Shock and Awe: Electro Tech and Shock Spy paths.
- Spread Shot: His regular attack fires a spread of three shots. The Power Gem upgrade allows him to shoot five at one go.
- Standard Status Effects: Almost all the projectiles from his top half cause slowing.
- Status Buff: His combat style is built around them, particularly the Ability Up/Down type.
A ninja skunk whose master believed in the art of surprise, and repeatedly used Jump Scares to teach his student how to react quickly. When one such surprise awakened his skunky instincts, the resulting stench cloud chased the old master away, so Stink Bomb started developing his own martial techniques.
- Deadly Gas
- Gasshole: He's a skunk, what did you expect?
- Highly Visible Ninja: If the gi, arm and leg padding didn't tip you off, the shuriken probably will.
- Smelly Skunk
- Smoke Out: Is able to make himself invisible to enemies via a cloud of stink gas.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Shurikens, Smoke Out ability, and one upgrade path allows him to place Caltrops on the floor.
Trap Shadow was once part of an elite tribe of hunters and used his mastery of stealth and ingenious traps to catch nearly everything that could be caught.Eventually he became famed throughout Skylands. This fame attracted the attention of an evil group of wizards, who tried to kidnap him and planned to use his skills to trap the most uncatchable thing of all- Master Eon himself. However, Trap Shadow sensed them from miles away and took down every single one.
- Absurdly Sharp Claws: His Feral Instincts path lets him upgrade his claws.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He's a deep purple, with sky blue stripes.
- Casting a Shadow
- Dark Is Not Evil: His powers revolve around the use of shadow magic, which he uses to employ some rather terrifying ambush tactics, but there's no question where his loyalties lie.
- Hunter Trapper: Hails from a tribe of them.
- Panthera Awesome
- Trap Master: Though he is fully capable of fighting close range, some of his fighting style revolves around the use of bear traps. He is not a member of the Trap Team, however.
Wash Buckler was an orphan Mermasquid, who grew up on one of the roughest pirate ships in Skylands. While most pirates were interested in pillaging and plundering, Wash Buckler had other ideas for the future of pirating. Over the years, he earned the respect of his crew and eventually convinced his fellow pirates that they didn't all need to be cantankerous bad guys. Thus, they set forward doing heroic deeds. Of course, this new good guy image did not sit well with other pirating crews, who attempted to sabotage Wash Buckler at every turn. But he was no ordinary pirate, and he defended his ship and his crew against the many attacking hordes. It was then that Master Eon took notice of Wash Buckler and asked him to join the Skylanders.
- Expressive Ears: In her defeated animation, the bat wings on her hood droop down.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
- Make Me Wanna Shout: In bat form, she gains the ability to scream ultrasonic waves.
- The Minion Master: Her primary attack fires bats that persist after being fired. Her "Pet Purveyor" path adds new bats with unique abilities, while her "Bat Betterment" path focuses on improving her normal bats.
- Raised by Bats
- Reverse Shrapnel: Her secondary ability is summoning a ring of bats that spread out and close in around her.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: Unusually, her sclera are gold and her pupils are black.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can transform into a giant bat, granting her new abilities.
Blackout was once a member of the Dark Stygian, a dragon clan which created nightmares for villains. When the rest of the clan started abusing their powers for kicks, he rebelled and started fighting their creations from the inside. Which is how he wound up in Master Eon's dreams and became a Skylander.
- Casting a Shadow: In a couple of flavors, including black holes and shadow orbs.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Defector from Decadence: Rebelled against his clan when they started spreading nightmares around for fun.
- Dream Weaver: In his backstory. He hails from a clan that made nightmares for villains to Scare 'em Straight, then learned to fight those nightmares from the inside.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: One of his upgrade paths is called "Prince of Darkness." Know who else has that title?
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Dark element.
- Teleport Spam: One of his combo upgrades.
- Rubber Man: Can extend his wings into whips, or curl himself into a buzzsaw.
A small dinosaur with big ambitions and even bigger ideas, Chopper built himself a super Gyro-Dino-Exo-Suit ahead of his villages annual competitive hunt. His suit launched him far into the lead, but as he was on the verge of victory, the nearby volcano erupted and flooded the whole village with lava. Thinking quickly, Chopper used his suit to airlift everyone to safety, even rescuing their prized idol in the process. For his quick thinking bravery, the young dinosaur was made a Skylander.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: But of course.
- Fun with Acronyms: The R.O.A.R. (Rage Of All Raptors) Missile upgrade.
- Guide Dang It!: How to engage Hover Mode (you double tap the jump button) is never mentioned outside of the description for his Soul Gem. From the way it's worded, you'd be forgiven for thinking Hover Mode was actually part of the upgrade.
- Helicopter Blender: His secondary attack.
- Helicopter Pack: One he built himself, for that matter.
- Macross Missile Massacre: His Soul Gem upgrade lets him unleash one as he hovers above the battlefield.
- Make Me Wanna Shout
- Pintsized Powerhouse
- Science Hero
- Super-Persistent Missile: An upgrade for his rockets.
- Ambiguously Human: Wears fingerless gloves that show she has pale humanoid hands, but her face is obscured by her mask.
- Cool Mask
- Expressive Mask: In issue #4 of the comic.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Me's a Crowd: Can create holograms of herself from the past that explode, or she can activate the ability again to switch places with them.
- Mundane Utility: Her time control research, and the machine that ultimately gave Déjà Vu her powers, were intended to cook the perfect three-minute egg in a minute and a half.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair.
- Deadly Disc: His primary means of attack. With upgrades, shuriken blades can be added for extra oomph.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys
- Expy: Of Sun Wukong.
When the Troll Farmers Guild decided to experiment with using gunpowder as a new fertilizer, they hoped they'd get more bang for their buck. And they did, literally. Rising from the fields, Food Fight the mutant artichoke led the local Garden Patrol to victory over their would-be harvesters. After further helping them fend off an invasion of gnomes intent on wrapping the asparagus people in bacon, Food Fight caught the eye of Master Eon.
- Abnormal Ammo: Bombards his foes with tomatoes and zucchini guts.
- Anthropomorphic Food
- Green Thumb: Both figuratively, with his Blooms of Doom, and literally, with his Green Thumb upgrade.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: The circumstances of his creation.
- Produce Pelting: Weaponized as his whole shtick.
- Recursive Ammo: With his Green Thumb power, tomatoes that hit the ground will blossom into even larger tomatoes, which can be collected to add a bit more kick.
- Stock "Yuck!": He's an artichoke.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Artichoke blooms, used rather like timed land mines.
Funny Bone used to live on Punch Line Island, the funniest place in the land of the Undead. One day, while he was burying his neighbor's birthday cake, the evil Count Moneybone invaded the island, seeking to use their legendary Eternal Chuckling Trees to create a "Funny Bomb". Seeing their vicious axes, Funny Bone sprang into action and drove the invaders from the island. Now, as a Skylander, he makes sure that Evil is always the victim of his punch lines.
- Deadly Disc: Lobs bladed bone discs as if they were frisbees, and can be upgraded to play a lethal game of fetch with them.
- Dem Bones
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His Bone Saw attack turns him into a human-sized buzz saw.
- Pungeon Master: He's got more than a few solid groaners in his repertoire.
- Sickly Green Glow
- Cast from Hit Points: His Fly Slam attack can be upgraded to be charged, but charging it consumes HP.
- Deadly Gas: His first upgrade is the ability to have his poison pellets leave lingering toxic clouds on impact.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Of an atypical variety, he's a dragonfly.
- Technicolor Toxin: Purple
A mysterious dragon who manifested out of nowhere when Master Eon touched the Crystal Orb of Light. Believing she was sent to him for a reason, he took her in and trained her as a Skylander.
- Combos: Her secondary attacks are built to work with her eye lasers, either refracting them into a spin attack or getting stronger when shot with them.
- Eye Beams: Her primary attack. Her other powers either work with or enhance them.
- Genius Loci: It's implied that Spotlight is the Orb of Light.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Her arsenal includes heavenly auras and weaponized halos.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Representing the Light element.
- Light Is Good
- Our Dragons/Angels are Different: She's definitely a dragon, but her design, powers, and mysterious origin gives her a strong angelic vibe.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Her soul gem upgrade turns her heavenly auras into animated light dragons.
- Flaming Hair: Which she can whip enemies with.
- Playing with Fire
- Spicy Latina
- Tragic Keepsake: Her beloved grandfather's lucky flaming horseshoe, which doubles as a handy ranged weapon.
- Video Game Flamethrowers Suck: Averted with a vengeance. Her Blazing Bellows attack packs some serious punch, and it very quickly gets upgraded to deal even more damage over a larger area.
- Cool Horse: Good lord is he ever. A steampunk flame-wreathed unicorn who both hits like and resembles a steam train.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: His Stampede attack, at least for anything that survives the billowing flames that precede him.
- Hellish Horse: Visually, he's got the look of one: mane and tail made of fire, blood red skin and glowing yellow eyes. He definitely doesn't have the personality, though, apart from being quick to anger.
- Hot-Blooded: Quite literally. So hot, in fact, that his flames are actually sustained by his burning hatred of injustice.
- Playing with Fire: Shoots fireballs from his smokestack horn, in addition to gushing fire out of it during his Stampede move.
- Reality Ensues: While all Skylanders are capable of operating vehicles in Superchargers without exception, Trail Blazer has a unique problem as he completely lacks hands or even proper arms to steer with. He gets around this by driving with his mouth.
As an orphan from the Dizzying Dunes, Tread Head always dreamed of racing. After a summer spent scavenging for parts, he managed to build himself a motorcycle that would enable him to compete in the local circuit. The other racers mocked the crude looking craftsmanship of his ride, but Tread Head built for performance, not style; when the race started, he quickly surged into a commanding lead. Upon passing into a canyon, however, he found himself facing a roadblock of Goblin warriors. Thinking quickly, he used his bike to kick up so much dirt that the Goblins had no choice but to flee, letting the other racers pass through unscathed. While Tread Head sacrificed victory on the track, he won an even greater prize: the respect of Master Eon and membership among the Skylanders.
- Ambiguous Robots: He looks like he could be one, due to his body looking painted.
- Badass Driver
- Car Fu: His whole gimmick.
- Chainsaw Good: Going down his Drag Racer path lets him upgrade his treads into something resembling chainsaw teeth.
- Conveniently an Orphan
- Cool Bike: One that he built for racing in the desert, notable in that it's got treads which are arranged in a triangle.
- Everything's Better with Spinning
- Weaponized Exhaust: Backfire Blast has his pipes acting as rear-facing shotguns.
- Promoted to Playable: Introduced as Sidekicks in Spyros Adventure, the Minis were made playable skylanders in Trap Team.
- Junior Counterpart: Each of the Minis are smaller childlike versions of existing Skylanders. They even share the same catchphrase with the Skylander they are based on.
- Badass Adorable: Despite their size, the Minis can put up just as much of a fight as their original counterparts.
- Badass Crew: They were assembled and unleashed against the Doom Raiders when the evil organization was at the height of its former power, having explicitly brought Skylands to its knees. The poor villainous schmucks never stood a chance.
- Phlebotinum: All of them wield weapons crafted from Traptanium, one of the rarest and most powerful substances in all of Skylands.
Bushwhack was born to a clan of Tree Elves who protected the rich Arcadian Timberland, and was supposed to have become a ranger along with his fellows. Unfortunately, he was quite small by his people's standards, and was sent by his chieftain to train under Arbo, the tree spirit who helped the Skylanders rebuild the Core of Light. Looking beyond his pupil's stature, Arbo saw he had the heart of a warrior and taught him a great many secrets, even gifting Bushwhack with an enchanted axe. When a Troll army assaulted the Timberlands and overpowered the Elves, Bushwhack used his axe and knowledge of the forest to crush the invaders and their tree ravaging machinery. For his heroism, Bushwhack was not only inducted into the rangers, but also the Skylanders. As a member of the Trap Team, Bushwhack wields his mighty Traptanium axe to cut down evil wherever it grows!
- Abnormal Ammo: Acorn grenades, anyone?
- An Axe to Grind
- Our Elves Are Better: Of the Wood Elf variety. He's also markedly different from Stealth Elf or Flameslinger, and thus is quite likely a completely different species from them.
- Weaponized Headgear: With his Headbash ability.
A robot created by King Mercurus of Metallana and raised as his daughter. She earned her place in the Skylanders after leading her people in fighting off a gang of undead stormriders plotting to kidnap the king.
- Bifurcated Weapon: In Dual Mode.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Kind of a given when you fight with giant gears.
- Rebellious Princess: Prefers hanging out with workers in the city to her royal duties. Her father was not amused.
- Robot Girl
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Saved her father from a kidnapping, then became a Skylander.
- Stance System: Gearshift's fighting style changes depending on which mode her weapon is in.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Her gear has a total of three modes: Hoop, Dual, and Fragment, two of which have accompanying skill trees.
Once a cloud wrangler in the peaceful Thunderclap Kingdom, Gusto learned to master the wind under the guidance of the Cloud Dragon. When a fleet of dragon hunters came to capture the creature, Gusto stepped in to defend it. He surprised his foes by repeatedly hitting them with his large "curved stick" until they surrendered & retreated. For protecting the Cloud Dragon, Gusto was given a new Traptanium Boomerang and became parts of the Trap Team.
- Balloon Belly: His Inhaler move allows him to suck in large amounts of air & enemies, giving him a distended stomach. He isn't any slower & can still attack.
- Battle Boomerang: Uses a large Traptanium Boomerang.
Raised in a village enslaved by the evil Harvest Sphinx, Head Rush dreamed of overthrowing her people's cruel master, but despite their numbers, no one person was brave enough to challenge the Sphinx. Taking the situation by the horns, she charged through her village, bellowing a mighty yodel that roused her kin to action and led them on a devastating charge that drove the Sphinx from their island forever.
- Action Girl
- Brawn Hilda
- Horny Vikings
- Make Me Wanna Shout
- Shockwave Stomp
- Use Your Head
- Weaponized Headgear
A member of a robotic race who operated the legendary Sky Train, Jawbreaker lived an orderly and rule-filled existence as he helped propel the train between a thousand different islands every day. When an army of Gear Trolls invaded their subterranean control center, seeking to use the Sky Train for mayhem, he plunged into action and used his colossal fists to beat the Trolls senseless. Now an individual in a society of conformists, he departed his old home and joined the Skylanders.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: His special weapons are huge fists.
- Lightning Bruiser: With Robo Rage active, he gains both speed and damage buffs. In his baseline state, though, he's a...
- Mighty Glacier: He's easily the slowest Trap Master when not in his Robo Rage mode.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Surprisingly, due to his hunched posture, he's actually pretty stocky.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs
- Shock and Awe
- Unstoppable Rage: Switch on the Robo Rage, and marvel at how fast he motors through hostiles.
A blacksmith hailing from the volcanic Munitions Forge island. When a pirate named Captain Iron Beard tried to take over his home, his response was to sink his fleet one by one with a cannon he forged himself, still fresh from the fire. His bravery earned him a place in the Skylanders.
- BFG: Wields a cannon in battle.
- The Blacksmith: He forged a hand-held cannon capable of sinking an entire fleet of ships.
- Heroic Build
- Long-Range Fighter: Ka-Boom specializes in long-range cannon attacks and mortar fire. In fact, his only melee attack is his Rocket Jump.
- Mythology Gag: Munitions Forge was a level in A New Beginning.
- Playing with Fire: Fire element.
- Rated M for Manly: A hulking, shirtless blacksmith capable of wielding a freshly forged, red-hot cannon with his bare hands? Oh yes, he qualifies.
- Rocket Jump: Well, "Cannon Jump", but he still uses the blast to launch himself into the air. By pursuing his Jumping Juggernaut path, he can not only chain several leaps in a row, but light himself on fire while doing so.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
A protector of Radiant City, he fought the villain Luminous for control of the Starlight, Radiant City's magical power source.
- BFS / Cool Sword: Wields a rather large Traptanium scimitar.
- Light Is Good
- The Paralyzer: Can create light auras to weaken enemies.
- Punny Name: Aside from being "night light" with Xtreme Kool Letterz, he is a knight of the light element.
- Weapon Across the Shoulder: Strikes this pose after a bit while idle.
- Winged Humanoid: Looks like an angel with a helmet that resembles a bird's head.
A Dark Centaur who guarded the Oracle of Stones, until a gang of Bicyclopes stole it, intent on unleashing a curse on Skylands. She charged into battle to retrieve it and beat the Bicyclopes before they could finish it.
- BFS / Cool Sword: Wields a Traptanium flamberge.
- Casting a Shadow: She's the Dark element Trap Master, and can also create shadow versions of her enemies to fight them with.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Instrument of Murder: Her battle horn can stun enemies and make shadow clones to fight for her.
- Jousting Lance: She uses her flamberge for this purpose.
- Punny Name: Her name is "nightmare" with Xtreme Kool Letterz, pointing out her connection to the dark element. Also, she is an armored female centaur, making her a literal "knight mare".
- Our Centaurs Are Different: With dark green armor and a huge lance.
Once a disembodied spirit of a vanquished knight, Krypt King wandered Skylands until he happened upon an Arkeyan weapons vault. Inside, he found a formidable suit of powerful armor and a curious crystalline blade; he decided to make them his own. Unfortunately, this activated the automated defenses, and he found himself facing a legion of ancient Arkeyan war machines between him and freedom. He plunged into battle, and soon the Arkeyans were silent once more. Realizing the potential his new gear possessed, Krypt King sought out the Skylanders, and was soon made a member of the Trap Masters. Now he uses his mighty Traptanium blade to strike down evil throughout Skylands.
- Ancient Egypt: Between his pharaoh-like headdress and his constant talk of pyramids and hieroglyphics, he's very clearly gunning for this schtick.
- BFS: His sword is as tall as he is, and he ain't exactly stunty. For reference, he's just a hair shorter than a few of the Giants.
- Marionette Master: He can manipulate his sword from afar by apparently jumping out of his armor and into the blade.
A famed chef and owner of a renown five star restaurant, Lob-Star had the honor of serving the elite of the underwater metropolis of Star City. However, he was also a master in ancient and secret martial arts style known to only an elite few, and by adopting a Secret Identity, he was able to help keep the peace. One day, a Leviathan threatened to consume his restaurant and take the Fish King hostage, who happened to be dining there. Having no choice, Lob-Star dove into battle, using every trick he'd ever been taught, he drove the Leviathan from the city and saved the day. For his sacrifice in protecting the innocent, Master Eon made him a Skylander.
- Chef of Iron
- Expy: Cowl-like shell, martial arts master with a Secret Identity and a deep, growling voice? He's a cape away from being an aquatic Batman.
- Making a Splash: Of a truly bizarre variety, he can release limitless quantities of scalding steam while in his Boiling state.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Throwing Stars
- Supreme Chef
- Unstoppable Rage: Courtesy of his Boiling Temper ability, which boosts his speed and attack power.
An undead tailor renowned for his skills. He caught Master Eon's attention when a gang of pirates tried to force him into making a magical fortune-telling hat. Rather than see his work used for evil, he sewed their clothes together while they slept and cut their sails to keep them from getting away.
- Marionette Master: Can summon phantom puppets to fight for him.
- Mundane Utility: Before joining the trap team, he used those giant scissors to make some of the finest clothes in Skylands.
- Shear Menace: His main weapon is a pair of traptanium scissors larger than he is.
- You Will Not Evade Me: His nether needles can reel opponents in with magical thread, and tangle them up with the right upgrade.
A crocagator famed throughout Skylands for his peerless archery hunting skills, Snap Shot is the leader of the Trap Masters. Under his leadership, the Trap Masters succeeded in capturing the most notorious villains in the world and locking them away in Cloudcracker Prison.
- Awesome Aussie
- Badass in Charge: He's Skylands' finest bow hunter and is the commander of the Trap Masters, whom he is credited with personally leading to victory over the deadliest gang of villains ever to plague the world.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: His Traptanium arrow is so large that he can wield it like a sword in melee, provided anything survives his lethal rain of shots.
- Friendly Sniper: A Trap Master built around precision ranged damage, and his behavior in "The Discovery" trailer indicates he's a rather warm person if you haven't given him a reason to want you locked up.
- The Leader: For the Trap Team, but Wallop takes up leadership in the opening cutscene and in the "Trapping Kaos" trailer.
- Making a Splash
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Downplayed as he's a "Crocagator".
- Never Smile At A Crocagator: If you're a bad guy, that is.
Wallop was once a promising young apprentice blacksmith among his people, who had used the volcanic lava of Mount Scorch to forge the finest weapons in all of Skylands for generations. However, on the day he was to be taken under the wing of a master smith, a Fire Viper awoke within the mountain and attacked his village. With his twin forging hammers and skills honed pounding metal into shape, Wallop felled the savage beast and drew the attention of the Skylanders. Now, with a matched pair of Traptanium hammers, he beats down any evil that dares rise to threaten Skylands.
- Animal Motifs: His armor is very evocative of a Hercules beetle.
- Badass Bystander: Originally a simple apprentice blacksmith, until his village was attacked.
- The Blacksmith: His previous profession.
- Drop the Hammer
- Dual Wielding
- The Lancer: He takes up the leader role in Trap Team's opening cutscene and the "Trapping Kaos" trailer. This implies he and Snap Shot alternate team roles.
- Throwing Your Hammers Always Works: Comes in two flavors, a simple but effective single target hammer lob, and the room clearing When Hammers Collide. Both have limited homing capabilities.
Wildfire was once a young lion of the Fire Claw Clan, about to enter into the Rite of Infernos a test of survival in the treacherous fire plains. However, because he was made of gold, he was treated as an outcast and not allowed to participate. But this didn't stop him. That night, Wildfire secretly followed the path of the other lions, carrying only his fathers enchanted shield. Soon he found them cornered by a giant flame scorpion. Using the shield, he protected the group from the beasts enormous stinging tail, giving them time to safely escape. And though Wildfire was injured in the fight, his fathers shield magically changed him magnifying the strength that was already in his heart making him the mightiest of his clan. Now part of the Trap Team, Wildfire uses his enormous Traptanium-bonded shield to defend any and all who need it.
- Breath Weapon
- Gold-Colored Superiority
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Literally AND figuratively. Literally with his Heat Shield ability, which lets him block all incoming damage from the front, and figuratively with his astronomically high Defense stat.
- Playing with Fire
- Shield Bash: A devastatingly effective one at that, since his shield is a car-sized slab of Traptanium.
- You Will Not Evade Me: His Chains of Fire ability.
- Applied Phlebotinum: The Rift Engines which power their signature vehicles appear to be a more mechanically focused application of the technology, for lack of a better word, behind the Portals. They can open what are essentially wormholes on command in order to traverse vast distances almost instantly in perfect safety, and can also be stored and recalled from these rifts as required.
- Badass Driver: While any Skylander can drive vehicles effectively, only SuperChargers can get the most out of their rides by, well, SuperCharging them.
- The Ace: He's supremely self-assured, though his ego takes the form of an understated but utterly unshakable confidence and a bemused surprise if anyone expresses amazement at his success. This is in direct contrast to the usual brash and bombastic braggarts around him, namely Flynn.
- Combat Medic: If your companion happens to be of the Life Element, at any rate. Astroblast apparently emits pure sunlight that scorches foes and nourishes plants.
- Death from Above: If Astroblast fires his gun into the air, get under something fast; he's calling a meteor strike directly on your head.
- Energy Being: Well, if he isn't, he certainly glows like one. And gives off intense, damaging sunlight like one.
- Expy: From his deservedly cocky attitude, to his startlingly powerful Ray Gun, to his pridefully boasting of his starship's achievements, he's a weird, glowy Han Solo.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: His Weapon of Choice is a rather robust blaster pistol that, with upgrades gains a Charged Attack and a burst fire function.
- Another, much larger beam cannon is mounted on the Sun Runner.
- The Gunslinger: Astroblast's combat style is built entirely around shooting foes at range, or knocking them back and stunning them so he can resume shooting them.
- Hitscan: Literally. The secondary power of the Sun Runner is to sweep an area with its scanners and blast any enemies locked for minor damage. Not that useful on its own, but remembering locked targets suffer bonus damage from its main cannon...
- Drop the Hammer: Unique to his Skylander appearance.
- Enemy Mine: He's usually a villain, but has been known to team up with heroes against rival villains.
- Guest Fighter: From Nintendo.
- Magma Man: A Skylander-exclusive powerup.
- The Minion Master: His secondary attack is summoning Koopa Troopas to fight for him.
- Tin Tyrant: Bowser wears armor for the first time in this game.
- Cyclops: His divesuit gives this impression.
- Faceless Eye: According to his backstory, he's the twin brother of Eye Brawl's head and the limbs are a part of his suit.
- The Family That Slays Together: He's the twin brother of the Undead Giant, Eye-Brawl.
- Making a Splash: Can open his faceplate to hose down foes with a powerful torrent of water. Being an eyeball, it may or may not be tears.
- Time Abyss: He's twin to Eye Brawl, who was active 10,000 years in the past before being imprisoned in toy form on Earth. This makes him one of the oldest Skylanders in the series.
- Trap Master: His combat style revolves around placing and triggering water mines.
- Guest Fighter: From Nintendo.
- Bamboo Technology: His Barrel Blaster, in keeping with his home series' design theme.
- Killer Gorilla: Only towards bad guys, thankfully.
- Throw a Barrel at It: It's kind of his trademark.
- Dem Bones
- Hero Secret Service: His bio states that he secretly helped the Skylanders defeat Count Moneybone the first time the moment he learned that his former boss was actually a villain by distracting the robot with his band's mariachi music. Anyone who's played the 3DS Swap Force game will recognize his bio as paralleling the mysteriously reappearing skeleton mariachi band that shows up throughout the final two level zones, Undead Fiesta and Clockwork Castle.
- The Minion Master: He can summon skeletal "amigos" to fight with him.
- Musical Assassin: A Mariachi musician who fights with a trumpet gun.
- Blade on a Stick: Though it's really more of an Electrical Plug on a Stick.
- Deflector Shield: The "Doomproof Force Field" mounted on the Shield Striker.
- Javelin Thrower: His primary ranged attack. With an upgrade or two, he can remain tethered to it with electricity and start levitating around the area.
- Lightning Gun: The primary armament of the Shield Striker, High Volt's signature Cool Car.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: That huge riot shield isn't just for show, High Volt has the highest defense of any SuperCharger.
- Police Brutality: Given his previous career in law enforcement, this is his entire fighting style.
- Powerup Magnet: The other function of the "Doomproof Force Field". Notably, it's the only vehicle in the game with the ability to do this.
- Shock and Awe: Has a wide array of powers that zap and stun targets. Handy for a cop.
- Alluring Anglerfish: The Sea Shadow takes on an appearance similar to this with its SuperCharged mods.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Gas Mask, Longcoat: Her ensemble has this look, though she's wearing a greatcoat if you want to get pedantic.
- Gravity Sucks: The Sea Shadow features a black hole projector, ominously called the "Abyss Cannon".
- Prehensile Hair: She actually uses hers to walk around, and it certainly seems to be the source of her Whip Lash attacks.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Stormblade's Red in the comic arc "Secret Agent Secrets".
- Shoulders of Doom: Understated, but she wears a greatcoat in the style of a 19th-century officer's uniform, complete with epaulets.
- Car Fu: Unlike many other land vehicles, which depend on ranged weaponry, Thump Truck actually has a ramming attack.
- Chain Pain: The boulder on his flail can be detached to fight like this.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Some of his comments are... weird.
- Epic Flail: Fights with a ball and chain almost as large as he is.
- Eyepatch of Power
- Mighty Glacier: The Thump Truck has one of the lowest acceleration stats in the game, but brings the pain like almost nothing else. A critical hit from its secondary attack deals 1920 damage, which will destroy pretty much anything that gets hit by it.
- Motor Mouth: When talking to Buzz, he just talks a mile a minute, jumping from topic to topic.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He was part of a crew in charge of wrecking the remains of the Arkeyan Army. Yet was by far the best at it.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's tiny, literally the same size as the head of his Epic Flail and almost the exact same size as Fryno. However, he hits like a ton of bricks, and Thump Truck is a nearly unstoppable juggernaut.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: All he's got to cover his remarkably well-toned torso is a bright orange work harness.
- The Leader: For the SuperChargers.
- Art Attacker: Her weapon is a paintbrush staff that is an effective melee weapon, but can also create paint constructs to attack.
- Creative Sterility: Her home village suffered badly from this, and she didn't like it one bit.
- Fauns and Satyrs
- Goggles Do Nothing: Unlike Big Bubble Pop Fizz, this is averted, as she slides her goggles on while driving, most likely to keep out dust and wind on land and air and to allow for vision while underwater.
- Magic Staff
- Pink Means Feminine
- Bird People
- Knife Nut: Uses throwing knives that look like a cross between kunai knives and feathers. Her wings are lined with them.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Nightfall's Blue, but the Blue to Ghost Roaster's Red in the comic arc "Secret Agent Secrets".
- Animal Motifs: The Buzz Wing, in its basic form, is most definitely styled on a dragonfly, though with other upgrade sets, it also can be made to resemble a bee, a butterfly, or a flying beetle.
- Badass Grandpa: An Ace Pilot, daredevil and decorated veteran of the Great Greeble War with over 300 victories to his name, and is also one of Buzz's oldest friends. He's more or less a millipede version of Chuck Yeager with a penchant for grenades.
- Break Out the Museum Piece: The Buzz Wing is explicitly described as a venerable war machine that Thrillipede had pulled from a museum to help fight against Kaos once again.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a supremely stylish leather bomber jacket, to go with his Old Flying Ace persona.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Pin-Pulling Teeth: As seen on the toy.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: His primary attack is throwing cocoon-shaped grenades that can be upgraded to release swarms of dragonflies that slow enemies and his secondary attack can be upgraded to throw sticky grenades that can be stuck to enemies or put on the ground.
- Attack Animal: Fights alongside his falcon, Birdie.
Aurora is the niece of Master Eon. For years, he tried to keep her identity a secret so that she would remain safe from harm. But as she grew older, Aurora wanted nothing more than to become a Skylander, but Eon would not permit it. So without telling him, she wore a disguise and studied swordplay and combat arts under the name "Boss Blades McSlashinator." Soon, everyone was talking about this new mysterious hero and her amazing abilities. Even Master Eon was notably impressed, but when he learned the skilled fighter was none other than his own niece, he once again refused her entry into the Skylanders team. However, before she could protest, Eon smiled and told her it was because he was immediately promoting her to his Sensei program, where she would train the Swashbuckler Class under her true name and identity. Although he did later admit that "Boss Blades McSlashinator" sounded pretty cool.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Before being recruited into the Senseis, she studied the art of combat under the name "Boss Blades McSlashinator".
- Bait-and-Switch: Even after proofing her, Eon refused to make her a Skylander, but only because he was making her into a Sensei.
- Dual Wielding: Uses a pair of zig-zagging swords.
See: Other Trappable Villains
Barbella was the best fitness trainer in all of Skylands. Not only did she possess otherworldly strength, she was also a firm believer that a healthy diet and exercise led to true happiness. With such a positive message to spread, Barbella decided to open her own fitness center called Flex-a-lot, where she hoped to instill good eating and workout habits with all of her patrons. But one day, the gelatinous villain known as The Gulper destroyed her gym, and it took all of Barbellas strength to keep it from collapsing while everyone fled to safety. It was then that Barbella realized that bad guys were more hazardous to your health than anything else, so she began to train in the ways of the Sentinel, where she quickly became one of the greatest masters in the world!
- Double Weapon: Wields a barbell with a stone block at each end.
- Punny Name: On "barbell" and "bella", the Italian word for "beautiful".
- Super Strength: If her choice of weapons wasn't a giveaway, the fact she was able to hold up a collapsing building should be a clue to how strong she is.
See: Other Trappable Villains
- Gone Horribly Wrong: Was created by Dr. Krankcase when he started experimenting on plants, but she and the rest of his creations turned against him.
- Plant Hair: Has bangs that resemble succulent plants.
- Plant People
- Whip It Good: Uses a thorny vine as a whip.
- Badass Beard: His is actually made of chainsaw chains.
- Chainsaw Good: Being of the Swashbuckler class, he has two.
- Skyland's Dwarves Are Different: His profile describes him as a Dwarf, which is odd since he towers over most other Skylanders and appears to be, if not a full machine, then a very advanced cyborg.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Fully three quarters of him is above his belt.
- Trap Master: Can expend energy that he's collected from fallen foes to summon "Inventions", which are basically a whirling chainsaw deathtrap. With upgrades, they gain the ability to shoot electricity.
See: The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)
- An Axe to Grind
- Broken Pedestal: In her backstory, it's mentioned that she idolized Wolfgang and was devastated when he joined the Doom Raiders, but overcame the shock to stop him and his Moon Goons from cursing her town during a concert.
- Cute Bruiser
- Detachment Combat: Can remove her head and grow a new one, at which point the first head will attack on its own.
- Eye Scream: Her eyes are removable, as shown in her idle animation.
- Punny Name: On "chop" and "hopscotch". The latter part ties into her using it as a method of attack and her element being Undead, in that in some countries it's about a journey through the afterlife.
- Purple Eyes: Or green eyes in her Candy-Coated alt deco.
- Rhymes on a Dime
- Skull for a Head: Being of the Undead element, her head is a skull covered in tribal carvings.
- Spin Attack
- Stock Femur Bone: Wears one in her hair.
- Waddling Head
- Belly Flop Crushing: A staple of his moveset since Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
- Friendly Enemy: Seems to view Cortex this way at the end of the Thumpin' Wumpa Island level. The feeling's probably not mutual.
- Guest Fighter: From another Activision-owned series. Unlike Donkey Kong and Bowser, his figure is compatible with all versions of Imaginators, and he plays a major role in the storyline of Imaginators whereas the former two were just special guests.
- Happy Dance: As an Idle Animation, Crash will do his trademark dance.
- Jetpack: The one from Cortex Strikes Back makes an appearance, which he uses along with the Fruit Bazooka from Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
- Killer Yo Yo: In his Sky-Chi attack, he uses it to pull enemies toward him.
- Mad Bomber: He can throw TNT crates, and combine them with his spin attack to create a whirlwind of explosives.
- Mythology Gag: Similar to the first three games, The Wrath of Cortex and Twinsanity, he has unique death animations depending on what defeated him. Also, when he breaks open one of his crates, there's a chance it will include an extra life from one of his games.
- His yo-yo attack is based on the opening cutscene of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, where he was seen playing with one. This was also his idle animation in the same game, and the yo-yo made another appearance in Crash Nitro Kart.
- His appearance in this game might be one to the crossover games Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy.
- Less debatable is the fact that, at the start of the "Thumpin' Wumpa Islands" expansion pack level, Aku Aku directly calls Spyro his friend, meaning these two already met.
- Slide Attack: Another attack introduced in his second game.
- Spin Attack: His signature attack.
- The Unintelligible: Similar to Crash Tag Team Racing and beyond. Usually Aku Aku speaks on his behalf, but he does manage to say his name when played as a card in Creation Clash and says "Ta-da!" from time to time.
See: The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)
- Attack Reflector: With enough upgrades, he can summon Uka Uka to reflect projectiles back at enemies.
- Death from Above: His Sky-Chi attack causes a rain of laser beams to fall in any spot of his choosing.
- Guest Fighter: Same as Crash.
- Hover Board: He has access to one. He can ride it around for a short time to attack enemies and get around more quickly, before it explodes and he ends up falling flat on his head.
- Mad Bomber: He can toss out landmines, like in his boss fight in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
- Mad Scientist: One of the most well-known in all of gaming.
- Ray Gun: His primary method of attack since his first game.
- A Sinister Clue: Wields his Ray Gun in his left hand.
- Time Master: One upgrade allows him access to a device created by Dr. N. Tropy, which creates a bubble that slows down enemies.
- Token Evil Teammate: Unlike the other villain Senseis, he's very much still evil. He's just helping for his own purposes.—"Let's get those Imaginators ready for total world domi- I mean, awesomely, heroic do-gooding, and stuff...."
- Double Weapon: Wields a double-bladed katana.
- Everything's Better with Samurai
- Fog Feet: She has a mass of fire in place of legs.
- BFG: Being of the Bazooker class, he uses a firecracker launcher as a weapon. He can also unleash four at once.
- Don't Try This at Home: Said word for word when he rides one of his own rockets up into the sky to more easily bombard opponents.
- Noble Wolf
- Punny Name: On "flare" and "werewolf".
See: The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)
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King Pen hails from a militaristic unit of penguins who protect the Cloudmelt Glaciers. During an epic battle, King Pen was trapped in an avalanche and had to take refuge in a nearby cave for the remainder of the winter season. During his solitude, he was visited by a mysterious Yeti Master, named Snow Wah, who began teaching him an ancient combat style known as Flipper-Fu. King Pen was already a skilled fighter, but the wise teacher helped him to understand the spiritual and philosophical nature of warfare, turning the penguin into an unstoppable force. When he finally emerged from the cave, tales of his newfound abilities spread far and wide. When Master Eon caught wind, he recruited King Pen into his top secret training program, where he quickly rose up the ranks to become the leader of the Skylander Sensei. Years later, King Pen returned to the site of the avalanche to thank his teacher, but no evidence of Snow Wah or the cave was ever found leaving many to wonder if the Yeti had ever existed at all.
- An Ice Person: Most of his attacks are covered in ice and freeze enemies.
- Everything's Better with Penguins
- The Leader: Of the Senseis.
- Punny Name: On "penguin" and "kingpin".
- Centauroid Form: Albeit one with the body of a lion and the torso of a cat person.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Can summon mystic duplicates of himself to distract and bombard opponents with even more beams.
- Furry Reminder: One of his idle animations is him suddenly getting spooked by something only he can see or hear, much like an actual cat.
- Punny Name: On "mystical" and "cat".
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- Scaled Up: His secondary ability transforms him into a giant snake.
- Snake People
- Sssssnake Talk
- You Will Not Evade Me: His snake pits serve triple duty as this by pinning his foes in place, along with damaging those trapped and amplifying any further damage he inflicts.
- Archer Archetype
- This Is a Drill: He can produce them as arrowheads.
- Shout-Out: His jump animation looks a lot like the spin jump from Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: His origin story, appearance, mystical power, and even his name make it not that much of a stretch for him to be related to Star Strike (listed under Skylanders Debuting In Swap Force). If true, then the females of their species are small, humanoid and lack visible feet, while the males are colossal four-armed hunchbacks.
- Hammerspace: He visibly summons more throwing stars into his hands once he's thrown his current stock.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Ninja: One who doesn't make use of more traditional means of misdirection as he can naturally turn invisible.
- Ninja Log: A very strange variation, wherein he does vanish and make his foes target something else, but in this case, the "log" is a living doppelganger of himself that fights back.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Uses his four arms to throw shurikens.
Tae Kwon Crow
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- Carry a Big Stick: And what a stick indeed.
- Dumb Muscle: Not quite as dumb as other examples, but it's clear intellect is not his forte.Tri-Tip: "You can put your faith in numbers, mine is in the club!"
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He's an anthropomorphic Triceratops.
- The All-Solving Hammer: Firmly believes the solution to every problem he's confronted with is "smash it."
See: The Doom Raiders (Trap Team)