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    Debuting in Spyro's Adventure 

Kaos

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


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: As Super Evil Kaos. Heck, one phase of the fight takes place inside his mouth!
  • Bald of Evil: Though some old pictures in Giants show he had an afro when he was younger.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being an Expy of Invader Zim, he manages to destroy the Core of Light and defeat the Skylanders in his first on-screen appearance. If the Skylanders hadn't just so happened to land on a world were a Portal Master lived, he'd have won. In fact, he actually wins at the start of SuperChargers, becoming the Emperor of Skylands and unleashing The Darkness.
  • Big Bad: Of the franchise as a whole, though he's excluded from the 3DS games barring SuperChargers Racing.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Thanks to The Darkness being sealed away at the end of SuperChargers, Kaos loses his powers and is forced to "join" Skylands Academy as "Official Ultimate Evil Consultant of Ultimate Evil".
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: As Ultra Traptanium Kaos, he transforms his arms into Traptanium Blades halfway through the fight.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Even Kaos is not exempt from this, unless the player doesn't have the Kaos Trap.
  • Determinator: No matter how many times he's beaten, he always shows up in the next game with yet another Evil Plan.
  • Discard and Draw: After losing his powers due to him turning against The Darkness in SuperChargers, he stumbles upon the power of Mind Magic in Imaginators.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: All the time. His Water spell in the first game summons "Doom Sharks", he calls his evil Imaginators "Doomlanders"... and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
    • Though he does subvert it once in Imaginators, when he summons "the Purple Doomlander Knight of Cataclysm".
      Kaos: Thought I was going to say "doom", didn't you?
  • Even Evil Has Standards: After being betrayed by the Doom Raiders, Kaos seeks help from the good guys to help take them down. More specifically, it's the Golden Queen's extremely petty reasons and plans that drive his conflict. Kaos doesn't like taking orders from anyone, not even from The Darkness, who is the source of all his powers and the ultimate force behind ALL evil. And although he wants to rule Skylands as it is his self-proclaimed destiny, he doesn't want to destroy it.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's probably the most hammy person in the entire series.
  • Expy: It's been commented that Kaos is basically a slightly more competent Zim; even down to the same voice actor.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Although he still expresses desire to destroy the player, in Trap Team, Traptanium-powered Kaos hints that he may be willing to let the player live...by trapping them forever in Traptanium to be displayed as a trophy.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: In Trap Team, a Traptanium-powered Kaos actually threatens the player directly. It goes as far as him pulling random crap out of the real world trying to bring you into Skylands during his fight. SuperChargers ups the ante having him not only directly show the player all the damage he's done and precautions he's taken to prevent his defeat, but even using his portal to shut down the portal network entirely to directly cut the player off from Skylands (at least until Hugo manages to reconnect to Earth). All in the first half of the intro cutscene.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In Imaginators he clones himself, but the clone is just as obsessed with victory as the real Kaos and rebels against him.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: He's shown to be wearing a pair as Super Evil Kaos.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Twice. In Swap Force, he yoinks the rug out from under his own mother, while in Trap Team, he takes over as the main threat after all of the Doom Raiders are captured.
  • Huge Holographic Head: Kaos uses one in Spyro's Adventure to look more intimidating than he really is, but Eon isn't that impressed. Later comes back in Trap Team during his Kaos Challenges.
    Kaos: My head is awesome, I tell you! Fear it! Fear my GIANT FLOATING HEAD!
  • Humongous Mecha: As Robo-Kaos, naturally.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When attacked by the player in Trap Team, one of his quips is "Hey, stop cheating! That's my job!"
  • Laughably Evil: He might be an utter riot to listen to, but don't underestimate him.
  • Large Ham: You thought Ripto from Spyro 2 was cheesy? Kaos puts the cheese on the ham itself. Though conisidering that he's voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz...
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His fate at the end of the first game is being banished to Earth himself like he did to the Skylanders.
  • Marathon Boss: As Ultra Traptanium Kaos in Trap Team. He has a stupendous amount of health, keeps players at bay with powerful shockwaves, and heals off nearly 40% of his health every time he changes phases.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: For as much of a joke character as he is, he DID manage to kill Eon before the first game.
  • One-Winged Angel: As Super Evil Kaos from being evilized by petrified darkness, where he turns into a gigantic purple monstrosity with incredible power. Happens again with Trap Team as Ultra Traptanium Kaos, but it's considerably more impressive.
    • To get this straight: in Trap Team, Kaos uses Traptanium to turn into a crystalline hybrid with glowing white eyes, Traptanium blade-arms and giant black wings growing from his back that can fire off dark energy pulses, fire Traptanium swords, and even see through the fourth wall.
    • In Imaginators, Kaos has Brain give him a super form akin to Dragon Ball with spiky, glowing blue hair. However, Brain eventually gets fed up with Kaos and decides to side with the Skylanders, powering them up while taking away Kaos' advantages, turning him into a Clipped-Wing Angel.
  • Promoted to Playable: Is first playable as a trappable villain with his own special Trap in Trap Team, then in SuperChargers and SuperChargers Racing he's playable in Sky races using a special trophy. He finally gets his own figure in Imaginators (though here, you're actually playing as a clone of him that he created).
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: At the end of the first game, he's sent to the human world where he's turned into a statue just like the Skylanders and ends up in a house's yard where he's attacked by a dog. He escapes in Giants, now in a toy store.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: As Ultra Traptanium Kaos, he can create Traptanium swords out of nowhere and fire them at you.
    • Then there's Sensei!Kaos, who can generate all sorts of weapons with his Mind Magic powers.
  • Taken for Granite: Suffers this fate at the hands of the Golden Queen, who turns him into a gold statue after one outburst too many from the runt.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By the time of Imaginators, he apparently managed to master all the battle classes.
  • The Un Favourite: According to the tie-in novel, The Machine of Doom, Kaos was this. He was a prince, but was rejected by his own father for being short, smelly and bald, in contrast with his brothers, who were tall, charming, and blessed with long, flowing locks. Harsh. Giants, however, implies that he was an only child; and pictures show that his parents weren't much better-looking.

Glumshanks

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Voiced by: Chris Cox

Kaos' loyal, regularly put-upon servant.


  • Anti-Villain: He never really does anything evil, apart from the time he was Evilized, and pretty much has nothing against the Skylanders. After his Heel–Face Turn in SuperChargers, he is a genuine hero, and a Nice Guy.
  • Butt-Monkey: If Glumshanks appears, expect something bad to happen to him in some way.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He really isn't all that evil, and both he and Kaos are well aware of this. Kaos does make him less of this trope in Swap Force with his dark crystals, but being beaten by the Skylanders results reverting back to this trope.
  • Tank Goodness: Evil Glumshanks creates a tank from scrap and rides it.
  • Technopath: Can create and control machinery as Evil Glumshanks.
  • What Would X Do?: "What Would Kaos Do?" Evil Glumshanks says this whenever he's in a tight situation.

The Darkness

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"All shall fear and obey me! I AM THE DARKNESS!"
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Voiced by: Ike Amadi (SuperChargers)

The ultimate force behind most of the evil in Skylands.


  • Big Bad: Halfway through SuperChargers, it takes the role, demonstrating its dominance over Kaos. Notably, it's the first villain since Kaos himself to keep the role for the entire game.
  • Badass Baritone: It speaks in a deep, sultry voice.
  • Ultimate Evil: It's more of an indestructible force of evil than a character until SuperChargers.

The Arkeyans

An ancient civilization, made incredibly advanced by learning to merge magic and technology - in fact, Giants explains that they were themselves Magitek robots. They ruled the Skylands 10,000 years ago using the Fist of Arkus, until a group of Giants banded together and were able to end their reign.
  • Abusive Precursors: A Tablet in Spyro's Adventure says they were tyrants, and the Weapon Master (himself an Arkeyan creation) admits they kept the Source of Magic for themselves so they'd stay superior to the others. Giants takes this further, making them the main antagonists.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the 3DS version of Giants. It was the Arkeyans who locked up Frightbeard and his fleet inside the Chest of Exile for being too destructive and dangerous.
  • Keystone Army: The army is controlled by the Fist of Arkus - tear the fist off the robot it's built into, and the army deactivates.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Chop Chop, Drill Sergeant, and Bouncer are all Arkeyans that have sided with the Skylanders against their own kind. Various Arkeyan NPCs have also aided the Skylanders.

Captain Dreadbeard

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Voiced by: Dave B. Mitchell

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


Occulous

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Voiced by: Travis Willingham

The villain of the Darklight Crypt bonus chapter.


  • Faceless Eye: A huge one, too!
  • Faux Affably Evil: He puts on a warm, friendly facade upon meeting the Skylander, before the resident ghosts tell them of his true nature.

Vathek

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Voiced by: Steve Blum

The villain of the Dragon's Peak bonus chapter. An undead dragon who is the evil brother to the current Dragon King, Ramses.


  • Cain and Abel: With Ramses. Vathek is the Cain to Ramses's Abel.
  • Sssnake Talk: His "s" sounds are always pronounced.
  • The Unfought: Flavius turns him to stone before he gets the chance to fight you. He does get a proper (albeit disappointing) fight in the 3DS version, though.
  • The Usurper: Vathek always wanted to be king of Dragon's Peak, but is known as a evil and horrible dragon. When Ramses and his dragon knight Flavius went out flying, Vathek sat on the Dragon's Throne, allowing him to become king of Dragon's Peak by Dragon Law. He then used the power of the Dragon's Throne to turn his own brother to stone.

Hektore

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Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg

A fearsome invader from the Outlands and the Big Bad of the 3DS version of Spyro's Adventure.


  • Generic Doomsday Villain: He gets no characterization; he's just an evil floating head that attacks you if you're running out of time.
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    Debuting in Giants 

Drill-X

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Voiced by: Alex Ness

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


  • Named After Somebody Famous: He's named after Skrillex. And like how certain groups dislike Skrillex's music, the Molekin despise Drill-X's singing.
  • Shockwave Stomp: After his drill malfunctions and no longer spins, he uses it to smash the ground and send out shockwaves.
  • This Is a Drill: Needs no explaination.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Returns as a giant barbeque grill called Grill-X in "Superchargers Racing". Justified, as he's a robot, so he was most likely just rebuilt.

Captain Frightbeard

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"Aye, t'was long ago when those blasted rustbuckets locked me away in that cursed realm of endless nothing. But now, as I reclaim me own giant sword and free me giant fleet, I solemnly swear to plunder all of Skylands, right down to their blasted skivvies!"
Voiced by: John Kassir

The Captain of the Phantom Tide and the Big Bad of the 3DS version of Giants.


    Debuting in SWAP Force 

Kaos Mom/Kaossandra

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Voiced by: Christine Baranski

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


  • Big Bad: Takes the helm from Kaos in Swap Force only to have Kaos reclaim it after her capture in the viewing screen. Surprisingly, she turns out to be quite proud of him for it.
  • Dark Is Evil: She proclaims herself to be the strongest Portal Master on the side of Darkness.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this on her son after his defeat only for Kaos to pull it on her after her own defeat, making her proud of her son for being more evil.
  • Expy: From her hair to her magic powers, this woman could be Maleficent's stunt double.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Talks to the Skylander in a motherly tone of voice upon meeting them, but quickly drops this facade prior to attacking them.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: When you're about to fight Kaos' Mom, the camera work and dialog begs to question if she's talking to the Skylanders or the Portal Master(I.E. the player).
  • Greater-Scope Villain: She's more powerful than her son (except for when he uses evil materials and substances to power himself up) and presumably had a role in his becoming a portal master, plus she was responsible for the Cloudbreak Island attack 100 years ago. So far, however, she's only made one full appearance.
  • Revision: Though Kaossandra's real name was initially created solely for the Skylanders Academy TV show, the name would later be retconned into her canon name in Skylanders: A Portal Master's Guide to Skylands. Though, according to Kaos, most people would rather refer to her in relation to him instead.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: After you defeat her, she gets stuck in the mirror she used to contact Kaos earlier in the game.
  • So Proud of You: Her thoughts of Kaos after he left her to the Skylanders to continue his Evil Plan. Just imagine how proud she'd be if she knew that he double-crossed The Darkness itself!
  • Villainous Breakdown: The more the boss battle with her progresses, the more she loses her cool.
  • Villainous Friendship: She's very kind and friendly to Glumshanks, sharing tea with him and making small talk.

Baron von Shellshock

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"You are now the esteemed guests of zee great Baron Von Shellshock... servant of lord Kaos... and all around powershniztel."
Voiced by: Greg Proops (Imaginators)

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


  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When you finally face him, he's in a robot with Deflector Shields and bomb-launching abilities. You pick up the bomb and throw it back at him to destroy the shields, allowing you to damage it.
  • Mini-Mecha: Fights the Skylanders in one.

Mesmeralda

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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle, Nancy Anderson (singing)

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


  • Expy: She's pretty much a spider version of The Leading Player in Pippin.
  • Flunky Boss: She doesn't even attack the player directly, instead getting her puppets to attack for her. Unfortunately for you, most of them are invincible.

Count Moneybone

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“You see - I am the richest of the rich, the most brilliant of brilliant inventors, and soon to be the most absolute rulers in all Skylands: Count Moneybone!”
Voiced by: Travis Willingham

The lord of the Undead and Big Bad of the 3DS version of SWAP Force.


  • Badass Boast: He's overconfident about his abilities and as boastful about them as Flynn.
  • Dem Bones: He's an upper-class talking skeleton.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He puts on a polite facade that does little to disguise his true nature
  • Large Ham: "Ah, Skylander! Well, here we are. In my office. And MARGARET! YOU ARE FIRED!"
  • Powered Armor: He uses a Powersuit during each of his 3DS boss fights and depends entirely on them to fight.
  • Punny Name: His name is a play on "funny bone."
  • Starter Villain: Of SuperChargers, where he works for Kaos and is faced relatively early in the game.
  • Zero-Effort Boss: After the destruction of his Powersuit Mark 3.0., Moneybone challenges the Skylander to a one-on-one fistfight, only to be taken out in a single hit.

    The Doom Raiders (Trap Team
The Doom Raiders are a group of the greatest villains in Skylands. Long ago, they had all of Skylands under their thumb and plundered without end. Eventually the Trap Team was able to defeat the villains and imprison them in Cloudcracker Prison, forged from Traptanium. However, Kaos would later destroy the prison to recruit the Doom Raiders to his cause. The Doom Raiders and other villains were freed from the prison and must be recaptured using special Trap Crystals, forged from the remains of the prison.

Master Eon later gave four of the Doom Raiders (Golden Queen, Wolfgang, Chompy Mage and Dr. Krankcase) a choice: either remain imprisoned in the newly-rebuilt Cloudcracker Prison or become Skylander Senseis at Skylanders Academy, teaching a new generation of Imaginators their formidable battle skills as well as how to stay clear of a life of crime. The four accepted the deal but first had to prove themselves by re-arranging all the books in the Academy's library, a task which took almost two years and tested every ounce of will they had.

Golden Queen

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As good as gold and a lot more evil.
Voiced by: C.C.H. Pounder

A wicked queen made entirely of gold and rich beyond her wildest imagination, the aptly named Golden Queen would gladly trade her entire fortune for just a little more. But why trade when you can steal? And that’s what she did. She stole, and stole, and stole! But no matter how much she took, it was never enough. Through evil sorcery, she even learned how to turn people and objects into solid gold. However, that STILL wasn’t enough. The idea that any amount of treasure in Skylands did not belong to her was infuriating, so she embarked on a quest to take every last cent of it. But she couldn’t do it alone. It was then that she formed the Doom Raiders – the most notorious group of villains ever assembled. As the leader, the Golden Queen promised riches, world domination, and even all-you-can-eat shrimp in order to recruit special criminals to serve her cause.

She was among the Doom Raiders who agreed to become Senseis at Skylanders Academy, but first had to re-arrange all the books in the Academy's library. Much to the Queen’s dismay, this task had nothing to do with gold. But it gave her an opportunity to rethink her insatiable desire for treasure and that maybe there is more to life than stealing. She now trains the Sorcerer Class and considers herself mostly reformed.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Jumps into her molten gold river to grow to giant size mid-fight. She retains this ability at a Sensei, without having to immerse herself in gold to do so, even.
  • Bad Boss: Pretty evident, as Krankcase is rather desperate to show her his back-up plan once their goo supplies are depleted. She's relatively level headed when problems arise, such as Wolfgang suggesting that he take over.
  • Big Bad: Leader of the Doom Raiders. She steals Kaos' role until her defeat and capture towards the end.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Does not think that the Skylanders can do much to thwart her and turns the one evil portal master she has against herself.
  • Bullet Hell: When in her One-Winged Angel form, she sprays her projectiles across the field and creates shockwaves that become more and more frequent.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She is the last of the Doom Raiders to be defeated and captured before Kaos reclaims his place as the Big Bad.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her only motivation is gold. That's it. This ticks Kaos off enough to challenge the Queen to an Evil-Off, seeing as he at least has greater ambitions and a Freudian Excuse (however light it is).
  • Evil Versus Evil: She's eventually challenged to an Evil-Off by Kaos. It's pretty one-sided though.
  • Greed: She's doing every single thing she does leading the Doom Raiders for extorting gold out of her subjects.
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: She's a living golden statue and she's the leader of the Doom Raiders.

Wolfgang

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His music is edgy – sharp steel edgy.
Voiced by: John Paul Karliak

Wolfgang wasn’t always a werewolf. He was once a handsome, brilliant musician set to marry a beautiful princess. Before the wedding, he planned to unveil his ultimate symphony to the greatest music aficionados in Skylands, convinced they would love it and instantly hail him as the best composer of all time. But they didn’t. They hated it – and even worse, it actually physically hurt when heard. Turns out Wolfgang had unintentionally discovered the musical note for pain. Being shunned like this drove Wolfgang utterly and completely mad, physically transforming him into the werewolf he is today. With the princess no longer wanting to marry him, he turned to a life of crime, terrorizing the royal subjects and using his evil music as a weapon. The Golden Queen took note of this and realized that Wolfgang could make a powerful ally, if she could control his rage and keep him in line. And that’s a pretty big "if".

He was among the Doom Raiders who agreed to become Senseis at Skylanders Academy, but first had to re-arrange all the books in the Academy's library. It almost drove him mad again, but he got through it and realized he could earn more respect as a Sensei training the Bowslinger Class than he ever could as a musician.


  • Affably Evil: All things considered, he's somewhat friendly to most of the other characters, despite having Blood Knight tendencies and a temper as short a toothpick. Even then, what he gets upset over is justified as well.
  • A Father to His Men: He seems to care more about most of the other members and whether they are caught and possibly turned against the rest of the group; he even refers to them as his pack.
  • Crowd Surfing: In his Sky-Chi attack, he does this with a crowd of skeleton hands rising out of the ground to damage enemies that he comes into contact with.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Prior to Imaginators. His desire to be recognized as a musician was the tipping point for his redemption.
  • Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: During the battle with Dr. Krankcase, Krankcase asks Wolfgang to help him finish off the Skylander. Wolfgang refuses, making off with Kaos and heading for Time Town.
  • Leitmotif: A fitting rock theme.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He fights using a huge, bladed lyre held like a guitar.
  • Morph Weapon: In Imaginators, his lyre doubles as a bow.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Giant brutes with bony spines erupting out of their shoulders.
  • The Power of Rock: His primary skill, channeled through his bone lyre.
  • Slide Attack: In Imaginators he can do a guitar slide that ends in an explosion.
  • The Starscream: Makes a play for control of the Doom Raiders by directly challenging the Golden Queen's authority.
    • To be fair, he seemed to catch on that Golden Queen didn't care as much as he did over the loss of comrades.
  • We Can Rule Together: He attempts to persuade the Skylander to join his side before his boss fight.
    Wolfgang: Well well well, look how managed to attend my big concert, some 10,000 years into the future! You know, Skylander, we don't have to fight. Together, we could rule this place! There's no Kaos, no Doom Raiders, and you can get pizza here in 30 seconds or less! (Beat) Nah! LET'S JUST FIGHT INSTEAD!

Chompy Mage

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The champ of chomp!
Voiced by: Alex Ness

Believe it or not, the Chompy Mage actually hatched from inside a Chompy Pod. At least that is how his Chompy hand puppet tells the story. Having been raised by Chompies, it is no surprise that the old magician is a little strange. He simply grew up embracing the Chompy way— believing that Skylands would be a better place if everyone was a Chompy— an illegal enchantment which he has actually tried to perform on several occasions. Eventually, the Chompy Mage's forbidden magic to turn others into Chompies led him to be locked up inside Cloudcracker Prison, where he met the other Doom Raiders. Of course, they all thought he was completely crazy, but the Chompy Mage can see through the eyes of any Chompy in Skylands— and having a few billion little spies can come in handy when trying to enact revenge on the Skylanders. Plus, he could secure the Chompy vote for any sort of political elections that followed.

He was among the Doom Raiders who agreed to become Senseis at Skylanders Academy, but first had to re-arrange all the books in the Academy's library. This gave him the opportunity to take up the bazooka, which he was naturally so good at that he now trains Imaginators of the Bazooker Class as a Sensei master.


  • Ambiguously Human: Even less human than the other "human" characters since he's not a Portal Master and also supposedly half-Chompy.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally was a One-Level Wonder in Giants, but was brought back in Trap Team as a core member of the Doom Raiders.
  • The Beastmaster: As a playable character, he can summon hordes of Chompies to assist him.
  • BFG: Gains one in Imaginators, as a newly inducted Sensei of the Bazooker class.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A rather old-looking man with an unhealthy obsession with the Mascot Mook of the series is also a powerful magic user who can transform into an Eldritch Abomination and is a Doom Raider.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: While his Super Magma Form is impressive, he takes a lot of damage while in it.
  • Continuity Nod: Fought before Trap Team in Giants, and became popular enough to become a Doom Raider member, which rewrites his history into being trapped in Cloudcracker Prison from his defeat in Giants until the events of that game. Since he wasn't seen in the cutscene showing the Trap Team fighting the original Doom Raiders, it's implied that he was recruited during his time in the prison.
  • Egopolis: Chompy Mountain is an entire mountain carved into a temple extolling the glory of Chompies.
  • Fanboy: Of the series' Mascot Mook, the Chompies. His backstory mentions that his invasion of the Wilikin Village was actually just him refusing to admit he'd gotten lost on his way to the Chompy Convention.
  • Flunky Boss: Summons waves of Chompies to assail you.

Chef Pepper Jack

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For those who like their bad guys extra spicy.
Voiced by: Darin De Paul

  • Leitmotif: A peppy cooking theme featuring woodwinds and brass instruments. When he lines the floor with lasers it switches to a techno pop remix.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Expect him and the many traps he's employed in his lair to be a much more tricky fight than Chompy Mage.
  • Weird Beard: Since his head is a chili pepper, the stem is his beard.

Dreamcatcher

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You don't want this head in your head.
Voiced by: Tara Platt

  • Dream Stealer: Her powers revolve around being able to read peoples' dreams, and also to bring their deepest nightmares to life.
  • The Gadfly: Her bio describes her as being extremely mischievous, which is a bit of a problem for her allies as she was recruited into the Doom Raiders for her mind reading powers. Also, because the Golden Queen needed relationship advice. Consequently, any information/advice they get out of her is of suspect truthfulness or utility.
  • Leitmotif: A half creepy, half funky tune with clapping in the background.
  • Noodle Incident: She will, if in your portal while roaming the Skylander Academy, occasionally remark that she and Persephone were once friends, before the latter "..went all goody-goody."
  • Out of Character: She behaves a lot nicer in Eye Five's Villain Quest because it takes place in an NPC's dream.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Along with her bow, her feminine nature is reinforced by visibly longer eyelashes and a beauty mark of some variety under her left eye. Said beauty mark is actually a glitter tattoo.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: She directly threatens the player when she's captured.
    "So not cool, Portal Master. I don't know how you sleep at night. But I'll find out..."

Dr. Krankcase

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Not the healing kind of doctor.
Voiced by: Quinton Flynn (Trap Team)

No one is really quite sure exactly what Dr. Krankcase is a doctor of... but his technical engineering achievements are legendary. The secret to his success lies in his modified concoction of glowing green goo, which causes wooden objects to come to life and turn evil. His unique skillset makes him a valuable asset to the Doom Raiders, who have plenty of nefarious uses for evil wooden creatures called Evilikins. It is also commonly known that Dr. Krankcase served as an evil inspiration to Kaos once upon a time, who had figured out how to make his own wooden creatures, the Wilikins, come to life after reading about the doctor's exploits in the Minion Monthly Catalog. Kaos also respected Dr. K's interest in world domination and doom engineering, not to mention his well-documented love of pickles.

He was among the Doom Raiders who agreed to become Senseis at Skylanders Academy, but first had to re-arrange all the books in the Academy's library. This tested not only his will, but also his knowledge of the alphabet. Now he uses that newfound knowledge to train Imaginators on the A-B-C's of shooting, as the master of the Quickshot Class.


  • Action Bomb: His barrel minions become this when filled with his goo.
  • Affably Evil: He is probably one of the friendliest villains in the franchise. He compliments your skills during his boss fight and even says he hopes you can be friends when this is all over. Though as he puts it, he's still a pretty bad guy.
  • Blood Knight: A lighter example than most, but he seems pretty enthusiastic about fighting the heroes.
  • Evil Genius: Not only is he the guy who created the Golden Queen's Ultimate Weapon, but he created the process of animating wood that Kaos used to create the Wilikin. He's also of the Tech element.
  • Expy: His Barrel Minions act extremely similar to the Barrel Spiders from Kingdom Hearts, right down to the way they tremble a bit before exploding.
  • Guns Akimbo: He uses two goo blasters in Imaginators, being a Sensei of the Quickshot class.
  • Leitmotif: A theme that sounds rather fast.
  • Mook Maker: Up to eleven, as he's a mini-boss maker, creating stiff-moving but powerful creations mid-battle. along with those he has crawling barrel robots he fills with his explosive goo. He also created Krankenstein, Scrap Shooter, and Shield Shredder.
  • Retirony: Played for laughs, as he claims his hat had only two weeks to retirement.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Downplayed, but he's pretty scared of the Golden Queen as he reports their loss of their green goo supplies, and seems pretty desperate to come up with a new plan.

The Gulper

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His gulp is worse than his bite.
Voiced by: Jamieson Price

  • Cool Crown: It's not even real; his bio states it's a prize he clings to that he won at an eating contest he took part in the past.
  • Dumb Muscle: Part of the reason he was brought into the Doom Raider was because he is both extremely strong and he is too stupid to give out useful information if he's caught and turned.
  • Extreme Omnivore: One of his playable moves is eating enemies.

Nightshade

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He'll steal the show. And everything else.
Voiced by: Gavin Hammon

The antagonist of the Midnight Museum Expansion Pack.


  • Affably Evil: He takes everything in good stride, even his capture.
  • Attention Whore: With a hint of pampered sweet person, given his personality. He already has lots of money, he's just wanting attention.
  • Big Bad: Of the Midnight Museum Adventure Pack, where he wants to steal the Dark Eye of Tomorrow to be able to steal anything he wants.
  • Casting a Shadow: More so than most other dark-oriented characters, as he uses shadows to attack and make clones.
  • Large Ham: Justified, as he's deliberately trying to get attention.
  • Leitmotif: An extremely energetic Mambo theme, accented with off-tune/low horns, strings, and piano for a dark feel.

Luminous

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He's got real star power. From an actual star!
Voiced by: Liam O'Brien

The antagonist of the Sunscraper Spire Expansion Pack.


  • Affably Evil: Takes his capture EXTREMELY well, all things considered. He honorably takes off his helmet, tosses it, and jumps into the vortex.
  • Big Bad: Of the Sunscraper Spire Adventure Pack, where he's after the Starlight.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: It's more evident after his Heel–Face Turn than most other villains. He shows regret for impersonating Mags, for example.
  • Leitmotif: A swinging jazz number similar to The Incredibles in feel.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He disguises himself as Mags to get you to disable the Sunscraper's security to the Starlight.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Locked up in the Sunscraper Spires until the Adventure Pack's story.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He grew up afraid of the dark, even fearing his shadow. Therefore he wanted a light so bright that no darkness, not even shadow can exist. This desire drove him mad, and he gets rid of anyone in the way of this goal.

    Other Trappable Villains (Trap Team

Chompy

The stalk-eyed, green, Mascot Mook of the series, this one in particular get its own spot due to being Promoted to Playable, though general tropes about Chompies can be covered here as well.


  • Affably Evil: Considering the fact that it beat-boxes in jail after being captured, it was most likely this before becoming good.
  • Ambiguous Gender
  • Elite Mooks: It was a trappable villain, and like many after it, there are loads of its unobtainable brethren to fight after its capture. In addition, a colorful fire-using Chompy villain named Boris Blisterbottom appears.
  • Leitmotif: A rather unfocused, but bouncy ragtime piece.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Which can be said about other Elite Mook player characters as well.
  • Off-Model: In Swap Force and in the 3DS version of Trap Team, the Chompies have bigger eyes and smaller bodies.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Three sprout out from each arm, though they don't serve much of a purpose.
  • Starter Villain: It's the first villain you can trap, though Sheep Creep comes soon after to demonstrate how to trap villains.
  • The Unintelligible: Can only make growls, clicks, and other guttural noises.
  • Zerg Rush: The species attack strategy in general, considering their weak stature, it's obvious how well it works for them.

Sheep Creep

  • Hidden Weapons: It looks like any other sheep at first glance, but it announces itself after its identity is pointed out by Buzz by springing its weapons from its body.
  • Killer Rabbit: It has two rocket launchers or gatling guns hidden in its fur.
  • Leitmotif: A lively hillbilly banjo jam that sounds like a one sided "dueling banjos" piece.
  • Starter Villain: It is used to demonstrate how to trap villains.

Tussle Sprout

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

  • Flunky Boss: Since he has rather limited attacks, he calls on backup.
  • Leitmotif: A silly theme with tuba and whistling.

Buzzer Beak

  • Demoted to Extra: It reappears in Imaginators as a summonable minion by Tae Kwon Crow.
  • Flunky Boss: It stands on the sidelines sending mooks after you before coming down itself.
  • Leitmotif: An airy and frantic theme.
  • Incendiary Exponent: As minions of Tae Kwon Crow, he can light them on fire with his burning kicks, making them fight harder before exploding.
  • Nice Hat: One which allows for flight, though this seems pointless because Buzzer Beak is already a bird.
  • No Indoor Voice: To communicate, it screeches very loudly.

Slobber Trap

Voiced by: Gregg Berger

  • Leitmotif: A bongo heavy theme.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Slobber Trap admits he never was a member of the Doom Raiders. He said he didn't trust their scent.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Slobber Trap has no attacks related to trapping opponents. He also has a Non-Indicative appearance looking like an animalistic creature made of dirt with grass and a flower growing out of it, yet is not an Earth or Life character. He's a Water-oriented character.

Bruiser Cruiser

Voiced by: Mitchell Whitfield

  • Bad Boss: In his introduction, he uses the mecha to punch the troll mechanics who just finished it.
  • Bullfight Boss: Only ever charges straight ahead pumping its fists, before reaching a wall and jumping to turn around.
  • Leitmotif: An appropriately slightly sinister hip-hop sport theme with some light electric guitar thrown in.

Broccoli Guy

Voiced by: Alex Ness

  • Clear My Name: He claims to have been framed before the fight starts.
  • Flunky Boss: Since there isn't much he can do fighting-wise, he relies on two Slobber Traps to attack you. After they're beaten he more or less becomes a "Get Back Here!" Boss.
  • Staff Chick: He isn't too handy in a fight, but he's very useful as a healer.
  • Leitmotif: A laid-back synth piece that wouldn't sound too out of place in, say, a healthy eating ad.
  • Palette Swap: He has a different version called Steamed Broccoli Guy.

Shrednaught

  • Tank Goodness: Though unlike most, this tank is more suited for closer-combat than long range.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Against their own troll bretheren when recruited.
  • Leitmotif: A moderately-intense heavy metal tune.
  • Steampunk: Like most troll vehicles, the two trolls' tank appears to be built like a steam train of sorts.
  • You Are Number 6: The crews names are Troll One and Troll Two.

Chill Bill

Voiced by: Alex Ness

  • Being Evil Sucks: Not in Trap Team, but as a retired bad guy in Imaginators. Him and Broccoli Guy come to the realization that they were crazy to try and fight such a tough opponent as the skylanders during the arena commentary.
  • For the Evulz: His introductory cutscene is him freezing birds until he notices you.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: A blue one obsessed with freezing things with an ice gun.
  • Leitmotif: Befitting his former occupation as a Troll Radio DJ, it's a cool jazz beat. It's also worth noting that his theme has been used in various commercials as well, such as for McDonald's Monopoly ads.

Trolling Thunder

Cuckoo Clocker

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His attacks are probably some of the least impressive performance-wise (a ground-pound with both his fists that takes a second to perform), but makes up for it with the power backing it. More specifically, a fully charged critical hit from his enhanced form will deal around 2000 damage, letting him one-shot any non-boss enemy in the game.
  • The Dragon: Possibly to Chef Pepper Jack, as he was present during Clocker's fight and referred to the behemoth as, "my secret ingredient".
  • Leitmotif: A tribal drum piece with lots of auxiliary backing it.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Not fighting-wise, but if his intro is any indication, he behaves a lot like a wrestler from WWE.

Bomb Shell

Voiced by: Greg Ellis

  • Affably Evil: He's pretty polite, he even states that he doesn't mind being brought to prison because it reminds him of his shell.
  • Leitmotif: A surprisingly calm country theme.

Brawlrus

Voiced by: Alex Ness

  • Flunky Boss: Pirate enemies drop in periodically in his fight.

Masker Mind

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

  • Demonic Possession: Signified by his mask on his victim's face. Best shown in his intro, where he takes over a defeated Bomb Shell.
  • Flunky Boss: When his host is beaten, he runs about and some Pirate Chompies hop onto the field.
  • The Hyena: Laughs a lot, even when he crash lands in his prison.
  • Hypocritical Humor: As he's being caught, he whines about how you aren't supposed to be using magic to beat him, not remembering that he uses magic even more.
  • Leitmotif: A grand orchestral sting and horn piece that would not be out of place in Harry Potter.
  • Mind Probe: Can read minds along with his possessing abilities, which he reveals after his capture.
  • Squishy Wizard: Due to relying on brainwashing his enemy, there isn't much he can do after his host has been beaten aside from running about.
  • Stock Animal Behavior: Looks like a fly or insect, and flies about like one in the Trap field, bumping repeatedly into the sides.

Brawl and Chain

Voiced by: Dave Boat

Chomp Chest

Voiced by: Patrick Seitz

  • Chest Monster: Subverted, he looks like a chest, but he isn't even opened to surprise the heroes.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He really likes to eat treasure, some of the things you can get from beating him senseless include bracelets, necklaces, gold teeth, candle holders, and heart-shaped lockets. It's a wonder he never tried to eat the Golden Queen.
  • Large Ham: "Does your cafeteria here serve TREASURE!?! Just asking!"
  • Leitmotif: A bouncy pirate-like piece with accordion, tuba, and flute parts
  • Man Bites Man: Since he's not much besides a maw supported by a treasure chest, this is his main method of attack.
  • Money Spider: His fight is useful for gathering money, as each hit knocks treasure out of him.

Eye Scream

Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks

  • Body Horror: Her eye is in her mouth, which she can spew copies of to attack, she's also sewn together.

Eye Five

  • Body Horror: Sewn up with eyes in his palms.
  • Dumb Muscle: He trips over his own feet in his excitement to fight you.

Hood Sickle

Voiced by: JB Blanc

At first glance, it’s easy to be frightened by Hood Sickle. Some say it’s his imposing stature that freaks them out. Others are unnerved by his menacing hood. But most just try to stay away from his long, sharp scythe— and it didn’t help that he had a bad habit of disappearing and then suddenly popping up behind unsuspecting people. In fact, the Trap Masters that locked him away in Cloudcracker Prison hoped they would never have to see him again. But Master Eon thought there might be a chance for Hood Sickle to change his ways. Everyone said Eon was crazy, but after spending time with the mysterious creep, Eon learned that Hood Sickle was actually not a bad guy— just really super spooky. Hood Sickle took his job of terrifying others very seriously, and Eon believed that perhaps he could bring a similar dedication to teaching others as a Sensei. Plus, he figured that Skylanders in training would certainly pay attention in his classes. This has all proven true, and Hood Sickle now teaches Sentinel Imaginators, who definitely hang on his every word. Or else.


  • Badass Armfold: In his Trap Team artwork.
  • Badass Baritone: Far more pronounced in Trap Team than in Imaginators, but it's still there in the latter.
  • Leitmotif: A truly sinister bit with low continuous string and imposing drums. It quite literally sounds like the ominous, implacable footsteps of death itself.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Retconned to this. Apparently, he's just really scary looking, and has a bad habit of just appearing behind people. Terrifying people was, quite simply, his job, which he took very seriously. Luckily, Eon noticed and made him a Sensei.
  • Opposites Attract: Suggests this as a reason he might have a shot at asking Persephone out; she's got no legs and he has no head.
  • Sinister Scythe: A unique version in that it has a blade made of magical energy. Becomes a double bladed metal scythe in Imaginators.
  • Soul Power: Only in Trap Team. They get replaced by "fragments" in Imaginators.
  • Stern Teacher: His bio in Creator makes a point that because of his terrifying presence, Sentinels in his classes always pay attention, or else.
  • Teleport Spam: How he avoids being a Mighty Glacier, though in execution it's more similar to a Flash Step.

Pain-Yatta

Voiced by: Kevin Schon

Growing up, Pain-Yatta's best friend was the legendary Unocorn, a unicorn with a churro-horn that sprinkles magical cinnamon from time to time. While the cinnamon donuts for breakfast were incredible, being so sweet and delicious made them both easy targets for those looking for yummy treats. But Pain-Yatta had no problem protecting the both of them with his giant sucker! One day, however, the Unocorn went missing, and Pain-Yatta was beside himself. He tried desperately to find his buddy, but to no avail. That's when the Doom Raiders tricked him into thinking that the Skylanders were behind it all, and Pain-Yatta fell for it hook, line and sinker. He joined up with the band of villains and ventured out to get revenge on the Skylanders, but was eventually captured by the Trap Masters. Master Eon explained that the Skylanders had nothing to do with the Unocorn's disappearance and said he would help Pain-Yatta find his friend, if he became a Skylander Sensei and trained new Imaginators in the ways of smashing! Pain-Yatta agreed and the search for the missing Unocorn continues.


  • Autocannibalism: An early upgrade will cause him to "bleed" candy when hit. Candy that he can then eat to regain a small portion of health back.
  • Breath Weapon: His candy barf is pretty close to one, and it can be upgraded to turn into a full blown laser in his Life of the Party path.
  • Discard and Draw: As a Sensei, his lollipop will shatter after a certain number of whacks and get replaced with a new piece of candy in sequence. Each of these, in turn, has a different effect activated when it breaks, such as shields for rock candies and a freezing blast for candy canes.
  • Edible Bludgeon: He fights with a giant lollipop, and in an Idle Animation will even start absently chewing on it.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Barfs candy to attack, as well as whacking his enemies with an oversized lollipop.
  • Killer Rabbit: He's a living piñata who squeaks when he runs and uses candy as weaponry, he's also originally a villain.
  • Leitmotif: A Mexican fiesta featuring piano and trumpets.
  • Minion Master: Can summon explosively festive pinata minions, and with upgrades, will automatically create them with every foe he defeats.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He fears blindfolded kids and being hit with sticks.
  • Weapon of Choice: A spiral lollipop. Candy canes, cake pops, rock candies and suckers get added to his arsenal in Imaginators.

Shield Shredder

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Krankenstein

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

  • Abnormal Ammo: His attacks involve sucking enemies up and using them as projectiles

Rage Mage

Voiced by: Oliver Vaquer

  • Flunky Boss: Though he has little combat use, he does make his flunkies stronger. Like Broccoli Guy he becomes more like a "Get Back Here!" Boss after everyone else is gone.
  • Leitmotif: The fast and peppy Chasing Tails by Gangpol & Mit , a unique song in that it is named, was created by an a third party artist and is buyable on iTunes.
  • Status Buff: While Broccoli Guy is centered around healing, Rage Mage is centered on buffing attacks with his magic circles.

Fisticuffs

Voiced by: Travis Willingham

  • Leitmotif: A tune that sounds like it came from a cartoon from the 1940s.

Scrap Shooter

  • Leitmotif: A speakeasy jazz number, with wood-sanding sound effects.
  • Verbal Tic: He likes to add "see?" to the end of his sentences. This is lampshaded when he is caught in the prison, see?

Cross Crow

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

  • Barrier Warrior: It only comes up in his boss fight, he can bring cogs down to provide cover for himself.

Blaster-Tron

Voiced by: Alex Ness

Blaster-Tron isn't just state-of-the-art technology, he literally is from the future. When the Skylanders traveled forward in time to stop Wolfgang, they ended up bringing back the renegade robot with hopes that they could learn from his advanced circuitry. Eon immediately noticed that he had an actual "Good/Evil" switch that had been set to Evil. After flipping it to Good, Blaster-Tron was completely transformed. Besides going from bad robot to good robot, he ditched his blaster gun in exchange for a laser sword. No one knew exactly why, but as long as he was helping out the cause of justice, the Skylanders were happy. As a bonus, Master Eon noticed that his skill with the blade was second to none, and so he made Blaster-Tron a Sensei for the Knight Class, where he now gives 110% to training his students - which is technically possible because in the future, we figure out how to give more than 100%.


  • BFG: It's a strange, short-range Ray Gun about the size of a shotgun he holds in one hand.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: It's possible to trick him into falling off his arena, KO'ing him.
  • Leitmotif: A techno-dubstep theme, predictably. For some reason, he gets a different techno-dubstep theme in Imaginators.
  • Lampshade Hanging: The majority of his quotes. Some even border on [Trope Name], but his captured in trap line takes the cake.
    "Initiate captured in trap line. Emotions include confusion at first, then analysis of my new surroundings, then I would either follow it up with state of desire for revenge, some form of acceptance, or a vague reference to the smell of mustard."
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: He can create a shield of light to guard against attacks from the front. Unfortunately, only enemy Blaster-Trons can use this power.
  • Mook Maker: As a mini-boss before being captured, he summons enemies with his antenna on them.
  • Morality Dial: He apparently has a good/evil switch that was set to evil.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: His suddenly having magnetic powers that never appear again for his Villain Quest is Lampshaded as such by him.
    Blaster-Tron: "Suspension of disbelief circuits required for magnetic powers reference."
  • No Sense of Humor: When reading a Story Scroll in Trap Team, he notes that his circuits were not programmed to understand "this thing you call humor".
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Looks like a character from Toy Story.
  • Robo Speak: His dialogue dips into this at times. Heck, his Catchphrase in Imaginators is literally "Target acquired".
  • Short-Range Shotgun: What his weapon in Trap Team acts as.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Parodied, as he believes "this thing you call 'love'" is the only statistic he cannot accurately measure.

Grinnade

Threatpack

Voiced by: Wally Wingert

  • Jetpack: His main mode of attack and movement.
  • Leitmotif: A march heavily featuring xylophone, timpani, and snare drums.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: His main attack is firing water missiles at his enemy.

Tae Kwon Crow

Voiced by: Alex Ness

Formerly known as the Great Hawkmongous, Tae Kwon Crow was once the leader of a villainous band of air pirates in Skyhighlands. But pirating was never his true passion. All that really mattered to him was stopping anyone that “dared” to do anything that he deemed out of character. If a cake maker “dared” to make a pie instead, he would put a stop to it. If an ordinary sheep “dared” to baaahh longer than normal, he would end that nonsense right then and there. Tae Kwon Crow could not even stand it when anyone even “dared” of thinking of daring to do anything. But after he was captured by the Trap Masters, Master Eon dared him to change his ways and use his abilities for good instead. At first, Tae Kwon Crow was angry that Eon would dare make such a bold suggestion, but he soon realized that he could actually serve as a role model to young Ninjas and help them avoid the dark path that he went down. Forsaking his katana for the more traditional roundhouse fire-kick, Tae Kwon Crow now defends Skylands from whoever dares threaten it.


  • Catchphrase: "Who dares (whatever is currently happening)?!"
  • Discard and Draw: Went from a Dark elemental villain with a sword in Trap Team to a dual shuriken-wielding Fire elemental sensei in Imaginators. His bio even remarks on it, mentioning that he'd, "...traded in his katana for the more traditional flaming roundhouse kick.".
  • Feathered Fiend: Prior to his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Leitmotif: Something that sounds like it came from feudal Japan.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A sword-wielding ninja crow. He switches to a shuriken-throwing, fire-kicking ninja master crow in Imaginators.

Bone Chompy

  • Boss Arena Idiocy: You can trick it into jumping into the abyss, instantly defeating it.
  • Trap Master: What sets it apart from the regular Chompy is the ability to lay down skeletal bear traps for enemies.

Grave Clobber

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (Trap Team)

Grave Clobber was once a great pharaoh who ruled the Golden Desert long ago. That was until his seven jealous brothers buried him in an underwater tomb while he was sleeping. But the remaining brothers still fought among themselves, and their infighting ultimately led to their kingdom falling apart and the family name being lost forever... almost. Because Grave Clobber eventually rose from his watery grave, and when he discovered what his brothers had done to their kingdom, he hunted each of them down and clobbered them. This was how he came to the attention of the Golden Queen, who now ruled the desert herself. She recruited Grave Clobber into her gang of Doom Raiders, but when the Skylanders defeated them once and for all, Master Eon thought that perhaps there was more to this mummy than meets the eye. He gave the old pharaoh a chance for redemption, and since nobody clobbered better than Grave Clobber, he was the perfect choice to be a Sensei trainer for the Brawler Class.


  • Cardboard Prison: He claims no tomb can hold him when he's caught.
  • Discard and Draw: As a Sensei, his fighting style is the same, but his element switches from Earth to Water.
  • Hidden Depths: He asserts that there's a lot more to himself than just clobbering whenever he solves a lock puzzle.

Bad Juju

Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks

Just like her name suggests, Bad Juju had always been bad. From her humble beginnings as a witch doctor, where she put curses on her patients instead of curing them, to being the Golden Queen's right-hand sorcerer, she had spent her entire life as a villain. Being captured by the Skylanders didn't do much to change her attitude either. At least, that was the case until the day she conjured up more then she bargained for - a son named Juju Junior. That was when she finally decided it was time to come to change her lifestyle. She didn't want to raise Juju Junior inside a prison thinking that his magical mother was a criminal. So she asked Master Eon to give her a chance to be a hero instead. As luck would have it, Eon was looking for a Swashbuckler Sensei who could help train Imaginators the value of being good. Not bad for Bad Juju.


  • Truly Single Parent: Sometime after Trap Team, she accidentally activated a spell that gave her a son named Juju Junior.
  • Wingding Eyes: Spirals, which also happen to be the symbol of her element.

Smoke Scream

Voiced by: Cam Clarke

Mab Lobs

Voiced by: Cam Clarke

  • Evil Counterpart: Is heavily implied to be this to recurring NPC Blobbers. He shares his voice actor and calls his explosives "blobs".
  • Flunky Boss: He has several evil Mabu underlings.
  • Leitmotif: Another marching theme that sounds like the opening to an 80's TV show.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Looks like a gruff guy, what with his beard, armor, and fangs, but being that he's the Evil Counterpart of Blobbers, he's still got the same high-pitched, plugged-nose voice.

Lob Goblin

Voiced by: Rob Izenberg

  • Homing Projectile: Tosses magnetic grenades that pursue you until they explode.
  • Leitmotif: A sneaky-sounding tune that you would not expect from a troll whose weapon of choice is grenades.

    Non-Trappable Villains from Mirror of Mystery (Trap Team
For details on the original heroic versions of these characters, see Other Skyland Dwellers.

In General

  • Evil Twin: Each of the villains here are evil versions of the Skylanders' usual allies.

Evilon

Voiced by: Daniel Hagen

  • Evil Twin: He is Master Eon from an alternate dimension in which he is a villain and Kaos is a good guy.

Flynn

Voiced by: Patrick Warburton

  • Catchphrase: Being that this is an evil Flynn, he too has a word he says all the time, and that word is "DOOM!"
  • The Dragon: He is the one to do most of Evilon's dirty work and constantly summons minions for him to attack the Skylanders.

Persephone

Voiced by: Laura Bailey

  • Fairy Devil Mother: Unlike the Persephone from the original Skylands who uses her powers to help make the Skylanders stronger, this Persephone attempts to strike down the Skylanders with hers.
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    Nightmare Villains (Trap Team 3DS

Dream Sheep

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"Miserable cursed Skylanders! And after all I was doing for Skylands. I mean - who doesn't need a little extra sleep. HAHAHA!"
Voice by: Dave B. Mitchell

The leader of the Nightmare villains in the 3DS version of Trap Team, Hugo released him from his prison along with his dim-witted Sleep Dragon partner. A master of nightmares, he puts all to sleep so his nightmares can take over.


Boris Blisterbottom

A particularly strong Chompy exclusive to the 3DS version of Trap Team, aside from his species trademark biting, he also has power over fires and explosions.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Averted, as unlike other Chompies, Boris has an unmistakably male name.
  • Elite Mooks: Way above Chompies in terms of threat level.
  • Playing with Fire: Can manifest in several ways, such as causing fiery explosions and holding a small flame in his mouth.

Spike McPokerton

A BirdBrain with a serrated blade and a love of all things pointy.


  • Compulsive Liar: According to one of the Nightmare Pages. For example, he claims his father is a one-legged grizzly bear named Terrence.

Birdo Chesterfield

A Raven Summoner who makes up for his short stature with extraordinary magical abilities... not to mention a remarkable fashion sense.


Baron Von Smashbeak

An armor-plated Cuckoo Clocker.


  • Tyke Bomb: His background states he was a nightmare growing up. His parents were very proud.

Bobbin Rood

An Elf Archer with a magic bow and impeccable aim.


  • Master Archer: The Nightmare Pages note that he's been slinging a bow since age two, and he's currently skilled enough to shoot the middle of a gold piece thrown high in the air and have it rain down change.
  • Shout-Out: Guess.

    Debuting in Superchargers 

Pandergast

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"And now presenting, that prince of pontifciation, the sultan of swagger, the reigning hoopla of all hucksters... ME! PANDERGAST!"
Voiced by: Max Mittelman

The host of the Skylands Speedway, the Ridepocalypse Demo Derby, and other racing events. In SuperChargers Racing, he oversees the Racelandia racing event, promising first place the grand prize: the Snow Globe of Destiny, a magical orb that grants one wish.


  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Sharpfin describes him as one of his less upstanding associates from his old days and he was not happy to hear about how he put Glumshanks up as the prize for the Drivepocalypse event.
  • Friendly Enemy: To a degree. For the most part, he is a neutral supporting character who hosts the racing portion of SuperChargers and gives out rewards to those who pass his challenges, but he is an opportunist which leads him to capture Glumshanks after his apparent Heroic Sacrifice and put him up as the grand prize of the Ridepocalypse for opportunistic villainous factions.
  • Large Ham: Puts Kaos to shame in terms of sheer audacity and somehow manages to be even more boastful than Flynn.
  • The Host: Of the racing portion of SuperChargers as well as the Drivepocalypse.

Spellslamzer

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"You know what they say: if you can't win, cheat!"
Voiced by: John Kassir

A huge Spell Punk and the champion of BattleBrawl Island in SuperChargers.


    Debuting in Imaginators 

Brain

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Voiced by: Greg Proops

The Last of the Ancients (or so he claims) and the secondary antagonist of Imaginators.


  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Upon growing fed up with Kaos's verbal abuse, the Brain turns on him and starts helping the Skylanders.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was locked in a jar by the other Ancients as punishment for brainwashing all of Skylands.
  • The Unfought: Never fights the Skylanders directly, instead using his Mind Magic to power up Kaos.

    Debuting in the IDW comic series 

Malefor

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“Summon every Skylander from the far corners of this world to stand before my might and be broken! I am Malefor! And I am magnificent!”

The self-proclaimed Undead Dragon King; another carryover from The Legend of Spyro. He did not actually appear in Skylanders until the IDW Publishing comic series, but was mentioned in a few character bios.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Spyro. Because according to Malefor, he fought Spyro before. However, Spyro has no memory of ever facing Malefor prior to the Return of the Dragon King comic story arc, and Hex was known as the one who defeated him.
  • Back from the Dead: Consumed the powers of Spyro, Cynder and Hex to resurrect himself.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Malefor delivers one upon his resurrection when he stands before the unconscious forms of Spyro, Cynder, Hex and Wallop:
      Malefor: You are as nothing before me, feeble Skylanders! Soon all of Skylands will tremble before the awesome might of Malefor, the Undead Dragon King!
    • Delivers another one when he battles the forty Skylanders for the fate of the Skylanders Academy:
      Malefor: Summon every Skylander from the far corners of this world to stand before my might and be broken! I am Malefor! And I am magnificent!
    • He delivers another when his final battle with the Skylanders was at its climax :
      Malefor: I told you, I am more powerful than ever. I have truly become the Undead Dragon King!
  • Berserk Button: When Malefor is struck by one of Wallop's Traptanium Hammer, which was AT FULL POWER. This was part of a plan to get Malefor's attention and make him angry enough to try and chase the Skylanders around. It did the trick.
  • Big Bad: Of the Return of the Dragon King IDW comic story arc, which also serves as his debut in the Skylanders franchise.
  • Canon Immigrant: As stated, he originated in the Legend of Spyro continuity.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Unlike most villains in the Skylanders series, Malefor is very competent. As soon as he imprisoned Spyro, Cynder, Hex and Wallop, Malefor went straight to fulfilling his motive. He defeated an army of forty Skylanders and planned on destroying the Skylanders Academy to build a stronghold in its place before beginning his rule over all of Skylands.
  • Cruel Mercy: Does this to Spyro, Cynder and Hex. Instead of finishing them off there and then, Malefor has the three Skylanders, including Wallop, imprisoned as he wanted them to suffer the same pain and frustration they caused him.
  • Cyborg: In addition to his Powered Armor, Malefor seems to have converted himself into a cyborg, having a cybernetic tail and wings at the very least.
  • Dracolich: Unlike his living self from the Legend of Spyro games, this Malefor is an undead dragon.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For Spyro, Cynder and Hex. In the past, Malefor corrupted many Skylands inhabitants into his servants including Cynder, and later hunted down Hex and caused her to become the undead Skylander she is today.
  • It's Personal: Sometime after his defeat at the hands of Hex, Malefor targets Spyro, Cynder and Hex, the three very Skylanders who caused him so much pain and fustration than anyone else. He planned to make them suffer by using their powers he stole to destroy everything they knew and loved and wanted to make them watch as he was crowned overlord of all Skylands.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Considered to be one of, if not the most malevolent enemy Spyro ever faced (in and out of universe- his Legend counterpart nearly succeeded at destroying their world). As soon as he appeared in his comic debut, fans felt like they weren't reading a regular Skylanders comic anymore. The usual lighthearted atmosphere turns serious as soon as Malefor becomes a main threat.
  • Little "No"/Big "NO!": Says this when he is being forcefully pulled over the edge of the Academy island towards the endless abyss of Skylands and when he eventually falls to wherever he may end up.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: As if Malefor wasn't already one, he gave himself the title "The Undead Dragon King".
  • One-Man Army: With the powers of Spyro, Cynder and Hex that he absorbed, he defeated an army of Skylanders, including the powerful Giants, at once with a single blow of his weaponized tail.
  • Please, I Will Do Anything!: When Malefor is tethered to the damaged Dread-Yacht and is being pulled over the edge of the island to the endless abyss along with the ship. He pleads to Calliope to help him, she refuses.
    Malefor: Calliope! Please help me! I'll do anything you ask! I'll send you back to your family! Whatever you want will be yours!
    Calliope: All I want is to never see you again. Enjoy your trip, Malefor.
  • Powered Armor: He constructed steampunk armor after his fight with Hex left him nearly destroyed. While it helps keep Malefor patched together, Word of God mentioned that the armor he wears stores magical energy which makes him even stronger than he used to be.
  • Power Parasite: In his comic debut, he absorbed the powers of Skylanders with a crystal Calliope created for him to make himself stronger and made him nigh-invulnerable.
  • Put on a Bus: After his debut in the IDW comics, Malefor doesn't make another full appearance in the main Skylanders games nor other related content, though he appeared as a Skystone cameo in Skylanders: SuperChargers.
  • Take Over the World: Plans to rule Skylands as its overlord.
  • The Determinator: Malefor will not stop until he is crowned king of Skylands and the greatest and most powerful of them all. Any obstacle or opposition he faces is simply a minor setback to him.
  • The Undead: Is the self-proclaimed king of the underworld.
  • Villainous Breakdown: See the Please, I Will Do Anything! trope above.
  • Villain of Another Story: He appears in a major role in the background stories of several Skylanders, is described as the Dragon King of the underworld, has a history with Cynder, and Hex is noted to have done battle with him, but never actually appeared in the story itself. Malefor eventually made his debut in the comic story arc, Skylanders: Return of the Dragon King, where Spyro, Cynder, and Hex fought him again.


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