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    Artisans Dragons 

Artisans Dragons

The Dragons who inhabit the green and lush "Artisans" homeworld. They consist of artists and craftsmen who dedicate their skills to create various masterpieces, thus they come in a variety of roles such as painters, actors, chefs and so on. Spyro is technically an Artisan Dragon.


  • Alas, Poor Yorick: Darius references the famous Hamlet scene with a dragon skull of his own.
  • Angry Chef: Alvar has a bit of a volatile temper, slamming a skewer and a meat cleaver down into the ground while he's loudly informing Spyro about the thieves. His concept art in the credits shows him as one of the few Artisans thoroughly annoyed by Spyro's antics, his face accidentally singed by the young dragon while attempting to roast a marshmallow, who can only look on in panic.
  • Big Eater: Argus is one of the fatter dragons, and judging by his attire, his role as an artisan might be a food critic.
  • Big Good: In Reignited, Argus assumes the role of the purple elder who sends Spyro off on the quest to recover the stolen dragon eggs from the Forgotten Realms.
  • Big Fancy Castle: Nevin is apparently the owner of the castle Toasty takes over, and all the paintings hanging inside were made by him.
  • Cool Old Guy: Gildas is one of the few aging dragons that Spyro is excited to interact with. He's an impressionist painter covered in paint splatters and wielding a paintbrush that's even taller than he is, and enthuasiatically gives Spyro a tutorial about gliding.
  • Einstein Hair: Lindar has this.
  • Feathered Serpent: Alban has feathered wings, as well as hair and a mustache made of feathers. He even plucks one of his own feathers and uses it as a makeshift quill pen.
  • Gentle Giant: Devlin, one of the larger dragons out there, is described as being a big earnest marshmallow.
  • High-Class Glass: Alban wears a monocle over his left eye.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Lindar pushes Astor out of his interview with Bob to give his brutal and honest thoughts about Gnasty Gnorc (instigating his attack in the process), but later on is the one helping Bubba get out of Bianca's hole and is cooing over a newborn hatchling even more than the other adult dragons present.
  • Off-Model: The adult dragons are normally about twice as tall as Bianca, but in both the original and Reignited versions of Year of the Dragon Astor is shown in one cutscene to only be a head taller than the Sorceress, who herself isn't much taller than Bianca.
  • Prehensile Tail: Gavin uses his tail to pour himself a cup of coffee upon being freed. Alvar also uses the spikes on his tail to hold onto ingredients used in his cooking and Devlin is usually seen wrapping his tail around a large cherry.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Astor is the dragon being interviewed in the intro who can't remember how many dragon realms there are or how much treasure they've collected.
  • Supreme Chef: Devlin is a baker, Alvar does barbeque, and Gavin is a barista.
  • Sweet Baker: Devlin, the Gentle Giant patissiere who bakes Spyro a massive cake as a thank you gift for freeing him. He contrasts greatly against the hotheaded and fellow Town Square cook Alvar.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Lindar, the blue clock-making dragon, was the one who called Gnasty Gnorc ugly on TV, pushing him over the edge and causing all the dragons to be encased in crystal.
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    Peace Keepers Dragons 

Peace Keepers Dragons

The Dragons who inhabit the desertic "Peace Keepers" homeworld. They consist of a military force of weapon-welding warriors and fighters who protect the Dragon Realms.
  • An Axe to Grind: Titan carries a large battle axe, while Marco has a halberd.
  • Animal Eyes: Much like the Beast Makers in the original games, Todor's eyes in Reignited have vertical slit pupils and coloured sclerae.
  • Animal Motifs: Magnus' design is highly based on thorny devils, Boris has the tail of a rattlesnake, while Ivor's pink skin and white fur around his neck makes him resemble a vulture, and Todor's rabbitlike ears and antler-shaped horns bring deer or jackalopes to mind.
  • Artificial Limbs: Marco has prosthetic wings, although he doesn't seem to have any trouble flying.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Trondo wears a red bandana evocative of Rambo.
  • Big Eater: Maximos' conversation with Spyro about Dry Canyon's annoying vultures quickly devolves into him gushing about how great they taste and a number of ways to cook them.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Maximos has a rounded hammer, Halvor has a giant ram-shaped mace, and Enzo has a three-bladed club.
  • Dragon Knight: Conan and Marco look the closest to the classical image of an European knight.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: Trondo has dreadlocks in Reignited.
  • Expy: Conan is a deliberate send-up of Don Quixote.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Gunnar wears an eyepatch over his left eye.
  • Fat and Proud: Magnus, being a sumo, is obviously proud of his large belly as he shakes it around, while telling Spyro to feed Sparx lots of butterflies.
  • Feathered Serpent: Enzo and Todor are the only Peace Keepers with feathered wings.
  • Jousting Lance: Conan's Weapon of Choice.
  • Knife Nut: Trondo carries several knives around and has become quite incensed by Doctor Shemp's nonstop bragging by the time Spyro frees him.
  • Mayincatec: Enzo's new design is that of an indigenous warrior inspired by either Mayan or Aztec fashion.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Halvor. Bright, vivid pink scales, massive hammer as big as he is that he's able to wield with ease.
  • Rugged Scar: A number of these dragons, being more accustomed to physical fights than the others, have noticeable battle scars.
  • Scary Teeth: Gunnar doesn't seem to have an upper lip, so his sharp teeth really stand out.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Ivor says that they always knew something was special about Spyro even when he was a kid but he forgets what it was, and then proceeds to accidentally ignite the fuse on the bomb he's carrying when leaving. There's also Asher, who forgot what he was doing before he was frozen.
  • Sumo Wrestling: Magnus has attire resembling what a sumo might wear, has the girth to back it up, and even does some sumo poses when he's freed.
  • Tail Slap: Ragnar has some stone tied to his tail, essentially turning it into a hammer.

    Magic Crafters Dragons 

Magic Crafters Dragons

The Dragons who inhabit the mountainous "Magic Crafters" homeworld. They're researchers and practicioners of magic who come up with new spells, potions and magical artifacts for other Dragons to use.
  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Kelvin has noticeably long and sharp claws.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: Boldar carries a cauldron with him, Eldrid carries potions and has equations written on his wings.
  • Artificial Limbs: Zander has wings made from floating crystals.
  • Badass Bookworm: Cedric's location by the High Caves exit has a miniature library, and he himself is reading a book when you rescue him. Unlike other dragons who (attempt to) fly away, Cedric also simply just goes back to reading as the pedestal takes him away to safety.
  • Cards of Power: Zantor has a set of floating cards with him.
  • Crystal Ball: Altair carries one with him. According to his model, he also wields a Magic 8-Ball.
  • Einstein Hair: Eldrid is an alchemist dragon with hair like this.
  • Feathered Serpent: Kelvin, Jarvis and Altair have feathered wings.
  • Floating Limbs: Zander doesn't have standard wings, but wings made from floating crystals held together by magic.
  • Lovable Coward: Zane begins to huddle up and tremble in fear of the thought of metalback spiders moments after being freed.
  • Magic Staff: Cosmos, the likely first dragon you meet, wields one of these, as do Cyrus, Ajax and Hexus.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: A trait of all Magic Crafters in the original game was that their eyes were all composed of a solid colour.
  • Power Floats: Zane floats as he talks to Spyro.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Subverted since none of the dragons wear full robes, but Cyrus and Jarvis both wear traditional wizard hats.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Spyro's encounter with Boldar is largely reminiscent of what occurred earlier with Astor, explaining a mechanic (in his case the flight realms) and then attempting to tell a story about learning to fly as a kid. Altair is the only sole dragon in a boss realm who does not give Spyro any hints on how to take said opponent on, forgetting who he is mid-conversation and not faring much better in regards to his whereabouts.
  • Spell Book: A lot of them carry books or scrolls, including Zane, Kelvin, Cedric, Jarvis and Hexus.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: Several of the Magic Crafters in the original game does this. In Reignited, Cosmos does this sometimes.
  • When I Was Your Age...: Boldar tries to launch into a story about when he was young and learning how to fly, but Spyro cuts him off.

    Beast Makers Dragons 

Beast Makers Dragons

The Dragons who inhabit the swampy "Beast Makers" homeworld. They're swamp-dwellers responsible for breeding new species of animals to live in the world.
  • Animal Eyes: In the original trilogy, the Beast Makers all had serpentine sclerae and pupils, whereas in Reignited all but a couple of them have white eyes or round pupils.
  • Animal Motifs: A lot of them have traits evocative of animals one might find in a swamp, such as toads or alligators.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Bubba is one, even more so than a lot of the Peace Keeper dragons. His muscular build contrasts greatly to the other Beast Makers, most of whom are plump and with a couple of scrawny ones like Rosco and Isaak sprinkled in.
  • Face of a Thug: Word of God describes Sadiki as being one of the friendliest Beast Makers in spite of an intimidating appearance.
  • Feathered Serpent: Jed has colorful feathered wings.
  • Gonk: Zeke is a very odd looking dragon, being based on a matamata turtle, and has a long pig-like nose.
  • Lazy Bum: Cyprin gives this impression, as when he's freed, he lays down on his side.
  • Mad Eye: Rosco, the dragon paranoid about Attack Frogs, has one eye bulging out and one eye half closed.
  • Oral Fixation: Cyprin chews on a piece of barley, while Bubba chews on a piece of grass.
  • Papa Wolf: Bubba, the only non-Artisan dragon present in Year of the Dragon's cutscenes in Reignited, is the one who charges after Bianca in an attempt to retrieve the last egg and gets stuck in the hole leading to the Forgotten Realms as a result.
  • Plant Person: A few of them have plant-like traits. Cleetus is covered in lilypads, clovers and algae, and has a swampy plant on his head as well as a leafy looking beard. Lyle carries a strange spiked fruit with him and has plant-like wings and growths along his body.
  • Ragin' Cajun: A trait shared by many of them is their Cajun accent.
  • When I Was Your Age...: Damon says it feels like he's been trapped in crystal since he was Spyro's age and tries to tell a story from his youth, but Spyro, as usual, makes an excuse to leave.
  • Witch Doctor: A lot of them evoke the image of one, as they live in a swampy environment and carry staffs made from animal parts.

    Dream Weavers Dragons 

Dream Weavers Dragons

The Dragons who inhabit the surreal "Dream Weavers" homeworld. They're mystical beings who live up in the sky and regulate the dreams of other Dragons at night.
  • Animal Motif: Copano is a round dragon with cloud patterns on his body, and has curled horns with a bell hanging from one, evoking the image of a ram.
  • Celestial Body: A lot of them have feathered wings patterned to look like the night sky with stars.
  • Dream Land: They live in one.
  • Dream Weaver: True to their name, they're usually creating dreams for the other dragons to experience when they're not dealing with nightmares.
  • Fantastic Light Source: Apara carries a magic lantern, while Kosoko carries a blue-flamed candle in his hand as well as on his horns.
  • Feathered Serpent: With only a few exceptions, all of the dragons here have feathered wings.
  • Gentle Giant: Mudada is a big softie - multiple parts of his body such as his horns and wings even look like they're made of plushies. He really likes fairies and even carries a stuffed fairy doll.
  • The Jester: Obasi wears a hooded jester's hat.
  • Lotus Position: Lateef stands on his tail whilst keeping his legs crossed.
  • Lovable Coward: Apara is quite easily spooked and muses to Spyro that he'd prefer not to help him confront Gnasty lest he be trapped in crystal again.
  • Nice Shoes: The Dream Weavers sure love their slippers. Mazi has jester-like slippers with bells on them, Bakari wears a pair of ram-themed ones and Useni's have lightning bolts on them.
  • Our Mages Are Different: Contrasting from the Magic Crafters, who give off more of a Wizard Classic vibe, the Dream Weavers are more like mystics themed around dreams and sleep.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: A number of them wear items associated with bedtime, including nightcaps, robes, slippers and sleep masks.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Revilo's peculiar but accurate advice to Spyro about fighting Jacques aside, they're notably the only dragon clan who lacks a member that comes off as one.
  • Shock and Awe: Useni's horns give off some kind of electric energy.
  • Spot of Tea: Copano carries a soothing cup of sleepytime tea with him.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Averted with Revilo, who is male like the rest of the dragons, and is, as his character designer puts it, "knitting his own body".

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Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

    Elora 

Elora

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"I'm a faun, you dork!"
Voiced by: Melissa Disney (Ripto's Rage!), Carolyn Lawrence (Year of the Dragon), Cassandra Lee (Reignited Trilogy)

A faun from Avalar. She meets Spyro when he lands in Avalar in Ripto's Rage!, acting as a guide and helping him fight Ripto and his minions.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In Ripto's Rage when Spyro mistakens her for "some kind of goat", she gives a slightly sharp correction that she's actually a faun. In Reignited Trilogy, she responds and even calls him a "dork" more playfully.
  • Age Lift: As opposed to looking like she's at least in her 20s in the originals, she looks to be closer to Spyro in age in the Reignited Trilogy, somewhere in her teens, to presumably make their Ship Tease more tasteful.
  • Back for the Finale: Her appearance in Year of the Dragon takes place at the end of Insomniac Games' last developed Spyro title.
  • Boss Arena Recovery: She throws Spyro some sheep and chickens to replenish Sparx with during the main boss fights of Ripto's Rage!.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • After being entirely absent for the whole game, she appears in a cutscene at the end of Year of the Dragon to celebrate Spyro's latest victory.
    • Reignited Trilogy marks her first appearance in the franchise in eighteen years bar a cameo as a trading card in The Cortex Conspiracy.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Reignited Trilogy and cameo at the end of Year of the Dragon aside, she's never mentioned again in the original continuity after Year of the Dragon.
  • Cool Pet: She tames some pterodactyls from Skelos Badlands to help Spyro fight Gulp in Ripto's Rage!.
  • The Cutie: The Reignited Trilogy turned her into this, with an implied Age Lift to make her look younger, a cuter redesign with bigger eyes, and a much softer, kinder personality all coming together to make her much cuter than she was in the original games.
  • Demoted to Extra: She is the only major character originating from Ripto's Rage! to not return in a major role in Year of the Dragon.
  • Fauns and Satyrs: She's a faun, you dork!
  • First Girl Wins: She and Spyro seem to have an implied interest in each other. She kisses him on the nose at the end of Ripto's Rage! and rides a love boat with him in the epilogue, though her attempts to get a kiss on the lips are ignored. She then watches fireworks romantically together with him in Year of the Dragon, after watching Hunter and Bianca hook up.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her design in the original PlayStation games is part human, part goat, part fox, and she only wears a green corset-like garment. Her redesign in Reignited Trilogy makes her look more like her species’ basis now with a leafy dress and armbands, but that still has nothing worn on the bottom.
  • Holding Out for a Hero: Elora has a tendency to volunteer other characters to challenge the bad guys. In all fairness, she had some reasoning for it in Spyro's case.
  • Nice Girl: She shows a great deal of compassion toward Spyro in Ripto's Rage!, offering to teleport him to unused portals and helping him fight Crush and Gulp. She knows he's missing out on a vacation and does her best to make his time in Avalar as painless as possible, even sending for a beach chair and umbrella for him once Gulp is taken care of. When she calls Spyro a dork for asking if she's a goat in Reignited, it's done in jest unlike in the original game.
  • Redhead In Green: It's the only outfit we ever see her in.
  • Ship Tease: With Spyro. Up to Eleven in the Reignited Trilogy.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She's the only green-eyed redhead faun.
  • Smooch of Victory: She gives Spyro a peck on the nose/head after he defeats Ripto.

    Zoe 

Zoe the Fairy

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"Hey there, Spyro! When I zap you with my wand like this, your current position and progress is saved. Also, you lose a million brain cells."
Voiced by: Mary Linda Phillips (Ripto's Rage!), Carolyn Lawrence (Year of the Dragon, Enter the Dragonfly), Tara Strong (A Hero's Tail), Catherine Taber (Reignited Trilogy)

A fairy friend of Elora's. Zoe offers Spyro advice and serves as a checkpoint for him throughout his adventures.


  • Damsel in Distress: In Ripto's Rage!, Ripto nearly feeds her to Gulp before Spyro saves her. Later in Season of Ice, Grendor the rhynoc encases her and the other fairies in ice. She's able to send Spyro a Distress Call first, but Spyro has to save the ninety-nine other fairies before she can be rescued.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Her A Hero's Tail design has her go barefoot, as part of a mass redesign for every fairy Spyro encounters in that game.
  • Exposition Fairy: She appears numerous times throughout Spyro's adventures, and provides a lot of context and information early on in the game.
  • Nice Girl: One of the kindest fairies of the Spyro universe.
  • Palette Swap: In both the original Year of the Dragon and the Reignited version, all of the other fairies seen in the game use her model but with different colors.
  • Save Point: Functions as this.
  • Shock and Awe: Her wand can shoot out zaps of electricity. They're usually harmless to Spyro, though each kills a million brain cells according to her in A Hero's Tail. The zaps can hurt Ripto, as seen in Ripto's Rage!.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: After Spyro defeats Grendor in Season of Ice, she says that he could have asked her to reverse the spell instead of causing so much trouble in the Fairy Realms trying to find a cure for his extra head on his own.
  • Token Wizard: Out of all of the protagonists in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Zoe is the only member who has any level of magical skills. In this case, she is a Fairy Companion that zaps Spyro with her wand to save her progress.
  • Your Size May Vary: Zoe is about as tall as Spyro in gameplay, but during cutscenes she's shown to only be a foot tall. Ripto is easily able to restrain her as such.

    The Professor 

The Professor

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"It's working! It's working! I've got a dragon!"
Voiced by: Tom Kenny (Ripto's Rage!, Year of the Dragon, Reignited Trilogy), Michael Gough (A Hero's Tail)

A genius mole from Avalar, and an unrivalled expert in superportal technology. He ends up in the Forgotten Worlds somehow in Year of the Dragon and establishes a base, and later seems to move to the Dragon Kingdom full-time. Two of Spyro's allies are his students: his ex-lab experiment Agent 9, and his nephew Blink.


  • Absent-Minded Professor: Especially in the later games.
  • Adorkable: So much.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Ripto's attack immediately after his arrival leaves the Professor's glasses shattered and him unable to do anything to the superportal to stop him as a result.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Nobody calls him anything but "Professor."
  • Eyes Always Shut: Is given these in Reignited, which fits in with the stereotype of moles having bad vision.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: In contrast to Elora and Hunter, the Professor wears a full outfit of labcoat, pants and shoes in all of his appearances.
  • Idiot Ball: Clings onto it hard near the end of A Hero's Tail, where he thinks he can take on a recently-weakened Red by himself. He promptly goes after him, gets himself captured and is then forced to upgrade Red's gnorc army into battle-ready robots.
  • Idle Animation: He constantly writes on a clipboard, thinking out loud "Nooooo..." until he has a Eureka Moment and lets out a big "AH-HA!"
  • Mission Control: For Agent 9 in his world.
  • Nice Guy: A very friendly, loyal, charming and affable professor.
  • No Name Given: See Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep".
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In his charactertization in the Shadow Legacy canon, the Professor doesn't believe in the concept of magic, despite being around magic in the previous games, particularly in Ripto's Rage!.
  • The Professor: Of course.
  • The Smart Guy: Usually serves as the brains for Spyro's team across the games, predominantly in Ripto's Rage!, Attack of the Rhynocs and A Hero's Tail. He's a master of creating spatial technology and decided to get into time travel during Season of Ice.

    Moneybags 

Moneybags

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"I haven’t made such easy money since the Sorceress bought that mayonnaise for sunscreen."
Voiced by: Milton James (Ripto's Rage!), Neil Ross (Year of the Dragon, Enter the Dragonfly), Jess Harnell (A Hero's Tail), JB Blanc (Reignited Trilogy)

A greedy bear who shows up to offer various paid services to Spyro, with the intent of extorting him. This includes unlocking entire levels and abilities needed for progression.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Everyone that encounters him is either ambivalent towards or hates him to the extent of violence. It is only in A Hero's Tail and Shadow Legacy, where he gains a more benevolent retool, that he is on more amicable terms with the others, apparently even having a family.
  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: He knows much of what Spyro needs to advance, and forces him to pay for it to buy things he wants himself.
  • Affably Evil: Pretty polite for an Arms Dealer and kidnapper. At times though, he can come close to Faux Affably Evil, such as when he makes Spyro pay him a bunch of gems to learn the password to open a door, than tells Spyro the password is "Gullible", before admitting that there was no password and he was standing in front of the wall switch, saying "What are you gonna do, sue me?"
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Talks in an upper-class accent, dresses in expensive clothing and is a borderline sociopath who'll sell out to anyone for the right price.
  • Arms Dealer: He sold weapons to the Breeze Builders during their conflict with the Land Blubbers, as well as a laser defense system to the residents of Frozen Altars.
  • Bears Are Bad News: For your wallet and attempts to thwart the current villain.
  • Boxing Battler: He claims to have been one in his University days.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Say no to him in Icy Peak in Year of the Dragon and he'll ask Spyro if he's saving up for another sequel.
  • Broken Bridge: Which he'll fix for a fee, of course. He even claims bridges are his most profitable business.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Literally in this case. He provokes Spyro far too many times, from conning Spyro out of his gems, to siding with the sorceress and imprisoning Spyro's friends to get even more gems from him with the promise of releasing them. However he finally pushes Spyro too far when he says he plans on selling a dragon egg for a fortune, which is what causes Spyro to finally kick his ass and get his gems back.
  • Catchphrase: Pitches his services to Spyro as "for a small fee" or some variation thereof.
  • Cash Gate: He'd love to let you into a Speedway free of charge, but the rules insist he charge you a small fee. He'd love to teach you a skill that makes progress possible, but only if you part with some gems.
  • The Chew Toy: If he ever appears in a cutscene, chances are he's only there to get hurt, and he's forced to give Spyro his treasure back at the end of both Ripto's Rage! and Year of the Dragon. In the latter case, you get to beat him up.
  • Crippling the Competition: Makes a bet on a game of cat hockey in Frozen Altars, and mentions the team he bet against (Spyro's) having an unfortunate accident.
  • Demoted to Extra: He only appears once in Enter the Dragonfly, charging Spyro to cross a bridge which costs a piddling 200 gems. He's still mentioned in the manual despite this; he was likely intended for a larger role though the game was unfinished.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: He brings it on himself, though it is noteworthy that Year of the Dragon picks exceptionally docile characters for him to piss off, such as the usually reserved Sgt. Byrd.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He was never good per se, but he becomes The Quisling in Year of the Dragon as opposed to being a neutral party in Ripto's Rage!. He's not even really loyal to the Sorceress, he just wants your money!
    • Heel–Face Turn: That said, he does sort of redeem himself in A Hero's Tail, where he becomes something of an ally to Spyro.
  • Fat Bastard: He's quite rotund and loves to gouge Spyro out of his hard-earned gems.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's normally genuinely Affably Evil, being very polite toward Spyro. However, in his worst moments, he can slide more into this. This mostly only happens in the third game where he is at his most villainous. Examples are when he jokingly offers Spyro a False Reassurance by telling him that Sheila won't stay in jail forever... because the Sorceress is thinking about having her executed next Thursday, as well as when he makes Spyro pay him a bunch of gems to learn the password to open a door, tells him the password is "gullible", and than shamelessly admits "Okay, there was no password, I was standing in front of the wall switch. What are you gonna do? Sue me?"
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: After spending the PS1 trilogy as a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal, A Hero's Tail gives him a new outfit complete with pants.
  • Greed: It often comes back to bite him.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wore a suit shirt and jacket, but no pants in the PS1 games. A Hero's Tail later upgraded him to a Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal, which carried over into the Reignited Trilogy where he got a pair of pants to complete his business suit.
  • Hate Sink:
    • Has very little, if any, redeeming qualities or any genuine moments of kindness, and he spends all his time conning Spyro and others out of their money and eventually gets what's coming to him.
    • In the third game, the ending minigame with Spyro reclaiming his gems from Moneybags by beating him up until he's coughed up every last gem you've given to him over the course of the game was put in solely because he was so reviled by the playstesters of the game. Yes, even out of universe he was loathed by the people who made the game!
    • It's subverted later on, however: he mellows out of this in A Hero's Tail, where he becomes more helpful to Spyro by selling him useful items, showing he has changed for the better.
  • Hidden Depths: He knows magic, proven in Enter the Dragonfly where he magically rearranges platforms.
  • Honest John's Dealership: While his business to Spyro is honest, he is also a bit of a swindler. He will open a door for you for payment, but he never said it was locked in the first place.
  • It's All About Me: If it wasn't made clear enough already, Moneybags only cares about himself and his gems and everything he does is for his own selfish benefit.
  • Jerkass: He'll sell to anyone for the right price, even if they're a villain in need of weapons. He's rather affable about this (albeit, faux affable), though only when he's getting his comeuppance. This increases in the third game where he displays a stunning Lack of Empathy and outright mocks Spyro about scamming him to open a tomb.
  • Karma Houdini: He doesn't have to pay Spyro his gems back in Enter the Dragonfly, as he only appears once in the entire game. Though, a mere 200 gems is nothing compared to what happens in Attack of the Rhynocs where every single last gem in the game must be spent buying items or favors from Moneybags with no reimbursements.
  • Kick the Dog: In the Reignited Trilogy, while guarding an imprisoned Agent 9, Moneybags apparently left his blaster lying on the ground just out of his reach. He also openly refers to Sheila, Bentley, and Agent 9 in condescending terms such as a pet, dimwitted furball, or action figure within earshot of them. Should you refuse to pay for Bentley's release, Moneybags even mentions that he was poking the yeti with a stick for fun earlier.
  • Lack of Empathy: In Year of the Dragon:
    • He has Sheila the Kangaroo put in a cage, promising Spyro he will let her go if he gives him more gems. If you say no, Moneybags will callously make a sarcastic False Reassurance to Spyro telling him not to worry and that she won't be locked in there forever because the Sorceress is thinking of executing her next Thursday, which highlights Moneybag's lack of regard for others, showing he doesn't care who lives or dies as long as he gets more gems.
    • Should you refuse to pay him in Charmed Ridge to have him make the cat wizards raise the steps so you can get to the castle to save the fairy princess, he will sarcastically say that every time he thinks about her being captured by the evil wizards, he breaks down in tears.
    • A similar thing happens in Enter the Dragonfly, where he forces Spyro to pay him 200 gems to cross a chasm to rescue a dragon elder frozen in ice. If you refuse to pay him, he will point out that it's only a matter of time before the elder freezes to death, sarcastically saying "The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last."
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Once in Ripto's Rage!, and five times in Year of the Dragon. The first four are for every animal he captures for the Sorceress, and the fifth is for Spyro, being more cathartic since you get to do it yourself.
  • Mean Brit: His persona in Reignited Trilogy is something of an amalgam of Milton James' British Stuffiness and Neil Ross's condescending attitude.
  • Meaningful Name: Usually seen carrying a bag with a picture of a gem on it. He'll shake it audibly to let you know he's nearby.
  • Never My Fault: If Spyro is unable to pay his fees, Moneybags will insist that it's Spyro's fault, accusing him of squandering his gems on useless trinkets or spending them on fauns in Fracture Hills. He insists it's not his fault because he claims he's given Spyro nothing but bargain sales.
  • No Hero Discount: "All [Ripto's] meddling has cost me a fortune! If it wasn't for Spyro, I'd be bankrupt!"
  • Oh, Crap!: Understandably has this reaction when he realizes telling Spyro about the dragon egg he plans to exchange for money was a very bad idea.
  • Only in It for the Money: Sold bombs to Ripto in Ripto's Rage! despite being on bad terms with him earlier, and later accepted work from the Sorceress in Year of the Dragon, which included keeping animals in cages - and he has no problem with scamming her while he's at it as well. In both cases, he charges Spyro for progress in repeated instances.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In Ripto's Rage!, he speaks with a middle-aged English accent. Year of the Dragon changes this to an American accent. A Hero's Tail gives him a Russian accent and a Middle Eastern style of dress, complete with fez.
  • Pet the Dog: Twice:
    • In Ripto's Rage!, after Spyro pays him 100 gems to use his submarine, Moneybags lets him continue to use it free of charge from then on. Even after he is forced to give Spyro back all the gems in the end including those, he still continues to let Spyro use it without making him reimburse him for the 100 gems Spyro gave him the first time he used the submarine. When Spyro speaks to him in Aquaria Towers, Moneybags will tell him "Hop aboard Spyro."
    • In Season of Flame, he willingly reimburses Spyro for all the gems he made him pay as a reward for beating Ripto again.
    • Throughout A Hero's Tail his deals are for useful items and stock, and while he still places charge on his services, it is legitimate trade instead of selling out or blackmailing Spyro with the means to progress.
  • The Quisling: In Year Of The Dragon, assisting the Sorceress for Treasure, Dear Boy.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Shortly after selling bombs to Ripto in the Winter Tundra, Ripto sends him flying out of the castle without second thought.
  • Same Character, but Different: In A Hero's Tail and Shadow Legacy, he has a completely different ethnicity and a more helpful personality and role, being considered an ally by the heroes.
  • The Scrooge: Gems are his only priority in life.
  • Slimeball: He's an amoral con-artist who is not above siding with villains to get what he wants.
  • Smug Snake: Claims he "was a champion bantamweight boxer at university", which was apparently a long time ago or else the characters are on a much smaller scale than otherwise implied. Moneybags still talks a good game but can't back it up.
  • The Sociopath: He has heavy shades of this. He is extradorinarily selfish, lacking in empathy, has nothing resembling morals or standards and is not above taking sides with villains, doing bad things himself or selling out others to get more gems.
  • Stock Money Bag: Fittingly, Moneybags almost always carries a big bag of gems with him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was by no means a good guy in Ripto's Rage, but he somehow went Up to Eleven in Year of the Dragon to the point he was outright helping the Sorceress.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Is still greedy in A Hero's Tail, but is more satisfied making trade in his shop than blackmailing you just for your right to progress. He gets on a bit better with the heroes as a result. Also in Season Of Flame where Moneybags actually willingly parts with all the gems Spyro gave him as a reward for beating Ripto again.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In Year of the Dragon he seems to not get that his backstabbery helping the Sorceress imprison heroes won't lead to grudges and repercussions the moment they are freed. Especially apparent with Shiela and Bentley, who almost look fine turning a blind eye to him at first, until he insists they show gratitude for him releasing them.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Moneybags has a rotund body, but tiny legs.
  • Underestimating Badassery: To the characters he's meant to guard. Most notably Bentley, as he calls him a Dumb Muscle, yet he has quite the vocabulary. And the muscle to back it up.
  • Very Punchable Man: Takes a lot of physical abuse over the course of Year of the Dragon, and often by usually very laid back characters at that.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: In Ripto's Rage, apart from conning Spyro out of his gems, Moneybags never really poses much of a threat or does anything outright malicious.
    • In Year of the Dragon, he subverts this, however, by not only becoming the sorceress's new henchman, but also by doing villainous deeds himself, such as having Spyro's friends imprisoned in cages and promising to release them if Spyro gives him more gems, showing what a scumbag Moneybags can be.
  • Wealth's in a Name: Downplayed. It isn't clear whether he's rich or not, but he does wear nice clothes and carry a bag full of gems.
  • Wild Card: Moneybags doesn't really care whose side he is on, whether it's the hero's side or the villain's side, all he cares about is getting more gems and will take whichever side offers the highest price.
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    Handel and Greta 

Handel and Greta

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Handel: "Have you seen my sister Greta? She's ugly with pigtails..." Greta: "Have you seen my bwother Handel? He's stupid and wearing an ugwy shirt..."
Handel Voiced by: Melissa Disney (Ripto's Rage!), Carolyn Lawrence (Year of the Dragon), Cassandra Lee (Reignited Trilogy)
Greta Voiced by: Mary Linda Phillips (Ripto's Rage!), Pamela Hayden (Year of the Dragon), unknown (Reignited Trilogy)

A pair of twins who are also secret agents.


  • Accent Adaptation: The Latin American version of the Reignited Trilogy trades Greta's inability to pronounce Ls and Rs for a French-German accent, resulting in her pronouncing words like Dragon and Arena as "Dragun" and "Agena".
  • Action Girl: Greta, who has no problem keeping up with Spyro in Fireworks Factory and is notably one of the few NPCs capable of attacking enemies.
  • Ambiguously Human: They look like ordinary human children, but their odd magic powers (complete with red eyes) casts some doubt over who (or what) they actually are.
  • Badass Adorable: Both of them. Special mention goes to Greta, who easily wipes out an entire room of ninja rhynocs by herself in Fireworks Factory.
  • Brother–Sister Team: They're twins who go on "secwet" spy missions together, though they usually end up separated whenever Spyro encounters them.
  • The Bus Came Back: Their reappearance in the Reignited Trilogy marks their first appearance in the franchise in eighteen years.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Neither of them has appeared in a new game since Year of the Dragon.
  • Costume Evolution: They go from a shirt and overall combo to karate uniforms in YOTD.
  • Creepy Child: Both of them; they exhibit Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour in wanting to bomb the Scorch fortress and have explosive Wonder Twin Powers that cause their eyes to turn red.
  • Creepy Good: Despite their red eyes and Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour, the twins are nothing but helpful to Spyro and provide him with helpful items like the Scorch talisman in Ripto's Rage! and several dragon eggs in Year of the Dragon.
  • Distressed Dude: Handel tends to find himself in dangerous situations that require Spyro or Agent 9 to bail him out.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: For whatever reason, they don't wear shoes in YOTD.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Greta in both of her appearances. Handel seems to acquire this from her in the original version of Year of the Dragon, but not in the Reignited remake.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Greta has them.
  • Girly Bruiser: Greta is an adorable little girl who's nonetheless capable of defeating rhynocs much larger than she is.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Greta mocks Handel for wearing an "ugwy" shirt at one point in Ripto's Rage!, even though her shirt looks exactly the same as his in both versions of the game.
  • In a Single Bound: Greta demonstrates this ability at one point in Year of the Dragon's Fireworks Factory - by "fweeing her mind", she manages to jump across a gap that Spyro needs a cannon to get across.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: They appear to fire energy blasts at the enemies in Scorch's outro.
  • Little Miss Badass: Greta, who can take on rhynocs much larger than she is and possesses destructive magical power when she holds hands with Handel.
  • Made of Iron: Handel manages to survive an explosion, unscathed, from a bomb he was tied onto in Fireworks Factory.
  • Non-Action Guy: Handel takes on this role in YOTD; while Greta gets to steal the Sorceress' rocket plans and defeat several rhynocs by herself, Handel is relegated to giving Spyro and Agent 9 dragon eggs in the side areas and being put in mortal danger at one point.
  • The Noseless: Contrasting with most characters in the series, Handel and Greta's PS1 designs lack noses. Their Reignited redesigns avert this, however, by giving them visible noses.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Greta's Fireworks Factory debut depicts her effortlessly throwing a bomb-throwing rhynoc to the ground, killing it instantly. For comparison, Spyro himself is unable to harm them outside of using the nearby rockets, as they're too big for him to charge and wear metal armour that prevents him from flaming them.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When the two of them join hands in Ripto's Rage!, their eyes glow red and they gain access to some sort of magical powers.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sibling Rivalry: Greta will describe Handel in Ripto's Rage! as "stupid and wearing an ugwy shirt". Furthermore, Handel will describe Greta as "ugly with pigtails".
  • Sweet Tooth: Handel loves lollipops. This proves to be his undoing in Scorch, as he ends up captured after falling for an obvious trap and almost jeopardises the twins' mission.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: When cornered during Scorch's outro, Handel and Greta join hands and begin to charge up a powerful blast of magic, their eyes turning red in the process.
  • Youthful Freckles: In their Reignited redesigns.

    Ooga and Mr. Bones 

Ooga and Mr. Bones

Ooga Voiced by: Marcelo Tubert

A caveman and his skeleton friend, who often has his bones stolen by creatures called Lava Toads. They originate in Skelos Badlands in Ripto's Rage! before they vacation to Enchanted Towers in Year of the Dragon.


  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent for eighteen years, Mr. Bones finally returns in the Reignited Trilogy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mr. Bones can't seem to catch a break from the Lava Toads. They even find him in the Forgotten Realms.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Mr. Bones hasn't appeared since Year of the Dragon, though Ooga oddly reappeared without him in Shadow Legacy.
  • The Dead Can Dance: Mr. Bones, and oh, can he ever! Any time his pieces are all gathered back together, Mr. Bones happily performs a celebratory dance routine, complete with 70s-style disco music.
  • Dem Bones: Mr. Bones, obviously.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: These two are (almost) never seen apart from each other.
  • Meaningful Name: Ooga is a caveman and Mr. Bones is a skeleton. Simple enough.
  • The Speechless: Mr. Bones. Ooga does all the talking.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: Ooga assumes an antagonistic role in Shadow Legacy by stealing a treasured mask and framing another caveman for the crime out of spite.

Spyro: Year of the Dragon

    Bianca 

Bianca

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"I warned you already. This place isn't safe for small dragons and... pussy cats!"
Voiced by: Pamela Hayden (Year of the Dragon, Enter the Dragonfly), Melissa Hutchison (Reignited Trilogy)

An aspiring sorceress. She first appears as The Dragon (no pun intended) to The Sorceress in Year of the Dragon, but after a Heel–Face Turn falls in love with Hunter and becomes one of Spyro's allies.


  • Adorable Evil Minions: While working for the Sorceress. Not only is she a cute blonde bunny rabbit, but she's bumbling, meek and utterly useless at being a bad guy.
  • Adorkable: Her first interaction with Spyro is to try to intimidate him. This foreshadows that she's not villain material. Enhanced in the Reignited remake, where she makes more jittery expressions and gestures.
  • Beauty = Goodness: She's cute compared to the brutish/goofy rhynocs and the repulsive Sorceress, foreshadowing her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Butt-Monkey: Her spells often go wrong or turn on her. She spends most of Year of the Dragon as an abused, bumbling minion to the Sorceress, and is on the recieving end of much of Spyro's ire.
  • Chickification: Bianca in later games acts more stereotypically female, playing the role of a Token Girl or casting Deus ex Machina spells.
  • The Comically Serious: In later games.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Displays this attitude at times. Ended up her own unraveling as a bad guy, as she proved to be very protective of the baby dragons she stole.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Warms up to Spyro after too many beratings from the Sorceress and some kindness from Hunter.
  • Denser and Wackier: Her magic power became this in Attack of the Rhynocs to the point she's a literal magic bunny, top hat, magic tricks and all in order to fit in with the entertainment aesthetic of the Rabbit Habitat. She's back to her usual self and appearance in Shadow Legacy.
  • Disappointed by the Motive: Turns against the Sorceress upon finding out that the latter had no intention of rectifying the Forgotten Realms' magic deficiency as she was lead to believe and instead planned to kill the baby dragons and use their wings to become immortal.
  • Ears as Hair: She has backwards ears, Cream the Rabbit style. One cutscene in Reignited Trilogy sees her nervously stroking one when The Sorceress gets angry.
  • Easily Forgiven: The dragons were willing to forgive her rather quickly despite her complacency in a scheme to abduct their kin, which would likely have brought about their extinction. Probably justified considering she never knew the baby dragons were in danger from the Sorceress and when she did she quickly defected.
  • Fantastic Fireworks: On-top of her Rainbow Motif, Bianca's magic explodes similar to fireworks in Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
  • Girliness Upgrade: A minor one in Reignited Trilogy. She now visibly wears pink eyeshadow, similar to Coco Bandicoot.
  • Good Costume Switch: She wears a dark purple cloak for part of Year of the Dragon before she doffs it, changing to a more brightly-colored, less conservative outfit. This coincides roughly with her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: To the Sorceress.
  • Hartman Hips: Has been given much broader hips in her Reignited redesign, which given her species' powerful legs makes sense.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Comes to doubt the Sorceress' plans over the course of Year of the Dragon before formally allying with Spyro from Midnight Mountain onwards.
  • Heel Realization: She defects to Spyro's side when she learns the Sorceress plans to kill the baby dragons.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Repeatedly threatens Spyro early on in his quest, but even then she'll slip up and reveal that she's nowhere as nasty as she's trying to make herself look. Even after thanking Hunter for saving her life in Midday Gardens, she quickly tries to restablish herself as an enemy. She's a lot nicer to Spyro when he arrives in Evening Lake, begging him and Hunter to turn back before they have a chance to fall for the Sorceress' trap and promising that she'll take good care of the remaining eggs once they hatch, and all hostility is gone when she finds out the Sorceress's true nature.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She assists the Sorceress, who actively mistreats her, in order to retain her mentorship, as she wants to become a skilled magician herself. She does know the Sorceress wants the baby dragons, but only when she finds out exactly what for does she join Spyro.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: She's still training with magic in Year of the Dragon, so not all of her spells work and the dwindling magic in the Forgotten Realms isn't helping matters either.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: Most evident in Enter The Dragonfly.
  • Ignorant Minion: Initially thought the Sorceress only wanted the baby dragons to replenish the Forgotten Worlds' magic.
  • In the Hood: Her attire while she still worked under the Sorceress. It doubles as her cape in her standard attire.
  • The Kindnapper: She tried to assure Spyro the captured baby dragons would be in good care. When she realises the Sorceress intends to kill them for her own gain, she immediately switches sides.
  • Light Is Not Good: Even while still a villain, she announces her presence with rainbows and beams of prismatic light.
  • Lima Syndrome: One of the first signs that Bianca's a good guy is that she brings Hunter food while he's imprisoned. They get to talking, and after a few visits she sympathizes even with him that she lets him go.
  • Magic Wand: Reignited Trilogy gives her one. It's a small, bent stick, contrasting with The Sorceress' huge dragon egg-tipped scepter.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: She repeatedly tries to pull off a villainous facade in front of Spyro and Hunter in an attempt to scare them off, but she only comes off as ineffectual. In fact, Hunter finds her antics "cute". The main reason why she went with the kidnapping plot in the first place was to save the Forgotten Realms from losing all of its magic.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction to the Sorceress announcing that she wanted the baby dragons for their wings, considering that Bianca had helped her to achieve this goal.
  • Non-Player Character: Her only playable appearance is in multiplayer in Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy.
  • Official Couple: With Hunter.
  • Post Modern Magic: Enchants cannons, tanks, and flying saucers for Spyro to battle the Sorceress with.
  • Rabbit Magician: She was apprentice to the Sorceress before defecting out of a mix of Pet the Dog moments with Hunter and discovering that the Sorceress was planning on killing the baby dragons for their wings, becoming the token magic-user among the heroes. In Attack of the Rhynocs, she wears an outfit akin to that of a typical stage magician.
  • Ride the Rainbow: She can travel in the form of a rainbow.
  • Righteous Rabbit: After her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Is a Butt-Monkey during her time as a villain.
  • Smug Smiler: Even when she turns good, her original design is awkwardly crafted with a perpetually sly smirk. Downplayed with her Reignited redesign, which has a much greater array of expressions.
  • Sycophantic Servant: To the Sorceress, at least at first.
  • Token Wizard: Bianca - the Sorceress's amateur apprentice - defects to the heroes's side and becomes their token magician, Spyro the Dragon being the main hero, Hunter the Cheetah a Cowardly Lion athlete and Zoe the Fairy being a... well... a Fairy Companion.
  • Vocal Evolution: Pamela Hayden gave Bianca a more cheery and helium-pitched voice in Enter The Dragonfly.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Shares much banter with Spyro in Year of the Dragon and Shadow Legacy.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She believes the Sorceress when she says the baby dragons are needed to replenish the Forgotten Realms' magic, but not when the Sorceress says she wants them for her own gain.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: She, a little female rabbit among goofy rhynocs, misshapen monsters, and a nasty Sorceress, undergoes a Heel–Face Turn. Everyone else gets charged or flamed by Spyro.
  • Women Are Wiser: Zigzagged. She's the more intelligent brain in her and Hunter's relationship, but is not without her own bumbling qualities.

    Bartholomew 

Bartholomew the Yeti

Voiced by: Richard Tatum (Year of the Dragon, Reignited Trilogy), Dee Bradley Baker (Enter the Dragonfly)

A yeti, and Bentley's younger brother.


Spyro: A Hero's Tail

    Ember 

Ember

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"Look at this Dark Gem, it's pulsating with evilness. Still, it would look nice on an engagement ring, don't you think, Spyro?"
Voiced by: Tara Strong

A young pink dragoness who appears in A Hero's Tail. She is shown to have an unreciprocated crush on Spyro.


  • The Cutie: Soft spoken and cute.
  • Expy: Of Amy Rose. Interestingly, later portrayals of them in their franchises both show them getting over their fangirl natures; albeit Ember completely gets over her crush on Spyro whilst Amy retains her crush on Sonic and is just more subtle about it.
  • Fangirl: Of Spyro.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She's got them, and she's The Cutie.
  • Interspecies Romance: Falls in love with an armadillo named Bandit in Shadow Legacy.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Downplayed in that she's still very conventionally feminine, but she's shown to be enthralled with the idea of using a Dark Gem (which she admits is "pulsating with evilness") as an engagement ring.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Well, purple boy in this case.
  • Pink Means Feminine: A pink dragon who acts as The Cutie, wears a heart-shaped necklace and has a crush on Spyro.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Before she and Flame were introduced, Spyro was the only dragon who was his own age. Spyro's reactions to her hint that they at least knew each other prior.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Spyro being her target in A Hero's Tail. She moves on in Shadow Legacy.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: In addition to being pink, she has a necklace and a heart-shaped tail.

    Flame 

Flame

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"This way leads to Gnasty's Lair. Now go and ram his gnarly butt!"
Voiced by: Tara Strong

A small red dragon that appears in A Hero's Tail.


  • Distressed Dude: Finds himself trapped in Gnasty's sealed cave during the first part of A Hero's Tail.
  • Palette Swap: Flame is basically Spyro with red scales instead of purple ones. There are some subtle differences (a wider snout on Flame, for example) but they're still really similar. Without going into the Model Viewer, it's hard to notice.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He and Ember are the only known dragons in the classic series that are Spyro's age, both of whom are introduced in the second-to-last game of such.
  • Totally Radical: "This way leads to Gnasty's lair. Now go and ram his gnarly butt!"

    The Dragon Elders 

The Dragon Elders

All Voiced by: Jess Harnell

A group of old dragons that appear in A Hero's Tail and Shadow Legacy, consisting of Tomas, Magnus, Titan, and Astor, as well as Sensei and Cho-Lei in Shadow Legacy. They govern the Dragon Realms and teach Spyro new techniques throughout his quests.

For tropes about Red, click here.


  • Ambiguously Gay: Magnus, the campy pink elder that teaches Spyro how to... ahem... "pole spin".
  • Big Good: All of them serve as this in A Hero's Tail. Tomas specifically is this in Shadow Legacy, as he gives Spyro advice by communicating telepathically.
  • The Bore: Defied. Tomas considers telling Spyro about how Red turned evil, but realises that he takes a really long time to tell stories and just tells him how to stop his evil plan (much to Spyro's relief).
  • Distressed Dude: Astor in A Hero's Tail. They all find themselves trapped in some form during Shadow Legacy.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Sensei hates being called Ragnar.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Astor spends most of his screentime complaining about something or someone. For some reason, Titan also becomes this in Shadow Legacy, even though he was previously shown to be one of the most mild-mannered elders.
  • I Can't Hear You: Being the oldest of the elders, Titan is hard of hearing.
  • The Mentor: All of them teach Spyro the techniques necessary to explore the Dragon Realms.
  • Name's the Same: Cho-Lei is the only one who does not share a name with one of the adult dragons from the first game.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Magnus is colored pink, and is definitely the most in touch with his feminine side of the male Elders.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Most of them, especially Titan and Magnus.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Cho-Lei is the only female elder that Spyro meets.
  • Stout Strength: Sensei is rather husky, but he's also the one to teach dragon-kata to Spyro.

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