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Most of the Skylanders' names are nicknames.
  • It makes sense given the punny nature of the names and how some Skylanders (such as Ignitor and Drobot) haven't been that way all their lives. It could also refer to occupations such as Gill Grunt being a grunt of the gillmen. Given that their battle cries have an in-canon explanation as being Skylander tradition it wouldn't be surprising if their names were chosen upon entry too.
    • This isn't the case for Skylanders such as:
      • Boomer who, when you give him a nickname has a chance of saying "Is that how you spell 'Boomer'?"
      • Fright Rider who is two different characters, one named Fright and one named Rider.
      • Rocky Roll, ditto.
      • Voodood, who refers to himself as such.
    • This would make a lot of sense actually. Sans a few (like the above and a few others) there's plenty of room for Skylanders to logically have regular-ish names or are in positions where a regular name would make more sense for them (e.g. Wham-Shell's father is named "Roland"; it would be incredibly jarring for his son be given an abnormal name). Plus, not using your real name when dealing with evil forces is a good idea since it can offer up protection of your loved ones.
  • Left ambiguous.

Whirlwind is somehow Rarity and Spike's daughter.
That makes some kind of sense. Her rainbow powers come from Spike being the new Rainbow Dash.

The Giants in the sequel are the Elder Elementals mentioned in the first game
The first games mention Elder Elementals, powerful ancient Skylanders. The Giants all have elemental appearances and are more powerful so it would make sense.
  • This was already confirmed.

Arbo is somehow related to Tree Rex.
He says he has memories of the darkness threatening the Skylands before. And the last time that happened was when the first Skylanders, the giants came together. Maybe Tree Rex unconciously sent a small part of his soul to that tree-flower thing in the ruins to subtly help the new skylanders with Kaos.

The Giants are related to other Skylanders of their element.
More specifically the Giants are advanced species or mutations of other species.
  • Stump Smash and Tree Rex.
  • Eruptor and Hot Head.
  • Double Trouble and Ninjinni.
  • Prism Break and Crusher.
  • Drill Sergeant/Chop Chop and Bouncer.
I can't work out anymore so feel free to add any others.
  • Gill Grunt and Thumpback.

Skylanders will have more Activison characters than just Spyro.
Such as Crash Bandicoot.
  • Confirmed.

Kaos isn't an only child — the pictures in his castle in Giants are fake.
Kaos resents his siblings so he displays portraits with them removed. This also can explain his mother's different appearance — being as egotistical as he is he probably had her pictured to look more like him.
  • Confirmed.

Trapping Kaos in Trap Team is a form of Enemy Mine.

Mesmerelda was meant to be a Magic-element Doom Raider.
The reason we don't get a trappable Magic Doom Raider in Trap Team is because she's still recovering from the beatdown in Swap Force.

Villains such as Gnasty Gnorc, Ripto or Malefor will make appearances in future Skylanders titles as villains.
Bonus points if any or all of them team up with Kaos.
  • Sorta confirmed as Malefor is mentioned in Spyro, Cynder and Hex’s backstories and appears in the IDW comics.

The reason why Malefor claims to have fought Spyro before…
… Is because rather than being an alternate version of the same character HE’S the original. He probably came to Skylands due to some weird shenanigans with the world core in Dawn of the Dragon.
  • Or perhaps Skylanders might somehow be a sequel to The Legend of Spyro.

Kaos' Mom will free herself from the mirror by encouraging Glumshanks, saying she'll be nicer to him than her son.

Pandergast is a Lombax.
He looks like one anyways.

Kaos was originally of the Magic element in Trap Team.
Kaos's abilities fit the Magic element. A last minute element switch would also explain why in the final game Magic is the only element with less than four villains and no doom raider. As for why this switch was made the boring but logical answer is that the developers knew it would mean more money. The Magic trap was cheap and easily found. The Kaos trap was more expensive.
  • I always thought Pain Yatta was going to be the magic Doom Raider considering that, for such a minor villain he was all over promotional materials.

Bone Chompies are either endangered or completely extinct in the wild.
Great numbers of them are seen in the Time of the Giants level of Giants which takes place 10,000 years before the main games. The only other time they’re seen are as small groups in the Golden Desert level of Trap Team and one of them is a trappable villain while the rest are Mooks for the Golden Queen. Doesn't look good for the species, does it?

Glumshanks eventually betrays Kaos.
Obviously it would because Kaos treats him pretty badly.

If he saved the Skylanders and their allies in Superchargers almost at the cost of his own life what's stopping him from fully betraying Kaos and joining the Skylanders for good?! He isn't really a villain and the only time he sort of was is when he got evilized so he's not fully responsible for his actions during the level you fight him in. And in the final levels of Trap Team and Imaginators he just challenges you to a completely optional game of Skystones Smash or Creation Clash and he actually enjoys playing with the Skylander.

Speaking of Trap Team, his quest involves fishing the remote to the Ultimate Weapon with Bad Juju's help! If that doesn't scream "not evil" or at least not as bad as Kaos' other minions what would?

Perhaps he would realize he's not happy working with Kaos and eventually betray him, bonus points if he gives a rant about how much of a horrible boss he is.

Alternative Title(s): Skylanders Spyros Adventure