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Agent 9

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Species: Space Monkey
Gender: Male
Role: Ally
Homeworld: Agent 9's Lab
Appearances: Spyro: Year of the Dragon (First Appearance)
Spyro: Season of Flame
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs
Attacks/Actions: Jump
Aim
Fire Laser
Throw Bombs
Vaccum Enemies (AOTR only)
Dummy Replacement (AOTR only)
Grapple Hand (AOTR only)
Cameos: Spyro Orange
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
English Voice Actor: Richard Tatum
"A Rhynoc! Oh! Let me at him! You wanna piece of me, Rhynoc boy! Eat Laser, punk! Come on, now! No fair hiding!"
—Agent 9

Agent 9 (エージェント9 Ējento9 in Japanese) is a space monkey native to Agent 9's Lab. He started out life as a lab monkey for the Professor, but then was given a laser blaster and taught how to fight. He first appeared in Spyro: Year of the Dragon, and was playable in two subsequent games.

Personality

Agent 9 is incredibly trigger happy, and even gave his laser blaster a name ("Mr. Laser Blaster"). Along with being completely psychotic, he has an incredible disdain for Rhynocs, leading to his intense liking for killing them. Agent 9 always carries his laser blaster. He also loves to make his enemies dance by force using his blasters, as shown when he tried to show Spyro a "dancing bear"! The Year of the Dragon manual gave this as Agent 9's introduction:

"Don't monkey around with Agent 9 because he is one! Agent 9 is one of the Professor's lab monkeys. But after special treatment and training he is no ordinary chimp. Agent 9 is a highly intelligent special operative whose specialties are laser blasters and precision delivery of explosives."

Appearance

Agent 9, when he first appeared, was decked out in red and green armor with a yellow helmet (similar to Marvin the Martian) with a laser blaster. In his next appearance, he changes his wardrobe and wears a futuristic chrome outfit and matching helmet with his trademark laser blaster. Images from the Year of the Dragon website reveal that Agent 9 may have originally been decked out in yellow, and may have had beady black eyes, as opposed to his current eyes.

Agent 9 also appeared in "Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly" where he was one of the monkey monks in Monkey Monastery as his home place.

Abilities and Upgrades

Agent 9 is incredibly smart and has incredible marksmanship. He is also able to fend off many Rhynocs without being overwhelmed. He also single handedly cleared out a Rhynoc infested area of the Fireworks Factory, defended his homeworld from attack, and survived the five trials of the Haunted Tomb.

Agent 9 is also able to throw bombs from a bomb dispensing machine. In the Fireworks Factory, Agent 9's laser blaster is upgradeable to a machine gun with 500 rounds.

Story

History

Agent 9 was a lab monkey among eight others of the Professor. From the Year of the Dragon introduction that was given, we can infer that the Professor liked Agent 9 the best, and gave him special training as well as a high powered laser blaster. This may very well be the reason that Agent 9 is psychotic and obsessed with killing Rhynocs.

Year of the Dragon

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Agent 9 in Year of the Dragon.
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Agent 9 was apprehended by the Sorceress as her Rhynoc army took over his world. He was entrusted to Moneybags, who sold his freedom to Spyro for 1,300 gems. After Agent 9 was freed, he showed Spyro 'how to make a bear dance', and blasted the feet of Moneybags, sending him running for his life.

After being freed, Agent 9 returned to his homeworld and freed his lab of Rhynocs. This process was arduous, as the Rhynocs had taken control of almost everything, and clogged the Professor's machines with birds. Agent 9 was able to destroy the control panels leading to the Rhynoc hideouts inside the lab, presumably killing the remaining Rhynocs inside of dehydration and starvation.

After freeing the lab, Agent 9 responded to Handel's distress call from the Fireworks Factory. Greta had stolen the Sorceress' plans to her rocket so that the Professor could build one for Spyro to travel to Midnight Mountain. However, Handel had found a Dragon Egg deep underground in the Fireworks Factory, and sent Agent 9 on a Doom-esque mission to save it.

Unfortunately, when Agent 9 saved the egg, Handel was captured and tied to a bomb by a Rhynoc. Agent 9 fought his way back through the underground labyrinth through hordes of Ninja Rhynocs to save Handel from certain death. Despite the fact that the bomb blew up just as Agent 9 returned to the scene, Handel somehow survived the blast. Agent 9 was rewarded with another Dragon Egg the Rhynoc had left behind.

Afterwards, Agent 9 went to the Haunted Tomb, where he was cursed by the native Egyptian Dogs to have his tail turn into a snake. He was able to brave the five trials of King Rover in an attempt to redeem himself. After besting the five trials, Agent 9 went to the Dino Mines, where he was promised deputyship if he could eliminate the Bailey Gang. Agent 9 was successful, and became a deputy of the Dino Mines Sheriffs.

After the Sorceress's defeat, Spyro visited the Professor and Elora at Agent 9's Lab. Spyro inquired as to where Hunter was, but the Professor would not tell Spyro. Agent 9, however, almost told Spyro that he was with Bianca, but the Professor was able to distract Agent 9 by claiming there was a Rhynoc in the bushes. In the epilogue, it was revealed that the curse Agent 9 received in Haunted Tomb came true, as his tail was turned into a snake.

Enter the Dragonfly

Although Agent 9 appears on Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly as one of the Monkey Monks in Monkey Monastery, a giant balloon shaped like him can be seen just before Ripto and his monsters meddled into a party in the first cutscene.

Gallery

Trivia

  • When playing as Agent 9 in Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs, the gameplay is very similar to Rolling Thunder, a video game created by the Japanese video game company Namco.
  • Agent 9 is one of only two characters to have two hidden area realms within the same homeworld (the other being Sheila).
  • Agent 9 was going to have his own video game, however it was cancelled. Watch the video here to see gameplay of this game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Bh-OiT884
  • Agent 9 is the first playable primate in the Spyro series. The second is Grilla Drilla.

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