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"See? I told you the head isn't scary enough."

Glumshanks is a troll who is Kaos's faithful butler in the Skylanders series, serving as his only companion and friend.


Glumshanks is Kaos's sidekick and butler. He has always been loyal and faithful to Kaos, even though he is often in despair over his hair-brained plans and terrible jokes.[1]



Before he became the butler for Kaos, Glumshanks was enrolled in the Troll academy, but flunked everything from rudimentary detonation to advanced annihilation. He couldn't even work out which end of the dynamite to light.[2] After Kaos abandoned his royal family, Glumshanks remained loyal to Kaos and headed out into the wilderness along with the tyrant.

Skylanders: The Machine of Doom

Glumshanks aided Kaos in his plan to seek out The Machine of Doom that was rumored to be an Arkeyan weapon powerful enough to destroy the Core of Light. Although not doing much besides unlocking the tomb to the Pyramid of Just Rewards (when Kaos was unable to do so himself) and holding Flynn hostage, the troll commonly corrected his master's errors only to be berated by the evil Portal Master as a result.

When the plan to trap the Skylanders in the pyramid failed, Glumshanks returned to Kaos's lair.

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Glumshanks was by Kaos's side when the evil Portal Master claimed to be a hero by defeating a rise of mega-sized creatures. Soon, Kaos 'defeated' a mega-sized troll (that was actually an enlarged Glumshanks) from harming a Molekin named Diggs, much to the Skylanders' annoyance. The troll then followed Kaos to the Eternal Archives to steal a forbidden book, but they were stopped by the Skylanders.

Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master

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Glumshanks helped Kaos retrieve the Water Fragment that was supposedly the Fish Master's Crown in order to reassemble the Mask of Power needed to destroy the Core of Light. While Kaos was gloating at the Skylanders after sinking the pirate ship they were on, the butler quickly pointed out that he and Kaos should make their leave or they would be sunk along with the ship, and the evil Portal Master, along with Glumshanks, retreated.

Spoilers end here.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Glumshanks' role remained unchanged as he still assisted Kaos in his evil plans to rule Skylands until the tyrant finally succeeded in destroying the Core of Light. The troll didn't make his actual in-game appearance until later in Lava Lakes Railway, when he was sent by Kaos to sabotage the train tracks leading to the Eternal Fire Source. At the sight of the Skylanders and Diggs, Glumshanks fled deeper into the Lava Lakes. The Skylanders soon rebuilt the train tracks and continued their way through the mines, with Diggs unknowingly almost running over Glumshanks with the train.

Afterwards, Glumshanks returned to Kaos' lair, singed and disoriented from his task at the Lava Lakes. When Kaos wondered what was wrong and told him that Glumshanks looked different, the troll nearly lost his temper with the little tyrant. At that moment, the Core of Light was quickly repelling The Darkness, flooding Kaos' lair with bright light from the sun. Kaos ordered Glumshanks to take the Lair back to the Outlands to get away from the light, and the troll wasn't seen again afterwards.

Skylanders: Giants

After Kaos's exile from Skylands, Glumshanks searched everywhere for Kaos until he found the evil Portal Master on Earth inside a toy store. Once Kaos returned to Skylands, Glumshanks accompanied him inside the Arkeyan Conquertron to search for the Iron Fist of Arkus that would allow Kaos to rule over Skylands and resurrect an army of Arkeyans under his command.

Kaos, Conquertron, and Glumshanks finally opened the Secret Vault of Secrets and found the map to the City of Arkus, the map was accidentally destroyed due to a mishap made by Kaos, and unfortunately for Glumshanks, he was the only one to have gotten a look at it. Back at Kaos's Kastle, Glumshanks was hooked up to one of Kaos' machines which allowed his memories to be viewed by other people. Kaos used this to look back through his memories (including one which Kaos had said "Well done, Glumshanks", which Kaos denied remembering). After getting the right memory, Kaos left Glumshanks strapped to the chair, but eventually released him.

Glumshanks appeared at the end when the Kaos was defeated by the Skylanders, and both the butler and Conquertron rescued Kaos when the City of Arkus was collapsing in on itself. The Arkeyan Conquertron eventually lost power, but not before taking Kaos and Glumshanks to safety, blowing up in the process. The evil Portal Master and his butler returned to the castle with Glumshanks singed from the explosion. Glumshanks was then shocked to see Kaos's Mother and promptly hid behind his master.



  • While most characters in Spyro's Adventure have up to three toes on each foot, Glumshanks has four.
  • In the Lava Lakes Railway, the camera zooms in on Glumshanks sabotaging the track with a Miners Pick. When he flees he leaves it on the ground. By the time you have got to the sabotaged section, the pick has vanished.
  • Glumshanks is voiced by Chris Cox who is known for voicing Principal Goodvibes in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Hawkeye in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.


  1. Skylanders: Master Eon's Official Guide, page 105
  2. Skylanders: The Machine of Doom, page 48
Playable Characters

Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary)
Cynder - Terrafin - Stealth Elf - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor - Prism Break - Stump Smash
- Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom - Drobot - Boomer - Whirlwind
- Dino-Rang - Zook - Wrecking Ball - Sunburn - Camo - Wham-Shell - Slam Bam - Drill Sergeant
- Lightning Rod - Warnado - Double Trouble - Hex
Kaos - Hektore - The Darkness
Glumshanks - Captain Dreadbeard - Occulous - Vathek
Non-Playable Characters
Master Eon - Hugo - Flynn - Cali - Diggs - Sparx the Dragonfly - Auric - Gurglefin - Clam-tron 4000 - Arbo
- General Robot - T-Bone - Weapon Master - Persephone - Snuckles - Rizzo - Nort - Blobbers -
Jess LeGrand - Batterson - Gallant - Haldor - Flavius - Ramses
- Fargus - Wendel - Esmerelle - Beaufort - Humfry - Tizwig

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