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"Meet the same minion who destroyed the Core of Light - and will do so again! Meet the beast who sent Eon to his well-deserved bodiless OBLIVION! MEET... my Hydra!!"
—Kaos

The ​Hydra, also called Hydragon, is Kaos's four headed dragon in the console versions of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. It is the most powerful of all of Kaos's Minions, and didn't make a full appearance until the last battle between the new Portal Master and Kaos. It was most likely used as a last resort for Kaos.

Abilities

Each of the Hydra's four heads is a different element: Fire, Water, Life, and Undead.

  • The Fire Dragon head can conjure a Fire spell that summons moving fireballs that spawn mini volcanos.
  • The Life Dragon head can conjure a Life spell that summons green energy orbs (which are sometimes accompanied by red bug-like creatures that can be defeated to remove orbs).
  • The Undead Dragon head summons lasers that move throughout the arena.
  • The Water Dragon head summons flowing water and a large number of Doomsharks. If you go between the sharks and avoid damage, you will regain 11 health.

Story

When he was losing his second attempt to destroy the Core of Light, Kaos released his Hydra into the battle and it was powerful enough to successfully destroy the Core; its destruction was what triggered the events of changing Master Eon into a spirit (though he survived the blast), caused Kaos's castle to go flying back out of control, and banished the Skylanders to Earth.

When the new Portal Master and their Skylanders finally confronted Kaos face-to-face, the evil tyrant summoned his Hydra to aid him in the battle. Harnessing four of the main elemental classes, the Hydra proved to be a powerful opponent though it can't be fought directly due to a magical barrier that surrounds the arena. After Kaos is defeated, the Hydra withdrew back into the darkness and was never seen again.

Trivia

  • The Hydra's shadow can be seen above the Core of Light in the cutscene right before the Core is destroyed.
  • The Hydra bears a slight resemblance to Dungeon & Dragons' Tiamat.
  • Each of the Hydra's heads are the same elements as the Eternal Sources Kaos used during his battles against the new Portal Master when he attempted to keep the them from claiming the Eternal Sources for the Core of Light.
  • The Wii version of the battle is the most difficult, because Kaos recovers health when all of the Evil Minions are defeated.
  • According to an infograph about the Skylanders franchise, Kaos rented the Hydra from the Doom Valley Evil Nature Reserve as part of his plan to destroy the Core of Light.[1]

References

Enemies
Enemies

Chompies - Chompy Pods - Drow Spearmen - Spell Punks - Drow Witches - Goliath Drows
- Windbag Djinnis - Troll Greasemonkeys - Blaster Trolls - Control Towers - Troll Grenadiers
- Mark 31 Troll Tanks - Trollverines - Gun Snouts - Nauteloids - Blastaneers - Squidface Brutes - Squiddlers
- Leviathan - Hob 'n' Yaros - Timidclopes - Crunchers - Cyclops Choppers - Cyclops Chuckers
- Cyclops Mammoths - Rock Walkers - Corn Hornets - Blade Witches - Blitzer Bullies - Spider Swarmers
- Spider Spitters - Rocket Imps - Fat Belly Spiders - Gargantulas - Bone 'n' Arrows - Rhu-Babies
- Rotting Robbies - Rhu-Barbs - Shadow Knights - Lava Kings - Flame Imps - Rocker Walkers -
Gnashers - Arkeyan Blasters - Arkeyan Defenders - Arkeyan Ultrons - Arkeyan War Machines - Control Towers
Adventure Pack Enemies
Clipperz - Haunted Knights - Stump Demons - Seadog Skippers - Captain K9s - Seadog Pirates
- Frozen Fiends - Ice Ogres - Chuckers - Furyclopses - Boom Fiends - Arkeyan Hammahs - Dragonets
Bosses
Evil Water Dragon - Evil Amphibious Gillman - Evil Ice Yeti - Stone Golem - Evil Ent
- Evil Ninja Minion - Evil Missile Minion - Troll Super Tank - Evil Imp Minion
- Evil Knight Minion - Evil Witch Minion - Evil Pyro Archer - Evil Eruptor - Evil Phoenix Dragon
- Hydra - Kaos

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