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Kaos takes pleasure in spreading havoc and darkness through the universe. He constantly seeks his mother's approval at the hopes that she will teach him how to become a user of darkness like she is. Unlike the game canon counterpart, which would rather rule Skylands than destroy it, Kaos revels in apocalyptic events regardless if he caused them or not.
Also unlike the game canon counterpart, Kaos appears to have little sense of self-preservation, and rather than sending minions and tricking people into realizing his goals, he does and oversees the work himself no matter the risk, leading to worse punishments when he's eventually caught. Another contrast with his game counterpart is that he admires the Doom Raiders rather than hating them for their feeble goals to take over Skylands.
When it comes to the most evil villains not tall enough to ride a roller coaster, accept no substitutes. Kaos lives up to his name and strives to bring his own personal style of disorder and disaster in his attempts to take over Skylands. Plotting his world domination from his “guest castle” behind his Mother’s estate, he hopes the whole “taking over Skylands” thing will finally win her approval. And until he gets it, he’s just going to scheme harder, bigger, and more eviler to gain control of all the isles in Skylands. Should he succeed, you just might have to kiss the Skylanders goodbye... forever!
Unlike his game counterpart whose dark powers were granted to him, Kaos possesses dark magic of his own, being able to blast bolts of energy, telekinesis, create forcefields, as well as emit an astral projection of himself, use ice magic, and other spells as well. He could also create additional enchantments to magical objects, such as a magic lens that could see into the future transformed into a lens that sees into future acts of villainy. Near the end of Season 1, his dark magic was amplified after Kaos was exposed to the power of his mother's magic spell book.
In the series debut, Kaos plotted to steal The Book of Skylanders during Skylander graduation in order to destroy the Skylanders, allowing him free reign over Skylands and universe. He and Glumshanks then went to the Skylander Games to survey the landscape for their attack, while in the process watched the cadets participate in their final test.
The following day, he infiltrated the arena again with a disguise to approach the Skylanders and the book, and stole it from Hugo once the new graduates were drawn. Though the other Skylanders attempted to stop him, he used the book's influence on the heroes and quick thinking from him and Glumshanks to avoid their attacks, tricking Eon into telling him that the book was vulnerable to freezing magic - and promptly froze it the stop the group. In the mist of his triumph, Kaos was confronted by a dragon named Spyro who wasn't included in the Book of Skylanders and therefore wasn't deemed by an actual threat by the evil wizard. Spyro however proceeded to battle Kaos in an attempt to stop him, only to be subdued.
After breaking off a piece of Eon's beard, Kaos went to vandalize the Academy Library where he and Glumshanks discovered the Relics Room and all of its artifacts, including the map to the Core of Light. Spyro, after freeing himself from Kaos's dark magic, challenged Kaos again but was beaten, allowing Kaos to beat him senseless with the frozen Book of Skylanders. Although beaten, the young dragon defrosted the book with his firebreath, causing Kaos pain when he held it. This however freed all of the other Skylanders and Master Eon, who raced to Spyro's rescue and kicked Kaos and Glumshanks out of Skylander Academy and into a field of aggressive sheep.
Kaos appears to admire his mother like most sons, but because of her abuse and dismissal, frequently doubts if she is purposefully keeping him from great things. Though throught the series he at the most bothers her for attention with negative results, this comes to a head in Assault on Skylander Academy, when the Doom Raiders convince him that his fears were true and he decides to betray his mother and attempt to gain more power. Despite his decision, he still tries to find out the reasoning behind her actions and make amends, even as she leaves him behind.
Out of all the Doom Raiders, Kaos admires the Queen the most, and has a very obvious crush on her; having an entire panel filled with art themed around her and other items. Not seeing through her scheming, he believes her acceptance of having him join their plans is true, and follows her in an attempt to gain her heart.
Like in the game canon, Kaos treats Glumshanks poorly and frequently harms or forces him to do embarassing things, believing it to be the accepted behavior towards a minion. His tantrums and shenanigans put Glumshanks as the reasonable figure, even if Kaos attempts to act superior.
Kaos is greatly afraid of the werewolf and believes him to be competition for the Golden Queen. However, his lack of physical prowess and poor understanding of conversations have Wolfgang put Kaos aside or beat him. After their fight in Space Invaders, Wolfgang appears to tolerate him more.
- Kaos is one of the few characters to have kept their original voice actors from the games.
- Him being called Steve - probably short for Steven - by Spyro is likely a reference to the full name of Kaos' voice actor, Richard Steven Horvitz.
- Kaos' disguises fool most characters no matter how obvious or simplistic, such as a small wig; aside from comedic effect, he doesn't know the reason behind their effectiveness.