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This article is about the character from the Skylanders series. You may be looking for the character from the classic series or The Legend of Spyro series.

Spyro

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Species: Dragon
Gender: Male
Role: Protagonist
Homeworld: Skylands
Element: Magic
Appearances: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: The Machine of Doom
Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters
Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master
Skylanders: Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard
Attacks/Actions: Fire Breath
Horn Charge
Spyro's Flight
Triple Flameballs
Fire Shield
English Voice Actor: Josh Keaton
First Release: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
"All Fired Up!"
—Spyro's official catchphrase

Spyro (スパイロ Supairo in Japanese) is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, who first appeared in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure as the title character. He also has a Dark, and a Legendary counterpart, who are available in the 3DS Starter of Spyro's Adventure and in the Toys R Us Legendary Pack with Legendary Chop Chop and Legendary Bash respectively.

Spyro has a Series 3 counterpart called Mega Ram Spyro.

After committing countless heroic deeds and adventures in his world, Spyro was invited by the great Portal Master, Eon, to become a Skylander. The young dragon accepted the offer and agreed to fight for Skylands, a world that holds the potential ability to jump to any point of the universe through portals. Impulsive and headstrong, he struggled to work in a team at first with his fellow Skylanders, but as time passed, Spyro became one of Master Eon's strongest leaders in the fight against evil. He is good friends with two fellow Skylanders, Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy.

Background

Personality

Although eager and young at heart, Spyro is a strong-willed dragon who is fearless and brave; a born hero dedicated to defending his world from all things evil. He holds a photographic memory, which gifts him encyclopedic knowledge of all the islands and creatures in Skylands he encountered, more so than any other Skylander. He is always up for adventure (his favorite kind being treasure hunts), and is the first Skylander to leap into action.

Spyro is a usual quick learner, his brilliant mind allowing him to be able to master new abilities in a matter of hours.[1] Because of this unique trait, he is convinced that he can be good at everything so he can put his new powers to good use to help defend Skylands. However Spyro isn't accustomed to not learning new abilities right away despite being trained by Master Eon. A prominent example of this is shown in Spyro versus The Mega Monsters, when he failed to master the Daybringer Flame in a training session with his fellow Skylanders, Spyro felt greatly discouraged.

Although he is well in the company of his companions, Spyro possesses a headstrong and impulsive side. In The Machine of Doom, it was revealed that he believed that he could do everything by himself[2], implying that Spyro was used to doing heroics on his own prior to becoming a Skylander. This caused him to struggle in working in a team at first, and his fellow Skylanders always remind Spyro that he doesn't have to do everything alone. This trait has seemingly diminished during the course of being a Skylander when Spyro gradually became more humble, as shown in Spyro versus The Mega Monsters when he shared his victory over Kaos with the other Skylanders who helped him.

After many adventures with the Skylanders, Spyro developed into a natural leader dedicated to scorching the forces of darkness.

Biography

Spyro hails from a rare line of magical purple dragons that come from a faraway land few have ever traveled. It's been said that the Scrolls of the Ancients mention Spyro prominently—the old Portal Masters having chronicled his many exciting adventures and heroic deeds. Finally, it was Master Eon himself who reached out and invited him to join the Skylanders. Now calling Skylands his home, Spyro remains one of its most valued protectors, with evil facing a new enemy—and the Skylanders gaining a valued ally.

Story

History

Spyro is the great, stout-hearted hero of legend, not to mention the number one defender of Skylands. Hailing from a rare race of magic purple dragons, Spyro was born in a land far away from Skylands' furthest frontiers. From a young age, Spyro became a battler for good; a warrior against evil and protector of the peace. His fearless exploits and heroic adventures were even recorded in the Scrolls of the Ancients (and those Ancients didn't keep a record of just any old thing). One of the many Portal Masters who watched Spyro's success with acclaim and applause was the bearded legend himself, Master Eon. It was Eon who transported Spyro through the Portal of Power to his citadel at the Core of Light. Here, Spyro met the Skylanders squad and swiftly agreed to join them in battling all things nasty.[3]

During his time as one of the Skylanders, Spyro defeated the evil dragon Cynder when she was spreading fear throughout Skylands for many years, freeing her from the sinister thrall of the Undead Dragon King, Malefor. After Cynder vowed to fight for good, she and Spyro went on a dangerous quest in which the Undead dragoness came out smiling. Afterwards, Spyro convinced Master Eon to sign Cynder up as one of the Skylanders.[4] Spyro was also the one who inspired Lightning Rod to become a Skylander after telling the storm giant his stories of faraway places and dangerous adventures.

There was an incident with Spyro when The Darkness attempted to corrupt the Core of Light. Spyro nearly suffered a terrible fate when he was almost consumed by the dark magic, but he was saved by Master Eon. Under the old Portal Master's teachings, Spyro learned how to fully harness this dark power, becoming his sinister alter-ego: Dark Spyro. Combined with his brave heart and careful control, Spyro was able to use this dark power to fight the forces of evil without losing himself to the darkness.

When a group of Skylanders absorbed Petrified Darkness and became darker versions of themselves after a battle against Kaos, it was Spyro who helped them tame that darkness to use it against evil, as he had learned to control that evil power long ago. 

Skylanders: The Machine of Doom

Spyro, Gill Grunt, Eruptor and Boomer were on Eon's Island with the other Skylanders listening to Gill Grunt's special concert, much to their discomfort. Shortly afterwards, Flynn and Hugo crash-landed in their hot air balloon nearby, with Spyro having to save Boomer from where the balloon was going to crash due to the troll having put dynamite in his ears to mute out Gill Grunt's singing. Hugo informed the Skylanders and Master Eon urgent news of flying sheep attacking the Mabu Market, though the Skylanders didn't believe it at first until they saw an image from Eon's portal of the market being attacked. Master Eon tasked Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Eruptor to go to the Mabu Market to find out what was going on.

After reaching the Market, Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Eruptor found out that the sheep weren't really flying, but were being carried by invisible trolls who were led by a Spell Punk. While the other Skylanders fought the trolls, Spyro went after the Spell Punk nearby and pinned him down, forcing the wizard to reveal that he and the trolls were testing out an invisibility spell, but the trolls wanted to cause mayhem, therefore drawing attention to themselves. The Spell Punk then accidentally blurted out they were looking for an item called the Chattering Key for Kaos. Appearing as a frightening projection of his head, Kaos scolded the Spell Punk, and transported the wizard and the remaining trolls back to his lair. Spyro confronted the floating head of Kaos and demanded to know why he was after the Chattering Key,  but the evil Portal Master refused to answer the young dragon before disappearing.

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Spyro leading Boomer, Gill Grunt, and Eruptor through the Forest of Fear

Back on Eon's Island, Spyro learned from Hugo that the Arkeyans created the Chattering Key as an artifact used to opening a tomb that contained an ancient Arkeyan weapon. Knowing that Kaos would go after such a weapon that is capable of destroying the Core of Light, Spyro, Gill Grunt, Boomer, and Eruptor decided to get the Key before Kaos would get the chance. Using Flynn to transport them to their next destination, the four Skylanders embarked on a journey to the Forest of Fear where the Key was held. They soon came in contact with the Fungus Rings of Despair that laid within the forest, trapping them in hallucinations of their worst fears. Spyro's irrational fear came to life as he saw Master Eon in chains and being tortured by Kaos, who was absolute ruler of Skylands and the entire universe in Spyro's hallucination. The young dragon broke free of his fear by blasting fire at the Kaos hallucination, and freed the other Skylanders from the grip of the Fungus Rings of Despair.

The Skylanders soon found the Chattering Key, which was being guarded by the statue of a stone wyvern called Fido. Spyro devised a plan, and Gill Grunt, Boomer, and Eruptor confused the stone wyvern enough for the young dragon to snag the Key, and the Skylanders made a quick getaway with Fido in hot pursuit. Before they could leave with the key, Kaos appeared with a group of trolls, having captured Flynn. The evil tyrant revealed that he had used the Skylanders to brave the terrors of the Forest of Fear so that he was able to steal the key from them, and was willing to release Flynn in exchange for it.

Not wanting to endanger Flynn's life for the sake of their mission, Spyro allowed Kaos to take the Chattering Key, and the tyrant summoned a tomb of the Pyramid of Just Rewards that contained the Arkeyan weapon, The Machine of Doom. Kaos opened the tomb, activating one of its pillars that destroyed the advancing Fido with a beam of light. The evil Portal Master then used Flynn as a hostage to keep the Skylanders from following him. With the help from the Chattering Key, Spyro and the Skylanders ventured inside the pyramid through the other side where they came across the Machine of Doom itself. As Kaos reached the Machine, Boomer eagerly tried to control the evil contraption to use it against Kaos, but instead the weapon itself began to break apart and pyramid started to crumble around them. As Kaos laughed maniacally at Boomer trying to control The Machine of Doom, Spyro was the only one who figured out Kaos's real scheme.

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Spyro and the other Skylanders escaping on the Machine of Doom

The machine was really a trap designed by the Arkeyans to capture anyone who might be tempted to steal a weapon capable of destroying the Core of Light, knowing that anyone who braved their worst nightmares in the Forest of Fear, got the Chattering Key from Fido, and crazy enough to climb into an all-powerful super weapon was too dangerous to walk free. Kaos tricked the Skylanders into seizing The Machine of Doom therefore springing the trap, intending to bury the heroes alive. As Kaos and his minions were making their escape as the pyramid crumbled around them, Flynn was rescued during the chaos. Spyro attempted to stop Kaos from escaping in his transport portal, but failed when the tyrant fired a magic lightning bolt at the young dragon.

Boomer, having gained full control over The Machine of Doom, used the mechanical titan to destroy the portal that Kaos was about escape in, and soon used the machine as a way to get out of the crumbling pyramid. Despite knowing that Kaos deserved to be left inside the pyramid in the very trap he tried to spring on the heroes, Spyro recalled Master Eon's ways on what the old Portal Master would do in a situation similar to the one that they were in. Making his decision, the young dragon saved Kaos from being buried alive, and the Skylanders narrowly made their escape just as the pyramid crumbled down into a pit.

The Machine of Doom broke apart as a result of their escape, and the Skylanders landed outside of what was left of the pyramid while Kaos made his exit with their notice. Spyro, Gill Grunt, Eruptor, and Boomer were then greeted by Master Eon, who Spyro informed that he and the other Skylanders had underestimated Kaos, but the young dragon declared that it wouldn't happen again. Although Kaos had been stopped, Spyro was certain that this was only the beginning since the evil Portal Master would strike again, but also knew that next time, he and the Skylanders would be ready. The young dragon then celebrated their victory as Gill Grunt began to sing a song again.

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Spyro and Stealth Elf

Spyro and Stealth Elf investigating a large footrprint in the Stinky Swamp.

Spyro was training with Drill Sergeant, Jet-Vac, and Trigger Happy in mastering his Daybringer Flame attack, but ended up failing the training session when his attempt missed a Goliath Drow illusion and singed only Drill Sergeant and Trigger Happy. Disheartened at the fact that he failed his training again, Spyro was soon tasked by Master Eon to go with Stealth Elf to Stinky Swamp to find a terrible monster the elf had encountered. After saving a Mabu named Snuckles from a couple of Chompies, Spyro and Stealth Elf were attacked by an unusually, giant titchy toad. The toad's toxic saliva caused Spyro and Stealth Elf to fall asleep during the struggle, unable to save Snuckles from the giant titchy toad that was about to devour him and the vampire vines that threatened to pull the Mabu apart. The Mabu was then saved by the arrival of Kaos, who used a magic staff to defeat the toad. The evil Portal Master claimed that he was turning over a new leaf by taking down evil doers, much to Spyro and Stealth Elf's complete disbelief.

When the residents of Skylands started praising Kaos for saving them from various mega-sized creatures, Spyro suspected that Kaos was up to something, refusing to believe that the 'evil' Portal Master would suddenly turn over a new leaf out of the blue.  He, Jet-Vac, and Drill Sergeant were soon sent to The Desert of Columns to help the Molekin, Diggs, escape from a strangely familiar troll monster, but Kaos saved the day once again, greatly irritating Spyro. Back at Eon's Citadel, the Skylanders, Master Eon, and Hugo were confronted by the Warrior Librarians of the Eternal Archives lead by Chief Curator Wiggleworth, who had learned of Spyro's legendary and heroic exploits from the books of the Ancients. The Warrior Librarians had come to warn Master Eon that their Eternal Archive, a library that holds not only the dangerous books ever written, was in terrible danger. 

Upon arriving at the Archive, the Skylanders confronted a mega-sized Chompy Pod that was impervious to all of their attacks due to its current size. The plant soon spored five giant Chompies and massive fight ensured. During the battle, Spyro ultimately mastered his Daybringer Flame attack in taking down one of the large Chompies. As the Skylanders were outmatched by the remaining giants, Kaos appeared, saving the Skylanders from the giant enemies by suspending the Chompies in midair using his magic staff.

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Stealth Elf using the staff's power to enlarge Spyro

Kaos then revealed that as a child he wanted to borrow a book called World Domination for Beginners and other related books from the Eternal Archive, but was told by Wiggleworth that they weren't available for loan (in order to keep the books from falling into the wrong hands). The evil Portal Master threatened to release the giant Chompies upon the heroes if Wiggleworth didn't hand over a forbidden book to him. When Wiggleworth refused, Kaos released the Chompies to devour the group. Stealth Elf stole the magic staff from Kaos, and used its power to enlarge Spyro two times the size of the giant Chompies, allowing the dragon to defeat the giant enemies while his fellow Skylanders dealt with Kaos and destroyed his magic staff. After the battle, Spyro realized that Kaos's true plan was to test his staff on a few creatures (growing them into a giant size), trick the people of Skylands into thinking he was saving them from the mega-sized animals just so he could attack the Archive and blackmail its curator, who Kaos thought would be blinded by hero worship like others have. 

Realizing he was defeated, Kaos fled the scene, but not before revealing that his plan was only the beginning. Afterwards, some of the other Skylanders were brought to the Eternal Archive to help the Warrior Librarions repair the damage done. Master Eon congratulated Spyro on his victory in stopping Kaos, and was more surprised that the purple dragon shared the glory with his fellow Skylanders who assisted him. Spyro then accompied Master Eon after hearing that Wiggleworth wanted to show the young dragon something within the Archive's vault. The Portal Master showed Spyro the book Kaos was after, the legendary Book of Power, a book of prophecy that shows the most dreadful predictions, such as the fall of the Skylanders, and Spyro himself...

Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master

After the other Skylanders repaired the walls of the Eternal Archives, Spyro called Gill Grunt over to the halls of the Archives so that he and the Gillmen could look into the Book of Power with Master Eon, Hugo, and Wiggleworth. The two Skylanders were horrified to see a vision in the book showing the Core of Light destroyed and darkness swarming the skies, before seeing a glimpse of the Mask of Power, an evil artifact created by a group of Spell Punks that was scattered across Skylands by the old Portal Masters long ago into eight pieces hidden in objects that were completely opposite to the fragments.

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Spyro, Gill Grunt, Zap, and Wham-Shell getting showered by fish dropped by Kaos.

Realizing that Kaos had already found the Tech fragment of the Mask, and wanted to reassemble it to use the Mask to destroy the Core of Light, Spyro and Gill Grunt became determined to find the rest before the evil Portal Master does. Master Eon was able to find the location of the Water Fragment from the Book of Power and sent Gill Grunt to Deep Water Wasteland to locate it, while Spyro stayed behind with the old Portal Master.

Spyro soon came to Deep Water Wasteland after hearing from Master Eon that the Gill Grunt was having trouble with pirates lead by Captain Grimslobber, but was relieved that Gill Grunt managed to escape with the help of Zap and Wham-Shell. The young dragon then revealed that Kaos was looking for the Water Fragment as well, and the trio of Water Skylanders quickly continued on with their mission, leaving Spyro to worry about Zap's well-being before he returned to Master Eon via portal.

Spyro later assisted Gill Grunt, Wham-Shell, and Zap in their battle against Captain Grimslobber and his band of pirates aboard the Fearsome Fang, successfully winning the struggle with the help of the merfolk. When Grimslobber fell overboard and was eaten alive by a Cloud Kraken, Kaos appeared and revealed that he had beaten the Skylanders to the Fish Master's Crown that supposedly contained the Water Fragment to the Mask of Power. As the evil Portal Master made his leave, Spyro, Gill Grunt, Zap, and Wham-Shell quickly made their escape off of Grimslobber's sinking ship and back in the vault of the Eternal Archives.

It had seemed the Skylanders had failed their mission, but Gill Grunt checked Grimslobber's satchel he brought back with him and held a dirty rag the captain had used to wrap the Fish Master's Crown. The rag soon revealed itself to be the Water Fragment, making the Skylanders realize that Kaos had stolen nothing more than a worthless broken crown. Knowing that Kaos would be after the next fragment to the Mask of Power, Spyro and Gill Grunt both knew that the Skylanders would be ready for him.

Skylanders: Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard

WARNING: This section contains spoilers below! (Skip section)

Spyro's only appearance was when Cynder, Hex, and Zook returned to the Eternal Archives after retrieving the Undead segment to the Mask of Power. The purple dragon proceeded to inform his allies that Master Eon was kidnapped and the culprit was Squirmgrub, a Warrior Librarian traitor who was working for Kaos all this time.

Spoilers end here.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Spyro, Master Eon, and Trigger Happy

Spyro stands with Master Eon and Trigger Happy as The Darkness approaches the Ruins.

Spyro and Trigger Happy were present with Master Eon, when Kaos and The Darkness approached the Citadel one day. As Kaos summoned his minions to destroy the Core of Light, Spyro was the first to charge into battle before the other present Skylanders, taking out several red Cyclops Choppers and Trolls with his horns before taking airborne to fight the enemies from the air. He was briefly seen during the fight flying about while being pursued by a Cyclops Mammoth. Despite their best efforts however, Kaos destroyed the Core of Light using his Hydra. Spyro, along with the other Skylanders, were banished from Skylands to Earth, where they were turned into toys as a result of that world having no magic.

While being frozen, Spyro spent much of his time planning on how to lead his Skylanders home, also crossing the mind of breathing fire at Kaos in retaliation for banishing him and the Skylanders to Earth.[5] Soon, a new Portal Master was assigned by Master Eon to lead Spyro and the Skylanders back to Skylands to stop Kaos's tyranny.

After Kaos was defeated, Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy were the only Skylanders present at the Ruins with Flynn, Cali, Hugo, and Master Eon, listening to Kaos making idle threats in his temporary prison. The three Skylanders all shared a knowing glance to one another, as Kaos rambled on promising to return until Skylands was his if he was to be banished to the Outlands again. Instead, Kaos was sent to Earth where he was turned into a toy, and shortly after his departure, Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy celebrated their victory together.

Relationships

Cynder

Although there is yet to be a known relationship between Spyro and Cynder, Spyro showed the Undead dragoness mercy when he defeated her. After Cynder vowed to fight for good, she and Spyro embarked on a dangerous quest together, which resulted with Cynder smiling presumably for the first time. Spyro then convinced Master Eon to sign her up as a Skylander.

Gill Grunt

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Spyro standing alongside his friend and fellow Skylander, Gill Grunt.

Spyro is best friends with Gill Grunt (or Gill as Spyro often calls him). As a result of being few of the first modern Skylanders, Gill Grunt and Spyro have been working together a little longer than some of the other Skylanders, forming a friendship based on longevity and shared experiences; both having defended Skylands from darkness and tyranny on countless occasions.[6] According to Spyro, Gill Grunt is the bravest Gillman he has ever met.[7]

Although Gill Grunt's dreadful singing makes the young dragon's scales tremble, Spyro, like the other Skylanders, is just too fond of the blue Gillman to tell him the truth that he sounds like a bullfrog gargling stale jelly.

Trigger Happy

Other than Gill Grunt, Spyro is also best friends with Trigger Happy (or Trigg as Spyro often calls him), having worked together with the gremlin since their days as the first few modern Skylanders. Their friendship is based on longevity and their shared experiences with each other.[6] In addition to their friendship, Spyro calls Trigger Happy by the nickname of Trigg; (in media and commercials).

Master Eon

Spyro is extremely loyal to the old Portal Master. The young dragon looks up to Master Eon, viewing him as a mentor. Unfortunately, ever since he had met Eon, Spyro had been afraid that one day the old Portal Master would fall to Kaos. His worst nightmare came to life in The Machine of Doom as an hallucination when Spyro was affected by the spores of the Fungus Rings of Despair. He was forced to watch Master Eon being tortured by Kaos, while the young dragon could do nothing to help his mentor. It was until Spyro broke through the hallucination did he free himself from his worst nightmare.

As a result of learning from Master Eon, the old Portal Master's ways influenced Spyro to save his archenemy, Kaos, from a fate the evil tyrant tried to bring upon the young dragon and three of his Skylander friends in The Machine of Doom, despite Spyro wanting to leave Kaos in the very trap he tried to spring.

Ninjini

In the book of Spyro and the Giants, it is mentioned that Spyro likes the Magic Giant, Ninjini, because they are both in the Magic element.[8] It is unknown if this attraction is canon to the Skylanders story universe in general.

Kaos

Spyro, like all in Skylands, hates Kaos, the villainous Portal Master who is also the Skylanders' archenemy. The young dragon shudders at the thought of Kaos ruling Skylands and the universe, and Spyro would do whatever it takes to stop the evil Portal Master from fulfilling his evil plans. Although Kaos was a joke at a basic level, Spyro however, underestimated Kaos's seriousness as a villain, and discovered the evil Portal Master's inner deviousness in The Machine of Doom, revealing to the young dragon that Kaos can be a dangerous adversary.

There were a few instances of Spyro saving Kaos when the evil Portal Master nearly gets himself hurt or killed. During these moments, the young dragon considered leaving Kaos to his doom or letting him get injured. But as a Skylander, doing such things would make Spyro no better than Kaos himself[9], and the purple dragon ends up saving his archenemy.

Abilities

Being a rare purple dragon associated with the Magic element, Spyro has the ability to harness the power of the other elements, though he prefers to master fire. He can also combine the powers of The Darkness with his own to become Dark Spyro, but always runs the risk of losing himself to the dark magic. Using his horns, and infusing them with the element of fire, Spyro can charge at his enemies and knock down obstacles.

Being a dragon, Spyro also has the ability to fly.

In gameplay terms, Spyro is a versatile character, being both effective at close range combat with his Charge and Earth Pound attacks, and capable at mid and long-range combat with his Flameballs. He is notably one of the fastest and most agile Skylanders in the game, especially when taking into account his Flight and Charge abilities. His upgrade paths either let him specialize in large area of effect damage with his Flameball's firebreath, or adding additional strength to his Charge.

Stats

These are the starting and maximum statistics for this Skylander in the console version of the games.

  • Health: 280 (max. 560)
  • Speed: 50 (max. 98)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 100)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 60
  • Agility: 90
  • Defense: 50
  • Luck: 60

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 75
  • Agility: 100
  • Defense: 60
  • Luck: 65

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
Spyro can defeat Rotting Robbies with his fireball attacks.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Crawling Catacombs

Dragon's Fire Charge Spyro's Earth Pound
Spyro (Skylanders)primarypower

Primary Ability
Breath balls of fire at your enemies.

Spyro (Skylanders)secondarypower

Secondary Ability
Lower your horns and charge forward, knocking over anything in your way.

Spyro (Skylanders)soulgempower

Price: 4000
In flight, press the second button to Dive Bomb.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Long Range Raze Spyro's Flight Sprint Charge Triple Flameballs
Spyro (Skylanders)basicupgrade1

Price: 500
Flameball attacks travel further.

Spyro (Skylanders)basicupgrade2

Price: 700
Press the third button to fly. Increased speed and armor while flying.

Spyro (Skylanders)basicupgrade3

Price: 900
Can perform Charge attack for increased distance.

Spyro (Skylanders)basicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Shoot three Flameballs at once.


Sheep Burner Spyro
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Flameball attacks.

Fire Shield Exploding Fireblast The Daybringer Flame
Spyro (Skylanders)path1upgrade1

Price: 1700
A Fire Shield appears when using the Flameball attack.

Spyro (Skylanders)path1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Flameballs do extra damage and the middle one explodes.

Spyro (Skylanders)path1upgrade3

Price: 3000
Hold down the main attack button to charge up Flameball attack for MAXIMUM damage.


Blitz Spyro
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Charging attacks.

Stun Charge Comet Dash Ibex's Wrath Charge
Spyro (Skylanders)path2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Enemies hit by Charge attack become stunned.

Spyro (Skylanders)path2upgrade2

Price: 2200
Charge attack does increased damage.

Spyro (Skylanders)path2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Charge longer to do extra damage.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Dragon's Fire (Primary Attack): Spyro can shoot a fireball.
  • Horn Blast (Secondary Attack): Unleash a blast of magical energy from Spyro's horns.

Upgrades

  • Spiky Sprint (requires level: 2): Sprint into enemies to damage them with Spyro's horns.
  • Horn Havoc (requires level: 5): Hit an enemy with a Horn Blast to charge Spyro's horns with energy. While charged, Dragon Fire and Spiky Sprint will deal more damage.
  • Fiery Frenzy (requires level: 8): Spyro can now fire three fireballs and charge up to shoot a giant fireball.

Minigame Abilities
Skylanders get special abilities in minigames based on their element.

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense
SSUSkyDefensemagic

Create a vortex that pulls enemies in.

SSUCastleAssaultmagic

Launch a projectile that creates a magic area that disintegrates blocks.

SSUGroundDefensemagic

Create a vortex that pulls enemies in and inflicts damage.

Quotes

Cutscene Quotes

  • "I'd like to see you try, Kaos!"

Battle Cries

  • "To defend all!"
  • "Don't dare the dragon!"
  • "It's showtime!"
  • "Defend one and all!"
  • "Adventure calls!"
  • "For Skylands!"
  • "All Fired Up!"
  • "Never back down!"
  • "Can't handle the horns!"
  • "Born to battle!"
  • "Oh Yeah!"
  • "Mess with the dragon, you get the horns!"
  • "This dragon can't be beat!"
  • "Never had a doubt!"
  • "Up high!" - when using a Bounce Pad
  • "That's what I'm talkin' about!"
  • "I knew I could do it!"
  • "Let's do this!"
  • "Making Skylands proud!" - when looking at Spyro's stats
  • "Getting stronger!" - when looking at Spyro's stats
  • "Err, are my horns sticking out?" - when putting on a hat
  • "I'm gonna look good!" - when putting on a Hat
  • "A new name? Sweet!" when given a nickname
  • "Alright, change is good!" when given a nickname
  • "Er, every bit helps." - when opening a treasure chest
  • "Yeah! I'm All Fired Up!" - when using Wow Pow power.
  • "Suh-weet!"
  • "You want some of this??" - when using Wow Pow power.
  • "Whooooo!!- when charging

Book Quotes

Skylanders: The Machine of Doom

  • "You told us not to underestimate him. I won't do it again."
  • "Just trying to save your life, that's all."
  • "Who's struck? Is it the ice ogres? Or the basilisks? Please don't say it's Kaos."
  • "Your plan was to make it blindingly obvious that you were after the Chattering Key, so that Eon sent us after it and you didn’t get it first."

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

  • "Kaos is as evil as they come. This is a man who would give candy to a baby just so he could steal it back again."
  • "It's time you three picked on someone your own size!"
  • "It was a team effort, Master. It's always a team effort."
  • "I have a photographic memory. I never forget anything, and I've seen one of those before."
  • "Hey, fang features! Over here."

Commericial Quotes

  • "Skylanders! To battle!" (in Boomtime advert)
  • "Zook's gotta get through that gate." (in Blow It Up commercial)
  • "Let's rock and roll!" (In The Beginning Trailer)
  • "What do you say we teach Big Head a little lesson?" (In The Beginning Trailer)
  • "Game on!"
  • "What should we do today? We could go swimming, we could go to the lava pits, or we could go fishing... Nah, that's kinda weird though, since you're a fish..."
  • "This fish ain't flopping around!" (in Fins' TV commercial)

Character Trailers

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure - All Fired Up00:51

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure - All Fired Up

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Spyro00:30

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Spyro

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure GamesCom 2011 Trailer - Spyro the Dragon00:53

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure GamesCom 2011 Trailer - Spyro the Dragon

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Spyro Preview Trailer (All Fired Up)00:16

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Spyro Preview Trailer (All Fired Up)

Meet the Skylanders Series 2 Spyro00:33

Meet the Skylanders Series 2 Spyro

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Mega Ram Spyro (All Fired Up)00:20

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Mega Ram Spyro (All Fired Up)

 

Character Development

Fire Dragon

Fire Dragon, Spyro's original concept design

When the original concept of Spyro's Kingdom was still at large, Toys for Bob originally had a red dragon character named Fire Dragon, who later became Spyro. Spyro was going to be a full-grown dragon and the king of Spyro's Kingdom. You'd go to him for quests, and he’d tell you where to go and help you on your adventures." While His Purple Majesty was originally going to be a benevolent and regal NPC, "it was felt that they couldn’t have a game called Spyro’s Kingdom without Spyro as a playable character, so Fire Dragon became Spyro."[10]

International Voice Actors

  • Danish = (unsure)
  • Finnish = (unsure)
  • Swedish = (unsure)
  • Norwegian = (unsure)
  • Dutch = (unsure)
  • French = Damien Ferrette
  • German = Marius Clarén
  • Italian = Ruggero Andreozzi
  • Spanish = Ángel De Gracia
  • Russian = (unsure)

See also

Gallery

 

Trivia

  • Spyro is considered by the development team of Skylanders to be the spiritual foundation of the Skylanders series.[11] This is likely due to Skylanders' original and early concept of Spyro's Kingdom.
  • Although he is leader of the modern-day Skylanders, Toys for Bob think of Spyro as first among equals.[12] This is because the developers wanted to make sure that one Skylander doesn't feel more special or different than the others, but in a way, still honor the history of Spyro, Cynder, and even the other Skylanders at the same amount of equality.[13]
  • Spyro is one of the four known characters, alongside SparxCynder, and Dark Spyro, from the original Spyro series and/or the Legend series to appear in Skylanders.
  • Whenever Spyro breathes fire in-game, a ring of purple magical energy is also released from his mouth, hinting that Spyro uses the element of Magic to breathe the element of Fire.
    • Skylanders is also the first game where Spyro can't breathe a flamethrower-like breath, only fireballs.
  • Early gameplay videos of Spyro's Adventure show Spyro speaking a gibberish language, which all Skylanders were originally going to speak. However, it was later decided that he and several other Skylanders would speak English.
    • Although he doesn't talk in the game cutscenes like the rest of the Skylanders in Spyro's Adventure (due to Toys for Bob's original idea of having the Skylanders speak their own gibberish language), Spyro does talk when he is released from his toy form.
    • In Skylanders, Spyro is voiced by Josh Keaton, who voices Spider-Man from many Marvel video games and the TV show Spectacular Spider-Man, Hal Jordan form Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Jack Darby from Transformers Prime.
  • Spyro in Skylanders is noted by the developers as not being the same Spyro most fans grew up with, but is a different Spyro created for the new younger target audience who have no prior knowledge on who Spyro is.
  • Dragonbunnies resemble Spyro.
  • Spyro's biography mentions that Spyro comes from "a rare line of magical purple dragons." This trait was also used in Spyro: Shadow Legacy and The Legend of Spyro series.
    • His biography also mentions that he has been on "many exciting adventures," which could reference the Original Spyro's history in the original Spyro series.
  • Although Spyro's claws are colored white in promotional art, in the final version of the game they are yellow, and on his toy they are purple.
  • Unlike his Classic and Legend counterpart, Spyro's eyes are red, not purple.
    • He originally had blue eyes in one of his toy prototypes.
  • In Spyro's Adventure, Spyro's CGI version and toy form have two colors on his wings (with purple on top and completely yellow underneath), but his in-game version does not possess this detail.
  • It is currently unknown if he and Cynder have a romantic relationship like their Legend of Spyro counterparts.
  • He is the only Skylander from the console starter packs of Spyro's Adventure who does not have a sidekick counterpart.
    • He is also the only Skylander from the Spyro's Adventure Console Starter Pack that does not carry a gun of any kind.
  • As a Series 2 figure, Spyro appears to have gained some kind of wooden attachments to his wings to increase the power of his Earth Pound, or upgrading to Fireslam. In the original concept, his wing attachments were purple, but in the final concept, they are red.
  • In the novel Skylanders: The Machine of Doom, Master Eon first came to Spyro while the young dragon was playing in the Summer Forest back in his world.[14]
  • In the Ruins in Spyro's Adventure there is a young Mabu named Quigley. If you use Spyro to talk to him, Quigley will say "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?" This could be a reference to Spyro starring in previous games.
  • Spyroskeleton

    Spyro standing by the dragon skeleton that resembles him

    In Cadaverous Crypt, the left room in the entrance of the level contains the skeleton of a dragon that bears a striking resemblance to Spyro.
  • Prior to Swap Force, Spyro is the first Skylander to have four forms (Series 1, Series 2, Dark and Legendary). The second is Pop Fizz (Normal, LightCore, Punch and Hoppity)
  • He has been produced in three different forms as a Mega Bloks figure: Regular, Dark and Silver.
  • Spyro being of the Magic element is similar to his classic counterpart using magic in Spyro: Shadow Legacy.
  • In the 3DS version of Skylanders: Swap Force, a large statue of Master Eon is seen in the center of the Skylands Museum with Spyro by his side.
    • There is also a cutout picture of Spyro near the Hat Collection in the Museum.

References

  1. Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters, page 15
  2. Skylanders: The Machine of Doom, page 113
  3. Skylanders Official Sticker Book: Meet the Skylanders, page 4-5
  4. Skylanders Official Sticker Book: Meet the Skylanders, page 80
  5. Skylanders: Book of Elements - Magic and Tech, page 16
  6. 6.0 6.1 Screenshot of Alex Ness answering a few fan questions
  7. Skylanders: The Machine of Doom, page 2
  8. Spyro and the Giants, page 12
  9. Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters, page 76
  10. The Secret Skylanders You’ve Never Seen
  11. E3 11: Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, at 5:36
  12. Mike Stout's Tweet conversation
  13. Toy Fair 2013 Skylanders Swap Force Interview With Executive Producer
  14. Skylanders: The Machine of Doom, page 5
Characters
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
Villains
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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