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

Spyro

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Species: Dragon
Gender: Male
Role: Protagonist
Homeworld: Swamp
Appearances: The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (First Appearance)
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
The Legend of Spyro 3D (Cancelled)
Family Members: Flash (foster father)
Nina (foster mother)
Sparx (foster brother)
Attacks/Actions: Fire
Electricity
Ice
Earth
Convexity
Dragon Time
Elemental Fury
Melee Combat
Aerial Combat
Horn Dive
Tail Strike
Flight
English Voice Actor: Elijah Wood
"I know this is not the path you would choose for me, but I have to walk my own path...and do what I know is right."
—Spyro

Spyro (スパイロ Supairo in Japanese) is the main protagonist and title character of The Legend of Spyro series. He is a rare purple dragon, destined to bring peace to the Realms that is his home.

Personality

Spyro is young and compassionate for others and is always willing to help them no matter what happens. He doesn't ask for rewards and is just happy to be a big help to those in danger. He is adventurous, curious about his past and eager to shape his future. Spyro shows the recklessness of an adolescent at times, but is slowly growing into the role of a leader of a proud species.

He has also been shown to be very intelligent, able to understand Volteer's fast intellect and wide use of vocabulary. Spyro is a little naive about the ways of the world, but is eager to learn and grow. He is also very courageous, and at one point, saves Cynder from Malefor's control while Convexity was collapsing.

Abilities

Normally, dragons can only wield and master a single element. Spyro, being a rare purple dragon, can wield and master several elements: Fire, Ice, Earth, Electricity, including Time. Like all purple dragons, he can also wield many abilities that others cannot. Namely, he can impulsively master the element of Convexity, theoretically a mixture of all four of the elements he possesses, and he once had control over Dragon Time (to a certain extent). However, that power was seemingly exhausted when Spyro used Dragon Time to encase himself, Sparx and Cynder inside a crystal to protect them from harm, as he has not been seen using it again.

Having grown up in the Swamp, Spyro learned to defend himself using melee combat by means of his horns, tail, and paws. After receiving formal training from Ignitus, his skill in this area greatly improves, allowing him to defeat numerous ape warriors without having to use his elemental abilities. Since he is still a rather young dragon (and does not possess the full physical capabilities of the larger adult dragons), Spyro prefers to use his size and agility to his advantage, outmaneuvering his more physically powerful opponents and striking whenever he sees the opportunity. His skills in melee combat were enough to allow him to hold his own and deal a significant amount of damage to Gaul, an incredibly powerful fighter whose abilities were augmented by the use of Gems and the Well of Souls, despite having his elemental abilities drained and being physically weakened.

In combat, he uses the tactic of knocking his opponents into the air, where he can use his superior aerial mobility to attack his opponent without fear of outside interference or retaliation. While in the air, he can ram airborne opponents into their allies to inflict more widespread damage.

Like all dragons, Spyro is also able to fly. Originally, his skill with this ability was rather limited, as he would only use it for long journeys (in addition to showing some difficulty in landing properly) and appeared unable to use it to travel shorter distances. By Dawn of the Dragon, however, he has gained much greater proficiency in flying, being able to do so whenever he wishes, and can do so over any distance for a prolonged period of time. Despite this, his flight is still somewhat limited, as he depends upon the wind currents to allow him to reach greater altitudes when flying over shorter distances and may lose altitude in the absence of such currents.

Story

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

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The egg containing Spyro floats down the Silver River.
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Spyro is a rare purple dragon born once every ten generations, prophesized to bring hope to the world. During Spyro's incubation, the Dragon Temple was attacked by the forces of the Dark Master, who was intent on destroying all the dragon eggs to prevent Spyro's birth. Ignitus, the Guardian of Fire, rescued the purple dragon's egg, and left it to drift down the Silver River into a Swamp, hoping for the best. Spyro's egg drifted down the river and was soon discovered by a family of dragonflies, Nina and Flash. Upon hatching, Spyro was adopted into the dragonfly family and raised as one of their own alongside Sparx, a young dragonfly who was born the same day.

Many years passed since Spyro's birth. On one fateful day when Spyro and Sparx were playing hide 'n' seek, a group of Apes attacked the duo and Sparx was captured in the process. Spyro disposed most of the group when Sparx gave the leader a sarcastic insult. The leader didn't take the insult very well and was about to kill Sparx. Spyro, furious, unconsciously used his Fire breath on the leader, who promptly retreated, stating he had to report back to someone called Cynder. Spyro dealt with the remaining Apes and freed Sparx from his 'lantern' cage. Upon returning to their home, he was told by his foster parents, Flash and Nina, that he was not a dragonfly, but a stranger from a distant, war-torn land. Spyro decided to leave the Swamp in search of his true home. Sparx, though reluctant at first, decided to follow along. Spyro was pursued by hostile forces, but eventually came into contact with a distraught Ignitus, who although pleased that Spyro was alive, feared that with the Dragon Temple under occupation by the Apes, led by a large black dragon named Cynder, their war was already lost.

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Spyro urges the Fire Guardian, Ignitus, to take him to the Dragon Temple from where he originally came from.
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Spyro convinced Ignitus to lead him to the Temple, and was able to drive Cynder's forces out, after which Ignitus told Spyro more about their war against the Dark Armies, offered Spyro some training in the art of fire, and then sent Spyro off to rescue three other Dragon Guardians from Cynder's forces. First, he flew to Dante's Freezer to find Volteer, the Electric Guardian Dragon. There, he faced the Ice King, and saved Volteer.

When Spyro and Volteer returned to the Temple, Volteer trained Spyro the art of electricity and explained to Ignitus that he lost some of his electric powers inside a crystal Cynder stored. Ignitus expected that Cynder may be planning to do something with the Guardians' powers, but he doesn't know what for, so Ignitus sent Spyro to Tall Plains, home of the Attlawa tribe, to find Cyril, the Ice Guardian Dragon. When Spyro was near the shrine where Cyril was held, he and Sparx witnessed Cynder fly off without noticing them and they continue their way to the shrine. Once there, the God of the Shrine, the Stone Sentinel, awakened and engaged Spyro in battle, which the purple dragon emerged victorious.

After Spyro and Cyril went back to the Temple, he taught Spyro the secrets of ice and discussed with the other Guardians more about Cynder's possible plans. Ignitus hypothesized that Cynder was trying to gain all the Guardians' elemental powers to open a portal that must never be opened. Spyro questioned Ignitus of what was he talking about, but Ignitus told him that doesn't concern him now and sent Spyro to Munitions Forge, where Terrador, the Earth Guardian Dragon, was held. Atop of the volcano, of Boyzitbig, where Terrador was imprisoned, Spyro engaged in battle with the Conductor and his locomotion, Steam. After the Conductor's defeat, the explosion of Steam released Terrador from his prison.

When Spyro was ready to leave with Terrador, Cynder appeared and chased Spyro throughout Munitions Forge as the volcano erupted around them. When Cynder was about to catch Spyro, Ignitus intervened and fought with the black dragon, but was captured. Spyro tried to help Ignitus, but Terrador stopped him and told him that he wasn't ready to take on Cynder. Spyro felt guilty and ashamed that he let Ignitus down and was frightened to face Cynder. Terrador told him that there's no shame for all warriors to have fear, and trained Spyro how to master the element of earth and his own fear.

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Cynder stops Spyro before he can save Ignitus and destroy the crystal draining his power.
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After Spyro's training, Terrador explained to Spyro, Volteer, and Cyril about Cynder's lair, possibly where she took Ignitus. Spyro flew to Cynder's lair and found Ignitus, who was confined and his powers were being draining inside a crystal. Cynder stopped Spyro from destroying the crystal, and after Spyro fought her, she escaped with it. Spyro noticed that there was something familiar with Cynder, and Ignitus told him the truth. Cynder was actually born from the same brood of eggs as Spyro, but she was taken by the Dark Master's forces and corrupted by his poisonous powers, becoming his tool of destruction. The Dark Master was using Cynder to gain the Guardians' powers so she could unlock the portal, which served as his prison, as only a dragon born on the Year of the Dragon can open it. As the vortex to the world of Convexity opened, Ignitus feared that they were too late, but Spyro refused to give up and followed Cynder through the portal.

When Spyro caught up with Cynder, she had already put the final crystal inside the portal, allowing the Dark Master a means of escape, and was ready to face Spyro in a final showdown. Eventually, Spyro used all of his power in a final attack to defeat Cynder, freeing her from the Dark Master's influence and returning her to her true form: a young dragon the same size and age as Spyro. Convexity suddenly began to collapse in on itself as the result of the battle and the portal started to suck the three inside; Sparx insisted on making a quick exit, but Spyro declared he will not leave Cynder behind with the Dark Master; though barely, Spyro was able to grab Cynder and escaped safely.

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Spyro and Cynder search the skies for any sign of Malefor's return.
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Back at the Dragon Temple, the Guardians congratulated Spyro for succeeding in rescuing them all, before Sparx ranted on how he didn't get any credit for the things he had done helping the dragons. Though victorious, the battle cost Spyro much of his own strength and powers, and it would take time for his powers to return. While celebrating their victory, Spyro emerged from the temple and gazed up to the stars before being joined by Cynder, and they both knew that the Dark Master was still alive somewhere; the war was still not over.

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

Weeks had passed since Spyro freed Cynder from the Dark Master's control and brought her back to the Dragon Temple. During that time, he began to having recurring nightmares, one of them of his final battle against Cynder in Convexity, until he was woken up by Sparx one night. When Sparx noted he could finally sleep due to Cynder leaving, Spyro followed after her. Spyro trailed Cynder through the jungle surrounding the Dragon Temple and caught up to her; he asked her to stay, stating no one blames her for what happened. Despite Spyro's plea, Cynder left, saying she didn't want to cause pain and suffering to anyone, especially Spyro. When Spyro was about to chase Cynder, he collapsed and found himself in a dream void. A mysterious voice emitted in his dream, helping Spyro regain his Fire element and showing him a vision of a great tree.

After Spyro woke up, an Ape army attacked the Temple. Once Spyro repelled the attack, Ignitus tried to locate Cynder, but instead found a vision of Spyro at the base of a great tree. Spyro claimed that he kept seeing haunting visions of a mountain draped in shadow and darkness beneath the two moons. Terrador realized that that mountain was the Mountain of Malefor. Spyro also claimed that a voice, called the Chronicler, came to his dream and showed him that tree. The Guardians were shocked, and Ignitus told Spyro that the Chronicler is an ancient dragon of immeasurable wisdom and was often interwoven with tales of doom. The Guardians became increasingly worried about the Celestial Moons coming into an eclipse and felt that they were no longer safe at the Temple. Ignitus sent Volteer and Cyril to the mainlands to learn what news they could, and sent Terrador to the Shattered Vale to warn everyone living there about the darkness spreading in the mountain, while Ignitus stayed behind to search for Cynder.

Spyro was assigned to go to the Ancient Grove to seek out the tree that he saw in his dream. While searching, he was summoned into a dream by the Chronicler again to regain his ice abilities and showed Spyro a vision of a terrible king-like Ape, leading a huge army of Apes going to the Mountain of Malefor, shouting, "...The Well of Souls!", another name of the mountain. After Spyro woke up, he eventually found the great tree, but it later turned out to be a monster called Arborick and Spyro defeated it. Afterwards, a group of Skavengers, led by a captain named Skabb, appeared and wanted Arborick for "entertainment" in a fighting arena, but that changed when the Pirates wanted Spyro to "cooperate", so they knocked him unconscious. Spyro later awoke, finding himself in a cell on the ship of Fellmuth Arena.

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Spyro and Cynder circle one another in the arena in preparation to fight each other.
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Battle after battle, Spyro defeated many challenges that the Skavengers threw at him. Shortly after defeating his first opponent, the Blundertails, Spyro was summoned yet again by the Chronicler to regain his Earth powers and told him more about the Well of Souls and the Night of Eternal Darkness, before telling Spyro to find him in the Celestial Caves of the White Isle. After that, Spyro received a message from another prisoner called Hunter of Avalar, saying that he had become Spyro's ally. Later on, Spyro was forced to fight Cynder in a final match, but she told him about her plan for escape, but it was cut short when an Ape army attacked and captured Cynder. With Pirates on their ships in chaos, Spyro managed to defeat Skabb, and escaped.

After he escaped from the Skavengers, the Chronicler summoned Spyro in his dream again to regain the power of Electricity and showed him a vision of Cynder in chains, brought before the Ape King she called by the name of Gaul. When he arrived at the White Isle, Spyro overcame tough challenges of his elemental skills and he eventually found the Chronicler, who told him about Gaul, an Ape King who led the raid at the Temple at the night of Spyro's birth and stole Cynder's egg.

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Spyro persistently insists the Chronicler on knowing what will happen to Cynder in the future.
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Spyro then wanted to know what will happen to Cynder and learned more about her past. Upon learning that Cynder will return to the Dark Master's side upon his return, Spyro refused to believe it. The Chronicler then told Spyro about Malefor, the Dark Master. According to him, Malefor was the first purple dragon to exist; his raw power allowed him to master practically every elemental power. When his growth failed to stop, he was exiled by the Dragon Elders, but after that, he built an army of Apes and taught them how to use the gems; the dragon's lifeforce. Malefor's sheer wage of his malice split the earth and created the Well of Souls; where the Apes had established, in effort to revive Malefor at the Night of Eternal Darkness. The Chronicler wanted Spyro to hide from the Apes until a later time, but Spyro insisted on going to Cynder's aid.

When he got to the mountain and confronted Gaul within the core of the Well of Souls, the Ape King zapped Spyro with his staff, rendering him weak and drained him of his elemental powers, He then ordered Cynder to attack the weakened Spyro. When she attacked Gaul instead, he knocked her out and challenged Spyro himself. During the fight, the lunar alignment occurred, and the evil energy it generated channeled through Spyro, transforming him into Dark Spyro. Possessed by Malefor's influence, Spyro used his immense power to turn the Ape King into stone before ultimately killing Gaul before leaping back into the beam of evil energy. Cynder awoke, and upon seeing Spyro possessed by Malefor's evil and the power of the Lunar Alignment, she knocked Spyro out of the beam, freeing him.

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Spyro instructs both Sparx and Cynder to get close to him, moments before using his Time Fury to protect them from the mountain crumbling around them.
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Spyro apologized for being unable to control himself, but was forgiven by Cynder who reassured him that he was with friends. However, Spyro's battle with Gaul caused the mountain to begin collapsing around them. Cynder spotted an opening big enough for all three of them to escape, but Spyro was left weakened from his battle with Gaul and urged Cynder and Sparx to go without him, though they both refused to leave Spyro. The opening soon collapsed, trapping the three within the collapsing Well of Souls. Spyro recalled the Chronicler's words, and he utilized his Time Fury to freeze Cynder, Sparx, and himself inside a crystal, protecting them from harm as the mountain crumbled around them.

After the credits, the crystal that contained Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx was seen within the ruins of the Mountain of Malefor. As the three companions were frozen in time, the Chronicler spoke to Spyro telepathically that when the young dragon awakens, the world he knew would be different, but notes to Spyro that he won't be alone and would have allies...

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

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Spyro and Cynder are visibly seen encased inside the crystal generated from Spyro's Time Fury.
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Within the remains of the Well of Souls, Spyro and Cynder were released from their three year-long slumber by a group of Grublins, who then chained the two dragons together with an invisible string generated by two glowing snakes around their necks before dragging them away to the Catacombs to be sacrificed to an earth Golem under Malefor's orders.

Spyro and Cynder soon awaken and found themselves chained to the floor of a large platform within the Catacombs, where they were soon attacked by the Grublins and the massive Golem. The two dragons couldn't fight the Golem while being tethered together until a cheetah warrior, Hunter, sent the monster off in a painful retreat after he shot it in the eye. Hunter then revealed that Ignitus sent him to find Spyro and Cynder three years ago, much to their disbelief. They narrowly escaped the Catacombs, ripping off the Golem's arm in the process. Within the Enchanted Forest, Hunter told them that the Dark Master, Malefor, had returned and covered the land in shadow, having reclaimed the Dragon Temple and had been at war with the Realms ever since. After hearing this, Spyro began to blame himself for failing to come back to the others sooner and letting the inhabitants down when Malefor returned, but was reassured by Cynder that some things were beyond his control.

Suddenly, they were taken captive by Hunter's tribe, with Chief Prowlus, the leader of the cheetahs, who didn't trust Dragons due to Malefor and Cynder when she was under the latter's control. After saving the village from Grublins, Spyro and Cynder convinced Prowlus that they weren't evil by saving a missing villager named Meadow. Hunter proceeded to lead them through the Forbidden Passage to the Dragon City of Warfang.

Once there, the city became under attack by the Golem and an army of Grublins. They successfully repelled the attack, killing the Golem in the process. Afterwards, Spyro and Cynder reunited with the Guardians after three long years. That night, Malefor gave the citizens of Warfang a message that he had awakened the Destroyer, a beast that recreates the world by bringing about its destruction. Before this could happen, it had to complete a circle around the world called The Ring of Annihilation which would make the Belt of Fire spread out over the world and burning everything that it crosses over. Ignitus hatched a plan to stop it from underground, and had Spyro and Cynder open the doors to the Ruins of Warfang from the inside in order to reach the area where Destroyer would end its journey.

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Spyro glances away worriedly as Ignitus reassures him while making their way through the Ruins of Warfang.
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As they made their way through, Spyro was comforted by Ignitus when the young dragon was worried about what was going to happen and how he would end up like Malefor, with the Fire Guardian adding that Spyro's existence as the only good purple dragon was nature's way of balancing itself, cancelling out Malefor's evil. Once they've reached the location, Cynder thought of a plan to destroy the Dam, flooding the valley and halting the Destroyer's progress. They managed to do so and entered the Destroyer's heart, destroying the dark crystal controlling it. Even though they destroyed the dark gem that was the heart of the Destroyer, Malefor used his dark magic to control the beast and it still managed to complete its Circle.

The rest of the inhabitants headed for underground, while Ignitus escorted Cynder and Spyro through the Belt of Fire. However, the Fire Guardian sacrificed himself to allow the two dragons to get pass unscatched. Spyro, in his grief, almost lost himself to the darkness he fell into three years ago and turned into Dark Spyro, but Cynder's words pulled him out, and she expressed her condolence by telling him he was not alone and nuzzled him lovingly.

After a few final fights in the Burned Lands and later on the Floating Islands, Spyro and Cynder finally confronted Malefor, who taunted Spyro by saying that they have more in common than just their color. Spyro denied this, proclaiming that he is nothing like Malefor, who then proceeded to free both Spyro and Cynder of the chain that binded them together throughout their trials. Malefor then claimed that his influence over Cynder had not completely diminished and that she had led Spyro to the Well of Souls to trick him into freeing the evil dragon. Cynder both denied Malefor's words, but grew unsure and said that she doesn't know anymore, to which Malefor replied by taking control over her again and renewing her dark side.

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Spyro looks at Cynder in horror after she falls under Malefor's control once again, as Malefor begins telling Spyro of the true nature of the Purple Dragon.
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A dismayed Spyro was attacked relentlessly by Cynder, as Malefor assured Spyro that there have been many purple dragons before him and that their true role was to resurrect the Destroyer and the Golems of the Deep to bring about "The Great Cleansing", destroying the world. Spyro denied Malefor's statements and continued to be struck by Cynder relentlessly, though he made no effort to fight back as Malefor laughed maniacally. When Cynder furiously demanded to Spyro why he wouldn't fight back, he revealed that she had left him nothing to fight for. Hearing this, Cynder broke free from Malefor's control, and told him that there is always something. Enraged, Malefor chained Cynder back to Spyro, declaring that she would share his fate before attacking the two young dragons in the skies above the temple.

During their first phase in the battle, the Destroyer managed to throw itself back into the volcano from whence it came, thus completing its circuit and beginning the destruction of their world. Spyro, Cynder, and Malefor continued to fight, however, the Dark Master was soon thrown down to the planet's heart, a giant purple crystal, by a joint attack. Malefor declared that he cannot be defeated as he was eternal. However, the spirits of the Ancients, the Dragons who taught Malefor all he knew, emerged from the purple crystal upon these words, and proceeded to drag Malefor into the planet's heart, sealing him away, much to his dismay and the awe of Spyro and Cynder.

With Malefor gone, the chain that binded Spyro and Cynder together disappeared along with his dark magic, but the Dark Master's plan was still underway as the planet was breaking itself apart. As the world was being destroyed, Spyro was given hope by Ignitus's spirit, and then instructed Cynder to flee as he had discovered what he had to do to stop the destruction. But Cynder, who didn't want to leave Spyro, decided to stay with him. As Spyro unleashed a powerful fury wave, Cynder was heard whispering to him, "I love you" before Spyro's desperate endeavor reconstructed the world. As the survivors resurfaced, they gazed up at the stars as they formed a shape of a dragon.

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A glimpse of Spyro and Cynder flying in the skies above the Valley of Avalar.
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After the credits, the Chronicler chose the spirit of Ignitus to be the next Chronicler of the new age. Before passing his mantle, the Chronicler informed Ignitus that though he has tried his best, he cannot find any trace of Spyro in the book that details dragons who have died. As Ignitus began searching through the book to find where Spyro might be, the scene changes to the scenery of the Valley of Avalar. Spyro and Cynder were seen wheeling through the skies above the valley, alive, free of their chain and finally being able to live happily ever after.

The Legend of Spyro 3D

According to the plot sypnosis of the cancelled Spyro Movie, Spyro's egg was guarded by Ignitus, but it was being hunted. Knowing that the egg was no longer safe, Ignitus hands it to a woodland full of Dragonflies, who then protected the egg and raised Spyro as one of their own. Brought up alongside Sparx, Spyro was lead to believe that he himself was a dragonfly, who just happens to be slightly bigger and purpler than the others.

One day, the dragonfly village was suddenly attacked, and Spyro was found. Spyro instinctively used his unknown powers to fend off the attackers, and afterwards realised just how different he was. Confused and upset, he learns that he is not in fact a dragonfly, but a dragon who carries the role of being part of a great prophecy that will bring peace to all the land. Spyro, along with his trusty sidekick, Sparx, embarks on an adventure to ensure the demise of the deadly Dark Master. However, between them stands Cynder, a very powerful black dragon powered by the red crystal around her neck, which enslaves her to the Dark Master.

Relationships

Sparx

Spyro and Sparx are described as an 'oddly matched pair of brothers the world has never seen'. The two are very close, having never been apart up until the middle of the events of Dawn of the Dragon. Sparx serves as Spyro's sidekick, saying wisecracks and providing Spyro company throughout his journey.

Cynder

After Spyro saved Cynder from Malefor's influence, he developed feelings for the black dragoness. He doesn't blame Cynder for all the things she had done while under the Dark Master's control and truly understands her as time passed. When the Chronicler told Spyro of Cynder's future of returning to the Dark Master's side, Spyro was willing to rescue Cynder from the Well of Souls rather than wait until another time. When Cynder was corrupted by Malefor once more and attacked Spyro, he refused to fight back, telling Cynder that she had left him nothing to fight for. Cynder breaks free of Malefor's influence upon hearing Spyro's words, and lovingly replies that there was always something.

Ignitus

Spyro sees Ignitus as a father figure and mentor, being quite close to the Fire Guardian. Upon Ignitus's death, Spyro became devastated, at first refusing to believe that his mentor had died, sucumbing to the darkness he fell into The Eternal Night in his grief. Cynder managed to bring Spyro out of the dark influence, and the young dragon sadly accepts Ignitus's death. With Ignitus gone, Spyro felt so alone, but was comforted by Cynder who told Spyro that he wasn't. Unknown to Spyro, Ignitus became the Chronicler of the new age.

Flash and Nina

Spyro is the foster son of the dragonfly couple, Flash and Nina. Having been raised by them, Spyro treats Flash and Nina as his mother and father, and despite discovering that they aren't his real parents, he still considers them as his family.

International Voice actors

Language Voice dubbing actor
Danish Mathias Klenske
Finnish Samuel Harjanne
Norwegian Nils-Martin Crawfurd
Swedish Tobias Blom
Dutch Rolf Koster
French Alexandre Gillet
German Timmo Niesner
Italian Davide Perino
Spanish Óscar Muñoz
Russian Alexey Elistratov

Character Development

John Welsh, Producer of A New Beginning in Krome Stuidos, stated that Spyro as a character had also embodied the same stronger lines, tones and textures that are concurrent and thematic throughout the game. His crest, back ridges, horns and tail fin indicate the strength of his character and that was all very deliberate. However, he is nevertheless absolutely recognizable as the character he is. He is roughly the same age as in previous games and his character is similar in nature (although this obviously develops with the story and the through the realization of what he is capable of).[1]

Gallery

 

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Notes

  • Spyro's name is translated to Russian as: "Спайро" (Spaĭro).
  • His Japanese name is translated to Korean as in: 스파이로. (Seupailo)
  • In the Finnish version of The Legend of Spyro Trilogy, he has a completely different name, in which his name is known as: "Kulo" (which is literally Finnish for: "Wildfire").
  • The Legend of Spyro series was actually released in Russia, and it may be possible that Spyro's Russian voice may have been dubbed over by Alexey Elistratov, since he dubbed over Elijah Wood's role as Frodo Baggins In The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Trivia

  • Spyro, Sparx, and Hunter are the only three characters from the original series to be remade in The Legend of Spyro series.
  • Spyro, along with the four Guardians (Ignitus, Volteer, Cyril and Terrador), are the only five characters who appear in all three games without being recast in the original English cast and just about all the dubbed language versions.
  • In the movie, Dragons: Destiny of Fire, there is a dragon called John John who looks like Spyro due to having the same colors and horns, and they were both raised by other species that weren't dragons and they were both the protagonists of their series.
  • In A New Beginning and The Eternal Night, if Spyro is left idle, he will start dancing for a short time until he stops, looks back at the player, laughs and winks at them before returning to his idle animation.

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