|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.|
|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 (Canceled)
|Family Members:|| Flash (foster father) |
Nina (foster mother)
Sparx (foster brother)
|Attacks/Actions:|| Fire |
|English Voice Actor:||Elijah Wood (2006-2008)|
- "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 (スパイロ Supairo in Japanese) is the main protagonist and title character of The Legend of Spyro series.
Spyro is young and compassionate for others and he 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. Due to being the only good purple dragon, Spyro cancels out Malefor's evil, and as Ignitus puts it, Spyro's existence is nature's way of balancing itself.
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.
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 also learned to defend himself using melee combat by means of his horns, tail, and paws.
Like all dragons, Spyro is also able to fly.
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
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 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 Silver River and was soon discovered by a family of dragonflies, Nina and Flash. Upon hatching, Spyro was adopted into the 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 disposes most of the group when Sparx gives 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 is 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.
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 is he talking about, but Ignitus told him that doesn't concern him now, but 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 attacked and chased Spyro throughout Munitions Forge as the volcano erupted around them. When Cynder was about to catch Spyro, Ignitus intervened to fight Cynder, but was captured. Spyro tried to help Ignitus, but Terrador stopped him and told him that he is not ready to take on Cynder. Spyro felt guilty and ashamed that he let Ignitus down and was frightened to see 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.
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, confined and his powers were draining inside a crystal. Cynder stopped Spyro from destroying the crystal and 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, and she was taken by The Dark Master's forces and was corrupted by his poisonous powers, becoming his tool of destruction. The Dark Master was using Cynder to gain the Guardians' powers so she can 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 are 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 an escape for The Dark Master, and was ready to face Spyro in a showdown. Eventually, Spyro used all of his power in a final attack and defeated Cynder, which freed her from The Dark Master's influence and returned her to her true form, a young dragon the same size and age as Spyro. Convexity suddenly began to collapse in on itself 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.
Though victorious, the battle cost Spyro much of his own strength and powers, and both Spyro and Cynder 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 the events of A New Beginning. Spyro dreamt of his final battle against Cynder in Convexity, until he was woken up by Sparx. When Sparx noted he can 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 happen. 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 and helped Spyro regain his Fire element and showed 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 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 feel that they are no longer safe at the Temple. Ignitus sent Volteer and Cyril to the mainlands to learn what news they can, 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 an 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.
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. 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. Spyro insisted the Chronicler on what will happen to Cynder and learned more about her past and where was she taken. The Chronicler 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 have 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, 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 came, 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, and then leaped back into the beam of evil energy. Cynder awoke and knocked Spyro out of the beam, freeing him from the Lunar Alignment's power and Malefor's influence. When the alignment passed, the mountain crumbled around Spyro, Sparx and Cynder and soon found themselves trapped. Spyro then used his Time Fury to protect them from the mountain crashing down on them, encasing them in a golden time-crystal. As the three companions are frozen in time inside the crystal, the Chronicler spoke to Spyro telepathically that when the young dragon wakes up, the world will be different, but he isn't not alone and has allies...
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the DragonSpyro and Cynder were released from their three year-long slumber by a group of Grublins, who then chained the two dragons together by a invisible string generated by two glowing snakes around their necks. In the Catacombs, Spyro and Cynder awaken and found themselves chained to the floor of a large platform, where they were soon attacked by a massive Golem. The two dragons couldn't fight the Golem while being tethered together until Hunter sent the monster off in a painful retreat after he shot it in the eye. They escape the Catacombs, ripping off the Golem's arm in the process. Hunter told them that 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. After saving the village, Spyro and Cynder convinced Prowlus that they weren't evil by saving a villager named Meadow.
Hunter led 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 renews 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 will 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 will end its journey. As they made their way through, Ignitus comforted Spyro when the young dragon worries about what was going to happen, and Spyro was told that his existence is nature's way of balancing itself since his nature of being the only good purple dragon canceled 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 enter the Destroyer's heart, destroying the dark crystal controlling it. Even though they destroyed the dark gem that is the Destroyer's heart, 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, but the Fire Guardian sacrificed himself to allow the two dragons to get pass. Spyro almost lost himself to the darkness he fell into three years ago and turned himself into Dark Spyro, but Cynder's words pulled him out, and she expressed her condolence by telling him he is not alone and nuzzled him lovingly.
After a few final fights, they confronted Malefor who told Spyro that the destiny of the Purple Dragon is to destroy the world. He told Cynder that she tricked Spyro and lured him to the Well of Souls to free Malefor. She denied this at first, but gradually became more unsure. Malefor taped into the darkness inside Cynder, turning her against Spyro. She tried to kill him but Spyro didn't strike her back. When Cynder furiously demanded to Spyro why he won't fight back, he revealed that she has 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 attacked the two young dragons, but after a long battle he is defeated by Spyro and Cynder and dragged away by five Dragon Spirits at the core of the world. As the world is being destroyed, Spyro then said to Cynder that she should leave him after Ignitus' spirit gave him hope, telling Cynder to flee while he stops 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 resurface, they gazed at the stars as they formed a shape of a dragon.
The Chronicler, before giving Ignitus his duties, searched through the book that recorded the death of each dragon, and Spyro was not among them, as each time a dragon dies, a new page was written in the book. As Ignitus began to look through the pages for Spyro, the young purple dragon and Cynder were seen wheeling through the sky above the Valley of Avalar, alive with no chain, and finally living happily ever after.
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.
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.
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 Cynder was corrupted by Malefor once more and attacked Spyro, he refused fight back, telling Cynder that she has given him nothing left to fight for. Cynder breaks free of Malefor's influence upon hearing Spyro's words, and lovingly replies that there is always something.
Spyro sees Ignitus as a father figure and mentor, being quite close to the Fire Guardian. Upon Ignitus' death, Spyro became devastated, at first refusing to believe that his mentor has 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' death. With Ignitus gone, Spyro says that he feels so alone, but is comforted by Cynder who tells Spyro that he isn't. Unknown to Spyro, Ignitus became the Chronicler of the new age.
International Voice actors
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Spyro's appearance has obviously changed as fans and gamers have entered The Legend of Spyro series. The character has changed in appearance such as looking more wrinkly. This can be a result of stress in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning.
- 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.
|Spyro - Sparx - Ignitus - Volteer - Terrador - Cyril - Cynder|
|Swamp - Dragon Temple - Dragon Dojo - Dante's Freezer - Tall Plains - Munitions Forge - Concurrent Skies - Convexity|
|Ape Soldiers - Ape Leaders - Ape Commanders - Frog Weeds - Growths - Bulb Spiders - Ape Dummies - Dreadwings - Ghouls - Spector Ghouls - Mounted Ghouls - Ape Gunners - Armourdillos - Stone Brutes - Ape Cannons - Buffalo Beetles - Magma Worms - Fire Beetles - Electric Leeches - Crystal Brutes - Conduits|
|Fire - Electricity - Ice - Earth - Convexity|
|Dragons - Dragonflies - Apes - Spirit Gems|
|Spyro - Sparx - Ignitus - Volteer - Terrador - Cyril - Cynder - Gaul - Chronicler|
|Dragon Temple - Dreamscape - Ancient Grove - Grove Underground - Fellmuth Arena - Pirate Fleet - White Isle - Celestial Caves - Well of Souls|
|Ape Soldiers - Ape Leaders - Ape Commanders - Toad Weeds - Spiders - Death Hounds - Dreadwings - Grove Worms - Grove Mites - Grove Beasts - Growths - Skavengers - Skurvywings - Blundertails - Pirate Gunners - Armourdillos - Stone Trolls - Fire Elementals - Elemental Crystal Brutes - Crystal Ball Spiders|
|Fire - Electricity - Ice - Earth - Convexity|
|Dragons - Apes - Spirit Gems - Scriber's Quills - Dragon Relics - Dragon Challenges|
|The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Promotional Movies|
|Spyro - Sparx - Cynder - Hunter - Malefor - Ignitus - Volteer - Terrador - Cyril - Chronicler|
|Catacombs - Twilight Falls - Valley of Avalar - Warfang - Ruins of Warfang - The Dam - Burned Lands - Floating Islands - Malefor's Lair|
|Grublins - Grublin Flies -Hero Grublins - Orcs - Hero Orcs - Trolls - Bowman Orcs - Wyverns - Shadow Apes|
|Fire - Electricity - Ice - Earth - Convexity - Poison - Fear - Wind - Shadow|
|Grublins - Spirit Gems - Armor - Green Chains - Elite Enemies|