A list of stuff that shows reference to ether the series or the music. Many stuff in the Ratchet & Clank series are also Spyro references.

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Spyro Comparision

An example of a reference to the Spyro series in the Ratchet & Clank series

Ratchet & Clank

  • The series is developed by Insomniac Games, who formally developed the first three Spyro games.
  • Multiple references to Dan Johnson are in this series. This recurring gag started in Ripto's Rage!, where Johnson's face can be seen on the coins in the fountain in Mystic Marsh.
  • A cutscene in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal shows Big Al trying to teach Captain Qwark that 2 + 2 is 4 (Qwark stating that "his mind never flows with brilliant concepts"). This is based off one of the pages in the Epilogue in Ripto's Rage, where the Professor was trying to teach Crush with a similar question.
  • In Ratchet: Deadlocked, an unseen character has the same name as Agent Zero.
  • One of the worlds in the series is called Metropolis, which is also the name of a world in Ripto's Rage.
  • Like Spyro, Ratchet's voice actor in his debut game did not reprise the role in the sequel.
    • Also, both are voiced by a woman in the Japanese versions of their series.
  • Elora shares the same English voice actress as Courtney Gears. Both are voiced by Melissa Disney. Unlike Elora, who serves as the tritagonist for Ripto's Rage, Gears is an antagonist.
  • The skylines in each planet in the Ratchet series are similar to the ones in the worlds in the Spyro series.
  • Secret Agent Clank and All 4 One have more than two playable characters, since Captain Qwark, the series's tritagonist, is playable in both games. The main antagonist in the series, Dr. Nefarious, is also set to be playable in the latter game. The two games might be a possible reference to Spyro: Year of the Dragon, since it's the first game in the Spyro series to have more than one playable character, and the first game that Sparx and Hunter were playable in. The latter game could also be a reference to Crash Twinsanity, since the series protagonist (Ratchet) and antagonist (Nefarious) are both playable and forced to work together.
  • One of the cities featured in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is known as Stratus City. In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, one of the Weather Imps is named Stratus.
  • The featured planet in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is named Magnus, which is also the name of a dragon elder.
  • Some of Doctor Nefarious's personality might have come from the Sorceress: both have anger issues, both have an unloyal servant (Lawrence and Bianca, respectively), both are determined to destroy an entire species for their own evil cause, and both act childish during the turning point of the game.
  • In Ratchet and Clank: Size matters, a cat-like college character similar to Hunter, challenges Ratchet to Skyboarding races, offering him important gadgets as prizes, very similar to Hunter challenging Spyro to skateboarding challenges, offering him Dragon Eggs as prizes.
  • One of the main antagonists in Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, Luna, might have gotten it's name from a dragon egg found in Molten Crater.
  • In Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Clank references a "wiener roast at Al's" (Big Al) in the Intro cutscene, in which the ending cutscene of Idol Springs from Spyro 2 has the Idol turning good, roasting Wieners and Marshmallows with the Green Colosi. This is most likely an inside Joke or coincidence.
  • The ducks from Spyro 2 resemble Tharpods, a race living on planet Magnus in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.


  • In Resistance 2 in the movie theater if you look closely at one of the movie posters, it says "produced by Mr. Moneybags".

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2

  • A billboard of Spyro wearing a gladiator helmet is seen one of the levels in Asterix & Obelix XXL 2. A ship on Pirate Island is designed to resemble Spyro.


Spyro's Camero

Spyro the Dragon in Crash Twinsanity

  • In Crash Twinsanity, Spyro made a cameo, where he torched the Three N's (N. Tropy, N. Brio and N. Gin) away from the treasure room because he "might want his gems back". His A Hero's Tail model is used as that game was released at around the same time Twinsanity was.
  • Spyro also appeared as a playable character in the GBA version of Crash Nitro Kart, where he can be unlocked in Arcade Mode after beating Adventure Mode as Team Bandicoot.
  • In an ad for Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Spyro the Dragon appeared in a hospital wing alongside Crash Bandicoot and Sonic the Hedgehog, where they were all wearing casts. Ty comes into the ward and frightens the trio.