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Terrafin

Terrafin 01

Species: Dirt Shark
Gender: Male
Role: Ally
Homeworld: Skylands
Element: Earth
Appearances: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers
Cameos: Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters
Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master
Attacks/Actions: Shark Punch
Earth Swim
Brass Knuckles
Mega Bellyflop
Razorfin
English Voice Actor: Freddie Winston (2011)
Joey Camen (2012)
Chris WIlliams (The Beginning Trailer)
First Release: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
"It's Feeding Time!"
—Terrafin's official catchphrase

Terrafin (テラフィン in Japanese) is a dirt shark who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. His Series 1 figure is available only in the Pirate Seas Adventure Pack, but his Series 2 figure is available in a single pack. His Series 3 counterpart is named Knockout Terrafin, and will be available in a battle pack along with Bumble Blast.

Background

Personality

Terrafin is a fighter and has a personality to match. He is rough, physically minded, and blunt in his dealings with others. His comments in the various Skylanders media suggest that he's got a personality based on B.A. Barracus from the A-Team TV Series.

Biography

Terrafin hails from The Dirt Seas, where it was common to swim, bathe, and even snorkel beneath the ground. But a powerful explosion in the sky created a blast wave that turned the ocean of sand into a vast sheet of glass, putting an end to Terrafin's duty as the local lifeguard. Not one to stay idle, the brawny dirt shark found himself training in the art of boxing, and not long after, he was local champ, earning treasure by competing in local battle arenas. Fighters came from all around to challenge him, but it was a chance meeting with a great Portal Master that led him to give up his title for a greater purpose.

Story

History

Terrafin is the brawling shark boxer who likes close quarter combat. Terrafin built up his brawny biceps on the beaches of The Dirt Sea, where he worked as a lifeguard. In between fin-ups and jaw-curls he would patrol the dry, sandy waves and save struggling dune-swimmers from a lifetime of finding sand in unusual places. One day, an explosion in the sky threatened every swimmer, surfer and jet-skier in (and above) The Dirt Sea. Terrafin leapt from his life-saving seat and cleared the area in seconds. Moments later, the blast burned across the sand and scorched it into a solid sheet of glass.

Now unemployed, Terrafin trained himself as a tournament boxer. He even developed his own signature move: the risky 'over under', where he would punch, dive underground, and surface for the finishing blow. After body-slamming every suitable successor into stunned submission, Terrafin hung up his boxing belt. Now, at Master Eon's suggestion, Terrafin only dukes it out with enemies of Skylands - and often daydreams of knocking out Kaos in bare-knuckled bout.[1]

During his days as a Skylander, a burrowing Terrafin collided into the dormant Drill Sergeant underground and brought the Arkeyan Ultron to Master Eon. The old Portal Master used his magic to fire up Drill Sergeant's systems to bring him to life. By Arkeyan custom, Drill Sergeant was then obligated to become Terrafin's servant, but the dirt shark didn't like the idea, so Terrafin's first order as master was for Drill Sergeant to not serve him at all.

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Terrafin made a cameo as one of the Skylanders called by Master Eon to help restore the walls of the Eternal Archives after they were damaged by Kaos during his attempt to steal the Book of Power.

Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master

As the Skylanders finished repairing the walls of the Archives, Terrafin burrowed underground when Gill Grunt was about to sing a song about their accomplishment, supposedly to avoid hearing the Gillman's horrible singing.

Skylanders: Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers

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

Terrafin was enjoying a day-off at the Fantastic Fairy Fair with fellow Skylanders, Hot Dog and Sonic Boom. The trio of Skylanders soon discovered a sad Stone Golem named Rocky who was under the unwilling employment of Professor Puck, the fair's owner who took Rocky from his home after discovering that the golem's magical, singing voice made everyone within earshot dance. After saving Gurglefin from a sticky cluster of candyfloss, the Skylanders attended Puck's circus show with Rocky being the star attraction due to his singing. Soon, the show was interrupted when a group of Trolls and the evil Floss-O-Tron 3000 trapped everyone, including the Skylanders, under a layer of sticky candyfloss, and kidnapped Rocky under of Kaos, believing him to be the Earth segment to the Mask of Power.

Thanks to Hot Dog's fire power, the Skylanders were able to free themselves and the crowd from the candyfloss. Terrafin soon came across Sprocket, who was in a sticky predicament, and assisted her in their battle against Kaos, the Trolls, and Floss-O-Tron 3000, soon saving the circus from a sticky explosion. 

The Skylanders returned to the Eternal Archives after discovering a leftover clue that helped them learn about the Boom Brothers, a pair of robots responsible for making explosives. Figuring that that the Explosive Emporium is where Kaos had taken Rocky, Terrafin went with Hot Dog, Sonic Boom, and Sprocket to Junk Mountain where the explosions factory laid. After getting past an aggressive Trash Ogre and the emporium's security, the Skylanders were able to sneak inside and find Rocky only to fall into a trap made by Kaos and the Boom Brothers. The evil Portal Master then forced the heroes to dance uncontrollably by throwing sticks of dynamite that contained Rocky's enchanted singing called disco dynamite. Terrafin quickly thought of a plan and instructed Sonic Boom to use her ear-piercing screech to drown the Boom Brother's disco dynamite and help stop the Skylanders from dancing. Thanks to this, the Skylanders were able to disorient the Boom Brothers, drive Kaos out of the room and sealed themselves inside the chamber, which turned out to be the inner section of a large rocket they were in.

Kaos then threatened to blow the Skylanders sky-high should they refuse to let him and his troll army back inside the rocket and turn over Rocky to them. Even worse, the Boom Brothers recovered from the attack and was holding Hot Dog hostage, also threatening the Skylanders to surrender otherwise the robots would detonate the whole room using a pineapple grenade. Terrafin pretended to surrender to the Boom Brothers, tricking them into arguing with one another until one of the brothers forced the pineapple grenade down his sibling's throat, causing them both to explode. 

With the danger of the Boom Brothers gone, there was still the threat of Kaos ordering the Skylanders to surrender Rocky. Sprocket unintentionally launched the rocket, sending the Skylanders away from Junk Mountain and leaving Kaos and his troll army under what was left of the Explosive Emporium. Back at the Eternal Archive, the Skylanders discovered that the Earth segment wasn't Rocky, but his singing voice, which was given to him centuries ago by one of the Spell Punks who first split the Mask of Power. They soon accompanied Rocky back to the fair and attended his show, which turned out to be disastrous for Professor Puck when Rocky's true, terrible singing voice was made known. This caused the audience to turn against Puck as they paid him to hear Rocky sing his magical voice that he lost and proceeded to run Puck out of town, leaving the Skylanders and Rocky satisfied over their victory.

Spoilers end here.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Terrafin, Spyro, and Stump Smash

Terrafin aiding Spyro and Stump Smash in defending the Core of Light

Terrafin was one of the Skylanders who assembled to Master Eon when Kaos and The Darkness approached the Ruins. The dirt shark then participated in the battle against Kaos's minions to protect the Core of Light along with the other Skylanders, stopping a lone Cyclops Chopper from fleeing before beating it with a few swift punches. Upon the Cyclops's defeat, Terrafin ate one of the XP orbs that were left behind by the enemy and burrowed through the ground, taking out a few enemies in his way with his dorsal fin and proceeded to chased down a small group of Cyclops Choppers before leaping out of the ground and bodyslamming them to nothingness.

As the Skylanders were winning the struggle, Kaos released his Hydra into the fray, and it destroyed the Core of Light. During the confusion, Terrafin, along with the other Skylanders, were banished from Skylands and sent to Earth, where he became frozen as a toy due to the world's lack of magic. He waited for the new Portal Master to find and help him save Skylands.

Abilities

Terrafin has the ability to burrow through the ground and shoot out of it to leap high into the air and bodyslam his enemies. He also boxes and punches his opponents, having trained himself in the art of boxing.

Terrafin is primarily a close-range fighter Skylander. His Punches and Bellyflops are devastating at close range, and his Earth Swim ability allows him to close distance on enemies easily and safely. His Feeding Frenzy mini-shark technique also gives him all small amount of power even at a distance. But his mini sharks do weak damage, making him not as useful for long range. His upgrade paths allow him to improve his burrowing and minisharks, or his close-combat melee abilities.

Terrafin is untouchable while Earth Swimming, taking no damage from attacks or traps and passing by enemies unharmed. This ability, combined with the boost in speed generated by Earth Swimming, make Terrafin an excellent choice for getting a handle on the layout of the Heroic Challenges.

Stats

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

  • Health: 310 (max. 620)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • 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: 70
  • Agility: 25
  • Defense: 80
  • Luck: 50

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

  • Strength: 80
  • Agility: 30
  • Defense: 100
  • Luck: 60

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
Terrafin can destroy rock formations with some of his attacks.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Pirate Seas

Punch Earthswim Surface Feeder
Terrafinprimarypower

Primary Ability
Punch the enemy.

Terrafinsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Burrow and while underground, jump to perform a Belly Flop.

Terrafinsoulgempower

Price: 4000
Terrafin can collect powerups even while burrowed.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Brass Knuckles Mega Bellyflop Feeding Frenzy Multi Target Punches
Terrafinbasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Punch attacks do increased damage.

Terrafinbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Belly Flop does increased damage and affects a larger area.

Terrafinbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Spawn min-sharks that burrow and latch onto enemies.

Terrafinbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Punch attack hits multiple enemies.


Sandhog
This upgrade path lets Terrafin further develop his Burrowing abilities.

Master Earth Swimmer Homing Frenzy Razorfin
Terrafinpath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Increased speed while burrowing.

Terrafinpath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Mini-sharks home in on enemies and do extra damage.

Terrafinpath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
While burrowed, Terrafin's dorsal fin does damage to enemies.


Brawler
This upgrade path lets Terrafin further develop his Punch attacks.

Pugilist Spiked Knuckles Frenzy Shield
Terrafinpath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Perform a body slam and an uppercut. (Improves Terrafin's Primary Power combos).

Terrafinpath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
All punch attacks do even MORE damage.

Terrafinpath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Terrafin launches mini-sharks at enemies who damage him.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Jibjab (Primary Attack): Repeatedly punch an enemy. If an enemy is hit, a finishing overhead attack and uppercut will take place.
  • Earth Mover (Secondary Attack): Pull up the ground beneath Terrafin to send a dangerous shockwave forward. Terrafin can also burrow into enemies to damage them and knock them into the air.

Upgrades

  • Chompion (requires level: 2): When burrowing into an enemy, Terrafin can burst out of the ground and bite his foe.
  • Granitefist (requires level: 5): Damage an enemy with a shockwave to cover Terrafin's fists in stone, increasing his punch damage for a few seconds.
  • Earth Surge (requires level: 8): Punch an enemy and finish with an uppercut. If the uppercut hits, Terrafin will trigger an Earth Surge and move faster for a few seconds. During an Earth Surge, burrow to end the surge and damage nearby enemies.

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

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense
SSUSkyDefenseearth

Shake enemies in range and prevent them to shoot for a while.

SSUCastleAssaultearth

Launch a projectile that stops in mid-air and drops straight down with great force.

SSUGroundDefenseearth

Create an earthquake and inflict damage to enemies in range.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "It's Feeding Time!"
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Yeah!"
  • "Wahoo!"
  • "Let's go!"
  • "Punches and punches!"
  • "Big money for the champ!"
  • "Where's my five dollars?"
  • "Gotta look good for the fans!"
  • "Not so tough are you?"
  • "Let's go to the scorecard."
  • "Who wants an autograph?"
  • "The defended champion!"
  • "Gotcha on the ropes!"
  • "A perfect weapon!"
  • "Wahoo! I'm a real knockout!"
  • "Every fighter needs a nickname!"
  • "That's a name with some punch!"
  • "King of the Ring!"

Commercial Quotes

  • "Oh, he got hosed!" - Terrafin commenting on Gill Grunt's performance in Gill Grunt's TV Spot commercial.
  • "It's on, brotha!" - Boomtime commercial.
  • "I'm going belly-up: BOOM!" - from The Beginning Trailer
  • "That guy owes me five dollars!" - from The Beginning Trailer
  • "Shoot, Eruptor!" - from Boomtime Trailer
  • "Prism Break meet Stump Smash!" - from Tag Team Commercial
  • "I do not want to be that guy." - from Tag Team commercial
  • "Really, you heard the Giants are huge? Check it out, this is my sarcastic face." - Giants E3 2012 Trailer
  • "I did NOT see that one coming!"

Character Trailers

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Meet the Skylanders Terrafin00:33

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Meet the Skylanders Terrafin

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Trailer (It's Feeding Time)01:13

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Trailer (It's Feeding Time)

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Preview Trailer (It's Feeding Time)00:17

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Preview Trailer (It's Feeding Time)

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Series 2 Terrafin (It's Feeding Time)00:38

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Series 2 Terrafin (It's Feeding Time)

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Knockout Terrafin00:25

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Knockout Terrafin

 

See also

Gallery

 

Trivia

  • Terrafin's name is a play on terrapin, a type of freshwater turtle.
  • Terrafin was originally called Finn.
  • In his earlier promotional art, Terrafin is shown to be blue and white, yet in his final art, toy from and in the game, he is black and white.
  • His species is based on the term "land shark".
  • Terrafin's design seem to be based on the Street Sharks. Also, just like them, he can swim underground.
  • He may also be based on the Sand Sharks from the first Ratchet & Clank, another franchise that was developed by Insomniac Games, who formerly developed the original Spyro games.
  • While swimming underground using his Earth Swim attack, Terrafin hums a song he wrote years earlier, which some people think sounds similar to Lady Gaga's song, Bad Romance.[2]
  • Terrafin is known by fans for saying his trademark quote about Kaos: 'That guy owes me five dollars!' in the The Beginning Trailer.
    • One of Terrafin's quotes when opening a treasure chest in Giants, "Where's my five dollars??" is a reference to his famous quote from The Beginning trailer about Kaos owing him five dollars.
  • Terrafin's lust for fighting and his voice in the commercials may be based off B.A. Barracus, Mr. T's character from The A-Team.
  • Despite being a shark, Terrafin can't swim.
  • In Terrafin's video preview in the 360 versions of Spyro's Adventure, Terrafin is incorrectly labeled as a Water Skylander.
  • He's the only Adventure Pack character who doesn't have an evil counterpart.
    • Terrafin is also the only non-Starter Pack skylander who has a sidekick counterpart (although he is available in the Mega Pack).
  • On the Xbox 360 version (and possibly in the other console versions) when you get the Pugilist upgrade, although you are able to perform an uppercut combo, it doesn't say you can do that. It only says you can body slam. To perform it; just press A, A, and then hold B.
  • Terrafin is the only Earth Skylander who doesn't have an upgrade to increase his armor.
  • Terrafin's name is similar to the character from Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Terraspin.
  • The Master Earth Swimmer upgrade on the Sandhog path makes Terrafin a lot faster but he also becomes more difficult to control.
  • Some of Terrafin's Battle Cries (such as "Let's go to the scorecard!" and "Wahoo! I'm a real knockout!") appear to be references to when he was a Boxer. So it is possible that he also became a boxer for fame instead of only for money.
  • As a Series 2 figure, he wears spiked knuckles that he receives his upgrade path, Brawler.
  • Despite having a new voice actor in Giants, Terrafin still retains his Spyro's Adventure voice when he digs underground in Giants, except that his voice is deeper.
  • His voice in The Beginning trailer is provided by Chris Williams, who is the current voice actor of Crunch Bandicoot in the Crash Bandicoot series.
  • Although not shown in the picture, the Razorfin upgrade gives a saw-like blade on Terrafin's dorsal fin.
  • Whilst burrowing underground with Terrafin, a glitch will trigger if you happen to burrow underneath food, he will eat it, but his health will not replenish (The glitch has not been fixed as of now.).
  • He slightly resembles the bull shark, one of the deadliest sharks on Earth.
  • Terrafin is the first Skylander to be in an Adventure Pack, Single Pack, Triple Pack and Battle Pack.

References

  1. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 10
  2. The 27 Hidden Secrets of Skylanders
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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