- "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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Skylanders: Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos
Terrafin was one of the Skylanders who assembled to stop Kaos from reforming the Mask of Power. Despite getting through Kaos's defenses in his castle, the Skylanders were unable to stop Kaos from putting on the Mask of Power, which allowed him to steal the powers of the Skylanders, including Terrafin's, rendering them defenseless. Terrafin and the other Skylanders were teleported back to Eon's Citadel by Master Eon before they can be finished off. With his best abilities stolen from him, the dirt shark worked with the Skylanders in creating a makeshift tower to protect the Core of Light from Kaos.
Despite their efforts, with Terrafin joining with Slobber Tooth and Stump Smash as the first wave of attack, Kaos once again overwhelmed the Skylanders by using their powers against them. Trigger Happy, along with Terrafin and the other Skylanders, tricked Kaos into using all of their powers at the same time, causing him to lose control. At that moment of weakness, the Mask of Power was yanked off of Kaos's face by Trigger Happy, allowing the Skylanders to recover their abilities and use them to fully destroy the Mask of Power once and for all.
Skylanders: Spyro's AdventureTerrafin 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.
Skylanders Issue #8
Terrafin was one of the forty Skylanders that were summoned to stop Malefor from reaching the Skylanders Academy. However despite their best efforts, they were defeated by the evil dragon, who proceeded to drain their powers with a crystal to make himself more stronger.
Rift into Overdrive
When strange rifts began appearing around Skylands, Terrafin volunteered to go with Jet-Vac and Stealth Elf to Know-It-All Island to look for answers regarding the Rift Engines, mostly to get payback for what Kaos' minions had done to a group of Skylanders that were searching for the evil Portal Master.
Once at Know-It-All Island, the Skylanders and Flynn encountered Blobbers, who was sent by his village to learn about the strange rifts that were destroying everything across Skylands. A nearby Stone Head revealed to the group the history behind the Rift Engines and the fact that Kaos had awakened a power hidden long ago. Before the Stone Head could begin to tell the location of the Rift Engines, Kaos himself opened a rift and it consumed the island as soon as the Stone Head told a riddle to the Skylanders regarding the Rift Engine location. The Skylanders and their friends were soon rescued by non-Skylanders, Spitfire and Stormblade, who transported them all to safety with their vehicles.
After getting acquainted with Spitfire, Stormblade, and other non-Skylanders, Fiesta and Dive-Clops, Terrafin and the other Skylanders allowed the SuperChargers to help the Skylanders on their journey as there was no other available transportation.
While treking through Skylands, the Skylanders and SuperChargers figured out the Stone Head's riddle and came to the Whirlpool of Destiny where the Rift Engines were hidden in an underwater city. Being a dirt shark, Terrafin expressed his dislike in going underwater. While Dive-Clops and Gill Grunt used the Dive Bomber to begin their search underwater, Terrafin and the other land Skylanders held back a group of Kaos' minions to buy their friends some time.
As they were about to become overwhelmed, Gill Grunt and Dive-Clops succeeded in hauling the Rift Engines from the underwater depths. Terrafin, Stealth Elf and Jet-Vac were shocked at seeing Gill Grunt's SuperCharged form, who quickly instructed his three companions to unlock the chest and hope the Rift Engines inside chooses them. As they touched the Rift Engines, Terrafin, Stealth Elf and Jet-Vac were granted the powers of SuperChargers which transformed them, and they used their newfound abilities to drive off Kaos' minions. With the Rift Engines at their disposal, the Skylanders, and the newly-formed Skylander SuperChargers, began their adventure in stopping Kaos and his latest plan.
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.
Powers and Upgrades
| Basic Abilities|
Terrafin can destroy rock formations with some of his attacks.
| Soul Gem Ability|
Requires Soul Gem from:
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.
|Brass Knuckles||Mega Bellyflop||Feeding Frenzy||Multi Target Punches|
This upgrade path lets Terrafin further develop his Burrowing abilities.
|Master Earth Swimmer||Homing Frenzy||Razorfin|
This upgrade path lets Terrafin further develop his Punch attacks.
|Pugilist||Spiked Knuckles||Frenzy Shield|
Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.
- 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.
- 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.
Skylanders get special abilities in minigames based on their element.
|Sky Defense||Castle Assault||Ground Defense|
Shake enemies in range and prevent them to shoot for a while.
Launch a projectile that stops in mid-air and drops straight down with great force.
Create an earthquake and inflict damage to enemies in range.
- "It's Feeding Time!"
- "Oh yeah!"
- "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!"
- "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!"
- 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.
- 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.
|Spyro - Sparx - Hunter - Sgt Byrd - Agent 9 - Sheila - Bentley - Blink|
|The Legend of Spyro series|
|Spyro - Cynder|
|Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary) - Cynder - Terrafin|
Stealth Elf (Legendary) - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor (Legendary) - Prism Break - Stump Smash
Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom
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