Spyro the Dragon


  • Species: Mythological Dragon
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Good


A small, smiling, purple dragon.Spyro is a mischievous but heroic young dragon whose life is filled with adventure. He lives in a magical realm where mythological and fantastic creatures like dragons and fairies are common sightings. This little reptile may not look too intimidating, but he is quick and agile, and if his horns aren't enough to take down his foes, his flame breath will do the trick. His best friend is Sparx, a helpful dragonfly who protects him, just like Aku Aku protects Crash Bandicoot.

Crash and Spyro first met after their arch-nemeses Cortex and Ripto joined forces to get rid of them both, disguising their minions as bandicoots and dragons and sending them to wreak havoc in each other's world, in an attempt to mislead the the heroes into defeating one another. The plan was a failure, and Crash joined forces with Spyro to take down these would-be conquerors.


Spyro has been rebooted three times, both as a character and a franchise; once for The Legend of Spyro, then Skylanders, and finally as a resurrection of the original continuity. In The Legend of Spyro, he becomes more seasoned and mature, while his Skylanders appearance has a closer personality to his original one.


  • Spyro the Dragon is the eponymous protagonist of his own franchise. It was created by Insomniac Games, who had always kept a good relationship with Naughty Dog, the creators of the Crash Bandicoot series. Crash and Spyro were both designed by Charles Zembillas.
  • The first three Spyro games were developed by Insomniac Games, and they all had hidden demos of Crash games coming out concurrently (and vice-versa), accessible through cheat codes. After Insomniac Games and Naughty Dog left Spyro and Crash respectively, both franchises continued to support each other, as they were both owned by the same publisher. This eventually led to a few cameos in each other's games, along with a full crossover in Crash Bandicoot Purple and Spyro Orange, as well as Crash's later appearance in Skylanders Imaginators and the animated TV spin-off, Skylanders Academy.

Other Spyro Characters

Spyro isn't the only character from his series to have appeared in Crash Bandicoot games. The first notable instance of this happening wsa Crash Bandicoot Purple, the crossover game where Crash visits Spyro's world, and vice-versa. In this game, Crash meets Hunter the Cheetah, Bianca, Blink, the Professor, Ripto, Crush, and Gulp, as well as several Rhinocs that he fights against.

In Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, Hunter and Gnasty Gnorc join Spyro as guest playable characters.


Scroll to top
English | Français | Português | русский