- Species: Spirit
- Gender: Male
- Alignment: Evil
Uka Uka is Aku Aku's evil twin brother and polar opposite. While Aku Aku is kind and benevolent, Uka Uka is cruel and malicious. His own brother locked him up in a temple prison eons ago, to prevent him from threatening the world any longer. After being discovered by Dr. Neo Cortex, Uka Uka instructed him to do his bidding for him. Though things didn't go as planned, the doctor's defeat at the hands of Crash Bandicoot caused his Cortex Vortex to plummet down from space and blast open Uka Uka's prison, setting him free once again.
As the spirit of an ancient witch doctor, Uka Uka is a force to be reckoned with, and he is as powerful as he is evil. He possesses the same abilities as Aku Aku, and though he lacks a body, he's capable of creating a makeshift one using his surroundings, should the need arise.
Lacking the scientifc know-how to bring his plans to fruition, he usually orders Cortex or other lackeys to act on his behalf, growing more frustrated with each failed attempt. Though he hates his brother, Uka Uka won't refuse teaming up with him out of necessity so he can accomplish his own, selfish goals.
Note: His name is sometimes incorrectly spelled as "Uka-Uka", with a dash.
Uka Uka is portrayed at his most menacing in both Crash Bandicoot 3 and Crash Bash, where he actively tries to take over the world. His voice is sped down in both of these games to sound more sinister.
In Crash of the Titans and Mind Over Mutant, Uka Uka looks and sounds completely different, despite keeping the bone motif.
Crash Bandicoot 3, Crash Team Racing, The Huge Adventure, N-Tranced
The original design.
Crash Bandicoot The Wrath of Cortex
Uka Uka looks identical besides a more orange hue.
Crash Nitro Kart
Uka Uka's color scheme is closer to the original one besides the darker eyes, which are also a bit smaller. His fangs are larger.
Uka Uka looks identical to his original design, except with more vibrant colors and more detail, as well as a slightly smaller nose. This time the bones tied to his sides swing as he moves. His menacing demeanor is slightly downplayed and more lighthearted.
Crash of the Titans, Mind Over Mutant
Uka Uka has an entirely new design and voice, and he is generally less angry and more sinister (and sometimes humorous).
Uka Uka has reverted to his classic design, but he's at his most detailed yet. The bones are a bit chunkier, the wood cracks are a bit more prominent than before, and his eyes glow. He has an extra nail on top to keep the bone on his forehead in place. His personality is similar to his Twinsanity appearance.
Thanks to CrashRatchetFan for the picture.