Our purple hero. Having grown up in the Dragon Realms, he can spit fire and use his horns to charge like any dragon. Following his first adventure, he became a well known hero for being the defender of the Dragon Realms. Beyond that, he went on to defend his world countless more times.
Spyro hails from a race of magical purple dragons that come from a land shrouded in mystery. He has made countless of friends, including Sparx (who he met as a baby dragon), Flame, Ember, Hunter, and Bianca (formerly his enemy). He also found love in the form of a redhead faun named Elora.Voiced by (Japanese):
Motoko Kumai (Kid Spyro), Takahiro Sakurai (Teen Spyro)Kid Spyro Voiced by:
Colleen Clinkenbeard (FUNimation), Cathy Weseluck (Ocean)Teen Spyro Voiced by:
Matthew Mercer (FUNimation), Brian Drummond (Ocean)
Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Said by Astor to have A.D.D.
Anti-Hero: While Spyro has a penchant for being brash, especially when dealing with villains, he is still heroic.
Badass: He is definitely one as he takes on evil dictators, dark beings, and even gods with no effort.
- Badass Adorable: In the second game onwards.
- Badass Boast: Lets out some over the years.
"I am Spyro the Dragon, defender of the Dragon Realms. Do you really wish to challenge me? Come then, and test your might!"
"I have faced many things in my life. Cat wizards, elementals, rogue dragons, and demons. So I have a lot of knowledge on the magical world!"
"I am the last of the Mystic Purples, the most powerful dragon race there ever was!"
- Badbutt: In the first game, he was rather cocky and overconfident, thinking that fighting Gnasty Gnorc would only require making his butt extra crispy. He mellows out a little bit in the second game, and becomes quite the Badass.
Bag of Spilling: Averted. All of the powerups he purchases from Moneybags in the second game are retained in the third (with the exception of the superflame powerup).
Bash Brothers: Would be like this with Flame, especially in the Spyro and Flame series. Same thing with Brutus on one instance.
Berserk Button: Threaten to auction a dragon egg after he went through hell to get most of them? You're only asking for trouble, Moneybags.
Also, don't hurt his friends. If you do... well, how do you like your butt? Burnt, well done, or cremated?
Beware the Nice Ones: Spyro is usually friendly despite his cockiness, but get ready to be torched if you ever do something to anger him, whether it be stealing dragon eggs or hurting his friends.
Big Brother Instinct: Towards Flame, Spyro is always looking out for the younger dragon.
Big Damn Heroes: He has freed the Dragon Elders from crystalization and saved Avalar from falling under the dictatorship of Ripto in Spyro the Dragon and Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage as examples.
Breath Weapon: Well, he is a dragon.
The Cameo: Has made one in Crash Twinsanity and Crash Nitro Kart.
Catch Phrase: "Spyro the Dragon! That's my name!"
"You gotta believe!"
Spyro: It's a sad sight, Sparx. Another noble warrior falls victim to the plague of love.
Though he does show something of an attraction to Elora.
Character Development: Spyro was a cocky and over-eager dragon in his youth, especially in the first game when he goes to defeat Gnasty Gnorc. As the series progresses, he mellows out a fair bit, and in the later games, he becomes more serious and aloof.
Cheshire Cat Grin
Deadpan Snarker: Played straight as he would quip sarcastic remarks from time to time.
Defeating the Undefeatable: Confronts and takes down Malefor, who is considered to be the most powerful dragon in recorded history as stated by the Elders.
Determinator: No matter how formidable his opponents are, Spyro is not one to back down a challenge.
Distressed Dude: Ends up getting captured by Mammoth in A Hero's Tail. It takes Hunter to rescue him.
Elemental Powers: In the original few games, he stuck with fire a lot, but as the series went on, he branched out. Including into bubble.
Fatal Flaw: His cockiness gets the better of him when he faces and gets flattened by Mammoth. He can also proven to be quite stubborn in some situations, such as when as when he dead set on gaining victory or bringing a plan to fruition with his team.
Fire-Forged Friends: With Bianca, Crash, Red, Tora, and Cynder. They used to be enemies/opponents to Spyro, and are all now his friends/allies. Even with Brutus, although it is temporary before they become fierce rivals to each other again.
Flight: He's usually restricted to just gliding, but with a powerup he can fly freely (but often with time limits).
Friendly Rivalry: With Tora the Tigress.
Good Is Not Soft: He is quite pragmatic about dealing with villains. Justified as a lot of them are monstrous.
The Hero: He's the titular and main character.
I Got Bigger: Shades of Purple shows that Post-Untold Origins Spyro is slightly larger than Post-Spyro the Dragon Spyro. Young Spyro is amazed at the growth spurt.
I Hate Past Me: Older Spyro has regrets over how cocky and arrogant he used to be as a kid when he meets his younger self in Shades of Purple.
Jack of All Stats: Whenever there are multiple characters, each with their own abilities, Spyro is usually the most well-rounded and balanced.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may be cocky and arrogant at times, the Jerk side is mostly directed towards his enemies. With everyone else, he is mostly a nice guy.
Kid Hero: He seems to be twelve in the third game, though it's unknown how dragons age so he might be older than he looks. Even than he doesn't seem any older than mid-teens.
Last of His Kind: Sort of, the Mystic Purples aren't dead, only hiding in another dimension. Spyro is the one of last known male Mystic Purples alive in the universe.
The Leader: Headstrong type for of all of his team and Charismatic type for all heroes as a whole.
Let's Get Dangerous: Whenever he faces dangerous villains, he gets serious about kicking their butts.
Loveable Rogue: Until his Character Development.
Mascot with Attitude: During the original trilogy especially; there were even ads with Spyro "beating" Mario.
Mysterious Past: The only things ever revealed about Spyro's past is that he was born from another dragon family, which comes into play in Untold Origins.
No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He's like this with Ember whenever she suggests romantic stuff like engagement rings.
Not So Different: From Brutus, in that they have the same upbringing, but followed different paths. Additionally from Malefor much later on in that they're both purple dragons with similar backgrounds.
One-Dragon Army: He has taken down armies of monsters led by the likes of Gnasty Gnorc and Ripto.
Only Known by Their Nickname: Untold Origins hints that Spyro might not be his real name. (:spoiler
Papa Wolf: To the Dragon Eggs in YOTD. Just ask the Sorceress and Moneybags.
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He may be a small dragon, but he has taken down villains much taller than him.
Playing with Fire: Of course.
Pragmatic Hero: He doesn't take defeating villains lightly and will give them a good roasting if necessary. However, he is still good-natured and his extreme measures are for saving the world and protecting his friends. He is also distrustful towards former villains who turned good, but eventually forgives and warm up to them.
Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Happy holidays, fat boy!"
The Power of Friendship: Spyro strongly abides by this.
Purple Is Powerful: As a Mystic Purple. Spyro has the potential to master multiple elements.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Elora's Blue. Inverted with Flame as Spyro's purple and is the brash and bold type while Flame is red and is careful and cautious.
The Rival: Spyro has few, with Brutus as the main one.
- Rivals Team Up: With Crash Bandicoot, Tora, Brutus, then Cynder, and then Red.
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Flame's Sensitive Guy.
Signature Laugh: He has a rather cheeky chuckle which he utters at times whenever taking down bad guys.
Ship Tease: With Elora, but he doesn't act on it. Same with Ember, and even with Cynder. Subverted with the last one when it's revealed that she's with her partner Draco.
Shut Up, Hannibal!: Calls out Brutus when he claims that he is the most powerful dragon, one of Spyro's rare moments when he isn't being a snarker to his opponents.
Tiger versus Dragon: With Tora, a tigress, though they eventually put their differences aside and become allies, albeit being friendly rivals to each other.
Took a Level in Badass: Undergoes one during the Antquity Trilogy during his mastery in the elements training. Lampshaded by Hunter in Rise of the Cyborgs.
Used To Be More Social: After his other-worldly adventures in Untold Origins and Secret of the Codex, he returns home only to get chewed out by his friends in Rise of the Cyborgs after not having kept in touch with them for a few years.
Use Your Head: No matter the game, his two basic attacks are usually "fire breath" and "hit it really hard with his horns." After the second game he also gets a headbutt-based variant of a Ground Pound.
Wall Jump: He starts learning this technique in A Hero's Tail.
Would Hit a Girl: He has no qualms fighting Cynder in Spyro Dusk when Cynder issues one with him. He was also willing to fight villainesses like Bianca (formerly an enemy), The Sorceress, Aria, and Ineptune, just to name a few.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Bianca, though it was downplayed a bit.