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Ripto - Crash Team Rumble.png
Ripto as depicted in Crash Team Rumble
Species Dinosaur[1][2][3]
Affiliation Crush, Gulp, Riptoc
First appearance Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999)
Latest appearance Crash Team Rumble (2023)
Portrayed by Gregg Berger
“Say hello to your new king!”
Ripto, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

Ripto is a recurring antagonist in the Spyro franchise, first appearing in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! He is a dinosaurian sorcerer who serves as Spyro's archenemy in most of the game installments in the series. He is often accompanied by his two most loyal minions, Crush and Gulp.

General Information[edit]


Ripto is a grumpy and short, orange sorcerer with a hatred toward dragons.


Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage![edit]

Hunter accidentally brings Ripto into Avalar through a portal. Ripto announces that he will take over Avalar because there are no dragons. Ripto starts out carrying a powerful magical staff, but loses it early when Gulp swallows it by mistake. Every time Spyro first enters a realm, Ripto takes over its castle and replaces the flags with ones showing his face.

Ripto has since remained relatively defenseless for most of Spyro's adventure. He only regains his true strength late into the adventure after he steals Avalar's greatest gateway crystal to create a new magic staff for himself. At Winter Tundra, Spyro manages to enter Ripto's Arena, where he engages in the final battle against Ripto. Spyro manages to defeat Ripto using his superflame-superfly powerup.

Spyro: Year of the Dragon[edit]

In the original epilogue, Ripto and Gnasty Gnorc hold a summit to discuss the "Spyro Problem".

Ripto's symbol from Ripto's Rage! is presented on the underside of Spyro's turbo-snowboard. There is also a skateboarding trick, the Raging Ripto, which is named after Ripto.

Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly[edit]

Ripto is the main antagonist. He used a spell to scatter the dragonflies around the Dragon Realms to render the baby dragons defenseless. Throughout Spyro's adventure, Ripto has his own group of minions, the Riptocs. Spyro managed to once again defeat Ripto, who then escaped through a portal.

Spyro 2: Season of Flame[edit]

Ripto is the the main antagonist for a third time. In the game, Ripto hired the Rhynocs to invade the Dragon Realms and steal every firefly, which are the source for the dragons' fire breath.


Main article: List of Ripto quotes


“This diminutive dinosaur has dealt with Spyro in the past. He'll never forget his defeat in Avalar at the hands of that purple dragon. But this time his plan is foolproof. What can a dragon do if he has no flame? Ripto aims to find out.”
Spyro 2: Season of Flame manual, page 11

“This diminutive dinosaur should be a fossil on display by now. Instead, Ripto and his evil horde of henchmen are wreacking havoc on Spyro and the Dragon Realms.”
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs manual, page 17

“This diminutive dinosaur with a lethal Napoleon complex is a pint-sized menace who has mastered the art of magical spells. He has teamed up with Cortex for the first time to defeat Crash and Spyro.”
Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy manual, page 15

“Ripto is a diminutive dinosaur with a lethal Napoleon complex. When he wields his scepter, all foes beware, for he has mastered the art of magical spells. Ripto and his evil horde of henchment are wreaking havoc on Spyro and the Dragon Realms.”
Ripto collector's card

Voice portrayals[edit]

Voice Actor Appearance
Gregg Berger Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, Spyro Reignited Trilogy,
Crash Team Rumble

Voice portrayals in other languages[edit]

Language Voice Actor
Italian Claudio Di Carpio (Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!), Mario Zucca (Spyro Reignited Trilogy)
Japanese Kenji Utsumi (Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リプトー Riputō


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Ripto.


  • Ripto's name is based on the Japanese katakana spelling of Spyro (スパイロ).


  1. Spyro 2: Season of Flame game manual, page 11.
  2. Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs game manual, page 17.
  3. Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy game manual, page 15.

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