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This article is about the main and titular character of the Spyro franchise. For the first video game of the Spyro series, see Spyro the Dragon (game). For other subjects with similar names, see Spyro the Dragon (disambiguation).

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Artwork of Spyro for Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Full name Spyro the Dragon
Species Dragon
Gender Male
First appearance Spyro the Dragon (game) (1998)
Latest appearance Crash Team Rumble (2023)
Portrayed by Carlos Alazraqui (1998)
Tom Kenny (1999–2002, 2018–present)
Jess Harnell (2004–2005)

Spyro is the titular main character and protagonist of the Spyro franchise. He is a young, purple dragon with an energetic personality. He is often accompanied by a yellow dragonfly Sparx, who protects Spyro during his journey.

Concept and character development[edit]

An early concept art of Spyro depicting him as green. This was drawn by Charles Zembillas and coloured by another team member[1]

Insomniac team member Mark Cerny suggested they develop a child-friendly, platformer game after they were inspired by the success of games such as Super Mario 64. As a concept, Spyro was originally brought up by Insomniac in-house artist Craig Stitt, who had an interest in the fictional beasts. When the team decided to use a dragon, they began conceptualizing names and potential designs for the character, some of which depicted the character as a crude, beaked dragon. During the design process, they decided that the dragon would be a character that appealed to 8 to 10 year olds; they had to be cute, but at the same time, mischievous, bratty, unpredictable and something of an upstart.[2]

During development, the dragon was referred to by the codname "Pete", which was a reference to the 1977 Disney film, Pete's Dragon. This was because the development team assumed they would be sued by Disney and also to remind themselves to not ship the game out with the name "Pete".[3] Insomniac grew accustomed to the name "Pete" as it carried over through much of the game's development time, and was even reported on by retail outlets in late March 1998.[4]. According to some developers, a second name - "Pyro" - was briefly used, being the Latin and Greek word for "fire." The name was altered to "Spyro" shortly afterwards, which would be the name that ultimately ended up sticking.

In very early development, Spyro was depicted as green, but the development team noticed that he would blend into the grass in the levels too much. There were several other exisitng reptile characters that were green, such as Gex and Croc already on the same console at the time, so another color was chosen to help Spyro differentiate from these characters. In early 1997, Spyro's purple color was chosen, due to it contrasting well with the greens and other colors found in many different environments.[5]

Early designs for Spyro depicted him as being large and bipedal, complete with being rather crude and beak mouthed. After many interations, this dragon would become smaller, cuter, quadrupedal with a tiny-pointed mouth.[2]


Physical appearance[edit]

Spyro is a purple dragon with both yellow horns and wings, and a light-colored belly. Starting with Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro's rendered art displays a ridge of yellow spikes down his back, although this was not reflected by Spyro's in-game model until Spyro: A Hero's Tail.


"Spyro the Dragon is the mischievous hero of this tale. He may be the smallest hero in the Dragon Family, but even the Elder Dragons admit he's got gumption! Just ask Gnasty Gnorc - he won't mess with Spyro again! Spyro's always rarin' to go, especially when he can headbash some sheep or flame some frogs. He's so full of energy, he keeps me on the move! Spyro is extremely curious and hardly ever cautious, which sometimes gets him into trouble! That's why I stick around, to make sure nothing too serious happens to him!" –Sparx (Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! manual)

Spyro is a mischievous hero who doesn't shy away from roasting a couple of bad guys. He is extremely curious and rarely cautious, which can get him into trouble.[6] He is fearless, having faced opponents larger than himself without showing a hint of fear.

In the first Spyro the Dragon, Spyro had a mischievous and bratty personality. Through much of his adventure, he was mostly focused on defeating Gnasty Gnorc. The two sequels, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, feature Spyro as less cocky and more levelheaded. He has minimal interest in love, as he lost his chance with Elora in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and regarded the sight of Hunter and Bianca falling in love as a "sad sight".

In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, while still willing to save the world from evil, Spyro was given a cocky personality, even more than the first game. His arrogance was also increased, so much that he was willing to deny help to those he believed they wouldn't reward him. This was retained for subsequent games.

In the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Spyro's overall personality was changed to be more mature and friendly compared to his depiction in the original trilogy. His initial interactions with Elora is significantly more friendly, almost playful in tone. In addition, his interactions with the various dragons in the first game have been significantly lightened, and Spyro's tone has been made softer.


One of Spyro's main abilities is breathing bursts of fire

Spyro has two main methods of attack: charging at enemies with his horns and breathing fire. He can use his developing wings to glide but needs to utilize certain powerups to fly around freely. He is only able to fly freely when he enters speedways. In Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy, Spyro learns how to fly short differences by himself, and in the opening screen, Spyro is also shown to be flying independently. Certain sidequests in Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs depict Spyro with the ability to fly outside of speedways or special stages without the use of power-ups.

In Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro learns new abilities during his adventure through Avalar from Moneybags in exchange for treasure. This includes the ability to swim underwater, where Spyro can charge at enemies but can only blow bubbles instead of fire. He also learns to climb up certain walls with his claws and the headbash maneuver. Spyro retains these abilities in later games. In [Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, after acquiring enough runes, Spyro can use his wings as a shield that can deflect certain magic projectiles fired by enemies.

In Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, in addition to his fire breath, Spyro can collect runes that can allow him to breathe lightning, ice, and bubbles that he can use to catch lost baby dragonflies. In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, Spyro rescues fairies that grant him the power to breathe electricity, water, and ice.

In Spyro: Shadow Legacy, Spyro learns from his Dragon Elders the power to cast various magic spells. He was also taught by Sensei the art of Dragon Kata to battle the creatures of the Shadow Realm.


Early life[edit]

Some details of Spyro's past is revealed in the Japanese Spyro the Dragon manual and Sparx's interview with DNN.[7] Two thieves were running off past the dragon kingdom with two eggs, one was a red dragon egg and the other was a yellow dragonfly egg. The dragons caught the thieves, who then dropped the eggs in their panic. The dragons took the eggs and cared for them until they hatched. The dragon egg became hot, hatched after the dragonfly egg, and Spyro was born.

Spyro the Dragon[edit]

In Spyro the Dragon, Spyro was first seen knocking a sheep around during a live telvision interview between Astor, Lindar and the Dragon News Network crew. One of the viewers, a large orc-like creature named Gnasty Gnorc, was insulted by the comments said about him by Lindar. In retaliation, he used a magic spell to crystallize all the dragons in the Dragon Kingdom into crystal statues. Spyro, being a smaller dragon, avoided Gnasty's spell and sets with Sparx to rescue the frozen dragons and recover the treasure that was stolen by Gnasty Gnorc's minions. Spyro has to travel through the five Dragon Worlds, Artisans, Peace Keepers, Magic Crafters, Beast Makers, and lastly Dream Weavers, before he can reach the final area, Gnorc Gnexus, where he must battle and defeat Gnasty Gnorc. Spyro can travel between the Dragon Worlds by renting a hot-air balloon from a Balloonist, provided he has rescued enough dragons.

In the 110% ending, after defeating Gnasty Gnorc and unlocking his treasure hoard, Spyro was interviewed by DNN on his victory, where he claims that every good battle requires a good adversary. He remarks that despite Gnasty's misguided nature, he was a worthy opponent. This unfortunately caused the Dragons to once again become encased in crystal by an unseen character, and Spyro anticipated another adventure. Sometime later, Spyro treated himself and Sparx to a vacation in Dragon Shores.

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage![edit]

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! intro screenshot of Spyro suggesting to Sparx that they take a vacation to Dragon Shores

During a seemingly endless period of rainy weather, Spyro and Sparx decided that they needed a vacation from the Dragon Worlds, to somewhere warm and sunny. Spyro notices the portal to Dragon Shores nearby and recalls not being there since defeating Gnasty Gnorc, so he and Sparx decide to go to the vacation spot to escape the rainy weather. However, instead of arriving at the Dragon Shores beach, Spyro and Sparx arrived in a world called Avalar. Their travel was redirected by the Professor, Elora, Zoe, and Hunter, who were looking for a dragon. Suddenly, the group encounter a dictator named Ripto and his two bodyguards, Crush and Gulp. Ripto is furious that Spyro was brought to Avalar because he hates dragons. When Ripto leaves to the first Home World, Summer Forest, Elora gives Spyro a Guidebook to help him on his journey.

Unlike the first game, Spyro starts his journey within a realm called Glimmer, where he has to help out the Gemcutters. Along the way, Spyro meets a fairy named Zoe, who automatically saves the game progress throughout certain parts of Spyro's journey. Like in Spyro the Dragon, Spyro has to collect treasure lying around, but this time he needs them throughout his journey to pay a greedy bear named Moneybags for his services in order to progress. In the case of Glimmer, Spyro needs to pay 100 Gems to Moneybags for him to drop a bridge so that Spyro can progress. After exiting the Glimmer realm, Spyro meets up with Elora once more in Summer Forest, where she asks Spyro to recover the Talismans around Avalar, as they are powerful enough to defeat Ripto. Once Spyro has collected the six Talismans of Summer Forest, he can continue into Crush's Dungeon to fight Ripto's minion, Crush. Once Crush has been defeated, Spyro can access the second Home World, Autumn Plains, where he must collect eight more Talismans, making a total of 14, in order to fight Gulp at Gulp's Overlook.

Once Spyro has defeated Gulp, and Ripto plummeting into a chasm as a result of the battle, Elora arrives to congratulate the dragon for his victory. Believing there to be no sign of Ripto, Elora and a few of the fairies reward Spyro with a chair and umbrella to relax on for a vacation. Elora then goes to Winter Tundra to check on the Professor, who is reconstructing a Super Portal to send Spyro back home, and he later decides to follow Elora there. When Spyro arrives at the Winter Tundra, he learns from Elora that Ripto is still alive and that he stole the power crystal, which is necessary to power the Super Portal. Spyro is now asked to collect the Orbs, including in earlier realms, as they are also necessary for powering the Super Portal and to fight Ripto. Once Spyro has obtained all 40 Orbs, he can go battle Ripto in his arena.

At the arena, Zoe informed Spyro that the Professor was working on new types of Orbs to use against Ripto. During the battle, both Spyro and Ripto used the power from the Orbs to attack each other that escalated into Ripto using one Orb to deploy a large, mechanized version of Gulp. When Spyro destroyed it, Ripto used another Orb to destroy the arena floor while creating a large mecha-pteradactyl to help finish Spyro off. Spyro managed to defeat the mecha-bird in an aerial duel, and both it and Ripto fell to their demise in a pool of lava. Spyro was then able to go to Dragon Shores to begin his much needed vacation.

In the original PlayStation version's epilogue, Spyro is featured a few times: having a hot tub party with the Chef from Sunny Beach, missing his chance with Elora while riding in a Dragon Shores love boat, and being confronted by a herd of black sheep.

Spyro: Year of the Dragon[edit]

While the dragons, including Spyro, were asleep after celebrating the Year of the Dragon festival, a young sorceress named Bianca and a troop of Rhynocs arrived from tunnels underground to steal the Dragon Eggs. Spyro and the others only wake up when they find Bianca stealing the last remaining Dragon Egg. Just before Spyro and Hunter could stop Bianca, she managed to take the egg back through a hole to the Forgotten Realms, which is where the dragons formerly lived. Bianca stole the Dragon Eggs for her mistress, the Sorceress, who plans to use them for a spell to receive immortality. Meanwhile, because the other dragons are too big to enter the holes left behind, they ask Spyro to enter in their stead, which he does shortly after Hunter falls down. This begins Spyro's journey to recover the 150 stolen Dragon Eggs.

In the Forgotten Realms, there are four Home Worlds for Spyro to explore, in order of Sunrise Spring Home, Midday Gardens Home, Evening Lake Home, and lastly Midnight Mountain Home. In each Home World, Spyro recruits four new allies, in order of Sheila, Sgt. Byrd, Bentley, and Agent 9. At first, Spyro finds each of them being held prisoner by Moneybags in the respective Home Worlds, at the behest of the Sorceress. After paying enough Gems to Moneybags, Spyro not only frees the ally but also unlocks a realm that features them as a playable character instead of Spyro.

When Spyro and Sparx arrive in Midnight Mountain Home, Bianca realized how far her mistress would go to achieve power. She betrayed the Sorceress and defected to Spyro's side. Later, when Spyro has obtained at least 100 Dragon Eggs, he is able to enter the Sorceress's Lair. After a long battle, Spyro defeated the Sorceress, although she had not been entirely defeated.

Later, once Spyro has obtained 149 Dragon Eggs and 20,000 Gems, he can access the Super Bonus Round to fight the Sorceress once more. Here, Spyro manages to use his spaceship to ultimately defeat the Sorceress, earning him the final Dragon Egg, which hatches a pair of Siamese pair of dragons named Yin Yang.

Spyro: Season of Ice[edit]

In Spyro: Season of Ice, an alternative continuation of the Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Spyro, Hunter and Bianca receive a message for help from Zoe, who was captured along with the other fairies by a villain named Grendor. Spyro traveled to the Fairy Realms to rescue the resident fairies and Zoe from the villainous Rhynoc.

Spyro 2: Season of Flame[edit]

Upon returning from his vacation, Spyro discover that the Dragon Realms has grown icy cold (even his own fire-breath frozen into breath of ice). Ripto has returned, and he has invaded the Dragon Realms, this time to steal the fireflies, creatures that give the dragons their firebreath. While Bianca was able to restore Spyro's normal flame breath with the magic of a few fireflies, Spyro had to search throughout the Realms to recover the other missing fireflies, using both his normal breath (as well as his newfound ice powers) to defeat enemies, recover the fireflies, and once again take on and drive Ripto out.

Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly[edit]

In Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, during the conclusion of the Year of the Dragon festival, Spyro was having a celebratory party with Hunter and Bianca, overseeing the recently rescued baby dragons receiving dragonflies of their own. Suddenly, Ripto and his goons, Crush and Gulp, crashed the party and used his magic to steal and scatter the dragonflies across the land to render the dragons defenseless. Spyro was also separated from his best pal, Sparx the Dragonfly, thanks to Ripto's spell. Fortunately, both were able to find each other inside the nearby castle and reunited in time for Bianca to temporarily grant Spyro the ability to breathe more than one element. Spyro then Embarks on an adventure across the realm, learning new abilities from the Spirit Dragon, to recover the dragonflies and stop Ripto.

Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs[edit]

Ripto attempted another invasion and was successfully able to take over the Professor's laboratory through a mishap. Spyro and Sparx were then tasked with traveling throughout Dragon Shores to recover twelve 'Hearts' and use them to open a passage back to the Professor's lab and confront Ripto again. After a long journey, Spyro and Sparx were able to return to the lab, confront Ripto in battle and defeat him once more.

Spyro: A Hero's Tail[edit]

In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, a former Dragon Elder named Red is planting Dark Gems across the land to plunge them into darkness. Spyro discovers this and sets out on stopping Red and his minions, which included a revived Gnasty Gnorc and an evil mermaid named Ineptune. With the help of Hunter, Sgt. Byrd and a new friend named Blink the Mole, Spyro made his way to Red's final hideout and defeated him.

Spyro: Shadow Legacy[edit]

In Spyro: Shadow Legacy, Spyro and Sparx returned to the Dragon Realms after vacationing with their friends in preparation for school, only for the world to be plunged into chaos by a new force of evil. They soon discovered that a villain named the Sorcerer was attempting to rule the world using dark, shadowy mirrors of each realm (called the Shadow Realms). With the help of a Dragon Elder named Sensei, Spyro learned the art of Dragon Kata and the use of magic from the other elders, Tomas, Titan, Astor, Magnus and Cho-Lei.

After saving the Dragon Realms and Avalar from the Shadow Realm, Spyro found Red in the Forgotten Worlds. After defeating him, it was revealed that Red was only a pawn in the Sorcerer's plan to destroy the world. Red, freed from the Sorcerer's influence, helps Spyro defeat the Sorcerer by teaching him a spell that is needed to damage the villain. After Spyro made his way to the Sorcerer’s lair, the Sorcerer revealed himself to be a purple dragon like Spyro, but transformed himself into a monstrous dragon to engage the young dragon in combat. Spyro emerged the victor, and the Sorcerer fled before he lost his power completely. Spyro returned to the Dragon Realms, where a parade was thrown in his honor, with Red being welcomed back into the Dragon Realms and made peace with the other Elders (except Titan). Afterwards, Spyro and his friends began preparing themselves for the Sorcerer's next move.

Other Spyro appearances[edit]


In the mobile game Spyro, Spyro was the special guest of the Fairy Queen for the Royal Ball. Before the party began, none of the fairies were ready. Their dresses were locked in magical chests. Spyro set off on an adventure to unlock the chests and retrieve their dresses.

Spyro: Ripto Quest[edit]

In Spyro: Ripto Quest, Ripto attacked once more, and Spyro set out to recover parts of a machine protecting the realms of Fire, Grass, Ice, and to defeat Ripto again.

Crash Nitro Kart (Game Boy Advance)[edit]

Spyro is an unlockable character in the Game Boy Advance version of Crash Nitro Kart. He is unlocked after winning against Velo for the first time. In contrast to his traditional depiction as a hero, Spyro races for Team Trance and uses Uka Uka for his mask.

Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy[edit]

In Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy, a crossover game which is set after the events from Spyro GBA games, Ripto teamed up with Dr. Cortex to get rid of their foes: Spyro and Crash Bandicoot respectively. They genetically modified Ripto's "Riptoc" minions and disguised them as Crash and Spyro, leading the two protagonists to believe they are against each other. Crash and Spyro are alerted of their respective worlds' predicament and are sent to get rid of the disguised Riptocs. Crash and Spyro eventually encounter each other at Dragon Castles, believing each other to be a disguised Riptoc, but soon discover that they both have been tricked and decide to team up against Ripto and Cortex. Eventually, Spyro, Sparx, Crash, and Aku Aku defeated both Cortex and Ripto. The two heroes thank each other as the games end with a photo of Crash having Spyro in a friendly headlock.

Other game appearances[edit]

Crash Twinsanity[edit]

Spyro appears as a cameo in Crash Twinsanity, where he is somehow transported to Twinsanity Island, a place from the parallel Earth where the Evil Twins, the antagonists of the game, live.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[edit]

Spyro is an unlockable DLC character in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. In the Spyro & Friends Grand Prix, he reached out to challenge racers on his personal race track across the Artisans and Magic Crafters home worlds, having also managed to gather Hunter the Cheetah and Gnasty Gnorc to race him.

In Nitro Fueled, Spyro is Speed-based, having high speed but with low turn and acceleration. He can be bought in special character bundles after his Grand Prix event in the Pit Stop. His character skins include Fairy Kiss, Ice Breath, Dark Spyro, Winter Guardian Spyro, and Space Spyro.

Crash Bandicoot: On The Run![edit]

Spyro makes an appearance in the Battle of the Dragons event in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!. A portal to the Dragon Realms opens in the wake of N. Tropy's defeat. This allows the villainous Dark Spyro and Gnasty Gnorc to enter and conquer three Spyro-themed lands in Crash Bandicoot's dimension. Spyro goes after them, but the portal to the Dragon Realms is broken in the process. Crash and Coco Bandicoot team up with Spyro to defeat Dark Spyro and Gnasty Gnorc and help Spyro repair the Dragon Portal. With their help, Dark Spyro is sent back to the dragon realm but Gnasty Gnorc escapes and remains at large in Crash's dimension. With the Dragon Portal fully repaired, Spyro returns to his own dimension, bidding his bandicoot friends farewell.

Crash Team Rumble[edit]

Spyro is an unlockable character who was included in Season 3 of Crash Team Rumble. He is Scorer-type character with high mobility. He can be unlocked by gaining Relic Assist badges while playing Competitive.

In the digital comic, Spyro was chasing down a blue thief in Summer Forest when he was approached by Dr. N. Tropy, Dr. Neo Cortex, and Dr. N. Brio, who came to Spyro's world to seek his help in dealing with Ripto back in Crash's dimension. The purple dragon agreed to help stop Ripto, with Elora tagging along. During one of the competitive matches, Spyro and Ripto met once again and competed against each other's teams.

For this character's Crash Team Rumble page, see Crash Team Rumble:Spyro.

Relationships with other characters[edit]


Spyro and Sparx have been best friends ever since they were still in eggs. Sparx follows Spyro and acts as his health indicator, and helps him collect treasure scattered throughout the game world. If Sparx disappears, Spyro will be left vulnerable, but Spyro can replenish Sparx by finding butterflies for him to eat, which are usually acquired by attacking smaller animals such as sheep.

Dragon Elders[edit]

Spyro generally respects the older dragons, who are also his elders, but is impatient with more senior ones and often tries to leave as they are talking. His impatience was toned down in the Reignited Trilogy.

Gnasty Gnorc[edit]

After the dragons were turned to crystal by Gnasty Gnorc, Spyro gained a great disdain for the Gnorc king and was determined to bring him down, occasionally rambling to his fellow dragons about wanting to torch Gnasty. After finally defeating him, Spyro admits that Gnasty was a worthy opponent despite his misguided nature.


Hunter is one of Spyro's close friends[8], often partaking in friendly competitions with each other. Initially, both Spyro and Hunter had a rocky start when the dragon was brought to Avalar. The cheetah feared dragons at first after reading about them from the Professor's book, which describes them as much more dangerous than Ripto. This fear turned to surprise and disbelief when Hunter first laid eyes on Spyro, a small young dragon. Over the course of Spyro's journey through Avalar, Hunter grew impressed with Spyro's prowess after challenging him in many sidequest activites and the two became friends.

In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, after Hunter fell in love with Bianca, Spyro believed he lost Hunter, a noble warrior, to "the plague of love". Fortunately this wasn't the case as Hunter still retained his friendship with Spyro since he was concerned about his well-being during his fight against the Sorceress.


When Spyro met Elora in Glimmer, they didn't formally introduce themselves until Spyro reached the Summer Forest homeworld. Elora truly believed that Spyro would be the one to end Ripto's tyranny over Avalar and did whatever she could to aid him during his adventure, with Spyro appreciating her help. When Spyro finally defeated Ripto in Winter Tundra, Elora personally rewarded Spyro with a kiss on the forehead. In the original epilogue of Ripto's Rage!, Spyro missed his chance with Elora on the Love Boat ride as he was busy seeing the sights, but the two remained friends.

Crash Bandicoot[edit]

Spyro initially saw Riptocs disguised as Crash Bandicoot wrecking havoc across the Dragon Worlds. This caused him to see the bandicoot as an enemy that needed to be stopped. When both he and Crash finally crossed paths, a battle ensued with both sides discovering that they were deceived by their archenemies, Ripto and Dr. Neo Cortex. Spyro then joined forces with Crash and Aku Aku to take down their respective enemies, save their friends and their worlds. At the end of their adventure, Spyro and Crash parted ways on friendlier terms, ending with Crash having Spyro in a friendly headlock. They have even crossed paths again in several other Crash Bandicoot game titles, such as Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled, and Crash Bandicoot: On The Run!. Their close friendship is akin to bash brothers, both engaging in friendly competitive tournaments and stopping bad guys together.


Ember is acquaintances with Spyro but mostly dreams of marrying him and insists that Spyro likes her, much to the latter's dismay. In Shadow Legacy, Ember falls in love with an armadillo named Bandit and she never "flirts" with Spyro again afterwards.


“Spyro is the mischievous hero of this tale. he may be the smallest hero in the Dragon Family, but even the Elder Dragons admit he's got gumption! Just ask Gnasty Gnorc - he won't mess with Spyro again! Spyro's always rarin' to go, especially when he can headbash some sleep or flame some frogs. He's so full of energy, he keeps me on the move! Spyro is extremely curious and hardly ever cautious, which sometimes gets him into trouble! That's why I stick around, to make sure nothing too serious happens to him”
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! manual

“Spyro's quite the little celebrity these days, having won public admiration after defeating two nasty dictators and freeing hundreds of creatures from enslavement. Hot property in Dragon World, Spyro's not one to rest on his laurels. Oh no, the guy's no sooner come back from vacation than he's going 'down under' to the Forgotten World, to track down the heinous Ryhnocs. Who better to locate the missing dragon eggs than the bravest dragon on the block?”
Spyro: Year of the Dragon website

“This stubborn, fiery, purple dragon gives new meaning to the term potent breath. Spyro's curiosity and determination are two of his greatest assets, both have helped him to rescue his missing friends and defeat evil villains during his on-going quest to protect the Dragon Realms.”
Spyro collector's card

Voice portrayals[edit]

Voice Actor Appearance
Carlos Alazraqui Spyro the Dragon (game)
Tom Kenny Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled, Crash Team Rumble
Jess Harnell Spyro: A Hero's Tail, Spyro: Shadow Legacy

Voice portrayals in other languages[edit]

Language Voice Actor
French Stéphane Cornicard (Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro: Year of the Dragon)
Lorenzo Pancino (A Hero's Tail), Alexandre Gillet (Spyro Reignited Trilogy)
Italian Massimo Marinoni (Spyro the Dragon), Aldo Alessio (Enter the Dragonfly), Massimo Di Benedetto (A Hero's Tail)
Japanese Akiko Yajima (Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!)
Norwegian Erik Skold (Spyro Reignited Trilogy)
Portuguese Thiago Machado (Spyro Reignited Trilogy)
Spanish Javier Fernández Peña (Spyro the Dragon), Ferran Audí (Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro: Year of the Dragon)
Miguel Angel Acevedo (Enter the Dragonfly, A Hero's Tail)
Miguel Antelo (Spyro Reignited Trilogy), Luis Daniel Ramirez (Spyro Reignited Trilogy; Latin America)
Swedish Kim Sulocki (Spyro Reignited Trilogy)


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

See also[edit]

The Legend of Spyro series[edit]

Main article: Spyro (The Legend of Spyro)

Spyro appears as the main character in The Legend of Spyro reboot. In this story, Spyro is a rare purple dragon who is destined to save the world from the forces of the Dark Master. Along the way, he learns to harness the power of the elements and gain new allies.

Skylanders series[edit]

Main article: Spyro (Skylanders)

Spyro is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, debuting as one of the starter pack characters for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. He came from a rare line of magical purple dragons in a faraway land. His adventures and heroics were chronicled by the Portal Masters of Old, which eventually prompted Master Eon to reach out to Spyro invited him to join the Skylanders. Spyro now calls Skylands home, serving as one of its protectors. In times of crisis, Spyro takes the role as leader of the Skylanders alongside Master Eon.

Skylanders Academy TV series[edit]

Main article: Spyro (Skylanders Academy)

In the Skylanders Academy TV series, Spyro is one of the main characters, having been raised by Master Eon at the Skylanders Academy. He is childhood friends with Stealth Elf and Eruptor.

External links[edit]


  1. Charles Zembillas on green Spyro.
  2. a b The Origin of Spyro - Preliminary Concept Designs. The Animation Academy.
  3. Michael John on Twitter. (Date Posted - Mar 2, 2020). Twitter.
  4. Game Informer report. (Date Posted - April 17, 1998). GameInformer
  5. Lessons in Color Theory for Spyro the Dragon. (Date Posted - May 2, 2000). Gamasutra.
  6. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! manual, page 8
  7. DNN - A Day in the Life of a Sidekick. 1998. PlayStation (archived).
  8. Spyro: Year of the Dragon Manual, page 12