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    Spyro the Dragon

    Character » appears in 34 games

    A compendium for all things Spyro, lest the little dragon that could be forgotten forever in the mists of time.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Spyro the Dragon last edited by abra_kapocus on 07/21/23 08:22PM View full history


    Spyro is the young, cocky, and often disrespectful dragon who's the protagonist of the Spyro the Dragon series. Spyro's defining features are his purple scales, small horns, and very small wings. He can't fly yet, but he gets practice in most of his games, along with the aid of his dragonfly companion Sparx.

    Spyro first appears in Spyro the Dragon, as the only dragon who didn't fall victim to Gnasty Gnorc's spell. He saves the other dragons, and takes on Gnasty Gnorc, all so he can relax in a resort called Dragon Shores.

    In the following installments, Spyro starts to befriend others, and, while still cocky and disrespectful, he seems to mature. His main goal is always to protect others, even when the odds seem against him.


    Making his debut appearance in Spyro the Dragon, Spyro was the one dragon who was not turned into a statue by the evil Gnasty Gnorc's spell. Over the course of the game, it becomes Spyro's mission to break the spell.

    After the success of the first game, Spyro was given a second game for players to enjoy, titled Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage. This second game vastly expanded upon the gameplay of the first one, granting Spyro several new moves for both combat and exploration. As a character, Spyro had matured from the brash, hard-headed dragon from the first game into a slightly more mature character, though he was still known to pick an unnecessary fight or two. More than that, he went from being an unwilling hero to a determined savior.

    By the time that the third game in the original Spyro trilogy was created, Spyro had changed quite a bit. In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Spyro had become a responsible member of his dragon society, as well as a loyal companion to the friends he had made in the previous games.


    Unlike the other taller, more imposing dragons that are seen throughout the Dragon Lands, Spyro is quite short, standing only knee high to his peers. Many who have never seen a dragon before are quite amused by his diminutive stature, especially those who had heard of the power and majesty of a dragon previously.

    Height aside, Spyro's coloration appears to be unique among his kind. Out of all the dragons seen within the game, Spyro is the only dragon to have royal purple scales and orange wings, spikes, horns and claws. Presumably, this is to make him appear unique among his kind.


    Spyro undergoes quite a lot of changes during the course of his games. At first, he's a plucky little boy who throws all caution and heed to the wind, taking on all challenges without any regard to others.

    By the second game, Spyro's brazen nature has cooled off slightly, yet he still demonstrates that hotheadedness that he is most known for. At first, Spyro was irritated that he was roped into taking on a new challenge against his will, but gradually grew into the hero role.

    By the third game, Spyro has become more responsible, more levelheaded and less likely to pick a fight where he cannot win.

    Powers & Abilities

    As a dragon, Spyro has a vast plethora of powers both innate to his species and granted to him by other means.

    • Fire Breath: As a dragon, Spyro has a natural ability to breathe a swath of flame from his mouth.
    • Enhanced Strength: Spyro is able to move objects and defeat opponents that are larger than himself.
    • Enhanced Durability: Spyro is able to withstand attacks that would outright kill most others. This is mostly due to his being under the guardianship of the dragonfly, Sparx.
    • Gliding/Flight: Because his wings have not fully grown in, Spyro is only able to perform short glides. True flight is only attained by temporary magical enhancements.
    • Ice Breath: Certain magical spells will change Spyro's fire breath into ice.
    • Super Flame: A fairy's kiss will strengthen Spyro's fire breath to the point that it can destroy even metal obstacles.


    Spyro is also a character in the action-platformer Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (and it's sequels). Although his name appears in the title, he is only one of 32 different playable characters in the game, which itself has little to do with previous Spyro games.


    • Magic

    Power Stats

    • Strength - 60
    • Agility - 100
    • Defense - 50
    • Luck - 60

    Main Attacks

    • Dragon's Fire
    • Charge


    Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

    • Spyro (Series 1) - Original version released with Skylanders Spyro's Adventure.
      • Dark Spyro - Color variant of series 1 spyro, with slightly different stats.
      • Legendary Spyro - Another color variant of series 1 spyro, with slightly different stats.

    Skylanders Giants

    • Spyro (Series 2) - A series 2 release for Skylanders Giants.

    Skylanders Swap Force

    • Mega Ram Spyro (Series 3) - A Series 3 release for Swap Force.
      • Dark Spyro (Series 3) - A dark color variant of the series 3 Mega Ram Spyro.

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