Break out the butter, I'm gonna make toast!Dingodile, Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Dingodile is a genetically enhanced combination between a dingo and a crocodile as he has a crocodile's body and tail, and characteristics of a dingo with an Australian accent. He makes his first appearance in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, after which he makes regular appearances in the series, with his latest appearance being the Nitro-Fueled remaster of Crash Team Racing. Out of all of Cortex's animal minions, Dingodile has made the second most appearances in the series, only Tiny Tiger has appeared more.
Dingodile is often equipped with a flamethrower, which is fueled by a large gas tank worn on his back. The flamethrower is occasionally traded for a water gun in some games, like the DS version of Crash of the Titans. He is also known to attack with his tail. It is generally assumed that Dingodile was created by Doctor Neo Cortex, but some sources confirmed Doctor Nitrus Brio to be his real creator. This may be one of the reasons of why Dingodile has no trouble betraying Cortex from time to time.
Naughty Dog Era
According to the Crash Bash instruction manual, Dingodile was created by Brio. It is unknown how he ended up serving Cortex.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
G'day, mate! Dingodile's the name! And Uka Uka and Cortex gave me orders to bring the Crystal to them during The Ice Ages. So give me the goods and shove off or I'll roast yas!Dingodile, Crash Bandicoot Warped
Dingodile is introduced when Crash activates the second world portal. He claims he has been sent by Uka Uka and Cortex to fetch Crash's power crystals and warns Crash to back off and hand over the crystals, or he's done. Crash recovers all the crystals in the world and so Dingodile appears once more and states that he warned him and now he's in for it. Next is a cutscene showing a penguin walking across an icy bit of land, then Dingodile appears on an ice pedestal with his signature flamethrower in hand. He then laughs and is just about to finish him off when Crash appears, taking his mind off the penguin. Crash then gets into a fight with Dingodile, who creates an ice barrier around himself. Despite using a flamethrower, he is tricked into breaking his own barrier and attacked by Crash three times. He tries showering Crash with flame shots from above but Crash still manages to make his flamethrower backpack explode on him. Dingodile just can't take the third time and is beaten. The penguin then returns and jumps on the crispy black Dingodile's backpack heroically, leaving Crash to get the Double jump ability, before passing out Dingodile admits that Crash won fair and square but it doesn't matter as Crash will soon be up against much worse.
Crash Team RacingIn CTR, he appears as a playable standard character on Uka Uka's team against Nitros Oxide. In the intro, he works on his kart with a screwdriver, only to have it blow up in his face. Dingodile's garage appears to also be a boiler room, where he stores spare gas tanks for his flamethrower and pumps his kart full of flames and hot gas. His home track is Dingo Canyon. Like Tiny Tiger and the hidden racers Papu Papu and Doctor Nefarious Tropy, he is one of the fastest racers; the only side effect is he has bad turning and average acceleration. His kart is yellow-green. In the epilogue, he starts a breeding program for the creation of new, hyrbrid animals to be kept as pets.
Dingodile appears once again as a playable character in Crash Bash. In the intro, he moved to the good side along with Tiny Tiger because of the lack of players on Aku Aku's side. It is interesting to note that his boss battle music from Warped is used for a mini-game (most notably in "Dot Dash") and the battle against Oxide, but is slightly remixed. This game is the only game (until Crash Nitro Kart) where Dingodile does not use his flamethrower. Oddly, in his artwork for the game, he is seen holding a crate over his head. In the actual game, he only holds crates up to around his neck. Like Rilla Roo, he is good at the pogo mini games and the tank mini games. In the crate crush mini game he has a weak throw but a powerful spin.
Traveller's Tales Era
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
In The Wrath of Cortex, Dingodile is only given a brief role and is seen in the intro during Uka Uka's conference in the space station, he is still on Cortex's side at this moment. This is his fourth year serving under Cortex. He has no lines of dialogue and his only use was as an obstacle, racing against Crash in "Smokey and the Bandicoot" and shooting his flamethrower at Crash while in his Atlasphere during several different levels. Dingodile also acted as an enemy pilot in Tornado Alley and Crashteroids, trying to prevent Crash and Coco from destroying Cortex's generators and space stations.
In Crash Twinsanity, Dingodile is first seen at Crash's "birthday party" along with Koala Kong, Pinstripe Potoroo, Polar (who was put in as a joke), Crunch Bandicoot (who thought it actually was a birthday party), Ripper Roo, N. Oxide and Tiny Tiger. After both Cortex and Crash fall into the cavern, Dingodile asks Ripper Roo out to lunch.
Dingodile makes his second appearance in a wooden shack reading a book until a gigantic snowball containing Cortex and Crash falls onto it and destroys it. Dingodile survives and overhears Crash and Cortex's talk of the Evil Twins' Treasure. He then secretly follows them to the Academy of Evil.
Crash runs into him in the boiler room where Dingodile asks about the treasure. Finding no answers, he sends Cortex flying and battles Crash as the sixth boss. He is seen last unconscious in the boiler room. Dingodile wears and uses his flamethrower and is seen to gain more weight.
Vicarious Visions/Beenox Era
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
Dingodile appears as a boss where he is battled underwater. He wears a glass air helmet and a pair of blue swim trousers, and uses his flamethrower as a torpedo launcher. At Cortex's space station when the Planetary Minimizer malfunctions, he becomes a part of the Mega-Mix briefly.
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced
Dingodile makes an appearance as a playable character in the game's multiplayer mode.
Crash Nitro Kart
You call that racing? THIS is RACING!Dingodile, very deeply under N. Trance's mind control
In Crash Nitro Kart, Dingodile's character takes a much more odd and satirical turn. He is first seen as his usual self in the intro, assisting N. Gin in his lab. He is squashed against the wall when Tiny bursts in the room. The next time he shows up, he is seen on a podium with the evil master of hypnotism, N. Trance. Dingodile has been brainwashed by N. Trance to race for him in the circuit, along with Polar and Pura, making him a member of Team Trance.
The brainwashing seems to have greatly warped him both physically and mentally. Physically, he dons a helmet with a small antennae on the top, assumed to be N. Trance's way of brainwashing him. His eyes also turn green, and oddly enough, one eye looks up and one eye looks down, possibly due to the hypnosis. Mentally, he seems much more happy, and borderline, if not completely insane. His intelligence also seems to be quite diminished and he doesn't appear as villainous as usual. All of his taunts are said in a psychotic manner, completely different from the old Dingodile, and he almost always seems to have a huge smile on his face. He is unlocked by winning the Red Gem Cup. On the podium after winning a race, he jumps around and thrusts his hips. For some reason, Dingodile says,"Watch as I sneak up behind this kart." (This may be a reference to Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin.)
Out of all of N. Trance's victims, Dingodile underwent the most severe changes after falling under his mind control. This implies that he was subjected to much more powerful brainwashing than the others, possibly due to being anthropomorphic. N. Trance is shown to be quite fond of Dingodile, as he is paired with him on a promotional desktop released for the game, and is shown standing next to him on the podium during the intro. Because of this, he may have subjected Dingodile to more powerful brainwashing to keep him under his mind control for as long as possible. It is presumed that eventually he escaped his brainwashing due to his appearances in future games and Polar and Pura escaping their brainwashing as well.
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage
Dingodile makes an appearance as a playable character in the game's multiplayer mode. He also makes a cameo in the game as a card. Oddly enough, he is in his brainwashed state from Crash Nitro Kart, complete with his "wonky" eyes and helmet.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
Dingodile is a playable racer in this game. He drives the Overcompensator from Crash Tag Team Racing.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Dingodile repeats his role as the second boss in the remake of the third game. His defeat quote from the original game was mysteriously omitted in the remake but was eventually added back in due to popular demand.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Dingodile retains the same stats and role in the remake, this time using a welder in the intro and not a screwdriver.
His new epilogue has him ironically become a firefighter, turning his flamethrower into a hose. He has often been praised for his effectiveness and was also on the cover of the yearly fireman calendar.
Driving Style: Speed
Radical Entertainment Era
Crash of the Titans (GBA)
In the GBA version of Titans, Dingodile is the first boss in the game (not counting Cortex, who is fought before Dingodile). He was sent by Uka Uka to eliminate Crash and Aku Aku. In combat, he can use his flamethrower to shoot a long range stream of fire to do high damage on Crash, he can also punch and kick Crash if he is near to him, Crash must throw beehives and garbage can at Dingodile to defeat him, Crash can also jack Dingodile, while jacked, he can use his flame thrower to instantly defeat Doom Monkeys. If unjacked, he'll directly fight Crash again, Crash can get a crystal to make the fight easier. When defeated, Crash has access to go to Tiki Island. He can be found in the boss battle with Cortex.
Crash of the Titans (DS)
Dingodile returns in the DS version of Crash of the Titans as a boss. In this game instead of his classic flamethrower, he has a water gun to attack Crash with. In his boss fight he calls Whalephants to attack Crash also.
Dingodile is one of the most intelligent of Cortex's henchmen, as he is created under the fusions of two animals. In general, he is a pyromaniac who is quite serious and seldom seen without his flamethrower. Despite his dangerous and cunning personality however, like many enemies of Crash, he is often buffoonish and reckless, his own trigger happy destruction often giving Crash the key to his downfall.
He also tends to have a darkly playful and rather humorous side, as he often tends to make jokes about food. Before battling Crash, for example, he cackles "Break out the butter... I'm gonna make toast!" Another example occurs in Twinsanity: "Rumor is you two got your hands in some nifty treasure, and I want a piece of that pie."
When Dingodile first appeared, he had a rasp Australian accent. However, in Crash Bash, he had an uncharacteristically deep and somewhat goofy laugh whenever he won a minigame. He regained his first accent in Crash Nitro Kart.
Dingodile is generally portrayed as sleazy and underhanded. He enjoys preying on the weak; in fact, he nearly fried a penguin with his flamethrower before battling Crash. He is also sometimes treacherous, and is not above betraying even Cortex for his own gains, which is evident in Crash Twinsanity when he attacks him, along with Crash, in his boss battle. Despite his slimy nature however, he has a hidden cultured side. He enjoys croquet, fine literature and cooking, when not gleefully roasting something with his flamethrower, that is.
In Crash Nitro Kart, Dingodile is seen showing traits of cowardice. Examples of this are present when he covers his eyes during a particularly high jump, and when he says lines such as "I can't look!" It is believed that this trait stems from being under the powerful hypnosis of N. Trance, and is not present when he is not under his mind control.
Dingodile has the appearance of both a dingo and a crocodile combined: his body shape is that of a crocodile, but it is covered in brown fur like a dingo. He has large darker brown patches visible on his back in CTR. This seems to have been removed in future appearances, though view of them may just be blocked by his flamethrower's gas tank. While he is mostly covered in fur, his hands, feet, belly and muzzle are covered in skin like a crocodile's belly, which is beige. He is often shown with sharp, crooked teeth. His tail is usually scaly and green, except for the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans. His eyes are usually brown, except for Crash Nitro Kart, where they were green (probably due to N. Trance's brainwashing), and the N. Sane Trilogy and Nitro Fueled where they are dark blue. In Twinsanity he has yellow scleras.
He is usually seen carrying a flamethrower with a big tank on his back. He is approximately 2 meters (6 feet) tall and weighs about 95 kilograms. He gains size and weight in his appearances in Twinsanity and on-wards, to the point of looking pig-like in Crash of the Titans. His pants can be beige, green or blue, and he never wears shoes or a shirt. In CNK he wears one of N. Trance's hypnotism helmets.
Cortex is Dingodile's boss, with Dingodile working as Cortex's henchman ever since his introduction in Warped. Though they haven't been seen interacting directly, Dingodile seems quite content working for Cortex, mentioning him in his time twister message in Warped without any sign of contempt. He isn't above betraying Cortex for his own benefit however, shown when he works against him in Twinsanity, working with N. Gin, N. Tropy, and N. Brio to steal the Evil Twins' treasure, even going as far as to fire his flamethrower at Cortex in the boiler room.
Dingodile is seen assisting N. Gin with an experiment at the beginning of CNK, showing they're on good terms working together. They also work together along with N. Brio and N. Tropy to try to steal the Evil Twins' treasure in Twinsanity.
According to the Crash Bash manual, N. Brio is Dingodile's creator, although it has not been confirmed. How he came to work for Cortex is unexplained, and Dingodile and Brio have never been shown interacting, so their relationship is unknown.
In CNK, N. Trance hypnotised Dingodile into racing for him on Team Trance, warping his personality in that game in the process. Given that he was brainwashed and wasn't acting of his own free will throughout the game, his true opinions of N. Trance are unknown. N. Trance seems fond of him in any case, given that he chose Dingodile out of everyone to hypnotise for his team, and chose Dingodile to stand beside him on the podium in the intro.
Being under the employ of Cortex, Dingodile has been tasked with fighting against Crash multiple times. He seems to relish in this, being excited to "make toast" when Crash arrived for his boss fight in Warped. Though he was briefly forced to work with Crash in Crash Bash, he doesn't seem to hold any positive feelings for Crash, seeing him only as an enemy.
Dingodile holds a respect for Uka Uka, happily gathering the crystals in Warped under Uka Uka and Cortex's orders.
In Twinsanity, Ripper Roo and Dingodile are friends, or at least on very good terms. After the Mecha-Bandicoot boss fight, Dingodile asks Ripper Roo out to lunch, and Ripper enthusiastically accepts the offer.
Dingodile may have been intended to have romantic feelings for Tawna, as seen when he goes on a date with her in a deleted scene in Twinsanity.
- Crash Bandicoot: Warped
- Crash Team Racing
- Crash Bash
- Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
- Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
- Crash Bandicoot Blast
- Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (playable in multiplayer mode)
- Crash Nitro Kart
- Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage (playable in multiplayer mode)
- Crash Twinsanity
- Crash of the Titans (Handheld versions only)
- Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
- Skylanders: Imaginators (cameo)
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
- Crash Bandicoot: On the Run
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
- Doctor Neo Cortex is implied to have killed Dingodile some point after Twinsanity. This is stated by an unused Cortex line from Tag Team Racing: "I made shoes out of Dingodile!" However, this is clearly false, because Dingodile has made a few appearances in subsequent releases.
- It's possible this was a joke, as some shoes are made of crocodile skin.
- Dingodile is the only character to have worked under each ancient mask. He works under Uka Uka in most games he appears in, Aku Aku in Crash Bash after being switched to even out the teams, and Velo's Mask in Crash Nitro Kart after being brainwashed by N. Trance into racing for Team Trance.
- Dingodile, along with Tiny, Polar, Pura, Fake Crash, and Doctor Nefarious Tropy, is one of the only returning characters of Crash Team Racing and Crash Nitro Kart that didn't return in Crash Tag Team Racing.
- He was created after Naughty Dog's Joe Labbe asked for a character that was a cross between a dingo and a crocodile.
- In Crash Twinsanity, Dingodile is left-handed. However, in other games, he is right-handed. This could be an oversight, or it's possible that he is ambidextrous.
- In Crash Nitro Kart, when Dingodile is used, he will cover his eyes with his hands when he's jumping to a high place.
- Throughout Nitro Kart he's also shown covering his eyes on the loading screens for Out of Time and Thunderstruck, and has a few voicelines referencing covering his eyes. ("I can't look!") The reason for this recurring theme is unknown, though it may have something to do with his hypnosis.
- In the same game, Dingodile is officially the second largest playable character, the largest being Tiny. However, due to a developer oversight, he is often undersized in this game, making him appear smaller than usual.
- In the same game, if the player lets Dingodile sit in his kart on the track or an arena, without controlling him, he will eventually start sniffing the air, and may even do this without stopping, until he is attacked, or the player moves him.
- Dingodile is a hybrid of a dingo and crocodile, but in his battle with Crash in Twinsanity, he makes strange pig-like noises.
- Dingodile's main weapon is the flamethrower. Ironically, in the DS version of Crash of the Titans, he uses a water cannon.
- Dingodile’s distinct accent and choice of clothing calls to mind the archetype of the bogan/ocker, the Australian equivalent of the hillbilly/redneck.
- Dingodile was at one point meant to wear a shirt as shown in his early designs. He was also originally going to walk on all fours instead of being upright (this is shown in one of his earlier designs). Originally, he didn't have his flamethrower either.
- In Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, Dingodile wears light blue pants with shark-like patterns among them.
- Unlike Polar, Dingodile, along with Pura, is not seen in either ending of Nitro Kart's story mode, so it's unknown how he escaped from N. Trance's mind control.
- Despite officially being the same height as Tiny, Dingodile has sometimes appeared shorter, as proven in Crash Nitro Kart.
- In Crash Nitro Kart, Dingodile will usually be the character to pair up with N. Trance in Team Race mode.
- Dingodile is the only boss character from Warped, not to be under Team Cortex in Crash Nitro Kart.
- He is one of the only two major characters from the PS1 games whose species is a hybrid, the other is Rilla Roo.
- Dingodile is also the only major character from the PS1 games that is half reptile and half mammal. Therefore, he is the only major character from the PS1 games who is half cold-blooded, and half warm-blooded.
- In the N. Sane Trilogy, in the levels Tomb Time, Sphynxinator, Tomb Wader, and Bug Lite, one of the paintings on the walls highly resembles Dingodile.
- In Crash Nitro Kart, when Dingodile comes 2nd in a cup tournament, his leg is glitching through the podium, his hand is also glitching through his pants, this can barely be seen when on 3rd. However, his tail can be seen glitching through the podium when on 3rd and cannot be seen when on 2nd.
- Dingodile has shared the same voice actor as Fake Crash (Dwight Shultz).
- During his epilogue in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, it is mentioned that he became a firefighter after Oxide's defeat. When the Spooky Grand Prix came out, one of the new costumes that was a firefighter Dingodile.
|Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot|
|Bosses||Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka | Mega-Mix|
|Items||Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems|
First Chamber: Jungle Jam | Shipwrecked | Temple of Boom | Frostbite Cavern | Just in Slime
|Enemies||Electric Eel | Frog | Jellyfish | Lab Assistant | Moray Eel | Penguin | Polar Bear | Pufferfish | Rat | Scrubber | Seal | Shark | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Spike Lizard | Squid | Sewer Mech | Venus Fly Trap | Yeti|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled|
|Racers|| Default: Crash Bandicoot | Dr. Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | Dr. N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Crunch Bandicoot | Geary|
Unlockable (Bosses): Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe | Nitros Oxide
Unlockable (Misc.): Penta Penguin | Fake Crash | Dr. N. Tropy | King Chicken | Iron Checkpoint Crate
Pit Stop Purchases: Krunk | Small Norm | Big Norm | Nash | N. Trance | Real Velo | Zam | Zem
Bonus: Tawna | Ami | Megumi | Liz | Isabella | Baby Crash | Baby Coco | Baby T | Spyro | Hunter | Gnasty Gnorc | Komodo Moe | Dr. N. Brio | Nina Cortex | Koala Kong | Pasadena O'Possum | Ebenezer Von Clutch | Rilla Roo | Yaya Panda | Hasty | Chick | Stew | Megamix | Emperor Velo XXVII | Lab Assistant | Baby Cortex | Baby N. Tropy | Fixed Rilla Roo
|Supporting characters||Aku Aku | Uka Uka | Sparx | Velo Mask | Apo-Apo|
|Customization||Skins | Bodies and Decals | Wheels | Paint Jobs | Stickers|
N. Sanity Beach: Crash Cove | Mystery Caves | Sewer Speedway | Roo's Tubes
|Battle Arenas|| Original: Skull Rock | Nitro Court | Parking Lot | Rocky Road | Lab Basement | Rampage Ruins | The North Bowl|
From Crash Nitro Kart: Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
|Collectibles||Trophy | Crystal | Gem | Relic | CTR Token | Key | Wumpa Coin|
|Power Ups||Missile | Bowling Bomb | Warp Orb | TNT Crate/Nitro Crate | Power Shield | N. Tropy Clock | N. Brio's Beaker | Turbo | Invisibility | Super Engine | Invincibility Mask (Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Mask/Sparx/Apo-Apo)|
|Misc.||Pit Stop | Grand Prix (Nitro Tour | Back N. Time | Spyro N. Friends | Spooky | Neon Circus | Winter Festival | Rustland | Gasmoxia | Post Grand-Prix)|
|Crash Bandicoot Racing Series Playable Characters|
|Crash Team Racing||Crash Bandicoot | Dr. Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe | Fake Crash | Dr. N. Tropy | Penta Penguin|
|Crash Nitro Kart||Crash Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Fake Crash | Dr. Neo Cortex | N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | N. Tropy | Nitrous Oxide | Zem (Consoles only) | Zam (Consoles only) | Real Velo (Consoles only) | N. Trance | Polar | Dingodile | Pura (Consoles only) | Krunk (GBA only) | Nash (GBA only) | Norm (GBA only) | Big Norm (GBA only) | Geary (GBA only) | Emperor Velo XXVII (GBA only) | Spyro (GBA only)|
|Crash Tag Team Racing||Crash | Neo Cortex | Pasadena | Crunch | Coco | Nina | N. Gin | Von Clutch|
|Crash Racing||Crash | Cortex | Nina | Pasadena|
|Crash Nitro Kart 2||Crash | Dr. Cortex | Coco | Ripper Roo | Yaya | Nina | Tiny Tiger | Oxide|
|Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D||Crash | Cortex | Coco | Oxide | Roo | Yaya | Polar | Dingodile|
|Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2||Crash | Dr. Cortex | Coco | Nina | Pura | Tiny Tiger | Crunch | N. Gin | Yaya | Ripper Roo|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled||Crash Bandicoot | Dr. Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | Dr. N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Penta Penguin | Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe | Fake Crash | Nitros Oxide | Dr. N. Tropy | Crunch Bandicoot | Krunk | Small Norm | Big Norm | Nash | N. Trance | Real Velo | Geary | Zam | Zem | Tawna | Ami | Megumi | Liz | Isabella | Baby T | Baby Crash | Baby Coco | Spyro | Hunter | Gnasty Gnorc | Komodo Moe | Dr. N. Brio | Nina Cortex | Koala Kong | Pasadena O'Possum | Ebenezer Von Clutch | King Chicken | Rilla Roo | Yaya Panda | Hasty | Chick | Stew | Megamix | Emperor Velo XXVII | Lab Assistant | Baby Cortex | Baby N. Tropy | Fixed Rilla Roo | Iron Checkpoint Crate|
|Crash Bandicoot Party Series Playable Characters|
|Crash Bash||Crash Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Dingodile | Tiny Tiger | Doctor Neo Cortex | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Koala Kong | Rilla Roo | Fake Crash (Japanese version only)|
|Crash Boom Bang||Coco Bandicoot | Crash Bandicoot | Pura | Pinstripe Potoroo | Crunch Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Fake Crash | Tawna|