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Dingodile is an antagonist in the Crash Bandicoot series, he's a genetically enhanced hybrid of a dingo and a crocodile, having a crocodile's body and tail, and characteristics of a dingo with an Australian accent. Debuted in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, he often makes regular appearances in the entire series, with his latest appearance being Crash Team Rumble. Out of all of Cortex's animal minions, Dingodile has made the second most appearances in the series, behind Tiny Tiger who made more appearances.

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 Neo Cortex, but Dingodile has been known to work independently, or even against Cortex from time to time.

Appearances[]

Games[]

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

Dingodile Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped

G'day, mates! Dingodile's the name, and Uka Uka and Cortex gave me orders to bring the crystals to them during the ice ages. So, gimme the goods and shove off, or I'll roast yas!

Dingodile, Crash Bandicoot Warped

Dingodile introduces himself when Crash activates the second world portal. He claims he has been sent by Uka Uka and Cortex to collect crystals, and tells Crash not to interfere. When Crash recovers the crystals anyway, the two fight in the Ice Age. Dingodile is busy tormenting a penguin, but is interrupted when Crash arrives. He then creates an ice barrier around himself. Despite using a flamethrower, he is tricked into breaking his own barrier and is 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. After the third hit, Dingodile is beaten, and the penguin returns and jumps on Dingodile's back. Before passing out, Dingodile admits that Crash won fair and square, but warns that he will soon be up against much worse.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[]

Dingodile crash 4 - by danyq94

After the events of Warped's 100% ending, Dingodile had retired from villainy to open an eatery known as Dingo's Diner, which quickly became infamous for its near-inedible food. One day, his beloved diner gets blown up by bats working for his business rival Papa Batfield, and after getting his revenge by wiping out the bats, he is pulled into an interdimensional vortex. Dingodile travels from rift to rift through various dimensions, on the search for a way to get back home. On his travels, he meets an alternate dimension version of Tawna also travelling through dimensions, who explains the rifts to him, prompting the two to form an alliance. Shortly after Dingodile and Tawna encounter Crash, Coco and Cortex at Oxide's station, and the group sets off to defeat the N. Tropys. Once they're defeated, he whips both of them with his tail into an open dimensional rift. He accompanies the rest of the group to Neon City, the culinary capital of the universe, where he gets inspired to franchise his diner after seeing a successful version of it in the timeline. He is last seen boosting Coco into the air so she can chase after a traitorous Cortex and is not seen again until the ending, in which he re-opens his diner with new dishes inspired by his interdimensional travels. In the 100% ending, he follows through with his franchise plan, although his chain locations close down overnight due to multiple health code violations, with only the original location remaining open.

Other major appearances[]

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Dingodile fueling his kart.

In 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 N. Tropy, he is one of the fastest racers; the only side-effect is that he has poor turning and average acceleration. His kart is olive-colored. In the epilogue, he starts a breeding program for the creation of new, hybrid animals to be kept as pets.

Crash Bash Dingodile

In Bash. 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 and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time) 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.

Dingodile 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 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 during several Atlasphere 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 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.

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.

Out of all of N. Trance's victims, Dingodile underwent the most severe changes after falling under his mind control. 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. It is presumed that eventually he, Polar, and Pura escaped their brainwashing for future games.

In Crash Twinsanity, Dingodile is first seen at Crash's "birthday party" along with Koala Kong, Pinstripe, Polar, Crunch, Ripper Roo, Oxide and Tiny. After both Cortex and Crash fall into the cavern, Dingodile asks Ripper Roo out to lunch.

Dingodile appears again at the end of the level Slip Slide Icecapades. He is seen 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 last seen unconscious in the boiler room.

In Nitro Kart 3D. Dingodile is a playable racer in this game. He drives the Overcompensator from Crash Tag Team Racing.

In the GBA version of Crash of the 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 him, Crash must throw beehives and garbage cans at Dingodile to defeat him, Crash can also jack Dingodile, while jacked, he can use his flamethrower 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.

Dingodile Crash of the Titans

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, but like always he ends up losing the fight.

Dingodile repeats his role as the second boss in the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the third game. His defeat quote from the original game was initially omitted in the remake, but eventually added back in due to popular demand.

Dingodile nitro fuled

In Nitro-Fueled. Dingodile retains the same stats and role, this time using a welder in the intro and not a screwdriver.

His new epilogue has him become a firefighter, trading his flamethrower for a water hose. He has often been praised for his effectiveness and was also on the cover of the yearly fireman calendar.

In this game, Dingodile is an unlockable playable character by completing the level Home Cookin'. He attacks with his tail and a vacuum cannon rather than his traditional flamethrower. The vacuum cannon can be used to destroy stacks of wooden crates, pick up barrels of TNT, and hover in the air for a time.

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Dingodile appears in On the Run! as a boss for Crash or Coco to defeat. As usual, he is armed with his flamethrower which he uses to attack the player character by creating columns of flames down one lane of the path or by shooting bouncing fireballs at them. Like all bosses, he is defeated by chasing him and throwing Boom Berries at him to reduce his health bar to zero, then using the Portal Weapons crafted beforehand to send him back to his own dimension.

Dingodile features as a playable character in Crash Team Rumble. He is in the Blocker role, which makes a Dingodile player's main goal blocking players on the other team from depositing Wumpa Fruit in their bank or activating gem platforms. His playstyle is largely the same as in It's About Time, with a few key adjustments made and new moves added to suit the game.

Crash Team Rumble attributes
Health: 4.75/5
Capacity: 3.5/5
Combat: 5/5
Mobility: 2/5
Difficulty: 2/5
Playstyle: Blocker
PS4/5 Controls XBox One/S Controls Move
X A Jump
"It does what you think. You can hold the button in air to hover."
X, X (HOLD) A, A (HOLD) Hover
"Hold the jump button in air to hover for a few seconds. You can release the button at any time to end hovering early."
Square X Tailwhip
"A slow, but strong whip of Dingodile's tail that deals damage and knocks foes away. Hold the button down to charge up an even stronger Tailwhip attack."
Square (HOLD to CHARGE) X (HOLD to CHARGE) Super Tailwhip
"Hold to charge up a super strong Tailwhip attack. Be careful: if you try to hold the charge for too long, it'll go off on its own. When using the Super Tailwhip, Dingodile moves faster but can't hover."
R2 (HOLD) RT (HOLD) Vacuum
"The vacuum is great at quickly collecting Wumpa and Relics. It also deals slight damage to foes and slows them down."
Circle, Circle B, B Vac-Pull/Blast
"Can be used to pull enemies in front of Dingodile. After a Vac-Pull, quickly tap the button again to use a Blast attack."


Minor appearances[]

In N-Tranced. Dingodile makes an appearance as a playable character in the game's multiplayer mode.

In 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.

Characteristics[]

Personality[]

Dingodile is one of the most intelligent of Cortex's henchmen. In general, he is a pyromaniac who is quite vicious and seldom seen without his flamethrower. Despite his dangerous and cunning personality however, like many enemies of Crash, he is sometimes buffoonish and reckless. His own trigger-happy and destructive nature often is 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 in Warped, for example, he cackles "Break out the butter... I'm gonna make toast!" Another example occurs in Twinsanity: "Rumor is you two chumps have got your mitts in some treasure, and I want a piece of that pie."

When Dingodile first appeared, he had a raspy 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.

In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, he seems to have discarded his more villainous side, desiring to only live in retirement and run his diner. Even when he encountered Tawna, Crash, Coco, and Neo Cortex, he decided to help them and the Quantum Masks to take down both N. Tropys in exchange for returning him home. This is notable evidence that he indeed has had a change of heart. He also seems to have a rather vulgar sense of humor, as when he and the other playable characters saw the N. Tropys flirting with each other, while the others felt both disgusted and confused, Dingodile was amused (as seen by him nudging Crash's shoulder and laughing at the Drs. Tropy). He is also more foul-mouthed than he was in previous games, and is one of the few characters in the game to use swear words (one of the others being Crash in the 100% ending).

In Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, Dingodile came back to his villainous life, working for Dr. Neo Cortex and trying to stop Crash and Coco from ruining the mad scientist's plan of multiverse domination. However, with different versions of Dingodile appearing, him turning back to being a villain may not be the case.

Behind-the-scenes information[]

Trivia[]

  • 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.
  • Dingodile's bestiary entry from Crash of the Titans for the Nintendo DS states the following:
    • He likes Shakespeare and dislikes winter.
    • His height is 2m (~ 6'7") and his weight is 95kg (~ 209lbs).
  • Despite his name making it clear that he is a dingo + crocodile hybrid, he is erroneously referred to as a dingo + alligator hybrid in the credits monologue from It's About Time.
  • During the early Crash Bandicoot Mobile period of On the Run!'s development, Dingodile had a rather different look with a rounder, more bulbous snout. For the final product, his design was changed to one that more closely resembled his N. Sane Trilogy look.

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