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Gnasty Gnorc, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Gnasty Gnorc is a character from the Spyro the Dragon series. He is the main antagonist of the first game in the series and an antagonist in Spyro: A Hero's Tail.

History with the Crash Bandicoot series

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

Gnasty Gnorc has a cameo in Purple's sister game, Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy as a Trading Card. This card can be traded over to Purple via link cable, making it Gnasty Gnorc's first appearance in the Crash series.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Gnasty's first true appearance within the Crash series is within Nitro-Fueled. He is a playable racer, added with the Spyro N. Friends Grand Prix. He can be purchased from the Pit Stop for 1500 Wumpa Coins.


Speed: 3/7
Accel: 4/7
Turn: 7/7
Difficulty: Beginner
Driving Style: Turning



In the original Spyro the Dragon game, Gnasty Gnorc is described as an unpleasant creature with the short temper of a gnome, and the bad attitude of an orc. He is shown to be self-conscious about his appearance, envies and resents dragons, and especially detests their Gems, as they not only look pretty, but their shiny surfaces show Gnasty his own reflections, reminding him of his unappealing appearance. He takes full offense in being called simpleminded, unthreatening, and especially ugly.

Some of this is reflected back in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, in which he occasionally retorts to racers he passes by saying they are ugly instead, as well proudly proclaiming that he is a threat after all when winning a race. Likewise, upon losing a race, he blames his loss on a dragon.

Physical appearance

As a Gnorc, Gnasty is a large, green, orc-like creature with two fangs protruding on his lower jaw. He possesses golden armor with spikes on the arm pads, and has a Viking helmet. He possesses a belt, which holds his clothing, and has knee pads. He wields a large, blue scepter, which has multiple spikes on it.

See also

The Spyro Wiki's page on Gnasty Gnorc.



See: Gnasty Gnorc/Gallery


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