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This page includes miscellaneous information not present in the main article for Neo Cortex.

Designs[]

Appearances[]

Title Year Form Notes
Crash Bandicoot 1996 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crash Bandicoot 1996 Manga Appears in the manga adaptation of the original game.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Ezone Crash Bandicoot games 1997 Game Enemy.
Crash Bandicoot: Dance! Then Jump! Na Daibōken 1997 Manga Appears in the manga adaptation of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped 1998 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crash Bandicoot: Kattobi! Spin World 1999 Manga Major recurring character.
CTR: Crash Team Racing 1999 Game Playable character.
Crash Team Racing: Turbo Time! 1999 Other media One of the racers.
Crash Bash 2000 Game Playable character.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex 2001 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure 2002 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crash Bandicoot Blast! 2002 Game Target.
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced 2003 Game Playable in multiplayer minigames.
Crash Nitro Kart 2003 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Nitro Mini Golf 2003 Game Cameo.
Crash Bandicoot & Spyro Adventure World 2004 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage 2004 Game One of the main antagonists, boss.
Crash Twinsanity 3D 2004 Game Major character.
Crash Nitro Kart (mobile) 2004 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Twinsanity 2004 Game Playable character.
Crash Twinsanity (mobile) 2004 Game Major character.
Interactive Pachislot Crash Bandicoot 2005 Game Boss.
Crash Tag Team Racing 2005 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Tag Team Racing: Drive-By 2005 Game Cameo.
Crash Racing 2005 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Boom Bang! 2006 Game
Crash Bandicoot Party Games 2006 Game
Crash of the Titans 2007 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crash Village 2007 Game
Crash Nitro Kart 2 2007 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D 2008 Game
Crash: Mind Over Mutant 2008 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 2010 Game One of the playable characters.
Skylanders: Imaginators 2016 Game
Skylanders Academy 2016 Cartoon Mentioned.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy 2017 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crashmoji 2017 Game
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled 2019 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Digital Comic 2019 Comic
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 2020 Game Playable character, boss.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! 2021 Game Main antagonist, boss.
Crash Team Rumble 2023 Game One of the playable characters.
Crash Team Rumble promotional comics 2023 Comic

Portrayals[]

Language Voice actor Game
English Brendan O'Brien Crash Bandicoot[a]
Clancy Brown Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[a]
Crash Bandicoot: Warped[a]
CTR: Crash Team Racing[a]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[a]
Crash Nitro Kart[a]
Lex Lang Crash Twinsanity[a]
Crash Tag Team Racing[a]
Crash of the Titans[a]
Crash: Mind Over Mutant[a]
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[b]
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[b]
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[b]
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run![c]
Crash Team Rumble[b]
Debi Derryberry Crash Twinsanity (young Cortex)[a]
Corey Burton Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (baby Cortex)[1]
Brazilian Portuguese Ricardo Rossatto Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[2]
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[3]
Italian Angelo Cola Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[4]
Crash Bandicoot: Warped[5]
Crash Team Racing[6]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[7]
Silvano Piccardi Crash Nitro Kart[8]
Crash Twinsanity[9]
Crash Tag Team Racing[10]
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[11]
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[12]
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[13]
Mago Forest Crash of the Titans[14]
Crash: Mind Over Mutant[15]
Japanese Shōzō Iizuka Crash Bandicoot[d]
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[d]
Crash Bandicoot: Warped[d]
CTR: Crash Team Racing[d]
Crash Bash[d]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[d]
Crash Nitro Kart[d]
Crash Twinsanity[d]
Crash Tag Team Racing[d]
Yōsuke Akimoto Crash Boom Bang![b]
Masaaki Itatori Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[16]

Profiles[]

Crash Bandicoot[]

  • Manual

“His early years truly molded this wretched creature into the Mad Scientist he is today. Often ridiculed by the scientific community for his outlandish (yet nearly workable) theories, Dr. Cortex is motivated by one driving force- to shut those know-it-alls up once and for all. Now if he can do this by creating a mutated army of once-animals, now-armored beasts, then that will just make his day. It will also make him supreme ruler of the planet.”[17]

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[]

  • Manual

“Cortex claims to have learned his lesson. He says he’s out to save the world. But a word of advice – no matter what you do, don’t turn your back on this guy unless you’re running full tilt in the opposite direction.”[18]

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

  • Manual

“Cortex won’t rest until bandicoots are extinct.”[19]

CTR: Crash Team Racing[]

  • Manual

“Crash’s former arch-enemy, evil Dr. Cortex wants to stop Oxide as much as anyone. Cortex is quite upset. “Who does this Oxide think he his? I was here first! It’s MY world to conquer!” The Cortex kart is a good all-round performer like the Crash kart.”

Crash Bash[]

  • Manual (NTSC-U)

“Dr. Neo Cortex is still bent on world-domination. Whether you think of him as the ultimate evil mind or a power crazed lunatic – just don’t tell him when he’s sitting in his tank. His laser cannon task shots have twice the range of any other contestant. Don’t trust this guy as far as you can throw him! In fact, Uka Uka doesn’t really even trust this guy.”

  • Manual (PAL)

“DR. NEO CORTEX – mad scientist”

  • Prima strategy guide

"Ridiculed by the scientific community for his outlandish theories, Dr. N. Cortex tried to create an army of mutated animals to help him rule the planet. He's been thwarted at every turn by Crash, now he won't rest until bandicoots are extinct."

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure[]

  • Manual

"Crash's vertically-challenged nemesis. Crash has vanquished Cortex's plans of domination time and time again, and Cortex is fed up!"

Crash Nitro Kart[]

  • Manual

“Crash’s archenemy intends to defeat Crash once and for all with his team of racing henchmen. Like Crash, he excels at acceleration.”

"Crash's arch-nemesis intends to defeat Crash once and for all with his team of racing henchmen. Like Crash, he excels at acceleration."

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage[]

  • Manual

"The baddest of the bad. The worst of the worst. Cortex will stop at nothing to control the world — and get revenge upon Crash! But this time, he has found his most powerful ally yet."

Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy[]

  • Manual

"The baddest of the bad. The worst of the worst. Cortex will stop at nothing to control the world — and get revenge upon Spyro! But this time, he has a little more help."

Crash Twinsanity[]

  • Manual

“Dr. Neo Cortex is an evil scientist – the creator of Crash Bandicoot and also his sworn enemy, for Crash has ruined every one of Cortex’s wicked schemes. Now Cortex has to swallow his pride and work with that meddling marsupial, at least until the opportunity arises to turn things to his advantage. This is the worst day of his life…”

Crash Boom Bang![]

  • In-Game

"An evil mad scientist, Cortex is Crash's archenemy."

Crash Village[]

  • In-game

"The world’s only doctor of evil podiatry. Cortex created Crash to be a soldier, but his plan backfired in the worst way. Crash has destroyed every one of Cortex’s evil schemes making Cortex evilier and crazier over the years. He is willing to deal with anyone or anything to defeat Crash. Cortex’s evil plans rarely make perfect sense, but they are always over the top and grandiose."[21]

Crash Nitro Kart 2[]

  • In-Game

“This evil genius has good acceleration, but lacks accuracy.”

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run![]

  • Promo

“The maniacal menace ever-present thorn in Crash’s side (although Cortex would say it’s the other way around), the ‘good’ doctor always has a plan to take over the multiverse. Pretty ambitious stuff for the youngest son of a family of travelling circus clowns – and there’s definitely nothing to laugh about when it comes to the evil genius of Neo Periwinkle Cortex.”

  • In-game (Neo Cortex)

"A brilliant but disrespected scientist who creates super-intelligent animal minions with his gene mutating Evolvo-Ray. Due to his oversized ego, Cortex dreams of multiverse domination."

  • In-game (Robo Cortex)

"Neo Cortex literally “reinvented himself” as a high-tech robotic replica capable of firing off explosive rockets, powerful lasers and punishing insults. This metal mimic is the real deal."

Names in other languages[]

Neo Cortex
Language Name
Arabic [22]نيو كورتيكس
Niu Kurtiks
Traditional Chinese 柯帝斯博士 (WOC)[23]
大頭博士 (OTR!)[24]
Kē dì sī bóshì (WOC)
Dàtóu bóshì (OTR!)
Simplified Chinese 尼奥·科尔特斯[25]
Ní ào·kē ěr tè sī
Greek Νίο Κόρτεξ[26]
Nío Kórtex
Japanese ネオ・コルテックス[27]
Neo Korutekkusu
Korean 네오・콜텍스 (WOC)[28]
네오 코텍스 (OTR!)[29]
ne-o・koltegseu (WOC)
ne-o kotegseu (OTR!)
Russian Нео Кортекс[30]
Neo Korteks
Thai นีโอ คอร์เท็กซ์[31]
Nīxo khxr̒ thĕks̒
Baby Cortex
Language Name
Arabic [32]الطفل كورتيكس
altifl kurtiks
French Bébé Cortex[33]
Japanese ベイビーコルテックス[34]
Beibīkorutekkusu
Spanish Cortex Bebé[35]
Robo Neo Cortex
Language Name
Arabic [36]كورتيكس الروبوت
Kurtiks Alruwbut
Traditional Chinese 機杙大頭博士[37]
Jī yì dàtóu bóshì
Simplified Chinese 机器人尼奥·科尔特斯[38]
Jīqìrén ní ào·kē ěr tè sī
Japanese ロボ・ネオ・コルテックス[39]
Robo Neo Korutekkusu
Korean 로보 네오 코텍스[40]
Lobo Ne-o Kotegseu
Portuguese Neo Cortex Robô[41]
Russian Робот Нео Кортекса[42]
Robot Neo Korteksa
Thai นีโอ คอร์เท็กซ์หุ่นยนต์[43]
Nīxo khxr̒ thĕks̒ h̄ùn ynt̒

Notes[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Listed in the in-game credits of the NTSC-U and PAL versions.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Listed in the in-game credits.
  3. Voicelines recycled from the N. Sane Trilogy and Nitro-Fueled.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Listed in the in-game credits of the NTSC-J version.

References[]

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Lands on PS4 June 30. Playstation. Archived from the original on August 18, 2020 "Corey Burton (Doctor N. Gin, Doctor N. Tropy, Baby Cortex)"
  2. https://brasilgamedub.com/jogos/crash-team-racing-nitro-fueled
  3. Ricardo Rossatto. Instagram. Archived from the original on July 18, 2024 - Ricardo commented positively from his account @ricardoluiz2010 on this post, which mentioned Cortex as a character he voiced.
  4. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot2.htm
  5. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot3.htm
  6. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashteamracing.htm
  7. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot-cortex.htm
  8. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashnitrokart.htm
  9. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashtwinsanity.htm
  10. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashtagteamracing.htm
  11. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot-nsanetrilogy.htm
  12. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashteamracing-nitrofueled.htm
  13. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot4.htm
  14. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashofthetitans.htm
  15. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crash-ildominiosuimutanti.htm
  16. 『クラッシュ・バンディクー4』懐かしのCMソング“クラッシュ万事休す”に合わせて踊る実写映像公開! メインキャラの日本語声優も公開. Famitsu. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020 "ネオ・コルテックス:板取政明"
  17. https://archive.org/details/crash-bandicoot-1996-sony-computer-entertainment/page/n19/mode/2up?view=theater
  18. https://archive.org/details/crash-bandicoot-2-cortex-strikes-back-playstation-manual/page/n9/mode/2up?view=theater
  19. https://archive.org/details/crashwarped/page/n7/mode/2up?view=theater
  20. https://web.archive.org/web/20040518073923/http://www.vvisions.com/cnka/racers/index.cfm
  21. https://web.archive.org/web/20081230131552/http://crashmania.net/?page=momnews
  22. Seen upon selecting Cortex in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which was localized into Arabic
  23. https://archive.org/details/wrath-of-cortex-taiwan/IMG_20240510_0012.jpg
  24. Seen when fighting Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Traditional Chinese
  25. Seen when fighting Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Simplified Chinese
  26. https://archive.org/details/sces-00967-es-it-pt-gr-manual/SCES-00967-%28Es%2CIt%2CPt%2CGr%29-M021.jpg
  27. https://archive.org/details/crash-bandicoot-japanese-manual/Crash%20Bandicoot%20Japanese%20Manual%20-%200014.jpg
  28. https://archive.org/details/return-of-the-demon-king/IMG_20240315_0011.jpg
  29. Seen when fighting Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Korean
  30. Seen when fighting Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Russian
  31. Seen when fighting Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Thai
  32. Seen upon selecting Baby Cortex in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which was localized into Arabic
  33. Seen upon selecting Baby Cortex in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which was localized into French
  34. Seen upon selecting Baby Cortex in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which was localized into Japanese
  35. Seen upon selecting Baby Cortex in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which was localized into Spanish
  36. Seen upon selecting the Robo Cortex skin in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which was localized into Arabic
  37. Seen when fighting Robo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Traditional Chinese
  38. Seen when fighting Robo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Simplified Chinese
  39. Seen when fighting Robo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Japanese
  40. Seen when fighting Robo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Korean
  41. Seen when fighting Robo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Portuguese
  42. Seen when fighting Robo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Russian
  43. Seen when fighting Robo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Thai
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