Ha! So it's you, Bandicoot. Spyro may have defeated me in the past, but I won't be defeated by a creature like you!
Ripto is Spyro the Dragon's arch-nemesis, appearing as a recurring antagonist in a handful of Spyro the Dragon games. He appears in Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy where he teams up with Dr. Cortex in a plot to exterminate Spyro and Crash.
History with the Crash Bandicoot series
In Crash Purple: Ripto's Rampage, he teams up with Dr. Cortex to destroy their common enemies. He is the penultimate boss and then he unites with Cortex in a battle ship, which the player has one minute to destroy. After destroying the battle ship, the player beats the game.
While Ripto himself did not appear in On the Run!, a Ripto themed skin for Coco was added in Season 3: Battle of the Dragons.
In Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Ripto is described as a classic example of the "Napoleon complex", given his short stature and bad temper. He utterly despises dragons and will attempt to destroy Spyro at every opportunity. He usually sends out his lackeys, Crush and Gulp, to do his dirty work. He uses his scepter to cast evil spells, but isn't quite as good as a master dragon.
Ripto is an orange, toad-like, and abysmally short Riptoc, a dinosaurian species. He has a pear-shaped head with a wide maw and a large, crooked horn protruding from his forehead. He wears a caped cloak with an oversized collar, as well as a large, necklaced red jewel. Ripto is often seen with a magic scepter, a thin one made of gold, with a large, red jewel on its tip.
- His name is taken from what Spyro's name looks like when written in Japanese characters misread as English letters.
- The boss level in Crash Purple, Ripto's Magical Mystery Tour, is named after a comedy film starring the Beatles.
- Ripto is one of the only characters to have their name featured in a Crash game's title. This is in his only appearance in the Crash series, Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage. The only other characters with this distinction are Crash, Cortex and N. Trance.