Ripto is Spyro the Dragon's arch-nemesis. 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.
Ripto is a dinosaur and the antagonist of some Spyro games. 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 a scepter to cast evil spells, but isn't quite as good as a master dragon.
Crash Purple: Ripto's Rampage
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.
- 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 Purple: Ripto's Rampage. The only other characters with this distinction are Crash, Cortex and N. Trance.