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Crunch Bandicoot is the secondary antagonist along with the Elementals in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. He is one of Dr. Neo Cortex's former henchmen and Crash's best friend.

He was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, who also voices Goro in Mortal Kombat, Gantu in Lilo & Stitch, Heihachi Mishima in Soulcalibur II, in Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Darkseid in Superman: Shadow of Apokolips, Joker in The Batman, Willem Viceroy in Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja, Ammag in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), PandaBubba in Xiaolin Showdown, Mammoth, and Trigon, the latter two in Teen Titans Animated Series.

In Crash Tag Team Racing and following games, he is voiced by Chris Williams. In Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, Crunch is voiced by Ike Amadi.

History

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Crunch was created by Cortex to kill Crash by using the Elementals. Using the Elemental's power, Crunch took on different forms to fight Crash but was eventually defeated each time. After the final battle, Crunch was free from Cortex's mind control and became good, escaping with Crash and thanking him and his allies for saving him.

Crash Bandicoot: N. Tranced

Crunch was captured along with Coco and Fake Crash by Dr. Nefarious Tropy and brainwashed by N. Trance to help the pair achieve world domination. Crunch was outfitted with a shield, gun and jetpack before facing off against Crash in an aerial battle. Crash managed to defeat Crunch and free him from mind control once again. Crunch would then aid Crash in foiling the villain's plans.

Crash: Mind Over Mutant

Crunch became one of the unfortunate victims of the NV entertainment devices. Transforming him into a monstrous version of himself under the control of Dr. Neo Cortex and Dr. Nitrus Brio. When Crash and Aku Aku confronted N. Brio at the junkyard, the doctor orders Crunch to destroy them. But the heroes take control of Crunch and make him attack N. Brio instead. After N. Brio's defeat, Crash managed to pull off the NV device from Crunch's head which reverted him back to normal and restored his free will again.

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Trivia

  • The original developers and creators of the Crash games from Naughty Dog had stated that Crunch did not fit the universe and style of the game for some reason.
  • It is unknown why Crunch has a mechanical arm, but it seems the arm can modified to fire projectiles, as seen in Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced and Crash: Mind Over Mutant.
  • In concept art for Crash Twinsanity, there appears to be a little island with Crunch and Fake Crash being surrounded by sharks.

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Humans
Dr. Nefarious Tropy | Dr. Neo Cortex | Dr. Nitrus Brio | Dr. N. Gin | Nina Cortex | Madame Amberly | Papu Papu

Mutants
Crunch Bandicoot | Dingodile | Evil Coco | Evil Crash | Evil Twins | Fake Crash | Koala Kong | Komodo Brothers | Pinstripe Potoroo | Rilla Roo | Ripper Roo | Rusty Walrus | Tiny Tiger

Other
Ant Drones | Emperor Velo XXVII | Geary | Krunk | Lab Assistants | Nash | Nitros Oxide | Norm | N. Trance | The Elementals | Tikimon | Uka Uka | Willie Wumpa Cheeks | Zam and Zem

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