Crush, kill it! KILL IT!
~ Ripto to Crush in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
Spyro! You little trouble-maker! I was hoping we'd cross paths again! With you out of the way, we'll be able to finish up this little operation easily! Say goodbye, you little purple menace!
~ Crush in Spyro 2: Season of Flame.

Crush is a minor antagonist in the Spyro series. He is a simple-minded reptilian monster who serves as one of Ripto's two minions, alongside Gulp. He mainly acts as the evil sorcerer's muscle.

He is voiced by Gregg Berger, who also played the voices of both Gulp and their master Ripto, but also the voices Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter in Spider-Man: The Animated Series and The Pain in Metal Gear Solid 3.


Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

Crush was a large dimwitted dinosaur-like monster with tiny bat-like wings that came to serve Ripto and was transported to Avalar along with him and Gulp by the Professor's experimental super portal, where the monster aided in the Riptoc sorcerer's goal of taking control of Avalar. Later, Crush, Gulp, and Ripto confronted Spyro, Elora, Hunter, Zoe, and the Professor after they brought the dragon to Avalar to help them fight the sorcerer. After the fairy Zoe zapped Ripto, he ordered Crush to kill her. However, Crush accidentally hit his master instead, causing his Sceptre to fall into Gulp's mouth, making him swallow it.

Crush's Dungeon

The trio retreated to the Summer Forest castle, but after Spyro found his way into the Summer Forest castle's secret dungeon, Crush fought the dragon. But he tricked the monster into making much of the ceiling rocks fall on him.

Spyro: Season of Flame and Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly

Crush managed to survive the encounter where he spends with Professor who teach him to add numbers, then rejoined Ripto in his attacks on the Dragon Realms where the sorcerer stole the dragons' dragonflies, but he was defeated along with Gulp and his master.

Powers and Abilities

Crush's original design.

Crush is extremely strong and durable, since the only thing that can hurt him are a bunch of large rocks falling onto him. He can strike his club so hard on the ground, it rains debris down from the ceiling. During the battle in the dungeon, around the arena are colored circles. Crush could stand on these circles to generate a shield around himself and stomp to fire different energy blasts depending on what color the circle was. The blue ones would generate a sweeping blue shockwave and the red ones would generate a harder to dodge fireball like one. He does have a small pair of bat-like wings on his back, but it is unlikely that he can use them since they are so small and he is so large.



  • Strangely, Crush demonstrated the ability to talk in Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, but he never seemed capable of doing so in Ripto's Rage.
  • His club is actually a chicken leg. If Spyro does nothing when he enters Crush's Dungeon, he will start to eat off of it.
  • He is generally portrayed as being less intelligent (but only so slightly) than Gulp except for his brief appearance in Enter the Dragonfly.
  • Crush's Spyro Reignited Trilogy design is altered to more intimidating reptilian (theropod-like) features including a bold color scheme, row of jagged teeth, longer arms, stubbier legs and blue eyes with slits.


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Spyro the Dragon: Gnasty Gnorc | Toasty | Doctor Shemp | Blowhard | Jacques | Gnorcs
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage: Ripto | Gulp | Crush | Bombo
Spyro: Year of the Dragon: The Sorceress | Buzz | Spike | Scorch | Sleepyhead | Rhynocs | Moneybags
Spyro: A Hero's Tail: Red | Gnasty Gnorc | Ineptune
Spyro: Shadow Legacy: The Sorcerer

Legend of Spyro
Cynder | Gaul | Elemental Dragon | Malefor | Golem | Destroyer

Malefor (Academy) | Dark Spyro

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Dr. Neo Cortex | Dr. Nefarious Tropy (Female) | Dr. Nitrus Brio | Dr. N. Gin | Nina Cortex | Papu Papu | Madame Amberly

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

Nitros Oxide | Emperor Velo XXVII | Norm | Zam and Zem | Krunk | Nash | N. Trance

Uka Uka | Mr. Crumb| Thorn Thing | Louise | Ant Drones | Crush | The Elementals | Geary | Gnasty Gnorc | Gulp | Lab Assistants | Ripto | Tikimon | Willie Wumpa Cheeks | Kaos | The Noid

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