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Break out the butter; I'm gonna make toast!
~ Dingodile's most famous quote.

Dingodile is a former major antagonist in the Crash Bandicoot franchise. He is a genetically enhanced dingo/crocodile hybrid created by Dr. Neo Cortex to serve him in conquering the world, but then retired from villainy to become a restaurant owner. His weapon of choice is a flamethrower, and also has a heavy Australian accent.

He makes his first appearance in Warped where he serves as a supporting antagonist, then he returns as an anti-hero and one of two tritagonists (along with Tawna) in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. In the original timeline he appears as a minor antagonist in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and a supporting antagonist in Crash Twinsanity and Crash of the Titans (Only GBA and NDS versions).

He was voiced by the late William Hootkins in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, then by the late David Anthony Pizzuto in Crash Team Racing, then by Dwight Schultz in Crash Nitro Kart, then by Nolan North in Crash of the Titans and by Fred Tatasciore in Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy. In Japanese dub from the game, he was voiced by Keisuke Ishida in Crash Bash.


Dingodile has the appearance of both a dingo and a crocodile, with his body shape being that of a crocodile, but it is covered in brown fur like a dingo. His tail is green, except in the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans, and his eyes are usually brown, but were colored green in Crash Nitro Kart.

Dingodile is approximately 2 meters (6 feet) tall and weighs about 95 kilograms, although he appears to have put on some weight in Twinsanity. His pants are usually beige or blue and he never wears shoes or a shirt. Dingodile is often equipped with a flamethrower, which is fueled by a large gas tank worn on his back. The flamethrower is occasionally traded for a water gun, seen in both Huge Adventure and Crash of the Titans for NDS. He is also known to attack with his tail.



It is generally assumed that Dingodile was created by Dr. Cortex, but some sources claim Dr. N. Brio to be his real creator. This may be one of the reasons for why Dingodile has no trouble betraying Cortex from time to time.

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Dingodile debuted in Naughty Dog's third instalment as a supporting antagonist. He first appears during a cutscene of the second warp room area, warning Crash and Coco to hand over the Power Crystals or else. He then battles Crash during the Ice Age, where he nearly incinerates a baby penguin before Crash arrives to fight him. After being beaten, he claims to Crash that he'll "soon be up against much worse".

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Originally having been retired and setting up his own diner, Dingodile is forced to take up his arms and going on an adventure through space and time to get back home following his business' destruction and him falling through a portal. After all these events he meets up with Crash, Coco, Cortex and Tawna, they defeat the N.Tropy duo and become friends by celebrating at Neon City.

Other Media

Crash Team Racing

In Crash Team Racing, Dingodile appears as a playable racer. He can be selected in the adventure mode, where he is one of eight characters competing to stop Nitros Oxide from conquering the world.

Crash Bash

Dingodile while brainwashed by N. Trance in CNK.

In Crash Bash, Dingodile appears as playable character and anti-hero (with Tiny Tiger). Dingodile is summoned with a handful of other villains to assist in the battle between Aku Aku and Uka Uka. Since Uka Uka has too many allies, Dingodile and Tiny are moved to Aku Aku's side to even things out.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Dingodile returns as a minor antagonist in the Traveller's Tales' first instalment. He is first seen in the intro cutscene during Uka Uka's conference in the space station. He occasionally appears as obstacles for Crash to get past, and as a rival racer in the level "Smokey and the Bandicoot"

Crash Nitro Kart

In Crash Nitro Kart, Dingodile is hypnotized by N. Trance and races for his team in the Galaxy Circuit. Since Team Trance is allied with Velo, Dingodile appears as an enemy racer in the adventure mode and can be unlocked by completing a Gem Cup. While under hypnosis, Dingodile becomes cross-eyed, and uses a helmet made by N. Trance to steer his kart.

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

Dingodile appears as an unlockable character in the multiplayer mode of Crash Purple. He is seen wearing his helmet from CNK, indicating that he is still under N. Trance's mind control.

Crash Twinsanity

Dingodile returns as a supporting antagonist. He is first seen at Crash Bandicoot's "birthday party" along with Koala Kong, Pinstripe Potoroo, Ripper Roo, Oxide and Tiny Tiger. After Crash and Cortex both fell into a cavern, Dingodile and Roo both discuss lunch. He later appears in a wooden shack reading a book until a gigantic snowball containing Cortex and Crash falls onto it and destroys it. Dingodile survives and overhears Crash and Cortex's talk of the Evil Twins' Treasure. He then secretly follows them to the Academy of Evil. They then run into him in the boiler room where Dingodile asks about the treasure. Finding no answers, he sends Cortex flying and battles Crash, only for Crash to thwart him once again. He is seen last unconscious in the boiler room. He is never seen after that.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Dingodile returns in the remaster for Crash Team Racing serving the same role he had in the original game. He is a Speed class driver.


Crash Bandicoot: Warped

G'day, mates! Dingodile's the name, and Uka Uka and Cortex gave me orders to bring the crystals to them during the Ice Ages. So give me the goods and shove off, or I'll roast yas!
~ Dingodile introducing himself to the heroes.
Right! Now you've gone and done it! Them crystals are mine!
~ Dingodile preparing to fight Crash.
(Maniacal laughing) Break out the butter. I'm gonna make toast!
~ Dingodile before fighting Crash.
Ya thrashed me mate... No worries... You'll soon be up against much worse.
~ Dingodile upon being defeated.

Crash Twinsanity

~ Dingodile to Ripper Roo
Treasure, eh? Bonzai!
~ Dingodile hearing a rumor about treasure from Cortex.
Cozy, ain't it? Rumor is you two chumps have got your mitts on some treasure, and I want a piece of that pie.
~ Dingodile to Crash and Cortex before their boss fight.

Crash of the Titans (Nintendo DS)

G'day, Crash! I know what your thinkin'. "Oh look, it's Dingodile... Same old, same old." Well mate, I have a shiny new gun! And I'm tougher than ever.
~ Dingodile's introduction
Dah, crikey!
~ Dingodile being defeated


  • In a removed scene from Crash Twinsanity, Dingodile was shown preparing for a date with Tawna, before their romantic dinner is interrupted by Crash and Cortex in a giant snowball destroying his shack. In the final version of the game, the scene was altered so that Dingodile was just reading a book instead.

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

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