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Woohoo! Let's see who the real Fake Crash is!
~ Fake Crash

Fake Crash is a doppelgänger to the hero Crash Bandicoot and a character, sometimes antagonist, in the Crash Bandicoot series. However, he is sometimes officially labeled as a supporting neutral character. Also, he is the main antagonist of the Thumpin Wumpa Island Level in Skylanders Imaginators.


Fake Crash is a mysterious bandicoot who is known to appear in very random places. As the name implies, he looks like an imitation of Crash Bandicoot, though there are some key differences (such as the huge eyebrows, a slightly bigger nose, and huge teeth). He has a rather goofy voice.

Fake Crash, originally created by Naughty Dog, was inspired by a cheap Crash toy originated in Japan, with huge eyebrows and teeth. The team started calling it "Trash Bandicoot", and later, "Fake Crash".


Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Fake Crash can be seen dancing in two separate levels in Warped. First in Toad Village, and second on an island in the first Jet Ski level with Coco. In some versions of the game, he can even be seen in Hog Ride.

Crash Team Racing

Naughty Dog also decided to include him as a goofy extra in CTR. He can be unlocked in CTR by winning the purple Gem Cup in adventure mode or by holding down L1 and R1 and pressing circle, down, down, up, circle, circle, down, left, and right, in that order, at the main menu.

Crash Bash

As Fake Crash is one of the series's most popular characters in Japan, he was even a playable character in the Japanese version of Crash Bash. He is unlocked by holding down R1, R2 left, and down at the same time. However, this cheat doesn't work for adventure mode.

Crash Bandicoot 2: N. Tranced

Soon he became more than a random Easter egg when he played a major role in N-Tranced. Fake Crash serves as a villain for most of the game due to being captured and brainwashed by N. Trance in place of the real Crash, but ends up taking a good/neutral role after being defeated by Crash Bandicoot and assists him in his battle against N. Trance.

Crash Nitro Kart

Fake Crash also appears in Crash Nitro Kart as a secret member of Team Bandicoot. In the console version, he is unlocked by getting 50 or more boosts on adventure mode as Team Cortex, and by finding him off the Out of Time track in the GameBoy Advance version.

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

He later appeared in Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage chained to a wall in a hidden room.

Crash Boom Bang

Fake Crash serves as one of the playable characters in the game.

Skylanders Imaginators

Fake Crash appears again in Skylanders Imaginators level Thumpin' Wumpa Island, in which he steals Dr. Neo Cortex's latest weapon and uses it to create bad vibes across Wumpa Island, but Crash with help from Cortex puts an end to his plans .

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy

Fake Crash reappears in this remastered compilation not only reprising his role in Warped but also makes cameos in the other two games and at locations he did not appear previously.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Fake Crash returns in the remaster for Crash Team Racing serving the same role he had in the original game. He is a Balanced class driver. In the Back N. Time Grand Prix event, Fake Crash managed to obtain Dr. N. Tropy's time-bending staff and somehow used it to alter the prehistoric era.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

Fake Crash reappears as a minor antagonist and one of the bosses in the 2021 mobile runner game Crash On the Run! During his boss fight, he utilizes some of the real Crash's moves, including Spin Attack and Bazooka.

Fake Crash's internal profile states that he is a creation of Neo Cortex, made in an attempt to confuse the original Crash Bandicoot.



  • Crash On the Run! is the first and only Crash Bandicoot game so far to reveal Fake Crash's origins.


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Dr. Neo Cortex | Dr. Nefarious Tropy (Female | Traveller's Tales) | 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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Main Antagonist

Doom Raiders
Golden Queen | Wolfgang | Chef Pepper Jack | Chompy Mage | Broccoli Guy | Dreamcatcher | Luminous | Nightshade | Dr. Krankcase | Gulper

Bad Juju | Blaster-Tron | Bomb Shell | Bone Chompy | Brawl and Chain | Brawlrus | Bruiser Cruiser | Buzzer Beak | Chill Bill | Chomp Chest | Chompy | Cross Crow | Cuckoo Clocker | Eye Five | Eye Scream | Fisticuffs | Grave Clobber | Grinnade | Hood Sickle | Krankenstein | Lob Goblin | Mab Lobs | Masker Mind | Pain-Yatta | Rage Mage | Scrap Shooter | Sheep Creep | Shield Shredder | Shreadnaut | Slobber Trap | Smoke Scream | Tae Kwon Crow | Threatpack | Trolling Thunder | Tussle Sprout

Adventure Pack Villains
Angry Mutant Tree | Cap'n Cluck | Captain Dreadbeard | Evilon | Evil Flynn | Evil Persephone | Fake Crash | Luminous | Nightshade | Noodles | Occulous | Rubble Maker | Sheep Mage | Vathek

3DS Villains
Captain Frightbeard | Count Moneybone | Dream Sheep | Hektore | Nightmare Villains

Baron Von Shellshock | Brain | Brute | Chompies | Conquertron | Count Moneybone | Cyclops | Dark Spyro | Doomlanders | Drill-X | Drow | Evil Sea Monster | Fire Viper | Geargolems | Glumshanks | Greebles | Hydra | Kaossandra | Lord Stratosfear | Malefor (Academy) | Mesmeralda | Noodles | Pandergast | Sheep Mage | Spell Punks | Spellslamzer | Strykore | The Darkness | Trolls

Guest Stars
Bowser | Donkey Kong | Dr. Neo Cortex | Fake Crash | Koopa Troop | Uka Uka