|“||That's it; I've had enough! I'm going to create a monster to end all monsters! And I'm going to send it out to destroy all the dragons, even the little hatchlings! Yes, yes! it will smash, and crush them, and grind them, and tear them! Oh yes, smear them, and smoosh them, and crack them, and crease them!||„|
|~ The Sorceress, who then created her ultimate monster Scorch.|
|“||This might be our last stand, Spyro. The Sorceress plans to use this monster to destroy every iota of her opposition, beginning with the two of us. Alas, there is no time for ruminating. A battle awaits us. I will endeavor to assist you by means of a steady provision of combustible projectiles.||„|
|~ Bentley, before helping Spyro against Scorch.|
Scorch is a monstrous winged beast and a boss in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. He is a transformed Rhynoc, who was "created" by the Sorceress in order to execute all enemies and destroy all monsters.
Scorch was originally a Rhynoc soldier from the kingdom of Midnight Mountain in the Forgotten Worlds, serving under the command of the Sorceress. Prior to Scorch's transformation when the Sorceress got fed up with Spyro's bravery and selfless meddling, she decided to create "a monster to end all monsters". Bianca was horrified to realize that the only reason why the Dragon Eggs were brought to the Forgotten Realms was so that the Sorceress could kill the baby dragons to get their wings for a spell to become immortal.
Furious, Bianca abandoned her mistress and headed off to save a captured Hunter.
The Sorceress then decided to turn one of her Rhynocs into a murderous monster in order to kill Spyro. Two Rhynocs were nearby, keeping an eye out on the captured Agent 9, and one of them pushed his cowardly comrade, Scorch, towards their queen. Scorch was turned into a horrific bat-like monster by the Sorceress, who was sent to a pit to execute Spyro.
A Monster to End All Monsters
The Sorceress succeeds in transforming her soldier Scorch into her ultimate monster and sent him to Scorch's Pit, a lava pit within a giant dead whale's skeleton outside the land of Evening Lake to kill Spyro.
When he arrived, Bentley showed up to aid Spyro in beating Scorch. Working together, the dragon and the yeti defeated the beast and sent him tumbling into a pool of lava, killing him.
Powers and Abilities
Scorch, after being turned into a bat-like winged beast by the Sorceress, was given certain magical abilities used in dispatching her enemies and any creature that stands in its way.
Scorch can create a magic force field surrounding to protect himself when in flight or on the ground but only for a limited time, which leaves him open for projectile attacks.
He can unleash a wave of energy orbs that explodes upon his enemies like bombs.
And last but not least, Scorch can create red dinosaur eggs and throw them on the ground. When the eggs hatched and open, small swarms of weaker monsters wake up and attack. They include crabs which are easy to defeat, bombers who can be outrun or flamed, and sentient fire-bombs which must be outrun. Sometimes one of these eggs brings back a resurrected Buzz as he attacks.
- Scorch was named after a realm in Autumn Plains in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!. The difference is that Scorch the soldier is part of the Rhynoc army while the desert land Scorch and its castle were under the control of a band of evil soldiers.
- Scorch is considered easier to defeat than Spike despite being the penultimate boss.
- Despite being a boss in a kid's game, Scorch's pit was quite a dark setting, considering it's set in a rotting corpse in the middle of an acid ocean of nothingness.
- Scorch was likely the most powerful of the Sorceress' creations because he was the only one created via her scepter.