Ripto (リプトー Riputō in Japanese) is a short Dinosaur and one of Spyro's greatest enemies. He wears a cape and uses a sceptre to cast magic in battle. He is a persistent enemy of Spyro, appearing in several games. He also has two minions, Crush and Gulp, who serve him and carry out his orders. Like Cynder, he is a corrupted pawn of Malefor who is in a shaky alliance with the Villain League.
Ripto is a despicable madman who only enjoys being a king whenever he succeeds in conquering a world he invaded like he tried to do in Avalar. He is also a nasty, evil wizard who delights in causing all sorts of trouble and havoc with his magic. Like the Forgotten Worlds' evil queen known as the Sorceress, Ripto is also a dictator who typically sends out his minions, Crush and Gulp, to do his dirty work before he's forced to even do it himself. He hated all dragons because since he was a dinosaur, he was unable to properly use magic like dragons do. This is what lead to Ripto's hatred of dragons, and is the reason why he is so relentless in destroying them. One thing for certain is that he's an ill-tempered villain who despise being called short because of his size like when Spyro called him "shorty".
Ripto, Gulp and Crush in Avalar.Added by Mateo22A Riptoc who hated dragons, Ripto had enlisted Crush and Gulp at Molten Crater in order to help him wage war on their race, before he was accidentally warped to Avalar by Hunter. Upon arrival, he set about enslaving the worlds, despite the Super portal being shut down by the quick thinking of Zoe and Elora, who scattered the orbs across Avalar.
Ripto's reign brought disaster to Avalar, and he was eventually defeated by Spyro, who had been summoned by the Professor from a portal in Glimmer. During Ripto's the final battle, he magically created a mechanized version of Gulp and a large mechanical bird for protection before falling into a pool of lava (how he survived it is still unknown). It was revealed in the epilogue of Ripto's Rage, that he was being as a toy by one of the Spyro's friends, who is an adult dragon.
Role in the series
Rioto will soon make his first appearance in The Spyro Generation episodes part 1 and 2, where the Villain Leage and the Time Master recruits Ripto and several other villains from The Spyro Video Games in order to free their ultimate master, Malefor, by Altering Spyro's history and turning him into the 15th Vessel for Xehanort's powerful army using Spongebob as bait to trap him and Kairi in exhange for a change for Ripto and the other Spyro villains to fix their failuers and undo thier past defeats from history.