Quickwitted and fleet of foot, this lightning lizard says more than necessary and simply explodes onto any subject that sparks his interest. Well-versed in lore and legend, he is only too happy to add to any tale - as a wyrm of words, his spectacular speech will sizzle your sound sensors and burst your brain cells. Being the most excitable of the four, he is best suited for battles in the air allowing him to whip, whirl, flash, and fry enemies that may whizz by. And, according to Sparx in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, "His stories will put anyone to sleep"; he may very well have swallowed a Thesaurus with all that he can fit into a sentence! Nevertheless, Volteer is a friend and fellow to all, though none can keep that electric tongue of his from constantly wagging.
Volteer was one of the four Guardians who guarded the dragon eggs inside the Dragon Temple. When the Temple was under attack by the Dark Master's army, he warned Ignitus of the coming battle and fought alongside Cyril and Terrador to defend the Temple, while Ignitus worked to save the egg that contained Spyro. When Ignitus returned, Volteer and the other Guardians have been overrun by the dark forces, and all the other eggs have been smashed.
Volteer fought alongside the Dragon Army to fight against the dark army, led by a large, black powerful dragon named Cynder. Cynder managed to defeat all of the Dragons and capture the Guardians, all except Ignitus. Cynder took Volteer to Dante's Freezer so she could drain his power of Electricity into a crystal.
Spyro eventually rescued Volteer and returned to the Temple where the Electric Guardian trained Spyro the art of Electricity. Volteer then told Spyro and Ignitus what happened during his capture and Ignitus sent Spyro to look for the other Guardians. It was also very clear that he and Cyril didn't get along very well.
When the Temple was under attack by Gaul's army, Volteer and the others fought back and drove them out. After the invasion, Volteer couldn't believe, as well as the other Guardians, that the Chronicler existed and sent visions to Spyro. Ignitus sent Volteer with Cyril to go to the mainlands to learn what news they can.
During the three years that Spyro and Cynder went missing, Volteer along with the other Guardians and dragons were in the war against Malefor after his resurrection. Despite their best efforts, they could not hold the Dragon Temple and it fell into Malefor's control, who tore it from the ground and raised it above the volcano that formed as a symbol of his power. Volteer and the other Guardians moved to the Dragon city of Warfang where they waited for Spyro, Sparx, and Cynder's return. When the Golem attacks, Volteer helps distract it, along with the other dragons, and helps Spyro, Cynder and Sparx by breaking down a door behind three enemies, letting them out of that area.
Role in the series
Volteer briefly appears in Dinosaur to help stop the Earth Golem. the shell lounce squad probelly also meet him and the other guardians at the tenple when they come back to the temple and probably met them when they first met ignitus.