Well, haven't we gotten far for a pair of fuzzy marsupials? I am Dr. Nefarious Tropy, master of time and the creator of the very Time Twister machine you see before you. Uka Uka and Dr. Cortex have sent me to end this little charade, so you won't be leaving my area with the crystals. I swear it!
~ Dr. N. Tropy

Dr. Nefarious Tropy (N.Tropy for short), is an antagonist in the Crash Bandicoot video game series. He created the Time Twister Machine and served as the secondary antagonist in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped!, and was the third boss faced in the game. He was defeated by Crash, who gained the super spin ability by defeating him.

He also appeared in Crash Team Racing and Crash Nitro Kart as a secret unlockable driver, and a ghost for Time Trials.

He also appears as a supporting character in Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex and an obstacle in some of the levels. He serves as the main antagonist in Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced.  His second major appearance would be in Crash Twinsanity, where he teamed up with Nitrus Brio, believing Crash knew the location of a treasure.


Dr. Nefarious Tropy

Dr. Nefarious Tropy aka Dr. N. Tropy.

N. Tropy is an evil, smug, arrogant, and treacherous person who has an unhealthy obsession with time. His personality is in contrast to Cortex's childish and short-tempered personality. N. Tropy acts with a calm and collected demeanor, complete with a smooth British accent. His quotes in all of his appearances in racing games include time jokes and stereotypical British comments such as "Blimey!" or mentions of tea. In a deleted scene from Crash Twinsanity, N. Tropy is shown to spill his tea as he heard Moritz talking about riches. Tropy is also highly intelligent and manipulative, his technological breakthroughs arguably the most advanced of all of Uka's scientists, tied with Doctor Nitrus Brio, his partner in Crash Twinsanity. Still, Cortex himself became as advanced as both of them, having achieved dimensional travel.

Tropy always acts cool-headed, however, behind that coldness, he is shown to be more weak-minded and aggressive than he looks as soon as anyone starts to irritate him: he is very quick to get frustrated when anyone doesn't listen to him and when he is failing plans or repeatedly misses his target, and as a result, tires easily, which makes him more quick to defeat. Crash always uses this as an advantage to defeat him. Actually, Dr. N. Brio is the most patient and calculating scientist. Like Cortex, N. Tropy is also highly pompous, irritable, and foul-tempered, venting his frustrations at his associates or blaming them for his errors, something N. Trance was perfectly willing to call him out on, without fearing him.

Powers and Abilities

N. Tropy is highly intelligent and a bit of an engineer. As such, he can create highly advanced devices such as the Time Twister and a steam powered Time Machine that he wears like armor. With his Triad (Pitchfork, Scepter) and Time Machine Suit, N. Tropy is capable of manipulating matter, shifting time and emitting energy waves.



  • N. Tropy was voiced by Michael Ensign in all of his appearances, except The Wrath of Cortex and N. Sane Trilogy, where he was voiced by Corey Burton.
  • During the development of Crash Twinsanty it seems that N. Tropy was originally meant to have a more prominent role as the secondary antagonist to Crash and Cortex. Tropy was going to lead a team with N. Brio, N. Gin, and N. Trance to get the treasure of the Evil Twins before Cortex did. There are removed levels from Wumpa Island and Twinsanity Island where Crash, Cortex, and Nina had to keep facing previous bosses again like frog N. Brio (along with Koala Kong) and N. Gin (who attacked Nina at the Uka Tree). N. Trance was going to get wounded by Evil Crash during the treasure hunt and stalking of Cortex's group. Out of all this, only a cutscene at the end of the game remains, where Cortex, Crash, and Nina faced N. Tropy, N. Brio, and N. Gin at the treasure chamber.
  • N. Tropy was going to serve as the main antagonist of the cancelled game Cortex Chaos, which was meant to be a sequel to Twinsanity, where Tropy gets back at Cortex by kicking him out of the league of evil scientists and replace him as the leader.


           Crash Bandicoot Villains

Dr. Neo Cortex | Dr. Nitrus Brio | Dr. N. Gin | Dr. Nefarious Tropy | Nina Cortex | Madame Amberly | Papu Papu

Crunch Bandicoot | Dingodile | Evil Coco | Evil Crash | Evil Twins | Fake Crash | Koala Kong | Komodo Brothers | Pinstripe Potoroo | Rilla Roo | Ripper Roo | Rusty Walrus | Tiny Tiger

Ant Drones | Emperor Velo XXVII | Lab Assistants | Nitros Oxide | N. Trance | The Elementals | Tikimon | Uka Uka | Willie Wumpa Cheeks | Zam and Zem