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 and 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."
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.
Naughty Dog decided to include him as a goofy extra in Warped and 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.
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, but ends up taking a good/neutral role after being defeated by Crash Bandicoot.
Fake Crash is one of the series's most popular characters in Japan, and he is even a playable character in the Japanese version of Crash Bash, by holding down R1, R2, left, and down at the same time. However, this cheat doesn't work for adventure mode.
Fake Crash also appears in Crash Nitro Kart. In the console version, he is unlocked by getting 50 or more boosts on adventure mode as Team Cortex, and off-road on the track Out of Time in the GameBoy Advance version.
He later appeared in Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage, chained to a wall in a hidden room.
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.