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Ugly!? That does it!
~ Gnasty Gnorc

Gnasty Gnorc is the hot-tempered and incompetent leader of his people, green toad-like creatures called Gnorcs (part gnome, part orc) which he is also from. And he is a villain from the Spyro video games. In fact, Gnasty Gnorc is Spyro's first enemy whom he defeated in freeing his fellow dragons from their cursed crystal hibernation and saved the Dragon Worlds. He is the primary antagonist in Spyro the Dragon and the tertiary antagonist in Spyro A Hero's Tail.

History

Gnasty Gnorc is a large, strange-looking dull-witted barbariac monster who also comes from the same race of weird-looking troll-like creatures called "Gnorcs" who are half gnome and half orc. He is being contained in a remote realm: a massive junkyard in the Dragon Worlds which he remodeled that "prison" of his into his own home in his own liking which is simply called Gnasty's World. While there, he even built himself his own staff made out of a metallic stick with a spiked stone wedged on it and somehow learned magic which he uses to turn it into his beloved weapon, and cast a magical spell that Gnasty learned, to transform gems into Gnorc warriors under his command.

He holds a grudge not just against Spyro himself, but to all the dragons who only see him as nothing more then a mere simple and ugly creature who poses no threat at all.

When he heard all the other dragons outside kept calling him ugly, Gnasty Gnorc decided it was the last straw: he learned of a powerful spell he soon unleashed using his magic staff, to turn all except one dragon (Spyro) into their own crystal statues and have his fellow Gnorcs seizing the control of the Dragon Kingdom.

Spyro toppled all Gnasty's henchmen, freed all the dragons from their crystalized imprisonment, and recovered all the Dragon Eggs from crafty Thieves in all the Dragon Worlds before finally travelling to Gnasty's "World" and go up against the Gnorc himself. Spyro and Gnasty Gnorc fought, and yet Gnorc was toast and Spyro won. Though he came back, Gnasty Gnorc is not a very competant villain.

But when under Red's command, he was able to wreak havoc in the Dragon Kingdom once again.

Powers and Abilities

Gnasty Gnorc's Staff

Gnasty Gnorc's Staff

In Spyro the Dragon, Gnasty Gnorc with his trusted magic staff can shoot energy blasts. But when his opponent gets too close, he just plummets them with his staff like a club.

In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, he fought Spyro with a lightning staff. It is later revealed that a fairy with lightning abilities had been imprisoned inside the staff, and forced to do Gnasty's bidding.

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Trivia

  • In the first cutscene in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro mentions that he and Sparx had not visited Dragon Shores since they "kicked Gnasty Gnorc's butt.".
  • In the Enchanted Towers level in Spyro: Year of the Dragon', Hunter claims he created a skateboarding move called the "Gnasty Gnorc". This move can actually be performed by doing two front or black flips and two side rolls.
  • In Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, the evil wizard Ripto claims when he first found them, Crush and Gulp were "begging for work from Gnasty Gnorc.".
  • In Spyro: Shadow Legacy, one of the books in the Dragon Shores hotel mentions Gnasty when it summarizes the plot of the first game.

◾Gnasty was supposed to appear in Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly as co-antagonist alongside Ripto but did not because the creators were forced to speed up production for a winter release.

  • Despite being the final boss in the first Spyro the Dragon game, he is defeated in simply 2 hits. Most of the previous bosses are defeated with at least 3 hits. The actual challenge of the fight is reaching him.
  • In Spyro the Dragon, Gnasty Gnorc holds his staff in his left hand, implying he is left-handed, but in Spyro: A Hero's Tail, he holds it in his right hand, implying that he might be ambidextrous.
  • In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, Gnasty wears his armor from Spyro the Dragon.
  • The symbol on Gnasty's shoulder plates in Spyro: A Hero's Tail looks similar to the bottles found underwater in Coastal Remains in the same videogame.
  • The Spyro the Dragon game manual says Gnasty is the sloppiest Gnorc. This explains why gems are lying all over the ground in the game.
  • In Spyro the Dragon, Gnasty responds in outrage to the description given during the DNN (Dragon News Network) interview at the start of the game. The way he pronounces the words, however, almost implied that he agrees with such said description.

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