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Crash? Crash! Crash, my battery is fried. Make yourself useful, big brother, and bring an extra battery for me.
~ Coco Bandicoot's first quote in the series.

Coco Bandicoot is the deuteragonist in the Crash Bandicoot series. She is the highly intelligent and spirited younger sister of Crash Bandicoot. She often aids her big brother by building gadgets ideal for the situation or even tagging along with him in his journeys, using self-taught martial arts to defend herself. She first appeared in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. Her first appearance as a playable character was in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Since then, she has appeared in every Crash game.

She was originally voiced by Vicki Winters in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, then by Debi Derryberry for the remainder of the series, then by Hynden Walch in Crash Team Racing, then by Tara Strong in Skylanders Academy and by Eden Riegel in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. In Japanese dub of the game, she was voiced by Haruna Ikezawa in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Satomi Arai in Crash Tag Team Racing, and Risa Tsubaki in Crash Boom Bang!.


Early Life

Coco, along with her brother Crash and his mate Tawna, were all once ordinary Eastern Barred Bandicoots living peacefully on the Wumpa Isles until they were all captured and genetically enhanced by the evil Dr. Neo Cortex in his plot to create an army of mutant soldiers to conquer the world. In addition, she was outfitted with overalls that originally belonged to N. Brio and were crafted by his mother.

During Crash Bandicoot

After Crash escaped from Cortex Castle upon being rejected by the Cortex Vortex, Cortex began testing on Coco in the hope that she would prove to be more intelligent and loyal than her brother.

During these tests, Coco, like her brother before her, was forced to endure and survive nearly impossible odds while Crash made his journey back to the castle to rescue her and Tawna. During these tests, Dr. N. Gin, who was applying for a job as Cortex's henchman at the time, noticed Coco's high intelligence and decided to teach her about mechanical engineering, something which would ironically help her defeat him in the future.

Coco continued with the testing until she eventually escaped from Cortex Castle herself using a hidden escape hatch. Afterwards, she found Crash after he had defeated Cortex, and the siblings have been living with each-other ever since, albeit as mutants instead of regular animals.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Coco is first seen in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back living on N. Sanity Island with Crash. One day, when the battery for her laptop runs out, she sends Crash off to find a replacement battery for her. When Coco discovers that Crash is gathering crystals for Cortex, she becomes suspicious of Cortex and decides to hack into his computer to see what he's really up to. What she finds are detailed schematics for an improved Cortex Vortex and a suspicious-looking space station. She learns of Cortex's real plan, just as Crash has gathered all the crystals, and reveals Cortex's intentions to Crash before he can give the crystals to Cortex. She appears beside N. Brio and her brother when they are blowing up the Cortex Vortex.

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

In Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (in which she is a playable character), Coco is called upon by Aku Aku to use Doctor Nefarious Tropy's Time Twister Machine and gather the powerful crystals in their original places before Cortex does so. Coco helps by gathering the crystals in 17th century China, the 18th century Pacific Ocean, and World War I Europe. She is also responsible for the defeat of Doctor N. Gin on the moon, with her new pet tiger, Pura, assisting her.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

In Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Coco activates a new portal chamber she created for Crash to use when the Elementals wreak havoc on Earth. She helps Crash gather the power crystals needed to stop the Elementals by collecting them in a tsunami-ravaged Asia and an avalanche zone. She also stops an armada of Cortex's space stations from striking Earth. Near the end, she helps Crash and Crunch escape from Cortex's malfunctioning space station.

Crash Twinsanity

In Crash Twinsanity, Coco is ambushed by Doctor Neo Cortex in order to lure Crash into a trap. Many moments later, Coco believes that Cortex kidnapped Crash, and travels to the Iceberg Lab to confront him. With a swift kick, she attacks Cortex and sends the Power Crystals he was holding flying into the Psychetron. The resulting chain reaction leaves Coco unconscious until the end of the game. Due to a glitch, Crash will be hurt if he touches her while she's paralyzed.

In an earlier version of the game, Coco was to have a much larger role, helping Crash and Cortex gain access to the Airship by hacking into the security system of Cortex's old castle in stages that parodied the Matrix series. Additionally, a deleted level named "Gone a Bit Coco" would see Cortex traveling into Coco's Brainovial Hyperbarium through a malfunction in the Psychetron, encountering many "pastel-colored horrors".

Crash of the Titans

In Crash of the Titans, Coco is in the intro where she is seen with a device to recycle butter. She is captured by Dr. Neo Cortex's airship and is taken to Cortex Castle. When Nina replaces her uncle, Dr. Neo Cortex, Nina has Coco brainwashed and is forced to finish the Doominator. As you can see, Coco looks more like a teen in this game. She ends up completing the Doominator, but is rescued by Crash and is able to stop it at the end of the game. She eats pancakes with Crash and Crunch in celebration at the end of the game (hence Crash saying "Pancakes!"). When the Doominator crashes down on Wumpa Island, she cares more about her stuff.

Crash: Mind Over Mutant

Coco is a playable character in the cooperation mode of the Wii and Xbox 360 versions of Crash: Mind Over Mutant. Because her animations would take up too much memory in the PlayStation 2 version of the game, she is replaced by Carbon Crash, a white version of Crash Bandicoot. At the beginning of the game, Coco converts the Doominator's eye into an entertainment system. After seeing an infomercial advertising the "NV", a do-anything personal digital assistant, she receives an NV along with Crunch and quickly becomes addicted. Soon enough, the NV transforms her into a ferocious beast who tries to destroy Crash using a giant basketball-launching machine. After being defeated and informed (to her disappointment) that the NV had a negative influence on her, she uses the Doominator's eye to access Cortex's blog and learn what Cortex is planning. She is accessible as the second player's character from that point on. Coco has one other available skin that can be worn by accessing the chest inside of Crash's house. This other skin is the same clothing from Crash of the Titans (minus the headband) and her hair is in a pony tail. Carbon Crash is also one of Coco's skins.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run

Coco Bandicoot reappears in this mobile game set sometime after the events of Crash: Mind Over Mutant. When Cortex begins his invasion of the multiverse, Coco builds her own base and creates a potion that somehow sends Cortex's forces back to the worlds they came from.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Other Games

Crash Team Racing

Coco is one of the playable racers in the game. In adventure mode, she can be selected to stop Nitros Oxide from conquering the world.

Crash Bash

Serving on Aku Aku's team, Coco, alongside Crash, Tiny Tiger and Dingodile, must defeat Uka Uka's team in a series of challenges to prevent them from conquering the world.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (XS)

After the world was shrunk by Neo Cortex's Planet Minimiser, Coco believed she could reverse the Minimiser's effects if she had enough Power Crystals in her possession. Crash eventually gathered enough Crystals and Coco restored the planet back to normal size just after Cortex's defeat.

Crash Bandicoot: N. Tranced

Coco is captured alongside Crunch and Fake Crash by Dr. Nefarious Tropy and brainwashed by N. Trance to aid the villains in their plans for world domination. During his adventure to save his allies, Crash is forced to fight Coco and her mech in an aerial battle. After Coco is defeated, she snaps out of her hypnotic trance and thanks Crash for saving her. Coco is then playable in certain levels of the game, and after N. Tropy's defeat, she joined the other heroes to take a celebratory photograph.

Crash Nitro Kart

Coco served as one of the playable racers on Crash's team. In adventure mode, Coco and her teammates are captured by Emperor Velo to serve as contestants in his intergalactic racing tournament. She managed to hack into the brain of Barin's hyperactive racing champion Nash and make him go to sleep.

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

In this crossover game, Coco is a supporting character and NPC. She and The Professor work together to discover the whereabouts of Dr. Neo Cortex and Spyro's nemesis Ripto. However, they are both kidnapped by Nina Cortex and their research is destroyed. Crash and Spyro were able to rescue them before they came up with a new plan to find the villains hideout.

Crash Tag Team Racing

Coco again served as one of the game’s playable drivers. In story mode, Coco is a quest NPC and aids Ebenezer Von Clutch in locating the theft that stole his black heart power gem. After a while of investigating with Pasadena O'Possum, Coco concludes that the thief has a strong connection with Wumpa Whip but is still unable to figure out their identity, causing Willie Wumpa Cheeks to reveal himself as the culprit out of frustration.

Crash Boom Bang

Coco is one of the playable characters who aid The Viscount in his search for the wish-granting Super Big Power Crystal.

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy

In this remastered compilation of the first three Crash Bandicoot games, Coco managed to use her laptop to hack into N. Tropy’s Time Twister (from Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped) and use it to travel back in time and aid Crash in the past when she’s not helping him in the present, thus making her playable in all three games. However, Coco is not able to access almost any of the boss levels or any of Crash’s underwater, vehicle, and animal riding levels.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Coco returns in the remaster for Crash Team Racing serving the same role she had in the original game. She is a Acceleration class driver.


Well, the pattern I've concluded from deductive reasoning is that whoever stole the power gems has some connection to... wumpa whip!
~ Coco Bandicoot


  • According to one of Coco's quotes in Crash Tag Team Racing, her IQ is 164.


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Dr. Neo Cortex | Dr. Nitrus Brio | Ebenezer Von Clutch | Nina Cortex

Ami | Chick n' Stew | Coco Bandicoot | Crash Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Dingodile | Fake Crash | Hasty | Isabella | Liz | Megumi | Pasadena O'Possum | Tawna Bandicoot (Alternate) | Yaya Panda

Aku Aku | Apo-Apo | Baby T | King Chicken | Penta Penguin | Polar | Pura | Shnurgle | Quantum Masks