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Hero Overview

~ Crash's main catchphrase in the Crash Bandicoot games.
~ Crash Bandicoot.

Crash Bandicoot is the titular main protagonist of the video game series and media franchise of the same name.

He was once an ordinary bandicoot until he was exposed to the Evolvo-Ray by his arch-nemesis, Dr. Neo Cortex, as part of his plan to create an army of mutant animals to takeover the world. However, Cortex's mind control device malfunctioned, causing Crash to turn against Cortex, the two then became arch-enemies as Crash sets out to stop all of Cortex's evil schemes.

He is mainly voiced by Jess Harnell since Crash Tag Team Racing and Scott Whyte in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

He was also voiced by Brendan O'Brien in Crash Bandicoot, Chip Chinery in the original Crash Team Racing, and Steve Blum in Crash Nitro Kart.


Crash generally appears as an orange humanoid-bandicoot with a black nose, thick eyebrows, green eyes and reddish-brown hair on his head, styled into a typical mohawk. Crash's main attire consists of a pair of brown fingerless gloves which he wears in most of his appearances, blue denim jeans that he wears over pink or white boxers (depending on the game) with red hearts on them, and a pair of red Chuck Taylor All-stars Converses. Crash can also don other attires when needed, such as scuba diving gear, a biker's jacket, and numerous others.

In the game Crash Twinsanity, Crash's hair is more brown while the color of his shoes have also changed to gray. He has also gained metal plates on the knees of his pants and wears a belt.

In Crash Tag Team Racing Crash regains his reddish-brown hair and red shoes, although his head is now significantly smaller and his shoulders are more prominent.

Crash gets a major redesign Crash of the Titans that gives him a more feral appearance. His hair is browner again and longer, running a bit further down his back. His orange fur looks jagged and unkept as portions of it stick out around his face and on his elbows (although they appear to be trimmed back in Crash: Mind Over Mutant). He also loses his fingerless gloves to reveal black tribal watermarked tattoos on his hands.

Crash's appearance changes again in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time as it reverts to resemble his original design more, albeit with alterations. He now seemingly has larger ears and a longer snout while his nose is now colored dark brown. His iconic grin also appears to be not as long as before.


Crash's personality is hard to pinpoint, sometimes varying from game to game. Throughout the series, he has always been shown to be willing to help and is very attentive to others. But overall, he has a rather wacky, goofy, loving and cartoonish personality. In simple terms, he is a tornado. His demented behavior was, in fact, extended to actual sadism/masochism in Crash Tag Team Racing, in which he took pleasure in torturing innocent animals, park drones, and even himself (it should be noted that the game is criticized for its over-caricaturisation or even complete change in character personalities). Despite this however, Crash is usually kindhearted and laid back. He is not known for his anger; even towards his greatest enemies he rarely maintains a great deal of contempt. Threatening his little sister seems to be among very few ways of setting off his aggression.

He also has a rather large appetite, and is, therefore, very protective of his Wumpa Fruit. Crash is a very emotional character who is quick to laugh and quick to cry. While he has a danger-loving, fearless nature and loves a good fight, he prefers relaxing in the sun and rarely seeks out trouble deliberately. To the ire of Crunch and the amusement of Coco, in the Radical games, Crash is prone to impolite personal habits such as belching or scratching his posterior. Crash is also easily distracted, as seen in Twinsanity when he has to catch Cortex. He is also fairly oblivious to his surroundings, but this could be because of his literacy, though he's easily distracted by a falling Wumpa Fruit.

As shown in Crash Tag Team Racing, Crash seems to be somewhat impulsive, demonstrated in Die-o-Ramas, Crash spins a tree making it fall and crush him, standing on railings with gears behind him, and spinning dangerous equipment. Crash's intelligence level is something of a question, since he is illiterate and Aku even made a comment that brain damage was "not much of a danger to Crash". However, this may have been a tease, especially since he is shown to be smart enough to prevent Cortex's attempts at ditching him in Twinsanity and has been able to outsmart various bosses far more powerful than himself in the past.

Things he does that seem dumb could best be attributed to his obvious immaturity and impulsive nature. His illiteracy is probably just because he sees no reason to speak English, especially since Aku can understand him anyway. His sense of right and wrong is also intact since he frequently helps out those in need, and though Cortex has tried to destroy him numerous times, Crash did not object to teaming up with him.


Early Life

Before Crash was snatched out of the wild, he was a normal bandicoot. He lived with his sister Coco Bandicoot.

Crash Bandicoot

Crash is snatched out of the wild by Dr. Neo Cortex and subjected to his experiments, he became a mutant by the Evolvo-Ray, after that Cortex trained him for 9 months. Cortex plans to make Crash the general of his 'Cortex Commandos' for world domination. However, the experiment on Cortex Vortex failed, and Crash escaped from Cortex's castle. When Tawna, a bandicoot whom Crash grew romantically attached to during imprisonment in Cortex's castle, was selected to be the next in Cortex's experiment, Crash made it his duty to save her.

After traveling throughout the Wumpa Islands and defeating Cortex's minions, Crash defeated Cortex, rescued Tawna and made it back home.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

After Crash defeated Cortex, he is told by Coco to bring an extra battery for her, since her old one was fried. However, Crash is summoned by Cortex to collect Crystals in order to "save" the world. In reality, Cortex plans to use Crash to collect the Crystals in order to enslave everyone on the planet. N. Brio, however, having seemingly turned a new leaf after being replaced by N. Gin as Cortex's assistant, informs Crash that he needs to collect the Gems in order for him to destroy the Cortex Vortex and foil Cortex's plans. After collecting all 25 Crystals, Cortex congratulates Crash, however Coco interrupts the call and informs Crash of Cortex's true intentions. Crash defeats Cortex and sends him flying in space, however the Cortex Vortex remains undestroyed.

If Crash has collected all of the Gems, a scene plays out where a laser cannon absorbs the Gems, and N. Brio fires his laser cannon and destroys the Cortex Vortex for good. The remains of the space station then fall into Earth.

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Uka Uka is awakened when the remains of the Cortex Vortex crash into a nearby temple. Aku Aku senses his evil twin brother's awakening, and expresses panic about it. Aku Aku, Crash, Coco, and Polar quickly enter the house, and Aku Aku tells them that Uka Uka has awoken and that long ago he locked in a prison, and that he must be stopped. He then takes Crash and Coco to The Time Twister and tells them that they must retrieve the Crystals before Cortex and Uka Uka do. After collecting all of the Crystals, Crash and Coco defeat Cortex and Uka Uka, however, in the ending, Uka Uka proclaims that there are still the gems, and that he and Cortex still have a chance to triumph.

After collecting all of the Gems, Crash and Coco defeat Cortex and Uka Uka, and send them alongside N. Tropy into a volcanic area. Cortex and N. Tropy (as babies) fight over Uka Uka, and that was the end, or was it? Aku Aku says that the Time Twister machine could no longer hold itself together, and that they were lucky to escape.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

After Cortex calls a group of destructive masks called The Elementals for help and creates a bandicoot called Crunch, Crash and Coco are told by Aku Aku to go ahead and collect the Crystals before they do. During their adventure, they face Crunch multiple times, and they collect the Crystals. They then engage Cortex in his space station, and defeat him. This turns Crunch good, and they celebrate. If the player has collected all of the Gems, there is a true ending where Cortex and Uka Uka are teleported into an arctic area, and Uka Uka is angry at Cortex for his plans failing once again.

Crash Twinsanity

Crash and Cortex try to save the world by defeating the evil twins who are two bald, blue birds who used to be Cortex's pets. After defeating them with the Mecha Bandicoot Evil Crash eats them and the credits roll

Crash of the Titans


Crash: Mind Over Mutant


Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

In an alternate timeline, Cortex, Uka Uka, and N.Tropy escape from their time prison they were trapped in at the end of Warped by ripping a hole in the space-time continuum, causing a series of anomalies and other dimensional rifts to be opened in the multiverse. Aku Aku sends Crash to investigate, soon running into Lani-Loni who happens to be one of the four Quantum Masks tasked with keeping the fabric of reality from breaking apart. Lani-Loli enlists Crash and Coco's help to find the other 3 Quantum Masks by traveling through the multiverse. During their travels Crash runs into an alternate dimension version of Tawna who agrees to help solve the multiverse crisis but opts to travel by herself.

Crash and Coco eventually encounter and defeat Cortex yet again, when they do Cortex has a breakdown and pleads to end his rivalry with Crash only for N.Tropy to reveal that he has found a new partner in-crime, a female version of N.Tropy from a different dimension, and now the two N.Tropies plan to destroy the multiverse and recreate it with themselves as the ultimate rulers. Cortex decides to join Crash and Coco feeling that "becoming a good guy" was better than losing to Crash over and over.

With Cortex's help the trio find the last of the Quantum Masks and reunite with Tawna as well as Dingodile who had also gotten involved in the multiverse crisis after retiring from villainy. The five all agree to work together to defeat N.Tropy and shut down his Rift Generator allowing the Quantum Masks to fix the multiverse closing all the dimensional rifts. The Quantum Masks offer to take everyone to the Snaxx Dimension to celebrate their victory, but their celebration is cut short when Cortex betrays Crash and steals Kupuna-Wa the Quantum Mask of time. Cortex intended to travel back to 1996 and prevent his past self from creating Crash which would undo all of Cortex's past failures. Crash and Coco narrowly manage to chase Cortex to the Wumpa Islands in 1996.

When Cortex fails to convince his past self to stop the creation of Crash, Cortex steals all the Quantum Masks and uses them against Crash in a last ditch attempt to kill him, but Crash ultimately defeats Cortex yet again. With Cortex knocked unconscious after his defeat Crash then witnesses the past Cortex conduct the experiment on Past Crash, during which Crash accidentally knocked over a gizmo that caused the Cortex Vortex to malfunction, meaning Crash was indirectly responsible for his own creation.

The Quantum Masks punish Cortex for kidnapping them and trying to change history by banishing him to a distant dimension, followed by Crash celebrating his latest victory before returning to N. Sanity Island where the alternate dimension Tawna now lives too.

Other Games

Crash Team Racing and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

In both Crash Team Racing and its remake Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Crash is a balanced-type character. He is a good starting character for beginner players. When he places first in a cup, he does his signature Crash Dance, and when he places 2nd or 3rd place, he is seen napping.

Crash Bash


Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (XS)


Crash Bandicoot: N. Tranced


Crash Nitro Kart


Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage


Crash Tag Team Racing


Crash Boom Bang


Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy


Crash Bandicoot: On the Run

Set sometime after the events of Crash: Mind Over Mutant, Cortex begins his invasion of the multiverse as Crash and Coco gather ingredients to create potions and weapons to combat Cortex's forces.


  • Aku Aku - Best friend & Guardian
  • Tawna Bandicoot - Love Interest
  • Crunch Bandicoot - Enemy turned Ally
  • Polar - Pet
  • Pura - Pet
  • Baby T - Pet
  • Fake Crash
  • Penta Penguin
  • Pasadena O'Possum - Ally
  • Ebenezer Von Clutch - Ally
  • Yaya Panda - Ally
  • Chick Gizzard Lips - Ally
  • Stew - Ally
  • Farmer Ernest - Ally
  • Carbon Crash - Ally
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Quantic Masks
  • Skylanders - Allies
  • Master Eon - Ally
  • Cali - Ally
  • Flynn - Ally
  • Hugo - Ally
  • Mags - Ally
  • Donkey Kong - Ally
  • Bowser - Ally
  • Dr. Neo Cortex - Enemy sometimes Ally
  • Dingodile - Enemy turned Ally (It's About Time only)


  • Dr. Neo Cortex archenemy
  • Dr. Nitrus Brio - Enemy
  • Dr. N. Gin - Enemy
  • Uka Uka - Enemy
  • Papu Papu - Enemy
  • Ripper Roo - Enemy
  • Koala Kong - Enemy
  • Pinstripe Potoroo - Enemy
  • Komodo Bros - Enemy
  • Dr. Nefarious Tropy - Enemy
  • Female Dr. Nefarious - Enemy
  • Tiny Tiger - Enemy
  • Dingodile - Enemy
  • Nitros Oxide - Enemy
  • Crunch Bandicoot - Enemy turned Ally
  • Rilla Roo - Enemy
  • N.Trance - Enemy
  • Nina Cortex - Enemy
  • The Elementals - Enemy
  • Emperor Velo XXVII - Enemy
  • The Evil Twins - Enemy
  • Rusty Walrus - Enemy
  • Bearminator - Enemy
  • Willie Wumpa Cheeks - Enemy
  • Madame Amberly - Enemy
  • Zam and Zem
  • Tikimon - Enemy
  • Evil Crash - Enemy
  • Ripto - Enemy
  • Kaos - Enemy
  • Glumshanks - Enemy
  • Brain
  • Doomlanders - Enemy
  • Lab Assistants - Enemy
  • Titan Mutants - Enemy

Powers and Abilities

  • Mutant Physiology: As a result of Cortex's experiments, Crash is a mutant anthropomorphized bandicoot which grants him various abilities such as being able to stand and walk as a bipedal being, enhanced physical abilities, and increased senses.
  • Semi-Intelligence: Like other mutant animals created from Cortex's experiments, Crash demonstrates a higher level of critical thinking, comprehension, problem solving, and understanding of human language than regular animals. However, due to the malfunction of the Cortex Vortex mind-control device when he was exposed to it his sanity is highly unstable, causing him to act very dumb and erratic at times and seemingly rendering him unable to speak human languages unlike the rest of the mutant animals.
  • Enhanced Strength: Crash has displayed significant physical strength, able to cause considerable damage to Titans and other large creatures, such as Tiny. He also was able to pick up Crunch and slam him on the ground over and over, with little effort.
  • Enhanced Speed: Crash can run quite fast, as evidenced by his Crash Dash ability.
  • Enhanced Agility: Crash is also very agile, able to jump more than his own body height into the air with a standard jump, as well as pull off a double jump with similar vertical lift.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: Crash has improved reaction speed as he was able to dodge enemy attacks and projectiles.
  • Enhanced Durability: Crash is able to take a large amount of damage and still continue fighting.
  • Enhanced Stamina: Crash also possesses exceptional stamina and resiliency, able to run and fight steadily for long periods of time (evidenced by the fact that many of his games' plots take place in a small span of time), and also take massive blows from Titans and the like, then just get back up and resume fighting with the same vigor and liveliness as before. The latter is also evidenced by the fact that he can spin at high speed for almost a solid minute before he gets dizzy, and still only stay dizzy for a brief moment.
  • Contortionist: Crash is quite limber, able to twist and crouch his body into all sorts of positions.
  • Invincibility: In several Crash games, after finding and collecting three Aku Aku masks, Crash can become invincible for a few moments time with the help of his mentor Aku Aku. During this phase, pretty much nothing can touch Crash, however, it can not prevent falling deaths.
  • Yo-yo Master: In Skylanders Imaginators, Crash was shown using his yo-yo abilities in combat during his trademark Cyclone Spin attack and his Ultimate sensei move. However, after he finishes his yo-yo ultimate, he gets it all tangled up.
  • Cyclone Spinning: Perhaps best known is Crash's trade-mark ability to spin himself at high speed, dealing centrifugal force-augmented blows to opponents and even allowing himself to float slowly to the ground. The Spin Move can also deflect projectiles.
  • Expert Combatant: Crash is no novice when it comes to fighting, possessing considerable skill in hand-to-hand combat and an ability to use weapons, such his Fruit Bazooka and operating any sort of vehicle, with ease.
  • Combat Specialist: In Mind Over Mutant, Aku Aku described Crash to be a swift fighter, able to use his speed to his advantage against larger foes.
  • Wall Crawling: Crash is a superb climber, able to hang from ledges and traverse them with great speed, and also to scale sheer surfaces with only minor handholds. On a related note, Crash seems to have a strong grip, evidenced by his hanging on to Mutants while they are running and fighting and the fact that he ripped off Crunch's N-V, which was designed not to come off.
  • Natural Abilities: Since he's a bandicoot, Crash's natural instincts, such as digging, can be used to help him from time to time.
  • Time-Space warping Abilities: Granted by the Quantum Masks, Crash can temporarily manipulate time-space in different ways such as phasing objects in-and-out of reality, slowing down time, inverting gravity, or becoming a dark matter vortex. This abilities only work as long as he's wearing the respective Quantum Masks.


  • Crash was originally going to be named Willie the Wombat. This is referenced twice in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, first when Cortex mentions he should've picked a wombat over a bandicoot for his experiments, and later in the inclusion of a "Willie the Wombat" skin as an unlockable.


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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

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