Gnasty Gnorc
First Appearance Spyro the Dragon
Species Gnorc
Alliance(s) Evil
Affiliation(s) Ripto
Latest Appearance Spyro: Year of the Dragon (Cameo)
Portrayed by Micheal Gough
Series Spyro the Dragon
For the character of the same name from Spyro: A Hero's Tail, please look here.

Gnasty Gnorc is the main antagonist of Spyro the Dragon.


Gnasty is a mean-spirited, bad-tempered, and greedy Gnorc who hates dragons. He is sensitive about his appearance as when Lindar calls him ugly, he retaliates by trapping all of them in crystal.



Gnasty Gnorc used to live in the Dragon World. However, he began to cause trouble over time. This caused the dragons to banish him to the Dragon Junk Yard which he subsequently renamed "Gnasty's World". After some time, he began to turn the dragons' gems into minions.

Spyro the DragonEdit

One day, during a Dragon News Network interview, Gnasty Gnorc is brought up. Lindar calls Gnasty a "simple creature" and that he is "no threat to the dragon kingdom". He finishes by adding that Gnasty is ugly. This upsets the Gnorc and he traps all of the dragons into crystal. However, he unknowingly misses Spyro, due to the dragon's small size.

After trapping the dragons, Gnasty steals the treasure, turning some into minions and scattering the rest. He then hires some thieves to steal twelves of the Dragon Eggs and puts bosses in charge of the five home worlds. During Spyro's adventure, some of the freed dragons went to Gnasty's World. However, Gnasty subsequently trapped them again.

During his and Spyro's confrontation, he attempts to flee from the dragon. However, Spyro chased him down and seemingly defeated him. After Spyro took back all of the treasure from Gnasty's treasure horde, the dragons are re-frozen that night, presumably by Gnasty. However, this has been rendered non-canon by Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!.

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!Edit

Gnasty Gnorc is mentioned in the beginning of the story by Spyro, who mentions that he and Sparx haven't been to Dragon Shores since they defeated him.

Spyro: Year of the DragonEdit

Gnasty Gnorc appears in the epilogue alongside Ripto. The two are holding a meeting to discuss "The Spyro Problem".

Spyro: Enter the DragonflyEdit

Gnasty Gnorc doesn't appear but he is mentioned by Ripto. Ripto claims that when he found Crush and Gulp, they were begging for work from the Gnorc.



  • Gnasty Gnorc was supposed to appear alongside Ripto in Enter the Dragonfly. However, due to rushed production, he was cut.
  • There is a skateboard move in Year of the Dragon called "The Gnasty Gnorc".

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