In Year of the Dragon, Moneybags often suffers abuse at Spyro's behest and is attacked by him for trying to sell a stolen dragon egg.
In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, a pink female dragon named Ember has a crush on Spyro, who is not interested.
In The Legend of Spyro, Spyro is Sparx's foster brother.An older "Dragon Guardian" named Ignitus acts as a sort of father figure to him.According to programmer Peter Hastings, NASA rocket scientist Matt Whiting was hired to program Spyro's controls so that he could move as smoothly as possible.Spyro originates from the Dragon Kingdom in Spyro the Dragon, and lives in the Artisans homeworld.He is known for his ability to defeat enemies by breathing fire and charging at them, and his ability to glide to otherwise unreachable areas in the game world.
Spyro is often accompanied by his best friend Sparx, a dragonfly.
Spyro is adventurous, curious about his past, and eager to shape his future, in which he is expected to become something of a chieftain.
Spyro also has an evil alter ego known as "Dark Spyro", who is stoic, ruthless, and animalistic, and manifests when Spyro is consumed by the "Dark Aether", a force born from negative energies.
In Year of the Dragon, Spyro meets Sheila the kangaroo, Sgt.
Byrd the flying penguin, Bentley the yeti, and Agent 9 the laser-wielding monkey, who appear as additional playable characters after Spyro frees them from captivity.
In the Skylanders franchise, Spyro is described as strong-willed and young at heart, but has a headstrong and arrogant attitude.