Spyro saves Bandit along with the other armadillos from the Shadow Realm. Afterwards, the armadillos feared that the dragons will blame them for the Shadow Realm incident since they are new to the Dragon Realms. Bandit volunteered to give the dragons a friendship offering and Spyro guided him to the Dragon Village. While he was there, Bandit caught sight of Ember and fell in love with her at first sight. When Spyro talks to Bandit again back in Cliff Town, he asks Spyro to deliver a love letter to Ember.