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Cloudcracker Prison is a stronghold that houses dangerous villains of all kinds in the Skylanders Academy television series.


Cloudcracker served as the former location of the Doom Raiders. All new Skylanders are required to serve a day of guard duty at the prison as a way to expose them to the worst of the worst they would face.

The head of security and warden of the prison was Snap Shot, before his retirement in Season 2. All guards hold badges that help keep inmates in line by freezing them or sending them to solitary confinement, a large domed room called "The Hole".

Season 1

In The Hole Truth, Spyro, Stealth Elf and Eruptor have their day of guard duty under Snap Shot's guidance. Because of their dedication to following the rulebooks, their eagerness to stop inmates from breaking rules allows the Doom Raiders to take advantage and be sent separetely to The Hole, as the rule to send only one inmate at a time was never listed in the books. Though they attempt to use Kaos to distract the guards, he is also sent down, and while Snap Shot and the guards prepare to infiltrate the solitary confinement, the three Skylanders send themselves down to atone for their mistake.

In there, the Doom Raiders combine their attacks to open a wormhole and escape elsewhere. Though the Skylanders intervene and nearly defeat them in battle, the gang escapes, and the guard badges are only able to freeze them on the other side of the wormhole, with the exception of Kaos. Though he is kicked out to allow the villains' escape, he also flees through the sewer pipes while Spyro, Stealth Elf and Eruptor talk with Snap Shot and the other guards.

Season 2

Sometime between the end of the first season and the start of the second, Chompy Mage's puppet was recaptured and locked in Cloudcracker Prison after he carelessly forgot him in a bathroom. As the wizard was impossible to reason with as he mourned his "friend", the Doom Raiders and Kaos went on a mission to rescue it in Spyromania. Though they easily infiltrated the prison and rescued the puppet while Snap Shot held a forced retirement party, they activated the alarms against Kaos' advice, and he angrily took out his frustration on the guards and the retired Skylander to allow the gang to escape.

In It Techs Two, the prison is affected by the unknown darkness' Tech-disrupting virus, and Team Spyro, with Sprocket replacing an absent Spyro, attempted to fix the mechanisms before the Mabu inmates could flee. Much to Jet-Vac's dismay, Sprocket and the rest of the team distracted the inmates for long enough to fix the locks without his help.

Season 3

Before the events of Sky Hard, Snap Shot returned to being head of security at Cloudcracker to help tighten security after the Doom Raiders were recaptured.


Known inmates



  • Unlike its canonical counterpart in the games, Cloudcracker Prison is designed similar to a regular prison and is not made of Traptanium.
  • One of the rules prohibits that inmates announce that the color orange is to replace the color black without written permission, in reference to another Netflix Original show, Orange is the New Black.
  • Oddly, all the pictures in the warden's room have bars painted over them.


Skylanders Academy

Skylanders Academy
Grand Library (Relics Room) - Thinking Spot - Team Spyro Home - Skylander Games
Campus Town (Soulless Cycle - Skylands Community College)
Falling Forest - Cloudcracker Prison - Uncle Merle's- The Isle of the Citadel
Kaos' Guest Castle - Kaossandra's Castle - Cadaverous Crypts - Arctic Isle