|This article is about the world in The Legend of Spyro series. You may be looking for the world from the Original series.|
The Dragon Realms is the main universe of The Legend of Spyro series. Only the majority of the land is explored throughout the trilogy, and only a few areas are mentioned.
In The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning and its sequel, the story's setting starts within a swamp that surrounds the Dragon Temple. The temple itself overlooks several islands in the distant ocean that includes Dante's Freezer, Tall Plains, Munitions Forge and Concurrent Skies. There is also mention of a mainland in The Eternal Night. In a map illustrated early in A New Beginning, there are other continents around the one that holds the Dragon Temple and the Swamp.
In The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, the focus is set on another region of the realms. This continent was originally a wide forest area that surrounded the Catacombs, Twilight Falls, the Valley of Avalar and the Dragon City of Warfang. A dam near the exit to the city controls the ocean water that flows into the valley.
When the first purple dragon Malefor turned to evil, the world spiraled into chaos. His influence shrouded the world in darkness as his armies threatened the land in his attempts to rule it. For years, the Dragons fought for the realms against Malefor's army of Apes, until the Dragon race lost the war, resulting in their numbers dwindling and the lands becoming overtaken by the Dark Armies.
It was only until the intervention of the current purple dragon Spyro did the war finally turn the tide and the forces of darkness were driven back. However, Malefor resurrected The Destroyer to destroy the world in order to create a new one, and the massive golem succeeded in initating the world's destruction. After Malefor was sealed away in The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, Spyro undid Malefor's rule using his power and reconstructed the world, bringing about a new age of peace to the Realms. In the series' ending, the world is now composed of floating islands.
The Dragon Realms, including the four islands that appeared in the first chapter, were taken over by Cynder and put under her rule.
More of the Dragon Realms are explored (one of them mentioned) facing the threat from the resurrection of Malefor and the Night of Eternal Darkness. There is also mention of a mainland.
Malefor has risen once more, and after his return, the Dragon Realms had been plunged into shadow. The land is at war with Malefor and his dark army, while in the process, a new region is explored in this third chapter.
- The Valley of Avalar was the only area from the original Spyro games to be reintroduced in The Legend of Spyro trilogy.
- The shattered world at the end of Dawn of the Dragon bears a striking resemblance to Skylands, the main setting of the Skylanders series.
- This confuses fans who aren't familiar with the Skylanders series, as they believe that the reconstructed world of the Dragon Realms is Skylands. This is completely false as Skylanders and The Legend of Spyro series are two completely different franchises, and the longetivity of the two worlds vary very differently. As of Skylanders: Imaginators, it is brought up that Skylands was created by the Ancients with the use of Mind Magic and not a previous cataclysm.