“Look at this Dark Gem, it's pulsating with evilness. Still it would look nice on an engagement ring, don't you think, Spyro?”
    —Ember


Ember is a young pink dragon who first appeared in Spyro: A Hero's Tail, at the time of Red's attack on the Dragon Realms. She is notable to have had a crush on Spyro in her debut, before falling in love with Bandit the Armadillo in Spyro: Shadow Legacy.

Character Development

Ember was originally a light orange dragon with a slightly different design, but Vivendi requested Eurocom to give her a 'generic girl' feel for use in cutscenes. So Ember's design was modified and she was given a pink color scheme complete with a heart locket around her neck and a heart-shaped tail spike to go along with the generic 'girl' vibe.[1]

Appearance

Ember is a young pink dragon wearing a gold necklace in the shape of a heart and bearing a red gem in the center. She has light pink wings, large blue eyes, and a heart-shaped spade at the tip of her tail. She has a purple crest on her head and horns that slightly resemble Spyro's.

Personality

Not much is known about Ember or her past, but what is known is that she has taken a romantic interest in Spyro, and even suggests using a Dark Gem for an engagement ring (she also asked if it was possible to smash the gem into heart-shaped pieces). She wouldn't stop bothering Spyro until he and Ember were married. She later fell in love with Bandit the Armadillo in Shadow Legacy.

Story

Spyro: A Hero's Tail

Spyro encountered Ember during the attack on the Dragon Realms by the former Dragon Elder Red, where she initially showed interest in the purple hero. She noted that the Dark Gem next to her was filled with evilness, but suggested it would look nice on an engagement ring before eagerly telling Spyro to destroy the Dark Gem, and remarked that she'll know he'll do it because he liked her.

After the Dark Gem was destroyed, and the bridge connected to the passage to Crocovile Swamp was restored, Ember told Spyro to not take the bridge to the Swamp, fearing that she wouldn't see him again. She isn't seen again afterwards for the remainder of the game, but her character model can be unlocked for viewing as well as gameplay.

Spyro: Shadow Legacy

Ember appeared as one of the captive residents in the Dragon Village when the Shadow Realm struck. She still showed interest in Spyro, until Bandit the Armadillo laid eyes on her, instantly falling in love. Spyro did a favor for a love-stricken Bandit by delivering Ember a love letter, and in turn, she fell in love with Bandit. She mentioned about going to Cliff Town to see Bandit herself, but knew she will get in trouble if she went there.

Relationships

Spyro

When Ember first made her appearance in the series, she displays a fanatical crush on Spyro; even so much that she believes they are destined to be married. She doesn't realize that Spyro only likes her as a friend, and is put off by her doting behavior. Ember even worries about Spyro's safety when he was about to go to Crocovile Swamp, and doesn't want to lose him.

Bandit the Armadillo

After being saved by Spyro from the Shadow Realm, Ember encounters Bandit the Armadillo, who arrived to the Dragon Village to give the dragons a peace offering on behalf of the Armadillos to prove that they were harmless. At the time, Ember becomes unaware that Bandit had fallen in love with her at first sight. When Spyro gives her Bandit's love letter, the pink dragon is surprised and asks Spyro, "Can you tell Bandit...Yes..?"

Afterwards, Ember mentions that Bandit 'is so dreamy' and squeals at the thought of him, but knows she will get in trouble if she visits Cliff Town to see Bandit. It is evident that she has now fallen in love with Bandit, and no longer has a crush on Spyro.

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Trivia

  • Ember was originally planned to appear in Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly as a form of turret for Spyro during minigames and was even planned to have her solve her own set of puzzles. She was soon scrapped when gameplay development kept changing, as the team couldn't find a reason for her to exist, and Sparx was already set as a form of turret for Spyro.[3]
  • She made a cameo in Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy as a trading card in the game, but in a somewhat different color.
  • Ember was considered to be a fully playable character for A Hero's Tail, but the development team decided against it when the addition of alternate character interactions would be too great. In the end, she became an unlockable skin.[1]
  • When Ember says "Don't take that bridge to the swamp, Spyro. If you do, I might never see you again," this references that she will not be seen again during the story. However, she can be unlocked as a skin character after the player collects all of the flower eggs.
  • Her behavior makes her comparable to Amy Rose of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, since Amy also has an unreciprocated love for the series' main hero.

References

Characters
Playable Characters
Spyro the Dragon - Hunter the Cheetah
Sparx the Dragonfly - Sgt. James Byrd - Blink the Mole
Villains
Red (Mecha Form)
Gnasty Gnorc - Ineptune - Mammoth
Non-playable characters
Amp - Aqua - Astor - Bentley the Yeti - Ember - Flame - Fredneck - Freezia - Ice Princess - Lily - Magnus
- Mergatroids - Moneybags - Mrs. Shoutfire - Otto - Peggy - Phil - Professor - Teena - Titan
- Tomas - Trina - Turtle Mother - Wally - Zoe
Locations
Worlds
Dragon Kingdom - Lost Cities - Icy Wilderness - Volcanic Isle
Dragon Village - Crocovile Swamp - Dragonfly Falls - Coastal Remains - Cloudy Domain - Sunken Ruins
- Frostbite Village - Gloomy Glacier - Ice Citadel - Stormy Beach - Molten Mount - Magma Falls - Dark Mine
- Red's Lab
Boss Arenas
Gnasty's Cave - Watery Tomb - Red's Chamber - Red's Lair
Speedways
Island Speedway - Cloudy Speedway - Iceberg Aerobatics - Lava Palaver
Terms
Gems - Dark Gems - Light Gems - Dragon Eggs
Characters
Main Characters
Spyro the Dragon - Sparx the Dragonfly - Hunter the Cheetah
Bianca the Rabbit - Blink the Mole - Tomas
Villains
Sorcerer
Red - Ice Minion - Fire Minion
Non-Playable Characters
Adama - Akello - Amp - Aqua - Artigan - Astor - Bandit - Bears - Bonebuilders - Brigid - Bruno - Cho Lei - Conan
Dirt - Dragons - Ember - Fairies - Flame - Fonsworthy - Fransisco - Gronk
Isabel - Kaitlin - Kasi - Laird - Longorin - Lucia - Lumpy - Magnus - Marshall - Marvin - Maxwell - Merton - Midian - Moles - Moneybags
Mr. Funderlic - Mrs. Funderlic - Mrs. Moneybags - Neema - Old One Horn - Ooga - Pablo - Panthanitis - Pastemolle - Professor
Pullosin - Rabbits - Sensei - Sis - Skipper - Sofia - Teresa - Titan - Trina - Willard - Wizards - Zinc - Zoe
Locations
Worlds
Dragon Kingdom
Dragon Shores - Dragon Dojo - Dragon Village - Wizard Peak - Bear Forest - Cliff Town
Avalar
Savannah - Tree Tops - Skelos Badlands
Forgotten Worlds
Lost Fleet - Moleville
Terms
Dragon Kata - Shadow Realm - Gems - Eggs - Magic - Shadowstone - Relics
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