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“See? I told you the head isn't scary enough.”

Glumshanks is a troll who is Kaos's faithful butler in the Skylanders series, serving as his only companion and friend.


Glumshanks is Kaos's sidekick and butler. He has always been loyal and faithful to Kaos, even though he is often in despair over his hair-brained plans and terrible jokes.[1]



Before he became the butler for Kaos, Glumshanks was enrolled in the Troll academy, but flunked everything from rudimentary detonation to advanced annihilation. He couldn't even work out which end of the dynamite to light.[2] After Kaos abandoned his royal family, Glumshanks remained loyal to Kaos and headed out into the wilderness along with the tyrant.

Skylanders: The Machine of Doom

Glumshanks aided Kaos in his plan to seek out The Machine of Doom that was rumored to be an Arkeyan weapon powerful enough to destroy the Core of Light. Although not doing much besides unlocking the tomb to the Pyramid of Just Rewards (when Kaos was unable to do so himself) and holding Flynn hostage, the troll commonly corrected his master's errors only to be berated by the evil Portal Master as a result.

When the plan to trap the Skylanders in the pyramid failed, Glumshanks returned to Kaos's lair.

Skylanders: Mask of Power series

Glumshanks accompanied Kaos during his quest to gain the pieces to the Mask of Power, sometimes being used as a guinea pig for his plans.

In Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters, Glumshanks was by Kaos's side when the evil Portal Master claimed to be a hero by defeating a rise of mega-sized creatures. Soon, Kaos 'defeated' a mega-sized troll (that was actually an enlarged Glumshanks) from harming a Molekin named Diggs, much to the Skylanders' annoyance. The troll then followed Kaos to the Eternal Archives to steal a forbidden book, but they were stopped by the Skylanders.

Kaos FishMaster

Glumshanks watching his master cast a spell upon the Skylanders

In Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master,

Glumshanks helped Kaos retrieve the Water Fragment that was supposedly the Fish Master's Crown in order to reassemble the Mask of Power needed to destroy the Core of Light. While Kaos was gloating at the Skylanders after sinking the pirate ship they were on, the butler quickly pointed out that he and Kaos should make their leave or they would be sunk along with the ship, and the evil Portal Master, along with Glumshanks, retreated.

In Skylanders: Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon, Glumshanks barely escaped the fate that befell Kaos, Master Eon and the other trolls when Kaos intentionally unearthed an angry Bone Dragon. The troll butler's legs were turned to stone by the Dragon, but he was rescued by Stump Smash, Countdown, Flameslinger and Wrecking Ball. Glumshanks was taken to the Eternal Archives where he was tricked by Spyro into revealing where Kaos was.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Glumshanks' role remained unchanged as he still assisted Kaos in his evil plans to rule Skylands until the tyrant finally succeeded in destroying the Core of Light. The troll didn't make his actual in-game appearance until later in Lava Lakes Railway, when he was sent by Kaos to sabotage the train tracks leading to the Eternal Fire Source. At the sight of the Skylanders and Diggs, Glumshanks fled deeper into the Lava Lakes. The Skylanders soon rebuilt the train tracks and continued their way through the mines, with Diggs unknowingly almost running over Glumshanks with the train.

Afterwards, Glumshanks returned to Kaos' lair, singed and disoriented from his task at the Lava Lakes. When Kaos wondered what was wrong and told him that Glumshanks looked different, the troll nearly lost his temper with the little tyrant. At that moment, the Core of Light was quickly repelling The Darkness, flooding Kaos' lair with bright light from the sun. Kaos ordered Glumshanks to take the Lair back to the Outlands to get away from the light, and the troll wasn't seen again afterwards.

To see more of Kaos's involvement in the Skylanders series, go to his page over in the Skylanders Wikia.



  • While most characters in Spyro's Adventure have up to three toes on each foot, Glumshanks has four.
  • In the Lava Lakes Railway, the camera zooms in on Glumshanks sabotaging the track with a Miners Pick. When he flees he leaves it on the ground. By the time you have got to the sabotaged section, the pick has vanished.
  • Glumshanks is voiced by Chris Cox who is known for voicing Principal Goodvibes in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Hawkeye in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.


  1. Skylanders: Master Eon's Official Guide, page 105
  2. Skylanders: The Machine of Doom, page 48
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