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Split is the eleventh episode of Skylanders Academy Season 3.

Synopsis

To cure Spyro of his darkness, the Skylanders will have to go on a dangerous mission to find the venom of a fire viper.

Plot

After Dark Spyro's allegiance to Strykore was revealed, the Skylanders now have him heavily restrained at their home, unable to revert his good nature. Not even Master Eon and Kaossandra has any success on finding a cure, until Hugo arrives managing to find a book that contains a recipe that can remove Dark Spyro's corruption. However, one of the ingredients requires venom from a feared Fire Viper. Nonetheless, the Skylanders are determined to acquire it for Spyro's sake. As the team prepares to venture off, Hugo volunteers to join their dangerous mission as well but the Skylanders object, reasoning that Hugo is incapable of the task because of the risks.

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Team Spyro captured by the Fire Viper family

Team Spyro quietly infiltrate a sleeping Fire Viper family of three, but they fail to keep silent, causing the Fire Vipers to wake up and imprison them. The Fire Vipers plan to eat the Skylanders shortly after they wake up again for breakfast as they resume sleeping. To the Skylanders' surprise and relief, Hugo arrives, planning to rescue them, but decides to prove himself as a capable Skylander by going straight for the Fire Vipers. When the Fire Vipers reawaken, Hugo appears to be frightened to take action so the Fire Viper parents go in to devour him but realize that Hugo had tied up their tails earlier and they end up smacking against each other. With his parents knocked out, the Fire Viper son tries to stretch his body as much as possible to eat Hugo, but the Mabu grabs a large bone and courageously uses it to keep the Fire Viper's mouth open whilst collecting venom. Once the vial is full, Hugo hurriedly frees the Skylanders and begin their escape, narrowly avoiding being recaptured by the now-hungry Fire Viper son.

Strykore calls on Glumshanks for being the subject of his cloning machine. Since Strykore was unable to gather a Troll army, he decides creating clones of Glumshanks will fit as a substitute instead. Glumshanks is more than happy to oblige, seeing this as an opportunity to have some company, especially if it's himself. Shortly after, Glumshanks begins interacting with dozens of his clones, but he gets a taste of his annoying personality as his clones disregard him.

The Skylanders return to their home as Pop Fizz begins creating the serum for Dark Spyro. The Skylanders express their astonishment of Hugo's bravery and cunning after facing of three Fire Vipers and rescuing them in the process. They even begin to agree on considering letting Hugo be a part of the Skylanders but quickly decide to hold off as Hugo still fears sheep. Finally Pop Fizz finishes the serum, subsequently taking the detained Dark Spyro to the Library as they prepare to administer it. Dark Spyro continues throwing harsh comments against the Skylanders and solidifying his loyalties to Strykore as he is determined to resist drinking the serum. Pop Fizz manages to get him to drink the serum by adding an irresistible root beer flavor. The Skylanders take cover as the serum begins to take effect. Finally, it manages to purify Dark Spyro, restoring Spyro back to normal and the Skylanders quickly embrace their friend. The serum, however, caused the Spyro's evil entity to become separated and take a physical form as a clone. Now freed, Dark Spyro quickly threatens the Skylanders, most particularly his good counterpart. Spyro decides to battle Dark Spyro out of harm's way as the purple dragon takes his evil counterpart outside the Academy.

Strykore gathers the clones in the Meditation chamber for their ultimate objective, but Glumshanks lashes out, greatly infuriated by his clones' sarcastic and annoying jabs at him, greatly wishing for Kaos to return. Coincidentally, Kaos arrives and Glumshanks is relieved to see him again. Kaos delivers Strykore's most desired item: the Map to Arkus. Kaos humbly hands it over to him, eager for his father's respect. Though Strykore is proud, he quickly gets rid of Kaos by creating a portal that sucks Kaos in. With the map finally in his hands, Strykore orders an immediate march to the Island of Arkus to acquire the Iron Fist and destroy the Core of Light. Strykore's troll army happily carries his orders, while a saddened Glumshanks reluctantly follows suit.

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Spyro and the Skylanders confronting Dark Spyro in the Library

Outside Skylanders Academy, Spyro and Dark Spyro engage in an epic showdown against each other. While Spyro manages to hold him off, Dark Spyro eventually gets the upper hand thanks to his enhanced evil powers. Down below, the Skylanders cheer on in support of Spyro, motivating him to carry on the fight. Tired of his hopeful spirit, Dark Spyro decides to deal the finishing blow, as he unleashes a huge burst of purple flames with Spyro counteracting this by unleashing his own huge burst of flames. When both of their flames clash, a massive discharge erupts. When it clears, Master Eon and the Skylanders fears no one could've escaped the impact. But in the aftermath, only Spyro survives. The Skylanders happily embrace Spyro, though Spyro is confused as he feels he doesn't deserve to be forgiven especially from Stealth Elf, as he witnessed all of Dark Spyro's misdeeds. Stealth Elf explains that despite his evil actions, she knew it wasn't the real Spyro. Master Eon rekindle their relationship as they all group hug.

Meanwhile, Strykore's portal finally spits out Kaos in an unknown area. His father's betrayal causes Kaos to commit his revenge upon him by planning to get ahead of his father to the island of Arkus and wear the Iron Fist for himself, while also being the most powerful being of the Skylands. But first, Kaos needs to figure out how to escape the cell he was teleported in, which he realizes is buried deep at the ocean floor.

Featured characters

Gallery

Split/Gallery

Continuity

  • Spyro is separated from Dark Spyro and defeats him, seemingly destroying him.
  • Strykore creates an army of Glumshanks clones to serve him.
  • Kaos gives Strykore the Map to Arkus and is imprisoned in an underwater prison cell.
  • Strykore starts making his way to the Lost Island of Arkus.

Trivia

  • Both this episode and the Season 2 episode Split Decision have the word "split" in the title.
Skylanders Academy
Episodes
Season 1

Skylanders Unite! - My Way or the Sky Way - Missing Links - Dream Girls - The Hole Truth
Space Invaders - Anger Mismanagement - Pop Rocks - Beard Science - The Skylands Are Falling!
Crash Landing - Assault on Skylander Academy
Season 2
Spyromania - I Dream of Ninjini - Return to Cynder - Thankstaking for the Memories - Elementary, My Dear Eruptor
Split Decision - The People vs. Pop Fizz - One Flu Over the Skylander's Nest - Belly of the Beast
Who's Your Daddy? - Sheep(ball) Dreams - It Techs Two - Touch of Evil
Season 3
Power Struggle - The Truth is in Here - Sky Hard - A Traitor Among Us - In Like Flynn - Weekend at Eon's
Road Rage - Three Sides to Every Story - Days of Future Crash - Off to the Races - Split
Raiders of the Lost Arkus, Part 1 - Raiders of the Lost Arkus, Part 2

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