Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx frozen within the Time Crystal

The Time Crystal was the result of Spyro's Time Fury when the Mountain of Malefor collapsed in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night. It had the ability to protect Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx, who were encased inside, from the debris that crashed down around them, freezing them in time. After the credits, Hunter of Avalar is seen watching over the time crystal from the debris of the Mountain, seeing the three heroes frozen inside.

In The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, the time crystal was briefly seen within the ruins of the Mountain with Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx still encased inside. A group of Grublins found the crystal with the heroes inside; one of them struck the time crystal with its club in an attempt to break it, causing the crystal to react by glowing brightly. It emitted the voices of Spyro and Cynder moments before they were encased in crystal when the Well of Souls was collapsing around them. The crystal cracked quickly with light seeping out of it, and it shattered into pieces, releasing Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx from their three-year slumber and allowing the Grublins to shackle Spyro and Cynder together with the snake chain.


  • Even though Spyro and Cynder had seemingly grown inside the time crystal, it was noted that they never actually grew up in size as they were still the same height as they were in The Eternal Night. This is most likely because Dawn of the Dragon was made by a different game developer, and that the producers of the Legend of Spyro trilogy wanted Spyro and Cynder to be teenagers so that they can maintain the free-flight feature.
  • Sparx was the first to awaken from his three-year sleep, the second was Cynder, and the last was Spyro.
  • It appears the crystal grew weaker with time. This is evident because when Spyro first created it, it protected them from the collapsing mountain, but three years later, it was shattered with a simple hit of a Grublin's club.
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