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“No Rest for the Wicked!”
    —Bat Spin's official catchphrase

Bat Spin is a vampire who is one of the Frito-Lay Skylanders for Skylanders: Trap Team.

Background

Personality

Bat Spin was born in the underworld, which makes her witchy in a good way. She's also pretty cool under pressure and isn't known to fly off the handle.[1] Her mannerisms in idle and win animations imply she might be still young, and strangely she sounds hesitant when given a hat or nickname.

Biography

Bat Spin hailed from the underworld, where as a child she was separated from her people. After spending months searching for them, she eventually was welcomed by a colony of magical bats who raised her as one of their own. After many peaceful years living with the bats, the colony was invaded by an army of undead trolls, who were set on stealing their magic to build an ultimate sonar weapon. Bat Spin quickly took action and used powerful abilities that she had learned growing up with the bats and essentially becoming one of them. She heroically defeated the trolls and saved the colony. This caught the attention of Master Eon, who saw at once she would make a worthy Skylander!

Gameplay

Stats

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 240 (max. 480)
  • Speed: 85 (max. 133)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 42)
  • Critical Hit: 50 (max. 100)
  • Elemental Power: 46 (max. 96)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 200
  • Defense: 60
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 40

Abilties

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Telescope Towers
Bat Attack Bat Swarm
Great Balls of Bats!
Bat Spinprimarypower

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot bitey pet bats at enemies.

Bat Spinsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to summon a maelstrom of bat damage.

Bat Spinsoulgempower
Price: 4000
Hold Attack 1 to launch a giant ball of bats!

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Healing Bite Brawny Bats Go Batty! A Colony of Bats
Bat Spinbasicupgrade1
Price: 500

Collect pet bats after they have bitten enemies to regain HP.

Bat Spinbasicupgrade2
Price: 700

Pet bats last longer, do more damage and are more aggressive.

Bat Spinbasicupgrade3
Price: 900

Press Attack 3 to transform into a Giant Bat! In Bat Form, press Attack 1 to bite and Attack 2 to screech.

Bat Spinbasicupgrade4
Price: 1200

Increase the maximum number of pet bats.


Pet Purveyor
View Bat Betterment
Improve abilities to summon bats.
Mr. Dizzy Mr. Blocky Mr. Bitey
Bat Spinpath1upgrade1
Price: 1700

A new pet bat, Mr. Dizzy, stubs and confuses enemies.

Bat Spinpath1upgrade2
Price: 2200

A new pet back, Mr. Blocky, protects you by deflecting projectiles.

Bat Spinpath1upgrade3
Price: 3000

A new pet bat, Mr. Bitey, does extra biting damage.

Bat Betterment
View Pet Purveyor
Improve Bat Form abilities.
Bat-tle Cry Ultimate Bat Squad Chiropteran Call
Bat Spinpath2upgrade1
Price: 1700

In Bat Form, the screech attack does extra damage and powers up bats.

Bat Spinpath2upgrade2
Price: 2200

More pet bats fly with you and have additional powers.

Bat Spinpath2upgrade3
Price: 3000

In Bat Form, the bite attack shoots out three additional pet bats.


Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Bat Friends (Primary Attack): Press Y to summon up to 3 bats that will attack nearby enemies.
  • Monster Bat (Secondary Attack): Press X to transform into Monster Bat. You will be able to lunge foward by pressing Y. Press X to revert to normal while doing a screech that will damage anyone around.

Upgrades

  • Bat Cyclone (requires level: 3): Hold X to summon up to 3 bats that will spin around the character and damage enemies if they come in contact.
  • Ball of Bats (requires level: 6): Hold Y to charge up a ball of energy that will fire towards enemies when the input is released.
  • Bat Squad (requires level: 9): In Monster Bat form, press Y to summon 3 bats. Press Y again to fire them foward and explode while doing Area of Damage.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "No Rest for the Wicked!"
  • "Let the bat-tle begin!"
  • "Unstoppable!"
  • "Spin for the win!"
  • "The fright with bite!"
  • "The bigger, the bat-ter!"
  • "Beware the bat!"
  • "Fright and fright!"
  • "Bat spin!"
  • "Didn't even bat an eye!"
  • "So good its scary!"
  • "Let's go for a spin!"
  • "Take off!"
  • "Batter up!"
  • "Just winging it!"
  • "Up and away!"
  • "Mere mortals, ha ha!"
  • "A big bite of treasure!" - when opening a treasure chest
  • "Jackpot!"
  • "Fright on!" - when leveled up
  • "Eternal strength!"
  • "I'm a bat in a thousand!" - when viewing stats
  • "Flying up the charts!"
  • "If only I could see myself in the mirror..." - when wearing a hat
  • "I look absolutely frightful! I love it!"
  • "I'm eternally grateful for this name." - when given a nickname
  • "I get chills hearing this name, really!"

Character Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • When first revealed for the Frito Lay contest, Bat Spin's image url revealed that her original name was Frightengale.
    • Unusually, her files in Superchargers show a different name, Fright Bite, being the only old character to have only her placeholder name in the files.[2]
  • Her catchphrase originated from one of Cynder's battle cries.
  • She is the third vampire Skylander (the others being Night Shift and Roller Brawl).
    • Like Night Shift, she speaks with a Transylvanian accent.
  • She shares some similarities to Venger from the 1980s Dungeons & Dragons TV series. Both have red clothing and bat-like features.
  • Her name might be a pun on "backspin".

References

  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection (2015), page 169
  2. The Cutting Room Floor's article on Superchargers
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