|Species:|| Rider (Elf) |
Fright (Skeletal Ostrich)
|Appears in:|| Skylanders: Giants |
Skylanders: Swap Force
|Cameos:||Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master|
|Attacks/Actions:|| Melee Attacks |
|English Voice Actor:||Yuri Lowenthal|
|First Release:||Skylanders: Giants|
- "Fear the Spear!"
- —Fright Rider's official catchphrase
Gallant and brave, Fright Rider is always ready to rush headlong into action.
Before becoming one of the Undead, Fright was terrified of pretty much everything. His list of fears included shadows, curtains, certain types of sandwiches and having a jousting spear accidentally plunged into his head. All that changed when he munched a bag of skele-oats so that he could be transformed into a skeleton and rescued Rider. Now he isn't scared of much, apart from getting a spear through his skull. And certain types of sandwiches.
Rider and his magnificent ostrich, Fright, were the finest jousting team in all of Skylands. But after winning the championship for the third straight year, a jealous competitor placed a curse on the elf that sent him to the land of Undead. Not wanting to be without his partner, Fright, who up until this point had been afraid of nearly everything, ate a bag of skele-oats that turned him into a skeleton so that he could brace the journey to the underworld to save his friend. Grateful for being rescued, Fright Rider returned to the surface dedicated to helping others - while still dominating an occasional jousting tournament from time to time.
Back before he was a skeletal Undead ostrich, Fright was just a plain old ostrich. With Rider on his back, they formed the most successful, and weirdest, jousting team in all of Skylands, winning the championships three years in a row. Sick of coming second, a jealous competitor put a curse on Rider, banishing him to the Undead realm. Despite being terrified of pretty much everything, Fright was determined to not abandon his friend. Scoffing a bag of skele-oats, he was transformed into a living skeleton, which allowed him to journey to the land of the Undead on a rescue mission.
Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master
As the Skylanders finished repairing the walls of the Eternal Archives, Fright Rider was mentioned as one of the Skylanders present during its restoration. As Gill Grunt was about to sing a song about their accomplishment, Rider quickly got onto his skeletal steed, Fright, and rode off into the distance to avoid hearing the Gillman's horrible singing.
- Health: 270 (max. 540)
- Speed: 43 (max. 91)
- Armor: 12 (max. 42)
- Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
- Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)
Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.
- Strength: 80
- Defense: 70
- Agility: 90
- Luck: 30
| Basic Abilities|
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
| Soul Gem Ability|
Requires Soul Gem from:
|Melee Attacks||Jousting Charge||A Real Drag|
|Ghoul Glaive||Burrow Bomber||Phantasm Strike||Halberd of Horror|
Sir Lance A Lot
Further develop Fright Rider's melee combat skills.
|Fright Rider Combos||Flock of Fury||Supreme Spear|
Further develop Jousting Charge abilities.
|Joust Juice||Entombment Strike||360 Degrees of Spear|
Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.
- Melee Combo (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to perform a bite and spear attack.
- Bird Head Dive (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to dive the bird's head into the ground and attack an enemy at a ranged distance.
- Unknown (requires level: 3): Unknown
- Unknown (requires level: 6): Unknown
- Unknown (requires level: 9): Unknown
- "Fear the Spear!"
- "Ride like the wind!"
- "Charge ahead!"
- "Let's ride!"
- "Let's joust!"
- "We reign as champions!"
- "A worthy victory!"
- "We're quite an impressive team!"
- "A hat fit for a champion!" - Putting on a hat
- "Let's ride in!" - Opening an elmemental gate
- "No matter what you call us, we are still champions!" - when given a nickname
- "I like the new name! ...not...sure about Ozzy though....." -when given a nickname
- "These are the numbers of Champions!" - Checking out stats.
- Fright Rider's catchphrase is similar to Hex's, whose catchphrase is 'Fear the Dark!, and Gill Grunt's catchphrase 'Fear the Fish!'
- Fright Rider, along with Eye-Brawl, are the only Skylanders who are composed of two different characters in a symbiotic relationship.
- Oddly enough, both of them are the new Undead Skylanders in Giants.
- In the primary combo, burrow move, and Flock of Fury attack; Fright sticks his head in the ground. This is a refrence to the misconception that real ostritches poke their heads in the ground.
- Rider is voiced by Yuri Lowenthal, who is best known for voicing Teenage Ben Tennyson from the later Ben 10 series and Sasuke Uchida from Naruto.
- The name is a pun on the iconic TV series Knight Rider.
- In the Skylanders Universe 2014 Annual and Sticker Book, Fright is called by the name of 'Ozzy', and Rider is called by 'Fright Rider'. These names were approved by Activision on both occasions.
- Although in game Fright's eyes are blue, in his trailer and upgrade pictures his eyes are green.
- While most Weapon Skylanders hold weapons in their right hands, not counting the ones with two in both hands who could be ambidextrous, Rider appears to be left-handed because he is holding a spear in his left hand while holding Fright's harness with his right hand.