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- “Needs no introduction.”
- —Villain Vault
Kaos is an evil Portal Master and the primary antagonist of the Skylanders series. He plots to take over Skylands and was responsible for banishing all the Skylanders from their world to Earth after destroying the Core of Light that protected Skylands.
Character DevelopmentSkylanders: Spyro's Adventure, the team of Toys for Bob needed an ultimate villain. At first, I-Wei Huang, Toy and Character director just started drawing various bad guys, but they were too generic, boring, or too scary. Paul Reiche, the studio head and creative force behind Skylanders, fortunately had a vision for Kaos. "He should be a powerful, but annoying little guy." I-Wei took another go at him, but what he ended up with just didn't feel like he's got the emotional range needed for the role.
He then came up with a crazy idea: since the player/kid is a Portal Master, what if the evil Portal Master is also a realistic person? With this direction, I-Wei took another quick couple of shots at a small, but more realistic concepts of Kaos. He tried to bring out the Napoleon complex in him, but they just ended up looking pathetic and creepy. Going for a more powerful, but younger feel, he continued to go for this realistic vibe. In this version, Kaos' personality was starting to come through, the facial markings and the overall feel are now something that I-Wei really wanted to keep.
However, the realistic feel was no longer needed, as it was too jarring to make this kind of transition. So I-Wei Huang made Kaos more cartoony and experimented with a bit with different body styles, while retaining much of Kaos' same look and feel as before. The team ended up liking one of Kaos' concept designs as "the most likely villain to take over the world" in this class picture. "And that's how Kaos was born, along with his Alter Ego floating head, which remained a little more realistic."
Afterwards, I-Wei created some more sketches to get a better feel for his character. It wasn't until the animators and Richard Horvitz's voice came to being, "that he truly became the Kaos that we know today." 
Kaos is overconfident, with a big ego as well as an inferiority complex. He is obnoxious, loud mouthed, idiotic and delusional. As expected, Kaos glorifies himself immensely, with his castle filled with things that boost his already enormous ego. He speaks in a varied voice, from normally one second, then shouting out with excess emphasis the next. Kaos was ridiculed when he was younger and desperately tries to be taken seriously as a villain. However, underneath his overconfident exterior, Kaos possesses a cunning mind, catching the Skylanders by suprise when the evil Portal Master had tricked them into triggering a trap that would've buried the heroes alive.
He despises the new Portal Master whom he calls names such as 'Apprentice Portal Master' and 'Poser Master', and claims that only he is the real Portal Master.
Like most villains, Kaos is disgusted at the sight of peaceful and romantic atmospheres. The only person whom he treats with any kindness, is his butler Glumshanks, and later the Arkeyan Conquertron. He also has a strong hatred for the tree folk, which in Spyro's Adventure eventually includes evil ones like his evil Life Minion, the Evil Ent. He doesn't appear to be very observant, as he failed to notice how much torment Glumshanks had gone through nor didn't seem to realize that his butler was reverted back to his normal self after being evilized.
In Trap Team and following media in the series, Kaos has a warped sense of justice, believing other villains to be more wrong than him for having less ambitious or excessively destructive goals. This culminated several times in him working in the side of the Skylanders to make sure said villains fail, even if it cost of an advantage for him.
Being a Portal Master, Kaos has the ability to summon darker versions of the Skylanders; as well as other races such as Cyclopses, Trolls, the Drow, and Spell Punks as his minions. He also has the ability to summon powerful spells with the assistance of the Eternal Sources. It has been shown that Kaos is a master of Dark Magic and has a sort of gift for invention and cunning. He can project magic bolts of energy and has once had a scepter the causes creatures to grow. Most of his powers were granted to him by The Darkness, who is the only one who holds the ability to remove Kaos's dark abilities and grant them back to him at will.
Kaos is also notable for being able to cast a large, projection of his head to talk to the outside world on a Portal from inside his castle. Using this special effect, one of his projections, which had an older hooded face, was seen as most horrifying as Kaos spoke with a deeper alteration of his voice to make himself sound more sinister. After losing most of his powers in Superchargers, however, he can only cast a metaphysical projection of his regular head's appearance, and use it to remotely teleport objects away.
In Giants, he gains the Iron Fist of Arkus, which tranforms him into a large Arkeyan robot that looks relatively similar to himself. He is also apparently the most powerful of the Arkeyans while in this form. It gives him complete command over the Arkeyan armies, and allows him to use eye lasers. He can spawn Arkeyan robots and blob generators
In Swap Force, he is evilized when a huge pile of Petrified Darkness lands on top of him. He transforms into Super Evil Kaos, which is a gigantic, rock-like version of himself. He can cause huge shockwaves when he stamps his feet on the ground. He can also summon Elemental Golems and Chompy Rustbuds. His brain also becomes sentient, allowing it to conjure thoughts and bring them to life inside of him, most notably a small version of Glumshank's Arkeyan Tank, and Sheep with Kaos' head.
In Trap Team, Kaos became empowered by the effects of Traptanium and becomes Ultra Traptanium Kaos a crystal-like hybrid that possesses tremendous power and frightening abilities. As a playable villain, Kaos can summon elemental symbols that spew respective elemental attacks. He can also bring forth his Doom Sharks and transform himself into his floating head to fire lasers and sound bursts.
In Superchargers, Kaos is granted temporarily powers by the Darkness, allowing him to manipulate spiky cubes that form his arena and giant translucent hands to wield a runic sword.
In "Imaginators" Kaos gains the power to use Mind Magic alowing him to bring his thoughts to life, and uses it to create the Doomlanders. However due to Kaos' low intelligence he is unable to use Mind Magic to its full potential, his Doomlanders aren't invincible as he envisions them, and many have odd, unplanned personalities. Eventually Kaos and Brain combine their Mind Magic powers, gaining vast powers to alter reality and mind control over most of Skylands. During the final battle, Super Kaos is created from the Brain's power, giving him the power to create fields of energy that repel and damage the Skylanders, as well as let him create entire teams of Doomlanders on a whim.
In Skylanders: Battlecast, Kaos can, in a word, cheat in many mechanics of the game. He can make crystals rain from the sky, setting himself to maximum energy, summon a special Stupendous Stink Bomb that acts as a Relic but cannot be destroyed the same way, randomly destroys and gains Gear and Relics, and uses Portals to swap in random villains temporarily. Notably, in his final battle at the Kaos Realm, he will hide as the least damaged holographic double, being able to be attacked before revealing himself.
|Gear Shift||Relicsplosion||Stupendous Stink Bomb|
|Stupendous Stink Bomb (Passive)||Crystal Caper||Quadruple Team|
|Kaos Storm - Special Ability|
Before becoming the archenemy of the Skylanders, Kaos always demonstrated an insatiable hunger for absolute power. Even as an infant, Kaos seized control of his nursery with his "evil baby army of evil drool" which threatened to crawl across the face of all Skylands. Fortunately, this uprising was crushed at naptime. Kaos was then sent to the finest evil school of magical villainy, as were many in his long and twisted family history. It was here that Kaos met Glumshanks, who was persuaded by Kaos to become his evil servant with the promise of career growth. But soon after, they were expelled when Kaos appeared as a giant floating head at a school assembly and ate the gymnasium. With the long suffering and still unpromoted Glumshanks at his side, Kaos continues to come up with plan after plan to take over Skylands; some say to fulfill his ambition to become Skylands' "ultimate evil overlord," though others think that he’s still trying to impress his immensely powerful and overbearing mother – herself a Dark Portal Master. All agree, however, that Kaos should never be underestimated.
The Machine of DoomKaos sought after an item called the Chattering Key, which was used to unlock an ancient Arkeyan artifact capable of destroying the Core of Light that not even the Skylanders nor Eon could stop it. The tyrant sent his Troll minions and a Spell Punk to test out their invisibility spell that is needed to sneak past the guard protecting the Key. Unfortunately, the Trolls caused mischief in the Mabu Market using their invisibility powers, drawing attention to the Skylanders, Spyro, Eruptor, and Gill Grunt. The Spell Punk accidentally uttered that they were looking for the Chattering Key, and he and the trolls were summoned back to Kaos' lair when the projection of Kaos' face appeared, aiming to punish the Spell Punk for revealing too much information.
While Spyro, Eruptor, Boomer, and Gill Grunt retrieved the Chattering Key from the Forest of Fear, Kaos had captured Flynn and used him to force the Skylanders to hand over the key to the evil Portal Master. Kaos and Glumshanks then summon a tomb leading to the Pyramid of Just Rewards that contained the Arkeyan artifact he was seeking: the Machine of Doom. Inside, Kaos once again tries to use Flynn as stalemate when the Skylanders had entered the tomb as well to stop Kaos, but Boomer disrupts him when the troll attempted control the Machine of Doom. However, the machine went out of control, breaking apart, and the pyramid itself started to crumble. Kaos laughed maniacally at the Skylanders, revealing that the Machine of Doom was really a trap designed by the Arkeyans to capture anyone who may be tempted to steal the weapon capable of destroying the Core of Light, and that Kaos planned on using the trap to bury the Skylanders alive.
Revealing his transport portal, Kaos attempted to make a hasty retreat from the crumbling pyramid, but was stopped by Boomer, who managed to control the Machine of Doom and destroy the portal. Spyro, despite wanting to leave Kaos in the very trap he tried to spring but knew what Eon would do, saved the evil tyrant from the tumbling ruins as Boomer used the Machine of Doom to escape. Kaos, however, made his escape afterwards using a fragment of his transport portal and teleported home to his lair.
Back in his lair, Kaos began to look through a book entitled, '101 Ways to Become Lord of Skylands', smiling evilly after writing out the words 'Plan One: The Machine of Doom' on the first page.
Spyro versus the Mega Monsters
Kaos appeared in the Stinky Swamp saving Spyro, Stealth Elf, and Snuckles from an unusually large titchy toad with the use of a magic staff. He then announced that he would be turning over a new leaf by fighting evil-doers, leaving Spyro and Stealth Elf in complete disbelief. Soon, the news of Kaos's heroic exploits were spread throughout the Skylands, with him defeating mega-sized animals and saving the inhabitants before the Skylanders could have the chance, irritating the heroes.
Kaos soon reappeared at the Eternal Archives, suspending a group of mega-sized Chompies to stop them from devouring the Skylanders. The evil Portal Master revealed that as a child he wanted to borrow a book called World Domination for Beginners and other related books from the Eternal Archive, but was told by the Chief Curator, Wiggleworth that they weren't available for loan (in order to keep the books from falling into the wrong hands). Kaos threatened to release the giant Chompies upon the heroes if Wiggleworth didn't hand over a forbidden book to him. When Wiggleworth refused, the evil Portal Master released the Chompies to devour the group. Stealth Elf stole the magic staff from Kaos, and used its power to enlarge Spyro two times the size of the giant Chompies, allowing the dragon to battle the giant enemies at a draw.
Kaos managed to steal back his staff and used it to shrink Stealth Elf down to the size of an ant. As revenge, the tiny elf stabbed one of her daggers into Kaos's ankle like a splinter, causing the Portal Master to drop his staff in pain and allowing Drill Sergeant the chance to destroy it, returning Spyro and Stealth Elf back to normal size. Cornering Kaos, Spyro realized that Kaos's true plan was to test his staff on a few creatures (growing them into a giant size), trick people into thinking he was saving them just so he could attack the Archive and blackmail its curator, who Kaos thought would be blinded by hero worship like others have.
Knowing that he was defeated, Kaos disappeared, vowing that his failed plan was only the beginning.
Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish MasterAfter the events of Spyro versus The Mega Monsters, it was revealed that Kaos was seeking the fragments of the Mask of Power, an evil artifact that he planned to use to destroy the Core of Light. After failing to steal the Book of Power in order to locate the rest of the fragments, he managed to obtain the Tech fragment, and was searching for the Water Fragment that the Skylanders were also looking for.
After the Skylanders defeated Captain Grimslobber, Kaos was able to retrieve the broken pieces of the Fish Master's Crown that supposedly containted the Water Fragment he was after. The evil Portal Master taunted the Skylanders by dumping gallons of fish on them before firing a bolt of magic on the ship of the Fearsome Fang to sink the heroes before making his leave. Although Kaos seemed to have taken the Water Fragment, he was unaware that the real Fragment was in the hands of the Skylanders while all he got was a broken crown. The evil Portal Master was currently looking for the rest of the Fragments, with the Skylanders getting ready for him.
Skylanders: Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen
Kaos captured Cali after hearing that she knew the way to Tempest Towers that held the Air fragment to the Mask of Power: the Land Whale. With the help of his Drow army, the evil Portal Master navigated through the Sea of Storms with the Skylanders in hot pursuit. The heroes fortunately managed to fly past Kaos and his minions and beat him to Tempest Towers. Once at Tempest Towers, Kaos immediately announced his arrival. After meeting the Cyclops Queen, she saw Kaos as a unique specimen to her animal collection and ordered for his capture.
Soon, Kaos's Drow army fought against the Cyclopses and won the fight. Kaos attempted to force the Cyclops Queen to tell him the password to the door leading to where the Land Whale was being held, but her husband, Pipsqueak, told him the password out of fear for his life after being turned into a pot of petunias. The Skylander, Lightning Rod, quickly hurled the Land Whale out of Tempest Towers and into the unknown, and Kaos and his Drow army quickly gave chase. It was soon revealed that the Air fragment wasn't the Land Whale, but the Cyclops Queen's tower that held her animal collection.
Having lost half of his Drow army to the Land Whale as a result, Kaos contacted a spy within the vault of the Eternal Vault named Squirmgrub, a traitorous Warrior Librarian who had been telling the evil Portal Master the locations to the fragments to the Mask of Power.
Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers
In the Fantastic Fairy Fair, Kaos posed as a fortune teller and managed to cause trouble for Gurglefin with one of his fortunes. The evil Portal Master soon revealed himself when his troll army and Floss-O-Tron managed to capture Rocky, a Stone Golem who was believed to be the Earth segment to the Mask of Power. Kaos was able to escape with Rocky to the Explosive Emporium, but the Skylanders, Terrafin, Sonic Boom, Hot Dog and Sprocket were able to track him down. However they fell into a trap made by Kaos and the Boom Brothers, who were working with the evil Portal Master.
However the Skylanders were able to free themselves from the musical trap and drove Kaos and his troll army out of the chamber they were in. After the destruction of the Boom Brothers, Kaos threatened to blow the Skylanders sky-high should they refuse to let him and his troll army back inside the room, which turned out to be a large rocket. Sprocket unintentionally launched the rocket, sending the Skylanders away from Junk Mountain and leaving Kaos and his troll army under what was left of the Explosive Emporium.
Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard
Kaos forced a weather wizard named Hurrikazam into following his orders, threatening to cut the wizard's precious Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, Suprising, Unfathomable, All-Coloured Rose if he didn't do what the evil Portal Master commanded. He used Hurrikazam to kidnap the undead inhabitants of the Isle of the Dead in order to drain them of their undeadliness and store it up in a tank of Undead energy to shower every island of Skylands with undead rain showers to turn the living into undead as well as to destroy the other elements. Without Hurrikazam's notice, Kaos operated the wizard's weather machine to cause unnatural harmful weather conditions throughout Skylands.However the Skylanders, Cynder, Zook and Hex were able to uncover his devious plan, but became captured by Hurrikazam. Kaos ordered the wizard to drain the Skylanders of their element, but Hurrikazam refused despite losing his colorful rose. The evil Portal Master tried to proceed with the draining process, but accidentally released the Skylanders. Just as the Skylanders had Kaos cornered, Hex suddenly trapped Cynder and Zook in her bone fortresses, revealing that she had switched sides, now serving Kaos. Hex allowed herself to provide Kaos with her powerful Undead energy, claiming that she was tired of being feared and longed to be normal again. Kaos eagerly began the procedure, however the machine was overloading with Hex's power, which the elf sorceress planned all along and never actually defected to Kaos.
Seeing his plan failing, Kaos tried to find the Undead segment to the Mask of Power in Hurrikazam's botanical gardens, but was stopped by Cynder and the Stump Demon, Dogwood. Kaos swore revenge, but was reprimanded by Cynder instead as he escaped back to his lair. Unfortunately, his plans weren't in vain, as Squirmgrub had taken five pieces to the Mask of Power from the Eternal Archives for Kaos and also kidnapped Master Eon while the Skylanders were away on their mission.
Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon
Kaos and his legion of Trolls carried the immobolized Eon to the Giggling Forest where the evil Portal Master ordered General Disaster to unearth a Bone Dragon. However the Dragon became enraged upon being awakened from his slumber and proceeded to turn Kaos and all surrounding individuals to stone. While the Skylanders dealt with the Bone Dragon, they convinced him to return all he petrified to normal. Once freed, Kaos revealed that he had planned this from the start just to capture the Life segment to the Mask of Power, which was believed to be the Bone Dragon.
The evil Portal Master had the Skylanders pinned as he fired his dark magic upon them, but was subdued by Master Eon's spells. Master Eon then revealed that the Life segement wasn't the Bone Dragon, but a stone heart he was given to him by a wizard years ago. Defeated, Kaos and his forces retreated, leaving behind Squirmgrub.
Eruptor Meets the Nightmare King
With the help of his minion, Bloodshot, Kaos and Glumshanks went back thousands of years into the past to overthrow the original owner of the Mask of Power, King Nefarion. This will allow Kaos to rule over the past timeline, affecting the present. His actions didn't come unnoticed by the Skylanders, who with the help of Master Eon, went back in time as well to stop Kaos. However Kaos knew the Skylanders would follow him, and he tricked one of the last remaining Portal Masters, Wizbit, into thinking the Skylanders didn't come to help him stop King Nefarion.
While in the past timeline, Kaos was able to ally himself with King Nefarion and betrayed Wizbit when the Mabu Portal Master revealed to the Nightmare King the Big Bad Ice Bomb, a device intended to freeze King Nefarion and end his evil reign. With the Skylanders still detained, Kaos triggered a cave-in to trap the heroes and left them to their fate. In Nefarion's castle, Kaos revealed to Glumshanks that he intended to use the Big Bad Ice Bomb to freeze King Nefarion and steal the Mask of Power from him. Wen Kaos presented with the Big Bad Ice Bomb to King Nefarion, the tyrant caught on to what Kaos was going to do and attacked the evil Portal Master.
Kaos cleverly used a spell to summon a multitude of clones to confuse the Nightmare King, allowing him to take the Mask of Power of Nefarion's face, turning back to his original form. Before Kaos can put on the mask, he was stopped by the Skylanders. During the struggle between the Skyanders, Nefarion and himself, Kaos could only watch as the Mask of Power was shattered into eight pieces and scattered across Skylands by Wizbit. As the castle began to freeze up by the effects of the Big Bad Ice Bomb, Kaos and Glumshanks retreated back to the present. The Book of Power soon revealed that Kaos will succeed in wearing the Mask of Power.
Trigger Happy Targets the Evil KaosDespite losing the Magic segment to the Mask of Power to the Skylanders at Wool Mountain, Kaos's minions were able to steal all of the segments of the Mask of Power from Eon's Citadel. The Skylanders who took part in the search for the Mask segments were summoned to launch an attack at Kaos's Kastle to stop him from putting on the Mask. However they were too late as Kaos put on the Mask of Power and utilized its powers to steal all of the Skylanders' abilities, rendering them helpless. Before Kaos could finish off his enemies, Eon teleported his Skylanders safely back to the Citadel.
With the Mask of Power, Kaos wrecked havoc throughout the Skylands before making his way to the Core of Light to destroy it. The Skylanders attempted to protect the Core with a makeshift barrier, but Kaos once again overwhelmed them and subdued Master Eon. With his enemies at his mercy, Kaos prepared to destroy the Core of Light, but was stopped by Trigger Happy and the Skylanders, who coaxed the evil Portal Master into wielding all of their powers at once. Wanting to prove himself, Kaos attempted to use all of their powers at the same time, but wound up losing control of his powers and allowing Trigger Happy to yank the Mask of Power off Kaos's face. With the Mask of Power disabled, the Skylanders were given back their powers and they used them to fully destroy the Mask of Power.
As punishment for the trouble he caused, and for turning Hugo into a sheep earlier in the story, Master Eon temporarily turned both Kaos and Glumshanks into sheep and Trigger Happy quickly blasted them off with an explosive pot of gold. Upon arrival at his Kastle, Kaos came upon a package containing the book of Horrendous Horrors of Hideous Horribleness he had ordered. Confident of his latest plan, Kaos gloated that the Skylanders may enjoy their victory for now, but something wicked is coming their way and they all will be 'doomed'.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
In the story events of Spyro's Adventure, Kaos returned to Skylands after his exile to exact his revenge. He succeeded in destroying the Core of Light using a large fearsome creature called the Hydra, an act which banished the Skylanders to Earth. With Skylands' greatest protectors gone, Kaos proceeded to shroud the world under his rule using The Darkness. He soon became aware of the new Portal Master, who arrived to save Skylands and brought back the Skylanders, and Kaos' attempts to stop them from restoring the Core of Light failed. After the Core of Light was restored, Kaos, blinded by the bright light of the newly restored world, fled back to the Outlands, but not before vowing that he wasn't beaten yet.
The new Portal Master and the Skylanders soon confronted Kaos in his lair to deal with the evil Portal Master once and for all, battling against him, his Minions, and his Hydra. After a long battle, they successfully defeated them. As Kaos gloated that he would destroy the new Portal Master and Skylanders to oblivion another day, the hover throne he was sitting on exploded due to the damage it sustained in battle, sending Kaos flying and landing back on the ground, knocking him out shortly afterwards. Kaos was then imprisoned temporarily at the Ruins, where he soon vowed that he would keep returning until Skylands was his if he was going to be banished to the Outlands once more. However to his surprise, Kaos was banished to Earth instead where he was turned into a toy and is soon tormented by a dog.
Skylanders: GiantsAfter being banished to Earth, Kaos's toy form was recovered and placed inside a toy store called Super Toy Planet. He was soon released from his frozen state because of his status as a Portal Master, and initially plotted to destroy Earth once he has taken over Skylands. He saw the frozen Skylanders in toy form nearby inside a toy display and took the chance to taunt them before being contacted via television screen by Glumshanks, who had been looking everywhere for Kaos since his exile. Kaos then painfully used a nearby Portal of Power to return to Skylands, despite Glumshanks's warnings that Portal Masters don't use portals on themselves.
Upon his arrival, Kaos landed in a very ancient part of Skylands and inadvertantly reactivated the Arkeyan Conquertron, quickly learning that if he could acquire something known as the Iron Fist of Arkus, he could not only reactivate the entire army of Arkeyan robots, but also command them. With that kind of power, Kaos would be unstoppable. Despite the Skylanders' and the Giants' efforts to stop Kaos, the evil Portal Master was able to reach the Lost City of Arkus and gain hold of the Iron Fist of Arkus, transforming himself into a large Arkeyan robot before using the Iron Fist's power to resurrect the Arkeyan army.Before he could begin his world conquest with his Arkeyan army, the Skylander confronted Kaos to stop his evil plan, only to discover that the now Arkeyan Portal Master was impossible to stop unless the Iron Fist of Arkus was removed from his grasp. With the help of Ermit and Machine Ghost, the Skylander was able to remove the Fist of Arkus from Kaos' grip, returning the evil Portal Master to his normal form. After losing the Iron Fist, and soon afterwards the Arkeyan Conquertron, Kaos returned to his castle where he revealed to Glumshanks that he had at least 37 more plans to take over Skylands. The evil Portal Master laughed evilly, only to be confronted by his mother moments later.
Skylanders: Swap Force
Kaos' latest scheme involved trying to use Cloudbreak Islands' volcano to spread Darkness throughout Skylands. His plot consisted of evilizing one of the Ancient Elementals. If he was to succeed, during the next eruption of the volcano, the corrupt Elemental would cause the entire volcano to fill up with Darkness, and then erupt to spread it throughout Skylands. To help with this plot, he summoned Greebles to help carry out his invasion and began evilizing various creatures to enhance his army.
After an Evilized Glumshanks was defeated by the Skylanders, Kaos was contacted by a hooded figure on a magic mirror he used to watch over his plots. The hooded figure was revealed to be Kaos' Mom, who told him how her original plan was both a success (banished the SWAP Force Skylanders to Earth), and a failure. She proceeded to scold Kaos that his invasion had called so much attention that the Skylanders returned. Kaos claimed that he would succeed by doing it his own way, rudely cutting his mother off before continuing his plan further.After the Skylanders saved the Ancient Terrasquid, Kaos discovered that his mother had appeared in his castle in person to help him out by bringing a band of minions of her own. When most of Kaos' Mom's minions were defeated by the Skylanders, Kaos left his castle to go after the Ancient Tree Spirit, bringing a legion of trolls that have been equipped with evilized fire that would be used to burn down Fantasm Forest, the home of the Spirit. He personally oversaw the plot in a glider mechanism, but his troll army and the evilized fire was contained by the Skylanders, who soon defeated Kaos in his battle ship.
Kaos was captured and held captive by the Skylanders once all four Elementals were joined together. But before they could perform the ceremony, Kaos' Mom appeared and teleported both Tessa and Kaos to his Fortress. To save Tessa, the Skylanders set off to Kaos' Fortress in Flynn's newly improved Dread-Yacht, made it pass the defenses, and defeated Kaos' Mom. After Kaos' Mom was imprisoned in Kaos' mirror, Kaos appeared in his Portal, revealing that he had filled the volcano with Petrified Darkness and showed no intentions of coming to his mother's aid. Flynn, Tessa, Sharpfin, and the Skylanders all set off to the Cloudbreak Core to stop Kaos.
After piling a huge amount of crystallized Petrified Darkness near the heart of the volcano, the crystal pile collapsed on top of Kaos, evilizing him into Super Evil Kaos. The Skylanders confronted the newly evilized Portal Master, and after a grueling battle, they managed to defeat Kaos, reverting him back to his normal state. Afterwards, Kaos and Glumshanks met up again as the Cloudbreak Volcano was ready to erupt, only to find that their legs and lower torsos have been switched. Kaos marveled at how he was finally tall, but they were caught in the eruption of the volcano, blasting them to somewhere unknown.
The Kaos Trap
Kaos had heard about the new Skylanders Academy and plotted to ruin it by destroying the Skylanders from inside the school. He overpowered and impersonated the real Weeruptor while he and the other Minis were being transported to the Academy by Flynn. Kaos marooned Weeruptor on a life raft before starting the spell process of impersonating the Fire Mini in order to get to the Academy unnoticed. The evil Portal Master was discovered by Flynn in the Dread-Yacht's galley when the Mabu came upon him while his transformaton spell was still underway. To silence Flynn, Kaos shot an amnesia spell at him, making him forget that he ever saw Kaos, but left him in a dazed hypnotized state. Flynn then walked off the Dread-Yacht with Chopper in pursuit, leaving the Minis to frantically try to control the ship.
When Tessa successfully lands the Dread-Yacht, Kaos is seen disembarking the vessel along with the other Minis, bearing an evil grin that went unnoticed by the present characters.
Still under his Weeruptor disguise, Kaos accompanied the other Minis through the tour of the Academy, nearly giving himself away by boasting about himself. He then tricked Hugo into taking him, Food Fight and the Minis to the Heroic Challenge Arena where he sprung a trap upon them with his Trolls who were disguised as the training dummies. Kaos took off his disguise and joined in on the attack, but was repelled by Food Fight and his tomatoes. He retreated by piloting an Arkeyan Copter that was parked outside of the Academy by Flynn and the others, vowing revenge, but was cut off by another one of Food Fight's tomatoes.
While researching the coordinates of Cloudcracker Prison, Kaos uncovered a way to destroy the Traptanium stronghold in order to free the villains locked there in the hopes of them helping him rule Skylands. He sent an army of Trolls to the Radiant Isles to go after the Radiance Crystals and attack the Mabu mining expedition. However the Skylanders happened to be on their way there and quickly dispatched the trolls, and their newly gained ally, Wolfgang. Although his troll army lost the battle, it was all a diversion planned by Kaos so that the trolls could steal the Fork of Infinite Resonance, a device that can shatter material with its own resonance frequency. Knowing that only Traptanium can't be destroyed by other known materials, he planned on using the Fork of Infinite Resonance to make the Traptanium shatter itself apart. With his primary goal achieved, Kaos and his minions prepared their trip to Cloudcracker Prison to free the villains.
Skylanders: Trap Team
Using his newly constructed Frequency Madulator, Kaos freed the villains, mainly the Doom Raiders, from Cloudcracker Prison at the hopes of them helping the evil Portal Master fulfill his latest plan in ruling Skylands. However the strong elite of villains had other motives and cast aside Kaos in favor of following their leader, the Golden Queen. The Golden Queen allowed Kaos and Glumshanks to stay, only to come up with a plan of her own, stating its "solid gold". As dissent grows in the ranks, Kaos, sought to take back control, commences "Operation Sabotage". He intervened at Phoenix Psanctuary to sabotage Chef Pepper Jack's plan on stealing the Phoenix Chicken, but backfired, his smoke rocket allowing Chef Pepper Jack to get away with an egg from the Phoenix Chicken.When attempts of winning over the Doom Raiders failed, Kaos lashed at the Golden Queen for her ultimate goal of having all of the gold in Skylands over being its ruler. The evil Portal Master foolishly challenged the Queen to an "Evil-off" with the winner taking all and the control of the Doom Raiders and Skylands. Unfortunately it ended rather quickly and poorly for Kaos as the Golden Queen simply turned him to a gold statue.
Having lost Glumshanks and his hideout to the Doom Raiders, Kaos was forced to turn to the Skylanders for help in defeating the strong villains who betrayed him. After acquiring an Information Squid from Mags' home village in Rainfish Riviera, the heroes wanted to know why the Doom Raiders were obtaining Traptanium. Eventually, the Information Squid turned out to be Kaos who soon turned into an unlikely alliance with the heroes. With Kaos being the only lead to where the Doom Raiders were, he lent his assistance by telling the heroes the whereabouts of the Dreamcatcher and later accompanied the Skylanders to the Wilikin Workshop where he created the Wilikin.
Much to his shock, Kaos found his workshop under the control of Dr. Krankcase and helped the Skylanders infilitrate the factory. He became captured by the mad doctor, who was ordered by the Golden Queen to retrieve Kaos in order to travel through time for their plans. During the Skylanders' battle with Dr. Krankcase, Kaos was taken away by Wolfgang to Time Town, where the werewolf began using Kaos's power to mess with time. The Skylanders managed to rescue Kaos, but Wolfgang escaped into the future.
After the Skylanders defeated the Golden Queen, Kaos and Glumshanks took control of The Ultimate Weapon. Glumshanks warned him that too much stinkocity was very dangerous, to which the dark Portal Master dismissed, saying that Traptanium is the "ultimate power source", having a much different effect on a Dark Portal Master. Kaos powered himself with the combined Stinkocity and Traptanium, turning into Ultra Traptanium Kaos. With this power, he was able to see the new Portal Master through the fourth-wall and planned to not only conquer Skylands, but to also pull the new Portal Master from their world and trap them in Traptanium. The Skylanders infiltrated the Ultimate Weapon to face Kaos, who underwent a fearsome transformation to battle the heroes. After a long battle, it ended in Kaos's defeat and capture. During the credits, Kaos complained about how the player had an entire army (the developers) helping them when all he had was Glumshanks.
Rift into Overdrive
During his time as a rehabilitated villain, Kaos was giving out cotton candy to the partygoers at the last day of school celebration at the Skylander Academy. When the party was over, Glumshanks came to free Kaos with a Magic Skull trap, but Kaos surprised his troll minion by revealing that he was pretending to be good while formulating a new evil plan. The evil Portal Master explained to Glumshanks that the last bit of The Darkness collected and sealed within the Academy had been giving him strength, making Kaos strong enough to fully escape his Traptanium prison. With his nap time charm the Skylanders had eaten with the cotton candy taking effect, Kaos was able to steal the vial containing The Darkness and escape the Academy.After Kaos' escape, the Skylanders had been searching for him for three months. Kaos's plan would soon be unveiled when strange rifts began opening up around Skylands, consuming everything in their path including the sky itself. These rifts not only threaten the lives of the Skyland inhabitants, but it disables connection between the Portals, stranding many Skylanders and breaking the connection between worlds. The Lord of the Undead, Count Moneybone, has even joined Kaos in his latest plan, flanked by a massive air armada.
While the Skylanders, Stealth Elf, Gill Grunt, Terrafin and Jet-Vac were investigating Know-It-All Island for clues on the Rift Engines, Kaos' disembodied voice revealed the creation of his Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction and opened up another rift that threatened to consume them all. They were saved by the SuperChargers, Spitfire and Stormblade, but Kaos began launching an attack on the Skylander Academy with an armada at his disposal. With most of the Skylanders scattered around Skylands unaware of the Academy being under attack, Kaos demanded the residents of the school to surrender, only to receive resistance from Master Eon and the Skylanders. The evil Portal Master captured Eon's spirit form during the confrontation, but didn't count on Mags sending a distress call for all Skylanders across Skylands (and worlds beyond) using Magus' Omni-Disruptor. Outnumbered by the returning Skylanders, and with his army retreating, Kaos swore that the battle wasn't over and that the Core of Light wouldn't save them from the threat he had in store.
With Skylands under his rule, Kaos gloated about his victory to the new Portal Master and proceeded to disconnect the portal connection between Earth to Skylands to stop them from interferring with his plan. His Sky Eater, powered by The Darkness, wrecked havoc across Skylands, consuming everything in its path including the sky itself. When The Darkness gained sentinence, Kaos eagerly cooperated with it in his plan to take over not only Skylands but the entire universe. The evil Portal Master was eventually persuaded by The Darkness to fire Glumshanks when it claimed that the troll was getting in Kaos' way, despite reasoning that if The Darkness devoured all of the sky, Skylands would be destroyed.
Kaos eventually recalled Glumshanks' words when the troll appeared in the form of his former master's conscience. This caused Kaos to hesitate in initiating the button needed to start the destruction of Skylands with his Sky Eater, only for The Darkness to force Kaos to proceed with the plan by removing his powers it had given him. During the battle against the Skylanders, The Darkness gave dark abilities to Kaos during the fight but they managed to defeat him. The Darkness subdued the opposing party itself, then commanded Kaos to destroy the Dark Rift Engine that was the only artifact capable of banishing The Darkness from Skylands. Kaos instead activated the Rift Engine, proudly declaring that no one tells him what to do, except him, allowing The Darkness to be pulled helplessly towards a rift. As they escaped from the Sky Eater, Kaos rehired Glumshanks, who at the time was helping the Skylanders since he was fired.
With The Darkness gone, Kaos' dark Portal Master abilities went with it, leaving him powerless. He then announced to the Skylanders that other evildoers would come to conquer Skylands, something he doesn't want to happen. Until he can find another way to regain his powers, he appointed himself the Skylander Academy's Ultimate Evil Consultant of Ultimate Evil to help the Skylanders. While Cali wondered if it was a good idea to allow Kaos to stay at the Academy, Buzz believed that it is a way to keep an eye on the evil Portal Master.
Before Master Eon can congrulate the player, Kaos stepped in and thanked them instead for ridding Skylands of The Darkness once and for all, with him helping the Skylanders out in the end.
Secret Agents SecretsBoomer, Ghost Roaster and Voodood, had disappeared while on a convert mission and hadn't reported in for months. Spyro and Kaos appointed SuperChargers, Spitfire, Stormblade and Nightfall, their first mission to find the lost Skylanders at what was left of Motleyville.
While waiting for Spitfire, Stormblade and Nightfall to report back, Kaos and Spyro once again got into a heated argument. Before things could escalate into violence, Mags was forced to step in and place Spyro and Kaos in timeout. Knowing that the Skylanders Academy was depending on their leadership, Spyro offered to treat Kaos the respect an ally deserves as they are now on the same side. Now on better terms, both Spyro and Kaos pinpointed the location where the missing Skylanders had disappeared. Kaos and Buzz were left in charge of the Acaddemy while Spyro left to search for their comrades.
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Before his next attack on Skylands, one of Kaos' first creations with Mind Magic was a clone of himself. However, their rivalry in wanting to be the sole emperor turned out to be stronger than their mutual desire to conquer Skylands, and the clone went on to fight alongside the Skylanders to defeat the original.
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As they are archenemies, Kaos and Spyro don't see eye-to-eye. In Secret Agent Secrets, both rivals are seen in a heated argument with Kaos attempting to gain leadership due to claiming to have knowledge over all telltale signs of impending evil and Spyro counters this by assuming that Kaos was up to no good despite the Portal Master's claims to have joined their side. In the novels, Kaos regularly calls Spyro and other dragon Skylanders by the name 'dragonfly'.
Kaos despises Master Eon as he is the only good Portal Master that stands in his way. He is willing to inflict harm onto the old Portal Master and doesn't hestitate on belittling Eon.
Kaos is annoyed by Flynn and his inflated ego, but at some point gave in and decided to share enchiladas with him, which Flynn refers to as an 'unbreakable bond', though Kaos betrayed him and the Skylander not too long after.
While reviewing additional options in the post game of SuperChargers, Kaos mentions that there was something familiar about Buzz, who reminds him of someone familiar; something Kaos doesn't like about, and in Trap Team rants that he has no idea about what Secret Ninja Commando skills are about.
In the introduction of the post game of SuperChargers, Kaos mentioned that he doesn't hate Tessa nearly as much as some of other characters he interacted with.
Glumshanks is the closest thing Kaos has to a friend, but the evil Portal Master frequently mistreats his loyal troll butler, blaming him for every failure. However, most of it appears to be out of ignorance and his selfish attitude rather than genuine hate.
Kaos openly resents his mother and doesn't take her advice, feeling that his plans surpasses her own, and he wastes no time in showing his annoyance whenever she teases him. A childhood of being repeatedly abandoned, imprisoned and mistreated left him with unpleasant memories of her, and in turn he goes against her wishes at every opportunity - except during Swap Force, where betraying her actually made the Dark Portal Master proud of her son. In SuperChargers, Kaos still has a picture of his mother in his new quarters in the Skylanders Academy, implying that he still thinks about her.
Kaos deeply despises the Queen, even more than the Skylanders, for having petty objectives in her plans and not being 'evil enough', and was willing to team up with his enemies and insisted that the Skylanders took her down as fast as possible even at the expense of gloating about her defeat.
Kaos had previously used the powers of The Darkness for his own gain when attempting to take over Skylands. In SuperChargers, he is excited to have finally gained an audience with the ultimate force behind all evil and was eager to work with the entity on ruling not only Skylands, but the entire universe. However when The Darkness began to manipulate Kaos into following its own motives, the Portal Master no longer admired The Darkness and ultimately saved all of Skylands by following his own morals at the cost of his powers.
Wanting nothing less than ruling Skylands alone, the two have such a fierce rivarly that Kaos' clone decided to fight alongside their mutual enemy, the Skylanders, to fight his own creator. As seen in the Kaos Promotion Trailer, they cannot even meet eye to eye without initating a battle.
Trap Team Quotes
- "But since you have no chosen to interfere with my ultimate evil Traptanium-powered victory, I will be more than happy to destroy you!"
- "It is a shame that you could not be on the winning side, Skylanders. Although I want you to know that I am enjoying this very much!"
- "Goodbye, Skylander! I would say it's been nice but it really hasn't"
- "What time is it, Portal Master? Oh, yes! Time for your ultimate destruction!"
- "Now, Portal Master to pull you into my world and deal with you once and for all. Hold still now!"
- "Ehh! What's this? It doesn't look like a Portal Master! No matter, I, Kaos will even use this against my ultimate evil fight against you!"
- "Why won't you stand still and let me destroy you? Didn't you hear what I said when it was pointless to resist? Huh? HUH?!"
- "Ultimate Traptanium-Powered Emperor Kaos. I like the sound of that"
- "My Doom Sharks will make shark sharky work of you!"
- "Uhh! No fair! That was a lucky shot!"
- "Yes, yes! Decisions, decisions! Say, If you need any help, I am an evil genius, you know!"
- "What sorcery is THIS?! Ah! Hey! Knock it off, put me DOWN! You haven't seen the last of ME...!!!"
- "Note to self: if you ever find yourself face-to-face with a swirling vortex of infinite power, RUN!!!" - when trapped
- "So, you want me to be good now, is that it? Eh? Do you have any idea what that would do to my reputation?!"
- "What? How did you- I mean... Not bad! Not bad!"
- "Not bad, Skylander. I must be rubbing off on you."
- "I bet they'll think twice before messing with us again, am I right? Eh? Am I right? Hello? Hello?"
- "You're just gonna do this on your own? Seriously, Skylander? Ok fine, I'll wait. Dum dum dum da-dum dum dum DUMB!!" when trying to solve a mini game.
- "Attention, fools, here comes KAAAAOOOOOOOOS!!!" - when entering the game
- "Very well, I graciously accept!"
- "Swim, my pretty doom sharks!" - when using the doom sharks
- "Prepare to fail, fools!"
- "Yes, you have chosen wisely."
- "What springy sorcery is this?!" - when using a bounce pad
- "Power as I take to the air!" - when using a bounce pad
- "At last, time for Kaos."
- "Ultimate doom attack!"
- "It is I, Kaooos!!"
- "My awesome head is back! FEAR IT! FEAR IT!" - when transforming into a giant holographic head
- "Well, from one Portal Master to another, I think you know what to do. SO GO DO THAT VOODOO THAT YOU DO SO WELL!" - Quest
- "Victory! VICTORY FOR ME!"
- "MINIONS! Come and defend your rightful overlord!"
- "Fear me and my awesomeness! Now made even more awesome by The Darkness"
- "You dare challenge the supreme awesomeness of Kaos?"
- "Prepare for your inevitable defeat!"
- "NO! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!"
- "Yeah! That's what I'm talking about!"
- "The Darkness has made me more powerful than ever!"
- "Yes! Bow down before your emperor!"
- "Ready, aim, OBLITERATE!"
- "Hahaha, nice try, losers!"
- "I hope you don't get attached to that little toy of yours!"
- "Prepare for your unimaginable doom!" - Battle Introduction
- "You will kneel before Kaos!"
- "Surprise!" - swapping in
- "It is I, Kaos!"
- "I will return!" - swapping out
- "Breath time!"
- "My genius grows even mooore!" - rank up
- "Yes, my reign of awesomeness continues!"
- "Ooh, very nice!" - Summoning a Gear
- "Yes, I'll take it!"
- "Yes...! Yes!" - Summoning a Relic
- "Supremely awesome!!"
- "Fear the smell of defeat!" - Stupendous Stink Bomb
- "Smell my awesome victory!"
- "A little change, courtesy of Kaos!" - Gear Shift
- "Time to Gear up - Kaos style!"
- "Welcome friends... Now let's finish this!" - Quadruple Team
- "Let's shake things up a little!" - Crystal Caper
- "Time for a change!" - Relicsplosion
- "You're welcome!"
- "Nice try, Sky-Lame-o!" - KOed an enemy
- "Time for you to go!"
- "Preposterooous!" - when defeated
- "This simply cannot be...!"
- "What?! This is not possible...!" - defeat at the end of battle
- "You haven't seen the last of Kaoooos!"
- "Really...?" - when poked
- "You know... I can destroy you."
- "How dare you push around your Emperor?!"
- "Stop that! Foolish creature..."
- "This is where I will finally destroy you once and for all, Sky-loser"
- "Why aren't we winning, Brain? WHY?!"
- "Our Doomlanders are not being awesome enough! I blame you, Brain!"
- "You promised me victory, Brain! And you know how I feel about people who break promises. Don't you?!"
- "Brain, I am beginning to get frustrated by these lame Doomlanders you are helping me imagine"
- Why did I ever team up with a talking brain in the first place?"
- "Your imagination skills are inferior to mine, Portal Master! INFERIOR!"
- "I don't even know what I was thinking listening to a talking brain. I mean, he doesn't even have any thumbs!"
- "I summon all of my power! All Of It!"
- "I am going to win and all with my own brain, not some ridiculous talking one!"
- "Why won't you stupid Sky-losers actually lose?"
- Kaos does not have eyebrows.
- During the development of Spyro's Adventure, Kaos originally had a deeper voice.
- One of Kaos's first attempts to take over Skylands didn't involve force at all. He merely had statues of himself placed all throughout Skylands, and hoped people would assume he was ruler because of all his statues.
- Kaos' super form in "Imaginators" greatly resembles the Super Saiyan God form from Dragon Ball Z.
- Kaos is pronounced identically to the word 'chaos'.
- He has a serious earwax condition.
- His original backstory in the Story Scroll of Spyro's Adventure mentions Kaos having been born a prince, but abandoned his royal family after years of suffering insults about his ugly looks and bad smells.
- Kaos almost talks exactly like Invader Zim, Daggett, Rodney J. Squirrel and Billy, cartoon characters whom Richard Horvitz also voiced during his years of voicework. Strangely as result, his voice is the same as Professor Cog in Power Rangers Samurai and Aviarius from Kim Possible.
- Possibly as a reference to the infamous Invader Zim episode "Dark Harvest",in which several students' organs were replaced by strange objects, Kaos mentions replacing Glumshanks' heart with a fish tank pump at some point.
- In the console version of Spyro's Adventure, Kaos is shorter than all of the other characters, but in subsequent games and books, he is taller than some Cores.
- Kaos is mentioned in the biographies of certain Skylanders who have previously encountered him, such as Shroomboom, Slobber Tooth, and Smolderdash. Some of those Skylanders (such as Slam Bam, Terrafin and Roller Brawl) have a bone to pick with Kaos.
- In Skylanders: Trap Team, Kaos was given his own element called the Kaos element.
- He and the Chompy are the only trappable villains in Trap Team who first appeared in Spyro's Adventure.
- They are also the only trappable villains to appear in every game before Trap Team.
- It is implied that Kaos was originally planned to be the Magic Doom Raider in Trap Team. When switching to view Kaos's stats and back to gameplay, the elemental columns around the Skylanders Academy turn to the Magic symbol when he is close to them. Earlier images of the Kaos Trap also possessed the Magic symbol.
- Even though Kaos was eventually kicked out of the group, he is still marked as a Doom Raider by official sources.
- In Rift into Overdrive, Glumshanks was about to use a Magic Skull trap to free Kaos from his Traptanium prison, and in Superchargers, both of his Skystones are of the Magic element.
- Some of Kaos's attacks are the most powerful of all the trappable villains, though not all of them surpass Cuckoo Clocker's punch at full charge.
- He is also the only trappable villain with an attack that can refill his health timer.
- Unlike the four previous games where he is usually the last boss, he served as the semi-final boss before The Darkness in Skylanders: SuperChargers.
- According to Imaginary Glumshanks it is his destiny to rule Skylands, which could possibly be foreshadowing the events of the next Skylanders game. This, however is very unlikely as Imaginary Glumshanks is merely a figment of Kaos's imagination and might just be speaking of Kaos' delusions aloud.
- Though other villains have licensed or public domain themes, Kaos is the only one to have parts of two well-known classical songs in his boss battle themes in Trap Team, "Mars, Bringer of War" by Gustav Holst and "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky.
- His Trap Team boss battle is also the only Kaos boss to be partially(mixed with his regular theme) or entirely licensed themes - by phase, Shrimp Bizzle, Hacksaw, Bruv of War, The Western and Bare Heavy, from APM Music.
- As seen in the final cutscene of SuperChargers before the postgame, Kaos wore his purple robes over his regular outfit - the black sleeves can be seen when he lifts his arms.
- In "The Beginning", the markings on Kaos' forehead are black, but are light blue in all other cases.