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“I've Got the Edge!”
    —Krypt King's official catchphrase

Krypt King is a haunted suit of armor who is one of the Undead Trap Masters in Skylanders: Trap Team.

Character Development

Krypt King started out as the very first Giant. While in the process of thinking of what it means to be a Giant in Skylands, and what a Giant should feel like, I-Wei Huang took Chop Chop and made a ultra version of him called  "Chop Chop Daddy". In the end, the team didn't use Krypt King as the Undead Giant, and instead Eye-Brawl took over that role. However I-Wei wanted to bring Krypt King back in Trap Team in some way. He went through some changes in color and proportions, but largely kept Krypt King's design and feel. Eventually, he became a Trap Master Skylander, something I-Wei was very happy with.[1]

  • Krypt King, under the name of "Chop Chop Daddy" during development, standing next to Chop Chop.
  • The testing colors on Krypt King's coloring scheme.
  • Krypt King's different headdresses

Background

Personality

Krypt King may look imposing, but he's really just a curious spirit who's looking to settle down with the right suit of armor.[2]

Biography

The perfect blend of sword and sorcery, Krypt King wandered Skylands for years as the disembodied spirit of a knight – until he found his way into the depths of an ancient Arkeyan weapon vault. Upon finding an enormously powerful suit of armor, the spirit decided to make it his own. Unfortunately, this triggered a long dormant auto defense system. With alarms blaring, a massive sealed chamber was opened, revealing a huge army of war machines. Krypt King launched himself towards the attack force, swinging his newly found giant sword until every machine was utterly destroyed. Realizing the power he wielded could serve a broader purpose, Krypt King sought out the Skylanders and was made a member of the Trap Team, where he now uses his massive Traptanium blade to cut down evil!

Gameplay

Krypt King has great skill over his swordfighting, which can be enhanced by releasing his sword to attack from afar; he can also summon a swarm of undead insects from inside the armor. In Skylanders: Battlecast, he also has the ability to summon mummies from the ground with varying effects, also being able to temporarily haunt one, and summon a powerful Pharaoh's Plague, a scrapped card that randomly distributes its negative effects. His Special Ability is Grave Resolve, using sheer will to stay and fight to recover his health, and his signature Gear is the Titan's Hilt, a gigantic version of his sword. Like the other Trap Masters in the card game, he also has the ability to summon a Trap Relic, containing Masker Mind, who has the ability to lure enemies into being attacked.

Stats

Abilities

Quotes

Character Trailers

See also

Gallery

Trivia

  • Before Krypt King appeared in Trap Team, he was originally planned as the Undead Giant for Skylanders: Giants. He also had an open ribcage rather than closed.
  • He was originally called 'King Kut'.
    • The name was most likely changed due to the fact that "Kut" translates to "vagina" in Dutch.
  • Krypt King, Thunderbolt, Knight Mare, and Knight Light are the only Trap Masters who have Traptanium swords.
  • He and Head Rush are the only Trap Masters to have Nitro counterparts.
    • He is the only Nitro Skylander who doesn't have any moves relating to speed.
  • He, and Chopper were both planned to be in Giants, but were scrapped prior to being revealed in Trap Team. Unlike other characters such as Golden Queen, they underwent few changes to their mechanics and design.
  • If an enemy is defeated by the second or third slash in his combo, they will have a unique defeat animation.
  • The Face Your Fears card in Battlecast shows his greatest fear is having his sword destroyed.

References

  1. SDCC Panel, Skylanders Character Development
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection (2015), page 165
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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Chop Chop - Cynder - Ghost Roaster - Hex
Skylanders: Giants
Eye-Brawl - Fright Rider
Skylanders: Swap Force
Grim Creeper - Night Shift - Rattle Shake - Roller Brawl
Skylanders: Trap Team
Bat Spin - Funny Bone - Krypt King - Short Cut
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Bone Bash Roller Brawl - Fiesta
Skylanders: Imaginators
Chopscotch - Pit Boss - Wolfgang
Minis / Eon's Elite
Eye-Small - Hijinx / Elite Chop Chop - Elite Ghost Roaster
Alt Decos
Candy-Coated Chopscotch - Dark Wolfgang - Frightful Fiesta - Legendary Bone Bash Roller Brawl
Legendary Chop Chop - Legendary Grim Creeper - Legendary Night Shift - Legendary Pit Boss
Nitro Krypt King - Quickdraw Rattle Shake
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Fortune Funny Bone - Grill Master Chop Chop - Hallows' Eve Hex - Skeletal Cynder - Snowler Brawl

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