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Terrafin

Series 2 Terrafin Promo

Knockout Terrafin Promo Art

Species: Dirt Shark
Gender: Male
Element: Earth
Role: Skylander
World: The Dirt Seas
Appears in: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Universe
Skylanders: Cloud Patrol
Skylanders: Giants
Skylanders: Swap Force
Skylanders: Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers
Skylanders: Trap Team
Cameos: Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters
Attacks/Actions: Shark Punch
Earth Swim
Brass Knuckles
Mega Bellyflop
Razorfin
English Voice Actor: Freddie Winston (2011)
Joey Camen (2012)
Chris WIlliams (The Beginning Trailer)
First Release: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
"It's Feeding Time!"
    —Terrafin's official catchphrase

Terrafin is a dirt shark Skylander in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure who was first available only in the Pirate Seas Adventure Pack. In Skylanders: Giants, his Series 2 figures comes in a single pack. He is of the Earth element.

His Series 3 counterpart is called Knockout Terrafin, who is available in the Fiery Forge triple pack with Bumble Blast. He's also available in a single pack and a triple pack.

Background 

Personality

Terrafin is a fighter and has a personality to match. He's rough and physically minded, and blunt in his dealings with others. His comments in the various Skylander videos suggest that he's got a personality based on B.A. Barracus from the A-Team TV series. He often states he's both a fighter and a lover. Nothing gets Terrafin on the ropes. If he's knocked down he gets straight back up again, coming back fighting from any scrap. He thinks with his fists, and sometimes his teeth.[1]

Biography

Terrafin hails from The Dirt Seas, where it was common to swim, bathe, and even snorkel beneath the ground. But a powerful explosion in the sky created a blast wave that turned the ocean of sand into a vast sheet of glass, putting an end to Terrafin’s duty as the local lifeguard. Not one to stay idle, the brawny dirt shark found himself training in the art of boxing, and not long after he was local champ. Fighters came from all around to challenge him, but it was a chance meeting with a great Portal Master that led him to give up his title for a greater purpose.

Story

History

Terrafin is the brawling shark boxer who likes close quarter combat. Terrafin built up his brawny biceps on the beaches of the Dirt Sea, where he worked as a lifeguard. In between fin-ups and jaw-curls he would patrol the dry, sandy waves and save struggling dune-swimmers from a lifetime of finding sand in unusual places. One day, an explosion in the sky threatened every swimmer, surfer and jet-skier in (and above) the Dirt Sea. Terrafin leapt from his life-saving seat and cleared the area in seconds. Moments later, the blast burned across the sand and scorched it into a solid sheet of glass.

Now unemployed, Terrafin trained himself as a tournament boxer. He even developed his own signature move: the risky 'over under', where he would punch, dive underground, and surface for the finishing blow. After body-slamming every suitable successor into stunned submission, Terrafin hung up his boxing belt. Now, at Master Eon's suggestion, Terrafin only dukes it out with enemies of Skylands - and often daydreams of knocking out Kaos in bare-knuckled bout.[2]

During his days as a Skylander, a burrowing Terrafin collided into the dormant Drill Sergeant who was buried underground. He brought the Arkeyan Ultron to Master Eon and the old Portal Master used his magic to fire up Drill Sergeant's systems to bring him to life. By Arkeyan custom, Drill Sergeant was then obligated to become Terrafin's servant, but the dirt shark didn't like the idea, so Terrafin's first order as master was for Drill Sergeant to not serve him at all.

It was Terrafin who brought Fist Bump to Master Eon after the dirt shark witnessed Fist Bump bravely drive off a group of Greebles when they threatened the Bumbling Bamboo Forest.

Skylanders: Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers

Terrafin was enjoying a day-off at the Fantastic Fairy Fair with fellow Skylanders, Hot Dog and Sonic Boom. The trio of Skylanders soon discovered a sad Stone Golem named Rocky who was under the unwilling employment of Professor Puck, the fair's owner who took Rocky from his home after discovering that the golem's magical, singing voice made everyone within earshot dance. After saving Gurglefin from a sticky cluster of candyfloss, the Skylanders attended Puck's circus show with Rocky being the star attraction due to his singing. Soon, the show was interrupted when a group of Trolls and the evil Floss-O-Tron 3000 trapped everyone, including the Skylanders, under a layer of sticky candyfloss, and kidnapped Rocky under of Kaos, believing him to be the Earth segment to the Mask of Power.

Thanks to Hot Dog's fire power, the Skylanders were able to free themselves and the crowd from the candyfloss. Terrafin soon came across Sprocket, who was in a sticky predicament, and assisted her in their battle against Kaos, the Trolls, and Floss-O-Tron 3000, soon saving the circus from a sticky explosion. 

The Skylanders returned to the Eternal Archives after discovering a leftover clue that helped them learn about the Boom Brothers, a pair of robots responsible for making explosives. Figuring that that the Explosive Emporium is where Kaos had taken Rocky, Terrafin went with Hot Dog, Sonic Boom, and Sprocket to Junk Mountain where the explosions factory laid. After getting past an aggressive Trash Ogre and the emporium's security, the Skylanders were able to sneak inside and find Rocky only to fall into a trap made by Kaos and the Boom Brothers. The evil Portal Master then forced the heroes to dance uncontrollably by throwing sticks of dynamite that contained Rocky's enchanted singing called disco dynamite. Terrafin quickly thought of a plan and instructed Sonic Boom to use her ear-piercing screech to drown the Boom Brother's disco dynamite and help stop the Skylanders from dancing. Thanks to this, the Skylanders were able to disorient the Boom Brothers, drive Kaos out of the room and sealed themselves inside the chamber, which turned out to be the inner section of a large rocket they were in.

Kaos then threatened to blow the Skylanders sky-high should they refuse to let him and his troll army back inside the rocket and turn over Rocky to them. Even worse, the Boom Brothers recovered from the attack and was holding Hot Dog hostage, also threatening the Skylanders to surrender otherwise the robots would detonate the whole room using a pineapple grenade. Terrafin pretended to surrender to the Boom Brothers, tricking them into arguing with one another until one of the brothers forced the pineapple grenade down his sibling's throat, causing them both to explode. 

With the danger of the Boom Brothers gone, there was still the threat of Kaos ordering the Skylanders to surrender Rocky. 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. Back at the Eternal Archive, the Skylanders discovered that the Earth segment wasn't Rocky, but his singing voice, which was given to him centuries ago by one of the Spell Punks who first split the Mask of Power. They soon accompanied Rocky back to the fair and attended his show, which turned out to be disastrous for Professor Puck when Rocky's true, terrible singing voice was made known. This caused the audience to turn against Puck as they paid him to hear Rocky sing his magical voice that he lost and proceeded to run Puck out of town, leaving the Skylanders and Rocky satisfied over their victory.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Terrafin was one of the Skylanders who assembled to Master Eon when Kaos and The Darkness approached the Ruins. The dirt shark then participated in the battle against Kaos' minions to protect the Core of Light along with the other Skylanders, stopping a lone Cyclops Chopper from fleeing before beating it with a few swift punches. Upon the Cyclops' defeat, Terrafin ate one of the XP orbs that were left behind by the enemy and burrowed through the ground, taking out a few enemies in his way with his dorsal fin and proceeded to chased down a small group of Cyclops Choppers before leaping out of the ground and bodyslamming them to nothingness.

As it seemed that the Skylanders were winning the struggle, Kaos released his Hydra into the fray, and it destroyed the Core of Light. During the confusion, Terrafin, along with the other Skylanders, were banished from Skylands and sent to Earth, where he became frozen as a toy due to the world's lack of magic. He waited for the new Portal Master to find and help him save Skylands.

Gameplay

Stats

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

  • Health: 310 (max. 620)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • Elemental Power: 32 (max. 82)

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

  • Strength: 70
  • Defense: 80
  • Agility: 25
  • Luck: 50

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

  • Health: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: (max. 50)
  • 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: 100
  • Agility: 30
  • Luck: 60

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

  • Health: 310 (max. 620)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 6 (max. 56)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

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

  • Strength: 100
  • Defense: 100
  • Agility: 50
  • Luck: 70

Abilities

Basic Abilities
Terrafin can destroy rock formations with his Punch and Mini-Sharks, but not his Bellyflop.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Pirate Seas

Punch Earthswim Surface Feeder
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Primary Ability
Terrafin can punch his opponents. Chain multiple punches to perfom a combo attack.

Terrafinsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Burrow underground to avoid attacks. Terrafin can jump up from the earth to perform a Belly Flop attack.

Terrafinsoulgempower

Price: 4000
Terrafin can collect powerups even while burrowed.

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

Brass Knuckles Mega Bellyflop Feeding Frenzy Multi Target Punches
Terrafinbasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Punch attacks do increased damage.

Terrafinbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Belly Flop does increased damage and affects a larger area.

Terrafinbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Spawn mini-sharks that burrow underground and latch onto enemies.

Terrafinbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Punch hits multiple enemies.


Sandhog
This upgrade path lets Terrafin further develop his Burrowing abilities.

Master Earth Swimmer Homing Frenzy Razorfin
Terrafinpath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Increased speed while burrowing.

Terrafinpath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Mini-sharks home in on enemies and do extra damage.

Terrafinpath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
While burrowed, Terrafin's dorsal fin does damage to enemies.


Brawler
This upgrade path lets Terrafin further develop his Punch attacks.

Pugilist Spiked Knuckles Frenzy Shield
Terrafinpath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Perform a body slam and uppercut.
(Improves Punch combos)

Terrafinpath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
All Punch attacks do even MORE damage.

Terrafinpath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Terrafin launches mini-sharks at enemies who damage him.

Dive Burrow Have You Met My Kids? wowpow3name
Terrafinwowpowpower

Price: 5000
While in the air for a bellyflop, press Attack 2 to imemdiately dive back underground. In the 3DS version, dash and press X to make come up from the ground and perform a combo of his Chompion and Earth Mover abilities creating an even bigger shockwave.

Price: 5000
While burrowed, press Attack 3 to launch at enemies and hit them with a claw swipe move as well as with mini-shark allies.

Price: 5000
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Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Jibjab (Primary Attack): Press (Y) repeatedly to punch. If Terrafin connects with an enemy, keep pressing (Y) to finish with an overhead attack and an uppercut.
  • Earth Mover (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to pull up the ground beneath Terrafin, sending a dangerous shockwave forward. Terrafin can also Burrow (A) into enemies to damage them and knock them into the air.

Upgrades

  • Chompion (requires level: 2): Burrow (A) into an enemy, then release (A) to make Terrafin burst out of the ground and bite his foe. Press (Y) while Burrowing to pop up at any time.
  • Granitefist (requires level: 5): Damage an enemy with a shockwave (X) to cover Terrafin's fists in stone, increasing his punch (Y) damage for a few seconds.
  • Earth Surge (requires level: 8): Press (Y), (Y), (Y), (Y) to punch an enemy and finish with an uppercut. If the uppercut hits, Terrafin will trigger an Earth Surge and move faster for a few seconds. During an Earth Surge, Burrow (A) to end the surge and damage nearby enemies.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "It's Feeding Time!"
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Yeah!"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Nice!"
  • "Earthquake!"
  • "Let's go!"
  • "All right!"
  • "Punches and punches!"
  • "Big money for the champ!"
  • "Where's my five dollars?"
  • "Not so tough are you?"
  • "Who wants an autograph?"
  • "The defended champion!"
  • "King of the ring!"
  • "Here I come!"
  • "Stickin' and moving!"
  • "Gotcha on the ropes!"
  • "A perfect record!" - when checking stats
  • "Let's go to the scorecard." - when checking stats
  • "Wahoo! I'm a real knockout!" - when given a hat
  • "Gotta look good for the fans!" - when given a hat
  • "Every fighter needs a nickname!" - when given a nickname
  • "That's a name with some punch!" - when given a nickname

Commercial Quotes

  • "Oh, he got hosed!" - Terrafin commenting on Gill Grunt's performance in Gill Grunt's TV Spot commercial.
  • "It's on, brotha!" - Boomtime commercial.
  • "I'm going belly-up: BOOM!" - from The Beginning Trailer
  • "That guy owes me five dollars!" - from The Beginning Trailer
  • "Shoot, Eruptor!" - from Boomtime Trailer
  • "Prism Break meet Stump Smash!" - from Tag Team Commercial
  • "I do not want to be that guy." - from Tag Team commercial
  • "Really, you heard the Giants are huge? Check it out, this is my sarcastic face." - Giants E3 2012 Trailer
  • "Bad Idea!"-  Giants E3 2012 Trailer
  • "I did NOT see that one coming!"
  • "It's an Easter Egg hunt, if we hide, they'll come find us!- from Easter commercial
  • "Hot Dog, where are you?"
  • "Man, that's too obvious!
  • "Hey, you seen Shroomboom?
  • "There coming, there coming, there coming!
  • "I'm getting shark bumps!" - Extended Just Like Swap Force trailer
  • "Best day of my life!" - Boom Party commercial
  • "Hey, check out Fire Kraken! Stick it to 'em!" - Hitting the Wall commercial

Book Quotes

Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers

  • "Get ready to pay up. Easiest money I've ever made."
  • "Yeah, I bet you five dollars that you'll be laughing on the other side of your face by the end of the day... fool."
  • "Sonic Boom! Screech, sister!"

Character Trailers

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Trailer (It's Feeding Time)01:09

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Trailer (It's Feeding Time)

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Preview Trailer (It's Feeding Time)00:17

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Terrafin Preview Trailer (It's Feeding Time)

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Series 2 Terrafin (It's Feeding Time)00:38

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Series 2 Terrafin (It's Feeding Time)

Meet the Skylanders Knockout TerraFin00:25

Meet the Skylanders Knockout TerraFin

 

See also

Gallery

 

Trivia

  • Terrafin's name is a play on terrapin, a type of freshwater turtle.
  • He may be one of the toughest of all Skylanders, but Terrafin is afraid of flying.[3]
  • Terrafin was originally called Finn in the early beta gameplay of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.
  • While swimming underground using his Earth Swim attack, Terrafin hums a song he wrote years earlier, which some people think sounds similar to Lady Gaga's song, Bad Romance.[4]
  • In his earlier promotional art, Terrafin is shown to be blue and white, but yet in his toy form and in the game he is gray and white.
  • According to Terrafin in the Beginning Trailer, Kaos owes him five dollars.
    • This is because in Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers, Terrafin bet Kaos five dollars that the evil Portal Master would be laughing on the other side of his face by the end of the day. The Skylanders were victorious in their battle against Kaos that day, and Terrafin reminded the Portal Master that he owes the dirt shark five dollars thanks to the bet.[5]
    • When Terrafin collects a Treasure Chest in Giants, he says "Where's my five dollars?"
  • In the Toy Fair 2011 debut trailer of Spyro's Adventure, Terrafin's toy form is different from the final version.
  • Terrafin is one of the ten Skylanders who can summon helpers (others include Sonic Boom, Double Trouble, Warnado, Pop Fizz, and Eye Brawl).
  • There is a glitch than when burrowing underground with Terrafin, if you happen to burrow underneath food, he will eat it (once you get his Soul Gem Ability) but his health will not replenish.
  • Despite being a Dirt Shark, Terrafin doesn't possess a tail, which is a trait commonly seen on most dirt shark inhabitants seen in Skylanders: Swap Force.

References

  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 36
  2. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 10
  3. Skylanders: Universe - Book of Elements: Air & Earth, page 55
  4. The 27 Hidden Secrets of Skylanders
  5. Skylanders: Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers, page 115
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