In the game, only Trap Masters are capable of destroying Traptanium crystal clusters that will unlock a secret area or rare treasure.
When the ancient Portal Masters discovered that powerful villains couldn't be contained in any normal prison, they built one out of Traptanium known as Cloudcracker Prison to hold the evil characters. The prison itself was attacked by the evil Portal Master, Kaos, who blew up its walls, allowing the villains to escape and the Trap Masters to become banished from Skylands to Earth. The remains of Traptanium prison walls became shards called Traps, which allow the new Portal Masters to capture the villains that are weakened with the Traptanium Portal of Power.
The Doom Raiders plotted to use Traptanium to construct their ultimate weapon and use its power to rule over Skylands. However, as Kaos would later prove, it holds limitless power after being charged with high Stinkosity levels, also allowing the user to see and distort distant worlds and dimensions, transform into a monstrous hybrid, bend reality, and create Traptanium weapons of their own.
During the events of Skylanders: SuperChargers, Master Eon (who regained most of his body as a spirit) is trapped within a giant traptanium crystal by Kaos.
- In SuperChargers, Mags was able to break a Traptanium Crystal holding Master Eon's spirit form with a single swing from her wrench.