“No Rest for the Wicked!”
    —Bat Spin's official catchphrase


Bat Spin is a vampire who is one of the Frito-Lay Skylanders for Skylanders: Trap Team.

Character Development

Bat Spin is one of those Skylanders that Nat Loh designed up front and have the concept art team create a character befitting her powers. He knew he waned a female vampire-type of character and he was really intrigued with the idea of a hero who could use their projectiles after they were fired. Bat Spin's bats would make her other abilities more effective, making this one of Nat's favorite works. Bat Spin's upgrade path would turn out to be so insane (she gained three bat buddies each with a unique ability that made her into an unstoppable force) that Nat used it as a new bar to aspire towards for Skylander upgrades. However this gave him a problem: Skylander upgrade paths should be equally appealing and no one path is the better path so how would Nat make a second path just as compelling as the first? The answer was more bats, and the second upgrade path Nat made topped the first.[1]

Bat Spin was named by Kimberly Josey from Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of a naming contest held by Frito-Lay.[2]

Background

Personality

Bat Spin was born in the underworld, which makes her witchy in a good way. She's also pretty cool under pressure and isn't known to fly off the handle.[3] Her mannerisms in idle and win animations imply she might be still young, and strangely she sounds hesitant when given a hat or nickname.

Biography

Bat Spin hailed from the underworld, where as a child she was separated from her people. After spending months searching for them, she eventually was welcomed by a colony of magical bats who raised her as one of their own. After many peaceful years living with the bats, the colony was invaded by an army of undead trolls, who were set on stealing their magic to build an ultimate sonar weapon. Bat Spin quickly took action and used powerful abilities that she had learned growing up with the bats and essentially becoming one of them. She heroically defeated the trolls and saved the colony. This caught the attention of Master Eon, who saw at once she would make a worthy Skylander!

Gameplay

Stats

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

  • Health: 240 (max. 480)
  • Speed: 85 (max. 133)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 42)
  • Critical Hit: 50 (max. 100)
  • Elemental Power: 46 (max. 96)

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

  • Strength: 200
  • Defense: 60
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 40

Abilties

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Telescope Towers
Bat Attack Bat Swarm
Great Balls of Bats!
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Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot bitey pet bats at enemies.
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Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to summon a maelstrom of bat damage.
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Price: 4000
Hold Attack 1 to launch a giant ball of bats!

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

Healing Bite Brawny Bats Go Batty! A Colony of Bats
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Price: 500
Collect pet bats after they have bitten enemies to regain HP.
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Price: 700
Pet bats last longer, do more damage and are more aggressive.
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Price: 900
Press Attack 3 to transform into a Giant Bat! In Bat Form, press Attack 1 to bite and Attack 2 to screech.
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Price: 1200
Increase the maximum number of pet bats.
Pet Purveyor
View Bat Betterment
Improve abilities to summon bats.
Mr. Dizzy Mr. Blocky Mr. Bitey
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Price: 1700
A new pet bat, Mr. Dizzy, stubs and confuses enemies.
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Price: 2200
A new pet back, Mr. Blocky, protects you by deflecting projectiles.
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Price: 3000
A new pet bat, Mr. Bitey, does extra biting damage.
Bat Betterment
View Pet Purveyor
Improve Bat Form abilities.
Bat-tle Cry Ultimate Bat Squad Chiropteran Call
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Price: 1700
In Bat Form, the screech attack does extra damage and powers up bats.
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Price: 2200
More pet bats fly with you and have additional powers.
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Price: 3000
In Bat Form, the bite attack shoots out three additional pet bats.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Bat Friends (Primary Attack): Press Y to summon up to 3 bats that will attack nearby enemies.
  • Monster Bat (Secondary Attack): Press X to transform into Monster Bat. You will be able to lunge foward by pressing Y. Press X to revert to normal while doing a screech that will damage anyone around.
Upgrades
  • Bat Cyclone (requires level: 3): Hold X to summon up to 3 bats that will spin around the character and damage enemies if they come in contact.
  • Ball of Bats (requires level: 6): Hold Y to charge up a ball of energy that will fire towards enemies when the input is released.
  • Bat Squad (requires level: 9): In Monster Bat form, press Y to summon 3 bats. Press Y again to fire them foward and explode while doing Area of Damage.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "No Rest for the Wicked!"
  • "Let the bat-tle begin!"
  • "Unstoppable!"
  • "Spin for the win!"
  • "The fright with bite!"
  • "The bigger, the bat-ter!"
  • "Beware the bat!"
  • "Fright and fright!"
  • "Bat spin!"
  • "Didn't even bat an eye!"
  • "So good its scary!"
  • "Let's go for a spin!"
  • "Take off!"
  • "Batter up!"
  • "Just winging it!"
  • "Up and away!" - when using a bounce pad
  • "Mere mortals, ha ha!"
  • "A big bite of treasure!" - when opening a treasure chest
  • "Jackpot!"
  • "Moving Beyond!" - when unlocking next area
  • "Fright on!" - when leveled up
  • "Eternal strength!"
  • "I'm batting a thousand!" - when viewing stats
  • "Flying up the charts!"
  • "If only I could see myself in the mirror..." - when wearing a hat
  • "I look absolutely frightful! I love it!"
  • "I'm eternally grateful for this name." - when given a nickname
  • "I get chills hearing this name, really!"

Character Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • When first revealed for the Frito Lay contest, Bat Spin's image url revealed that her original name was Frightengale.
    • Unusually, her files in SuperChargers show a different name, Fright Bite, being the only old character to have only her placeholder name in the files.[4]
  • Her catchphrase originated from one of Cynder's battle cries.
  • She is the third vampire Skylander (the others being Night Shift and Roller Brawl).
    • Like Night Shift, she speaks with a Transylvanian accent.
  • She shares some similarities to Venger from the 1980s Dungeons & Dragons TV series. Both have red clothing and bat-like features.
  • Her name might be a pun on "backspin".
  • Bat Spin is voiced by Eliza Schneider, who also voices Mags and Vampress Imaginators. Coincidentally, they are all Undead themed characters.

References

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Lightning Rod - Sonic Boom - Warnado - Whirlwind
Skylanders: Giants
Jet-Vac - Swarm
Skylanders: Swap Force
Boom Jet - Free Ranger - Pop Thorn - Scratch
Skylanders: Trap Team
Blades - Fling Kong - Gusto - Thunderbolt
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Hurricane Jet-Vac - Stormblade
Skylanders: Imaginators
Air Strike - Bad Juju - Wild Storm
Minis / Eon's Elite
Breeze - Pet-Vac / Elite Whirlwind
Alt Decos
Egg Bomber Air Strike - Legendary Blades - Legendary Free Ranger - Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Legendary Jet-Vac - Mystical Bad Juju - Polar Whirlwind - Power Punch Pet-Vac
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Buttered Pop Thorn - Gourmet Gusto

Skylanders: Trap Team
Blackout - Knight Mare
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Nightfall
Skylanders: Imaginators
Hood Sickle - Starcast
Alt Deco
Steel Plated Hood Sickle
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Shadow King Pen - Shadow Spitfire - Shadow Spyro

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Bash - Dino-Rang - Prism Break - Terrafin
Skylanders: Giants
Crusher - Flashwing
Skylanders: Swap Force
Doom Stone - Rubble Rouser - Scorp - Slobber Tooth
Skylanders: Trap Team
Fist Bump - Head Rush - Rocky Roll -Wallop
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Shark Shooter Terrafin - Smash Hit
Skylanders: Imaginators
Barbella - Golden Queen - Tri-Tip
Minis / Eon's Elite
Bop - Terrabite / Elite Dino-Rang - Elite Terrafin
Alt Decos
Dark Golden Queen - Dark Slobber Tooth - Granite Crusher - Jade Flashwing
Legendary Bash - Legendary Tri-Tip - Nitro Head Rush - Steel Plated Smash Hit
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Birthday Bash - Rocky Egg Roll - Sundae Slobber Tooth

Skylanders: Trap Team
Knight Light - Spotlight
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Astroblast
Skylanders: Imaginators
Aurora - Blaster-Tron
Alt Decos
Legendary Astroblast - Solar Flare Aurora
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Light Flashwing - Light Hex - Light Jet-Vac

Other Skylanders

Skylanders: Imaginators
Kaos - Imaginators

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