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“Ye beat me once, ye hornswoggle, but now ye toughest challenge lies dead ahead. If ye want her back... ye'll need to beat my POOP DECK!”
    —Captain Dreadbeard

Captain Dreadbeard is the seadog captain of the Pirates who occupy Plunder Island. He and his pirates took over the Coconut Islands in the console versions of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. He is known as the most villainous and scurviest of all the pirate buccaneers of Skylands, but his one and only weakness is his love for pirate card games.


Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Captain Dreadbeard took over the Coconut Islands to seek out the town's treasure. His crew played card games with the residents of the islands (in which they cheated to win) and eventually took all of them as prisoners. After the Skylander arrived and defeated Dreadbeard's crew in their card games, the Captain himself challenged the Skylander to his card game and claimed that he would leave the Coconut Islands if he lost.

The Skylanders won the card game, and Captain Dreadbeard fled onto the ship, but revealed that he had captured Jess LeGrand along with the town's treasure he stole. The Captain fled back to Plunder Island with Jess in tow, but the Skylanders gave chase, destroying his island's defenses, and challenging Dreadbeard once again for Jess' freedom. The Skylanders succeeded, winning Captain Dreadbeard's respect, and the evil seadog vowed that they haven't heard the last of him, before jumping into the sea to escape.

Skylanders: Giants

In Skylanders: Giants, he is the boss of Cutthroat Carnival. However, after clearing the chapter, he appears in the game room on Flynn's Ship, and you can play him at Skystones anytime from then on.

Skylanders: Trap Team

In Skylanders: Trap Team, Captain Dreadbeard is stationed at the Game Room in Skylanders Academy where you can play Skystones Smash with him. He is also involved in the Skaletones Showdown.

Skylanders: Battlecast

Captain Dreadbeard is one of the bosses of the Water Realm, under Chill Bill's command. He has the ability to steal cards and Gear from enemies.

Hoist of the Century Smash and Grab Plunder - Special Ability
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Common (Unobtainable)
Snare each enemy. Captain Dreadbeard steals all enemy gear.

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Common (Unobtainable)
Captain Dreadbeard steals an enemy gear. Blast the active enemy for 40 damage.

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Common (Unobtainable)
Gain a copy of a non-character card in the enemy hand.


Battlecast Quotes

  • "There be no escape!" - Battle Introduction
  • "Your worst nightmare has arrived!"
  • "Follow me lead!" - swapping in
  • "Taking command!"
  • "Retreating, for now!" - swapping out
  • "Out with the tide!"
  • "A promotion!" - rank up
  • "Me legend grows!"
  • "A fine treasure!" - Summoning a Gear
  • "Fit for a captain!"
  • "Turning the tide!" - Summoning a Relic
  • "For the crew!"
  • "Impressive!" - randomly when playing spells
  • "Admirable!"
  • "Right into me trap!" - Hoist of the Century
  • "Time to plunder!"
  • "I'll be taking that now!" - Smash and Grab
  • "Much obliged!"
  • "To the bottom with you!" - KOed an enemy
  • "You're all washed up!"
  • "To the depths I go!" - when defeated
  • "I just be sunk...!"
  • "Luck was on your side!" - defeat at the end of battle
  • "I met me doom...!"
  • "A triumphant Dreadbeard!" - Victory
  • "Raise me flag, I've won again!"
  • "Ye best think twice!" - when poked
  • "Yer fate is being sealed!"
  • "What is it?"
  • "Ahoy!"
  • "Ye better behave!"



  • Captain Dreadbeard, Frightbeard, Blind Beard, Rustbeard, and Squidbeard all share the word 'beard' in their names.
  • In Trap Team, his gold hook is replaced with a real hand and wears a different outfit, excluding the pirate hat.
  • He is the first Adventure Pack villain to reappear in the main story of a later game, the second being Cluck.
  • Dreadbeard makes a cameo in the Skylanders Academy episode, Power Struggle during Master Eon's flashback.
Non Playable Characters

Kaos - Glumshanks - The Darkness - Arkeyan Conquertron - Arkeyan King - Noodles
Chompy Mage - Drill-X - Pipsqueak - Kaos' Mom - Baron von Shellshock - Mesmeralda
Lord Stratosfear - Spellslamzer - Dragon Hunter
Hektore - Captain Frightbeard - Rustbeard - Squidbeard - Count Moneybone - Dream Sheep
Adventure Pack
Captain Dreadbeard - Occulous - Vathek - Cluck - Sheep Mage - Evilon - Fake Crash