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“Aye, t'was long ago when those blasted rustbuckets locked me away in that cursed realm of endless nothing. But now, as I reclaim me own giant sword and free me giant fleet, I solemnly swear to plunder all of Skylands, right down to their blasted skivvies!”
    —Captain Frightbeard

Captain Frightbeard is a giant seadog pirate who is the main antagonist in the 3DS version of Skylanders: Giants. He owns a fearsome pirate ship called The Phantom Tide.


Captain Frightbeard wields a giant sword that unleashes devastating elemental powers.


Skylanders: Giants

Over 10,000 years ago, Captain Frightbeard terrorized Skylands until the Arkeyans locked him and his pirate crew in the Chest of Exile with Frightbeard's own sword acting as its lock. Having escaped from his imprisonment (many believe he struck a deal for his freedom with an evil sorcerer[1]), Frightbeard sought out to find the Chest of Exile to release his pirate fleet to finish what he had started. With the help of his lieutenants, he managed to reach the Chest and released his pirate fleet in a vicious maelstrom, preparing to resume his terror upon Skylands. Frightbeard was soon confronted and defeated by the Skylanders on board his ship before his plan came into fruition. Upon his defeat, Frightbeard's sword flew out of his grip and pierced into the open Chest of Exile, causing the maelstrom to suck him and his pirate fleet back within the chest, locking them in once again with Frightbeard's sword serving as the lock.

Return of the Dragon King

Frightbeard threatening Cali while his crew search the ship for gold.

Frigthtbeard somehow managed to once again escape the Chest of Exile and recruited a group of Cyclops Pirates as his crew. He and his pirates were terrorizing a river in an unknown part of Skylands where they would ambush any unfortunate ships with the use of a Spell Punk's magic to go undetected. Eventually Frightbeard heard a rumor of a ship holding gold and attacked the vessel Gurglefin, Cali and Flynn were on while enroute to the Wilikin Village to deliver toys. While his crew searched the ship, they unlocked a trap door where the Skylanders, Spyro, Jet-Vac, Wallop, Spy Rise and Weeruptor sprang out from. Undeterred by the surprise attack, Frightbeard ordered his crew to attack the Skylanders.

It was soon revealed by Wallop that the ship holding gold was actually a rumor spread by Spy Rise to lure Captain Frightbeard and his crew so the Skylanders can take him down. Spyro the Dragon confronted Frightbeard himself and blew a blast of flames on the seadog to defeat him right there and then. However the flames didn't harm Frightbeard, confusing Spyro. Frightbeard laughed at the dragon's attempt to attack and moved in for the kill. Spyro was quickly saved by Spy Rise, and Frightbeard was then knocked out by Wallop, ending the battle.

Skylanders: SuperChargers

Captain Frightbeard appeared as a playable villain racer in Racing Mode. His signature vehicle is The Lil' Phantom Tide.


Captain Frightbeard/Gallery



  1. Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Fire and Water, page 57
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


Brock - Chompy Mage - Brute - Drill-X - Pipsqueak - Robo-Kaos
Squidbeard - Rustbeard - Captain Frightbeard