- “Dino Might!”
- —Chopper's official catchphrase
In development of Trap Team, I-Wei decided to having another go at creating a T-Rex Skylander, and made Chopper as stubby as possible. However the mounted cannon didn't flow well, and would cover up much of him, including in-game. I-Wei doodled a bunch of ideas for different weapons and abilities. Chopper's final form is "a T-Rex with Helicopter, Mech-Suit Legs, and Missiles", drawing in I-Wei's inner child.
Growing up, Chopper was much smaller than the rest of his dinosaur kin. But this didn’t bother him because he had big ideas. Ahead of the annual hunting competition to honor the village idol, Roarke Tunga, Chopper spent weeks building himself a super Gyro-Dino-Exo-Suit. When the competition began, he took the air – firing his missiles and chomping everything in his path. With Chopper on the verge of victory, the competition came to a sudden halt when the nearby volcano erupted, flooding the village with lava. Seeing the residents of his village trapped, Chopper quickly flew into action. One at a time, he airlifted everyone to safety. And was even able to save the village idol. For heroically using his head, Chopper was made a Skylander!
Skylanders Issue #1
Chopper was the only experienced Skylander onboard the Dread-Yacht when Flynn was transporting the Minis to the Skylanders Academy. The young dinosaur noticed a dazed Flynn walking right off the ship and quickly jumped after the Mabu pilot to catch him. Unfortunately, Flynn proved to be too heavy for Chopper and they both landed in the snowy area of the Boney Islands. They eventually ended up crashing into the Skylands Musem where they activated a holographic message from Eon explaining to them about the history of the Skylanders and how they were first banished to Earth.
When Flynn received a bonk on the head, he recovered from his dazed state and frantically explained to Chopper of Kaos having impersonated Weeruptor aboard the Dread-Yacht and was planning on ruining the Skylanders Academy. Both Flynn and Chopper uncovered a nearby Arkeyan Copter and used it to fly out of the warehouse and make their way to the Academy.
Skylanders Issue #2
On their way to the Skylanders Academy, both Flynn and Chopper came under attack by a horde of Troll Bombers. They were eventually rescued by the combined efforts of Cali, Tessa, the real Weeruptor and Wildfire.
Skylanders Issue #3
As soon as the group arrived at the Skylanders Academy, Kaos was already being driven out of the school by Food Fight.
- Health: 250 (max. 500)
- Speed: 60 (max. 108)
- Armor: 6 (max. 36)
- 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: 125
- Defense: 50
- Agility: 125
- Luck: 50
| Basic Abilities|
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
|Raptor Rockets||Chopper Blades||
Ultimate Dino Destruction
Press Attack 1 to shoot Raptor Rockets.
Press Attack 2 to fly into enemies with Chopper Blades.
|Roar!||Rev'D Up Rockets||Homing Missiles||Better Blades|
Press Attack 3 to unleash a powerful roar attack.
Raptor Rockets do extra damage.
Raptor Rockets seek out enemies for a sure hit.
Chopper Blades do extra damage.
|Roar Like Never Before|
|Call of the Wild||R.O.A.R. Missiles||King of the Jurassic Jungle|
Roar attacks does extra damage and travels further.
Hold Attack 1 to charge up Raptor Rockets to release super, Rage of All Raptor Missiles.
Roar attack does maximum damage, with maximum range.
|Blaster From the Past|
|The Bigger The Boom||Props to You||More Missile|
Raptor Rockets create bigger explosions doing extra damage.
Chopper Blades do maximum damage.
Hold Attack 1 to charge up Raptor Rockets to release bigger missiles doing more damage.
- Chopper is the first dinosaur Skylander who is not of the Earth element.
- He was originally set to be the Tech Giant of Skylanders: Giants, but as T-Rexes are more horizontal than vertical, Chopper didn't fit onto the portal with other toys. His successor is Bouncer.
- His name and species may have been a reference to Chomper from The Land Before Time series.
- He and Chop Chop are the only Skylanders who have the word "Chop" in their names.
- Chopper appears to wear a pair of reddish fingerless gloves in the game even though his artwork and figure don't show them.
- He and Krypt King were both planned to be in Giants, but were scrapped and redesigned to be later released for Trap Team.
- Chopper has the ability to fly above Kaos' laser attacks, so he won't be damaged.