- “It's Crush Hour!”
- —Crusher's official catchphrase
Single-minded and completely unstoppable, Crusher crashes through any situation with the subtlety of a three-ton hammer. He's also incredibly thick-skinned - probably because his skin's made of stone.
Crusher knew from the moment he put on his father's mining helmet that his true passion in life was crushing rocks. He was fascinated with rock-lore and traveled all throughout Skylands in search of rare minerals to pulverize with his powerful hand-crafted rock hammer, which is also named Crusher. But along his travels, he discovered that the evil Arkeyan King was also searching for rocks-to melt down into weapons of war. Crusher's fury built up like an avalanche. After all, crushing was his job! So he put aside his life's passion and decided to use his hammer for a greater purpose- crushing Arkeyan Robots.
The big stone golem, Crusher is fascinated by rocks. Inspired by his father, who was a miner, Crusher would travel across Skylands in search of rare and interesting stones and minerals. Then, when he found a particularly fascinating specimen, he would take great delight in smashing it to smithereens! You see Crusher, as his name suggests, loves to crush things. He especially likes to crush rocks. Big rocks, small rocks, shiny rocks, pointy rocks. Basically, if it starts with 'R' and ends with 'OCKS', it had better watch out when Crusher is around.
Armed with his huge hammer, which he also calls Crusher (his imagination isn't exactly his strong point), this Giant spent many happy years wandering around and smashing stuff to bits. Until, that is, he discovered that the Arkeyan King was pinching all the rocks for his own evil ends. That day Crusher discovered there was something even more fun to do than smashing rocks. Smashing Arkeyans!
Return of the Dragon King
When Malefor was on his way to attack the Skylanders Academy, Crusher, the Giants and the other Skylanders were summoned to stop the evil dragon. The Giants managed to grab hold of the Malefor's tail to hold him down, but were caught off guard when the mechanical tail was also made as a weapon. In the end, all Skylanders, including the Giants, were defeated in a single blow by Malefor's tail swipe, allowing the evil Undead Dragon King to absorb their powers to make himself more stronger.
Crusher attacks with his large, menacing hammer (also named Crusher) and his secondary attack, shooting eye beams that turn enemies to stone. He can also self-destruct to scatter his rocky parts, but has the ability to reform. In Skylanders: Battlecast, he can also change his composition to endure more attacks or raise his attack. His Special Ability is Golem's Strength, increasing his power, and his signature Gear is his father's hammer, aptly titled My Father's Hammer, which corresponds to his Hammer Daddy console upgrade and doubles his damage.
- Health: 470 (max. 940)
- Speed: 20 (max. 68)
- Armor: 24 (max. 54)
- Critical Hit: 40 (max. 90)
- Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)
Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.
- Strength: 140
- Defense: 140
- Agility: 50
- Luck: 60
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
|Crusher's Crusher||Turn To Stone||
Press Attack 1 to swing the big hammer, also named "Crusher".
Press Attack 2 button to shoot eye beams that turn enemies to stone.
|Ground Grinder||Rockslide||Super Crusher||Cavelight Blast|
Hold Attack 1 to hit the ground so hard that it makes a crack in the ground that damages enemies.
Press Attack 3 to break apart into boulders running over anything in their path.
Hammer does increased damage.
While holding Attack 2, press Attack 1 to launch a pulse of energy that damages enemies.
|Crusher Combos||Hammer Daddy||Triple Ground Grinder|
Press Attack 1, Attack 1, Hold Attack 2 for Hammer Throw. Press Attack 1, Attack 1, Hold Attack 3 for 360 spin.
Hammer takes the face of Crusher's father and does increased damage.
Hold Attack 1 to hit the ground and make three cracks appear to damage enemies.
|Controlled Rockslide||Boulder Bombs||Bedrock Armor|
Control the direction of your Rockslide attack.
While in a Rockslide, press Attack 1 to detonate boulders.
Special rock from deep within the earth provides increased armor.
|Stone Stare||Take It For Granite||Drop the Hammer|
|My Father's Hammer - Gear||Rock Roll'd||Golem's Strength|
Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.
- Hammer Time (Primary Attack): Press (Y) repeatedly to smash enemies with Crusher's hammer.
- Medusa Gaze (Secondary Attack): Hold (X) to turn enemies to stone.
- Spin Blades (requires level: 3): Hold (Y) to release spinning blades from Crusher's Hammer.
- Shatter (requires level: 6): Crusher has a chance to shatter enemies turned to stone by his Medusa Gaze whenever they are hit, instantly killing them.
- Rocksplosion (requires level: 9): Pressing (Y) while sprinting will cause crusher to explode into fragments of rock, damaging all those around him.
- Monster Masher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
- Chow Hound: Eat 50 pieces of food.
- Arena Artist: Complete an arena without taking any damage.
- Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP matches.
- Heroic Challenger: Complete a heroic challenge without taking any damage.
- Elementalist: Cause 7500 elemental bonus damage.
- Stonesmith: Defeat 25 enemies with pushblocks.
- Wrecker: Destroy 25 walls.
- High Roller: Defeat 100 enemies with boulders.
- Bad Guy Basher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
- Fruit Frontiersman: Eat 15 fruit.
- Flawless Challenger: Complete a non-Story Mode level at full health.
- True Gladiator: Win 10 PVP matches.
- Totally Maxed Out: Reach level 20 and purchase all Upgrades for this Skylander.
- Elementalist: Deal 7500 elemental bonus damage.
- Savior of the Land: Free the Terrasquid in the Twisty Tunnels without switching Skylanders.
- Unearther: Use shovels to dig a total of 25 holes.
- High Roller: Defeat 100 enemies with boulders.
- "It's Crush Hour!"
- "Rubble trouble!"
- "I totally rock!"
- "All right!"
- "Rock on!"
- "Rocked it!"
- "Crushing time!"
- "Crushing it!"
- "I'm a smash hit!"
- "Hammer it home!"
- "Lower the boom!"
- "Nailed it!"
- "You got pulverized!"
- "Right on!"
- "Got it!"
- "Oh yeah!"
- "Can't stop now!"
- "Powering through."
- "Wow those are big numbers!" - when checking stats
- "Looking pretty solid."
- "This rocks!" - when given a hat
- "This is a new look for me."
- "Ok, I can roll with that!" - when given a nickname
- "I dig the new name!"
- "No sweat! We got your back!'- shortened Tall Tales trailer
- "Rock on!" - scanned in
- "Hammer it home!"
- "Ready to roll!" - when selected
- "Let's do it!"
- "Hammer it up!" - Battle Introduction
- "It's Crush Hour!"
- "Back in the fight!" - swapping in
- "Crush time!"
- "Rolling out!" - swapping out
- "Crush you later!"
- "Breaking new ground!" - rank up
- "Piling it on!"
- "Rockin'!" - Summoning a Gear
- "Paydirt!" - Summoning a Relic
- "Power play!"
- "Strong!" - randomly when playing spells
- "Hammer slammer!" - Drop the Hammer
- "Dropping the hammer!"
- "Unstoppable!" - Take it for Granite
- "Rock solid!"
- "A real eye opener." - Stone Stare
- "Look me in the eye!"
- "Rock slide!" - Rock Roll'd
- "Rock and roll!"
- "This one's for you, pops." - My Father's Hammer
- "Thanks for everything, pops."
- "You got rocked!" - KOed an enemy
- "Going down...!" - when defeated
- "Rolled over..."
- "A crushing blow!" - defeat at the end of battle
- "Rock bottom..."
- "Landslide victory!" - Victory
- "Crushed it!"
- "Two words: big hammer." - when poked
- "Big, right?"
- "Totally chiseled!"
- "What's with the pouding?!"
- "Let's get to work!"
- "On a roll!" - Card Level Up
- "Bigger and boulder!"
- Crusher slightly resembles the Giant from the movie, The Iron Giant.
- He is mentioned in Steel Plated Smash Hit's biography as the winner of the last year's Destruct-o-Thon as of Superchargers.
- Crusher resembles the Egg Hammer from Sonic Heroes.
- He has crystals all over his body, so he might be a crystal golem like Prism Break.
- Crusher is the only Giant who can lift a boulder with one hand, carrying the hammer in the other.
- His catchphrase is a play on 'It's Rush Hour!'
- He has the highest health out of all the Giants.
- He walks much faster than any other Giant.
- On an Happy Meal interview, Crusher reveals that he wears glasses, listens to rock music, and tried calling his hammer "Frank".
- He is voiced by Kevin Sorbo who portrays Hercules in Hercules: the Legendary Journeys.
- Crusher, Prism Break and Jade Flashwing have green crystals around their bodies.
- Crusher, Thumpback and Ninjini are the only Giants to have weapons that are not a part of their bodies.
- If the Rock Grinder path is taken, Crusher has the most powerful primary weapon out of all the Giants, his hammer doing 50 damage.
- He is one of the few Skylanders with hammer-like abilities (others include Stump Smash, Rubble Rouser, Wallop, and Hammer Slam Bowser).
- Oddly, three out of five of those characters are in the Earth element.
- Four out of five of these characters are all gimmick characters for their respective games (if not counting Stump Smash being a gimmick character in Spyro's Adventure, which introduced the Skylanders themselves).
- Coincidentally, each of them was introduced in a different game.
- He slightly resembles Knack as both can reassemble their bodies.
- His Turn to Stone move is similar to Medusa's powers in greek mythology.
- His battle cry "Hammer it Home!" is the same as Wallop's catchphrase.
- The name of one of his upgrades, "Hammer Daddy," is similar to the original name of Krypt King, "Chop Chop Daddy."
- His figure has symbols carved into the hammer's handle.
- Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 34
- Skylanders: Universe - Official Sticker Book, page 12
- Skylanders Happy Meal Interview