Not to be confused with Skylanders of the Dark element.

The Dark Edition Skylanders are a group of Skylanders with the ability to transform into darker versions of themselves using the power of the Petrified Darkness within them. They commonly take on a black and silver color scheme, though they sometimes retain some of their original colors, such as the Traptanium weapons of Wildfire and Snap Shot, or Blast Zone's flames.

In the Dark Edition Starter Packs of Skylanders: SuperChargers and its Racing counterpart, the Dark Edition SuperChargers are paired with Dark Edition Vehicles. Three of these vehicles are available with their signature pilots, while the Dark Sea Shadow is paired with Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf instead of Nightfall.

Backgrounds

Dark Spyro

Spyro had some sensational skills. Unlike the other Skylanders, he could harness the power of every element, but still preferred his original favorite - Fire. But there was a sinister side to Spyro's ability. Master Eon observed this first-hand when The Darkness attempted to corrupt the Core of Light. Spyro began to shudder and shake. His purple skin seemed to flush and flare as dark magic flowed through him like lightning. Only Master Eon's speedily cast spells saved Spyro from a foul fate.

With time, and Eon's tutelage, Spyro had learned to master this dark magic know-how. And when he harnessed energy, he transformed into Dark Spyro! However, only Spyro's brave heart and careful control prevented him from being consumed by darkness.

Swap Force

While on a special mission, a team of Skylanders discovered a secret lair where Kaos was experimenting with a new discovery – Petrified Darkness – which he initially intended to use to stage a coup against Skylands. In their fight to stop Kaos, the lair exploded, releasing a cloud of pure Darkness. The Skylanders knew they couldn’t let it escape, so they absorbed this energy, transforming them into dark versions of themselves. Fortunately, Spyro learned to tame that darkness within him long ago. So with his help, these Skylanders now have also learned to control it – combining its power with their own to fight Kaos and the forces of evil.

Trap Team

Later, from his top secret lair, Kaos had engineered a dangerous material known as Dark Traptanium – which he intended to use to capture the Skylanders once and for all! Caught off guard, several Skylanders fell into his trap and were imprisoned within the crystal walls. But the Trap Masters arrived just in time and shattered the dark traps with their weapons made from pure Traptanium! Though they were free, they had absorbed enough of the dark energy within, transforming them into dark versions of themselves! Fortunately, they have learned to control it – combining the dark power with their own to fight Kaos and the forces of evil.

List of Dark Edition Skylanders

Skylander Element
Dark Spyro Icon.png Dark Spyro
Dark Mega Ram Spyro Icon.png Dark Mega Ram Spyro
Magic
Dark Blast Zone Icon.png Dark Blast Zone Fire
Dark Slobber Tooth Icon.png Dark Slobber Tooth Earth
Dark Stealth Elf Icon.png Dark Stealth Elf Life
Dark Wash Buckler Icon.png Dark Wash Buckler Water
Dark Food Fight Icon.png Dark Food Fight Life
Dark Snap Shot Icon.png Dark Snap Shot Water
Dark Wildfire Icon.png Dark Wildfire Fire
Skylander Element
Dark Hammer Slam Bowser Icon.png Dark Hammer Slam Bowser Fire
Dark Spitfire Icon.png Dark Spitfire Fire
Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf Icon.png Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf Life
Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong Icon.png Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong Life
Dark Golden Queen Icon.png Dark Golden Queen Earth
Dark King Pen Icon.png Dark King Pen Water
Dark Wolfgang Icon.png Dark Wolfgang Undead

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Trivia

  • Air, Dark, Light and Tech currently have no Dark Edition Skylanders, though with the exception of Light, they each have a Dark Edition Vehicle.
    • Notably, the Dark Sea Shadow is the only Dark Edition figure to also be part of the Dark element.
    • In Skylanders: Ring of Heroes, Dark Spyro (who was a Magic Skylander), Dark Spitfire (who was a Fire Skylander) and Dark King Pen have switched to the Dark element under the names of Shadow Spyro, Shadow Spitfire and Shadow King Pen.
  • Despite the SuperChargers being mentioned in the comics and implied in backstories to have been recruited between Trap Team and SuperChargers, they share their backstory with the Skylanders from Swap Force, which happened at a previous point.
    • The same happens with the Dark Edition Senseis, who were unavailable when Petrified Darkness was discovered. Similarly to the SuperChargers, two of them hadn't even become Skylanders yet, being Villains locked up in Cloudcracker Prison at the time.
    • This would later be explained in Skylanders: Ring of Heroes with said villains experimenting with Petrified Darkness out of their own volition.
  • As of Skylanders: Imaginators, Fire has more Dark Edition figures than any other element.
  • Skylanders: Giants is the only game with no new Dark Edition Skylanders.
  • Oddly, there is no Dark Edition Starter Pack for the PS3 version of Skylanders: Imaginators.
  • Spyro and Stealth Elf are the only Skylanders who each have two Dark counterparts.
  • Their color scheme resembles the color scheme of the National Football League's Las Vegas Raiders.

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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