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- “You don't want this head in your head.”
- —Villain Vault
- “You're too late, Sky-Ruiner! I've already learned the secrets of Traptanium from these scientists' dreams. But, this whole hero thing you're doing is getting really tiresome, so I think it's time I finally put an end to it!”
- —Dreamcatcher before fighting the Skylander
Dreamcatcher is very mischievous and enjoys driving others insane with her dream manipulation, though when confronted she will make petty excuses for her cruel behavior and shift blame. She has the attitude of a stereotypical teenage girl, occassionally speaking with text phrases such as "OMG" “C-ya!” and "TTYL". She is also bothered by people who actually enjoy her nightmares, and reacts with more violent pranks to mess with them. Dreamcatcher also has a sweet tooth, according to Pain-Yatta. In a half-implemented Ring of Heroes cutscene, Dreamcatcher plays with the Portal Master's insecurities during their dream, showing that she's also capable of emotional manipulation where nightmares won't cut it.
Dreamcatcher can enter and look into the dreams of others and see their secrets. She can absorb the power of one's dreams to create a forcefield around herself, bring people's worst nightmares to life, heal herself, let the dreams of individuals run amok, and alter reality. Her psychic abilities also allow her to sense the current conditions of her allies, as she was able to report the defeat and capture of the Chompy Mage and Chef Pepper Jack at the hands of the Skylanders. Dreamcatcher can also manipulate the wind, with her tornado attack occasionally pulling sheep from people's dreams. She steals dreams and make others fall asleep by summoning mechanical claws with her Dream Drain and can form her Dreamquake, which is a stormy cyclone with lightning. She can even alter her size, and teleport herself as seen throughout levels.
In Skylanders: Battlecast, her primary attack is a violent lunge to bite the enemy; she can also create illusions where her enemies' worst fears become true, and "break" dreams by destroying its landscape and causing damage to people around it. She can also summon a relic called the Screamcatcher, an enchanted dreamcatcher that twists an enemy's spell into damage against its allies.
|Broken Dreams||Face Your Fears||Screamcatcher - Relic|
|Twinception - Special Ability|
Cloudcracker is not the first prison from which Dreamcatcher has escaped. She had actually escaped from Lucid Lockdown within the Realm of Dreams – before escaping from the dream realm itself! Not only can she read your mind while you’re sleeping but she can bring your worst nightmares to life. Using her mischievous powers of dream-stealing, she has driven entire villages to the point of madness – all for the sheer thrill of it. Her playfully evil nature is what got her noticed by the Golden Queen, who needed a good psychic for her evil schemes... and also for relationship advice. Loving both cunning plans and gossip, Dreamcatcher was happy to oblige and promptly joined the Doom Raiders. Although due to her aforementioned mischievous nature, the Golden Queen has found the relationship advice questionable.
Dreamcatcher and the other Doom Raiders terrorized Skylands without end until they were eventually confronted and defeated by the Trap Masters. Afterwards, they were locked away inside Cloudcracker Prison where they would never again threaten Skylands.
Skylanders: Trap Team
Dreamcatcher and the other Doom Raiders were freed from Cloudcracker Prison by Kaos who had hoped to appoint himself as the new leader of the Doom Raiders. Unfortunately, the villainous group had other ideas of taking over Skylands constructed by their leader, the Golden Queen. Dreamcatcher, using her psychic abilities, reported to the Golden Queen about the capture of the Chompy Mage and Chef Pepper Jack as their plan was set to motion. Under the Queen's orders, Dreamcatcher was sent to Monster Marsh to steal the dreams of the Mabu in order to learn the secrets of Traptanium. The Skylanders however, interfered with her plan, waking the Mabu from their slumber that was creating havoc in their already unlucky town.
The Dreamcatcher retreated to Telescope Towers where she placed all of the Mabu scientists under her sleep spell and allowed their dreams to warp the entire area. Eventually, the Skylanders awakened the Mabu around the observatory while making their way through the Towers to reach the Dreamcatcher. Once confronted, the floating head revealed that she had already learned the secrets of Traptanium from the dreams of the scientists. She then engaged the Skylanders to a battle to stop their heroic deeds, only to be overpowered and captured.
After her capture, the Skylanders took her to Kaos's Wilikin Workshop along with Shield Shredder for their Villain Quests, and battling through Dr. Krankcase's Evilikins along the way. Her Quest is provided by a Wilikin named Rochester, who was having trouble going to sleep, probably because of his kind not having any eyelids. As a solution, the floating head created a dream portal that can be accessed with a Teleporter inside the Wilikin's namesake house. Rochester gave thanks towards Dreamcatcher, and gave her a new outfit as the reward.
- "Yeah! Let's keep the chair and ditch the creep!"
- "Oh, you are so not going to like this, majesty. Those Skylanders like totally captured him. I kind of forgotten how annoying they can be."
- "More bad news, my queen. The Skylanders now have Chef Pepper Jack.
- "Welcome to your nightmare, Skylander."
- "OMG, Skylander! Why do you have to be such a pain?! Well, I can be a pain too."
- "Uh oh, Skylander, looks like more of the village is breaking apart! I sure hope you don't fall or anything."
- "Ugh, you are seriously seriously lame, Skylander. I'd love to keep fighting, but I got places to go, people to steal dreams from. TTYL!"
- "You're too late, Sky-Ruiner! I've already learned the secrets of Traptanium from these scientists' dreams. But, this whole hero thing you're doing is getting really tiresome, so I think it's time I finally put an end to it."
- "Prepare to be blown away!"
- "I'm out of dream energy! Quick, somebody fall asleep! (singing) Lullaby, and good night... No, huh? Well, can't blame a head for trying."
- "Why is it that whenever I harness someone's dreams, I always get sheep...?"
- "Come on, Skylander, we can make a real dream team!"
- "OH...EM...GEEEEEEEEEEE.....!!!" - when captured
- "SO not cool, Portal Master. I don't know how you sleep at night... but I'll find out..."
- "This won't be so bad... maybe good is the new evil."
- "DREAM TIIIIIMMMEEE...!!!" - entering the game
- "Dreamcatcher present!"
- "Ready to rock!"
- "Tell me I'm not dreaming!"
- "Not bad - for a Skylander."
- "For a lame Skylander, you're actually pretty cool."
- "So dreamy!"
- "Pretty sweet!"
- "Sleep tight!"
- "This place totally reminds me of being back in school." - occasionally in the Academy
- "I love the Skaletones. I mean, skeletons rocking out? That's that, right?"
- "Did you know about Persephone when we were friends, before she got all goody-goody? I could tell you some stories."
- "...What is the deal with all these people here? Are they, like, always this crazy?!"
- "I wonder what Buzz is thinking about. I've been trying to read his thoughts but he never sleeps..."
- "Skylander! It's getting kinda rocky in there. Why not bring me in?"
- "OMG! That's totally me he's talking about!" - When entering a Villain Zone
- "That was like a dream come true! Now for my beauty rest." - Time Out
- "What a rush, right? Well, you've seen nothing yet."
- "Oh, sooorry. I'm still totally charging up in here." - No Timer
- "Hold up, I still need more time to recharge!"
- "OMG! I'm so fired up and ready to go." - Full Timer
- "Wanna see something awesome? Tag me in!"
- "Uh, hello. Sounds like they've got a job for me." - Quest
- "Admiring my stats?" - checking stats
Dreamcatcher appears in Eye Five's villain quest as a host for the game of Chongo and acts a lot nicer. She explains that this is because the quest takes place in Doublooney's dream. She also wears a pair of swirly X-ray glasses.
- "Let's play Chongo!"
- "Awesome! You just survived the first round of Chongo. And yes - I'm a whole lot nicer here because, hey, it's this guy's dream. Ready to move on to the next round? Great!"
- "Not bad! Looks like we've got ourselves a big winner here and no, I am not being sarcastic! But can you survive the Lightning Round? Let's find out!"
- "You've survived the Lightning Round! Want to know what you won! A new car? Even better, an all expenses paid trip to the Super Lightning Round!"
- "Hey! You've won a special prize! What can it be?"
- "A brand new flamethrower!"
- "A lifetime supply of bombs!"
- "A rocket hat! Always in fashion!"
- "A flying saucer? What the hey, give it a shot!"
- "I can't believe we're just giving that away!"
- "Uh-oh. The audience is getting totally bored!"
- "That's how you play Chongo!"
- "Welcome to your nightmare." - Battle Introduction
- "You're so going down."
- "Totally in!" - swapping in
- "Heads up!"
- "I'm outta here." - swapping out
- "Time to chill."
- "So awesome!" - rank up
- "Super cool!"
- "Nice acessory!" - Summoning a Gear
- "Totally wicked!"
- "This is so cool!" - randomly when playing spells
- "Have a piece of my mind!" - Face Your Fears
- "I'm, like, reading your mind!"
- "Nothing to be scared of -- much." - Screamcatcher
- "Fear the worst!"
- "Let's see what's on your mind!" - Broken Dreams
- "Don't mind if I do!"
- "Sweet dreams!" - KOed an enemy
- "Time for you to go."
- "Not cool at all!" - when defeated
- "Totally lame!"
- "Totally defeated!" - defeat at the end of battle
- "Ok, that was lame."
- "Nice try! Too bad I'm not nice..." - Victory
- "Dream on!"
- "What now?!" - when poked
- "Two words. Don't sleep."
- "In your dreams!"
- Wilikin Workshop - Sweet Dreams
Villain Theme ♫
Dreamcatcher Theme, as seen in the soundtrack composed by Lorne Balfe, is both Dreamcatcher's villain and boss themes. The former was remixed using the drums only version of Hard Hits, from APM Music.
- When standing in place, Dreamcatcher floats like a pendulum, alluding to actual dreamcatchers.
- In one of her dialogues at the Skylanders Academy, Dreamcatcher mentions that she and Persephone used to be friends.
- She is voiced by Tara Platt, who also voices the Water Skylander Punk Shock.
- She shares a few similarities with Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls: both wear a bow of some sort, only existed in a dream realm at one point, are antagonistic creatures, and are mostly formed of a basic shape.
- She is one of four villains to say "Heads up!". The others are Hood Sickle, Bomb Shell and Luminous.
- However, she only says this in her Skystone ability or when on a bounce pad.
- Her villain quest won't work with two players.
- Oddly, when Dreamcatcher is trapped, the game will announce her as "defeated" rather than "trapped" like the other villains.
- In the Wii version, her eyes are pink instead of white.
- As well as being friends to the Golden Queen, she actually shares a few similarities.
- Both are the only female Doom Raiders.
- Both have the intention of thievery rather than ambitious villainous plots.
- They are the only Doom Raiders whose chapters do not have zones where Skylanders of their element are stronger.
- Dreamcatcher, Nightshade and Luminous are the only Doom Raiders who do not return in Skylanders: SuperChargers nor Skylanders: Imaginators. However, it is possible to unlock Skystones of them for Skystones Overdrive, using traps holding their information.
- Her ability to manipulate dreams and god-like power within the dream world (as well as her slight sense of sadism) makes her similar to Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series.
- Skylanders Dreamcatcher Tara Platt Interview Wondercon 2015
- Book of Kaos, page 15