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“I tell you, it was the clouds that sold me out, cuz of what I saw. You don't look much like a cloud, but you never can tell, clouds are crafty. Name's Ermit.”
    —Ermit the Hermit

Ermit is a supporting character in Skylanders: Giants. He is a semi-crazy hermit who despises clouds, believing them to be evil and more dangerous than Kaos.

Personality

Ermit is really a people person despite his name, but not a cloud person.[1] He has a fear and hatred for clouds, thinking they are out to get him. Despite his claims to be normal otherwise, he's bitter and constantly berates the Skylander and other characters for mistakes. However, by the end of their journey to the Lost City of Arkus, Ermit finally admits that he admires their work and would do his best to help them; in the fight against Robo-Kaos revealing that Machine Ghost was repaired in secret so he could fight alongside his comrades.

Story

In the past, Ermit won a blue Arkeyan War Machine in a game of Skystones against Freebot 002.[2] After finding out the Arkeyan machine was haunted, Ermit abandoned the machine in Glacier Gully.

In the events of Skylanders: Giants, Ermit witnessed Kaos returning to Skylands and activating an Arkeyan Conquertron that would help him in his next quest to rule Skylands. Afterwards, the hermit was held captive by a Goliath Drow named Brock in Rumbletown, but was soon freed by the Skylander and helped them on the journey to stop Kaos from recovering the Iron Fist of Arkus. Though for most of the journey he only led them to Machine Ghost and made bitter or occasionally approving remarks, after the Skylander enters the throne room in the Lost City of Arkus, he reveals to have repaired Machine Ghost's major damage and brings him to stop Kaos before he could have a clear shot at the Skylander. After a fight of three-on-one, Kaos was defeated, and Ermit hesitantly accepts the Skylander did well, and decides to take on the clouds with his haunted robot himself as soon as he can, believing them to be the greater threat.

Quotes

  • "You make sure to stock up on whatever you need. Do it now before those clouds unleash their evil." - after Rumbletown
  • "Probably think I'm crazy, huh? Being afraid of clouds as I am? Well you'll see then. You'll all see." - after Rumbletown
  • "Sure, those clouds look all nice and pretty. Like little puffs of sweetness. But they're up to something, I tell you. Something bad." - after Rumbletown
  • "I know those clouds were listening to every word we just said and now they are planning to get us. You just watch!" - after Rumbletown
  • "What did I tell ya? I said those clouds was evil and what did they do? They pulled their sneaky zip-zap trick and took out our engine!" - after Cutthroat Carnival
  • "We were lucky last time to survive those clouds' evil wrath but what about the next time? What, I ask you?? What!?!?" - after Cutthroat Carnival
  • "I should probably tell you more bad things about clouds but as you have witnessed, they can hear things. Every things!!!" - after Cutthroat Carnival
  • "Now don't go breaking my robot in those vaults! I don't care so much about the yappy ghost but that robot cost me a fortune!" - after Glacier Gully
  • "So I was just trying to protect that robot by hiding it somewhere cold and what do I get for my troubles? A bunch of whiney ghost yip yap!" - after Glacier Gully
  • "Why is that ghost complaining about the cold anyway? He doesn't even feel the cold!" - after Glacier Gully
  • "All I asked is that you don't go breakin' my robot in those vaults and what do you do? Break my robot in those vaults!" From now on, I am just going to say the opposite of what I really want!" - after Secret Vault of Secrets
  • "Please DON'T give me all the money in your pocket right now!" - after Secret Vault of Secrets
  • "Please, oh please, whatever you do, DO NOT destroy all those wonderful clouds. I love them so much!" - after Secret Vault of Secrets
  • "Okay, I was messin' with ya there. But if you do feel like giving me all your money and destroying the clouds, that would actually be pretty nice." - after Secret Vault of Secrets
  • "I'd watch your back around this place. Don't trust those Wilikin folk. Almost as much as I don't trust clouds!" - after Wilikin Village
  • "Aw, why'd ya have to pick up those wooden weirdoes? This ship is turning into a floating freakshow!" - after Wilikin Village
  • "Don't take too long blowin' up that force field. Kaos isn't gonna be knockin' 'round his castle forever, ya know?" - after Wilikin Village
  • "Wonder if Kaos knows we took down his force field? Ooh those clouds better not have told him!" - after Troll Home Security
  • "Can't wait to see the look on Kaos' face when we bust in on him. Bet it'll be pretty surprised one. And ugly of course." - after Troll Home Security
  • "I remember the old days when Kaos' whole family lived out here. (shudders) Boy, they were ugly. Dunno what happened to his mother and father though. One day, they just disappeared." - after Troll Home Security
  • "Oh that Kaos. Trying to drill his way to the Lost City of Arkus like some... driller." - after Kaos' Kastle
  • "Sure, they may be evil but those Arkeyans were smart too. Buildin' their city underground like they did? No clouds down there!" - after Kaos' Kastle
  • "When you find this big drill, maybe don't blow it up all the way? I might want to use it later for meself. Maybe drill myself a hole so deep no clouds will ever find me!" - after Kaos' Kastle
  • "I know yer thinkin' I must be loony, always carryin' on 'bout them clouds but ask yourself this: Whenever anything bad happens, who's ALWAYS around? Clouds. That's who." - after Aerial Attack!
  • "So far on this ship we have been hit by lightning, shot down by Arkeyans, and shot at by pirates. Some might say this ship is cursed but anything that flies so close to clouds is asking for trouble." - after Aerial Attack!
  • "So it looks like we're headed to this big drill again. I'm just remindin' ya!"" - after Aerial Attack!
  • "Think I remember hearing something about this Oracle. Odd fellow, he is. Obsessed with his studies or something. I'm just glad I'm not onsessed about anything like that." - after Drill-X's Big Rig
  • "This town we're headed, know that too. Lotta miners lives there. They're friendly enough but don't eat any of their pancakes. 'Cuz those ain't pancakes!" - after Drill-X's Big Rig
  • "You know, now that I think about it, this Oracle character might just be another cloud trick. Tells ya he'll answer any question and then ZAP! He shoots ya with his cloud laser!" - after Drill-X's Big Rig
  • "I'm telling ya, this Oracle may actually be a cloud. His buddy's probably one too. They have good disguises, you know?" - after Molekin Mountain
  • "I've heard that this Oracle can grant you any wish you want. If he gives you a second one, wish for no clouds! That'll also prove whether he's a cloud himself or not!" - after Molekin Mountain
  • "From what I understand, the Oracle isn't necessarily from Skylands. Still could be a cloud though. Or an alien. OR AN ALIEN CLOUD!!!" - after Molekin Mountain
  • "Gettin' to this lost city still ain't gonna be easy. Those Arkeyan defense systems probably won't let ya just waltz in there. Plus there's the clouds. There's always the clouds..." - after The Oracle
  • "So by the looks of things, it doesn't seem like you asked the Oracle to get rid of these clouds for me, did ya? Thought not." - after The Oracle
  • "Since we're gettin' close to this Lost City of Arkus, guess I should start thinkin' 'bout what's next for me. Leanin' towards crumpet factory foreman but elbow doctor sounds interesting too. Hmmm" - after The Oracle
  • "Kaos is somewhere in here, but you'll just have to go 'splore for yourself. Guess I don't need to tell you what to watch out for..." - after Autogyro Adventure
  • "Supposedly this Iron Fist of Arkus has got all sorts of crazy powers - command of the entire Arkeyan army, super strength, ability to create the world's best omelet..." - after Autogyro Adventure
  • "Dunno how many Arkeyans are still knockin' 'round this city of Arkus but you watch out. Wish I still had my giant robot, I'd go down there with ya." - after Autogyro Adventure
  • "Almost finally got someone to believe me about those clouds, didn't I? But in the end, Cali just couldn't do it. Probably because those very same clouds tricked her." - after Lost City of Arkus
  • "You know, I haven't seen a single giant robot so far. I expected the place would be crawling with 'em. Must be hiding those things somewhere..." - after Lost City of Arkus
  • "You know I've been watchinh you, this whole trip. You're pretty good. Maybe even the best. But even the best need help sometimes and I'd like to find a way to help ya!" - after Lost City of Arkus
  • "Sure, you beat Kaos but there is a much bigger, more evil enemy out there! Bet you think I'm going to say, 'Clouds', right? WELL I AM!!!" - after Bringing Order to Kaos!
  • "I know you think I'm crazy as a loon, always going on about clouds, but one day you are going to realize I was right the whole time. And you're gonna come to me and say, "Ermit, ermit, you were right! Oh why didn't we listen? Wah wah wah!" Yeah that'll happen." - after Bringing Order to Kaos!
  • "It just occurred to me that now that I've got my giant robot back, I don't have to be talkin' 'bout clouds any more. I can go get 'em meself! Get ready for a cloud war!" - after Bringing Order to Kaos!

Trivia

  • Despite his similar name, Ermit lives in a town and isn't actually a hermit. People confuse him with one because of his name and paranoid nature.[1]
  • He has nephophobia (fear of clouds), very similar to how Hugo has ovinaphobia (fear of sheep).
  • He is, or at least was, working on a book about the dangers of clouds.
  • Despite living on the Outlands, the area where Ermit witnesses Kaos' return is lush and with no signs of the wasteland described in other sources.
  • Ermit is one of the few characters in the series to have multiple dialog between levels, being the only one to have from three to four lines every single level after being rescued. This means players will miss those lines forever after the chapter has been beaten once.
    • A similar role & dialogue structure is assumed by Kaos in the Skylanders Academy in Skylanders: Trap Team.
  • Early development in Skylanders: Giants, Ermit was named Hermington, though the earliest Alpha footage already shows some dialogue boxes changed into his current name.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders: Giants Official Strategy Guide: Questions & Answers, page 147
  2. Skylanders: Giants Official Strategy Guide: Questions & Answers, page 158
  3. Skylanders Giants Alpha (Full Playthrough)
Non Playable Characters
Giants

Console
Ermit - Brock - Seraphina - Wilikins - Machine Ghost
Octavius - Freebots - Norticus - Gigantus - Rizzopolus
3DS
Information - Giant Tiki - Hatterson

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