|This article is about the character within the Skylanders Academy continuity. You may be looking for the villain canon to the main storyline.|
- “I don't believe anyone has seen you use your magic before. All we've heard are... Rumors...”
- —Golden Queen
- “Let's hope I don't have to use them. It's been a while and my magic can be... Unpredictable.”
- —Kaossandra, Assault on Skylander Academy
Kaossandra is haughty and harsh, attacking hapless bystanders if it pleases her and berating others with little provocation. However, she hides a sense of selflessness behind apparently villainous actions, and puts the safety of Skylands above her wellbeing or anyone else's. Though she treats the Skylanders as nothing but obstacles at first, she is willing to ally with them, especially Master Eon, to keep the realm from being destroyed forever.
Kaossandra is truly the mother of all villains. Not only is she Kaos' mom, but she is also a formidable dark sorceress herself, spending her days secluded in the depths of her castle, working tirelessly on a deep, dark secret that could either save or devastate all of Skylands! If only Kaos would stop constantly interrupting her with his hair-brained schemes, she might actually be able to get some work done.
Kaossandra possesses enormous dark magic, and although many have never seen her use it, it is said to be dangerous. She is able to fire beams of dark electricity, create powerful waves of evil energy capable of defeating many foes at once, fly, and cast dark curses, such as the one preventing the use of the Book of Dark Magic and the entity imprisoned inside it.
Long ago, Kaossandra was close friends with Eon and his twin brother Strykore when they were studying the magic arts. However, Strykore became corrupted in his quest for power, starting the Great War. Kaossandra took part in the war, siding with the forces of light. When Strykore was defeated, she used dark magic to banish Strykore to the Endless Void. As a side effect, Kaossandra became evil, but somewhat retained her friendship with Eon.
Season 1In My Way or the Sky Way, Kaossandra approached her son Kaos in her guest castle and told him that he needed to get a real job and pay rent, or she would kick him out. However, while Kaos begrudgingly began fulfilling the task of getting a job, she took Glumshanks back to her main castle, as she only needed her son out of the way to spend quality time with the troll and catch up with conversations.
In Crash Landing, Kaos stole the Book of Dark Magic after Kaossandra's daily meditation sequence to strengthen its curse, believing it to be the key to use his true power. Continuing into Assault on Skylander Academy, with the Doom Raiders now being aware of its existence after he lost it to the Skylanders, Kaossandra takes matters into her own hands and attempts to keep Kaos in the castle while she retrieves the book. She discovered the Doom Raiders hiding around Skylander Academy after their failed attempts to sneak in and agreed to help the villainous group infiltrate the school and take over it as long as she got her book.Unfortunately, Kaossandra discovered that Kaos and Glumshanks were already at the Academy and was told by Glumshanks that Kaos's magic had grown stronger. Though Kaos wanted to assist, Kaossandra only wanted him to stay out of their way, but she allowed Kaos to accompany the villains through the Academy. Upon arriving at the Relics Room, Kaossandra confronted a weakened Master Eon and scolded him for using one of her dark spells to help a friend in need. The Golden Queen, knowing the value of Kaossandra's book, betrayed Kaossandra and intended to take the book, successfully swaying Kaos to the side of the Doom Raiders despite Kaossandra's pleas. With no other option, Kaossandra summoned a wave of dark magic to defeat the Doom Raiders, but the power left her weak and she was forced to leave her book behind. She and Glumshanks retreated back to their castle, leaving Kaos behind and disowning him.
After recovering, Kaossandra met with Master Eon in the Falling Forest where he returned the Book of Dark Magic to her, knowing that it was safer in her hands than in his. With the book back in her possession, Kaossandra reinforced the curse on the relic, but as she started the spell, a smoke-like figure with red eyes, Strykore, emerged from the book, surprised that she recovered it. With conviction, she assured Strykore wasn't going anywhere before sealing him back inside.
During most of the season, Kaossandra's constant use of dark magic to keep Strykore imprisoned weakened her.
In Split, she traveled to the magic library of the Skylands to find a way to save Spyro from his darkness. Not only did she not find anything, she owed so much in overdue library book fines and was imprisoned until Eon wired her some money.
Like in the game canon, Glumshanks and Kaossandra are good friends and use all their free time to gossip, play games and have tea, though they fake abuse and servitude near Kaos to keep him from knowing their friendship. However, she isn't entirely forgiving, and will berate him at genuine mistakes.
Kaossandra believes Kaos to be easily corrupted by power and attempts to keep him from all costs from the Book of Dark Magic, not knowing the secrets only interest him more. However, rather than educate him on the matter, she treated him like a servant and in many degrading ways to keep his self esteem down and with an overbearing attitude that stunted his maturity, culminating in his betrayal as he felt she took him for granted.
During the events of Season 2, Kaossandra finally started to realize how the abuse Kaos recieved damaged their relationship far more than the truth, and though she was stubborn as ever towards his attempts at reconciling, she eventually warmed up to him when he sacrificed his magic to save her. However, before she could tell him why she avoided teaching the sorcerer complex dark magic, Strykore poisoned his mind with lies, drifting them apart once again as he believed she was jealous of his dark potential.
The two sorceresses once were old friends, enjoying villainy and small talk. However, Kaossandra only keeps up appearances to make sure the Queen is unaware of darker knowledge, and the little trust she has in the golden statue is not reciprocated.
Kaossandra has known the wizard for a long time, having worked together in the Great War to stop Strykore, but appear to have drifted apart after said events. She appears to pity his self-sacrifice for Crash, not appearing to understand it, but is willing to ally with him should Skylands face a threat too great for the heroes alone.
- Although her game counterpart is nameless, Kaossandra's name was created only for the show.
- However, the name would later be set as her canon name in Skylanders: A Portal Master's Guide to Skylands.
- Though her name is spelt 'Kaossandra', it is pronounced 'Cassandra', as the 'o' is silent.
- Despite this, in Space Invaders, Golden Queen purposefully pronounces her name as is spelled, to which Kaossandra jovially reminds her the 'o' is silent.
- Her name might be a reference to the figure from greek mythology. She is the origin of the Cassandra metaphor, in which a figure with knowledge of the truth or upcoming disasters is ignored. In the show, despite knowing of the entity in the Book of Dark Magic, Kaossandra keeps its evil in secret and uses various excuses to keep others from using its power, causing Kaos and the Doom Raiders to actively pursue it and free the entity.
- Kaossandra claims that she and Golden Queen met each other at Soulless Cycle "all the time", despite the fact Kaossandra has yet to be seen in Campus Town as of Season 2.
- In Space Invaders, Kaossandra mentions in Kaos' memories that it took him 14 years to toilet train. However, according to Kaos, it was due to her overbearing attitude.
- When using particularly powerful magic, Kaossandra's eyes turn black with a slight purple glow. This is a similar effect as the one in people afflicted by Hex's zombification spell.
- In Season 2, her magic effect was changed from black and purple to pink and white, reflecting her reveal in the Season 1 finale as a "villain" working for the balance of good and evil.