Hunter (ハンター Hantaa in Japanese) the Cheetah is native to Avalar, and first appeared in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage.



It was Hunter's fault that Ripto entered Avalar in the first place, as Hunter's suggestions for Superportal coordinates 22475 - his birthday (2/24/75 in the Gregorian Calendar is assumed to be February 24, 1975) happened to bring Ripto, Crush, and Gulp to the realm. He made amends by helping Elora and the Professor bring Spyro to the realm, and, despite his inital doubts about the small dragon, Hunter befriended him, and helped him gain several orbs that were scattered around Avalar, as well as challenge him to races on the Speedways.

Forgotten RealmsEdit

After Ripto's defeat, Hunter moved to the Dragon Realms, and followed Spyro to the Forgotten Worlds in order to return the Dragon Eggs stolen by the Sorceress. At this time, he fell in love with Bianca, who eventually managed to win over, and who helped them defeat her former mistress.

The Traitorous ElderEdit

At the time of Red's attack on the Dragon Realms, Hunter came into his own by helping Spyro with tasks he could not perform by himself such as flying, jumping, and shooting things from a distance using his trusty bow and arrow.

The Shadow RealmEdit

At the end of the summer, Hunter leaves the Dragon Realms and returns back home to Avalar to visit his cheetah village. While there, he and the orther cheetahs are trapped in the Shadow Realm and rescued by Spyro. The other cheetahs blame Spyro and Hunter for causing the Calamity and throw them in prison. Spyro escapes and brings a letter to Hunter's father, who clears their names.


Hunter is a laid-back, physically talented, and somewhat gullible character. While he's a loyal friend of Spyro and is knowledgeable about basic tasks (e.g. jumping), he seems to have trouble grasping the gravity of Spyro's missions.  Hunter is at times naïve and gullible, and he can be tricked relatively easily. Like his name implies, he is an exceptional archer, and is strong and agile enough to hold his own in a fight, if need be. He is also a phenomenal skateboarder, and expresses jealousy when Spyro breaks his skateboarding records and pride when he doesn't.  He also seems to be a bit of a conspiracy buff, with an interest in space and extra-terrestrials (especially sheep in flying saucers).

Hunter hates to get wet. ("It's a cat thing...") However, in some of the levels, he is seen underwater wearing a SCUBA suit and goggles.


Hunter is a very skilled adventurer and is very good at hunting, as his name reveals. Hunter seems to enjoy heading to far off places as he appears happy in every game depending on his location. He doesnt do much but slack off and skateboard.

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