Gnasty Gnorc first appeared in Spyro the Dragon as the final boss. Jealous of the dragons and their beautiful treasure and enraged that a dragon referred to him as "ugly," he used a spell to crystallize the dragons and a second spell to turn their gems into his Gnorc minions. In Spyro the Dragon, it was up to Spyro, the only dragon left uncrystallized, to save the other dragons and recover the treasure.
Gnasty Gnorc was supposed to appear in Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly, but was cut because of a rushed schedule.
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