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Emperor Velo XXVII

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Emperor Velo XXVII
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Artwork from Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
First appearance Crash Nitro Kart (2003)
Latest appearance Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (2019)
Species Alien

“And with these, you can now challenge the most accomplished racer in the entire! And...I...never...lose.”
— Emperor Velo XXVII, Crash Nitro Kart

Emperor Velo XXVII, or Velo for short, is a recurring antagonist in the Crash Bandicoot franchise.

Physical traits[edit]

At the beginning, Velo was portrayed as a big, green, obese humanoid alien whose face is covered in warts. He has yellow eyeballs, red iris, pointy ears, blue lips, sharp teeth, purple hair (orange in the cutscenes) sharp nails in 4 fingers & 3 toes and a V-shaped goatee. His outlift was purple clothes with red borders, golden helmet, double earrings, golden rings (with and without diamonds), gold on some boards, golden amulet with the letter V and red slippers with golden soles. Before starting the race against Velo, it is revealed that this form was merely his robotic suit.

Real Velo is actually similar to his kind. His characteristics are very similar, and he is small with white eyeballs and pink trousers.


Velo is an individual of sadistic and narcissistic tendencies. He cares only for entertainment, and lacks any empathy whatsoever, bursting out at anyone who gets on his bad side. Velo takes pleasure in the hardships of others, most of which are punishments personally inflicted by Velo to subjects who have failed him. Like Oxide, Velo claims to be the most accomplished racer in the entire galaxy, and that he has never lost a single race.


Velo is a galactic alien dictator who rules the Galactic Circuit. He is very similar in personality to Nitros Oxide, as both are a narcissist and egoist. His true form is known as Real Velo, which shows him to be the same size as the other aliens within his race.

Crash Nitro Kart[edit]

In Crash Nitro Kart, his debut appearance, Velo is the main antagonist. He learned about the racing skills of Crash Bandicoot with his friends and Dr. Neo Cortex with his henchmen, then abducted them to entertain his people and threatened to destroy the Earth they refuse. Velo goes on to claim that only a few abducted for him got the twelve trophies and those who challenged him were overcome. Velo also summons N. Trance with his slaves and Nitros Oxide with his gang to be part of his tutoring. During that time, Velo is intolerant of his champions for losing to the earthlings and some of them like Norm and Geary are punished.

In the final race against Velo, he attacks by using Bowling Bombs from behind, Missiles from the front and his minions protect him spreading the Static Orbs. Even defeated, Velo still wants to destroy the earth until he is challenged in a rematch and would only take it back to earth if the earthlings collected all his Time Relics. Velo has a fury attack in his last defeat in which he hit one of his advisers and explodes revealing that is a robotic shell where his true form appears.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[edit]

In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Real Velo was added in an update, but his suit is part of the Gasmoxia Grand Prix.

Name origin[edit]

Velo's name is one of different origins. "Velo" is the Spanish word for "veil", as in a disguise or mask, referring to the fact that the Velo the heroes meet at first is just a robotic suit hiding the real Velo. "Velo" is also the French word for "bicycle", a mode of transportation, referring to Velo's title as the most accomplished racer in the galaxy. Lastly, "Velo" could also be a pun on the English word "velocity", which is another term for speed, again referring to Velo's racing title.


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