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Fake Crash is a clone of Crash Bandicoot with thick eyebrows and an overbite. His first appearance is in Crash Bandicoot: Warped.


Fake Crash was originally created by Naughty Dog when the team saw a cheap Japanese Crash toy with large teeth and eyebrows. They nicknamed the toy "Trash Bandicoot", and turned it into the character named Fake Crash.[citation needed] Fake Crash is, as his name implies, a poor imitation of Crash Bandicoot. He has very large eyebrows and teeth, and a really goofy voice. In Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, Fake Crash is created from the result of Aku Aku trying to rescue Crash from N. Tropy's vortex.[1]


Crash Bandicoot series[edit]

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[edit]

In Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Fake Crash appears as a hidden extra, and is a minor character.

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced[edit]

In Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, when N. Tropy tries to abduct Crash Bandicoot, Aku Aku intervenes, creating Fake Crash in the process[1]. N. Trance mistook Fake Crash as being the real one and brainwashed into fighting alongside him. Fake Crash is the third boss in the game, where he mirrored Crash's moves. After his defeat, Fake Crash joined forces with Crash and helped defeat N. Trance.

Racing games[edit]

Crash Team Racing[edit]

Fake Crash is a playable character in Crash Team Racing and its remake, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Crash Nitro Kart[edit]

Fake Crash is an unlockable character in Crash Nitro Kart, where he is a member of Team Bandicoot.

In the Game Boy Advance version, upon being unlocked, Fake Crash is shown to be able to speak English, although appears to be hesitant in his speech.

Party games[edit]

Crash Bash[edit]

Fake Crash is a playable character in the Japanese version of Crash Bash due to his popularity in Japan. He is neither good nor evil, and is not playable in Adventure mode.

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage[edit]

In Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage, Fake Crash is found inside Dragon Castles, where he is seen being closely chained to a wall.

Crash Boom Bang![edit]

Fake Crash is a playable character in Crash Boom Bang!.

Voice actors[edit]

  • In Crash Team Racing, he was voiced by Michael Connor.
  • In Crash Nitro Kart, he was voiced by Dwight Schultz.
  • In the Japanese games, Fake Crash was voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi up to Crash Nitro Kart, and by Makoto Ishii in Crash Boom Bang!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニセ クラッシュ
Nise Kurasshu
Same as English.
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