| Voice actor
|| Melissa Disney (1999)|
Carolyn Lawrence (2000)
Elora is a female faun who is one of Spyro's friends throughout the course of Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage.
Traditional fauns are half goat and half human, but it is unclear if Elora is a typical faun.
Elora's origins are unknown. Oliver Wade, Elora's designer at Insomniac Games, thinks she came from outside of Avalar. Many fans theorize that Elora is an Avalar native, probably born close to or in Fracture Hills, since the Fauns and Satyrs of that region are the most similar to her in appearance. Elora is an important person in Avalar, keeping the place in shape and helping where ever she can. Nothing is known about Elora's political position in Avalar (or even if there is an official government there). Throughout Ripto's Rage, she shows strong leadership skills and capabilities, providing helpful advice whenever asked.
During Ripto's Invasion
Elora witnessed Ripto enter Avalar through the Professor's Superportal in Winter Tundra. She suggested bringing a dragon to the realm after hearing Ripto proclaim his dislike for the creatures and was one of the first citizens of Avalar to greet Spyro when he arrived in Glimmer
She helped Spyro by giving him lots of advice through his journey in Avalar. She told him about Talismans and Orbs, gave him his magical Guidebook, and provided a lot of assistance during boss battles by throwing down fodder animals to keep Sparx healthy. She even opened the castle in Winter Tundra, allowing Spyro to get at Ripto after he had collected the 40 orbs, and stop the tyrant from doing any more damage.
To date, she is the only character to have ever kissed Spyro in game.
She had a brief appearance in Spyro: Year of the Dragon where she asked Spyro to visit her in Avalar. Later, she and Spyro watched the fireworks display in the Fireworks Factory where Hunter and Bianca declared their love. Some fans theorize that this scene shows Elora giving Spyro a third chance at love himself, though the purple dragon didn't seem overly fond of the idea.
Elora does not appear as an interactive character in any other game. She makes a brief cameo in Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy as a trading card. There were plans to include her in some way in Spyro: Season of Ice and as a playable character in Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs but time constraints forced her out of both projects.
Concept artwork of Elora by Oliver Wade
- Elora's face was based on that of a friend of designer Oliver Wade's. She was originally going to be a centaur but it was determined that she was cuter with two legs instead of four.
- Elora's name was inspired by Caroline Trujillo. Oliver Wade simply rearranged the letters in her first name.