|Neo Periwinkle Cortex|
|Relatives|| Crash (Creation)|
|Appearances||Crash Bandicoot (series)|
|Voiced by||Brendan O'Brien, Clancy Brown and Lex Lang|
Doctor Neo Cortex is a mad scientist and the main villain of the Crash Bandicoot series. He is known as the creator of his nemisis: Crash Bandicoot. In Crash Bandicoot, he is voiced by Brendan O'Brien, along with all the other characters. From Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back to Crash Nitro Kart, he is voiced by Clancy Brown. And from Crash Twinsanity through to Crash: Mind over Mutant he has been voiced by Lex Lang. In almost all games Cortex is usually the final boss.
Cortex is very impulsive and obviously wants to get rid of Crash Bandicoot. He is also cruel to N. Gin, as shown in Crash of the Titans when Cortex spits scalding tea in N. Gin's eyes. He seems to be very grumpy and grouchy in his mutant form in Crash: Mind Over Mutant. At the beginning of the Crash series, he was a pure evil genius, but slowly turned into a clumsy failure. In Crash Twinsanity he is shown to be a coward and is not very bright as he seems. He seems to be easily startled, as seen in Crash Tag Team Racing when Willie Wumpa Cheeks pops out for the first time and Cortex hides behind N. Gin.
Unlike normal humans in the real world, Cortex has yellow skin. His head is also hammer-like in shape that became useful in Twinsanity. He has an N stamped on his forehead standing for his first name Neo. He also has a small stature which he does not like. In the series he wears a lab coat, gloves and boots that change colour throughout. In Crash Tag Team Racing Cortex thinks he is pretty and wants to know how his backside looks.