The Lava Lizards are characters from the animated series, Legend of the Three Caballeros. They are a group of diminutive lizards made of lava sent by Baron Von Sheldgoose to destroy the world as part of his evil plans.
Living in a volcano at Easter Island, the Lava Lizards are shown to be destructive and dangerous when tasked by Baron Von Sheldgoose to cause massive destruction in a plan to destroy the Earth as part of Felldrake's evil plans. When Sheldgoose causes the Moai statues to dance by putting them on vacation mode, the Lava Lizards sneak past them without getting smashed in a plan to destroy the Earth. Later as the island where the Moai are dancing is filled with lava, the Lava Lizards even form a bridge to the mainland in a plan to continue succeeding their mission to which all of a sudden, the Lava Lizard Queen emerges to cause even more destruction on Easter Island. Later when the Moai copy Donald Duck angrily hopping on the platform he is standing on, the Moai where able to stomp them out of the island, causing some of them to retreat back to the volcano. After Panchito, José Carioca, and Donald see the Moai Commander and they tell him to jump on the lava trail they are at, the Moai Commander does a big splash to remove the lava as the lava trail the Lava Lizard Queen is standing on hardens as she sinks to the bottom of the ocean. As the Lava Lizard Queen sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the Lizards then react to the loss of their queen as they retreat back to the volcano in defeat.
The Lava Lizards are diminutive-sized lizards made of lava. They are orange lizards with yellow reptilian eyes who are capable of forming into lava (as their names suggest) to cause destruction across Easter Island and (if it weren't for the Moai preventing them from leaving the volcano) the world.
Role in the series
In "No Man Is an Easter Island", Baron Von Sheldgoose and his ancestor Lord Felldrake approach the Lava Lizards who are trying to escape the volcano so that they and their queen can destroy the Earth due to their exits being blocked by the Moai statues who are constantly stomping them. Felldrake asks the Lava Lizards to know if they can destroy the world by causing a fiery havoc to which they agree as part of Felldrake's evil plans.
Later when Sheldgoose distracts the Moai statues by putting them on vacation mode so they can party around the island, the Lava Lizards meanwhile plan to escape the volcano so they can destroy the Earth. As the Moai statues continue partying, Sheldgoose feels satisfied that his plan was successful. Later at the volcano, Sheldgoose asks the Lava Lizards to know that it is time for them to get out of the volcano to wreak havoc to which as they suddenly emerge from the volcano all of a sudden.
Later when Xandra brings Ari to help the Caballeros and as Xandra notices a volcano eruption far from her, she sees the Lava Lizards approaching the island, telling the Caballeros to look at the trouble Felldrake caused. Xandra tells the Moai statues to return to their posts, warning them about the Lava Lizards to which they refuse to listen due to them being under Felldrake's spell. The Caballeros are tasked to cancel the party while Xandra decides to find a way to stop the Lava Lizards from destroying the island and the rest of the world.
Arriving at the volcano, Xandra discovers the culprit behind the trouble which is Lord Felldrake and his descendant Sheldgoose to which as Xandra attempts to knock the warlock and his ancestor off the volcano, the Lava Lizards block her arrows by grabbing them to protect Sheldgoose from being hit as the Lava Lizards arrive at the beach to destroy the island while avoiding the Moai. Noticing the Lava Lizards passing by, Xandra notices the Lava Lizards forming a bridge to the mainland to which all of a sudden, the Lava Lizard Queen emerges much to Xandra noticing Felldrake's evil plans as the Queen leads her minions to take her to the beach so that she can destroy the island as the Lava Lizards continue forming a bridge to the mainland. Noticing that she is having trouble defeating Felldrake and the Lava Lizards, Xandra arrives back at Chez Quackmore to get Donald to help her.
When Xandra arrives at Chez Quackmore where Donald is having a date with Daisy, she takes him to Easter Island to help her and the Caballeros defeat Felldrake and the Lava Lizards. Meanwhile at Easter Island, the Queen of the Lava Lizards is getting close to mainland to which as Donald angrily hops on the platform he and Xandra are at, the Moai statues think Donald's meltdown is a new dance move as they stomp together and copy what Donald is doing, stomping the Lava Lizards out of the island as José and Panchito happily notice what the Moai statues are doing thanks to Donald. Believing that the Lizards are defeated, José shows Donald, Panchito, and Xandra that the Lizards' queen is heading toward mainland as Donald plans for a stage dive upon noticing the Moai Commander on the volcano to which when the Caballeros plan on doing so, he agrees and lands on the bridge the Lava Lizards have formed, much to Felldrake and Sheldgoose's shock as the Moai statues celebrate. The lava, however, begins to harden as the Queen of the Lava Lizards falls and sinks into the bottom of the ocean, forming into a lifeless stone form. Meanwhile, the Lava Lizards react to what happened to their queen as they retreat back to the volcano in defeat.
In "Sheldgoose Square Dance", the Lava Lizards are once again summoned during the final battle where they approach the Caballeros and Xandra, filling the room with lava as they pour out of the zoom point. Seeing the Lava Lizards approaching, Xandra summons the goblins from Goblin Town to help block them from approaching with their shields, followed by King Vomit who is also summoned during the final battle where he uses a giant green cat equipped with a catapult where he launches Xandra and the Caballeros to get past the Lava Lizards so that the four can continue their way to the Summoning Chamber. Later when Felldrake prepares for a new age of darkness, the Lava Lizards are sent back to the volcano at Easter Island via zoom point as it is shown that the reinforcements summoned during the final battle are sent back to their respective homes. Even after the final battle has ended, it is likely that the Lava Lizards remain trapped in the volcano once again with the Moai blocking their escapes.
- The Lava Lizards are one of the monsters featured in the series' intro.
- The proclamation of the arrival of the queen of the Lava Lizards sounds similar to the beginning of the song "Prince Ali" from Aladdin.
- The Lava Lizards in Legend of the Three Caballeros are not related to real-life lava lizards at all. These species of lizards are part of the Microlophus genus, which are found at the Galápagos Islands in real life.
- They also take inspiration from the legendary version of the salamander, which are also lizard-like creatures elemented with fire.