Doctor Neo Periwinkle Cortex is the leader of the Cortex Commandos and a threat in Mobius. He, like most villains, wants World Domination.
Cortex is short and thin, with big hair in the back in a Doctor Wily looking style. He has yellow skin and a goatee. He wears a normal white lab coat with black pants and shoes, and yellow gloves. He also has an N on his forehead.
Cortex is cunning, maniacal, and obsessive, although being scared of a few different things. He is a standard villain, hating anyone who meddles with his plans. He can be made angry easily.
He was born to Circus Clowns and some of the performers tattooed an N on his forehead to stand for NERD. After a freak explosion left him without a family, Cortex enrolled in Madame Amberly's Academy of Evil with Nitrus Brio. There they invented the Evolv-O-Ray, a machine capable of mutating animals into mutants. Many years have passed and now Cortex has tried to take over the world, but his plans were foiled by Crash Bandicoot many times.
Cortex doesn't have powers in his NORMAL form, but when he is Mutated Cortex, he has a super powered Spin attack and very high agility and power.
Cortex has a high IQ, allowing him to make multiple machines to help him attack Crash Bandicoot and the other Heroes. He also miraculously survived being frozen in ice for 3 years, being put into Crash's brain, an explosion, falling from a great height, plasma shots, used as a snowboard WITH grinding on rails, and being stuck in a pipe among others. He always escapes when he is defeated as well. His main and most infamous being able to Mutate and Mind Control animals to make an army.
Cortex's weaknesses are his own Plasma shots, spin attacks, and his overwhelming Ego, as he gets too cocky and often doesn't think things through.