from the facts and history i would highly want the Oririnal spyro or legend because he has a good moveset and looks more like spyro than that goblin thing in skylanders does, but becuse activision owns spyro i wouldnt be surprised if skylanders appeared, and could care less at that point.
prince of Persia moveset: http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-All-Stars-Battle/Prince-of-Persia-in-all-stars/m-p/38273897#M125640
The 4 core breath attacks and there secondary attacks
His Supers are probably easy to come up with
Level 1 Fury Attack
Level 2 Dragon Time
Level 3 Convexity Breath
Saying youd buy skylanders because spyro is in it makes you a fool a slave to the grind and a consumerist freak of nature.Why would you buy something you don't like simply because it use to be good?Or has something EXTREMELY loosely related to something you like?Im not saying skylanders is bad but with that logic you would buy something bad simply because it has to do with spyro or crash bandicoot.
uhm...skylanders is a fun game actually. Sure spyro and cynder didnt have to be in skylanders but they helped the game sell. im fine with skylanders spyro. at least its spyro, hes the same character.
So, the question is...Why have exclusively one version of Spyro? What if we had a composite version? The more pronounced claws and horns of the Skylanders version, the small size and only fire breath of the original version, and the grown-up design of the Legends version otherwise?
It's true, after the 3 PS1 Spyro games the series went into mediocrity, but that's no reason to argue. We should be happy characters like Crash and Spyro still exist. In the cartridge days if something like being bought from their original developer happened, the characters would disappear for years.
So I say use elements of ALL versions of Spyro.
I dont think he will be redesigned for this game (even if it uses features from all the Spyros)
It would have to be one of the 4 i mentioned.
However, im pretty sure if he is in the game he will have abilities from ALL Spyros like you said.
Anyway, I would like to see classic Spyro (Skylanders Spyro is attrocious, Legend of Spyro is Crash of the Titan's equal, and PS2/GameCube/Xbox Spyro looks too kid-friendly, like Play-Do or something)