|“||Cower, you fools, before the awesome might of...The Evil Twins!||”|
— Victor, to Dr. Cortex and Crash, Crash Twinsanity
The Evil Twins, Victor and Moritz, are two ingenious parrots that lived for a long time at the 10th Dimension. They have immense power in Crash's dimension, being able to control the motion of objects and even bringing inanimate things to life, out of their simple will. They are the main antagonists of Crash Twinsanity.
|“||Your failed experiment...sent two innocent parrots...TO THE TENTH DIMENSION!||”|
— Victor, to Dr. Cortex, Crash Twinsanity
A lot of history is actually known about the Evil Twins, maybe even from Crash Bandicoot. They originate from Crash's dimension, as Cortex's pets, claiming that Dr. Cortex ruined their lives. The trouble started when the scientist was 8 years old and studying at the Academy of Evil. He was testing a prototype of the Evolvo-Ray with Victor and Moritz as the two test subjects. However, instead of evolving them, the beam made them disappear into the mysterious 10th Dimension. After some not-so-quality time there, the severe radioactive conditions started to sharpen their skills and warp their "fragile egg-shell minds", eventually turning them into this twisted duo.
|“||"You see? This is why nobody likes you. A curse on you, Crash Bandicoot! A curse on you all! WE SHALL RETURN!" "Forget I mentioned the riches thing, huh?"||”|
— Victor and Moritz, to Dr. Cortex and Crash, Crash Twinsanity
Years after they get warped, they devise a plan to destroy Cortex as revenge and enslave the world. They soon confront Cortex and Crash after they get out of the caverns, where they tell them that they are going to destroy their "precious islands", and that they won't be around to see it. Cortex is not taking them seriously, so to prove their power, Victor removes Cortex's brain from his head, causing him to flee in terror. The Twins later confront Crash and Cortex at a tiki statue (Tikimon), where they reveal that they're from the 10th Dimension, then they bring to life the Tikimon statue to kill them. After Tikimon is defeated, they tell their plan to switch the 10th Dimension with Crash's Dimension with their Vice-Versa-Reversa Device and rule the world.
After traveling through the Evil Twins' lair in the 10th Dimension, Crash, Cortex and Nina find the Evil Twins in their throne room. Cortex is able to make The Evil Twins go back into their cage because they were his pets. This makes the Evil Twins angry at Cortex and they then use their powers to transform the cage into a giant robot, known as the Deathbot. Eventually, it gets destroyed by Crash controlling the Mecha Bandicoot. The Evil Twins flee to Evil Crash's house.
The Evil Twins are never seen again, as they are eaten alive by Evil Crash at the end of the game.
Victor - He is the leader of the duo. He seems more serious and stern than his brother Moritz. He is very quick to act and mostly put together the plot to take revenge on Cortex. He also seems to have a very low tolerance level, as shown when he snatched Cortex's brain of his head when he mocked him for wanting to destroy N. Sanity Island. He even struck Moritz when he brought up the "riches" (something no one knew about). Out of the duo Victor seems to be one more associated with getting revenge on Cortex for sending them to the 10th Dimension.
Moritz - He is the more simple minded, but nevertheless intelligent brother. He often takes figures of speech in a literal sense and sometimes blurts out things he shouldn't. Victor said at one point, "What's WRONG with you? Always bringing up the riches." He also appears to be hungry nearly all the time. When Cortex wonders if he has any chocky treats, Moritz gets exited. Then when Tikimon gets defeated Victor exclaims "Aw nuts!" then Moritz excitedly asks "There's nuts?", and in the same cutscene when Victor and Moritz are going into a warp, Moritz shouts at Crash and Cortex "See you around losers. Say, is it lunchtime yet?". Also, when Crash and Cortex enter the airship, Moritz talks about spicy peanuts as well.
- In the Crash series as a whole, the Evil Twins have the most Hit Points, though the said HP are separate, 6, 4, and 4, equaling 14, just beating N. Gin from Crash 3, who had 12 HP, by two: both, however, are beaten by Cortex in Mind Over Mutant, who has 36 hitpoints.
- Some people are confused about them because Dr. Nitrus Brio created the actual Evolvo-Ray; however, the one seen in the game is just Cortex's prototype.
- The Evil Twins were based on the two hateful cockatoos belonging to Twinsanity's lead concept artist's girlfriend.
- Victor and Moritz are named after Victor Moritz from the 1931 Universal movie adaptation of "Frankenstein". It's also a reference to how the Evil Twins were Cortex's first experiments.
- The Evil Twins were originally going to taunt the player whenever they lost all their lives.
- In Cortex's part of the fight, after the player destroys the Deathbot's plasma cannon, Cortex can actually stand under the Deathbot's legs and never get hit.
- The cut mug of the evil twins can be seen in one of the concept art.
- The render officially used for the Evil Twins has an error where it contains two of Victor, rather than both of the Twins. This is not the case in Twinsanity developer FakeNina's videos, however.
- In the very early development of the game, their names were originally going to be 'Squawk' and 'Squabble'. But the developers found them too 'childish' so they cut them.