- "To me, you'll always been a little worm!"
- —Madame Amberly to Cortex, Crash Twinsanity
|First Appearance||Crash Twinsanity (2004)|
|Latest Appearance||Crash Twinsanity (2004)|
Madame Amberly is the obese headmistress of the Academy of Evil. She torments and harasses the children of her school, and constantly calls Cortex a "cry baby".
Her only appearance is in Crash Twinsanity, in which Cortex goes through an emotional breakdown and wants to get revenge on Amberly by battling her. Amberly believed Cortex found employment as a barber because of his scientist suit, but Cortex fearfully replies that he is an evil scientist. She can be defeated when the ropes attached to her back are shot off, causing her to fall onto the floor, never to be found again in the game (apart from a cameo inside Evil Crash's house).
In concept art, it is shown that N. Gin and N. Brio were also her students. Cortex's niece Nina was also a student at her school until she was sent to Evil Public School by Cortex at the start of Crash: Mind Over Mutant. In that game, she was mentioned only once by Nina.
Madame Amberly has vivid electrical powers that she can produce through her hands that can be used to move objects around, possibly from an electric device she has in her back.
- Crash Twinsanity (first appearance)
- Crash: Mind Over Mutant (mentioned only)
- Madame Amberly is one of the only three female bosses to ever be fought in the entire series, Coco (under N. Trance's control in N-Tranced and under the control Of Cortex/Brio's NV Device in Crash: Mind Over Mutant) and Nina Cortex (Crash of the Titans) are the only others.
- Madame Amberly, along with Cortex and Nina, share a similar trait by having a letter tattooed on their forehead, though it is possible that everyone have a tattoo on their forehead in the Academy of Evil, as it is shown in a concept art when it showed students with letters tattooed on their forehead as well.
- She is one of the largest characters in the series.
- The lightning attack she uses in Crash Twinsanity is identical to the Force Lightning attack used by the Sith in the Star Wars series.
- Madame Amberly can be seen in her arena before her boss fight begins. While on the moving platform, if the player angles the camera downward, they will see her character model in a static t-pose (though it is slightly obscured by the green mist that covers the floor).
- She is the only character of the series who has never met Crash in person.
|Cortex's mother | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor Neo Cortex | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Ebenezer Von Clutch | Lab Assistant | Madame Amberly | Nina Cortex | Papu Papu | Park Drone | Shield Native | Tribesman|