Ty starts out as an orphan in the first game. However he ends up very well-known and is very popular by the end of the third game. In real life, Ty's species, the Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger and the Tasmanian Wolf, is a meat-eating marsupial now believed to be extinct, despite some current sightings.
Ty was originally thought to be an orphan in the first Ty game because of events that took place before gameplay. He was found as a child and was raised by The Bilbies, who are small, blue Marsupials who live underground. In the opening of the first game, Ty falls down a chasm while playing with one of the bilbie boys and discovers The Bunyips , who are large, half-spirit, half-beast creatures. They tell him that his parents were imprisoned by Boss Cass in the Dream Time and that he must find a way to free them. At the end of the game, Boss Cass is taken to prison for his crimes and Ty's Family is set free. In Ty 2 and 3, his parents set up a shop in Burramudgee where the player can buy more Boomerangs.
Role in the series
Because his arch-nemesis Boss Cass is a member of The Guild of Thunder, Ty and the rest of Bush Rescue have dedicated themselves to fighting them off in their schemes. Though Sonic, the Classic Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot seem to share a little tense history with him and more or less still remain iffy on crossing him after that. Nevertheless, Sonic was willing to let him join as a way to get used to him.