Rider and his magnificent ostrich, Fright, were the finest jousting team in all of Skylands. But after winning the championship for the third straight year, a jealous competitor placed a curse on the elf that sent him to the land of Undead. Not wanting to be without his partner, Fright, who up until this point had been afraid of nearly everything, ate a bag of skele-oats that turned him into a skeleton so that he could brace the journey to the underworld to save his friend. Grateful for being rescued, Fright Rider returned to the surface dedicated to helping others - while still dominating an occasional jousting tournament from time to time.
Fright Rider - Halloween is a 2013 special variant of Fright Rider for Skylanders Giants. Like other painted variants, Fright Rider - Halloween does NOT appear in the game with the Halloween paint. He was part of a Frito Lay promotion where he could be won as part of a contest. This has made him somewhat rare. There was one other Halloween 2013 variant character in Eye Brawl - Halloween, but he was much easier to obtain.