Unfortunately, Spider-Man isn’t one of them
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will have you grinding rails and manualing flatlands with some of the best to ever ride. You’ve got your Rune Glifbergs, your Chad Muskas, and, of course, you’ve got your Birdmans.
There are some more, umm, unconventional, skaters too. A fun staple of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is the stable of secret characters. Officer Dick, a lazy-ass mallcop-lookin’ dude, debuted in Tony Hawk 1. Spider-Man swung onto the scene in Tony Hawk 2. (Unfortunately but also predictably, Spider-Man isn’t in this game. Given how cagey Sony is about licensing Spidey, no one really expected Activision to pay out the nose for a secret character.)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 seems to have three secret characters to unlock, although only two of them look to be earned in the traditional sense. Let’s get the oddball out of the way first.
Ripper is a skeleton skater (and also the mascot of Powell-Peralta) who’s unlocked by buying the Digital Deluxe edition of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. There might be another way to unlock Ripper, but it probably won’t be through gameplay. If anything, the smart bet is that he’ll eventually show up as paid DLC.
The Roswell Alien is the neatest secret character. Not coincidentally, unlocking him is also the most involved. To get extraterrestrial, you’ll need to find (and squish) the alien plushie doll that’s hiding in each of the game’s 19 levels. Fortunately, YouTuber WorkTheSpace put together the guide that’s embedded above which shows where each plushie is located. Knock them all out and the Alien is yours.
Lastly, we have the secret character mainstay: Officer Dick. This time, Officer Dick is played by Jack Black, which really is just perfect in every way. He’s earned by completing all 24 Create-a-Skater challenges. These objectives can be found in the “Challenges” tab and then the “Skater Challenges” sub-menu.
That’s all we know about for now. There might be more than three secret characters found eventually (but the menu screen nicely fits 24 total skaters). We’ll update this guide if any more are discovered. Until then, get skatin’ if you want to unlock the Roswell Alien and Officer Dick; get payin’ if you want to unlock Ripper.