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Not to be confused with the item Kannon from the games Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2
Klump
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Klump's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast for Wii.
Aliases Klump the Kremling
Kannon
General Klump
Klumpy
Residence(s) Crocodile Isle (formerly),
K. Rool's Mobile Island Fortress
Family Kaptain Skurvy (older brother) (in the Donkey Kong Country animated series)
Species Kremling
Sub-Species Kritter
Gender Male
Affiliates Kremling Krew,
King K. Rool
Powers/Abilities Tremendous strength,
Due to helmet, invulnerable to jump attacks from small characters (only in DKC),
Unlimited supply of Kannonballs and/or wooden barrels to shoot (only in DKC 2 and DKL 2),
Invulnerability to all regular physical attacks (only in DK 64),
Throwing Orange Grenades at the enemies (only in DK 64)
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country,
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest,
Donkey Kong Land 2,
Donkey Kong 64,
Diddy Kong Pilot (canceled),
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country (for SNES) (1994)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2008)
"Serving you, King K. Rool, is my life!"
Klump in the episode "Klump's Lumps" from the Donkey Kong Country animated series

Klump, sometimes also known as Kannon, is an obese Kremling, second-in-command of the Kremling Krew, and King K. Rool's right-hand man.[1][2] First appearing in Donkey Kong Country as a sergeant[3], second in Donkey Kong Country 2 as cannoneer[4], and third in Donkey Kong 64 as a general.[5]

According to the Donkey Kong Country animated series, Kaptain Skurvy is his long lost older brother.

Appearance

In Donkey Kong Country, Klump is a purple obese Kremling with yellow belly, purple eyes and three yellow chevrons tattooed in arms. His main outift is a green military helmet with three yellow chevrons, green belt with five pockets and black boots with white shoelaces.

In Donkey Kong Country 2, as Kannon, Klump wear a black pirate hat with a white human skull and cross-bones, black eye-patch in left eye, golden earrings, dark brown large belt with golden square buckle and brown boots. In Donkey Kong 64, Klump uses a yellow shirt. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, he uses a wooden bucket in the head and green trousers.

History

Donkey Kong Country

Klump first appears in Donkey Kong Country leading Kremling grunts to steel the Banana Hoard in which Diddy Kong was protecting. Seeing Diddy defeating two Kritters and defeated by Krusha, Klump orders to seal him in a DK Barrel, take all Banana Hoard in his industrial base and send them to Gang-Plank Galleon later.[6][2]

In the game, Klump wears an army helmet to protect his head. Because of this, he is immune to Diddy's jump attacks. He is also defeated from these method: from Rambi the Rhinoceros' horn, a rolling attack (by Donkey Kong)/cartwheel (by Diddy Kong), or from a barrel tossed at it. Unlike Diddy, Klump is vulnerable to DK's jump attack, but in the game beta, he also ricochets off Klump's helmet. Klump appears in six stages: Jungle Hijinxs, Torchlight Trouble, Trick Track Trek, Elevator Antics, Blackout Basement and Platform Perils.

In the Gang-Plank Galleon's fake ending credits, Klump is in charge of the game's "KONCEPT".

In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, the Kongs obtain a Klump's photograph when Donkey Kong uses his hand slap move on the enemy.

Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2

Klump reappears again in Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2 as his new pirate alias Kannon. Kannon attacks by firing wooden barrels and/or Kannonballs at the Kongs in the direction he is facing, which can be either left, right or downward. Kannon can be found in several stages, but mostly underground areas. He also have a stage named after him, Kannon's Klaim. Despite being large and burly, Kannon does not have his helmet, being easily defeated by jump attacks on the head.

Donkey Kong 64

Klump reappears in Donkey Kong 64 ordered by King K. Rool together with Kasplat and Chief Technician to imprison DK's family and steal his bananas. Klump shows K. Rool that he already fulfilled his two requests.

When the primates are nearby, Klump attacks by tossing explosive Orange Grenades at the heroes. His bulk body protects him from all Kongs' regular physical attacks, making them to bounce back. Klump is either defeated from the shockwave attack, an Orange Grenade, or a musical instrument move. When the heroes are far away, Klump will patrol at certain location, and he will often stop, consume a single Orange Grenade and burp afterward. When defeated, Klump spins around, makes a military salute and collapses. He then will relinquish three Orange Grenades for the heroes to collect.

Klump appears in every level of the game, except Frantic Factory and Creepy Castle.

Diddy Kong Pilot

Klump is an unlockable playable character in the canceled game Diddy Kong Pilot. In unfinished builds of the game, he, Kritter, Klap Trap and King K. Rool are members of Team Kremling, the rival team of Team Kong and Team Cranky. The entire team is unlocked if the "Single Player" mode is completed by Team Kong.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Klump is an unlockable playable character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. He is unlocked if stage 2, Mission 16 of Candy's Requests is completed. His rival is Lanky Kong, who he shares near-maximum speed, low boost, and minimum agility with. His barrel rocket resembles his helmet and he attacks with full-frontal knee kicks. He is shown having a stand-off with Kritter, Kass, and Kalypso against their respective rivals in the Kong Family during the Single Race scenario, though he is not glaring at Lanky. He also is present along with Kritter and Dixie Kong as Candy Kong is choosing who will participate her challenges, Candy's Challenges. Unlike Kritter, he is not aggravated by Dixie's antics.

Stages

Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2

Donkey Kong 64

Appearances in Other Media

Television

General Klump as seen through King K. Rool's monitor in the first season of the Donkey Kong Country animated series.

General Klump (also known as Klump or Klumpy) was King K. Rool's second-command and general in the Donkey Kong Country animated series, where he was one of the main characters.

Despite being constantly berated and disrespected by K. Rool (even being fired a few times by him), Klump remained ever faithful to him, even stating in the episode "Klump's Lumps" (which was centered around Klump being fired) that serving K. Rool was his life. Perhaps due to his loyalty (or the fact that K. Rool's other high-ranking minion, Krusha, was just too dimwitted to be organized), Klump was oftentimes put in charge of K. Rool's various plots and schemes.

Despite his tough military-man like exterior, Klump was, in actuality quite a softy. He actually befriends Dixie Kong when K. Rool fires and exiles him in the aforementioned episode, "Klump's Lumps", managing to keep reinstated rank when the king takes him back while not betraying her kindness and finding her pet lobster Thermador.

According to Klump during the episode "Speak No Evil, Dude", he is immune to illness due to the fact that he eats at least one hundred garlic cloves a day.

Much of Klump's origin was revealed in the Christmas-themed episode "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights". This episode reveals that as a young kid, Klump ended up causing a huge fire which devastated the swamp where he and his family lived. Klump's older brother, revealed to be the infamous pirate and King K. Rool's rival, Kaptain Skurvy, in a show of brotherly love, decided to take the blame for Klump. This resulted in Skurvy's banishment from the home swamp. Klump only recalled vague memories of these events until Skurvy revealed everything to him. The end of the episode reveals that Klump had planned on joining Skurvy's crew, much to the protest of King K. Rool.

In the English version of the animated series, Klump was voiced by Adrian Truss.

Comic

In the adaptation of Donkey Kong Country, written by Michael Teitelbaum, Klump appears as one of King K. Rool's Generals, along with Krusha, Kritter, and Rockkroc. Klump appears to lead the assault to steal the banana hoard, much like in the game. Diddy Kong tries to stop him, but is captured and put inside a barrel. Klump is next seen in the last chapter on board the Gangplank Galleon, along with K. Rool, and the other three Kremling Generals. Diddy Kong ends up fighting Klump again. This time, instead of doing a jump attack, Diddy performs a cartwheel spin, knocking him off of the ship, and into the water below.

Game Appearances

Title Description Release date System/format
Donkey Kong Country Enemy 1994 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Enemy as Kannon 1995 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Land 2 Enemy as Kannon 1996 Game Boy
Donkey Kong 64 Enemy 1999 Nintendo 64
Donkey Kong Country Enemy 2000-2001 Game Boy Color
Donkey Kong Country Enemy 2003 Game Boy Advance
Donkey Kong Country 2 Enemy as Kannon 2004 Game Boy Advance
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Unlockable playable character 2007-2008 Nintendo Wii

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Sprites

Trivia

  • In the beta version of Donkey Kong Country for SNES, Klumps are immune to Donkey Kong's jump attack, but this effect was somehow taken out of the game, allowing Donkey Kong to defeat Klumps by any attack technique.[citation needed]
  • Klump in the games is pink or brown, but in the Donkey Kong Country animated series, he was yellow (in the first season), and later green (in the second season).
  • Although Klump can appear as multiple enemies, in the Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet[2] and Player's Guide[3], it is suggested that he is an individual Kremling.
  • Kannon's attack patterns, in the games Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2, resembles Bazuka, a Kremling enemy from the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III. However, Bazuka can shoot TNT Barrels, wooden barrels or steel kegs towards the left, right or upwards.
  • Klump's scream sound in the game Donkey Kong 64 seems to have been taken from the character Big Nose[7] in the episode "Extinct Pink" from The Pink Panther 1969 animated shorts[8].[citation needed]
  • In Banjo-Pilot, a repurposed game from the canceled Diddy Kong Pilot, Klump's equivalent is Klungo, based on their both stats. Klump has high speed and weight and low acceleration skills.

References

  1. STORY: "Klump waddled over and put a consoling arm around his distraught leader."
    Donkey Kong 64 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1999, page 6 on Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 STORY: "The enormous bulk of Klump the Kremling landed on top of Diddy, knocking him senseless."
    Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet, page 5 on Nintendo Japan
  3. 3.0 3.1 KLUMP: "Klump is quite a character. He's like a big, overweight drill sergeant. He's not fast — how could he be? He waddles along like a duck, blocking every ape in his path. Donkey Kong has no trouble putting Klump out of his misery, but here again, lack of size counts against Diddy as he has to hit Klump twice to off him. If Diddy jumps on Klump's head, Klump will back up and prepare for battle. Diddy can then just do a powerful cartwheel right through him."
    —M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, page 13 on Wayback Machine
  4. KANNON: "It looks like Klump can shoot."
    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, page 29 on Games Database
  5. STORY: "Deep within the gloomy bowels of his latest creation, a furious King K. Rool sat on his throne, glaring down at the quaking generals of his vast Kremling army."
    Donkey Kong 64 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1999, page 5 on Wayback Machine
  6. OIL DRUM ALLEY: "Welcome to the wastelands. This area of the island, once lush and overgrown with island greenery, has been stripped of all its natural beauty. Instead, smog clouds the air and there is a general lack of greenery. King K. Rool and his factories are to be held responsible for polluting the place. The levels of toxicity are high, so don't spend more time than you have to in this slimy area there are many Items hidden in the factories."
    —M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, page 88 on Wayback Machine
  7. The Little Man (The Pink Panther) on Wikipedia
  8. List of The Pink Panther cartoons on Wikipedia