Tiki Torch

Tiki Torch as seen in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Tiki Torches are tiki enemies from Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They have a slight resemblance to Tiki Bombers. They are always on fire. Because of this, if Donkey or Diddy Kong touch the tikis, they will take damage and not hurt the Tiki Torches. They appear in many levels, the first one being the Beach level Peaceful Pier. They can also be seen spectating in most of the boss battles, alongside Tiki Goons and Tiki Tanks.


Tiki Torches have small arms on their chin. They have black heads, empty eye sockets. They also have a chain keeping their head together from the thrust of the flames. They also have two set horns on both sides of their heads, which have small, yellow strokes. These enemies, like many Tikis, have irregular eye size, as well as a dress structure on the bottom of their bodies. Tiki Torches also look like they are screaming in agony. And they leave a harmless trail of ashes wherever they go.


To defeat a Tiki Torch, the Kongs must first blow out the tiki's fire. It will turn into just a head with flimsy arms and become harmless to the heroes. Before it can reignite itself after few moments, the primates have to stomp on its head or roll into it. If the enemy reignites itself, it must be blown out again. It is interesting to note that, after getting blown out, the Tiki Torch will take a few seconds to realize what happened, and then begin to comically waddle back and forward.


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