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Wacky Pipes
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Wacky Pipes' artwork from Donkey Kong Country Returns.


World(s) Forest
Boss Level Mangoruby Run
Residence(s) Donkey Kong Island
Species Tiki
Gender Unknown
Affiliation(s) Tiki Tak Tribe
Occupation(s) Tiki Tak Tribe Leader
Powers/Abilities Hypnotizing and possessing creatures
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Wacky Pipes is a leading member of the Tiki Tak Tribe, who appears in the Forest world of Donkey Kong Island in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It hypnotizes and possesses Mangoruby, the fifth boss in both games.

History

Wacky Pipes is first seen in the opening cutscene of both games, where the tiki hypnotizes a giraffe to help steal all bananas in the Donkey Kong Island.

Later, Wacky Pipes appears in the boss level Mangoruby Run in the Forest, where it is seen playing a tune to hypnotize and control the creature Mangoruby. When the boss is defeated, like all of other Tiki Tak Tribe leaders, Wacky Pipes will leave Mangoruby's body and stay dizzy for a few moments. The player can jump towards the tiki, beat it multiple times, and send it flying away. If the player waits, Wacky Pipes will eventually fly away towards the screen and leave.

Wacky Pipes is seen again in the final boss fight, where Tiki Tong turns all of the Tiki Tak Tribe leaders into hands for it. Like the other tikis, Wacky Pipes is presumably destroyed when the Kongs defeat Tiki Tong.

Appearance

Wacky Pipes has a large amount of feathers all over its body. These feathers are blue and yellow and cyan. It also has two different colored eyelids, one blue and one red. The blue eye is larger than the other. It also has yellow eyebrows. Another feature is that the tiki has a ring design around its right eyeball. The tiki also has an insane, yet zen expression in its eyes, similar to Gong-Oh, except Wacky Pipes' eyes are not rendered backwards colored. The tiki has three pipes protruding from the back of its head, which seem to have marks on them from an unknown cause. It has what appears to be a net on its face, symbolizing what its mouth would look like, if it had one, assumably. It has arms with three claws on them.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite its name, Wacky Pipes seems based off a pan flute[1], a wind instrument originated from the ancient Greece.
  • Wacky Pipes hiccups on some occassions.
  • Wacky Pipes' tune is Krazy Kalimba's base tune, with a pan flute playing over it in the same fashion of Kalimba's tune.
  • This tiki is the third most-appearing tiki in both games.
  • Wacky Pipes has three fingers, like the following tikis: Krazy Kalimba, Banjo Bottom and Cordian.
  • The Tiki Tak Tribe leader is the third largest tiki in both games, exceeding a small amount over Krazy Kalimba, but is far off from Cordian.
  • It also has leaves like the following tikis: the Maraca Gang, Cordian and Banjo Bottom.
  • Wacky Pipes is also the most spherical tiki in both games, excluding the flute on its back and hands.
  • The tiki also has multiple colored leaves, which make it more unique.
  • Wacky Pipes is also the fourth most damaged tiki, showing marks on its flutes and such.
  • It also has the third shortest limbs in both games, just beating Krazy Kalimba by a small bit. This does not include the Maraca Gang, since they do not have limbs.

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