Klump

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Not to be confused with Kannon.
This article is about the species. For the character featured in the Donkey Kong Country television series, see General Klump.
Kremling DKC GBA world map icon.png Klump Kremling DKC GBA world map icon.png
Klump.png
Donkey Kong Country artwork
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)
Portrayed by Chris Sutherland (1994-2004)[1]
Toshihide Tsuchiya (2007)
Variant of Kritter
Aliases Kannon
Notable members
General Klump
“Klump's hard hat protects him against your jump attack. You'll have to roll him!”
Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country

Klumps are obese Kremlings and high-ranked subcommanders within the Kremling Krew. They first appear in Donkey Kong Country. Klumps often have the role of being army generals within the Kremling Krew. In some appearances, Klumps are shown to be clumsy and dim-witted but remain loyal to K. Rool despite being mistreated by him.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

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Donkey Kong Country artwork

Klump first appears in Donkey Kong Country. He along with other Kremlings stole the Kongs' Banana Hoard and knocked out Diddy Kong, in which Klump had him sealed in a barrel. Klump and the Kremlings take all Banana Hoard in his industrial base and send them to the Gang-Plank Galleon later.

In the game, Klump wears an army helmet to protect his head. Because of this, he is immune to Diddy's jump attacks. He can be defeated by other methods, like Rambi the Rhinoceros' horn, a rolling attack (by Donkey Kong)/cartwheel (by Diddy Kong), or from a barrel tossed at him. Unlike Diddy, Klump is vulnerable to DK's jump attack, but in the game beta, he also ricochets off Klump's helmet.

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

In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, a photograph of Klump be obtained if Donkey Kong uses his Hand Slap on a Klump.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest / Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Kannon, the pirate alias of Klump in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Main article: Kannon

Klump returns in both Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, this time with a pirate alias Kannon.[2]

Kannon attacks by firing 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 mine levels. He also has 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.

In level Web Woods, Kannon manages to break the secret doors that lead to the bonus room with the cannonball.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

A pre-release screenshot of Lanky Kong being chased by a Klump

Klump reappears as an enemy in Donkey Kong 64. In the introduction cutscene, King K. Rool orders a Klump, along with a Kasplat and Chief Technician, to imprison DK's family and steal his Banana Hoard. Klump shows K. Rool that he already fulfilled his two requests.

When the primates are nearby, Klump attacks by tossing explosive oranges 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.

He can be defeated by Orange Grenades, shockwaves, musical instrument power or Hunky Chunky. When defeated, Klump spins around, makes a military salute and collapses. He then will relinquish three Orange Grenades for the heroes to collect.

Klump is encountered on Jungle Japes mine, Angry Aztec five-doored temple, Gloomy Galleon lighthouse, Crystal Caves cabin and Hideout Helm.

Diddy Kong Pilot (2003)[edit]

In the 2003 version of Diddy Kong Pilot, Klump, along with Kritter, Klaptrap, and King K. Rool, are all members of Team Kremling, the rival team of both Team Kong and Team Cranky. Klump and the other members of Team Kremling are all unlockable playable characters, and can be unlocked once Team Kong completes the Single Player mode.

Klump has high speed and weight and low acceleration skills. In Banjo-Pilot, Klump was replaced with Klungo.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

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Klump is an unlockable playable character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. He is unlocked by completing Candy's Challenge 16: Beat Klump!. Klump's rival is Lanky Kong, whom he shares near-maximum speed (4.5/5), low boost (2/5), and minimum agility (1/5) 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.

Appearances in other media[edit]

Main article: General Klump
“But serving you, King K. Rool, is my life!”
Klump, Klump's Lumps

In the Donkey Kong Country television series, there is a Klump character who has a similar role to his species in Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong 64. His personal life is revealed in the episode "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights." When Klump was a child, he played with the fireworks that unintentionally burned the swamps along with his home and his older brother Skurvy defended him by taking the blame for the disaster he didn't commit.[3][4]

Level appearances[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Artwork depicting Klump's appearance in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Klump is a purple/green/pink/brown obese Kritter with yellow belly and yellow triple chevrons tattooed on the shoulders.

His normal costumes is a strong green helmet with yellow triple chevrons, a belt with green pockets and black military boots with white laces. As pirate, he wears a black pirate hat with a human skull and crossbones, two gold earrings, a black eye patch, a dark brown belt with a gold buckle, and brown pirate boots. In Donkey Kong 64, Klump is on his normal outfit, but what he wears differently is a yellow shirt. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Klump wears a wooden bucket on his head and wears green pants.

Profiles[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

  • Instruction booklet (page 29): "Klump's helmet will protect him from attacks from above."
  • Nintendo Player's Guide (page 13): "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."

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

  • Prima Guide (page 16): "If they can see you, these loyal minions won't hesitate to throw a grenade at you. If you too close, they also can throw their bellies into you. Toss an Orange toward it to get rid of a Klump. After saluting, it will leave behind three Oranges."

Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance)[edit]

  • Nintendo Player's Guide (page 14): "Klumps are the slowest Krocs, but also some of the toughest. Donkey Kong can take out the overweight Klumps with one jump. Diddy, however, has to roll into the Klumps to take them out."

Quotes[edit]

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

  • "Oh, your excellency! We've already taken care of business!"
  • "No!"

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Wise on Twitter (retrieved on January 10, 2019)
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 29.
  3. ^ "Kaptain Skurvy: That's 'cause as a young 'un, ye played with 'em, and set the swamps on fire, burnin' us outta house and home." — The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights, Donkey Kong Country
  4. ^ "Klump: I did? I did! I remember now, and then... and then you... You took the blame for me!" — The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights, Donkey Kong Country