Klump

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Not to be confused with Klomp.
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Klump from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Aliases General Klump, Kannon, Klumpy
Residence Crocodile Isle
Family Kaptain Skurvy (brother)
Species Kremling
Sub-species Kannon
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Powers/Abilities Tremendous strength,
Invulnerable to some head attacks
Enemies Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong 64
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Klump, also referred to as Klump the Kremling, is a large, obese member of the Kremling Krew, usually a foot soldier; although, he is a general of King K. Rool in Donkey Kong 64.

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Video games[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Klump first appears in Donkey Kong Country. Diddy cannot jump on to Klump to defeat it, as its army helmet protects it and causes Diddy to bounce off it. Klump can only be harmed by a frontal attack (such as Diddy's cartwheel), Donkey Kong jumping on it, or a barrel thrown at it. In the beta version, Klump is also immune to DK's jump attack. Klump is listed under "KONCEPT" in the game's fake ending credits.

According to the game's instruction manual, Klump led several minions to steal the Banana Hoard. During this time, it encountered Diddy, who was guarding the bananas all night; it had encased the small chimp into a barrel and tossed it into the bushes. He then stole the Banana Hoard.

Klump appears in these levels: Jungle Hijinxs, Torchlight Trouble, Trick Track Trek, Elevator Antics, Blackout Basement and Platform Perils.

In the Game Boy Advance version, a photograph of a Klump is obtained if Donkey Kong handslaps one.

Donkey Kong Country 2/Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Main article: Kannon

Klump reappears in Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2 under the alias of Kannon, according to the game manual.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Klump reappears in Donkey Kong 64. It is much larger than in Donkey Kong Country and has an orange-pink skin color. It uses its belly or tosses unripe green Orange Grenades to attack the active Kong. Klump can only be defeated by the shockwave attack or an Orange Grenade.

Klump appears in these worlds: Jungle Japes, Angry Aztec, Gloomy Galleon, Fungi Forest, Crystal Caves, and Hideout Helm.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Klump is an unlockable playable character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. It is unlocked if Level 2, Mission 16 of Candy's Requests is completed. Klump's appearance has also changed, as it wears green, camouflaged pants and a bucket on its head. His skin has been recolored dark brown, and he is larger than King K. Rool. It is a rival to Lanky Kong, as suggested by their stats.

Diddy Kong Pilot (2003 build)[edit]

Klump on the selection screen.

Klump is an unlockable playable character in the 2003 build of Diddy Kong Pilot; he is a member of Team Kremling, along with Kritter, Klaptrap and King K. Rool. They are all unlocked if the single player mode is completed by Team Kong. He is replaced by Klungo in Banjo-Pilot. Klump has high speed and weight and low acceleration skills.

Television series[edit]

Klump is known as General Klump (who is sometimes nicknamed "Klump" or "Klumpy") in the Donkey Kong Country animated series. He is King K. Rool's second-command and general, and he is one of the show's 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, and he even admits in "Klump's Lumps" (an episode centered around Klump being fired) that serving K. Rool was his life. Perhaps because of his loyalty, (or the fact that K. Rool's other high-ranking minion, Krusha, was too dimwitted to be organized) Klump was usually in charge of K. Rool's various plots and schemes.

Despite his tough military man-like exterior, Klump is a softy on the inside. He befriends Dixie and helps find her pet lobster "Thermidor" in "Klump's Lumps".

Klump states in the episode "Speak No Evil, Dude" that he does not become sick, because he consumes at least 100 garlic cloves a day.

A lot of Klump's origin was revealed to him by his older brother Kaptain Skurvy in the Christmas-themed episode "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights". This episode reveals that as a young boy, Klump caused a huge fire that devastated the swamp where he and his family lived. Kaptain Skurvy then, out of brotherly love, decided to take the blame for Klump. He was then banished from the swamp. It is revealed at the end of the episode that Klump had planned on joining Skurvy's crew, much to the protest of K. Rool.

Klump was voiced by the Len Carlson, who also voiced Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda animated series. Later in the series, Carlson was replaced by Neil Ross.

Literature[edit]

Donkey Kong Country (chapter book)[edit]

In the novel adaption of Donkey Kong Country, written by Michael Teitelbaum, Klump is one of K. Rool's generals, along with Krusha, Kritter, and Rockkroc. He led the assault of stealing the Banana Hoard, similar to the game. Diddy tries to stop Klump from doing so, but is restrained by him and put inside a barrel. He is later seen on the Gangplank Galleon, among many other Kremlings, and is battled by Diddy. He manages to cartwheel into Klump, knocking him off the ship and into the surrounding water.

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