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 Possibly Crocodile Isle
Family Animated series:
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
Diddy Kong Pilot 2003

Klump, also known as Klump the Kremling, is a large, obese Kremling. It is a high-ranked member of the Kremling Krew.

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Video games[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Two Klumps in Blackout Basement.

Klump debuts in Donkey Kong Country. Its body structure includes scaly green skin and a golden belly. It wears black boots, a black belt and an military helmet.

In the game's beginning synopsis, Diddy was guarding DK's Banana Hoard overnight, as instructed by DK. Klump led Kremling grunts to rob the Banana Hoard. Diddy managed to fight off a couple until he confronted him and sealed him in a DK Barrel. He then threw the barrel in the bushes and stole the Banana Hoard. Contrarily, Krusha overpowered Diddy in the Game Boy Advance version's intro.

In the game, Klump wears an army helmet to protect its head. Because of this, it is immune to Diddy's jump attack. It is also defeated from these method: from Rambi's horn, a rolling attack (DK)/cartwheel (Diddy), 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 levels: Jungle Hijinxs, Torchlight Trouble, Trick Track Trek, Elevator Antics, Blackout Basement and Platform Perils.

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

In the Game Boy Advance version, the Kongs obtain a Klump photograph when DK hand slaps a Klump.

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

Main article: Kannon

According to the game manual, Klump only reappears in Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2 as his new pirate alias Kannon.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Klump reappears as an enemy in Donkey Kong 64.

Its skin color changed from green to a orange-pink mix. It is significantly larger than in Donkey Kong Country.

In the opening sequence, King K. Rool orders a Klump, a Kasplat, and a Kritter to imprison DK's friends and steal his bananas. Klump shows K. Rool that they already fulfilled his two requests.

To attack, Klump tosses unripe, explosive Oranges at a Kong. It also bounces them backward with its large belly, but the Kongs do not get injured. Klump is either defeated from the shockwave attack, an Orange, or a musical instrument move. Its bulk protects it from the Kongs' physical attacks. It often consumes Oranges in the background and burps afterward.

When defeated, Klump spins around, makes a military salute, and collapses. It then relinquishes three Oranges.

Klump appears in every world except Frantic Factory and Creepy Castle.

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 was changed again: it wears a grass skirt and has a wooden bucket on its head. Its skin color was also changed to brown. Klump is now larger than K. Rool.

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. It, Kritter, Klaptrap and King K. Rool are members of Team Kremling, the rival team of Team Kong and Team Cranky. The entire team is unlocked if "Single Player" mode is completed by Team Kong.

Klump's Banjo-Pilot equivalent is Klungo, based on their stats. Klump has high speed and weight and low acceleration skills.

Television series[edit]

Klump is known as General Klump (nicknamed "Klump" or "Klumpy") in the Donkey Kong Country animated series. He is King K. Rool's second-command and general. 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 is still very faithful to him. He even admits in "Klump's Lumps" (an episode centered around him being fired) that serving K. Rool was his life. Klump is usually in charge of K. Rool's schemes.

Despite his tough military exterior, Klump has a sensitive personality. He befriends Dixie and helps find her pet lobster Thermidor in "Klump's Lumps".

According to the episode "Speak No Evil, Dude", Klump doesn't get ill because he eats at least a hundred garlic cloves per day.

Klump has an older brother Kaptain Skurvy, who reminded him most of his past in the Christmas-themed episode "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights":

As a young boy, Klump accidentally caused a huge fire that destroyed the swamp where he and his family lived at. Out of brotherly love, Kaptain Skurvy decided to take the blame for Klump, and was banished from his home. The episode's ending reveals that Klump once planned on joining Skurvy's crew, much to the dislike of K. Rool.

Klump was initially voiced by Len Carlson, and was voiced by Neil Ross in the later episodes.

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.

His role in the beginning of the story is identical in-game: He led the assault of stealing the Banana Hoard, like in the game. Diddy tries to prevent Klump from robbing the bananas, but is restrained by him and locked inside of a barrel.

Klump later appears on Gangplank Galleon, among numerous other Kremlings. When DK, Cranky and Diddy fight the Kremlings, Diddy cartwheels into a Klump, knocking it off the ship and in the ocean.

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