Klump

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Klump from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Aliases General Klump, Kannon, Klumpy
Residence Crocodile Isle
Family Kaptain Skurvy (brother)
Species Kremling
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Powers/Abilities Tremendous Strength,
Due to helmet, invulnerable to head attacks
Enemies Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong 64
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Klump is a large obese member of the Kremling Krew. He typically is used as a ground troop.

Although he has appeared in multiples in some games, it is confirmed that Klump is an individual, as he is refered to as "Klump the Kremling" in the manual of Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong 64. The player's guide for Donkey Kong Country also suggests that he is one Kremling. He is also one of King K. Rool's generals according to the manual of Donkey Kong 64.

Appearances[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Klump first appears in Donkey Kong Country as semi-common enemies. Due to being so large and wearing an army helmet to protect himself, Klump cannot be hurt by some attacks (such as Diddy Kong jumping on them). Klump can only be harmed by either a frontal attack (such as Diddy's cartwheel), Donkey Kong jumping on him or by having a barrel thrown at him.

According to the instruction manual, Klump led several minions in the capture of the Banana Hoard. During this time, he encountered Diddy Kong, who was guarding the bananas all night. Seeing him as a weak little pest, Klump encased the small chimp in a barrel and threw it into the bushes. After this happened, he stole the hoard.

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

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, an enemy similar to Klump, called Kannon appears. According to the manual this enemy is Klump dressed like a pirate. Kannon also appear in Donkey Kong Land 2.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Klump makes a reappearance in Donkey Kong 64. Here, he is much larger and along with attacking the Kongs physically, he also throws unripe green orange grenades. Although the Kongs can attack Klump, he can only be defeated by using a shockwave attack or an orange grenade. Oddly, Klump had a pinkish color in this game.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Klump is a character in the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. His appearance has changed, as he wears a bucket on his head, green camo pants, and is dark brown in color, as well as being larger than King K. Rool. He is a rival for Wrinkly Kong as suggested by their stats.

Diddy Kong Pilot (2003 build)[edit]

Klump in the selection screen.

Klump appears as an unlockable playable character in the 2003 build of Diddy Kong Pilot as a part of Team Kremling. He, along with Kritter, Klaptrap and King K. Rool, can be unlocked if all of the racing tasks is completed by Team Kong. He is replaced by Klungo in Banjo-Pilot. Klump has high speed and weight but with low acceleration skills.

Appearances in Other Media[edit]

Television[edit]

General Klump (also known as Klump or Klumpy) was King K. Rool's second-command and general in the Donkey Kong Country animated series where he was 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 even stating in the episode "Klump's Lumps" (which was centered around Klump being fired) that serving K. Rool was his life. Perhaps due to his loyalty, (Or the fact that K. Rool's other high-ranking minion, Krusha, was just too dimwitted to be organized) Klump was often times put in charge of K. Rool's various plots and schemes.

Despite his tough military-man like exterior, Klump was, in actuality quite a softy; he actually befriends Dixie Kong and helps her find her pet lobster Thermidor in the aforementioned episode, "Klump's Lumps".

According to Klump in the episode "Speak No Evil, Dude," he is immune to illness due to the fact that he eats at least 100 garlic cloves a day.

Much of Klump's origin was revealed in the Christmas themed episode "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights". This episode reveals that as a young boy, Klump ended up causing a huge fire which devastated the swamp where he and his family lived. Klump's older brother, revealed to be the infamous pirate and K. Rool's rival, Kaptain Skurvy, in a show of true brotherly love, decided to take the blame for Klump. This resulted in Skurvy's banishment from the home swamp. Klump only recalled vague memories of these events until Skurvy revealed everything to him.

The end of the episode reveals that Klump had planned on joining Skurvy's crew, much to the protest of King K. Rool.

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

Literature[edit]

In the adaption of Donkey Kong Country, written by Michael Teitelbaum, Klump appears as one of K. Rool's Generals, along with Krusha, Kritter, and Rock Kroc. Klump appears to lead the assault to steal the banana hord, much like in the game. Diddy Kong tries to stop him, but is captured and put inside a barrel. Klump is next seen in the last chapter on board the Gangplank Galleon, along with K. Rool, and the other three Kremling Generals. Diddy Kong ends up fighting Klump again. This time, instead of doing a jump attack, Diddy performs a cartwheel spin, knocking him off of the ship, and into the water below.

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