Colonel Pluck

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Colonel Pluck
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Colonel Pluck, inside his Stompybot 3000.
Species Chicken
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Colonel Pluck is, together with his Stompybot 3000 the seventh boss in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. He is the boss of the Factory area and is fought in the level Feather Fiend. Colonel Pluck, while inside the Stompybot, is seen stomping on bananas from Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's Banana Hoard. When mashed-up bananas come in contact with masks, they are transformed into Tikis. Colonel Pluck is doing his job until his hypnosis briefly wears off. The Accordion Tiki hypnotizes him to continue the work, and eventually to do battle with the apes after they jump onto the assembly line.

General Information[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

Colonel Pluck is a white chicken that wears goggles with a black frame. He has a limp, red comb on his head and has quite a long neck and wings for a chicken. He also has four tips at the end of his wing, which has function as finger for him while he is working.

Attacks[edit]

In the first phase, Colonel Pluck controls the Stompybot 3000, walking around the stage. The duo must make their way under the Stompybot. Occasionally, it will run across the screen quickly. Sometimes, Colonel Pluck will lift the bot into the air and then perform a ground pound on the ground. When green chains appear at some point, very rarely will Colonel Pluck try to trick the apes by just scratching the floor with his mechanical feet, which Donkey and Diddy can not go under. If Donkey and Diddy fail to damage Pluck, he will roast the Kongs with a flame jet.

During the second phase, the colonel will send in some eggs, where Buckbots and Buckbombs will hatch out. Donkey Kong must rid of these so he has enough room to avoid Colonel Pluck from trying to smash him from above.

Colonel Pluck can be a difficult boss to beat in Mirror Mode, due to his unpredictable behavior during the first phase.

Combat[edit]

When hitting the Stompybot 3000 three times, parts of the 3000 will break off, and will resemble a flying vehicle like the Koopa Clown Car. Colonel Pluck, who still is inside the robot, will send in eggs at this point. Donkey Kong must dodge his attacks and stomp on Colonel Pluck three more times. After this, the Tiki will release itself from the vehicle's body, and the Stompybot wil over turn on Colonel Pluck. Donkey Kong then sends the Tiki flying off into the distance.

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Names in Other Languages[edit]

Feather Fiend[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロボマスター ドクターチキン
Robomasutā Dokutāchikin
"Robo Master" Dr. Chicken
Spanish Peligro con Plumas Danger with Feathers
French Volaille en Ferraille
German Gefiederter Feind Feathered Foe

Colonel Pluck[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドクターチキン
Dokutāchikin
Dr. Chicken
Spanish Coronel Pluméz Colonel Feathers (Pluméz isn't a real word in the Spanish vocabulary, though it could be derived from the surname Gómez and obviously plumas (Spanish forfeathers).
French Colonel Plumy
German Oberst Pluster

Trivia[edit]

  • Colonel Pluck already seems to be hypnotized before the Kongs even met him. This was probably needed so he would, with the Stompybot 3000, stomp the bananas for the Tikis. He was hypnotized again to defeat the simian duo.
  • Colonel Pluck's name might be based on Harland David Sanders, also known as Colonel Sanders, who is famous for being the original founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  • Colonel Pluck might be made of rubber, as in the cutscene, when he adjusts his goggles, he squeaks.