O'Chunks

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O'Chunks
OChunks SPM.jpg
Full Name O'Chunks
Species Unknown
First Appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (as a Sticker) (2008)

“Now I'm going to 'av teh get chunky on yeh!”
O'Chunks, Super Paper Mario

O'Chunks is one of the main villains in the game Super Paper Mario. He is fought a total of four times in the game, making him the most encountered boss in the game. He speaks with a Scottish accent and his bushy ginger beard and eagerness to brawl are both Scottish stereotypes. However, the fact that his name begins with "O'" is an Irish tradition. Other translations use the Scottish patronym "Mc" instead, while in the Italian version, he has a stereotypical Roman accent.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

O'Chunks was once the general of an army from a certain land (the name of which is not mentioned) for a period of time, during which he was able to successfully lead a squadron of one thousand troops across enemy lines. Unfortunately for him, one of his advisors sold him out and all of his men fell to enemy forces as a result. Count Bleck may have played upon his shame and depression to enlist him into his service, given that Carson claimed that Bleck made O'Chunks feel gradually worse until he finally pledged allegiance to the Count.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario Enemy
O'Chunks
OChunksSprite.PNG
Max HP 20/40/60/100
Attack 1/2/3/4
Defense  ??
Location(s) Yold Desert, Land of the Cragnons, Floro Caverns, Castle Bleck
Card Type Uncommon
Card Description
It's O'Chunks, the count's hulking, wide-eyed henchman! Word is, the count saved his life. Now he owes him big.
Tattle
First Encounter: That's O'Chunks. He's a big, bearded warrior of a man... Max HP is 20 and Attack is 1. He can grab you by the feet and hurl you... If you're in reach, he'll toss you, so keep your distance... But you can turn the tables on him and use Thoreau to send him flying...

Second Encounter: That’s O’Chunks. He’s Count Bleck’s main muscle... Max HP is 40 and Attack is 2. He can grab you by the feet and hurl you… If you’re in reach, he’ll toss you, so keep your distance… But you can turn the tables on him and use Thoreau to send him flying...

Third Encounter: That’s O’Chunks. Dimentio has veggified him. He has no will of his own... Max HP is 60 and Attack is 3. He seems faster and stronger than before... But he will get dizzy after being thrown. That’s your only chance... Don’t let his quick movements confuse you. Just keep a steady head...

Fourth Encounter: That’s O’Chunks. He’s even bigger and stronger now... How is that even possible? Max HP is 100 and Attack is 4. He can now perform aerial attacks... When you see him in the air, take evasive action... Just keep moving to avoid him. Well, Bowser, now is your chance to settle it with O’Chunks...

List of Catch Cards
189           190           191
Mario confronting O'Chunks during battle.

When he is fought for the first time, O'Chunks will attempt to Ground Pound, shoulder-ram and toss Mario as part of his battle strategy. If he is successful in grabbing Mario, he will throw him around. Also when O'Chunks throws Mario (despite only one HP of damage being done), he performs a victory dance. He has twenty HP in this battle.

When O'Chunks throws Princess Peach, he merely tosses her without doing the spinning and victory pose.

He is not encountered again until Chapter 5. Dimentio sends them all to Dimension D, where they duel. In 5-2, he attacks the same way as before, with the added ability to pick up and throw chunks of the ground at the player. He can also spin back into 2D if stuck in 3D, but still loses to them once again. He asks them to finish him off because he failed the Count, but Dimentio then appears, offering him a chance at redemption. O'Chunks accepts his offer because he "lives for the Count", and then leaves with Dimentio.

O'Chunks is fought again in Chapter 5-4, this time having been brainwashed by a Floro Sprout. He randomly shouts out the names of various vegetables while in this form, which Dimentio nicknamed him O'Cabbage. In this state, his attacks are faster, and he picks up bigger ground chunks. After being defeated, the Floro Sprout on his head shrivels up and falls off his head, erasing his memory of the third fight. He attempts to engage Mario in battle once again, but eventually retreats back to Castle Bleck.

Bowser and O'Chunks trying to lift the ceiling in Castle Bleck.

O'Chunks is fought for the fourth and final time in Castle Bleck. Here, he faces off against Bowser in a one-on-one fight as the much bigger Super O'Chunks (the player is unable to play as Princess Peach, Luigi, or Mario in this battle, as Bowser challenges him one-on-one). When he loses, the ceiling begins to collapse. O'Chunks stays and holds it up out of honor for Mario's party, giving them a chance to escape unharmed because " they gained the right to pass". Bowser remains behind to help him instead of leaving though, and after a pointless display of brawn and willingness to sacrifice themselves between the two, the ceiling presumably crushes them both.

However, it is later revealed that he (along with Bowser) survived the cave in because Bowser's weight caused the floor to collapse as well, and they both fell downward unharmed. In addition, O'Chunks also learned from Nastasia about Dimentio's treachery, and also learned from her where Bleck was most likely to be imprisoned. Later, Mimi takes him with her to Dimension D to assist Count Bleck. He and Mimi give the Count and Tippi enough hope to restore the Pure Hearts, thereby helping to defeat Super Dimentio.

After the game has been completed, O'Chunks can be found on the third floor of Flipside by the Heart Pillar, searching for Nastasia, hoping to give her some of Saffron's treats.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

O'Chunks appears as a collectable Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It increases launch resistance by thirty-five.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドドンタス
Dodontasu
Officially romanized "Dodontas"
Spanish McCachos Pun on cachos (chunks) and "Mc", a common Scottish patronym. Could also be a pun on cachas (powerful, muscleman)
French Mc Astagne Pun on castagne (brawl) and "Mc", a common Scottish patronym.
German O'Klock "On the clock" (long form of his name) may refer to the German expression auf die Glocke bekommen, meaning "to get hit".
Italian Pugnazzo Portmanteau of pugno (fist, punch) and pazzo (insane, crazy).
Korean 두두둥
Dududung
May be from the sound of drum expressed in Korean.