Colonel Pluck is the seventh and penultimate boss of Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. He is fought at the end of Factory in the boss level, Feather Fiend. Colonel Pluck operates and moves around in a mechanical machine, the Stompybot 3000. While Colonel Pluck is under control by the Tiki Tak Tribe, after being hypnotized by Cordian, he is responsible for creating Tiki Goons, Tiki Tanks and Tiki Torches. He does this by using the Stompybot 3000 to mash up bananas which transform into Tikis when coming in contact with masks.
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.
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 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.
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, Cordian will release itself from the vehicle's body, and the Stompybot will over turn on Colonel Pluck. Donkey Kong then sends Cordian flying off into the distance.
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