General Klump

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This article is about the character from the Donkey Kong Country animated series. For the species of the same name, see Klump.
General Klump
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Species Klump
First appearance Donkey Kong Country animated series - Bad Hair Day (1998)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country animated series - Message in a Bottle Show (2000)
Latest portrayal Adrian Truss (1998-present)
“Serving you, King K. Rool, is my life!”
General Klump, Klump's Lumps

General Klump (also known as Klump or Klumpy) is King K. Rool's second-command and general in the Donkey Kong Country animated series where he is one of the show's main characters. He was voiced by Adrian Truss. Despite most Klumps being depicted as brown, he is a lime green color.

Despite being constantly berated and disrespected by K. Rool (even being fired a few times by him), Klump remains ever faithful to him, even stating in the episode "Klump's Lumps" (which is centered around Klump being fired) that serving K. Rool is his life. Perhaps due to his loyalty (or the fact that K. Rool's other minions, especially Krusha, are just too dimwitted to be organized), Klump is often put in charge of K. Rool's various plots and schemes.

Despite his tough military-man like exterior, Klump is 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. In the same episode he is dimwitted enough to misinterpret Rool's laryngitis and suffocation as an order to blow up the entire island. Even when Cranky Kong pointed out the idiocy of such an order, especially since Klump would also be killed in the blast, Klump ignored the Kong and nearly completed the operation.

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 reveals everything to him. The end of the episode reveals that Klump had planned on joining Skurvy's crew, but was presumably dissuaded by King K. Rool based on later episodes.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クランプ将軍
Kuranpu Shōgun
General Klump
German Genralligator Zack The rank is a portmanteau of General and Alligator, Zack is a colloquial word with different meanings (name not used for the game counterpart)
Portuguese General Klump
Korean 클럼프 장군
Keulleompeu Jang-gun
General Klump

Trivia[edit]

A singular, high-ranking Klump from Donkey Kong 64
  • In the story section of the Donkey Kong 64 manual, a singular Klump is referred to as being among K. Rool's generals, who comforts K. Rool after he throws a fake tantrum upon the Blast-O-Matic failing. Due to Donkey Kong 64's occasional allusions to the series, this may be intended to be the same character. However, due to the only Klump close to K. Rool in the game itself being the same pinkish color as most Klumps in the game, it may, in fact, be unintentional.
  • General Klump, along with Krusha, appears in a commercial for the Game Boy Color remake of Donkey Kong Country, in which they fight Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Rambi the Rhino for the possession of a giant GBC system. The commercial features models of the former four characters as depicted in the second season of the animated series, with Rambi being presented in a similar style (despite never being featured in the show itself).