King Ka-Thunk

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King Ka-Thunk
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First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
King Ka-Thunk, as seen in-game.
Fighting King Ka-Thunk.

King Ka-Thunk (known as King Kathunk in PAL regions) is a boss that appears in Super Mario 3D World as the boss of World 5-Castle: King Ka-thunk's Castle. He is a small, blue metal square with red feet and detached red hands. He also has five spikes on the front and his back is pink and fleshy with a bandage on it. King Ka-thunk floats in the middle of another, larger Ka-Thunk frame.

He serves as the boss of World 5. His main attack is moving around the Ka-thunk before finally stopping in one of the corners. After this, the ground that King Ka-thunk will fall on glows red before he crashes into the ground, damaging any players caught under the Ka-thunk. To damage King Ka-thunk, the player has to jump on his backside while he is face down. After each hit, two of the arena's corners will fall off, and King Ka-thunk will become faster and more erratic. Once three hits are landed, King Ka-thunk is defeated, and the Warp Box to the Goal Pole is revealed.

King Ka-thunk later reappears as one of the bosses in World Flower-12: Boss Blitz. However, his strategy has not changed since the first battle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガッチンキング
Gacchinkingu
Clang-King (Portmanteau of ガッチン Gacchin, meaning "clicking" or "clanging", and "King")
Spanish (NOE) Rey Marcoplás King Frameplaf. Marco means frame and plas means plaf; Marco is also a name (Mark)
French Roi Klonk King Klonk
German König Klonk King Klonk
Italian Re Clompo From Re (King) and the the sound of crushing objects (CLOMP!)
Portuguese Rei Quadrapumba Rei means "king"; Quadrapumba comes from quadrado (square) and pumba (thumping sound)
Russian Кар-Кас
Kar-Kas
From каркас (karkas, means "frame, carcass") and кар (kar), the sound of a crow

Trivia[edit]

  • King Ka-Thunk's method of attacking is very similar to that of the Whomp King.