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Ultra Char-Chars are fire enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are a variant of another fire enemy, Char-Chars. They are much bigger in size than Char-Chars. Ultra Char-Chars appear in the Volcano level Furious Fire, as well as the remake-exclusive Cloud level Lavawheel Volcano. In this level, they roam around, trying to harm Donkey Kong. Ultra Char-Chars cannot be defeated by any attack method, including jumping and throwing barrels. They are red ball-like enemies with a "tail" of fire. They slightly resemble comets.