Klonoa is the young protagonist of the series who, as the "Dream Traveler", is destined to travel to different dream universes and save them from destruction. He is kind-spirited and has a strong sense of justice; he's able to make friends wherever he goes, but he is also shown as naive.
Anti-Hero: In Klonoa Heroes sort of. He is a bounty hunter along side Guntz and only reaches the Hero Medal Rank of Silver.
Art Evolution: The original game gave him a younger, more feline design with trousers and a collar. The second game gave him a more standard anthro design (as pictured right), and while the Wii remake of the first game was originally planned to have a total redesign (comparison here◊, proposed design on the right, final design on the left), fan backlash and overall lack of support from the developers led them to make a third design, which looks like Klonoa meets Mega Man Legends in terms of design.
His appearance in the webcomic seems to borrow from all the different designs at once. He now wears his collar from the original game, as well as the shoes from Lunatea's Veil, and a shirt similar to the one he wore in the Wii remake. His irises have also gotten smaller and more slender, to resemble how they looked in the original game.
Bash Brothers: Is this with Guntz in Namco x Capcom, they even have the brotherly bond to go with it.
Blessed with Suck: Because of his duties as the Dream Traveler, Klonoa goes to several fantastical dream worlds, where he embarks on adventures and makes all sorts of close friends along the way... all of which he has to leave behind in the end, and return to wherever it is he resides when not saving anything. Every time. And it's questionable if he even gets to retain the memories of past worlds or the people he met there, considering that he never brings up Huepow or the events of the Door to Phantomile in any subsequent games.
Blow You Away: His main move is the "Wind Bullet", and he also has the enemy-freezing Hurricane ability in Door to Phantomile.
My Greatest Failure: As revealed during the Maze of Memories level, Lolo failed to become a full priestess by herself in the past, and she was often ridiculed for being weak and a failure. This led to her becoming a...
Poisonous Friend: Barring the fact that he was needed to save Lunatea, the real initial reason Lolo agreed to go along with Klonoa was because his power would allow her to finally gain full priestess status. This definitely changes by the end of the game, though, when she gives up her title so that she can earn it again on her own, and breaks down in tears upon finding out that Klonoa can't stay in Lunatea.
Bond Villain Stupidity: Just before the Boss Battle with Baladium, Joka is piloting some kind of flying machine that can launch missiles. Joka has the perfect opportunity to kill Klonoa but he chooses to shoot the corners of the bridge Klonoa is standing on instead. This causes the bridge to become detached and swing back and forth, but leaves Klonoa himself unharmed.
Raymanian Limbs: He has these in almost every game except for "Door to Phantomile" where he has stick-figure arms and legs.
Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: In the Northern Express world of Dream Champ Tournament, it's stated he's paying off the Moos to hamper his opponent, a tactic which Garlen allows. In his note in Garlen Castle, he claims he'll pay anything to avoid becoming a gear.
Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: By the time of Door to Phantomile's events, Ghadius is so incredibly fed up with the world and its inhabitants that he just wants it gone, and thinks nothing of his own inevitable demise as a result.
Summon Bigger Fish: His plan: summon Nahatomb so that it can destroy the world. The first part succeeds, not so much the second.
The main antagonist of Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil. As his name suggests, he is the ruler of Hyuponia, the Kingdom of Sorrow, and the fifth kingdom of Lunatea that was hidden away from the world when the other Lunateans refused to accept sorrow.
Evil Counterpart: Not evil, per se, but he could be definitely be seen as a parallel to Klonoa, being of a similar species and even wearing a collar like Klonoa used to. In addition, both have (or had) important occupations that involve taking care of a lot of other people (the Dream Traveler and the ruler of the Kingdom of Sorrow), both are pretty young to be doing such things in the first place, and both have kinda suck-ish lives in hindsight... One big difference would be that while Klonoa must always leave his home to continue with his duties, the Kind of Sorrow's job actually prevented him from leaving Hyuponia, and so all the citizens either abandoned him or died out. Another could be that while Klonoa chooses to put his own feelings and sorrows on hold for the sake of others, the King is completely driven by his own sadness and hatred... so yeah.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: He was secretly manipulating Klonoa (and pretty much everyone else) so that they would make the Kingdom of Sorrow reappear and allow it to become part of Lunatea again. He also has no problem with personally destroying the world when this backfires.
Slasher Smile: It's small and easy to miss, but boy is it unnerving when he gets it.
The Stoic: Well, he is The King of Sorrow after all. So of course, he can never be happy, and the only moments when he isn't sad and grim is when he's enraged.
Tragic Villain: All the King was really trying to do was make the rest of Lunatea remember sorrow (which they had previously shunned) and by extension his kingdom and he himself, so that Lunatea would be in balance again, Hyuponia would be saved from ruin, and he would no longer have to take in all the world's sorrow alone. He was just having a really hard time getting this to work out towards the end.
Berserk Button: Here you have a guy who could give Klonoa a run for his money in the kindness department, but bad mouth his sick son and let's just say you have to be a real beast to be able too out swear and scare Guntz.
Cool Old Guy: Not that old but is the oldest of the group and a father but that does not stop him from being Cool or Fun.
Jerkass Façade: In Klonoa Heroes at least. When introduced he steals a flower from Klonoa but took good care of it before giving it back to him because he knew it was rare. He does some Jerk things during the game but all are fueled by his desire to avenge his father or feeling that he is in a situation where he has to do what he has to in order to protect himself and others. When he drops the mask he is shown to deeply care for his friends especially Klonoa. It is also supported by Janga before Guntz attempts to kill him that Butz (Guntz's Father) raised him right and to be a hero and would not approve of killing even his enemies.
Loner-Turned-Friend: More so in the Klonoa heroes interpretation where he warms up to Klonoa a lot quicker and shows general concern for his safety in Namco x Capcom.
Roaring Rampageof Revenge: A calm case in Klonoa Heroes where he is hunting down Janga at all cost. It shows up again when he decides to let Janga live because his father would disapprove of Guntz killing him but when Janga turns around and sneak attacks him but got Klonoa instead all of Guntz mercy officially ran out and he shoots to kill.