The cast of the Klonoa series. Be prepared for spoilers, marked or unmarked!
Debuted in Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
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.
- All-Loving Hero: Klonoa never turns down someone in need. And if there's even the slightest chance that the villain can be redeemed or saved, he'll do everything in his power to make it happen.
- Anti-Hero: In Klonoa Heroes, sort of. He is a bounty hunter alongside Guntz and only reaches the Hero Medal Rank of Silver. In all the other games, however, he is pure good.
- 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.
- Badass Adorable: Being a fluffy bunny/kitty doesn't stop him from regularly taking down evil Eldritch Abominations
- 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.
- Break the Cutie: The entirety of the first game is this for him.
- But Now I Must Go: Save the world, go to find another world to save. That's his life.
- Catch Phrase: Wahoo!
- There's also Rupurudu!note in the games where the everyone speaks "Phantomilian".
- And WAPEEEH!note
- MANYAH! The sound he makes when he is hurt, or falls into a pit. Possibly the Phantomilian equivalent of "Damn it!" He also sshouts this during times of emotional distress as seen in the final cutscene of Door to Phantomile, so it could also be like yelling "No!"
- Costume Evolution: He gets a new outfit every game.
- Cute Little Fangs: His more recent appearances have these. His original one, on the other hand...
- Dark Is Not Evil: Downplayed. Some aspects of Klonoa's design are traditionally creepy, like his mostly black fur (though he also has plenty of white fur too), his fangs, and his yellow eyes. The latter two features were especially prominent in Door to Phantomile, where he had a mouth full of sharp teeth, and yellow sclerae with Hellish Pupils, making him look more animalistic than he does in later games. However, Klonoa is also a cheerful Primary-Color Champion, which certainly isn't dark. He's definitely a hero, though. Some unused concepts for the character, including a shadow creature and a robot containing a human soul, would have been more creepy in nature, but the creators ultimately went with a cuter design for Klonoa to make him more sympathetic (and possibly more marketable.)
- Depending on the Writer: Klonoa noticeably tends to be a lot more brattier and short tempered in the GBA games as opposed to his All-Loving Hero status in the main console games.
- Does Not Like Spam: Klonoa isn't too fond of carrots or tomatoes.
- Dream Walker: His main character trait is that he's a Dream Traveler who's summoned to dream worlds that are in trouble to save them. His choice in the worlds he visit doesn't seem to be something he can control, and similarly, once he's saved the world, he's usually kicked out against his own will as well sometime later. However, the game leaves it rather ambiguous as to whether this is true or the game series is just a bunch of different dreams a person is having.
- Drop the Hammer: One of his weapons in Klonoa Heroes.
- Ear Wings: He can fly with his big, floppy ears for a short period of time, allowing him to clear bigger gaps.
- Fake Memories: Was given these by Huepow in the first game, he wasn't too happy about it.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He has no shirt in his original design. Also he has a Ring Around the Collar.
- Happy Ending: Finally gets one in his Klonoa Heroes interpretation.
- Idiot Hero: In the slapstick manga, he's this. Klonoa unquestionably means well, but his impulsive shenanigans actually make him a much more dangerous menace than any of the bad guys he faces! By the end of the manga, he's destroyed the entire city at least twice, and caused uncountable injuries to everyone around him.
- Improbable Weapon User: The Wind Bullet ring.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Felicia in Namco X Capcom, because "long haired felines must stick together."
- Kid Hero: His exact age is unknown, but he is stated multiple times to be a young boy.
- Killer Rabbit: Or rather, killer cat-rabbit... thing.
- Nice Hat: Has a Pac-Man-adorned blue cap.
- Primary-Color Champion: Always wears a combination of blue, yellow, and/or red.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Considering that he appears to be half-bunny-half-kitty with a dash of puppy, it seems like he was designed with this trope in mind.
- Shock and Awe: He has the Thunder Hurricane attack in Klonoa Heroes and Namco × Capcom.
- Super Drowning Skills: It's revealed that Klonoa can't swim.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Hamburgers (without tomatoes, of course).
- True Companions: Forms this with Lolo and Popka in majority of the games. In Klonoa Heroes he forms this with Guntz and Pango.
- Becoming the Mask: At first, he's only pretending to have been Klonoa's lifelong friend. But as time goes on, he starts to really become friends with him, and is very saddened by the knowledge that Klonoa will have to leave him.
- Floating Limbs: Before his Wii redesign, floating gloved hands.
- Living Weapon: He provides Klonoa with the ability to shoot Wind Bullets.
- King Incognito: More like Prince Incognito. Huepow is actually the prince of the Moon Kingdom, who pretended to be Klonoa's friend to get him to defeat Ghadius and Joka.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He may be a prince, but he still helps Klonoa defeat several nightmare creatures.
A giggling clown-like creature that is one of the main villains in the Klonoa series, appearing in the first game and its spinoffs.
- Ax-Crazy: In Door to Phantomile, he gets more unhinged the more he fails, which leads to him going as far as to murder Grandpa in cold blood.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He certainly doesn't seem like the type who would commit murder via Frickin' Laser Beams, does he?
- Black Eyes of Evil: Has black cross/star shaped eyes with no pupils or irides.
- 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.
- In the first two boss fights he points out the first two bosses weaknesses by warning them to watch out for attacks that can get at their weak spots.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: One of his most recognizable features. It gets creepier in the Wii remake. See Frozen Face below.
- Circus Synths: This evil little clown is always associated with electronic music of some sort. His normal leitmotif, "Joker Mood" is a bouncy techno tune, while his battle theme, "Facade & Blade" starts out with some Creepy Circus Music before switching to a dance tune with synth strings.
- Creepy High-Pitched Voice: He has this in almost all of his appearances. How exactly it sounds depends on who's voicing him - his voice may sound like a Creepy Child, or more clownish, but either way, his voice is always high-pitched - barring the scene before his boss battle in Door To Phantomile, where he suddenly gains a Voice of the Legion.
- Dirty Coward: Klonoa even calls him out on it in Door to Phantomile.
- The Dragon: To Ghadius in Door to Phantomile.
- Faux Affably Evil: Any politeness or joviality he shows drips with condescension, then completely shatters when enraged.
- Floating Limbs: He has these in almost every game except for "Door to Phantomile" where he has stick-figure arms and legs.
- Frozen Face: In the Wii remake, he is always smiling, even when scared or angry. Averted in other games, in which he is able to make other facial expressions.
- Giggling Villain: He has a distinct giggle, contrasting with Ghadius' ominous Evil Laugh.
- Greed: In the spinoffs, he loves money, and strives to gain more of it.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: a peculiar case, as Klonoa never seems to remember him or what he has done, he plays volleyball with him and calls a truce at the end of one of the games to take a photo.
- Laughably Evil: At first anyway, this continuously chips away until Ghadius confronts him on his failures.
- Magical Clown: He may be a bit incompetent, but don't let that fool you! Throughout the course of the series, he exhibits a wide range of magical abilities.
- Monster Clown: Full stop, at least in the first game where he flat-out murders Grandpa out of sheer rage at having his ass handed to him by Klonoa so many times. Downplayed later in the series; he's still a villain, but he's much less sociopathic about it.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: That is, if those are teeth. It's a little hard to tell.
- Mundane Utility: Has powerful magic abilities that, in Klonoa Beach Volleyball, he uses to gain more money.
- The Noseless: In most games except for the Wii remake, in which he is given a small pair of nostrils.
- One-Winged Angel: In the first game, he becomes a giant floating lizard/turtle-like creature during eclipses.
- OOC Is Serious Business: The scenes before and after his fight in the first game, becoming deadly serious in his bid to hold on to his pride and defeat Klonoa.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: Implied. He's seen first working for Ghadius, and then later on with Garlen and Janga. Despite being one of the more recurring villains in the series, he has never been a Big Bad, and seems content being the right-hand man to other baddies.
- Scaled Up: In Door to Phantomile, during his boss battle, he frequently transforms into a creature resembling a cross between a turtle and a lizard. What's worse is that his clownish appearance carries over to his reptilian form, making it a literal Monster Clown.
- 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.
- Slasher Smile: His creepy clown smile is certainly fitting for his wicked personality.
- The Sociopath: In Door to Phantomile, he ends up killing Grandpa and mocking Klonoa about it. Averted in other games, where he remains Laughably Evil to the point that he's more of a selfish buffoon than a serious threat.
- Tranquil Fury: As he prepares to face Klonoa in the first game, his demeanour becomes eerily settled and calm as he vows not to let you pass alive, with his voice becoming increasingly deep and echoed. It's at this point we realise he really means business.
- Villainous Breakdown: You can tell that he is getting increasingly irritated at he continues to meet and hamper Klonoa's progress culminating in an OOC moment.
- Villainous Harlequin: Throughout most of the series, he is portrayed as an incompetent villain in the same vein as Jessie, James, and Meowth. See OOC Is Serious Business above for a time when he leaned more strongly towards the Monster Clown trope.
- You Killed My Father: Kills Grandpa for the pendant by blasting him and his home with a giant laser.
One of Phantomile's nightmare creatures who seeks to destroy it.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Life as a Nightmare wasn't kind to Ghadius, and it culminated in him being sealed away. His release is what kicks off the plot of the first game.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Of what little we see of his skin (or whatever skin he even has to begin with), it's completely white.
- Badass Cape: Apparently, it contains a portal into some void where he keeps things. Including Lephise.
- Big Bad: Of Door to Phantomile.
- Bullet Hell: His Boss Battle takes place in one of his own creation, known as the Wheel of Woe.
- Cool Mask: He wears (or perhaps is) a gold-plated bird mask that covers only the top half of his face.
- Dark Is Evil: He is known as the King of Darkness.
- Evil Laugh: Does this quite a few times.
- Evil Sounds Deep: No matter which actor is voicing him, he always has a deep, echoing voice.
- Evil Wears Black: Wears a black cloak.
- Floating Limbs: His entire being is made up of a cape, his mask and his gloves. The Wii remake averts this by physically attaching everything to the cape.
- High Collar of Doom: It's big enough to completely cover the back and sides of his head.
- Knight of Cerebus: His appearance always marks a darker atmosphere.
- Mook Maker: He can summon Mooks called Death Moos during his boss battle.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He doesn't even remotely resemble anything else in Phantomile, making it crystal clear that he's not supposed to be in this world.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Only on his mask though, not that it makes him look any less creepy.
- The Sociopath: He wants to destroy Phantomile, and he'll kill himself to succeed.
- 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.
- Voice of the Legion: Much more prevalent in the Wii version; in the PlayStation version, you only hear it through his Death Cry Echo.
- You Have Failed Me: Bellows this out at Joka (word for word in the remake) for failing to dispose of Klonoa. He claims he is uninterested however, confident his plans will succeed regardless (much to Joka's relief).
The final boss of the game, an Eldritch Abomination made from the nightmares of Phantomile.
- Bigger on the Inside: While Nahatomb is already enormous on the outside, when Klonoa is sucked inside him for the second phase, there's a whole, endless void inside.
- Evil Is Bigger: Nahatomb is the ultimate evil in Phantomile, and he's perhaps the largest character in the game
- Extra Eyes: Has 4 eyes in all of his forms in Door to Phantomile.
- Final Boss: Of Door to Phantomile.
- Hellish Pupils: Has these in all four of his eyes.
- Made of Evil: He is literally made of nightmares.
- Purple Is Powerful: His skin as well as the ghost thing inside his body are purple.
- Summon Bigger Fish: The "Bigger Fish" summoned by Ghadius.
- Villain Decay: In Klonoa Beach Volleyball, he goes from Eldritch Abomination to Corrupt Corporate Executive, and as a result is given a Lighter and Softer redesign.
- Womb Level: The second part of its boss battle takes place inside its stomach.
Debuted in Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil
A priestess-in-training who meets up with Klonoa upon his arrival in Lunatea.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Her profile picture is of her post-tripping. Her ending in Klonoa Beach Volleyball has her freaquently breaking stuff while shopping. It's likely her clumsiness is the reason she has yet to become a priestess.
- Distressed Damsel: In Heroes.
- He Will Not Cry, So I Cry for Him: Right before Klonoa leaves Lunatea, she does this. Granted, he did a lot of crying back in Door to Phantomile, so he's probably used to it by now.
- Little Bit Beastly: She has a monkey-like tail and rather big ears, but other than that is one of the more human-looking characters in the series.
- Living Weapon: Like Huepow before her, she powers Klonoa's ring.
- 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: Downplayed. 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.
- Exotic Eye Designs: His eyes have a unique line pattern that make them look like gemstones.
- Ambition Is Evil: Was a priestess who got fed up waiting for power or recognition, turning to villainous methods to get it.
- Ambiguously Human: The closest of any character, along with the High Priestess.
- Evil Counterpart: To Lolo, another priestess who wanted recognition; who was utterly broken upon realizing how selfish her motives were, something Leorina didn't care about until she got a harsher realization.
- Evil Red Head: At first.
The King Of Sorrow
- "If sorrow is so unwelcome here...""Who cares if the world is destroyed..."
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.
- Anti-Villain: All he wants is to be remembered, so he won't be alone anymore.
- Big Bad: Of Lunatea's Veil.
- Creepy Child: With the creepy eyes, monotone, and emotionless-ness to boot.
- Death Equals Redemption: After the battle with him, he fades out of existence in Klonoa's arms, albeit knowing that the Lunateans won't forget sorrow anymore. It appears that the King was reborn and can now be happy, as he is shown smiling while the High Priestess holds him in the credits.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Does he have a real name? We don't know. "The King of Sorrow" is all we have to go on.
- 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 King 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.
- Knight Templar: He will bring sorrow back to Lunatea, even if doing so destroys the world in the process.
- Last of His Kind: He's the ruler and sole resident left in the entire Kingdom of Sorrow.
- No Name Given: He's only referred to by his title, with no indication of what his name actually is.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: In a series where final bosses tend to be monstrous Eldritch Abominations, the King of Sorrow stands out as being a Cartoon Creature who's only slightly taller than Klonoa himself. Even so, he's the final boss for a reason.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He may look cute from a distance, but then the camera zooms up close to his face when Klonoa first encounters him. His pupils are disturbingly tiny which makes him look much less cute and much more murderous. The reason why his eyes are deep red is because of the mass amounts of crying.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He was secretly manipulating Klonoa (and 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.
- Tragic Villain: All the King really tried 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. Put yourself in his shoes for a moment. All of the emotional pain that the entire world could ever feel, is what you end up feeling on a daily basis, and you can't confess your sorrows to anyone else, and you don't have anyone to comfort you or even understand your pain. How could one not go mad?
- Walking Spoiler: Look at all the white spaces. It's very, very hard to talk about his true role in Lunatea's Veil without giving away a large portion of the plot. His name alone invokes massive spoilers to his role in the game.
- Villainous Breakdown: After Leorina gives him a Shut Up, Hannibal!, he loses it and goes Axe-Crazy. Granted, putting up with all the sorrow in the entire world by himself might also have been a factor.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Goes about the wrong way, but he just wants the people of Lunatea to stop suppressing their sorrow. Sadness is just as important as any other emotion.
Debuted in Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament
- Adorkable: Seeing his sea sickness as well as his fanboy tendencies when involving guns and he is up there with Klonoa on the adorable chart.
- Bash Brothers: Is this with Klonoa in Namco x Capcom
- Disappeared Dad: His dad was actually killed by Janga, which prompts Guntz to hunt down the latter for revenge.
- Expy: His black fur, tragic backstory, and use of guns, among other things, makes him very similar to Shadow the Hedgehog. In fact, Dream Champ Tournament (his debut game) came out only one year after Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow's debut.
- Fanboy: Believe it or not he shows it in Klonoa Heroes where he flips out about a gun. He goes into great detail about it and even gets mad at Klonoa for recklessly touching it.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Not even when he's driving.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: A little more implicit than most examples, but he liberally takes aim with his weapons if he's annoyed by someone or something.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
- Noble Wolf: He may be a bit rude and aloof, but this wolf is definitely a good guy.
- Punny Name: Guntz. Guess what his weapons are.
- Roaring Rampageof Revenge: A calm case in Klonoa Heroes where he is hunting down Janga at all costs. 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's mercy officially ran out and he shoots to kill.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Also called Gantz. *
- The Rival: Guntz definitely plays the part of the overconfident, dismissive, edgier counterpart to Klonoa in his debut. However, this aspect of his character slowly erodes away in later titles and crossovers, where he grows to see Klonoa as a brother.
- True Companions: Becomes this in Klonoa Heroes with Klonoa and Pango
- Weaksauce Weakness: He's a well-known and feared bounty hunter... who cannot stomach being on boats in the slightest. Swimming is just fine, but boats are out.
Another recurring villain in the series, Garlen is a comical Mad Scientist who enacts wild schemes in the spinoffs.
- Ambiguously Human: He looks almost human and is based on a human character from another franchise... but he has doglike ears and a round nose.
- Butt-Monkey: More so than any other villain. For example, in Klonoa Beach Volleyball, Hewpoe complains that it's unfair that Garlen gets to ride in a machine. So Garlen gives the other competitors machines too. Cue Gilligan Cut to show that Garlen was easily beaten.
- Cartoon Creature: He looks human-like for the most part, but he has ears like a dog.
- Expy: As a rotund, comical Mad Scientist, Garlen was based on Dr. Eggman. He doesn't have the 'stache, though.
- Eyepatch of Power: Subverted. Although he does wear an eyepatch, he's kind of an incompetent weakling.
- Green and Mean: Wears a green coat.
- Laughably Evil: Even In-Universe, few take him seriously.
- Mad Scientist: He can build all sorts of robots and giant mechs to use for his nefarious plans.
- Red Right Hand: As well as the aforementioned eyepatch, he also has a metal claw for a hand.
Debuted in Klonoa Heroes
- 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 to out-swear and scare Guntz.
- In the more comedic manga though, he flies into a rage if he's ever mistaken for, or compared to a turtle. Even if he does it himself.
- 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.
- Gentle Giant: That is if he isn't pushed to far.
- Mad Bomber: A nice and gentle version. That is unless you badmouth his sick son.
- Papa Wolf: His main goal in Klonoa Heroes is to find a cure for his comatose son.
- Power Trio: Part of one alongside Klonoa and Guntz.
- Seldom-Seen Species: A pangolin.
A foul-mouthed, feline-like purple creature who wears a coat, scarf, and Nice Hat. He was once a hunter along with Guntz's father, Butz but killed him at the request of Garlen. He seeks to harvest nightmare for his own purposes.
- Abhorrent Admirer: In Namco × Capcom, he seems to have an attraction to Felicia from Darkstalkers; she finds him despicable.
- Ascended Extra: Went from a passing mention in the Beach Volleyball spin-off, to one of the main villains of Klonoa Heroes.
- Cats Are Mean: He's probably one of the nastiest characters in this franchise.
- Disney Villain Death: How he's offed in Klonoa Heroes.
- Poison Is Evil: He's cruel and vile, and has claws tipped with venom.
- Poisonous Person: His claws are very venomous, and can inject someone with so much as a scratch.
- Purple Is Powerful: He's one of the most dangerous villains in the series, and he wears a purple coat and has lavender fur.
- Red Baron: "Poison Claws" Janga
- Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a very impressive, long scarf.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Let's just say that in Japanese, he could probably use a swear-jar.
- You Killed My Father: He worked with Butz, and eventually they found the Darkness of Nahatomb, when Butz refused to awaken the monster, Garlen had him killed by Janga.
Debuted in Klonoa: Empire of Dreams
A recurring hero, Chipple is a kangaroo who loves boxing and strives to get better at it.
A disgruntled emperor who is plagued with insomnia. Because he cannot sleep, he has forbidden dreaming from his empire. Klonoa and Huepow run afoul of him when they enter his empire by dreaming. His first and only appearance is in Klonoa: Empire of Dreams.
- Cartoon Creature: What is he? A koala? A fox?
- Classy Cravat: Tops off his fancy robe with a frilly cravat adorned with a purple jewel.
- Cool Crown: A deep purple crown bearing his empire's insignia.
- Good Is Not Nice: Zig-zagged. When Klonoa first meets him, he is rather rude, and punishes Klonoa for dreaming, but is willing to spare his life. Later, Klonoa is led to believe that he was the villain. Then Bagoo reveals himself as the true Big Bad, and after Klonoa defeats him and saves the empire, Jillius realizes what he's done, lifts the ban on dreaming, and ultimately becomes a kindly ruler.
- Grumpy Old Man: Has an elderly appearance and acts disgruntled due to his insomnia. Averted later on when he has a Heel Realization.
- Heel Realization: When Klonoa saves him and his entire empire, he realizes how cruel he's been and becomes a much better emperor.
- The Insomniac: The reason why he's so cranky. It turns out that Bagoo was the one who caused his insomnia.
- No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Jillius is obviously a Funny Animal caricature of Julius Caesar. Like Caesar, Jillius is the emperor of a large empire. Both were also betrayed by someone they trusted (Brutus for Caesar, and Bagoo for Jillius.) Also, "Jillius" sounds very close to "Julius."
- Purple Is Powerful: Not only are his robe and crown purple, but his fur is also lavender.
Emperor Jillius' advisor. His biggest role is in Klonoa: Empire of Dreams, though he also makes cameos in Klonoa Beach Volleyball and Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament.
- Big Bad: Of Empire Of Dreams.
- The Cameo: He makes an appearance in one of the ending cutscenes of Klonoa Beach Volleyball.
- Cartoon Creature: You could argue that he takes this Up to Eleven. While Jillius and most of the other Cartoon Creatures in Jillius' empire are at least somewhat easy to identify, it's hard to tell what animal, if any, he is supposed to be. An anteater or aardvark? Some kind of reptile?
- Chekhov's Gunman: He appears in the intro and is never seen or mentioned again until the end, when he is revealed to be the villain.
- Evil All Along: He was the one who placed the curse on the empire.
- Evil Chancellor: To Emperor Jillius.
- Final Boss: Of Empire of Dreams.
- Green and Mean: He is the true villain, and he wears a green robe and hat.
- Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: He seems a little eager to punish Klonoa. When Jillius decides not to, Bagoo is clearly surprised. Lo and behold, he's the true villain of the game, planning to take over the empire by turning everyone into monsters.
Debuted in Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol
The main antagonist of the short-lived webcomic. He is an evil lion who seeks to use the powerful Noctis Sol for his own ends.
- Armored Villains, Unarmored Heroes: Wears an impressive suit of armor. His Mooks, the Nighty-Knights, count as well.
- Beard of Evil: Has an impressive goatee.
- Big Bad: Of the webcomic.
- Big "YES!": When his Nightmare Missile launches.
- Blinding Bangs: His mane covers his eyes.
- Composite Character: He has elements of some of the series' previous villains. His imposing presence, dark clothing, and half-hidden face come from Ghadius, him being a feline comes from Janga, and his aspirations for power and use of machines come from Garlen. Him being an Evil Overlord could possibly be a reference to Emperor Jillius, who also has a somewhat feline look, though the player is only led to believe Jillius is evil, and he actually isn't.
- Dark Is Evil: Wears dark colors, and has a very ominous personality.
- Evil Is Hammy: Despite his dialogue being written out instead of recorded, you can tell that he's hamming it up with nearly every sentence.
- Evil Overlord: This villain's got it all: scary suit of armor - check! Huge army - check! Evil Plan - check!
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He has very little characterization aside from being an evil overlord, and doesn't get nearly the amount of depth that most other villains in the franchise do. This is most likely a consequence of the comic being cut short.
- King of Beasts: While it's unknown if he has a specific title or territory, he's definitely a lion and an Evil Overlord.
- Mook Maker: Has the ability to spawn tiny blade-wielding minions.
- Obviously Evil: His appearance is sinister from head to toe.
- Ominous Opera Cape: A Dracula-style, red-and-black cape.
- Panthera Awesome: This lion proves to be a huge threat throughout the webcomic's short run.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: His robe and cape are completely black and red.
- Villain Team-Up: In the last strip of the webcomic produced, he teams up with Nightmare Klonoa, as well as Klonoa's Brainwashed and Crazy friends.
- We Have Reserves: Has no qualms about sacrificing his Mooks.
An evil version of Klonoa who only appears in the webcomic. He first appears bullying Lolo, and later teams up with Tenebrae Hue.
- Balloon Belly: Falls victim to this when Klonoa inflates him with his Wind Ring.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Sports a dark gray variant (to stand out from his fur) in the monochrome dream world he resides in. However, he lacks these in the real world.
- The Bully: In his first appearance, he is taunting Lolo and telling her that Klonoa is gone forever.
- Deliberately Monochrome: His use of grays and blacks contrasts Klonoa's brightly-colored clothes, and emulates how the universe of the particular game he comes from has no color. The only exceptions are his eyes.
- Evil Counterpart: To Klonoa.
- Fangs Are Evil: His fangs are more prominent than Klonoa's.
- Fur and Loathing: Has fur-trimmed clothes.
- Jerkass: Not only does he spend most of his appearance in the webcomic tormenting Lolo just for kicks, he has a more smug, juvenile-delinquent-esque attitude than other villains in the series.
- Obviously Evil: Justified, as he was created to be an evil version of Klonoa and is pretty much an amalgamation of various villainous tropes with Klonoa's appearance. This even extends to the logo on his hat, which is one of the ghosts from Pac-Man rather than Pac-Man himself.
- Psychotic Smirk: As he believes he's in control, taunting Lolo with the idea that Klonoa's abandoned her.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one as he takes on his counterpart, and again as he's summoned into the real world.
- Smug Snake: He's visibly pleased with himself for making Lolo cry. That smirk stays on his face until the real Klonoa shows up and fights back.
- Spikes of Villainy: His shoes are cleats with cartoonishly large spikes on them, his collar is spiked, and even the fluff on his ears and cheeks is spikier than Klonoa's. He also has noticeable claws underneath his gloves.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: The only part of his body with color are his sinister yellow eyes.