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Debuted in Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

    Klonoa 

Klonoa

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Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe / Eric Stitt

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: He 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 Gold (the next highest up being Star). 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: He's 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.
  • Cartoon Creature: Klonoa seems to be a Mix-and-Match Critter of a dog, cat, and rabbit. But it's unspecified what he is.
  • Catchphrase: Wahoo!
    • There's also Rupurudu!note  (written as "Loopuludoo" in Empire of Dreams) in the games where 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 shouts this during times of emotional distress as seen in the final cutscene of Door to Phantomile, so it could also be his version of a Big "NO!".
  • Costume Evolution: While he was a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal with a Ring Around the Collar and brown shoes in the first game, Lunatea's Veil onward updated his outfit with a blue shirt and red shoes (pictured right). The Wii remake of the first game went back to the original outfit, replacing his collar with a red jacket (though his original and Lunatea's Veil outfits can be unlocked).
  • 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: He noticeably tends to be a lot brattier and short-tempered in the GBA games, especially in Klonoa Heroes, 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 visits 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.
  • Driven to Suicide: Jarringly so in the slapstick manga. After one chapter ends with him losing his confidence as a hero, the following chapter begins with him attempting to drown himself. Fortunately, Moo stops him before he has the chance... though it does nothing to lift his spirits.
  • 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.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one at the end of Door to Phantomile after learning that he wasn't actually from Phantomile, and his memories and relationships there were fabricated by Huepow to motivate him to stop Ghadius.
    • Also has one during a poison-induced Nightmare Sequence in Klonoa Heroes, where he can't think of why he wanted to be a hero in the first place, all while his friends continue to ask him and/or taunt him for only pretending to be a hero.
  • Hover Board: Rides one in Lunatea's Veil, both GBA platformers, and the webcomic.
  • 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 Amusing 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.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Lives with his grandfather in Door to Phantomile and Klonoa Heroes.
  • 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: So much so that he needs a mechanized diving suit to traverse Klonoa Heroes and Dream Champ Tournament's Under the Sea levels.
  • Taking the Bullet: In Klonoa Heroes, he does this for Guntz when Janga attempts a venom-claw sneak attack on the latter after falsely surrendering.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hamburgers (without tomatoes, of course).
  • True Companions: Forms this with Lolo and Popka in the majority of the games. In Klonoa Heroes he forms this with Guntz and Pango.
  • White Gloves: While his gloves do help his hands stand out against his black fur, they're not white; they're bright yellow. Additionally, according to his webcomic, he doesn't appear to wear them in his world, only gaining them when he visits the various dream worlds he travels to.
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    Huepow 

Huepow (Hewpoe)

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Voiced by: Fujiko Takimoto (Japanese, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile) / Akemi Kanda (Japanese, Klonoa Wii) / Laura Bailey (English, Klonoa Wii)

A ring spirit (at least, that's what he looks like) who powers Klonoa's wind ring during the first game and Empire of Dreams.

  • 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.
  • Continuity Snarl: Door to Phantomile reveals he's actually the prince of the Moon Kingdom using the Ring Spirit form as a disguise, and is tragically separated from Klonoa at the end of the game. Both of these revelations are ignored when he appears again in Empire of Dreams, Klonoa Beach Volleyball, and Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol.note 
  • 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.
  • Platforming Pocket Pal: Whenever he accompanies Klonoa on his adventures, he'll stay inside the latter's wind ring for the most part, but will come out to talk during cutscenes.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He may be a prince, but he still helps Klonoa defeat several nightmare creatures.

    Joka 

Joka (Joker)

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Voiced by: Bin Shimada / Dave Mallow

A giggling clown-like creature that is one of the main villains in the Klonoa series, appearing in the first game and its spinoffs.

  • Art Evolution: Inverted. The Wii remake takes away his ability to make different facial expressions like in previous games, giving him a Frozen Face.
  • 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.
  • Continuity Snarl: He has a different personality in every game he appears in. Plus, he already knows Klonoa in half of said appearancesnote , and is killed in the other half.note 
  • 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: Until Vision 5-2, he seems pretty content with sending out various beasts to fight Klonoa for him in Door to Phantomile. Klonoa even calls him out on it in the remake.
  • The Dragon: To Ghadius in Door to Phantomile.
  • Dub Name Change: While "Joka" is a common Japanese transliteration for the English word "Joker", the former term is used by most international releases, likely because there's already a well known DC supervillain that goes by the latter term.
  • Dying Smirk: After being defeated in his boss battle in the original game, Joka detonates into oblivion with a smile on his face. Same happens in the remake, though he has a perpetual smile anyway.
  • 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.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: The first half of Door to Phantomile makes him appear Laughably Evil, what with sending out creatures that Klonoa can easily beat, and the latter being able to send him flying with a single wind bullet. Though, when his rage builds up from being beaten so many times, he kills Klonoa's grandfather in cold blood and taunts Klonoa about it. And that's before he grows several sizes bigger and turns into a nightmare eclipse creature.
  • 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.
  • The Spook: Most villains in the series have a backstory or some sort of details about their origin. But despite being the most recurring villain, Joka's origin is completely unknown. Nobody knows what exactly he is, where he came from, or how and why he came to work for Ghadius (and later other villains.)
  • 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.
  • We Have Reserves: As Beast Joka, he will often hit his own Eclipse minions while trying to hit Klonoa.
  • You Killed My Father: Kills Grandpa for the pendant by blasting him and his home with a giant laser.

    Ghadius 

Ghadius

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One of Phantomile's nightmare creatures who seeks to destroy it.

Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo / JB Blanc

  • All-Encompassing Mantle: Ghadius wraps himself in a long, black cloak, even though there is nothing but space inside.
  • 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.
  • Blinding Bangs: His eyes (if he even has any) are obscured by his mask/headdress.
  • Bullet Hell: His Boss Battle takes place in one of his own creation, known as the Wheel of Woe.
  • Celestial Body: Inside his cloak, there is nothing but a space-like void with stars and a black hole.
  • 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 Is Bigger: He's the Big Bad, and he towers over all the good characters, and his lackey, Joka.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Averted. Ghadius summons Nahatomb, a giant abomination that wants to destroy the world... which is exactly what Ghadius wants, too. The former doesn't care that the destruction of Phantomile will kill him too, although it doesn't matter in the end, as Ghadius dies laughing just before Nahatomb emerges.
  • 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.
  • Killed Off for Real: An unusual case. He, Joka, and Nahatomb are all dead by the end of Door to Phantomile, yet the latter two make frequent appearances in spinoffs (with no explanations as to how they came back), while Ghadius never appears in any other game again (aside from the Wii remake of DTP.)
  • Knight of Cerebus: His appearance always marks a darker atmosphere.
  • Lean and Mean: Invoked. He doesn't seem to have a torso, but his long cloak gives him a tall, thin appearance, and he is the Big Bad.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Final Boss: Despite being the Big Bad, Ghadius serves as the second-to-last boss in Door to Phantomile, having already successfully awakened Nahatomb even after his defeat, forcing Klonoa and his allies to face Nahatomb as the Final Boss.
  • 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.
  • Straw Nihilist: As a nightmare creature in the Dream Land of Phantomile, he was sealed away by the good spirits of Phantomile. As a result, he became disgusted by the residents of Phantomile for only liking "happy dreams," leading him to believe that nothing in the world matters. In the present, his goal is to revive the ultimate nightmare, Nahatomb, to destroy all of Phantomile. Ghadius doesn't care that Nahatomb's rebirth will kill him as well, and actually dies laughing as he summons Nahatomb.
    Ghadius: I don't care. The world has already rejected me. Now it is simply my turn to reject the world.
  • 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 that it doesn't matter, however, as he is confident that his plans will succeed regardless (much to Joka's relief).

    Nahatomb 

Nahatomb

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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.
  • Bishōnen Line: Averted in Door to Phantomile and Beach Volleyball, where all of his forms are completely monstrous, not at all humanlike. Inverted in Heroes, where his design is changed so that he starts off as a humanoid, armored figure, but goes One-Winged Angel and turns into a Draconic Abomination.
  • Body Horror: In Door to Phantomile, his final form resembles a much less intact version of his original form. His head, fingers, and tail are skeletal, he has crystals jutting from his shoulders, spikes jutting from his arms, and ribs jutting out of his torso. He also has frayed, hanging skin at the bottom of his torso, adding a Bedsheet Ghost-esque look. The dialogue implies that this transformation is either a result of the leaders of Phantomile shooting Nahatomb with their cannons, Klonoa destroying the spirit inside Nahatomb's body, or both.
  • Celestial Body: Invoked. His stomach is dark blue with white, starlike dots.
  • Cigar Chomper: In Beach Volleyball, he is constantly smoking a cigar as part of his Corrupt Corporate Executive redesign.
  • Draconic Abomination: His final form in Heroes looks like a giant, twisted dragon.
  • 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.
  • Fallen Hero: According to Heroes, he was originally the Hero of the Moon before turning into a dark monster. The people of the moon sealed him away to stop him from destroying the world.
  • Fat Bastard: It's an evil nightmare creature that is enormous, bloated, and obese.
  • Final Boss: Of Door to Phantomile and Klonoa Heroes.
  • Final Boss, New Dimension: All 3 phases of his boss fight in Klonoa Heroes take place within a nightmare dimension called the "Darkness of Nahatomb".
  • Hellish Pupils: Has these in all four of his eyes.
  • Horns of Villainy: He's an evil monster with long, curled horns that hover above his head.
  • Lighter and Softer: In Door to Phantomile, he is an enormous, mindless abomination that wants to destroy the world. In Beach Volleyball, he is reimagined as a Corrupt Corporate Executive type and given a less scary design.
  • Made of Evil: He is literally made of nightmares.
  • Mook Maker: In Door to Phantomile, he can spawn Death Moos from the volcano-like spouts on his back. These are the projectiles you use to defeat him.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name contains the word "tomb." He definitely wants to put everyone in a tomb.
  • Our Genies Are Different: Played with. Despite never being described as a genie, he has some traits of stereotypical genies, such as his ghostlike tail and his golden bracelets/shackles. Like a genie, he is sealed inside an object (his egg) until he is summoned by someone else (Ghadius) to fulfill a wish (destroy Phantomile)... although it's unknown if Ghadius ever directly wished Nahatomb to do this, and it seems that Nahatomb was already dead set on destroying the world no matter what.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His skin as well as the ghost thing inside his body are purple.
  • Sequential Boss: His battle has three phases, and he takes a different form in each one. He's the only boss in the series with more than two phases.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: The "Bigger Fish" summoned by Ghadius, who had used his own nightmares in the creature's revival.
  • 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.

    Lephise 

Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (Japanese), Jessica Straus (English)

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A magical songstress who is kidnapped by Ghadius.

  • And I Must Scream: Ghadius traps her in the spacelike dimension inside his cloak, keeping her in a sleeplike state until she is freed at the end of the game.
  • Art Evolution: She had a chibi look in the first game, but the Wii remake gives her more realistic human proportions.
  • Damsel in Distress: One of Klonoa's main goals in Door to Phantomile and the remake is saving her from Ghadius.
  • Living MacGuffin: She's important enough for Ghadius to want to kidnap her. He needs her body (somehow, details are scarce) to bring back Nahatomb.
  • Magic Music: When she sings her Song of Rebirth, the world of Phantomile is magically restored to the way it was before, and any remaining nightmare creatures and other non-Phantomilians (including Klonoa) are sent back to their own worlds.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She has the power to reset the entire world of Phantomile with her magic singing, and she wears a purple cap and a white-and-purple robe.
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    Moon Queen 
Voiced by: Hiromi Nishikawa (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)

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The queen of Cress, the Moon Kingdom, and also Huepow's mother.

  • Art Evolution: Like Lephise, she had a chibi look in the first game, but the Wii remake gives her more realistic human proportions.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She's the queen of the Moon Kingdom, and she's known only as the Moon Queen.
  • Happy Harlequin Hat: Strangely, instead of a crown, she wears what looks like a white jester cap.
  • The High Queen: She's the beautiful, benevolent queen of a magical kingdom.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's a queen, and she wears a purple robe with blue trim (a lavender robe with purple trim that fades to blue in the remake.)

    Pamela and Karal 
Pamela voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (Japanese), Jessica Straus (English)
Karal voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)

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Pamela
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Karal

A pair of magical fish living in the Water Kingdom. Pamela is the mother, and Karal is her young son.

  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: Pamela and King Seadoph are brainwashed by Ghadius. Klonoa un-brainwashes them by defeating them in battle.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Door to Phantomile and the remake, Pamela comes to Klonoa at his lowest moment (Grandpa's death) and flies Klonoa and Huepow to the Sun Temple to give them a chance at stopping Ghadius and Joka.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Pamela and King Seadoph are brainwashed by Ghadius and collectively become the second boss. Klonoa snaps the two out of it.
  • Dual Boss: Played with. Pamela and King Seadoph are collectively the second boss of Door to Phantomile. However, rather than attacking them separately, you actually use Cursed Seadoph as the projectile to defeat Cursed Pamela.
  • Dude In Distress: When Karal is introduced, he has been locked in a cage by the villains. Klonoa and Huepow free him, and they become friends.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Pamela is a giant fish who can fly, leaving a sparkle trail behind her when she does.

    Moo 
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Moos are the most common enemy species in the Klonoa series, appearing in basically every game since the first. They come in many different varieties.

  • Adorable Evil Minions: Most of the Moos are round, vaguely catlike creatures with cute smiles, and they're the most common enemies in the series.
  • Airborne Mook: Flying Moos resemble normal Moos, but green and with wings.
  • Cartoon Creature: Like with many Klonoa characters, Moos don't neatly resemble any one animal. They look kind of catlike, but not too catlike.
  • Cat Smile: Most Moos have a cat smile, which fits with them being Adorable Evil Minions.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Armored Moos have a huge, sharp-toothed grin painted onto their helmets.
  • Eyeless Face: Unlike other Moos, Death Moos, a special kind summoned only by Ghadius and Nahatomb in Door to Phantomile, lack any facial features except a large Jagged Mouth.
  • Funny Octopus: Octomoo, a tentacled Moo that was supposed to be an enemy in Door to Phantomile. It looks just as cute and funny as most of the other Moos. Octomoo was scrapped as an enemy, but you can still see one frozen in a giant icicle in one level.
  • Giant Mook: Giant Moos are big versions of normal Moos. Unlike normal-sized enemies, Klonoa can't pick them up, but he can stand on them after hitting them with a Wind Bullet.
  • The Goomba: Normal Moos are the first and most common enemies seen. They just walk around aimlessly.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: Armored Moos wear a helmet (which, since they are Waddling Heads, covers nearly their entire bodies). You have to hit them with another enemy to break the armor off. Death Moos also have an armored variant themselves.
  • Jagged Mouth: Death Moos, a special kind only summoned by Ghadius and Nahatomb, have nothing on their faces but a large, jagged mouth.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Their name would imply that they are cow-like creatures, but they don't really resemble cows at all.
  • Pokémon Speak: Games that give them speaking lines (i.e. Klonoa Beach Volleyball and Klonoa Heroes) will have them exhibit this, as they're only able to say "Moo".
    • Averted in the slapstick manga, as Klonoa's Only Sane Man sidekick is a Moo that can speak the audience's language.
  • Shield-Bearing Mook: Shield Moos carry shields. These Moos can only be picked up from the back, not the front.
  • Underground Monkey: There are many different types of Moos. Most look very similar to basic Moos, with a few tweaks or additions their designs.
  • Waddling Head: The Moos are round creatures with stubby arms and feet.

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Debuted in Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil

    Lolo 

Lolo

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Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami

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.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's kidnapped by the villains in Dream Champ Tournament and Klonoa Heroes; the former so that Klonoa is provoked into taking said tournament seriously, and the latter so her prayers can be used to concentrate nightmare energy.
  • Disney Death: Having her prayers used for nightmare energy leaves her in a coma by the end of Klonoa Heroes. It's only thanks to the Radiant Flower blooming near her that she's able to wake up.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Lolo is visibly and easily frightened when the group have go into the Haunted House of the Joilant Fun Park, being quite verbal about her fears.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one after the Maze of Memories level in Lunatea's Veil, when she believes she only became a full priestess because of Klonoa's power. This gets to the point where she almost gives up on the group's quest, and subsequently refuses to help Klonoa during the first phase of the following boss fight.
  • 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 face and ears, while her tail and hair gives her a lion-like appearance, but other than that she is one of the more human-looking characters in the series.
  • Living Battery: She's kidnapped by Joka and Janga in Klonoa Heroes so her prayers can be used to resurrect the Darkness of Nahatomb, since as a priestess, hers are the only prayers that can concentrate all of the nightmares in the world into an energy powerful enough to reawaken the beast.
  • Living Weapon: Like Huepow before her, she powers Klonoa's ring in Lunatea's Veil.
  • 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
  • Nice Girl: Despite her faults, Lolo really is a good person, going out of her way to help people (such as saving Klonoa from drowning and helping Klonoa save Volk City from destruction).
  • Platforming Pocket Pal: Like Huepow, she'll stay in Klonoa's wind ring during gameplay in Lunatea's Veil.
  • 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.
  • Ship Tease: Lolo has plenty of moments with Klonoa, getting easily embarrassed and flustered when her crush on Klonoa is hinted at from her statement of how she liked him the way he is, and wanting to impress him in Dream Champ Tournament with her skills after training as a Priestess. Klonoa Heroes hints that these feelings may be reciprocated and Klonoa doesn't even know it yet.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her girly girl to Leorina's tomboy.
  • You Must Be Cold: According to Klonoa Beach Volleyball, she first saw Popka in a box on a cold winter night, and offered him her scarf to help keep him warm. They’ve been friends ever since.

    Popka 

Popka

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Voiced by: Wasabi Mizuta

  • Exotic Eye Designs: His eyes have a unique line pattern that make them look like gemstones.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His Limit Break in Klonoa Beach Volleyball.
  • Precious Puppy: A heroic puppy-like creature who is energetic and adorable.
  • Tagalong Kid: Subverted; a second player can use him to throw Klonoa thus giving Klonoa another jump. He also tags along with Lolo long before they met Klonoa.
  • Trying Not to Cry: During the ending of Klonoa 2, Popka is seen listening to Klonoa and Lolo's final conversation before he leaves Lunatea. He tries to remain calm but suddenly begins silently crying to himself knowing he won't see his friend again.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Chews out Lolo for giving up halfway through her quest.

    Leorina 

Leorina

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Voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki

  • 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.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Of Lunatea's Veil.
  • 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.
  • Heel Realization
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Zig-zagged. They start out as the latter, but upon being defeated in her Cursed Leorina boss form, they become the former.
  • Leitmotif: A very sophisticated, yet dark theme played on a harpsichord. It becomes more foreboding after Mobile Tank Biskarsh's first defeat and aquiring one of Lunatea's elements.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Tries to wield the power of Sorrow, but it mutates her. When Klonoa and the other rescued her, she laments from the mistake she made and eventually joins them in preventing it from being used again.
  • That Man Is Dead: Used to go by Leo when she was a priestess.
  • The Rival: She goes so far as to make a fake Wind Ring in the real one's likeness.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her tomboy to Lolo's girly girl.

    Tat 

Tat

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Voiced By: Satomi Korogi

    King of Sorrow (SPOILERS) 

King of Sorrow

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"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.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Both Ghadius and the King of Sorrow represent a negative aspect that was rejected by the inhabitants of their world (Nightmares for Ghadius, Sorrow for the King of Sorrow) and seek the world's destruction because of it, but that's where the similarities end. While it's made clear Ghadius is the Big Bad of Door to Phantomile from the beginning, the King's role and identity are kept hidden until the very end. Ghadius is directly fought before the final boss, while the King is the final boss. Ghadius sought to destroy the world from the beginning, whereas the King initially only wanted to make Lunatea remember his Kingdom, before deciding to destroy the world outright after losing his remaining sanity during the final battle. Ghadius is portrayed as an irredeemably evil villain to the very end, with nobody sympathizing with him, and he dies laughing at the success of awakening Nahatomb and heralding Phantomille's destruction, whereas the King is a Tragic Villain and Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds that Klonoa feels sympathy for and actually helps the King with his goal before comforting and reassuring him Lunatea will remember Sorrow, allowing the King to pass away peacefully.
  • 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.
  • Final Boss: Of Lunatea's Veil.
  • 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.
  • 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? His theme just about sums it up.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's very, very hard to talk about his true role in Lunatea's Veil without giving away a large portion of the plot. Heck, 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: Empire of Dreams

    Chipple 

Chipple

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Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament onward

A recurring hero, Chipple is a kangaroo who loves boxing and strives to get better at it.

    Emperor Jillius 

Emperor Jillius

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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.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Klonoa is led to think that Jillius is the one turning his subjects into monsters. In reality, Jillius is being mind-controlled by a floating eyeball thing sent by Bagoo.
  • 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.
  • Death Equals Redemption: After his boss battle and Bagoo's boss battle, the now-weakened Jillius confesses to Klonoa that he has learned the error of his ways and, had he the time, that he would allow his subjects to dream once again, before dying in Klonoa's arms. Thankfully, this turns out to be All Just a Dream that Jillius was having, and he's quick to uphold his word once he wakes up.
  • 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 falsely led to believe that Jillius is the villain. Then Bagoo reveals himself as the true Big Bad. After Klonoa defeats Bagoo and saves the empire, Jillius realizes what he's done, lifts the ban on dreaming, and ultimately becomes a much kinder ruler.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Has an elderly appearance and acts disgruntled due to his insomnia. Averted later on when he has a Heel Realization and becomes much nicer.
  • Heel Realization: When Klonoa saves him and his entire empire, he realizes how cruel he's been and becomes a much better emperor.
  • Holy Pipe Organ: Emperor Jillius is introduced with a regal-sounding organ piece called "The Crime" (because he is judging Klonoa for the "crime" of dreaming in his empire.) Jillius is a monarch rather than a religious leader, but the music still conveys a tone of seriousness and sacredness that fits this trope.
  • 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."
  • Pre-Final Boss: Of Empire of Dreams.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Not only are his robe and crown purple, but his fur is also lavender.
  • Younger Than They Look: Though he appears middle-aged in his artwork, the official Empire of Dreams strategy guide in Japan states that he's only somewhere in his twenties.

    Bagoo 

Bagoo

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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.
  • King Incognito: Bagoo is actually an Eldritch Abomination known as the King of Despair, but takes the guise of a lowly chancellor to an emperor.
  • Obviously Evil: Let's face it, there's something very... off about him. He's not fooling anyone.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the final battle, he turns into a giant winged monster.
  • Punny Name: His name is a pun on Baku, a youkai that feeds on dreams. Appropriate, given that he's the one who gave Jillius insomnia in the first place, thus preventing him from dreaming.
  • Walking Spoiler: As you may have noticed.

Debuted in Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament

    Guntz 

Guntz (Gantz)

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Guess what he's named for.

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

  • Bash Brothers: Is this with Klonoa in Namco x Capcom.
  • Cool Bike: Often travels on a hover-bike nicknamed "Red Clan", which features turrets mounted to the front.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad was actually killed by Janga, which prompts Guntz to hunt down the latter for revenge.
  • 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.
  • Guns Akimbo: His primary attack strategy in Klonoa Heroes.
  • 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.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: Bears a deep hatred toward Janga, who killed his father under Garlen's orders.
  • 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 Jerkass things during the game, but they're all 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.
  • Please Wake Up: Says this to a poisoned Klonoa in Klonoa Heroes, when medical treatment doesn't cause him to regain consciousness.
  • Pocket Protector: He was shot by Janga in Klonoa Heroes, but the hero medal on his mane stopped the bullet.
  • Pre-Final Boss: Of Dream Champ Tournament
  • Punny Name: Guntz. Guess what his weapons are.
    • Also applies to his father, Butz: named after the butt (or recoil pad) of a rifle or shotgun.
  • Red Baron: "The Golden Killer" (or Golden Grim Reaper, depending on translation).
  • Revenge Before Reason: In Heroes, once he sees Janga in the Moon Ruins, he becomes so hell-bent on killing him that he ignores several cages containing prisoners trapped in nightmares, and even leaves Klonoa behind to fend for himself once Janga escapes. And when he does corner Janga by himself in Volk City, the cat nearly kills him. Once he eventually meets back up with Klonoa and Pango, the latter two have to convince him to at the very least let them help, since they share a common enemy by this point.
  • Roaring Rampage of 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.
  • Say My Name: "JANGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!"
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The North American version of Dream Champ Tournament spells his name as Gantz.
  • Super Drowning Skills: In the slapstick manga only.
  • 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.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His hero medal originally belonged to his late father, who was killed by Janga prior to the events of Klonoa Heroes. It's implied that his other weapons, including his dual pistols, came from his father as well.
  • 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, as are rockets, but boats are out.

    Garlen 

Garlen

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Another recurring villain in the series, Garlen is a comical Mad Scientist who enacts wild schemes in the spinoffs.

  • Adaptational Heroism: The slapstick manga downplays his villainous traits, even replacing his metal claw with a real hand. In fact, in said manga, he'll usually help our heroes with whatever plans they have, including improving Klonoa's skills during a beach volleyball tournament, coming up with ways to beat up a monster that's terrorizing the city, and helping a suicidally-depressed Klonoa regain his confidence.
  • 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, Huepow complains that it's unfair that Garlen gets to ride in a Mecha during the match, so he gives the other competitors machines too. Cue Gilligan Cut to show that Garlen was easily beaten. Additionally, Huepow will complain that Super Garlen only won because he was in Super Mode, so he gives the other competitors their own Super Modes... with the same result.
  • 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.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: His plan in Klonoa Heroes was to awaken Nahatomb - a former hero turned dream-feeding Eldritch Abomination - and steal his Star Medal, allowing him to be recognized as Earth's one true hero. Unfortunately, once Nahatomb wakes up, he absorbs Garlen to use his dreams for power.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Subverted. Although he does wear an eyepatch, he's kind of an incompetent weakling.
  • Final Boss: Of Dream Champ Tournament.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Final Boss: Of Klonoa Heroes.
  • Red Right Hand: As well as the aforementioned eyepatch, he also has a metal claw for a hand.

Debuted in Klonoa Heroes

    Pango 

Pango

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I think he's some kind of armadillo...maybe note 

Voiced by: Shōzō Iizuka

  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Or, in this case, a pangolin named "Pango".
  • 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, well... let's just say you'd 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.
  • Ill Boy: His son, Boris, spends most of Klonoa Heroes in a coma due to what the game describes as a "sleeping sickness".
  • 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.

    Janga 

Janga

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A nightmare on the streets, and an even bigger nightmare in the sheets.

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.

  • 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: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol

Please note that since the comic was Cut Short, some information about these characters was left ambiguous or inconclusive.

    Tenebrae Hue 

Tenebrae Hue

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"The power of the glorious night-sun will fuel my grand ambitions..."

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, which is part of his armor.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The "Tenebrae" in his name is Latin for "darkness". Additionally, the title of the webcomic's second-to-last strip, "Tenebrae of Noctis", translates from Latin to "darkness of night".
  • Big Bad: Of Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol.
  • 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: He's an evil overlord whose name is Latin for "darkness", and wears dark colors.
  • 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 because the comic was Cut Short before we had a chance to find out what his motivations were.
  • 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 by letting his rocket launch, knowing they will be caught in the blast.

    Hue's scientist 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenebraehuescientist.jpg

Tenebrae Hue's assistant, a small creature in a lab coat.

  • Affably Evil: The scientist is very cheerful in their demeanor, and seems to have no malicious intentions of their own.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The scientist's gender is not made clear. Their design doesn't clear things up.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: They're a scientist, and they look like a Bunsen burner. They have a flame on top of their head.
  • The Dragon: They are Tenebrae Hue's second-in-command.
  • Nervous Wreck: The scientist panics a lot when Klonoa starts interfering with Hue's plan.
  • No Name Given: The scientist is never named.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: They are working for Tenebrae Hue, but hardly seem evil by their own will. The worst they do is angrily order the Nighty-Knights to keep working, but it seems like they were mostly doing that to please Hue.

    Nighty-Knights 
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Tenebrae Hue's Mooks, a species of armored creatures.

    Nightmare Klonoa 

Nightmare Klonoa (Bad Dream Klonoa)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nightmare_klonoa_5.jpg

Klonoa's Evil Doppelgänger, who only appears in the webcomic. He first appears bullying Lolo, and later teams up with Tenebrae Hue.


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