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Klonoa

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Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (Japanese), Unknown Voice Actress (English, Klonoa Beach Volleyball), Eric Stitt (English version, Klonoa Wii)

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.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: From pure hearted All-Loving Hero in the main games to a selfish and immature Anti-Hero in Klonoa Heroes.
  • Adventures in Comaland: While unconscious from Janga's poison, he dreams he's back in Breezegale hiking with his friends. As he nearly succumbs to the poison, however, his friends start asking him why he's obsessed with being a hero, and he struggles to come up with an answer that satisfies them. It's only thanks to some outside encouragement from Guntz and Pango that he's able to find an answer, and wake up in the process.
  • 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, he starts out as this. He has a kind heart, but is still a bounty hunter alongside Guntz who has an immature personality and mostly selfish motives for becoming a hero and only reaches the Hero Medal Rank of Gold (the next highest up being Star). Klonoa does slowly grow out of this when serious events trigger his Character Development, steadily becoming more selfless and wanting to become a hero for more than just for the sake of it. In all the other games this is averted, where he is pure good from the start.
  • 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He may be an All-Loving Hero that wants to help people out of the kindness of his heart, but harm his friends and family and he will end you without hesitation. Joka learned this the hard way after the mad clown murdered Klonoa's grandpa in Door to Phantomile.
  • 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. The webcomic provides a way for him to see his friends again, if he focuses on his past and they call for him, but it's still a rare event.
  • 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: He's an adorable Cartoon Creature who ends up on the receiving end of emotional devastation throughout Door to Phantomile, be it when his grandpa dies or when he suddenly learns that he was not a native resident of Phantomile, but summoned and given Fake Memories by Huepow to coerce him to save it — shortly followed by the Song of Rebirth sucking him back to his home world.
  • But Now I Must Go: Whenever Klonoa saves a world, he then goes to find another world to save. This is Klonoa's rather tragic lot in 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 
    • MANYA! The sound he makes when he is hurt, or falls into a pit. 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!".
  • Character Development:
    • In his debut game Door to Phantomile, he started out cheerful, energetic, and easily emotional due to his younger appearance. In Lunatea's Veil, Klonoa has become more confident, incredibley calm, and doesn't get as emotional as the first game (possibly due to being notably older). By the end of the game, he fully accepted his role as a Dream Traveler, though is still visibly sad when telling Lolo he's leaving. The webcomic decided to combine both of Klonoa's characterizations from Door to Phantomile (cheerful and energetic attitude) and Lunatea's Veil (confidence and calmness) to reflect on his design combining all of his appearances from previous games.
    • In Klonoa Heroes this is one of the main focuses due to being a Coming of Age Story. Klonoa starts the game as a cheerful but incredibly bratty and selfish kid who wants to become a hero not to help others but for the sake of it, treating his adventures like they are games. Some dark turns in the story steadily show his selfishness has consequences and he receives some harsh What the Hell, Hero? speeches, which makes Klonoa undergo a major Heel Realization and he sinks into a deep despair. Some encouraging words from his friends help Klonoa bounce back and he soon becomes much more like the All-Loving Hero he is in the other games; becoming super compassionate and taking things more seriously whilst still retaining a cheerful outlook on life. Note that this character development is exclusive to Klonoa Heroes due to taking place in its own canon.
  • Company Cross References: His hat has a decal of Pac-Man, the most famous creation of Klonoa's production company Namco, on the front.
  • 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 bright yellow cat eyes. The latter two features were especially prominent in Door to Phantomile, where he had a whole mouth full of sharp teeth, yellow sclerae with larger, sharper Hellish Pupils, and less clothes making him more animalistic and feral 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.
  • Determinator: As Klonoa himself acknowledges in the webcomic, what he does might be scary, but he never gives up.
  • 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. The webcomic takes another interpretation: he travels to other worlds while dreaming, up to and including the dreams of people in those worlds.
  • 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.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: While he's an All-Loving Hero, he grows to absolutely loath Joka over the course of the first game. Justified, as the Monster Clown murdered his grandfather.
  • Fainting: In a manga adaptation of Namco x Capcom, Morrigan begins flirting with Klonoa by gently hugging him and playing with his hair locks. This causes Klonoa to immediately faint as a response to Morrigan's interactions with him.
  • Fake Memories: Was given these by Huepow in the first game. He wasn't too happy about it.
  • Funny Afro: In the manga, its revealed that Klonoa's hat is actually hiding his afro-styled hair that's big enough to tower over his friends. Artwork from the game shows otherwise, however.
  • 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, maturing as a person and becoming a worldwide recognized hero.
  • 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 Adventures in Comaland 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.
  • I Got Bigger: Looks noticeably older between the jump from the first game to the second. Director Tsuyoshi Kobayashi stated in an interview for TGS 2000 that Klonoa was a fourth grader in Door to Phantomile (about nine years of age), and that by Lunatea's Veil he's a second-year junior high student (about thirteen years of age).
  • Image Song:
    • During the snowboarding in Lunatea's Veil, Klonoa has his own song called "Stepping Wind" entirely performed by himself in Phantomilian.
    • "Sign of a Hero" the theme song to the GBA spin-off game Klonoa Heroes is also performed by Klonoa, this time performed in Japanese.
  • Immune to Bullets: In the slapstick manga only.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The Wind Bullet ring.
  • Intergenerational Friendship:
    • With Pango in Klonoa Heroes, who is old enough to be Klonoa's dad.
    • With Felicia in Namco × Capcom, because "long haired felines must stick together."
  • Ironic Echo: In Door to Phantomile, Huepow promises Klonoa that "We'll always be together." before Klonoa uses him as the final blow to Nahatomb. Klonoa then yells "You said that, we'd always be together!" (Wii remake only) in anguish after he briefly believed Huepow didn't survive sacrificing himself to defeat Nahatomb. During the end of Lunatea's Veil, he repeats this line twice as a way to comfort Lolo as she's crying into his arms.
  • Kid Hero: According to an interview with developer Tsuyoshi Kobayashi from Famitsu during Tokyo Game Show 2000, he is approximately 9 years old in Door to Phantomile and 12 in Lunatea's Veil.
  • Killer Rabbit: Or rather, killer cat-rabbit... thing.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family:
    • In the PSX original, he briefly snarls in rage when the Moon Kingdom rises, which exposes so many sharp teeth that he looks like he has a beartrap for a mouth.
    • The Phantasy Reverie Series Compilation Rerelease retains his original PSX design for the remaster of "Door to Phantomile" and the new camera angles in certain cutscenes show he's still got a mean set of chompers. It's most clear in scenes when he's snarling angrily like when he's confronting Joka after he mortally wounds Grandpa as well as when confronting Ghadius at the end of the game.
  • Nice Guy: Always willing to help those in need, even showing mercy to his enemies as long as they have signs of redemption.
  • Never Bareheaded:
    • Klonoa is almost never seen without his hat (aside from a few air-boarding taunts in Lunatea's Veil, and some idle animations in the GBA games). This actually becomes a plot point in the manga where Lolo, Guntz, and Moo try to remove Klonoa's hat to see what he looks without it. When his hat is removed, its turns out to be a gigantic afro. The Japanese guide to Klonoa: Empire of Dreams actually shows Klonoa sleeping without his hat.
    • His postgame "Summer Outfit" in the Wii remake of Door to Phantomile suggests that aside from the exposed "hair locks" from his Lunatea's Veil design, it's just a round fur-covered head underneath that hat though a small portion of the top of his head is still technically covered by a flat cap with a Moo's face on it.
  • 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. His parents, if he has (or had) any, are never mentioned throughout the series.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Though he is the main character, Klonoa’s background is this and there is next to no information given about his past. How he became the Dream Traveler is also kept a secret. The webcomic gives a bit of explanation on his exact abilities as the Dream Traveler, but this is the extent of what is explained.
  • 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.
  • Say My Name:
  • Shock and Awe: He has the Thunder Hurricane attack in Klonoa Heroes and Namco × Capcom.
  • Signature Headgear: Klonoa always wears a large blue cap with an image of Pac-Man eating a pellet. This fits his nature as an innocent child, and the Pac-Man image fits his heroism.
  • Single Tear: Klonoa sheds a tear before leaving Lunatea during the ending of the sequel.
  • 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.
  • Tearful Smile: During the ending of Lunatea's Veil, after Lolo finishes crying into Klonoa's arms. Klonoa cheers her up by saying "Thanks" to her and Popka's help during their journey. Before leaving, he smiles at Lolo and sheds a tear before leaving.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hamburgers (without tomatoes, of course).
  • Trying Not to Cry: During the ending of Luntea's Veil, Klonoa manages to maintain his composure as Lolo starts audibly sobbing while hugging him. However, he's struggling not to cry as he can only somberly shake his head while hugging her, while his voice is on the edge of breaking down as he's comforting Lolo. After they both finish their farewell hug, Klonoa sheds as tear with his voice now sounding more emotional before leaving Lunatea.
  • True Companions: Forms this with Lolo and Popka in the majority of the games. In Klonoa Heroes he forms this with Guntz and Pango.
  • Vocal Evolution: Kumiko Watanabe's performance as the titular character has slightly changed over the years. In Door to Phantomile, he had a much cuter and younger sounding voice. Starting in Lunatea's Veil, Klonoa's voice sounded slightly older and gruffer (possibly to reflect Klonoa given a much older design). In the Wii remake, his voice sounded similar to Lunatea's Veil but has a minor difference (mainly the way Klonoa shouts "Wahoo" in the Wii remake compared to previous games). It's especially notable in the Phantasy Reverie version of Door to Phantomile where some of Watanabe's performance from the Wii version is only used for the opening, witnessing and mourning his Grandpa's death, and the game's ending. Compared to a majority of Klonoa's original dialogue from the original Playstation version remained unchanged.
  • Warrior Poet: Apart from being a hero, his poems are shown in opening narrations of several games.
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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.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In both remakes, after Klonoa is taken away at the end of the game, Huepow cries and stares off into the distance instead of giving a tearful smile.
  • 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 and Klonoa Beach Volleyball. Averted in Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol which gives the justification of all of the dream worlds coming together, allowing Klonoa and Huepow to reuinite. Moonlight Museum also does not count, as that one was a prequel to DTP.
  • Floating Limbs: Before his Wii redesign, floating gloved hands. Phantasy Reverie brings back Huepow's floating arms and the short-lived webcomic that was hosted on Shiftylook.
  • 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.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Took Klonoa from his world, gave him Fake Memories, and pretended to be his friend so he could stop Ghadius.
  • 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.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Hewpoe, in the remake and the webcomic.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: He's a hero trying to help Klonoa save Phantomile from destruction and his true form has a red cape.
  • Tearful Smile: Has one at the end of the game in the original Playstation version. Averted in both remakes of the first game where he doesn't look happy about in the slightest.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: In order to save his world, he pulls a hero from another reality, grants them Fake Memories of living in Phantomile, and pretends to have been their Best Friend for life. He knows full well that once the damage done to the world by Ghadius was restored by Lephise's song, this hero would return to their world against their will. And he does all this to a fellow child. Downplayed since he does genuinely start to care for Klonoa, enough to feel guilt over manipulating them and tell them the truth before he has to disappear from his world.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The orb-like form you see throughout most of the game isn't his true form. When he is revealed to be the prince of the Moon Kingdom, we see that his true form is more humanoid.
  • Was It All a Lie?: He did eventually start to see Klonoa as his best friend.

    Balue 

Balue

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The head stone mason of Breezegale's Gunston Mine.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed in the Wii remake. While his personality remains mostly unchanged, he acts a bit less gruff compared to the original game, which is best exemplified in his introductory cutscene, where he is noticeably nicer towards Klonoa and Huepow compared to the original, where he immediately berates them for entering his tower without notifying him.
  • Ambiguous Situation: As he accompanies the other kingdom monarchs to help Klonoa fight Nahatomb, it seems to imply Balue becomes the leader of Breezegale after the death of Klonoa's grandfather.
  • Berserk Button: Do not question his love for Lephise. He explodes on Klonoa and Huepow when the latter genuinely asks if his tower can actually reach the Moon Kingdom.
  • The Big Guy: Seems to be quite physically strong due to his job as stone mason. Of the "Kingdom Monarchs" helping Klonoa in the finale, he's the biggest and bulkiest.
  • In a Single Bound: His usual method of getting around is via improbably high leaps.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: An extremely grumpy and gruff old man who is still noble hearted. Lephise herself remarks he is much kinder than he looks.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite how angry he was at Klonoa trespassing onto his tower, he accepts his apology and tells him and Huepow to take care before he leaves.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe: Downplayed - he has a crush on the diva Lephise in Door to Phantomile and Klonoa Heroes, so much so that he built a tower tall enough to reach her home in the former game. When he learns that his feelings for her aren't quite requited (she believes they're Just Friends), he can only stand shocked and speechless.

    Grandpa 

Grandpa

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Voiced by: Koji Yada (Japanese, Klonoa Wii), Dan Woren (English, Klonoa Wii)

The elder of the wind village of Breezegale, and Klonoa's guardian in Door to Phantomile and Klonoa Heroes.


  • Ambiguously Related: He is stated to be Klonoa's grandfather in Door to Phantomile and Heroes, and they are clearly the same species. However, the former game's reveal that Klonoa was only recently brought to Phantomile and given Fake Memories brings into question whether or not he really was Klonoa's grandfather at all. Some comments he has as he dies seem to indicate he knows Klonoa is the Dream Traveler, further adding to the mystery.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: He has a head of long, white fur that always covers his eyes.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies in Klonoa's arms shortly after Joka blasts his house with a giant laser to retrieve the Moon Pendant.
  • Mentor Archetype: For the first half of the game or so, Grandpa gives Klonoa guidance on where to go and what to do next.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Blown up by Joke and died in Klonoa’s arms.
  • Nice Guy: A wise and caring guarding to Klonoa.
  • Parental Substitute: Raises Klonoa in Door to Phantomile and Klonoa Heroes.
  • Sacrificial Lion: He is killed by Joka about halfway through the game. This is shocking because up until then, Joka seemed like an incompetent, buffoonish villain. This moment proved that Joka could actually be a serious threat when he was desperate enough.

    Joka 

Joka (Joker)

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Voiced by: Yoshihiko Arawi (Japanese, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile), Bin Shimada (Japanese, Klonoa Wii), Unknown Voice Actor (English, Klonoa Beach Volleyball) Dave Mallow (English, Klonoa Wii)

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


  • Arch-Enemy: The closest Klonoa has to one. In his first appearance in the first game, he badgers Klonoa throughout it, culminating in him murdering Grandpa. He is also the most recurring villain in the franchise. Unusually for this trope, though, Joka has never been the Big Bad of any installment of the series. He's always The Dragon to a rotating selection of villains.
  • Art Evolution: Inverted. The Wii remake takes away his ability to make different facial expressions like in previous games, giving him a Frozen Face. Phantasy Reverie Series keeps the 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.
  • Cats Are Mean: Downplayed. He has catlike ears, a Cheshire Cat Grin, and in some games, a long tail, but otherwise he's a Cartoon Creature. He's still an evil trickster, though.
  • 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: He serves as Ghadius's right-hand man 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: In most of his appearances, his hands and feet have no connecting limbs. The exception is in the first game's Wii remake, where he has gangly, stick figure-like limbs instead.
  • 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.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: As the one who personally murdered Grandpa, it speaks to reason that Klonoa hates him more then Ghadius.
  • Jerkass: Mocks Klonoa over killing Grandpa.
  • Kick the Dog: Killing Grandpa and mocking Klonoa about it.
  • Knight of Cerebus: An example of a character growing into this as the game goes on. While starting off somewhat comedic, his murder of Grandpa is played dead seriously and he darkens the tone of the game from that point forward.
  • Laughably Evil: Subverted with Joka. He seems like a goofy Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain at first... then he murders Klonoa's grandfather in cold blood, quickly re-establishing him as a dangerous antagonist.
  • 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.
  • Maker of Monsters: Joka can create crystal balls which, when thrown, shatter and hatch a monster that grows huge to fight Klonoa.
  • Monster Clown: No matter what game he appears in, he's a villainous, clown-like creature. The first game depicts him at his most sociopathic — he flat-out murders Grandpa out of sheer rage at having his ass handed to him by Klonoa so many times.
  • 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 an invincible turtle monster whenever nighttime shrouds the area. You need to "de-transform" him to win by recoloring the panels of the arena back to yellow (though he's able to re-transform again as the battle goes on).
  • O.O.C. 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.
  • Perpetual Smiler: In both remakes he never loses his Slasher Smile.
  • 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 or even The Starscream, 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 sociopath.
  • The Spook: Most villains in the series have a backstory or some sort of details about their origin. However, 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 O.O.C. 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Sees no problem sending his monsters to kill Klonoa, and even attempts to kill him himself towards the end of the game.
  • 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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Voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (Japanese, Klonoa Wii), JB Blanc (English, Klonoa Wii)

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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Die Laughing: He dies content, thinking his plan will still succeed and all the heroes will be killed when the world is destroyed by Nahatomb.
  • 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: Subverted. When warned summoning Nahatomb would destroy themself along with the world, it's revealed this is exactly what Ghadius wants, too. The former doesn't care that the destruction of Phantomile will kill him too, and in the end, as Ghadius dies laughing just before Nahatomb emerges.
  • Evil Laugh: He frequently laughs menacingly, fitting his status as the Big Bad.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: No matter which actor is voicing him, he always has a deep, echoing voice.
  • Evil Wears Black: Wears a black cloak.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: His eyes (if he even has any) are obscured by his mask/headdress.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Talks in regal manner, but is a petty, vindictive being who wants to destroy all that lives out of spite.
  • 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.
  • Flunky Boss: He can summon Mooks called Death Moos during his boss battle.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy Phantomile, and he'll kill himself to succeed.
  • 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.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Prior to the events of Door to Phantomile, he was sealed away by the Spirit of Light and its allies. His escape, either through Joka's actions, his own powers, or the seal becoming weaker, sparks the plot of the game.
  • The Stoic: Outside of the occasional chuckle, he’s pretty deadpanned and unfeeling.
  • 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.
  • Taking You with Me: His plan at large is to summon Nahatomb to destroy Phantomile, knowing he will be killed as well.
  • Technicolor Fire: One of his attacks has him drop flaming mouth-like projectiles, covered in blue or purple fire.
  • Voice of the Legion: Much more prevalent in the Wii version; in the PlayStation version, you only hear it through his Death Cry Echo, though the blatant clipping in his original Japanese audio does give off a similarly unnerving effect.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Sends Joka and his monsters to kill Klonoa, then attempts to do it himself when they all fail.
  • 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).
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    Nahatomb 

Nahatomb

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The final boss of the game, an Eldritch Abomination made from the nightmares of Phantomile and the body of Lephise.


  • 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. Him turning the body of Lephise into a purple monstrosity is bad enough, but his final form goes further, resembling 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.
  • Demonic Possession: If Ghadius' comment about Nahatomb taking over Lephise's body is taken at face value, anyway.
  • Draconic Abomination: His final form in Heroes looks like a giant, twisted dragon.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He's the ultimate embodiment of nightmares with the ability to destroy the world and his design is nothing like the designs of the rest of the cast.
  • 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".
  • Flunky Boss: 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.
  • Hellish Pupils: Has these in all four of his eyes.
  • Hidden Villain: He's only mentioned late in the game, and isn't seen until his fight.
  • 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.
  • Lovecraft Lite: Being an Eldritch Abomination that is capable of wiping out the entire world if summoned doesn’t translate into being impossible to defeat.
  • Made of Evil: He is literally made of nightmares. As in, Ghadius' own nightmares.
  • 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.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: With the can in question being an egg. Ghadius manages to revive him using his own nightmares and Lephise's body as a vessel.
  • 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, Klonoa Wii), Jessica Straus (English, Klonoa Wii)

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A magical songstress who is kidnapped by Ghadius.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the first game, her skin color was purple but was changed to white in the Wii remake. Phantasy Reverie reverts back to her original purple skin color and less humanoid design.
  • 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. Klonoa Phantasy Reverie reverts back to her original design from the original game.
  • Better as Friends: She tells Balue in the extra vision that she likes him more like a big brother, to his shock. The fact that he's almost old enough to be her father doesn't help.
  • Damsel in Distress: One of Klonoa's main goals in Door to Phantomile and the remake is saving her from Ghadius.
  • Forced Transformation: What Ghadius inflicted upon her to invoke the revival of Nahatomb.
  • Living MacGuffin: She's important enough for Ghadius to want to kidnap her. He needs to use her body as a vessel 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.

    Moon Queen 
Voiced by: Hiromi Nishikawa (Japanese, Klonoa Wii), Wendee Lee (English, Klonoa Wii)

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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, her crown 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.)
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: In the final battle, she joins the other leaders of Phantomile in blasting Nahatomb with the cannons that Klonoa loads.

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

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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.

    King Seadoph 

Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu (Japanese), Tony Oliver (English)

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The king of Jugpot, the Water Kingdom. Like Pamela, he is brainwashed and turned into a monster by Ghadius and Joka.
  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: Pamela and King Seadoph are brainwashed by Ghadius. Klonoa un-brainwashes them by defeating them in battle.
  • 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.
  • Evil Makes You Monstrous: His normal form looks like a chibi humanoid, but when he is Brainwashed and Crazy, he turns into a form that looks more animalistic and scary.
  • Fish People: Seadoph and the other residents of Jugpot resemble small humanoids with fishlike features.
  • The Good King: Seadoph is a kindhearted king when he's not under evil brainwashing.
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    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.
  • Uniformity Exception: Klonoa Beach Volleyball lets you play as a Moo (named Heart Moo), who differentiates himself from other Moos by wearing a green bandana with a heart symbol on it.
  • Waddling Head: The Moos are round creatures with stubby arms and feet.

    Boss monsters (Rongo Lango, Gelg Bolm, and Baladium) 
Three monsters created by Joka that serve as the first, third, and fourth bosses respectively. Rongo Lango is a dinosaur/dragon-like creature, Gelg Bolm is a giant, toothy plant, and Baladium is a cobra with wings.

In general

  • Attack Its Weak Point: They all have a certain weak point: Rongo Lango's backside, the inside of Gelg Bolm's mouth, and the colored scales on Baladium's sides. Joka warns Rongo Lango and Gelg Bolm to watch out for their weak points, inadvertently telling the player how to beat them.
  • Silent Antagonist: None of them have any dialogue.

Rongo Lango

  • Armless Biped: Rongo Lango has two large legs and no arms.
  • In the Back: Its weakpoint is its backside.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: It's a strange creature resembling a dragon or dinosaur. It has a curved, beak-shaped snout with an underbite, two legs and no arms, and a curled, chameleon-like tail.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Fitting the first boss, none of its attacks are hard to dodge, and its weak spot is glaringly obvious even if Joka didn't spell it out before the fight.

Gelg Bolm

  • Death from Above: To hurt it, you have to bounce up with a spring and throw a Moo down into its mouth.
  • Man-Eating Plant: Implied. It's not shown eating anyone, but it does have a nasty set of chompers that make it look like a carnivorous plant.

Baladium

  • Background Boss: You fight it on a bridge as the bridge swings back and forth between the foreground and background, and you need to wait until Baladium is in range to shoot enemies at it.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The weak scales on its body come in four different colors: red, blue, green, and yellow. Baladium has four different attacks, each corresponding to one of the scale colors. Each scale disappears when you hit it, and Baladium can only use attacks based on the scale colors it still has left.
  • The Great Serpent: It's a monster resembling a giant hooded cobra. With wings.

Debuted in Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil

    Lolo 

Lolo

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Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami, Unknown Voice Actress (English, Klonoa Beach Volleyball)

A priestess-in-training who meets up with Klonoa upon his arrival in Lunatea.


  • Break the Cutie:
    • She experiences this after witnessing her past actions during the ending of the Maze of Memories stage. She instantly starts crying out of guilt and apologizes to Klonoa and Popka for her actions. This results in her temporarily wanting to quit being a priestess and refuses to help Klonoa during the first half of a Boss Battle following it.
    • In the webcomic, Nightmare Klonoa enjoys tormenting Lolo's feeling on Klonoa by frequently telling her that he won't come back. Similar to Lunatea's Veil, Popka had to convience her that he hadn't forgotten her and is actually saving her from his evil counterpart.
  • Cathartic Crying: Before Klonoa leaves Lunatea, Lolo starts shedding tears while asking Klonoa if it's okay to cry. Once she runs up to hug him, she starts audibly crying in sadness knowing she won't see Klonoa again.
  • 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.
  • Cry into Chest: During the ending of Lunatea's Veil, she tries to keep her composure after learning Klonoa is leaving knowing she won't see her friend again. However, she instantly breaks down and is heard loudly sobbing into Klonoa's arms wishing he didn't have to go.
  • 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.
  • Final First Hug: With Klonoa at the end of Lunatea's Veil, as she begs him not to leave.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Lolo is noticeably frightened when the group has to go into the Haunted House of the Joilant Fun Park, being quite vocal about her fears.
  • Heart Beat-Down: In Klonoa Beach Volleyball, Lolo's Limit Break involves her floating in mid-air surrounded by pink hearts and praying for the volleyball to hit the other team.
  • 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.
  • Invisible Parents: In Heroes, she's seen saying goodbye to her parents before she leaves Breezegale for the Sky Temple, though we don't see or hear either of them.
  • 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. Eventually, character designer Yoshihiko Arai confirmed that Lolo and her species (such as The High Priestess and Leorina) are humanoid monkeys.
  • 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 Psycho Supporter
  • 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 to save Volk City from destruction).
  • Platforming Pocket Pal: Like Huepow, she'll stay in Klonoa's wind ring during gameplay in Lunatea's Veil.
  • Psycho Supporter: 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.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": When Lolo runs up to hug Klonoa before leaving Lunatea, she is heard shouting "No" multiple times to him out of pure sadness.
  • Secretly Selfish: Downplayed. Lolo is a genuinely kind-hearted person, but she accompanies Klonoa on his journey through Lunatea mainly to prove her worth as a priestess, and when she finds out that Leorina is also collecting the Elements, she assumes she wants to save the world first and seeks to beat her to that goal. Being forced to face her insecurities helps her to overcome this and she becomes genuinely altruistic.
  • 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. One of the final stories from the gag manga featured Lolo giving a love confession to Klonoa in the middle of a fight. This extends to the webcomic where Lolo gets very flattered after Klonoa tells The High Pristess that it was her that saved the day.
  • Stepford Smiler: When realizing Klonoa wasn't from her world and is leaving during the ending of Lunatea's Veil. Lolo tries to hide her sad emotions by smiling, until tears starts rolling down her face. After she asks him if it's alright to cry, her true emotions on Klonoa leaving her is fully shown.
  • 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, Unknown Voice Actress (English, Klonoa Beach Volleyball)

Lolo's companion, who also meets Klonoa upon his arrival in Lunatea.


  • Animal Species Accent: He's a doglike creature, and his Speaking Simlish frequently contains "bow wow" sounds. He also has a growly, high-pitched voice like that of a feisty puppy.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Compared to Klonoa and Lolo, Popka isn't afraid of picking fights with enemies and mostly yells out of frustration. His limit break in Klonoa Beach Volleyball consists of him shouting.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His eyes have a unique line pattern that make them look like gemstones.
  • Fell Asleep Crying: During the ending to the Phantasy Reverie remake of the sequel. Popka appeared to had cried himself to sleep knowing Klonoa is leaving Lunatea. He actually wakes up to witness his friend leaving unlike the original PS2 version.
  • Furry Reminder: One unused voice line for Popka featured him letting out a sad whimper after realizing Klonoa is leaving Lunatea.
  • Heroic Canines, Villainous Felines: Popka, a doglike creature, assists the heroes, while Tat, a catlike creature, assists the antagonistic Leorina.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he isn't afraid of mouthing off Tat and Leronia alongside being brutally honest at times. He's mostly doing it out of concern and love (especially towards Lolo).
  • 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: With Klonoa and especially Lolo. He remains loyal with her goal on becoming a priestess and snaps her out of feeling guilty and encourging her to help out Klonoa.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Chews out Lolo for giving up halfway through her quest and endangering Klonoa as a result.

    High Priestess 

High Priestess

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Voiced by: Maria Kawamura

Lolo's superior, and the governing body of the Claire Moa temple in La-Lakoosha.


  • Ambiguously Human: The closest of any character, along with Leorina and Lolo.
  • Everyone Calls Her "Barkeep": She's only ever known as the High Priestess and she's just that.
  • High Priestess: She is the top-ranking priestess of the Claire Moa temple, and she is responsible for training new priestesses like Lolo.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Judging by the end credits to Lunatea's Veil, it's hinted that the High Priestess might had been the adoptive mother to The King of Sorrow and known him for years back before getting exhiled from Lunatea.
  • Leitmotif: Her character theme is a slower melancholic varation of "Path of Goddess Claire", which is later given an even more somber version called "The High Priestess of Sadness".
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She treats her priestesses as if they were her children and is probably one of the wisest characters in the series.

    Leorina 

Leorina

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Voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki, Unknown Voice Actress (English, Klonoa Beach Volleyball)

A sky pirate who initially sought to revive the Kingdom of Sorrow by force. She had a particular interest in recreating Klonoa's wind ring...


  • Ambiguously Brown: She's the only La-Lakooshan we see who has a dark skin tone.
  • Ambiguously Human: The closest of any character, along with Lolo and the High Priestess.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's implied that the King of Sorrow took advantage of her desire to be acknowledged, using her as a pawn to achieve his goals. Her monster boss form may be how he repayed her for her service, having realised she was motivated more by her own greed and thirst for power, and therefore saw no further use for her.
  • Ambition Is Evil / A Pupil of Mine Until She Turned to Evil: Was a priestess who got fed up waiting for power or recognition, turning to villainous methods to get it.
  • Contralto of Danger: She is an antagonist for much of Lunatea's Veil, and she has a very low voice, perhaps the deepest voice of any female character in the series.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Ghadius. Ghadius and Leorina both have an intimidating presence, dark clothing, and deep voices. Ghadius is the Big Bad of his game, and he is known to be the Big Bad from the moment we see him. Leorina initially seems like the Big Bad of Lunatea's Veil but turns out to be a Disc-One Final Boss. Ghadius stays evil to the end and dies laughing as his plan to summon Nahatomb succeeds, while Leorina makes a Heel–Face Turn after Klonoa saves her from being cursed.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Of Lunatea's Veil. Leorina and Tat follow Klonoa and friends and cause a lot of trouble throughout the game, but someone else is responsible for the mysterious fifth bell in Lunatea...
  • 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 / 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 (complete with a Precision F-Strike) and eventually joins them in preventing it from being used again.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Zig-zagged. Her eyes start out as the latter; vacant and lifeless, but upon being defeated in her 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.
  • Maker of Monsters: She somehow creates a variety of monsters that serve as the bosses in Lunatea's Veil, although it's not made clear exactly how she creates them.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When the King of Sorrow is calling out the people of Lunatea for rejecting sorrow, Leorina interrupts him and calls him out with an angry The Reason You Suck speech. In particular she criticizes the King’s extreme self-pity and demanding sorrow be accepted when he himself is rejecting Lunatea. This cutting speech leads to the climax of the King’s Villainous Breakdown.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: She almost never raises her voice, even when sending monsters to kill Klonoa.
  • That Woman 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.
  • When She Smiles: After Klonoa defeats the King of Sorrow, as he's talking to The King about Sorrow not being terrible and people should embrace it. Leorina alongside Tat is silently lessening to Klonoa's word where she's seen smiling. During the game's credits, she can also be seen smiling as she and Tat are rebuilding the Kingdom of Sorrow.

    Tat 

Tat

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Voiced By: Satomi Koorogi, Unknown Voice Actress (English, Klonoa Beach Volleyball)

Leorina's companion - a cat-like creature that can split into two separate beings.


  • Animal Species Accent: She's a cat, and her Speaking Simlish sounds like a series of "meows."
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Don't call her and Leorina "thieves." She prefers the term "Sky Pirate".
  • Catgirl: A feline-like creature.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Joka.
    • Both are cheerful, comical sidekicks to a dark and intimidating antagonist. Both resemble a clownlike cat, although Joka's design leans more towards "clown," while Tat's leans more towards "cat."
    • Tat has a flirtatious Tsundere attitude towards Klonoa, while Joka is Faux Affably Evil with no such feelings.
    • Both have a moment early in the game where they get on top of a high ledge and wait to see if Klonoa can make it up there. Joka mocks Klonoa, only to panic when Klonoa actually succeeds. Tat gives Klonoa a tip on how to get up to the ledge because she likes him a little.
    • Tat gives Klonoa a hint on how to get up to the ledge out of kindness, while Joka accidentally gives Klonoa hints on how to beat his monsters out of sheer stupidity.
    • Tat makes a Heel–Face Turn and lives to the end along with Leorina, while Joka stays evil to the end and dies just like Ghadius.
    • The connection between her and Joka is highlighted in Phantasy Reverie Series, where the DLC allows Klonoa to wear a Joka mask in the first game, and a Tat mask in the second game.
  • Duality Motif: She's white on one side and dark purple on the other. She's a Tsundere towards Klonoa, and when she splits into two separate beings, her white half is nicer than her purple half.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her left eye is always closed.
  • Genki Girl: She's very hyperactive which is more evident with the mischevious side of her body.
  • Heroic Canines, Villainous Felines: She, a catlike creature, assists the villainous Leorina, while the doglike Popka helps the heroes.
  • Leitmotif: Her character theme consists of humorous xylophones which is also heard during her chase sequence.
  • Literal Split Personality: Can split into two serperate beings - her black self is much meaner and naughtier, while her white self is much nicer and friendlier. The conflict between her split personalities ends up ruining her plan to steal Klonoa's collected elements, as her good side actually helps Klonoa to capture her evil side.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She managed to keep a smile on her face even as the game's story gets serious and more dramatic.
  • Perky Female Minion: Tat is Leorina's devoted sidekick. She is energetic, mischievous, and even a little flirtatious.
  • Right-Hand Cat: She's a feline creature, and the loyal henchgirl of Leorina.
  • The Rival: To Popka.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: As Leorina's comical sidekick, she is not present at all during Leorina's more serious moments, such as when Leorina activates all four elements, summoning the Kingdom of Sorrow, and later becomes Cursed Leorina. Tat shows up again after Leorina's Heel–Face Turn, but even then, as the story draws to a dramatic climax, she has very few lines.
  • Tsundere: When she's split into two beings, her white side likes Klonoa (to the point that the subtitle for Joliant Fun Park is "~ A Date With Tat ~"), and her black side decidedly doesn't and gives him a harder time. As such, she comes across as very love-hate in her interactions with Klonoa and Popka when whole.
  • Undying Loyalty: Always sticks with Leorina, no matter the situation.
  • Verbal Tic: She frequently says "Nya" or "Mew" in almost every sentence she says.
  • Villainous Harlequin: Downplayed. She is an evil henchgirl, and although not as pronounced as Joka, her design does have some clownlike elements. Her half-white, half-black body, dress-like torso, and round buttons give off a jester vibe. Her playful, energetic personality helps too.

    Baguji the Wise 

Voiced By: Naoki Tatsuta

The wisest prophet in Lunatea. He lives alone on an island. Klonoa, Lolo, and Popka visit him frequently for advice.


  • Evil All Along: Baguji turns out to have been controlled by the King of Sorrow all along to manipulate Klonoa into bringing back the Kingdom of Sorrow.
  • Floating Limbs: His palms are rings that float seperately from his arms, and his fingers are also detached from his palms.
  • King Incognito: As it turns out, Baguji was a puppet for the King of Sorrow all along. Baguji's exact nature is not made explicitly clear, but it is implied that he is a lifeless body that the King of Sorrow was speaking through in order to gain the trust of Klonoa and friends.
  • Mentor Archetype: Baguji takes over Grandpa's role from Door to Phantomile as the one who instructs Klonoa on where to go next.
  • Shadowed Face, Glowing Eyes: Played with. Baguji's face is hidden by the shadow of his hood, but instead of his eyes glowing, it's his red mouth.
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift: Though it's unclear if Baguji is the King of Sorrow wearing a disguise or a magical projection, they have wildly different voices.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Baguji turns out to have been the King of Sorrow in disguise, or at least a puppet for the King of Sorrow, and he is secretly guiding Klonoa and friends to reawaken the Kingdom of Sorrow, which would allow the King of Sorrow to destroy the world by filling it with sorrow.

    Momett 

Momett

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Voiced By: Shin Aomori

The jolly showman of the Momett House in Joilant. In addition to hosting many bonus features for the player to check out (such as a music player and an art collection), he also created the Momett Dolls, which the player obtains by collecting all six stars in each level. He also has two bonus levels, the Chamber o'Fun and the Chamber o'Horrors, which are each unlocked by collecting a certain number of Momett Dolls.


  • Big Fun: He's the most rotund resident of Joilant, which fits his jovial, fun-loving personality.
  • The Cameo: In Klonoa Beach Volleyball, he is the shopkeeper who briefly appears in Joka's ending (although only his sleeve and his shadow are seen.)
  • Cool Old Guy: An incredibly friendly and helpful old guy.
  • Fun Personified: He's a carnival showman who likes setting up fun challenges for his guests. He also makes dolls.
  • Gag Nose: The other residents of Joilant have thin snouts that taper to a soft point, but Momett's is large and rounded.
  • Happy Circus Music: Fitting for a circus showman, his leitmotif, "Quenchless Curiosity" is a jaunty ragtime tune that sounds perfect for an old-timey carnival.
  • Leitmotif: His theme is "Quenchless Curiosity," a ragtime piano tune.
  • Memory Jar: Momett likes to preserve memories by creating dolls and carnival attractions based on them. When the player meets him, this allows him to replay bosses and other levels with new challenges, implying that Momett has some sort of magical ability to literally preserve memories.
  • Repulsive Ringmaster: Inverted, this ringmaster is as friendly and jovial as can be.

    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 his kingdom to be accepted and for him to be remembered, so he won't be alone anymore. Problem is he is doing it in a destructive and selfish matter.
  • Betrayal by Offspring: Judging by the end credits and when Klonoa returns to the Claire Moa temple in La-Lakoosha to visit The High Priestess after Lunatea has been overcome by sorrow. It's strongly implied that the King of Sorrow might been the adoptive son of The High Priestess.
  • Big Bad: Of Lunatea's Veil, he is the one responsible for all the events of the game.
  • 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.
    • Ghadius' goal to destroy Phantomile is completely foiled, Klonoa kills Nahatomb before the monster can even do anything and Lephise heals the world with her song. The King of Sorrow's goal for his kingdom to be accepted by Lunatea on the other hand is fulfilled.
  • 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. While disguised however, he was known as the prophet Baguji.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's a dark 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 painful lives. 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 and the only boss to have more than two phases.
  • 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 unhinged.
  • 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. The problem comes in with the King of Sorrow giving in to both desperation and hatred, damaging the world with his methods and eventually deciding to just destroy Lunatea and all within when his initial plans fail.
  • 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: He loses his cool after the first phase of his fight, getting angrier at both Klonoa and Lunatea as a whole. Then after Leorina gives him a Shut Up, Hannibal! speech, the King of Sorrow then descends into screaming madness.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In Lunatea's Veil, the King ultimately wants the people of Lunatea to acknowledge and accept both his kingdom and the emotion it represents. However, having lost most of his faith in the world, he sees no other option to get his message across than the most destructive method he's capable of. Aside from inviting more monsters into the world, some of the most prominent effects of his plan are the draining of the entire Sea of Tears and the curse placed upon Leorina in the Embryo Compass. Klonoa manages to knock some sense back into him in the climax, and he assures him that he and others who understand sorrow shall make sure his kingdom is reinstated back into Lunatean society—peacefully.

Debuted in Klonoa: Empire of Dreams

    Chipple 

Chipple

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Klonoa: Empire of Dreams
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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.
  • Counting Sheep: In the slapstick manga, he tries this to fall asleep easier. It doesn't work, even when he reaches 165,478,325,693,261,541 sheep.
  • 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."
  • Obliviously Evil: Jillius genuinely believes he's doing the right thing by banning dreams from his empire. Little does he realize that Bagoo is playing him like a fiddle.
  • 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, he is the one behind all the problems in the game and the final boss.
  • The Cameo: He makes an appearance in one of the ending cutscenes of Klonoa Beach Volleyball.
  • Cartoon Creature: 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? Given he causes insomnia, he is most likely meant to be an aardvark as a reference to the Baku.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The floating eyeball that Bagoo carries in the opening cutscene, along with his official artwork, later turns into a monstrous form and possesses Emperor Jillius for Jillius' boss fight.
  • 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.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: He has a sinister appearance and acts rude and blunt. However, Jillius still trusts him until it's revealed near the end that Bagoo is the real villain.
  • Evil All Along: He was the one who placed the curse on the empire.
  • Evil Chancellor: Though described as a "minister," he is Jillius' second-in-command who serves the role of an advisor. He is manipulating Jillius as part of a plan to take over the empire by turning its inhabitants into mindless monsters.
  • Final Boss: Of Empire of Dreams.
  • Green and Mean: He is the true villain, and he wears a green robe and hat.
  • Hanging Judge: Invoked. Although he is officially a minister rather than a judge (and only second in command to Emperor Jillius, who is the real judge in Klonoa's trial), Bagoo insists on condemning and punishing Klonoa for the crime of dreaming. Fortunately, Jillius doesn't take Bagoo's advice and gives Klonoa a chance to prove himself.
  • Hat of Authority: Bagoo wears a regal headdress with a veil, fitting for his position as minister.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sinister Minister: He is described as a minister, and wears priestly garb. He's also an Evil Chancellor planning to take over the empire.
  • Sinister Schnoz: He has a long, pointed nose or snout, and he's the main antagonist of Empire of Dreams.
  • Walking Spoiler: Like the King of Sorrow, it's hard to talk about his true role in Empire of Dreams without giving away a large portion of the plot.

Debuted in Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament

    Guntz 

Guntz (Gantz)

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Guess what he's named for.

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai, Unknown Voice Actor (English, Klonoa Beach Volleyball)

A gun-slinging bounty hunter who's either Klonoa's rival or bash brother, depending on the game.


  • 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.
  • Gut Feeling: Whenever he has an uneasy feeling about something (i.e. when he unknowingly gets close to Janga after God knows how long), he claims he can feel his collar-like mane rustle.
  • 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 chest 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: "JANGAAAAAAAA!!!!"
  • 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.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His hero medal originally belonged to his late father, who was killed by Janga prior to the events of Klonoa Heroes. Janga taunts him over it by revealing the medal's rank has degraded from gold to bronze under his care.
  • 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.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Garlen is noticeably different from every previous Klonoa villain: Ghadius, the King of Sorrow, and Bagoo are all serious and dark villains with incredible magical powers who are all world-endagering threats. Garlen is a lighter and comical antagonist who utilizes technology to get what he wants and is consistently a much more minor threat.
  • 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 and is throughly unpleasent.
  • 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, then Nahatomb steals his thunder.
  • 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 pyrotechnician who befriends Klonoa in the Moon's Ruins.


  • 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.
  • The Big Guy: The biggest, slowest, and strongest member of the trio.
  • 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.

    Boris 

Boris

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Pango's son, who has been affected by a mysterious sleeping sickness.


  • Delicate and Sickly: He spends most of Klonoa Heroes in a coma due to what the game describes as a "sleeping sickness".

    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 fedora. 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.


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.
  • 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.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: His mane always covers his eyes.
  • Flunky Boss: Has the ability to spawn tiny blade-wielding minions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tin Tyrant: He's an evil overlord whose entire body is obscured by armor, except for his luxurious mane.
  • 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 
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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.


  • Armor Is Useless: They can be inflated normally by Klonoa's wind bullets, in spite of their armor. Compare this to the Armored Moos we see in the games, where Klonoa needs to knock their armor off with another enemy before he can inflate them.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: Played with. They're a race of Mooks, and they're all armored.
  • Punny Name: On "nighty-night." They're knights who invade dream worlds.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: They're evil mooks, and they all have red eyes.

    Nightmare Klonoa 

Nightmare Klonoa (Bad Dream Klonoa)

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


  • All There in the Script: When asked on Twitter what this character's name wasnote , writer Jim Zub said that in the scripts for the webcomic, he's simply called Nightmare Klonoa (though the script that Zub has on his Patreon page calls him Bad Dream Klonoa).
  • 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 world he comes from has no color. The only exceptions are his Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness.
  • Evil Counterpart / Evil Doppelgänger: To Klonoa.
  • Evil Is Angular: His wind ring is octagonal in shape with jagged edges, compared to the smoother, round shape of the real Klonoa's ring. His hat also has a pointed brim, as opposed to the rounded brim on the real deal's hat.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His fangs are more prominent than Klonoa's.
  • Fur and Loathing: Has fur-trimmed clothes.
  • Inflating Body Gag: Falls victim to this when Klonoa inflates him with his Wind Ring.
  • 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.
  • No Name Given: He doesn't introduce himself by name in the webcomic, though the scripts call him Bad Dream Klonoa, and the writer called him Nightmare Klonoa on Twitter.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): Klonoa Heroes Densetsu No Star Medal, Klonoa Dream Traveller Of Noctis Sol, Klonoa Door To Phantomile, Klonoa 2 Lunateas Veil

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