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THAT IS NOT OUR WAY! Tell them how we feel about those who destroy our ways. Who devise machines. Who disturb the heavens.

Kundo[DJW 2] is Rook Blonko's former teacher and a villain who first appeared in Rook Tales.

Appearance

Kundo originally looked like most Revonnahganders, with blue fur, black markings, yellow sclera, and orange irises. He had white hair around his chin. He wore a red robe with black accents, a large beaded necklace, and brown leg and arm wraps. He also wore a silver armband around his left arm.

After a fatal accident, his fur was burned off to reveal scarred pink skin, with red veins and scars popping out. His eyes are now white with red sclera, and his left arm has been replaced with a cybernetic silver and red arm. He wears the same robe as before, however it has become somewhat tattered.

Personality

Kundo hates technology and is obsessed with enforcing his own view of Revonnahgander traditions in order to ensure a limited use of technology. Kundo is willing to hurt or kill others in order to keep everything the way he thinks it's meant to be. However, he does show some hypocrisy, as to succeed in something he is willing to violate ancient rules, like trading Amber Ogia with offworlders.

Rook notes that Kundo's view on tradition is somewhat arbitrary, even citing that Revonnahganders have used technology for things such as their harvests and other events as part of their traditions, indicating his dislike of technology is personal.

After his life was saved at the cost of becoming a cyborg, Kundo called himself an abomination and was disgusted by his new appearance to the point where his hatred for technology extended to the Plumbers, seeing them as a major problem in the galaxy and seeking to destroy them. This extended into a deep disdain for Revonnahganders who became Plumbers.

History

Kundo first appeared in Rook Tales, when Rook Shar and Sheriff Wat-Senn were about to leave Revonnah. He told Rook Da that he and his family were a disgrace to their people. He wanted to take Shar with him but Da stood in his way while they took off. He injured Da and jumped onto the starship just in time and sat tight in the cargo area until the ship arrived on Earth, landing at Undertown.

Kundo with Ben and Rook.

After landing, Kundo went to the local Mr. Smoothy to bring Shar and Young One back to Revonnah. There, he encountered his old pupil Blonko, who he was ashamed of. Rook and Ben Tennyson tried to fight him, but Kundo easily defeated Ben as Water Hazard and managed to break Rook's Proto-Tool into pieces. He started to chase them throughout Bellwood but was temporarily distracted by the technology surrounding him.

Kundo later ambushed Rook in Undertown. They started to fight but didn't seem to weaken each other. Suddenly, Shar appeared and was immediately attacked by Kundo's Stone Cutter, but she was protected by Rook. Rook's Proto-Tech Armor was shattered and he fainted. He took Rook and Shar onto a chemical ship which was going to take a detour for a generous supply of Amber Ogia.

Kundo in the Blastonium

Meanwhile, at Plumber Headquarters, Ben and Young One spotted and caught up with him. He fought Ben, who used Wildvine, Bloxx and Kickin Hawk and defeated all of his transformations with ease. However, Rook woke up and started to fight Kundo. He told him that what Kundo taught him is nothing compared to what he learned since.

Rook uses the newly repaired Proto-Tool to protect himself from Kundo's Stone Cutter who, by the recoil gets launched onto a tank of depleted Blastonium. The tank cracks and he falls into the water, and before he could be saved by Rook, the Blastonium gets spilled on him and he disappears. Rook believed he couldn't have survived.

At the end of the episode, it's revealed that Kundo's life was saved by the Medic, who gave him cybernetic augmentations. The Medic handed him a mirror only for it to be smashed by Kundo upon seeing what he had become.

In The Final Countdown, he infiltrated the Plumber HQ during the graveyard shift. He knocked out and tied up Bryk and Morty, the two strongest Plumbers currently at the base. He used his new cybernetic enhancements to take control of the base, locking everybody inside and prevented anyone from getting in.

Rook contacted him and asked to relinquish control of the base and leave, but Kundo told him that after he defeated the Plumbers he would take him and Shar back to Revonnah. Jerry, Blukic and Driba severed his connection of the base but he quickly regained control, which gave Rook and Fistina the chance to break into the control room. Rook was shocked to see his former teacher in his current state, to which Kundo blamed Rook for. He was able to subdue Rook but knocked down by Fistina, who ripped out his wires once again freeing the base.

Kundo laughed as he told them that they only accelerated his plans since he infected the base with a virus that would cause it to Self-destruct and transmit to every Plumber installation in the universe. After a hard battle, Rook finally defeated Kundo and tied him up. Ben got into the base and turned into Upgrade to stop the broadcast, but couldn't get the base to launch because one of the winches was broken. As Kundo gloated that at least Earth would be "purged", Fistina knocked him out.

Robucket fixed the winch by sacrificing his body and the base was successfully launched into orbit with the power core ejected before it exploded. Kundo vowed it was not over and the universe would not let the Plumbers corrupt it forever as he was being taken to a mental institution.

Powers and Abilities

Stone Cutter

Kundo is a grandmaster of Revonnah Kai. Against many of Ben's alien forms, Kundo was able to either repel their attacks or simply topple them. Even Kickin Hawk was only strong enough to make Kundo fight seriously, to which Ben was still quickly defeated.

Kundo has demonstrated great agility and acrobatics, along with noticeable strength, able to easily punch through Bloxx's body and knock aside Wildvine's seed pods.

Kundo's signature technique is "Stone Cutter", a powerful punch that focuses energy into his fist. Once used, its force is able to create powerful shockwaves and smash through Rook's Proto-Tech Armor.

Equipment

Kundo using his staff.

Kundo is proficient in use of a three-section staff with a curved blade on the top, able to wield it as a single long pole or its segmented form for great versatility in battle. It was broken while fighting Kickin Hawk, but later replaced in The Final Countdown.

His cybernetics have made him considerably stronger and allow him to control other technology, as he was able to completely hack into the Plumber HQ's system and control it with ease.

Weaknesses

Kundo after destroying a car

Due to his hatred of technology, Kundo was initially caught off-guard by the sheer amount of devices on Earth.

His personality has become extremely warped since becoming a cyborg, making him irrational and prone to outbursts.

Though he is a grandmaster of Revonnah Kai, Rook demonstrated he is not undefeatable, and beat him using other fighting styles and tactics learned from his experiences as a Plumber.

Appearances

Omniverse

Season 7

Season 8

Trivia

  • Like Rath and Atomix, Kundo calls out his signature technique when he uses it.
  • Steven Choi designed Kundo.[DJW 3]
  • Kundo's fate is similar to Darth Vader's due to being severely burned and converted into a cyborg.
    • The reaction to his transformation is that of Joker from 1989's Batman, having been treated by somewhat questionable medical professionals and smashing the mirror used to see their reflections.
    • He is similar to Ezekiel Rage from The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest, being badly scarred and believing that destroying lives is an act of justice.

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

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