Pyramid Head Bomber

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Pyramid Head Bomber

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Gender: Male
Game(s): Super Bomberman R
Character Type: Attack Type
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Pyramid Head Bomber (ピラミッドヘッドボンバー, piramiddo heddo bonbā)[1] is a playable character who appears in Super Bomberman R. He was added in update 1.4 on June 29, 2017.[2]

Biography

Also known simply as the "Pyramid Thing," this mysterious Bomberman roams the wastelands of the fog-shrouded Planet Silent-Hill.

He possesses an immortal body and fearsome super-strength, and the blade of the great knife that he drags behind him is almost as long as he is tall. For this blood-curdling executioner, even the other horrific creatures that inhabit Planet Silent-Hill are no more than prey for the taking.

~ Super Bomberman R Official Website[2]

In the introductory cinematic for Grand Prix mode, Pyramid Head Bomber arrives on Planet Bomber alongside Anubis Bomber and Dracula Bomber to judge the strength of the planet's representative competitors, the Bomberman Brothers. After Red throws a bomb at Dracula Bomber, Pyramid Head Bomber is seen emerging from the smoke, unphased, to the horror of White, Red, and Aqua.

Special Ability

Pyramid Head's new artwork, featuring the wooden knife.

Pyramid Head Bomber's special ability is Judgement (裁き, sabaki). Pressing the button will immediately activate Judgement. During this effect, his movement speed is reduced to roughly one tile per second, and he produces a dark aura. While activated, any character or enemy character who touches Pyramid Head Bomber will trigger his ability, causing him to hit them with his Great Knife and instantly eliminate them. The effect lasts for six seconds and will not end before that time unless he is defeated. There is a six second cooldown period after the effect ends before he can use Judgement again.

Because the effect is instantaneous, it is possible to trigger Judgement while standing in the same square as another character and defeat said character with a press of the special ability button.

Early Great Knife

In early promotional artwork, Pyramid Head is seen carrying a metal Great Knife. This metal blade was also seen in-game during the livestream broadcast on the KONAMI公式 YouTube channel on March 30, 2017. When update 1.4 was released to the public, the knife had been changed to a wooden one. The artwork on the official website was also changed to reflect this. However, artwork of the old metal Great Knife still remains on official Konami social media accounts, and has even been used in promotional images after the update's release. There is currently no known public copy of the new full artwork depicting the wooden knife.

Trivia

The old special ability name.
  • Pyramid Head is the primary antagonist of Silent Hill 2, produced by Konami.
  • In the version 1.4 update that introduced him, Pyramid Head Bomber's special ability had no cooldown period, and could be used repeatedly without consequences. In update 2.0, released on November 15, 2017, the cooldown period was added.[2] The original behaviour may be seen in this footage.
  • Pyramid Head Bomber's special ability was originally named "Execution" (処刑, shokei). It was changed to Judgement in the version 2.0.1 update released on December 6, 2017.[2] The original name can be seen in this footage.

References

  1. スーパーボンバーマン R 公式サイト, Konami Digital Entertainment, 15/11/2017. Accessed 23/3/2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Super Bomberman R Official Website, Konami Digital Entertainment, 15/11/2017. Accessed 23/3/2018.