- For the Archie Comics interpretation of this character, see Battle Lord Kukku XV and Grand Battle Kukku XV.
The Great Battle Kukku (グレイトバトルクック Gureito Batoru Kukku?), also known by his full title Great Battle Kukku XV (グレイトバトルクック15世 Gureito Batoru Kukku Juugo Sei?), is the main antagonist in Tails Adventure. He is the leader of the Battle Kukku Empire who orchestrated an attack on Cocoa Island to seize the Chaos Emeralds for world domination, but was foiled by Miles "Tails" Prower.
The Great Battle Kukku is about twice the size of Tails. As a humanoid bird, he is mostly covered in light brown feathers, has long green tail feathers, and has a very large beak with an even larger lower mandible that resembles a large chin. Also, around his neck, he has a collar of white feathers. He possesses rather thin arms, but large forearms and hands, a pronounced and slightly round lower torso, and thin legs.
The Great Battle Kukku wears a large back hat in the shape of a bearskin with a rooster themed skull and crossbones insignia on the front and a long curl on the back. He also wears a pair of pince-nez glasses with dark blue lenses which covers his eyes. He is dressed in a red sleeveless coat, dark green one-pants with high-heeled shoes, white gauntlet with golden rims at the wrists, and white gloves.
At some point, the Great Battle Kukku had a son, Battle Kukku XVI.
Scheming to take over the world, the Great Battle Kukku lead his Battle Kukku Empire to Cocoa Island where the Chaos Emeralds were, so he could use their limitless powers for world domination. Arriving in the Battle Fortress, the Great Battle Kukku lead a massive battalion through Poloy Forest, destroying and setting everything ablaze while retrieving the Chaos Emeralds. Exhilarated by his impending victory, the Great Battle Kukku ordered his soldiers to find the last remaining Emeralds.
From that point however, Great Battle Kukku's operations came to a halt when Tails began fighting the Battle Kukku Empire. When the Battle Fortress had re-launched from its concealed position, the Great Battle Kukku faced Tails in combat when he infiltrated the fortress. In the insuring fight, the Great Battle Kukku was seemingly destroyed and his fortress crashed while Tails escaped.
Powers and abilities
The Great Battle Kukku has demonstrated high physical durability, being able to withstand several exploding bombs up close before being defeated. He also has at least above-average-physical strength as he was able to lift up Tails with one hand and throw him a significant distance.
At the beginning of the battle, the Great Battle Kukku will walk back and forth in the right side of the arena, flinging bombs in Tails' general direction. Though this attack can be avoided when walking on the ground by dodging the bombs, the player can avoid the attack by flying with Tails directly above the Great Battle Kukku, from where the player can at the same time drop bombs on the Great Battle Kukku. After having taken enough damage, the Great Battle Kukku will start moving across the entire arena, crouching down and rolling bombs along the floor when Tails is down low, which can be dodged by flying above the ground, and spraying them up high like a fountain when Tails is flying above, which can be dodged by flying directly above this boss. Also, if the player gets too close to the Great Battle Kukku, he will pick Tails and throw him across the room. After being hit fifteen times, the Great Battle Kukku will be defeated, and the player will have cleared this boss battle.
In other media
In the Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog comic books and spin-off comics, the Great Battle Kukku is referred to as Grand Battle Kukku XV. In this media, he was the fifteenth member of the Battle Kukkus and the leader of the Battle Bird Armada. Believing his people are destined for dominance, he searched for Babylon Garden in order to obtain control over Mobius. After a skirmish with the Knothole Freedom Fighters, the Battle Lord forced the Babylon Rogues to help recover Babylon Garden. However, his plans were ruined by Sonic who made Babylon Garden crash along with the Battle Bird Armada's base, and the Battle Lord swore vengeance.
- His name was mistranslated as the Great Badoru Kukku in the English Sonic Gems Collection manual, and it was also shortened to simply Kukku. Similar to "Kokko Island" (a name also properly retranslated prior in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut), this may be because his real name was unmentioned in the localized manual of Tails Adventure.
- TOUMA on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (13 February 2018). Retrieved on 28 July 2018. “TOUMA: このキャラクター達は私がデザインしました。”
- Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Mini Game Collection description.
- Tails Adventures (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 5.
- Tails Adventures (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 29.
- Tails Adventures (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 4-5.
- Sonic Gems Collection (Nintendo GameCube) North American instruction booklet, pg.14.