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Combat Blues (コンバット・ブルース, Konbatto Burūsu), also known as Major Minor in the English dub, is a character from the anime and manga series, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. He is the former leader of E-Block of the Maruhage Empire's third era.

Combat Blues
Combat Blues
(コンバット・ブルース, Konbatto Burūsu)
Debut (Manga): Chapter 131
Debut (Anime): Episode 55
Appears in: Anime and Manga
Seiyū (Japanese): Eiji Takemoto
Voice actor:

Michael Sorich (English)
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(Spanish)
(French)
(Italian)
(German)
(Dutch)
(Polish)
(Portuguese)

Nickname(s): None
Aliases: None
Species: Human
Affiliation The Former Maruhage Empire
Classification: Former E-Block Leader (Third Era)
Birthday: August 15[1]
Age:
Gender: Male
Blood Type: B[2]
Eye Color: Unknown
Hair Color:
Fist Skill: Trap Shinken

Background

Combat Blues is a man dressed like a common military officer. His helmet casts a shadow over his eyes so that they are never revealed. He is the former E-Block leader of the Maruhage Empire's third era.

Personality

Combat Blues exhibits most of the characteristics expected from someone of his stature: A person completely dedicated to his boss Tsuru Tsurulina III, with a theming around a military officer. Despite his skill with "Trap Shinken", he's liable to screw-ups, gaffes, and just being a general dunce. Additionally, he's a major pervert, being motivated by his two colleagues Bikini Girl and Swimsuit Girl's promises of kisses and putting his head in their laps, as well as being led off the edge of the water slide by Bo-Bobo simply tossing a porno magazine off the edge. Despite his perversion and overall idiocy, overall, he was still powerful enough of a fighter to be E-Block Commander during the forceful reign of the Maruhage Empire's third era.

History

The Former Maruhage Empire

When he is first seen, Comabat Blues is just emerging from his cryogenics tube with other Maruhage generals. Upon awakening, they are told about Bo-bobo's threat towards the current Maruhage generation, and are ordered to destroy him within Neo Hair-Hunt Land MAX. Combat Blues acts as the guardian of the "Battlefield Requiem" (a water slide attraction) of the park. When the rebels finally arrive at his attraction, Combat Blues uses the water slide to trap Bo-bobo, Beauty, and Don Patch in his watery battle arena! Though he has an obvious advantage,(his subordinates, Swimsuit Girl and Swimsuit Gal can continuously heal him), the soldier keeps falling for his own traps, and Bo-bobo continually finds ways to defeat him. Eventually, the battered soldier unveils "The Ultimate Weapon" to destroy the rebels, but it turns out to be Torpedo Girl, who once again teams up with the rebels. By the end of the fight, Combat Blues' is abandoned by his subordinates (who are convinced by Bo-bobo to turn good off-screen ), and is utterly defeated.

The Hair Kingdom

Though he chose not to participate in the new emperor playoffs, Combat Blues is later seen working alongside Tsuru Tsurulina III as the only general left loyal to the emperor, as all the others either became good guys or adapted to civilian life. Together, they invade the Hair Kingdom, but Tsurulina III does most of the work, while Combat Blues is merely reading porn while his boss gains the ultimate power of the Hair Ball!

Shinsetsu Bo-bobo

Combat Blues makes several appearances in Shinsetsu, but once again he is too busy reading adult material to really be considered a threat to anyone. He is beaten once and for all by Bo-bobo during the final raid on the Neo Maruhage Empire (even though he wasn't doing anything remotely evil).

Video Games

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Escape!! Hajike Royale

Abilities & Powers

Combat Blues' specialty is "Trap Shinken" (トラップ真拳 Torappu Shinken; TrueFist of Traps, Dub: "Super Fist of Trapping"). This shinken allows him the use of all sorts of military-issue weaponry as well as various traps set along the water slides.

Attacks

Image Technique Type Name
(Manga/Anime)
US Name
(Anime/Manga)
Debut
Trap Shinken - Dead Zone Dispatch
Secret Technique Dead Zone Dispatch
(死地送り, Shichi Okuri)
Bait the Trap Chapter 135
Episode 57
Into the Hell
(地獄送り, Jigoku Okuri)
Into the Jaws of Death
Combat Blues uses an ejecting platform launch a random person from the sidelines into the battlefield. Used Against:
Beauty
Trap Shinken - Soul Hand Grenade
Secret Technique Soul Hand Grenade
(魂の手榴弾, Tamashī no Shuryūdan)
Savage Water Balloons Chapter 135
Episode 57
Soulful Hand Grenade
Combat Blues throws grenades at the opponent. While they are supposed to explode on the opponent, these "bombs" have absolutely no effect. Used Against:
Bo-bobo
Don Patch
Beauty
Trap Shinken - Piranha Hell
Secret Technique Piranha Hell
(ピラニア地獄 Piranaa Jigoku)
Big Box of Piranhas Chapter 135
Episode 57
Piranha Nightmare
Combat Blues pours piranhas into the water to attack nearby opponents. However, they're actually just harmless sunfish. Used Against:
Trap Shinken - Killer Dam
Secret Technique Killer Dam
(キラーダム Kirā Damu)
Waterfall Chapter 135
Episode 57
Combat Blues summons a large waterfall tunnel to cause the opponent to fall from the water slide to their death. Used Against:
Bo-bobo
Don Patch
Beauty
Trap Shinken - High Speed Water Clone
Secret Technique High Speed Water Clone
(高速水分身, Kosouku Mizu Bunshin)
Reflections of the Water Chapter 135
Episode 57
Combat Blues summons two clones of himself. Used Against:
Trap Shinken - Whirlpool Hell
Secret Technique Whirlpool Hell
(渦巻き地獄, Uzumaki Jigoku)
Portal Vortex Chapter 136
Episode 57
Whirlpool Inferno
Combat Blues creates a demonic whirlpool in the water slide to drown the opponent. Used Against:
Bo-bobo
Don Patch
Torpedo Girl
Trap Shinken - Underwater Rockets
Secret Technique Underwater Rockets
(水中ロケット弾, Suichū Roketto-dan)
You Say To-ma-to, I Say Tor-pe-do Chapter 136
Episode 57
Combat Blues shoots vicious mini-rockets at the opponent. Used Against:
Bo-bobo
Don Patch
Beauty
Torpedo Girl
  • 10,000 Push-ups (腕立て1万回, Udetate 1 Man-kai): Combat Blues, Captain Ishida, and T-500 make the opponent do 10,000 push-ups.

Appearances

  • Episode Appearances: 55, 57, 75
  • Manga Appearances:
    • Original Series: 131, 135-137, 162, 196.5, 187, 219, 229
    • Shinsetsu Bo-bobo: 46, 62, 69

Trivia

  • In the English language dub, Combat Blues speaks in a stereotypical drill sergeant American accent.
  • Combat Blues' dream is エロ保の中に入る.[3]

References

  1. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobon
  2. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobon
  3. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobon


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