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.
|(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|
Michael Sorich (English)
|Affiliation||The Former Maruhage Empire|
|Classification:||Former E-Block Leader (Third Era)|
|Fist Skill:||Trap Shinken|
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
|Secret Technique||Dead Zone Dispatch|
(死地送り, Shichi Okuri)
|Bait the Trap||Chapter 135|
|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:|
|Secret Technique||Soul Hand Grenade|
(魂の手榴弾, Tamashī no Shuryūdan)
|Savage Water Balloons||Chapter 135|
|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:|
|Secret Technique||Piranha Hell|
(ピラニア地獄 Piranaa Jigoku)
|Big Box of Piranhas||Chapter 135|
|Combat Blues pours piranhas into the water to attack nearby opponents. However, they're actually just harmless sunfish.||Used Against:|
|Secret Technique||Killer Dam|
(キラーダム Kirā Damu)
|Combat Blues summons a large waterfall tunnel to cause the opponent to fall from the water slide to their death.||Used Against:|
|Secret Technique||High Speed Water Clone|
(高速水分身, Kosouku Mizu Bunshin)
|Reflections of the Water||Chapter 135|
|Combat Blues summons two clones of himself.||Used Against:|
|Secret Technique||Whirlpool Hell|
(渦巻き地獄, Uzumaki Jigoku)
|Portal Vortex||Chapter 136|
|Combat Blues creates a demonic whirlpool in the water slide to drown the opponent.||Used Against:|
|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|
|Combat Blues shoots vicious mini-rockets at the opponent.||Used Against:|
- 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.
- Episode Appearances: 55, 57, 75
- Manga Appearances:
- Original Series: 131, 135-137, 162, 196.5, 187, 219, 229
- Shinsetsu Bo-bobo: 46, 62, 69
- 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.