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The Clown is an enemy that is encountered in Dark Chronicle. They are humans hired by Flotsam to chase and hunt down Max in order to get the Red Atlamillia he holds, to hand over to Emperor Griffon. In the cinematics, they are seen ordered by Flotsam to chase Max when he is spotted eavesdropping on a conversation between Flotsam and Mayor Need.

They seem to be very tenacious, as they chase Max over rooftops, standing on the edge of high platforms and such. They appear in the Underground Channel searching for Max, though it is not well known how they survive in the dungeon or how long they search for the player. Even after exiting the sewers, they are still seen chasing the player.

The Clown is one of the few monsters to not have any direct palette swaps in Dark Cloud 2. However, the Griffon Soldier and its variants have immigrated one of the Clown's attacks, and have a behavior similar to this monster.

For quotes, see Monster Quotes.

Battle Tactics[]

Clown concept art

Concept art.

The Clown can sometimes be an issue to defeat, as it can out of nowhere do a side step or back away, and then attack, so the player should stay focused when facing them for the first time. They are weak, and are phased by attacks easily, so their unpredictable movement makes up for this.

When the Clown sees the player, he'll run in your direction, in order to face him. This action is exclusive only to the Clown, the non-boss versions of the Memo Eater, and the Vanguard from a certain distance (although, most monsters will do the same when in rage mode).

The Clown has two attacks. The first, a ranged attack, is used when the player moves back a small distance. A knife will be thrown by this monster, aiming for the player. It is blocked safely, and does not home in. The second is a melee attack, which is used when the player is adjacent. It is a simple two slash combo with dual wielded knives. Again, this attack can be blocked safely.

Monster Notes[]

Dark Cloud 2 Clown
Habitat Underground Channel
Type Darkling
Hit Points 30
Attack/Defense 7/0
ABS/Gilda 6/6
Weakness Flame (150%)
Chill (150%)
Effective Weapons None
Ineffective Weapons Grenade (70%)
Item Inventory Bread
Protector Crystal
Sugar Cane