|Aliases||Monkey King (猿王 En-Ō);|
Problem Child of the Eight Kings
(八王の問題児 Hachi-Ō no Mondaiji)
|Capture Level||6000 (contained form)|
|Occupation||Ruler of Area 7|
|Relatives||Bambina (mate, deceased),|
Bambina's Ancestor (deceased)
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|“||We couldn't even manage to be playmates with him, huh...?||”|
—Toriko regarding the Monkey King
Bambina (バンビーナ Banbīna), born Bambino (バンビーノ Banbīno), is the world's strongest primate atop the Ballboon race and the current "Monkey King" (猿王 En-Ō) of the heralded Eight Kings, ruling over Gourmet World's Area 7, the "Monkey Restaurant". His somewhat rapscallion and bellicose behavior garnered him the epithet "Problem Child of the Eight Kings" (八王の問題児 Hachi-Ō no Mondaiji). Within his very testicles lies the legendary ingredient PAIR, Acacia's Full Course Menu Soup.
Hiding his true form and true strength via his power-sealing webbing membrane, the Capture Level of Bambina's "contained form" is 6000.
Area 7 being inhabited by as much as 5 billion fantastically strong and intelligent primates, Bambina stands atop its vast food chain. He originally invented and forced upon his lands' primates an incredibly potent martial arts discipline called Enbu as a means to gain potential playmates and thus matches to his lethal strength. However, as time passed, the discipline became a rigid, absolute hierarchy, with four of the highest-ranked Enbu Masters directly underneath the negligent Monkey King ruling the continent in his place. With freedom almost akin to Bambina's own, the lands had turned into a deadly habitat within which many struggled to survive; of course that was until the arrival of the Four Heavenly Kings who freed Area 7 of its oppression.
Bambina's current name originally belonged to a female Ballboon who was the Monkey King's beloved mate before her passing. Bambina would continue to cherish her fondly after her death, having continued to watch over her tomb from atop 100G Mountain.
Bambina is a Ballboon, a race of monkeys that resembles a large baboon monkey with ruffled fur around his head, back and shoulders as well as around the arms. He has dark pink and purple skin covered in bright webbing around his body and sports a long tail. Bambina has a bright skinned forehead and the fur on his head spikes in a messy hairy form. He has notably bright eyes that seem to lack pupils, but he loses his left eye after Acacia punches him. He has large tufts of spiky fur around the shins, forearms, shoulders and the lower half of his waist. Bambina also has a rather large pair of pale-colored testicles and an even larger buttocks that prominently sticks out from beneath his tail.
Bambina's overall height is shown to be the same size as that of a muscular adult male, almost comparable to the height of Toriko and the other Four Heavenly Kings. This makes Bambina the physically smallest, by far, of the Eight Kings.
During the fight between Bambina and the Heavenly Kings, it is revealed that Bambina concealed his true form underneath his normal appearance. In his true form, Bambina sheds all of the webbing around his body and his fur turns from long and ruffled to short and sleek. His mouth area also loses its patterned appearance and his ears, revealed to be small and rounded, are shown to be atop his head. His fur gains a brighter color tone as opposed to its original dark color. He also has notable skin flaps beneath his arms, which makes him resemble a flying squirrel-like primate. Due to the restraints that kept his true form concealed, Bambina initially appears as a very skinny and frail-looking monkey of small statue, but in actuality his true form is actually incredibly large and muscular and it simply takes a little time before his body expands to its true size. In their true form, his testicles also gain a brighter and more noticeable sheen. Curiously however, even without the concealing fur Bambina appears to lack a visible penis. During the battle between Neo and Acacia, Bambina no longer seems to hold PAIR.
Bambina is considered a "problem child" among the Eight Kings, suggesting that he is problematic and chaotic. He cares not for ruling of his continent preferring to play games and instead leaves the ruling of its continent to its Enbu Instructors who rule the continent with cold iron fists and hoard all the food for themselves. Its lack of willingness to help its subjects in any way and let its instructors run rampant however they may be the reason for Bambina's problematic reputation. Because Bambina lacks any form of thought for his own land or subjects, he simply ignores any major changes within his lands, preferring to continue playing games despite the drastic shift in the continent. With monkeys rebelling against the Enbu Instructors, toppling the once harsh hierarchy, all Bambina did was play his weekly game of Skipping Stone Mountains and once more await for the mountain it hurled to return to it.
When faced with potential danger, Bambina plays around with his opponents as opposed to taking them on a more serious manner. One such occasion is his fight against the Heavenly Kings. Because of his abilities, he was able to quickly play games with each of the Poison Dolls which Coco made of the Heavenly Kings and annihilating each one of them in an instant. From Rock Paper Scissors, to Hide and Seek, and even Arm Wrestling, Bambina played games which are deadly to anyone who is incapable of matching his speed and strength. Because of his high status and immense strength, many fear Bambina himself which leaves the Monkey King all on his own. To ensure that he could have a number of monkeys which could match him to play games, Bambina created Enbu not as a means of a discipline nor hierarchy but rather as a means for one to gain strength and abilities much like Bambina so that Bambina can play games with them.
Though normally cheerful and enthusiastic, Bambina can also be enraged if it realizes that others which it considers playmates aren't actually playing with him. Though this anger lasts for no longer than a second as Bambina's playful nature gives him a positive attitude and he considers that those playing with him simply find his games too difficult. He decides to relocate himself when he thought that Sunny found it too difficult to find him.
In fact, he can also become even angrier, enough to try and kill those who enraged him. Though only if someone interupts or incorrectly performs the Enbu Dance.
Whenever he is doing nothing or if he is awaiting for certain individuals to come, Bambina prefers a leisurely time of sleeping. Unlike most creatures of the planet however, Bambina prefers to sleep in a location surrounded by rare sights of stars, planets and the view of Earth itself from the skies, so he leaps to the Earth's thermosphere and lets the low gravity pull slowly take him back to 100G Mountain as he dreams. Eventually, gravity will pull him down back to Earth and wake him from his leisurely sleep.
Despite being a questionable individual who sees almost anything as a game, Bambina is not without his serious moments. If he finds himself in a position where he feels that he needs to be serious, he will do so, however such occasions are rarity within the Mountain Continent that its residents celebrate it as a festival. It seems that the only way he will ever take anyone seriously is if anyone is capable enough to not only survive his destructive games, but also beat him in every game. This became apparent when the Monkey King decided to build a ring for a serious fight while the Heavenly Kings trained themselves to master Enbu at a short amount of time they had, in possible hopes that the Monkey King's new playmates can match him.
One of the most important of Bambina's personality, and even the key to capturing PAIR is his love for his mate Bambina. While it is unknown just how long they were together for or what exactly happened to his mate, the Monkey King loved his mate dearly, and their love transcended life and death itself as whenever the Monkey King performs the famous Monkey Dance with anyone, he eventually captures the vision of his beloved partner on the other side. This vision can only be seen if Bambina is caught in extreme nostalgia, which not only causes him extreme happiness to the point that he wished it lasted forever but also causes PAIR to fall from him. Bambina and his partner dancing between the barriers of life and death can only be seen by those who performed the dance with him. If one looks through a fully prepared PAIR, it shows Bambina's mate dancing with him on the other side.
Monkeys of Area 7Edit
As Bambina continues his leisurely time on its own within 100G Mountain, he is unaware of the natures within the lands below, being completely uncaring for his own species and letting the four Instructors rule the lands in their own accords. Because the Instructors prevented free predation throughout the continent, the monkeys of Area 7 suffered. However to the Monkey King, it is not a problem which Bambina is to solve. Instead, the Heavenly Kings were the ones to topple the harsh rules of Area 7 with Bambina simply ignoring whatever occurred in the very land he is supposed to rule, playing his weekly games instead in order to further amuse itself.
It is later revealed that despite his seemingly uncaring nature, the true reason behind Bambina's detached nature to his fellow monkeys was not because he simply didn't care but rather the fact that if they could master the ways of Enbu, the could become stronger and potentially be of the same level as Bambina himself. One of the four Instructors which mastered the ways of Enbu was easily defeated by the Heavenly Kings, showing that the Heavenly Kings are of higher caliber than the Instructor (or that the Instructor itself hasn't actually 'mastered' Enbu), but when the Monkey King faced the very same people that defeated one of his instructors, he easily defeated them in an individual game which had deadly consequences. Coco hypothesizes the fact that Bambina wanted them to be stronger and be potential playmates, meaning Bambina gave the monkeys as much freedom as they can to be stronger, even if that meant that those who do become strong create an unnatural land where free predation was a forbidden act.
It is currently unknown how many of the rare Ballboon monkeys exist within Gourmet World. Bambina, being known as one of the strongest Ballboon and holding position as one of the Eight Kings, is a representative of this rare race of monkeys.
The Monkey King had always been seen as a lonesome beast in the present day but before he had himself a mate whom he loved dearly. It is unknown how long they had been together, however it is definite that they truly loved one another as shown when the Heavenly Kings captured PAIR, Bambina and his beloved danced happily together between the barriers of life and death itself and can see each other clearly despite only one person (Toriko looking through PAIR) being able to see the female Ballboon. The famous Monkey Dance, the true origins of Enbu, was the dance which both Bambina and his partner performed during their early history and whenever someone performs this dance with Bambina, the Monkey King would go into extreme nostalgia to the point where he wished it could last forever, this dance became one of the keys to capturing PAIR itself as well. The female Ballboon mate of Bambina passed away under unknown circumstances, despite this however Bambina stays strong and loyal to his beloved.
Terry Cloth, Kiss, and QuinnEdit
Following their effortless defeat at ATOM's hands, Terry Cloth, Kiss, and Quinn leave the company of the Four Heavenly Kings to train with Bambina. Toriko believes they have done this to build up strength comparable to the Eight Kings themselves. Bambina personally seems overjoyed at having powerful playmates and sparring partners again. He is shown wildly grinning and laughing as he fights off all three partners at once within an extra-dimensional space (presumably created via PAIR).
Powers and AbilitiesEditBambina's power is so great that all other beasts in Area 7 fear him. With an incredible capture level of 6000, and that is just in his restrained form, his power is said to eclipse even that of the "Horse King" Heracles, the ruler of Area 8. Bambina's capture level stands only 90 levels below that of the Wolf King's second-in-command itself. Being almost the same size as that of a human, Bambina's strength is unmatched within Area 7 as even the Enbu Instructors, one of which is the Gorilla Taurus, whose height rivals that of a mountain, are said to be no match for the Monkey King, even if they outnumber or outsize him.
An example of his power can be found in the area where it lives, by being able to survive in an environment with no air to breath and gravity 10 to 100 times greater than normal. He also prefers to sleep within the Earth's thermosphere as opposed to sleeping on the planet's surface, using his immense leg power in order to execute a jump that reaches near space.
As the greatest master of Enbu, Bambina has enough skill to cleanly cut a mountain away from the ground with a swing of his tail with almost minimal effort despite being around the same size as that of a human. It is then capable of lifting the severed mountain effortlessly, and hurling it across the ocean to make it skip as if it were a mere pebble, all at speeds of Mach 1, never slowing down. About a week after being thrown and going around the world; the water, wind, heat, and land, reduce the mountain into a much smaller stone, and it makes its way back to Bambina. When using it's true strength, Bambina's tail swipe is so far reaching that it can destroy orbiting satellites.
Bambina has shown to be able to move so fast that it can vanish from sight and reach the shore of the continent in an instant. Another testament to its dreadful power is that the Monkey King could swipe not one, but two of Coco's almost exact copies of the Heavenly Kings whom posed a danger and damage Toriko himself within a mere 0.1 second while merely playing around. In the blink of an eye (as experienced by Sunny), the two Heavenly King Poison Dolls were annihilated and with the real Heavenly Kings easily incapacitated as well as shivering in fear. Not even Coco's enhanced vision can keep up with it. Then, it disappeared, all in the 0.1 seconds after its roar. The Monkey King's reactions equal its speed: aside from being able to perfectly control its movements despite being so fast, to him the act of blinking is so slow it considers it an invitation to play hide and seek.
Bambina also has incredible lung capacity, creating an environmental change and a crater in the 100G Mountain with just one sneeze. The fact that inhaling the weakened pollen of a Sandoriko Flower resulted in only a sneeze proves that the Monkey King's immune system is far superior to even the standard of the Gourmet World. He was also seen taking nap in outer atmosphere, where the density of air is close to vacuum.
Much like the rest of the Eight Kings, Bambina has a strong sense of awareness that allows it to sense any major changes in the world. Whilst he simply ignored changes in its own lands, Bambina's awareness sensed both the potential new heir to the Horse King itself and the change in Toriko's power, however despite sensing these changes, with one already having made an impact on the land it rules on, Bambina most likely ignored his awareness.
Though rare, when enraged it emits a killing intent so powerful that it can be felt from miles away, and force the basics of Enbu into those who feel it by making every cell in their body act as one through sheer fear of death.
However, none of this already frightening abilities are still on par with the status of one of the Eight Kings, but just its way of holding itself back. When he fights at full force, he can shoot a beam from its mouth with enough power to completely destroy his tail, wipe out the remnants of the 100G Mountain, and send ATOM flying many kilometers away.
Bambina has been shown to be immensely durable. He was able to withstand an enraged punch from Acacia and then counter attack, when Jiro's head was knocked clean off from a similar attack.
Games / Monkey DanceEdit
Bambina is on the constant look for playmates. Although it considers them games, it is so strong it actually ends up wounding or killing the ones it plays with. Against the Four Heavenly Kings, it started with "hide and seek", detecting their presence and reaching them while hardly being noticed. It played "rock, paper, scissors" with Zebra, considering his punch "rock" and its parry "paper", so after "winning" it pointed at a direction with its finger, according to the rules of "acchi muite hoi". The air moved by its finger caused the Poison Doll's head to spin half a dozen times before being torn off. Bambina appeared behind Coco's Poison Doll, mutilating it with "hiza kakkun", and finally severing Toriko's arm with "arm wrestling".
Bambina's true strength seems to be concealed or laying dormant, and along with this, his true form. Bambina's ability to keep its true form concealed is done through unknown manners however it is shown that if his true form is revealed, his strength changes immensely. Because Bambina's true form is only shown recently, it is unknown just how much strength Bambina is holding back however even the mere sight of Bambina's true form seems to cause not few but all of the species within Area 7 to flee in fear. It is speculated by Zebra that even with Bambina's already immense strength, Bambina's strength in his true form is something more gigantic, about the same size, if not bigger, than Heracles herself. His speed and strength become unmatched as he is capable of withstanding an attack from the Heavenly Kings without even taking any form of damage, he can take the full force of Zebra's Voice Cutter even when it is amplified by the high number of the Heavenly Kings' cells working together and not gain a single scratch from it. He is also capable of dodging a barrage of Coco's Mold Spear which travel near the speed of light with incredible ease. Bambina also gains high flexibility, able to bend his neck quickly and attack from behind with a powerful bite. He can also use Appetite Energy, which he can spit from his mouth. The resulting explosion can be seen from space.
When Bambina unleashes his true form, every living thing in the world is overcome with a sensation of imminent death, causing them to try eating their favorite foods as a last meal.
At an unknown point in his past, the Monkey King, whose name was originally Bambino, was once deeply in love with a female monkey named Bambina. However, under unknown circumstance Bambina passed away. Upon her death, the Monkey King made a humble but loving tomb for his beloved on the location that would become 100G Mountain, knowing that the intense gravity of the area would draw in many ingredients so that his love would always have as much food as he had given her in life. The ingredients would then gather to form a mountain to serve as a tribute to his beloved for all time. The Monkey King relinquished his old name and then took the name of his mate as his own to remember her by and then made his home atop the mountain where his beloved was buried and he would remain there from that day on to guard her tomb.
When the cooking of AIR revitalized the Heracles, she gave birth to a mighty newborn who is to become the heir to the Horse King, the newborn foal of Heracles let out a mighty roar that was felt throughout the entire planet and Bambina, along with the rest of the Eight Kings reacted to the mighty roar of Heracles' foal.
Bambina is first mentioned by the Daruma Hermit, while he was explaining the circumstances regarding the laws of Area 7. Later, in Area 7, Zebra killed a monkey that infiltrated the Denshark, but not before it could call upon its comrades. This signaled all of the newcomer monkeys who had been suffering in hunger due to the strict rules of their lands. When the instructor of the area arrived at the scene, Sunny mistakes it for Bambina, however before they could confirm the true identity, the Heavenly Kings were rescued by "Kaka". The Nitro later revealed to the Four Heavenly Kings that, PAIR is actually a part of the Monkey King, which they resolved to get after they defeated the tyrannical and oppressive Gorilla Taurus.
After the Enbu instructor was defeated, Bambina reacted slightly to the change in the land it rules over, but payed little attention to it. He then noticed the newest pebble that arrived from the weekly Skipping Stone Mountains phenomena and proceeded to redo the cycle once more by cutting down another mountain with its tail, hurling it towards the sea and continued the weekly cycle to amuse itself.
As the Four Heavenly Kings reach the Birth Cry Tree "Kaka" explains about Bambina and PAIR in more detail. It is with some surprise (and revulsion) that they find out that PAIR is actually produced in the Monkey King's testicles. When the group finally reach the base of 100G Mountain, Toriko attempts to walk the surface of 100G Mountain, however much to the shock of everyone Bambina appears in front of them as Toriko became stuck due to the enormous gravity that was pulling him down. With sheer awe at the unexpected sight of the Monkey King itself, the Heavenly Kings stood still as they observed the human sized monkey. However, as past experience with a previous King crawled into Toriko's mind, Toriko used his Riddle Chapter to make sure that he was indeed face-to-face with Bambina, and with Sunny holding the screen of the Riddle Chapter, he found out that the Monkey King had a capture level of 6000. As Sunny stood still at the sight of the Capture Level, Zebra, Coco and Toriko attempted to mount an offense against Bambina. Sunny's eyes merely blinked at a moments time but before he could even open them fully, his fellow comrades were quickly annihilated by Bambina. Leaving the only person who didn't pose a threat, the Monkey King then vanished.
As Sunny fell trembling where he stood, the lone Iai-Aye which Toriko had previously helped approached the despaired Heavenly King. It proceeded to point at different directions, showing that the rest of the Heavenly Kings managed to avoid the wrath of Bambina. Coco had planned ahead of time and created Poison Dolls imbued with Poison Life in order to face the Monkey King himself. Despite the Monkey Kings supposed aggression towards the group, it was actually playing around with them, each game per Heavenly King. Since Sunny himself had closed his eyes the moment the Monkey King appeared, Bambina thought it was now his time to hide so in the instant he had finished off most of the Poison Doll copies of the Heavenly Kings and temporarily incapacitate the real Heavenly Kings, he fled to the mountain but not without repercussions. "Kaka", in haste, delivered the Sandoriko's spores to the Monkey King, which Bambina sneezed out at an extreme scale as if it blew off everything in the area. Bambina rushed away to the rest of the area before everyone had a chance to recover. "Kaka" then questions the Heavenly King's motives to defeat Bambina once more, stating to them that Bambina merely played a game with them as opposed to fighting them. Because of what they experienced in a moment's notice, Toriko stated that they aren't even anywhere near Bambina's level, not even on the grounds of being playmates. "Kaka" then tells the group that the true reason that Bambina started the training of Enbu was not create a harsh hierarchy but rather to create an environment with which Bambina can have playmates. As the group inspect Komatsu's continuing decline in health, Toriko instantly asks "Kaka" to begin their Enbu training so that they may be on the same level as Bambina. "Kaka" asks if it was a courageous act but Toriko simply states that it is his appetite wanting to eat PAIR with everyone.
When the Heavenly Kings finally ready themselves for their first training of Enbu, "Kaka" tells the group of the fundamental information regarding Enbu itself. "Kaka" tells everyone that the ways of Enbu is not a technique that is used but rather a way of warding power through the use of all individual cells working in a single state as opposed to having differing states. By being able to control one's body on a cellular level, they will be able to at least have a chance to become not opponents of Bambina, but rather playmates. As the group train to learn the basics of Enbu (with Zebra finding his own way) Bambina continues to hide from Sunny under a gigantic skeletal claw, awaiting the seeker to find him.
After the Heavenly Kings decided to train themselves in the ways of Enbu, they found themselves struggling to grasp the discipline. At this point they made no progress in their work at all. As Bambina waited for his seeker to arrive, he kept a positive attitude that they will find him. However as day turned to night, Bambina's seeker never came and so Bambina felt angered for a mere second because his playmates never found him. His anger, though only for a second, created a sense of death towards the Heavenly Kings, seeing their lives flash before their eyes. The sense of death was their biggest clue to being able to perform Enbu as every cell will wish to survive, and Bambina himself just gave them the push they needed to perform the Enbu abilities of juggling a BB Pill Bug. After a second of anger, Bambina returned to his cheerful mood thinking it was simply too difficult for his seeker to find him, so he relocated himself.
After the disappointing round of hide and seek had already passed, the Heavenly Kings were preparing themselves to 'play' with the Monkey King himself. Bambina's mere second of anger which sparked the clue to performing Enbu allowed the Heavenly Kings to finally ready themselves to face the Monkey King himself. Bambina on the other hand, was setting the stage for the game which he is about to play with the Heavenly Kings. Arriving at the top of the mountain, the Toriko calls Bambina to play, in their surprise however, Bambina had been preparing a makeshift ring for them.
With Bambina out of sight, the Heavenly Kings were confused about the ring which had been built on top of the mountain. "Kaka" begins to worry about the presence of the ring; however, before it could even finish the thought, Bambina falls from the sky, asleep. Bambina had already built the ring itself during the time the Heavenly Kings trained their Enbu skills, and because of this Bambina took his time and slept within the planet's thermosphere. After his landing back onto 100G Mountain, he was awoken by the Heavenly Kings. Excited to continue his previous games with them, he went straight into action and played the exact same games with each Heavenly King once more. The results of the Heavenly Kings' training all paid off and they all managed to beat Bambina in every game much to Bambina's surprise. With Toriko's apology for being unable to play Bambina's games before, Bambina smiles. With the sudden sound of a large crowed approaching the top of 100G Mountain, "Kaka"'s worries become stronger as she knew that the Monkey King had built the ring not for a simple game, but for an actual, serious fight. All of the primate residents within Area 7 gather within 100G Mountain in festive moods, playing instruments and singing songs as they prepare for a unique festival in which they watch as their King goes on a serious wild bout against his new playmates.
With the residents of Area 7 gathered at the peak of 100G Mountain, the Heavenly Kings are confused about the commotion, "Kaka" states that the Monkey King has readied itself for a serious fight which the monkeys of Area 7 celebrate as the Monkey Festival. The chosen form of combat by the Monkey King himself is Monkey Wrestling and unlike most forms of wrestling, the only rule is knocking out an opponent and no referee will stop them. With the Monkey Festival being celebrated, the Heavenly Kings see themselves outmatched by Bambina if they were to go against him in wrestling as they had just previously played all of his deadly games and despite having mastered Enbu themselves, they still took a heavy toll. Bambina, in his cheerful and festive mood, equals the fighting game by using his PAIR and ringing it as a gong in order to revitalize the Heavenly Kings. With Monkey King and Heavenly Kings now energized, the match starts. The Heavenly Kings decide on who should fight Bambina first and Sunny volunteers. The bell rings and Bambina quickly throws Sunny to the ropes of the ring at unimaginable distance. As Sunny flings back toward the ring, Bambina prepares for a full swing lariat however he is interrupted by Zebra, who took advantage of having only one rule which is to knockout the opponent. Zebra struggles to keep hold of Bambina but with Bambina handicapped and unable to counter, Sunny unleashes a powerful punch to the Monkey King.
As Sunny's punch is unleashed into the Monkey King, Zebra continues to struggle in keeping hold of Bambina. Zebra then senses an oddity within Bambina as if something hidden was laying dormant within the Monkey King. Sensing it as an extreme danger, Zebra quickly alerts the two other Heavenly Kings into performing a continuous combo attack against the Monkey King. As they continued their assault, it is revealed by "Kaka" during their training that in order to take PAIR more easily from the Monkey King, he must be entertained and the only method to do this is through the use of continuous force even if little damage is done. As the Heavenly Kings continue their assaults on the Monkey King, the crowd cheers as the battle continue. With the assault on Bambina continuing, they manage to pin him down for Toriko to finally grab PAIR however before he could do it, his Appetite Demon began to reveal itself due to the smell of PAIR and his cells search for his dismembered arm. With Bambina pinned and at a disadvantage, Toriko manages to control his Appetite Demon and grab PAIR, unable to hear "Kaka"'s warning. As soon as he clutches PAIR, Bambina explodes. The scene shocks everyone as the smoke clears away, revealing what seems to be a different primate born from Bambina's old appearance. As the monkeys of Area 7 stare at the sight, they soon feel fear and flee the scene and the Heavenly Kings are left shocked at the new appearance of their adversary, the true form of Bambina.
With Bambina's true form revealed just as Zebra sensed, the whole world felt a sense of unease which caused all creatures to panic and eat everything they wish to eat before they die. Bambina sat still within the wrestling ring, suppressing Toriko's Infinite Nail Punch as every monkey that was celebrating the Monkey Festival fled the mountain. After stopping the Nail Punch, Bambina simply continued his performance with the Heavenly Kings with a more. He swipes his tail and it sent out a powerful shockwave that the Heavenly Kings were fortunate to dodge as their Appetite Demons revealed themselves momentarily, causing their Enbu to collapse and fall to the ground. The shockwave cut through part of Sunny's and continued to travel through space, destroying anything in its path. With the Monkey King's true form revealed, the Heavenly Kings prepare themselves to continue the fight with Bambina.
Combining their strengths to match Bambina's, the Heavenly Kings once more attempted to play with Bambina however unlike before, they were prepared. Coco had previously informed the rest of the Heavenly Kings that Bambina may not have been playing games but rather attempted to perform the ancient dance known as the Monkey Dance. Gathered from the murals of ancient civilization, Coco theorized that Bambina's true purpose was to once more reenact the dance. Bambina performed each of the forms in accordance to the murals which depicted the actions of the dance and the Heavenly Kings were able to follow through the Monkey King's actions, surprising Bambina as they continued. However when they performed the seventh form of the dance, the Heavenly Kings messed up as Bambina threw them to the ground with immense strength and speed when they were flipped which the Heavenly Kings were unable to land properly. Bambina smiles at the Heavenly Kings despite the small mistake, and his body becomes larger as the dance continued. With Bambina growing larger, and suppressing less of his strength, the Monkey King continues the performance with the Heavenly Kings.
As the day continued, the Heavenly Kings and the Monkey King continue their dance with each second leading to the potential capture of Bambina's PAIR. Despite the missing certain forms which were needed to follow through the dance, the Heavenly Kings were able to follow Bambina's movements by predicting the flow of the the dance. Bambina continued to dance with the Heavenly Kings and as they continued, PAIR's scent flowed within the Hair Dome, supporting the Heavenly King as they progressed through with the dance. As they continued, Bambina's eyes sparkled with emotion of different sorts, feeling entranced and wishing that he could continue the dance forever but knowing he couldn't dance forever, the Monkey King felt a sense of content. Unfortunately the Heavenly Kings were not prepared for the final form of the Monkey Dance as the final picture from the murals which Coco had discovered was deliberately removed thereby removing any sort of electromagnetic waves which they could use to predict the final movement. As the dance closes, the Heavenly Kings failed to follow Bambina's final movements. Dissatisfied with the outcome, Bambina stopped momentarily, his face covered in disappointment. With the Heavenly Kings sensing Bambina's aggression, Bambina instantly lunges at the Heavenly Kings in anger, the Heavenly Kings manage to dodge Bambina's attack. Having failed to finish, the Heavenly Kings retaliate against the aggressive Monkey King; Zebra stuns Bambina and the Heavenly Kings use their combination attack on Bambina, who takes the full force of the attack.
However, even with the merged numbers of their cells the Heavenly Kings' attack were all in vain as Bambina grabs the Heavenly Kings and attempt to bite them once more. The Heavenly Kings manage to break free from Bambina quick enough and launch a barrage of attacks with the combined power of their cells. Bambina manages to resist and dodge all of their attacks and once more attempts to bite the Heavenly Kings but the group manages to dodge the attack but were unable to completely ward off the sheer force of Bambina's violent rampage. Toriko nevertheless focused on attaining PAIR from Bambina and attempts to grab it however Bambina rips off the arm before it could grab PAIR, to Bambina's surprise the person who attempted to grab PAIR was Coco's Poison Doll as the real Heavenly Kings merge their cells together in order to grab PAIR from behind the Monkey King. With all of their cells combined however, they were unable to even budge PAIR as it was stuck to Bambina like spheres fused onto the Earth. Bambina uses his flexibility to grab the Heavenly Kings from behind and stretches his backwards to bite the group yet again. The group were unable to dodge the attack completely and take damage. With no options of attack left to use on the Monkey King, the group resort to their Appetite Demons. Seeing the opportunity as their Enbu began to fall, Bambina continues his bites towards each Heavenly King, Coco manages to use his poison quickly enough to prevent Bambina from dealing any severe damage however due to the poison, Bambina reacts violently and shatters the top of 100G Mountain. The Heavenly Kings fall to the side of the mountain however before they can get their Enbu back together, they are surrounded by natural Sandoriko flowers which already released their spores due to the violent clash. Struggling to get their Enbu together, Bambina appears before the defenseless Heavenly Kings, shedding tears due to the effects of the Sandoriko flowers. Bambina slowly approaches the group as they try to get their Enbu back together. Bambina gathers the Heavenly Kings within his hands and for the final time, attempt to eat the Heavenly Kings. With only 'eat or be eaten' in his mind, Toriko tries to eat Bambina himself rather than be eaten. Within the final moments of the conflict, Bambina stops and so does Toriko. Both look in shock at what appears in front of them, Toriko sees the Komatsu has finally healed from his deadly injury; Bambina on the other hand, shed tears but not due to the Sandoriko flowers; the tears shed by Bambina caused PAIR to fall as in front of Bambina its long-deceased Ballboon mate appears right before him.
With the interference of the female primate, Bambina let go of his prey and PAIR falls from Bambina. As PAIR falls, one disappears and Toriko sees Komatsu in a different plane of existence. With the Heavenly Kings now busy preparing PAIR, Bambina takes the opportunity to see his beloved partner once more. The passed Ballboon, Bambina's partner, danced with the Monkey King once more as the barrier between life and death are broken momentarily, Bambina sees his beloved partner clear as day. While the others are dealing with PAIR, Bambina begins to dance cheerfully with the image of the female. As he is dancing he brushes up against ATOM, Bambina stops it to save the Heavenly Kings and rounds on it with a death glare, only for the Blue Nitro to challenge him. Bambina whips ATOM with his tail but the Nitro latches on to it, so Bambina blasts ATOM away with Appetite Energy. After seeing the results of his deed (which damaged his own tail), Bambina lets out a satisfied smile at Toriko and the others as he saves them from ATOM.
After the intense battle had finally subsided, the Heavenly Kings busy themselves with the recovering Komatsu. As the Heavenly Kings and Komatsu exchange words and speak of how PAIR had saved them, Coco begins to question the reason behind why PAIR had fallen. Realizing Bambina had disappeared from the scene, the grounds of 100G Mountain suddenly continues to crumble. With the mountain finally crumbling completely, the debris show a small, undamaged house which had been buried underneath the mountain. Inside, Coco finds Bambina, standing by a casket. Coco hypothesized that the house which had been hidden underneath 100G Mountain was the none other than the place which Bambina and his lover spent time in and Bambina most likely put his deceased partner within the very resting place. Coco continues his hypothesis by stating that the very house which Bambina's deceased partner had been the cause of the unnatural gravitational pull and the pull was a form of 'attractive force' which symbolized the love between Bambina and his partner. Coco then concludes that 100G Mountain itself was not a simple mountain but a mountain of ingredients which had been pulled by the intense gravity so that Bambina's partner would not become hungry in the next world. Bambina continues to look onto his deceased partner's tomb and next to it stands a familiar item, the missing mural which was deliberately removed. Coco sees the mural and tells the group that they mistook the Monkey King's final action and that they had actually performed the dance fully; Bambina was not attempting to eat the Heavenly Kings but rather he was trying to kiss them.
After all of the conflict has finally subsided with Komatsu being fully revived, the Heavenly Kings now decide to depart the 100G Mountain through the Zero Mountain Range; however their Denshark is still going through stages of autotomy. With no way to travel through the Zero Mountain Range, the Heavenly Kings meet with the monkeys that have fled 100G Mountain and question how they managed to get to the mountain. The Flying Nimbutt appears right in front of them and they discover that the mysterious cloud is actually a feces produced by the Ballboon as a makeshift vehicle. It is shown that before Bambina faced off with the Heavenly Kings, he not only prepared a the makeshift ring in order to have a battle with the Heavenly Kings but also produced the Flying Nimbutt in order to invite the many members of Area 7's residents.
With the successful capture of PAIR, the monkeys of Area 7 gather underneath Birth Cry Tree to celebrate. With all monkeys gathered and celebrating, more people join the celebration, including the second group of skilled personnel from the Human World. With everyone having a great time but also preparing for the next mission, Bambina is nowhere to be seen. When Zongeh arrives in Area 7, he has been feared by all of the monkeys. Drinking Acacia's soup, PAIR, Zongeh does not realize that he had taken the side effect of PAIR and has turned into a female. The Heavenly Kings look at Zongeh in slight disturbance and just then, Bambina, back in his normal form, arrives to join the party. Having seen Zongeh's female appearance, Bambina sheds tears of joy once more with Zongeh looking at Bambina in confusion. Toriko then confirms that Zongeh looks exactly like the departed partner of the Monkey King and because he now has a female body due to PAIR, the Monkey King hugs Zongeh in extreme joy. Kaka translates that the Monkey King is overjoyed to see his lover once more however Toriko attempts to tell the Monkey King that Zonge is a human, or so he believes.
As the festivities within Area 7 continue, everyone begins to see that the PAIRs from Birth Cry Tree began to fall like shooting stars under the night sky. As everyone watched each PAIR fall from Birth Cry Tree, Toriko questions how they managed to fall down and Kaka realizes that Bambina had been fulfilling the requirements in order for them to fall; which is to kiss the species of the opposite gender. Toriko becomes surprised as he realizes that Bambina had been kissing Zongeh (who had been transformed into a female) all along and sees Bambina carrying a completely unconscious Zongeh, Sunny however, questions when Zonge became part of the Ballboon race. As each of the PAIR from which Bambina had released from the tree fall onto the ground, they begin to burst like bubble, revealing that the PAIR that Bambina had released from Birth Cry Tree have the same quality as his own PAIR albeit limited in quantity.
During the festivities in Area 7, Kaka is captured and the Heavenly Kings as well as the skilled personnel of Human World prepare to depart for their next mission. As the group depart for their next journey, Toriko thanks all of the monkeys of Area 7 as well as Bambina himself. Bambina had already left the festival being held under Birth Cry Tree, dragging along a number of people along with him. As continues to walk, he runs into the descendants of the Eight Kings, the animal companions of the Heavenly Kings. Seeing them together, Bambina smiles.
During the Whale King Moon's movement, the Whale King caused most of the other Eight Kings to react. Meanwhile, in the lands of Area 7, Bambina is seen training Terry, Quinn and Kiss (to him this may just be playing around however as he was not in his true form) in what appears to be a pocket dimension. With Bambina busy, Zonge and his men looked upon the current situation and found it as an opportunity to leave the Monkey King, however Bambina stuck his head out of the pocket space to check up on beloved partner.
When the Blue Nitro's attempt to keep the demon Neo docile within Acacia fail, seven parts of the demon revive and Neo scatters them across the world. One of the demons that was scattered lands on the continents of Area 7 where Bambina and his fellow monkeys are eating. All the monkeys notice the demon's crash landing and Bambina becomes alert.
With part of Neo instantly consuming most of the monkeys on the area it landed on, the Iai-Aye is saved by Terry. Terry, Kiss and Quinn stand their ground as the part of Neo stares blankly behind them. Bambina quickly sprints into the scene and attacks the Neo demon in sheer excitement. In his delight of having a strong opponent to fight, Bambina accidentally destroys the creature. He is saddened by its destruction but is gladdened when Heracles' attack bursts from the ground, reminding him that there still exists other strong opponents.
As events unfold which would eventually lead to the release of the powerful demon, Neo and its host Acacia, Guinness calls forth the Eight Kings to Area 2 in order to combat the new threat. As Acacia is about to eat GOD, he is interrupted by an attack from the Horse King, Heracles. Acacia notices a passenger on the Horse King but before he could see it, Bambina instantly punches Acacia away. With Acacia momentarily incapacitated, the rest of the Eight Kings eventually arrive at Area 2 following the call of Guinness.
After a combined attack between Guinness and the Dragon King, Derous, fail to destroy Acacia, Bambina blocks Acacia from getting to GOD, Acacia instantly delivers a powerful blow to Bambina's face, causing Bambina's left eye to come out, Bambina however, manages to catch Acacia's arm and quickly retaliates in his true form by punching Acacia straight toward the Whale King, Moon, who was preparing to consume Acacia. The combined attack between Bambina and Moon fails when Moon is hit with a powerful attack that shatters its outer shell, however the Deer King eventually traps Acacia in a powerful Back Channel with powerful beasts to prevent him from escaping.
The fight rages on between adversaries and Acacia eventually allows Neo to evolve and adapt to the Deer King's Back Channel. As Acacia escapes and stops Toriko from eating GOD, Bambina joins the rest of the Eight Kings and prepares to launch a powerful combination attack to stop Acacia and Neo. However, as Neo had already evolved, Acacia uses an evolved Back Channel to stop time momentarily. After tossing Toriko aside, Neo and Acacia eat GOD, Bambina arrives to stop Acacia and Neo with the Eight Kings following the attack but are already too late as Neo had achieved its true form. More than half of Bambina's body is destroyed by Neo as the demon holds onto Bambina. Feigning death, Bambina launches a surprise attack but Neo simply eats every attack. Heracles follows Bambina's surprise attack but Neo simply destroys a large portion of the Horse King's body. While Acacia after devouring Neo was busy battling Toriko, Midora, and Starjun, Bambina and the rest of the kings managed to eat GOD, and from it, fully heal and regenerate its destroyed body despite having been beaten by the revived Neo.
Bambina joined the others in their launching their most powerful attacks to take out Acacia, but Acacia survived and, in return, went on a rampage. Like the Crow King, Guinness, and the Dragon King, Bambina is eaten by Acacia, leaving on Bambina's head and a little of his torso left out. He is later healed by the CENTER eruption along with everyone who were hurt in the fight.
Like the rest of the 8 Kings, Bambina retires from his position as King after having been defeated by Acacia and Neo, which started the new powerstruggle in the world for the position.
- In Italian, the word Bambina refers to a female baby. On the other hand, Bambino is a gender neutral term for a baby.
- Its title of "Monkey King" is likely a reference to Sun Wukong, the Monkey King from the Chinese novel, Journey to the West.
- Bambina also shares other traits with Sun Wukong, one of them being powers and abilities. Bambina is capable of lifting a mountain with incredible ease much like how Sun Wukong is capable of carrying his staff (deemed to be nearly 8000 kilograms in weight), another is speed, Bambina is capable of traveling so fast it is almost as if he teleports as he travels, sharing the exact same ability with Sun Wukong who is known to be capable of traveling at around 54,000 kilometers in one somersault.
- Bambina's title of "Monkey King" could also be reference to a deity most commonly compared to Sun Wukong, this being Hindu god Hanuman who assisted the Avatar of Vishnu Rama in the Hindu epic The Ramayana. Bambina's lifting a mountain can be a direct reference to Hanuman (who ironically enough isn't actually the king of the monkey demons, that title belongs to Vali who could also be found in the Ramayana). In the poem, Hanuman tried to search a mountain to find an Herb to save Lakshman's life. Because he couldn't find it, he lifted the entire mountain and brought it back to the battlefield so Lakshman's healer can identify the herb.
|Dragon King • Guinness • Raven King • Snake King • Deer King • Moon • Bambina • Heracles|