Blob is the main character of de Blob series and is the Saviour of Chroma City and Prisma City and the planet Raydia. He was able to defeat the INKT Corporation with his amazing ability to absorb paint that can colour buildings and restore life to the world. His origins are a mystery.
Blob has always been seen as a hero among the Raydians of Raydia. Bif once referred to Blob as a paragon of free expression. He originally came to Chroma City in search of a bigger canvas, to really show what he could do. But when the hustle and bustle of city life grew too much for Blob, he decided to reconnect with his roots and moved to the woods outside Chroma City.
When the INKT Corporation invaded the planet, Blob immediately set out to restore fun and beauty to the city he loves. He made his presence known to the Inkies when he saved the Colour Underground from being cornered by several tanks and police officers. He was instantly a member of the Colour Underground and moved all throughout Chroma City, liberating the Raydians.
The Nintendo DS version of de Blob 2 takes place shortly after de Blob but before the events of the Wii/PS3/Xbox 360 version of de Blob 2.
The game starts with Blob bouncing through the jungle when he comes across what appears to be an abandoned laboratory. On a panel near the door he notices a button with a symbol that looks like himself next to it. Without thinking Blob pushes the button and a trap door opens underneath him. Blob ends up in the laboratory and finds out he is now an experiment for the Inky scientist Dr. Von Blot. Luckily the Professor makes contact with Blob and tells him he is sending his new invention Pinky to help him out. Making his way through the laboratory Blob is eventualy captured on a crane by Blot who wants to drop him in a vat of mutated ink. However whilest celebrating Blob's capture, Blot trips over a wire and ends up in the ink himself. Blob is left hanging on the crane for a while. Pinky then finally arrives and frees Blob. Blob then notices a monster shaped hole that has appeared on the the laboratory wall. Blob and Pinky team up and head for Chroma city.
When they arrive in the city Prof tells them that Blot has mutated into monster and is now causing havok in Chroma city. Blob and Pinky make their way through Chroma city, sorting out Blot's mess and eventually rescue Chroma city's Mayor who had been kidnapped by Blot. The Mayor almost gives Blob the key to the city for rescuing him but before he does, Blot throws a blob of ink into the Mayors face. Blot now looks like an evil, black version of Blob and quickly bounces off. The angered Mayor tells Blob to go after him.
Whilest chasing after Blot, Blob and Pinky receive contact from Prof that he knows where Blot is and will meet them at his location despite Pinky trying to warn him not to. Prof is then kidnapped by Blot and taken to his secret lair. He shows the Professor that he plans to launch a rocket full of ink and blow it up over Chroma city. The ink in the rocket will then rain down on the city, bleaching it. However, fortunately for Blob the Inky scientists accidentally built the rocket upside down giving Blob more time to reach Blot's lair while Blot tries to sort out the mess. Blob sabotages the ink going into the rocket by replacing it with colour energy.
Eventually Blob reaches the rocket that has the Professor tied to it. Blot is also there and fights Blob. Blob beats him though and knocks Blot out. Whilest he is unconscience Blob unties Prof and ties up Blot to the rocket. The rocket then takes off.
The rocket blows up and destroys Blot along with it and rains down splashes of colour energy onto the city, colouring all of the buildings. Blob, Pinky, Prof and the Chroma city Raydians celebrate another victory against the INKT corporation. Peace returns to Raydia once more, for now!
The story starts off 2 years after the " War on Colour" invasion (de Blob) and the "Laboratory Incident" (de Blob 2 (DS)). Blob and Pinky are riding on the Colour Underground Blimp, coming from Colour Underground HQ and heading to Paradise Island in order to find Comrade Black, who some how survived the explosion on his spaceship and is somewhere hiding there! So with the help of Pinky, Blob begins the search as he began to follow Comrade Blacks tracks from Paradise Island to Prisma City, an overpopulated and polluted urban city that lacks colour and happiness.
Soon, the rebellious duo began to colour their way deeper into the city only to discover about the upcoming election and the mysterious cult, the Blancs, led by the one named "Papa Blanc". On election day Papa Blanc wins the election by rigging the booths and revealed himself as Comrade Black and takes control of Prisma City: the buildings are bleached and the residents are on lockdown. However Blob, and with the help of the Colour Underground, causes an uprising against Comrade Black who then escapes into space. Blob and Pinky go after him but they soon discover Comrade Black's master plan. He has tricked Blob into colouring Prisma City so that special satelites can drain the city's colour energy and power a massive space station that hypnotises all of Raydia. However Blob defeats Comrade Black again but causes the space station to overload on colour energy which causes a black hole. Luckily Pinky saves Blob before he is sucked into it and they both crash land back on Raydia. Blob and the Colour Underground then celebrate another victory.
Blob can be described as having a very strong sense of justice. The moment he saw what had happened to Chroma City, Blob leapt into action without even the slightest hesitation. He is very energetic, but at the same time is also quite lazy and enjoys a good nap in his favourite tree. He believes strongly in freedom of expression, and this belief is one of the main reasons that he helped the Raydians. Blob is a kind soul, taking helping those who can't help themselves. He may have a bit of an attitude, as seen in the way he paints, which usually has a look of graffiti about it. This is also evident in the way he speaks. In short, Blob is a freedom-loving hero who takes a sense of justice wherever he goes and will always help anyone who needs it with a smile on his face. Though it turns out that Blob does have a vengeful streak but only to humiliate them, nothing further. He deeply cares about his friends and is willing to assist them in any situation as possible!
Blob looks like an anthropomorphic blob. He has a face that looks like that of a Raydian (white ring around the mouth, white eyes and what may be his ears on the top of his head) and he has arms. When he moves, Blob rolls up into a ball, due to the fact that he has no legs. Blob can change colour and size when he slams a Paintbot, or when he's in the coloured water in the second game. Otherwise he looks like a ball of water (that may in fact be his true form). A strange arrow also follows him wherever he goes.
Blob can appear in an variety of colours. Depending on the colours that he becomes, a certain musical instrument will start to play in the current level's music. These colours include:
- Red: Colours buildings red, adds saxophone to the music
- Blue: Colours buildings blue, adds bass to the music
- Yellow: Colours buildings yellow, adds trumpet to the music
- Orange: Mix red and yellow, colours buildings orange, adds electric piano or trombone to the music
- Purple: Mix blue and red, colours buildings purple, adds guitar
- Green: Mix blue and yellow, colours buildings green, adds piano to the music
- Brown: Mix blue, yellow, and red, colours buildings brown, adds DJ record scratches or beatboxing to the music
- Rainbow: Destroy a paint tanker or pick up power up, invincible, colours buildings in changing colours, adds full music
- Clear: Goes into water, doesn't colour buildings, sneak past enemies.
- Black: Goes into ink or get attacked by certain Inky enemies, uncolours buildings, can be washed off by water, will stop the music until Blob starts gathering colours again. In de Blob it will deplete paint points and cause death if the paint points reach 0.
- "Monochromatic morons!" - Referring to the Inkies and their hate of colour.
- "Sweet pad. My tag is--"
- "Fun and beauty were ripped from the city I love by some soul-sucking interplanetary corp..."
- Blob cannot mix colours on buildings. For example if a building is blue, painting it while yellow will not turn the building green.
- de Blob was initially only released on Wii, however, the second game got released on other consoles to try to reach a wider audience. Later, de Blob was released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2017, and its sequel was released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in February 2018.
- One notable colour Blob cannot become is pink. This is probably because he would need to mix red and white paint and there is no white Paintbot. (The only character who is pink in the series is his robot pal Pinky).
- When de Blob 2 was announced, a TV series starring Blob was also announced. It was to be made by Syfy who also published the game. So far there has been no further information on whether this TV series is still being made or not.
- Unfortunately de Blob 2 might be Blob's final game as THQ have shut down Blue Tongue Entertainment who made the de Blob game series. The I.P. of De Blob however was bought by Nordic Games (which is now called THQ Nordic).
- The quotes from Blob and Bif are only found in an interactive comic on the official game website that acts as a canonical prequel.
The galley for Blob can be found here.
|Color Underground||Arty • Bif • Blob • Pinky • Professor • Reggie • Zip|
|INKT Corporation||Arctic Inky • Comrade Black • Cowboy Inky • Dean Inky • Dr. Von Blot (De Blot) • Inky Scientist • Knight Inky • Russian Inky • Skier Inky|