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“Bzzarrgh! My elaborate disguise is ruined, revealing my evil cybotic-ness!”
Mingy Jongo, Banjo-Tooie


Mingy Jongo is the boss of Cloud Cuckooland and a robot bounty hunter who resembles Mumbo Jumbo, hired to destroy Banjo and Kazooie. In Cloud Cuckooland, there are two Mumbo Skulls; one is blue and one is red. Mingy Jongo resides in the skull that contains a Jinjo, where as Mumbo Jumbo is located in the skull that contains a Minjo. The boss fight automatically starts as soon as Banjo approaches what appears to be a sleeping Mumbo Jumbo. As Mumbo wakes up, he says he has a surprise for the bear and bird, though Banjo doesn't seem to notice the difference in Mumbo's speech (the fake Mumbo introduces himself by saying "Hello Banjo", which is odd as the real Mumbo never refers to Banjo and Kazooie by name but always calls them "bear" and "bird").

Banjo walks up close to the fake Mumbo Jumbo only to be blasted away (which does actually take away one Honeycomb of life) and the exit is locked. As Banjo and Kazooie attack him, most of his Mumbo skin comes off to reveal a shiny silver robot with evil, red eyes. He attacks with a long-range bolt spell, which can home in on Banjo if it gets close enough. After four hits, he will begin immediately teleport away from Banjo during his attacks, stopping after every fourth attack for a couple of seconds, allowing the bear and bird an opportunity to strike at him. After he has been defeated, he will explode and a Jiggy will appear on his seat.

Quotes

  • Mingy Jongo (disguised as Mumbo): Hello, Banjo. Mumbo has big surprise for you.
  • Banjo: Oooh, I like surprises... (gets zapped)
  • Mingy Jongo: Har-har-harrr! Foolish bear, you fell straight into my trap! I'm not that pathetic shaman you think I am! I'm Mingy Jongo and your worthless quest ends here...
  • Mingy Jongo: As you see, there's no escape and resistance is futile!
  • Bzzarrgh! My elaborate disguise is ruined, revealing my evil cybotic-ness!
  • Bzzarrgh! I calculate my chances of stopping you are now minimal...

When the duo returns after dying in the boss battle:

  • Foolish bear, why do you return? A few more shocks from my stick seem necessary...

Trivia

  • It's possible to die during the cutscene if Banjo approaches him with only one honeycomb.
  • Mingy Jongo is the only world boss whose music is not a remix of their world's music. Instead, it is a remix of Mumbo's Skull music.
  • If Mingy Jongo is approached while the player is playing as Mumbo Jumbo, Banjo or Kazooie alone, or the Bee transformation, he will not wake up and, despite being asleep, will cause damage to the player when touched. The same applies if you have lost to him, in which he will stand in front of his chair laughing until Banjo and Kazooie arrive.
  • Mingy Jongo's appearance may have been based on the Terminator series.
  • There is a glitch which Mingy Jongo doesn't attack and instead just stands in one place and laughs until Banjo attacks him.
  • The area in which Mingy Jongo is fought is the smallest boss fight area.
  • Between the name and being a robotic impersonation, he bears many resemblances to a Minjo.
  • At the end of his speech he says "resistance is futile", which may be a Star Trek reference.
  • His name may come from the word 'mingy', which means 'mean and stingy'. Or it could come from the slang word 'ming', 'to be unattractive' or 'to be foul smelling'. It may also be in reference to Mingella's nickname (which could also stem from the slang word 'ming'), signifying that she may have built him. Also, Mingy Jongo's name begins with the same letters as mumbo jumbo ( Mumbo begins with M, so does Mingy. Same with the J, jumbo and Jongo both begin with J.)
  • Although Mingy Jongo was hired to execute Banjo and Kazooie, it isn't specified or implied that Grunty was the one who hired him.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japaneseミンジージョンゴ
ワルいメカまじないし
Mingy Jongo
Evil Mecha-Shaman
SpanishMingy Jongo
Hábil Imitador de Chamán
Mingy Jongo
Skillful Shaman Impersonator
GermanMingy Jongo
Schäbiger Schamanenimitator
Mingy Jongo
Shabby Shaman Impersonator


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