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Crimson Prankster

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Crimson Prankster

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Japanese ブリードパフォーマー
Rōmaji Burīdo Pafōmā
Translation Breed Performer

Type Emblem Heartless
Game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Trickmaster Ω
Jack in the Box
Egg Master
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KHD tracks
Battle theme - Fight and Away
Crimson Prankster

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
This newcomer to Wonderland splits in two, attacking as a pair. Unless both halves are defeated at the same time, they will continue the cycle of merging and splitting.
Counter its flamethrower with ice magic—Blizzaga if possible. Aeroga will halt its fiery spin attack.

Hearts Munny Stun
69 1048 245 129
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x0 x0.71 x0.20 x0.57
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
x0 x0 x0 x0

Missions 62-72


The Crimson Prankster is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It is one of the bosses at Wonderland. The Crimson Prankster is able to split itself into two identical bodies, as well as to merge and re-split in order to revive a fallen body.


Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Roxas is assigned a mission to Wonderland in order to exterminate a mysterious Heartless. Upon arrival, he drinks the medicine on the table of the Bizarre Room and shrinks as a result. The Crimson Prankster then appears out of the shadows, prompting Roxas to defeat it.

This information is based on alternate scenes or materials and is not considered canon within the overall plot of the series.
In the manga adaptation, just as the Card Soldiers prepare to execute Roxas with a guillotine, a Crimson Prankster appears and attacks the castle, allowing Roxas to untie himself. Shortly into their fight, a second Crimson Prankster appears, cornering Roxas. Roxas is saved by a now giant Luxord, a result of eating a mushroom. Luxord picks the Heartless up with ease and brings it to Roxas, who delivers the final blow.


A Crimson Prankster is a bizarre Heartless with spindly legs resembling scissor jacks, arms that appear and sound like they're made of paper, and a head that is made of several segments balanced of top of each other. Each of these segments sports its own face—though all of the faces have the same glowing yellow eyes and jagged mouths—and they alternate in color from pink to indigo. Its arms are black and it often juggles clubs with zig-zagging, black and yellow stripes on them. It wears pink armor with large, indigo shoulder pads, a black codpiece, and has a very thin and small indigo body. The upper halves of its legs are indigo, while their lower halves are pink. Its feet are black, flat, and curl at the tips. Its design is slightly similar to the Kingdom Hearts Final Mix version of the Trickmaster. Despite appearing to be one of the largest Heartless Roxas fights, in reality it is roughly the size of Donald Duck, due to the shrinking potion.

The latter part of the Crimson Prankster's name shows its mischievous and carefree nature. In reference to the Trickmaster, the word "prankster" is a synonym of trickster. This shows the similar nature and appearance between the Trickmaster and the Crimson Prankster. The former part of the Heartless's name could be derived from one possible romanization of its Japanese name, "Bleed Performer", crimson being the color of blood.


Equip Blizzard magic and a Keyblade with high strength or longer combos, such as Valor Gear+ or Rage Gear+.

The Crimson Prankster begins the battle by copying itself in two. Both copies start with equal health, and must be destroyed simultaneously. If one copy dies before the other, the surviving copy copies itself again. The resulting copy has remaining health equal to the surviving copy's.

Dodge the Pranksters' attacks using Air Glide and Air Slide. The hole under the chimney is a safe point, and can be used to dodge attacks or safely use Cure magic.

The Crimson Prankster's hitbox is its head. Use the table in the middle of the room as a platform to Glide and attack. To avoid the copies reviving each other, reduce both copies to low health, then destroy both before the surviving copy copies itself.

Technique Element Status Power Block?
Club Slamming (棍棒たたきつけ
Konbō Tatakitsuke
Attack icon 0.90
Walks around while slamming the ground in front of itself with its left club, then its right, then finishing with both at once. If the target is above the floor, the Crimson Prankster will instead finish by leaping up and slamming the ground at the target's position.
Fire Spin Attack (炎の回転攻撃
Honō no Kaiten Kōgeki
Attack icon Fire Ignite (10%) 1.43
Lights its body on fire and begins spinning around, causing damage on contact.
Flamethrower (火炎放射
Kaen Hōsha
Attack icon Fire Ignite (25%) 1.17
Lights its clubs on fire, then breathes fire downwards while shaking its head from side to side.
Bouncing Fire Bullet (はねまわる火の弾
Hane Mawaru Hi no Dan
Attack icon Fire Ignite (5%) 0.98
Shoots fireballs that hurtle across the ground. The fireball will leave a small fire that remains at the point where it bounced.
Guard/Block: △ = Can be blocked; O = Can be blocked and interrupted (melee) or deflected back (projectile); X = Cannot be blocked.


Crimson Prankster – Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days