C.Q. Cumber

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C.Q. Cumber
Octo Expansion C.Q. Cumber promo.jpg
Species Sea cucumber
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Hair Color None
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Gender Male
Location Deepsea Metro
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This is C.Q. Cumber, a humble sea cucumber who works as a subway conductor and guide to the underground test facility. Despite his mysterious looks, this diminutive dude is a total pro and takes his job quite seriously. Whenever you’re in trouble, try talking to him.
Welcome aboard. / All passengers with CQ-80 devices can press Button1 X.png to display the Deepsea Metro map. / ... / Leave nothing behind. / ...
— C.Q. Cumber's speech on the train before looping

C.Q. Cumber is a character in the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2. He is a translucent blue sea cucumber (likely a sea pig) wearing a train conductor's hat. He is an employee of Kamabo Logo.pngKamabo Corporation, serving as the conductor of the Deepsea Metro, and is shown interacting with Cap'n Cuttlefish.

He was first shown in the 8 March 2018 Nintendo Direct explaining the usage of the subway map to Agent 8.[2]

Octo Expansion

Upon receiving a CQ-80 and a CQ Card from the Telephone, Cap'n Cuttlefish and the newly christened Agent 8 board the Deepsea Metro. Once aboard, C.Q. Cumber introduces himself to the Captain and the Agent and adds 1000 S2 Icon CQ Points.pngCQ Points to the CQ Card.

At each station, C.Q. Cumber instructs Agent 8–and, thus, the player–of the objective, the hazards, and requirements of the upcoming test. If Agent 8 continues to talk to him, C.Q. Cumber will tell them to “take care out there”, indicating he does care about them at least somewhat. If Agent 8 does something that either fails the test's requirements or precludes the possibility of completing the objective (e.g. causing an 8-Ball to fall off of the stage), then C.Q. Cumber informs them of this before declaring the test failed.

Following the defeat of the final boss, C.Q. Cumber mentions that Kamabo Co. has ceased to exist. Despite this, he assures Agent 8 that the Deepsea Metro is still running, allowing Agent 8 to complete any tests that they missed.

Trivia

  • His name is a pun off his species name, "sea cucumber."
  • Despite being an employee of Kamabo Corporation and, by extension, the Telephone, Hisashi Nogami has stated that C.Q. Cumber is "not a bad guy", only "faithful to his duties."[3]
  • C.Q. Cumber may be seen climbing on the wall near the entrance of a test chamber. If the player shoot at him, he will fall and land belly-up.
  • According to Iso Padre , C.Q. Cumber is a close friend of his.
    • Iso Padre also says that C.Q. Cumber "works his tail off morning, noon, and night."

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ナマコ車掌
Namako Shashō
Conductor Sea Cucumber
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Komdukteur Kommer From conducteur (conductor) and komkommer (cucumber)
FlagFrance.svg French Chef Curbit (A.C.)* Chief Gourd (Aspiring Conductor)
The word curbit with the A.C. sounds like cucurbitacé, "a plant of the gourd family" which includes cucumbers
FlagGermany.svg German Schaffner Cornichon Cornichon (a type of pickled cucucmber), Schaffner means conductor
FlagItaly.svg Italian Capoturia From capo (chief) and oloturia (sea cucumber)
FlagRussia.svg Russian Огурцов
Ogurtsov
Cucumbers, The suffix -ов -ov makes this word sound like a last name
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Pepín From pepino de mar (sea cucumber), with the -ín diminutive

References


Characters in Splatoon 2