Corplets (Also known as Keiths, or Minions) are common enemies found throughout Yooka-Laylee, mainly in the main hub, Hivory Towers. Corplets serve part as Capital B's "employees", and were artificially created by Dr. Quack, along with every other Corplets Species.
Specifically, the main Corplet species have five different variations appearing in the, with a total of six different variations. These Corplet variations share the same behavior with each other, only differing in appearances.
Corplets may wear a military hat with a Sergeant symbol on it, indicating that they are the leader of the other Corplets around them. These Sergeant Corplets have two health, compared to the normal one health Corplets. When all nearby Sergeant Corplets are defeated, all normal Corplets will shudder in fear and staying in place which makes them open to attack.
Corplets also appear as enemies in the Overworld of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.
Name Origin[edit | edit source]
Corplet is a play-on-words on the word "corporation" and the suffix "-let." "Corporation" refers to Capital B's business motives, and the suffix "-let" refers to an offspring of a species (such as piglet). Corplets are Capital B's lowest ranked employees on the promotion ladder.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Corplets are blue gremlin-like creatures with purple eyes. They have a huge mouth, uneven eyes, pointy ears, and orange spikes on the top of their forehead. Corplets have a blue body with a yellow belly.
Corplets in different worlds have different appearances based on their environment.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Corplets are brave and reckless, and they follow their leader: the Sergeant Corplet. They are very easily surprised when they see an enemy. If the Sergeant Corplet is defeated, the rest of the Corplets cower for a few seconds.
Basic Variations[edit | edit source]
|Normal||A normal Corplet. No special traits||Corplets will run around randomly. When they spot the duo, they back up, then growl before charging. They will shake their fist in the air if they miss, then back up and charge again. If the Sergeant Corplet is defeated, nearby normal Corplets will cower before attacking again. They will sometimes avoid the player's attacks as well.||1||1|
|Sergeant Corplet||A Corplet that wears a Sergeant hat. There is a 5% chance that the hat will be replaced by green shorts.||Sergeant Corplets have the same behavior as normal Corplets. They will run in random directions, and attack the duo after growling. However, since they do not cower in fear if another Sergeant Corplet is defeated nearby.||2||1|
World Variations[edit | edit source]
There are a total of six different variations of Corplets, all containing the same behavior and stats.
|Name & Image||Description||Location|
|Corplet||A basic blue Corplet that is often found roaming around Hivory Towers or Shipwreck Creek.||Hivory Towers|
|Tribal Corplet||Violet Corplets that wear skulls on their head, and populate all of Tribalstack Tropics. They also live in the Tribal Village, where they attempt to cook Clara.||Tribalstack Tropics|
|Snow Corplet||White Corplets with fur that populates in the icy regions of Glitterglaze Glacier. They also established an igloo village with Googly Eyes and Bizzy Bees, where they kidnap Potty Mouth from Clara.||Glitterglaze Glacier|
|Swamp Corplet||Corplets with mushrooms growing on them. They populate Moodymaze Marsh.||Moodymaze Marsh|
|Cashino Corplet||Robotic Corplets in the shape of a deck of cards with Casino Chips as arms and legs. They guard regions of Capital Cashino.||Capital Cashino|
|Cosmic Corplet||Space Corplets in the shape of brains that occupy different areas in Galleon Galaxy.||Galleon Galaxy|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
|Charge||After spotting the player, they will yell with their hands in the air, and then charge at the player, damaging the player if they make contact. However, this ability can be countered by any offensive ability.|
|Run Away||At random, a Corplet can make distance between them and the player by running a few feet away.|
|Cower||If all nearby Sergeant Corplets are defeated, all nearby normal Corplets will cower in fear for a few seconds. This disables their ability to move or use any other ability, completely exposing them to direct hits.|
History[edit | edit source]
Corplets were first shown on a Twitter post by Playtonic Games. On April 14, 2015, in celebration for reaching 30K followers on Twitter, Playtonic released a vine showcasing a Corplet's in-game model. His first appearance was in the Toybox+.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In early development of the game, Corplets were referred to as "Keith Minions".
- In the coding, they are referred to as the "BaddieSquad".
- "There's a one in 20 chance the leader of a group of enemies will have a pair of pants for a head" - Andy Robinson.
- In actuality, what this means is that when a Corplet Sergeant spawns, there is a one in twenty chance that instead of wearing the standard Sergeant's hat, it will be wearing a pair of shorts on top of its head, like the Naked Snowman from Glitterglaze Glacier.