|Aliases||Heddo Bonbā (ヘッドボンバー)|
|Discovered||January 31, 1997|
|Reproduction||Sexual; lays eggs|
|Feeding Behavior||Carnivorous (presumed)|
|Prey||Presumed: Evilhead, Zolokalter|
|Predators||Presumed: Blue Dragon, Malboro, Schizo, Stilva|
|Distinctive Features||Chest markings similar to Japanese character for "anger" (怒)|
|Species||bonba (Somarinoa, 2016)|
|Creator||Shin Nagasawa and/or Tetsu Tsukamoto|
|First Sighting||January 31, 1997|
Headbombers are a species of warm water penguins indigenous to Gaea's Cliff on the planet Gaia. They are superficially similar to a related genus, the Crested Penguins, though clawed flippers and long tail feathers indicate that Headbombers are significantly more basal in form, granting them their own genus. They always travel in flocks of two or three, and have been spotted around both Zolokalters and Cuahls, as well, even though one would naturally assume these to be in competition with Headbombers in one fashion or another.
They notably have what appears to be the Japanese symbol for anger (怒) emblazoned across their chest, which is also seen on their close relatives, the Skeeskees. As this is seen even in the wild and there has been at least 10,000 years since the local Humes have had any connection to Earth, if they ever had any to begin with, this is simply a coincidence.
Always aggressive, these penguins are more violent than the Skeeskee. Unlike these weaker penguins, Headbombers most often resort to dorsal punches utilizing their clawed flippers. They also can utilize a technique known as the Extreme Bomber, which will cause significant injury to an opponent while inadvertently infuriating them at the same time.
Unlike the likely more migratory Skeeskee, Headbombers do not appear to have anywhere they can go to feed upon prey located elsewhere and thus presumably are forced to find sustenance within the cliffs themselves. Although caves may lead ino the Northern Cave itself, none are known to exist and the creatures located therein are extremely dangerous, so this as a potential prey zone is just as unlikely. With this in mind, Headbombers must be low on the food web, possibly in direct competition with the Zolokalters, though the two do not appear to be aggressive towards one another. Evilheads are the only creatures small enough for a Headbomber to consume known to live on the cliff face. All other life likely feeds upon the Headbombers, which would account for their high numbers. The exception to this rule are the Cuals, which do not appear overly aggressive towards them.
For a time, Battle Square in the Gold Saucer amusement park would capture these creatures and stock them for use in battle against would-be adventurers and heroes. These may have been specifically bred for this purpose, as they were notably twice as durable and a quarter stronger in both their regular strength as well as magical fortitude.
- Skeeskee may serve as a possible homage to Neon Genesis Evangelion character Pen Pen. Both have similar naming schemes and are warm-water penguins.
- As mentioned above, the marking on the monster's chest is the Japanese kanji for "anger," 怒.
- Final Fantasy VII (First appearance)