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"For me, a sweet tooth is fiendishly uncouth!"
Kernel Von Pop, Death Screen

Kernel Von Pop is one of the subjects summoned by the boss Baroness Von Bon Bon, and one of the minor bosses fought in the Sugarland Shimmy level from Inkwell Isle Two.



Kernel is a large anthropomorphic candy corn with glaring yellow eyes and a wide toothy mouth sporting triangular-shaped teeth.



He flies around the arena in a horizontal figure 8, randomly choosing to go straight ahead or travel vertically in the middle, and summons smaller and inverted candy corns that fly upwards. In Simple mode, the smaller candy corns won't be summoned. In Expert mode, they are summoned at a faster rate. Hitpoints = 10/10

When defeated, he floats up with his mouth (even the top of his head) separated akin to the same animation as the smaller candy corns. Hitpoints = 225/225/250



  • Kernel's name is unofficial, along with the names for Baroness' other subjects. It was revealed as merely a pet name given by Tina Nawrocki when asked by a fan.
  • Sometimes, in simple mode, Kernel will play his "burping" animation but no smaller corns are spawned.

Inspirations and similarities[]

  • His movements are similar to those of the Ghosts from Pac-Man.
Inkwell Isle One
The Root Pack (Sal SpudderOllie BulbHorace RadicheChauncey Chantenay) • Goopy Le GrandeHilda BergCagney CarnationRibby and Croaks
Inkwell Isle Two
Baroness Von Bon Bon (Lord Gob PackerKernel Von PopMuffsky ChernikovSargent Gumbo GumbullSir Waffington III) • Beppi The ClownDjimmi The Great (Cuppet) • Grim MatchstickWally Warbles (Willy Warbles)
Inkwell Isle Three
Rumor Honeybottoms (Security Bee) • Captain Brineybeard (The Ship) • Sally Stageplay (Sally's Husband) • Werner Werman (Katzenwagen) • Dr. Kahl's RobotCala MariaPhantom Express (Blind SpecterConductorLollipop GhoulsHead of the Train)
Inkwell Hell
King Dice (Tipsy TroopChips BettiganMr. WheezyPip and DotHopus PocusPhear LapPiroulettaMangosteenMr. Chimes) The Devil
Inkwell Isle Four
Glumstone The GiantMoonshine Mob (Charlie Left LegsLight BugAnteaterAnnouncer Snail) • The Howling Aces (Pilot BulldogYankee YippersSergeant O'Fera) • Mortimer FreezeEsther WinchesterChef SaltbakerAngel and Demon
The King's Leap
The PawnsThe KnightThe BishopThe RookThe Queen