Taking inspiration from the figures of Kremlings like Klump and Kludge, Kluth the Kremling is a big ol’ croc. Working as a mechanic on the Mario Kart circuit keeps him quite busy, but he doesn’t seem to mind.
A rather large crocodilian sort, Klutch the Kremling might look a bit intimidating to smaller folk than himself, though the good natured look on his face usually allays most fears. At an even eight feet if he stands up straight (and perhaps six across), the semi-toonish reptile beast is several hundred pounds of muscle-chub goodness, with heavy muscles that go with a ponderous middle jiggling just so when he walks. Dark green hued scales, like the color of zucchini skin, cover most of his body including his long snout, and longer tail. His thick chest and girthy middle are coated in yellow-gold scutes. He looks to be in his mid-thirties.
Klutch has the long, pointed snout of his species, complete with the requisite amount of sharp teeth inside. No hair or eyebrows adorns his head, though eyeridges are present. Curiously for a reptile, he has whites about the eyes and brown irises with round black pupils, though that’s a typical thing for his species. While he often communicates with bellows & grunts, he can & does speak, his voice quite deep and featuring a vaguely southern twang mixed with a light midwest accent – perhaps reminiscent of southern Kentucky or Tennessee.
Looking at the rest of him, Klutch sports hefty, muscled limbs with clawed fingers and toes respectively. Like many of his kind, his arms are a little bigger than his legs, making him a bit slow to get around, but that doesn’t seem to bother him much. His chest is a large mound of muscle, swelling out the scales there neatly. Curiously, its got a pair of fat brown nipples on ’em, a rather un-reptilian trait, but seemingly standard for his species. His ponderous gut, which he’s fond of slapping, is quite larger. The kremling’s paunch is pleasantly round and firm looking, matching his bulbous butt. His tail snakes behind him, lined with a double set of short, ridged scutes that ride up all the way up his wide back and to the top of his head.
Being a video game based character (especially from SMB), Klutch enjoys certain perks, including:
Working behind the scenes as a mechanic on the Mario Kart circuit, Klutch enjoys a fairly comfortable and secluded life away from either the K. Rool Krew or many of the other antics that go on in the Mushroom Kingdom, fixing and tuning up karts. Some sources say he got away from that life at an early age, and never looked back; thankfully, his natural mechanical talents let him get by. He is a terrible racer, however – or at least, he claims to be.
Klutch is an unusal sort for a race typically depicted as having aggressive and territorial tendencies. Generally pretty relaxed and quick to find a laugh, he really is quite the momma’s boy, even if he tries to (partially) hide it. He may exhibit signs of a slight self-esteem problem in certain situations, such as when he perceives the other person to be superior; he won’t tolerate bullies though. He isn’t bright by any stretch, but he isn’t really dumb either – still, this is one area he knows he lacks in (or thinks he does – he could go on about the finer points of kart maintenance for an hour or two). If the subject of sex comes up, he can be quite bashful (almost cutely so) – which can make it hard for him to attract a partner. This isn’t always the case; often after warmed up to someone, it (of course) gets easier for him to indulge.
Klutch’s favored species include elephants, gargoyles, dragons, gators, crocs, koopas, snakes, lions, tigers, orcas, and bears. Rabbits and several other small mammals tend to be looked upon as food. The krem secretly adores dragons and the right one will find him very obedient, if somewhat clingy.