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Mumbo Jumbo is a shaman in the N64 games Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, as well as the Game Boy Advance games Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge and Banjo Pilot. He lives in his many skull shaped huts scattered around the lands visited within the games. In Banjo-Kazooie, he offered his assistance to the bear and bird team with useful, and sometimes comical, transformations in exchange for his missing Mumbo Tokens. In Banjo-Tooie, he was featured as a playable character who could use his wand to animate objects, oxygenate bodies of water, and other such magical things, as long as there was a nearby Mumbo Pad and the player could find the hidden Glowbo .
Mumbo's origin is not altogether clear. In the time-travelling storyline of Grunty's Revenge, we learned that Mumbo was still a shaman in training in the 1970s, which indicates that he was trained under the same witch doctor as Gruntilda, the antagonist of the series, was (previously, he was believed to be Gruntilda's teacher). What is clear is that Mumbo's face was disfigured by Gruntilda. What he was before the transformation is anyone's guess. It is speculated that he was once a Jinjo, but there is no evidence to support this possibility.
Also of note is that an evil robotic Mumbo look-alike named Mingy Jongo was introduced (and subsequently destroyed) in Banjo-Tooie.
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