Klunk is the Vulture Squadron's stout and steady chief designer and pilot. He is always developing aircraft or weapons with odd features and attachments designed to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. His weapons are often missiles which home on some bizarre trait, such as a person sneezing. His attempts to explain his inventions are complicated by the fact that he apparently suffers from Tourette syndrome: his speech is punctuated by howls, clicks, whistles, and growls, accompanied by bizarre facial contortions. Only Zilly can understand him. His eyes are never seen because of his bangs and goggles pulled over them. Klunk often assumes command in Dick Dastardly's absence, like when he went on holiday or suffered from memory loss. Klunk is probably the most consistent character; he is steadfastly committed, beyond all other aspects of his life, to stopping the pigeon.