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Flak
Awds-flak
Appearances Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising and Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Specialty Dispersion
Affiliation Black Hole
CO power Brute Force
Super CO power Barbaric Blow
Power Meter AdWar-SmlAdWar-SmlAdWar-SmlAdWar-MedAdWar-MedAdWar-Med
Hits Meat
Misses Veggies
Flak (known as Kong 「コング」 in the original and Helmut in European version of the game) is a Black Hole CO. He first appears in Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, where he is ordered to take out Orange Star. He was originally a low ranking soldier, but was promoted to his current rank by Hawke from private.

Appearence

Depicted as a dense but well-built man, Flak resembles more of a biker, especially with his helmet and goggles.

Abilities

Flak's mindset is all about smashin' stuff and CO powers reflect this; Focusing on risking to inflict more damage or instead dealing less than normal. This is called Dispersion.

At first appearance, he resembles Jugger a lot, because they have the similar abilities, and their CO power and even their Super CO power are almost identical but Flak's abilities rely solely on luck, so it might be advisable to equip him with the Luck-Skill to make the most out of this random potential.

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Role in plot

Flak was given the order, by Sturm, to heed the conquest of Orange Star but was eventually driven off the countries by the stead-fast counter-attacks by Andy, Max and Sami. However, both he and Max formed a bitter rivalry after they exchanged insults during Max's first encounter with the brute.

Offended by the name-calling, Flak swears on a personal vendetta to make the muscular champion eat his own words when he returned to unleash an airstrike. (Though this was unauthorised, much to the discomfort of his troops)

However he was eventually driven off Orange Star's continent completely when they conquered the factory, that was responsible for Black Hole's invasion in the first place.

He then makes some appearences, especially during his attempt to use Yellow Comet's Missile Silos against them and defending an Super Missile Site from a combined arms assault from both Orange Star and Blue Moon.

CO abilities

His Units have high Dispersion range. They can do up to 15% extra damage or 10% less damage.

CO power

Brute Force - Further increases Dispersion range. His Units can do up to 40% more damage, or they might do 20% less damage. His Units also gets a 10% bonus to defense.

Super CO power

Barbaric Blow - Greatly increases Dispersion. His Units are able to do up to 80% bonus damage or they may end up with 30% damage reduction. His Units also gets a 10% bonus to defense.

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

CO abilities

His Units have high Dispersion range. They can do as much as 25% more damage or they can do 10% less damage.

CO power

Brute Force - Further increases Dispersion range. His Units can do up to 50% more damage, or they might do 20% less damage. Additionally, his Units get a 10% Offence and Defense.

Super CO power

Barbaric Blow - Greatly increases Dispersion. His Units are able to do up to 90% bonus damage or they may end up with 40% damage reduction. Also a 10% bonus to offence and defense.

Tag Breaks

Flak has Tag Breaks with the following COs:

  • Lash, 110%, "Bruise Cruise" (1 star)
  • Adder, 105%

Tactics

In both games, he is inferior to Nell. His day to day abilities, on average, have higher risk than Nell's yet yield little advantage in Dual Strike and no advantage in Advance Wars 2.

His Super CO Power (even before it was buffed in Dual Strike) doesn't provide as much of a damage bonus as Nell's and it comes with a potential damage penalty that Nell does not have.

Generally, he faces the same problem as the other luck-based CO's do in competitive play ; combat-based powers are situational as they do not affect units which aren't engaged in combat that turn.

Quotes

Black Hole Rising

Campaign

"Grrrr! Two women COs! Good country! I must have it!"

"(To Max) Hah! Look! It's a gorilla!"

"You know, this Max guy kinda reminds me of me... except... I'm me."

"These bombers... They're indirect-combat units. But they can't fire on other air units. They're bombers. They bomb."

"Yes! Here is Flak's power!"

Power

"Try this on for size!"

"Grrrrrraaaaaaa! I'm outta control!"

"I'm gonna smash you good!"

"Crushing stuff's what I do best! You got a problem with that?!?"

"Why think when you can fight!?"

"Stay outta my way!"

Victory

"What was that? A waste of my time!"

Dual Strike

Switch

  • Let me at 'em!

Power

  • I've still got what it takes!
  • Graaa! Blaarrgggg! Smaaarrgggghhh!!
Advance Wars Dual Strike Flak's Theme

Advance Wars Dual Strike Flak's Theme

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W/ Lash

Flak: I have the power!
Lash: And I have the brains.

Flak: I envy you... Fight so many battles.
Lash: Stop your whining! Sheesh, what a wimp!

Lash: Tee hee! We win, Flak!
Flak: Grrr! Yeah! That was great!

Lash: Well, I took care of that... Where've you been?
Flak: L-leave me alone!

Gallery

Orange Star: AndyMaxSamiNellHachiJakeRachel
Blue Moon: OlafGritColinSasha
Green Earth: EagleDrakeJessJavier
Yellow Comet: KanbeiSonjaSenseiGrimm
Black Hole: FlakLashAdderHawkeSturm
JuggerKoalKindleVon Bolt
Black Hole
COs: Adder | Clone Andy | Flak | Hawke | Jugger | Kindle | Koal | Lash | Sturm | Von Bolt
Bolt Guard: Jugger | Kindle | Koal | Von Bolt
Black Hole Technology: Oozium 238
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