Kaniks, the Mad Bomber

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Kaniks, the Mad Bomber
Biographical information

Other names:

The Mad Bomber
Kaniks Two-Fingers
Kaniks, the Detonator




House of Exile (formerly)





Combat information


Target: The Mad Bomber


VoidS.png Kanik's Bombs


Activate Splinter Mines
Summon Scorn
High Durability
Rapid Movement
KineticS.png Ultra Smash


— Kaniks, the Mad Bomber [1]

Kaniks, the Mad Bomber[2] is a Baron of the Scorn.


The exact origins of Kaniks madness is unknown, however the horrors he witnessed within the Fallen House system may have driven his mind to crack. While others speculate that it was his harsh life within the Tangled Shore that drove him to insanity. Or he was always just mad and revelled in spreading destruction and chaos as he scattered vast minefields throughout the Reef.

His madness cost the lives of many Awoken as he bombed various institutions such as the Origin Libraries to fuel his adrenaline high. His tyranny would end when he was captured alongside his fellow Barons and imprisoned deep within the Prison of Elders.

Following the Red War, Kaniks was freed by Uldren Sov and witnessed the murder of Cayde-6 at his hand.[1] Later the Mad Bomber would meet his end at the hands of the Guardians who sought vengeance. His death is hard to rejoice as the suffering and tragedies caused by his terrorisms far outweigh his death.[3]


The Mad Bomber battling the Guardians

"Emphasis on "mad.""
The Spider

Kaniks is arguably the least sane of the Scorn Barons. He behaves in a very childish manner, treating the Guardian's pursuit of him as a game, mocking the Guardian and Cayde-6 in an immature fashion, and generally speaking in a simplified manner. To further cement his childlike demeanor, his laughter is considerably more goofy and light-hearted than the insane cackling of Araskes or the boastful gloating of Pirrha. In spite of his mindset, he is shown to not be completely incapable of reason or logical thought, as he seems to share Fikrul's beliefs regarding Guardian's relationship with the Eliksni, and has demonstrated that he regards the Guardian as a serious enough threat that he would detonate the entire area they're in so as to ensure their death.


Kaniks' main explosive weapon of choice is the Scorn Grenade, which he throws at The Guardian to continuously bombard their position, breaking their shields in just a handful of explosions, and not taking much longer to outright kill them afterward.

He also moves rapidly and teleports to random locations as well, making him an erratic target. Occasionally, he will disappear from the area and transmat a Splinter Mine, which will immediately kill all Guardians in the vicinity if it is not defused. When defusing the mines, lesser Scorn units such as Screebs and Ravagers will assault the player on all sides and must be taken care of. While fighting Kaniks, it is best to keep one's distance and remain mobile, as to avoid the detonations as well as the Ultra Smash at close range.


  • "Ooh, what luck! What fortune! A playmate appear! Hello! Hello, hello!"
  • "To begin-a gift! A gift just at you, from ME, good friend Kaniks!"
  • "BEST friend Kaniks! Go, go, go! Open gift!"
  • "Sur-PRIIIIISE! Gift... is DEATH!"
  • "Ah-ah-ah! Game go on! Close your eye and COUNT DOWN."
  • "Where am I hide? Ugly, stupid Cabal can knowing-but not you! YEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE!"
  • "Lightbearer, Lightbearer, I see you, yesss, I dooo..."
  • "Ooh, WHEE! Now a game truly begin!"
  • "Friend Cayde? No fun to play with, no fun at all. Such a boring boy to kill-kill-KILL."
  • "Cayde beg and beg and beg. HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE!! "Mercy, please, Prince Uldren! Oh pretty, pretty please, oh please!" ...SAD."
  • "Cayde MURDER Eliksni. Think you DIFFERENT, think you HERO? Joke at you."



  • Kaniks is the fifth Fallen known to speak English, as well as the third antagonist to do so.
  • Kaniks is the second known Fallen to have three arms instead of the contemporary four or two. The first being Vosik, the Archpriest.

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