Kaniks, the Mad Bomber
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Kaniks, the Mad Bomber is a Baron of the Scorn. Responsible for a vast minefield throughout the Reef which regularly claims Awoken lives, Kaniks is a crazed lunatic who lives only to chase the adrenaline high of yet another fiery explosion. He was captured alongside his fellow barons and locked deep within the Prison of Elders. A year after the events of the Red War, Kaniks was freed by Uldren Sov, and was later present at the murder of Cayde-6 at Sov's hand.
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.
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.
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