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Let's finish This! Enter the Octobot King
 
— Splatoon's Subtitle

DJ Octavio feat. Callie...Octobot King II
 
— Splatoon 2's Subtitle

"Don't furget about us!"

One has tasted bitter defeat in battle. The other is literally a copycat. These two may be nothing alike, but their desire to step out of the shadows and into the light burns with all the chaos of a firestorm.

 
— DJ Octavio & Li'l Judd reason for joining Team Chaos.

DJ Octavio (DJタコワサ将軍 DJ Takowasa shōgun?, lit. General DJ Takowasa) is the main antagonist and final boss of Splatoon and Splatoon 2's Hero Mode. He is the leader and king of the Octarians.


Splatoon

Main article: Octobot King

Appearance

Octo Form

DJ Octavio has the appearance of an octopus with a golden samurai-like helmet, green eyes, and a glowing green scar on one of his tentacles. Two of his tentacles are always crossed, one of them being the one with the scar. His robot has the appearance of a large, floating DJ stage with a turntable. It has four cannons on the front, two large mechanical fists that can be shot out on cords, four green propellants, wasabi plants, and lights inside.

Humanoid Form

His humanoid form, found in a Sunken Scroll, wears the kabuto hat alongside what appears to be casual sweatpants and a shirt with sleeves resembling those on kimonos. In the Great Turf War, he turned into his humanoid form for its majority, as a picture shared in Marina's chat room shows this. In this form his tentacles hung out the kabuto, resembling his cephalopod form's tentacles.

Regional Differences

Splatoon is regionalised depending on if you are in the EU (Europe), NA (North America) or JP (Japan). DJ Octavio's dialogue throughout the battle differs in these versions. In the JP and EU versions of the boss fight, the dialogue is more straightforward, whereas the NA version contains a number of puns and music-related insults, making the NA version dialogue seem quirky and less serious.

Examples:

  • NA: "I'ma remix your face!"
  • NA: "I'ma dubstomp you into oblivion!"
  • EU: "I will take back what is mine!"
  • EU: "Time...to...put an end...to you!"

Sunken Scrolls

Splat secret scroll

Splatoon Sunken Scroll 16

  • It is thought that a younger DJ Octavio is featured in Sunken Scroll #16, beside a young Cap'n Cuttlefish. If this is the case, he may be only one of two male Octarians (the other being the Octo Samurai) seen with the ability to assume humanoid form. The fact that he is also carrying a wasabi plant with him supports this, as well.
    Splatoon2 Scroll 24

    Splatoon 2 Sunken Scroll 24

  • He is also shown in Splatoon 2's 24th Scroll, which features his tentacle getting severed to create The Mighty Octostomp.
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    Close-up of Octavio.


Music

During an interview. Toru Minegishi (the sound director of Splatoon) revealed that the techno-like music in Octo Valley was actually composed by DJ Octavio and his direct subordinates. Also, it is as if like they broadcast their music in order to control the many Octarians.[1]

Splatoon 2

Main article: Octobot King II

DJ Octavio returns as the final boss of Splatoon 2's Hero Mode, having kidnapped and brainwashed Callie to serve his own goals and use her for his own uses.

Appearance

DJ Octavio and the Octobot King II look similar to the final boss from Splatoon. The only exceptions are that a lot of areas on the weapon have gone from a silver color to gold and there is an extra platform on top of the weapon (live DJ Octavio's platform) where Callie stands.

DJ Octavio still has stalks of wasabi next to his turntable, he is also cooking takoyaki in front of his turntable that are used in later attacks. DJ Octavio now wears shutter shades and a kabuto helmet with spikes on it.

Callie wears a short black tank top with black shorts and purple leggings, she has gold octopus earrings, an octopus tentacle where her old head piece sat and hypnoshades that keep her under DJ Octavio's control. She also has a pink octopus tattoo on the side of her stomach, as well as black gloves. Her headpiece looks like an octopus tentacle.

Music (Splatoon 2)

Name Artist Length Music Track
"Bomb Rush Blush Remix" DJ Octavio featuring Callie 3:59
Octo Canyon Bomb Rush Blush Remix
“Tidal Rush” DJ Octavio featuring Callie vs Marie 3:43
Octo Canyon Tidal Rush
"Spicy Calamari Inkantation" Squid Sisters 4:02
Octo Canyon Spicy Calamari Inkantation

Trivia

  • Upon returning to this level after beating DJ Octavio for the first time, the initial dialogue will not be repeated. Instead, new dialogue will be used, mainly to re-establish the cutscenes as taking place after the game has in fact been beaten. The player is told that Octavio escaped his snowglobe, and recaptured Cap'n Cuttlefish while he was out eating crabby cakes.
  • In non-rhotic dialects, the first two syllables of "Octavio" may sound similar to the word "Octave".
  • The Octobot's Tennis Bombs have small, pink shutter shades just above the front opening.
  • DJ Octavio's Japanese name is "DJ Takowasa Shogun" (DJタコワサ将軍). "Takowasa" is a cocktail snack that consists of wasabi-seasoned octopus bits.
    • A "shogun" (将軍) was a high-ranking military ruler who governed Japan on the Emperor's behalf during medieval and early modern times. Examples of the shoguns of Japan were Minamoto no YoritomoAshikaga Takauji, and the shoguns of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
    • He is never seen without his wasabi plants, even when captured in the snowglobe after his defeat.
  • When you splatter DJ Octavio's snow globe, he will dance.
  • Similarly to the prequel's Hero Mode, when reentering DJ Octavio's battle, different dialogue from Callie and Marie will appear.
    • This is when Marie notices that their names form "calamari".
  • The ending 'Game' banner across the screen is different to all the boss endings, as it is the same as when you win a match of Rainmaker in ranked battle.
    • However, instead of displaying 'Game' on the banners, it displays 'Victory'.
  • The Charger Marie uses to shoot off Callie's shades is the Hero Charger, which could've been the weapon she used as Agent 2.
  • The floor for DJ Octavio's boss fight in Splatoon 2 resembles that of Inkopolis Plaza.
  • His wasabi sticks and DJ table are seen in the secret boss stage in Octo Expansion.
    • This seems to imply that the battle with Inner Agent 3 took place just after the events of Enter the Octobot King!.

Gallery

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Language Name Meaning/Notes
Japanese (日本語) DJタコワサ将軍
DJ Takowasa shōgun
General DJ Takowasa (A Japanese dish: octopus marinated in wasabi)
Dutch (Nederlands) DJ Octavio DJ Octavio
French (français) DJ Octave From octo and octave
German (Deutsch) DJ Oktario From okto (octo)
Russian (русский) DJ Октавио
DJ Oktavio
Transcription of English name
European Spanish (castellano) DJ Octovius From octo and octava (octave)
European Spanish (castellano) DJ Octovius From octo and octava (octave)
!Italian (Italiano) DJ Octavius From octo and ottave (octave)
Chinese (汉语/漢語) 章鱼芥末将军
DJ zhāngyú jièmò jiāngjūn
From Japanese name

References

  1. Interview about octo valley music
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