"I'm the Bomb!"

"Sometimes, when I get upset, I, uh, have been known to, uh, blow up." from The Angry Birds Movie

Bomb Image Gallery
This article is about the character. You may be looking for the Space version, the Star Wars version, the Star Wars II versions, or the Transformers version.




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Abilities Exploding

Creates a Shockwave (Short Fuse Exclusive & Shockwave Power-up.)

Blast Pop: Clear blocks in a row (Angry Birds POP!)

First Appearance Theme 2-5
Gender Male
Species Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Locations Many
Strength Strong
Size Large

    Bomb, the Black Bird is the tritagonist in the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. First introduced in 2009, the character is one of the original five birds in The Flock.


He is round, has thick red eyebrows, and has a feather on his head with a orange top (representing the fuse on a bomb). The feathers surrounding his eyes and stomach are grey, while the rest of his body is black. In his early designs he has a shiny white mark at the center of his head before it was removed in later updates. In Summer Pignic, Bomb appears remain the same as his brow becomes magenta instead of orange. His appearance in Angry Birds Toons until Angry Birds 2 is based on his game appearance as his brow are now red.

In the film version, Bomb appears as a black anthropomorphic Loon in a bulky build with black feathered arms as his gray stomach is darker, his beak becomes round and large instead of his regular beak, his eyes are blue instead of black and the orange top feather of his head changed to yellow. He gains a black spiky tail on his back and has an orange feet.


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Bomb Toy Care



Bomb is the strongest of the birds, and he loves to have fun, especially with the Blues. However, he is not good at controlling his temper, blowing up even when his ice cream melts. As a result, he rakes sand in his Zen garden and drinks herbal teas to try and calm down.

He is also known to have a sense of justice, because in the MTV anti-bullying video, he stands up for a minion pig that was being bullied.

He also seems to be a very intelligent bird and a good chef, despite that fact that he thinks no one likes the "new-age cooking" (as seen in the Angry Birds Christmas comics ). However, in newer media it is Matilda who is the cook of the flock, yet nobody seems to like her cooking.


Bomb is aptly named, for once he hits anything, he begins to glow red. About two seconds later, he will explode, causing heavily damage to anything within a short radius and forcing back anything else within a larger radius due to the shockwave. He can also be made to explode early by tapping the screen or clicking the mouse (depending on which version of the game the player is using)

In Bomb's shockwave ability, Bomb is able to send a shock of electricity to nearby objects, and rather than destroying them the objects are forced away. He also begins to glow blue instead of red.. (Similar to his force ability in the Star Wars games) This causes a lot of destruction and is one of the most powerful abilities in the entire game.

He is among one of the few birds who are consistently capable of penetrating stone walls when aimed directly at them. He can also penetrate other objects pretty readily, but his overall penetrating power is tempered by his time-activated ability.

Bomb's description was updated into the movie version.


Generally speaking, Bomb is the chillest bird you will ever meet. However, get him worked up and he has a tendency to go off - explosively speaking. This can have its adantages, but Bomb struggles to control his power.

In the movie version, Bomb's ability is a combination between his ability to explode and his shockwave ability as seen when he blew up most parts of the Pig City in Piggy Island with this ability similar to an Atomic Bomb. But a normal explosion occurs when he gets stressed in some way, as he admits when he says "Sometimes when I get upset, I, uh, have been known to, uh, blow up" This same effect was shown when he was given a surprise Hatchday (The bird equivalent of birthday) party, and subsequently blowing up his house. This was shown again when he tries to do a Yoga pose in Matilda's class and cannot hold it longer, resulting in him exploding in Matilda's house. For him to blow up in purpose he have to think of situations that can stress him.


Little is known about Bomb’s history before the events of the first Angry Birds 

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game. How he acquired the power of "mega shock wave," the ability to incinerate items within a radius of his body, is a different matter. As shown in the level pack "Short Fuse," he was caught in an electrified chemical spill from a pig lab.

Main Article: Angry Birds

He first appeared in level 2-5 of the first episode, Poached Eggs and has appeared as a playable character in every version and episode (except The Big Setup) of the game released so far, though he is not necessarily in all levels.

Main article: Angry Birds Seasons

Bomb also appears in Angry Birds Seasons. He has the same ability, and much later in updates was also given his shockwave ability as a Power-up.

Sub Article: Sakura Ninja

In the Fuji TV exclusive episode: Sakura Ninja, Bomb appears dressed in a karate gi. This was the first time he has appeared in costume in any game and completely new game sprites were created for this episode. 

Sub Article: Wreck The Halls Animated Video

During the Wreck the Halls adventure, Red and Bomb took the lead in chasing the Pigs through the snow on skis. It was Bomb who eventually caught up with them, recovered the Christmas packages and destroyed the Pig Fortress.

Main Article: Angry Birds Rio

When Red, The Blues, and Chuck were kidnapped by the smugglers, Bomb and the other birds rushed to Rio to aid them. He first appeared in Beach Volley and appeared in all of the following episodes after that.

Main Article: Angry Birds Space

In another adventure, Bomb and the Flock jumped into Space via a wormhole, gained super powers (as a result of the wormhole) and fought the Space King in order to regain their stolen eggs.

Main Article: Angry Birds Star Wars

Bomb played the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and his in-game name was Obi-Wan Kaboomi. (Hence his ability to blow up) However, in the game itself he does not have his same power to blow up; he has the ability to push things away using the force. (see counterparts area)

Main Article: Angry Birds Star Wars II

Bomb plays the role of many characters.

Main Article: Angry Birds Go!



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Bomb and Matilda definitely have some sort of romantic relationship. Bomb kisses Matilda in the Toons episode Clash of Corns and Matilda thinks about Bomb 4% of the time. Matilda was also Bomb's anger management teacher and mentor in The Angry Birds Movie. In the Angry Birds Flight School Comic, "The Garden", Bomb volunteers to watch over Matilda's garden while she's away at a wildflower-hunting expedition and Matilda kisses him before she leaves. Matilda even called him sensitive and caring, suggesting that she has feelings for Bomb. While she's away, Bomb makes sure her garden stays in perfect condition. However, he built a watering system for the garden and after waking up from a nap, he realized that he accidentally flooded the garden and with Stella's help, he turned the garden into a water garden, something Matilda had always wanted. Two birds in the background from when Matilda was coming back have said that Bomb likes Matilda, but fears her a little at the same time. When Matilda sees this water garden, she is estastic and gives Bomb a big hug while she blushes.

The Blues

Bomb has a strong friendship with the Blues, as they are often seen playing around. This is shown in Toons episodes such as The Bird Who Cried Pig and Shrub It In. The Blues even call Bomb, "Uncle Bomb" in Angry Birds Comics.

Red and Chuck

In the movie, they met in the Infinity Acceptance Center. Since then, they are friends. These three birds are often shown together as a group of friends in many promotions of Angry Birds.


Below is Bomb's counterparts in other media.

Younger Obi-Wan Kenobi

Also appearing in the first game, Bomb portrays Obi-Wan Kenobi. He has the same ability to use the force to move and levitate objects. In the second Star Wars game, he looks much younger, with light brown hair and doesn't wear a hoodie. He also does not have his head feather. His game name is Obi-Wan Kaboomi, as he is played by Bomb. There is no telepod for his older counterpart, as they have the same exact ability.

Obi-Wan Kenobi appears as a boss several times (regular enemy in all levels of Rise of the Clones except Level 20) in Angry Birds Star Wars II. He appears on level 20 of Battle Naboo along with Qui-Gon and level 20 of Rise of the Clones, where he holds up some blocks using the force, similar to what Darth Vader does in Angry Birds Star Wars and uses it to also send away any blocks that get near him, and level 16 of Revenge of the Pork where he acts similar to Qui-Gon.

Mace Windu

Mace Windu
Abilities Throwing Violet Boomerang Lightsaber
First Appearance B4-6
Gender Male
Species Greater Antillean Bullfinch (Dressed as Mace Windu)
Locations Rise of the Clones
Strength Strong
Size Large

    Mace Windu also is portrayed by the Bomb Bird. He has the ability to throw his Violet Lightsaber, and it will boomerang back to him. His lightsaber resembles Hal the Boomerang Bird, as the lightsaber acts with the same ability. He has not yet appeared, but is on the front loading screen behind Padme.

Windu's in-book's name is Moa Windu. He is a serious jedi that is both feared and respected by birds and pigs. He has a suspicious nature and has doubts about Redkin Skywalker.  He does not have a sense of humor and even smiles in victory. Moa has a unique lightsaber, powered by purple jewel. He is one of the greatest lightsaber maters and was trained by Yoda Bird. His home planet is Haruun Kool and is allies with Yoda and Obi-Wan. Windu is a member of the Jedi Council.

Bird: Bomb

Gazareb "Zeb" Orrelios

Gazareb "Zeb" Orrelios
Zeb orrelios
Abilities Strength and Momentum with Great Explosion
First Appearance Player's Choice
Gender Male
Species Greater Antillean Bullfinch (dressed as Zeb Orrelios)
Locations Player's Choice
Strength Strong
Size Large

    Gazareb Orrelios, also known as "Zeb", is portrayed by Bomb (partially with Terence because of the size). His power is like the classic Terence and Bomb. He has the strength and momentum like Terence in other games and his face will turn red and will explode like Bomb in other games except for Obi-Wan who only uses Force Push, but his explosion is more powerful than his Classic, and Space Version.

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Santa Bomb


The Santa Bomb bird is based on Santa Claus. He only appears in the Angry Birds  Friends Winter Tournament, so he is a limited edition character. His ability is the same as the original version of Black Bird. But unlike the original, Santa  Bomb has 3 different launch noises, each one with a different pitch, but all are said as, "HO, HO, HO!"

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Likes to beat up enemy with powerful attacks - one pig at a time.


Bomb 1 (Transparent)
Intitial class

Location: Southern Cobalt Plateaus



Deals 100% damage.



All birds' attack power is increased by 25%. Lasts 3 turns.

Has higher attack power than other birds.

No defense or healing abilities, high damage is ineffective against Prince Porky.

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Bomb 2 (Transparent)
Snoutling1 250

Location: Great Cliffs



Deals 3 x 30% damage. Lowers target attack power by 20% for 2 turns.



Target bird counters enemy attacks with an attack of its own with 40% attack power. Lasts 3 turns.

Does average damage, drops enemy attack power, counter ability can make allies attack enemies even when it is not their turn and triple attack makes him very effective against Prince Porky and Ninja Pigs.

Counter deals less damage than the birds' normal attack power, and attack power is lowest of all Bomb's classes.

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Bomb 3 (Transparent)
Snoutling1 500

Location: Snowy Peak



Deals 85% damage. The damage is increased by 1% per 2% filled Rage Chili.



Target bird takes 15% of its maximum health as damage but all enemies receive the same damage. (Note: this will take away 5% of your banner's maximum health.)

As the Rage Chili fills, attack power increases slightly (Max 127.5% AD).Frenzy attack can make it possible to damage Porky and Ninjas, even with high attack power.

The Frenzy attack may or may not be powerful based on the bird's maximum health, low maximum health birds will deal low damage. It is also not recommended to use Frenzy on birds that has too low HP or it may kill the bird (includes himself).

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Bomb 4 (Transparent)
Snoutling1 750

Location: Northern Sea



Immediately removes all helpful effects from target. Deals 90% damage.



Target bird takes 10% of its maximum health as damage but its attack power is increased by 60%. Lasts 3 turns.

Raid deals high damage and also removes helpful effects from pigs which can be very useful. Plus, the Whip Up move can boost attack power by a massive 60%!

Whip Up! is not recommended to use on birds that has too low HP or it may kill the bird (includes himself). Using Whip Up! on himself will cost an extra turn and it may attack with it's attack power boosted for only 2 turns (unless you use Chuck's Lightning Bird or Chuck's Rage Ability).

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Sea Dog

Bomb 5 (Transparent)
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Location: Cobalt Plateaus


Hulk Smash

Deals 125% damage. The damage is decreased by 1% per 1% lost health.


Gang Up

If target bird attacks, Bomb immediately attacks the same target. Lasts 2 turns.

Deals the highest damage out of all Bomb's classes and one of the most powerful class of all. The Gang Up attack makes bomb attack twice without losing a turn, also his attack power can be increased by healing him. Gang Up can be used with Chuck's Lightning Bird so that Bomb can attack 3 times (by combine Lightning Speed with Gang Up on other birds).

Becomes less powerful as HP drops.

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Bomb 6 (Transparent)

Location: Elite Pirate



Deals 110% damage.



All birds' attack power is increased by 25%. Lasts 3 turns.

Deals 10% more damage than Pirate.

No defense or healing abilities, high damage is ineffective against Prince Porky.

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Frost Savange

Bomb 7 (Transparent)

Location: The Holidays Are Coming!


Frost Strike

Deals 90% damage. Frozen targets will take 150% damage.


Freezing Barrier

If any ally takes damage, attackers have a 25% chance of being frozen/stunned for 1 turn. Last 3 turns.

Frozen Barrier is useful to freeze an enemy when an ally is attacked especially by strong enemies, espically enemies that deals AoE/mulit-strike attacks. Stunned/Frozen targets are able to dealt more damage with Frost Strike.

Frozen barrier is useless on targets with the immune passive skill.

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Rage Chili



Deals 150% damage to all enemies.

Rage Chili


Explode - Arena

Deals 100% damage to all enemies.


Bomb has appeared in the following media:




  • Bomb is the first bird not to have a corpse sprite (before the Star Wars version). The second is Terence, the third is being Bubbles, the fourth is Ice Bird and the fifth is Stella.
  • Bomb, Bubbles, Ice Bird, and Stella are the only four birds to have their special ability triggered upon impact with an obstacle/object (automatically).
  • Bomb's design has changed only slightly since his introduction. Originally, he had a white spot on his head, most likely to denote a shiny spot on his round form. The spot has been removed on most artwork. Early versions of the plush toy included it but it was removed later.
  • Bomb is possibly based upon the Greater Antillean Bullfinch.
  • Bomb is the only bird who does not display a tail. One was added in Knock on Wood and early Plush Toys.
  • Bomb is one of the few birds that can destroy undamaged stone without using his power, the other being Terence and Silver.
  • Bomb is accidentally called "Bob" in the Angry Birds Space comic, a typo made by Rovio. Read more on the talk page.
  • In the Google+ "Teamwork" level selection menu, pictures of Angry Birds Trilogy, and in some (but not many) instances, two gray dots are added below Bomb's left eye.
  • Despite the fact he is a strong bird, he emits more pain noises than the other birds.
  • His head feather resembles a fuse.
  • Before exploding, Bomb's fuse on his head tend to light up and create sparks. In several Angry Bird animations, he explodes when he is angry. However, in the Trick or Tweet animation and Angry Birds Space comics, Bomb's fuse lights up and he explodes when he is frightened or shocked as well. Therefore, any extreme emotion can cause Bomb to explode.
  • In the games, Bomb disappears when he explodes, but in the animations and comics, Bomb can explode without disappearing.
  • According to this book, Bomb explodes with rage even for simple things like ice cream falling off his cone. Several scenes could also prove this to be correct, as in the Angry Birds Star Wars cinematic trailer, he explodes after being insulted by Chuck "Ham" Solo due to his lack of money but expectance of their help to save the princess.
  • Oddly, Bomb can't break stone easily in the Summer Pignic Short Movie, but in the Angry Birds games, he can. However, it's possible the pigs were using something resembling stone for their fort, likely to fool the Birds into thinking the fort would be easy to beat.
  • He, Matilda, Terence, and Silver are the only birds that do best on stone.
  • In the Angry Birds Movie, Bomb is shown to have a tail.

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