Now fly into the volcano and face the Terrible Oni! Good Luck!
~ Grandmaster Sensei to Sackboy.

The Terrible Oni is an antagonist from the 2008 puzzle platforming video game LittleBigPlanet. It is an ancient fire demon living in a volcano lair in The Islands, wrecking havoc.


When Sackboy arrives in The Islands, he is greeted by Grandmaster Sensei, who seeks his help to defeat the Terrible Oni. She first puts him through a gauntlet to test his skills, then tasks him with defeating the Evil Sumo, taking back her stolen castle, and freeing the flame-throwing cat. Sackboy succeeds, and the Grandmaster decides that he is ready.

Grandmaster Sensei gives Sackboy access to her airship, which takes him through towers and to the charred and fiery volcano lair of the Terrible Oni. After landing the ship, Sackboy makes his way through the active volcano to the Terrible Oni's chamber, where it attacks with a giant knife and fireballs. The flame-throwing cat is there, offering to help if Sackboy uses the switch to push it closer to the demon. Sackboy must dodge the knife and fireballs to reach the switch and push the cat forward, all while the Terrible Oni uses the fireballs to push the lever back. After pushing the cat far enough, it will unleash a torrent of explosions, destroying the Terrible Oni in the process and leaving it as nothing but a skeleton.






  • The Terrible Oni can be collected as an enemy item in-game.
  • If the Terrible Oni's emitter is viewed in Create Mode, an Easter egg in the form of a photo of one of the developers can be seen.


           LBP.png Villains

The Collector | Ghosts | Sheriff Zapata | Ze Dude | Bouncers | Evil Sumo | The Terrible Oni

LittleBigPlanet PSP
Dragon | Monkey Thief | Big Ron

Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves
Evil Big Rex

LittleBigPlanet 2
Negativitron | Meanies | Kling Klong | Meanie Attack Robot | Infection | Copernicus | Giant Robot | Cakeling | The Warden

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

LittleBigPlanet Karting
The Hoard | Trash Monster | Trash Minions | Firepede | Zombie Food

LittleBigPlanet 3
Newton | Titans

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

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