Sweepers are Blotlings that largely resemble the Brooms from Fantasia. They carry buckets of thinner to throw at Mickey, and will sweep him away if he gets too close. Like other blotlings, they can be befriended by Paint and be destroyed by Thinner. They are first met in the Jungle Boat Ride. They are part of the Blot's Blotling Army.
When a TV Sketch is placed in front of them, they use their thinner buckets as a seat and watch intently. Hitting them with anything (Paint, Thinner, Spin Attack) will break them out of the trance and they will start attacking Mickey again or go back to watching if he painted it.
Even after being redeemed with paint, Sweepers will still throw Thinner to attack non-redeemed enemies. Therefore, it's a good idea to redeem it where there is no toon floor, as it may unintentionally thin the floor out while fighting. However, this can also cause problems if Mickey is painting another blotling. The Sweeper's thinner attacks will partially undo Mickey's paint, making it much harder to befriend enemies. This is especially true during the final wave of blotlings Inside The Blot, making it a tough battle for Mickey.
Sweepers with red eyes have increased toughness and their shots are more accurate. To defeat a difficult Sweeper, Mickey should stay out of its path and then throw paint or thinner.
- It's a good idea to befriend a Sweeper if a Beetleworx is nearby as it will help you remove its paint shield.
- Sweepers occasionally are capable of spawning continually (especially Inside The Blot), making them a dangerous foe.
- These and Seers are dangerous during the final battle with the Blot, as they have red eyes and are very troublesome. Mickey will be required to have a higher capacity of the same substance (Paint or Thinner) to avoid taking heavy damage.
- The Sweeper's appearance is based off of the reanimated brooms from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of the 1940 film, Fantasia.
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