White Bomberman, also referred to as White Bomb, White Bomber, Shirobon, or most recently Cheerful White, the hero of the series is usually simply called "Bomberman". In the standard games, he is the star of the game and is always controlled by the player in the single player modes. He is portrayed as the heroic yet cheerful (and sometimes goofy) type, often saving his home planet from disaster. In the earlier titles he battles his rival who was a black version of himself called "Kurobon", with whom he would later become friends and allies. In later games, such as Bomberman Max and Bomberman Tournament, he is shown to be part of an interplanetary police force stationed at Bomber Base.
The White Bomberman also made appearances in other games, such as Wario Blast, a Bomberman game featuring Nintendo mascot Mario's rival, Wario. He also appears in DreamMix TV World Fighters, a Hudson fighting game with characters from Hudson Soft, Konami and Takara.