|“||This little bonehead's a real shocker!”|
|— NME Salesman • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
Gabon is a haunting enemy masked by a skull that attacks by tossing bones at Kirby. Gabon appears as a common enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Kirby: Planet Robobot. He chucks bones at Kirby while wearing his skull, but once the mask is inhaled off by Kirby, he scurries off in the opposite direction in an attempt to make a quick getaway. Gabon doesn't yield any Copy Ability when inhaled. He appears primarily in caves and other dark places.
Gabon has a purple body, orange feet, and a white skull mask shielding his small yellow head. His hands are visible in the anime, but not in the games.
The anime makes other small alterations to Gabon's design aside from the addition of arms. His body color and mask is made more dull and subdued, and burgundy markings are added around the eye sockets of his skull.
In the Anime
Gabon appears as a monster in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode Scare Tactics - Part II. Here, Gabon still chucks bones and still doesn't give Kirby any copy ability. After Nightmare Enterprises' trap to lure Kirby into the transporter fails, NME Salesman sends Gabon to do the dirty work. While Tiff witnesses Kirby being beaten, she tells him to inhale one of Gabon's bones. Unsurprisingly nothing happens when he does so, and Gabon continues his relentless assault. Eventually, a torch thrown by Meta Knight allows Kirby to become Fire Kirby and destroy Gabon, burning him to crisp and burning down the haunted house they were trapped inside in the process.
This version of Gabon wields two bones, which can return to him any time whenever he tosses them much like a boomerang.
|“||A coward at heart, Gabon tosses bones at Kirby. Inhale his skull helmet, and the naked Gabon will run away as quickly as his legs can carry him.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
- In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kracko and Miasmoros produce objects to use as an attack, one of which is a Gabon skull.