Goriath

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Goriath charging up a punch
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Debut Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Last Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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Goriath is a yeti-like boss that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Most of his attack are direct melee attacks, such as punches and stomps, though he will also climb the walls and throw objects such as snowballs, or shoot beams from his hand (similar to Fighter Kirby). Goriath appears as the boss of White Wafers and guards the Lor Starcutter's Emblem.

Appearance

Goriath's body is somewhat pear-shaped, his face taking up most of its area. This makes his physique similar to a Waddle Dee, though his feet and arms are more defined. His fur covers his body, which is largely white in tone, though it has red accents near the hands. His skin is tan, and his face resembles that of an ape, with baboon-like red marks on his cheeks. He also sports a long beard and a similarly long tuft of hair on his head, which is gray in color.

When Goriath is knocked down to half health, he charges up and his beard and hair tuft turn golden. He also begins to glow and his eyes turn red.

In Extra Mode, Goriath's skin is black, his face marks are of several colors, ranging from blue to lavender, his hair tuft and beard have a blue tint at first, and his wrist hair is brown.

Attacks

Goriath has a unique feature to his boss fight, in that, as the fight progresses, he will pound the stage to make it crumble, causing everyone to fall to a lower stage with a different layout. This is done up to four times before the fight is over.

The following lists all of Goriath's attacks in the Main Game of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase of the fight only.

Attacks - Main Game
Attack Description
Wall Jump
Goriath climbs a wall, then jumps back and forth between them. He may jump off the wall to pound the ground, creating stars.
Snowball Toss
While on a wall, Goriath tosses snowballs at Kirby, which can be swallowed for the Ice Copy Ability. In the second phase, he may also throw spiked ice balls with a different trajectory.
Lanky Punch
On the ground, Goriath charges up a punch, then extends his arm all the way across the stage in an impressive feat of flexibility aimed at Kirby. A star appears where the punch lands.
Ground Pound
On the ground, Goriath jumps up, and slams the ground, creating stars.
Force Blast
Goriath forms and fires a series of energy blasts, shooting three at different angles. Each one creates a star when it impacts the wall.
Super Ricochet
Goriath charges up on a wall, then starts rapidly ricocheting all over the stage, creating stars where he lands.
Icicle
Goriath pounds the ground, making icicles appear mysteriously from above to fall. These can also be swallowed for the Ice ability.
Goriath charged up in the second phase of the battle. Note the gold locks.

In Extra Mode, Goriath's attacks are generally more punishing, and he sports a couple new ones as well:

Attacks - Extra Mode
Attack Description
Wall Jump EX
Goriath climbs a wall, then jumps back and forth between them. He may jump off the wall to pound the ground, creating spiked ice balls. Jumps faster than in the Main Game.
Snowball Toss EX
While on a wall, Goriath tosses snowballs at Kirby, which can be swallowed for the Ice Copy Ability. These are larger than in the Main Game. In the second phase, he may also throw spiked ice balls with a different trajectory that explode on impact.
Lanky Punch EX
On the ground, Goriath charges up a punch, then extends his arm all the way across the stage in an impressive feat of flexibility aimed at Kirby. A star appears where the punch lands. Punches twice in a row.
Ground Pound EX
On the ground, Goriath jumps up, and slams the ground, creating spiked ice balls that fly out on both sides.
Force Blast EX
Goriath forms and fires a series of energy blasts, shooting several at different angles. Each one creates a star when it impacts the wall. More numerous and covers greater ground than in the Main Game.
Super Ricochet EX
Goriath charges up on a wall, then starts rapidly ricocheting all over the stage, creating stars where he lands. Even faster than in the Main Game.
Icicle
Goriath pounds the ground, making icicles appear mysteriously from above to fall. These can also be swallowed for the Ice ability.
Super Force Blast
Goriath rises into the air, and charges a gigantic ball of energy, which passes through the center of the stage. After it goes down, it creates a shock wave that sends any grounded characters flying and creates two stars that bounce onto the stage.
Goriath in Extra Mode.

When Goriath is defeated, he reverts to his look before the second phase, and gets knocked into the background, where he cartoonishly falls to his doom.

Trivia

  • When Goriath's health drops below the half-way point, his hair turns golden and he begins to glow, and is able to fire beams from his hand. This could be a vague nod to the Dragonball anime series.
  • The name 'Goriath' is a portmanteau of the words 'Gorilla' and 'Goliath'. Despite this, he really isn't that large, especially compared to Kirby's height of only eight inches.