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Beast Pack

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Scene from Forgo Land showing Kirby and Elfilin alongside many members of the Beast Pack.

The Beast Pack is an organization of animals and other characters from both Popstar and the New World which serves as the main antagonistic force in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It was formed by Leon after Fecto Forgo possessed him as a way to find its lost half and merge with it to become whole. As explained by Leongar in Lab Discovera, the main objective of the Beast Pack was to gather energy and resources for the "Great One" so that it could allow them to transcend their world; doing so in a similar manner to the New World civilization which left all of its infrastructure behind after attaining "planetary warp" technology and leaving to a "land of dreams". Before long, however, it is revealed that this was a trick perpetrated by Fecto Forgo towards its own ends, and it attempts to absorb the Beast Pack into itself instead. After Fecto Forgo is defeated and Leon is recovered, the Beast Pack become friendly toward Kirby and the Waddle Dees who they had previously antagonized.

Characteristics[edit]

The Beast Pack - as its name suggests - is largely composed of various creatures which resemble wild animals. By in large, its members are incapable of speech and communicate through growls and body language, with Leongar being the only exception (though it is implied through the Leon and Carol figure description that his ability to speak was granted to him through his direct influence by Fecto Forgo). The creatures that make up the Beast Pack consist entirely of tetrapodal vertebrates, with most of them being mammalian in character, though a few belong to the reptilian, amphibian, and avian clades.

Leon is considered to be the leader of the pack, with Carol as his second in command, and Gorimondo and Sillydillo being the other high-ranking members; all four of which form the "Beast Council".

History[edit]

After a "warp-experiment incident" occurred, which had split specimen ID-F86 into two halves, the inhabitants of the New World later left using the spatial technology acquired from ID-F86. Over time, the native wildlife gained sapience comparable to the previous inhabitants, including Leon and Carol.

One day, Leon stumbles upon one part of ID-F86, Fecto Forgo, in the remains of Lab Discovera, and becomes possessed by its strong telepathic waves to serve as its medium. Leon changes his name to "Leongar" and forms the Beast Pack, and Carol, who is confused but faithful to her fellow beast, follows suit and takes on the name "Clawroline". As the two most influential members of the Beast Pack, the other animal inhabitants of the New World quickly follow their orders: to find Fecto Forgo's other half, Elfilin, so they can become one again.

Fecto Forgo, as part of its plan to obtain even more labor beyond the Beast Pack, opens a vortex above Popstar which transports the inhabitants of Dream Land and its surrounding areas to the New World. Once there, the Beast Pack begins to subdue the weaker residents of Dream Land (namely, the Waddle Dees), and recruit more powerful residents into the pack (either willingly — as with Bonkers, Gigant Edge, and Mr. Frosty — or unwillingly, as with King Dedede). Their attempt to recruit Meta Knight into the pack fails due to his stronger force of will.

The Beast Pack even manages to successfully capture Elfilin, but Kirby, who was also caught in the vortex, arrives in time to rescue him. When Elfilin explains the plight of the Waddle Dees, Kirby agrees to help, putting a wrench into the Beast Pack's plan. After Kirby confronts and defeats Leongar within Lab Discovera, Fecto Forgo reveals its true nature and subsumes many members of the Beast Pack to sustain itself. Even after it fuses with Elfilin to become Fecto Elfilis, Kirby still manages to defeat this monstrosity, resulting in the Beast Pack being formally disbanded.

However, Fecto Forgo keeps Leon captured within its dreams by scattering his soul into pieces and guarding them with illusory versions of the Beast Pack's former members. Kirby and Elfilin enter this realm and collect the pieces of Leon's soul, freeing him after a difficult struggle with a possessed Leon and a mysterious knight who feasted upon Fecto Forgo's soul. With help from the other former members of the Beast Pack, including Carol, Leon is returned to his old self, and all is well.

Members[edit]

Beast Council[edit]

Beast Council members  
Character Role
A giant gorilla whose main job is to gather food and capture Waddle Dees. Unfortunately, he tends to eat the food he gathers, much to the frustration of his boss. He apparently tried to besiege Waddle Dee Town thirty different times while Kirby was out adventuring, but was repelled every single time by Meta Knight.
A humanoid leopardess whose skill and grace, particularly in the art of acrobatics and throwing knives, inspires the Pack. She is the closest to Leon, and the two are presumably king and queen. After the events of the main story, she resides in Waddle Dee Town, and asks Kirby and Elfilin to enter Forgo Dreams to rescue Leon. She is also known as Carol.
A large bipedal armadillo-like creature whose main job is to produce the wanted posters depicting Kirby and Elfilin. It also tries to seek them out directly, but it's easily distracted by hoarding junk. In its spare time, its hobbies are constructing makeshift puppets and spin-dancing.
A giant bipedal lion-man who serves as the leader of the Beast Pack. Several years prior to the main story, he encountered specimen ID-F86 and was corrupted by them, leading his pack to do their bidding and learning to speak through their influence. After Kirby defeats him in Lab Discovera, his body and soul are subsumed into Fecto Forgo, and Kirby needs to venture through Forgo Dreams and collect pieces of his soul to restore him to normal. He is also known as Leon.

Mid-Bosses[edit]

Excepting Fleurina, the Mid-Bosses of the Beast Pack are creatures from Popstar who came to the New World and were quickly recruited in, gaining a makeover in the process. Wild Edge is the only member who does not appear to intrinsically fit in with the other more animalistic members, though their "wild" makeover does help to cover that difference.

Beast Pack Mid-Bosses  
Character Role
An anthropomorphic swan ballerina. She attacks by twirling herself along with gale force and throwing out tornado projectiles.
Bonkers after joining the Beast Pack. They resemble their normal counterpart, but with frazzled bluish fur and war paint on their arms and face. They also wield a stone chisel for a hammer and throw durians instead of coconuts. Wild Bonkers is said to get along well with the Mookies.
Gigant Edge after joining the Beast Pack. They resemble their normal counterpart, but with war paint on their armor and a fur collar around their neck. They also wield a stone sword and a spiky riot shield.
Mr. Frosty after joining the Beast Pack. He resembles his normal counterpart, but is much larger, and with a more disheveled and unkempt appearance. He attacks by creating and tossing different sizes of snowballs, as well as snowmen. He also will attempt to crush Kirby and dash after him, sometimes managing to eat him.

Regular Enemies[edit]

Beast Pack regular enemies  
Character Role
A bright orange and red fox-like creature who acts as the most basic and common member of the pack.
A large seal-like creature who tosses bombs in the form of inflatable balls at its target.
A humanoid dog-like creature who wears an explorer's hat and carries a blunderbuss which it uses to shoot small cannonballs at its target.
A red turtle-like creature who wears a building as a shell and spits pyroclast at its target from a distance.
A large brown buffalo-like creature who attacks by charging in a straight line at its target and is hard to stop when it charges.
A brown mole-like creature that can burrow and pop up elsewhere or throw dirt clods at its target.
A big black crocodile-like creature that swims in water and will try to eat any foe who passes by. It can only be harmed using Mouthful Mode attacks.
A large lavender-haired hedgehog-like creature that turns into a big spike ball when a threat gets too close, and may also try to inch towards the threat wile its quills are extended.
A red monkey-like creature with a menacing grin that throws wooden mallets at its target.
A big purple rabbit-like creature that tries to leap over its target and land on it quickly.
A big frog-like creature covered in toxic goop that spits its goop at its target and can only be defeated using Water-Balloon Mouth.
A brown scruffy version of Awoofy which is more aggressive and has more health. Some of them may also howl when they see a threat.
A small rabbit-like creature that hops toward its target.
A large upright snake-like creature that will quickly approach and then try to gobble up its target.
A turtle-like creature that wears a concrete slab as a shell and sits in place, swiveling to lunge at its target with its jaws.
A giant turtle-like creature who wears a building as a shell and tries to bite at its target.

Other[edit]

Other Beast Pack members  
Character Role
Dark-feathered orange-beaked crow-like creatures who do most of the pack's heavy lifting, and who are mainly responsible for capturing Waddle Dees. There are also red-feathered Clockers with timers that only appear for a short time and fly away once their timer runs out.
When King Dedede is taken to the New World via dimensional vortex, he is quickly possessed by Fecto Forgo and given a wild makeover in a similar fashion to the Mid-Bosses. He has to battle Kirby twice (the second time as Forgo Dedede) and is also the one who manages to successfully kidnap Elfilin and bring him to Lab Discovera. After his second defeat, he is released from Fecto Forgo's influence.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is unknown whether the regular enemies from Planet Popstar were also added to the Beast Pack, though several do seem to fight alongside them. This is most notable when Phantom Forgo Dedede calls for reinforcements.
  • According to the figure description for Primal Awoofy, the Beast Pack originated from Originull Wasteland (which may go in part to explain the name of that area).

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビースト軍団ぐんだん
Bīsuto Gundan
Beast Army
Traditional Chinese 野獸軍團
Yěshòu Jūntuán
Beast Army
Simplified Chinese 野兽军团
Yěshòu Jūntuán
Dutch Beestenboel Beast bunch
French Meute des bêtes Beast pack
German Bestienrudel Beast pack
Italian Esercito bestiale Beast army
Korean 비스트 군단
Biseuteu Gundan
Beast Army
Spanish Jauría Pack
Thai Beast Pack[1]
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