Leongar

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Leongar
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Screenshot of Leongar from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
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First appearance Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Similar Clawroline
President Haltmann
Hyness
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Spoilers! Notice: Stop right there, stubby little pink thing!
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Here sits the powerful commander of the ferocious Beast Pack. He's become a pawn for an invading specimen from beyond the stars, tasked with gathering food, capturing the Waddle Dees to use as a power source, and—most importantly—retrieving the lost specimen tagged as ID-F87...
— Figure description of Leongar from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Leongar (also known as Leon) is a large anthropomorphic lion who made his debut in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and is the leader of the Beast Pack. He has orange fur with a red mane, and has giant arms with long claws on his hands, making his proportions similar to Gorimondo or King Dedede's macho form from Kirby Star Allies. Unlike the other members of the Beast Back, Leongar can speak in words and sentences to Kirby and Elfilin, having gained this ability when he was influenced by Specimen "ID-F86". This influence would also cause Leongar to fall under the creature's control, directing the Beast Pack to capture Waddle Dees and Elfilin in order to meet ID-F86's purposes. Leongar would later have his body and soul subsumed into Fecto Forgo directly, and it would later be up to Kirby and Elfilin to head into Isolated Isles: Forgo Dreams to recover Leon's soul and break Fecto Forgo's influence over him.

His name comes from "leo" and the name "Leon", both referring to lions. He is voiced by Kenta Miyake, a Japanese voice actor.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Leongar first appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, not showing up in person until the last level of the main story mode: Lab Discovera. Kirby encounters him in the central chamber where Fecto Forgo is being kept in stasis. Leongar is the one who explains to Kirby their motives for capturing Elfilin and the Waddle Dees, and reveals Elfilin's connection to Fecto Forgo. When Kirby does battle with Leongar, partway through, he undergoes a full possession by Fecto Forgo, gaining nightmarish power. However, Kirby is still able to best him. As a result, Fecto Forgo gives up its carefully-laid plan and subsumes Leongar directly into itself, along with several other Beast Pack members to form a hideous amalgam that Kirby must battle. After this point, Leongar is not seen again until Isolated Isles: Forgo Dreams.

In the Extra Mode, Kirby and Elfilin agree to help Clawroline get Leon back by heading into Fecto Forgo's dream realm and collecting the scattered pieces of Leon's soul. Once they've collected enough, they can head to Forgo Land and attempt to revive Leon. This seems to work well at first, but Fecto Forgo's soul still has control over Leon, and they have to fight again. It isn't until after Soul Forgo (then Morpho Knight) is defeated that the rest of the Beast Pack show up and help Leon return to his original self.

Boss battle[edit]

Leongar
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Title card for Leongar from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
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First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Similar to Clawroline
Fire Lion
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Leongar is the first boss faced in Lab Discovera, and is overall the seventh and penultimate boss of the game. Before Kirby fights him, however, he needs to deal with an ambush of Beast Pack members. This can be skipped if Kirby either attacks Leongar directly or just approaches him during this initial encounter. The battle with Leongar takes place in two phases. For the first, Leongar uses his claws, fists, and a charging attack to try and hit Kirby. His upward claw strike creates a fire effect, and his fist slam attack creates a shockwave. When Leongar is down to half health, he becomes possessed and throws out three more unnatural attacks: a series of energy slash waves, an unnerving chomping attack, and breathing a large laser beam from his mouth.

Attacks[edit]

Leongar has a few different moves as follows (attack names are conjectural unless otherwise stated). Attacks in italics are only used in the second phase.

Leongar's attacks in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Attack Description Variants
Claw Swipe Leongar swipes forward with his claws, doing two swipes in succession. Each swipe leaves behind a Drop Star. Leongar may add a third swipe to the end.
Pounce Leongar charges at Kirby with rapid speed and pounces, digging his claws into the ground and creating three Drop Stars.
Fiery Uppercut Leongar extends his claws outward and then drags them along the ground toward Kirby, finishing with a big upward swipe that has a fiery effect and leaves Drop Stars behind.
Fist Slam Leongar brings his hands together into a ball and then slams the ground, creating a shockwave and producing several Drop Stars.
Cross Slash Leongar swipes his arms in three different motions, creating waves of energy that fly at Kirby and leave Drop Stars in their wake.
Chomp and Claw Leongar gets on all fours and starts chomping in an unnerving manner as he claws his way toward Kirby, leaving Drop Stars as he goes.
Laser Beam Leongar breathes a laser from his mouth which sweeps toward Kirby. The laser leaves Drop Stars on the ground.

Forgo Leon[edit]

Forgo Leon
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Title card for Forgo Leon from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
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First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
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The specimen tagged as ID-F86, left formless and floating after a humiliating defeat, fled to Forgo Dreams to plot their next steps: create a new army of phantom beasts, then claim Leongar's body as their own. When Kirby arrived to force them out, ID-F86 had no choice but to reveal their own phantom form.
— Figure description of Forgo Leon from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

In the last stage at the Isolated Isles of Forgo Dreams, Forgo Land, Kirby must do battle with Leon once again, though this time his possession by Fecto Forgo is even more severe. He retains most of his old attacks, but also gains some new ones and new spins on many of his previous ones. Soul Forgo also appears partway into the fight to harass Kirby while Leon is attacking him.

Attacks[edit]

Forgo Leon's battle consists of two main phases, each defined by a separate health meter. The first phase is more-or-less identical to the second phase of Leongar's fight in the main game, while in the second phase, he uses a lot of the same attacks as in the main game's first phase, but powered-up. Halfway through the second phase, Soul Forgo appears to attack Kirby alongside Forgo Leon.

The following are all of Forgo Leon's attacks. Attacks in italics are only used in the second phase.

Forgo Leon's attacks in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Attack Description Variants
Cross Slash Forgo Leon swipes his arms in three different motions, creating waves of energy that fly at Kirby and leave Drop Stars in their wake.
Chomp and Claw Forgo Leon gets on all fours and starts chomping in an unnerving manner as he claws his way toward Kirby, leaving Drop Stars as he goes.
Laser Breath Forgo Leon breathes a laser from his mouth which sweeps toward Kirby. The laser leaves Drop Stars on the ground.
Claw Swipe Forgo Leon swipes forward with his claws, doing two or more swipes in succession. Each swipe has a fiery effect and leaves behind a Drop Star. Forgo Leon may replace the third swipe with a Fist Slam (detailed below).
Pounce Forgo Leon charges at Kirby with rapid speed and pounces, digging his claws into the ground and creating three Drop Stars. He does this up to three times in succession.
Fiery Uppercut Forgo Leon extends his claws outward and then drags them along the ground toward Kirby, finishing with a big upward swipe that has a fiery effect and leaves Drop Stars behind.
Fist Slam Forgo Leon brings his hands together into a ball and then slams the ground, creating a shockwave with lightning bolts coursing along it and producing several Drop Stars. He does three of these in succession. The last strike produces more lightning bolts.
Laser Breath Rockfall Forgo Leon breathes a laser from his mouth which sweeps outward quickly. From there, debris falls from the ceiling which Kirby needs to avoid.
Slash/Laser Breath/Forgo Blast Forgo Leon throws four energy waves at Kirby in rapid succession, then finishes with a quick laser breath blast. From here, Soul Forgo appears near Kirby and creates a big dark energy blast that covers a large area. This move is only used once, halfway through the second phase.
Forgo Assist At regular intervals, during Forgo Leon's other attacks, Soul Forgo appears and shoots an energy ball at Kirby. When the ball hits the ground, it creates a shockwave that spreads outward. This only starts happening after the second half of the second phase.

Gallery[edit]

Leongar battle[edit]

Forgo Leon battle[edit]

Figures[edit]

Video gallery[edit]

Video playthrough of Kirby battling Leongar in the Colosseum.
Video playthrough of Kirby battling Forgo Leon in the Colosseum.

Quotes[edit]

Quotes from Leongar in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
  • "Take a good look, pink intruder... Isn't this a beautiful sight?"
  • "You're not even seeing the Great One in their full form. They're incomplete without their other half."
  • "Long ago, the Great One granted the people of this world a miraculous power..."
  • "Those people left this world behind...and entered a land of dreams."
  • "Once the Great One is complete again..."
  • "I know we will also receive this miraculous power. We, the ones they left behind in this forgotten land."
  • "And now...the time has finally come!"
  • "That's right. This small creature here...is the Great One's missing half!"
  • "Finally, after all our planning and effort, we can help the Great One reach their complete form."
  • "We've dreamed of this moment for so many years... If you dare to stand in our way..."
  • "We'll feast on your hide!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Leongar[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 獣王じゅうおう レオンガルフ
Jūō, Reongarufu
King of the Beasts, Leongarf
ガルフ, "garf", is derived from ガルル (onomatopoeia for snarling or growling) and a reversal of フォルガ (Forga), part of Fecto Forgo's Japanese name
Traditional Chinese 獸王 獅王加爾夫
Shòuwáng,Shīwáng-Jiāěrfū
King of the Beasts, Lion-King Garf
Simplified Chinese 兽王 狮王加尔夫
Shòuwáng,Shīwáng-Jiāěrfū
Dutch Beestenkoning, Leongar Beast king, Leongar
French Roi des bêtes, Léogar King of the beasts, Leongar
German König der Bestien, Leopold King of the Beasts, Leopold
Italian Re delle bestie, Leongar King of the beasts, Leongar
Korean 짐승의 왕 레온갈프
Jimseungui Wang Leongalpeu
King of the Beasts, Leongarf
Spanish Rey de las bestias, Leongar King of the beasts, Leongar


Forgo Leon[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 憑依獣ひょういじゅう レオン・フォルガ
Hyōijū Reon Foruga
Possessed Beast, Leon Forga
Traditional Chinese 附身獸 獅王·遺忘
Fùshēnshòu Shīwáng Yíwàng
Possessed beast, Lion-King Forgot
Simplified Chinese 附身兽 狮王·遗忘
Fùshēnshòu Shīwáng Yíwàng
Dutch Bezeten beest, Vergeto-Leon Possessed beast, Forgetto-Leon
Vergeto is derived from "vergeet" or "vergeten", meaning "forget" or "forgotten"
French Roi des bêtes possédé, Léo Oublio Possessed king of beasts, Forgo Leo
German Besessene Bestie, Ver'Ges-Leo Possessed Beast, Forgo-Leo
Italian Bestia invasata, Leon Perdis Possessed beast, Forgo Leon
Korean 환빙의된 짐승 레온 포가
Hwanbinguidoen Jimseung Leon Poga
Possessed Beast, Leon Forga
Spanish Bestia poseída, Leo Olvi Possessed beast, Forgo Leo