A Mariel is a spider-like enemy that debuted in Kirby's Dream Land 3. A Mariel starts out as black sphere resting on the ground, but as soon as Kirby approaches it, it grows four thin, long spider legs, gains a pair of tiny, white eyes and begins to walk around on top of the platform that it is on. Mariels appear to be poisonous, as inhaling and swallowing one reduces Kirby (or, if he is the one that swallowed the enemy, Gooey's) Stamina by half a unit.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Mariels make their first appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 3, debuting in the sixth stage of Grass Land. In this game, they can sometimes be found resting directly in front of doors, making them hard to see due to their black color. Any attack can defeat them.
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Mariel can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Mariel locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|Stage||Grass Land||Ripple Field||Sand Canyon||Cloudy Park||Iceberg|
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Mariels reappear in The Crystal Shards. Here, they look and behave similarly as in their first appearance, though they bodies have what appears to be hair or fur growing from them. Just like in Kirby's Dream Land 3, they can be defeated using any attack. Mariel appears on the 31st Enemy Info Card.
Mariel can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Mariel locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards|
|Stage||Pop Star||Rock Star||Aqua Star||Neo Star||Shiver Star||Ripple Star||Dark Star|
- When its legs are folded in, Mariel appears similar to an exposed Nidoo or a Bo.
- In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Mariel can be seen as an opposite to Apolo; where swallowing Mariel hurts Kirby, swallowing Apolo heals him by the same amount.