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GOLB
S5e16 GOLB
Name GOLB
Age Over 200
Species Deity
Introduced in "Puhoy"
Latest appearance "You Forgot Your Floaties"

GOLB[1] is a malevolent deity who inhabits an unknown dimension.

He is first seen briefly at the end of "Puhoy." After Old Finn dies in the Pillow World and is being warped back to his own reality, he bounces off GOLB's tongue.

He is mentioned later in "You Forgot Your Floaties". While inside Magic Man's mind, Betty witnesses a memory of him and Grob Gob Glob Grod discussing GOLB at an unknown date in the past. It is revealed that GOLB attacked Mars at some point and "took" Magic Man's wife, Margles. Grob Gob Glob Grod believes that GOLB will return and Magic Man agrees, using the threat of GOLB as a pretext for building a security system on Mars that takes the shape of Margles. Later, Magic Man changes his mind, claiming that Grob Gob Glob Grod is wrong and GOLB is "probably not coming back."

Appearance

GOLB has a massive, muscular red body and a cubic head topped with a pyramid. He has four yellow eyes with green pupils. His tongue is large and purple. His hands have two fingers and his feet have two toes. He has orange-yellow talons on his fingers and toes.

Abilities

After GOLB "took" Margles, Magic Man traveled to Prismo's Time Room and wished that she would return but Prismo was unable to successfully bring her back. This shows that GOLB has powers greater than those of a Wish Master.

This also suggests that GOLB is a deity that has the ability to end existence, which explains why even Prismo can't get Margles back. Since GOLB's attack, the only remnants of Margles are within Magic Man's memory. This ability may also have been the reason why Finn's pillow life in "Puhoy" was completely terminated.

Similarities to Grob Gob Glob Grod

There are several similarities between GOLB and Grob Gob Glob Grod:

  • GOLB's head has a shape similar to that of Grob Gob Glob Grod's headwear.
  • Finn meets GOLB when he dies in the Pillow World. In "The New Frontier", Jake claims that Grob Gob Glob Grod rules Glob World, where people in the Land of Ooo go when they die.
  • Both have four of a certain body part: GOLB has four eyes and Grob Gob Glob Grod has four heads.
  • "GOLB" is an anagram of "Glob".

Trivia

  • GOLB's name was originally revealed by Adam Muto on Spring.[1] It was later officially revealed in "You Forgot Your Floaties."
  • GOLB may have attacked Mars at Olympus Mons, because that is where Magic Man planned to install the defense system meant to protect Mars from him.
  • He loosely resembles the Frederator logo.
  • GOLB's backside appears in promotional art for "Astral Plane."

Episode connections

  • GOLB has a number of blocks floating around it that look similar to those seen at the end of "The Lich" and "Finn the Human."

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