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The Ravenous Gobbledygook is a bat-like spirit living within Mayview Middle School, terrorizing the local ghosts until it was defeated by the Activity Club. The Gobbledygook is notable for being one of the first antagonistic spirits seen in the comic.
During Chapter 1, it is first seen threatening the peaceful spirits in the school, devouring one of them and attracting the attention of Edward Burger, a Spectral. At least thirteen spirits had been eaten by the time Ed begins battling the Ravenous Gobbledygook to attempt to free them, though its speed keeps him from landing a solid blow, so Richard Spender sends Isabel Guerra to help him. Ed observes damage caused by the Gobbledygook, showing that it is poltergeisting, and Isabel begins her pursuit. Maxwell Puckett, who has started seeing shades, sees the Gobbledygook race past with Isabel close behind and decides to follow, asking if Isabel can also see it. Isabel is momentarily distracted, delighted that she has met another Spectral for the first time in three years, but shoves Max in the closet when the Gobbledygook turns around. It mutates into grudge form during the ensuing battle, but Isabel remains unphased, though Mr. Spender and Isaac O'Connor also decide to join in the battle as the spirit becomes a greater threat. Max, emerging from his closet and wielding a bat as a tool containing Scrapdragon, hits the Gobbledygook on the head, returning it to its original form and freeing the eaten spirits. Isabel orders the Gobbledygook to stop being evil before following Spender, Isaac, Max, and Ed back to the club room.
These orders go ignored, as the Gobbledygook returns in Chapter 4, attacking Mr. Spender from behind. As it is no longer a poltergeist, it is able to bite through Mr. Spender's skin, causing great pain, as Max attempts to pull his bat back out and Isabel tries to pull the Gobbledygook off of Spender. Their fight is glimpsed by Ms. Baxter, who cannot see the Gobbledygook and therefore believes that Max and Isabel are attacking Mr. Spender, leading her to meekly flee. Using Spectral Energy, Spender forms a large muscular arm around his own arm, stretching the Gobbledygook's mouth off of him, then releases a Spectral Energy fist into the Gobbledygook's face, sending him flying.
The Gobbledygook survives this encounter as well, stalking Max through the hallways of the school in Chapter 5, once again sneaking up on its prey from behind to attack.
The Gobbledygook has been shown to be animalistic and not readily capable of speech or much intelligent thought. It seems to be solely driven to consume ghosts and weaker spirits (hence the name) as well as entering its grudge form when threatened by Isabel Guerra.
- The Gobbledygook, true to the first half of its name, is capable of eating ghosts and smaller spirits.
- While spirits have been known to consume ghosts while weakened and inside a tool, it is currently unknown if there is any benefit in doing so while the spirit is healthy.
- Can spit green ectoplasm at enemies. in Chapter 3 has the same ability, suggesting that ectoplasm is a substance that some if not all spirits can emit.
- Is a poltergeist, able to affect physical objects to some degree.
- Mr. Spender theorizes that the "Enmity of starving animals sealed in [the] school's walls during construction" could have created the "vengeful hungry spirit".
- This has interesting implications, as it suggests that corporeal creatures have some degree of influence on the creation of spirits.