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- “Fools! Idiots! Imbeciles!”
- ―Maleficent, outraged by their idiocy
The Goons are a simple-minded race that carry out Maleficent's will, and the tertiary antagonists in Sleeping Beauty. They were voiced by Candy Candido, Pinto Colvig and Dallas McKennon in the original film.
The Goons are instructed to find Princess Aurora for the next sixteen years, but due to their stupidity, they thought they are looking for a baby the whole time. Maleficent learns this sixteen years after the beginning of the search. Enraged at their incompetence, Maleficent brutally attacks them with dark magic. Later on, they learn Aurora dwells at Flora, Fauna and Merryweather's cottage and seek out to capture her. Instead, they abduct Prince Phillip who was visiting Aurora. They take him to the Forbidden Mountains to hold him captive so that he would not be able to awaken Aurora from her sleep. As Flora, Fauna and Merryweather arrive and free Phillip, Diablo and the Goons attempt to stop them in their tracks. However, due to the fairies' magic, their weapons were transformed into harmless entities. It is unknown what happened to them after Maleficent's death and Princess Aurora's awakening from the spell.
The Goons are seen crossing past Eddie Valiant in the Maroon Cartoon studio lot in the beginning scene of the film.
The Goons were cameo characters in the show, mostly appearing in crowd scenes. Their most notable appearance is in the episode "Halloween with Hades", where Hades sees them being scolded by Maleficent, who strikes them with her staff. They are also present in Mickey's House of Villains.
Video game appearances
They are first seen in Ventus's scenario when he rushes at them when they guard the hall housing Aurora's captive heart. When Aqua is helping Prince Phillip escape, hundreds of goons came to stop them, but none were successful.
After the events of the game, they are never seen again in other games of the continuity. This is largely because Maleficent learned to summon and control the much more powerful Heartless, and thus favored them instead of her previous servants, leaving them to their own endeavors in Enchanted Dominion.
In this italian Donald Duck story, Hazel punishes Donald for being lazy by sending him back in time of 1500 years. In the past, he encounters the evil wizard Basilisco, who apparently uses the Goons as weapons. As Basilisco is at the end of the story defeated, it remains possible that after their former master's demise, they were eventually recruited by Maleficent as minions.
As minions to the most popular Disney Villain, the Goons are featured in a few spots of the park, including live entertainment.
At Walt Disney World, the Goons are enemies in the game Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Here, Maleficent is revived from the dead by Hades and rallies together her minions to stop the park guests from foiling her plans. The pig-like Goon battles the guests at the start of the mission, but is soon defeated.
- On INDUCKS, their appearance in Paperin Furioso is strangely missed with an appearance of the Evil Dwarfs from the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs comics.