The Mabu are a species of mammal-like creatures in Skylands. They largely populate the world and have many villages around the islands. Most of them have peaceful lives and are not used to the destruction Kaos is creating. However in many levels with where the Skylanders require support, the Mabu Defense Force is called to help them against Trolls and obstacles.
It is possible for the Mabu to have races as they are all different anatomy-wise. For example, Cali and Flynn are much taller than most and the former has stripes, and Hugo has long brown fur.
In the Mirror of Mystery, Mabu are the mirror world equivalent of the evil Troll army.
Including Hugo, Cali, and Flynn, the Mabu played a major role in the events of most of the games with a few appearing in some of the Skylanders' backstories.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
- A Mabu mining expedition discovered the 100-year buried Prism Break whilst digging for valuable jewels underground. Grateful for being free of his earthly prison, the once fearsome crystal golem dedicated himself to protecting the Mabu and Skylands.
- The Mabu also have a defense force that was started by Rizzo under the command of General Robot, and were notable for participating in their fight against Kaos and his Troll Army in Troll Warehouse, Goo Factory, and Battlefield. It's debatable how effective they were though, as the Skylander often wound up getting them out of tight spots.
- The Stonetown Mabu kept the Eternal Earth Source safe until the Skylander can go there to claim it, only to see the Eternal Earth Source turn into the Stone Golem and wreak havoc upon their town.
- At Plunder Island, the Ship Master helps man the ship that brings the Skylander to the Pirate Island after Jess LeGrand was kidnapped.
In the 3DS version of Spyro's Adventure, a group of Mabu called the Mystic Seekers live on the Radiant Isles.
- Jess LeGrand
- Mayor LeGrand
- Ship Master
- Mystic Seekers
- Water Dragon
- Da Pinchy
- Mab Lobs
- Advisor Orville
- In Spyro's Adventure, the regular Mabu didn't move their mouths when they talk, though they did so in subsequent games.
- Most of the Mabu in the series seem to resemble sloths, though as the series went on, many Mabu with thick fur appeared, resembling bears.
- Oddly, though only Cyclopses are mentioned to eat Mabu in the game canon, they are the prime target of many villains in the Skylanders Academy TV show.