Kamek[s] (English: /kəˈmɛk, ˈkæmɪk/) is a Magikoopa who acts as Bowser’s caretaker during his childhood and one of his high-ranking minions afterwards. He is Yoshi’s archenemy and one of the two main antagonists of the Yoshi series, alongside Baby Bowser. He can perform various feats of magic, such as self-duplication, teleportation, shooting magical blasts, and changing the size of other creatures. In Japan, the character shares his name with his species, Kamek (which are known outside Japan as Magikoopas), which can lead to confusion surrounding his appearances. This will sometimes lead to a literal translation, as in Super Princess Peach where a boss is described as “A Kamek made huge by magic. ” Some Japanese sources such as the guide for Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island call him “Fang” to distinguish him from regular Magikoopas.