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Karbine's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.
Homeland Northern Kremisphere
Origin of Species Owl

Powers/Abilities Shooting fireballs from the background at regular intervals
Leader(s) KAOS,
Baron K. Roolenstein
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family,
Dixie Kong,
Kiddy Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,
Donkey Kong Land III
First Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)

Karbines are uncommon owl-like enemies encountered in the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III. They appear as background enemies that cannot be defeated, or even attacked.


Donkey Kong Country 3

Karbines hide in the background, using cannons to shoot fireballs at the Kongs. They only appear in one stage, Fire-Ball Frenzy.

Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Land III, they appear in more stages, and even have their own stage, Karbine Kaos.



  • Despite Karbine's official artwork showing that it wears glasses with crosshairs, this is not the case when the enemy is seen in both games.
  • According to Mark Stevenson, one of the lead artists of the game Donkey Kong Country 3, Karbine's initial design was a flying robot (see Gallery section above).[1]
  • The fireballs shoot by Karbines are very similar to the ones shoot by the enemy Krosshair, also from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.