Living Bones are sometimes ridden by Shamans. This forms a powerful relationship—the Living Bone's strength combined with the Shaman's magic make it even more intimidating than it can seem. If the Living Bone with a Shaman riding on it is defeated, the Shaman is defeated along with it.
There is a close resemblance between Living Bones and the Groundshaker. It is plausible that the two are somehow related.
A Living Bone resembles a large, blue-skinned dinosaur with two short, navy blue legs, each of which has two large, white claws and a red anklet. Its tail is thin and appears to have decayed, leaving only bone segments. The tip of its tail is a large, spherical shape that is navy blue with a wide, jagged, black "mouth", yellow, spiral "eyes", and two short "arms" on it. The Living Bone’s head is also skeletal, sporting horns, glowing, yellow eyes, and large, sharp teeth. Its lower jaw is dark blue, and the rest of its skull is white.
It also wears a thick, black collar with teal edges and red bumps lining it. A short, silver chain ending in a red, pyramidal weight hangs from the collar. It is reminiscent of an ankylosaurus due to its body structure, particularly its clubbed tail. Its Heartless emblem is on a large hump on its back.
In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Living Bone's body is predominantly tan, its legs are blue, its anklets are gold, and its claws are grey. Its tail bones are brown, and the weight on its tip is navy blue with a red "lower jaw". The Heartless's skull is now brown with an orange lower jaw, and its collar now has red edges and yellow bumps lining it. The small weight at the end of the chain is also yellow.
The Living Bone's name reflects how it is still "living" despite its skeletal appearance.
They are some of the stronger enemies in the game, and are in the same ranks as other formidable foes such as Devastators and Assault Riders. By using their Reaction Command, Sora can decapitate them. Also he can attack surrounding enemies as well.
Stats & Abilities
- Jumping Shockwave: Leap and causes shockwave on landing
- Spinning Tail: Spin and strike with tail
- Blaze: Blue fire appears at target's feet
- Will-O-Wisp: Six will-o-wisps circle Sora
- Shake Off: Shake Sora off back and tail-lash
- When Sora fights a Living Bone Heartless in the Underworld Cups, he cannot use the Rodeo or Grand Cross Reaction Commands.