Gabara resembles an ogre or an Oni from Japanese folklore. He is bipedal with green bumpy skin, a horn on his head, and red hair. Unlike most kaiju, Gabara has no tail. Gabara is 50 meters tall, and weighs 23,000 tons.
Gabara seems to exist only within the dreams of the child Ichiro Miki. In his dreams, Gabara is the cruel bully of Monster Island who often picks on Minilla, the adopted son of Godzilla.