|“|| Gopal is BoBoiBoy's best friend and is always supportive of his friends. Gopal loves food especially Tok Aba's special hot chocolate.|
When Gopal first received his super gadget, he didn't know what his superpower was. After a while he can change any objects into food which makes him very happy.
— Description from BoBoiBoy Galaxy website
Not much is known about Gopal's early life. It's assumed that he lived a rather happy life with his father and mother. He also frequents Tok Aba's cocoa shop, being one of the shop's favorite regulars, often asking for free drinks.
Apparently, when he was registered in school, his father, Mr. Kumar, gave the school Gopal's wrong birthdate and as a result, he is put in BoBoiBoy's grade level.
Out of all the people in BoBoiBoy's Gang, Gopal is one who likes to favor his own desires and needs among others. He fears for his own life, which can often be a hindrance in battle sometimes, but under extreme fear and stress, he's shown to be quite helpful in some situations, as his power grows when he's afraid. Gopal rather has something benefit himself, but he still has a good heart. Gopal still cares for his friends and he is shown being worried if they're in trouble.
He enjoys food the most, especially Tok Aba's chocolate goodies at the Cocoa Shop or some form of junk food. Gopal is also an opportunist, especially when it comes to benefitting himself. He's shown multiple times to take advantage of things to help gain him something. This is first shown when he automatically glues himself to BoBoiBoy after it's revealed that he was Tok Aba's grandson, so he could get free drinks at the Cocoa Shop.
Skills and Abilities
|“|| - It appears that Gopal has the ability to rearrange the molecular structure of a— |
- [groans] Get to the point!
- Uh, Gopal can change objects into food.
|“||Gopal’s power enables him to transform an object into another object by changing the structure of the molecules. But because his mind is always around food, he instantly changes any of the objects into the food he is thinking about.||”|
Gopal’s powers were given by Ochobot, but after BoBoiBoy kicked him into a tree away from Adu Du, Ochobot forgot what powers he gave to Gopal. He tried several times to figure out his power, but it was only after he and his friends were kidnapped by Adu Du that Gopal was revealed to have the power to turn anything he touched into food, which increased in power whenever he's scared.
Later, it's revealed that Gopal actually had the power of Molecule Manipulation, which meant he could rearrange the molecular structure of an object and transform it into an entirely different object, as long as it was not another living being (e.g. people, animals, aliens, etc.).
The reason he could “only” turn things into food was because that’s what was constantly on his mind. He's also able to return transformed objects to their original form.
In BoBoiBoy: The Movie, he received a power upgrade that enabled him to turn himself into different materials; turning himself into Gold, Diamond, and Rubber.
- Mirror Transformation (Tukaran Kaca)
- Paper Transformation (Tukaran Kertas)
- Iron Transformation (Tukaran Besi)
- Roti Canai Transformation (Tembakan Roti Canai)
- Random Green Vegetables Transformation (Tukaran Sayur-Sayur Ulam)
- Flour Fried Squid Transformation (Tukaran Sotong Goreng Tepung)
- Biscuit Transformation (Tukaran Biskut)
- Mak Timah’s Coconut Cakes Transformation
BoBoiBoy: The Movie
- Rubber Body Transformation (Tukaran Badan Getah)
- Candy Cane Transformation (Tukaran Gula-Gula Pusing)
- Food Transformation Blasts (Tembakan Makanan)
- Spaghetti Transformation Barrage (Tembakan Spageti Makcik Kantin)
- Cotton Candy Transformation Sniper (Tembakan Sniper Gula Kapas)
- Bubble Gum Transformation Sniper (Tembakan Gula-Gula Getah)
- Gopal's race is Indian.
- Gopal is one of the two characters of BoBoiBoy whose full name is known, the other is Yaya. His last name is Kumar. His full name was revealed in Season 2, Episode 3, it was written as Gopal A.R. Kumar.
- He is supposed to be Grade 6 (Season 2) but his father mistakenly enrolled him in one grade lower a few years ago (starting from Grade 1 instead of Grade 2). That's why he and BoBoiBoy are classmates.
- Gopal is the first character in the show to have an autograph (Season 2, Episode 8). The second was Captain Kaizo.
- Despite being the oldest of his friends at age, he's arguably the least mature of his friends.
- According to fan mail, Gopal's favorite genre is Detective Fiction. Although it's already been shown in canon to be true, as Gopal was revealed to be a fan of Kid Detective Konon (Season 3, Episode 15).