Iron Barbars are enemies in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are a sub-species of Barbars. They are giant brown eel-like creatures with metal (which might be iron, hence the name) covering most of their face and top jaw. They also have a horn on their face and three metal bars behind the horn, as well as on the lower jaw. These metal bars replace the fins that regular water Barbars have on their tops behind their jawline and bottoms along the jawline. Iron Barbars also have yellow glowing eyes instead of the black eyes regular Barbars have. Unlike Barbars, Iron Barbars have a rugged, rougher-looking skin than Barbars do. Iron Barbars live in the hazardous Lava of Dangerous Dinner. Since Kirby and his buddies (Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee) cannot swim in Lava, Iron Barbars attack the heroes by hiding in the heroes and lunging out constantly when they get near. Iron Barbars' goal is to try and eat the heroes, much like regular Barbars do. If one of the heroes gets eaten by an Iron Barbar, he will take damage and the player will have to shake the Wii Remote to release themselves. Iron Barbars, like regular Barbars, cannot be defeated, so they must be avoided.