Maleficent's goons are humanoid creatures that work for Maleficent in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. While Aqua and Ventus explore the Enchanted Dominion, they are seen to guard their mistress's castle with their lives. Their appearances are very similar to their guise in the film Sleeping Beauty, and use axed spears, maces, and bows and arrows to attack.
In the Disney film, various versions of Maleficent's goons appear. Some have porcine heads and an overweight body, while some have the faces of vultures and a frail, thin body. When the goons are defeated, they vanish in green flames, similarly to how Maleficent teleports.
Individually Maleficent's goons are easy to defeat but when groups of them come together you must be wary about each of your opponent's positions as a single combo dealt by melee attack, or a flock of archer's arrows can potentially kill. All attacks can be blocked and archer shots can be deflected back at enemies, dealing damage.
Maleficent's goons made their debut in Disney's Sleeping Beauty, searching nearby lands for Aurora under Maleficent's command after she disappears when Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather sneak her into the woods. They often disappoint her due to their incompetence, which results in them facing her anger. They remain loyal to Maleficent and help her capture Prince Philip and later to stop the latter, along with the three good fairies as they escape Maleficent's castle atop the Forbidden Mountain.